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

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI

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

  • Architects: AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI
  • 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

Article source: MATEO ARQUITECTURA

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

  • Architects: MATEO ARQUITECTURA
  • 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

CAIXA ONTINYENT CULTURAL CENTRE by Ramon Esteve

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
  • Project: CAIXA ONTINYENT CULTURAL CENTRE
  • 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

ROZET CULTURE HOUSE in ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS by NEUTELINGS RIEDIJK ARCHITECTS

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Article source: NEUTELINGS RIEDIJK ARCHITECTS

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

  • Architects: NEUTELINGS RIEDIJK ARCHITECTS
  • Project: ROZET CULTURE HOUSE
  • Location: ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS
  • 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

CITY CULTURAL CENTER in Taichung, Taiwan by BILBAO ARCHITECTURE TEAM

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Article source: BILBAO ARCHITECTURE TEAM 

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.

Image Courtesy © BILBAO ARCHITECTURE TEAM

  • Architects: BILBAO ARCHITECTURE TEAM
  • Project: CITY 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
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