Archive for the ‘Entertainment Centre’ Category
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Article source: 3XN Architects
3XN has won the competition to design a new aquatic centre in the Swedish city of Linkoping. Named “Vågen”(The Wave) the scheme seeks to unite the urban with the water – both in form and in function. Located between the Tinnerbäck Lake and Linkoping, the new aquatic centre becomes a hybrid between the city and the lake.
Image Courtesy © 3XN Architects
- Architects: 3XN Architects
- Project: New Aquatic Center
- Location: Linköping, Sweden
- Design Team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Filip Lipinski, Maria Tkacova, Tobias Laukenmann, Sang Yeun Lee, Andrea Baresi, Hans Henrik Munk
- Landscape Architect: SLA
- Construction: WSP Sverige AB, Thornton Tomasetti
- Aquatics Consultant: Danish Technological Institute
- Engineer: Hifab
- Building Area: 24,000 sqm
- Building Height: 25.5 m
- Estimated cost: 80,000,000.00 €
- Expected completion: 2021
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Article source: The Buchan Group
The first stage of Chadstone’s $660 million redevelopment was recently unveiled, reinforcing the retail mecca’s infinite capacity for reinvention.
The latest revamp of the premier shopping and lifestyle destination delivers a centre unlike anything Australia has ever seen, introducing over 100 new retailers, two new dining precincts, a Hoyts digital cinema complex, the Southern Hemisphere’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and a Tesla Motors dealership.
Image Courtesy © Michael Gazzola
- Architects: The Buchan Group + CallisonRTKL
- Project: Chadstone Shopping Centre
- Location: Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Michael Gazzola
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner and schlaich bergermann partner
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and the engineers schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) have won the international ideas competition for a roof over Verona’s historic arena. The jointly developed design was the winning entry of over 80 competing submissions, and continues the many years of cooperation between the two practices. Following the Borgo Trento hospital and the new trade exhibition halls, this could become the architects’ third project in Verona.
Bird’s eye perspective with new roof, Image Courtesy © gmp/a-promise
- Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner and schlaich bergermann partner
- Project: A new roof for Verona’s historic arena
- Location: Verona, Italy
- Photography: gmp/a-promise, Google Earth/gmp
- Client: Municipality of Verona Piazza Bra’ 1
- gmp: Prof. Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Martin Glass and Nikolai Reich
- sbp: Knut Stockhusen and Knut Göppert with Daniel Gebreiter and Chih-Bin Tseng
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Article source: DW5/ Bernard Khoury
B018 is a music club, a place of nocturnal survival.
In the early months of 1998, the B018 moved to the “Quarantaine”, on a site that was better known for its macabre aura. The “Quarantaine” is located at the proximity of the port of Beirut. During the French protectorate, it was a place of quarantine for arriving crews. In the recent war it became the abode of Palestinian, Kurdish and South Lebanese refugees (20,000 in 1975). In January 1976, local militia men launched a radical attack that completely wiped out the area. The slums were demolished along with the kilometer long bordering wall that isolated the zone from the city. Over twenty years later, the scars of war are still perceptible through the disparity between the scarce urban fabric of the area and the densely populated neighborhoods located across the highway that borders the zone.
Image Courtesy © DW5/ Bernard Khoury
- Architects: DW5/ Bernard Khoury
- Project: B018
- Location: Beirut, Lebanon
- Photography: JON SHARD, ANNE FRANCOISE PELLISSIER and IEVA SAUDARGAITE
- Software used: Autocad
- Status: Built 1998
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Article source: Metropolis Communication
The project’s concerns:
In 2011, the Gaumont-Pathé group decided to renovate the existing building in order to upgrade the cinemas and to improve user comfort. This was part of a broader scheme to gradually update the image of their chain of cinemas, which often occupy exceptional, city-centre sites, but suffered from being seen as old-fashioned.
The aim is to transform them into high-quality cultural venues, animated day and night, and suffi ciently fl exible to accommodate a varied programme, mixing cinema with other cultural events: the image of the city cinema was to be entirely rethought.
Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly
- Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture (Manuelle Gautrand)
- Project: Renovation of the ‘Alésia’ cinema
- Location: Paris, France
- Photography: Guillaume GUERIN, Luc Boegly
- Client: GAUMONT-PATHÉ
- Design Team:
- ON: lighting design
- T/E/S/S: facades
- KHEPHREN INGENIERIE: structure
- INEX: services and lifts
- PEUTZ: acoustics
- Other Consultants:
- GETRAP: Project manager, site phase
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
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Article source: BUREAU A
THE CLUB is an installation by BUREAU A for the Lisbon Triennale 2016.
Conceived as an architecture dedicated to sound experience, it is a noise cabin hosting people for a dense dancing event. This travelling sound system, in the Jamaican tradition, adapts to a diversity of situations and generates, through its architectural presence, a particular relation to the context where it stands. It is composed of loudspeakers, a DJ booth, a bar and an entrance. In its smaller configuration, it creates a perfect micro dancefloor for about 25 people, entirely enclosed buy the sound architecture.
Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud
- Architects: BUREAU A, Associate project of Lisbon Architecture Triennale
- Project: THE CLUB
- Location: Lisbon, Portugal
- Photography: Dylan Perrenoud, Mariana Lopes
- Software used: Autocad
- Materials: sound technique, plywood, black painting
- Sound engineer: Eng. João Magalhães
- Sponsors: Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Câmara Municipal de Almada
- Powered by: IMG Stageline
- Capacity: 25 people – the club
- Area: 11 m2 – the club minimal space
- Date: October – December 2016
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Article source: The Double Unit
A Buddhist retreat in the Suffolk countryside has reopened, designed by Walters & Cohen Architects. Potash Farm is home to Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre; capacity has been increased from 34 to 60, accessibility improved and the centre now includes a glittering new shrine room. While the retreat is run by the London Buddhist Centre, it is also used for carers on respite and those dealing with issues such as stress, addiction and anxiety. It is the first time in the UK a new building has been designed specifically around the Buddhist practice as opposed to reusing existing buildings.
Image Courtesy © Walters & Cohen Architects
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Article source: ROGERS PARTNERS
The Rogers Partners / ASD | SKY / Ken Smith Workshop design for a new St. Petersburg pier creates a destination that embraces the pier’s role both as an icon for the City of St. Petersburg and an integral part of the vitality of downtown – a place for tourists and the local community alike, one that honors its history, while establishing a new icon for a 21st century public place.
Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS
- Architects: ROGERS PARTNERS
- Project: The New St. Pete Pier
- Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA