This project utilized the fragmentation of a community to rebuild ties through a social cohesion of colour, light and space. An event took place for one day with colourful fabric draped from the windows of the residential maisonettes above ground floor down to the ground floor units, dynamically and aesthetically changing the space with community engagement. The installation illustrated the effect architecture can have in place.
Mixed Use development comprising a primary school, community centre, retail and residential units. This project forms part of a new infrastructure programme in the Syhlet region of Bangladesh. The project is currently at Detailed Design stage and is on-going through funding from NWT and Local Government.
kister scheithauer gross architects and urban planners (ksg) have completed the community centre and synagogue for the Jewish community of Ulm. In 2009, the Israelite Religious Community in Württemberg (IRGW) decided to build a new synagogue for its orthodox community in Ulm and, together with the city of Ulm, initiated a competition. The city placed the building site in the middle of the Weinhof, just a stone’s throw from the former synagogue, which was destroyed during Kristallnacht.
Bread for the City offers five program services to low-income residents of Washington, DC: food and clothing distribution, primary medical care, legal advice and representation, and comprehensive social services. All services are free of cost to eligible DC residents, and are provided under one roof in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
The community center “El Pinar de Rubí” is located on a 60-meter long plot, east-west oriented and having a strong cross-slope of 52%. The lower façade, near the C-1413-A junction, is located at an elevation of +181. The opposite façade, on a plateau at +189, is the end of a forest that forms part of Rubi’s Archeological and Natural Heritage Catalogue. The building is 75% partially buried against a retaining wall that supports the base of the mountain.
Sølund retirement community is situated at one of the most distinguished locations in Copenhagen, in the vibrant urban space between the Copenhagen Lakes to the one side and the dynamic city street of Ryesgade to the other. Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal for the new Sølund is designed as one large, continuous building block that engages in close dialogue with the surrounding buildings and creates simple, easily accessible spatialities – both on the inside and on the outside. The project also includes a new daycare centre.
Street view : Image Courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
Architects: Henning Larsen Architects, BBP Architects and architects Ole and Jytte Andersen
Landscape Architect: Schul Landscape Architects
Engineers: Henrik Larsen Consulting Engineers and Hundsbæk og Henriksen Consulting Engineers
Gross Floor Area: 38,500 m2
Type of Assignment: Finalist in invited, international competition
Team at Henning Larsen Architects: Lars Steffensen (responsible partner), Martin Stenberg (lead design architect), Mikkel Eskildsen, Rafel Crespo, Chenqi Jia, Charlotte Søderhamn Nielsen, Peter Dahlsgaard Nielsen, Christian Schjøll, Grace Xu, Martin Vraa Nielsen, Jakob Strømann-Andersen and Lærke Bjerre.
Spacesmith is proud to announce the completion of Part of the Solution’s (POTS) new home. Since 1982. POTS has been serving people in need by providing food, clothing, counseling and other supportive services in a low income neighborhood in the Bronx. What began as a soup kitchen grew into a holistic, full service community facility, addressing every aspect of life’s needs to those who need a helping hand.
The town of Pornic’s elected representatives expressed their “deep-rooted” commitment to regional tradition, immediately excluding any other architectural form that did not match the traditional volumes and templates of the Pays de Retz, such as roofs with gable roofs, covered in tiles.
Because the Communauté de Communes (Town Community) Centre had to fit into a business park already denoted by previous building projects (hospitals, police station, office buildings), which had all been subjected to these regulations, we chose to make a different contextual offer in relation to the site and its history.
MoederscheimMoonen Architects wins the competition for new community center in Zwolle, The Netherlands
The Rotterdam-based office MoederscheimMoonen Architects recently got the commission to the design the new community center‘Het Anker’ in Zwolle, The Netherlands. The commission was given after winning the competition were the office was invited for together with the offices ofKoppert + KoenisArchitecten, Broekbakema, Jeanne DekkersArchitectuur and BDG Architecten.
The design celebrates the biggest asset of the Y as a community facility; its diverse, multi generational user base. The identity of each programmatic space was enhanced, expressing multiplicity rather than institutional uniformity. The entry lobby, fitness center, locker rooms, studios, offices showers and pool are organized as a series of parallel bands. As members move through the different bands, they experience the immediacy of the simultaneous happenings that animate the building. The distinct character of the bands enables the modularity of the scheme, where one program space can be replaced by another (like slots in a computer) without compromising the integrity of the design.