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Maunula House in Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: K2S Architects 

Maunula House is the central cultural and learning hub of a neighborhood being renewed. Located next to Maunula park in the center of the neighborhood of Maunula, the building is a center of public services to local residents of all ages. The library, the youth center and the adult education center cooperate seamlessly, enabling the co-usage and a high utilization rate of the spaces.

Image Courtesy © Mika Huisman

  • Architects: K2S Architects (Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen)
  • Project: Maunula House
  • Location: Metsäpurontie 4, 00630 Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Mika Huisman
  • Client: City of Helsinki Real Estate Department / Erja Erra, Mika Malkki
  • Design team: Jaakko West, Elina Koivisto, Tommi Terästö, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Tommi Mauno, Juho Vuolteenaho, Petri Ullakko, Matti Wäre, Tuuli Kanerva, Antti Soini
  • Interior design: K2S Architects
  • Structural design: Pontek Engineering / Kari Saarivirta
  • HVAC: Äyräväinen Engineering / Jukka Issakainen
  • Electrical: Stacon Engineering / Kalevi Hämäläinen

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The Wangari Muta Maathai House in Nairobi, Kenya by Boogertman + Partners Architects

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

The Wangari Muta Maathai House Johannesburg, South Africa Boogertman + Partners Architects

The Wangari Muta Maathai House is envisaged as a living memorial – a forum for experiential learning for all Kenyans, Africans and peoples of the globe. Unfolding the life of Wangari Maathai, in an intimate facility, will enable visitors to understand her commitment to human rights, environmental conservation and promoting the culture of peace.

View from the Water Element, Image Courtesy © Boogertman + Partners Architects

  • Architects: Boogertman + Partners Architects
  • Project: The Wangari Muta Maathai House
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Client: The Wangari Muta Maathai Foundation
  • Project Directors: Bob van Bebber, Johann de Wet
  • Team: Judith Paterson, Dilushka Barlow
  • Site area: 8.2 Acres
  • Green Belt Movement Offices area: 2.2 Acres
  • Wangari Maathai Foundation area: 6 Acres

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Kolon Future Research Park in Seoul, Korea by mOrphosis architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: mOrphosis architects

The Kolon Group, based in Seoul, is a diverse corporation whose activities range from textiles, chemicals, and sustainable technologies, to original clothing lines in the athletic and ready-to-wear fashion markets. Between the group’s 38 divisions, Kolon covers research, primary material manufacture, and product construction – a unique configuration that enables the company to capitalize on its own resources and advances, and to forge innovative collaborations between divisions. Supporting this collaborative model was a primary goal behind the design of Kolon’s new Corporate Headquarters and Research Facilities. Bringing researchers, leadership, and designers together in one location, the building combines flexible laboratory facilities with executive offices and active social spaces that encourage greater interaction and exchange across the company.

Image Courtesy © Morphosis Architects

  • Architects: mOrphosis architects
  • Project: Kolon Future Research Park
  • Location: Magok Industrial Park, Seoul, Korea
  • Client: Kolon Industries, Inc.
  • Visualization: Jasmine Park, Sam Tannenbaum
  • Design Director: Thom Mayne
  • Project Principal: Eui-Sung Yi
  • Project Manager: Sung-Bum Lim
  • Project Architects: Ji-Young Jon, Sung-Soo Lim, Zach Pauls, Aaron Ragan
  • Project Designers: Daniel Pruske, Natalia Traverso-Caruana
  • Project Team: Ilaria Campi, Yoon Her, Meari Kim, Sarah Kott, Michelle Lee, Jung Jae Park, Go-Woon Seo, Pablo Zunzunegui

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Astana National Library in Kazakhstan by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

The National Library is conceived as the integration of four organizational strategies into one new national institution:

  • The perfect circle of the national archives;
  • The orbiting spiral of the public spaces;
  • The complex geometry of the Möbius envelope;
  • The radially distributed section of the Kazakh landscape.

Image Courtesy © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Astana National Library
  • Location: (51.1714,71.4282) Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Client: Astana Municipal Administration
  • Collaborators: Arup AGU
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Thomas Christoffersen
  • Size in m2: 45000
  • Date: 31/12/2008
  • Status: Idea
  • Awards: 2009 Cityscape Dubai Award

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Media Library [Third-Place] in Thionville, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

This project has the ambition of becoming a new model for media libraries. The programme calls the functions of a media library into question, lending it the content of a ‘third place’ – a place where members of the public become actors in their own condition, a place for creation as well as reception. In association with the basic programme, the building includes areas for displays, creation, music studios, and a café-restaurant. To give meaning to this new programme, it seemed necessary to question the way in which a place of this kind is produced. The various activities in the programme blend into each other, creating a dynamic arrangement. The spatial principle is based on a non-hierarchical superposition of different systems.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos)
  • Project: Media Library [Third-Place]
  • Location: 1 place Malraux, 57100 Thionville, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons and David Romero-Uzeda
  • 3D Animation: Brooklyn Foundry
  • Architects assistants: Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: Steve Letho Duclos
  • Engineers and consultants:
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
    • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: Solares Bauen
    • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
    • Acoustics: Euro sound project
    • Landscape: Bruno Kubler
  • Budget: 11 000 000€

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Marne-la-Vallée University Library in Paris, France by Beckmann-N’Thépé

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Beckmann-N’Thépé

Future heart and social area of the Marne-la-Vallée university campus, the new central library has the significant advantage of being located on an outstanding site: the Ferme de la Haute Maison. Dating from the 17th century, this \”historic\” site endows the building with a strategic role. Its identity does not just stem from the quality of the constructions: the surrounding moat, which extends into a water garden, and the central courtyard which becomes the main parvis, are two federating components of this site, generating a special emotion.

Image Courtesy © Olivier Amsellem

  • Architects: Beckmann-N’Thépé
  • Project: Marne-la-Vallée University Library
  • Location: Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, France
  • Photography: Olivier Amsellem
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Marne-la-Vallée University (Marne-la-Vallée –77, France)
  • Client Assistance: AURIS (Boulogne Billancourt – 92, France)
  • Project manager: Hélène Méhats
  • Architects: Fabio Cummaudo, Wilfried Daufy, Anne-Catherine Dufros, Marc Durand, Nicolas Gaudard, Thamila Hamiti, David Malaval, David Tajchman, Frédéric Taupin
  • Assistant architects: Amélie Authier, Maïté Dupont, Li Fang, Linna Lay, Laetitia Pignol

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Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

DOKK1 is Scandinavia’s largest public library and represents a new generation of modern hybrid libraries, which will contain multiple potentials. The building is situated at the mouth of the Aarhus River in one of the most prominent sites of the city centre of Aarhus.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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The Curve in Berkshire, England by Colorminium + bblur architecture + CZWG

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

A dynamic team of architects, designers and consultants are celebrating the completion of the £22m cultural hub project, The Curve, located in the centre of Slough, Berkshire, UK. The Curve is the flagship public building and the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre, where over £45m of public investment has already been spent or committed to create an entirely new commercial district – The Heart of Slough. Housing a library, a 280 seat multi-purpose performance venue, and spaces for council meetings and exhibitions, the 4,500 sq m building consolidates disparate community functions and registrar services across the centre of Slough.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

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Sant Josep Library in Alicante, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio 

The Library of Sant Josep is situated in a sprawling area of the town of Ontinyent, along with two primary schools and the IES Jaume I, also designed by Ramón Esteve studio. This is a free square volume within a green surroundings dotted with trees.

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio
  • Project: Sant Josep Library
  • Location: Jávea, Alicante, Spain
  • Photography: Diego Opazo, XaviMolla and Ramón Esteve
  • Collaborating Architects: Esther Broseta, Rubén Navarro, Olga Badía, Anna Boscà
  • Collaborators: Silvia M. Martínez, Tudi Soriano, Patricia Campos, Estefanía Pérez
  • Technical Architect: Emilio Pérez
  • Developer: Ajuntament d’Ontinyent
  • Constructor: Construcciones Díaz Sala
  • Project Manager: Manuel Pamíes
  • Built Surface: 638.18 m2
  • Project: 2008
  • Completion Date: 2010

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Ambient Tower Dubai- Thyssenkrupp by ZERAFA ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Article source: ZERAFA ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Za’abeel Park has been designed to showcase Dubai’s status as a regional center for the development of high-technology and IT industries through a unique mix of educational and recreational facilities. The development of these facilities within a large scale garden-park setting has created a multi-faceted urban space within the city center for both residents and visitors alike. This urban idea is fundamental to the “new face of Dubai” and the future development of the city within an international context. Within this spirit, the proposed “Emblem” tower for Za’abeel Park should be expressive of the confluence of these regional ideas, energy, and culture which define the modern city with an underlying emotional reference to a more universal iconography.

Image Courtesy © ZERAFA ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

  • Architects: ZERAFA ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
  • Project: Ambient Tower Dubai- Thyssenkrupp
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, V-Ray
  • Client: Dubai Municipality
  • Joint Venture Architect: Gregory T Waugh, AIA
  • Design Team: Jason Zerafa, Joaquin Boldrini, , Pablo Zamorano, Luis E. Carmona, Katherine Moya.
  • Structural Consultant: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP.
  • Structural Design Team: Ramon Gilsanz, Jessica Mandrick
  • Mechanical Consultant: Consentini
  • Mechanical Design Team: Mike Maybaum, David Leo.
  • Size: 7238 sm.
  • Status: International Competition Proposal.

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