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knowledge centre ARhus in Roeselare, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

A key project in the heart of the Belgian city of Roeselare is the renewal of the inner-city nucleus formed by Noordstraat, Ooststraat and Henri Horriestraat. The city centre will be structurally strengthened by enlarging a modern centre of knowledge and learning, developing additional commercial premises and building new homes. The renewal project is situated right in the centre of the city. It is an integral part of the main shopping precinct that stretches between the Saint Michael Church and the Grote Markt (market square) on the one hand and the railway station on the other.

Image Courtesy © BURO II & ARCHI+I

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: knowledge centre ARhus
  • Location: Roeselare, Belgium
  • Client: City of Roeselare
  • Team: Arch. Tom Vandorpe [project director], Arch. Kevin Huysentruyt and arch. Riet Ide [design architect], Arch. Jo Baeke [project architect], Int.arch. Anne-Mie Vermaut [interior architect]
  • Actual execution term: yard started January 2010
  • Handover date: February 20, 2014
  • Gross fl oor area: 7.460 m²
  • Originally estimated budget full ex-kbc site: € 34.824.000,00 [excl. BTW]
  • Originally estimated budget knowledge centre: 18.000.000,00 [excl. BTW]
  • Contracted budget: € 180.000,00 [demolition]

Mediatheque in Mont de Marsan, France by ARCHI5

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Article source: ARCHI5

The Media Library is a strong cultural symbol for the Marsan urban area. It is a place of discovery, gatherings and exchanges for its users. It is a visible, distinctive building without being overpowering.

The Media Library stands in the middle of the Bosquet barracks, and care has been taken to augment the dialogue with the place’s strong architectural whole. With its clean envelope of pure geometric lines, a 197 ft x 197 ft square, the building complies with the classical layout yet contrasts with its austerity by offsetting the system with a corner opening onto the city. Its façades reflect the surrounding barracks like a respectful, deferential mirror.

Image Courtesy © Didier Boy de la Tour.

  • Architects: ARCHI5
  • Project: Mediatheque
  • Location: Mont de Marsan, France
  • Photography: Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan, Gaston F. Bergeret, Didier Boy de la Tour.
  • Client: Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan
  • Program: Construction of a Mediatheque, conference hall. Conception of the furnitures and the signage.Underground car park.
  • Surface: 4 750 m ²
  • Cost: 12 309 000 € Excl. Tax.
  • Timetable: Competition prize winner June 2007 – Opening Nov. 2012
  • Engineer, economist: Mizrahi
  • Acoustic designer: Tisseyre & Associés

Winds of Change Library by Michael Jantzen

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Winds of Change Library is a conceptual design proposal for an earth friendly library powered by the wind. This multi level structure would have a large garden with trees, plants, and grass covering the entire two level roof. The roof garden would help to keep the library cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. It would also function as a safe and comfortable place for the visitors to read outdoors. The roof garden is also designed to capture and store rainwater for use in and around the library.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Winds of Change Library
  • Status: Unbuilt

King Fahad National Library in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Gerber Architekten

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: Gerber Architekten

The King Fahad National Library, one of the most important cultural buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was completed and went into use for its intended purpose in November 2013. This project sees Professor Eckhard Gerber and his Gerber Architekten team accomplishing one of the most important urban development and cultural projects in the capital, Riyadh. The design functions as the central driving force behind a piece of urban development and rearrangement, and combines the challenge of designing within the existing building stock with respect for Arabian culture.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: King Fahad National Library
  • Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Photography: Gerber Architekten, Christian Richters
  • Software used:Archicad and Graphisoft.
  • Client: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Interior Designer: Gerber Architekten
  • Landscape Architecture: Gerber Architekten in Cooperation with Kienle Planungsgesellschaft.
  • Lightning Design: Gerber Architekten
  • HVACR: DS – Plan (Drees & Sommer Group)
  • Structural Framework: Bollinger & Grohmann Ingenieure
  • In cooperation with: Saudi Consulting Services
  • Main contractor: Saudi Bin Laden Group
  • Competition: 1999 – 2002
  • Design: 2004 – 2006
  • Construction: 2008 – 2013
  • Completion: November 2013

Library for the community in Muyinga, Burundi by BC Architects

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Article source: BC Architects

The first library of Muyinga, part of a future inclusive school for deaf children, in locally sourced compressed earth blocks, built with a participatory approach.

Our work in Africa started within the framework of BC was asked to scale the “Open structures” model to an architectural level. A construction process involving end-users and second-hand economies was conceived. Product life cycles, water resource cycles en energy cycles were connected to this construction process. This OpenStructures architectural model was called Case Study (CS) 1: Katanga, Congo. It was theoretical, and fully research-based. 5 years later, the library of Muyinga in Burundi nears completion.

Image Courtesy © BC Architects

  • Architects: BC Architects
  • Project: Library for the community
  • Location: Muyinga, Burundi
  • Client: ODEDIM
  • Local material consultancy: BC studies
  • Community participation and organisation: BC studies and ODEDIM Muyinga
  • Cooperation: ODEDIM Muyinga NGO, Satimo vzw, Sint-Lucas Architecture University, Sarolta Hüttl, Sebastiaan De Beir, Hanne Eckelmans
  • Financial support: Satimo vzw, Rotary Aalst, Zonta Brugge, Province of West-Flanders
  • Budget: 40 000 €
  • surface: 140m2
  • Concept: 2012
  • Status: Completed

New University Library in Cayenne, French Guiana by rh+ architecture

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Article source: rh+ architecture

A coordinating facility, open to the University 
The building of the University Library, located at the heart of the Guyanese University Campus has to be a driving force within the University and contribute to its regional radiance. It is a structuring facility for all the buildings that constitute the Guyanese University Campus : its vocation is to gather books and readers in a unique place dedicated to knowledge, an open and generous place within the University

Image Courtesy © Jean-Michel André + Jonathan Cacchia

  • Architects: rh+ architecture
  • Project: New University Library
  • Location: Cayenne, French Guiana
  • Photography: Jean-Michel André + Jonathan Cacchia
  • Project owner: Rectorat de Guyane
  • Cost: 5,3 M € HT
  • Net surface: 2 143 m²
  • Delivery: December 2013

St. Louis Public Library, Central Library Transformation and Restoration by Cannon Design

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: Cannon Design

Nearing the 100th-year anniversary of its Central branch, the St. Louis Public Library sought to modernize the space for a new century, increase public access, and enhance the original Beaux Arts building by Cass Gilbert as a cultural treasure.

From the building’s original south entry, a granite stair leads to the reception foyer, which is connected to a central Great Hall. The hall is surrounded by five wings, four dedicated to public reading rooms and the fifth, the North Wing, to a multistory book depository.

Image Courtesy © Tim Hursley

  • Architects: Cannon Design
  • Project: St. Louis Public Library, Central Library Transformation and Restoration
  • Photography: Tim Hursley
  • Owner: St. Louis Public Library
  • Architectural Support: Grice Group Architects
  • Construction Manager: BSI Constructors
  • Consulting Restoration Architect: Frens and Frens
  • Environmental Graphics and Signage: Kuhlmann-Leavitt, Inc.
  • Engineer MEP and FP, Audiovisuals, Lighting Design: William Tao & Associates
  • Engineer Structural and Civil, Exterior Restoration: David Mason & Associates
  • Lighting Design: Derek Porter Stuio
  • Owner Representative: CLR

Odegaard Undergraduate Library in Seattle, Washington by The Miller Hull Partnership

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Article source: The Miller Hull Partnership

The interior renovation of this library at the University of Washington not only transformed an outmoded 1970s-era building but also reimagined the learning experience for students in the 21st century. The project also recognizes the inherent sustainability in renovation and reuse of a facility versus building new. Removal of the building’s most dominant feature—the imposing central staircase—essentially “found” an additional 6,000 square feet of previously underused space, the equivalent of 36 dorm rooms.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

  • Architects:The Miller Hull Partnership
  • Project: Odegaard Undergraduate Library
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Photography: Lara Swimmer
  • Owner: University of Washington
  • Contractor: Mortenson Construction 
  • Graphics, Wayfinding: Mayer Reed 
  • Structural: Coughlin Porter Lundeen  

Safe Haven Library in Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects

In January 2009, TYIN invited 15 Norwegian architect students from NTNU to participate in a workshop at the Safe Haven Orphanage, Thailand. Associate Professor Hans Skotte and architect Sami Rintala led the workshop.

Bookshelves run the whole length of the back wall of the library giving room to hundreds of books in all kinds of languages, Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects
  • Project: Safe Haven Library
  • Location: Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Client: Safe Haven Orphanage          
  • Project: Library       
  • Cost: 29 000 NOK / 3 800 EUR
  • Building period: 12th – 29th January 2009     
  • Area: 128m2            
  • Built by: Professors and students from NTNU         
  • Students: Pasi Aalto, Jan Kristian Borgen, Mari Folven, Ragnhild Forde, Sunniva Vold Huus, Olav Fasetbru Kildal, Lene M. N. Kvaerness, Oda Moen Most, Orjan Nyheim, Karoline Salomonsen, Anne Sandnes, Ola Sendstad, Kristoffer B. Thorud, Caroline Tjernas, Anders Sellevold Aaseth
  • Professors: Sami Rintala, Hans Skotte 
  • Collaborator: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Sponsors: Norsk Betongforening, Bygg Uten Grenser, Minera Norge, Spenncon, NTNU


Old Market Library in Bangkok, Thailand by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects

The Old Market Library is built in a 100-year-old market building. The section for the library measures 3×9 metres internally, with a back yard facing a small canal. The roof and the walls were in very poor condition, and consequently any new element had to be self-supporting.

Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects ( Kasama Yamtree, Pasi Aalto, Andreas Grontvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Magnus Henriksen, Erlend Bauck Sole )
  • Project: Old Market Library
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Client: Old Market Community
  • Project: Community house
  • Cost: 27 000 NOK / 3 600 EUR
  • Building period: March 2009 – May 2009
  • Area: 58,48 m2
  • Built by: TYIN tegnestue and the Min Buri community
  • Collaborator: CASE Studio Architects
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