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Spiegel headquarters in Hamburg, Germany by Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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Henning Larsen Architects has chosen a two-part composition to create hierarchy and openness on the site and has integrated the complex urban spaces that meet at Ericusspitze in their design.

With its clearly readable figure each building has a reserved yet characteristic expression that provides a special significance in relation to creating identity for all the surrounding public spaces.

The Ericus building will be essential for the completion of the large park space. Spiegel will become the gateway to Hafencity seen from the main station and Brooktorkai.

Night View (Images Courtesy Cordelia Ewerth and Andreas Gehrke)

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Spiegel headquarters
  • Location: Brooktorkai, HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany
  • Client: Robert Vogel GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft og ABG Baubetreuungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
  • Gross floor area: 50,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2008 – 2011
  • Type of assignment: First prize in competition
  • Photos: Cordelia Ewerth, Andreas Gehrke


Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck, Austria by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
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Our ski jump on Bergisel mountains contains ski ramp and sports facilities,  public spaces, including a tower-top café and viewing terrace. Rising to a height of almost 50m the structure’s distinctive form (part tower/part bridge) and silhouette extends the topography of the ski slopes below into the alpine sky above.

In December 1999 we won an international competition to design a new ski jump on the Bergisel Mountain in Innsbruck.

Bergisel Ski Jump

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Location: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Project Date: 1999 – 2002
  • Height: 50m
  • Length: 90m
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Jan Hübener


Space for Prayer in Shiga, Japan by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

This little place of worship is planned in a room in a building which is in an area that is currently under development. In the bible, you can find lots about the contrast of darkness and light. For example, “light shines in darkness” “God created light. God separates light and darkness” I wanted to create a space of prayer where inspired by words of the bible.

Images Courtesy Takumi Ota

  • Architect: FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects
  • Name of Project: Space for Prayer
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Client: Private
  • Construction: Year 2011
  • Photographer: Takumi Ota


Israel Museum in Jerusalem by James Carpenter Design Associates

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: James Carpenter Design Associates

Designed by James Carpenter Design Associates, New York, to resonate with Alfred Mansfeld and Dora Gad’s original campus plan, the renovated campus features new visitor facilities and public spaces that allow for an integrated experience of the Museum’s art and archeology, landscape and architecture.

  • Architects: James Carpenter Design Associates
  • Project: Israel Museum
  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Groundbreaking: June 2007
  • Public Opening: July 26, 2010
  • Project Cost: $100 million
  • Design Architects: James Carpenter Design Associates, Efrat-Kowalsky Architects
  • Project Architect: A. Lerman Architects Ltd


Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas by Foster + Partners

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: Foster + Partners

The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is one of the four venues that comprises the AT&T Performing Arts Center, a new center for music, theatre and dance in downtown Dallas that opens on October 12, 2009. The Winspear Opera House provides a new home for The Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Broadway productions and numerous other performing arts organizations and touring productions that serve Dallas and the surrounding areas.

  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Name of Project: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
  • Location: Dallas, Texas


Edifici Torre Espiral in Barcelona, Spain by Zaha Hadid Archtects

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Archtects
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Confirming the role of the 22@ area at the forefront of Barcelona’s changing water edge, the tower’s striking design creates a new presence in a territory of transition. Stitching the border of the municipalities of Barcelona and Besòs, it creates a new infrastructure that is a joint venture between two cities and two clients.

Edifici Torre Espiral

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Archtects
  • Project: Edifici Torre Espiral
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Area: 27650m2
  • Offices: 12150m²
  • University: 8500m²
  • Parking: 7000m²
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Tiago Correia
  • Project Architect: Alejandro Díaz, Aurora Santana


Kas di coral in Groningen, Netherlands by Bahama-Architecten

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: Bahama-Architecten

The “kas di coral” project is located in the new district “de Linie”, which is part of the urban area Europa Park in Groningen, Netherlands. In 2001 the undeveloped district was the scene of the Blue Moon manifestation. An event directed by Toyo Ito where a temporary symbiosis between architecture and visual art was created.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Richard Zomerdijk)

  • Architect: Bahama-Architecten
  • Name of Project: Kas di coral
  • Location: Groningen, Netherlands
  • Completion Date: 2011
  • GFA: 291 m2
  • Photographer: Richard Zomerdijk


Dublin Grounds of Remembrance in Ohio by PLANT Architect Inc.

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

The Dublin Grounds of Remembrance is the winning scheme in a two-stage competition for a veterans project in Dublin, Ohio. The committee requested a project to recognize veterans and their families that was “not a memorial, but a place for reflection, contemplation, remembrance, honour, introspection and community gathering.”

Dublin Grounds of Remembrance

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project: Dublin Grounds of Remembrance
  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Site Size: 1 acre
  • Project Status: Completed Spring 2009
  • Local Architect/Engineer: Jack D Walters and Associates Inc., Dublin OH
  • Structural Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Engineering, Toronto


SFMOMA’s expansion in San Francisco, California by Snøhetta

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: Snøhetta


Museum Increases Scope of Expansion Project with Near ly 80 Percent of Capi tal Campaign Goal Raised Two Years Ahead of Groundbreaking.

Design Features Free Ground-Level Gal leries and Publ ic Spaces and Dedicated Educational Spaces throughout the Museum.

With 79 percent of the capital campaign goal raised two years ahead of the groundbreaking for the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the museum’s Board of Trustees has approved visitor- and city-friendly enhancements to the original design program and, in turn, has raised the capital campaign goal to $555 million from $480 million, an increase of 15 percent.

  • Architect: Snøhetta
  • Name of Project: SFMOMA’s expansion
  • Location: San Francisco, California


Burnham Pavillion in Chicago, Illinois by Zaha Hadid Architect

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect
More projects by Zaha Hadid

A temporary pavilion designed and erected in Chicago’s Millennium Park as part of the Burnham Plan celebrations – reflecting the Chicago’s long tradition for embracing cutting edge architecture in an in intricate but fluid structure that incorporates hidden traces of Burnham and Bennett’s original 1909 plans to redevelop the city.

Burnham Pavillion

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
  • Project: Burnham Pavillion
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Floor: 120m2
  • Site: 500m2
  • Footprint: 300m2
  • Project Date: 2009 – 2009
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Jens Borstelmann, Thomas Vietzke


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