Archive for the ‘Mixed use’ Category
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Article source: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
How can you make a motorway section attractive and functional for the local residents? This is the question MoederscheimMoonen Architects set to work on for the Municipality of Schiedam. They devised a unique solution for a stretch of the A4 motorway between the Dutch cities of Delft and Schiedam. The result is wonderful green park and a new sports location that will definitely appeal to the imagination. Located some six metres above the motorway, the sports fields are enclosed by one of the largest canvases in Europe. Together with Lace Fence, the architects created no less than 8,500 m² of colourful fencing that consists of over 1.6 million life-like ‘pixels’.
Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman and Dedots
- Architects: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
- Project: Colourful Sports Park
- Location: Schiedam, The Netherlands
- Photography: Ronald Tilleman and Dedots
- Client: Municipality of Schiedam, The Netherlands
- Architect in charge: Erik Moederscheim
- Project team: Jim de Koning, Ruud Moonen, Fernando Polo Calvo, Sander Malschaert, Christiaan Harmse
- Landscape design: BGSV Bureau voor stedenbouw en landschap
- Fence design: Dedots
- Structural engineering: CAE Nederland BV
- Installation consultancy: IV Bouw BV
- Main contractor for the building: Dura Vermeer Bouw Zuidwest BV
- Contractor for the landscape: Van Kessel Sport en Cultuurtechniek BV
- Surface area: 16,000 m²
- Finalisation of design: March 2015
- Final acceptance: September 2016
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Article source: MUOTO Architectes
The project is a public facility, situated on the new campus of Paris-Saclay. The building hosts a mix of activities including indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a restaurant, cafeteria, and various public spaces: a pedestrian square, street terraces, park areas for deliveries, bikes and cars. The building is organised vertically with its different activities superimposed on one another, using the roof as a panoramic playground for football and basketball games. The different areas are linked by an open staircase that allows independant accesses. The building takes the form of an urban shelf, a vertical public space, accessible to all campus visitors, day or night.
Image Courtesy © MUOTO Architectes
- Architects: MUOTO Architectes
- Project: Public condenser
- Location: Paris, France
- Client: Etablissement Public Paris Saclay (EPPS)
- Consultants: Y-Ingénierie, Bollinger & Grohmann, Alternative, Novorest
- Budget: 6.500.000 €
- Area: 4097 m² + terraces and public space
- Year: 2011 – 2016
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Article source: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.
Nestled at the old industrial district of Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Glad Tidings Vision Centre (GTVC) is a visual respite from its dour surroundings. It is strategically located amidst established and flourishing neighbourhoods, which are predominantly residential.
The brief called for a revamp and upgrade of the old church facilities due to the growing congregation. The new building comprises a Multipurpose Hall, a garden chapel (for wedding, water baptism, prayer and meditation, and outdoor functions), prayer halls, prayer chapel, function rooms for meetings and seminars, and car parking facilities.
Image Courtesy © Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.
- Architects: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.
- Project: Glad Tidings Vision Centre
- Location: Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
- Client: Pioneer Energy Sdn Bhd
- C&S Consultant: GCU Consultants Sdn Bhd
- M&E Consultant: Perunding Timur Sdn Bhd
- Quantity Surveyor: ELP Juruukur Sdn Bhd
- Landscape Architects: Aminuddin Badawi Landscape Consultant
- Main Contractor: SIAB (M) Sdn Bhd
- Design Commencement: 2008
- Construction Commencement: April 2011
- Completion: March 2013
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Article source: Foster + Partners
The construction of a new flagship development, Varso by international real estate developer HB Reavis, comprising three buildings including an office tower designed by Foster + Partners, has commenced with completion scheduled for 2020. It presents a unique new hotspot for businesses, residents and tourists in the heart of Warsaw city centre.
Varso Tower, at 53 stories (310 metres) will be the tallest building in Poland offering generous, flexible modern office spaces. It will also feature an observation deck, which at 230 metres will make it one of the highest in Europe. From here building users, locals and tourists alike will be able to enjoy unique and spectacular views of Warsaw’s skyline and the metropolitan area. There will be also be a restaurant on levels 46 and 47 for visitors. A wide range of facilities and services including shops, restaurants and cafés will occupy the buildings’ ground levels. In addition, vibrant covered internal streets will be open to all throughout the year.
Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Article source: MANDAWORKS
The team of MANDAWORKS and SCHAUMAN & NORDGREN ARCHITECTS are now officially announced winners of the open international competition organized by the city of Tampere for the Hiedanranta city district in Tampere, Finland. The Jury awarded the proposal, ’Hiedanranta Innovation Bay’ with a shared first prize.
The Innovation Spine and its public life. Mandaworks and Schauman & Nordgren Architects, Image Courtesy © Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Architects: Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Project: Hiedanranta Innovation bay
- Location: Tampere, Finland
- Client: City of Tampere
- Collaborators: Traffic consultant Jouni Lehtomaa
- Assignment: Urban Design and City Planning
- Size: 1.500.000 m2 bilt area, 246 Hectares land-area
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Article source: OMA
Located on a majestic stretch of beach in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena District encompasses both sides of Collins Avenue from 32nd to 35th Streets, with direct waterfront views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. Faena District will provide the city of Miami Beach with a neighborhood integrating dynamic cultural, residential, hotel, retail, culinary and public environments with a dynamic combination of art, culture, and design as their foundation. OMA has designed three buildings for Faena District—Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park. These distinct structures are linked by a sequence of public areas including an entry plaza on Collins Avenue and an open courtyard within the Faena Bazaar.
Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park
- Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
- Photography: Bruce Damonte, Iwan Baan and Philippe Ruault
- Renderings: DBox
- Partners: Shohei Shigematsu, Jason Long
- Associate-in-Charge: Jake Forster
- Project Architect: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Paxton Sheldhal
- Team: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Lawrence Siu, Francesca Portesine, Ravi Kamisetti, Ted Lin, Jesung Park, Anupama Garla, Andy Westner, Daniel Queseda Lombo, Andrew Mack, Caroline Corbett, Denis Bondar, Ahmadreza Schricker, Darien Williams, Gabrielle Marcoux, Marcela Ferreira, Jenni Ni Zhan, Lisa Hollywood, Paul Tse, Sarah Carpenter, Carla Hani, Sean Billy Kizy, Simona Solarzano, Ivan Sergejev, Tamara Levy, Matthew Austin, Ben Halpern
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Article source: PLH Arkitekter
The Most Eco-Friendly Building in Vilnius to improve Quality of Life
The K29 business center is a major, new landmark in Vilnius that was to improve quality of life for 1250 workers in a healthy working environment – setting the standards for a healthy and attractive workplace in Lithuania. K29 is built from all natural and mostly local, eco-friendly materials making it the most eco-friendly building in Lithuania to date. The building is situated on Konstitucijos Prospektas (Constitution Avenue) and has created a new destination in Vilnius with a strong iconic expression in the skyline.
Image Courtesy © PLH Arkitekter
- Architects: PLH Arkitekter (Denmark) and UAB Archinova (Lithuania)
- Project: K29
- Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
- Client: UAB Lords
- Area: 7250 sqm
- Gross Floor Area: 15.627 sqm (above ground) + 12.036 sqm (underground car and secure bicycle parking) + 35 meter + 8 floors
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Article source: v2com
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects are delighted to have been recognized by the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) for their development at Pembury Circus, which has been awarded the title “Best Mixed Use Development” at the LEAF Awards 2016, alongside other high profile finalists.
FBM Architects – Pembury Circus, Hackney, London, Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker
- Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
- Project: Pembury Circus
- Location: Hackney, London, UK
- Photography: Tim Crocker
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, plus Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
Friday, January 20th, 2017
Article source: Atelier Brueckner GmbH
A subtle dialogue between historical structure and current architectonic accents is being offered at the former Herding spinning mill in Bocholt. The industrial monument has been reinvented for use as a cultural centre. Warehouse for shows, special exhibition areas, event spaces and catering found place at the so called TextilWerk. “Reanimate and reinvent” were the maxims of ATELIER BRÜCKNER. By means of careful architectural surgery the original functional interrelationships of the factory were underlined. The language of form and colour are derived from the old building structure.
Exterior View at Night, Image Courtesy © Mac Tanó
- Architects: Atelier Brueckner GmbH
- Project: TextilWerk
- Location: Bocholt, Germany
- Photography: Mac Tanó and Martin Holtappels
- Partners: Prof. Uwe R. Brückner, Shirin Frangoul-Brückner, Prof. Eberhard Schlag, Britta Nagel
- Project manager: Michel Casertano
- Graphical guidance system: Jana Fröhlich
- Construction management: BLB of the LWL (The Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe (LWL)
- Construction supervision: Eling Architekten, Wesel
- Planing of the supporting structure: Ingenieurbüro Pross, Bocholt
- Electric planing: Ingenieurbüro Kipp & Knuhr, Borken
- Building services: K&L Energietechnik, Hamminkeln
- Light concept: LDE Belzner Holmes, Stuttgart
- Ceiling installation of the restaurant: ATELIER BRÜCKNER, Stuttgart
- Filmic animation of the foyer: Thauma Motion Design Studio, Stuttgart
- Exhibition space: 6.000 sqm
- Main area: 3.600 sqm
- Floors: 4, plus a new top floor with restaurant
- Contract / Project beginning: 2009
- Opening: 2 September 2011
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.