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Paulo Freire Library in Paraná State, Brazil by 3C ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Article source: 3C ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM

The construction of the new library for the ParqueTecnológicoItaipu(ItaipuTechnological Park – PTI in portuguese) over the ruins of the former Itaipu workforce housing lodges aimed at writing the history of the largest dam in the Americas into built form. By preserving physically and metaphorically the state in which the PTI found the area when it started to be implemented, the building highlights the expressive renewal the old sheds have gone through since the Park was created.

Image Courtesy © Saga Photography

Image Courtesy © Saga Photography

  • Architects: 3C ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM
  • Project: Paulo Freire Library
  • Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná State, Brazil
  • Photography: Saga Photography
  • Area: 2500m²
  • Design Team: Lead designers – arch. Leonardo Damiani Poletti, arch. Tiago Holzmann da Silva,arch. Pedro Augusto Alves de Inda; support design team – arch. Fernanda Zucoloto, arch. Cristiano MouraLoureiro, arch. Hilton Fagundes, Camila Vitalli, arch. Alice Rauber, librarian Silvia Maria PuentesBentacourt, LetíciaFiebig, Roberta Alencastro, Sabrina Machry, Bruna Caldas; lighting, structural, electric, hydraulic and air conditioning design: Projet Engineering Services; wooden structures design: eng. Ms. EveraldoPletz
  • Finish: Floor: composite granite;
  • Wall: wood, concrete and original masonry from the restored areas;
  • Ceiling: glass and wood (interior); water surface, green roof and pebbles (exterior)

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Luminous Moon-Gate (Taichung City Cultural Center) in Taichung, Taiwan by Form4 Architecture

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Article source: Form4 Architecture

Luminous Moon-Gate was designed in 2013 for the Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition. The design intent behind the proposed project hints at multiple interpretative roles for Taichung: a portal into heightened consciousness, a lantern of knowledge, a catalyst for metropolitan living, a cultural lung for the body of the city, a gate toward a responsible future, a center regenerative of community life, a landmark for orientation.

The grand moon-gate form follows the idea that transparency of knowledge leads to collective achievements, Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

The grand moon-gate form follows the idea that transparency of knowledge leads to collective achievements, Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: Luminous Moon-Gate (Taichung City Cultural Center)
  • Location: Taichung Gateway Park, Park Avenue 2, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Software used: VRay
  • Architecture Team: John Marx, AIA, Pierliuigi, Serraino, AIA Felix, Lin
  • Size: building = 63,000 sq. meters, site = 6.4 acres
  • Designed: May 31, 2013

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Carles Rahola State Public Library in Girona, Spain by Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Article source: Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico

The new library is located on a large rectangular plot in the center of Girona. Bounded on the north by busy Avenue Emili Grahit, the site is embedded in a dense and compact neighborhood of tall residential blocks. These urban conditions – plus the fact that this is the largest library in the network of public libraries in Catalunya – contributed to the development of a design strategy based on two main considerations.

Image Courtesy © Pepo Segura

Image Courtesy © Pepo Segura

  • Architects: Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico
  • Project: Carles Rahola State Public Library
  • Location: Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Pepo Segura
  • Year: 2014
  • Structural Engineer: David García / BIS Arquitectes
  • Mechanical Engineer: Eduard Bou / K2
  • Construction: Copcisa
  • Collaborators: Lorena Airasca, Cesc Buxo, Isis Campos, Marina Correia, María Soledad Díaz, Laura Guitart, Consuelo Koch, Víctor Moita, André Mota, Alexandra Perez, Alex Puig, Aristides Pujalte, Amanda Soler, Leticia Wouk
  • Area: 8.072 m2

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Yognanda Library in Solan, India by Archohm

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Archohm

The big blank concrete central library of the Shoolini University in Solan, over looks a beautiful green valley. Conceptually, this four floor structure is an intense interconnected volume of voids and solids, connecting the entire building as a large functional plate.

Image Courtesy © Andre J Fanthome& Mridu Sahai

Image Courtesy © Andre J Fanthome& Mridu Sahai

  • Architects: Archohm
  • Project: Yognanda Library
  • Location: Solan, India
  • Photography: Andre J Fanthome& Mridu Sahai

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ARCHIVO tower project in Mexico City by Zeller & Moye

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Article source: Zeller & Moye

‘Archivo’ is a new space for Mexico City offering an exciting mixture of manifold programs, that aims to further enrich the cultural and social life of the metropolis.

Located in the heart of Mexico City, the new cultural hub is comprised of spaces for temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of design pieces as well as room for educational and communal activities, social events and commercial use. ‘Archivo’ will attract both locals and first-time visitors, and will thus bring new life and regenerative energy into an undiscovered part of central Mexico City.

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

  • Architects: Zeller & Moye
  • Project: ARCHIVO tower project
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Team: Christoph Zeller, Ingrid Moye, Directors / Omar G. Muñoz, Marielle Rivero
  • COLLABORATORS: FR-EE: Fernando Romero, Director
  • STATUS: In development
  • SIZE (m2 and ft2): 3,000 m2 / 32,300 ft2
  • DATE: 2013 – 2016
  • COST: USD$ 4,000,000

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CALGARY NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY in Alberta, Canada by REX

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: REX Architect

As part of its architect selection process for the New Central Library (NCL), CMLC requested the finalist firms create a conceptual model revealing their design approach. The model was to be amalleable strategy, not a fixed proposal, that exhibited each proponent’s vision for the library of the future. Essential mandates were to make the building as adaptable as possible and to integrate it into the neighborhood as an urban catalyst. The ideas incorporated into REX’s malleable strategy stem from our analysis of the NCL’s organizational DNA.

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

  • Architects: REX
  • Project: CALGARY NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
  • Photography: Luxigon
  • CLIENT: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)
  • PROGRAM: New central library for the city of Calgary, including (A-Z) administration space, auditoria, book collections, Children’s Library, concourse, Learning Commons, offices, operations, and Teens’ Center; plus a strategy for a mixed-use site partner and outdoor recreational space
  • AREA: 26,600 m² (286,000 sf)
  • PROJECT COST: $250 million CAD
  • STATUS: Limited competition 2013, one of the four finalists
  • KEY PERSONNEL: Adam Chizmar, Stacy Christensen, Alysen Hiller, Tomas Janka, Roberto Otero, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, Aude Soffer, Elina Spruza, Matthew Uselman, Matthew Zych
  • CONSULTANTS: Magnusson Klemencic, Scatliff + Miller + Murray

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New Halifax Central Library in Canada by schmidt/hammer/ lassen architects/

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: schmidt/hammer/ lassen architects/

As the new Halifax Central Library opens to the public on 13 December 2014, the citizens of Halifax, Canada,have been given a civic landmark which has already received international recognition. The contract to design the 15,000 m2library was won in an international competition in 2010 by the Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects and local firm Fowler Bauld & Mitchell. Sited on a prominent location in the heart of Halifax, the library stands as a cultural hub accessible to everyone and as a result of what can be achieved through co-creation.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

Image Courtesy © Adam Mør

  • Architects: schmidt/hammer/ lassen architects/
  • Project: New Halifax Central Library
  • Location: Canada
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Architect team: Fowler Bauld& Mitchell (prime consultant architect)
  • Engineers: Structural:SNC Lavalin Inc., Ove Arup (Concept Design), Mechanical:CBCL Limited, Ove Arup (Concept Design), Electrical: CBCL Limited, Ove Arup (Concept Design)
  • Landscape architect: GordonRatcliffe Landscape Architect
  • Project Manager: Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Client: Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax Public Libraries
  • Status: Construction period 2011-2014
  • Competition: 2010, 1st prize in international competition
  • Construction budget: € 33 million excl. VAT
  • Area: 15,000 m2

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COPENHAGEN MODERN LIBRARY in Denmark by Selim Senin

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: Selim Senin

The main specialty of Danish culture is HYGGE. To reflect this cultural specialty on the project, spaces where people can spend time together, talk to each other, enjoy the scenery, make sportive activities, make presentations, and watch movies at night, etc. have been adopted. Three different routes have been planned to reach the terraces on which people can socialize. Our proposal is not merely a library to enter but a platform on which urban life keeps continuing thus a building which integrates with the city. As a response to classical repellant cognition of libraries, the building has a potential which can form an urban focus and where people would like to enjoy their day and night.

Image Courtesy © selim senin

Image Courtesy © selim senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: COPENHAGEN MODERN LIBRARY
  • Location: COPENHAGENDenmark
  • Software used: Sketchup , Autocad , Photoshop , vray

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Deanwood Community Center and Library by Perkins Eastman

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: Perkins Eastman

Located in one of the DC’s oldest African-American neighborhoods, the Deanwood Community Center and Library is a joint-use facility that features educational, recreational, and athletic programs for all ages. The variety of programming —early care and education center, recreation pool, sound recording studio, and public library—serves both the local community and patrons from across the city.

Image Courtesy © Perkins Eastman

Image Courtesy © Joseph Romeo

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: Deanwood Community Center and Library
  • Location: U.S.A.
  • Photography: Joseph Romeo
  • Software used: Revit 2014 for renderings in the early stages in the design process.

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KERERU PARK CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION & LIBRARY BUILDING in Auckland, New Zealand By Stephenson & Turner

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: Stephenson & Turner

HEADLINE: From a previously unseen building to a fun, colourful and vibrant part of the community.

S&T has worked with the staff and key stakeholders at Kereru Park Campus in South Auckland to give their school a fresh presence from the street with a new administration and library building. The previous buildings were hidden; almost unseen from the road and plagued by weather tightness issues.

Image Courtesy © Stephenson & Turner

Image Courtesy © Stephenson & Turner

  • Architects: Stephenson & Turner
  • Project: KERERU PARK CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION & LIBRARY BUILDING
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Software used: The initial design was done in Sketch Up 6/7 and the project developed & documented in Revit 2013.

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