Archive for the ‘Convention Center’ Category
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Article source: FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE
Mexico Federal Government commissioned FR-EE to design and build a convention center for the G20 Convention in Los Cabos, Mexico. In June of 2012, international representatives and foreign dignitaries arrived at the convention center for the seventh meeting of the G-20, the Mexico Summit. Among those in attendance were U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. To meet the deadline for the G-20 Summit, the building was built in record time – less than seven months
Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE
- Architects: FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE
- Project: G20 International Convention Center
- Location: Baja California, Mexico
- Program: Convention Center
- Size: 57,977 m2
- Date: 2011-2012
- Collaborators: None
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Article source: OMA
Typically, as convention centers evolve their footprints expand. In Miami Beach—an island where every acre is precious and the only “periphery” is ocean—the convention center has claimed an entire precinct for asphalt. Since its initial construction in the 1950’s, the Miami Beach Convention Center has expanded twice, each time claiming more open space from the city and looming closer to its neighbors.
Image Courtesy OMA
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Miami Beach Convention Center
- Location: florida, USA
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG together with West 8, Fentress, JPA and developers Portman CMC proposes Miami Beach Square as the centerpiece of their 52 acre Convention Center.
Miami Beach is a unique city in so many ways. It is one of the youngest cities in America – and perhaps right now one of the most vibrant and dynamic. Its street-scape is characterized by a lively walkable urban fabric with a friendly human scaled environment under the cool shade of tropical trees and art deco canopies – except at the convention center.
Image courtesy BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Article source: LMN Architects + MCM/DA
The design of the new Vancouver Convention Centre West presented an opportunity to fully engage the urban ecosystem at the intersection of a vibrant downtown core and one of the most spectacular natural ecosystems in North America. Certified LEED Canada Platinum, the project weaves together architecture, interior architecture, and urban design in a unified whole that functions as a living part of both the city and the harbor.
Image Courtesy LMN Architects + MCM/DA
- Architects: LMN Architects + MCM/DA
- Project: Vancouver Convention Centre West
- Location: Vancouver, USA
Project Owner: BC Pavilion Corporation
Project Completion Date: April, 2009
Project Type: Office – 100,001 or greater, Public Assembly – General
Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
Building Gross Floor Area: 1,200,000 square feet
Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $883,000,000.00
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Article source: Johnson Chou Inc.
Sixty Colborne is a 3,300 SF condominium presentation centre comprised of a sales area and a model suite created for Freed Developments and located in the St. Lawrence historical district of downtown Toronto.
To create a building of paradoxes much like it’s site: a building of simple form juxtaposed against a context of a cacophony of form, detail and colour; to create a building passive by day and active at night; direct access from exterior yet complex interior movement and parti.
Image Courtesy Johnson Chou Inc.
- Architects: Johnson Chou Inc.
- Project: Sixty Colborne Presentation Centre
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Project Team: Silke Stadtmueller, Anne Ehlers, Shant Krichelian, Johnson Chou
- Project Type: Residential
- Started: November 2011
- Completed: May 2012
- Software used: AutoCad, Sketchup for renderings
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind
The Wohl Centre, a major expansion to the Bar-Ilan University Campus in Ramat-Gan, Israel, completed in 2005 is the central convention center for the university, utilized for university programs and special events. The 38,000-square-foot convention center stands on a critical crossroad in the campus and opens a dialogue between the university and its neighbors. As such, it is a gateway and beacon for the students, faculty, guests and the public.
Night View (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)
- Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
- Name of Project: The Wohl Centre
- Location: Ramat-Gan, Israel
- Building size: 38,000 sq.ft, 910 Seating
- Structure: Reinforced Concrete, Steel Structure with Laquered Aluminum Façade
- Client: Bar-Ilan University Maurice Wohl Foundation
- Image credit: BitterBredt, Studio Daniel Libeskind
Friday, January 6th, 2012
Article source: Stéphane Bigoni & Antoine Mortemard
Located in the ancient commercial harbor, the project focuses on the extension of an old storage hangar between the railroad tracks and the Seine River, allowing it to house an auditorium and exhibit spaces. In the middle of the building, a large mashrabiya captures and diffracts light. At night, the lattice becomes a lantern, emerging from the floor beneath the hangar’s frame. The auditorium sits partially beneath the old hangar, a concrete structure independent of the existing building frame. The surprise lies at the end of the room, however, when the back wall of the stage opens, and the harbor is invited to join the conversation – to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the rotation of the vertical blinds.
- Architects: Stéphane Bigoni & Antoine Mortemard
- Name of Project: Rouen Convention Center
- Location: Rouen, France
- Project team: William Baud, Tim Berger, Pierre Georges, Mathieu Massault, Takami Nakamoto
- Ingeneers: SIMA Ingenierie, Louis CHOULET, ORFEA
- Client: La CREA
- Total built area: 1 800 sqm
- Completion: november 2010