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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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PARKOPERA in Antalya,Turkey by Alper Derinboğaz, Salon

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: Alper Derinboğaz, Salon

PARKOPERA designed by Alper Derinboğaz founder of Salon is a cultural facility that coexist with neighborhood park between apartment blocks on a neighborhood scale giving opportunities and providing equipment to amateur and professional groups. The building is a center of attraction on the city scale especially for the west part of Antalya, which is full of residences and hotels, and it is offering a two-way cultural program while providing a venue and equipment for performances. This cultural program includes a show center, a studio, and an opera stage with a capacity for an opera of 400 on the one hand, and it also includes a multi-purpose lounge facing the park where the neighborhood finds its living space. The opera hall can meet the requirements for an opera with 400 audiences, three sided stages, an orchestra pit, a sofito, a service lounge, and stage elevators.

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinboğaz, Salon

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinboğaz, Salon

  • Architects: Alper Derinboğaz, Salon
  • Project: PARKOPERA
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Project Type: Cultural Facility
  • Design Team: Alper Derinboğaz, M. Arch – ITU – UCLA  (Team Leader),  Hakan Tüzün Şengün, M. Arch – ITU
  • Project Area: 8038 sqm
  • Software used: Rhino

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Multicultural centre in Isbergues, France by Dominique coulon & associés

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Article source: Dominique coulon & associés 

The site offers an interface between the town and an inter-municipal park. The project extrapolates this situation in terms of volume, positioning on the plot of land, and internal organisation.

Image Courtesy © DAVID ROMERO-UZEDA

Image Courtesy © DAVID ROMERO-UZEDA

  • Architects: Dominique coulon & associé, Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos, Architects
  • Project: Multicultural centre
  • Location: Rue Léon Blum 62330, Isbergues, Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, France
  • Photography: GUILLAUME WITTMANN, DAVID ROMERO-UZEDA
  • Client: Ville d’Isbergues
  • Project assistant: Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: Agence Olivier Werner
  • Engineers and consultants :
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Engineer: BET G. Jost
    • Cost Estimator: E3 Economie
    • Sustainable approach advisor: BET G. Jost
    • Acoustics: Euro Sound Project
    • Scenographer: Changement à Vue
  • Program: Theatre 400 seats / Rehearsal room / Library
  • Surface: 3928 m2
  • Costs: 6 200 000 euros H.T
  • Dates: 
    • Schematic design : 2010
    • Completion date : 2013
  • Construction companies: VATP (earthworks roadworks landscaping), NORLIT ENTREPRISES (structure), DETAM (steel roofing structure), ERTCM (carpenter), ALU ARTOIS (exterior joinery), MEVITAL (metalworks), MENUISERIE ALEXANDRE (interior wood works), MODULE (plastering), FLOORCOLOR (resin floors), CARRELAGE REVETEMENT CALAISIS (tiled floors), BARDAILLE (glued floors), SAS NORD PEINT (painting),  KONE ASCENCEURS (elevators), D.DELPORTE (electricity), ETS BONNEL (plombing), AXIMA SEITHA (heating and ventilation), CAIRE SAS (scenic metal works), CSE TECHNOLOGY (scenic pre-wiring), TECHNOLOGISTIQUE (theatre seatings)

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Harbin Opera House in China by MAD Architects

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Article source: MAD Architects

MAD Architects unveils the completed Harbin Opera House, located in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin. In 2010, MAD won the international open competition for Harbin Cultural Island, a master plan for an opera house, a cultural center, and the surrounding wetland landscape along Harbin’s Songhua River.The sinuousopera house is the focal point of the Cultural Island, occupying a building area of approximately 850,000square feet of thesite’s 444 acres total area. It features a grand theater that can host over 1,600 patrons and a smaller theater to accommodate an intimate audience of 400.

Harbin Opera House, aerial view from the east, Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

Harbin Opera House, aerial view from the east, Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Project: Harbin Opera House
  • Location: Harbin, China
  • Photography: Hufton+Crow, Adam Mørk
  • Directors: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, YosukeHayano
  • Design Team: Jordan Kanter, Daniel Gillen, Bas van Wylick, Liu Huiying, Fu Changrui, Zhao Wei, Kin Li ,Zheng Fang, Julian Sattler, Jackob Beer, J Travis Russett, SohithPerera, Colby Thomas Suter, Yu Kui, Philippe Brysse, Huang Wei, Flora Lee, Wang Wei, XieYibang, LyoHengliu, Alexander Cornelius, Alex Gornelius, Mao Beihong, GianantonioBongiorno, Jei Kim, Chen Yuanyu, Yu Haochen, Qin Lichao, Pil-Sun Ham, MingyuSeol, Lin Guomin, Zhang Haixia, Li Guangchong, Wilson Wu, Ma Ning, DavideSignorato, Nick Tran, Xiang Ling, Gustavo Alfred Van Staveren, Yang Jie,
  • Landscape Architect: Turenscape, Earthasia Design Group
  • Interior Design: MAD Architects, Shenzhen Z&F Culture Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Acoustic Consultants: Zhang Kuisheng Acoustics Research Institute of Shanghai Modern Design Group
  • Stage Mechanical Engineers: Chinese PLA General Armament Institute of Engineering Design (more…)

Spacumer in Seoul, Korea by L’EAU Design

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: L’EAU Design

Hongdae brand, which was originated from railroad that was used as a parking lot in 1990’s, has now became a place with many different cultures as the street with various programs begin to expend in 21st century. Since then, places such as Sangsu-dong, Hapjeong-dong and Yeonnam-dong begun to act as a brand, and ‘Hongdae’ became something more than an ordinary place and created new alley culture. The concept of different programs of street continuously extending and creating a new place, which was expanded from the concept of various congregate in one-dimensional facade, indicates the possibility of urban vitalization using urban culture and it is already proven by Ssamzigil of Insa-dong.

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

  • Architects: L’EAU design Co., Ltd., Kim Dong-jin (Hongik University)
  • Project: Spacumer
  • Location: 93-103, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Park Wan-soon
  • Design team: Park Hyein, Jeong Donghwi, Yoon Jihye
  • Publishing company: MasilWIDE Architecture
  • Use: Neighborhood Facilities
  • Site Area: 483.00§³
  • Building area: 253.58§³
  • Gross floor Area: 1115.75§³
  • Structure: RC
  • Building scope: B1F, 5F
  • Finishing: exposed concrete, granite stone, U-glass
  • Design period: 2012. 10 ~ 2013. 05
  • Construction period: 2013. 06 ~ 2014. 05

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PA-MX in Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

PA-MX (Mexican Art Pavilion) emerged from the desire of the renowned artist Rivelino to produce a traveling installation that makes possible to exhibit his work in a number of European cities, before converting it into a container for future traveling exhibitions within Mexico.

Day Exterior View, Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by CGVeron

Day Exterior View, Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render by CGVeron

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Project: PA-MX
  • Location: Mexico
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Director: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Director: Boris Pena
  • Project Manager: Arq. Rodrigo Flores
  • Engineer coordination: Ing. Marcos Hernández
  • Media and Marketing: Rosalba Rojas, María Luisa Guzmán
  • Design team: Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro, Andrés Harfuch, Sebastián Gutiérrez
  • Construction Consultant: Stage One UK
  • Render: CGVeron
  • Construction Area: 1,000 m2
  • Design Date: 2015

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La Grande Escale in Segangan, Morocco by ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Article source: ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE

The aim of the Museum and Cultural center is to invent a cultural center of new type without duplicating existing models, to create a hybrid space that takes into account the realities of the cultural Moroccan context, to provide different content and reach a diverse audience. The shape of the traditional nomadic tent provides the starting point for the architectural concept.

Image Courtesy © ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: La Grande Escale
  • Location: Segangan, Morocco
  • Client: Kingdom of Morocco
  • Team: Omar Kobbité Architecture (Representative architect), Erik Giudice Architecture (Associate architect), Federico Mannella (Associate architect)
  • Assignment: Public commission, basic assignment
  • Surface: 4 056 m²
  • Dates: January 2014, In Progress

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LE DIAMANT THEATER in Québec, Canada by Saucier + Perrotte architectes in collaboration with STGM architects

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Article source: Saucier + Perrotte architectes 

Our approach is based on the notions of landscape and geology that characterize the built environment of the historic district of Old Québec. Nearby, the strong presence of the Porte Saint-Jean and the defensive system that constitutes the Fortifications of the city of Québec reiterates the dual nature of these buildings that are both architecture and  landscape. Though the surrounding buildings belong to a variety of styles and eras, their  common denominator is based on a strong relationship with the mineral, and an  architectural composition in horizontal strata. This reading of the city as stacked stratum  transcends time so that we find it in all the surrounding buildings. Thus, there is a timeless horizontal frame that serves as an anchor for the realization of a contemporary project in continuity with the old fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © Saucier + Perrotte architectes

Image Courtesy © Saucier + Perrotte architectes

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