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Start-up Center & 50Plus Campus in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

MOBILITY MASTERPLAN

At the early twenty century Spanish urban planner Cerda believed that the steam tram would dominate the future of transportation in Barcelona and as such designed the “Ensanche”, an urban grid with a 45 degree angle block so that the tram could have enough clearance to turn.

Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects (Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Yejun Pee, Sojung Noh, Iago Blanco)
  • Project: Start-up Center & 50Plus Campus
  • Location: Chandong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Visualization: Fran Mateos
  • Façade consultant: VS-A
  • Size: 16300 m2
  • Year: 2017

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Hästholmssundet in Stockholm, Sweden by Kjellander Sjöberg

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: Kjellander Sjöberg

Gräddviken together with Hästholmssundet form the sixth phase in the urban development project Kvarnholmen in the Nacka municipality. The area has a great potential to become an attractive urban environment. The strongest qualities of the place are its waterfront location by Svindersviken, the dramatic topography towards the south, and the Stockholm inlet, which offers great vistas and good light conditions. The main objective of the plan is to develop a vibrant and varied district, where the existing qualities of the site are embraced and new pathways, destination points, and programs are established, benefitting urban life.

Image Courtesy © Kjellander Sjöberg

  • Architects: Kjellander Sjöberg
  • Project: Hästholmssundet
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Client: KUAB Kvarholmen utveckling AB
  • Collaborator: Urbio
  • Partner in charge: Ola Kjellander
  • Team: Stefan Sjöberg, Fredrik Pettersson, Sylvia Neiglick, Charlotte Fredriksson, Bart Claasen, Pontus Nilsson
  • Size: 120 000 sq m, 900-1200 housing units
  • Year: 2014

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Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast in Cairo by 1O DESIGN

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: 1O DESIGN 

10 DESIGN is the Master Planner for the Jefaira development, overlooking the enchanting shores of the Mediterranean on the Egyptian North Coast.   The site of 550 hectares stretches 3 km along the seafront with natural beaches and cliffs forming a unique topography.

Image Courtesy © 1O DESIGN

  • Architects: 1O DESIGN
  • Project: Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Client: INERTIA Properties
  • Design Team: Valentin Hunzinger, Alex Cozma, Jon Derrin, Ewa Koter, Peter Alsterholm, Yasser Salomon, and Sergii Zvagolskyi
  • Design Partner: Gordon Affleck
  • Design Director: Paul Rodgers

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High Street South in Manila, Philippines by CAZA Architects

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: CAZA Architects

Activating the cultural center of Manila’s Bonifacio Global City, CAZA’s design for the High Street South project fuses the neighborhood, district, and urban scales of the master plan around a spine that functions as a network for public spaces. Borrowing from the geological notion of stratification, CAZA created multiple layers of public space that weave together circulation, culture, recreation and event spaces through a collection of hybridized mixed-use towers. Tower typologies are informed by striated levels that include public spaces of mobility and retail at the ground level; semi-private spaces for recreation and amenities; and private residential spaces with urban villas, terraced apartments, and loft units. With the facades’ playfully idiosyncratic grid patterns that correspond to these layers of tower typology, CAZA has designed a family of unique towers that share a unifying visual language and create a gracefully moving texture against the Manila skyline.

Image Courtesy © CAZA Architects

  • Architects: CAZA Architects
  • Project: High Street South
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Client: SM Investments
  • Architect of Record: Esteban Y. TAN
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura Del Pino, Marc Leverant
  • Status: Under Construction

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Kangas – City of Gardens in Jyväskylä, Finland by Schauman & Nordgren Architects

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects 

Schauman & Nordgren Architects are announced winners of the open masterplan competition for the transformation of the old industrial area of Kangas in Jyväskylä. The jury awarded the proposal “Kangas – City of Gardens” a first prize.

The city of Jyväskylä has approximately 140.000 inhabitants and is one of the fastest growing business centres in Finland. The former industrial area of Kangas is located about 1,5 km north-east of the city centre of Jyväskylä and is characterized by the historically and culturally significant paper factory located in the heart of the area. The factory complex has been transformed into a creative campus used by the educational institutions of the city. The aim of the competition was to introduce a diverse and robust urban structure for living, working and learning in the immediate context of the transformed factory complex. When fully developed, the area of Kangas will introduce 5.000 new homes and more than 2000 new work places. In addition to that a large educational campus facility of 33.000 m2 will be located in the area.

Kangas Plaza. The ground floors open up towards the life on the square, Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects

  • Architects: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
  • Project: Kangas – City of Gardens
  • Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Client: City of Jyväskylä, Skanska construction Ltd, YIT construction Ltd, Jyväs Parkki Oy
  • Collaborators: Jouni Lehtomaa (traffic planning), Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
  • Size: 110.000 m2

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Seebad Breitenbrunn in Austria by Söhne & Partner architects

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: Söhne & Partner architects

The design for the “Masterplan Seebad Breitenbrunn” was created in collaboration with ‘Best(un)Built’ and ‘Alles ist Landschaft’ within an EU-wide open competition call. Even though we didn’t win we are happy about a nomination among the top 5 of a total of 50 participants.

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

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20 hectare urban regeneration project in Bunkyō-ku, Japan by Conran and Partners

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Won in limited competition against a list of international architects including Cesar Pelli, KPF and Kengo Kuma, Conran and Partners has led this significant project, Tokyo’s single largest development in the last 10 years, as both Design Architect and Design Supervisor since 2004.

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

  • Architects: Conran and Partners 
  • Project: 20 hectare urban regeneration project 
  • Location: Bunkyō-ku, Japan
  • Photography: Edmund Sumner

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Christiansholm island in Copenhagen’s inner harbor, Denmark by COBE

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: COBE

Today, the winner of the international competition regarding a masterplan for Christiansholm island in Copenhagen’s inner harbour was announced to be COBE together with Inside Outside, Via Trafik and Transsolar. The winning proposal builds on the provisional urban life that already exists today on the island by replacing the existing warehouses with new Copenhagen Halls containing informal, public functions, and housing on top.

Image Courtesy © COBE and Luxigon

Image Courtesy © COBE and Luxigon

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Christiansholm island
  • Location: Copenhagen’s inner harbor, Denmark
  • Photography: COBE and Luxigon
  • Client: CPH City & Port Development
  • Landscape Architect: Inside Outside
  • Traffic engineer: Via Trafik
  • Climate engineer: Transsolar
  • Program: Masterplan for Christiansholm
  • Size: 45.000 m2 public funtions and housing

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La Grande Mosaïque in Caen, France by MVRDV

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV

La Grande Mosaïque, MVRDV’s project in Caen, France, has been in development for two years and has already seen a series of projects under construction within the masterplan, with many more breaking ground in the coming years. The 600 hectare masterplan tackles the problems caused by the area’s heavy industry and rapid de-industrialisation, integrating the historic aspects of the site with the natural environment. The development includes a mix of housing, offices, mixed-use buildings, public spaces and infrastructure; all stitched together and laid out using a spatial planning tool, ‘the offset’, created by MVRDV. In a move to engage locals, an exhibition of MVRDV’s works and Le Grand Mosaïque is open to public viewing in ‘Le Pavillon’, an exhibition space in the old city port, until the 13th March 2016.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: La Grande Mosaïque
  • Location: Caen, Normandy, France
  • MVRDV Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, with Frans de Witte, Bertrand Schippan (PM), Maxime Enrico, Marie Saladin, Pauline Degrand Guillaud, Linda Andersson and Johan Schweig
  • Co-Architect: Diagram Architecture, Paris, FR
  • Landscape Architect: Territoires, Paris, FR
  • Urbanists: Pro Developpment, Paris, FR
  • Infrastructure: Egis, Paris, FR
  • Sociologist: Philippe Cabane, Paris, FR
  • Model: Made by Mistake, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (more…)

Quartier Grillweg in Graz, Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH 

Zechner & Zechner win the competition for the “Quartier Grillweg in Graz”

At Graz’s Western access road, where remains of the former “Euroshopping” currently stand, a “green courtyard“ with about 400 flats and appropriate infrastructure is to be erected. Out of 82 admitted projects the architectural firm Zechner & Zechner won the two-stage competition.

Image Courtesy © Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

Image Courtesy © Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH 
  • Project: Quartier Grillweg in Graz
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Landscape architecture: 3:0 Landschaftsarchitektur, Vienna
  • Client: Immovate, Graz
  • Site: 38.000 m2
  • Gross floor area  (above ground): ca. 41.000 m2
  • Apartments: ca. 400 units
  • Competition: 2015
  • Construction phase: planned starting in 2016

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