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McCarthy Begins Construction For New $456 Million Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and Central Energy Plant in La Jolla

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s leading healthcare builders, has construction under way for the new 383,000-square-foot Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and adjacent 26,000-square-foot Central Energy Plant on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus, located at 9888 Genesee Ave. in La Jolla, Calif. Construction completion is targeted for January 2015, with an anticipated tenant move-in date of April 2015.

Scripps Cardiovascular Institute Tower SE View

  • Structural and civil engineer: KPFF, Inc.
  • Mechanical engineer: X-NTH
  • Landscape architect: MWPA
  • Location: La Jolla, California
  • Cost: $456 Million
  • Completion: due 2015

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Citic Bank Hangzhou Branch Headquarters in Hangzhou, China by Foster + Partners Team

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

New CITIC headquarters tower in Hangzhou breaks ground

Construction has commenced on Foster + Partners’ first project in Hangzhou, China, with a sustainable, landmark headquarters tower for CITIC Bank. The 100-metre-high skyscraper’s bold diagonally-braced structure will establish an iconic presence for the Bank in a prominent location on a main axis through Hangzhou Qian Jiang New City, a new central business district being constructed next to the Qian Jiang River.

Night View

  • Architect: Foster + Partners Team
  • Name of Project: Citic Bank Hangzhou Branch Headquarters
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Client : China Citic Bank Hangzhou Branch
  • Collaborating Architect: East China Architectural Design Institute
  • Construction: Commenced 29 March 2011

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North Beach in Orcas Island, Washington by Heliotrope Architects

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

This residence is located on a northwesterly oriented beach fronting the Strait of Georgia.  The site includes many second-growth douglas firs, a beech grove and a grassy meadow with good solar exposure.  For over a thousand years this site was a summer camp location for the Lummi Indians, and due to its archeological significance, no footing excavation could take place on the site.  Further, its location in a federally designated flood plain required that the structure be raised off the ground several feet.  The design brief called for a very low-impact, easy to maintain summer home that provides necessary programmatic functions with minimum distractions from the land and the view.

North Beach

  • Architects: Heliotrope Architects
  • Project: North Beach
  • Location: Island, Washington
  • Collaborators: Swenson Say Faget (structural), David Shore (general contractor), the Loop Company (cabinetry), owner (interiors)
  • Primary exterior materials: standing seam metal siding, ironwood decking, powder-coated steel railings & planters
  • Primary interior materials: alder, marble, laminated glass, painted wood
  • Primary products: Dorn Bracht & Lacava (fixtures), Wetstyle (tub), Raumplus (sliding interior doors), Fleetwood (exterior windows/doors)
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp

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8 House in Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG-BJARKE INGELS GROUP

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

With spectacular views towards the Copenhagen Canal and over Kalvebod Fælled’s protected, open spaces, 8 House will not only be offering residences to people in all of life’s stages as well as office spaces to the city’s business and trade – it will also serve as a house that allows people to bike all the way from the ground floor to the top, moving alongside townhouses with gardens winding through an urban perimeter block.

Night View (Images Courtesy Jens Lindhe)

  • Architect: BIG-BJARKE INGELS GROUP
  • Name of Project: 8 House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: ST. FREDERIKSLUND HOLDING
  • Size: 61,000 M2, 476 RESIDENCES
  • Cost: EUR 92,000,000
  • Status: COMPLETED 2010

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School campus Knokke-Heist in Belgium by NL Architects

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The city of Knokke-Heist is planning a new school building; a wonderful site near the center and at the same time flanking farmland is available

School campus

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: School campus Knokke-Heist
  • Location: Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • Client: Gemeente Knokke-Heist
  • Competition: 1st prize
  • Architects Team: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Project Leader: Sarah Möller
  • Structural Engineer: ABT Antwerpen- ABT België
  • Climate and Energy Consultant: CENERGIE cvba
  • Cost Consultant: Bremen Bouwadviseurs bv
  • Team: Michael Schoner and Gen Yamamoto with Shuichiro Mitomo, Justine Lemesre, Jasper Selen, Christian Asbø, Luca Kaptein Roodnat (cover drawing)
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros for modeling, 3Ds Max for rendering

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Wellesley Road Park Lane in Croydon, London by OKRA Landscape Architects

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The team guided by OKRA landscape architects including Urhahn Urban Design (UUD), Peter Brett Associates (PBA), Karakusevic Carson Architects (KCA) and Soundings has won the appealing `Wellesley Road Park Lane International Urban Design Competition´ in London.

Wellesley Road Park Lane

  • Architects: OKRA Landscape Architects
  • Project: Wellesley Road Park Lane
  • Location: Croydon, London
  • Cliënt: Mrs. Agnieszka Zimnicka
  • Dates: 2009 – 2015
  • Team members: OKRA Landscape Architect bv, Urhahn Urban Design, Peter Brett Associates, Mr. Ciron Edwards
  • Construction value of the project: 40 Million GBA
  • Current project status: RIBA-stage B

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Almada Municipal Theatre in Almada, Portugal

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Article source: MGD+EJV

Being surrounded by some careless buildings, resulting from the slightly casuistic “urban explosion” that like a curse reached all the country’s towns and cities as of the 1960’s, an anonymous place waits for some occurrence that might articulate the senses, instituting a point of departure towards an apprehensible and nameable organisation.

Almada Municipal Theatre

  • Architects:Manuel Graça Dias + Egas José Vieira with Gonçalo Afonso Dias
  • Project: Almada Municipal Theatre
  • Location: Almada, Portugal
  • Client: Câmara Municipal de Almada
  • Coordination: Gonçalo Afonso Dias
  • Collaborators: José Silvestre, Ricardo Gama, Nuno Moita, Rui Cunha, Susana Alvarez, Carmo Pulpo Correia, Filomena Vicente, Lourenço Vicente, Duarte Correia, Vasco Teodoro, Pedro Coelho, Sara Baptista, Sofia Sanches
  • Models: José António Aires Pereira, Nuno Jacinto
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra and Sérgio Guerra

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Education Executive Agency & Tax offices in Groningen, the Netherlands by UNStudio

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

A new, 92 meter tall complex of soft, undulating curves marks the skyline of Groningen. This asymmetric, aerodynamic construction is set amidst small, ancient woodland, sheltering rare and protected species. The project includes the design, construction and financing of two public institutions; the national tax offices and the student loan administration. The commission from the RGD (National Buildings Service) includes, besides the architecture, the management and building maintenance and care of facilities and services for a period of 20 years. Accommodating 2,500 workstations, parking facilities for 1,500 bicycles and 675 cars in an underground garage, the building will be surrounded by a large public city garden with pond and a multifunctional pavilion with commercial functions.

Education Executive Agency & Tax offices - Photo by Ronald Tilleman

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Education Executive Agency & Tax offices
  • Location: Groningen, the Netherlands

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Concrete House II in Pozuelo de Alorcón, Spain by A-cero and Joaquin Torres Architects

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The architecture studio A-cero presents one of its last works about a big single-family house. It takes place in the outskirts of Madrid on a 5,000 m2 plot. It is a single storey building and it has a 1,600 m2 built surface. The first sensation that this house produces when people go into the plot is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and vegetable ramps that extend up to the roof. They are dyed in dark gray and contain, between them, vegetation areas that seem to climb towards the sky. The house´s façade show a spectacular organic view of the whole house and so even the hard concrete shows its most kind face.

Exterior View

  • Architect: A-cero, Joaquin Torres Architects
  • Name of Project: Concrete House II
  • Location: Pozuelo de Alorcón, Spain

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EDF Archives Centre in Bure-Saudron, France by LAN Architecture

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

This building, symbol of the long term and visible presence of EDF in the Meuse and Haute Marne region, hosts the company’s industrial records. Within the framework of the Meuse and Haute Marne economic support programme, EDF has decided to centralise all its intermediary Engineering Production Management archives in Bure-Saudron. Until now, these paper copy archives had been stored in nuclear, hydraulic and thermal production units, as well as in engineering units and associated services.

Exterior View

  • Architect: LAN Architecture
  • Name of Project: EDF Archives Centre
  • Location: Bure-Saudron, France
  • Client: EDF
  • Budget: € 10,1M excl. VAT
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3ds MAX

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