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Teacher Education School in Leioa, Spain by ACXT Arquitectos

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Article source: ACXT Arquitectos

Situated in the Campus of Leioa, the building is finished off with a careful volumetric composition towards the west.  With an “L” shape, it is composed by two distinct volumes. In the East-West alignment, we have placed the classrooms  and offices. Perpendicular to it, the other volume blends in with the topography of the whole complex and houses,  the most outstanding rooms: the workshops and the gymnasium,

Image Courtesy Aitor Ortiz

  • Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
  • Project: Teacher Education School
  • Location: Campus de la Universidad del País Vasco en Leioa, Spain
  • Project Architect: César Azcárate Gómez (ACXT Arquitectos)
  • Client: Universidad del País Vasco (UPV)
  • Collaborating Architects: Ion Zubiaurre, Helena Sa Marques, Ricardo Moutinho, Nuria Perez, Sergio Llamosas, Ana Robles.
  • Project Management: Ziortza Bardeci Guinea

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Financial And Commercial Department Of Voestalpine Stahl Gmbh in Linz, Austria by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

The Voest steelworks in Linz has erected its new, representative sales and finances head office around an extensive open area. The urban planning concept and the design of the buildings on the square were carried out by Austria’s most important architect living abroad, following a competition between several top-rank designers.

Linz does not owe its reputation as a location of industry solely to “the Voest”, as this business is known in Upper Austria. But the perception of this city, both from inside and outside, does appear to be particularly closely linked with this steel company, founded under the name Hermann Göring Werke, which today is a global player. Fortunately there is in “the Voest” an awareness of the responsibility that this brings with it. Serious efforts are made − not only in terms of improving the quality of the air in Linz. And so the visiting card that the voestalpine Stahl GmbH (the company’s full title) presents to us in the form of its new sales and finances head office also stands for this city shaped by industry. And as such it functions excellently: the dynamically curved volume, cut at an angle in front, with the filigree, adjustable golden façade makes an impact on even the most inattentive motorist driving by.

Image Courtesy Jo Feichtinger

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: Financial And Commercial Department Of Voestalpine Stahl Gmbh
  • Location: Linz, Austria
  • Client: voestalpine Stahl GmbH
  • Project team leader: Claire Bodénez and Gerhard Pfeiler
  • Team: Philipp Hugo Urabl, Dorit Böhme, Roland Basista, Albert Moosbrugger, Ulli Gabriel, Andreas Trampe-Kieslich, Ralitsa Kafova, Camille Duperche, Katharina Düsing, Nemanja Kordic

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Escuelas Pias de San Anton in Madrid, Spain by Estudio Gonzalo Moure

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Article source: Estudio Gonzalo Moure

On February 15 2005, an agreement was signed between the City of Madrid and the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) to coordinate a set of actions towards the restoration of the complex of Escuelas Pías de San Antón, that had suffered a fire few years before. It included an architectural competition and the subsequent development of the winning project.

Image Courtesy Jorge Crooke Carballal

  • Architects: Estudio Gonzalo Moure
  • Project: Escuelas Pias de San Anton
  • Location: Calle Hortaleza 63, Madrid
  • Project Title: Madrid Architects’ Association / Music School / Sport facilities / Day care center / Nursery
  • Client: Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) / Ayuntamiento de Madrid
  • Site area: 7324 m2
  • Gross floor area: 35878 m2
  • Status: Built

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Regional Center in Pontevedra, Spain by Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS

The building has been projected as an entrance to the city, as a door with form of flat arch that contains the volumes, that solve the functional program of the building. Opened and covered spaces that is used outdoors like zone of exhibitions, previous zone to the outer lobby of the structure. It is a solid and closed structure of green slate that contains the centre of services. A hanging structure has parallelepiped of soft glass.

Regional Center

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Bio-Lake Reception Center in Hubei, China by Zephyr Architects

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: Zephyr Architects

As the central piece of architecture for the Guanggu Bio-lake campus, this reception center houses exhibition space, conference rooms and administration offices.

The building sits between a main plaza and central lake.  In a comparatively small piece of land, the architecture seeks to have a strong symbolic character.  In order to increase the overall impact of the architecture, the mass is treated as a sculpture in shape and texture.    This site is surrounded by buildings with varying viewpoints of the main project.  The multi-faceted box produces a façade of ever-changing viewpoints.

Exterior view (Image Courtesy Yao Li)

  • Architects: Zephyr Architects
  • Project: Guanggu Bio-Lake Reception Center
  • Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Client: Bio-Lake Commission
  • Program: Exhibition, Conference, administrative offices
  • Gross Floor Area: 3,540 SqM
  • Design Period: 2008-2009
  • Construction Period: 2009-2010
  • Architectural Design: Zephyr (US) Architects P.C.
  • Design team: Fu Dong, Zhao Zhonggui, Yang Ching-Chi, Ding Junmei, Yu Tong
  • Associate Architect: Wuhan Oule
  • Photographs: Yao Li

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Sky SOHO in Shanghai, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

A design for a new office and retail destination that aims to provide a strong visual identity close to Hongqiao Transportation Hub near Shanghai’s city centre and Hongqiao Airport.

Our proposal for the new Linkong SOHO building aims to provide a strong visual and programmatic identity which establishes a unique destination in its own right. Such identity consists of an exclusive programme mix consolidated in three different destinations – thematic “Courtyards” – representing distinct clusters of activities, and an exceptional architecture that moulds such a programme into a landmark. The building’s dynamic, curvilinear form continues through its internal spatial experiences, dramatic courtyards and flowing public spaces.

Sky SOHO

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Sky SOHO
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Manuela Gatto
  • Project Architect: Edgar Payan, Maria Rodero (Phases SD, DD, CD), Yoshi Uchiyama (Construction Administration)
  • Project Team: Arturo Revilla, Muriel Boselli, Chao-Chin Wang, Ai Sato, Michael Harris, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Doner, Mei-Ling Lin, Osbert So, Alberto Barba, Carlos Parraga, Pierandrea Angius, Diego Perez Espitia, Kaloyan Erevinov, Laurence Dudeney, Albert Ferrer, Leonid Krykhtin, Mu Ren, Kwanphil Cho, Evgeniya Yatsyuk, Lauren Barclay, Henning Hansen, Ben Kikkawa, Nicholette Chan, Michael Grau, Sarah Thurow, Adrian Krezlik, Chiwai Chan, Gordana Yakimovska, Ed Gaskin, Andrea D’imperio, Kaloyan Erevinov, Samson Lee, Shaowen Deng, Will Chen

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The Loop in Hong Kong by Theo Texture

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: Theo Texture

The LOOP is a 23-storey commercial building located in Central, Hong Kong, on a narrow rectangular-shape site. The design solution started out as a structural concept in response to the constraints of the site by running a folding floor slab from the bottom to the top of the building. When the building is view at its front façade, the edges of the folding slabs forms a “loop” shape, thus maximizing the glass frontage which is a full-height flushed window wall system. Cladded with white aluminum panels, this loop becomes the main feature of the building and the geometry is enhanced by a color-changing LED strip running along this loop.

The Loop

  • Architects: Theo Texture
  • Project: The Loop
  • Location: Hong Kong

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Ski terminal in Schladming, Austria by Hofrichter-Ritter Architects

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Hofrichter-Ritter Architects

An oversized “Loop“ (based on the model of a folded piece of paper) coats the whole building and is carried by 74 diagonal columns. Each and every single column can carry 230 tons. Inside the “Loop”, three connected complexes of buildings are situated. In the Southern most part (close to the finishing passage), the new headquarters of the Planai can be found; it hosts all enterprises and subsidiary companies of the Planai-Bahnen (360 employees). In the central building, offices for important partners such as Wintersportverein Schladming, Austrian Ski Federation or FIS are available. The Northern complex with 1,000 m2 of glass facade is accessible for guests.

Ski terminal

  • Architects: Hofrichter-Ritter Architects
  • Project: Ski terminal
  • Location: Schladming, Styria, Austria
  • Statik: Peter Mandl, Graz, Austria
  • Guests per year: approximately 1 mio.
  • Proportions: 80 x 40 m
  • Cubature: 52,500 m3
  • Effective area (station plus garage): 18.500 m2
  • Columns: 74 columns carry the Loop. Each column can carry 230 tons.
  • Armouring for concrete shell: 850,000 kg
  • Glass facade: ca. 1,000 m2
  • Investment: € 22 Mio.

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Steckelhörn 11 in Hamburg, Germany by J. Mayer H. Architects

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects

The project “Steckelhörn 11” is located in the old centre of Hamburg, close to the prominent new “Hafen City” development. It replaces a ruinous building and fills the gap between two historic premises. The triangular-shaped lot stretches across the city block, thus allowing for a narrow façade of about 1.3 m width facing the harbor and a main elevation of about 26.4 m oriented toward Steckelhörn street. The vertical design and soft setbacks of the latter pay tribute to the massing of the surrounding structures, as well as to local building-height regulations.

Main facade (Image Courtesy David Franck)

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Project: S11 – Office Complex Steckelhörn 11
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Hans Schneider, Wilko Hoffmann, Marcus Blum
  • Project Date: 2007-2009
  • Completion: October 2009
  • Client: Cogiton Projekt Altstadt GmbH, Hamburg
  • Architect on Site: Imhotep, Donachie und Blomeyer with Dirk Reinisch, Berlin
  • Software used: Archicad and Rhino

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Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China by UNStudio

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Article source: UNStudio

Hanjie Wanda Square is a new luxury shopping plaza located in the Wuhan Central Culture Centre, one of the most important areas of Wuhan City. The multifunctional organisation of the master plan – which includes cultural and tourist facilities as well as commercial, office and residential components – acts as an attractor to the area for visitors, inhabitants and commuters alike.
Following competitions with design entries from national and international architects, UNStudio’s overall design was selected by Wanda as the winning entry for the facade and interior of the Hanjie Wanda Square. Construction is currently underway and the Hanjie Wanda Square is expected to be completed in 2013. It will house international luxury brand stores, world-class boutiques, catering outlets and cinemas.

Shopping street

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Hanjie Wanda Square
  • Location: Wuhan, China
  • Client: Wuhan Wanda East Lake Real State Co., Ltd
  • Building surface: Facade 29.920 sqm
  • Interior: 22.630 sqm
  • Programme: Luxury shopping mall
  • Contribution UNStudio: Facade and interior design
  • Status: Under construction

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