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Orjin Maslak Plaza in Istanbul, Turkey by slapa oberholz pszczulny | architekten

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: slapa oberholz pszczulny | architekten

Located on the European side of Istanbul , the Maslak quarter is one of the most important business districts of the metropolis. Here slapa oberholz pszczulny | sop architekten has built the Orjin Maslak Plaza, a high-rise office block of the highest standards.

Besides office space, the 16-storey building also offers a food court, conference centre and several retail units on the ground floor and its two basements – ideal for meeting the high demand for such services locally. The office levels are highly flexible and can accommodate all the usual forms of office organisation, including individual, shared and open-plan offices.

Image Courtesy © Alcan Aktürk

  • Architects: slapa oberholz pszczulny | architekten
  • Project: Orjin Maslak Plaza
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Alcan Aktürk
  • Developer: Orta Gayrimenkul Yatirim Yonetimi
  • Team: Wolfgang Marcour, Sebastian Reinehr
  • GFA: ca. 50,000 m² above ground, ca. 50.000m² ui.
  • Completion: 2014

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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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Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

DOKK1 is Scandinavia’s largest public library and represents a new generation of modern hybrid libraries, which will contain multiple potentials. The building is situated at the mouth of the Aarhus River in one of the most prominent sites of the city centre of Aarhus.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

1. TOUR ET TAXIS: TOWARDS A MIXED-USE ECO-NEIGHBORHOOD

Whereas most developing countries can write their future starting from a blank slate, European cities face the challenge of transforming their built heritage to secure their energy, social and economic transition towards post-carbon, circular and interdependent urban living.

It means being determined to act as forward thinkers, and to bring our new project “Tour & Taxis” into the 21st century in terms of uses, technological progress, social innovation, and sustainable building principles. Today’s architecture is capable of implementing “energy solidarity” between a piece of architectural heritage — industrial in this case — and a contemporary project. The latter provides the necessary energy to the former by integrating renewable energies, thus limiting carbon emissions as recommended by the COP 21.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: Tour & Taxis
  • Location: Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: Extensa, T&T Project S.A.
  • Program: 85 000 M² Housing (Zone B) + 50 000 M² Office + Retail + Leisure (Gare Maritime)
  • Surface Area: 135 000 M²
  • Status : W.I.P.

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RESIDENTIAL SAN MATEO in Lorca, Spain by ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA NAOS / MCEA | ARQUITECTOS

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA NAOS / MCEA | ARQUITECTOS

The old Residential San Mateo was one of the most emblematic buildings of the city of Lorca for its special conception with an open central space to Juan Carlos I Avenue. In July 2011, the construction was completely demolished due to the earthquake of 11 May. In October 2011, the Residential Owners’ Association issued a call of design proposals to select the most suitable project for the reconstruction of their houses. In the terms of the competition, the projects design was made conditional on compliance with the ownership structure of the original construction, so that each owner could recover the position that had previously occupied within the building as a whole.

Image Courtesy © ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA NAOS / MCEA | ARQUITECTOS

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New Youth Commune in Songhua Lake, China by META-Project

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: META-Project

New Youth Commune, a mixed youth community, located on the edge of Vanke Songhua Lake Resort and bordering natural villages, contains 800 people with the upper space for Vanke staff, the middle rented to self-employed town people and the ground facilitating camping students while open to villagers.

Mountain view from the north side, Image Courtesy © Fang Chun,Chen Su

  • Architects: META-Project
  • Project: New Youth Commune
  • Location: Ji Lin, Songhua Lake, China
  • Photography: Fang Chun, Chen Su, Cao Shibiao
  • Client: Vanke Songhua Lake Resort
  • Design Team: Wang Shuo,Zhang Jing, Cao Shibiao, Lan Tian,Wu Yaping,Zhao Yu
  • Lighting Consultant: Han Xiaowei
  • Area: 10, 000 sqm
  • Date: Design 2014/12;Complete 2015/12
  • Status: Construction Complete

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Budapart – Largest Urban Development in Budapest, Hungary by ADEPT

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: ADEPT 

The local municipal authorities recently approved the ambitious design for the ‘Budapart’ neighbourhood, the largest singular urban development in Budapest for almost 30 years. ADEPT won the commission to design the new urban area with a masterplan based on a distorted grid structure with references to both historic and modern parts of the city. Construction of the first buildings have already started in the 43 ha mixed-use neighbourhood, where built property will count approximately 600.000 m2.

Budapart Waterfront, Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Budapart – Largest Urban Development
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

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THE ANTONI BUILDING in Delft, Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: Studioninedots

The tender for the end building on Stationsplein (Station square) in Delft was won by Smit’s Bouwbedrijf BV|Vink Bouw Nieuwkoop BV. Studioninedots was responsible for the architecture.

Centrally located in Nieuw Delft, this lively place creates space for meeting, knowledge exchange and innovation: the DNA of Delft. The strength of this robust complex called ‘Antoni’ lies in the physical connection of the dynamic surroundings with an urban, mixed-use function that incorporates exhibition and meeting spaces, a hotel with restaurant, workspaces, retail and apartments. Integrated underneath the building will be a new public parking facility for 2.400 bicycles.

The construction agreement between the development group and the municipal developer Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Spoorzone Delft was signed on 21 December 2016.

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots|WAX architectural visualisation

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: THE ANTONI BUILDING
  • Location: Stationsplein, Delft, Netherlands
  • Photography: Studioninedots|WAX architectural visualisation
  • Client: Municipality of Delft, Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Spoorzone Delft
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Jurjen van der Horst, Stefan Dannel, Wouter Hermanns, Gerty Daniëls
  • Team: Smit’s Bouwbedrijf BV | Vink Bouw Nieuwkoop BV | Amory+Jurriëns | Studioninedots
  • Consultants: Born2Brand | Pieters Bouwtechniek | NIBE | Hiensch Engineering
  • Plot: 2.000 m2
  • Size: 12,500m2 (GFA)
  • EPC: 0 (apartments), 0,49 (overall)
  • GPR: 8,3
  • Design-completion: 2016 – 2019
  • Status: Winning tender, in progress

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Rock & Branch in Seoul, South Korea by HyunjoonYoo Architect

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: HyunjoonYoo Architect

A Tail of The Hill

The building has such unique program and location. This facility is served as a place where the park janitors rest, wash and store cleaning tools at the same time. Boramae Park has small and large hills within the park. The site is located at the endpoint of one of those hills. The fan shaped area, which is about two-thirds of the site, is in contact with the road and the rest one-third touches the end of the hill. In fact, the site is in-between the last tail of the hill and the road. With the site given, the park required a shelter for the janitors and the storage for the equipment.

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

  • Architects: HyunjoonYoo Architect (Taewon Choi)
  • Project: Rock & Branch: Janitor’s Shelter for Boramae Park
  • Location: 395, Shindaebang-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Youngchae Park
  • Lead Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo, Jinsung Heo
  • Design Team: Jaehong Kim, Daeun Seo
  • Client: Dongbu Park & Landscape Management Office
  • Structural Engineer: Seum
  • Construction: Pureun jongwon construction
  • Mechanical engineer: Min Sung engineering
  • Electrical engineer: Hyeob-In
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 465.90 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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East Village in Beirut, Lebanon by J.M.Bonfils & Associates

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: J.M.Bonfils & Associates

The concept consisted in lifting key contextual elements – traditional building material and Lebanese gardens –and revives them with contemporary interpretations. So conventional wood and dark stone found an unexpected contrast in vivid red metal, and space-efficient vertical gardens replaced their horizontal predecessors. These elements complement the diversity of the surrounding context. While it looks like a simple geometric shape from afar, the structure consists of three parallel elongated blocks each with a unique identity that’s revealed on approach, while a cantilevered section that extends out towards the street emphasizes the building’s partly public function, a contemporary art gallery that occupies the ground floor to introduce a cultural and commercial element to the project.

Image Courtesy © Art Director Kinan Mansour

  • Architects: J.M.Bonfils & Associates
  • Project: East Village
  • Location: Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Art Director Kinan Mansour, Director Chadi Younes and Wael Khoury Photography
  • Lead Architects: Jean-Marc Bonfils
  • Collaborators:
    • Architects: Marwan Matta & Lea Ksayer
  • Consultants:
    • Structural Engineers: Rodolphe Mattar
    • M.E.P Engineers: Kamal Sioufi & Associates
    • Contractors: Kfoury Contracting & Engineering
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 8000 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015

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