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Aura in Ontario, Canada by Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Graziani + Corazza Architects innovative vision in partnerships with Canderel challenged Toronto’s downtown core by building Canada’s tallest residential structure. Aura, stands tall at 272 metres. This mixed use development is located on 1.6 acres of land adjacent to a 3 acre park at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard Street. The tower expresses a unique sculpted form, beginning with its rectilinear lower level massing and topping off with its distinctive crown at the top of the tower being created by reversing the curved tower profile from plan to elevation, a form that is both visible and identifiable from varying vantage points throughout the city.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

 

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B.Amsterdam in The Netherlands by NEXT architects

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: NEXT architects 

What can be done with a 18.000 m2 empty office building situated at the outskirts of the city and that has been deemed unsuited for redevelopment for the last 11 years? This is the big challenge faced with B.Amsterdam at the Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam. From the start, NEXT architects was closely involved in the transformation of this static cube-shaped building into a lively hotspot for startups, freelancers and creative entrepreneurs. Strategic interventions are used to strengthen the quality, experience and identity of the building.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: NEXT architects
  • Project: B.Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Client: Timeless Investments
  • Team: Marijn Schenk, Mark Spijkerman, Arno Kwint and Douwe Strating (NEXT)
  • Collaborator/ Associate: Guus Meulendijks (B.Amsterdam) / Luuk van der Broek (Collaboration-O)
  • Advisor construction: Van Rossum, Amsterdam
  • Advisor: Peutz, Zoetermeer
  • Main contractor: Retail Bouw Nederland, Doetinchem
  • Installations: Gouweloos Electrotechniek BV / Roodenburg Installatiebedrijf BV
  • Floor area / Span: 18.000 m2
  • Final design: February 2015
  • Completion: September 2016

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Republic in London, United Kingdom by Studio RHE

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: Studio RHE

Built in 1993, Republic is a 600,000 square feet office development with retail and leisure amenities and 471 car parking spaces situated on a prominent 6.4-acre island site in the London Docklands. It is currently being refurbished and reimagined by Trilogy Property and La Salle Investment Management to appeal to the burgeoning innovation, co-working, cultural and tech sectors. With a distinctive building wrap from Studio Hingston and designs from award-winning architect Studio RHE, Republic aims to provide competitive rents to young talent priced out of central London locations such as the West End and Shoreditch.

Republic’s location, directly accessed by East India DLR station in E14, anticipates the eastward migration of the creative and digital sectors and cultural institutions, such as the English National Ballet’s move to London City Island and Olympicopolis in Stratford, and enjoys a Zone 2 location and transport links which connects in minutes to the established business districts of Canary Wharf, the City and West End, as well as the cultural neighbourhoods of Stratford and Shoreditch.

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

  • Architects: Studio RHE
  • Project: Republic
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

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West Beat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Studioninedots

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots 

Studioninedots and Lingotto are proud to have won the tender for an iconic new building on Lelylaan, Amsterdam with our design that has a collective ‘Super Space’ as its heart. West Beat has a vast, transparent ground floor – a continuous public space. From a physical and programmatic sense, residents, businesses and passersby experience West Beat as a lively connector. In the tender phase, the project convinced the City of Amsterdam with its quality of design and concept, and approach to sustainability.

Image Courtesy © A2Studio

Image Courtesy © A2Studio

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: West Beat
  • Location: Lelylaan-Delflandlaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Visualization: A2Studio
  • Client: Lingotto Ontwikkeling BV
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Joost Maatkamp, Wouter Hermanns, Karlijn de Jong, Joost Körver
  • Concept and landscape: SLeM
  • Sustainability: DPA | Cauberg-Huygen
  • Structural: Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Construction costs: IGG Boiton de Groot
  • Programming and operations: Horeca Development
  • EPC: -0.05
  • Plot: 3.250 m2
  • Design-completion: 2016-2020

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5 Hanover Square in London, UK by Squire and Partners

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners won an invited competition in 2006 to design a new mixed-use building for a prestigious corner site in Mayfair which addresses both Hanover Square and Hanover Street.

Launched in April 2012, the completed building marks the first UK venture for Mitsui Fudosan, Japan’s leading property company, working with development managers Stanhope. The clients sought to provide a high quality exemplar sustainable building providing 91,000 sq ft of office, residential and gallery space.

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

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Gemdale Changshou Road in Shanghai, China by Aedas

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai urban city, near the historic Changde Road with close proximity to two metro stations and a planned future green area in the residential zone on the south. The 45,000-square-metre project consists of an office tower and a retail podium. The project had an interesting challenge as a bridge between the low-rise, residential developments to the south and Changshou Road to the north.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Gemdale Changshou Road
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Client: Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporate Limited
  • Director: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
  • Gross floor area: 63,595 square metres
  • Completion year: 2019

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Zéntral in Jalisco, México by ARCHETONIC

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: ARCHETONIC

Zentral is located on a property with unusual geometry. It is a multiuse complex with offices, a shopping center, and apartments. Facing the Manuel Gómez Morín peripheral ring, Zentral enjoys a strategic location on one of Guadalajara’s main routes in the Puerta de Hierro neighborhood. Its soaring views of the city serve as a cornerstone for the project.

Image Courtesy © Bloom Render

Image Courtesy © Bloom Render

  • Architects: ARCHETONIC (Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas)
  • Project: Zéntral
  • Location: Puerta de Hierro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
  • Renders: Bloom Render
  • Design team: Gustavo O´Farrill Ferro,Alfredo Monterde Alarcón, Adrián García García, Rodrigo Muñoz García, Rodolfo Romero Chávez
  • Structure: Ing. Rodolfo Valles
  • Construction: Constructora SMB
  • Engineering: INTERBRAX, INRASA, CYVSA
  • Area: 79,264 m2
  • Year: 2016
  • Status: In process

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Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville in Caen, France by OMA

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: OMA 

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is a public library for the metropolitan region Caen la Mer in Normandy, France. The 12,000 m2 multimedia library is located at the tip of the peninsula that extends out from the city of Caen to the English Channel. Its key position – between the city’s historic core and an area of Caen that is being developed – supports the city’s ambition for the library to become a new civic center. The library’s glass facade visually connects the adjacent park, pedestrian pathway and waterfront plaza to the interior and together with two large ground floor entrances at both sides of the building, enables a fluid interaction of the library with its surroundings. On the upper floors, the urban belvedere provides unobstructed views in all four directions.

Photograph by Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Location: Caen, France
  • Photography: Philippe Ruault
  • Client: Communauté d’agglomération Caen La Mer
  • Architecture: Clement Blanchet Architecture, Barcode Architects
  • Engineering: Iosis / Egis Batiments
  • Sustainability & Facade: Elioth
  • Acoustic: RHDHV
  • Scenography: Ducks sceno
  • Renderings / moving images: ArtefactoryLab
  • Façade: Rob van Santen / VS-a group
  • Curtains: Inside Outside
  • Program: Library, Total 12 700 m2 (SHON), including 325 m2 exhibition space, 350 m2 restaurant, 250m2 auditorium, 3200 m2 reading spaces, 2075m2 offices + logistics and 1900 m2 storage space
  • Status: Construction

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The New St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg, Florida by ROGERS PARTNERS

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Article source: ROGERS PARTNERS

The Rogers Partners / ASD | SKY / Ken Smith Workshop design for a new St. Petersburg pier creates a destination that embraces the pier’s role both as an icon for the City of St. Petersburg and an integral part of the vitality of downtown – a place for tourists and the local community alike, one that honors its history, while establishing a new icon for a 21st century public place.

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS

  • Architects: ROGERS PARTNERS
  • Project: The New St. Pete Pier
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

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12 Degrees in Ontario, Canada by CORE Architects Inc.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: CORE Architects Inc.

12 degrees was designed as an urban infill project, fitting into the context of a mixed use residential area where the city block has buildings that include both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Given the artistic nature of the city block, the design became a playful exercise in massing and an anchor to the south-west corner of the block.  The design can be read as analogous to the stacking of toy blocks, with one of the blocks skewed at 12 degrees from the others.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

  • Architects: CORE Architects Inc.
  • Project: 12 Degrees
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: REVIT and AutoCad

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