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Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre in Bern, Switzerland by Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG with Burckhardt + Partner AG

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Article source: Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG with Burckhardt + Partner AG

The Westside project, a new center for leisure and shopping in Bern-Brünnen, is an urban scale architecture project totaling 1.5 million sq. ft.  In addition to the 55 shops, 10 restaurants and bars, hotel, multiplex cinema, fun bath with wellness center and housing, this mixed-use program radically reinvents the concept of shopping, entertainment and living.  Since opening in October 2008, Westside has welcomed a record number of visitors – 1.5 million in the first three months – and currently sees about 15,000-25,000 visitors per day.  The Westside project is a joint venture between ADL and Burckhardt & Partner, Bern with Rhomberg Bau AG/Strabag AG and was completed in October 2008.

Images Courtesy SDL

  • Architect: Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG with Burckhardt + Partner AG
  • Name of Project: Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre
  • Location: Bern, Switzerland
  • Competition: 2000
  • Completion: 2008
  • Client: Neue Brünnen AG (100 % owned by Migros Aare)
  • Photo Credits: ©SDL, ©Markus Beyeler, ©Alexander Gempeler, ©Miller Hare, ©SDL & Burckhardt + Partner, ©Bitter Bredt Fotografie


Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center in Las Vegas, Nevada by Line and Space, LLC

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

Intended to introduce up to 1 million visitors a year to the wonders of Red Rock Canyon, the new Interpretive Facility differs from traditional visitor centers by emphasizing the specific attributes of Red Rock Canyon itself, in lieu of pseudo-natural imitations. Here, visitors are introduced to the relevant science, art and culture that will enhance their experience in Red Rock Canyon; strongly encouraging them to visit the nearby real thing.

View from Highway (Image Courtesy Robert Reck)

  • Architects: Line and Space, LLC
  • Project: Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Completion Date: January 2011
  • Client: US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
  • General Contractor: Straub Construction, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Holben, Martin, and White Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc.
  • Civil and MEP Engineer: GLHN Architects and Engineers
  • Exhibit/Interpretive Consultant: Hilferty and Associates
  • Building Area: Visitor Center = 8,700 SF & Exterior Exhibits = 44,000 SF
  • Drawing and Photo Credits: All drawings by Line and Space, LLC


Commercial and entertainment center “Riga Plaza” in Riga, Latvia by Architectural Practice ARHIS

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Article source: Architectural Practice ARHIS

The main functions of the building are commercial center, entertainment complex with the following main functional groups of the building:

ñ  Different size and assortment commercial areas
ñ  Supermarket
ñ  Entertainment complex
ñ  Multiplex cinema
ñ  Catering complex
ñ  Multi-storey parking lot

South facade entrance at night (Image Courtesy Indrikis Sturmanis)

  • Architects: Architectural Practice ARHIS
  • Project: Commercial and entertainment center “Riga Plaza”
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Designer: Ltd. Architectural Practice ARHIS (
  • Photographer: Indrikis Sturmanis
  • Completion date:Design: 2002 – 2006, construction: 2007 – 2009
  • Site area:Total area of the land plots m2: 80 310
  • Construction area: Total construction area m2: 89 968


Kaohsiung Vortex in Taiwan, R.O.C. by Influx Studio

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Article source: Influx_Studio

Pop music industry is in the midst of a revolution taking place all around the world.  Taiwanese Pop will take a strong place in Asian scene thanks to a visionary national strategy. Many majors’ performing and productive pop infrastructures are being planned and constructed in Taiwan’s capitals cities. That phenomenon will foster Taiwanese Pop music as an international attraction, and it also could have the strength to create a critical enhancement of the urban tissues that hosted them.

Aerial Nigth view

  • Architects: Influx Studio
  • Project: Kaohsiung Vortex
  • Location: Kaohsiung , Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Collaborators: Ana Pinto, Linda Ait Belkacem, Carlos Moraga, Yun Guo, Daniela Trolio
  • Engineering: ARUP
  • Client: Construction Office, Public Works Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government
  • Site Area: 12 ha
  • Project Area: 70,900 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010


House of Air in San Francisco, CA by Mark Horton / Architecture

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Mark Horton / Architecture

“National Park”, “Historic Building”, “LEED Certified”, “Architecture”, “Amusement Park” — five terms which are typically not used in the same sentence to describe a single building.

House of Air, started in 2010 by two young entrepreneurs interested in the action sports world, is a trampoline facility that caters to the discriminating taste of the young, energetic and affluent population of active San Francisco.  The breathtaking site is at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and in the Golden Gate National Park, with expansive views out to the San Francisco Bay that become even more apparent when the 45′ wide glazed hanger door is opened.  Inside the historic biplane hanger, a large field trampoline for bouncing sits along side a trampoline dodge ball court and three performance trampolines used for both competitive jumping as well as ski / snowboard / wakeboard training.   Flanking the trampoline area are two pavilions housing a café, meeting facilities, lockers, and a lounge. Translucent blue walls lit from within are graphic interpretations of the vertical motion which takes place throughout the facility.

Exterior View(Images Courtesy Ethan Kaplan Photography and Mark Horton / Architecture)

  • Architect: Mark Horton / Architecture
  • Project name: House of Air
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Owner: Dave Schaeffer and Paul McGeehan
  • Date project completed: September 2010
  • Total square footage: 21,440 sf
  • Photographer: Ethan Kaplan Photography, Jeremy Wong, Mark Horton / Architecture


The Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center was officially opened last night in the presence of President Nazarbayev and heads of state in a grand ceremony, with a performance by the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, timed to coincide with the President’s birthday and Astana Day. The Center represents a major new civic, cultural and social venue for the people of Astana, bringing together a wide range of activities within a sheltered climatic envelope that provides a comfortable environment all year round.

Night View

  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Name of Project: The Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre
  • Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Client: Sembol Construction
  • Collaborating Architect: Tusavul Architecture
  • Image Credit: Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
  • Drawings credit: William McElhinney  – Foster + Partners


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