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PLAZA MARIANA in Mexico City, Mexico by FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise

Inaugurated in 2010 by President Felipe Calderón and Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Causabon, the religious center of Plaza Mariana opened its doors to welcome over 20 million visitors annually. The 800 million peso development designed by FR-EE transforms and revitalizes the area around Basilica of Guadalupe in the northern part of Mexico City, which draws 1 million people on pilgrimage every December, second to the Vatican as the most popular Catholic attraction in the world.

Image Courtesy © adam wiseman

  • Architects: FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise
  • Project: PLAZA MARIANA
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • STATUS: Built
  • DATE: 2009-2010
  • SIZE: 68 000 m2
  • COLLABORATORS: Incarso, Inpros, PC Constructores, DAF, FaPresa, Ladisa, Hubard y Bourlon, Ticonsa, Ce Ingeneria
  • FR-EE TEAM: Fernando Romero, Julio Gonzalez, Gabriela Bojalil, Paul Van der Voort, Guillermo Méndez, César López, Astrid Rovisco, Rodolfo Rueda, Guillermo Ramírez, Tiago Pinto de Carvalho, Juan Pedro López, Ana Medina, Estela Escudero, Paulina de Luna

Hazukashi house in Kyoto, Japan by ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

This plan is the project that thought about how you take in rich light in a site condition of small space only in Kyoto. Is provided with a dining space gathering of family at the center of the house, that So we thought, was a blow-out there. This well space is also the space which connects a family’s bonds, and also achieves dynamic functions, such as display and room of stairs..

Image Courtesy © ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

  • Architects: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE
  • Project: Hazukashi house
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Architects Member: Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Construction: built of wood
  • Number of stories : 2
  • Gross area: 93.45 ㎡
  • Completed date: 2014.3

ALAMILLO HEALTH CENTER in Seville, Spain by Fernando Suarez Corchete & Javier Terrados Cepeda

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Fernando Suarez Corchete

On the outskirts of Seville abound open residential blocks. These are called polygons, where H-blocks and interstitial spaces without identity proliferate. In the 60s and 70s, with the pressing need for housing for the new population coming in from the countryside, the creation of recognizable urban spaces between the blocks was not on the agenda of the designers. The blocks were repeated indifferently, sometimes parallel, sometimes terraced, sometimes diagonal, neglecting the intermediate void.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Fernando Suarez Corchete, Javier Terrados Cepeda & Lorenzo Muro Álvarez.
  • Project: ALAMILLO HEALTH CENTER
  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Technical Architect: Víctor Baztán Cascales
  • Collaborators: José Miguel Tineo Sánchez, Juan Pérez Parras
  • Facilities: Pryesa Ingenieros S.L.
  • Client: Servicio Andaluz de Salud. Consejería de Salud. Junta de Andalucía
  • Construction: Ferrovial Agroman S.A.
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Construction Budget: 4.109.667,99 euros
  • Cost Per M2: 1.137,86 euros/m2
  • Project Area: 3611.75 m2

CABLE CAR MERANO 2000 by Roland Baldi architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Roland Baldi architects

The cable car is situated at the margins of the city of Merano and connects the city with the nearby skiing Area of Merano 2000. Autonomous in presence, the design consists of two terminals – one in the valley and one at the summit – that maintain a common architectural language through palette and form. Made transparent through materiality and colour, the layout and scheme of the station are intuitively read by its users.

Image Courtesy © Oskar Da Riz

  • Architects: Roland Baldi architects (Roland Baldi)
  • Project: CABLE CAR MERANO 2000
  • Photography: Oskar Da Riz, Frieder Blickle

District heating plant Chiusa in Italy by Roland Baldi architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Roland Baldi architects

The new district heating plant of chiusa looks like a big copper wing that comes out of the terrain.

The skewed roof surfaces create one dynamic volume, which seems like a shim between the viaduct and the old Gröden´s train line carriage house. From the main building’s entry you arrive directly to the visitors area, where a big glass wall gives visitors the view into the boiler house. To the west there is a wood-chips storage, to the east the main co-generation units; one stair goes to the first floor and creates a connection to the administration and toilet facilities.

Image Courtesy © Oskar Da Riz

  • Architects: Roland Baldi architects (Roland Bald)
  • Project: District heating plant Chiusa
  • Location: Chiusa, Italy
  • Photography: Oskar Da Riz
  • Software used: AUTOCAD

DAYCARE CENTRE SAXTORPHSVEJ in Valby, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The new daycare centre in Valby, Copenhagen, is designed to encourage play and learning through various types of experiences. The new building allows the children to activate and embrace all corners of the building; they can engage in active play on the roof or take a quiet break in one of the small niches around the house.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: DAYCARE CENTRE SAXTORPHSVEJ
  • Location: Valby, Denmark
  • Client: Københavns Kommune
  • Gross floor area: 1,640 m2
  • Year of design: 2012 – 2014
  • Type of assignment: Vinder af konkurrence
  • Samarbejdspartnere: ELINDCO Byggefirma A/S

Campus Repsol in Madrid, Spain by Rafael de La-Hoz

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Rafael de La-Hoz

The new Repsol corporate headquarters, by the Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz, receives LEED Platinum certification as one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe

The highest distinction for newly constructed buildings is awarded by the prestigious U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED NC (New Construction and Major Renovations) certification guaranties that the entire building has been designed and built according to the most demanding sustainability criteria.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE MUSEUM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The new Children’s Interactive Museum is based on children, their natural curiosity and imagination. Thus, the museum design focuses on the idea of a tree hut as a magical place in the treetops and their dynamic play of light and shadow.

The Children’s Interactive Museum is situated in King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Henning Larsen Architects is behind several mixed-used buildings in addition to the master plan for the area.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE MUSEUM
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: RIC
  • Gross floor area:14,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2012 – 2014
  • Type of assignment: 1st prize in invited international competition
  • Team: Thornton Tomasetti Engineering, Cultural Innovations

Jack’s House in Melbourne, Australia by FMD Architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: FMD Architects

The new extension offers a dialogue between two buildings of different eras. The existing Victorian residence at the street front and the industrial saw-tooth warehouse on the rear boundary seem disconnected in style and function. The extension negotiates between the two buildings, stretching and tapering toward the saw-tooth brick wall, while internally opening up from the double loaded Victorian corridor to the open glazed space, with the brick wall on the boundary as a feature backdrop.

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

  • Architects: FMD Architects
  • Project: Jack’s House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Shannon McGrath
  • Project Completion: 2012
  • Project Team: Fiona Dunin, Alex Peck, Jesse Newstadt, Georgia Nowak, Caroline Tan
  • Builder: Grenville Architectural Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Irwin Consult
  • Landscape Architect: Eckersley Garden Architecture

Redevelopment of the New Waterfront in Thessaloniki, Greece by nikiforidis-cuomo architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: nikiforidis-cuomo architects

In 2000, the Municipality of Thessaloniki launched an International Architectural Competition for the redevelopment of the New Waterfront and in 2006 the construction of the 1st prize begun. The first part (around 75800m2) was completed in 2008 and the second part (around 163000m2) started in 2011 and was completed in 2014. The total length of the New Waterfront is 3km. There are 2.353 new trees, 118.432 new plants, 58,75 acres of green spaces and 11.557m2 of playgrounds.

The waterfront with the sculpture of G.Zoggolopoulos, Image Courtesy © Prodromos Nikiforidis

  • Architects: nikiforidis-cuomo architects
  • Project: Redevelopment of the New Waterfront
  • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Photography: Bernard Cuomo, Prodromos Nikiforidis, Ionnis Kaktsis.
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Date of completion: 2014
  • Developer: Municipality ofThessaloniki
  • Area: 238.800 m2
  • Special collaborators: P. Tarani, E. Karioti
  • Collaborators: I. Dova, E. Zografou, N. Karakosta, N. Biskos, S. Nikolakaki, D. Pavlopoulou, G. Skiadopoulos, F. Valsami, E. Konstantara
  • Acoustic consultant (for the competition): N. Barkas
  • SUPERVISION OF THE STUDIES: K. Belibasakis, M. Zourna, K. Bletsa, E. Fountoulidou, S. Laftsidou, D. Katirtzoglou, D. Sotiriadis
  • SUPERVISION OF THE CONSTRUCTION: A. Spiliopoulos, D. Tzioras, N. Mourouzidis, I. Karagianni, S. Paraskeva
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