Archive for the ‘Cultural Center’ Category
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Article source: 3XN
The Norwegian city of Molde has just 25,000 inhabitants, but every July the biggest stars of jazz and about 100,000 jazz enthusiasts flock to the town’s world famous international jazz festival. In designing the city’s new cultural center, the challenge faced by 3XN was to create a building that was flexible and robust enough to provide a framework for cultural life on both scales.
Image Courtesy © 3XN
- Architects: 3XN
- Project: Cultural center Plassen
- Location: Norway, Oslo
- Project Type: Cultural Building
- Functions: theater, concert hall, cafe, gallery, library, exhibition space
- Client: Molde Kulturbyg AB
- Construction Period: 2009 – 2012
- Inauguration: July 2012
- Size: 5,800 m2
- Price: 187 million Norwegian kroner
- Contractor: Brødrende Røsand AS
- Engineer: Norconsult AS
- Interior Designer: 3XN
- Landscape: Molde Municipality
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Article source: Jonathan Gibb – Architect
The split form is at once an ode to the landforms of the genus loci (rock out-crops) and the cultural interweave of local cultures. The building is distinctly two forms, the same yet mirrored & reversed to give a individuality & yet allowing each to speak – open faced to one another in constant dialogue. This dialogue is continued to the landscape by the form of the building, mimicking the shafts of rock and forming of stairs.
Image Courtesy © Jonathan Gibb - Architect
- Architects: Jonathan Gibb – Architect
- Project: Visitor Centre
- Location: Australia
- Software used: Presentation renders with SketchUp, renderings using Artlantis. Post production with Adobe Photoshop
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
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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Sociological Research: Silvia Rodríguez
- Client: Matadero Madrid
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
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
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.
- Architects: Filip M. Popovic
- Project: Ex Yu Republics Cultural Center
- Location: Novi Beograd, Serbia
- Software used: AutoCad, 3D Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop
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.
- 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
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
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