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Ru Paré Community in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by BETA office for architecture and the city

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: BETA office for architecture and the city 

In the early 2000s, the Ru Paré School was emblematic of the social problems facing the Amsterdam borough of Slotervaart. The Ru Paré is now the neighborhood’s living room and accommodates an extraordinary social experiment.


In response to austerity measures in the Dutch economy, a social entrepreneur developed a model for solidarity in challenging neighborhoods. Inhabitants are offered tax advice, computing or language classes in return for community service; at the building level receding funding is supplemented with profitable start-ups.

Image Courtesy © Marc Faasse

  • Architects: BETA office for architecture and the city
  • Project: Ru Paré Community
  • Location: Amsterdam, Slotervaart, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Marc Faasse
  • Client: Stichting Samen Ondernemen
  • Collaborators: Elisabeth Boersma (architect), Rob van Dijk (landscape architect), Huibers Constructieadvies (engineer)
  • Team: Auguste van Oppen, Marc van Asseldonk, Marcello Soeleman
  • Year: 2014 – 2016
  • Status: Built


The Curve in Berkshire, England by Colorminium + bblur architecture + CZWG

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

A dynamic team of architects, designers and consultants are celebrating the completion of the £22m cultural hub project, The Curve, located in the centre of Slough, Berkshire, UK. The Curve is the flagship public building and the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre, where over £45m of public investment has already been spent or committed to create an entirely new commercial district – The Heart of Slough. Housing a library, a 280 seat multi-purpose performance venue, and spaces for council meetings and exhibitions, the 4,500 sq m building consolidates disparate community functions and registrar services across the centre of Slough.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow


Pembury Circus in Hackney, London by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects are delighted to have been recognized by the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) for their development at Pembury Circus, which has been awarded the title “Best Mixed Use Development” at the LEAF Awards 2016, alongside other high profile finalists.

FBM Architects – Pembury Circus, Hackney, London, Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Project: Pembury Circus
  • Location: Hackney, London, UK
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, plus Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign


Green Places Community Clubhouse in Annan District, Taiwan by Chain 10 Urban Space Design

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Keng-Fu Lo, lead designer of the Green Places Community Clubhouse, located in Tainan, Taiwan, sees a building as a living being. Breaking with architectural tradition, each floor of the clubhouse has its own distinctive design. The building is a shared space for the residents of an independent community. It provides spaces for dining, reading, exercising, learning, sharing and communication. The floors are stacked vertically as a series of free curves. The design is based on natural patterns and includes a reflecting pond, outdoor plaza and unobstructed views of the nearby hills. Varied surfaces with differing heights encourage people to walk in and explore the interior. Natural elements are brought into the building not only through its décor, but with a wall formed of tall trees. The result is a harmonious environment where human life maintains contact with nature.

Building Exterior, Image Courtesy © Kuo-Min Lee

Building Exterior, Image Courtesy © Kuo-Min Lee

  • Architects: Chain 10 Urban Space Design
  • Project: Green Places Community Clubhouse
  • Location: Tainan City, Annan District, Taiwan
  • Photography: Kuo-Min Lee
  • Lead designer: KENG-FU LO
  • Project end date: 2015/09


Home Ranch Welcome Center in Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke Architects

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Carney Logan Burke Architects 


Demarcating the northern entrance to Jackson, Wyoming’s historic downtown, the 3,129-square foot Home Ranch Welcome Center serves as a community hub for both residents and visitors. The building program includes visitor orientation space, a transportation hub and a public restroom facility that replaced a well-used bathroom building. The Welcome Center exhibits will function as orientating devices for visitors and utilizes storytelling of local characters as a narrative for the opportunities and amenities in the Town of Jackson and surrounding National Parks.

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol and Matthew Millman

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol and Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Carney Logan Burke Architects
  • Project: Home Ranch Welcome Center
  • Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol and Matthew Millman
  • Structural Engineer: KL&A, Inc., Golden, CO
  • Electrical Engineer / Mechanical Engineer / LEED Consultant: Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Inc., Avon, CO
  • Civil Engineer: Nelson Engineering, Jackson, WY
  • General Contract: GE Johnson Construction Company, Jackson, WY
  • Landscape Architect: Hershberger Design, Jackson, WY
  • Completion: 2013


Vlasta Burian Community Centre in Liberec, Czech Republic by Stastny Pavel Architekt

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: Stastny Pavel Architekt

The main aim is to build new multifunctional centre of Vlasta Burian. The building will serve as a social and cultural centre of the former Liberec native Vlasta Burian, presentation of his life and lifestyle through lectures, leisure activities, courses, creative workshops etc. The building should increase attractiveness of adjacent old town.

Image Courtesy © Stastny Pavel Architekt

Image Courtesy © Stastny Pavel Architekt

  • Architects: Stastny Pavel Architekt (Pavel Šťastný)
  • Project: Vlasta Burian Community Centre
  • Location: Široká 179/38, Liberec 460 01, Czech Republic
  • Client: Společnost Vlasty Buriana o.p.s
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 120,5m2
  • Completion year: 2015


KuBe House of Culture and Movement in Frederiksberg, Denmark by MVRDV and ADEPT

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

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


Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility in Victoria, Australia by k20 Architecture

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

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

  • Architects: k20 Architecture
  • Project: Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Completed: 2015


Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea by Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie

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

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


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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