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Zaanstad Cultural Cluster in Netherlands by MVRDV

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

Since 2001, the centre of Zaanstad has been transformed to agree with the style of the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site the Zaanse Schans. Architectural highlights of this requirement include the city hall in shape of oversized Zaan houses and the Inntel hotel, which appears as a large stack of the same green houses. The new Cultural Cluster is the next step in this urban plan. The question was raised of how to continue the Zaan style given these existing variations of the traditional house, and also how to secure a clear identity for each of the established cultural institutions within the larger envelope of a single building.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Zaanstad Cultural Cluster
  • Location: Zaanstad, Netherlands
  • Client: Gemeente Zaanstad, Netherlands
  • Credits: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Klaas Hofman, Gerard Heerink, Luca Moscelli, Rebecca Pröbster, Brygida Zawadzka, Hannah Knudsen, Bart Dankers, Carlo Cattó, CostanzaCuccato
  • Partners:
    • Engineering: Royal Haskoning DHV, Netherlands
    • TheatreAdvice: Bureau Theateradvies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Lighting Design: Viabizzuno, Italy
  • Size & Program: 7.500 m2 cultural cluster includinga film house, a library, a performing and visual arts centre, a pop music centre, a music school, a centre for design and a local radio station
  • Year: 2015-
  • Budget: Undisclosed

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IC – Ruhr-Universität in Bochum, Germany by Gerber Architekten

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Gerber Architekten

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s IC-Complex has undergone a two-year process of refurbishment, and is now a state-of-the-art research building. This complex of buildings now provides a space where around 5,000 students and scientists can study and research in a harmonious architectural environment that is technologically equipped to a high standard, and is ideally suited to its function.

The freshly renovated IC-Complex of Ruhr-University Bochum, Image Courtesy © Hans-Jürgen Landes

The freshly renovated IC-Complex of Ruhr-University Bochum, Image Courtesy © Hans-Jürgen Landes

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: IC – Ruhr-Universität in Bochum
  • Location: Bochum, Germany
  • Photography: Hans-Jürgen Landes
  • Design: 06/2009 – 02/2011
  • Construction: 08/2011 – 09/2013
  • Completion: 09/2013
  • GFA: 52.300 m2
  • Building costs: 80 million Euro

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CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE IN THE OLD CONVENT OF MADRE DE DIOS, Spain by Sol89

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Article source: Sol89

The intervention interprets the building where is inserted, an old convent, as a context in constant transformation over time.

The project arises from a reflection around the creation process in contemporary art, its unpredictable condition and the current dissolution of limits between the space of production and exhibition. We can recognize that much of contemporary art expression understands the architectural space as a matter of work (we remember Shibboleth by Doris Salcedo breaking the floor of the Tate Modern in London in 2007, High Plane V by Katterin Sigurdardottir occupying the false ceiling of the PS1 in New York or Esto no es un graffiti where artists demolished some facings of walls in the same place of our project). We think the contemporary exhibition space shouldn’t be projected like a static room in time but like a never ending space in ellipsis, waiting for each exhibition come for completing it.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Sol89: María González y Juanjo López de la Cruz 
  • Project: Contemporary Art Space in the Old Convent of Madre de Dios
  • Location: Old convent of Madre de Dios, Seville, Spain
  • Photography:Fernando Alda
  • Client: Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla
  • Collaborator: George Smudge  and Andrés Pino
  • Installationsengineers: Alejandro Cabanas
  • Built up area: 830 m²
  • Completion date: Firstphase- January 2014
  • Award: Project Nominated to the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

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Baiyunting Culture and Art Center in Jiangsu Province, China by Dushe Architectural Design Co.Ltd

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Article source: Dushe Architectural Design Co.Ltd

Recently, ‘Urban Renovation’, proposed by Shanghai city and Shenzhen City,  become the most popular topic in urban and architectural area, which however, was put into practice by Dushe nearly three years ago. In a latest completed project in Nanjing, Dushe convert a former food market into a cultural center. In this project, Dushe provided integration services including architecture design, interior design and landscape design. Following Jiahe Boutique Hotel, Baiyunting Culture and Art Center has become another representative work of Dushe in the area of urban renovation.

 Image Courtesy © Su Sheng Liang

Image Courtesy © Su Sheng Liang

  • Architects: Dushe Architectural Design Co.Ltd
  • Project: Baiyunting Culture and Art Center
  • Location: Nanjing city, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Photography: Su Sheng Liang
  • Client: Nanjing Baiyunting Cultural Development Co.Ltd
  • Project Design Year: 2012
  • Project Completed Year: 2014
  • Project Area: 25,000㎡

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MAISON DES DANSES in Bordeaux, France by adh [doazan+hirschberger&associés]

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: adh [doazan+hirschberger&associés]

A few steps away from St Jean Station,the Maison des Danses strengthens the artistic and educational vocation of the neighborhood,along with the Conservatory of Bordeaux and the School of Fine Arts.

The “Maisons des Danses” is part of Bordeaux’s traditional spirit,and offers cultural facilities open to choreography and the world.

Image Courtesy © HervéAbbadie

Image Courtesy © HervéAbbadie

  • Architects: adh [doazan+hirschberger&associés]
  • Project: MAISON DES DANSES
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: HervéAbbadie
  • Architects in charge: Benoîte Doazan, Nicolas Novello, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Project Management: Adh[doazan+hirschberger&associés],architects |altia, acoustics expert| architecture& technique scenographer |cetab bettce,economist| pixelum,lightconception
  • Area: 1000 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Acoustics expert: altia
  • Light conception: pixelum
  • Economist: cetab
  • Scenographer: architecture & technique

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Huellas Artes in Santiago, Chile by 100architects

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Article source: 100architects

Huellas Artes interprets the human footprint as an artistic trail in Santiago city. It is a cultural engine fueled by the passing flow of citizens and visitors from around the Bellas Artes metro station, a highly cultural area of downtown Santiago. It is an architectural intervention that proposes a new use scene in a fully unclosed outdoor space.

Image Courtesy © Ines Subtil

Image Courtesy © Ines Subtil

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Huellas Artes
  • Location: Merced Rd. Mosqueto Rd. Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Ines Subtil
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino 5.0
  • Area: 744 m2

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CHÂTEAU DE RENTILLY-FRAC Ile-de in Bussy Saint Martin, France by Bona-Lemercier

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: Bona-Lemercier

Rebuilt after the last war in a style reflecting the local Ile de France architecture, though on a much smaller scale than the original, the Château de Rentilly lost its historical value and its significant relationship with its remarkable location. This project has sought to restore both aspects by encasing the building in a second skin of pleated, mirror polished stainless steel which reflects and diffracts the image of the park, acting as a kind of sound box. The interior has been stripped down and simultaneously opened up on both opposite sides, one to the jardin à la française, the other to the english landscape park, emphasising the concept of immersion in the natural world.

Image Courtesy © Florian Kleinefenn

Image Courtesy © Florian Kleinefenn

  • Architects: Bona-Lemercier
  • Project: CHÂTEAU DE RENTILLY-FRAC Ile-de
  • Location: Domaine de Rentilly, Bussy Saint Martin, France
  • Photography: Florian Kleinefenn
  • Partners: Xavier Veilhan, artist and Alexis Bertrand, scenographer
  • Collaborators: Margot van Gaver, Paul Vincent, Gabriel Coin
  • Engineering: Malishev-Wilson, VPEAS, BETEL, Switch
  • Client: Communautéd’agglomération de Marne et Gondoire, with the Ministry of Culture (state commission of a work of contemporary art)
  • Area: 1350 Sq.m.
  • Budget: 3,45 M €
  • Year: 2014

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REFORMA DIANA CORPORATE BUILDING in Mexico by Arditti + RDT Architects

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Article source: Arditti + RDT Architects

The Reforma Diana Tower is a state of the art building resulting from the special conditions of the terrain located at Av. Paseo de la Reforma no. 412, near the Diana Cazadora sculpture.
The limitations of this terrain are a maximum height of 40 levels over Reforma and a restricted façade of only 16 meters. Other limitation was the need to respect three back terrace levels to allow the natural light to reach Tokio Street. The building has a total construction surface of 33,800 square meters and a height of 140 metes over the street level.

Image Courtesy © Arditti + RDT Architects

Image Courtesy © Arditti + RDT Architects

  • Architects: Arditti + RDT Architects
  • Project: REFORMA DIANA CORPORATE BUILDING
  • Location: Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico

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Contemporary Art Center in Baia Mare, Romania by Suzana Maria Ciplea

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Article source: Suzana Maria Ciplea

For the first time since the fall of communism,the Baia Mare’s city government is trying to revitalize the city’s identity, unique in Europe because of the \”The Baia Mare Art School of Painting – (founded in 1896)\” by creating workshops for artists, creative camps, and exhibition spaces. Inspired by this initiative the project that I propose represents a new monument that will historically contribute to this city – a new landmark, daring and poetic, which rebirths the spirit of “The Baia Mare Art School of Painting”. I wish that this city will become a magnet for plastic artists.

Image Courtesy © Suzana Maria Ciplea

Image Courtesy © Suzana Maria Ciplea

  • Architects: Suzana Maria Ciplea
  • Project: Contemporary Art Center
  • Location: Baia Mare, Romania
  • Software used: Archicad, Artlantis and Photoshop

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Pomona College Studio Art Hall in Claremont, California by wHY

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: wHY

The Pomona College Studio Art Hall is a 35,000 square-foot, two-story, interdisciplinary arts center at the heart of the Claremont, Calif., campus, designed to create a physical environment where an appreciation for the creative art process can be nurtured and explored.

Image Courtesy © wHY

Image Courtesy © wHY

  • Architects: wHY
  • Project: Pomona College Studio Art Hall
  • Location: Claremont, California, U.S.A.
  • Architect Team: wHY, Kulapat Yantrasast

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