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H27D in Constance, Germany by Kraus & Schönberg Architects

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Article source: Kraus & Schönberg Architects

The historic city centre of Constance is characterized by its compactness and homogeneity. The project incorporates the historical formation of the surrounding buildings with its 30m long plots and projects this format into the 10m wide front.

The mixed use building completes the city block towards the high street; the courtyard provides daylight from the south where an arcade offers flexible external areas within the otherwise dense historic city centre.

Street View

  • Architects: Kraus & Schönberg Architects
  • Project: H27D
  • Location: Constance, Germany
  • Type: Mixed use building
  • Client:Private
  • Date: 2008 – 2011
  • Area: 930m2
  • Value: 1,5 mio. €
  • Statik: Fischer & Leisering
  • M&E: Greiner Engineering

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Almere Floriade 2022 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by MVRDV

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Article source: MVRDV

The City of Almere presents today its plans for the Floriade 2022 candidature. Almere is one of the four Dutch cities left in the race for the prestigious horticultural Expo which takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently open in Venlo. The MVRDV plan for Almere is not a temporary expo site but a lasting green Cité Idéale as a green extension of the existing city center. The waterfront site opposite the city center will be developed as vibrant new urban neighbourhood and giant plant library which will remain after the expo. The ambition is to create a 300% greener exhibition than currently standard, both literally green and sustainable: each program on the site will be combined with plants which will create programmatic surprises, innovation and ecology. The site with a vast program such as a university, hotel, marina, offices and homes will at the same time be more urban than any other Floriade has been before, literally constructing the green city. The Nederlandse Tuinbouwraad (NTR) will decide in October which city will be organizing the next Floriade in 2022.

Image Courtesy MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Almere Floriade 2022
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Klaksvík’s City Centre in The Faroe Islands by Henning Larsen Architects

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Klaksvík’s new city centre will be established where the two inlets meet. The urban development plan incorporates and strengthens the existing qualities of the city. It creates an adventurous and vibrant city centre with a sheltered city square that will provide the framework for cultural activities and numerous other opportunities. The city square forms a natural connection to the sea and will be the heart of the city.

Klaksvík City Center

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: Klaksvík’s City Centre
  • Location: Klaksvík, Faroe Islands
  • Client: Municipality of Klaksvík
  • Gross floor area: 150,000 m2
  • Year of design: 2012 – 2012
  • Type of assignment: 1st prize in open, international competition

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Klaksvík City Center in Klaksvík, Faroe Island by Kubota & Bachmann Architects_LCC

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects_LCC

The first step towards future Klasvík is a central situated square referring to the former landscape (the beach) in formations of the ancient building material the stone and the new industrial history – the beginning of Klaksvík – the stone pavements for drying fish – «Fiskastykki». The new Klaksvík will meet in a environment describing the essence of Klaksvík with the new layer of today´s life in an urban space for people to meet, engage and live modern life.

SUMMER VIEW

  • Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects_LCC
  • Project: Klaksvík City Center
  • Location: Klaksvík, Faroe Island
  • Client: Klaksvík Town Municipality
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Appartement, Commerces, Administration office, Tourist information office, Hotel, Library, Sailing sea museum, culture house, bus terminal, versailles orangerie concept glass house, parking and public square
  • Software used: Rhino, 3DS max and Photoshop

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City Centre in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands by Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Article source: Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture

In its earliest phase, at the start of the 1970s, construction activity in ‘new town’ Nieuwegein concentrated on its residential areas. Around when the city centre was about to have its turn, the economic climate offered little space for financing. The result was an introverted, cheap-looking shopping mall. Like many other ‘new towns’, Nieuwegein now faces the task of transforming the old shopping mall into a new vibrant heart. The structure inherited from the 1970s is to be subjected to a comprehensive revision.

Floral pattern and green islands

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New Dance and Music Centre in The Hague, Netherlands by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

In sharp contrast to the basic rectangular geometry of its surroundings, our design proposes a structure punctuated by fluid horizontal louvres, which seem to move when graced by light and shade – issuing a playful invitation to enter – moving upwards to culminate in a gracious curving roof-line.

Night View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: New Dance and Music Centre
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Duration: 2010 – TBC
  • Client: City of The Hague
  • Type: Competition / Research

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Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment in Florida by Gehry Partners, LLP; Hines Interests Limited Partnership and West 8

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Gehry Partners, LLP; Hines Interests Limited Partnership and West 8

Opened in January 2011, the 5.86-acre Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment project consists of New World Center, an innovative facility for music education and performance with state-of-the-art technical capabilities; Miami Beach Sound Scape, an adjacent 2.5-acre public park and event space; and a 556-space municipal parking structure.

Images Courtesy Robin Hill

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ZAC Bastide Niel in Bordeaux, France by MVRDV

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Article source: MVRDV

Bastide Niel will become a lively extension to the city centre with a mixed program of 3200 homes, 25.000 m2 retail , 25.000 m2 offices, 15.000 m2 crafts and 58.000 m2 public facilities such as a university building, the municipal archives, a cultural building, a community centre, schools, day care centres and sport facilities, such as a skate park. The 35ha site near the Garonne River lies within walking distance from the historic UNESCO listed centre of Bordeaux and is currently occupied by warehouses, redundant barracks and rail embankments. The question was how to create a vibrant neighbourhood in tradition of but as well as an update of the European city: historic, mixed and intimate; light, green and dense.

Roof view

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: ZAC Bastide Niel
  • Location: Bordeaux, France

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City Municipal Office Complex in Bordeaux, France by ECDM Architects

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Article source: ECDM Architects

Our proposal is for a unifying building, a building that represents both the Mériadeck neighborhood and the old city, that participates in defining an urban landscape and carries the values of a society more open to its environment. It was therefore around the creation of an open space, a space of convergence and exchange that we wanted to organize the program, a space framing the city, organizing open programs and services around the borders, a space animated by its users and actors. It acts as a beautiful and lively space, where the dynamism of Bordeaux is displayed for a close and urban administration.

Exterieur Vue Ouest

  • Architects: ECDM Architects
  • Project: City Municipal Office Complex
  • Location: at the entry of Mériadeck, Bordeaux (33), France
  • Contractor: ADIM SudOuest
  • Net Area: 21 000 m²
  • Cost: 42 M€ Before Taxes
  • Realization: 2011

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Russian Masterplan in Samara by BDP Architects (designed using Microstation and SketchUp)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: BDP Architects

BDP has completed a masterplan study in Samara, the sixth largest city in Russia, won against strong international competition earlier this year. BDP was masterplanner, architect, landscape architect and sustainability consultant supported by WSP highways and Davis Langdon cost consultant for client Samara-Center, reuniting the same core masterplan team as the Stirling Prize shortlisted Liverpool One Masterplan.

 

Samara Center

  • Architects: BDP Architects
  • Project: Russian Masterplan
  • Location: Samara, Russia
  • Software used: Microstation for the 2d drawings and Sketchup for the 3d model

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