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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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Mirdif Hills Masterplan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by JDArchitects

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Article source: JDArchitects

JDA were commissioned to work with local architects A2Z to design and formulate a master plan for a 9 hectare site in the west area of Dubai city, close to international airport. JDA are responsible for the concept and design brief, with A2Z responsible for local design and technical brief. The completed master plan is 3.5m ft2 of new development and community. 70% of the development is residential apartments and duplex facing the parkland to the east. The central zone has a hotel with serviced apartments, shops and restaurants surrounding a piazza. The site runs east to west and can all be accessed by pedestrian ways through gardens, courtyards and climate controlled zones, with parking and utilities in the basement areas. JDA have designed a modern, sustainable development with local influences taken from traditional Emirate architecture. This includes a mosque, medical centres and nurseries. Mirdif is a gated community with all facilities for living in this harsh environment. Planning consent has been granted by Dubai Municipality. JDA have now embarked on detail design and tender for this project.

Image Courtesy © JDArchitects

Image Courtesy © JDArchitects

  • Architects: JDArchitects
  • Project: Mirdif Hills Masterplan
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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ATRIO in Bogotá, Colombian by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

RSHP unveils plans for mixed-use development in central Bogotá

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has unveiled plans for ATRIO, a major mixed-use commercial development in central Bogotá comprising two towers connected by a large, open public space at ground level.

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

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Brick Neighbourhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia by dekleva gregoric arhitekti

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Article source: dekleva gregoric arhitekti 

How to establish a clear spatial, material and social identity of the neighbourhood? This question was the basic principle when developing the design of objects and their surroundings in terms of deeper connection of future residents with their living environment.

The concept of the 3D erosion is resulting from the critique of the existing master plan with generic volumes in terms of size and height and their arbitrary position. This concept of sub-structuring of the volume is further reflected in the material expression: the initial envelope is defined with the brick layer and the cut-outs with balconies in render.

Façade of two aligned buildings facing the neighbourhood park, Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Façade of two aligned buildings facing the neighbourhood park, Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: dekleva gregoric arhitekti
  • Project: Brick Neighbourhood
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Software used: Autocad, 3Dmax and Photoshop
  • Date: 2005-2014
  • Client: SSRS – National Housing Trust
  • Competition team: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Flavio Coddou
  • Project team: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Martina Marčan, Andi Koder, Tea Smrke,  Daniel Schwartz, Simon Vrščaj
  • Source: open competition, 1. prize
  • Master plan: LUZ d.d.
  • Landscape / greenery: bruto d.o.o.
  • Area: 20.185 m2

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Grant Associates completes sustainable public realm landscape for Bristol’s historic waterfront

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Article source: UK landscape architects Grant Associates

The final phase of public realm landscape design for Bristol’s award-winning Harbour side development has been completed by UK landscape architects Grant Associates for developer Crest Nicholson. The completion of the 15 year regeneration project comes as Bristol celebrates its status as European Green Capital in 2015 – awarded for the City’s outstanding commitment to sustainability, creativity, culture and innovation.

Image Courtesy © UK landscape architects Grant Associates

Image Courtesy © UK landscape architects Grant Associates

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New Erbaa Pinery Social Habitat by Selim Senin

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

Designed a structure that is lost in space. Habitat sits on 5 different heights. The richness of space is provided by the courtyard. The terrace with stairs and ramps provide access easily. Open space and public space through different levels are turned into public places without losing its influence in both specialized.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: New Erbaa Pinery Social Habitat
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad, Vray, Photoshop

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City of Paris approves MVRDV’s restructuring of 1970s superblock in Montparnasse

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

The City of Paris has given the green light to MVRDV’s ambitious plan for the restructuring of the mixed-use urban block Vandamme Nord at Gaîté-Montparnasse in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. The large building complex, built in the 1970s, comprises a shopping centre, offices, a public library, a hotel and an underground car park, all of which will be retrofitted so as to reintroduce the human scale to an urban environment largely characterized by wide boulevards and monolithic structures. In addition to the face-lift provided by a new facade, the accessibility and programmatic identity of each of these programs will be improved through a total internal reorganisation of the complex. The building’s restructuring also foresees extending the existing commercial spaces, creating new office space, a new kindergarten, an expanded library, a conference centre, as well as a number of social housing units.

Each programmatic component in the building gets its own distinct facade, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Each programmatic component in the building gets its own distinct facade, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: City of Paris approves MVRDV’s restructuring of 1970s superblock in Montparnasse
  • Location: Montparnasse, Paris, France

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“THE BIG U – REBUILD BY DESIGN” in New York by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Article source: BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and HUD, is aimed at addressing structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Hurricane Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region and developing fundable solutions to better protect residents from future climate events. We propose a protective system around Manhattan from West 54th street south to The Battery and up to East 40th street: 10 continuous miles of low-lying geography that comprise an incredibly dense, vibrant, and vulnerable urban area.

Image Courtesy © BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: THE BIG U – REBUILD BY DESIGN
  • Location: New York, U.S.A.
  • Client: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Status: In Progress
  • Size in m2: 1000000
  • Project type: Federal competition
  • Code: HUD
  • Collaborators: ONE Architecture, Starr Whitehouse, James Lima Planning + Development, Level Infrastructure, BuroHappold, Arcadis, Green Shield Ecology, AEA Consulting, Project Projects, School of Constructed Environments at Parsons
  • PROJECT TEAM
    • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Thomas Christofferson
    • Project Leader: Jeremy Alain Siegel, Daniel Kidd
    • Team: Kurt Nieminen, Dammy Lee, Yifu Sun, Jack Lipson, David Spittler, Blake Smith, David Dottelonde, Ken Amoah, Choonghyo Lee, Wesley Chiang, Daisy Zhong, Hector Garcia, Riccardo de Palma, Yaziel Juarbe, Taylor Hewett

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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION SOUTH CAMPUS MASTER PLAN in Washington, D.C by BIG

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Article source: BIG

Working closely with the Smithsonian, we conceived a master plan for the South Mall Campus as an example of radical reinterpretation. To resolve the contradictions between old and new, and to find freedom within the boundaries of strict regulation and historical preservation, we chose to carefully reinterpret the elements that are already present in the campus. The proposed master plan will be implemented over a 10-to-20–year period beginning in 2016.

Image Courtesy © BIG

Image Courtesy © BIG

  • Architects: BIG
  • Project: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION SOUTH CAMPUS MASTER PLAN
  • Location: Washington, D.C, U.S.A.
  • Status: In Progress
  • Size in m2: 123703
  • Project type: Commission
  • Client: Smithsonian Institution
  • Collaborators: SurfaceDesign, Robert Silman Associates, GHT Limited, EHT Traceries, Stantec, Atelier Ten VJ Associates, Wiles Mensch, PE Group, FDS Design Studio, Kleinfelder
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Manager: Ziad Shehab
  • Project Leaders: Daniel Kidd, Sean Franklin
  • Team: Suemin Jeon, Alana Goldweit, Cadence Bayley, Lina Bondarenko, Annette Miller, Otilia Pupezeanu, Choongyho Lee, Doug Stechschulte, Jeremy Alain Siegel, Alexandre Hamlyn, Julian Ocampo Salazar, Tammy Teng, Daisy Zhong

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2050 PARIS SMART CITY in France by Vincent Callebaut

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Article source: Vincent Callebaut

FOR A SUSTAINABLE, DENSE AND CONNECTED CITY

Following the Climate Energy Plan of Paris aimed at reducing 75% of the greenhouse gas emissions within 2050, the « 2050 PARIS SMART CITY » project is a research and development work on the integration of high-rise buildings with plus-energy (BEPOS) producing by solidarity all together energy for the surrounding areas. In order to fight against the urban heat-island phenomenon by increasing in the same time the density of the city in the long-term, this study presents 8 prototypes of mixed towers. These towers repatriate the nature in the heart of the city and integrate from their design the rules of bioclimatism and the renewable and recyclable energies in short loop through innovative systems. Turned to new social innovations, they invent first new eco-responsible ways of life to implement the quality of life of the city-dwellers in the respect of the environment.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut

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