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Van Beuningenplein in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Concrete

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Concrete

Van Beuningen square is located at the van Hallstraat, West district of Amsterdam. Building an underground two-layer parking facility gives cause for the redesign of the entire square. Based on the initial ideas of the West district of Amsterdam and Dijk&Co Landscape Architects, after a small closed competition, Concrete was asked to design the pavilions positioned on the square.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers 

  • Architects: Concrete
  • Project: Van Beuningenplein
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers
  • Client: West district of Amsterdam (formerly know as westerpark)
  • Design Team: Rob Wagemans, Erikjan Vermeulen, Bram De Maat
  • Constructional Engineering: Infra Consult + Engineering
  • Contractor: Balast Nedam Infra Noordwest, Balast Nedam Bouw
  • Design Square: District West, Concrete, Ontwerp En Ingenieursburo Carve, Van Dijk & Co, Landschaps Architecten
  • Start design: April 2007
  • Construction completion: March 2011

House Hafner in Büschelhof, Germany by Hornung And Jacobi Architecture

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Hornung And Jacobi Architecture

The site of the house is located in the countryside next to a forest in Southern Germany. The house is situated at the end of a blind alley and benefits from the site facing the forest and valley. Thus a very high level of privacy is provided by the protection from being seen or unauthorized access, which makes an open living possible. The slight remodeling of the topography with a given height difference of 3 meters inspired the choreography and orientation of the building alike.

Side view, facing the neighbour‘s site : Image Courtesy Hornung And Jacobi Architecture

  • Architects: Hornung And Jacobi Architecture
  • Project: House Hafner
  • Location: Büschelhof, Germany
  • Project Team: Peter Thomas Hornung & Elsa Katharina Jacobi
  • Year: 2011-12
  • Type: Residential
  • Size: 180qm
  • Visualizations: Peter Guthrie

Groupe Scolaire Pasteur in Limeil-Brevannes, France by R2K Architectes

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: R2K Architectes

The building is located in Limeil-Brevannes, near Paris. It Consists of three preschools and elementary schools of two. As the method of commissioning was used so called “design-build” system, Where the competition offers teams Both the building and all planes are fixed price. Beside schools, an apartment building of social housing flats of 46 was included to the competition program. Time for the competition was one month. The decision for the winner was made in April 2011 and the inauguration of the building was Held 18 months later. The building of the apartment building next starts in April.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen 

  • Architects: R2K Architectes
  • Project: Groupe Scolaire Pasteur
  • Location: Limeil-Brevannes, France
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Saint Paul by Leo A Daly

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Leo A Daly

A new memorial designed pro bono by international architecture/engineering firm LEO A DALY honors the sacrifice of firefighters killed in the line of duty while serving Minnesota communities. Completed in September 2012, the memorial is located on the State Capitol grounds in Saint Paul and houses the Minnesota Firefighters Memorial Statue, previously on display at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

view of pavilion from plaza : Image Courtesy © Bill Baxley 

  • Architects: Leo A Daly
  • Project: Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial
  • Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Photography: Bill Baxley
  • Project Team: The entire team worked with the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation on a pro bono basis
    LEO A DALY – Design, project management and cost estimation
    Westwood Professional Services – Survey and civil engineering
    General Contractor – Meisinger Construction
    EDR, Ltd., of Siren, Wis. – Fabricated the memorial’s pavilion
    Douglas O. Freeman, at Casting Creations of Minnesota – Refinished the original Minnesota Fire Service Memorial Statue sculpted by him in 1987
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