Archive for the ‘Cultural Center’ Category
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Article source: v2com
Electronic music is a new subject for architecture. Most of the times electro nights take place in spaces that were not specially designed for them: clubs or night clubs, warehouses, fields, stadiums… For the Grenoble project, the aim was to invent a specific architectural system for a new type of spectacle and relationship with the public, whilst allowing concerts with a more traditional configuration.
Image Courtesy © André Morin
- Architects: Hérault Arnod architects
- Project: La Belle électrique
- Location: Grenoble (Isère), France
- Photography: André Morin
- Client: City of Grenoble
- Architectural team: Hérault Arnod Architectes, project manager, Camille Bérar, Project architect et Laetitia Capuano, Local executive architect, Nicolas Ingénierie, Mechanical, Batiserf, Structural enineering, Cabinet Denizou, Quantity surveyor, Ducks Scéno, Design, Lasa, Acoustical
- Usable Floor Area: 2 790 m2
- Cost: 6,97 M€ HT
- Calendar: Competition October 2007, delivery 2015
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Article source: MCKNHM Architects
The building assignment, calling for a new element between “icons of 20th century architectural history,“ Mies Van Der Rohe’s Neuer National Gallery and Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonics among other listed buildings of high cultural and architectural significance, requires both a sensitive and strong architectural as well as urban intervention. To us, composition, clarity and austerity all coalesce to form an appropriate response, situated at the nexus of the urban fabric at Berlin’s Cultural Forum.
EXTERIOR VIEW ENTRANCE NORTH, Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft
- Architects: MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft
- Project: NEW NEUE GALERIE – MUSEUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Partners: MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft – Mark Mueckenheim and Nicole Lambrou
- Team: Mark Mueckenheim (MCKNHM), Nicole Lambrou (Tinkercraft), Tara Abedini, Nojan Adami, (f)Landschaftsarchitektur, Gunter
- Fischer, ARUP San Francisco, Felix Weber
- Scale: 27725m²
- Year: 2015/2016
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Article source: cristiana vannini | arc
An historical edifice, abandoned and in a degrading state, an urban neighborhood to be redeveloped, a historical context rich in architectural and cultural emergencies, a complex system of traditions and culture, an agricultural and entrepreneurial reality.
Image Courtesy © cristiana vannini | arc
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
Snøhetta’s prize-winning design was characterized by the jury as having strongly identifiable themes that tie the building to its culture and place while also presenting an unusual and unique expression that was in many ways new and innovative.
The project developed a highly complex program into a simple general plan that integrated both a practical and intuitive sculptural approach to modeling the exterior form. Its low slung form became a link within the city rather than a divisive sculptural expression. Its accessible roof and broad, open public lobbies make the building a social monument rather than a sculptural one. The building is as much landscape as architecture and thus fosters public awareness and engagement with the arts. Generous windows at street level provide the public a glimpse of the scenery workshop activities. The building still finds an audience with public who are not opera, ballet or orchestra fans. The cafes and gift shop, with their access to the waterfront are destinations which offer opportunities to generate revenue for the institution while providing a general public amenity. Care was taken with the design of these components so that they are seamlessly integrated into the overall character of the building’s bold design.
Image Courtesy © Jens Passoth
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
- Location: Oslo, Norway
- Photography: Jiri Harvan, Jens Passoth, Helene Binet, Gerald Zugmann, Trond Isaksen, Statsbygg
- Client: Statsbygg (The Governmental Building Agency)
- Size 38 500m2
- Status: Completed
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Article source: Aedas
Located at the heart of the Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China, and is just five minutes away from Macau, the project is positioned as both a tourist destination and a cultural/creative incubator for Southeast Asia. This mixed-use development features a retail ring which seamlessly links different experiences together while embracing a massive courtyard garden – the Heart of China Garden.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Article source: Powerhouse Company
Powerhouse Company has completed its most recent project in Beijing, China. The 1,000 m2 project, located on the ground floor of the Yintai centre at Guomao, is a multifunctional social venue with ski and snowboard simulators, a sports area and dance club, all shaped in a white mountain landscape under a warm golden sky.
The project is located between JianWai SOHO and the Park Hyatt hotel. The site is the latest addition to John Portman’s Yintai Centre, and with a full glass facade it gives the project great exposure in the CBD area of Beijing.
Bar and reception desk, Image Courtesy © Wu Qingshan
- Architects: Powerhouse Company
- Project: inSports in Beijing
- Location: Beijing, China
- Photography: Wu Qingshan
- Client: Yintai Group
- Client project team: inluxury team
- Ski simulators: SkyTechSport
- Partner in Charge: Nanne de Ru, Stijn Kemper
- Team: Anne Larsen, Ryanne Janssen, Thomas Grievink, Frank Loer, Borys Kozlowski, Yoko Cao, Erik Hoogendam, Mika Woll, Matteo Pavanello
- Light design: LDPi
- Local architect: GRN Design
- Size: 1,000 m²
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Article source: AXT Architekten
The Stiftung zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst in Weidingen (Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art in Weidingen) was founded in 2012 by gallery owners Max-Ulrich Hetzler and Samia Saouma. The Foundation’s aim is to promote contemporary art and culture, especially through annual summer exhibitions in Weidingen. Artists are invited to live and work on the premises.
Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Article source: A-cero
A-cero presents one of his latest works. In this case, it is a public building which holds a cultural and leisure center for Getafe village, in the outskirts of Madrid.
The main idea of the project is to reconvert completely a deserted building from years, which in a moment was the municipal market. The plot where is located, it is in the center of the city in the main square where it is also the city council. The status of the existing building was semiruins and the proposal of the city council was to give to the townspeople a multifunctional center focus above all in cultural events.
Image Courtesy © Rubén P. Bescós and Inés Mollá for RecordUs
- Architects: A-cero (Joaquín Torres & Rafael Llamazares architects)
- Project: MERCADO DE GETAFE
- Location: Getafe, Community of Madrid, Spain
- Photography: Rubén P. Bescós, Inés Mollá for RecordUs
- Construction: TCM Construction Workshop
- Date of project: January 2,014
- End date of work: October 2,015
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Article source: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
The new two-storey, 410m2 building caters for around 100 young adults and houses two multi-purpose halls, music room and recording studio, café, a series of activity pods and break-out spaces as well as an outside recreation space. The £860,000 project is used by 11-19 year olds during weekday afternoons and evenings and is available to the wider community during the daytime and weekends.
Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow
- Architects: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
- Project: The Point
- Location: Tadley, Hampshire, England
- Photography: Hufton+Crow
- Client: Tadley & District Community Association
- Structural engineer: KFR Consulting
- Quantity surveyor: APS Associates
- Main contractor: Francis Construction
- Hard landscaping: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
- Planting scheme: Place Design + Planning
- Highways: JPC Highway Consultants
- Ecology: Ecological Planning & Research Ltd
- Gross internal floor area: 410m2
- Funding for the building included: Tadley Town Council – £236,000; Public Works Loan – £150,000; Turbury Allotment Charity – £330,000; Greenham Common Trust – £70,800; Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council – £24,090; Local infrastructure Fund – £201,000.
- Total cost: £860,000
- Start on site date: April 2015
- Completion date: July 2016
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
Article source: CEBRA
The RebildPorten visitor’s centre establishes a new entrance to the characteristic rolling landscape of Rebild Hills and Rold Forest – one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Denmark.
Image Courtesy © Mikkel Frost
- Architects: CEBRA
- Project: Rebild porten
- Location: Rebild, DK
- Photography: Mikkel Frost
- Commission: Public
- Client: Rebild Municipality & Realdania
- Purpose: Visitor’s centre & exhibition space
- Turn-key contractor: HP Byg
- Engineers: Viggo Madsen
- Communication design: 2+1
- Size: 540 m²
- Year: 2011 – 2013, completed