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Conversion of the Fosses 9/9 BIS pit site in Oignies by Hérault Arnod Architects

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Article source: Hérault Arnod Architects

The Oignies pit closed down in 1990, leaving a whole population out of work and in great economic hardship. The buildings, superb industrial monuments dating from the early 20th century, remained. What was to be done with them? Apart from the heritage component, what sort of development strategy would be best for the site?

© Hérault Arnod Architects / André Morin

  • Architects: Hérault Arnod Architects
  • Project: Conversion of the Fosses 9/9 BIS pit site in Oignies
  • Photography: Hérault Arnod Architects / André Morin

Daoíz y Velarde Cultural Centre in Madrid, Spain by Rafael de La-Hoz

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Article source: Rafael de La-Hoz

A project guaranteeing continuity for Madrid’s architectural heritage

The architect Rafael de La-Hoz completes the Daoíz y Velarde Cultural Centre

As part of the Daoiz y Verlarde complex of former barracks the objective is to preserve the architecture; a representative sample of Madrid’s industrial and military heritage.

Image Courtesy © Alfonso Quiroga

  • Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
  • Project: Daoíz y Velarde Cultural Centre
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Alfonso Quiroga

NEW NATIONAL ARCHIVES in Paris, France by Studio Fuksas

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: Studio Fuksas

The project of the New National Archives of France draws its inspiration from the surrounding reality, from the city seen as coexistence of chaos and order. The concept is born and takes place from this duality which is reflected in the organization of the complex.

Image Courtesy © Kamal Khalf.

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Philippe Ruault, Camilla Pongiglione, Roland Halbe,  Kamal Khalf.
  • PERIOD: 2005 – 2013
  • CLIENT: French Ministry of Culture and Communication Represented by DAF – Direction des Archives de France
  • DELEGATE CLIENT: Opérateur du patrimoine et des projets immobiliers de la Culture
  • AREA: 108,136 square metres
  • PROGRAM : Archives (220 stock rooms on 10 levels), offices, reading room (160 seats), conference room (300 seats, seat “Carla” for Poltrona Frau design by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas ), exhibition room, parking (207 places)
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Bouygues Construction


  • Engineering: BETOM Ingégnierie
  • Acoustics: ALTIA
  • Landscape design: Florence MERCIER
  • Control department: SOCOTEC
  • Facades: Kyotec
  • Scenography conference room: Architecture and Technique
  • Laying rayonnage furniture warehouse: SAMODEFF
  • Furnishing public spaces: JAMES Ebéniste, the technical BETOM Ingégnierie
  • ARTISTIC INTERVENTIONS: Antony Gormley, Pascal Convert, Susanna Fritscher

Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies in Vitanje, Slovenia by dekleva gregoric arhitekti

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: dekleva gregoric arhitekti

The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) will substantially supplement and emphasize the local cultural and social activities of the former Community Center in Vitanje, the town in Slovenia that was family home to Herman Potocnik Noordung, the first theoretician of space. The program includes additional cultural (exhibitions, events) and scientific activities (research, conferences) strongly connected to the phenomena of ‘culturalisation of the space’. The building features a series of interlocking rings that lie on top of each other to create a continuous ramped structure.

Image Courtesy © Tomaz Gregoric

  • Architects: dekleva gregoric arhitektibevk perović arhitektiSadar + Vuga arhitektiOFIS arhitekti
  • Project: Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies
  • Location: Vitanje, Slovenia
  • Bevk Perovic Project team:Matija Bevk, Vasa Perovic, Gerrit Neumann, Andreja Pikelj, Gonzalo Piqueras, Josef Kalcik
  • Dekleva Gregoric project team:Aljosa Dekleva, Tina Gregoric, Daniel Schwartz
  • OFIS architects project team: Rok Oman, Špela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, christian gheorghe, Rastislav Udzan, Kiki Marien, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz
  • Sadar+Vuga project team: Jurij Sadar, Bostjan Vuga, Vanja Gortnar, Sven Kalim, Siim Johan Alexander.
  • Overall Building Geometry Realization & Project Execution: Josip Konstantinovic.
  • Façade details Execution: Rok Gerbec.
  • Structural engineering: Sector inzeniring d.o.o.
  • Mechanical engineering: I.S.P. Kamnik d.o.o.
  • Electrical engineering: Jelen & Zavasnik Bambi d.n.o.
  • Traffic engineering: Tega d.o.o.
  • Acoustic engineering: Sasa Galonja
  • Noordung Space Technologies Center Concept & Producer: Dragan Zivadinov, Miha Tursic
  • Graphic design: Atelje Balant
  • Client: KSEVT, Vitanje Community and Ministery of Culture, Slovenia

Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Christian de Portzamparc

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

 Article source: Christian de Portzamparc

The Cidade das Artes is situated between sea and mountain, in the center of fourteen kilometers of plain which nsaw recently developing the new major district of Rio de Janeiro: Barra da Tijuca. The landscape is monotonous, deprived of strong urban marks and public spaces. The site is structured by two highways that cross the district. In the centre of thiscross, designed by Lucio Costa, the Cidade das Artes will be in the very heart of the new city.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
  • Project: Cidade Das Artes
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon, Christian de Portzamparc
  • PROGRAM: Cultural equipment: Philharmonic Hall (1,800 seats ), transformable into an Opera Hall (1,300 seats ) Chamber Music Hall (500 seats ), electroacoustic room (180 seats ), headquarters of the Brazilian Symphonic, Orchestra, music school, 10 rehearsal rooms, media library, 3 movies theaters , resta urant, shops, administration offices, technical spaces and parking lots.
  • CLIENT: City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, Secretaria Municipal das Culturas
  • ACOUSTICS: Xu Acoustique – Xu Ya Ying – (France), Acùstica sônica (Brazil)
  • SCENOGRAPHY: Changement à Vue – Jacques Dubreuil (France), Ze Augusto Nepomucen (Brazil)
  • LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: CAP, Fernando Chancel
  • Surface: 46,000 sq.m.
  • Gross Tota l Area: 90,000 sq.m.

El-goli caltural center in tabriz, Iran by mahdiyar memar

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: mahdiyar memar

Image Courtesy © mahdiyar memar

  • Architects: mahdiyar memar
  • Project: El-goli caltural center
  • Location: tabriz, Iran
  • Software used: 3dmax, Vray, Autocad, Revit 

Coach-house reconstruction of Rietavas manor in Lithuania by AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013


One last building of demolished Rietavas manor – coach house – has been reconstructed to cultural community center to meet today’s needs. It hosts 2 multipurpose halls, local bussines development agency, tourist information center, holds in total 1800 sq.m.

Image Courtesy © Norbert Tukaj

  • Project: Coach-house reconstruction of Rietavas manor
  • Location: Rietavas, Lithuania
  • Photography: Norbert Tukaj
  • Collaborating offices: LietuvosPaminklai (AstaMeškauskienė)
  • Structural engineering: KlaipėdosProjektas (LeonasAužbikavičius)
  • HVAC engineering: KlaipėdosProjektas
  • Project management: KlaipėdosProjektas (JuozapasTilvikas)
  • Project year: 2009
  • Constructions: 2010-2013

Cultural Center in Castelo Branco, Portugal by MATEO ARQUITECTURA

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013


The project according to its author

The plaza is a surface, a topography drawn out in relation to the movement of the water and built by pedreiros, following patterns that are abstract but not random.

Floating on this surface is an object. At its base, water, frozen here to form a skating rink.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Project: Cultural Center
  • Location: Castelo Branco, Portugal
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Collaborating architect: Carlos Reis Figueiredo
  • Client: Castelo Branco Council, Polis Project
  • Surface area of the public spaces: 60,000 m2
  • Surface area of the Cultural Center: 4,300 m2
  • Competition: 2000
  • Project: 2000 – 2006
  • Construction of the public spaces: 2006 – 2007
  • Construction of the Cultural Center: 2012 – 2013
  • Cost of the public spaces: 3,000,000’00 €
  • Cost of the Cultural Center: 9,000,000’00 €

Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai, China by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Bund Finance Centre (BFC) is a prominent new mixed-use destination in Shanghai designed jointly by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio. The 420,000-square-metre development of eight buildings includes two 180-metre landmark towers, and combines premium ‘grade A’ offices with a boutique hotel, an arts and cultural centre and a wide variety of luxury retail spaces, all arranged around a generous landscaped public plaza.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Bund Finance Centre
  • Location: Shanghai, China


Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Article source: Ramon Esteve

The main purpose of this project is to conceive a building that contains the cultural activity such as exhibitions, performances, concerts, conferences… and at the same time it represents the enterprising spirit of the entity.

Image Courtesy © Xavier Mollà

  • Architects: Ramon Esteve
  • Photography: Xavier Mollà
  • Collaborator Architects: María Daroz, Rubén Navarro, Olga Badía Anna Boscà
  • Collaborators: Silvia M. Martínez, Patricia Campos, Rafael Codina
  • Building Engineer: Antonio Morales
  • Promoter: Caixa Ontinyent. La caixa de les Comarques
  • Construction company: Construcciones Francés SL
  • Works manager: Gonzalo Llin
  • Building Gross Area: 1.855,83 m2
  • Project: 2007
  • Completion date: 2010
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