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Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: LUIS PONS DESIGN LAB

The design and creation of a whimsical and sophisticated environmental installation at the site of the entertainment venue Orchid.


The installation is an extension of the performance. A “Garden of Pleasure” starts at the initial view of the gateway location and continues to the peripheral fence. It culminates in the areas surrounding the “spiegeltent” and welcomes spectators before and after each performance. Several factors are considered in the design of the environmental installation of the Orchid venue. The aesthetics of the traditional “spiegeltent”, the iconic fences of nomadic circuses, and the essence of the venue, located in the celebrated Miami Design District, all contribute to the elegant and innovative installation.

Image Courtesy © Stephan Goettlicher

  • Architects: LUIS PONS DESIGN LAB
  • Project: ORCHID CIRCUS
  • Location: MIAMI, U.S.A
  • Photography: Moris Moreno, Stephan Goettlicher
  • CLIENT: Temporary Entertainment LLC

The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland by Foster + Partners

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Rod Stewart to open The SSE Hydro, a major new entertainment venue for Scotland

The SSE Hydro, Scotland’s largest purpose-built public event arena, will open to the public with a concert by Rod Stewart on 30 September. Its free spanning roof of 120 metres, large enough to encompass Glasgow’s Queen Street railway station, encloses a highly flexible amphitheatre for an audience of up to 13,000. Externally, the arena is wrapped in lightweight translucent panels taking the excitement of the concert to the city – the whole building can be illuminated to glow as a beacon of colour on the waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: The SSE Hydro
  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Photography: Foster + Partners, Nigel Young_Foster + Partners,  Marc Turner.
  • Client: Scottish Exhibition Centre Ltd (SEC)
  • Design Team: David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, David Summerfield, Ben Scott, Chris Connell, Mike Jelliffe, Claire Donnelly, James Edwards David Gillespie, John McCulley, Scott McQueen, Gregor Milne, Mouzafer Ntagkala, Samantha So.
  • Structural Engineer: Arup
  • Structural and Services Engineer: Arup Scotland
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers:  Arup
  • Project Management: Turner & Townsend Project Management
  • Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald LLP
  • Fire Consultant: Arup Fire
  • Environmental and Transport Planning:  Arup Scotland
  • Planning Consultant: Keppie
  • Planning Supervisor: Halcrow
  • Acoustic Consultant: Sandy Brown Associates
  • Audio-visual Consultant: Shen Milsom Wilke
  • Main Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Appointment: 2005
  • Construction Start: 2010
  • Completion: 2013
  • Area (Gross): Approximately 25,000m²

Arena Centar in Zagreb, Croatia by UPI-2M

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Article source: UPI-2M

The general idea was to create a complex with uniquely wide range of offered services that comprise shopping, sport, cultural, and other engaging activities. When experienced in city macro-scale, ‘Arena Centar’ is positioned in the south-western part of Zagreb next to one of the city main high-way entrances, in vicinity to the Jarun Lake – one of the main city recreation zones. ‘Arena Centar’, beside the multifunctional hall ‘Arena Zagreb‘, has created a new city centre, offering the public a unique shopping, entertainment and sports destination.

Image Courtesy © UPI-2M

  • Architects: UPI-2M
  • Project: Arena Centar
  • Location: Lanište, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Architects: Anamaria Filipović, Alan Leo Pleština, Ivana Granić, Ivica Zmiša
  • Civil engineers: Berislav Medić, Krešo Ceraj, Goran Janjuš, Hrvoje Mihal, Josip Radeljić, Heinrich Gottwein
  • Total gross area: 202.102,00 m2
  • Plot area: 170.820,00 m2
  • Footprint area: 66.293,00 m2
  • Green area: 66.916,00 m2
  • Number of anchore store: 20
  • Number of stores (small to medium size): 200
  • Number of restaurant and caffe: 30  (more…)

Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno in Locarno, Switzerland by AZPA

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Article source: AZPA

Our proposal for the future Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno aims to build a physical structure that will constitute the urban identity of the Locarno Film Festival. The project aims to bring together the infrastructural needs of the Locarno Film Festival, the pre-existent physical structure of the Palazzo Scolastico and the Piazza Remo Rossi to synthesise a structure which will capture the presence of the Film Festival within the city of Locarno. The Locarno Film Festival does not have yet a recognizable home within the city, and the complex of the Palazzo Scolastico and the Piazza Remo Rossi represents a great opportunity to encrust the Film Festival within an urban structure which has already deep affective relations to the Locarno citizens, and a significant presence in today’s cityscape. We hope that our project will be able to intensify both the presence of the Film Festival and the City of Locarno.

Image Courtesy AZPA

  • Architects: AZPA
  • Project: Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno
  • Location: Locarno, Switzerland
  • Team: Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Maider Llaguno, Robert Berenguer, Manuel Eijo, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Ravi Lopes Calamita
  • Client: Locarno city council and Stella Chiara foundation
  • Competition: 2012
  • Area: 6500m2 building + 2000 m2 public realm
  • Cost: 27,5M €
  • Local Partner: Dario Franchini


MBK Entertainment in New York by Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Nearly twenty years after the debut of their multi-faceted MBK Entertainment dynasty, company founders Jeff Robinson along with partners Jeanine Mclean, Misha Hedman and Suzette Williams have moved to expansive new offices and, created OZ, a world-class recording studio. The thriving multimedia company has honed a ‘methodical’ approach to talent development, a technique highlighted by the spectacular career of multi-Grammy-winner Alicia Keys and newcomer, Elle Varner (RCA).  Today MBK’s mission encompasses musical genres ranging from R&B to Rap and Pop, and includes marketing, publishing, TV, film and concert promotion divisions. In addition to Keys on the production side, the MBK talent roster boasts rising star, RCA recording artist Gabi Wilson, Daisha and blue-eyed soul artists Allen Stone and Anthony Hall.  The completion of the pivotal studio addition to the expanding company’s creative arsenal opens up a brand new option for MBK clients and independent artists.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

  • Architects: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
  • Project: MBK Entertainment
  • Location: New York
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming
  • Contractors: Kevin Carrol, Mark Jakubek
  • Software used: Revit  – For acoustic accommodation details; ABEC 2 – For the low frequency analysis


Palapa in Monterrey, Mexico by GH+A Arquitectos

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: GH+A  Arquitectos

The Project “Palapa” is located in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, and is planed as a place of leisure time for the workers of an industrial complex in the outskirts of the city.

“La Palapa”, (space for BBQs), persist of a covered space with service rooms and a kitchen for social activities and events.

Facing these conditions, the project poses in the floor plan a 20 x 20 m square, which achieves a free central space for flexible uses, putting the service rooms on the perimeter.

Image Courtesy Guillermo Hevia

  • Architects: GH+A Arquitectos/Guillermo Hevia H.
  • Project: Palapa
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Contributors: Tomás Villalón A, Francisco Carrión G, Guillermo Hevia García, Marcela Suazo M
  • Owner: Grupo Kalos
  • Construction: Grupo Kalos
  • Photography: Guillermo Hevia
  • Built Surface: 450  M2
  • Construction year: 2009
  • Materials: Muros Y Losas Hormigón Armado, Vigas Y Losetas Hormigón Prefabricado.
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dmax, Cinema4D + Vray and TAS for bioclimatic evaluation


LEGO PMD in Billund, Denmark by Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

LEGO’s designers are the luckiest in the world – they get to play with LEGO all day long! Now, the designers of LEGO’s development department, LEGO PMD, has a physical working environment that corresponds to its playful content – a working environment where fun, play and creativity are paramount and where the physical design gives the adults a chance to be part of children’s play. With the values ’fun’, ’unity’, ’creativity & innovation’, ’imagination’ and ’sustainability’ as basis for the design, LEGO PMD has become a unique development department where the designers can become part of the children’s fantasy world. LEGO doesn’t just create fun for others – at LEGO PMD working is fun!

Yellow table bar (Image Courtesy Anders Sune Berg)

  • Architects: Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord
  • Project: LEGO PMD
  • Location: Billund, Denmark
  • Clients: LEGO System A/S
  • Designers: Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord
  • Photographer: Anders Sune Berg
  • Location of project: Lego System A/S
  • Year: 2010
  • Project: Design and interior decoration
  • Scope: 2000m2
  • Materials: Polyurethane floor, carpet, dry wall, acoustic bats w. graphic print, glass partition walls, acoustic ceiling, furniture
  • Software used: AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite


Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain in Duisburg, Germany by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Article source: Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth

Lately, the sleek curved shape of a rollercoaster highlights widely visible the highest peak of the park-­‐like designed Heinrich Hildebrand Höhe in the South of Duisburg. The dynamic sweeps and curves of the construction inscribe themselves like a signature into the scenery and soar till the height of 21 meters. From a distance the metallic glossy track creates the impression of speed and exceeding acceleration. Viewed from close up, the supposed lane turns out to be a stairway which, elaborately winding, follows the course of the rollercoaster. The visitor can climb the art work by foot. Although the course describes a closed loop, it is impossible to accomplish it as the looping emerges to be a physical barrier. On top, at the highest point of the sculpture – 45 meters above ground – the visitor is rewarded with an extraordinary view over the landscape of the Western Ruhr.

Photograph by: Guido Erbring


Grey Group Roof Deck in New York by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Article source: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The Grey Group Roof Deck is an alternative work and entertainment space on the roof of this renowned advertising agency’s Flatiron office building. The project aims to create a space with an iconic presence. A vehicle for culture building, the deck is used for work and entertainment at all scales, from a private refuge to collaborative meetings and workshops to larger events and launch parties.

Image Courtesy Adrian Wilson


Lørenskog, central square in Norway by Østengen & Bergo AS

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Østengen & Bergo AS

The project includes the detailed design and construction of a central square in connection with the forming of a new center in Lørenskog, a suburb to Oslo. L2Architects have designed the building that surrounds an enclosed urban space. The surrounding building houses cinema, performance halls and entertainment venues.The central square is designed as a comfortable and pleasant gathering place for the local residents. The square accommodates seating,fountains, planting sand is beautifully lit at night.

Image Courtesy Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS

  • Architects: Østengen & Bergo AS landscape architects MNLA
  • Project: Lørenskog, central square
  • Location: Lørenskog, Norway
  • Architect Design: L2 architects AS
  • Design: collaborating architect and landscape architect
  • Design year: 2008-2010
  • Year of construction: 2011
  • Area: 1,8daa
  • Budget: 1 630 000 Euro
  • Image credits: Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS


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