Archive for the ‘Mixed use’ Category
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20.
Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing – Leeza Soho is located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network. Directly above the new interchange station, Leeza Soho connects with the city’s bus network on Lize Road to the north and Lou Tuo Wan East Road to the east.
Image Courtesy © MIR
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Leeza SOHO
- Location: Beijing, China
- Rendering: MIR
- Client: SOHO China Ltd.
- Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
- Project Director: Satoshi Ohashi
- Project Associates: Kaloyan Erevinov, Ed Gaskin, Armando Solano
- Project Architect: Philipp Ostermaier
- Project Team:Yang Jingwen, Di Ding, Xuexin Duan, Samson Lee, Shu Hashimoto, Christoph Klemmt, Juan Liu, Dennis Brezina, Rita Lee, Seungho Yeo
- Competition Project Directors: Satoshi Ohashi and Manuela Gatto
- Competition Team Lead Designers: Philipp Ostermaier, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Dorner
- Competition Team: Yang Jingwen, Igor Pantic, Mu Ren, Konstantinos Mouratidis, Nicolette Chan, Yung-Chieh Huang
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Article source: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl
UniCredit has erected a multipurpose building to house the bank’s general meetings, but also exhibitions and cultural events open to the Milan public. It occupies a privileged position against the background of Porta Nuova, beneath the mirror-glazed tower and in a dialogue with the Porta Nuova public gardens. UniCredit Pavilion has no foundations, being constructed on a reinforced concrete podium above the parking facility. Its soft profile is inspired by the shape of a seed, and its materials are natural. A vertically ribbed cage with lamellar larch beams contains a glazed space and supports a rounded, solar panelled roof. The structure opens on the outside through two large wings, equipped with monitors for events open to the general public. Situated on the ground floor is a multipurpose auditorium adaptable to diverse configurations and with seating for 700. An overhead walkway runs along the outer edge of the building and can be used for temporary art exhibitions. On the first floor is a nursery for 50 toddlers, whilst the top level is occupied by a lounge for customer reception and corporate events.
Image Courtesy © Tom Vack
- Architects: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl
- Project: UniCredit Pavilion
- Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy
- Photography: Tom Vack
- Client: UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions Scpa
- Project Team: Nicholas Bewick (project director), Francesco Garofoli, Vittorio Romano; Giorgio Traverso; Marcello Biffi, Matteo Di Ciommo, Francesco Faccin
- Consultants: Hines Italia Srl (project management); MSC Associati Srl (structural framework); Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi Srl (technical installations); Eurodesign Sas di Adriano Crotti (Façade design); GTP Srl (security and fire protection project); Gruppo C14 Srl (lighting design); Studio di ingegneria acustica Marcello Brugola (acoustic and AV design); Zintek srl (roof); Wood Beton (strctures in laminated wood); Erco (lighting)
- Area: 3.300 m2
- Chronology: 2013-2014 (design); 2015 (completion)
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
Schauman & Nordgren Architects are announced winners of the open masterplan competition for the transformation of the old industrial area of Kangas in Jyväskylä. The jury awarded the proposal “Kangas – City of Gardens” a first prize.
The city of Jyväskylä has approximately 140.000 inhabitants and is one of the fastest growing business centres in Finland. The former industrial area of Kangas is located about 1,5 km north-east of the city centre of Jyväskylä and is characterized by the historically and culturally significant paper factory located in the heart of the area. The factory complex has been transformed into a creative campus used by the educational institutions of the city. The aim of the competition was to introduce a diverse and robust urban structure for living, working and learning in the immediate context of the transformed factory complex. When fully developed, the area of Kangas will introduce 5.000 new homes and more than 2000 new work places. In addition to that a large educational campus facility of 33.000 m2 will be located in the area.
Kangas Plaza. The ground floors open up towards the life on the square, Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Architects: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Project: Kangas – City of Gardens
- Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
- Client: City of Jyväskylä, Skanska construction Ltd, YIT construction Ltd, Jyväs Parkki Oy
- Collaborators: Jouni Lehtomaa (traffic planning), Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
- Size: 110.000 m2
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: align
Designers align have worked with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons on Omeara, an exciting new 350-capacity live music venue, bar and performance space in Flat Iron Square in London’s Borough, which has now opened its doors to the public.
‘I’ve been playing and putting on shows in London for my entire adult life.’ Ben Lovett commented. ‘Without the grass-roots music venues in this city, the band and I simply wouldn’t have achieved what we have, so I have a lot to be grateful for. Over the last few years, London has lost so many of its brilliant music establishments and I want to do what I can to try and reverse that decline.’
Image Courtesy © Alastair Lever
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Article source: Van Dongen – Koschuch Architects and Planners
Delft, city of innovation in the Netherlands
The entire world knows Delft from Delft Blue pottery and the painter Johannes Vermeer. But there is more to Delft. Delft is a city of innovation and pioneers. Making the impossible possible is in the DNA of Delft. It has been for centuries, from the first beer brewers who innovated with water management in the 14th century. A couple of centuries later, Hugo de Groot created modern international public law and Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope. And recently, Boyan Slat, a student at the Delft University of Technology, surprised the world with the Ocean Cleanup, a solution for ridding the oceans of the ‘plastic soup’.
Image Courtesy © Van Dongen – Koschuch Architects and Planners
- Architects: Van Dongen – Koschuch Architects and Planners
- Project: The ‘House of Delft’ Mixed-Use Hub
- Location: Delft, The Netherlands
- Architects in charge: Frits van Dongen and Patrick Koschuch
- Area: 13.000 sqm
- Project year: 2016
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Article source: Aedas
Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone Mixed-use Project, designed by Aedas, is located in Guangzhou, the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road. The site is an elongated, irregular-shaped plot with fantastic views of the Jiaomen River and Phoenix Lake.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone
- Location: Guangzhou, China
- Client: Guangzhou Zhanying Property Co., Ltd.
- Director: Ken Wai
- Gross floor area: 80,762 sqm
- Completion year: 2020
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Article source: Ingarden & Ewý Architects
ICE Kraków Congress Centre is a modern, world-class venue dedicated to culture – music, opera, ballet, theatre – and congresses. Designed at the highest standards of acoustics and mechanics. Besides the three main halls with 1915, 600, and 300 seats, the shell holds a multifunctional conference space of 550m2. ICE Kraków stands in the most prestigious location in Poland: opposite Wawel Castle, a location that influenced main design decisions. Hiding a multi-story foyer open to a panorama of Kraków, the Vistula embankment façade is spectacularly transparent. The outer shell combines glass, ceramics, and aluminium, with colours ceramic tiles reflecting those of the interior: red of the Auditorium Hall, graphite of Theatre Hall, white of the foyer, and the silvery aluminum used for the roof.
Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden
- Architects: Ingarden & Ewý Architects
- Project: ICE Krakow Convention Centre
- Location: Krakow, Poland
- Photography: Krzysztof Ingarden
- Software used: Autocad and Rhino
- Client: Krakow Municipal Office
- Design consultant: Arata Isozaki & Associates (AIA)
- Cooperating architects: KKM Kozień Architekci, K3 Architekci
- Structural design: Project Service
- HVAC: ARUP
- Acoustics: ARUP Acoustics – Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd, Raf Orlowski (chief consultant), Construction supervision and testing: Raf Orlowski, Ramboll Acoustics
- General contractor: Budimex SA and Ferrovial Agroman SA
- Operator: Krakow Festival Office
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Article source: IGLO Architects
Anatolia Tiles is a Canadian Company who imports ceramic tiles they got produced in Europe and Turkey and sell them in Canadian market. Recently they decided to sell their products in the U.S. market as well, especially in southern part of U.S.A. As a result of their strategic plans they decided to build a logistic center in Aliaga -Izmir/TURKEY as direct sea transport from south of Turkey to Southern U.S.A came out to be much cheaper than TIR transport.
The company has 10 similar logistic buildings in Canada, thus they are used to working with architects and they were in the expectation of a similar design approach in their new building as in their existing buildings.
Image Courtesy © IGLO Architects
- Architects: IGLO Architects
- Project: Anatolia Tiles
- Location: Izmir, Turkey
- Client: Anatolia Tile & Stone Inc.
- Team: Zafer KAROGLU, Yildirim GIGI, Zeycan Gokce ABAY, Dilara BOZKALE, Ayse PEK, Pinar KOMURCU
- Project Area: 6250 sqm
- Project Start Date: January 2016
- Project Completion Date: October 2017
- Construction Date: Ongoing
Friday, February 24th, 2017
Article source: Architectkidd
With over 10 million inhabitants, Bangkok continues to grow into its urban form. Architectkidd’s approach for The Street Ratchada attempts to introduce urban characteristics into a newly developing neighborhood outside of the central metropolitan area. Comprising of cafes, restaurants and other retail functions, The Street Ratchada creates new exterior and semi-interior urban spaces to engage with the surrounding people and community.
Image Courtesy © Architectkidd
- Architects: Architectkidd
- Project: The Street Ratchada
- Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés
This project has the ambition of becoming a new model for media libraries. The programme calls the functions of a media library into question, lending it the content of a ‘third place’ – a place where members of the public become actors in their own condition, a place for creation as well as reception. In association with the basic programme, the building includes areas for displays, creation, music studios, and a café-restaurant. To give meaning to this new programme, it seemed necessary to question the way in which a place of this kind is produced. The various activities in the programme blend into each other, creating a dynamic arrangement. The spatial principle is based on a non-hierarchical superposition of different systems.
Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons
- Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos)
- Project: Media Library [Third-Place]
- Location: 1 place Malraux, 57100 Thionville, France
- Photography: Eugeni Pons and David Romero-Uzeda
- 3D Animation: Brooklyn Foundry
- Architects assistants: Gautier Duthoit
- Construction site supervision: Steve Letho Duclos
- Engineers and consultants:
- Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
- Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
- Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: Solares Bauen
- Cost Estimator: E3 économie
- Acoustics: Euro sound project
- Landscape: Bruno Kubler
- Budget: 11 000 000€