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FOEGER WOMAN PURE in Basel, Switzerland by Pedrocchi Architekten BSA

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Pedrocchi Architekten BSA

Foeger Woman Pure“ has been one of Austria’s leading fashion boutiques for the past 20 years. Located in the picturesque alpine Town of Telfs in Tyrol (population 15,000) the store offers its customers fashion from international designer all over the world. Pedrocchi Architects from Basel, Switzerland, extended the existing fashion boutique with a cupola-like building which house the collections of new and promising designers.

Image Courtesy © Ruedi Walti

  • Architects: Pedrocchi Architekten BSA
  • Project: FOEGER WOMAN PURE
  • Location: Basel,  Switzerland
  • Photography: Ruedi Walti, Christian Knoerr
  • Client: Ms Midi Foeger, Telfs, Austria
  • Completion: November 2010 (more…)

Hotel Proverbs Taipei in Taiwan by RAY CHEN +PARTNERS ARCHITECTS

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: RAY CHEN +PARTNERS ARCHITECTS

The site of Hotel Proverbs is located at the heart of Taipei City central where the MRT, night market, department stores, public park and densely occupied apartments create a vibrant and busy area 24-7. To take full advantage of – and to mediate – this lively and yet extremely intricate urban condition, the building splits diagonally into two parts: the upper 42 hotel rooms and the lower hotel amenities. The lower part is pushed back from the park side to make space for the trees indigenous to the site. The upper part, on the other hand, is shifted forward to lean into the park while maintaining an accommodating distance from the apartments closely situated behind the hotel.

Image Courtesy © Shawn Liu Studio

  • Architects: RAY CHEN +PARTNERS ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Hotel Proverbs Taipei
  • Location: No.56, Sec.1, Da’an Rd., Da’an District, Taipei 106, Taiwan
  • Photography: Shawn Liu Studio; Takahiro Nedachi
  • Client: Gloria Hotel Group
  • Structural System: Reinforced concrete beam-column system
  • Exterior Finish: Off-form concrete + expanded metal screen
  • Interior Design: Ray Chen International
  • Building Floors: B3-11F
  • Site Area: 834 sqm.
  • Project Area: 2500 sqm
  • Completion: 01/2016

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City for All in Frankfurt, Germany by UNStudio

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: UNStudio 

Comprising four high-rise towers with a multi-storey plinth and housing mixed-use programmes, large public spaces and incorporated subsidised housing, UNStudio’s design for the former Deutsche Bank site will create a ‘City for All’ in the heart of Frankfurt.

Following having been selected as the winner for the urban strategy of the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt last year, UNStudio has now also been unanimously selected as the winner of the architectural competition for the redevelopment of the site. The eight-member jury consisted of representatives from the city, architects and urban development experts and Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Two third prizes were awarded to the teams Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snohetta, while an honorable mention was given to Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: City for All
  • Location: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Client: Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Building surface: 219.000m2 above ground
  • Building site: 16100m2
  • Building volume: four high-rise towers and a multi-storey plinth

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MyZeil in Frankfurt am Main, Germany by Studio Fuksas

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Studio Fuksas

The MyZeil Shopping Mall covers an area of 77,000 square meters, a structure that includes shops, leisure spaces, kids areas, restaurants, fitness center and parking.

The building is spread over 6 floors, the shopping area from level -1 to the third floor, while from the fourth floor, which serves as a square and meeting place, there are the fitness area and restaurants.

Image Courtesy © Karsten Monnerjahn

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: MyZeil
  • Location: Grosse Eschenheimer Strasse 10-14, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Photography: Karsten Monnerjahn, Moreno Maggi and Gianmarco Chieregato
  • Client: PalaisQuartier GmBH & CO., KG
  • Structures: Knippers-Helbig Beratende Ingenieure, Stuttgart; Krebs und Kiefer Beratende Ingenieure für das Bauwesen GmbH, Darmstadt
  • Realization of the façade and covering: Waagner Biro Stahlbau AG, Wien
  • Cost: 135,000,000 Euros
  • Built surface: 77,000 sq.m.
  • Façade: 8,500 sq.m.
  • Cover: 13,000 sq.m.
  • Period: 2002-2009

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Ave Plaza in Kharkiv, Ukraine by DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd. 

Located in the very heart of kharkov’s busy downtown, ave plaza inevitably became a new commercial hub of the city, attracting visitors with a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as with its striking appearance. the new building fills a gap in the historic tissue along the red line of the street, providing smooth transition between two existing scales. although the building has a relatively small footprint, it proves to be highly efficient due to well thought-out circulation, which provides access to numerous facilities on each of the four commercial floors. in order to achieve maximum efficiency of the retail centre, the volume of the building is pierced by an ellipsoid atrium with a peninsular tower in the middle. the tower is occupied by a variety of restaurants, encouraging visitors to climb higher to the upper floors. the tower inside the atrium creates a lively atmosphere, without spoiling the sightlines and the entire visual perception of the interior space. occupying one fourth of the total area, the atrium represents an allusion to a city quarter. it is topped by a roof garden on the level of the fourth floor.

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

  • Architects: DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd. (Irina Goydenko, Oleg Drozdov, Vyacheslav Zhemir, Aleksandr Zhydkov, Dmitry Zhuykov, Denis Moseyko, Aleksey Yakymenko)
  • Project: Ave Plaza
  • Location: Sumskaya Str., Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Photography: Andrey Avdeenko
  • Client: avek & co
  • Size: 23400 m2
  • Status: Realized (2011)

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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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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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Vía Vallejo in Mexico City by Grow Arquitectos

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Grow Arquitectos

This mixed-use project has as integration axis the following areas: commercial, residential, health services and a hotel. We decided to make the 3 levels out of plumb and complement it with an important area of public space, an outdoor park surrounded by terraces and restaurants with different specialties.

Image Courtesy © Grow Arquitectos

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Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone in Guangzhou, China by Aedas

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Aedas

Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone Mixed-use Project, designed by Aedas, is located in Guangzhou, the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road. The site is an elongated, irregular-shaped plot with fantastic views of the Jiaomen River and Phoenix Lake.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Client: Guangzhou Zhanying Property Co., Ltd.
  • Director: Ken Wai
  • Gross floor area: 80,762 sqm
  • Completion year: 2020

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New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’ in Italy by Studio Fuksas

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Studio Fuksas

Italian architecture practice Studio Fuksas has completed the largest building in Rome in over 50 years. Opening to the public in October 2016, the New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’ is a €239 million earthquake proof complex that has taken 18 years of planning and construction. It will host auditoriums, exhibition spaces and a hotel – amassing 55,000 square metres in new public space. Through both trade and tourism, the convention centre is expected to bring in between 300 – 400 million euros annually to the city of Rome.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’
  • Location: Rome-Eur, Italy
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti and Moreno Maggi
  • Model and Sketches: Francesco Colarossi and Archivio Fuksas
  • Client: Eur SpA
  • Interior design: Fuksas Design
  • General contractor: Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua SpA
  • Engineering: Plans: A. I. Engineering, Torino
  • Structures: Studio Majowiecki; Studio Sarti
  • Safety: Studio Sarti
  • Acoustics: XU – Acoustique, Parigi, A.I. Engineering, Torino
  • Lighting consulting: Speirs& Major Associates, Edinburgh, London
  • Initial Cost Estimate: € 276.000.000 (year: 2007)
  • Final Cost: € 239.000.000 (October 2016)
  • Built surface: 55,000 sq. m.
  • Period: 1998-2016

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