Archive for the ‘Community Centre’ Category
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: Architecture for a change (pty)ltd
The community of Chimphamba have been gathering for years in a church building that was near to collapse. The community has also outgrown the dilapidated building.
As part of Youth of Malawi’s involvement in the village in Chimphamba they discussed the possibility of erecting a new space for community gatherings. These types of public buildings are extremely important in rural communities, as they must facilitate regular community gatherings to discus important matters such as food security, community challenges etc. Along with the chiefs of the village, Youth of Malawi asked A4AC to design and manage the build of a new church / community hall.
Image Courtesy © Architecture for a change (pty)ltd
- Architects: Architecture for a change (pty)ltd
- Project: Rural Church / Community hall
- Location: Chimphamba village, Mijinji Distric, Malawi
- Lead architect: Dirk Coetser
- Client: Youth of Malawi
- Consultants: Engineer: Ashley Fransman
- Budget: 35 000 USD
- Built Area (m2 or sqft), Internal area: 145sqm
- Completion Year: Early 2017
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Article source: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
The City of North Vancouver’s 38,000 sq. ft. renovation project expanded the existing 1970’s modern heritage building into a recently vacated library structure, with a new bridging atrium. The design team’s goal was to create a very public building; about the community and for the community. The design is open and transparent. The main link between all departments and the public is found in the 67 metre (220 foot) long atrium space. The design creates a flexible, productive working environment for the diverse services offered to the public in the building, and reinforces the city’s aspirations to showcase their new sustainable city mandate.
Photography by Ema Peter courtesy of MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
- Architects: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
- Project: North Vancouver City Hall
- Location: 141 14th St W, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9, Canada
- Lead Design Architect: Michael Green
- Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting
- Mechanical Engineer: AME Consulting Group
- Electrical Engineer: BCL Engineering
- Landscape: Space2Place Design Inc.
- Sustainability: Recollective
- Code Consultants: GHL Consultants
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Article source: SLLA Architects
The community centre Máj is located in the biggest 1980s mass-housing settlement in České Budějovice, an ethnically and socially mixed neighbourhood. In the Czech Republic, one third of the population lives in prefab panel settlements built during the socialism era; after 1989 (the fall of the Soviet bloc), there has been a lack of activities solving problems in these areas. The Máj settlement has an increased concentration of the Roma population, who were evicted into the settlement during the 80s and 90s; the district has been the site of tension and several riots.
Image Courtesy © SLLA Architects
- Architects: SLLA Architects
- Project: Community Centre Máj
- Location: České Budějovice, Czech Republic
- Client: City of České Budějovice, Czech Republic
- Total budget: 2.115.000 €
- Total floor area: 1.939 m2
- Total floor area exterior: 1.060 m2
- Volume: 13.786 m3
- Project based on: Open project competition, 2010
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Article source: Chelsea Building Products
Situated on the shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky, OH, The Harbour has seen its share of extreme weather. Most notably in 2008 and again in 2010, the 188-unit luxury community experienced severe hailstorms that damaged the cedar siding on many of its buildings.
Left with unrepairable and highly noticeable damage, the HOA sought a replacement for the exteriors that could be installed efficiently and withstand anything Mother Nature may have in mind. They found Everlast® Advanced Composite Siding, the only product that could match the refined look and color of the original cedar, while remaining impervious to all kinds of severe weather – from harsh sunlight and heat to wind, subzero temperatures, and even hail.
Image Courtesy © Chelsea Building Products
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Article source: irving smith architects
Big Box retail is increasingly placed away from New Zealand’s small town centres, taking the life and community vitality of the centre with it. The town of Richmond called big box retail back into the main street, questioning how to maintain streetscape and commercial viability to both large and small tenancies. Big Box can entail up to 100m lengths of uninterrupted walls to the street, a scale and typology seemingly incongruous with a greengrocer or a provincial NZ townscape.
Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds
- Architects: irving smith architects
- Project: Upper Queen Street
- Location: Richmond, New Zealand
- Photography: Patrick Reynolds
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Article source: Atelier BNK co.,ltd.
This is a community facility in the Soya region of the town of Toyotomi in northernmost Hokkaido. The project supplements the short comings of the neighboring town hall, nursery school, and hospital, and crates a unified network of facilities. The aim was to create a place for citizens of all ages by adding a library facility and a small, multipurpose hall, while keeping the overall scale of the center small.
Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai
- Architects: Atelier BNK co.,ltd.
- Project: Toyotomi community center
- Location: Toyotomi, Japan
- Photography: Koji Sakai
- Collaborators: Kanebako Structural Engineers
- Area: 2,641.47sqm
- Year: 2013
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
- 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
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Article source: White Arkitekter
With its proposal “Under one roof” White Arkitekter won the design competition for a new station and City Hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö. As the motto suggests, the building gathers several functions in one volume and connects the city’s different parts. This new ‘living room’ is open, welcoming everyone from teenage girls and senior citizens to municipal employees and visitors. The building also creates a new silhouette in the city.
One of the entrances to Växjö’s new station and City Hall building, Image Courtesy © Tegmark
- Architects: White Arkitekter
- Project: New station and City Hall
- Location: Växjö, Sweden
- Photography: Tegmark
- Software used: Rhino, Autocad
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
Article source: Hermann Kamte & Associates
In 2015, we have been participate to “a folly for London competition” a contest organised by A Folly For London; a platform for articles and public engagement regarding the issues underlying the proposed Garden Bridge in central London which launched with a free-to-enter and open-to-all satirical competition for architecture of the absurd.
Image Courtesy © Hermann Kamte & Associates
- Architects: Hermann Kamte & Associates
- Project: LONDON BAY
- Location: London, UK
- Designer: Hermann Kamte
- Status : Proposal – Criticism
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Article source: META-Project
New Youth Commune, a mixed youth community, located on the edge of Vanke Songhua Lake Resort and bordering natural villages, contains 800 people with the upper space for Vanke staff, the middle rented to self-employed town people and the ground facilitating camping students while open to villagers.
Mountain view from the north side, Image Courtesy © Fang Chun，Chen Su
- Architects: META-Project
- Project: New Youth Commune
- Location: Ji Lin, Songhua Lake, China
- Photography: Fang Chun, Chen Su, Cao Shibiao
- Client: Vanke Songhua Lake Resort
- Design Team: Wang Shuo，Zhang Jing， Cao Shibiao， Lan Tian，Wu Yaping，Zhao Yu
- Lighting Consultant: Han Xiaowei
- Area: 10, 000 sqm
- Date: Design 2014／12；Complete 2015／12
- Status: Construction Complete