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Anatolia Tiles in Izmir, Turkey by IGLO Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: IGLO Architects

Anatolia Tiles is a Canadian Company who imports ceramic tiles they got produced in Europe and Turkey and sell them in Canadian market. Recently they decided to sell their products in the U.S. market as well, especially in southern part of U.S.A. As a result of their strategic plans they decided to build a logistic center in Aliaga -Izmir/TURKEY as direct sea transport from south of Turkey to Southern U.S.A came out to be much cheaper than TIR transport.

The company has 10 similar logistic buildings in Canada, thus they are used to working with architects and they were in the expectation of a similar design approach in their new building as in their existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © IGLO Architects

  • Architects: IGLO Architects
  • Project: Anatolia Tiles
  • Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Client: Anatolia Tile & Stone Inc.
  • Team: Zafer KAROGLU, Yildirim GIGI, Zeycan Gokce ABAY, Dilara BOZKALE, Ayse PEK, Pinar KOMURCU
  • Project Area: 6250 sqm
  • Project Start Date: January 2016
  • Project Completion Date: October 2017
  • Construction Date: Ongoing

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Astro Tower in Brussels, Belgium by Estudio Lamela

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Estudio Lamela

Today the Astro Tower in Brussels (Belgium) is presented, which after its renovationled by Estudio Lamela and its Belgianpartners Altiplan Architects—becomes Europe’s tallest green building in terms of energy consumption and savings. The project represents the profoundrefurbishment of an icon of the city to respond to the requirements of sustainability required by a 21st century city. At the same time, it renews the skyline of the city. “When we won the contest in 2010, we opted forcompletely rehabilitating the building from the original structure and preserving its essence. To do this, we replaced the facades with others that provide more luminosity and, more importantly, we gained the energy control of the tower, affirms Carlos Lamela, director of Estudio Lamela.

Image Courtesy © George de Kinder

  • Architects: Estudio Lamela
  • Project: Astro Tower
  • Location: 1210 SaintJosse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: George de Kinder
  • Client: FG EURO GREEN 1 SA / until March 2016: BANCO SANTANDER
  • TenantActiris
  • Partner: Altiplan Architects
  • Budget: € 55 million
  • Surface area: 52,600 m2
  • Project Dates: 2010-2016

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Gastropavilion ETH Hönggerberg in Zürich, Switzerland by Tuñón & Ruckstuhl Architects GmbH

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Tuñón & Ruckstuhl Architects GmbH

The gastronomic pavilion at the ETH Hönggerberg has been conceived as a prism that serves as an architectural filter between the campus and the landscape and serves as a meeting point for teachers, visitors, employees and students, as well as a reception place for international guests. On the south side opening to the campus and on the north side allowing to enjoy a beautiful view over the wide landscape, the building has an open and flexible structure and its series of wood porticoes form an elegant hall.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

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Campus SFR (SFR Headquarters) in Saint-Denis, France by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés 

The new head office for SFR will bring together some 8500 staff who are currently dispersed between 4 sites in the Paris area. The project is conceived as a campus, with offices, a conference centre, restaurants, a sports hall and fitness centre and numerous gardens.

The new 130,000 sq m SFR headquarters in the Landy-Pleyel ZAC (mixed development zone) boasts nearly 8,500 employee workstations.

Image Courtesy © Eric Sempé

  • Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
  • Project: Campus SFR (SFR Headquarters)
  • Location: Saint-Denis, France
  • Photography: Eric Sempé
  • Client: SFR
  • Developper: Vinci Immobilier Promotion
  • Technical Studies: SETEC Bâtiment
  • Technical studies (facades): EPP France
  • Lighting: Seul Soleil
  • Total Surface Area: 135, 000 square meters
  • Date of completion: 2013 (Phase 1), 2015 (phase 2)

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Iceberg in Aarhus, Denmark by JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects  

This project provides an enormous opportunity for Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, to redevelop in a socially sustainable way by renovating its old, out-of-use container terminal. The area is meant to become a living city quarter and achieve a proper level of urban density, comprised of a multitude of cultural and social activities, generous amounts of workplaces, and of course, a highly mixed and diverse array of housing types.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects
  • Project: Iceberg
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Client: Pension Danmark
  • Collaborators: Cebra, SeArch, Louis Paillard
  • Budget: 243 000 000 DKK (32 600 000 EUR)
  • Size: 21 600 M2
  • Status: 1st prize, completed May 2013

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El Presidio Casa Bon in Sinaloa, Mexico by German Velasco Arquitectos

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: German Velasco Arquitectos 

What we enjoyed the most when doing a project in which we are able to intervene an old building, is the great opportunity to transform it for a new useful life. The project for the restaurant El Presidio Casa Bon gave us for raw material a nineteenth century mansion in Culiacan, Sinaloa, in the northern part of Mexico.

Image Courtesy © German Velasco Arquitectos

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Schoenholzer 15/16 in Berlin, Germany by roedig . schop architekten

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: roedig . schop architekten

The building is located on the former border strip of the Berlin Wall, between Schoenholzer and Bernauer Strasse, occupying two lots dating back to the Wilhelmine era. The former „Postenweg“, which was part of the GDR border security system and is now open to the public, lies directly to the north of the plot.

street facade frontal, Image Courtesy © Stefan Mueller

  • Architects: roedig . schop architekten
  • Project: Schoenholzer 15/16
  • Location: Schönholzer Straße 15/16, 10115 Berlin, Germany
  • Photography: Stefan Mueller
  • Software used: CAD-programm
  • Construction: Ingenieurbüro Rüdiger Jockwer, Berlin
  • Landscape Planning: Mettler Landschaftsarchitektur Berlin
  • Building Costs Incl Vat: 5123500 EUR
  • Gross Volume: 9857 m³
  • Gross Floor Space: 2522 m²
  • Floor Space: 1674 m²
  • Project Start: 01/2007
  • Start Of Construction: 06/2012
  • Date Of Completion: 01/2015

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Stadthalle Hall F in Vienna, Austria by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten 

The new Hall F is an ingenious addition to the previously less developed southeast side of the monumental complex of Wiener Stadthalle, creating impact even on its own. The concert, show, dance, fashion and even circus venue sits 2,000 spectators. Furthermore, congresses and conventions can be facilitated. Even though it is a particularly appealing urban location, the new edifice does not steal the spotlight from Roland Rainer’s hall, which was built half a century prior.

Image Courtesy © Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten
  • Project: Stadthalle Hall F
  • Location: A-1150 Wien, Vogelweidplatz 14, Vienna, Austria
  • Client: Stadthalle Wien
  • Project Management: P. Nußbaumer
  • Project management, building services, building physics: Vasko Partner, Vienna
  • Structural engineering concrete: Kollitsch Stanek, Vienna
  • Structural engineering steel: Zemler Raunicher, Vienna
  • Electrical engineering: Fleck, Vienna
  • Stagecraft: Kottke, Bayreuth
  • Area: 13,660 m²
  • Volume: 101,235 m³
  • Competition: 2002
  • Construction: 2003-2006

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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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De Cecco Headquarters in Pescara, Italy by Studio FUKSAS

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Studio FUKSAS 

The De Cecco Headquarters are an architectural landmark rising above an area of considerable town development. Two “edifices” linked by staircases and lifts, stand distinctly separate one on top of the other. The elevations of the cube-shaped lower part feature floor-to-ceiling glazing which hollows and lightens the sense of volume.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

  • Architects: Studio FUKSAS (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: De Cecco Headquarters
  • Location: Via A. Volta, Pescara, Italy
  • Photography: Moreno Maggi and Gianmarco Chieregato
  • Client: De Cecco SpA
  • General coordination and safety, engineering and space planning: Progetto CMR, Milan
  • Structures: Studio Engineer Toniolo, Sirmione (BS)
  • Fire prevention: Architect Di Fazio, Pescara
  • Fire protection of structures: Engineer Pustorino, Livorno
  • Cost: 20,000,000 Euros
  • Area: 6,300 sq. m.
  • Period: 2001-2008

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