Archive for the ‘Headquarters’ Category
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Article source: MIZIEN
The IHSM (Subtropical and Mediterranean Horticulture Institute) in Malaga is an international leading center of research excellence at the University of Malaga and the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas). The new center will be an important pole of research in Europe. With 10.000m2, incorporates the most advanced strategies in energy efficiency and sustainability.
- Architects: MIZIEN
- Project: IHSM Headquarters
- Location: Malaga, Spain
- Client: University of Malaga and the CSIC
- Design date: 2011
- Completion date: 2014
- Area: 10.000 m2
- Cost: 12.750.000 €
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Article source: MIZIEN
Poblenou, a former industrial district of Barcelona, has been transformed in the 22 @ technology district during the last decade: a new model of compact city, where innovative companies co-exist with research, training and tech transfer centers, as well as housing, facilities, green areas and industrial heritage. Gaes, a hearing aid company in the 22 @, represents the case of an old Catalan industry in Poblenou that has become during the same period a multinational corporation with an industrial integrated model of research, clean production and marketing.
- Architects: MIZIEN
- Project: GAES Headquarters
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Client: Gaes S.A.
- Design date: 2006
- Completion date: 2011
- Area: 6.500 m2
- Cost: 16.000.000 €
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Article source: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
The Federal Republic of Germany chose the multinational firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture [LAVA] as the designers for their bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund [GCF] in Bonn. LAVA’s design for the headquarters of the GCF is ‘an ecological model project’ and demonstrates their motto: ‘green is the new black’.
- Architects: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
- Project: Green Climate Fund Headquarters
- Location: Bonn, Germany
- Client: The Federal Government of Germany
- Status: Feasibility Study 2012
- Size: 13,000 sq.m
- Project Team: LAVA – Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck, Chris Bosse With Stephan Markus Albrecht, Marvin Bratke, Stefanie Pesel, Christian Tschersich
- General Advisor: Fraunhofer IAO
- Building Advisor: Fraunhofer Allianz Bau
- Photobioreactor-Facade / Microalgae Cultivation Advisor: Fraunhofer IGB
- Visualisation: MIR
Friday, May 18th, 2012
Article source: Htdstudio Designoffice
A Landmark building near Tarjish Square.
Isolation of floor units anticipate future seismic activity. Staggered juxtaposition maximizes views, and creates various ‘green shelves’ for rain capture, irrigation, and shading during summer months. These green shelves accommodate lush, climbing vines and vegetation for sound absorption and passive temperature control. Cast glass discs are embedded at the ground floor and parking slabs for natural light and weight reduction.
- Architects: Htdstudio Designoffice
- Project: Benetton Headquarters
- Location: Tehran, Iran
- Client: Gruppo Benetton, SpA
- Total Floor Area: 128,359ft2 / 11,925m2
- Budget: Withheld
- Project Type: Corporate Office / Retail + Apartments
- Software used: Sketchup 6 Pro / AutoCad2006 / Photoshop CS5 / Illustrator CS5 / Acrobat 9
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Article source: 3deluxe
Following the international award-winning Leonardo Glass Cube 3deluxe have once again completed a piece of corporate architecture with an ambitious design and expressive formal language.
The client was Kaffee Partner, a leading supplier of commercially used coffee brewing machines in Germany. In February 2012, following a construction period of just 16 months, a 100-metre tripartite building complex with 9,800 sq.m. of floor space was completed on an area of 28,600 sq.m. in Osnabrück. The extremely cost-effective design unites the aesthetic impact of a sculptural architectural object with the efficient functionality of commercial buildings.
Kaffee Partner Headquarters
- Architects: 3deluxe
- Project: Kaffee Partner headquarters
- Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Completed in 2005, the office façade of the new Hyundai Development Company headquarters was designed to integrate the headquarters with the public plaza, the below-grade spaces and any future development on the site. A 62 meter ring dominates the main facade together with a complementary vector that explores the depth of the facade as a space that will be locally accessible through volume and plane projections.
Images Courtesy Kim yong kwan
- Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
- Name of Project: Tangent Facade Design for The Hyundai Development Company
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Building size: 1,412,000 sq.ft (Facade Area), 15 Floors, 226 Feet ( Height)
- Structure: Glass curtain wall cladding with aluminium on existing concrete building
- Client: Hyundai Development Corporation
Friday, April 27th, 2012
Article source: Herault Arnod Architectes
The image of Rossignol, a historic leader in the world of skiing, is intimately linked to the mountains and to snow. The project for its global headquarters has nothing to do with the stereotypical office building, but is a tribute to nature and to the peaks, but also to technology, which is inseparable from top-level sport. The plot stands in the middle of a plain surrounded by mountains. It is a stretch of former farmland, marshy and perfectly flat, bounded on the northern side by the Lyon-Grenoble motorway. The architecture has been designed specifically for Rossignol, a fusion of the company’s functional and fantasy aspects, in a surprising and minimalist form: it is inspired by board sports, by fluidity of motion, and also by relief, snow and glaciers sculpted by the elements. The roof, which envelops the whole project, is topography in osmosis with nature and the landscape. Its organic, timber-clad shape echoes the profile of the mountains that surround the site.
- Architect: Herault Arnod Architectes
- Name of Project: Rossignol Global Headquarters
- Location: Centr’alp 2, La Buisse, Saint Jean de Moirans, France
- Client: Skis Rossignol SAS
- Project management: Hérault Arnod Architectes
- Project team: Jérôme Moenne-Loccoz (project manager), Alexandre Pachiaudi, Camille Bérar, Nicolas Broussous, Matthias Jäger
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Article source: Architectural Group & Partners
Renovation of a building listed as national monument under preservation order.
The idea of light and nature showing through a building was the fundamental concept of redesigning the headquarter of Bank of Georgia, Tbilisi. Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Glenn Murcutt already had this idea in their minds as well as OMA, Office for Metropolitan Architecture Beijing, the architectural department of Rem Kolhaas architects in Rotterdam, for the high-class project “The Interlace” in Singapore. This idea was leading for renovation of the building in Georgia – since 2007 listed as national monument under preservation order – to be finished in spring 2011. A great and extraordinary office building was created: Incorporating nature in the whole interior design in forms of light. The architects of AG&P have realized a special highlight by using illuminated translucent concrete.
Image Courtesy Architectural Group & Partners
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Article source: X-TU architects
Given the reduced program size and the location of the land parcel, the idea was to insert most of the program elements in a high vertical volume. Which set on a street angle will stand as an emblematic tower. The “special” elements of the program will have volumes of their own. They strain the composition from one end of the parcel to the other with glass walls. These spaces contain the ground floor and the first level and create a pedestal from where the rest of the masses stand on.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy JM Monthiers)
- Architects: X-TU architects - Anouk LEGENDRE + Nicolas DESMAZIERES
- Name of Project: Commissariat of Police France
- Location: Saint-Denis, Paris, France
- Team: Roel Dehoorne, Gaelle Leborgne, Melanie Bury and Ingrid Manger
- Client: Ministery of interior
- Situation: Saint-Denis, urban context
Friday, April 20th, 2012
Article source: ACXT Arquitectos
The new IDOM Group offices are located in the old bonded warehouse in the Deusto canal, in Bilbao. It has 14,400m2 destined for offices, research and development areas such as the white-room and the prototypes workshop, and social spaces.
Outwardly, and from the first idea, the design has developed from the occupation manner of the roof, which was filled with goods that were stored in the building. An imaginary green carpet has been designed as if simply placed over the roof, hiding all air conditioning units which in most office buildings are visible, with the resulting sound and visual impact. Certain topography arises as a result of the adaptation of the “carpet” on the machines. Folds and surfaces that resemble a hill on which to stroll in the moments of relaxation and conversation with peers for this is the floor on which the rest-area of the building is planned. The flat part of the “carpet” is natural grass. For maintenance and weight reasons, the part that covers machinery, the folded one, is artificial turf.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Aitor Ortiz)
- Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
- Name of Project: IDOM Headquarters
- Location: Bilbao, Spain
- Architect in Charge: Javier Perez Uribarri
- Collaborators: Oscar Ferreira da Costa, Jabier Fernández Sánchez, Josu Eguileor Astigarraga
- Contractor: BALZOLA
- Project Area: 14,400 sqm
- Project Year: 2010-2011
- Photographs: Aitor Ortiz