Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki)and Wood Focus Finlandorganised an architectural competition for the students of architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, with the assignment of designing a ten-metre-high view tower out of timber for the Zoo.
Architects: HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA
Project: Kupla – Helsinki Zoo Lookout tower
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Period of design: 2000-2002
Area: 82 brm2
Commander, user: Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki)
Developer: PWD (Helsinki City Public Works Department) Construction Management
Architectural design: HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA
Structural engineering: DI Hannu Hirsi, DI Lauri Salokangas /Nuvo Engineering
Photography: Jussi Tiainen, HUT photography laboratory
This project was inspired by Brazil´s indian architecture, perfectely suited for the hot and humid climate where it stands, Angra dos Reis, one hour drive south of Rio de Janeiro .The roof acts as a big leaf that protects from the hot sun all the enclosed spaces of the house as the in-between open spaces, truly the most important ones . These in-between open spaces represent the essence of the design.
The city of Korla has announced that inFORM studio has been selected as the winner of an international design competition for the Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center in Korla, China. It will be a symbol of a progressive future for the region of Xinjiang. The conceptual proposal embraces the master plan vision for an axial relationship of cultural buildings and a strong east/west pedestrian linkage through the site; it also responds intelligently to the climate, geological heritage, ecology, and contextual views and relationships.
In January 2011 Horecava will take place in RAI Amsterdam. Horecava is the largest trade exhibition for the restaurant, hospitality and catering industries in the Benelux region. Over 500 exhibitors will participate in the trade exhibition. The renowned theme ‘Worlds’ is enjoying a makeover to create additional space for meeting new relations and exchanging experiences. Within the ‘Worlds’ theme, a special place will be reserved for startling enterprises. InventDesign, a young and promising Dutch company specialized in sustainable, innovative (dynamic) LED lighting will show its potential at Horecava.
Entrance and transferaccelerator Overvecht station, Utrecht
The entrance of the Overvecht station was built in 1985 together with the new station of Overvecht. Both architecture and landscapearchitecture where designed in one style. After years of heavy use the place hit the spot in decay and had required extensive maintenance and revision . Especially concrete rot made the place had a dilapidated appearance
Entrance and transferaccelerator Overvecht station
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is the birthplace of America’s national anthem and one of the nation’s most significant historic landmarks. The Fort, the National Anthem and the flag, together and individually, help us to understand how the United States was created, defended, and preserved. It was with this context and these rich national symbols in mind that the design team, led by GWWO Architects, conceived the expression for the new visitor center.
Located in downtown Ho Chi Minh city, near the Saigon River, the programme includes a 68-storey office building with a shopping mall in its base. The outline of the tower, which is surrounded by a water feature, is reminiscent of a lotus flower. The platform of helicopters in door with forgery of 25 m reminds a petal of flower. The shape consists of a complex geometry, oblique cylinders taken back in facade with glass modules in curve and segmented. Its plastic aspect is strengthened at night by a white lighting which emphasizes the vertical leaf, the soffite of the platform and the pinnacle of the tower.
Article source: Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG with Burckhardt + Partner AG
The Westside project, a new center for leisure and shopping in Bern-Brünnen, is an urban scale architecture project totaling 1.5 million sq. ft. In addition to the 55 shops, 10 restaurants and bars, hotel, multiplex cinema, fun bath with wellness center and housing, this mixed-use program radically reinvents the concept of shopping, entertainment and living. Since opening in October 2008, Westside has welcomed a record number of visitors – 1.5 million in the first three months – and currently sees about 15,000-25,000 visitors per day. The Westside project is a joint venture between ADL and Burckhardt & Partner, Bern with Rhomberg Bau AG/Strabag AG and was completed in October 2008.
Henning Larsen Architects has designed a new corporate centre for Novo Nordisk in collaboration with SLA landscape architects and the engineering company Alectia. The corporate centre will be situated in Bagsværd, Denmark, and will house the company’s top management and 1,100 administrative employees.
Close to Bloemendaal, on the edge of the Kennemer dunes, the future site of Villa V is situated. A sustainable home that follows a minimalistic design and shows respect for man and nature alike. Villa V is the first villa to be built in Park Brederode, a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full rein.