Within the development of Eastgate Park, namely the largest logistic and industrial masterplan in the North East of Italy and covering an area of 1,8 million of square meters, the new Polo per l’Innovazione Strategica has been completed. This new multifunctional building is generated by the cooperation between Portogruaro Council and Portogruaro Campus (Ca’ Foscari University, Venice) and has the objective of developing new business strategies by merging the university world, the business consulting world and the entrepreneurial world.
New CITIC headquarters tower in Hangzhou breaks ground
Construction has commenced on Foster + Partners’ first project in Hangzhou, China, with a sustainable, landmark headquarters tower for CITIC Bank. The 100-metre-high skyscraper’s bold diagonally-braced structure will establish an iconic presence for the Bank in a prominent location on a main axis through Hangzhou Qian Jiang New City, a new central business district being constructed next to the Qian Jiang River.
The double extension of the Alphonse Daudet Lycée in Tarascon raises the question of responsibility when building on a remarkable site
– Lycée built in 1933 by Gaston Castel (Grand Prix de Rome), listed as a historical monument;
– Kilmaine barracks, site listed as a historical monument, built in 1718, by the architect Desfour.
The river Meuse serves many different purposes. Next to being an important transport route for inland shipping, its banks accommodate agriculture, plants, wildlife and recreational activity. The water that flows through the Meuse is used as drinking water, for industrial processes and as cooling water. Its summer bed is an important source of sand and gravel. In the event of flooding the danger must be gone against.
Rødovre Syd is a suburbian area of Copenhagen, characterized by a mixture of open green areas, a network of roads, large apartment complexes and low row-housing enclaves. The project offers to transform the existing planning by adding buildings in a pixel-patchwork, as an addition to the 60’ies planning. The greater density allows for urban feel and commercial activities at specific zoom-in areas as well as a greater variety of residential.
The tower stands at the center of the city’s ambitious regeneration project, Euroméditerranée, located 1km north of the historic center, adjacent to the commercial port.
The site lies 100m back from the sea edge where the elevated motorway viaduct separates as it arrives into the north of the city. At ground level the site is dominated by the sweeping concrete viaducts overhead and the rhythmic colonnades of their supporting columns. It’s dense and noisy but a rich physical context. At high level, the context is the spectacular views over the bay of Marseille, the city and the docks.
GGA’s objective was to create a forward thinking workplace for its business with a new paradigm focused on flexible and collaborative space that would be a contributor of a healthful environment and lifestyle. Expanding on a simple program, GGA designed the 16,000 SF offices without walls to improve communication and collaboration, to encourage learning and sharing of information, and to take advantage of the enormous amount of natural light permeating the perimeter glass walls of the space. The commitment to openness started at the highest level in the organization and therefore the workplace has no private offices. The design culminated in achieving LEED® 2.0 Platinum Certification from USGBC, as the first design office in the Washington, DC area to achieve this distinction.
The project for the new headquarters of STELMAT seeks above all a great tune and identification with the company values. The concept rests on two main pillars. The application of the company’s maximum, “technology that generates economy” to the building, and exploration of the concept of free marketing inherent to the construction of a new building that stands out in its surroundings.
Stelmat Headquarters Front Facade
CLIENT: Stelmat Teleinformática
BRIEF : Company Headquarters
LOCATION : Cuiabá, Brazil
DATE : 2010 STATUS – WORK IN PROGRESS – Planning permissions
ARCHITECTURE: about: Blank architecture – André Lira, Érika Santiago