Archive for the ‘Community Centre’ Category
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Article source: Hsiu-Wei Chang
In response to an international design-build competition, our team proposed a quintessentially Californian approach embracing many ideas still new to Asia, from where most of us hail. These Californian ideas formed into Nest we Grow, which grew from a shared interest in the materials that make up our build environment with a focus on renewable materials. Nest We Grow won the 4th Annual LIXIL International design-build competition in 2014, and unlike structures built in the first years of the competition, it is an open, public structure. Its main intent is to bring people in the community together to store, prepare and enjoy local foods in the setting of Hokkaido, Japan.
Image Courtesy © Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
- Architects: University of California Berkeley student team under the supervision of Kengo Kuma
- Project: Nest We Grow
- Location: Taiki-cho, Hiro-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
- Photography: Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
- Design group: College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley: Hsiu Wei Chang, Hsin-Yu Chen, Fenzheng Dong, Yan Xin Huang, and Baxter Smith, Max Edwards (Instructors: Dana Buntrock, Mark Anderson)
- Project supervisor: Takumi Saikawa
- Structural engineer: Masato Araya
- Mechanical engineer: Tomonari Yashiro Laboratory at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo / Bumpei Magori, Yu Morishita
- Client: LIXIL JS Foundation
- Contractor: Takahashi Construction Company
- Floor area: 85,4 m sq
- Completion date: November 2014
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Article source: AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners
The new Neighborhood Centre is a central piece of the community-oriented facility, a masterplan designed to cater to an entirely new work-live-play district along the main infrastructural artery connecting Shantou and Shenzhen along the National road G324. Situated within the Shenzhen-Shantou special cooperation zone, the planning incorporates a series of commercial, cultural and community oriented facilities to add leisure and entertainment and fun into a developing district. Amidst 10.36 sqkm area of high tech, science and technology innovation platform, emerging industries, and other entrepreneurial and agricultural based industries, these facilities are well serviced along the main arteries, which connect the various functional zones and living communities. The Neighborhood Centre and its environs are destined to become community hubs to attract users and promote interaction as well as a place to be for all leisure, entertainment and satisfying quotidian needs in living.
Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners
- Architects: AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners
- Project: Shanwei Neighborhood Centre Design Competition
- Location: Shanwei Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen-Shantou, China
- Software used: Autocad 2014, Rhino, 3DS Max, Photoshop
- Executive Architects/Engineers: Huazhu Architetcure + Engineers Consultants Company Ltd.
- Scope: Invited Competition – 1st place+Commission
- Total GFA: 40 480 sqm
- The competition date: dec. 2014
- Expected year of completion: 2017
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Article source: ov architekti s.r.o.
The Community House in Slavonice was built by German citizens of the town before the Second world war. It was the meeting place for their clubs and societies. After the Second world war Germans were expelled. From the 1980´s the house had been extended without any concept several times, conversion into cinema was never finished. In 1989 the totalitarian regime ended. Later the house was bought by local NGO (Slavonická renesanční), which organizes public cultural and educational activities, and it was decided to renovate it.
Image Courtesy © Tomáš Souček
- Architects: ov architekti s.r.o.
- Project: Guild House Slavonice
- Location: Slavonice, Czech Republic, Europe
- Photography: Tomáš Souček
- Team: Jiří Opočenský, Štěpán Valouch
- Client: SR ops
- Contractor: Podzimek a synové, s.ro.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Article source: Form4 Architecture
Luminous Moon-Gate was designed in 2013 for the Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition. The design intent behind the proposed project hints at multiple interpretative roles for Taichung: a portal into heightened consciousness, a lantern of knowledge, a catalyst for metropolitan living, a cultural lung for the body of the city, a gate toward a responsible future, a center regenerative of community life, a landmark for orientation.
The grand moon-gate form follows the idea that transparency of knowledge leads to collective achievements, Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture
- Architects: Form4 Architecture
- Project: Luminous Moon-Gate (Taichung City Cultural Center)
- Location: Taichung Gateway Park, Park Avenue 2, Taichung, Taiwan
- Software used: VRay
- Architecture Team: John Marx, AIA, Pierliuigi, Serraino, AIA Felix, Lin
- Size: building = 63,000 sq. meters, site = 6.4 acres
- Designed: May 31, 2013
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Article source: Perkins Eastman
Located in one of the DC’s oldest African-American neighborhoods, the Deanwood Community Center and Library is a joint-use facility that features educational, recreational, and athletic programs for all ages. The variety of programming —early care and education center, recreation pool, sound recording studio, and public library—serves both the local community and patrons from across the city.
Image Courtesy © Joseph Romeo
- Architects: Perkins Eastman
- Project: Deanwood Community Center and Library
- Location: U.S.A.
- Photography: Joseph Romeo
- Software used: Revit 2014 for renderings in the early stages in the design process.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Article source: Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
THE PINCH is a library and community center in Shuanghe Village, Yunnan Province, China. The project is part of a government led reconstruction effort after an earthquake in Sept 2012. The majority of village houses were destroyed, leaving the residents living in tents for up to one year. After the earthquake the government has sponsored new concrete and brick houses and a large central plaza. During the first site visit, the houses remained incomplete and the plaza was a large empty site.
Image Courtesy © Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
- Architects: Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
- Project: THE PINCH
- Location: Shuanghe Village, Yunnan Province, China
- Software used: Rhino
- Construction: Kunming Dianmuju Shangmao Company
- Funding: Supported by the Knowledge Exchange Impact Award, HKU
- Project Team: Crystal Kwan (Project Manager), Ashley Hinchcliffe, Connie Cheng, Johnny Cullinan, Jacky Huang, Joyce Ip, Yvonne Xu Meng
- Date: September 2012 – April 2014
- Size: 80 sqm
- Cost: 130,000 rmb
- Unit Cost: 1600 rmb/sqm
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Article source: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
The project includes the People’s National Assembly, the National Council (Senate), the Chamber (Congress), and a residence for legislators.
Algeria’s new parliament is a project that must meet the highest standards.
The building needs to embody the idea of democracy in action, the Algeria of the future, freedom, peace, strong but deliberative power. The architecture must communicate a distinct national identity founded on universal values.
Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
- Architects: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
- Project: New Algerian Parliament
- Location: Algiers, Algeria
- Official name of the project: Parliament – Senate – Congress , People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
- Client: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
- Architects/designers: Thierry CHAMBON, Maxime REPAUX, Frédéric ROUSTAN
- Project manager: Frédéric ROUSTAN, Yassine ALLICHE
- Collaborateurs: Sergii MITAKI, Ievgen GRYTSENKO, Laura MARCHEPOIL, Guillermo PANDO DE PRADO, Jean Christophe JODRY, David FROMAIN, Olivier VANEL, Jonathan TOURTOIS, Antony LONGEREY, Louise CATIN, Thérésa TOPOUKA
- Area of project: 220 000 m2
- Budget: not disclosed
- Project end date: 2019
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Article source: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
In 2011, Zurich-based architects Frei + Saarinen won the competition to replace a “front building” that was damaged by a fire. The front-building is so called because it is attached to a triple gymnasium that is also used for events such as concerts, exhibitions, carnival, marriages (with up to 1000 guests), etc.
Image Courtesy © Hannes Henz
- Architects: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
- Project: Front Building of Chliriethalle
- Location: Chlirietstrasse, 8154 Oberglatt, Switzerland
- Photography: Hannes Henz, Zürich , Stefan Wuelser
- Client: Community Oberglatt, Switzerland
- Type of commission: Competition, 1st Prize (2011)
- Architecture Team: Frei + Saarinen Architekten GmbH, Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen, with Beat Lengen, Hans-Christian Rufer
- Engineer: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
- Manufacturers/Suppliers: Eternit roof
Friday, August 29th, 2014
Article source: Dobrosi Tamás
Felcsút is a community of 1800 souls in the Váli Valley, 40 kilometers west of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Since 2004, the locality hosts the largest education center for aspiring young footballers in the country; an institution named in 2006 after one of the greatest football legends in history, Olympic champion,European Cup winner and World Cup silver medalist Ferenc Puskás.
Image Courtesy © György Dénes
- Architects: Dobrosi Tamás
- Project: Pancho Arena
- Location: Felcsút, Hungary
- Photography: György Dénes, László Döme Jr, József Takács, Tamás Dósa Papp
- Project Team: Imre Balázs Arnóczki, Antal Szegedi, Krisztina Törekiné Bakó, László Király, Ferenc Vavrik, Barna Jóföldi, Oszkár Orbán, Lídia Mikus, Olivér Kis-Simon, Tamás Dósa Papp
- Client: A Felcsúti Utánpótlás Neveléséért Alapítvány
Friday, August 29th, 2014
Article source: Affleck de la Riva architects
Founded in 1995 by Gavin Affleck and Richard de la Riva and based in Montreal, Canada, Affleck de la Riva Architects believe that quality environmental design is an agent of social change and a key element in fostering citizenship, social equity, and healthy lifestyles. The firm provides services for the design and construction of institutional, commercial and residential projects and has also developed specific expertise in urban design and the restoration of historic structures.
Image Courtesy © Marc Cramer
- Architects: Affleck de la Riva architects
- Project: Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall
- Location: Quebec, Canada
- Photography: Marc Cramer
- Client: Municipality of Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan
- Project manager: Richard de la Riva
- Design architect: Richard de la Riva
- Project team: Melanie Morris, Brigitte Boudreau, Cesar Vivanco and Sergio ClavijoStructural, mechanicaland electrical engineers: Leroux Beaudoin Hurens
- Budget: 2 920 000 $CA
- Area of project: 16 800 ft2 / 1560 m2
- Project end date: 2012