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Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees in Nijmegen, Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Knowledge centre

At the start of the new millennium, Philips Semiconductors (now NXP) wanted to expand its current production and research site in Nijmegen by creating a new knowledge centre for the development of semiconductors for the electronics industry. The existing production site is sealed off and fenced in for security reasons. The new knowledge centre, where technology, science, culture, work, living and leisure come together, fosters chance encounters and collaboration with diverse parties. The name of the complex, FiftyTwoDegrees, refers to the site’s 52nd degree of latitude, which like the ambition of the initiators, spans the entire world.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
  • Project: Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees
  • Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Client: Ballast Nedam Bouw, Arnhem; ICE Ontwikkeling, Nijmegen
  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten, Delft
  • Structural engineer: ARUP, Amsterdam (competition); Adviesbureau Tielemans BV, Eindhoven (execution)
  • General contractor: Ballast Nedam Speciale Projecten, Utrecht
  • Building services consultant: Royal Haskoning, Nijmegen
  • Building costs including services: 1st phase € 42,000,000 (2006)
  • Design: 2004-2005, 1st prize in competition in 2002
  • Execution: 2005-2006
  • Awards: Dedalo Minosse for Sustainability 2008, International Design Award 2009, International Architecture Award 2009)

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Repossi Place Vendome in Paris, France by OMA

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Article source: OMA

The proposal for the 90 square meter Repossi flagship on Place Vendome divides the store into three distinct spaces – contextually referred to as street, gallery and salon. Based on the idea that the collection of jewelry will be experienced and purchased at three different speeds – fast, slow, very slow – each floor responds to the different paces of shopping.

The ground floor is the most public space. It works as an extension of the street providing a quick experience of the store. The first floor is a gallery, the level where the entire Repossi collection is exhibited. The basement is a salon. The most intimate space of the boutique, it allows customized service for clients and patient exploration of special pieces.

Image Courtesy © Cyrille Weiner

Image Courtesy © Cyrille Weiner

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Repossi Place Vendome
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Cyrille Weiner
  • Client: Repossi
  • Partner: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
  • Team: Antonio Barone, Paul Cornet, Leonardos Katsaros, Francesca Lantieri, Kate Lee, Francesco Moncada, Silvia Sandor
  • Collaborators:

    • Local Architect: DATA Architectes
    • Structure engineer: Batiserf
    • MEP engineer: BET Louis Choulet
    • Wall displays and mechanical displays: Goppion
    • Standing displays: Sice-Previt
    • Mirror design: Sabine Marcelis Studio
  • Year: 2014, concept, 2016 built
  • Status: Completed

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Cervantes Building in Zaragoza, Spain by saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Article source: saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS

This residential building makes the most of a tiny space that enjoys a privileged location on a chamfered sidewalk street corner.

The public space takes the lead. The strong volumen of the building steps back on the corner to emphasize the main access.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS
  • Project:Cervantes Building
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Promoter / Client: Cervantes 19 S.L.
  • Constructor: Inviasa
  • Budget: 574,929.42 €
  • Area: 807.12 m² (above ground) and 601,17 m² (below ground)

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Machaon Valley in Tatarstan, Russia by LEVS architecten

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: LEVS architecten

LEVS architecten has won an international competition for the design of a new residential area nearby the Russian city of Kazan. The winning master plan and architectural concept take a ‘Dutch approach’ to create a living environment for approximately 17,000 residents. Intimate dimensions, green spaces, informal bike paths and walkways, adequate facilities, and spirited architecture together make the Machaon Valley a sustainable community.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Machaon Valley
  • Location:  Malye KabanyKazan, Tatarstan, Russia

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Municipal Library of Coslada in Madrid, Spain by Pinearq

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Pinearq

The program’s density, the area of the plot of land and  the  allowed construction  requires to  resolve the project within a compact shape building that occupies the entire surface of the plot of land.

The proposal takes this location into account as a starting point, coming up with a compact volume, which, however, has been perforated by a series of patios where vegetation climbs high achieving a good quality space and well lit building.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Pinearq (ALBERT DE PINEDA)
  • Project: Municipal Library of Coslada
  • Location: Av. Principes de España, s/n. Coslada, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Architect in Charge: Albert de Pineda
  • Collaborators:
    • Architecture: Juan Garcia, Gerardo Solera, Pedro Pombinho
    • Structure: Manuel Arguijo
    • Engineering Services: Grupo JG
    • Survey Architecture and Site Work Direction: Enne – Gestión Activa de Proyectos
    • Construction company: Fomento de Construcciones i Contratas (FCC)
  • Area: 3.157,86 m2
  • Date: 2013

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A Tropical Tower in São Paulo, Brazil by Triptyque Architecture

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Triptyque Architecture

Triptyque Architecture takes part in a 150.000mmaster plan in the city of São Paulo organized around a university campus receiving 15.000 students. The whole project consists of four towers with a mixed program: 400 apartments, an hotel, offices and shops. Two others French agencies have been invited to work on this project: PCA and Edouard François.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bassetti

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bassetti

  • Architects: Triptyque Architecture
  • Project: A Tropical Tower
  • Location: São Paulo, Morumbi, Brazil
  • Photography: Ricardo Bassetti
  • Partners: Guillaume Sibaud, Olivier Raffaëlli, Greg Bouset e Carolina Bueno
  • Coordinator: Luiz Trindade
  • Project manager: Bianca Coelho
  • Team: Fernanda Figueira, André Mathias, Murillo Fantinati, Renan Bussi
  • Number of items in the Tropical Tower: 171 unités
  • Ground area: 38.900m²
  • Total area of the 4 towers: 236.200m²
  • Tropical Tower built area: 35.000m²
  • Construction start deadline: 2018

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Philips Lighting in Eindhoven, Netherlands by Diederendirrix architects

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Diederendirrix architects

Residential building in former Philips Lighting head office first step toward new quarter Eindhoven

Diederendirrix architecture & urban development has transformed the former Philips Lighting head office into a vibrant residential building consisting of 616 lofts and penthouses. The new façade with gold coloured window frames enables quality small-scale housing in the middle of the city. The completion of Lighting is the first and key step in the realisation of the Victoriapark.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix architects

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix architects

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Junior high school, boarding school, sports complex for the disabled and cultural center in Lille, France by Chartier Dalix Architectes

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Chartier Dalix Architectes

The Moulin Junior High School is located in the southern area of Lille, in a neighborhood that has undergone major transformations in recent decades. Mainly occupied by a population of workers, this neighborhood possesses an urban fabric that is still largely one of brick buildings, factories and buildings related to freight whose renovation has spurred a renewal of the entire neighborhood (as illustrated in reconversion of the Saint-Sauveur train station for example).

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: Chartier Dalix Architectes
  • Project: Junior High School, Boarding School, Sports Complex For The Disabled And Cultural Center
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura
  • Client: General Council – Département du Nord, city of Lille
  • General contractor: Chartier Dalix architects, AvantPropos architects
  • Bet: HDM engineering [fluids, structure], ACT environment [HQE] Becquart [eco], Flandres analyses [acoustics] KVDS [landscape]
  • Hqe: Junior High School: certified by Certivea, 3 TP targets and 6 P targets, Gymnasium: certified HQE
  • Cost: €21m excl. VAT
  • Surface: 13,853 m² Adjusted gross floor area
  • Calendar: Delivered end 2015

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New Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden by Foster + Partners

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

Today marks a unique moment in Stockholm’s history as work starts on site at Slussen, located at the heart of the historic city and its archipelago. The construction of the New Slussen is one of the largest urban transformation projects in Sweden. It was won by Foster + Partners following an international competition and is being designed in collaboration with the City of Stockholm. Following extensive public consultation, the SEK 12 Billion project will create a dynamic urban quarter, responding to its historic context and transforming the city centre.

View from the new restaurants and cafes of Sodermalm towards Gamla Stan with the new bridge connecting the two urban centres, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

View from the new restaurants and cafes of Sodermalm towards Gamla Stan with the new bridge connecting the two urban centres, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: New Slussen
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Richard Davies

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Entrée de ville in Bayonne, France by mateo arquitectura

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Article source: mateo arquitectura

Three interventions make up the proposal:

  1. Marinadour. A dense complex of dwellings on top of a podium of shops and car parks.
  2. The Park generated by reorganizing circulation and segregating the traffic above from pedestrians, with the massive presence of vegetation between the footpaths.
  3. Rivadour. A continuous urban block that follows the river before breaking off towards the city. Permeable on the ground floor.
Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly

  • Architects: mateo arquitectura
  • Project: Bayonne. Entrée de ville. France
  • Location: Henri Grenet Bridge area, Bayonne, France
  • Photography: Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Client Block 1: Kaufman & Broad
  • Client Block 3: Eiffage Immobilier
  • Client Central Area 2: Public entity: Agglomération Côte Basque-Adour – Mairie de Bayonne
  • External collaborators:
    • Structure: BOMA
    • Landscaping: Michel Desvigne (park bridge access), Manel Colominas (patios)
  • Surface: 70.000 m2
  • Competition: 2006
  • Project: 2010-2012
  • Construction: 2012-2016

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