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Masrah Al Qasba Theatre Emirate in Sharjah, UAE by Magma Architecture

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Article source: Magma Architecture

The Al Qasba is the main cultural centre and a landmark in the Emirate of Sharjah. It comprises two 150m-long, four-storey buildings that face each other on the banks of the Qasba Canal and house art galleries, shops, restaurants and office spaces. The buildings enclose open public space along the banks of the canal and are flanked by the 60m-high Eye of the Emirates ferris wheel, which is visible from afar. The 300-seat Al Qasba Theatre hosts a wide range of events including the annual Sharjah Film Festival, and theatre and poetry performances during the Sarjah Book Fair.

Image Courtesy © Magma Architecture

  • Architects: Magma Architecture
  • Project: Masrah Al Qasba Theatre Emirate
  • Location: Al Qasba, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Project Completion Date: 2011

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Escaravox in Matadero Madrid by Andrés Jaque Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Andrés Jaque Architects

ESCARAVOX are assemblages of discarded rural infrastructures, reprogrammed as voice-giving-publicdevice.

The aim of this project is to endow Matadero Madrid, former slaughterhouse of the city and now an institution self defined as “public space for contemporary culture, with views on the river”, with the necessary material devices and institutional protocols to prompt a connection between the aforementioned models of intervention in the cultural field. To achieve this, the scheme proposes equipping the open spaces of the old abattoir with varied types of large-span mobile structures with sound amplifying systems, stage lighting and audiovisual projection systems, so that in combination with sliding stands, they may serve as auxiliary structures for any public performance held in this space.

Image Courtesy Miguel de Guzmán (central@migueldeguzman.com)

  • Architects: Andrés Jaque Architects & the Office for Political Innovation
  • Project: Escaravox
  • Location: Madrid
  • Project Team: Ruggero Agnolutto (Project Responsible), Fernando Arocha, Ángela Bailén, Almudena Basabe, Elisa Bua, Álvaro Carrillo, Catalina Corredor, Roberto González García, Michal Just, Jorge López Conde, Marco Marcelletti, Paola Pardo, Khristian Serena, Patrycja Stal, Dagmar Stéeova, Silvie Talackova.
  • Structure: Bomainpasa
  • Equipment: Juan Carlos Lafuente, Álvaro Zamora
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán (central@migueldeguzman.com)
  • Sociological Research: Silvia Rodríguez
  • Client: Matadero Madrid

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Asakusa Culture and Tourist Center in Tokyo, Japan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

In the corner premise of just 326㎡ across Kaminari-mon Gate, the building was required to accommodate plural programs such as tourist information center, conference room, multi-purpose hall and an exhibition space.

The center extends Asakusa’s lively neighborhood vertically and piles up roofs that wrap different activities underneath, creating a “new section” which had not existed in conventional layered architecture.

Image Courtesy Takeshi Yamagishi

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Asakusa Culture and Tourist Center
  • Location: Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Design team: Kengo Kuma, Teppei Fujiwara, Masafumi Harigai, Okayama Naoki, Kiyoaki Takeda, Masaru Shuku, Erina Kuryu, Hiroaki Saito
  • Structural engineering: Makino Structural design
  • Electrical engineering: Kankyo Engineering inc.
  • Mechanical engineering: Kankyo Engineering inc.
  • Site supervision: Kengo Kuma, Teppei Fujiwara, Masafumi Harigai, Masaru Shuku, Erina Kuryu

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Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine in Bordeaux, France by BIG Architects

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: BIG Architects

Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building.

The new Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, located on the historical riverfront of Bordeaux will house three regional visual and performing arts agencies FRAC, the ECLA and the OARA in one single institution. The Regional Council of Bordeaux selected the winning team among proposals from SANAA, the Toulouse-based firm W-Architectures and Bordeaux-based FLINT.

Image Courtesy BIG

  • Architects: BIG Architects
  • Project: MÉCA – Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Type: Competition
  • Size: 12 350 m2
  • Client: Conseil régional d’Aquitaine
  • Collaborators: FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
  • Project Leader: Gabrielle Nadeau
  • Project Architect: Jan Magasanik
  • Team: Édouard Champelle, Lorenzo Boddi, Yang Du, Karol Borkowski

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Ex Yu Republics Cultural Center in Novi Beograd, Serbia by Filip M. Popovic

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Article source: Filip M. Popovic

New Belgrade represents a part of the city built on principles of CIAM agreement, in the spirit of Le Corbuisier. It is also a simbol of old Yugoslavia. On the foundations of never finished Museum of the Revolution of Yugoslav people, a Cultural Center for the former Republics of Yugoslavia has grown.With places for art, music, literature, movies and food, it will host making new ties between people who have been separated by war and politics.

Entrance View

  • Architects: Filip M. Popovic
  • Project: Ex Yu Republics Cultural Center
  • Location: Novi Beograd, Serbia
  • Software used: AutoCad, 3D Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop

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Plaza la Ocho in Tijuana, México by DStudio Architecture

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Article source: DStudio Architecture

This project is built on the site of the former headquarters of the Municipal Police and Fire Station, located on 8th Street and Constitution. Which was demolished earlier this year in an unlawful manner by the current mayor of the city. By destroying a part of the history of the city without considering its reuse and conservation, the Project began to wake up public attention and demanding that now the space should be considered for public use.

Inner Plaza

  • Architects: DStudio Architecture
  • Project: Plaza la Ocho
  • Location: Tijuana, México
  • Project Architect: Karlo De Soto Molina
  • Year: 2012
  • Project Team: Karlo De Soto Molina, Olinca Marmolejo Hernandez, Laura Saucedo Hinojosa, Luis Cardenas Martinez,  Jorge Saldaña and Thalia Vargas
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D, V-ray for Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD

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Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan by ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Article source:  ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

An exciting new cultural venue for the city of Taichung and an important landmark in its Civic District. Set on an urban grid, the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House defines the cultural axis and its site is influenced by a number of urban force fields, with secondary influences further shaping its implicit flows.

Render © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Taichung Metropolitan Opera House
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Year of Completion: 2006  
  • Client:   Taichung Municipal Government
  • Type:   Competition / Research
  • Grand Auditorium: 2009 seats
  • Drama Theatre: 800 seats
  • Black Box Theatre: 200 seats

Render © Zaha Hadid Architects

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The Arch Cultural Center in Mandal, Norway by 3XN

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: 3XN

The Cultural Centre ”Buen” (The Arch) in the Southern Norwegian village of Mandal is shaped like a green blanket that elevates and integrates the building in the surrounding landscape. The glass façade opens up and exposes the lobby to the river bank allowing plenty of daylight into the building. The building is adjusted in colour, scale and proportion to the characteristic and picturesque Norwegian wooden houses by the river’s edge.

Image Courtesy Adam M¢rk

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: The Arch Cultural Center
  • Location: Havnegt. 2, 4515 Mandal, Norway
  • Client: Halse Property, Norway
  • Engineer: Rambøll, Norway
  • Landscape: Asplan Viak, Norway
  • Theatre Technique: AIX architects, Sweden

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La Vitrine culturelle in Montreal, Canada by Moment Factory

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Article source: Moment Factory

La Vitrine Culturelle is located in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles theatre district–an area known as a showcase for pioneering uses of multimedia technologies. After winning several awards for its interactive LED facade at La Vitrine’s former information centre at the Place-des-Arts, La Vitrine once again asked Moment Factory to push the boundaries of multimedia environments for their new and highly-visible location at the corner of Saint-Laurent and Sainte-Catherine. Moment Factory created an artistic installation that represents the effervescence of the city’s culture of design and innovation, while doubling as an informative and interactive medium.

La Vitrine culturelle

  • Architects: Moment Factory
  • Project: La Vitrine culturelle
  • Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Software used: x-agora

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Beirut House of Arts and Culture in Lebanon by François Blanciak Architect

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Article source: François Blanciak Architect

As a way to organize this cultural venue in a coherent way regarding program, light, and public space, the project re-uses the symbolic morphology of the archetypal pitch-roof house. The upper part of the building is composed of three main volumes that respectively contain artistic, cultural, and house-related spaces, and which are linked by a large triangular void. Structurally, two continuous circulation cores support the edifice and connect all the various disciplines from bottom to top.

Beirut House of Arts and Culture

  • Architects: François Blanciak Architect
  • Project: Beirut House of Arts and Culture
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Collaborator: Zoheir Mottaki
  • Program: theaters+ gallery+library
  • Type: competition
  • Date: 2009
  • Area: 15000m²

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