Museumplein Limburg, designed by Shift architecture urbanism, has been completed in Kerkrade, a town at the Dutch-German border. Two new public facilities, Cube and Columbus, have been added to the existing Discovery Centre Continium. With these additions, Kerkrade hosts the first design museum in the Netherlands, the first inverse planetarium in Europe, as well as a wide range of new public amenities. Shift architecture urbanism’s design is an urban ensemble defined by clearly recognizable volumes, all connected by an elaborate underground public space. Museumplein Limburg formalizes the entrance into Kerkrade for both train passengers and visitors arriving by car from the main access road.
We designed the new offices for The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The offices are located in Akasaka, Tokyo inside The Nippon Foundation Building, designed by Junzo YOSHIMURA, and will provide support for approximately 25 para-sports leagues. As such, we were tasked with providing a space which will promote sports and the extraordinary abilities of Japanese Paralympic athletes.
The necessity of the museum complex \”Scythian Naples\” construction is determined by the fact that now \”Scythian Naples\” is the only scientific, cultural and educational institution in Crimea, which activity is focused on the Scythian subject matter. The ancient city of Scythian Naples itself is worldwide known as the capital Crimean fortress and the collections of its excavations are exhibited in the leading museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
A 114-sq.m. area apartment in Strasbourg, France, where sophisticated old-fashioned elegance meets modern design. Designing functionally comfortable and aesthetic residential environment preserving the authentic elements of the interior of the apartment and interpreting classics in modern light was important to us, as architects. We wanted to distinguish several important elements – what is new and what is authentic. We arranged all this by choosing several combinations of colours: new elements are in darker shades and the antique elements remain white.
The ground-breaking Diamond building at The University of Sheffield has now been completed, making a major contribution to the University’s ambition to develop and expand its Faculty of Engineering with world-class facilities for students and academics.
In a region of heavy snowfall in Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan, the site is situated in the semi-industrial zone, more specifically, in a residential district in between factories and rice field. An elevated railway for The Jōetsu bullet train nearby as well as a broad road and a river for industrial use characterize slightly larger-scale landscape of the area. In contrast to a large plot of such a landscape, GO-BANG! House is required to be compact for parents and a child.
The design is a complete re-thinking of the buildings surrounding the Regina Pacis Church involving the adaptation of the existing parish rectory, the re-arrangement of the external areas and the construction of a new community centre, intended to house a multi-purpose hall, rooms for teaching Catechism and service areas for parish activities generally.
Client: Parish of Maria Regina della Pace and Diocese of Reggio Emilia e Guastalla
Programme: Reorganization of Regina Pacis Parish House and construction of a new community center, with multi-purpose hall for theatrical and musical events from 150 seats, 9 teaching rooms and a kitchen. The renovation of the parish house includes new rooms for the Oratory, areas for children, locker rooms for sports activities; reorganization of open spaces for sports and seasonal events.
Architect and construction management: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti (Paolo Iotti, Marco Pavarani)
Structure: ing.Sarah Trussardi
Services: ing.Giancarlo Manghi
Contractor: TE.CA (Tecton and CooperativaCattolicaCostruzioni)