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Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center in Aduanas, Spain by Singular Studio

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: Singular Studio

This building, conceived with a hybrid use of Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center, is located in the seaside neighborhood of Javea, near the port. This is the reason why, after a process of architectural approach, it has been inspired by reasons related to the sea … metal facade vibrates, has three dimensions and simulates movement, such as sea surface. The facade treatment, as a light metal skin that envelops the whole volume, aims to boost its weightlessness without touching the ground plane. It is a large box or floating cage, a huge metal fishing net as those in the nearby port.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Singular Studio (J. Moragues, F. Nieto, R. Paternina)
  • Project: Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center
  • Location: Jávea (Alicante), Aduanas, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Software used: Revit
  • Other participants: Laura Solbes, Sara Marí, Dionisio Henarejos, Laura MaríF
  • Surface: (m2) 1.132,29 m2 / 12.187,87 ft2
  • Year: 2014

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The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures in Lille, France by atelier d’architecture King Kong

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: atelier d’architecture King Kong 

In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of Lille started in 2009 the building of a new cultural equipement that could enable the development of Moulins’s existing Maison Folie, that lacked specific spaces to carry out all of its projects, and to create a Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures (The Flow – House of Hip-Hop), a structure made necessary by the importance of activities linked to that practice that had until then no place to unfold. The importance of this project justified its integration in a site close to the town center. The will to unite these two equipments in a same place presented numerous advantages for both structures, including the possibility to ensure de facto synergy, their objectives being common. The Maison Folie, that had already conquered its own public in five years of existence, was forced to refuse or postpone numerous projects (dance, theatre, plastic and visual arts) due to lack of space.

Image Courtesy © Julie Soistier

  • Architects: atelier d’architecture King Kong (Frédéric Neau)
  • Project: The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Julie Soistier
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp
  • Client: City of Lille
  • Project manager: Nicolas Broussous
  • Scenography: Ducks Scéno
  • Technical engineering company: Projex Ingénirie
  • HEQ: Diagobat

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Arcus Center For Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan by Studio Gang Architects

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang Architects 

Historically, convening for social justice has taken place in informal settings—a church basement, a living room, or even around a kitchen table.

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership brings these discussions up from the basement and squarely into public consciousness.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

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HOME – Arts Center in Manchester, England by Mecanoo

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo 

Cultural home

Located at First Street, HOME forms the cultural heart of one of the largest areas of development in Manchester city centre – a flagship building that acts as a catalyst for the surrounding area. As the base for the new organisation formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, HOME has been designed to allow for the commissioning, production and presentation of critically engaged and technically complex artistic projects, as well as the hosting of large scale cultural events. The overall budget for HOME was £25 million. Its striking exterior acts like beacon, while the welcoming public spaces and social areas within are designed to be inviting to all. HOME is like a second home, a cultural home: a place for making, meeting and socialising, alongside enjoying the very best in international contemporary visual art, theatre and film.

Exterior Photo, Image Courtesy © Mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: HOME – Arts Center
  • Location: Manchester, England

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Maunula House in Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: K2S Architects 

Maunula House is the central cultural and learning hub of a neighborhood being renewed. Located next to Maunula park in the center of the neighborhood of Maunula, the building is a center of public services to local residents of all ages. The library, the youth center and the adult education center cooperate seamlessly, enabling the co-usage and a high utilization rate of the spaces.

Image Courtesy © Mika Huisman

  • Architects: K2S Architects (Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen)
  • Project: Maunula House
  • Location: Metsäpurontie 4, 00630 Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Mika Huisman
  • Client: City of Helsinki Real Estate Department / Erja Erra, Mika Malkki
  • Design team: Jaakko West, Elina Koivisto, Tommi Terästö, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Tommi Mauno, Juho Vuolteenaho, Petri Ullakko, Matti Wäre, Tuuli Kanerva, Antti Soini
  • Interior design: K2S Architects
  • Structural design: Pontek Engineering / Kari Saarivirta
  • HVAC: Äyräväinen Engineering / Jukka Issakainen
  • Electrical: Stacon Engineering / Kalevi Hämäläinen

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Beigang Cultural Center in Yunlin, Taiwan by MAYU architects+

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: MAYU architects+ 

Beigang Township is the epicenter for the Taiwanese worshipping of Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess. Therefore, the Beigang Chao-Tien Temple for Mazu and its surrounding form a core area with local historic significance. However, Beigang as well as other cities in the western plain of Taiwan faces the same suburban sprawl, exacerbated by disorderly building development resulting from the lack of a cohesive planning guidance. The project site itself is located at the northwestern corner of the 90-years-old Bei-Chen Elementary School campus, sitting right on the axis of the sprawling expansion.

Image Courtesy © Shawn Liu Studio

  • Architects: MAYU architects+ (Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen)
  • Project: Beigang Cultural Center
  • Location: Yunlin, Taiwan
  • Photography: Shawn Liu Studio
  • Client: Yunlin County Government
  • Project Team: Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen (Architects), Ya-yun Wang, Pin-min Huang (SD, DD, CD), Shi-hong Yao (CA)
  • Structural Engineer: Li-Yen Wang Structural Engineers Associates
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Finish (Exterior): Stucco, Granite, Low-E Glass
  • Finish (Interior): Oak veneer wall and ceiling panel, Oak floor, paint, Tiles, Linoleum Flooring
  • Site Area: 7652 m2
  • Building Area: 2053 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 2918 m2
  • Competition: 05/2012
  • Construction Start: 02/2014
  • Completion: 02/2015

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SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM in South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

Suncheon Bay is famous for its natural sceneries. The privileged location in the junction of the Dong and Isa streams is house of the widest reed bed in South Korea. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheon Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds. Suncheon Bay represents the best of the region and has been always the epicenter of tourism.

We would like to propose for the Suncheon Art Platform competition an urban reinterpretation of the natural sceneries of Suncheon Bay.  We wish to connect the collective memory of the bay with a new cultural and urban life in the city center of Suncheon where Culture and Nature become the raw materials to fabricate a new creative platform for citizens to enjoy and express themselves.

Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM
  • Location: Sucheon, South Korea
  • Photography: Fran Mateos
  • Client: City of Suncheon
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Andrea Gonzalez de Vega, Iago Blanco, Jiwon Hur
  • Size: 2000m2
  • Year: 2016

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COUNTRY GARDEN FOREST CITY in Malaysia by LAVA

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: LAVA

LAVA has won 2nd prize in an international competition to design a new city in Malaysia.

LAVA’s concept sees the city defined not as one iconic building, nor as a skyline, but as a central public space, a real forest. Chris Bosse, director of LAVA, explains: “Skylines across the world look the same – usually a couple of iconic towers in the centre surrounded by lots of lesser quality buildings, which all resemble each other.” “Here we have designed an inverse city skyline where the icon of the city is a public space, not an object/building. Our central space is a Rainforest Valley and demonstrates the equation: PEOPLE = CITY. From an object to a place.”

Image Courtesy © Bitscapes

  • Architects: LAVA
  • Project: COUNTRY GARDEN FOREST CITY
  • Location: Malaysia
  • Photography: Bitscapes
  • Client: Country Garden Group
  • Lava: Chris Bosse, Alexander Rieck, Tobias Wallisser
  • Size: Total development: 20 square kilometres; site: 24 hectares
  • Status 2nd prize, design competition 2017

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Cultural Center of La Hague in France by PERIPHERIQUES MARIN+TROTTIN ARCHITECTES

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: PERIPHERIQUES MARIN+TROTTIN ARCHITECTES

Building a cultural center in Beaumont-Hague, in Cotentin, means to integrate an architectural project that takes benefits from the landscape qualities of this piece of peninsula. On the shore, sunken roads are planted of wooded hedges that protects from the wind, and becomes vegetal vaults to filter the light over time. These landscape elements are secular forms from the site culture but also inspiring spaces that can be employed for the design.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: PERIPHERIQUES MARIN+TROTTIN ARCHITECTES
  • Project: Cultural Center of La Hague
  • Location: 8 rue des Tohagues 50 440 Beaumont-Hague France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • 3D pictures: L’Autre Image and Périphériques Architects
  • Client: COMMUNAUTE DE COMMUNES DE LA HAGUE
  • Project team: Charlotte Lefebvre With Anne Clerget, Emily Murphy, Alfredo Luvison, Camille Isaac-Dognin, Gabriele Motta, Anatole Jeannot, Kirsten Elliot, Thomas Dantec, Yann Peter, Alexandre Pascal, Mehrnoush Naraghi, Estelle Grange-Dubellé.
  • Build team: Anne Clerget, Charlotte Lefebvre
  • TCE, Economie, HQE : EGIS Centre Ouest (Caen)
  • Acoustic: PEUTZ & Associés
  • Scénography: LABEYRIE & Associés
  • Area: 2560 m² shon (net floor area)
  • Cost: 6,5 M  € not including VAT
  • Schedule :
    • Competition: August 2010
    • Studies: 2011
    • Construction: Achievement Fall 2015

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Peninsula Place in London, UK by Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

Knight Dragon unveils a new £1billion landmark, designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.

This major new landmark is set to transform Greenwich Peninsula, London’s emerging cultural district. Residents and visitors to the Peninsula will arrive from the tube into an 80ft high winter garden and glass galleria. The scheme will total 1.4 million sq ft including a new tube and bus station, theatre, cinema and performance venue, bars, shops and a wellbeing hub. Above this will rise three towers of workspaces, apartments and hotels, all connected to the Thames by a stunning new land bridge.

Day, Image Courtesy © Uniform

  • Architects: Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer
  • Project: Peninsula Place
  • Location: London, UK
    Photography: Uniform
  • Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
  • Architect PP2: Allies and Morrison
  • Structural Engineer of record: Meinhardt
  • MEP Engineer: AECOM
  • Quantity Surveyor: Alinea
  • Hotel Architect: Reardon Smith
  • Hotel Advisors: Hamiltons

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