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AXIOM TOWN HEADQUARTER COMPLEX IN DUBAI SILICON OASIS, UAE BY MBAD ARQUITECTOS+X ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: MBAD ARQUITECTOS+X ARCHITECTS

THE SITE IS LOCATED IN DUBAI SILICON OASIS, WHICH IS A 7.2 KM.SQ FREE ZONE IN DUBAI. IT HAS A FINISHED NETWORK OF ROADS ALLOWING QUICK ACCESS TO DUBAI’S MAJOR HIGHWAYS. ALTHOUGH THE AREA IS AN ARID, UNBOUND AREA THAT IS STILL DEVELOPING, ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION SHOULD RELATE TO THIS CONTEXT.

Image Courtesy © MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS
  • Project: AXIOM TOWN HEADQUARTER COMPLEX
  • Location: DUBAI SILICON OASIS, UAE
  • Collaborators: Paolo Russi, Marcelo Benvenutto
  • Site area: 410000 sqf (38090 mts2)
  • Project area: 178141 sqf (16257 mts2)

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Las Negras Waterfront in Nijar, España by Jesús Torres García

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Jesús Torres García

The landscape of this Almeria area has been used as scenery for forty years: from the birth of a genre such as the Spaghetti Western with Sergio Leone taking the lead with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars, to modest productions such as How I won the war by Richard Lester. The fact that such an abundance of artists agrees in the choice of this enclave as a backdrop for their creations gives us an idea of its scenic quality. The isolation and the lack of development of this region have also helped.

Image Courtesy © Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

Image Courtesy © Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

  • Architects: Jesús Torres García
  • Project: Las Negras Waterfront
  • Location: Nijar, Almería, España
  • Quantity Surveyor: Juan Diego Guarderas García
  • Collaborators: Silvia Cama, Barbara Costantino, Laura González Romero  Sara Pavón, Alba Márquez, Alba del Castillo
  • Customer: Plan turístico de Níjar, Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y, Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía
  • Builder: Grucal Andalucía S.A.,  Juan José Viciana
  • Area: 6.800 m2

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The NON PROGRAM PAVILION in Salobreña, Spain by Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes Located in the South of Spain, close to the Mediterranean Sea, this small pavilion is surrounded by a remarkable landscape. The construction is defined by the relation between the form in the landscape and the contact of the structure on the field. The structure developed itself as a flower, as a natural fact, subscribing to Oscar Niemeyer’s approach. The whole project has been composed in the concept of “how to build in natural landscape?” and “what is the appropriate “weight” of a construction of this scale?” The non-program pavilion reaches the idea of disappearing in the landscape, attempting to erase the division between the intervention and the area. This concern of integration reaches the point where the landscape generates the architecture itself.

Image Courtesy © Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

Image Courtesy © Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

  • Architects: Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes
  • Project: The NON PROGRAM PAVILION
  • Location: Salobreña, Spain
  • Software used: Cinema 4D
  • Team: Jesús Torres García, Architect Laura González Romero, Architect Alba Márquez Cañas, Student Juan Diego Guarderas García Quantity Surveyor
  • Area: 263 m2
  • Budget: 283.000 Euros

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Home 11 in Amsterdam, Netherlands by i29 interior architects

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: i29 interior architects

A formerly garage space in Amsterdam’s area de Pijp, turned into a spacious house naturally lit by large roof lights. The interior with a generous 230m2 on one floor level is finished in a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular rough oak wooden surfaces is in great contrast with the stark white walls, black surfaces and grey cast flooring.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: i29 interior architects
  • Project: Home 11
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers
  • Client: Private
  • Floor area: 230 m²
  • Cabinet maker: Arend Kooijmans
  • Contractor: KJ Aannemers

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Porte 12 in Paris, France by RARE architecture

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: RARE architecture

Porte 12 designers, award wining studio RARE architecture, conceived a precise and textured design interpretation of the sleek and exacting cuisine of chef Vincent Crepel’s new restaurant. Housed in a former sewing and lingerie workshop in Paris’s new culinary district, Porte 12 is a contemporary ode to craftsmanship and the refinement of manual labor through both the design and its young chef’s cuisine. Top ten of the best restaurants in the world, the chef/artist André Chiang of Restaurant ANDRE in Singapore, is the helping force behind the “bistronomique” adventure of his longtime protégé.

Image Courtesy © RARE architecture

Image Courtesy © RARE architecture

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Quality Hotel Friends in Solna, Sweden by Karolina Keyzer + Wingårdhs

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Karolina Keyzer + Wingårdhs

The house with thousand eyes creates an illusion; like waves from a point in middle of the northern facade. The image appears from a distance. It makes the stiff block soft, even wet. The impression is formed by windows in three different sizes: 1.4, 1.7 and 2 meters in diameter. The variations furnish the standardized rooms with a kind of individuality, especially in corners.

Image Courtesy © Filip Mesko and Tord-Rickard Söderström

Image Courtesy © Filip Mesko and Tord-Rickard Söderström

  • Architects: Karolina Keyzer + Wingårdhs
  • Project: Quality Hotel Friends
  • Location: Råsta Strandväg 1, Solna, Sweden
  • Photography: Filip Mesko and Tord-Rickard Söderström
  • Interior: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB trough Gert Wingårdh and Lena Arthur
  • Client: Arthur Buchardt
  • Gross area: 21 935 m²
  • Height: 91,5 m
  • No. of storey’s: 26
  • Rooms: 400
  • Project start: 2011
  • Completed: 2013

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Entrance in Iceland, Ísland by Theresa Himmer

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Theresa Himmer

Working with the National Gallery of Iceland as both physical structure and institution, the project investigates classification and flow in light of the seemingly fantastical. Through the creation a new temporary entrance – a liminal zone – the fauna of Iceland is invited into the museum, human and non-human animals alike.

Image Courtesy © Kristinn Magnusson

Image Courtesy © Kristinn Magnusson

  • Architects: Theresa Himmer
  • Project: Entrance
  • Location: Iceland, Ísland
  • Photography: Kristinn Magnusson

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Tampere Travel and Service Center in Tampere, Finland by COBE and Lundén Architecture

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: COBE and Lundén Architecture

The international design competition for Tampere Travel and Service Centre was decided today at 11 AM Finnish time at Tampere City Hall, where Mayor Anna-Kaisa Ikonen unveiled the winning project. The winners are Danish architects COBE and Finnish Lundén Architecture in collaboration with Ramboll Finland and Newsec. The competition is the largest of its kind in Finland in many years.

Image Courtesy © COBE and Lundén Architecture

Image Courtesy © COBE and Lundén Architecture

  • Architects: COBE and Lundén Architecture
  • Project: Tampere Travel and Service Center
  • Location: Tampere, Finland
  • Client: City of Tampere, Finnish Transport Agency, VR-Group and Senate Properties
  • Engineer: Rambøll Finland
  • Property valuation: Newsec
  • Programme: New Travel and Service Centre for the City of Tampere, as well as a masterplan for the areas surrounding the railyard
  • Size: 120.000 m2
  • Assignment type: 1st Prize in competition in 2014

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Tribune Zouthaven in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Studio Prototype

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Studio Prototype 

Market consultation

In the start of 2014 the municipality of Amsterdam has granted Studio Prototype,resulting from a market consultation, the assignment for realizing a tribune staircase in the Zouthaven in Amsterdam. For the small-scale assignment, a special way of tendering was chosen: design & build. Thus Studio Prototype is not only responsible for the design-, but is also the main executor of the build process.

Image Courtesy © Studio Prototype

Image Courtesy © Studio Prototype

  • Architects: Studio Prototype
  • Project: Tribune Zouthaven
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Client: Municipality Amsterdam, stadsdeel-Oost
  • Contact person: Jeroen Baar
  • Constructor: Bureau F. Wiggers
  • Location: Zouthaven Amsterdam
  • Function: Tribune stairs, public space
  • Period: Start design November 2013, Completion may 2014
  • Size: 35m2
  • Design team: Jeroen Spee, Jeroen Steenvoorden
  • Project management: Gijs van Suijlichem

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World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2014 Winners announced Day three

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

After three days of the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, the festival’s super-jury has awarded the prestigious World Building of the Year award to The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio. The award was sponsored by UOL Group Ltd.


Three other major awards were awarded during tonight’s gala dinner awards ceremony to mark the culmination of WAF 2014:


  • Future Project of the Year (sponsored by Far East Organization): Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural

  • 
Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

  • Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

Two inaugural prizes were also awarded this evening:

  • Colour Prize (sponsored by AkzoNobel): Departments of Law and Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, designed by Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau

Individual press releases about the winners are attached in the PDF document.

Twitter: @worldarchfest #WAF2014

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArchitectureFestival

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1840224

NOTES TO EDITORS

About WAF

World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the largest annual festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community.

It is taking place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore between 1st – 3rd October 2014.

WAF has three central pillars of activity:

  • A wide-ranging conference programme, featuring keynote lectures, dozens of expert-led talks and seminars from thought-leading architects and designers from across the globe.
  • The world’s largest annual awards programme in which practices from around the world compete across 28 award categories for global recognition. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014. This year’s super jury members are Richard Rogers (chair), Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.
  • Three festival halls where all award entries are displayed in a unique awards gallery and where sponsors and suppliers can interact with delegates, make new contacts and showcase their services and products.

As well as this the festival plays host to an international, live student charrette; parties and receptions in some of Singapore’s most exciting locations; exclusive tours to Singapore’s most recent architectural sites of interest and a celebratory gala dinner and awards ceremony.

WAF has welcomed over 12,500 attendees to date, including over 2,000 in 2012. The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, itself a previous WAF Award winner, is WAF’s home for the third year running, having been held in Barcelona for four years previously, providing the perfect backdrop to this truly global architectural extravaganza.

WAF are proud to work with Founder Partner, Grohe and Headline Partner, AzkoNobel.

WAF awards Programme

The WAF awards are the global industry benchmark for excellence. Entries are welcome in 29 categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects.

Individual Categories

Completed Buildings:

  • Civic and community
  • Culture
  • Display
  • Health
  • Higher education/research
  • Hotel/leisure
  • House
  • Housing
  • New and Old
  • Office
  • Production/energy/recycling
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Transport
  • Villa

Landscape Projects:

  • Completed designs – rural and urban

Future Projects:

  • Commercial mixed-use
  • Competition entries
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Experimental
  • Health
  • House
  • Infrastructure
  • Leisure-led development
  • Masterplanning
  • Office
  • Residential

About WAF’s organisers – i2i Events Group

i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, RWM, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products,  services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012.  i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.

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