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UniCredit Pavilion in Milano, Italy by architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl 

UniCredit has erected a multipurpose building to house the bank’s general meetings, but also exhibitions and cultural events open to the Milan public. It occupies a privileged position against the background of Porta Nuova, beneath the mirror-glazed tower and in a dialogue with the Porta Nuova public gardens. UniCredit Pavilion has no foundations, being constructed on a reinforced concrete podium above the parking facility. Its soft profile is inspired by the shape of a seed, and its materials are natural. A vertically ribbed cage with lamellar larch beams contains a glazed space and supports a rounded, solar panelled roof. The structure opens on the outside through two large wings, equipped with monitors for events open to the general public. Situated on the ground floor is a multipurpose auditorium adaptable to diverse configurations and with seating for 700. An overhead walkway runs along the outer edge of the building and can be used for temporary art exhibitions. On the first floor is a nursery for 50 toddlers, whilst the top level is occupied by a lounge for customer reception and corporate events.

Image Courtesy © Tom Vack

  • Architects: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl
  • Project: UniCredit Pavilion
  • Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Tom Vack
  • Client: UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions Scpa
  • Project Team: Nicholas Bewick (project director), Francesco Garofoli, Vittorio Romano; Giorgio Traverso; Marcello Biffi, Matteo Di Ciommo, Francesco Faccin
  • Consultants: Hines Italia Srl (project management); MSC Associati Srl (structural framework); Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi Srl (technical installations); Eurodesign Sas di Adriano Crotti (Façade design); GTP Srl (security and fire protection project); Gruppo C14 Srl (lighting design); Studio di ingegneria acustica Marcello Brugola (acoustic and AV design); Zintek srl (roof); Wood Beton (strctures in laminated wood); Erco (lighting)
  • Area: 3.300 m2
  • Chronology: 2013-2014 (design); 2015 (completion)
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ICE Krakow Convention Centre in Poland by Ingarden & Ewý Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Ingarden & Ewý Architects

ICE Kraków Congress Centre is a modern, world-class venue dedicated to culture – music, opera, ballet, theatre – and congresses. Designed at the highest standards of acoustics and mechanics. Besides the three main halls with 1915, 600, and 300 seats, the shell holds a multifunctional conference space of 550m2. ICE Kraków stands in the most prestigious location in Poland: opposite Wawel Castle, a location that influenced main design decisions. Hiding a multi-story foyer open to a panorama of Kraków, the Vistula embankment façade is spectacularly transparent. The outer shell combines glass, ceramics, and aluminium, with colours ceramic tiles reflecting those of the interior: red of the Auditorium Hall, graphite of Theatre Hall, white of the foyer, and the silvery aluminum used for the roof.

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden

  • Architects: Ingarden & Ewý Architects
  • Project: ICE Krakow Convention Centre
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Photography: Krzysztof Ingarden
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino
  • Client: Krakow Municipal Office
  • Design consultant: Arata Isozaki & Associates (AIA)
  • Cooperating architects: KKM Kozień Architekci, K3 Architekci
  • Structural design: Project Service
  • HVAC: ARUP
  • Acoustics: ARUP Acoustics  – Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd, Raf Orlowski (chief consultant), Construction supervision and testing: Raf Orlowski,  Ramboll Acoustics
  • General contractor: Budimex SA and Ferrovial Agroman SA
  • Operator: Krakow Festival Office

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The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup A/S

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Dorte Mandrup A/S

The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre – ultramodern, sculptural architecture rooted in local tradition

With a completely re-conceptualized conversion and extension, the Wadden Sea Centre – gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – has recently been opened to the public in Ribe on the west coast of Denmark. At the new Wadden Sea Centre, internationally renowned Danish architecture firm Dorte Mandrup has set a new standard for combining the local building culture and history of the area with an ultramodern, sculptural architectural appearance.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup A/S
  • Project: The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre
  • Location: Vester Vedsted, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Client: Esbjerg Municipality
  • Consultant: Dorte Mandrup A/S
  • Exhibition: JAC studios, Jason Bruges, No Parking
  • Landscape: Marianne Levinsen Landskab APS
  • General Contractor: Bo Michelsen A/S
  • Engineering, Construction: Anders Christensen Rådgivende ingeniører ApS
  • Engineering, Installations: Steensen Varming
  • Area: 2,800 square meters.
  • Price: The building including the new exhibition cost approximately 7.2 million euro (53 million DKK)

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The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. by Steven Holl Architects & Rüssli Architekten

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

This scheme placed first in the competition of ten Swiss-American team’s designs for the replacement of the Washington D.C. residence of the Swiss Ambassador. It is not only to be a private house but also a cultural gathering place on which standards and self-image of a country are measured.

Image Courtesy © Andy Ryan

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects & Rüssli Architekten
  • Project: The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy
  • Location: Washington D.C., United States
  • Photography: Andy Ryan
  • Client: Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (BBL)
  • Architects:
    • Steven Holl Architects: Steven Holl (design architect), Tim Bade, Stephen O’Dell (associate in charge), Olaf Schmidt (project architect), Arnault Biou, Peter Englaender, Annette Goderbauer, Li Hu, Irene Vogt (project team)
    • Rüssli Architekten: Mimi Kueh (project architect), Justin Rüssli (design architect), Andreas Gervasi, Phillip Röösli, Rafael Schnyder, Urs Zuercher(project team)
  • Structural engineer: A. F. & J. Steffen Consulting Engineers, Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical engineer: B2E Consulting Engineers, B+B Energietechnik AG
  • Interior designer: ZedNetwork Hannes Wettstein
  • General contractor: James G. Davis Construction, Niersberger Gebäudetechnik Pforzheim GmbH
  • Landscape architect: Robert GissingerL
  • Building area (square): 23,000sf/7010sm
  • Cost: $14,000,000
  • Construction period: December 2004 – September 2006 (more…)

The Globe Hotel in Queensland, Australia by m3architecture

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: m3architecture

This project transforms an iconic outback Queensland pub into stage 1 of a cultural and tourism hub. The building contains an information centre, history room, a commercial tenancy, and sets out the shell for an art gallery.

Image Courtesy © m3architecture

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: The Globe Hotel
  • Location: Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia

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Budapart – Largest Urban Development in Budapest, Hungary by ADEPT

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: ADEPT 

The local municipal authorities recently approved the ambitious design for the ‘Budapart’ neighbourhood, the largest singular urban development in Budapest for almost 30 years. ADEPT won the commission to design the new urban area with a masterplan based on a distorted grid structure with references to both historic and modern parts of the city. Construction of the first buildings have already started in the 43 ha mixed-use neighbourhood, where built property will count approximately 600.000 m2.

Budapart Waterfront, Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Budapart – Largest Urban Development
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

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The Curve in Berkshire, England by Colorminium + bblur architecture + CZWG

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

A dynamic team of architects, designers and consultants are celebrating the completion of the £22m cultural hub project, The Curve, located in the centre of Slough, Berkshire, UK. The Curve is the flagship public building and the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre, where over £45m of public investment has already been spent or committed to create an entirely new commercial district – The Heart of Slough. Housing a library, a 280 seat multi-purpose performance venue, and spaces for council meetings and exhibitions, the 4,500 sq m building consolidates disparate community functions and registrar services across the centre of Slough.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

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King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia by Snøhetta

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is a bold new initiative on the part of the Saudi Aramco Oil Company to promote cultural development within the Kingdom. Following an invited architectural design competition in 2007, Snøhetta has been selected to design this prestigious cultural facility.

Image Courtesy © King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture
  • Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Photography: Snøhetta,  Saudi Aramco and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
  • Client: Saudi Aramco
  • Size: 100 000m²
  • Status: Under construction

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Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park in Miami Beach, Florida by OMA

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: OMA 

Faena District

Located on a majestic stretch of beach in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena District encompasses both sides of Collins Avenue from 32nd to 35th Streets, with direct waterfront views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. Faena District will provide the city of Miami Beach with a neighborhood integrating dynamic cultural, residential, hotel, retail, culinary and public environments with a dynamic combination of art, culture, and design as their foundation. OMA has designed three buildings for Faena District—Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park. These distinct structures are linked by a sequence of public areas including an entry plaza on Collins Avenue and an open courtyard within the Faena Bazaar.

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Iwan Baan and Philippe Ruault
  • Renderings: DBox
  • Partners: Shohei Shigematsu, Jason Long
  • Associate-in-Charge: Jake Forster
  • Project Architect: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Paxton Sheldhal
  • Team: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Lawrence Siu, Francesca Portesine, Ravi Kamisetti, Ted Lin, Jesung Park, Anupama Garla, Andy Westner, Daniel Queseda Lombo, Andrew Mack, Caroline Corbett, Denis Bondar, Ahmadreza Schricker, Darien Williams, Gabrielle Marcoux, Marcela Ferreira, Jenni Ni Zhan, Lisa Hollywood, Paul Tse, Sarah Carpenter, Carla Hani, Sean Billy Kizy, Simona Solarzano, Ivan Sergejev, Tamara Levy, Matthew Austin, Ben Halpern

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San Francisco Cultural Center in Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

The project, to be built in several stages, favored the development of a public space square as mortar buildings that define edge; It is a square surrounded by elements that contain two buildings (classrooms and open theater) and a long canopy: buildings that act as street macro-furniture: a ramp building, a stand building and a canopy building.

Image Courtesy © Luis Ontiveros

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project: San Francisco Cultural Center
  • Location: Calle 39, Municipio San Francisco, Maracaibo, estado Zulia Venezuela
  • Photography: Luis Ontiveros
  • Design Directors: Farid Chacón, Francisco Mustieles, Lourdes Peñaranda
  • Project Leader: Janeth Boza
  • Design Team: Paola Nava, Pedro Rosales, Dario Mindiola, Amanda Sidoravicius, Guillermo Servigna, Mariángel Pérez
  • Engineering: PROINCI / PROYECTOS Nelson Quintero Weffer
  • Lighting Adviser: Área Lighting
  • Construction Year: 2009
  • Construction Area: 878 m2 / 9.450 sqft
  • Project Year: 2007

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