Archive for the ‘Mixed use’ Category
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Article source: Weber + Keiling Architectes
The rehabilitation of the Seegmuller Tower is part of the new masterplan of the André Malraux peninsula and the surrounding of the Austerliz docks in Strasbourg, France.
Two main axes guide the masterplan of the Austerlitz docks:
– The creation of a new destination for Strasbourg’s contemporary city life
– The preservation and conversion of old industrial buildings as well as the development of the Strasbourg’s harbour heritage
Image Courtesy © Weber + Keiling Architectes
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Article source: Sunil Patil & Associates
Circuit house is a government public building which not only accommodates the VIP authorities but also acts as a node for political meetings, government authorities’ discussions and conferences. Usually, circuit houses have large number of visitors and occupancy can vary extremely.
The project site is located in Pune – political hub for western Maharashtra. The project is mainly divided into two parts-
- Accommodation – Guest suites
- Public areas –Conference and meeting hall facilities, Dining, Reception, VIP and visitor’s waiting areas etc.
VVIP Circuit house is designed as green building where planning is derived from vernacular architecture – The shaded courtyard, transition spaces like passages and terraces, jalis in form of louvers carry vernacular ethos in highly contemporary architectural style. Our focus here is to design a climate responsive building with passive strategies for thermal and visual comfort along with innovative active strategies to achieve energy efficient green building, Image Courtesy © Mr. Hemant patil
- Architects: Sunil Patil & Associates
- Project: VVIP Circuit House
- Location: Pune, India
- Photography: Mr. Hemant patil
- Client: Public Works Department, Maharashtra
- Lead Architects: Ar. Sunil patil, Ar. Anuja pandit, Er. Sanjay patil
- Green Building Consultants: Environmental Design Solutions
- Structural Consultants: Dr. A. B. Kulkarni associates, Sangali
- MEP Consultant: Siddhivinayak Mep Consultants, Pune
- Civil Contractors: Shubham Civil Pvt. Ltd, Pune
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Article source: UNStudio
Comprising four high-rise towers with a multi-storey plinth and housing mixed-use programmes, large public spaces and incorporated subsidised housing, UNStudio’s design for the former Deutsche Bank site will create a ‘City for All’ in the heart of Frankfurt.
Following having been selected as the winner for the urban strategy of the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt last year, UNStudio has now also been unanimously selected as the winner of the architectural competition for the redevelopment of the site. The eight-member jury consisted of representatives from the city, architects and urban development experts and Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Two third prizes were awarded to the teams Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snohetta, while an honorable mention was given to Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.
Image Courtesy © UNStudio
- Architects: UNStudio
- Project: City for All
- Location: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
- Client: Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
- Building surface: 219.000m2 above ground
- Building site: 16100m2
- Building volume: four high-rise towers and a multi-storey plinth
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
San Francisco‐based Pacific Eagle and local entitlement partner SKS Partners are proposing a 36-story mixed-use residential and hotel property at 555 Howard, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates. The LEED Platinum-targeted project will include 69 residential units, a 255-room luxury hotel, meeting and ballroom facilities, a spa and fitness center, ground floor restaurant, a skybar/café on the top floor that will be open to the public and a rooftop public open space with panoramic views of the city and bay.
Second And Howard, Image Courtesy © Steelblue
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Decibel Architecture
The City of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and blessed with 1000 years of continuous history and heritage, is coming of age in a new millennium as part of the global network of rich and integrated cities. Reflecting Vietnam’s continued growth and maturation in the global economy, Hanoi has an increasing need to host its artists and cultural pursuits, and celebrate in larger and more artistically inspiring locations than ever before.
Image Courtesy © Decibel Architecture
- Architects: Decibel Architecture
- Project: Hanoi Lotus Centre
- Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
- Client: City of Hanoi
- Visualisation credits: Mike Durek & Shadowlab
- Structural Engineering: Buro Happold
- MEP: Buro Happold
- Developer: Sun Group
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Article source: Daniel Valle Architects
Suncheon Bay is famous for its natural sceneries. The privileged location in the junction of the Dong and Isa streams is house of the widest reed bed in South Korea. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheon Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds. Suncheon Bay represents the best of the region and has been always the epicenter of tourism.
We would like to propose for the Suncheon Art Platform competition an urban reinterpretation of the natural sceneries of Suncheon Bay. We wish to connect the collective memory of the bay with a new cultural and urban life in the city center of Suncheon where Culture and Nature become the raw materials to fabricate a new creative platform for citizens to enjoy and express themselves.
Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos
- Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
- Project: SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM
- Location: Sucheon, South Korea
- Photography: Fran Mateos
- Client: City of Suncheon
- Credits: Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Andrea Gonzalez de Vega, Iago Blanco, Jiwon Hur
- Size: 2000m2
- Year: 2016
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
SCHAUMAN & NORDGREN ARCHITECTS and SCHAUMAN ARKKITEHDIT are announced winners of the invited masterplan competition for the transformation of waterfront area of Pargas in Finland. The jury awarded the proposal “Pargas Maritime Limestone Landscape” a first prize
The city of Pargas is developing the area of the existing guest harbour in the southern centre of the city – Malmstrand beach – into an attractive living room for the inhabitants as well as a high class harbour with services. At the end of 2016 the city invited three teams to develop a long term vision for the harbour front. The assignment was to find a logical and natural, but at the same time an innovative solution for how the area could become a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment. Together the functions and activities were supposed to create an inviting entity that strengthens the character of Pargas small scale cityscape, while at the same time emphasizing its maritime identity. The proposals were to introduce a solution for how to the functions, such as a hotel. harbour office, sauna, beach promenades, playgrounds, car parking and beach could be integrated into a coherent and strong entity.
Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Schauman Arkkitehdit
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Article source: URBANTAINER
Common Ground is the result of an experiment of revitalising unused land in the middle of the city. By applying prefab methods, e.g. producing modules in a factory, transporting them to the construction site and assembling them on-site, it was possible to reduce the construction time of the 5300 m2 building to five months.
In order to maximise the usage efficiency of the elongated rectangular shaped land, the architectural form is based on a center square connecting two buildings.
Image Courtesy © URBANTAINER
- Architects: URBANTAINER
- Project: Common Ground
- Location: 17-1, Gwangjin-gu, Jayang-dong, Seoul and the 5 lands
- Construction: Kolon Environmental Service Co., Ltd.
- Structure Engineer: PAN Structural Engineering Inc.
- Client: Kolon Industries
- Structure Steel Frame Structure
- Modular Construction: Yoochang
- Landscape design:LIVESCAPE / Seungjong Yoo
- Building Scope: 4F / B1F
- Floor Area Ratio: 98.59%
- Building To Land Ratio: 40.8%
- Gross Floor Area: 5,060 sqm
- Building Area: 2,094 sqm
- Site Area: 5,132 sqm
- Completion Date: 2015.04.10
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects
- This is the first rooftop restaurant on campus.
- It will be a new experience with views 90’ above the street.
- There is seating for 256 including 54 on the East Roof deck.
- The panoramic views…you can see 25 miles in all directions.
- The transparency lets the sky come into the space…
- Imagine a restaurant in a
- Imagine a personal
- Imagine dining while cantilevered over the edge of the building…lunch while floating.
The south elevation of Chesapeake Building 14 with the 6th floor Skyline Restaurant cantilevered over the edge. The form frames the downtown view. The lattice creates sun shading, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
- Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
- Project: Chesapeake Car Park 3
- Location: Oklahoma City, USA
- Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
- Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
- Scope: 14,160 sq. ft.; 2,080 sq. ft. roof deck
- Completed: 2014
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Article source: architecten|en|en
Since a couple of years the former Philips-complex Strijp-S in the Dutch industrial city of Eindhoven forms the center of redevelopment. The urban design plan made by West 8 focuses on a combination of reuse of the Philips heritage and customized new buildings. The driving force of the ensemble is creativity; creative professions and functions mixed with an urban living environment.
Image Courtesy © BASE Photography
- Architects: architecten|en|en
- Project: SAS-3 Housing Strijp-S Eindhoven
- Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Photography: BASE Photography
- Client: Credo-IP / Woonbedrijf
- Project year: 2005 – 2012