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Conference Centre, Corporate Campus Apeldoorn in The Netherlands by ADP Architects

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Article source: ADP Architects

The central building of the Corporate Campus Apeldoorn, designed by ADP Architects, is the conference centre. The whole building is set up to stimulate interaction and communication.

As working in a green environment is the main concept of the campus the landscape literally continues in to the entrance hall of the conference building, so nature and architecture melt together in the heart of the campus. Standing in the tall entrance hall you can see the restaurant, and the 25 conference rooms located on different floors. The restaurant, seating 750 people, is spread out over different levels gradually stepping down towards the forest outside.

Image Courtesy © Gerard van Beek, Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: ADP Architects
  • Project: Conference Centre, Corporate Campus Apeldoorn
  • Location: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
  • Photographs: Gerard van Beek, Jeroen Musch, ADP Architects
  • Project team: Marc a Campo, Erik Wiersema, Wim Woensdregt, Pieter Boerstra, Bert Beentjes, Erikjan Cuperus, Esmee Bais, Jeroen Bos, Pieter de Bruyn Kops, Harald Mooij, Daniel Sudkamp, Paul Rutjes, Toon van Schijndel, Arjen Tuinman.
  • Interior architect: ADP Architects and Ex Interiors
  • Landscape architect: ADP architects and Bureau B+B
  • Area: Buildings (phase 1 and 2) 86.450 m², Landscape 10.2 Ha
  • Realized: 2011- 2012
  • Collaborating Architects: B+B architects (landscape co-architects), Ex Interiors (interior co-architects)
  • Client: Achmea
  • Completed: 2012
  • Area: 9.600 m2

Exhibition site and conference hall in Getafe, Madrid, Spain by Arquitectos Ayala

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Article source: Arquitectos Ayala

This was the first prize in a restricted national contest announced by the “Madrid Autonomous Region” and the Getafe Town Council. Once we had won the contest, we talked to the jury, composed of four architects. They told us the had very much liked the plan and that it bore a great resemblance to the monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial in its ground plan and size, which made it even more interesting.

Image Courtesy Arquitectos Ayala

  • Architects: Arquitectos Ayala
  • Project: Exhibition site and conference hall
  • Location: Getafe, Madrid, Spain

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Renewal of the Old Main Seminar of Comillas University by Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos

In the last decades of the nineteenth century, thanks to the Comillas Lord, the town became a hub of the incipient Catalan Modernism. The seminary began with some sketches of Jesuit and Engineer Miguel de Alcolado, later on Joan Martorell and Lluis Domenech i Montaner started to work in the project giving the building the monumental and desired style.

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba 

  • Architects: Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos
  • Project: Renewal of the Old Main Seminar of Comillas University
  • Location: Comillas, Cantabria, Spain
  • Photography: Duccio Malagamba
  • Client: Sociedad Activos inmobiliarios Campus Comillas
  • Date: 2007-2010
  • Size: 17.484 m2 / Phase 1 8.869 m2
  • Budget: Phase 1 I23.374.825,02 euros
  • M&E: JG inconor
  • Design Team: Alberto Alonso Ortiz, Joaquín Barrientos Barquín, Eduardo Fdez.-Abascal Teira, Floren Muruzábal Sitges, Eduardo Pesquera González, Jesús Ulargui Agurruza
  • Collaborators: Cristina Gómez Abecia, Carlos Gómez Santos
  • Structure: Francisco de la Torre, Estudio de Ingeniería Dýnamis, Miguel Terán Garrido

Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center in Iceland by Henning Larsen Architects

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre gathers inspiration from the northern lights and the dramatic Icelandic scenery.

Situated on the border between land and sea, the Concert Hall stands out as a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbour space as well as the vibrant life of the city. The spectacular facades have been designed in close collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and the engineering companies Rambøll and ArtEngineering GmbH from Germany.

Image courtesy Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriid Architects
  • Project: Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center
  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Client: Austurnhofn TR – East Harbour Project Ltd.
  • Gross floor area: 28,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2007 – 2011
  • Type of assignment: First prize in international PPP competition, 2005
  • Landscape architects: Landslag efh and Lisbeth Westergaard
  • Façade design and development: Olafur Eliasson and Studio Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
  • Owner and operator: Harpa, Portus Group, AGO (operator of Harpa), Totus (owner of Harpa)
  • Engineers: Artec Consultants, Mannvit Engineers, Hnit Consulting Engineers, Efla Engineers, ArtEngineering, and Ramboll
  • Contractor: IAV
  • Design Manager: IAV

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Press Conference Room in Paris, France by h2o Architectes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: h2o Architectes

The client’s specific request for this press conference room was to create a project that would be both contemporary and timeless at the same time in order to match the Institution that it would represent. We aimed to transform this “technical tool” into a space of representation and communication for the Minister and its politicians. A high number of technical equipments and utilities needed to be integrated in the suspended ceilling in order to a clear a clean, bright and sun filled space.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau 

  • Architects: h2o Architectes
  • Project: Press Conference Room
  • Location: Rue de Varenne, Paris, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Program: Press Conference Room for the French Ministery of Agriculture in a 19th century building listed as a Historical Monument
  • Client: French Ministery of Agriculture
  • Team: h2o architectes with Engineering
    – Ingénierie Louis Choulet, HVAC
    – Cabinet Virtz, Economist
    – BMI, Structural Engineer
    – Scène, Scenography
  • Project area: 100m²
  • Delivery: December 2010
  • Software used: Rhino & AutoCAD

FEDA Headquarters: Confederation of Employers in Albacete, Spain by Cor & Asociados

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: Cor & Asociados

The Confederation of Employers of Albacete (FEDA) is a nonprofit organization representing and supporting the business network in the Region. Due to the evolution of its activities and growth of services, the organization raised the idea of bringing together in a sole building all the installations that were scattered throughout the city of Albacete. This idea was the seed of this project.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos 

  • Architects: Cor & Asociados
  • Project: FEDA Headquarters: Confederation of Employers
  • Location: Albacete, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos 
  • Photo  Construction: Luisa Martí
  • Client: Confederación de Empresarios de Albacete Feda   
  • Status: Completed 
  • Colaborators: Mar Melgarejo Torralba and Ayara Mendo Pérez (Conceptual design); Rubén Perea Ibáñez, Oscar Carpio Rodríguez and Juan M. Sánchez Guitiérrez (Constraction’s project phase); José Verdú Montesionos (Building Eng.); Soledad Rodríguez Capuano (Model); José M. Noguera Pardo (3D views)
  • Use: Office, conferences, meeting, education. 
  • Site: Albacete, España.  39º 00’ 25.49” N 1º 51’ 32.22” W
  • Area: 4.375 m2 
  • Cost: 3.149.842 € (excluding V.A.T.)

San Bernardo Cultural Centre in Canary Islands, Spain by GPY Arquitectos

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Article source: GPY Arquitectos

The San Bernardo Cultural Centre is located in a rural town, on a small plot with a basically square ground plan, fifteen metres per side. The programme for the Centre includes an assembly hall, which is to operate as a multipurpose space for holding conferences, exhibitions and performances, and three workshops, also seen as highly versatile spaces that can operate as classrooms, meeting rooms or as a small library, depending of the needs of each moment.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: GPY Arquitectos – Juan Antonio González Pérez, Urbano Yanes Tuña
  • Project: San Bernardo Cultural Centre
  • Location: Plaza San Bernardo, Los Silos, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán, José Ramón Oller, J.A. González, Urbano Yanes
  • Client: Tenerife Island Council
  • Contract: UTE Centro Cultural San Bernardo
  • Constructed Surface: 494,50 sqm
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Awards: ar+d Award for Emerging Architects. Prize Winner.
    Premios FAD de Arquitectura e Interiorismo. Finalist.
    Premio Manuel de Oráa y Arcocha. Honourable Mention.

Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC in San Francisco, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

The Bechtel Conference Center is designed to communicate the values of The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a San-Francisco-based think-tank dedicated to public policy decision-making through nonpartisan research and dialogue. The Center, located on the ground floor of PPIC’s downtown San Francisco office building, reflects the organization’s ideals of openness and cooperative communication.

Image Courtesy Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

  • Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Project: Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Software used: For the wood fin geometry in the conference center, used Rhino at the concept phase to quickly study different forms. Then used AutoCAD to develop the design and create profile for each one of the 297 pieces for production.

Hotel Paasitorni in Finland by K2S Architects

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Article source: K2S Architects

The granite Paasitorni fortress was originally built for the use of Helsinki labor movement. Now the block functions as a successful conference center. Paasitorni Hotel comprises of two existing buildings and a new wing hidden behind early 20-century and 1950s facades.

Image Courtesy Marko Huttunen

  • Architects: K2S Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Hotel Paasitorni
  • Location: Paasitorni, Finland
  • Architects: Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola and Mikko Summanen
  • Client: HWA Helsinki Workers Association
  • User: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Scandic Hotels, Graniittiravintolat Restaurants
  • Built area: 11400 m² (gross)
  • Design phase: 09/2008 – 01/2010
  • Construction phase: 02/2010 – 06/2012
  • Photos: Marko Huttunen
  • Software used: Autocad architecture 2012; Rhino 4; Maxwell Render 1.7; Blender 2.49

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Seminar and Conference Cristal in Tyrol, Austria by MHM architects

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: MHM architects

Already for many years the therapeutical treatment of physical and emotional disturbances or illnesses by the application of light has been acknowledged medically. Light has different effects on the human body depending on the spectral colour: so a firm red has an exciting effect  while violet light seems calming.

Image Courtesy © Paul Ott photografiert

  • Architects: MHM architects
  • Project: Seminar and Conference Cristal
  • Location: 9991 Iselsberg, eastern Tyrol, Austria
  • General design & Planning: MHM architects, Vienna Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
  • Consultants: Statics & structural calculations – Fritsch, Chiari& Partner, Vienna Building equipment & services – Zentraplan, Wr. Neustadt
  • General contractor: STRABAG Villach Austria
  • Planned in: 2007
  • Build in: 2009
  • Photos: Paul Ott (© Paul Ott photografiert), Hertha Hurnaus (© Hertha Hurnaus)
  • Software used: AutoCAD and photoshop

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