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Novotown – A Handful of Cultural Experiences in Zhuhai, China by Aedas

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

Image Courtesy © Aedas

 

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inSports in Beijing, China by Powerhouse Company

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

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

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Kunst in Weidingen, Germany by AXT Architekten

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

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

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MERCADO DE GETAFE in Madrid, Spain by A-cero

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

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. BescósInés Mollá for RecordUs
  • Construction: TCM Construction Workshop
  • Date of project: January 2,014
  • End date of work: October 2,015

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The Point in Tadley, England by Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

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

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

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Rebild porten in DK by CEBRA

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

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

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MeePark in Beijing, China by LΛTITUDE ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: LΛTITUDE ARCHITECTURE

Transformation of an industrial building into a multifunctional space

At the beginning of 2016, BlueFocus Communication Group decided to develop a series of venues in multiple locations across Mainland China. The first was then established in Beijing, at the same location used for the Group’s Headquarters, a former Panasonic factory complex of recent renovation. Such a decision is an unmistakable reflection of the company’s priorities, to evolve in China from a manufacturing power into a creative force, under the leadership of its charismatic Chairman Mr. Zhao Wenquan.

Image Courtesy © Hector Peinador

Image Courtesy © Hector Peinador

  • Architects: LΛTITUDE
  • Project: MeePark
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Hector Peinador
  • Client: BlueFocus Communication Group Co Ltd
  • Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Team: Jorge Cortés de Castro, Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Manuel Coves Botella, Maria Diaz Martin, Zhang Wen
  • Program: 700m2
  • Budget: 350,000€
  • Year: 2016
  • Status: Completed

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Art Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia by Stipfold

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Stipfold

Harmoniously integrated in the urban area of the city, building still stands with a distinct character of its own. Focal point of the design was to make the space easy to navigate and enriched with a daylight. Overall aesthetics was hugely influenced by Daniel Libeskind’s Royal Ontario Museum architecture.

Image Courtesy © Stipfold

Image Courtesy © Stipfold

  • Architects: Stipfold
  • Project: Art Academy
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Project Leader: Beka Pkhakadze
  • Architecture Team: Ucha Tsotseria / Luka Machablishvil
  • Copywriter: Mika Motskobili
  • Area: 2000 sq.m.
  • Year: 2012
  • Status: Concept

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Centro Cultural y Escuela de Música in Madrid, Spain by Alberich-Rodríguez Arquitectos

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Alberich-Rodríguez Arquitectos 

The building site presents a trapezoidal shape quite similar to a regular polygon, with one of its ends curved, and the rest in angle. The building site is practically flat on its north half, and presents a pronounced slope on the south half. The building site’s slope develops itself in a north-south direction with a total drop of approximately 4 meters. The views to the west from the high part of the site are splendid.

Image Courtesy © Ángel Baltanás

Image Courtesy © Ángel Baltanás

  • Architects: Alberich-Rodríguez Arquitectos (Emilio Rodríguez, Francisco Domouso)
  • Project: Centro Cultural y Escuela de Música
  • Location: Meco., Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Ángel Baltanás
  • Gross floor area: (m2) 2148
  • Year: 2002-2006

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Zhuhai Public Cultural Center in China by PLASMA Studio

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: PLASMA Studio

The project is based on the use of a privileged positioning of the building within a corner site, so as to celebrate the various views of the diverse landscapes around it. It has been created a main ribbon, driven by a circulation shaped by the views. It starts in the northeast corner of the site at the last floor all the way till the south east to create a panoramic platform for the urban frontage of the site; then it starts to descend towards the southwest as it approaches the water frontage and its beautiful views. Finally it turns around at the northwest corner and it touches the ground level to embrace the landscape and the inner plaza.

Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio

Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio

  • Architects: PLASMA Studio
  • Project: Zhuhai Public Cultural Center
  • Location: Zhuhai, China

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