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Cultural Centre Casal Balaguer in Palma de Mallorca, Spain by Flores Prats Arquitectos & Duch-Pizá, Palma

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Article source: Flores Prats Arquitectos & Duch-Pizá, Palma

Casal Balaguer is a palace of the historic center of Palma, a flood over the centuries family home, starting in 1300, then in 1500 and finally in 1700, which now loses its household to be a public building, a cultural center for the entire city. To value the times contained in the building, without taking physical distance with the historical stages that have shaped its qualities, allows us to act without departing from him: if observation do not distinguish times, the action must not have distances.

Image Courtesy © Flores Prats Arquitectos & Duch-Pizá, Palma

Image Courtesy © Flores Prats Arquitectos & Duch-Pizá, Palma

  • Architects: Flores Prats Arquitectos & Duch-Pizá, Palma
  • Project: Cultural Centre Casal Balaguer
  • Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Project date: 1996 First partial project for the roof; 2001-2003 Second global project for the building.
  • Construction date: 2009-2010 First phase; 2011-2013 Second phase; 2014 – Third phase under construction.
  • Promoter: Ayuntamiento de Palma.
  • Area: 2500 m2
  • Program: Complete rehabilitation of a baroque Palace of Palma as a Cultural Centre, House Museum and Library specialized in art.
  • Archaeological advisers: Grupo Arqueotaller (Roser Pérez, Margalida Munar, Magdalena Salas)
  • Historical Research and Documentation: Ma. Dolores Ladaria.
  • Analysis of materials: Lend Consulting.
  • Structures: Fernando Purroy.
  • Collaborators: Caterina Anastasia, Ankur Jain, Els van Meerbeek, Cristian Zanoni, Carlos Bedoya, Guido Fiszson, Ellen Halupczok, Julia Taubinguer, Paula Ávila, Nicolás Chara, Eugenia Troncoso, Israel Hernando, Hernán Barbalace, Benedikte Mikkelsen, Mar Garrido, Celia Carroll, Jorge Casajús, Juan Membrive, Oriol Valls, Tanja Dietsch, Sergi Madrid, Sergio Muiños, Lucas Wilson, Anna Reidy, Maria Amat Busquets, Fabrizia Cortellini, Veronica Baroni, Elvire Thouvenot, Carlotta Bonura, Francesca Tassi-Carboni.

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Pakhuis Clemmen in Veldstraat 82A, 9000 Gent, Belgium by ALT architectuur

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: ALT architectuur

The decision by the city of Ghent to establish its department of culture in an old warehouse on the river Leie was intended as a bold statement. By situating it at this particular site, a new axis is created, that runs perpendicular to the main commercial axis in the city centre.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

  • Architects: ALT architectuur
  • Project: Pakhuis Clemmen
  • Location: Veldstraat 82A, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  • Photography: Thierry Lagrange
  • Year: 2009-2012
  • Cooperation construction: studiebureauriessauwbvba
  • Cooperation technics: de klerck engineering
  • Contractor: Monument Vandekerckhovenv
  • Cost: 2.521.630,28€

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OMNIBUS CITY in Saltlake City by stpmj

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: stpmj 

By definition, an omnibus refers to a collection of stories made by a single narrator or several authors tied together by a single subject. It also pertains to a collection of objects at once. Along these lines, Omnibus City is a proposal that connects elements of downtown Salt Lake City that are already physically close, yet are experienced individually. Omnibus City strives to create a collection of experiences along three main corridors: Green, Culture (Main Street), and Retail. Acting as a catalyst of activity linking adjacent blocks to Main Street, these passageways are connected through a common design vocabulary of path, pattern, and phenomenon meant to permeate blocks 69 and 70 and guide visitors through its permutations.

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy ©  stpmj

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy © stpmj

  • Architects: stpmj
  • Project: OMNIBUS CITY
  • Location: Saltlake City, U.S.A
  • Project team: stpmj, Seung Teak Lee, Mi Jung Lim, Kyung Jae Yu, Young Whan Choi , Leah Park, Olivia Heung, Sam Weston, Suk Won Lee
  • Dimension: 600′ x 1200′
  • Budget: N/A

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Bardo Cultural District Constantine, Algeria by Lemay | Altrapco

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Article source: Lemay | Altrapco

In order to highlight the appointment of Constantine as the capital city of Arabic culture in 2015, the Wilaya Land Office launched an international competition for the design and construction of a new cultural hub in the Bardo District, in Constantine, Algeria. The proposal submitted by Lemay | Altrapco, which harmoniously combines culture and nature, has been selected as a finalist in this prestigious competition.

Image Courtesy © Lemay | Altrapco

Image Courtesy © Lemay | Altrapco

  • Architects: Lemay | Altrapco
  • Project: Bardo Cultural District Constantine, Algeria
  • Location: Constantine, Algeria

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Coldstream Gallery in Coldstream, Scotland by Renderus

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Article source: Renderus

The Multifunctional building in Coldstream is design for multi-purpose cultural events and office space.

The Coldstream gallery creates a new urban space that enriches the diversity of cultural life and expresses the dynamism of an institution looking to the future.

The Coldstream gallery design promotes a multidisciplinary environment by connecting the variety of programs, establishing a collective culture research where many contributions and innovations can feed off each other.

Image Courtesy © Renderus

Image Courtesy © Renderus

  • Architects: Renderus
  • Project: Coldstream Gallery
  • Location: Coldstream, Scotland
  • Work started in: 2014
  • Main structure is: steel
  • Height: 62m
  • Total area: 6000 m²
  • Number of floors: 18
  • Status: Current works
  • Type: Cultural, Waterfront, Office Buildings, Business Centers, Museums, Libraries.
  • 3D Visualisation: Renderus.

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FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015 in Milan,Italy by XTU architects

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: XTU architects 

ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT

A fertile market

If the world wanted to eat like the West, several planets would be needed…

Civilization will need to evolve: it must produce and consume differently !

Image Courtesy ©   XTU architects

Image Courtesy © XTU architects

  • Architects: XTU architects  (Anouk Legendre + Nicola Desmaziere, Studio Adeline Rispal)
  • Project: FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, 3ds Max and Grasshopper
  • Companies: C.M.C di Ravenna, Simonin
  • Project leader: Mathias Lukacs
  • Client: FranceAgriMer
  • Program: Cultural installation, exhibition areas, restaurants,  shops, VIP rooms.

Planning

  • Competition: january 2014
  • Contract: march 2014
  • Building:  september 2014
  • Delivery: april 2014
  • Building surface area: 3.532 m² shon / 3.286 m² usable
  • Site’s area: 3.500 m²
  • Costs: 14 m€ including taxes.

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The Taichung City Cultural Center by SANE architecture

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Article source: SANE architecture

SANE architecture’s  project for the Taichung City Cultural Center has been awarded HIGHLY COMMENDED of the Cultural regeneration category at the 2014 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards.  The project was exhibited in the London Pavilion 10-14 march.

Image Courtesy © SANE architecture

  • Architects: SANE architecture
  • Project: The Taichung City Cultural Center
  • Photography: SANE architecture
  • Software used: 3DS MAX, Autocad and a bit of Photoshop
  • Year: 2013
  • Area: 45 000 sqm

Espace Culturel Marc Steckar in Paris, France by ARCHICLUB

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Article source: ARCHICLUB

Urban approach . The study site is a vacant lot owned by the city of Bessancourt and located a few hundred meters away from the town hall. Its location is in continuity with its historic downtown. The site is marked on the north by the imposing presence of a church. The urban environment of the study site is very mineral, the stone church is massive and reinforces this homogeneity. The building distribution on the site is diffuse and invites us to propose a singular object, an additional object that can join the existing group.

Image Courtesy © 11h45 montrer l’architecture

  • Architects: ARCHICLUB
  • Project: Espace Culturel Marc Steckar
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: 11h45 montrer l’architecture
  • Software used: ZWCAD, SKETCHUP, MAXWELL RENDER.
  • Client: City of Bessancourt
  • Consultants Fluids, Environnement: IDEEL environnement
  • Consultants Structure: ID+ engineering
  • Consultants acoustics : ALTIA acoustics
  • Type: Cultural, Performing art center, Public building
  • Status: Built 2013
  • Building area: 580 m²
  • Budget total: 1 510 000 USD, 1 090 000 €
  • Main materials: Stone,  Glass.
  • Curtain wall: WICONA
  • Stones: BLOCSTAR
  • Floor: ARTIGO
  • Wall: PLACOPLATRE
  • Electrical: BTICINO,  REGENT
  • Plumbing : HANSA DESIGNO, DURAVIT

OSU Postal Plaza Gallery in Stillwater, Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Vision Statement: The vision for the Postal Plaza Project is to create a place for the display of art; a place to safely and appropriately store art; and a place for the education of students of Oklahoma State University and the citizens of Stillwater and Oklahoma.

The southeast corner of the historic post office building now transformed into the Postal Plaza Gallery for Oklahoma State University. The budget only permitted us to do minor improvements to the exterior., Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: OSU Postal Plaza Gallery
  • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A
  • Photography: Scott McDonald
  • Completed: October 4, 2013
  • Scope: 16,000 sq. ft.
  • Cost: $3.7M

THE EL PINAL KINDERGARTEN in Medellín, Colombia by Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Article source: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya

Background and Context

Since 2008, 21 new kindergartens have been built in Medellín in barrios with problems of insecurity and social inequality.  The El Pinal Kindergarten was awarded through a public architectural tender and has been conceived as a space for education, culture and life.  The project is located on the slopes of the central – eastern area of Medellín, in a sector of unplanned settlements and informal housing.

Image Courtesy © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón

  • Architects: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
  • Project: THE EL PINAL KINDERGARTEN
  • Location: Medellín, Colombia
  • Photography: Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón
  • Software used: Autocad 2014, Sketch up and 3D-Max. 
  • STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Jorge Arbeláez
  • HYDROSANITARY DESIGN: Caudales y Presiones S.A.
  • ELECTRICAL AND ILLUMINATION DESIGN: Lighten S.A.
  • LANDSCAPING DESIGN: Andrés Ospina
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSULTANT: Carlos Mario Rodríguez Osorio
  • BIOCLIMATIC AND ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Ader Augusto González, PVG Arquitectos
  • YEAR: 2012
  • SURFACE AREA: 850 m2
  • ARCHITECTURAL – DESIGN AND PROJECT – DEVELOPMENT GROUP: Juan David, Cerón Betancur, Luis Felipe Cardona, Juan Esteban Parra Henao, Pablo Rico Álvarez, Parmenio Bedoya Aguirre, Maritza Mejía, Sebastián Vallejo Palacio, Eugenio Lara Rodríguez, Martina Centeno, Carlos Ossa, Steven Yepes, Camilo Arenas, Maida González, Alejandro Vanegas, Yuri Rosero, David Hernández, Santiago Bedoya Macías, Felipe Valencia Herrera
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