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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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Franz Kafka Society Center in Prague, Czech Republic by STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

The basement of the small one-story building, formerly used for laundry and storage, now houses a space for exhibitions, lectures, and concerts, as well as it accommodates Franz Kafka’s private library. On the first level of the building the Franz Kafka Society has located its offices. The previously dark and dismal spaces of the building are now washed in daylight coming through newly inserted windows and skylights that provide unexpected views to the towers of the Maisel Synagogue. Marcela Steinbachová (Skupina) and Steven Holl Architects have deliberately situated these windows off axis to the interiors. Inside the building new visual connections through openings and inspection holes give its small spaces depth and create visual connections.

Image Courtesy © STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Franz Kafka Society Center
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Design architect: Skupina Marcela Steinbachova

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Children’s Culture House Ama’r in Copenhagen, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

The Children’s Culture House offers various play facilities and programmes for children of all ages.

Located on a street corner, the structure mediates between the adjoining brick buildings, which are of different height. In it’s form and use of materials, however, the centre is quite distinct. A silvery aluminium skin, perforated by square windows is drawn over the roof and outer walls and the lower height at the corner allows sunlight to enter the rear courtyard. The expression of the Children’s Culture House is surprising and imaginative: the roof and facades are treated the same, and the House does not have a “start” and “end” as ordinary houses do.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
  • Project: Children’s Culture House Ama’r
  • Location: Øresundsvej 8B, 2300 København S, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Municipality of Copenhagen
  • Engineer: Dominia
  • Contractor: Anker Hansen & co.
  • Area: 1.085 squaremetres
  • Construction time: Oct. 2011 – Nov. 2012

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Le Forum in Alsace, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture 

Located in Saint-Louis (Alsace, France) in the “Three Borders” region and in the inner suburb of Basel, the “Forum” is a 5.713 sqm cultural facilities designed to host associative, sporting and cultural events.

The wish was to create a unified project, playing on both the multiplicity of the connected volumes, and on a global homogenous design.

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Guerin

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Guerin

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Project: Le Forum
  • Location: Saint-Louis, Alsace, France
  • Photography: Guillaume Guerin, Luc Boegly
  • Client: City Of Saint-Louis
  • Project Management: s.e.r.s.
  • Total floor space: 5.713 sqm
  • Great Hall: 1 870 sqm
  • Year: February 2016

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EL MOLINO CULTURAL FACTORY in SANTA FÉ, ARGENTINA by Anna Prats MC Arq

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Article source: Anna Prats MC Arq

The Franchino mill stands as a metaphor waiting to become habitat, to recover its dimension, to be inhabited to say its words.

The word is mill; meaning use to grind, to pulverise, to turn the heavy things into light ones, to destroy the whole in order to achieve subtlety. It is something used to change the matter into a different thing, the flour of language, a way of naming us.

Image Courtesy © Anna Prats MC Arq

Image Courtesy © Anna Prats MC Arq

  • Architects: Mario Corea, Anna Prats MC Arq, , Silvana Codina, Francisco Quijano, Lluis Lleonart
  • Project: EL MOLINO CULTURAL FACTORY
  • Location: Rosario, SANTA FÉ, ARGENTINA
  • Collaborators: Milena alessio
, juan carlos blando
, franco campodónico, 
nadia ferretti
, jorge giunta
, eleonora piriz, 
fabio scarano
, julia garay
  • Structure: Tomás del carril, 
raúl utges, alejandro ferrarini, 
daniel
  • Installations: Gutiérrez
  • Promoter: Ministry of housing and public works Santa fe province
  • Area: 1.935 m2
  • Year of project: 2008
  • Year of building work: 2011

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Cultural Center Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter 

The Cultural Center of Stjørdal will be an important node, both locally and in the region. The center will become an inviting place for all people interested in culture in one way or another—a building where people of all kinds can explore and develop their abilities and talents. With its church, the cultural center will function as a worthy venue for all kinds of ceremonies for the inhabitants. What is more, the visitors at the hotel will contribute to vitalizing the building and the park. The project is anchored in and inspired by the history and culture of its location. At the same time, the architecture should convey its modern function and the pulse of the time and place. The center will serve as a platform for a broad cultural concept, including a wide range of art, dance, music, film, and other media. The Cultural Center of Stjørdal is designed to be an inspiring place that provides the visitors with experiences and opportunities, thus contributing to a rich locational, cultural and architectural experience.

Image Courtesy © Arne Wang

Image Courtesy © Arne Wang

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Project: Cultural Center Stjørdal
  • Location: Stjørdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
  • Photography: Arne Wang, Sóren Harder Jensen and Wenzel-Prokosch
  • Client: Stjordal Municipality and Stjørdal Culture Development AS
  • Program: New cultural center with concert halls, library, church, cinema, hotel, and the culture and music School of Stjørdal
  • Size / value: 17,500 m2 / 560 MNOK
  • Status: completed in 2015 and open

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SERPENTINE PAVILION in London, England by BIG

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Article source: BIG

For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, we have attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form ret rigorous, modular yet sculptural, both transparent and opaque, both box and blob.

Image Courtesy © BIG

Image Courtesy © BIG

  • Architects: BIG
  • Project: SERPENTINE PAVILION
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Partners-in-Charge: BjarkeIngels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Maria Sole Bravo
  • Team: Aaron Powers, Alice Cladet, Claire Thomas, Daniel Sundlin, Jakob Lange, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, KristianHindsberg, KristofferNegendahl, Lorenz Krisai, Maria Holst, Maxwell Moriyama, Rune Hansen, Tianze Li, Tore Banke, Wells Barber
  • Collaborators: AKT II, BIG IDEAS, Dinesen Gulve, Fiberline Composites A/S, SAPA Extrusions Denmark A/S
  • Client: Serpentine Galleries
  • Status: In Progress
  • Size in m2: 300
  • Date: 22/02/2016

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SEJONG-DAERO HISTORIC CULTURAL SPACE in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

The proposal for the Plaza ambitions to become a new type of public space in Seoul, one capable to absorb in one same place the memories and cultural heritage of the site, the exciting underground world of passages and connections and a creative and technological platform for learning and innovating.

To achieve this endeavor, we propose to keep thirteen standing columns of the former Japanese building as the only objects standing in the plaza. All other urban furniture are substituted by a soft curved rubber surface acting as seating areas for visitors who wish to sit and have a pause. The new surface of the Plaza acts as a platform to empower memories and nothing stands between the columns and citizens.

Memories can be recalled by direct visual connection with the former building’s columns and other cultural heritage around the site such as Deoksugung Palace’s wall. We propose a complementary digital layer of engagement with the site’s hidden meanings; a layer that allows citizens to receive digital information in the form of specifically designed APPs and augmented reality platforms that complement the visual perception of the site. The smart plaza will provide 5G WIFI connection for the better display of these services. The Plaza also wises to be a large mobile phone charge station. Electromagnetic fields embedded in the Plaza’s pavement create areas of wireless recharge for mobile devices.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: SEJONG-DAERO HISTORIC CULTURAL SPACE
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea 
  • Client: Seoul City Government
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Jiwon Hur, Andrea González de Vega, Iago Blanco
  • Size: Ground 1,088 m2, Underground 1,600 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Cultural Center ‘El Soto’ Renovation in Móstoles, Spain by De Lapuerta y Asensio Arquitectos

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Article source: De Lapuerta y Asensio Arquitectos

In “El Soto” we had to reinvent the commission.

Initially, the task was to develop a basic project, already approved by the City to renew an existing Cultural Centre, which was a focus of activity and tradition in the neighborhood. The challenge was to get as much as possible, with a very limited budget in times of austerity, and with the premise of preserving the existing building.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: De Lapuerta y Asensio Arquitectos
  • Project: Cultural Center ‘El Soto’ Renovation
  • Location: Avenida Iker Casillas, Móstoles. Madrid. España
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Software used: BricsCAD
  • Client : Ayuntamiento de Mostoles / Comunidad de Madrid
  • Building company: EXTRACO
  • Surface: 1800 m2
  • Year: 2014-2015

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