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Saturday, October 5th, 2013


ROZET, Arnhem

Rozet is the new address for various cultural and educational institutions in Arnhem. The mixture of Library, Heritage Centre, Art Centre and Community College gives rise to one of the most important public buildings in the city.

View facade, Image Courtesy scagliolabrakkee / © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

  • Photography: scagliolabrakkee, Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Program: Cultural center, Library, Music and Dance school, Art studios, Exhibition spaces, Auditorium, Grand-Café, Bookstore
  • Surface Area: 12.000 sqm.
  • Building costs: €25 mio building and construction costs, €31 mio building and construction costs including interior and immediate surrounding area.
  • Client: City of Arnhem Stadhuisplein 1, 3811 LM Arnhem, the Netherlands
  • Design: Competition 2009, first prize
  • Construction start: 2011
  • Completion: 2013


Thursday, October 3rd, 2013


Taiwan, land of sea, land of mountains, where amazing forms and landscape have been formed by the action of natural forces. Waves, tides, coast, prairies, mountains, mountain ridges.Sea people, land people, strong, tenacious, tireless. People of Taiwan.

The new “City Cultural Center” grows from the earth, with the strength of the sea and mountains, to show to the world how Taiwan is, how Taichung is. And it uses this strength to configure an astonishing landscape architecture able to project internationally the new cultural center.


  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Collaborators: Borja García, Igor Gonzalez, Rodrigo Cearra, Joseba Salbide, Ander Barandiaran, Imanol Goenaga.

Palermo Cultural Centre in Providencia, Chile by cCe arquitectos

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Article source: cCe arquitectos

Our design proposal for the project `Palermo Cultural Centre´ is based on external factors such as weather, prevailing winds, sunlight, connecting roads, flows and internal movements of people, site location and orientation, existing infrastructure, green space and public areas. At the same time, it considers internal aspects such as occupation strategy and efficiency, building systems, spatial quality related to views, spatial connection, floor to ceiling height, common and public spaces inside and outside the building, allowing for each of the activities to be undertaken.

Image Courtesy © cCe arquitectos

  • Architects: cCe arquitectos
  • Project: Palermo Cultural Centre
  • Location: Providencia, Chile
  • Net internal area: 3.654 m2
  • Basements area: 1.232 m2
  • Total built area: 4.886 m2
  • Architecture Colaborators: “Yerko Jeria Veliz, Sergio Correa Guarachi, Oana Ghinea, Camila Tolorza”
  • Structural engineering: Enzo Valladares Ingenieros ( VPA)
  • Mechanical: Mater Clima
  • Lighting: Douglas Loenard Lighting (DLLA)
  • LEED Certification: Energy Arq
  • Landscaping: Bernardita de Corral
  • Electrical contractor: Propamat
  • Plumbing System: Jaime Verdugo
  • Waste management: Silvia Tello
  • Fire safety engineering: BASH
  • Vertical Transportation: Schindler
  • Curtain wall: Accura Systems
  • Independent reviewer: Arquigestion
  • Steel Manufacturer: Javier Delgado
  • Accoustic engineering: Mario Huaquin Accoustic projects              

Niños Conarte in Monterrey, Mexico by Anagrama

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Article source: Anagrama

Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico, is best known for its beautiful mountains and strong industrial backbone. In the heart of the city is Fundidora Park, a unique specimen of industrial archaeology (it was previously a massive steelworks and foundry established in 1900). The park is home to extensive gardens, museums, convention centers, auditoriums, theme parks and cultural venues such as Conarte (Council for the Culture and Arts of Nuevo León).

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Entrance hall

  • Architects: Anagrama
  • Project: Niños Conarte
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Software used: Google Sketchup & Autocad

The Botín Centre in Spain by Renzo Piano Building Workshop Architects & Octatube

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop Architects & Octatube

The Botín Centre

Octatube has been awarded the contract for the technical design, engineering, production and installation of all glass facades, roof lights, floors and exterior stairways of the Botín Centre project. The building is designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) in association with Luis Vidal + Architects and shall become a new cultural and international highlight and icon in the port of Santander on the northern coast of Spain. Cantilevering above the sea and situated next to a large park, the Botín Centre will provide space for art, culture and educational activities organized by the Botín Foundation.

Image Courtesy © Renzo Piano Building Workshop Architects & Octatube

L’Atelier in Normandy, France by AAVP Architecture

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: AAVP Architecture

In the town centre, close to the Place d’Armes, the town of Gournay-en-Bray has just completed a cultural centre which houses a multimedia library and cultural activities. This new centre is built on the site formerly occupied by the Damau factory.

The “Workshop” (a reference to the old Damau factory workshops) meets two major challenges: building a contemporary structure at the back of the plot by redefining the relationship with its natural environment (gardens, alleys, neighbouring stone walls) and surrounding structures (noble styles, traditional shelters, buildings with character) ensuring the new structure is readable in relation to existing buildings by framing the views from the main and secondary entrances.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: AAVP Architecture
  • Project: L’Atelier
  • Location: Normandy, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Spaces for cultural activities: multimedia library, music and dance school
  • Contractor: Ville de Gournay-en-Bray (76)
  • Project management: AAVP, Vincent Parreira, architect Marie Brodin, project manager, AAVP Architecture mandataire, Camebat, Gilles Pasquier, economist, Beton Ingenierie – BET structures, fluides, SSI, OPC, William Wong Min, project manager Yves Lebail, driver.
  • Surface: 2 545 m² SHON 7 700 m² ground area
  • Cost of work:  5 790 000 € HT
  • Schedule opening: july 2013 competition: december 2006

Taichung Cultural City Center Competition Entry in Taiwan by de Architekten Cie

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: de Architekten Cie

Taichung Cultural City Centre

The museum and the library are designed as a flexible structure to be able to follow frequent changes in museum and library philosophy. A well-defined system of voids, lifts and escalators is built into both buildings, to provide an indubitable vertical communication and an evident orientation for future visitors. Open and closed interiors are repetitively stacked on top of each other and are refined by bended floors and curved atria.

Image Courtesy © de Architekten Cie

  • Architects: de Architekten Cie
  • Project: Taichung Cultural City Center Competition Entry
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Bureau: de Architekten Cie. Keizersgracht 126, Amsterdam
  • Project architects: Branimir Medić & Pero Puljiz
  • Team: Lenka Rezbarikova, Maria Yandulova, Bozar Ben-Zeev, Fracesco Visco, Jarno Cammarota, Christina Chen
  • Taiwan consultants: Prof Tseng
  • Sustainability advisors: Antwan van Haaren (dgmr), Paul van Bergen (dgmr)

Taichung city cultural center in Taiwan by Oxo architects & Nicolas Laisné architecte urbaniste

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Article source: Oxo architects & Nicolas Laisné architecte urbaniste

TCC building is located at the end of Gateway Park between plantations to ecological virtues and activity of the city. It is arranged as a passage, a support from one to the other. At ground level, a large space is open to all, it is the front door to the library and the museum but also the extension of the park in the building.

Image Courtesy © OXO architects, laisné architectes team

  • Architects: Oxo architects & Nicolas Laisné architecte urbaniste
  • Project: Taichung city cultural center
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Photography: Courtesy of (OXO architects, laisné architectes team)
  • Client: Taichung city government
  • Architects team: Nicolas Laisné, Manal Rachdi,  Nathalie Fournier, Paula Aranda, Mirella Verdes, Alejandro Blanco Ayllon. Patrick O’Connor, Michael Gloudeman.
  • Competition name: Taichung city cultural center international competition
  • Engineer:  Ramboll UK.
    Director in charge:  Anton Sawicki
  • Occasion: competition entry
  • Artiste: Pascal Haudressy.
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Rhino 3d, Photoshop, Illustrator

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry in Taiwan by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Main Concept
Rationality and Sensibility, the both terms are the base that establishes human culture or intelligence.
Human’s rationality is revealed through philosophy, mathematics and science whereas the sensibility is freely expressed in our lives in the form of art, music, literature, etc.
The both terms can be interpreted into architectural language, where the rationality is defined as a Library and the sensibility is depicted as a Fine Arts Museum.

Image Courtesy © Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

  • Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
  • Project: Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry
  • Location: Taiwan
  • Software used: Sketch up

Chapultepec cultural center CCCH in Guadalajara, Mexico by Javier Mosquera González Arquitecto

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Article source: Javier Mosquera González Arquitecto

1. Cultural lighthouse

The neighbourhood ofChapultepecholds a great cultural activities in the streets. Bookshops, temporary exhibitions, cafes and outdoors concerts among others, have become this part of the city in one of the most actives of it. For all of them, a reference in the city, a cultural lighthouse that stands over the surrounding buildings. It can be seen from every place in the city. An urban landmark.

Image Courtesy © Javier Mosquera González Arquitecto

  • Architects: Javier Mosquera González Arquitecto
  • Project: Chapultepec cultural center CCCH
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Year: 2013
  • Area: 7.200 sqm
  • Author: Javier Mosquera González
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketch Up, Rhinoceros and Photoshop
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