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Academie MWD Dilbeek in Belgium by Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

The west part of the Dutch speaking belt around Brussels has an informal cultural capital in Dilbeek, home of the Westrand Cultural Centre and its various facilities. The Academie MWD reinforces this polarity, offering education in music, theatre and dance, as well as an auditorium-theatre.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos
  • Project: Academie MWD Dilbeek
  • Location: Dilbeek, Belgium
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Client: City of Dilbeek
  • Associate Architects: ELD partnership, Antwerp
  • Structure: Norbert Provoost, Ghent
  • Engineering: Ingenium, Bruges
  • Contractor: Kumpen
  • Site manager: Pieter Broekaert
  • Proj. budget: 5.3 M €
  • Final cost: 5.4 M €
  • Surface: 3554.76 m2
  • Competition: 2006
  • Construction: December 2010 – April 2012
  • Inaugurated: September 8, 2012



Friday, February 12th, 2016


From cultural requalification to urban identification

Implanted in the district of lower Joinville on the avenue of General Gallieni, the municipal School of dance in Joinville-le-Pont is a response to the cultural approach of the town.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Programme: dance school
  • Engineer consultant: MTC ingénierie, Alternative ingénierie acoustique
  • Contractor: City of Joinville-le-Pont
  • Surface: 895 m²
  • Visuals : Julien Lanoo
  • Calendar: delivered in 2015
  • Cost: 2,4 M€ before tax


‘Henri Dutilleux’ Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts in Lukas, France by Dominique coulon & associés

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Article source: Dominique  coulon  & associés

The building is located in the upper part of the town. It backs onto the woods, forming the final outlying limit of the built-up area. Echoing the open landscape, it faces to Belfort Lion on the hilltop opposite. In this strong context, the building offers its solidity, an almost opaque mass of grey concrete.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos)
  • Project: ‘Henri Dutilleux’ Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts
  • Location: 1 Rue Paul Koepfler, 90000 Belfort, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Architects assistants: Guillaume Wittmann, Lukas Unbekandt
  • Construction site supervision: Steve Letho Duclos, Lukas Unbekand
  • Engineers and consultants:
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Electrical Engineer: BEE.FL
    • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: Solares Bauen
    • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
    • Acoustics: Euro Sound Project
  • Program: 32 classrooms, 6 collective classrooms, 4 rehearseal collective rooms, 4 Studios
  • Auditorium: 140 seats, Amphitheater: 70 seats, Dance Hall, Media library, Drama room, Percussion room
  • Surface: 3895 m2
  • Budget: 6 326 000 € H.T
  • Schedule:
    • Competition: Février 2011
    • Plans and technical phases: From april 2011 to june 2012
    • Construction: From june 2012 to september 2015
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Cinema4D, Vray


Rehearsal building opened in Düsseldorf, Germany by gmp

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The new rehearsal building for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ballet company was opened on 4 September 2015 after a construction period of less than ten months. In a consortium with HOCHTIEF Solutions, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) carried out the new construction on the historic site of the former Rheinbahn depot „am Steinberg“ in Düsseldorf as part of a PPP contract placed by Düsseldorf City Council.

Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Rehearsal building opened
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Photography: Marcus Bredt
  • PPP scheme: gmp ∙ Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners in cooperation with HOCHTIEF Solutions AG and HMI, BIG and Capatti Staubach
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Kristian Spencker
  • Team: Veit Lieneweg, Silvia Schneider, Michael Scholz, Ramona Schwertfeger, Elisa Rodriguez, Elke Glass, Katerine Witte, Daniel Tome
  • Client: Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf
  • GFA: 4.500 m²


The Equalizer in Jatiwaringin by Delution Architect

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Article source: Delution Architect

The Equalizer is a philosophical concept representing three different activities as the core activities held in the building i.e. Musical studies, movies and ballet. The three core activities are about rhythm therefor the architect took Equalizer as the philosophical concept. The building has three stories and the front view is different from the side views. The left side of the building has high covers until the third floor while the right side has shorter cover yet they still have the same total number of floors. The massing of the building is separated into two parts, one part is elongated upwards and the other on is elongated forward. The concept if the building is semi industrial thus some details are left unfinished. The building has a movie room on the first floor, recording music studio on the second floor and a ballet studio on the third floor. The building façade is covered with terracotta shaded bricks arranged in an equalizer-like shape as a representation of the three main activities in this building.

Image Courtesy © Delution Architect

Image Courtesy © Delution Architect

  • Architects: Delution Architect
  • Project: The Equalizer
  • Location: Jatiwaringin
  • Principal Architect: Muhammad Egha ST, Hezby Ryandi ST, Sunjaya Askaria ST, Fahmy Desrizal ST
  • Project Architect: Sunjaya Askaria ST
  • Architect Team: Indira Pramundita Setiadewi
  • Client: Poedji Churniawan
  • Project Type: Music, Film, & Balette Dance Studio
  • Project Area: 545m2
  • Project Year: 2015


MAZZO Amsterdam in Rozengracht 114, Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

Mazzo, the eighth member of the IQ creative family in Amsterdam, is the Italian sister of Brasserie Witteveen – both in hospitality concept and in the interior there is an obvious connection. As with Witteveen the name and location of Mazzo share a history in the city of Amsterdam. Six years ago Mazzo was a famous and notorious disco in the monumental building on the Rozengracht.

Image Courtesy © ewout huibers for concrete

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: MAZZO Amsterdam
  • Location: Rozengracht 114, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers
  • Client: IQ creative
  • Project team: Rob Wagemans, Ulrike Lehner, Marc Brummelhuis, Sofie Ruytenberg (graphic design), Femke Zumbrink (graphic design), Erik van Dillen
  • General Contractor: Roord Binnenbouw, Amsterdam, NL
  • Metal Constructions: Smederij van Rijn, Hazerswoude Rijndijk, NL
  • Total area: 400 m2

Pharmacophore in New York by Harrison Atelier

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: Harrison Atelier

For Pharmacophore: Architectural Placebo, a design-dance installation at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York in December 2011, Harrison Atelier (HAt) designed a pharmaceutical-cultural landscape which included a network of polyurethane inflatables lodged within a glazed and steel seating structure recalling both pharmaceutical company facade and medical waiting room. The audience sat within this framework, apposed to the back-lit glass and resting against the inflatables.

Image Courtesy Harrison Atelier: Performance photos

  • Architects: Harrison Atelier
  • Project: Pharmacophore
  • Location: New York
  • Commissioned by: Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City
  • Date: Nov. 22−Dec. 8, 2011
  • Design: Seth and Ariane Harrison, Harrison Atelier (HAt)
  • Choreography: Silas Riener
  • Lighting: Aaron Copp and Nick Houfek
  • Music Composition and Performance: Loren Dempster
  • Performers: Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott and Melissa Toogood
  • Software used: Rhino, Maya and Maxwell for renders and fabrication drawings


Cybernetic Assemblages in Chicago, Illinois by Nikita Troufanov

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: Nikita Troufanov


The proposed Dance Center explores the idea of superimposition and cybernetic assemblages. By combining and overlaying organic, natural, smooth systems with machine-like, synthetic, rigid ones, a deeper experience of architectural space is achieved. Cyborg as an idea and image has informed much of the process where new nature, transformation and time are central themes. Through exploitation of cyborg vocabulary such as plug-ins, prosthetics, new skins and add-ons an architectural Cyborg is developed.

Image Courtesy Nikita Troufanov

  • Architects: Nikita Troufanov
  • Project: Cybernetic Assemblages
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Academic: IIT
  • Instructor: Steven Brubaker
  • Date: Spring 2012
  • Exhibited: Crown Hall, Annual Student Work Exhibition 2012
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino


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