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CityLife Shopping District in Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) 

Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District integrates a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, food hall, restaurants, cafes, shops and cinema as well as facilities for health and wellbeing.

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
  • Project: CityLife Shopping District
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Hufton+Crow
  • Project Director: Gianluca Racana ZHA
  • Project Associate: Paolo Zilli ZHA
  • Project Architect: Andrea Balducci Caste
  • ZHA Site Supervision Team: Andrea Balducci Caste, Pierandrea Angius, Vincenzo Barilari, Stefano Paiocchi
  • ZHA Design Team: H. Goswin Rothenthal, Carles S. Martinez, Gianluca Barone, Giuseppe Morando, Letizia Simoni, Arianna Russo, Annarita Papeschi, Fulvio Wirz, Marco Amoroso, Mario Mattia, Roberto Vangeli, Luciano Letteriello, Marco Guardincerri, Marina Martinez, Alvin Triestanto, Subharthi Guha, Massimo Napoleoni, Massimiliano Piccinini, Kyle Dunnington, Luis Miguel Samanez, Santiago F. Achury, Martha Read, Peter McCarthy, Line Rahbek, Matteo Pierotti, Raquel Ordas, Alexandra Fisher, Sara Criscenti, Mattia Santi, Shahd Abdelmoneim, Cristina Capanna, Alessandra Catello, Agata Banaszek
  • ZHA Competition Team: Simon Kim, Yael Brosilovski, Adriano De Gioannis, Graham Modlen, Karim Muallem, Daniel Li, Yang Jingwen, Tiago Correia, Ana Cajiao, Daniel Baerlecken, Judith Reitz
  • Consultants

    • Management: J and A/Ramboll
    • Structural: AKT (SD), Redesco (DD-Construction podium and tower), Holzner and Bertagnolli + Cap (basement)
    • M+E: Max Fordham + Manens-TIFS


Zinder Cultural Center in Tiel, Netherlands by De Zwarte Hond

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Article source: De Zwarte Hond

Stimulating Zinder culture cluster gives Tiel a positive boost

Tiel’s new culture building, “Zinder”, is situated between the city centre and the river Waal. The new culture cluster pulsates and stimulates and invites the inhabitants of Tiel and the surrounding area to participate. Music or dance lessons, follow a painting course, borrow books, rehearse with your band and go to a pop concert, it’s all happening in Zinder. De Zwarte Hond, commissioned by Koninklijke VolkerWessels, was responsible for the architectural, urban and landscape design.

Image Courtesy © De Zwarte Hond

  • Architects: De Zwarte Hond
  • Project: Zinder Cultural Center
  • Location: Tiel, Netherlands
  • Client: VolkerWessels Bouw & Vastgoedontwikkeling Midden bv
  • Collaboration: Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners
  • Surface Area: 22.500 m2
  • Period: 2012 – 2017


Lumière Cinema in Maastricht, the Netherlands by JHK Architecten

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Article source: JHK Architecten 

Commissioned by Maastricht City Council, JHK Architecten, working together with Verlaan & Bouwstra architecten, has transformed the former electric power station and boiler houses of the Sphinx factory in Maastricht. After extensive restoration and renovation, the listed power station has now become the new accommodation for the Maastricht cinema Lumière.

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

  • Architects: JHK Architecten
  • Project: Lumière Cinema
  • Location: Bassin 88, 6211 AK Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg, Cor Bouwstra
  • Client: Gemeente Maastricht
  • Main contractor: LAUDY Bouw & Ontwikkeling structural engineer: Arcadis building services
  • Adviser: Deerns building physics adviser: DPA Cauberg-Huygen
  • Interior design restaurant and entrance: Dorine de Vos and Rosie Stapel
  • Building costs: Kieft Partners bouwadvies
  • Gross floor area: circa 3,750 m²
  • Project start: 2012
  • Completion: 2016


Parque Toreo in Naucalpan, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

There is a clear trend in leading cities worldwide towards urban transformation that is above all the result of social and demographic evolution, reconciling densities and land uses to trigger development.

“Parque Toreo” was designed as a mixed-use complex and as a prime example of this phenomenon of urbanization. The site is located in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, the most developed suburban area with significant commerce to the north of Mexico City. It measures 46,793.57 sqm and includes access to main roads such as: Periférico Norte, Río San Joaquín Avenue and Parque de Chapultepec Avenue.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Project: Parque Toreo
  • Location: Naucalpan, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Jorge Isaías
  • Client: Grupo Danhos


Filmax Cinema Hall in L’hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain by AMOO and Arquitecturia Camps Felip

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Article source: AMOO and Arquitecturia Camps Felip

The Filmax Cinemas in Gran Vía, located within the Gran Vía 2 shopping centre, opened their doors 15 years ago, with this business model’s boom, which is based on leisure and mass consumption, and it led to fi lling the urban centres with a multitude of shopping centres, combining shops, restaurants and multi-screen theatres. After this golden age and before the paradigm shift, the client seeks a project to straighten up the cinemas by reducing their dimension, optimising their functioning and offering an experience which goes beyond what happens inside the room.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: AMOO and Arquitecturia Camps Felip
  • Project: Filmax Cinema Hall
  • Location: L’hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Client: Multicines Pedrosa S.A.
  • Main contractor: Construcciones Barcelona 175, S.L.
  • Gross area: 640,00 m2
  • Tender date: June 2015 – December 2015
  • Start on site date: April 2016
  • Completetion date: June 2016


ARTZ PEDREGAL in Mexico City by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

In response to the current demand for quality spaces in a context of continual urban growth, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos designed the Artz Pedregal, a mixed-use complex that promises to be a new icon in the heart of southern Mexico City. This project is located within a fully urbanized landscape on a 50,000 m2 site that is adjacent to major roads.

Park and Gallery view, Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by Lighthouse 3D

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Project: ARTZ PEDREGAL
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Lighthouse 3D
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Andrés Cajiga
  • Project Manager: Luis Hernández
  • Design Team: Fernanda Roldán, Thelma Ruelas, Armando Ledesma, Marco Manríquez


Summer cinema at Fili Park in Moscow, Russia by WOWHAUS

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Article source: WOWHAUS

The success of Pioneer, the summer cinema at Gorky Park, is triggering a wave of interest from Moscow’s other major parks, as memories of this once hugely popular form of outdoor entertainment revive.

A summer cinema opened in Fili Park (one of the city’s biggest public parks, stretching over 200 hectares along the Moscow River) in spring 2014. Uniquely, its design is fit for use in other places: the cinema has a ‘kit’ design that can be adapted to the needs of any particular park.

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

  • Architects: WOWHAUS (Olga Rokal)
  • Project: Summer cinema at Fili Park
  • Location: Bolshaya Filyovskaya, 22, Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Ilya Ivanov
  • Workshop leaders: Dmitry Likin, Oleg Shapiro


Musashino-kan Shinjuku Cinema Theater in Tokyo, Japan by Key Operation, Inc.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Article source: Key Operation, Inc.

Naito Shinjuku was established in 1699 as a stage stop along a major thoroughfare heading out of Edo (old name of Tokyo). Dropping the “Naito,” the district started to be called Shinjuku in 1920, the same year that saw the Musashino-kan Shinjuku emerge on Shinjuku-dori Avenue, which was also home to the Shinjuku Mitsukoshi store. Local merchants opened a 600-seat movie theater in the three-story wooden structure with tiled façades. In 1928, Musashino-kan Shinjuku relocated to its current site, a new cinema with 1,115 seats housed in a three-story concrete building. During the silent movie era, Musei Tokugawa was active as a narrator here. Later, an air raid over Tokyo caused a fire to burn the entire interior of the theater, but the building survived and became a symbol of post-war recovery. Cinema offered entertainment to the populace, and Musashino-kan entered the golden age in an alliance of more than 20 theaters. But the movie-going population peaked in 1958 at 1.1 billion tickets, and rapidly dropped to 1/3 of that patronage by 1965. Amidst a declining industry, the decrepit Musashino-kan was demolished in 1966 and rebuilt. Still standing today, the building initially consisted of a retail and dining complex seven floors aboveground and three floors underground. The first movie theater in this new building had 500 seats on the seventh floor. In 1994, the Cinema Qualite mini-theater opened. The seventh floor was closed in 2002, and the third-floor theater operations changed banners from Cinema Qualite to Musashino-kan Shinjuku. For the improvements made most recently, however, aseismic reinforcement work on the entire building prompted the Musashino-kan Shinjuku on the third floor to undergo a complete renovation.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners, Inc.

  • Architects: Key Operation, Inc. (Akira Koyama)
  • Project: Musashino-kan Shinjuku Cinema Theater
  • Location: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners, Inc.
  • Software used: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Client ∕ Developer: Musashino Kogyo Co. ,Ltd
  • Quantity Survayor: GEN Architectural Management
  • Construction: Toei Kenko, Hazama Ando Corp.
  • Gross Floor Area: 770.44 m2
  • Lease Area: 879.48 m2
  • Completion: November 2016


Meteor Cinema in Guangzhou Shi, China by One Plus Partnership Limited

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Meteor Cinema is a 2-storey cinema located in a shopping mall in Guangzhou. A meteor is an astronomical observation where a bright trail of light appears in the night sky when a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere. This beautiful scene only appears in the sky for a very brief moment, and then vanishes without leaving any trace behind.

The concept of meteor shower continues through the auditorium. In each of the auditorium, the designers have created a different portrayal of meteor shower, enabling the audience to have a new experience when they watch movie in different auditoriums, Image Courtesy © One Plus Partnership Limited & Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Renovation of the ‘Alésia’ cinema in Paris, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Metropolis Communication

The project’s concerns:

In 2011, the Gaumont-Pathé group decided to renovate the existing building in order to upgrade the cinemas and to improve user comfort. This was part of a broader scheme to gradually update the image of their chain of cinemas, which often occupy exceptional, city-centre sites, but suffered from being seen as old-fashioned.

The aim is to transform them into high-quality cultural venues, animated day and night, and suffi ciently fl exible to accommodate a varied programme, mixing cinema with other cultural events: the image of the city cinema was to be entirely rethought.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture (Manuelle Gautrand)
  • Project: Renovation of the ‘Alésia’ cinema
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Guillaume GUERIN, Luc Boegly
  • Design Team:

    • ON: lighting design
    • T/E/S/S: facades
    • KHEPHREN INGENIERIE: structure
    • INEX: services and lifts
    • PEUTZ: acoustics
  • Other Consultants: 
    • GETRAP: Project manager, site phase


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