Archive for the ‘Community Centre’ Category
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Article source: MVRDV
Today Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will open the Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement, an activity hub in Frederiksberg, Denmark, which explores the boundaries between culture, health and movement. The project, designed by MVRDV and ADEPT, is the first of its typology; a community space which also focuses on exploring and developing our most fundamental process, movement. Ku.Be facilitates both fixed, and spontaneous programmes. Main volumes define specific tempos of activities, whereas voids are left without a defined use to let users interpret them how they wish and discover new ways to use and get around the building. The activity from inside then spills out into the community as a garden which will offer a variety of interactive environments.
Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk
- Architects: MVRDV and ADEPT
- Project: KuBe House of Culture and Movement
- Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark
- Photography: Adam Mørk
- Client: Municipality of Frederiksberg, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities (LOA) and Realdania Foundation
- Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Mette Rasmussen, Julius Kirchert, Klaas Hofman, Francisco Pomares, Armor Gutierrez Rivas, Buster Christensen, Attilio Ranieri, Chris Green, Kate van Heusen, Henryk Struski, Emanuela Gioffreda, Raymond van den Broek, Sanne van der Burgh, Karl Johan Nyquist, Maria Lopez and Kasper Albrektsen
- Landscape architect: SLA, Copenhagen
- Engineering & Costing: Søren Jensen, Aarhus, Denmark
- M & E: Max Fordham, Edinburgh
- Movement and Play Consultant: Jens Ole Jensen
- Year: 2009 – 2016
Friday, September 16th, 2016
Article source: k20 Architecture
Port Melbourne Football Club (PMFC) has a proud history spanning 140 years, which makes it one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia.
Completed in 2015, the new facility stands at the edge of the playing pitch, taking advantage of the elevated aspect of the site. This elevation and siting is natural, and allows a corporate, ‘private style’ approach to be incorporated into the design and function of the building that ensures a direct line of sight of the game on the field. The project focus was to deliver a new typology in sporting and community facility design that would enable the cultural and financial success of the club.
Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture
- Architects: k20 Architecture
- Project: Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility
- Location: Victoria, Australia
- Completed: 2015
Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Article source: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners)
In the hills of the Gangnam district south of the city centre of Seoul is a residential area of 1500 households realized. The initiative for the housing complex of 180.000m2 was launched by the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (KLHC) in April 2010. The objective of the KLHC was providing affordable public housing for low income families with the focus on providing a new public housing prototype in Korea.
Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik
- Architects: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie
- Project: Gangnam District – Apartment Blocks And Urban Masterplan
- Location: Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
- Photography: Kim Myoung Sik or LH Group
- Client: Korea Land & Housing Corporation
- Design Team: Jason Lee , Jan-Willem Baijense , Marie-Aline Rival , Rene Bos , Magdalena Szczypka , Andrea Sooyoun Kim , Mathew Winter , Daniël Grünberg , Rink Alberda , Rui Duarte , Patrick Koschuch , Miren Leon , Nam Dong Ho , Laura Mezquita Gonzalez , Sasha Hendry , Eun Song Park , Joost Baks , Remi Versteeg , Paulos Kinfu , Ron Garritsen , Lucas Kuncevicius , Ton Dekkers
- Landscape Design: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie.
- Sustainability Consultant: Transsolar, Stuttgart
- Gross Surface: 180.000 m2
- Volume: 498.000m3
- Date of commission: 2010 April
- Project Year: 2014 November
- In Use: 2015 March
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
The ambition of the City of Parramatta was: “We want this development to be unique and spectacular – a building that will be recognized around the world and help to put Parramatta on the map”.
A cutting-edge glass construction featuring a wave-shaped façade of crystalline blocks has been selected as the winning design for Parramatta Square’s landmark civic and community building.
Image Courtesy © Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
- Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, Lacoste+Stevenson, Designinc
- Project: Square Civic And Community Building
- Location: Parramatta Square District, Parramatta, Australia
- Client: City of parramatta
- Estimated Construction budget: 38 million $AUD (26 million €)
- Net area: 12.000 sqm
- Competition: 2016
- Studies: 2016 – 2017
- Construction work: 2018-2019
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Article source: Wildstone
A new hybrid advertising space and community garden, designed by Wildstone for client Clear Channel’s premium Storm brand, has transformed a treacherous corner in London into a vibrant community space. The formerly derelict site in Lambeth Palace Conservation Area had remained undeveloped for over twenty years and was eventually hoarded up. Anti-social behaviour was a longstanding issue, prompting Community Safety officers to request that the landowners investigate additional security measures and productive temporary uses for the development site. Innovative structures and urban space designers, Wildstone, have created a scheme to change this crime ridden space by transforming it into a publically open,working community garden, whilstrein stating the site’s original function as an advertising space.
Image Courtesy © Wildstone
- Architects: Wildstone
- Project: Lambeth Palace Road
- Location: London, England
Friday, March 25th, 2016
Article source: phplus architects
Working on behalf of the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP), pH+ architects have received planning permission for an extension to their new premises, in the London Borough of Haringey, which will transform the way the charity works with children and the wider public. The children, young people and wider community will benefit from a range of new services and facilities, including a hydrotherapy pool, which have been funded by the generosity of private foundations.
Through a lengthy consultation process, the architects have worked with the charity to develop a centre with an inclusive design; one that helps children in particular develop in a series of differing environments designed to stimulate the senses through sounds, smells, light and varying surfaces. The architecture therefore becomes a tool to nurture young children. For example, ramps and lifts are important for accessibility but stairs will be employed at various key moments as part of the children’s walking programme. An external walkway wraps around the building, offering views out to the woodland landscape and allowing for movement through the fresh air. This walkway is enclosed by a timber screen which itself becomes a giant xylophone for children to play with. Sections of the cladding will be reflective so that children can observe their own movements.
Image Courtesy © phplus architects
- Architects: phplus architects
- Project: ‘Xylophone’ building for children with cerebral palsy
- Location: Haringey, London
Friday, March 25th, 2016
Article source: STUDIO FUKSAS
The structure will be built in a strategic area of the historic quarter EUR on a 55,000-square-meter built surface.
The design concept is briefly explained by three images: the “Theca”, the “Cloud” and the “blade” of the Hotel.
The “Theca”, longitudinally oriented, is the container, with steel structure and glass double-façade, that encloses the Cloud.
Image Courtesy © MorenoMaggi
- Architects: STUDIO FUKSAS – Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
- Project: EUR NEW CONGRESS CENTRE AND HOTEL
- Location: Rome, Italy
- Photography: Colarossi, Paolo Ridolfi, Archivio Fuksas, MorenoMaggi, Giacomo Famà, Fabio Lovino
- Client: Eur Spa
- Interior Design: Fuksas Design
- Height 39 M ( From The Underground Level 48 Mt)
- Width 70 M
- Lenght 175 M
- Outer And Transversal Façades: Stratified Extra-Bright Glass And Stratified Lamellar Extra-Bright Glass
- Inner Façades: Double Gazing With Solar Factor Cellular System And Double Gazing With Solar Factor Rei Cellular System
- Outer Façades: 16,075 Sq.M.
- Outer Longitudinal Façades: 13,880 Sq.M. (6,9420×2)
- Outer Transversal Façades: 2,195 Sq.M. (1,301 Via Colombo And 894 Viale Shakespeare)
- Roof (11,000 Sq.M.): Glass With Solar Factor And 3,000 Sq.M. Panels With Mono crystalline photo voltaics
- Inner Flooring: Travertine
- Forum: 7,500 Sq.M. (Public Square)
- Structure: Metallic
- Coating: Microperforatedatex® 2000 Trl Sheet
- Flooring: Industrial Parquet
- Auditorium: 1,850 Seats
- Bar And Foyer: 450 Sq.M. (more…)
Friday, March 25th, 2016
Article source: SADAR+VUGA
On Friday, March 11 it was announced that SADAR+VUGA, HHF architekten and local consultant Archicon received first prize for their proposal for the competition Adaptation and Reconstruction of Dom Revolucije (Home of Revolution).
Image Courtesy © SADAR+VUGA
- Architects: SADAR+VUGA
- Project: Adaptation and Reconstruction of Dom Revolucije (Home of Revolution)
- Location: Nikšić, Montenegro
- Collaboration: SADAR+VUGA and HHF Architekten
- Client: Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism Montenegro
- Building area: 21,738 m2
- Total floor area: Storeys 4
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Article source: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
Zwolle recently saw the completion of a new community centre: Cultuurcentrum Het Anker. The new complex on the edge of town has a floor area of some 3,000 m² and links the districts of Westenholte and Stadshagen.
The building houses a community centre with hospitality facilities, an open plan sports centre with education facilities and various multi-purpose halls that can be used for music, dance and education.
Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma
- Architects: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
- Project: Het Anker community centre
- Location: Zwolle, The Netherlands
- Photography: Harry Noback and Maarten Sipma
- Software used: Revit
- Client: Municipality of Zwolle
- Project team: Ruud Moonen, Jelle Rinsema
- Landscape design: Buro MAAN
- Structural engineering: Alferink van Schieveen Bouwtechnisch Adviesbureau
- Building physics: ABT
- Acoustics: Peutz
- General contractor: VDR bouw
- Installation contractor: Cofely
- Floor area: 3,000 m²
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Article source: ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE
The upcoming arrival of the Grand Paris Express BVC (Bry-Villiers-Champigny) train station made it possible to create a transport link in eastern Paris. Perfectly connected to the metropolitan networks, the ZAC Marne-Europe and Boutareines urban project possesses several advantages that will help create a dynamic economic hub and a pleasant living area on the territory of the Marne meander.
Image Courtesy © ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTUR
- Architects: ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE
- Project: Promenade verte
- Location: Paris, France
- Client: EPAMARNE
- Surface: 26 ha m²
- Competition Date: April 2015