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Culture arena in Gothenburg, Sweden by Main Office

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: Main Office

The reconstruction involves a well-known older building from 1892, of great historical value, as well as neighboring courtyards.

The ”Culture arena” is the heart of the building. The old auction hall has eight meter ceiling height, and is the most elaborately detailed. It has a lobby, lounge, and restrooms, and can be used for banquets, art shows or concerts.

Image Courtesy © Milad Abedi

Image Courtesy © Milad Abedi

  • Architects: Main Office
  • Project: Culture arena
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Photography: Milad Abedi
  • Opened October: 2014

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Mortuary in Hörbranz, Austria by juri troy architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: juri troy architects 

The new mortuary sets a clear defined centre in the middle between the old and the new cemetery of Hörbranz. A yard in bright sand is set in front of the chapel and held by a 20 m long concrete bank with integrated fountain.

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

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Jacobs Hall – UC Berkeley in California by Banker Wire

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

It’s only fitting that a university building with multiple practices under one roof is employing the use of versatile woven wire mesh, manufactured by Banker Wire.

Banker’s mesh provides strong infill material that also meets the architect’s design intent for exterior stair and pedestrian bridge railings at the new Jacobs Hall on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The three-story, 24,000-square-foot building houses design studios, equipment labs, classrooms, and community space.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

 

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project: Jacobs Hall – UC Berkeley
  • Location: California, USA

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NIIT University Dining Hall Extension in Neemrana, India by DADA & Partners

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Article source: DADA & Partners

NIIT University Dining Hall Extension project is a seemingly modest 7000sq ft expansion of the existing campus dining facility caching to around 370 students. However, the buildings pivotal location in the master plan, as well as, the act of negotiating the shift in the landform, offered an opportunity to create a multilayered insertion. Set in the hot, arid outpost of Neemrana district, the project also set out to achieve a contemporary yet sustainable expression and one that reinforces a sense of community.

Image Courtesy © Lightzone; Ranjan Sharma

Image Courtesy © Lightzone; Ranjan Sharma

  • Architects: DADA & Partners
  • Project: NIIT University Dining Hall Extension
  • Location: Neemrana, Rajasthan, India
  • Photography: Lightzone; Ranjan Sharma
  • Client: NIIT University
  • Design team: Sumit Arora, Mukul Arora, Sanjeev Dasgupta, Jyoti Nair, Samarth Syal
  • Consultants: P Arora & Associates (Structural); Samdarsh Nayyar, SNC Pvt Ltd (MEP); Rakesh Saxena, Classic Consultancy & Services (HVAC); Shaheer Associates (Landscape)
  • Contractors: KLA Construction
  • Built-up area: 7000sq ft
  • Year of completion: 2015

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Tbilisi Public Service Hall in Georgia by Studio Fuksas

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas 

The Tbilisi Public Service Hall is situated in the central area of the city and it overlooks the Kura river.

The building is made up of 7 volumes that contain offices (each volume is made up of 4 floors located on different levels). These volumes are placed around a “central public square”, which is the core of the project,  where there is the front office services. Offices are connected to each other by internal footbridges that stretches on different levels.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: Tbilisi Public Service Hall
  • Location: Sanapiro Street 2, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Photography: Moreno Maggi
  • Client: LEPL Civil Registry Agency – LEPL National Public Registry Agency
  • Engineering: Studio Sarti, AI Engineering
  • General Contractor: Huachuan Georgia Company LTD
  • Cost: $ 54.000.000
  • Surface:

    • Gross Area: 42 000 m²
    • Built Area: 265.000 cubic meter
    • Main hall surface: 4 385 m²
    • “Leaves” surface: 24 800 m²
    • Structural glass (enclosure): 2 390 m²
    • Facade: 11 800 m²
    • Parking Plots: 838 (426 coperti)
  • Period: 2010-2012

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Rokkatei Makomanai Hall in Hokkaido, Japan by Furuichi and Associates

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Article source: Furuichi and Associates

This architecture possesses two functions: a confectionary shop and a concert hall. Both exterior and interior can change their atmosphere according to the two different functions as well as acoustics. In other words, this architecture has a “double face”. Also the client wanted use wood for the interior design to enhance the image of the shop, since Hokkaido is a leading forestry area.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ito

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ito

  • Architects: Furuichi and Associates
  • Project: Rokkatei Makomanai Hall
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ito
  • Structure: Umezawa Structural Engineers lab.
  • Project year: 2002

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New mechanics hall in Lausanne, Switzerland by Dominique Perrault Architecte

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecte

The ME building, dedicated to the mechanical engineering department, was built by the Zweifel + Stricker + Associates team in the early 70s, during the first phase of development of the campus. Its spatial organization bears testament to the tenets of the original master plan: the separation of cars and pedestrians into two different flows, as per Modern Movement in architecture principles, means that access to the building happens on multiple levels. The building has a three-dimensional grid (23’-7” length by 12’-9” height) which divides its space in a controlled way, regardless of type or purpose. The original master plan was revised several times over the ensuing decades, to question some of the initial projections, and to adjust it to inevitable evolutions such as a growing number of visitors and new usages. Moreover, the remarkable design of the Rolex Learning Center – which sits in the vicinity of the mechanics hall – leaves room for multiple architectural styles, allowing for the identity of the school to be renewed and for the campus itself to become a whole new district in the greater Lausanne metropolis.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture / Adagp

Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture / Adagp

  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecte
  • Project: New mechanics hall
  • Location: Campus EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Photography: Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture / Adagp
  • Client: Swiss Confederation represented by the Council of Polytechnic Schools
  • Artistic direction and design: Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost
  • Local architect: Architram
  • Consultants: PREFACE SARL (facades), Betica SA (mechanical electrical), Daniel Willi SA (structure), DSILENCE SA (acoustics), Duchein SA (sanitary system)
  • Site area: 15 500 m²
  • Built area: 20 800 m²
  • Beginning of conceptual design: February 2011
  • Beginning of construction: Summer 2012
  • Inauguration: May 2016

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Deventer City Hall in The Netherlands by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Article source: Neutelings Riedijk Architecten 

The new city hall in Deventer unites the old historical city hall with a new city office. The new building complex is located at the ‘Grote Kerkhof’ and extends as far as the ‘Burseplein’. The 24.000 m2 large project consists of 20.000 m2 new buildings and 4.000 m2 renovation and restoration of existing listed monuments. The project consists of an entrance building with a main building behind it and unites all of Deventer’s employees, formerly divided over the city, under one new roof. It houses the city council and all municipal services and invigorates a formerly forgotten part of the inner city.

Image Courtesy © Scagliola Brakkee

Image Courtesy © Scagliola Brakkee

  • Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
  • Project: Deventer City Hall
  • Location: Grote Kerkhof 1, Deventer, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Scagliola Brakkee
  • Client: City of Deventer
  • Surface area: 24.000 m2 B.V.O. Of which 19.500m2 new building and 4.500m2 restoration
  • Design: October 2010
  • Start construction: December 2013
  • Realisation: April 2016

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Palanga concert hall in Lithuania by Uostamiescio projektas

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: Uostamiescio projektas

New concert hall erected in the autumn of 2015 at the most popular resort town of Lithuania- Palanga.

Specific location- center of the quarter, which is formed by different stylistics discordant buildings, presupposed a simple circular shape- the form that unites surrounding various periods of architecture.  It’s round white facade not only gives sense of lightness to a relatively big volume of a building, but also highlights a valuable historic building- Palanga kurhauz, by forming a contrast background to it.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbacauskas

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbacauskas

  • Architects: Uostamiescio projektas, Algirdas Stripinis, Snieguole Stripiniene, Kristina Jurkute
  • Project: Palanga concert hall
  • Location: Palanga, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbacauskas
  • Construction design: Arturas Preiksaitis
  • Contractor: Conresta
  • Volume: 31317m3 (overground), 10550m3 (underground)
  • Height: 14,60m
  • Area: 4891 m2
  • Year built: 2015

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New City Hall in Bezons, France by Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)

The immediate proximity of the future heart of the city constituted of businesses and dwellings forces us to sanctuarize the square of the City Hall and to distinguish an external extension, a place which offers dignity and readability to the City Hall.

Image Courtesy © Benoit Fougeirol

Image Courtesy © Benoit Fougeirol

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