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Doha Sports Tower in Quatar by AREP

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: AREP

Located to the east of Doha, Qatar, the site of the 2006 Asian Games covers 130 hectares and includes the Khalifa stadium, a sports academy and hall, the women’s sports hall, the women’s club and an aqua centre, a fitness centre, an orthopaedic  hospital, and a mosque. Of all these buildings, the Sports City Tower stands as the emblem of the entire Olympic centre.  Rising to a height of 300 metres, the tower is the highest building in the city and can be seen for many miles around. The design of the tower, with its elegant parabolic lines, looks like a torch. At its summit, visible from all over the city, the Olympic flame will burn throughout the games.

Doha Sports Tower

  • Architects: AREP
  • Project: Doha Sports Tower – Asian Games in 2006
  • Location: Doha, Quatar
  • Owner: Government of Qatar
  • Prime Contractors: Hadi Simaan and AREP (Etienne Tricaud), architects
  • AREP team: Bruno Sarret (project manager), Eric Dussiot, Marie-Odile Bosc, Ali Dehbonei, Alan Murray, Cyril Hugon, Ana Paula Vaz Correa, Stephane Mairesse, architects
  • Structural ingineer and MEP engineer : OVE ARUP
  • Building Contractor: Besix-Midmac
  • Timeframe (studies and construction): February 2005- December 2006


Siemens Headquarters in Munich, Germany by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

Siemens’ new headquarters is an urban, recognisable composition of plazas, courtyards and alleys that will unfold a new, vibrant urban space in central Munich. Siemens and Munich are integrated into a harmonious whole by merging two archetypal entities – mass (Siemens) and void (Munich) – into a complementing formation. The city opens up the mass, which in response opens up to the city.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Siemens Headquarters in Munich
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Client: Siemens
  • Gross floor area: 45,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2011 – 2015


Kupla – Helsinki Zoo Lookout tower in Finland by HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Avanto Architects Ltd.

Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki) and Wood Focus Finland organised 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.

Night View

  • 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
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Leaf House in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura

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.

Images Courtesy Leonardo Finotti & Peter Wolf

  • Architect:Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura
  • Name of Project: Leaf House
  • Location: Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design date: 2006/2007
  • Completion date: 2008
  • Site area: 40.000,00 m2
  • Built area: 800,00 m2
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti & Peter Wolf


Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center in Xinjiang, China by inFORM studio

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: inFORM studio

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.

Site perspective

  • Architects: inFORM studio
  • Project: Civic Cultural Exhibition
  • Location: Korla, Xinjiang, China
  • Total Project: 8,000 sq m
  • Client: City of Korla (Kuerle)
  • Technical design principal: Kenneth Van Tine
  • Marketing, managing principal: Gina Van Tine
  • Design principal: Michael Guthrie
  • Design director: Cory Lavigne, Robert Miller, Anna Haezebrouck, Jordan Whitted


Exhibition stand Invent Design in RAI, Amsterdam by Chris Collaris Design

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Chris Collaris Design

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.


  • Architects: Chris Collaris Design
  • Project: Exhibition stand Invent Design
  • Location:RAI, Amsterdam
  • Client: InventDesign
  • Year: January 2011
  • Budget: EUR 80.000,-
  • Floor area: 70 m2
  • Architect: Chris Collaris
  • Light Architect: InventDesign


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