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ICE Krakow Convention Centre in Poland by Ingarden & Ewý Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Ingarden & Ewý Architects

ICE Kraków Congress Centre is a modern, world-class venue dedicated to culture – music, opera, ballet, theatre – and congresses. Designed at the highest standards of acoustics and mechanics. Besides the three main halls with 1915, 600, and 300 seats, the shell holds a multifunctional conference space of 550m2. ICE Kraków stands in the most prestigious location in Poland: opposite Wawel Castle, a location that influenced main design decisions. Hiding a multi-story foyer open to a panorama of Kraków, the Vistula embankment façade is spectacularly transparent. The outer shell combines glass, ceramics, and aluminium, with colours ceramic tiles reflecting those of the interior: red of the Auditorium Hall, graphite of Theatre Hall, white of the foyer, and the silvery aluminum used for the roof.

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden

  • Architects: Ingarden & Ewý Architects
  • Project: ICE Krakow Convention Centre
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Photography: Krzysztof Ingarden
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino
  • Client: Krakow Municipal Office
  • Design consultant: Arata Isozaki & Associates (AIA)
  • Cooperating architects: KKM Kozień Architekci, K3 Architekci
  • Structural design: Project Service
  • HVAC: ARUP
  • Acoustics: ARUP Acoustics  – Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd, Raf Orlowski (chief consultant), Construction supervision and testing: Raf Orlowski,  Ramboll Acoustics
  • General contractor: Budimex SA and Ferrovial Agroman SA
  • Operator: Krakow Festival Office

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New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’ in Italy by Studio Fuksas

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Studio Fuksas

Italian architecture practice Studio Fuksas has completed the largest building in Rome in over 50 years. Opening to the public in October 2016, the New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’ is a €239 million earthquake proof complex that has taken 18 years of planning and construction. It will host auditoriums, exhibition spaces and a hotel – amassing 55,000 square metres in new public space. Through both trade and tourism, the convention centre is expected to bring in between 300 – 400 million euros annually to the city of Rome.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’
  • Location: Rome-Eur, Italy
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti and Moreno Maggi
  • Model and Sketches: Francesco Colarossi and Archivio Fuksas
  • Client: Eur SpA
  • Interior design: Fuksas Design
  • General contractor: Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua SpA
  • Engineering: Plans: A. I. Engineering, Torino
  • Structures: Studio Majowiecki; Studio Sarti
  • Safety: Studio Sarti
  • Acoustics: XU – Acoustique, Parigi, A.I. Engineering, Torino
  • Lighting consulting: Speirs& Major Associates, Edinburgh, London
  • Initial Cost Estimate: € 276.000.000 (year: 2007)
  • Final Cost: € 239.000.000 (October 2016)
  • Built surface: 55,000 sq. m.
  • Period: 1998-2016

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Strasbourg Convention Centre in France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects & Rey-Lucquet et associés

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects

The design for the Strasbourg Palais de la Musique et des Congrès by Austrian architectural firm Dietrich | Untertrifaller and French firm Rey-Lucquet & Associés combines the two existing music halls from the 1970s and 80s with new buildings to create a harmonious ensemble with a distinctive architectural identity. The expansion and general renovation of the convention center involves the construction of a 3,000 m² multifunctional hall, a conference hall for 450 people, and a 520-seat auditorium, the expansion and conversion of two existing concert halls, plus a new rehearsal hall for the Strasbourg Philharmonic orchestra. In December 2016, the recently completed project was nominated for the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.

Stainless steel arcades, Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

Stainless steel arcades, Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects & Rey-Lucquet et associés
  • Project: Strasbourg Convention Centre
  • Location: F-67000 Straßburg, Pl. Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: Bruno Klomfar
  • Client: Eurométropole de Strasbourg
  • Project management: Heiner Walker (D | U) & Aurélien Vollmar (R-L)
  • Structural engineering: OTE Ingénierie, Illkirch / Serue Ingénierie, Schiltigheim
  • Building engineering: OTE Ingénierie, Illkirch / Serue Ingénierie, Schiltigheim
  • Sustainability & Building physics: Solares Bauen, Strasbourg
  • Cost planning: C2BI, Strasbourg
  • Acoustics: Müller-BBM, München
  • Stage planning: Walter Kottke, Bayreuth
  • Facade planning: CEEF, Ramonchamp
  • Landscape planning: Digitale Paysage, Imbsheim
  • Kitchen planning: Ecotral, Strasbourg
  • Gross Floor Area: ca. 44.500 m² (32,5′ renovation, 12′ new buildings)
  • Capacity: ca. 15.000 visitors
  • Competition: 2011 / 1. Price
  • Construction: 2013 – 2016

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Hengqin MixC World in Zhuhai, China by 10 DESIGN

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: 10 DESIGN

10 DESIGN has been selected from 4 international architectural practices in a competition to design China Resources Land’s (CR Land) Hengqin MixC World in Zhuhai, China.

CR Land in cooperation with Macao’s New Fenghong Real Estate Development and China Resources Trust have invested 50 billion yuan to build this premium development.  Covering a total GFA of over two million sqm, the joint venture expects the project to begin construction in September 2016.  When completed, this project will create approximately 50,000 jobs in Zhuhai and generate nearly 1 billion yuan in tax revenue each year, further promoting the economic growth of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao.

Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN

Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN

  • Architects: 10 DESIGN
  • Project: Hengqin MixC World
  • Location: Zhuhai, China
  • Client: China Resources’ Land
  • Design Team: Ted Givens, Design Partner, Miriam Auyeung, Partner and Project Director, Barry Shapiro, Partner
  • Competition Team: Joyce Lo, Peby Pratama, Ray Lam, Ewa Koter, Daniel Wang, Xuan He, Yang Wang, Ismael Sanz, Jocelyn Zheng, Mujung Kang, Ruizhao Zhang, Thomas Chan, Dian Feng, Kenton Sin, Ketty Shan, Martin Lai
  • Area:
    • Total Site: 665,000 sqm
    • Total GFA: 2,330,000 sqm
    • Saleable Retail: 270,000sqm
    • Office: 1,652,200sqm
    • Hotel: 187,800sqm
    • National Pavilion: 100,000sqm
    • Duty-Free Retail: 100,000sqm
    • Expo Centre: 20,000sqm

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Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in China by 10 Design

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: 10 Design

Led by Gordon Affleck (Design Partner) and Miriam Auyeung (Project Director & Partner), 10 DESIGN has won an international competition against 9 other international design firms for the second phase of a world class Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in China (Zhuhai CEC).  This phase will provide an additional new convention space, supported by office and retail components totalling 273,000 sqm.  State owned Huafa Group anticipates construction to commence in Q4 2016.

Image Courtesy © 10 Design

Image Courtesy © 10 Design

  • Architects: 10 Design
  • Project: Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Location: Zhuhai, China
  • Client: State-owned Enterprise Huafa Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary Zhuhai Shizimen Central Business District Development Holdings
  • Architectural Design Team:

    • Chief Design: ArchitectGordon Affleck
    • Project Director: Miriam Auyeung
  • Total Site: 270,000 sqm
  • Total GFA: 980,000 sqm

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Texas Exes Alumni Center in Austin by Miro Rivera Architects

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Article source: Miro Rivera Architects 

The addition and renovation of the Texas Exes Alumni Center represents a significant expansion to the 1980s facility, designed by Charles Moore and Richard Dodge. The project complements the architectural sensibilities of the existing building with an updated material sensibility on the interior while taking advantage of the unique siting of the alumni center in relation to both the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium to the east and Shoal Creek to the west, as well as creating a strong connection to the adjacent Texas Cowboys Pavilion, also designed by Miró Rivera Architects.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miro Rivera Architects
  • Project: Texas Exes Alumni Center
  • Location: 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas, US
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Client: Texas Exes Alumni Association
  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Edward Richardson
  • Team Members: Carina Coel, Bud Franck, Clayton Fry, Leland Ulmer
  • Height: 2 floors, 26′-4″
  • Area: 10,390 sf
  • Site: 0.4 acres (19,056 sf)
  • Code Occupancy: A2 3,994 sf), B (1,000 sf), F1 (938 sf), S1 (885 sf)

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Australia Forum in Canberra by Studio Fuksas

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: Studio Fuksas

Studio Fuksas has been chosen to develop the preliminary design of the “Australia Forum”, a new and expanded convention center in Canberra

On the other side of the world, a nine-member judging panel unanimously rewarded  the Italian excellence selecting Rome-based architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas with Guida Moseley Brown Architects to design a new and expanded convention centre located in the heart of Canberra, at one apex of the National Triangle that connects the new complex with the Parliament House and the Ministry of Defence.

Image Courtesy © Archivio Fuksas

Image Courtesy © Archivio Fuksas

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas
  • Project: Australia Forum
  • Location: Canberra, Australia
  • Photography: Archivio Fuksas
  • Team: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas (Rome, Paris, Shenzhen), Guida Moseley Brown Architects (Canberra)
  • CLIENT: The Land Development Agency on behalf of the ACT (Government Economic Development)
  • PROGRAM: 
    • Plenary Hall (3000 seats)
    • Exhibition area (8000 sq m)
    • Meeting areas
    • Ballroom (1500 guests in banquet mode)
    • Administration offices
    • Storages
    • Retails
    • Centre for Dialogue
  • AREA: 27.000 sq m
  • PERIOD: Won competition: November 2014, Estimated end of Construction: 2020

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Porto Olimpico in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Girimun Architects

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Article source: Girimun Architects

As part of a package of investments for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the regeneration of 85 hectares of land near the old docks will create more than 1 million sqm of apartments, hotels, office buildings and a convention centre. The project addresses two moments: the completion of support facilities for the 2016 Olympic Games (10,600-room accommodation for media and referees, a media-centre and 3 to 5-star hotels) and its transformation post-Games into a vibrant mixed-use extension of the city centre. A green loop circuit of public spaces embraces the whole master plan encouraging pedestrian and bicycle use by linking the various dissociated sites and connecting the whole area to the nearby waterfront of the revitalized docks.

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

  • Architects: Girimun Architects
  • Project: Porto Olimpico
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Size: 1,000,000 m2
  • Client: Competition
  • Collaborating firm: BuroldHappold Engineering + DG Arquitetura e Planejamento, Mauro Resnitzky

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Ottawa Convention Centre in Canada by Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects

The Ottawa Convention Centre in downtown Ottawa, ON, Canada has been outfitted with a 100-ft. rounded façade, featuring Viracon glass. The facility offers patrons the ability to experience a modern, environmentally friendly setting.

Image Courtesy © Viracon

Image Courtesy © Viracon

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EPFL Quartier Nord, SwissTech Convention Center in Ecublens, Switzerland by Richter · Dahl Rocha & Associés

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Article source: Richter · Dahl Rocha & Associés

On the eastern edge of the site, student housing and commercial and service areas provide a clear border on the public plaza. Extending to the south to include the Metro station, shops and restaurants are sheltered by a covered gallery with the hotel and student lodgings above. The large scale of the building is mediated through a series of articulations and variations in height of the different volumes that make up the complex. Only the central bodies of the building are carried up to level eight at the top. The outer facades clad in serigraphed glass and aluminium louvers maintain a clear dialogue with the convention center, the coloured window jambs anticipate the exuberance of the inner courtyard.

Image Courtesy ©  Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

  • Architects: Richter · Dahl Rocha & Associés
  • Project: EPFL Quartier Nord, SwissTech Convention Center
  • Location: Ecublens, Switzerland
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
  • Scenography: Scéno Plus (Montréal), SonicDesign Distribution Sàrl
  • Landscape Architect: L’Atelier du Paysage Jean-Yves Le Baron Sàrl
  • Client: Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Hospitality, Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Living Plus, EPFL
  • Total Contractor: HRS Real Estate SA
  • Structural Engineering: Ingeni SA + Daniel Willi SA
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Karakas & Français SA
  • Hvac Engineer: RG Riedweg et Gendre SA
  • Sanitary Engineer: Duchein SA
  • Electrical Engineer: Betelec SA
  • Safety Specialist: Hautle Anderegg + Partner SA
  • Facades Specialist: BCS SA
  • Acoustical Specialist: AAB – Stryjenski & H. Monti SA
  • Interior Design: RDR Design SA
  • Artists: Catherine Bolle, Daniel Schlaepfer
  • Cost of works: 225 Mio
  • Surface: 14165 m2
  • Design: 2009–2010

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