Archive for the ‘Headquarters’ Category
Monday, May 21st, 2018
Article source: ibda design
Hai d3 is a mixed-use community that serves as headquarters to the Dubai Design District, the hub for emerging local creative talent in the UAE.
With the need for a temporary facility to host community projects and events, it was crucial for the Hai d3 development to be flexible and able to accommodate quick assembly and disassembly in a sustainable manner. Integrating traditional Arabic neighbourhood planning into the design, the architecture was composed as a modular system, using 40-foot shopping containers in a stacking and layout arrangement.
The re-purposed shipping containers are also used as passive cooling “wind towers”, catching draft winds and directing them to ground level, Image Courtesy © Sadao Hotta
- Architects: ibda design
- Project: Hai D3
- Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Photography: Sadao Hotta
- Architects in Charge: Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto
- Design Team: Yuka Takeuchi, Sho Ikeya, Takeshi Harikai, Takuma Fujisaki, Makoto Udagawa, Lloyd Fontilla
- Social Planner: Cultural Engineering
- Swing Design: Case Design
- Lighting: PSLAB
- Contractor: AMBB Interiors
- Site Area: 13,637 sqm
- Built-Up Area: 1,877 sqm
- Year: 2015
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Article source: Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbH and feld72
Schenker Salvi Weber and feld72 shape the new corporate headquarters of Post AG on Vienna’s Rochusmarkt. The building ensemble is a composition of the highest quality which not only skilfully combines old and new but also features contemporary interior architecture which is distinguished by the open communication areas in the offices and the design of the mall. The integration of the building into the urban context enables it to enter into dialogue with its surroundings.
Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller
- Architects: Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbH and feld72
- Project: Corporate headquarters of Post AG on Vienna’s in Austria
- Location: Vienna, Austria
- Photography: Bengt Stiller
- Client: Österreichische Post AG
- Team Schenker Salvi Weber: Stefan Dobnig, Balthasar Freise, Sven Mayer-Schwieger, Martin Maidl, Alexandros Merkouris, Teresa de Miguel, Andreas Grasser, Thomas Morgner, Hans Reumann, Tiago Santana, Pia Schmidt, Katalin Toth, Maria Luisa de Villalonga, Eva Andrasova, Simona Masarova
- Team feld72: Nicol Bolletta, Norbert Engelhardt, Christoph Frantes, Andreas Grasser, Astrid Jagersberger, Edoardo Nobili, Gerhard Oberhofer, Kayhan Önder, Wilhelm Scherübl, Wenzel Witt-Döring
- Full Service General Contractors: ARGE HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. and ÖSTU-STETTIN Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH.
- Structural Engineering: Gmeiner Haferl Bauingenieur
- Building Physics & Acoustics: IBO – Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Article source: goCstudio
Seattle-based goCstudio, an architecture studio known for its innovative work and collaborations with artists and craftsmen, has completed the new office expansion for Substantial which occupies the upper floor of a historic building in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Substantial is a digital product studio that was founded in 2006 and moved into the 100-year-old building in 2013. goCstudio was brought on board to redesign the entire 14,000-square-foot upper floor of the building to create an open plan office that would accommodate the growing needs of the company.
Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott
- Architects: goCstudio
- Project: Substantial
- Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
- Photography: Kevin Scott
- Project Team: Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O’Carroll ARB
- Builder: Montlake Accociates, llc
- Owner: Substantial
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
The new Port House in Antwerp repurposes, renovates and extends a derelict fire station into a new headquarters for the port – bringing together the port’s 500 staff that previously worked in separate buildings around the city.
With 12 km of docks, Antwerp is Europe’s second largest shipping port, serving 15,000 sea trade ships and 60,000 inland barges each year.
Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Port House
- Location: Antwerp, Belgium
- Photography: Hufton+Crow, TimFisher, HeleneBinet, Antwerp City Archive, Peter Knoop
- Client: Port of Antwerp
- Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
- ZHA Project Director: Joris Pauwels
- ZHA Project Architect: Jinmi Lee
- ZHA Project Team: Florian Goscheff, Monica Noguero, Kristof Crolla, Naomi Fritz, Sandra Riess, Muriel Boselli, Susanne Lettau
- ZHA Competition Team: Kristof Crolla, Sebastien Delagrange, Paulo Flores, Jimena Araiza, Sofia Daniilidou, Andres Schenker,Evan Erlebacher, Lulu Aldihani
Friday, April 27th, 2018
Article source: MURMAN ARKITEKTER AB
New headquarters for Paf on Åland- A newly built passive house with solar facade and wooden construction.
Paf is a public association which runs the legal gaming monopoly in Åland. It was founded in 1966. Headquartered in Åland, but it has offices all over Europe.
Image Courtesy © MURMAN ARKITEKTER AB
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Article source: JASPERS-EYERS ARCHITECTS
As one of the world leaders in financial and business services, Deloitte is also a trailblazer when it comes to innovative, contemporary working culture. It’s no wonder, then, that their new building at the Brussels Airport site in Zaventem would become a reflection of what the company stands for. It’s an international melting pot, where work and leisure go hand in hand and where flexibility, communication and versatility are key words.
Jaspers-Eyers Architects, which has extensive experience in designing contemporary work environments, took up the challenge for developers Codic and Immobel. The challenge was to transform abstract concepts into tangible architecture that is firmly grounded in the present and future. Architecture with respect for the existing complex, which is partially renovated. The result is both sober and imposing, a modern giant with one eye on the landing strip and the other on Zaventem.
Image Courtesy © Jeroen Verrecht
- Architects: JASPERS-EYERS ARCHITECTS (A2RC)
- Project: Gateway – Deloitte HQ
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: Jeroen Verrecht, Steven Massart, Tom D’haenens, Philippe Van Gelooven
- Software used: ArchiCAD, Autocad, 3DS studio, Photoshop
- Client: CODIC & IMMOBEL
- Engineering: Technum
- Budget: € 50 000 000
- Area: 46,000m²
- Time Table: 2011-2018
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Article source: Openbox Architects co.,ltd
Concept and Philosophy: Designing a new headquarters for a company is more than just to design office facilities. It must reflect corporate philosophy and pride, creatively put together to become a strong identity.
“Vanachai” translates as “victory in saving forests”, has become a corporate pride and philosophy that has rooted down firmly in the company’s way of building up business for decades. Founded in 1943, Vanachai Group has grown into one of Thailand’s largest manufacturers of engineer wood products such as MDF, HDF and particle board.
Image Courtesy © Openbox Architects co.,ltd
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Article source: PIUARCH
The redevelopment project of the old Caproni factory focuses on enhancing the stylistic features of the 1920s’ architecture and aims to transform this old plant into a large complex for Gucci, holding offices, showrooms and spaces for fashion shows and operations connected with graphics, as well as a canteen and restaurant. Recovery and enhancement of the characteristic shed buildings was the first element of the redevelopment project: set out in a regular pattern across the site and featuring modular structural bays, the abandoned industrial warehouses with exposed-brick facades generate, thanks to their spatial layout, a seamless interaction between the inside and outside. Particular attention was paid to the Hangar recovery, a volume of “exceptional” size, once intended for the final assembly of Caproni aircraft, that is now used to house the fashion shows from 2017. Moreover, the Hangar is enhanced by a large open and covered square connected with the main pedestrian axis facing to via Mecenate. This covered square acts as the core of the pedestrian system that includes a tree-lined square, common gardens, patios and green walls. Inside the regular layout of solid structures and empty spaces, a new six-storey tower closely interacts with the old construction: characterized by a glass façade covered with a regular pattern of sunscreens, the new building breaks down the site’s symmetry and tends to draw together all the different functions.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna
- Architects: PIUARCH
- Project: Gucci Headquarters
- Location: Mecenate 87, 20138 Milan – Italy
- Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
- Architectural Design: Piuarch (Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario)
- Piuarch Team: Alessandra Bertoli, Silvia Calzetti, Erica Cazzaniga, Davide Fascione, Niccolò Genesio, Gianluca Iannotta, Luca Lazzerotti, Alessandro Leanti, Mauro Mandelli, Alessandro Marchesetti, Gianni Mollo, Carlos Noriega, Enrico Pellegrini, Paola Sarcoli, Salvatore Seggio, Federico Simonetti, Jenny Spagnolatti, Santiago Trujillo, Beatrice Valle, Yun Xiao, Anna Zauli
- Structural Design: FV progetti
- M&E Design: Studio Tecnoprogetti
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Article source: PBM – Progressive Building Management Co., Ltd.
The new headquarters office of Mercedes-Benz Thailand is designed by inspiration from one of their founders, Mr. Gottlieb Daimler. He sent a postcard to his wife (with a three-pointed star marking the location of his house) writing that this star would one day shine over his own factory to symbolize prosperity. We captured the concept of stars to create the movement and the connection in the new working space. Function rooms such as meeting rooms, coffee corners, utility rooms, were planned across the entire floors which increase chances for staff to meet each others and make them easier to collaborate throughout the day. The connection stair between its 2-storey offices was also designed as a grandstand for the town hall where a hundred of staff can gather around for the company’s events. Above this space, we placed the symbolic with imported shining crystal chandelier to enhance our concept of the star and bring fabulous lighting to the property. Along the corridor, we intentionally place lighting in different size and difference direction to mimic the star in the sky.
Image Courtesy © PBM – Progressive Building Management Co., Ltd.
Monday, April 9th, 2018
Article source: Pininfarina Extra
Higold Headquarter, the first Pininfarina architectural project in China. The building, which will rise in Shunde, has been conceived to be a full expression of the company’s key values: Creativity and Leadership.
Image Courtesy © Pininfarina Extra