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Square Civic And Community Building in Parramatta, Australia by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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

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

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Lambeth Palace Road in London, England by Wildstone

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 © Stratton & Reekie

Image Courtesy © Wildstone

  • Architects: Wildstone
  • Project: Lambeth Palace Road
  • Location: London, England

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‘Xylophone’ building for children with cerebral palsy in Haringey, London by phplus architects

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

Image Courtesy © phplus architects

  • Architects: phplus architects
  • Project: ‘Xylophone’ building for children with cerebral palsy
  • Location: Haringey, London

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EUR NEW CONGRESS CENTRE AND HOTEL in Rome, Italy by STUDIO FUKSAS

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

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
  • Theca:
    • Dimensions:
      • 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)
  • Cloud
    • Structure: Metallic
    • Coating: Microperforatedatex® 2000 Trl Sheet
    •  Flooring: Industrial Parquet
    • Auditorium: 1,850 Seats
    • Bar And Foyer: 450 Sq.M. (more…)

Adaptation and Reconstruction of Dom Revolucije (Home of Revolution) in Nikšić, Montenegro by SADAR+VUGA

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

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

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Het Anker community centre in Zwolle, The Netherlands by MoederscheimMoonen Architects

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

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

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Promenade verte in Paris, France by ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE

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 ARCHITECTURE

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

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COMMUNITY CENTER “REGINA PACIS” Reggio in Emilia, Italy by Iotti + Pavarani Architetti

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Article source: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti

THE MEETING PLACE

The design is a complete re-thinking of the buildings surrounding the Regina Pacis Church involving the adaptation of the existing parish rectory, the re-arrangement of the external areas and the construction of a new community centre, intended to house a multi-purpose hall, rooms for teaching Catechism and service areas for parish activities generally.

Image Courtesy © SaverioCantoni

Image Courtesy © SaverioCantoni

  • Architects: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti
  • Project: COMMUNITY CENTER ”REGINA PACIS” Reggio
  • Location: Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Client: Parish of Maria Regina della Pace and Diocese of Reggio Emilia e Guastalla
  • Programme: Reorganization of Regina Pacis Parish House and con­struction of a new community center, with multi-purpose hall for theatrical and musical events from 150 seats, 9 teaching rooms and a kitchen. The renovation of the parish house includes new rooms for the Oratory, areas for children, locker rooms for sports activities; reorganization of open spaces for sports and seasonal events.
  • Architect and construction management: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti (Paolo Iotti, Marco Pavarani)
  • Structure: ing.Sarah Trussardi
  • Services: ing.Giancarlo Manghi
  • Contractor: TE.CA (Tecton and CooperativaCattolicaCostruzioni)
  • Area: 1.500 sqm
  • Budget: 1,5 M Euro
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Saverio Cantoni

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Centre Communautaire Pierrefonds-Roxboro in Montreal, Canada by Les Architectes FABG

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Article source: Les Architectes FABG

The Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough located on the west end of Montréal’s island contains a population of more than 65 000 inhabitants on a 30 kilometers strip of quasi suburban character.

Image Courtesy © Les Architectes FABG

Image Courtesy © Les Architectes FABG

  • Architects: Les Architectes FABG
  • Project: Centre Communautaire Pierrefonds-Roxboro
  • Location: Montreal, Canada

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Krakow Oxygen Home in Poland by Tiago do Vale Architects

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

Krakow Oxygen Home is a community centre in Krakow for lung cancer patients, their friends and their families.

The key function of the building is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment in difficult times, using architecture to create something to help heal a hurting community.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: Krakow Oxygen Home
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Project Team: Tiago Do Vale, Joanna Jakimiuk
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit, Photoshop
  • Competition: Krakow Oxygen Home Architecture Competition
  • Organization: Hmmd Architecture Competitions
  • Construction Area: 350 M2
  • Project Year: 2015

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