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Oosterdokseiland (0245 ODEC) in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Crepain Binst Architecture nv

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Article source: Crepain Binst Architecture nv

Plot 3A is part of a large urban redevelopment project on the Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam. The master plan was drafted by Erick van Egeraat. Its concept is characterized by radials enabling the widest possible view of the water. The construction is a complex of 25,000 m² of shops, offices, social housing and luxurious apartments around a courtyard, enclosed by walls 10 floors high. The model garden is a green oasis of tranquillity between the quay and the railway line.

Image Courtesy © Dirk Verwoerd

  • Architects: Crepain Binst Architecture nv (Luc Reyn)
  • Project: Oosterdokseiland (0245 ODEC)
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Dirk Verwoerd and CIIID
  • Proprietor: MAB Development
  • Collaborator: Robert Osinga, Thomas Cols
  • Engineering: Huygen Elwako Apuiseurs
  • General contractor: Smits Bouwbedrijf
  • Start design: 2002
  • Temporary completion: 2012
  • Site: 3.100 m2
  • Total: 20.000 m

Reforma Towers in Mexico City, Mexico by Richard Meier & Partners

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their new project in Mexico City. The new Reforma Towers will become a dynamic mixed-use development composed of two towers with offices, a hotel, retail space, restaurants and a fitness center.

Mexico City represents one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in Latin America. As the city’s economy continues to thrive, it is Richard Meier & Partners intention to develop a project that is sensitive to the history of Mexico and its rich architectural legacy.

Image Courtesy © Richard Meier & Partners

  • Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
  • Project: Reforma Towers
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design Principals: Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Manager: Ringo Offermann
  • Project Architect: David Ricardo Davila
  • Project Team: Techan Abe, Kevin Browning, Amy DeDonato, John Jourden, Aung Thu Kyaw, Chris Layda, Christopher Lewis, Ian Lotto, Sharon Oh , Giorgio Villa, Sharon Oh, Giorgio Villa.
  • Associate Architect: DiametroArquitectos
  • Major Materials: Aluminum curtain wall, glass, white architectural concrete, pre-cast concrete panels
  • Program: Office, Hotel, Retail, Restaurant, Gym, Parking
  • Building Height Office Tower: 180m
  • Building Height Hotel Tower: 110m
  • Floor Area: 120,000m2 total, 101,500m2 above ground, 48,500 m2 office tower (Above 9th floor), 11,500 m2 hotel tower (Above 9th floor)

Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Netherlands by Bierman Henket architecten

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Bierman Henket architecten

The Wilhelminaplein in Leeuwarden, also known as het Zaailand, has undergone a radical transformation. The enormous square has been re-duced considerably by the addition of the new Fries Museum on the east side and a street front of housing and shops on the north side. The existing Zaailand shopping centre has been given a facelift. This combination of commercial and cultural functions creates a lively, urban atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

  • Architects: Bierman Henket architecten
  • Project: Fries Museum
  • Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel Kievits
  • Design: 2002 – 2007
  • Completion: 2012
  • Opening: 13 september 2013
  • Client: Fries Museum
  • Consultants: Grontmij (structural engineer), Huisman &, Van Muijen (services engineer), Adviesbureau P, eutz en associés bv (building physics), IPMMC (project management)
  • Contractor: BAM Friso

Paris public housing agency in France by Chartier Dalix and Avenier Cornejo

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Article source: Chartier Dalix and Avenier Cornejo

The new RIVP (Paris public housing agency) building houses three services: a hostel for immigrants, a hostel for young workers, a 66 place day-care on the ground floor, as well as communal facilities. Located in Paris’ 20th arrondissement, just beyond the beltway, it is both Parisian and Lilasian. The building’s almost unique location in Paris makes it a concrete symbol of the reconnection between the two areas.

Image Courtesy © Samuel Lehuédé

The Room Bar & Club in the Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg in Germany by LUCEM GmbH

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Article source: LUCEM GmbH

New hotspot in Hamburg: „The Room“ Bar & Club presents the world’s first Light Transmitting Concrete bar with single LED pixel technology.

The 4 star superior Hotel Radisson Blu in Hamburg with its exceptional design is located in the heart of the vibrant metropolis Hamburg directly next to the ICE Dammtor train station and the downtown oasis, the botanical garden „Planten un Blomen“. For demanding business travellers and tourists, the hotel is an ideal spot within Hamburg downtown area with stylish ambience, first class service and an unique panorama view over the city of Hamburg.

Image Courtesy © LUCEM GmbH

  • Architects: LUCEM GmbH
  • Project: The Room Bar & Club in the Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg
  • Location: Germany
  • Owner: The Room Betriebs GmbH, Hamburg
  • Designer: FRANK THEUERKAUF, Hamburg
  • Year: 2013
  • Material: LUCEM LINE Anthrazit
  • Format: 120 cm x 60 cm
  • Thickness: 15 mm
  • Area: 40 qm
  • Mounting system: Metal frame
  • Light technology: Single-pixel-LED realised by Amptown, Hamburg
  • Installation: Köster+Heins Ladenbau, Hamburg

Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre in Philadelphia, PA by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) announced today they will jointly develop the “Comcast Innovation and Technology Center” on the 1800 block of Arch Street in Center City Philadelphia. The proposed $1.2 billion 59-story, 1,121-foot tower will neighbor Comcast Center, Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters, and become a dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects. The facility will also create a media center in the heart of the City by becoming home to the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI and offer space for local technology startups.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
  • Client: Comcast, Liberty Property Trust
  • Design Team: David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Nigel Dancey, Grant Brooker, Andy Bow, Russell Hales, James Barnes, Katy Roach, Dominik Hauser, Chris West, Chad Bishop, David Burton, Heidi Chi, William Gordon, Insub Lee, Yuan Hsin Lo, Andreas Peyerl, Alfredo Gonzalaez Pleguezuelos, Paola Nene Saktis, Eva Seo-Andersen, Rosy Subberwal, Theodoros Themistocleous, Sarah Wai, Emilio Ortiz Zaforas.
  • Collaborating Architect: Kendall Heaton Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Mechanical and ElectricalEngineers: Bala
  • Landscape Consultant: Olin Studio
  • Lighting Consultant: Susan Tillotson
  • LEED Consultant: Atelier Ten
  • Façade Consultant: Israel Berger + Associates
  • Main Contractor: Driscoll
  • Appointment: 2013
  • Construction Start: 2014
  • Projected Completion: 2017
  • Site Area: 62,410ft² (5,797.89m²)
  • Area (Gross): 1,799,244ft² (167,149m²)

Jin-gu-yuan Mixed-use Complex in Kunshan, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

The 19th-century Chinese cities did not have much consciously planned public space, especially the nodal types such as square and park. People simply used the streets, or whatever left by the traffic flow. The urban renewals brought by the Economic Reform since 1978 have changed Chinese cities completely. However, the renewals have focused on improving the cities’ economic infrastructure. The “non-productive” public space, especially the part serving average residents, has not received proportional attention.  So as the first problem, Chinese cities today need more public space quantitatively. But the limited public space already supplied by the urban renewals has also exhibited three quality issues.

Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture, Northeast corner of Building E, with one of the exterior stairs leading to the second-floor “street”

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Jin-gu-yuan Mixed-use Complex
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Project Period  2009-2013
  • Site Area 1.38 hectare
  • Floor Area  6,220 square meters
  • Client  Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing
  • Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Li Mingwei
  • Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai, Guo Zhong, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan

MADERO WALK EVENTOS in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Bodas Miani Anger & Associates

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

Immediately establishing itself as a Buenos Aires architectural icon, Madero Walk Eventos is a 96,875 sq. ft. multi-purpose event destination berthed at #1 Puerto Madero Dock on B.A.’s trendy waterfront.  Designed to host private parties, weddings and a variety of corporate and social events, the luxurious setting features over 16,460 sq. ft. of ‘party’ space, including two outdoor terraces with breathtaking harbor and city skyline views

Image Courtesy © Bodas Miani Anger & Associates

Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C by KieranTimberlake

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: KieranTimberlake

Sidwell Friends School, a K-12 Quaker school in Washington, D.C., transformed a 1950s gymnasium into a contemplative space for worship, with additional facilities for art and music instruction. The gymnasium had been used as a makeshift worship space for more than a decade; its location on campus was ideal, its acoustics and architecture were not.

Image Courtesy © Michael Moran Studio

  • Architects: KieranTimberlake
  • Project: Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School
  • Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.A
  • Photography: Michael Moran Studio
  • Owner: Sidwell Friends School
  • Acoustical Consultant: K2 Audio
  • Client Representative: JFW Project Management
  • Cost Estimator: International Consultants, Inc.
  • Engineer Civil: VIKA, Inc.
  • Engineer Geotechnical: GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc.
  • Engineer MEP: Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
  • Engineer Structural: CVM Engineers
  • General Contractor: The Whiting Turner Contracting Company
  • Landscape Architect: Studio Bryan Hanes
  • Lighting Consultant: ARUP
  • Specifications Consultant: Wilson Consulting
  • Surveyor: A. Morton Thomas and Associates

MUCAB in Murcia, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The MUCAB complex (Museum, Music School and Center for Local Development for Women and Youth, Daycare/Child Assistance Center), located in the town of Blanca, was designed to be a core for local representation, where a new kind of urban tension is created to foster activity in the environs of the Segura River.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: MUCAB
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • CLIENT: Ayuntamiento de Blanca
  • AUTHOR: Martín Lejarraga
  • PROJECT TEAM, collaborators: Juan García Carrillo. (architect), Francisco Pérez. (technical architecture),Manuel Gil de Pareja. (technical architecture), Mar Melgarejo, Arancha Fernández. (architects), Julián lloret.
  • General consultor: ACE Edificación
  • BUILDER: VILLEGAS
  • EQUIPMENT-FURNITURE: QUARTA mobiliario
  • SITE AREA: 2.150 m2
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 4.629,50 s/r + 2.574,90 b/r m2c
  • START OF PLANNING: project / October 2006
  • COMPLETION: works / April 2007 – November 2010
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