Archive for the ‘City’ Category
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.
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.
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Article source: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki
The design area is located by the railway, at the junction of City of Oulu’s urban fabric, where the low and small-scale district of Puu-Raksila meets with the more high-rising city centre. The design joins together these two different scales and construction methods, which, at the same time, creates an areal entity with a distinctive and attractive identity.
Image Courtesy © Brick Visual
- Architects: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Architects m3
- Project: Oulu Travel Centre
- Location: Oulu, Finland
- Rendering: Brick Visual
- Team: Ilmari Lahdelma,Rainer Mahlamäki, Janne Pihlajaniemi, Kari Nykänen, Jukka Savolainen, Petri Saarelainen, Teemu Seppälä, Laura Iivarinen, Heidi Siitonen, Taavi Henttonen, Joona Hulmi, Julius Seniunas, Cristian Stoian, Hanna Kosunen, Ville Rautiainen.
- Landscape architecture: Maisema-arkkitehtitoimisto Näkymä Oy
- Traffic Planner: Plaana Oy
- Cost Consultant and Real Estate: Rakennusinsinööritoimisto Rimako Oy
- Gross floor areas:
- Residential blocks: 65 000 m2
- Office buildings: 10 000 m2
- Travel Services Centre: 32 800 m2
- Results: January 2017
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
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Article source: MANDAWORKS
The team of MANDAWORKS and SCHAUMAN & NORDGREN ARCHITECTS are now officially announced winners of the open international competition organized by the city of Tampere for the Hiedanranta city district in Tampere, Finland. The Jury awarded the proposal, ’Hiedanranta Innovation Bay’ with a shared first prize.
The Innovation Spine and its public life. Mandaworks and Schauman & Nordgren Architects, Image Courtesy © Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Architects: Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Project: Hiedanranta Innovation bay
- Location: Tampere, Finland
- Client: City of Tampere
- Collaborators: Traffic consultant Jouni Lehtomaa
- Assignment: Urban Design and City Planning
- Size: 1.500.000 m2 bilt area, 246 Hectares land-area
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Article source: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Astana Expo City 2017, the world’s next international exposition, is now under construction in Astana, Kazakhstan. 28 buildings and the Expo’s master plan were designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) around the designated theme, “Future Energy,” a concept that is aimed at finding ways to achieve qualitative changes in the energy sector, primarily for the development of alternative sources of energy and transportation.
Located south of Bayterek Tower and east of Nazarbayev University, Astana Expo City 2017 is positioned to become a significant new landmark for Astana. The development’s goal is to reduce the site’s energy demand to the greatest extent possible by using both passive and active strategies. The architecture and master plan were designed by using site-specific indicators like solar and wind orientation, weather conditions, and the cultural context, determined from a series of studies with the goal of maximizing energy-harvesting potential and comfort levels.
Image Courtesy © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Article source: Girimun
The regeneration of the central landscape piece of the Business Technology Park in the heart of Zhongguancun will give place to this unique destination of shopping, entertainment, gardens and outdoor events. The four-storey development integrates with the landscape forming a new gentle topography for the site amongst indoor and outdoor spaces and activities. A sinuous spine circulation leads to atriums and event spaces associated with theme clusters such as Technology, Fashion, Entertainment, Convenience, Sport, Family & Kids and Education.
Image Courtesy © Girimun
- Architects: Girimun
- Project: Crystal City Zhongguancun
- Location: Beijing, China
- Client: Guangyao Dongfang
- Size: 310,000 sq mt
- Design: 2014
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Article source: Vincent Callebaut
FOR A SUSTAINABLE, DENSE AND CONNECTED CITY
Following the Climate Energy Plan of Paris aimed at reducing 75% of the greenhouse gas emissions within 2050, the « 2050 PARIS SMART CITY » project is a research and development work on the integration of high-rise buildings with plus-energy (BEPOS) producing by solidarity all together energy for the surrounding areas. In order to fight against the urban heat-island phenomenon by increasing in the same time the density of the city in the long-term, this study presents 8 prototypes of mixed towers. These towers repatriate the nature in the heart of the city and integrate from their design the rules of bioclimatism and the renewable and recyclable energies in short loop through innovative systems. Turned to new social innovations, they invent first new eco-responsible ways of life to implement the quality of life of the city-dwellers in the respect of the environment.
Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Article source: LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS
Luca Curci architects studio has designed a landmark for the United Arab Emirates skyline with an innovative project based on the concept of “Organic Cities”. The organic buildings become part of the new megalopolis, merging and mixing residential elements with business divisions, shopping life with wellness areas, cultural places with social life. The aim is to create a common place where people can live, meet, learn, work, socialize and create new mixing cultures.
Image Courtesy © LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS
- Architects: LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS
- Project: Organic Cities
- Location: United Arab Emirates
- Collaborators: Arch. Andrea Colangiuli, Arch. Nicola Boccadoro, Designer Wafa Chawachi
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Article source: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
1st prize for the design of the Meixi Urban Helix in Changsha by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten | The symbolic structure is a vantage point, high-rise walkway, and the new landmark of the expanded city.
In Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province in south-eastern China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International won out against international com-petitors (Archea Associati, Florence /Beijing und Cox Architecture, Sydney, Australia) in the architecture competition – with its concept for the Meixi Urban Helix. In the two-stage competition, participation in which was by invitation only, the design submitted by the German architects, who have a branch in Beijing, was awarded first prize.
Image Courtesy © KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
- Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
- Project: Changsha Meixi Lake City Island
- Location: China
- Area: approx. 20.000 square meters
- Spiral length: approx. 1 kilometer
- Height: 34 meters
- Diameter: approx. 88 meters
- Competition: Jan/2014, 1st prize
- Completion: 2015
Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Article source: heri&salli
The architecture office heri&salli from Vienna developed for the city “Strasshof an der Nordbahn”, located north of Vienna, different urban developments.
If the inventors of Strasshof, could have had their way the city on the northern railway line today could be the “biggest and most beautiful city” of Lower Austria, planned on an orthogonal street grid following the US-example – unique for Austria. A garden as well as an industrial city that was to be developed in 1908 after the construction of the shunting station in the surrounding area on the Strasserfeld. Because of the political history of Austria this plan never could be realized, only the planned street grid remained and became the basis of the building structure we find nowadays in Strasshof. Today we have to accept that the conception of the city has failed.
Image Courtesy © heri&salli
- Architects: heri&salli
- Project: IMAGINATION CITY
- Location: Strasshof an der Nordbahn, Austria
- Silkscreen: Larissa Leverenz
- Technic: transfer print, silkscreen, Collage on paper
- Size: 80, 60cm
- Finished: october 2013