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W Hotel ‘Bank’-building in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Office Winhov

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Office Winhov

The restoration and transformation for the former Kas Bank building will rejuvenate this national monument converting it into a five-star W hotel. The building, originally designed by F.W.M. Poggenbeek in 1908 was expended in phases until 1932. The building follows the classical typology of bank buildings with vaults on the ground floor and basement, a monumental bank hall on the first floor and offices above. The building is one of the first concrete constructions in the Netherlands and is finished with a sandstone facade.

View from the Spuistraat, Image Courtesy © Stefan Müller

  • Architects: Office Winhov
  • Project: W Hotel ‘Bank’-building
  • Location: Spuistraat 172, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Stefan Müller
  • Client: Europe Hotels|Private Collection
  • Restauration : Hoek architectuur & restauratie
  • Interior design: Baranowitz + Kronenberg
  • Sustainability: BREEAM Gold
  • Gross floor area : 8.200 m2
  • Project: 2013-2015/16

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Toyotomi community center in Japan by Atelier BNK co.,ltd.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Atelier BNK co.,ltd. 

This is a community facility in the Soya region of the town of Toyotomi in northernmost Hokkaido. The project supplements the short comings of the neighboring town hall, nursery school, and hospital, and crates a unified network of facilities. The aim was to create a place for citizens of all ages by adding a library facility and a small, multipurpose hall, while keeping the overall scale of the center small.

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

  • Architects: Atelier BNK co.,ltd.
  • Project: Toyotomi community center
  • Location: Toyotomi, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Sakai
  • Collaborators: Kanebako Structural Engineers
  • Area: 2,641.47sqm
  • Year: 2013

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Urban Repurposing of a Former Dairy in Paris, France by NOMAA_MARC YOUNAN ARCHITECTES

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: NOMAA_MARC YOUNAN ARCHITECTES

The project involves the conversion of an industrial building dating from the 19th century into 85 units of social housing, and a nursery with space for 40 cribs, as well as a commercial space and a parking garage. The existing building, which has served a series of varied activities – first as a dairy, then for food processing industries, followed by maintenance workshops and a printing business – was built on a trapezius plan around a courtyard covered with an industrial glass roof sheltering delivery docks.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Moulinet

  • Architects: NOMAA_MARC YOUNAN ARCHITECTES (Eddy Vahanian)
  • Project: Urban Repurposing of a former dairy
  • Location: 13-19 boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris, France
  • Photography: Daniel Moulinet Photographe
  • Project owner: Linkcity pour Paris habitat
  • BET TCE: Groupe Nox (feasibility study, design and supervision of the engineering trades, contract management for the site)
  • General contractor: Brezillon
  • Surface area: 9 300 m²
  • Cost: 13.5 M€ excluding VAT
    Calendar: Delivered in December 2016

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New headquarters of EY in Milan, Italy by DEGW Italia

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: DEGW Italia 

EY is opening its new headquarters right in the heart of the old city centre of Milan, the first workplace of the future in Italy: a totally green, LEED-certified building with revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of how to work, designed by DEGW.

The new headquarters of EY, located right in the heart of old Milan city centre, has opened its doors as a totally green, renovated organism featuring revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of work. The project, by DEGW, Lombardini22 brand, has done so by redeveloping an entire block, “welding together” totally different structures built at different periods in time that seemed to be unsuitable for either the latest work methods or an innovative company like EY. The real challenge the project faced was to incorporate all the most highly developed modern-day work processes within the constraints imposed by history, turning every restriction into a fresh opportunity to enhance the space itself.

Image Courtesy © Dario Tettamanzi

  • Architects: DEGW Italia
  • Project: New headquarters of EY
  • Location: via Meravigli, 12/14, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Dario Tettamanzi
  • Tenant: EY
  • Developer: Antirion SGR S.p.A. Fondo Global Comparto Core
  • Advisor: Colliers International S.p.A
  • Project Manager: IRE S.p.A.
  • LEED Consultant: R2M Solutions
  • EY Project Leader: Stefano Massimo Riva
  • Antirion Project Leader: Vincenzo Scerbo

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Peninsula Place in London, UK by Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

Knight Dragon unveils a new £1billion landmark, designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.

This major new landmark is set to transform Greenwich Peninsula, London’s emerging cultural district. Residents and visitors to the Peninsula will arrive from the tube into an 80ft high winter garden and glass galleria. The scheme will total 1.4 million sq ft including a new tube and bus station, theatre, cinema and performance venue, bars, shops and a wellbeing hub. Above this will rise three towers of workspaces, apartments and hotels, all connected to the Thames by a stunning new land bridge.

Day, Image Courtesy © Uniform

  • Architects: Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer
  • Project: Peninsula Place
  • Location: London, UK
    Photography: Uniform
  • Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
  • Architect PP2: Allies and Morrison
  • Structural Engineer of record: Meinhardt
  • MEP Engineer: AECOM
  • Quantity Surveyor: Alinea
  • Hotel Architect: Reardon Smith
  • Hotel Advisors: Hamiltons

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Ventoseflat in Eindhoven, Netherlands by architecten|en|en

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: architecten|en|en

The Ventoseflat in the Dutch city of Eindhoven is a unique monument with an extraordinary history. Originally started as a cigar-factory it was transformed almost 100 years ago to a housing complex by the famous “Amsterdamse School” architect J.M. van der Mey.

Image Courtesy © architecten|en|en

  • Architects: architecten|en|en
  • Project: Ventoseflat
  • Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

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5 King in Australia by Bates Smart

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Bates Smart

5 King is a high performance commercial building and the tallest engineered timber building in Australia. The 52 metre* high tower in the Brisbane Showgrounds development will also hold the title for the largest gross floor area (GFA) for an engineered timber office building worldwide. Designed by Bates Smart for Lendlease, 5 King is at the leading edge of contemporary workplace thinking.

Image Courtesy © Bates Smart

  • Architects: Bates Smart (Jane Foley)
  • Project: 5 King
  • Location: Australia

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Pearl Marzouq Complex in Ras, Kuwait by PAD10 Architects

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: PAD10 Architects

Of resemblance to the social housing typology, Pearl-Marzouq complex, ‘Lou’lou’at Al-Marzouq’, embodied the complete opposite; a private housing for the affluent. Built in the early 70’s on al-Ras, a peninsula-like landform; with remoteness from the city center, al-Deira, yet at a distance close enough to be gazed at. With its red roof tiles and warm sandstone walls, the building infused a Mediterranean feel to the Arabian Gulf. For white collar expats partaking in the spur of Kuwait’s economy, it was home away from home. Similarly, it was convincing for well-to-do locals to substitute the privacy of their single residences, seeking a new ‘urbanized’ experience, by claiming their prime villa-like duplexes and penthouses with an elevated vantage point back to the city and its sea. The excitement inherent to this dense typology, was further amplified by subverting the building law to equate the number of floors to skip-stop elevator corridors. Connecting midway to duplex apartments, the area (sqm) was almost doubled, as the building height from its surrounding.

Image Courtesy © Sylvette Blaimont

  • Architects: PAD10 Architects
  • Project: Pearl Marzouq Complex
  • Location: Ras, Kuwait
  • Photography: Sylvette Blaimont
  • Client: Aqarat Real Estate Co.
  • Lead Architect / Designer: Naji Moujaes
  • Team: Johnny Salman, Peter Cleven, Mohammad Nizamuddin, Rohan Almeida, Raymund Yadao, Alia Azzeh, Aline Bablanian, Kholoud Salman, Yousef Nizami, Adiba Farhan
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 40,000sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Tel Aviv University Lorry Lokey Management Building in Israel by Gottesman – Szmelcman Architecture

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Gottesman – Szmelcman Architecture 

Located on the 200-acre Tel Aviv University campus, the choice of location for the new Lorry Lokey building  was driven by the need to be near the existing Recanati building but it offers the opportunity to influence and address several issues that may contribute to the enrichment and urban coherence of the campus. Sufficiently high to enjoy both the western vista and Mediterranean sea breeze, Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture chose to split the building into two interconnecting elements. The proposed scheme offers the architects an opportunity to better insulate functions and accommodate a phased construction if need be. Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture discovered that the splitting the building will enable both a lower and higher entrance and encourage the linking of the adjoining buildings through the respective levels and gardens.

Image Courtesy © Gottesman – Szmelcman Architecture

  • Architects: Gottesman – Szmelcman Architecture
  • Project: Tel Aviv University Lorry Lokey Management Building
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Size: 5,300-sq-meter
  • Completion: ​2019​

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New Olympus Campus in Hamburg, Germany by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The Japanese corporation Olympus is planning a corporate center in the Hamburg district of Hammerbrook for the economic zone in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp) were successful in winning the bidding process for the design of the new office building with medical engineering faculty in the City Süd neighborhood, and was commissioned with the project. The new Olympus Campus development replaces a smaller building, which no longer meets current standards in terms of function, energy efficiency, and architecture.

Perspective Heidenkampsweg southview, Image Courtesy © gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New Olympus Campus
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Client: Olympus Europa Properties GmbH & Co. KG
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Volkmar Sievers
  • Project manager: Jan Stolte
    Competition design team: Aleksandra Blazhevska, Mathilde Claus, Anna Falkenbach, Dorle Frobese, Frederik Heisel, Julian Lahme, Karsten Schillings, Tom Schülke, Michèle Watenphul, Urs Wedekind
  • Detailed design team: Mine Böker (BIM coordination), Mathilde Claus, Frederik Heisel, Martina Klostermann, Fenja Lüdecke, Amra Sternberg
  • Construction management team: Raimund Kinski, Karsten Schillings
  • General design coordinator: Liselotte Knall
  • GFA: total 78,200 m², above ground 54,600 m², below ground 23,600 m²

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