Archive for the ‘Convention Center’ Category
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
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
- 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
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
The Calabar International Convention Center in the southeastern part of Nigeria is located in the scenic river delta of the Cross River State bordering Cameroun.
The multi-functional and flexible building will also offer the citizens of Calabar a new cultural centre that will provide the setting for concerts, film festivals and exhibitions.
Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects
- Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
- Project: CALABAR INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER
- Location: Nigeria
- Client: Cross River State
- Gross floor area: 16,000 m2
- Year of construction: 2011 – 2013
- Type of assignment: Winner of invited international competition
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Article source: Haver & Boecker
Modern design with functionality and sustainability
The ceilings and walls inside the Qatar National Convention Centre are clad with 6,000 m² of architectural wire mesh made by Haver & Boecker. To meet the exclusive requirements of the room’s ambience, the designers chose bronze wire mesh. The high-quality aesthetic of the architectural mesh, as well as the excellent long-life properties, non-flammability, easy maintenance and recyclability, made choosing Haver & Boecker wire mesh an easy decision for the client.
Image Courtesy © Haver & Boecker
- Architects: Haver & Boecker
- Project: Qatar National Convention Centre – Theatre Hall
- Location: Education City, Doha , Katar
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Article source: Cox Rayner Architects
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Expansion (BCEC on Grey) is responsible for the engagement of one artist to conceive and create a narrative of works which enrich the experience from the street right through the internal public spaces of such a large and significant public building.
Image Courtesy © Cox Rayner Architects
- Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
- Project: The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Location: Australia
- Photography: Cox Rayner Architects
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