Archive for the ‘Mixed use’ Category
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Article source: Spark Architects
SPARK has completed the design of Prince’s Building a 71,600-square-metre mixed-use development and transportation hub for China Merchants. Located in Shenzhen South China the 110-metre-high, 27-storey office tower and five retail pavilions are connected by landscaped terraces that combine to create a unique naturally ventilated retail and business destination for the lively Skekou district of the city. The buildings sit over and adjacent to a new transportation hub that includes a bus terminal and the Seaworld subway station.
Image Courtesy © Spark Architects
- Architects: Spark Architects
- Project: PRINCE’S BUILDING
- Location: SHENZHEN, CHINA
- Total GFA (sqm): 71,600sqm
- Office: 47,200sqm
- Retail: 20,400sqm
- Bus Terminal: 4000sqm
- Master Plan and Architecture: SPARK
- Project Director: Stephen Pimbley, Lim Wenhui
- Project Associates: Carlo Joson, Peter Morris
- Team: Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Lintang Wuriantari, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Olivia, Wong, Fabian Ong, Paula Zheng, Arnold Galang, Natasha Hill
- Client: China Merchants
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Article source: Rocco Design Architects Ltd
The CITIC Financial Centre is the headquarters building of CITIC Securities Company Limited based in Shenzhen. The project is located at the western gateway area of Shenzhen Bay flanking a green public space to the west. The programs include offices, conference facilities, hotels and residential apartments. It will be the first urban mixed-use complex built at the site.
Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Ltd
- Architects: Rocco Design Architects Ltd
- Project: CITIC Financial Centre
- Location: Shenzhen, China
- Designed Year: 2014
- Site Area: 50,770 sq. m
- Total G.F.A: 241,000 sq. m
- Project Team: Rocco Yim, William Tam, Derrick Tsang, Dennis Chan, Cindy Chan, Cai Jing Hua, Cecilia Cheng, Carmen Lee
- Client: CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Article source: HUB
The workhouse is part of a complex situated alongside the canal which has a very original and distinct character thanks to its special typology and materialisation. Unlike traditional industrial ‘boxes’, the workhouse’s programmatic mix is rather peculiar: it includes a garage, workshops, offices and a caretaker’s residence.
View-of-the-sculptural-ending-to-the-side-on-which-both-channels-meet-¬-Allard-van-der-Hoek, Image Courtesy © Allard van der Hoek
- Architects: HUB
- Project: Workhouse de scheepvaart
- Location: Schoten, Belgium
- Photography: Allard van der Hoek
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Article source: Taller KEN
\”Saul Z¬¬¬¬¬ona 14\” is a house with many charms. Under one roof, we combine fashion, design, art, objects and food. Here, a union of culture and commerce full of surprises and small treasures entices clients and visitors to take the time to enjoy diverse experiences. It is a place to meet, to stop for a drink at the café, to shop at the store or to visit the terrace to have a long meal or just sit to read. The design’s playful qualities draw from cultural references.
Image Courtesy © Andres Asturias
- Architects: Taller KEN
- Project: Saul E. Méndez, Zona 14
- Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Photography: Andres Asturias
- Client: Corporation Merino S.A.
- Completed: 2013
- Size: 450 sqm
- Type: Cafe/ Retail – Menswear
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group
The Metroplex, a luxurious 9 screen multiplex cinema, opened this year in Hong Kong’s iconic Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre. Situated adjacent to the widely popular Star Hall, a 3600 seat scene of many major international concerts, The Metroplex is a self-operated independent cinema showing a wide range of films ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, to international award-winners, festival entries, local, specialty and independent films. Beyond its cutting edge technical advantages, Metroplex has the flexibility to cross platform live streaming, concerts & shows, multi-media conferences, and many other events. To support these presentations, the complex was designed to host premieres, dinners, cocktail parties, and business gatherings.
Image Courtesy © Walters-Storyk Design Group
- Acoustical consultants: Walters-Storyk Design Group
- Project: Metroplex Cinema
- Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Software used: Isolation simulations and Auralizations
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Article source: Taylor Kurtz Archtitecture + Design Inc.
The design strategies developed for the site build on the significant natural attributes of the immediate context while addressing several significant problems and missed opportunities that existed within the park. The following design initiatives were developed to address these issues:
Image Courtesy © Ema Peter Photography
- Architects: Taylor Kurtz Archtitecture + Design Inc.
- Project: South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre
- Location: Surrey, BC Canada
- Photography: Ema Peter Photography
- Software used: Revit
- Structural Engineer: WHM
- Landscape: PFS Studio
Image Courtesy © Ema Peter Photography
- Quantity Surveyor: James Bush and Associates
- Building Envelope: Halsall
- Land Surveyor: Butler Sundvick
- Floor Area: 2,124 sm (22,800sf)
- Construction Value: $7.0M
Friday, July 18th, 2014
Article source: Proctor and Matthews Architects
Winner – RIBA National Award 2014, Winner – ‘Richard Fielden Award’ Housing Design Awards, Winner – Best Housing Project, Brick Awards 2013, Winner Galvanizing Awards, ‘Architecture in Detail’
Hargood Close is a supported housing scheme in Colchester, (for vulnerable people in need of emergency temporary accommodation) providing a mix of apartments including studios, one and two bedroom dwellings, as well as family houses. The brief called for a mix of dwelling types that would provide more flexible options to help staff respond to the differing living requirements of changing tenants. In addition the brief specified improved space for both onsite and visiting staff, communal space, meeting rooms and a secure children’s play area.
Image Courtesy © Proctor and Matthews Architects
- Architects: Proctor and Matthews Architects
- Project: Hargood Close
- Location: Essex, UK
- Client: Family Mosaic
- Contract value: £3.4 Million
- Project status: Completed April 2014
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Article source: C.F. Møller Architects
The architectural idea of the building is derived from an inside-out perspective, where the social qualities of the building are a dominant driver for the design: Often in tall buildings, the sense of community amongst the occupants is challenged by the fact that you hardly ever meet your neighbours, except coming and going via the lobby and at the lifts.
Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Article source: Schaap en Sturm Architecten
The building commits 71 apartments (47 in social housing and 24 apartments for sale), a studio for guests, an huge atrium entrance hall with a collective coffee corner and terraces. Below the building is a parking, a bicycle parking and private storages. The starting point of the project where in fact two dwelling projects, with a small cycling path in between.
Image Courtesy © Schaap en Sturm Architecten
Friday, July 11th, 2014
Article source: Joey Ho Design Limited
Located in an exclusive mall in the heart of Hong Kong. The brief is to elevate this restaurant into a playful and casual gourmet concept, and allowing customers not only a place to refuel, but to socialize with friends and colleagues, which is the true essence of urban lifestyle.
Image Courtesy © Dick Liu
- Architects: Joey Ho Design Limited
- Project: Urban
- Location: Shop 322, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
- Photography: Dick Liu
- Built area: 289.5 sq. m. (3,116 sq. ft.)
- Design Period: Jun 2013 to Aug 2013
- Completion (date): Sep 2013 to Nov 2013
- Finishing materials: Clear Glass, Clear Mirror, Eulsion Paint, Plastic Laminate, Vinyl, Stone,