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A mixed-use vertical city in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by OMA

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: OMA

De Rotterdam is conceived as a vertical city: three interconnected mixed-use towers accommodating offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, shops, restaurants, and cafes. The project began in 1997. Construction started at the end of 2009, with completion in 2013.

Image Courtesy © Michel van de Kar

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: A mixed-use vertical city
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel van de Kar, Charlie Koolhaas, Ossip van Duivenbode, Philippe Ruault, OMA
  • Status: Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013
  • Clients: De Rotterdam CV, The Hague (Joint venture MAB, The Hague, OVG, Rotterdam)
  • Site: Former harbor waterfront between KPN tower and Cruise Terminal at Kop van Zuid
  • Program: Total 162,000m2: offices 72,000m2; 240 apartments 34,5000m2; hotel (278 rooms), congress, restaurant 19,000m2; retail, F&B 1,000m2; leisure 4,500m2; parking (approx. 650 vehicles) 31,000m2
  • Partners in charge: Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon
  • Associate in charge: Kees van Casteren Team 1997–2001 (50% SD): Christina Beaumont, Stefan Bendiks, Frans Blok, Robert Cheoff, Bert Karel Deuten, Sharon Goren, Juan Guardetti, Jens Holm, Alex de Jong, Adam Kurdahl, Carolien Ligtenberg, Anna Little, Nuno Rosado, Saskia Simon, Johan de Wachter, Barbara Wolff.
  • Team 2007–08 (50% SD – building permit): Chantal Aquilina, Eva Dietrich, Anita Ernödi, Markus Frank, Jonah Gamblin, Clarisa Garcia-Fresco, Alex de Jong, Michel van de Kar, Christoph Michael, Elida Mosquera, Mauro Parravicini, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Raphael Pulido, Louise Sullivan, Olaf Turck, Manuel Villanueva, with: Chun Chiu, Duncan Flemington, Evangelos Kotsioris, Sören Martinussen, Nobuki Ogasahara, Theo Petrides, Benoit Schelstraete, Ian Schopa, Kyo Stockhaus, Joao Viera Costa, Luca Vigliero, Jussi Vuori, Jean-Paul Willemse.
  • Team 2009–13 (construction phase, interiors): Michel van de Kar (associate), Marlies Boterman, Christoph Michael, with: Katrien van Dijk, Nathalie Gozdziak, Sai Shu, Saskia Simon, Tomas Dirrix, Erik de Haan, Jue Qiu, Pal Trodahl.
  • Interiors hotel (2013): Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Clive Hennessey, Yasuhito Hirose, Arminas Sadzevicius.

SOGA-Sounds of Gaia in Jiutepec, México by casaPublia

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: casaPublia

SOGA, Sounds of Gaia, is a sound healing center located in Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. It accommodates, in a 3,000 sq. m. plot and 1,500 sq. m. construction, an ecumenical forum, temple dedicated to sound, a professional sound recording studio, an outdoors forum, therapy rooms, coffee shop, store, offices and sleeping rooms.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: casaPublia (Pamela Moreno and Patricio Guerrero.)
  • Project: SOGA-Sounds of Gaia
  • Location: Jiutepec, México
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • Collaborator: Jair Valdez, Amaury Sentíes, Geovanna Preciado, Fernando Resendiz, Sebastián Gnaedig, Ernesto Escudero, Jessica Arias, Ernesto Rivera,Paolo González, Lorena Ruiz, Alejandra Hernández, Anna Salcedo, Rodrigo Durán
  • Planning, coordination and construction: PCC Construcción (Hilario Trejo)
  • Structure project: MONCAD (Jorge Cadena), DAE (Juan Felipe Heredia Mellado)
  • Installations: Hydraulic and sanitary project , Modulo Solar (Joaquin Ponce) , BioE / Plastic Plumbers (Héctor Juárez y Alejandro Lirusso)
  • Electric project: AIECC co. (Maximino Zárraga) , BioE / Plastic Plumbers (Héctor Juárez y Alejandro Lirusso)
  • Acoustics advice and project: Spickatto Studio (Héctor Castañón)
  • Parametric Design: matter (Pablo I. Kobayashi)
  • Materials: Laboratorio de Arquitecura Básica (Arq. Juan Casillas)
  • Landscaping: casaPública (Pamela Moreno Caballero y Patricio D Guerrero), Ambiente Arquitectos (Juan Guerra y Fritz Sigg) , Aspersa (Francisco Arias)
  • Legal: Carlos Olivares
  • Traps: Tenso estructuras
  • Software used: Draftsight and Sketchup.

Project Area

  • Constructed: 1500 m2 (1,640.42 yd)
  • Landscape: 1500 m2 (1,640.42 yd)

Canaletto in London by UNStudio

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: UNStudio

Canaletto, arguably London’s first truly beautiful residential high-rise development, has now launched to the public.

The marketing suite, at the site of the Canaletto development at 257 City Road, EC1, showcases the latest in luxurious waterside living.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Canaletto
  • Location: London
  • Building height: 97.02 meters

Architecture

  • Design studio: UNStudio, Amsterdam
  • Architect: Ben van Berkel
  • Interior architecture: Johnson Naylor, des Sources and UNStudio
  • Interior decoration: Martin Goddard
  • Landscape architecture: Churchman Landscape Architecture

Market eight in Lianyungang, China by AQSO arquitectos office

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: AQSO arquitectos office

This shopping center is divided in five interconnected parts wrapped up by a translucent façade. The circulation is based on twisting corridors opening towards the surrounding landscape.

The project is located in the Chinese port city of Lianyungang, in the vicinity of a new amusement park. The master-plan for this low density area, intended for tertiary use, proposes an interesting organic land fragmentation.

The plot is westbound exposed to an urban condition –a small plaza-, while surrounded by a pedestrian walkway and a river on the opposite side.

Image Courtesy © AQSO arquitectos office

Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai, China by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Bund Finance Centre (BFC) is a prominent new mixed-use destination in Shanghai designed jointly by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio. The 420,000-square-metre development of eight buildings includes two 180-metre landmark towers, and combines premium ‘grade A’ offices with a boutique hotel, an arts and cultural centre and a wide variety of luxury retail spaces, all arranged around a generous landscaped public plaza.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Bund Finance Centre
  • Location: Shanghai, China

Suurstoffi Development in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland by SEFAR® Architecture

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

An iridescent glass façade created with SEFAR® Architecture Vision dresses up a high-rise building in ‘Suurstoffi,’ a new mixed-use development in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland. Vision produces a shimmering metal patchwork from the outside in and clear views from the inside out.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

  • Architects: SEFAR® Architecture
  • Project: Suurstoffi Development
  • Location: Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland

HOUSE OF ROMAN CULTURE in Nîmes, France by Alexander YONCHEV Architecture

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Alexander YONCHEV Architecture

The project is situated in Nîmes (France), next to the ancient roman arena.

The House of Roman Culture consists of a multifunctional building, that offers various temporary and permanent exhibitions, conferences, events, workshops, libraries and many other, all of them related to roman culture and history.

Image Courtesy © Alexander YONCHEV Architecture

  • Architects: Alexander YONCHEV Architecture
  • Project: HOUSE OF ROMAN CULTURE
  • Location: Nîmes, France
  • Program: Museum
  • Year: 2012

Emporia in Kansas by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Emporia is first and foremost an urban planning project in which offices, housing, and retail come together in a mixed-use development along Boulevarden and Stationsgatan in Hyllie, on the south side of Malmö. The main idea of our winning competition entry was to hide inward-looking retail behind a wreath of residential and commercial buildings. The whole shopping complex would thereby eventually become integrated into the fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © Tord-Rikard Söderström

  • Architects: Wingårdhs through, Gert Wingårdh, Johan Eklind and Joakim Lyth
  • Project: Emporia
  • Location: Kansas
  • Photography: Tord-Rikard Söderström
  • Interior architect: Wingårdhs through,  Helena Toresson
  • Graphic design: Wingårdhs through, Jennie Stolpe
  • Landscape design: Thyréns AB (Anders Dahl, Pamela Sjöstrand). Address: Isbergs gata 15, 205 19 Malmö
  • Landscape design (roof park): Wingårdhs, Landskapsgruppen Öresund AB (Sofia Hultenberg. Address: Kyrkogatan 19, 22222 Lund) and Louise Lundberg
  • Client: Steen & Ström Sverige AB (Erik Lennhammar, Address: Box 16335, 10326 Stockholm)
  • Site of the building: Hyllie Boulevard 19, Malmö, Sweden
  • Completion date: October 2012
  • Construction costs: SEK 2,5 billion
  • Total area in square meters: 207 000 m² (including multi-storey car park) + 27 000 m² roof park
  • Construction management: Advansia (Ingvar Nohlin)
  • Structural engineers: Cowi AB (Christian Evertsson, Roberto Caprile)
  • Geotechnical engineering: Cowi AB (Sven Lind)
  • Mechanical services and sanitary engineering: ÅF-Infrastruktur AB (Martin Åvall, Ulrik Andersson)
  • Electrical planning: ÅF-Infrastruktur AB (Hannu Matiasson)
  • Fire Safety Engineering: ÅF-Installation AB (Peter Johannesson, Johan Borgman)
  • Traffic planning and management: Tyréns AB (Per Eneroth)

Tamaki Drive in Auckland, New Zealand by Ian Moore Architects

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Article source: Ian Moore Architects

This mixed use development is located on a beachfront site in Auckland’s eastern suburbs, looking north up the Hauraki Gulf to the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour, the North Shore and Rangitoto Island. The building occupies a corner site over two parcels of land, 387 Tamaki Drive and 6 Maheke Street. The lower level of 387 Tamaki contains a bank, restaurant and the main building entry, around a publicly accessible courtyard, at the centre of which is a rotating sculpture known as ‘The Seedling’.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

  • Architects: Ian Moore Architects
  • Project: Tamaki Drive
  • Location: 387 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photographer: Daniel Mayne
  • Project team: Simon Martin, Susanne Loeffler, Patrik Braun
  • Client: Magellan investments
  • Project team: Simon Martin, Susanne Loeffler, Patrik Braun
  • Interior Design: Ian Moore Architects
  • Project manager: Martin & Green
  • Builder: Federal Group
  • Structural engineer: Structure Design
  • Mechanical engineer: Gerhard Furter Consulting Engineering
  • Hydraulic engineer: Hydraulic Services Consultants
  • Electrical engineer: Kern Consultants
  • Typographer: Eamon Davern
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Tonkin and Taylor
  • Fire engineer: Holmes Fire
  • Lift Consultant: Vertrans
  • Land Surveyor: Eagleson Kennaway Surveys
  • Precast Concrete: Nauhria Precast
  • Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete: Unicast Cladding Systems Limited
  • Software used: ArchiCad

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BBS – Al Bayan Bilingual School in Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait by AGi Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: AGi Architects

The building for children should be created from the child’s point of view, where the design is set specifically to familiarize with their world. The design should also have the flexibility to evolve and grow simultaneously as the children themselves grow, laying the foundation of every form of learning in the future.

Image Courtesy AGi Architects

  • Architects: AGi Architects
  • Project: BBS – Al Bayan Bilingual School
  • Location: Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait
  • Type: Mixed Use | 6000 sqm
  • Date: 2011
  • Condition: Competition 1st prize
  • Client: Private
  • Awards: MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012 – Commended “Mixed Use”,  International Property Awards (IPA) 2012 – 5 Stars Award Arabian Property Awards “Best Public Service Architecture”
  • Design Team: Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan, Salvador Cejudo
  • Architectural team: Lucía Sánchez Salmón, María Eugenia Díaz, Carmen Sagredo, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Stefania Rendinelli, Marisa Ollero, Hanan Alkou

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