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Media Library [Third-Place] in Thionville, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

This project has the ambition of becoming a new model for media libraries. The programme calls the functions of a media library into question, lending it the content of a ‘third place’ – a place where members of the public become actors in their own condition, a place for creation as well as reception. In association with the basic programme, the building includes areas for displays, creation, music studios, and a café-restaurant. To give meaning to this new programme, it seemed necessary to question the way in which a place of this kind is produced. The various activities in the programme blend into each other, creating a dynamic arrangement. The spatial principle is based on a non-hierarchical superposition of different systems.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos)
  • Project: Media Library [Third-Place]
  • Location: 1 place Malraux, 57100 Thionville, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons and David Romero-Uzeda
  • 3D Animation: Brooklyn Foundry
  • Architects assistants: Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: Steve Letho Duclos
  • Engineers and consultants:
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
    • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: Solares Bauen
    • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
    • Acoustics: Euro sound project
    • Landscape: Bruno Kubler
  • Budget: 11 000 000€

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Marne-la-Vallée University Library in Paris, France by Beckmann-N’Thépé

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Beckmann-N’Thépé

Future heart and social area of the Marne-la-Vallée university campus, the new central library has the significant advantage of being located on an outstanding site: the Ferme de la Haute Maison. Dating from the 17th century, this \”historic\” site endows the building with a strategic role. Its identity does not just stem from the quality of the constructions: the surrounding moat, which extends into a water garden, and the central courtyard which becomes the main parvis, are two federating components of this site, generating a special emotion.

Image Courtesy © Olivier Amsellem

  • Architects: Beckmann-N’Thépé
  • Project: Marne-la-Vallée University Library
  • Location: Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, France
  • Photography: Olivier Amsellem
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Marne-la-Vallée University (Marne-la-Vallée –77, France)
  • Client Assistance: AURIS (Boulogne Billancourt – 92, France)
  • Project manager: Hélène Méhats
  • Architects: Fabio Cummaudo, Wilfried Daufy, Anne-Catherine Dufros, Marc Durand, Nicolas Gaudard, Thamila Hamiti, David Malaval, David Tajchman, Frédéric Taupin
  • Assistant architects: Amélie Authier, Maïté Dupont, Li Fang, Linna Lay, Laetitia Pignol

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Strasbourg Convention Centre in France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects & Rey-Lucquet et associés

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects

The design for the Strasbourg Palais de la Musique et des Congrès by Austrian architectural firm Dietrich | Untertrifaller and French firm Rey-Lucquet & Associés combines the two existing music halls from the 1970s and 80s with new buildings to create a harmonious ensemble with a distinctive architectural identity. The expansion and general renovation of the convention center involves the construction of a 3,000 m² multifunctional hall, a conference hall for 450 people, and a 520-seat auditorium, the expansion and conversion of two existing concert halls, plus a new rehearsal hall for the Strasbourg Philharmonic orchestra. In December 2016, the recently completed project was nominated for the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.

Stainless steel arcades, Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

Stainless steel arcades, Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects & Rey-Lucquet et associés
  • Project: Strasbourg Convention Centre
  • Location: F-67000 Straßburg, Pl. Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: Bruno Klomfar
  • Client: Eurométropole de Strasbourg
  • Project management: Heiner Walker (D | U) & Aurélien Vollmar (R-L)
  • Structural engineering: OTE Ingénierie, Illkirch / Serue Ingénierie, Schiltigheim
  • Building engineering: OTE Ingénierie, Illkirch / Serue Ingénierie, Schiltigheim
  • Sustainability & Building physics: Solares Bauen, Strasbourg
  • Cost planning: C2BI, Strasbourg
  • Acoustics: Müller-BBM, München
  • Stage planning: Walter Kottke, Bayreuth
  • Facade planning: CEEF, Ramonchamp
  • Landscape planning: Digitale Paysage, Imbsheim
  • Kitchen planning: Ecotral, Strasbourg
  • Gross Floor Area: ca. 44.500 m² (32,5′ renovation, 12′ new buildings)
  • Capacity: ca. 15.000 visitors
  • Competition: 2011 / 1. Price
  • Construction: 2013 – 2016

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Cantine antinori in Firenze, Italy by Archea Associati

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Article source: Archea Associati 

The site is surrounded by the unique hills of Chianti, covered with vineyards, half-way between Florence and Siena. A cultured and illuminated customer has made it possible to pursue, through architecture, the enhancement of the landscape and the surroundings as expression of the cultural and social valence of the place where wine is produced. The functional aspects have therefore become an essential part of a design itinerary which centres on the geomorphological experimentation of a building understood as the most authentic expression of a desired symbiosis and merger between anthropic culture, the work of man, his work environment and the natural environment. The physical and intellectual construction of the winery pivots on the profound and deep-rooted ties with the land, a relationship which is so intense and suffered (also in terms of economic investment) as to make the architectural image conceal itself and blend into it. The purpose of the project has therefore been to merge the building and the rural landscape; the industrial complex appears to be a part of the latter thanks to the roof, which has been turned into a plot of farmland cultivated with vines, interrupted, along the contour lines, by two horizontal cuts which let light into the interior and provide those inside the building with a view of the landscape through the imaginary construction of a diorama. The façade, to use an expression typical of buildings, therefore extends horizontally along the natural slope, paced by the rows of vines which, along with the earth, form its “roof cover”. The openings or cuts discreetly reveal the underground interior: the office areas, organized like a belvedere above the barricade, and the areas where the wine is produced are arranged along the lower, and the bottling and storage areas along the upper.

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: Archea Associati (Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti, Silvia Fabi, Giovanni Polazzi)
  • Project: Cantine antinori
  • Location: Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Firenze, Italy
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti and Pietro Savorelli
  • Client: Marchesi Antinori srl
  • Artistic supervision: Marco Casamonti
  • Assistant art director: Francesco Giordani
  • Engineering: HYDEA
  • Bulding site supervisor: Paolo Giustiniani
  • Structural design: AEI Progetti
  • Design of plants: M&E Management & Engineering
  • Oenological plants: Emex Engineering, Marchesi Antinori
  • General contractor: Inso
  • Cost: € 85.052.831
  • Chronology:
    • Beginning of design 2004
    • Opening of building site 2007
    • Completion date 25 October 2012

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Municipal Auditorium Of Lucena in Cordoba, Spain by MX_SI architectural studio

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: MX_SI architectural studio

The building project housing the Municipal Auditorium at Lucena recognizes the importance of the proximity to the river, the city’s exhibition centre and integration with the landscape as well as the extreme climatic conditions of the area.

The walk along the river provides a spatial sequence based on different gradients of open, semi-covered, covered and enclosed spaces. As a prelude, a large space or open forum is created for crowds to congregate at concerts and outdoor events.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: MX_SI architectural studio (Mara Partida, Boris Bezan, Héctor Mendoza)
  • Project: Municipal Auditorium Of Lucena
  • Location: Cordoba, Spain
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Client: Lucena Town Hall
  • Collaborators: Elsa Bertrán, Filipe Fonseca, Oscar Espinosa, Olga Bombac
  • Structures: BOMAIMPASA
  • Fluids: JG Ingenieros
  • Acoustics: Arau Acústica
  • Stagecraft: Scenic Light
  • Original Budget: 12.000.000 €
  • Phase 1 Budget: 4.125.000 €
  • Total Surface: 6.700 M2
  • Phase 1 Surface: 4.500 M2
  • Dates: 2012 – 2015

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Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville in Caen, France by OMA

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: OMA 

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is a public library for the metropolitan region Caen la Mer in Normandy, France. The 12,000 m2 multimedia library is located at the tip of the peninsula that extends out from the city of Caen to the English Channel. Its key position – between the city’s historic core and an area of Caen that is being developed – supports the city’s ambition for the library to become a new civic center. The library’s glass facade visually connects the adjacent park, pedestrian pathway and waterfront plaza to the interior and together with two large ground floor entrances at both sides of the building, enables a fluid interaction of the library with its surroundings. On the upper floors, the urban belvedere provides unobstructed views in all four directions.

Photograph by Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Location: Caen, France
  • Photography: Philippe Ruault
  • Client: Communauté d’agglomération Caen La Mer
  • Architecture: Clement Blanchet Architecture, Barcode Architects
  • Engineering: Iosis / Egis Batiments
  • Sustainability & Facade: Elioth
  • Acoustic: RHDHV
  • Scenography: Ducks sceno
  • Renderings / moving images: ArtefactoryLab
  • Façade: Rob van Santen / VS-a group
  • Curtains: Inside Outside
  • Program: Library, Total 12 700 m2 (SHON), including 325 m2 exhibition space, 350 m2 restaurant, 250m2 auditorium, 3200 m2 reading spaces, 2075m2 offices + logistics and 1900 m2 storage space
  • Status: Construction

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Features and installations for 2016 edition in London, United Kingdom by 100% Design

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: v2com

100% Design, the UK’s largest design trade show, announces its line-up of specially commissioned installations and features, reflecting both conceptually and physically this year’s theme of ‘experience’. Each installation will play on the senses to map a multi-sensory journey through the show, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in contemporary product design and be inspired by the possibilities enabled by great design.

The Central Bar at 100% Design has long been a hub for networking, a symbolic destination at the heart of both the show itself and the wider design industry. This year the 100% Design team has brought together a stream of uprights with colour scales adding drama to the central space, defining the area and providing a moment of shelter. The dramatic overhead installation is intended to provide a focal point for the entire show, surrounded by specially devised fins that define the entire space.

Design Path by Hakwood, Image Courtesy © 100% Design

Design Path by Hakwood, Image Courtesy © 100% Design

  • Architects: 100% Design
  • Project: Features and installations for 2016 edition
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

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The Perelman Center in New York by REX architecture

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: REX architecture

The board of directors of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (The Perelman Center) and President & Director Maggie Boepple today unveiled the design for the new performing arts center, located at the World Trade Center site. Set to open in 2020, The Perelman Center will produce and premiere theater, dance, music, film, opera, and multidisciplinary works while offering a range of amenities for visitors and residents in the Lower Manhattan community.

FRONTAL DAY RENDER , Image Courtesy © LUXIGON

FRONTAL DAY RENDER , Image Courtesy © LUXIGON

  • Architects: REX architecture
  • Project: The Perelman Center
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: CHRIS JANJIC
  • Rendering: LUXIGON, FRONT and DBOX
  • Client: Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center
  • Personnel: Adam Chizmar (PL), Maur Dessauvage, Alysen Hiller Fiore (PL), Sebastian Hofmeister, Suemin Jeon, Claire Kuang, Kirby Liu, Weronika Marciniak, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Vaidotas Vaiciulis
  • Competition Team: Giannantonio Bongiorno, Adam Chizmar (PL), Alberto Cumerlato, Mahasti Fakourbayat, Alysen Hiller Fiore (PL), Gabriel Jewell-Vitale, Min Kim, Dominyka Mineikyte, Elizabeth Nichols, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Raul Rodriguez, Michal Sapko, Emma Silverblatt, Elina Spruza, Michele Tonizzo, Vaidotas Vaiciulis, Michael Volk, Cristina Webb
  • Executive Architect: Davis Brody Bond
  • Consultants: Arup, CCI, Charcoalblue, Cost Plus, Ducibella Venter & Santore, Front, Jaros Baum & Bolles, Jenkins & Huntington, Magnusson Klemencic, RWDI, Sciame, Silman, Thornton Tomasetti / Weidlinger, Threshold, Wilson Ihrig
  • Area: 8,400 m2 (90,000 sf)
  • Status: Invited competition 2014, first prize 2015, commenced Schematic Design 2016, completion expected 2020

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Cafetería Colegio Los Nogales in Bogotá, Colombia by Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Article source: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Under the idea of ​​making an expressive and seismically efficient structure, the pavilion is designed with a single type V column which gradually rotates and reverses, generating an apparently random sequence. As a result, the building simulates movement creating static movement architecture. As well, the resulting shape is very efficient to resist seismic forces.

Image Courtesy © Rodrigo Dávila

Image Courtesy © Rodrigo Dávila

  • Architects: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota (Daniel Bonilla)
  • Project: Cafetería Colegio Los Nogales
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Photography: Rodrigo Dávila
  • Client: Colegio Los Nogales
  • Design Team: Daniel Bonilla, Eduardo Varela, Sebastián Chica, Mauricio Méndez, María Paula González
  • Interns: Juan Camilo Arango, Cesar Grisales
  • General Direction: Luis Guillermo Vallejo, Juan Carlos Henao
  • Structural design: I.P.I. Ingeniería y Proyectos de Infraestructura
  • Electric design: CZ Ingeniería
  • Structured cabling: Sajicom Ltda
  • Acousctic design: ADT – Acústica diseño y tecnología ltda
  • Bioclimatic advice: Jorge Ramirez – Arquitectura y bioclimática
  • Landscaping: Plantamos Ltda
  • Area: 1.624,92 m2
  • Date: March 2011 – May 2012

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Krona Knowledge And Cultural Centre in Kongsberg, Norway by Mecanoo architecten

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

Synergy

The KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre enhances Kongsberg’s cultural institutions and stimulates interaction between diverse communities and disciplines. Comprised of a variety of functions, KRONA houses new teaching and technical laboratory facilities for Buskerud University College and Tinius Olsen Technical Vocational College, as well as a technical university library. The complex also includes a public library, cinemas, municipal offices and a theatre auditorium. Its functions are organised around a central void with shared functions, enhancing flexibility and reducing programme redundancy. Using subtle landscape elevations and strategically locating programme access points, visitors intuitively gravitate towards the Centre. Throughout the interior spaces, strong visual connections to public functions further enhance the liveliness of the complex.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten
  • Project: Krona Knowledge And Cultural Centre
  • Location: Kongsberg, Norway
  • Client: Kongsberg Kommune, Bolten Eiendom AS
  • Local architect: Code Arkitektur
  • Structural engineer: Rambøll Norge AS
  • ME engineer: EM Teknikk – Energi AS
  • Fire safety consultant: Rambøll Norge AS
  • Main contractor: Strøm Gundersen AS
  • Area: 24,000 m2
  • Design: 2012 – 2013
  • Realisation: 2013 – 2015

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