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Grand Théâtre de Québec in Canada by Lemay and Atelier 21

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: v2com

An innovative Canadian first for a heritage preservation project of its size, the new glass envelope that will protect the Grand Théâtre de Québec is a Lemay and Atelier 21 consortium design and the winning solution in the cultural complex’s architectural competition.

Faced with the severe deterioration of its concrete envelope, made of prefabricated panels, the Grand Théâtre de Québec needed an intervention to ensure its longevity. The team’s proposed solution was holistic, delicate, transparent and understated. The jury was charmed by the concept of a protective shell around architect Victor Prus’ creation, a brutalist icon inaugurated in 1971.

Image Courtesy © Lemay and Atelier 21

  • Architects: Lemay and Atelier 21
  • Project: Grand Théâtre de Québec
  • Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • Client: Grand Théâtre de Québec
  • Mechanical / electrical engineering: WSP
  • Glass and setting design engineers: ELEMA
  • Experts in materials engineering: SIMCO
  • Contractor: Pomerleau

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Huafa Plaza in Zhuhai, China by 10 Design

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: 10 Design

The Huafa Plaza development amalgamates 3 key development sites within the new Hengqin District in Zhuhai.  It will accommodate over 300,000sqm of boutique retail, food and beverage facilities, and office space when built with expected construction completion in 2019.

The winning design consists of 3 high rise towers together with 3 boutique retail and F&B environments.

Image Courtesy © 10 Design

  • Architects: 10 Design (Phil Gray, Alexey Golbraykh, Sonja Stoffels, Yang Wang, Jonathan Lynn, Jose Castaneda, Javier Manjon, Almudena Lacruz, Yan Liu)
  • Project: Huafa Plaza
  • Location: Zhuhai Hengqin New District , Zhuhai, China
  • Client: Huafa Group
  • 10 Design Architectural Design Team:

    • Design Partner: Gordon Affleck
    • Partner & Project Director: Miriam Au Yeung
  • Site Area: 62,800sqm
  • GFA: 254,000sqm (Above Grade) and 145,000sqm (Below Grade)
  • Status: Anticipated Construction Completion 2019

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Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang in Seoul, South Korea by DMAA

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: DMAA 

Hyundai’s “Modern Premium” strategy – the concern’s definition of quality encompassing technology, functionality, design, comfort and sustainability – formed the basis for an invited architectural competition to find a correspondingly comprehensive design concept, which could be simultaneously applied to all of Hyundai’s spatially very diverse locations.

Image Courtesy © Katsuhisa Kida

  • Architects: DMAA
  • Project: Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Katsuhisa Kida and Raphael Olivier
  • Software used: Bentley Microstation, Rhino, Grasshopper, McNeel Rhino, Karamba3d.com for Grasshopper, Octopus for Grasshopper, Dlubal RStab & RFEM, Adobe Illustrator & InDesign, Nemetschek Allplan
  • Project team:Michael Lohmann, Diogo Teixeira, Christian Schrepfer, Gerhard Gölles, Win Man, Christian Groß, Florian Schafschetzy, Bogdan Hambasan, Toni Nachev
  • Managing Partner: Martin Josst
  • Project manager: Sebastian Brunke
  • Construction management: Hyundai Architects & Engineers Associates
  • Project controlling: Hyundai Architects & Engineers Associates
  • General contractor: Hyundai Engineering & Construction

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Bendigo Library in Victoria, Australia by MGS Architects

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: MGS Architects 

Since its opening in 1984, Bendigo Library has proved both popular and successful, welcoming almost 500,000 users through its doors each year and providing membership services to 40,000 people.

Adjacent to the stately Bendigo Town Hall, and positioned at the gateway to the Hargreaves Mall shopping precinct, the building is ideally placed to embody the principles of access and communication, which are so important to a confident, caring community.

Image Courtesy © Latreille Delage Photography

  • Architects: MGS Architects
  • Project: Bendigo Library
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Latreille Delage Photography

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St-Germain Aqueducts and Sewers in Québec, Canada by ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur

Desiring to establish a new headquarters where the expertise of the company would be exposed as a showcase, St-Germain Aqueducts and Sewers decides to relocate its operations to a new site: a fallow farm bordered a motorway ( 116) and an urban residential area in St. Hubert.

Image Courtesy © ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur

  • Architects: ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur
  • Project: St-Germain Aqueducts and Sewers
  • Location: Saint-Hubert, Québec, Canada
  • Client: St-Germain égouts et aqueducs
  • Cost: 5,4 M $
  • Year: 2008

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La 100 in Bogota, Colombia by CAZA

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

CAZA’s inaugural project in Colombia, La 100 is comprised of a cluster of high-end offices, hotels, and residential buildings in one of the city’s most densely populated areas. Each building is a unique color, playing off the long-held tradition of building with vibrantly pigmented bricks in Colombia. The backside of each building has a series of terraces that look out towards the Cerros mountain range. Throughout this expansive complex of mixed-use towers are a series of parks and public areas that unify the people and activities that occupy this fast-changing Bogota neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: La 100
  • Location: Bogota, Colombia
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura Del Pino
  • Status: Concept Design (more…)

Showroom And Offices For Furniture Company in Brno-Vinohrady, Czech Republic by Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers 

The transformation of a former car show room on the outskirts of a housing estate into a site of the MY DVA group, focusing on the production of office, school and metal furniture, represents another finished structure of the young architecture firm CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers from Brno. The single-storey building of a poor aesthetic quality turned into a building with a new, easily remembered façade composed of more than 900 black plastic seats. The façade is conceived abstractly, functioning also as a banner advert for the firm itself. After finishing a simple refurbishment of its interior, a new flexible showroom was created presenting the individual segments of the firm´s production in specific, thematically arranged settings.

Image Courtesy © Lukas Pelech

  • Architects: Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers 
  • Project: Showroom And Offices For Furniture Company
  • Location: Brno-Vinohrady, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Lukas Pelech
  • Client: MY DVA group a.s.
  • Team: Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Victor Cojocaru, Martin Holy, Vojtech Kouril, Sarka Kubinova, Ondrej Mundl, Matej Strba
  • Year: 2015-2016
  • Size: 550 m2
  • Status: Completed Program

Image Courtesy © Lukas Pelech

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The B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 in Hague, The Netherlands by KAAN Architecten

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

The B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 has been designed by KAAN Architecten as the entry of an international competition (Public Private Partnership – PPP) launched by the Central Government Real Estate Agency, won in 2014 by a consortium led by Facilicom with Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Deerns, Pieters Bouwtechniek, RebelGroup, and KAAN Architecten. The building houses under the same roof five unique users: the independent planning bureaus (CPB, SCP, PBL), the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA).

Image Courtesy © Karin Borghouts

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio)
  • Project: The B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
  • Location: Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Sebastian van Damme, Karin Borghouts and Casper Rila
  • Project team: Tjerk de Boer, Timo Cardol, Kevin Claus, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Raluca Firicel, Cristina Gonzalo Cuairán, Walter Hoogerwerf, Marlon Jonkers, Hedwig van der Linden, Loes Martens, Marija Mateljan, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Maurizio Papa, Ismael Planelles Naya, Christian Sluijmer, Koen van Tienen
  • Primary client: Central Government Real Estate Agency (Rijksvastgoedbedrijf)
  • Direct client: Facilicom Services Group BV
  • Contractor: Breijer Bouw & Installatie, Rotterdam
  • Construction advisor: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft

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MiNO – Migliarino hostel in Ferrara, Italy by Antonio Ravalli Architetti

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Antonio Ravalli Architetti

As a part of a program for the conversion of an old hemp factory into a new city center for the town of Migliarino, the project gains a youth hostel out of a 510 m2 portion of the building. The site position is barycentric to the touristic circuits which take place during the summer, thanks to the proximity of the Po River Delta Natural Park, but the project has to count on a reduced regional funding, 270.000 € including the furniture, and a doubtful management profitability. Thus the management aspects, both with the energetic and economic saving, are the principal matters. The hostel is imagined as a ‘passive machine’, in which natural air fluxes are conveyed in order to obtain climatic benefits, while the systems distribution and the morphological disposition of the rooms, conceived as to minimize the utilized elements and technologies, allow an elastic hosting capacity: the highest during the spring and the summer, or in case of special events, reduced to the essential during the low seasons.

Photo of exterior, Image Courtesy © Antonio Ravalli Architetti

  • Architects: Antonio Ravalli Architetti
  • Project: MiNO – Migliarino hostel
  • Location: Migliarino, Ferrara, Italy
  • Photography: Antonio Ravalli Architetti
  • Engineering: Mezzadringegneria srl (structure); Studio Zambonini (HVAC); GF studio associato (electric)
  • Client: Comune di Migliarino (FE)
  • Materials: wood, concrete, fabric
  • Category: hostel
  • Area: 510 m2
  • Year: 2010 (more…)

Rehovot Community Center in Israel by Kimmel Eshkolot architects

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Kimmel Eshkolot architects

Creating a new urban plaza, the project includes studios for dance, music, sports and a library. Completed in 2016.

The community center includes a variety of spaces, such as an arts and crafts workshop, music rooms, dance studios, martial-arts studios, a multi-purpose hall and a ‘youth wing’. Next to the main building is a library, which operates as a multi-media center, attracting visitors of all ages for a variety of activities. The two buildings are designed to operate together and separately.

Image Courtesy © Kimmel Eshkolot architects

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