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Archaeology museum in Almería, Spain by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Article source: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos 

The urban context of the new Museum, surrounded by high rise housing and a ring road, determined its compact character. The building is placed as a single bulk at one of the edges of the lot available, leaving the space remaining as facility for the city. The entrance is located at the end of this plaza, slightly elevated above the level of the nearby roads, becoming a public space for the city as well as an outdoor lobby for the museum. The existing palm garden aside was kept and extended in order to include it within the exhibition space. The Museum is meant to host an outstanding archaeological collection from sites in the Almeria area, formerly located in dispersed places.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

  • Architects: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos (Ignacio Pedrosa)
  • Project: Archaeology museum
  • Location: Carretera de Ronda, 91. 04005 Almeria, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Asín
  • Client: Ministry of Culture
  • Project team: Silvia Colmenares. Manuel G. de Paredes. Eva M Neila. Danko Linder
  • Coordination: Enrique López Burló
  • Technical control: Luis Calvo
  • Architect on site: Patricia Largo
  • Structural engineers: GOGAITE S.L.
  • Mechanical engineers: GEASYT S.A.
  • Contractor: Barroso Nava  S.A.
  • Cost: 7.729.049,14 euros
  • Floor area: 6.284 m2
  • Competition: 1998
  • Project: 1999
  • Construction: 2001 – 2005

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Karlovac Freshwater Aquarium and River Museum in Croatia by Studio 3LHD

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Studio 3LHD

The Karlovac freshwater aquarium is located on a site of a planned campsite by the river Korana. The building volume is partially dug into the ground and covered with earthen embankments from its outer edges. The design concept was inspired by the city’s historic center “Karlovac star” surrounded by “Šanci” – defensive earthen walls and mounds. The goal was to form a new city focal point on the right side of Korana River, to validate the promenade and make a new tourist attraction. A public square area is defined by the aquarium building surrounding it. The main pedestrian routes intercept it in three main directions: western towards the city center and the promenade, southern towards the neighboring polyvalent area used for concerts and eastern towards the main road approach and the stadium. The aquarium facilities are hidden around the square without disturbing the natural Korana valley.

The Aquarium is located on the bank of river Korana, covered with and covered with earthen embankments and embedded in the natural landscape, Image Courtesy © Jure Zivkovic

The Aquarium is located on the bank of river Korana, covered with and covered with earthen embankments and embedded in the natural landscape, Image Courtesy © Jure Zivkovic

  • ArchitectsStudio 3LHD
  • Project: Karlovac Freshwater Aquarium and River Museum
  • Location: Gornje Mekušje, Karlovac, Croatia
  • Photography: Jure Zivkovic, Miljenko Bernfest
  • Client: City of Karlovac
  • Project team: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Irena Mažer Hranuelli, Vibor Granić, Deša Ucović, Ivana Šajn, Nevena Kuzmanić, Romana Ilić
  • Structural engineering: Ivan Palijan, Siniša Lulić (Palijan d.o.o.)
  • Electrical engineering: Erol Čičić, Antonio Praničević (Projekting 1970)
  • Mechanical installations: Zlatko Jakoplić (Ured 3T d.o.o.)
  • Landscape design: Luka Brnić (Uređenje krajobraza d.o.o.), Ines Hrdalo
  • Fire safety, health & safety project: Nadan Kosanović (ING Labos)
  • 3D: Boris Goreta
  • Signage and environmental graphics design: Bilić_Muller Studio (Dora Bilić, Tina Müller)
  • Aquarium setup: Marko Ćaleta (Faculty of Teacher Education, Zagreb), Zoran Marčić (Faculty of Science, Zagreb)
  • Graphic design of the exhibition: Dora Bilić, Tina Mueller (Bilić_Müller Studio)
  • Main contractor: AB Gradnja d.o.o, ENA d.o.o., KGH d.o.o.

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The Design Museum of London in England by OMA with Allies and Morrison

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: OMA 

In December 2007, along with five other architectural firms, OMA was invited by Chelsfield deputy chairman Sir Stuart Lipton to consider the potential of the Commonwealth Institute site. OMA’s proposal sought to save the grade II* listed building by reinjecting life into the modernist monument, the new home for London’s Design Museum, while retaining its distinctive copper roof and parabolic form. OMA with Allies and Morrison were the architects responsible for the design of the refurbished structural shell and external envelope of the building. The project required a close working relationship with Design Museum interior architects, John Pawson.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

  • Architects: OMA with Allies and Morrison
  • Project: The Design Museum of London
  • Location: Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London, England
  • Photography: Nick Guttridge, Luke Hayes, Sebastian van Damme, Philip Vile, James Harris, Ekaterina Izmestieva
  • Client: Chelsfield with Ilchester Estates and the Design Museum
  • Structure/ Core/ Building Envelope: Chelsfield with Mace
  • Interior Architecture: John Pawson
  • Partner in Charge(OMA): Reinier de Graaf
  • Director(OMA): Carol Patterson
  • Project Architects(OMA): Mario Rodriguez, Isabel Silva, Fenna Wagenaar, Mitesh Dixit, Richard Hollington III, Beth Hughes
  • Team(OMA): Caroline Andersen, Luis Arencibia, Fred Awty, Olga Banchikova, Thibaut Barrault, Rachel Bate, Thorben Bazlen, Katrin Betschinger, Philippe Braun, Matthew Brown, Kees van Casteren, Maria Cogliani, Tudor Costachescu, Johan Dehlin, Sebastien Delagrange, Miles Gertler, Hannes Gutberlet, Joyce Hsiang, Yerin Kang, Bin Kim, Andrew Kovacs, Caroline Martin, Roza Matveeva, Andres Mendoza, Ioana Mititelu, Barbara Modolo, Ross O’Connell, Adrian Phiffer, Alex Rodriguez, Duarte Santo, Lawrence Siu, Ivan Valdez, Boris Vapne, Greg R. Williams, Xu Yang, Delnaz Yekrangian, Nikos Yiatros
  • Partners(Allies and Morrison): Simon Fraser, Robert Maxwell
  • Director(Allies and Morrison): Neil Shaughnessy
  • Associate Directors(Allies and Morrison): Joel Davenport, Heidi Shah
  • Associates(Allies and Morrison): Sean Joyce, Johanna Coste-Buscayret
  • Team(Allies and Morrison): Irina Bardakhanova, Ozlem Balicadag, Dinka Beglerbegovic, Thomas Cartledge, Ignacio Diaz-Maurino Jimenez, Owen Jowett, Iris Hoffman, Ines Kramer, Ioana Mititelu, Sophie Nicholaou, Fabiana Paluszny, Duarte Santo, Tom See Hoo, Mike Slade, Janina Vetriest, Stuart Thomson
  • Contractor: Mace

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The Museum of 20th Century in Berlin, Germany by Architects of Invention

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Architects of Invention

MAIN IDEA

The LANDSCAPE BUILDING concept was conceived as a subtle exchange; it is a terrain itself. The building uses every aspect of its construction for navigation and art exhibition. The roof slopes are pedestrian walkways and they form a sculpture park. (The gradients of sculpture park give many different observation angles for users to apprehend the sculptural work on display.) The views from these roof gradients onto the surrounding buildings and parkland also give the idea that this building is a piece of landscape itself.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: The Museum of 20th Century
  • Location: Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin, Germany
  • Team: Simon Gatehouse, Nikoloz Japaridze, Giorgi Nishnianidze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Ivane Ksnelashvili, Natasha Randall, Davit Tsanava, Dominykas Daunys
  • Size: 27725 m²

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DMMRC – Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre in United Arab Emirates by Studio Niko Kapa

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Relating to both the sea and the city and in constant dialogue between them, the building is an extension of the city to the sea and vice-versa. Conceived as a continuation and a transition through the wide public space, the building dives into the ocean and merges with it. It develops as a triangular sharp form, which concentrates the public routes to the museum, through an inviting shape that draws visitors to the entrance and distributes them to the interior.

Museum entrance, Image Courtesy © Studio Niko Kapa

Museum entrance, Image Courtesy © Studio Niko Kapa

  • Architects: Studio Niko Kapa
  • Project: DMMRC – Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Size: 41,200 m2
  • Status: ongoing

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The Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects 

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been awarded first prize in the competition to build the Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The competition for the 8,780m² head office of the Heritage Museum was initiated in 2015. The centre is integral to the on-going works to preserve Diriyah’s historic UNESCO world heritage listed site, continuing the restoration programmes throughout the 120km Wadi Hanifah valley that also includes the re-establishment of its natural environments.

Image Courtesy © Methanoia

Image Courtesy © Methanoia

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: The Urban Heritage Administration Centre
  • Location: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
  • Rendering: Methanoia

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Nadir Afonso Art Museum in Chaves, Portugal by Alvaro Siza Vieira

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Alvaro Siza Vieira 

The Nadir Afonso Foundation, built in the city of Chaves, in a terrain located on the right bank of the Tâmega river, had its detailed planning elaborated within the ambit of the Polis programme.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Alvaro Siza Vieira
  • Project: Nadir Afonso Art Museum
  • Location: Chaves, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Coordinator Architect (Construction): Álvaro Fonseca
  • Coordinator Architect (Executive Project): Paulo Teodósio
  • Collaborator (Executive Project): Lola Bataller Alberola
  • Licensing Project: José Carlos Oliveira
  • Coordinator Architects (Preliminary Study): Avelino Silva, Tatiana Berger
  • Collaborators (Preliminary Study): Álvaro Fonseca, Marco Rampulla, Kenji Araya, Rita Amaral
  • Structures: GOP, Lda – Eng.º Jorge Nunes da Silva, Eng. Filipa Abreu
  • Electricity and Safety Project: GOP, Lda – Eng.º Alexandre Martins (GPIC, Lda)

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20TH CENTURY ART MUSEUM in Berlin, Germany by Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Article source: Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)

Competition entry for Berlin’s Museum of 20th Century Art to be located in the Kulturforum district. The project proposes a series of pavilions, public spaces and gardens connected and unified by a greenhouse structure. Serving both a symbolic and functional purpose, our project conceives this public building as a space that one could see through and into, creating a new kind of public space where 20th Century Art’s fascination with the abstract is met with the elements of nature and the figures of the city.

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)

  • Architects: Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)
  • Project: 20TH CENTURY ART MUSEUM
  • Location: Kulturforum district, Berlin, Germany
  • Team: Benjamin Albrecht, Nick Jabs, Claudia Salvarani, Halina Steiner, Parker Sutton.
  • Rendering: Javier Galindo
  • Collage Drawing: Benjamin Albrecht
  • Model Fabrication: Stratasys (Special thanks to Gal Ramot, Anthony Francis, Tom Bonia)

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Archeopark Pavlov in Moravia, Czech Republic by Kvet Architect

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Kvet Architect

Introduction

The idea for the museum was first mooted in 2002 by the Institute of Archeology of the CAS, Brno, which is now also an expert partner and sponsor of the project. The project was prepared by the Regional Museum in Mikulov in cooperation with the Radko Květ architectural studio. Construction was then carried out jointly by OHL ŽS, a.s. and SKRstav, s.r.o. Pixl-e was the contractor for the exhibition, while the furniture and audiovisual technology were supplied by A.M.O.S. Design, s.r.o. and Lotech, s.r.o, respectively.

Image Courtesy © Gabriel Dvořák

Image Courtesy © Gabriel Dvořák

  • Architects: Kvet Architect (Radko Květ, Pavel Pijáček)
  • Project: Archeopark Pavlov
  • Location: Archeopark Pavlov 23. dubna 264 691 29 Pavlov, Moravia, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Gabriel Dvořák 
  • Cooperation: Barbora Fišerová, Jiří Zrzavý, Lukáš Gergela, Verena Dickmann, Jiří Markevič, Klára Michálková, Radek Sládeček, Lucie Surá, Richard Mátl, Renata Košťálová

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Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen, China by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU 

The Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) is part of the master plan for the Futian Cultural District, the new urban center of Shenzhen. The project combines two independent yet structurally unified institutions: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Planning Exhibition (PE) as a cultural meeting point and a venue for architectural exhibitions. The lobby, multifunctional exhibition halls, auditorium, conference rooms and service areas will be used jointly.

Image Courtesy © Szeto Wing

Image Courtesy © Szeto Wing

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU 
  • Project: Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Szeto Wing
  • Client: Shenzhen Municipal Culture Bureau, Shenzhen, China and Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau, Shenzhen, China
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg
  • Design Architects: Quirin Krumbholz, Jörg Hugo, Mona Bayr
  • Project Architects: Angus Schoenberger, Veronika Janovska, Tyler Bornstein
  • Project Coordination: Xinyu Wan
  • Project Team: Jessie Castro, Jessie Chen, Jasmin Dieterle, Luis Ferreira, Peter Grell, Paul Hoszowsky, Dimitar Ivanov, Ivana Jug, Zhu Yuang Kang, Alexander Karaivanov, Nam La-Chi, Rodelle Lee, Feng Lei, Megan Lepp, Samuel Liew, Thomas Margaretha, Jens Mehlan, Ivo de Nooijer, Reinhard Platzl, Vincenzo Possenti, Pete Rose, Ana Santos, Jutta Schädler, Günther Weber, Chen Yue
  • Digital Project Team: Angus Schoenberger, Matt Kirkham, Jasmin Dieterle, Jonathan Asher, Jan Brosch
  • Local Architects: HSArchitects, Shenzhen, China
  • Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Mechanical Engineering: Reinhold Bacher, Vienna, Austria

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