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Kilmeena Village in Moyna, Ireland by Cox Power Architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: Cox Power Architects

The site is located in the centre of Kilmeena Parish- a large geographical area spreading over many townlands between Westport and Newport County Mayo. The site is in close proximity to the local church, primary school, football pitch, golf course and local aquaculture industries. The client for the project was Mayo County Council and the brief was for a new community centre together with 14 new houses and a child care facility.

Context (Image Courtesy Michael McLaughlin)

  • Architects: Cox Power Architects
  • Project: Kilmeena Village
  • Location: Moyna, Kilmeena, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
  • Client: Mayo County Council
  • Project size: 1,180 square metres
  • Architect Team: John Cox, Sal Gallagher, Paul Janas, David Power, Finola Reilly, Martin Rybar
  • Photo Credits: Michael McLaughlin, McLaughlin Studios
  • Award Winner: 2011 RIAI Awards “Best Housing”
  • Published – 2009 RIAI/DOEHLG “The New Housing 2 “Building Better Communities”
  • Selected for Exhibit – 2007 RIAI/DOEHLG Housing Exhibition “Housing in Context”
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Voltaire Building in Paris, France by ANTONINI-DARMON Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Article source: ANTONINI-DARMON Architects

The buildings of the cultural and community premises of Paris Diderot University fit into the undeveloped, southwest area of the Flour Market which was recently converted by Nicolas Michelin and Associates Agency. A break between the Flour Market and the new building is preserved. It respects the existing building and accentuates the slenderness of the tower.

Exterior View

  • Architect: ANTONINI-DARMON Architects
  • Name of Project: Voltaire Building – cultural and community Premises of Paris Diderot University
  • Location: M3A2 – Cultural and Community Tower, Paris Diderot University, Paris, France
  • Client: SOGAM for Paris Diderot University
  • Project management: Antonini Darmon + Architects
  • Program: Cultural and community premises of Paris Diderot University
  • Area: 550 m² SHON
  • Cost: 2.5 M euros HT
  • Finished: November 2011

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Centre communautaire scientifique in Whapmagoostui, Canada by FGMDA

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Article source: FGMDA

Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss, Drolet et associés architectes (FGMDA) designed the new Community Science Centre at Université Laval’s Centre d’études nordiques (CEN) in Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik. The centre, devoted to scientific research and exchange of traditional knowledge, is not the first large-scale green project in Nunavik for FGMDA, which has worked for more than 30 years in the Far North in collaboration with local populations.
Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik: An extraordinary situation

Image Courtesy Claude Tremblay

  • Architects: Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et associés architectes (FGMDA)
  • Project: Centre communautaire scientifique
  • Location:Whapmagoostui/Kuujjuaraapik, Quebec, Canada
  • Client’s name: Centre d’études nordique (CEN) of Université Laval
  • Architectural firm: Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et associés architectes
  • Project manager: Alain Fournier, architect
  • Project team: Carolyne Fontaine, architect; Felix-Antoine Thibault, Mathieu Fournier
  • Engineering firm: Genivar et Cima+

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Cameron Centre – HVGS in NSW, Australia by Bourne Blue Architecture

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Article source: Bourne Blue Architecture

This building is a multi purpose hall, built for Hunter Valley Grammar School in NSW, Australia. The brief was for a building that contained 2 basketball courts, a stage, a commercial kitchen, a foyer for functions, 5 classrooms, a gym and all the associated services. The building also had to be able to seat 1000 students for school assemblies.

Cameron Centre - HVGS

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City Municipal Office Complex in Bordeaux, France by ECDM Architects

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Article source: ECDM Architects

Our proposal is for a unifying building, a building that represents both the Mériadeck neighborhood and the old city, that participates in defining an urban landscape and carries the values of a society more open to its environment. It was therefore around the creation of an open space, a space of convergence and exchange that we wanted to organize the program, a space framing the city, organizing open programs and services around the borders, a space animated by its users and actors. It acts as a beautiful and lively space, where the dynamism of Bordeaux is displayed for a close and urban administration.

Exterieur Vue Ouest

  • Architects: ECDM Architects
  • Project: City Municipal Office Complex
  • Location: at the entry of Mériadeck, Bordeaux (33), France
  • Contractor: ADIM SudOuest
  • Net Area: 21 000 m²
  • Cost: 42 M€ Before Taxes
  • Realization: 2011

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Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution in Colchester Campus, UK by C. F. Møller Architects

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

Proposal for an incubator park for the social sciences at the University of Essex. The competition was to design a landmark building for the new University of Essex Knowledge Gateway, which is planned as an incubator park for the social sciences: sociology, political science, economics, and international relations. The University of Essex is the top rated university in the UK in these fields.

Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution
  • Location: University of Essex, Colchester Campus, UK
  • Client:University of Essex, Knowledge Gateway
  • Landscape:C. F. Møller Architects
  • Size:4000 m²
  • Year: 2010
  • Awards: 3rd. Prize in international competition

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JNC Sales Office & Community Arts Center in Xiamen, China by Line and Space, LLC

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

Recently crowned as the world’s second-largest economy, China continues to develop new and interesting ways of embracing the free market economy; this time by experimenting with private funding for public buildings.  The new JNC Sales Office/Community Art Center is an example of this inventive approach, where buildings are designed to respond to current and anticipated demographics, cultural and technological changes in innovative ways.

View from Entry (Image Courtesy Yang Chaoying)

  • Architects: Line and Space, LLC
  • Project: JNC Sales Office & Community Arts Center
  • Location: Xiamen, China
  • Completion Date: August 2011
  • Building Area: 11,400 SF
  • Drawing and Photo Credits: All drawings by Line and Space, LLC
  • Project Team: Les Wallach, FAIA (Lead Designer), Bob Clements, AIA, LEED AP (Project Architect), Henry Tom, AIA, NCARB (Project Manager), Mike Anglin, RA, LEED AP, John McColgin, Ray Jin LEED AP, Emily Starace RA, LEED AP

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Community centre Herstedlund in Albertslund, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS

Community Centre Herstedlund provides the framework for joint activities for a new residential area, housing approximately 600 families. The site plan, designed by Juul & Frost, is based on the idea of “the forest and the glades”. We elaborated on this theme as we designed the building as a large stylized tree at the edge of a glade.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Adam Mørk)

  • Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS
  • Name of Project: Community centre Herstedlund
  • Location: Robinievej, Albertslund, Denmark
  • Client: Freja Ejendomme A/S
  • Turn Key contractor: N. H. Hansen og Søn A/S
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Software used: None;  primarily drawing and building models by hand.

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Cassie Campbell Community Centre in Ontario, Canada by Perkins+Will Designed using AutoCAD, 3DSMax, and SketchUp

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Article source: Perkins+Will

The Cassie Campbell Community Center in Brampton creates a unique set of spaces for indoor and outdoor programming. Designed by Perkins+Will, the main program elements include a natatorium, indoor running track, gymnasium, and figure skating center of excellence, twinned with a community hockey rink. The program elements are expressed as a series of boldly cantilevered gull wing roofs floating above masonry walls. These stone and block elements frame and organize the surrounding landscapes and outdoor program areas, which include a children’s play area, splash pad, basketball court, and entry plaza.

Front View (Images Courtesy Lisa Logan Architectural Photography)

  • Architect: Perkins+Will
  • Project: Cassie Campbell Community Centre
  • Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Project Area: 165,000 sqf
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Lisa Logan Architectural Photography
  • Sofwtare used: AutoCad version 2005 along with SketchUp for 3D models and 3D Studio Max for modeling

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Community center & sports facility “Pulsen” in Balling, Denmark by Park Architecture

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Park Architecture

Design strategy

The brief called for a 3.500 sqm combined community center and sports facility with emphasis on sustainability both in construction and use. But rather than applying the traditional repertoire of green technologies to the building, after initial concept design was developed, the client called for an architecture that in itself embodied the idea of the sustainable approach. A precise objective that called for bold strategy.

South view

  • Architects: Park Architecture
  • Project: Community center & sports facility “Pulsen”
  • Location: Balling, Denmark
  • Type: Competition entry
  • Year: 2011
  • Status: Honorable mention

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