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Hamburg Innovation Port in Germany by MVRDV

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

The site of the Hamburg Innovation Port project is at the waterways of old Harburger Schloss in the so-called Channel Hamburg development, the southern high-tech hub of Germany’s most northern metropolis, which is currently nearing its final stage of realisation. The masterplan foresees a total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Hamburg Innovation Port
  • Location: Hamburg – Harburg, Germany
  • Client: HC Hagemann Construction Group
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacon van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Markus Nagler, Tobias Tonch, Jonathan Schuster, Lisa Bruch
  • Co-architect: morePlatz (Johannes Schele, Caro Baumann)
  • Budget: 150 million euros
  • Size & Programme: A total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings
  • Year: 2016 +


Ekaterinensky Congress Center in Krasnodar, Russia by Piuarch

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: Piuarch

Piuarch’s design of the new Ekaterinensky Congress Center in Krasnodar, Russia, has been appointed for construction.

Located on the banks of the Kuban River, the design proposes a three level cultural complex, with a total floor area of 2,840 square meters. The plans include a conference hall with a capacity of 720 seats – which can be set up in different configurations – as a foyer, a restaurant, a bar and service areas, all the while offering a scenic view of the river bay on the side of the city, and a new pedestrian plaza where the entrance to the center will be located.

The building will also feature terraces on the roof and outdoor spaces on the ground floor, which allow for the expansion of the internal functions.

The project has offered Piuarch the opportunity to activate the relationship between the city and the river by designing a connection among the natural water environment, the coastal parks, and the urban area: reconfiguring the city’s interaction with the river.

Image Courtesy © Piuarch

Image Courtesy © Piuarch

  • Architects: Piuarch
  • Project: Ekaterinensky Congress Center
  • Location: Krasnodar, Russia


Seoul Urban Womb in Daebang-dong, South Korea by Architects For Urbanity

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: Architects For Urbanity


The site is located at Daebang-dong, where U.S. army base ‘Camp Grey’ had been located for 55 years until the retrocession in 2007. Located adjacent to this site was Seoul Women Shelter which accommodated prostitutes, runaway dementia elders, and vagrants from 1962 to 1998. The shelter was converted to Seoul Women Plaza. This is a symbolic place where tragic division of the Korean peninsula, poverty and hardships of woman in the era is accumulated and conveys the agony of Korean modern history. The purpose of this project to turn this gloomy and ‘deathlike’ space into a place of resurrection, a site of nurturing space that will foster welfare of women and families.

Image Courtesy © Architects For Urbanity

Image Courtesy © Architects For Urbanity

  • Architects: Architects For Urbanity
  • Project: Seoul Urban Womb
  • Location: Daebang-dong Neighbourhood in Seoul, South Korea
  • Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Team: Irgen Salianji, Marina Kounavi, Karolina Szóstkiewicz, Stavria Psomiadi, Antony Laurijsen
  • Parking Spots: 120
  • Total Area: 20.500 m2
  • Status: Competition Proposal


Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees in Nijmegen, Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Knowledge centre

At the start of the new millennium, Philips Semiconductors (now NXP) wanted to expand its current production and research site in Nijmegen by creating a new knowledge centre for the development of semiconductors for the electronics industry. The existing production site is sealed off and fenced in for security reasons. The new knowledge centre, where technology, science, culture, work, living and leisure come together, fosters chance encounters and collaboration with diverse parties. The name of the complex, FiftyTwoDegrees, refers to the site’s 52nd degree of latitude, which like the ambition of the initiators, spans the entire world.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
  • Project: Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees
  • Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Client: Ballast Nedam Bouw, Arnhem; ICE Ontwikkeling, Nijmegen
  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten, Delft
  • Structural engineer: ARUP, Amsterdam (competition); Adviesbureau Tielemans BV, Eindhoven (execution)
  • General contractor: Ballast Nedam Speciale Projecten, Utrecht
  • Building services consultant: Royal Haskoning, Nijmegen
  • Building costs including services: 1st phase € 42,000,000 (2006)
  • Design: 2004-2005, 1st prize in competition in 2002
  • Execution: 2005-2006
  • Awards: Dedalo Minosse for Sustainability 2008, International Design Award 2009, International Architecture Award 2009)


International Congress Centre Katowice in Poland by JEMS Architekci

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Article source: JEMS Architekci 

The Katowice International Conference Centre project situated nearby the Spodek arena erected in 1962 posed a challenge in both urban planning and architectural terms.

Image Courtesy © Wojciech Radwański

Image Courtesy © Wojciech Radwański

  • Architects: JEMS Architekci 
  • Project: International Congress Centre Katowice
  • Location:  Katowice, Poland
  • Photography: Juliusz Sokołowski, Jacek Mroczkowski, Wojciech Radwański
  • Basic Architect Team: Olgierd Jagiełło, Wojciech Kotecki, Paweł Majkusiak, Maciej Miłobędzki, Jacek Mroczkowski, Marcin Sadowski, Jerzy Szczepanik-Dzikowski
  • Client: The City of Katowice
  • Basic functions:
    • Multifunctional hall: ca. 8 000 m2, up to 12 000 pers.
    • Banquet hall: ca 1 200 m2, up to 1 000 pers.
    • Auditorium: ca 600 m2, 600 seats.
    • Conference rooms: 18 rooms, ca 1 650 m2 total, up to 1 200 pers.
  • Total area: 37 902 m2
  • Usable area: 33962 m2
  • Cubic volume: 378 069m2 (more…)

International Conference Center in Dakar, Senegal by Tabanlioglu Architects

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Article source: Tabanlioglu Architects 

On the west coast of Middle Africa, Senegal is by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and  Senegal River borders the country to the east and north.  The capital city of Senegal, Dakar is located at the westernmost tip of the country on the Cap-Vert peninsula. The congress center first opened on November 2014, for the 15th Francophone Assembly where 75 world presidents met. Typical geography and the natural values has been the inspiration for the project. Extraordinary, characteristic Baobab trees of Senegal are distinctive with their enormous girth. Their massive trunks can grow to circumferences of 25 meters or more. Their second distinctive feature is great longevity. Baobabs live well over a thousand years, so that they have been important landmarks in Senegal’s dry savanna plain; in oral histories baobabs are cited as loci of battles, or as marking borders between states. Many of these historic trees have been classified as historic monuments by the Ministry of Culture.

Image Courtesy © Tabanlioglu Architects

Image Courtesy © Tabanlioglu Architects

  • Architects: Tabanlioglu Architects
  • Project: International Conference Center
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Client: SUMMA Construction (for République du Sénégal)
  • Architectural Team: Melkan Gürsel& Murat Tabanlıoğlu, Salih Yılgörür, Sertaç Tümer,  Ali Çalışkan, Utkan Yönter, Enes Yücepur, Firat Güneş Balcı, Sema Türker , Zeynep Dündar, Esra Can, Merve Babalı , İsmail Ulukaya, Gözde Çalışkan, Melike Özkan, Gonca Atasayan, Aliriza Saçan, Zeynep Eker Yılgörür , Ayşe Yalçın İçyer
  • Structural Engineer: Meinhardt
  • Mechanical Engineer: Okutan
  • Electrical Engineer: Yurdakul
  • Acoustic Consultants: Talayman Acoustics / Prosistem
  • Landscape: Zeynep Akgoze LD
  • General Coordinator: Envar Şayan
  • Project Manager: Erdal Özdilek
  • Main Contractor: SUMMA
  • Site Area: 77.446 m²
  • Usable Area: 16.270 m² (more…)

Uppgrenna Nature House in Sweden by Tailor Made arkitekter

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Article source: Tailor Made arkitekter

Uppgrenna Nature House

A conference/cafe/event- building in Uppgränna, Sweden. An existing red barn was demolished and replaced by a modern building with ground floor partly submerged in the slope. The upper entrance level consists of an insulated building partly surrounded by an unheated greenhouse that extends over the entire roof. The greenhouse includes room for plant beds and shelter terraces with expansive views of Lake Vättern and has a climate comparable to that of Northern Italy.

Image Courtesy © Ulf Celander

Image Courtesy © Ulf Celander

  • Architects: Tailor Made arkitekter
  • Project: Uppgrenna Nature House
  • Location: Uppgränna, Sweden  
  • Photography: Ulf Celander
  • Software used: Auto CAD and Sketch Up 
  • Architect in Charge: Fredrik Olson
  • Project manager/controller: Niklas Dahlström, Darking / Greenhouse Living
  • Plantbeds/sewage/controller: Anders Solvarm, Ecorelief / Greenhouse Living
  • Client: Bodil Antonsson
  • Area: 520.0 sqm (200 sqm greenhouse)
  • Project Year: 2015


Dominion Office Building in Moscow, Russia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located in Moscow’s Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street, next to tram and trolleybus stops and near Dubrovka Station on the Lyublinskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, the Dominion Office Building is among the first of the new projects to be built for the growing creative and IT sectors in this primarily industrial and residential district in the southeast of the city.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Dominion Office Building
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow
  • Client: Peresvet Group / Dominion-M Ltd.
  • Design (ZHA): Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Design Director (ZHA): Christos Passas
  • Project Architects (ZHA): Veronika Ilinskaya, Kwanphil Cho
  • Interior Design Team (ZHA): Emily Rohrer, Raul Forsoni, Veronika Ilinskaya,
    Kwanphil Cho
  • Contributors (ZHA): Hussam Chakouf, Reza Esmaeeli, Thomas Frings (more…)

Bálna Budapest in Hungary by ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Article source: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]

Bálna (formerly known as CET / Central European Time). Bálna is also a synonym for a whale. The Mixed Use De­velopment Bálna at the Közraktárak between the Petofi and the Szabadság Bridge is both. The Bálna concept refers to Budapest as an important metropolitan centre in the heart of Central Europe. The Bálna shape refers to the smooth and friendly streamlined body of a whale. The new Bálna development has the potential to put Budapest once again on the map of the world. Name and shape of the Bálna symbolizes its cultural po­tential and commercial pole position in one of the best preserved cities in the world.

Bálna seen from  from the Buda side of the danube river, Image Courtesy © Romeodesign

Bálna seen from from the Buda side of the danube river, Image Courtesy © Romeodesign

  • Architects: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]
  • Project: Bálna Budapest
  • Location: Közraktárak, Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Romeodesign
  • Software used: Pro Engineer, Oasys, Rhino, 3DMax, VR4Max and Revit, Autodesk
  • Design team: Kas Oosterhuis, Ilona Lénárd, Gijs Joosen, Owen Slootweg, Bas Wijnbeld, Anna Nagy,  Bujdosó Attila, Márku Judit, Romvári Péter, Tom Krzempek, Rafael Seemann, Paulina Gurak, Michael Gorczynski, Lidia Badarnah, Jan Gasparik, Petr Vokal.
  • Partners: MTM Statika  – Lead structural engineering, SMG-SiSu – MEP engineering
  • Client: Porto Investment Hungary Kft., Budapest
  • Gross floor area: 27.000 m2
  • Stories: 5 stories, 2 stories parking garage
  • Parking garage: 7500 m2
  • Year of  design completion: 2012


Black | White | Grey in Singapore by Studio Wills + Architects

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Article source: Studio Wills + Architects

This is a project for an office in a light industrial area in Singapore. Buildings in such areas have low ceiling and big floor plates.

The client acquired an office space with a combined floor area of 400 sqm. Large floor plate coupled with low ceiling resulted in a very oppressive space, which is the given condition of the project.

Arriving at a BLACK Foyer, Image Courtesy © Jeremy San Tze Ning

Arriving at a BLACK Foyer, Image Courtesy © Jeremy San Tze Ning


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