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The Reception Pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly in Ville de Québec, Canada by GLCRM & Provencher_Roy

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: v2com

GLCRM and Provencher_Roy Architects consortium are the proud recipients of Canadian Architect’s 2016 Award of Merit for their work on the reception pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly. The award was handed out during the magazine’s 49th Awards of Excellence gala, held in Toronto. Since its inception in 1968, the Awards of Excellence have recognized exceptional architectural projects in the design stage, as reflected by buildings that are interesting from a structural point-of-view while being responsive to social and urban context, meeting client needs with discernment and creativity, and demonstrating awareness of sustainable development imperatives.

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

  • Architects: GLCRM & Provencher_Roy
  • Project: The Reception Pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Client: Assemblée nationale du Québec
  • Partners in charge: Claude Provencher, Architect, Senior partner and co-founder at Provencher_Roy, Matthieu Geoffrion, Architect Partner at Provencher_Roy
  • Contractor: Pomerleau
  • Structural engineer: WSP Canada Inc.
  • Electromechanical engineer: CIMA+
  • Security: CSP Consultants en Sécurité inc.
  • Area: 5,100 m2
  • Year: 2016 to date (anticipated completion date in 2019)
  • Status: Under construction

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Nieuwdok NDSM in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Moke Architecten

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: Moke Architecten

The site of NDSM Nieuwdok site is a former ship dock area at the waterfront of Amsterdam Noord in the Netherlands. The area is currently largely derelict and used by early adapters, like Greenpeace, Red Bull and MTV. The remaining monumental industrial buildings allocate small creative businesses and workshops, while new bars and hip festivals indicate the potential attraction of the area. They are signs of what is about to happen, as in the coming years the area will be transformed into a diverse urban area, with housing, office space, hotels and the like, all with a staggering density. Surrounded by the IJ River and some remaining docks, the water has a strong impact on the site and provides beautiful views.

Image Courtesy © Thijs Wolzak

Image Courtesy © Thijs Wolzak

  • Architects: Moke Architecten (Ludo Grooteman)
  • Project: Nieuwdok NDSM
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Thijs Wolzak
  • Program: School (ROC), launderette, 380 studios
  • Team: Hao Tran, Rik Lambers, Pascal Bemelmans
  • Client: Amsterdam Waterfront i.s.m. Biesterbos
  • Structural design: Diocon
  • Installations design: Viac
  • Environmental design: LBPSight
  • Construction firm: Kondor Wessels Amsterdam
  • Façade construction: Keers
  • Floor area:  School (ROC): 4.000 sqm, Student housing: 14.000 sqm
  • Year: 2013 – 2016

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Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid in Strasbourg, France by S&AA Architects

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: S&AA Architects

The new Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid Surgery is an ambitious project,  turned to the future while dialoguing with the existant Civil hospital complex where it is located.

Integration into the historical site of the Civil Hospital

In a location with such various architectural styles, the elegant and sobre architecture of the Institut with its shape, its implantation and its roof, borrows  from this historical architecture to create a contemporary form.

Image Courtesy © S&AA Architects

Image Courtesy © S&AA Architects

  •  Architects: S&AA Architects
  • Project: Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid
  • Location: Strasbourg, France
  • Software used: Archicad v17
  • Client: IRCAD
  • Team: 
    • Conception:
      • S&AA, Architects
      • SNC LAVALIN, technical engineering consultants
      • SOLARES BAUEN, energy consultants
    • Realisation:
      • KS construction, general contracting company
      • SOPREMA, waterproofing
      • SOVEC, electricity
      • LOHNER, heating
  • Cost: 23 000 000 € HT
  • Gross external area: 13767 sqm
  • Construction year: 2014-2016

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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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Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) in Pittsburgh by The Design Alliance Architects

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a 24,350-square-foot education, research and administration facility at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a public garden attraction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Designed and built to generate all of its own energy while treating and reusing all water captured on-site — the result of an integrated design process guided by the principles of the International Living Future Institute — the facility is the first in the world to meet all four of the world’s highest green construction standards: The Living Building Challenge™, awarded in March 2015; WELL Building Platinum, awarded in October 2014; Four-Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification for landscapes, awarded in November 2013; and LEED® Platinum, awarded in August 2013.

Image Courtesy © The Design Alliance Architects

Image Courtesy © The Design Alliance Architects

  • Architects: The Design Alliance Architects 
  • Project: Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL)
  • Location: One Schenley Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213 United States
  • Project Owner: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Project Type: Education – General Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf Public Assembly – Recreation
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 24,350 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: December, 2012

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J. Craig Venter Institute in California by ZGF Architects LLP

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The client’s commitment to environmental stewardship initiated the challenge for the design team to create a net-zero energy (NZE) laboratory for its new West Coast research institute, which resulted in a 44,607 SF building comprised of a single-story laboratory wing and a threestory office / administrative wing framing a central courtyard, all sitting above a below-grade parking structure for 112 cars. The new facility was designed to achieve LEED-Platinum certification and a net-zero energy footprint, making it the first such biological laboratory in the country. The courtyard serves as the heart of the Institute, drawing researchers across and into the collaborative outdoor space. The project uses a modest palette of materials: highperformance glazing, Spanish cedar wood, and high-strength concrete. Each material was considered for its contribution to the enhancement of the building’s performance, resulting in a building that is both functional and artful in its simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Location: 4120 Capricorn Lane La Jolla California 92037, United States 
  • Photography: Nick Merrick
  • Project Owner: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 44,607 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: November, 2013

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Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in Berkeley, California by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

“Design innovation starts with asking the right questions and ends with changing the world.” – Jacobs Institute Mission Statement.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Project: Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
  • Location: 253 Ridge Road Berkeley, California, United States
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Project Owner: University of California, Berkeley
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 24,035 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2015

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ITRI Central Taiwan Innovation Campus Exterior Design by noiz architects

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Article source: noiz architects

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), located at Central Taiwan Innovation and Research Park in Nantou, Taiwan, is a public research institute promoting industrial innovations in Taiwan, and it is expected to be a central facility for Science Park to be built in this region. Noiz collaborated with Bio Architecture Formosana to enter the design competition for the facility (in April 2010) and won the first prize. During the development phase, the project site had to be relocated once during the design development phase, and the construction finally completed in September 2014. Noiz was in charge of the entire exterior design including building envelope, facade, roofscape and landscape, while Bio Architecture Formosana was responsible for the architectural design.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: noiz architects
  • Project: ITRI Central Taiwan Innovation Campus Exterior Design
  • Location: Nantou, Taiwan 
  • Photography: DaiciAno
  • Project team: Keisuke Toyoda (partner), Jia-Shuan Tsai (partner), Yusuke Oono (project manager), Chun-Wei Lee, Hui-Hsuan Chen, Chin-yu Tsai, Alex Knezo, Junichiro Horikawa / noiz
  • Partners: Keisuke Toyoda, Jia-Shuan Tsai
  • Floor area: N/A
  • Completion: December 2014

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New School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The site on the KTH campus, with its very tangible cultural and historical context and its physical limitations, could be described as the opposite of a blank slate (Tabula Rasa). The new school is inserted into an existing courtyard space with existing pathways and is located adjacent to Erik Lallerstedt’s original and quite monumental brick buildings from the early twentieth century.

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: New School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Chief architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
  • Built area: 9.140 m²
  • Year: 2007-2015

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New building for top research institute DIFFER in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by Ector Hoogstad Architecten

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten 

The Netherlands has an excellent reputation in the international world of science. Ector Hoogstad Architecten has won commissions to design many new buildings in Dutch universities and research institutes in recent years. DIFFER, the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, is the latest in the series. The building will be officially opened on 19 November.

Northwest facade with sawtooth profile photo, Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

Northwest facade with sawtooth profile
photo, Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten 
  • Project: New building for top research institute DIFFER
  • Location: De Zaale 20, 5612 AJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands 
  • Photography: Petra Appelhof
  • Software used: Revit 
  • Client: FOM DIFFER
  • Project team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Koen Klijn, Ralph Sijstermans, Koert Hougee, Arja Hoogstad, Rena Logara, Joost vander Linden, Hetty Mommersteeg, Marco Verroen
  • Construction management: Aronsohn raadgevende adviseurs
  • Installation consultants: Deerns raadgevende adviseurs bv
  • Construction consultants: IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
  • Main contractor: Dura Vermeer Rosmalen

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