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Montreal City Hall in Quebec, Canada by Affleck de la Riva architects

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: v2com

A national historic site, Montreal City Hall was one of the first monumental single-purpose city halls in Canada. Built between 1872 and 1878 after plans prepared by Hutchison & Perrault, the building was severely damaged by fire in 1922, leaving only its outer walls and destroying many of the city’s historic records. Commissioned to oversee reconstruction, the architect Louis Parent designed an entirely new building with a self-supporting steel structure erected inside the shell of the ruins. Inspired by the city hall of the French city of Tours, Parent re-modelled the mansard roof with a copper finish instead of the original slate tiles and completely restored the original limestone facades. With its dense and abundant use of ornamentation, Montreal City Hall is one of Canada’s finest examples of the Second Empire style.

Image Courtesy © Alain Laforest

Image Courtesy © Alain Laforest

  • Architects: Affleck de la Riva architects
  • Project: Montreal City Hall
  • Location: 275 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Alain Laforest
  • Design architect: Richard de la Riva
  • Project team: Marie-Élaine Gibeault, Brigitte Boudreau, Alexandre Cassiani, Julie Marchand and Suzanne Gagnon
  • Project manager: Richard de la Riva
  • Client: City of Montreal
  • Awards: 2013 OAQ Award of Excellence in Architecture, Restoration 2012 North American Copper in Architecture Award, Restoration 2011 AMCQ Award of Excellence
  • Area of project: 70 000 ft2 / 6 500 m2 (facades and roof)
  • Project end date: 2011
  • Budget: 13 300 000 $CA

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McCarthy Completes Construction of $456 Million Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare builder, has completed construction of the new 383,000-square-foot Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and adjacent 26,000-square-foot central energy plant on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus, located at 9888 Genesee Ave. in La Jolla, Calif.

Image Courtesy © McCarthy Building Companies

Image Courtesy © McCarthy Building Companies

  • Construction: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Project: McCarthy Completes Construction of $456 Million Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
  • Location: La Jolla, Calif, USA
  • Construction of the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute project required:
    • 134,562 cubic yards of earthwork
    • 29,653 cubic yards of concrete
    • 4,792,813 pounds of concrete reinforcement
    • 191,710 square feet of exterior finished surface
    • 4,662 tons of structural steel
    • 2,237 doors
    • 725,873 square feet of drywall
    • 189,506 square feet of finished flooring
    • 158,922 lineage feet of piping
    • 737,680 pounds of ductwork
    • 67% of the onsite trash was recycled

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CHEGS CAMPUS CANTEEN in Baoding, China by KNOWSPACE

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: KNOWSPACE

The reorganization of the Center for Hydro-geology and Environmental Geology Survey’s campus includes several different interventions in 2 phases: phase 1 comprises of a 2-storey canteen and activity center building and the renovation of the doorman house, while phase 2 includes a 10-storey laboratory building and the refurbishment of the office building facade from the 1980s.

Image Courtesy © Lv Hengzhong

Image Courtesy © Lv Hengzhong

  • Architects: KNOWSPACE
  • Project: CHEGS CAMPUS CANTEEN
  • Location: Baoding, China
  • Photography: Lv Hengzhong
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Client: Center for Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology Survey (CHEGS), Baoding
  • Consultants: Baoding Institute for Architecture Design Co., Ltd (Structure, HVAC and site supervision)
  • Area: 660 m2 GFA
  • Time: 2012-2014

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VANTAN DESIGN INSTITUTE OSAK in Japan by eleven nine interior design office

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Article source: eleven nine interior design office 

We had the 1st floor entrance of the pro-design vocational school renovated into a main one. We proposed to have another added-value, other than learning and acquiring technical knowledge, incorporated in the space, in addition to the value of going to the school.

Image Courtesy © Seiryou Yamada

Image Courtesy © Seiryou Yamada

  • Architects: eleven nine interior design office
  • Project: VANTAN DESIGN INSTITUTE OSAK
  • Location: 2-8-5 Shinsaibashi Osaka Chuo-ku, Osaka Japan
  • Photography: Seiryou  Yamada
  • Area: 330m2
  • Year: 2009

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Research facilities for the Danish Meat Research Institute in Taastrup, Denmark by C.F. Møller

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Article source: C.F. Møller

H. M. the Queen of Denmark opens the newly built research facilities for the Danish Meat Research Institute at the Danish Technological Institute in Taastrup – some of the world’s most advanced in food production.

The Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) develops solutions for the international meat industry and provide consultancy both nationally and internationally.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

  • Architects: C.F. Møller
  • Project: Research facilities for the Danish Meat Research Institute
  • Location: Taastrup, Denmark

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Pancho Arena in Felcsút, Hungary by Dobrosi Tamás

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Article source: Dobrosi Tamás

Felcsút is a community of 1800 souls in the Váli Valley, 40 kilometers west of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Since 2004, the locality hosts the largest education center for aspiring young footballers in the country; an institution named in 2006 after one of the greatest football legends in history, Olympic champion,European Cup winner and World Cup silver medalist Ferenc Puskás.

Image Courtesy © György Dénes

Image Courtesy © György Dénes

  • Architects: Dobrosi Tamás
  • Project: Pancho Arena
  • Location: Felcsút, Hungary
  • Photography: György Dénes, László Döme Jr, József Takács, Tamás Dósa Papp
  • Project Team: Imre Balázs Arnóczki, Antal Szegedi, Krisztina Törekiné Bakó, László Király, Ferenc Vavrik, Barna Jóföldi, Oszkár Orbán, Lídia Mikus, Olivér Kis-Simon, Tamás Dósa Papp
  • Client: A Felcsúti Utánpótlás Neveléséért Alapítvány

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Citadel of Construction in Perugia, Italy by HOFLAB & HOFPRO

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: HOFLAB & HOFPRO

The headquarters of the unified building institutions of the province of Perugia (Centro Edile per la Sicurezza e la Formazione and Cassa Edile) acts as a connecting element within its very heterogeneous semi-peripheral urban context, both typologically and figuratively. This is characterized by a combination of the macroscopic scale, represented by warehouses and shopping structures, and the microscopic one, represented by detached dwellings.

Image Courtesy ©  Dario Diarena

Image Courtesy © Dario Diarena

  • Architects: HOFLAB & HOFPRO
  • Project: Citadel of Construction
  • Location: Perugia, Italy
  • Photography: Dario Diarena
  • Software used: AutoCAD, and different 3d software products
  • Clients: Cassa Edile della Provincia di Perugia, Centro Edile per la Sicurezza e la Formazione
  • Architect In Charge: HOFLAB (Paolo Belardi, Carl Volckerts), HOFPRO (Alessio Burini), Valeria Menchetelli

Chronology

  • Project: 2007-2009
  • Construction: 2010-2013
  • Construction management: HOFPRO (Alessio Burini), Area Progetto Associati (Marco Balducci), Flu.Project (Mario Lucarelli, Enrico Malà), Drisaldi Associati (Gianni Drisaldi), Siro Ercolani.
  • Artistic direction: HOFLAB (Paolo Belardi, Carl Volckerts)
  • Interior design: HOFLAB (Paolo Belardi, Matteo Scoccia), HOFPRO (Alessio Burini)
  • Structural design: Area Progetto Associati (Marco Balducci, Roberto Regni, Francesco Bartocci)
  • Mechanical services design: Flu.Project (Mario Lucarelli, Enrico Malà)
  • Electrical services design: Drisaldi Associati (Gianni Drisaldi, Gloria Drisaldi)
  • Fire prevention design: Flu.Project (Michele Bartoccini)
  • Safety coordination: Area Progetto Associati (Marco Balducci)
  • Vegetation design: Enrica Bizzarri
  • Project manager: Massimo Marinelli
  • Contractors: Seprim sas, Edilcostruzioni srl
  • Plot area: 6.900 mq ca.
  • Building surface: 7.800 mq ca.
  • Volume: 18.000 mc ca.

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Antwerp Maritime Academy in Belgium by ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Article source: ATELIER KEMPE THILL

The team Atelier Kempe Thill (Rotterdam) and aNNo architects (Ghent) has recently won the international competition for the renovation and expansion of the Maritime Academy in Antwerp. The project is located in the north of the historic centre of Antwerp, at the prominent bend of the river Schelde. The proposed plan of approximately 15.000m2 in total consists out of three main parts.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Image Courtesy © ATELIER KEMPE THILL

  • Architects: ATELIER KEMPE THILL
  • Project: Antwerp Maritime Academy
  • Location: Noordkasteel Oost 6, 2300 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Client: Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium
  • Team architects: Atelier Kempe Thill Architects and Planners, Rotterdam / The Netherlands, aNNo architecten Ghent / Belgium

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Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Oujé-Bougoumou, Canada by RUBIN & ROTMAN ARCHITECTS

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Article source:  v2com 

The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute has the mission of transmitting the traditional Cree culture it draws upon to future generations. The building’s concept turns to the classic architecture of the Cree people’s traditional longhouse, the shaptuan, and to the particular context of the village of Oujé-Bougoumou. In this village, built in 1992 and unique in many respects, the main buildings were set within a broad circle in the centre of the village. The Aanischaaukamikw Institute rounds out the layout of this space, where the Band Council office is also located.

Image Courtesy ©  Mitch Lenet

Image Courtesy © Mitch Lenet

  • Architects: RUBIN & ROTMAN ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute
  • Location: Oujé-Bougoumou, Canada
  • Photography: Mitch Lenet
  • Client: Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute
  • Year of Construction: 2011
  • Cost of Construction: $10 million
  • Team Members: Stephen Rotman, Bruno Morin, Roberto Campos, Pascale Tétrault
  • General Contractor: Aecon Group Ltd.
  • In collaboration with: Douglas Cardinal, Architect

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INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE in Kolkata, India by ABIN DESIGN STUDIO

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: ABIN DESIGN STUDIO

Kolkata is an ancient city in eastern part of India. Post Independence, this city has not grown like others in India, and has not yet adopted architectural characters. On the contrary this city is becoming more chaotic & mono dramatic. But the city definitely has vibrant life, and people here have love for Art & Culture. As client vision was to give the most expressive, vibrant, technologically advanced & sustainable management institute, we thought about adding colours to city life.

View towards the entrance, Image Courtesy © ABIN DESIGN STUDIO

View towards the entrance, Image Courtesy © ABIN DESIGN STUDIO

  • Architects: ABIN DESIGN STUDIO (ABIN CHAUDHURI)
  • Project: INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
  • Location: Kolkata, India

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