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Raif Dinçkök Yalova Cultural Center in Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Emre Arolat Architects

It is possible to say that cities are made out of different contextual layers which time by time come near each other or on top of each other, even intertwine at times and ground their specific existing states. In the Yalova example peculiar to this city, oppositions between the main layers stand out.

Exterior View

  • Architectural project: emre arolat
  • Responsible architect: rıfat yılmaz, kerem piker (concept-preliminary project) ; gonca paşolar, gülseren gerede tecim (final project) ; gonca paşolar, gülseren gerede tecim (construction project)
  • Team: aysun devrekanlı, beril serbes, ercan yılmaz, gözde sazak, leyla kori, nil aynalı, olcay özten, orhun ülgen, övünç tar, sezer bahtiyar, şafak kızılırmak, zeki samer
  • Location: yalova
  • Project date: 2007-2008
  • Construction date: 2008-2010
  • Built area: 7.900 m²
  • Client: akkök grubu (limited competition)
  • Structural project: osm engineering
  • Mechanical project: mak-el
  • Electrical project: sentez


Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts in Spain by gpy arquitectos

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: gpy arquitectos

This Centre of the Dramatic Arts presents itself to the city as a platform, as an urban stage with the city and landscape as backdrop.

The interior roofed patio, generated by a three-dimensional folding of the wooden surface of the roof, is conceived as a scenic box that opens up towards the city and affirms itself as the building’s spatial reference point, a place for relationships and interchange.


General View (Main Terrace) (Images Courtesy Efraín Pintos)

  • Architect: gpy arquitectos – Juan Antonio González Pérez, Urbano Yanes Tuña
  • Name of Project: Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts
  • Location: El Ramonal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
  • Collaboration: Félix Perera Pérez,Gustavo García Báez, Constanze Sixt, Architects
  • Structural Engineering: Martínez Segovia, Fernández, Pallas y Asociados
  • Photographs: Teresa Arozena, Miguel de Guzmán, Roland Halbe,  Efraín Pintos, Joaquín Ponce de León
  • Sofwtare used: Mainly designed by hand; a small part by AutoCAD


Poppodium De Vorstin in Hilversum, The Netherlands by Frits van Dongen, de Architekten Cie.

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: Frits van Dongen, de Architekten Cie.

The Sovereign pop venue is an icon for musical expression, situated at a prominent location in Hilversum. It lies within walking distance from the railway station, at a major crossroads in the inner-city road network, and is clearly visible from the train. As a consequence, the front on the Koninginneweg is the most important façade: it is The Sovereign’s visiting card.

Image Courtesy Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Frits van Dongen, de Architekten Cie.
  • Project: Poppodium De Vorstin
  • Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Client: gemeente Hilversum, dienst Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling
  • Design team: R. van Houten, H. de Haas, R. Konijn
  • Structural engineer: IMD, Rotterdam
  • Date of commission: 2005
  • Date of construction: 2008 – 2010
  • Gross surface: 3.250 m2
  • Volume: 13.400 m3
  • Costs: € 8.500.000,- (excl. btw/ex. V.A.T.)
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Meeting the Sea Through Memory in Heraklion, Greece by Oiio Architecture studio

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: Oiio Architecture studio

Arsenali of Heraklio
2nd Place in National architectural competition for the ‘Regeneration and Reuse of the Western Historical Docks and their surroundings’, Municipality of the City of Heraklion, 2011.

Facing all the demands that emerge from the restoration of the Western Arsenali the compositional process tackles to organize the articulation of a visually legible cultural hub at the point where the old city meets the sea.

Meeting the sea through memory

  • Architects: Oiio Architecture studio
  • Project: Meeting the Sea Through Memory
  • Location: Heraklion, Greece
  • Competition Team: Ioannis Oikonomou, Grigorios Vegliris, Stiv Dimitriou.



Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Emerging from the surrounding landscape, this most fluid of structures provides a major new venue, landmark and source of regeneration for the city of Baku – admitting visitors to a library, museum and conference centre through folds in its continuous outer skin, the interior spaces flooded with natural light via a glass façade.

Heydar Aliyev Centre

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Project Architect: Saffet Kaya
  • Building: 52,417m²
  • Site: 111,292m²
  • Footprint: 15,514m²
  • Project Team: Marc Boles, Shiqi Li, Sara Sheikh Akbari, Phil Kim, Yelda Gin, Liat Muller, Deniz Manisali, Lillie Liu, Jose Lemos, Simone Fuchs, Jose Ramon Tramoyeres, Yu Du, Tahmina Parvin, Erhan Patat, Fadi Mansour, Jaime Bartolome, Josef Glas, Ifeanyi Oganwu, Michael Grau, Deepti Zachariah, Ceyhun Baskin, Daniel Widrig, Murat Mutlu


Gavroche Centre for Children in Saint-Ouen, France by SOA Architectes

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Article source: SOA Architectes

The Gavroche centre for children is a cultural and educational facility situated in the heart of the Victor Hugo development. The latter is part of a large urban renewal scheme consisting principally of housing, offices and commercial buildings organised around the Victor Hugo Garden.

Image Courtesy Clément Guillaume

  • Architects: SOA Architectes
  • Project: Gavroche Centre for Children
  • Location: Saint-Ouen, France
  • Client: City of Saint-Ouen
  • Project Management: SOA (commissioned architect), Starck (feasibility consultants and economists), GA (acousticians)
  • Budget: 2.49 M€HT
  • Net Floor Area: 851m²
  • Environmental Aspects and Performance Standards: HQE environmental approach, THPE certification
  • Contract: Full contract
  • Schedule Studies: 40 weeks, site work 70 weeks
  • Completed: 2011
  • Photography: © Clément Guillaume


The Culture Yard in Elsinore, Denmark by AART architects A/S

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Article source: AART architects A/S

In many years the attention has been aimed at the site adjacent, where the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kronborg Castle, which is famous for its role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, exerts its magnetic pull on both tourists and local citizens of Elsinore – but now Elsinore’s old shipbuilding yard has been transformed into a 17.000m2 cultural and knowledge centre, including concert halls, showrooms, conference rooms, a dockyard museum and a public library. The Culture Yard symbolizes Elsinore’s transformation from an old industrial town to a modern cultural hub. In this way, the yard is designed as a hinge between the past and present, reinforcing the identity of the local community, but at the same time expressing an international attitude, reinforcing the relation between the local and global community.


Night View (Images Courtesy Adam Mørk)

  • Architect: AART architects A/S
  • Name of Project: The Culture Yard
  • Location: Allégade 2, 3000 Elsinore, Denmark
  • Client: Elsinore municipality
  • Type: Cultural centre
  • Photographer: Adam Mørk


Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center in Xinjiang, China by inFORM studio

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: inFORM studio

The city of Korla has announced that inFORM studio has been selected as the winner of an international design competition for the Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center in Korla, China. It will be a symbol of a progressive future for the region of Xinjiang. The conceptual proposal embraces the master plan vision for an axial relationship of cultural buildings and a strong east/west pedestrian linkage through the site; it also responds intelligently to the climate, geological heritage, ecology, and contextual views and relationships.

Site perspective

  • Architects: inFORM studio
  • Project: Civic Cultural Exhibition
  • Location: Korla, Xinjiang, China
  • Total Project: 8,000 sq m
  • Client: City of Korla (Kuerle)
  • Technical design principal: Kenneth Van Tine
  • Marketing, managing principal: Gina Van Tine
  • Design principal: Michael Guthrie
  • Design director: Cory Lavigne, Robert Miller, Anna Haezebrouck, Jordan Whitted


Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center in Las Vegas, Nevada by Line and Space, LLC

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

Intended to introduce up to 1 million visitors a year to the wonders of Red Rock Canyon, the new Interpretive Facility differs from traditional visitor centers by emphasizing the specific attributes of Red Rock Canyon itself, in lieu of pseudo-natural imitations. Here, visitors are introduced to the relevant science, art and culture that will enhance their experience in Red Rock Canyon; strongly encouraging them to visit the nearby real thing.

View from Highway (Image Courtesy Robert Reck)

  • Architects: Line and Space, LLC
  • Project: Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Completion Date: January 2011
  • Client: US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
  • General Contractor: Straub Construction, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Holben, Martin, and White Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc.
  • Civil and MEP Engineer: GLHN Architects and Engineers
  • Exhibit/Interpretive Consultant: Hilferty and Associates
  • Building Area: Visitor Center = 8,700 SF & Exterior Exhibits = 44,000 SF
  • Drawing and Photo Credits: All drawings by Line and Space, LLC


New Cultural Center revitalizes the waterfront of Soverato in Italy by Schiavello Architects Office

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Schiavello Architects Office

Given the national importance of the public space issues and the opportunity they present in promoting the city of Soverato, the new project aims to find a solution for city areas which will hopefully enhance the quality of urban life. On the other hand, it aims to establish a strong link with the dynamics of contemporary society through functional solutions that meet the needs of the day and night activities of the neighborhood. The building attempts to revive an entire urban area through a series of coordinated actions, implementing the best design solution that combines the diverse needs of rationalization of traffic and the revitalization of commercial, industrial and cultural sites.

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