Archive for the ‘Headquarters’ Category
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Article source: Wiel Arets Architects
Situated in Maasbracht–near the Dutch-Belgian border–this sinuous 1.850 m2 office is a headquarters for the water traffic control of surrounding sluices, canals, and locks–all of which are adjacent to the river Meuse. This plethora of entangled waterways is heavily utilized for shipping throughout this area, at the confluence of France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Numerous previously disparate waterway control centers were combined to create this new office, and this regrouping determined its primary, curvilinear volume. This elevated polygonal shape strengthens visibility from the interior toward the immediate landscape, by allowing for elongated views in all 360-degrees.
Image Courtesy © Wiel Arets Architects
- Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
- Project: Regiocentrale Zuid
- Location: Dutch-Belgian,Netherlands
- Size: 1.850 m2
- Date of design: 2008-2009, Date of completion Summer 2014
- Project team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Julius Klatte, Harold Hermans, Rob Willemse
- Collaborators: Jochem Homminga, Natali Gagro, Christina Lotzemer-Jentges
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Article source: Studio Up
Introductory Notes – this project’s task was transforming an existing project (reconstruction of a building accidentally found on a lot) for the Spectator Group’s Headquarters. When the project began, a building site was opened and excavation and construction pit protection works commenced, what defined the project’s character from the start. The previously designed reinforced-concrete frame system was kept, while the modifications within the construction system are tied to the staircase’s cores. The idea/work methodology was to essentially keep the constructive element’s state of design while keeping the construction interventions to a minimum.
Image Courtesy © Robert Leš
- Architects: Studio Up
- Project: Spectator Group’s Headquarters Office Building
- Location: Zagreb, Croatia
- Photography: Robert Leš
- Designing started in: 2008 – 2009
- Completion in: 2009.
- Location area: 860 m2
- Total layout area: 5.300 m2
- Associates: Silvija Laković, Dujam Ivanišević, Antun Sevšek, Marina Zajec, Iva Denona Vusić, Mirko Majić, Vjekoslav Gašparović, Mateo Biluš
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Article source: GAGLIARDI and PARTNERS
Performance, efficiency and energy savings have always been the objectives of the Linea Light Group, achieved by offering high quality products with particular attention to the environment and the consumer. It is no coincidence that Porsche Italia S.p.a. has chosen LED products to illuminate the brand new Boxster, Cayman Panamera and Cayenne displayed in its large, glazed open plan showroom, to allow the many Porsche lovers to admire the vehicles in all their splendour, even without natural light. The project includes replacing more than 400 light sources with new Linea Light Group LED products, installed both inside and outside the new showroom and in the offices. During the initial stages of the project net savings of over 60% were forecast for each area: following installation and measurement, these expectations were far exceeded, with an increase in savings of 15% compared to the forecasts. What is more, the annual net savings obtained are remarkable and, as confirmed directly by Porsche Italia.
Image Courtesy © GAGLIARDI and PARTNERS
- Architects: GAGLIARDI and PARTNERS
- Project: Linea Light Group and Porsche Italia headquarter
- Location: Padua, Italy
- Client: Porsche Italia Padova
- Project and installation: Ditta Bovo SRL Impianti elettrici industriali Via dell’Industria, 135030 Rubano (PD)
- Lighting fixtures and technical assistance: Linea Light Group With Agenzia Tech-light
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Article source: van Es architecten
Kilkade in Dordrecht is the location of the new headquarters of Geka Bouw and its parent company CFE Nederland.
Featuring two mirrored towers and a transparent mid-section, the building promises to become a new landmark for the area. Its design is both functional and efficient. In addition, the transparent mid-section offers sufficient flexibility to accommodate for the companies’ future growth ambitions.
Image Courtesy © van Es architecten
- Architects: van Es architecten
- Project: CFE Geka
- Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
- Total floor area: 2,760 m²
- Realised: 2012
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Article source: Bolidt
After fifty years of business, during which time Bolidt’s focus has shifted from the domestic market to a more international orientation, the demands on its headquarters in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht have outgrown the traditional office concept. Flexibility, interaction, 24-hour availability and effective, targeted communication are more important than fixed workspaces. Last year, RoosRos Architects, the firm that was responsible for the original design of the headquarter building back in 1994, produced the design for an extensive conversion of the building into a contemporary, dynamic office environment. The transformation of Bolidt’s headquarters has resulted in a stylish, creative home base where employees and business relations from around the world can meet and be inspired.
Image Courtesy © Bolidt
- Architects: Bolidt
- Project: Bolidt headquarters transformed into international, dynamic working environment
- Location: Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Article source: Waltritsch a+u
The City of Trieste is among the world most important port within the coffee trade market. Cogeco is a firm dealing as intermediate between the raw good and the coffee roasting plants. The project consist in the interior renovation of the company siege, underlining the two distinguishing factors which characterize the firm: the worldwide commercial relationships and the fact that Cogeco provides specific knowledge and lab test. These points have been particularly enhanced in the entrance lobby and in the proof and taste laboratory room.
Image Courtesy © Marco Covi
- Architects: Waltritsch a+u
- Project: Cogeco headquarters
- Location: Trieste, Italy
- Photography: Marco Covi
Friday, July 11th, 2014
Article source: Foster + Partners
Design have been revealed for the sustainable new headquarters of RMK, one of the world’s leading producers of copper – the project rethinks the conventional cellular office to set new standards in quality, comfort and flexibility. The 13-storey building has been tailored to the way that RMK operates, inside and out – the innovative modular office units are wrapped in an energy efficient enclosure, which provides a distinctive symbol for the organisation in Yekaterinburg.
Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Article source: Landini Associates
Showcasing the creation of a new life for an old building, Landini Associates brief was to restore the former Collingwood industrial warehouse into the new headquarters base for T2.
The aim was to respect and celebrate the original building, while creating a dramatic statement to represent the T2 company’s ethos. Throughout the building, timber beams, columns and brick walls were sandblasted to bring back their original finish whilst a few scuffs and marks are kept as a remembrance of its history. This was contrasted with T2’s trademark dark, streamlined pallet.
Tea Library, meeting space and entrance collide, Image Courtesy © Trevor Mein
- Architects: Landini Associates
- Project: T2 Headquarters
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Photography: Trevor Mein
- Client: T2
- Project type: Interior
- Project size: 1300 sqm
- Project completion date: 2013
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Article source: VEN Architecture
The project for the headquarters building for the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication is an expression of our commitment to sustainability and our ambition to produce high-quality design for public buildings. Once completed the building will be the most eco-friendly public building in the country and a new symbol of green government.
Image Courtesy © VEN Architecture
- Architects: VEN Architecture
- Project: TURKISH MINISRTY OF TRANSPORT, MARITIME AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATION
- Location: Ankara, Turkey
- Design Team: GÜL GÜVEN, FATİH ERDUMAN, RECEP AYGIN, İREM ERKAN, CEREN ÖZDEMİR, NİHAT BEYOĞLU, GÖRKEM İSPİR, GÜLİSTAN DURMAZ.
- Interior Design Team: ZEYNEP AYDIN, FİGEN ZORLU, GAMZE GÜVEN.
- Client: T.C. ULAŞTIRMA, DENİZCİLİK VE, HABERLEŞME BAKANLIĞI
- Structural Engineer: KONKAN MÜHENDiSLiK // YÜKSEL KONKAN, Konkan Engineering – Yüksel KONKAN
- Mechanical Eng: ÜNLÜ MÜHENDiSLiK // VOLKAN ÜNLÜ, Ünlü Engineering – Volkan Ünlü
- Elec. Eng: RAM MÜHENDiSLiK // KORAY YÜCESOY, Ram Engineering – Koray Yücesoy
- Landscape: PROMİM PROJE // SELAMİ DEMİRALP, Promim Project – Selami Demiralp
- Structure Consultancy: Prof. Dr. BARIŞ BİNİCİ, Doç. Dr. ERDEM CANBAY, O.D.T.Ü. – M.E.T.U.
- Cost Consultancy: KESKİN MÜHENDİSLİK // ZAFER KESK
- Energy Consultancy: ÇAKMANUS MÜHENDİSLİK VE ENERJİ
- Infrastructure: DİYAP PROJE // CUMHUR ZİBEL
- Physical Model: ATÖLYE 78 // EŞREF MADANLAR
- Rendering: STUDYO CAFER AKDENİZ
- Graphic Design: GARAJ TASARIM // ÖZGÜR ÖZDEMİRCAN
- Project Year: 2013
- Const. Area: 51,000 m²
- Site Area: 18.550 m²
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Article source: Shatotto Architecture
S P Setia, considered as one of the largest developers in Malaysia. their new large venture “Setia Alam” is located in the “Shah Alam” area, south west of Kuala Lumpur. In this approximately five thousand acres of new city, S P Setia decided to build their own headquarters on a four-acre of land. This developed the idea for a very formal design approach to emphasize on the social commitment of S P Setia to contribute in the national development of Malaysia through their edifice in this new city. Further to that, the Setia headquarters have been designed as a green building and achieved first ever private commercial building in Malaysia green buildings “platinum” certification.
Image Courtesy © Shatotto Architecture