Archive for the ‘Cultural Center’ Category
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Article source: v2com
Fourteen years ago, four amazing electronic music visionaries created an event that revolutionized the Montréal cultural scene:Piknic Électronik. Just a few minutes from downtown on the picturesque Île Sainte Hélène, the Sunday afternoon celebration has become so huge that it draws top DJs from around the world. In 2007, the success of Igloofest, a winter version of the same concept, exploded the phenomenon. Today, the formula has been replicated on an international scale, from Barcelona to Melbourne, through Dubai and across to Santiago. To give their ever-expanding team a vibrant yet practical place to work, the producers contacted the architects at L. McComber. The new HQ will be fun, laid back, open and productive…just like the young company!
Overview, Image Courtesy © Raphël Thibodeau
- Architects: L. McComber (L. McComber ltée)
- Project: Piknic Électronik
- Location: Mile-End, Montréal
- Photography: Raphaël Thibodeau
- Client: Piknic Électronik & Igloofest
- Design team: David Grenier, Olivier Lord, Philip Staszewski et Laurent McComber
- Collaborators: Design par Judith Portier, Félix Lepage, Stéphane Latreille
- General contractor: Construction Mathieu Champagne
- Modular seating system: Perez Furniture
- Budget: 300 000$
- Area: 5 020 ft2
- Project end date: January 2016
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Article source: MVRDV
Located in a residential area along the Dasha Green Corridor, which stretches from the Nanshan mountain park to the Yangtai mountain park, the soon-to-be realised Xili Sports and Cultural Centre, Shenzhen is an experience centre for sports, well-being, leisure and culture seeking to achieve profound connections between nature, sports and culture, thus serving wide-ranging age groups and interests.
Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: XILI SPORTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE
- Location: Xili an area of Nanshan District, Shenzhen, South China
- Client: Shenzhen Nanshan Government
- Design team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Wenchian Shi, Gustavo van Staveren, Tiantian Zhang, Daehee Suk, Duong Vu Hong, Patryk Slusarski, Xiaoting Chen, Mikel Vazquez, Bowen Zhu
- Co-architect: Zhubo Architecture Design
- Site and Program: A total surface area of 105,000 m2 consisting of a 20,000m2 theatre-amphitheatre, 15,000m2 Basketball-Badminton arena, 10,000m2 multifunctional arena and 6,000m2 swimming pool, presenting a dynamic public space with multiple layers.
- Year: 2017 +
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Article source: 10 DESIGN
10 DESIGN has been selected from 4 international architectural practices in a competition to design China Resources Land’s (CR Land) Hengqin MixC World in Zhuhai, China.
CR Land in cooperation with Macao’s New Fenghong Real Estate Development and China Resources Trust have invested 50 billion yuan to build this premium development. Covering a total GFA of over two million sqm, the joint venture expects the project to begin construction in September 2016. When completed, this project will create approximately 50,000 jobs in Zhuhai and generate nearly 1 billion yuan in tax revenue each year, further promoting the economic growth of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao.
Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN
- Architects: 10 DESIGN
- Project: Hengqin MixC World
- Location: Zhuhai, China
- Client: China Resources’ Land
- Design Team: Ted Givens, Design Partner, Miriam Auyeung, Partner and Project Director, Barry Shapiro, Partner
- Competition Team: Joyce Lo, Peby Pratama, Ray Lam, Ewa Koter, Daniel Wang, Xuan He, Yang Wang, Ismael Sanz, Jocelyn Zheng, Mujung Kang, Ruizhao Zhang, Thomas Chan, Dian Feng, Kenton Sin, Ketty Shan, Martin Lai
- Total Site: 665,000 sqm
- Total GFA: 2,330,000 sqm
- Saleable Retail: 270,000sqm
- Office: 1,652,200sqm
- Hotel: 187,800sqm
- National Pavilion: 100,000sqm
- Duty-Free Retail: 100,000sqm
- Expo Centre: 20,000sqm
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Article source: Aedas
Aedas designs for Chinese publishing giant Xinhua Bookstore on Chinese proverb ‘Knowledge brings wealth’
Designed by Aedas, Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retails, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the Jiefangbei Central Business District, the heart of downtown Chongqing. Aedas draws design inspiration from an ancient Chinese prose ‘Knowledge brings wealth’ to integrate book with the cultural elements of Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sitting at the core of the podium.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project
- Location: Chongqing, China
- Client: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group, Chongqing Xinhua Media Ltd., Chongqing North Green Industry Co., Ltd.
- Directors: Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths
- Gross floor area: 153,980 square metres
- Completion year: 2020
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Article source: Matteo Cainer Architects
The proposal for the new Suncheon Art Platform is strategically placed amidst historical and cultural trails of the old Suncheon Wall, acting thus as a new cultural hub and gateway for the Old City. Dynamic and diverse, it will revitalise Suncheon’s cultural and social life for its citizens and future visitors. As a new art centre, visitor centre and outdoor transformative garden and event space, it will connect to and engage with the city. Multiple cultural, educational and community events, will strengthen the city’s identity and establish it as the most important cultural destination in the region.
Image Courtesy © Matteo Cainer Architects
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
Article source: Rosan Bosch Studio
Rosan Bosch Studio has developed a unique interior designed to encourage and support the collaboration and stronger sense of mutual identity between cultural institutions at KulturØen in Middelfart
KulturØen is a place where different cultural activities meet under the same roof – the local library, the local tourist information, the local cinema and café, as well as conference facilities and a restaurant. The implementation of a new spatial design has improved the cooperation between these cultural activities in the space. The design and spatial solutions were implemented in order to inspire staff to coordinate the communication of cultural activities through a theme-based exhibition. This exhibition shows visitors the cultural offerings available within the house.
The Librarian, Image Courtesy © Kim Wendt
- Architects: Rosan Bosch Studio (Ida Marie Vibeke Iuel)
- Project: KulturØen
- Location: Middelfart, Denmark
- Photography: Kim Wendt
- Client: KulturØen, Kultur & Bibliotek, Turistinformationen, Middelfart Kommune Biograf & café, (Oscars Kaffebar og Panorama)
- Architect & Designer: Rosan Bosch, Maria M. Hansen, Helen Battisson, Siri Bahlenberg, Jean-François Allard
- Scope: 2000m2
- Status: Built
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Article source: Yong Ju Lee
Since it is the first branch of SM Town and a flagship store, a future-oriented image was depicted on the facade. It is the first case where the patterns of the Celebrity Shop “SUM” are applied for the first time. A unique idea that can help raise awareness of the brand was needed. As such, many thoughts were given to the details and design, including the size of the pattern, the space in between, selection of material and the location of the artists’ names of SM on the facade.
Image Courtesy © Lee Namsun
- Architects: Yong Ju Lee, Steven Chang, Kyungsun Lee
- Project: SM Town
- Location: 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Lee Namsun
- Software used: Rhinoceros
- Client: S.M. Entertainment
- Project team: Jaewoo Lee, Ilhyun Hwang, Kijun Hahn
- Exterior finish: Tempered Glass(Black, 10mm), Acrylic(White, 3mm), Acrylic(Mirror, 3mm), Black Hairline decorative stainless steel
- Bldg. area: 2,583sqm
- Gross floor area: 7,974sqm
- Bldg. scale: B1, 6F
- Max. height: 39m (Facade design application 17.4m)
- Project year: 2015
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architetti
The new (rediscovered) wings of the Hôtel de Galliffet
Mirror reflection: strategy of lightness
The new architectural wings of the Hôtel de Galliffet will be enigmatic and surprising appearances.
Logics of composition, materials and formal repertoire push the architectural bodies towards an expressive vocabulary for which the terms of lightness and permeability prevail.
The strategy of inclusion aims to give the new buildings a kind of perceptive dematerialization; this way proceeding the partial clogging of the courts will assume a character of agreement and co-operation rather than imposition.
View of the east wing, Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini
- Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architetti
- Project: MÉNAGE À TROIS
- Location: Paris, France
- Photography: Tomas Ghisellini
- Client: Italian Institute of Culture in Paris
- Collaborators: Lucrezia Alemanno, Daniele Francesco Petralia, Salvatore Scandurra
- Building construction cost estimated: 9.000.000,00 €
- Building Construction Forecast: 2018 – 2021
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Article source: Mecanoo architecten
The KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre enhances Kongsberg’s cultural institutions and stimulates interaction between diverse communities and disciplines. Comprised of a variety of functions, KRONA houses new teaching and technical laboratory facilities for Buskerud University College and Tinius Olsen Technical Vocational College, as well as a technical university library. The complex also includes a public library, cinemas, municipal offices and a theatre auditorium. Its functions are organised around a central void with shared functions, enhancing flexibility and reducing programme redundancy. Using subtle landscape elevations and strategically locating programme access points, visitors intuitively gravitate towards the Centre. Throughout the interior spaces, strong visual connections to public functions further enhance the liveliness of the complex.
Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten
- Architects: Mecanoo architecten
- Project: Krona Knowledge And Cultural Centre
- Location: Kongsberg, Norway
- Client: Kongsberg Kommune, Bolten Eiendom AS
- Local architect: Code Arkitektur
- Structural engineer: Rambøll Norge AS
- ME engineer: EM Teknikk – Energi AS
- Fire safety consultant: Rambøll Norge AS
- Main contractor: Strøm Gundersen AS
- Area: 24,000 m2
- Design: 2012 – 2013
- Realisation: 2013 – 2015
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Article source: Piuarch
Piuarch’s design of the new Ekaterinensky Congress Center in Krasnodar, Russia, has been appointed for construction.
Located on the banks of the Kuban River, the design proposes a three level cultural complex, with a total floor area of 2,840 square meters. The plans include a conference hall with a capacity of 720 seats – which can be set up in different configurations – as a foyer, a restaurant, a bar and service areas, all the while offering a scenic view of the river bay on the side of the city, and a new pedestrian plaza where the entrance to the center will be located.
The building will also feature terraces on the roof and outdoor spaces on the ground floor, which allow for the expansion of the internal functions.
The project has offered Piuarch the opportunity to activate the relationship between the city and the river by designing a connection among the natural water environment, the coastal parks, and the urban area: reconfiguring the city’s interaction with the river.
Image Courtesy © Piuarch
- Architects: Piuarch
- Project: Ekaterinensky Congress Center
- Location: Krasnodar, Russia