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Xiringoscopio in Adra, Spain by José Salinas Osorio

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Article source: José Salinas Osorio

The concept is based on the knowledge and idiosyncrasy of the place, how the sea front is used, and the customs and habits of the people of Adra. The importance of the harbour mouth, the Green and Red lights, all of them important spots of the town for walk and recreation.

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Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: José Salinas Osorio
  • Project: Xiringoscopio
  • Location: Adra (Almería), Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Construction: Holtzdesign.es
  • Budget: 65 000 €

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Aarhus Harbour in Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Architects

The jury characterizes the winning project as a “architecturally superior solution” to the task at hand.

The tower is shaped like a sharp origami cut, urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Architects

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Architects
  • Project: Aarhus Harbour
  • Location: Denmark
  • Client: City of Aarhus
  • Status: The project is funded by The Sallinge Foundation and is expected completed in year 2014
  • Software used: Schetch-up and Maxwell

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Malpica Harbour in A Coruña, Spain by CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos

HARBOUR REMODELLING – MALPICA

This harbour redevelopment project, developed in conjunction with the Port Authority, is primarily focused on zones where public space can be created. The harbour was analysed as a place for interrelations and shelter, with the appeal of its fishing industry and its views; a unique location that makes its presence felt in the town with ramps, stairs and balconies. The linear nature of the horseshoe-shaped harbour is exploited to the utmost with a promenade, accessible at an intermediate level that runs along the cliff, resting on outcrops and wall tops which inhabit it in a sense.

Night View (Images Courtesy Xoan Piñón)

  • Architect: CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Malpica Harbour
  • Location: Malpica port, A Coruña, Spain
  • Project + Work Directors: Juan Creus and Covadonga Carrasco
  • Collaborators: Francisco Rosell, Felipe Riola, Roi Feijoo, Belén Salgado, Alexandre Antunes, Bárbara Mesquita, Laura Coladas
  • Photographer: ©CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos + ©Xoan Piñón

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Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland by Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Article source: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

Vellamo: Beacon of the Cityscape

Kotka’s Maritime Centre Vellamo fulfills a visual as well as a strategical function within the cityscape. The figure of the Maritime Centre guides travellers from the heart of the city out to the north-eastern end of the City Terminal and into a harbour of culture. The Maritime Centre is the hallmark of the city’s cultural profile. The role of an individual building in determining the direction of a city’s overall architectural development is nowadays recognised as a model for city planning. The Maritime Centre is a notable addition to landmarks associated with Kotka both nationally and internationally.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jussi Tiainen)

  • Architect: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki
  • Name of Project: Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Location: Tornatorintie 99, 48100 Kotka, Finland
  • Year of completion: 2008
  • Size: Floor area 14 601 m², Gross area 14 366 m² and Volume 118 039 m³
  • Client: City of Kotka
  • Credit of Images: Jussi Tiainen, Timo Vesterinen

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Competition Entry for Bispevika Development in Norway by PUSHAK

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Article source: PUSHAK

Rich nature meets rich urbanity of Oslo’s new social hub.

When this new harbour area is fully developed the opening to the fjord will appear relatively narrow. PUSHAK proposes a new road north-south that turns and opens to the fjord. Three courts open towards – and frame – the view to the islands. The three water basins serve as a physical separation between the busy public spaces outside the courts, and the courtyard which only belongs to the residences. At the same time a tension is maintained between public and private: a glimpse into the lush dwelling yard, a look out on the city’s pulse. A number of pavilions add to the filtering between public and private, as well as creating a sunny wall to sit against for enjoying a cold drink on summer days.

Aerial View by MIR

  • Architects: PUSHAK
  • Project: Competition Entry for Bispevika Development
  • Location: Bispevika, Oslo, Norway
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Rhino, Photoshop and InDesign

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