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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

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Educational Centrality Montecarlo in Antioquia, Colombia by Edu Design Workshop

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Edu Design Workshop

Transformation of Medellin, education and culture have been the main platform for true social changes, where physical infrastructures are essential in the inclusion of quality policies in areas where state hasn’t been before and low levels of human development are common. These spaces are operated from Educational Ministry and Citizen Culture, seeking mainly to improve the education quality to reduce dropout and repetition rates in early grades in elementary school. This project it’s about how to contribute to citizen encounter, integrating these infrastructures to the city, to its inhabitants and the recovery of public space.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango

  • Architects: Edu Design Workshop
  • Project: Educational Centrality Montecarlo
  • Location: carrera 36 No. 85B -77, Manrique 6.278231, -75.546456, Colombia
  • Photography: Alejandro Arango
  • Software used: Autocad, sketchup, Photoshop
  • Client: Municipality of Medellin – Secretary of Education and Culture
  • Design: Urban Development Enterprise EDU – Medellin – Design Workshop
  • Investment: $ 11.376’000.000 COP – $ 3’703.697 USD
  • Built area: 5,122 m²
  • Free and Recreation Area: 3,463 m²
  • Public space Area: 1,198 m²
  • Date: 2012

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Junior high school, boarding school, sports complex for the disabled and cultural center in Lille, France by Chartier Dalix Architectes

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Chartier Dalix Architectes

The Moulin Junior High School is located in the southern area of Lille, in a neighborhood that has undergone major transformations in recent decades. Mainly occupied by a population of workers, this neighborhood possesses an urban fabric that is still largely one of brick buildings, factories and buildings related to freight whose renovation has spurred a renewal of the entire neighborhood (as illustrated in reconversion of the Saint-Sauveur train station for example).

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: Chartier Dalix Architectes
  • Project: Junior High School, Boarding School, Sports Complex For The Disabled And Cultural Center
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura
  • Client: General Council – Département du Nord, city of Lille
  • General contractor: Chartier Dalix architects, AvantPropos architects
  • Bet: HDM engineering [fluids, structure], ACT environment [HQE] Becquart [eco], Flandres analyses [acoustics] KVDS [landscape]
  • Hqe: Junior High School: certified by Certivea, 3 TP targets and 6 P targets, Gymnasium: certified HQE
  • Cost: €21m excl. VAT
  • Surface: 13,853 m² Adjusted gross floor area
  • Calendar: Delivered end 2015

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MECA in Bordeaux, France by Big Bjarke Ingels Group

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Article source: Big Bjarke Ingels Group

This project brings together three cultural institutions into one building: FRAC (the Aquitaine Regional Fund for Contemporary Art), ECLA (the Cultural Agency for Writing, Music, Film & Broadcasting), and OARA (the Artistic Office of the Aquitaine Region for performing arts). Together, they are transformed into a single institution: the Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine – the MÉCA. We propose a building integrated with the waterfront promenade of Bordeaux to allow public life to flow through the MÉCA.

Image Courtesy © Big Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © Big Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: Big Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: MECA (MAISON DE L’ÉCONOMIE CRÉATIVE ET DE LA CULTURE EN AQUITAINE)
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Client: Conseil régional d’Aquitaine
  • Collaborators: FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.ALMON
  • Project Team:

    • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Finn Nørkjær
    • Project Leader: Gabrielle Nadeau
    • Project Manager: Jakob Sand
    • Team: Jan Magasanik, Teresa Fernández, Zoltan David Kalaszi, Thiago de Almeida, Ola Hariri, Michael Schønemann, Thomas Jakobsen Randbøll, Greta Krenciute, Snorre Nash, Édouard Champalle, Lorenzo Boddi, Yang Du, Karol Borkowski
  • Size: 12350 m2
  • Date: 21/05/2012
  • Status: Under Construction

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Politeama Cultural Center in Canelones, Uruguay by LORIETO PINTOS SANTELLAN ARQS

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: LORIETO PINTOS SANTELLAN ARQS

As a result of the need to build a new front of house (cafeteria, administration, restrooms, staff areas, etc.) and to change the circulation layout to provide for universal accessibility, the spatial perception of constricted public areas was doubled. The new building associates with the existing one in a complex manner. First, it acknowledges the primary role of the theater building, and takes from it its design guidelines: material and color, its own height and the height of its formal components, how its façade aligns, and the leading role of solid over hollow. However, this relationship is strained by opposites: the weight of the older building contrasts with a light construction that disregards massiveness while choosing planes that join together following the logic of an origami. While the former’s genetic memory features stone, the latter’s one features paper. The plot of land for the new building had been surrounded by a wall that replicated the material and the esthetics of the theater. What ensued shows a contemporary sensitivity that – as expressed by Solá-Morales – waves from resemblance to analogy.

Image Courtesy © LORIETO PINTOS SANTELLAN ARQS

Image Courtesy © LORIETO PINTOS SANTELLAN ARQS

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Cultural Centre in Bakar, Croatia by RANDIĆ I SURADNICI d.o.o.

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: RANDIĆ I SURADNICI d.o.o.

Cultural Centre in Bakar, a historical town on the north Adriatic coast, was originally built as Community Centre during the 1970’s. Community Centre’s had a significant role in the society, designated for diffusion of culture in smaller communities.

Various characteristics of socialist political and cultural environment have contributed to their outspread.

Image Courtesy © Jure Živković

Image Courtesy © Jure Živković

  • Architects: RANDIĆ I SURADNICI d.o.o.
  • Project: Cultural Centre
  • Location: Bakar, Croatia
  • Photography: Jure Živković
  • Randić and Associates: Saša Randić, Vesna Milutin, Daša Manojlović, Olivija Horvatić, Tina Filjak Juračić, Iva Šulina, Sanja Ipšić-Randić, Iva Vucković
  • Structure: Ivan Arbanas
  • HVAC: Andrija Čuljak, Damir Šiljeg
  • Project: 2012 – 2016

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CULTURAL CENTER in Nevers, France by Ateliers O-S architectes

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: ateliers O-S architectes

Located in the middle of a restructured district in Nevers, the new Cultural Centre is a public facility open to the neighborhood, which will host local organizations.

The building must develop the identity of the district. The location of the building will preconfigure the organization of the public space, surrounded by the Avenue Lyauteyto the north, renovated housing to the west and the south and new housing to the east.

Image Courtesy © Cecile Septet

Image Courtesy © Cecile Septet

  • Architects: Ateliers O-S architectes
  • Project: CULTURAL CENTER
  • Location: Nevers, France
  • Photography: Cecile Septet
  • Project Team: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurélie Louesdon, Kit Chung
  • Budget: € 2,561,887 included VRD
  • Surface Area: 1 613 m²
  • Delivery: September 2012

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L’ArtChipel Cultural Center in Meurchin, France by WONK ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: WONK ARCHITECTS

The modernization of services and culture-related equipment for the inhabitants of Meurchin is an important issue for the town. Placing a multidisciplinary space with a cultural and educational role at the center of the town’s life shows the determination of the municipality to invest into the future.

Image Courtesy © WONK ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © WONK ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: WONK ARCHITECTS
  • Project: L’ArtChipel Cultural Center
  • Location: Meurchin, France
  • Commissioner: City of Meurchin
  • Project Management: Wonk Architectes (Representative), Projex engineering, Diagobat
  • Design Team: Damien Guiot, Mathilde Dupont-Delpech
  • Mission: Complete (Competition / Winning project)
  • GFA: 780 m²
  • Area: 752 m²
  • Budget: 1 685 451.00 € (excl. VAT)
  • Date: 2011-2015

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Verbania Cultural Centre and Theater in Italy by bargone architetti associati

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Article source: bargone architetti associati 

The multifunctional cultural complex (CEM), with a contemporary and sculptural identity, is located on the Maggiore Lake coast.

The architectural complex hosts a wide entrance foyer for cultural events and art exhibitions, a theatre for 500 people and a 200 one, service and ancillary spaces, offices, a rehearsal theatre, a restaurant and a cafe. The building is located right at the San Bernardino river estuary, near the historical Villa Maioni and behind the local Civic Library. The external landscape is sculptured with a system of descending bleachers allowing a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding Italian Alps.

Image Courtesy © bargone architetti associati

Image Courtesy © bargone architetti associati

  • Architects: bargone architetti associati
  • Project: Verbania Cultural Centre and Theater
  • Location: Verbania (VB), Italy
  • Client: City of Verbania
  • Construction Cost: 13.600.000,00 euro
  • Area: 5.000 mq + 5ha
  • Volume: 25.000 mc
  • Design: 2010-2012
  • Realization: 2013-2015

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Montreal Dome in Québec, Canada by Dror

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article source: Dror 

In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Expo 67, the monumental World Fair that took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967, Dror proposes a new vision for Île Sainte-Hélène: an enchanting cultural space that embraces R. Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere. The 50th anniversary of Expo 67, coinciding with the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding, will begin April 27, 2017, a year from tomorrow.

Image Courtesy © Dror

Image Courtesy © Dror

  • Architects: Dror 
  • Project: Montreal Dome
  • Location: Montreal, Québec, Canada

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