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Flemish Barn Bolberg in Bavel, The Netherlands by Arend Groenewegen Architect

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Arend Groenewegen Architect

Tucked away in the country side town of Breda, the Netherlands, sits a renovated old ‘flemish barn’ converted into an office. Developed by dutch firm arend groenewegen architect, the structure takes the ingredients of the original architecture form which consists of the wooden construction, low black facade and large thatched roof; and transforms it into a functioning work space. When the owner decided to stop his livestock business, the use of the existing barn built in the 1800, originally used for storage of hay and equipment needed a new vision. The renovation of the structure was in breach of the applicable zoning where the plot was designated as an ‘agricultural building block. The municipality changed the purpose of the area allowing an office to function in the space.

Image Courtesy © Arend Groenewegen Architect

Image Courtesy © Arend Groenewegen Architect

  • Architects: Arend Groenewegen Architect
  • Project: Flemish Barn Bolberg
  • Location: Bavel, The Netherlands
  • Constructed: 1800
  • Renovated: 2009
  • Surface: 280m2

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Blumenhaus in Zürich, Switzerland by WAA

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Article source: WAA 

A mixed-use program of office and retail, with private residences above, define the Blumenhaus. The building is an integral component of a larger effort by the city of Zürich to rebrand its Escher-Wyss district through a metamorphosis of new development, including green spaces, bikes lanes, and a plethora of new housing. The district is characterized by its industrial heritage, and palette of raw concrete, burgundy brick, and rusted steel; it is bounded to its north by the Limmat River, and to its south by the entanglement of railway tracks that lead to the city’s main train station. Blumenhaus is adjacent to a former ship-building hall–or Schiffbau, in German–of Escher Wyss & Cie., an industrial company that was absorbed by another in the twentieth century; its expertise was turbines and electrical engineering. When the company left this location, the area began to decline in its industrial prominence, opening a path toward its redevelopment. Yet, some industry continues to inhabit the district, enabling a confluence of gastronomic, commercial, service, and other residential-supporting businesses to further define this once neglected area, just north of Zürich’s old city center.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: WAA
  • Project: Blumenhaus
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Jan Bitter
  • Client: Allreal West AG
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Alexis Bikos, Tieme Zwartbol
  • Collaborators: Dunja Nedjar, Aline Amore, Boris Wolf, Felix Thies, Marcos Romero, Jelle Homburg
  • Consultants: Eichenberger AG, Gruenberg+Partner AG, BB & A Buri Bauphysik & Akustik AG, Gutknecht Elektroplanung AG, Hager Partner AG
  • Size: 4.500 m2
  • Date of design: 2011-2015
  • Date of completion: Summer 2016

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Grand Gateway 66 Office Tower One Renovation in Shanghai, China by Girimun

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

The extensive renovation of the first of twin towers of the Grand Gateway 66 Complex will create a brand new contemporary corporate image to the building. Comprehending the main access lobby, its retail connections and access to car park below, and all of the 46 storeys of office space, lift lobbies, toilets, pantries and lift interiors, the new look-and-feel is clean and refreshing. White and light grey tones of stone warmed up by timber accents and carefully designed lighting. New concierge facilities and digital environmental signage systems are applied throughout the building, whereas air conditioning, CCTV and fire systems are upgraded to rigorous standards.

 Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Grand Gateway 66 Office Tower One Renovation
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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Piknic Électronik in Montréal, Canada by L. McComber

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Fourteen years ago, four amazing electronic music visionaries created an event that revolutionized the Montréal cultural scene:Piknic Électronik. Just a few minutes from downtown on the picturesque Île Sainte Hélène, the Sunday afternoon celebration has become so huge that it draws top DJs from around the world. In 2007, the success of Igloofest, a winter version of the same concept, exploded the phenomenon. Today, the formula has been replicated on an international scale, from Barcelona to Melbourne, through Dubai and across to Santiago. To give their ever-expanding team a vibrant yet practical place to work, the producers contacted the architects at L. McComber. The new HQ will be fun, laid back, open and productive…just like the young company!

Overview, Image Courtesy © Raphël Thibodeau

Overview, Image Courtesy © Raphël Thibodeau

  • Architects: L. McComber (L. McComber ltée)
  • Project: Piknic Électronik
  • Location: Mile-End, Montréal
  • Photography: Raphaël Thibodeau
  • Client: Piknic Électronik & Igloofest
  • Design team: David Grenier, Olivier Lord, Philip Staszewski et Laurent McComber
  • Collaborators: Design par Judith Portier, Félix Lepage, Stéphane Latreille
  • General contractor: Construction Mathieu Champagne
  • Modular seating system: Perez Furniture
  • Budget: 300 000$
  • Area: 5 020 ft2
  • Project end date: January 2016

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Moment Factory in Montréal, Canada by MU Architecture

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: v2com

It is in the former industrial area of the Mile-Ex that Moment Factory, a multimedia studio, has chosen to move its creation studios. Montreal, known for its originality and UNESCO City of Design, houses the studio that develops and produces shows for major events and venues around the world. The creativity of this Montreal-based company is world-renowned.

MU Architecture designs Moment Factory’s new office in an old bricked factory.

Image Courtesy © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

Image Courtesy © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

  • Architects: MU Architecture
  • Project: Moment Factory
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec
  • Photography: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard  YUL Photo, Fany Ducharme
  • Project team: Charles Côté, Jean-Sébastien Herr, Valérie Beaudin, Pierre-Paul Guillemette, Nicolas Moussa, Melissa Pizovic, Veronica Lali
  • Structure: NCK
  • Contractor: Construction Albert Jean
  • Project management: GLT+
  • Project Area: 45 000 sq.ft.
  • Construction: December 2015

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Office in Tokushima, Japan by OHArchitecture

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: OHArchitecture

“Cover” that wears the einvironment

This office building is located in a residential area in Itano district, Tokushima prefecture. There are new and old houses in a mixed, which are organized or have been there for a long time.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: OHArchitecture
  • Project: Office in Tokushima
  • Location: Itano Destrict, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Produce: WELL Co,.Ltd
  • Designer: OHArchitecture Kosuke Okuda, Tatsuya Horii
  • Contractor: WELL Co,.Ltd
  • Garden work: Green Space
  • Total area: 1F:206.18m2, 2F:209.46m2, TTL:415.64m2
  • Construction phase: Dec.2015 – Jul.2016

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The Perelman Center in New York by REX architecture

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: REX architecture

The board of directors of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (The Perelman Center) and President & Director Maggie Boepple today unveiled the design for the new performing arts center, located at the World Trade Center site. Set to open in 2020, The Perelman Center will produce and premiere theater, dance, music, film, opera, and multidisciplinary works while offering a range of amenities for visitors and residents in the Lower Manhattan community.

FRONTAL DAY RENDER , Image Courtesy © LUXIGON

FRONTAL DAY RENDER , Image Courtesy © LUXIGON

  • Architects: REX architecture
  • Project: The Perelman Center
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: CHRIS JANJIC
  • Rendering: LUXIGON, FRONT and DBOX
  • Client: Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center
  • Personnel: Adam Chizmar (PL), Maur Dessauvage, Alysen Hiller Fiore (PL), Sebastian Hofmeister, Suemin Jeon, Claire Kuang, Kirby Liu, Weronika Marciniak, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Vaidotas Vaiciulis
  • Competition Team: Giannantonio Bongiorno, Adam Chizmar (PL), Alberto Cumerlato, Mahasti Fakourbayat, Alysen Hiller Fiore (PL), Gabriel Jewell-Vitale, Min Kim, Dominyka Mineikyte, Elizabeth Nichols, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Raul Rodriguez, Michal Sapko, Emma Silverblatt, Elina Spruza, Michele Tonizzo, Vaidotas Vaiciulis, Michael Volk, Cristina Webb
  • Executive Architect: Davis Brody Bond
  • Consultants: Arup, CCI, Charcoalblue, Cost Plus, Ducibella Venter & Santore, Front, Jaros Baum & Bolles, Jenkins & Huntington, Magnusson Klemencic, RWDI, Sciame, Silman, Thornton Tomasetti / Weidlinger, Threshold, Wilson Ihrig
  • Area: 8,400 m2 (90,000 sf)
  • Status: Invited competition 2014, first prize 2015, commenced Schematic Design 2016, completion expected 2020

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Hamburg Innovation Port in Germany by MVRDV

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

The site of the Hamburg Innovation Port project is at the waterways of old Harburger Schloss in the so-called Channel Hamburg development, the southern high-tech hub of Germany’s most northern metropolis, which is currently nearing its final stage of realisation. The masterplan foresees a total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Hamburg Innovation Port
  • Location: Hamburg – Harburg, Germany
  • Client: HC Hagemann Construction Group
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacon van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Markus Nagler, Tobias Tonch, Jonathan Schuster, Lisa Bruch
  • Co-architect: morePlatz (Johannes Schele, Caro Baumann)
  • Budget: 150 million euros
  • Size & Programme: A total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings
  • Year: 2016 +

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The European Council and Council of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers

As a consequence of 2004 European enlargement, the Justus Lipsius building becomes too small for the council of the European1 (hereafter named the Council). According to the treaty of Nice, adopted in 2001, all European Council2 sessions are held in Brussels, which also generates new real estate needs. In order to respond to those, the Belgian State offered the Council to cede block A from the complex “Residence Palace” to make it the future seat of both the European Council and the Council, once this building renovated and adapted to its future owners’ needs.

Image Courtesy © Quentin Olbrechts

Image Courtesy © Quentin Olbrechts

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers
  • Project: The European Council and Council of the European Union
  • Location: Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Quentin Olbrechts, Georges MEURANT, Thierry Henrard, Jacques Ceyssens, Marie-Françoise Plissart, POLYGON graphics cvba – Stijn Stragier
  • Client: Belgian Buildings Agency
  • General Direction: Laurent VRIJDAGHS, Administrateur général 
  • Design Partner: Dr Ir Ridder Philippe SAMYN, architect & engineer
  • Associate Partners: Arch. Mehdi CHTOUROU, Ir-Arch. Jean-Charles PUECHBLANC
  • Budget: 240 M€ (value as of index January 2004)
  • Area: 53.815 sqm superstructure (including 9.271 sqm conference rooms, 27.163 sqm offices, 3.370 sqm pressroom and 8.375 sqm ceremonial rooms and restaurants)
  • Asbestos removal started: January 2008
  • Completed: June 2016

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KuBe House of Culture and Movement in Frederiksberg, Denmark by MVRDV and ADEPT

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Article source: MVRDV

Today Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will open the Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement, an activity hub in Frederiksberg, Denmark, which explores the boundaries between culture, health and movement. The project, designed by MVRDV and ADEPT, is the first of its typology; a community space which also focuses on exploring and developing our most fundamental process, movement. Ku.Be facilitates both fixed, and spontaneous programmes. Main volumes define specific tempos of activities, whereas voids are left without a defined use to let users interpret them how they wish and discover new ways to use and get around the building. The activity from inside then spills out into the community as a garden which will offer a variety of interactive environments.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

 

  • Architects: MVRDV and ADEPT
  • Project: KuBe House of Culture and Movement
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Client: Municipality of Frederiksberg, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities (LOA) and Realdania Foundation
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Mette Rasmussen, Julius Kirchert, Klaas Hofman, Francisco Pomares, Armor Gutierrez Rivas, Buster Christensen, Attilio Ranieri, Chris Green, Kate van Heusen, Henryk Struski, Emanuela Gioffreda, Raymond van den Broek, Sanne van der Burgh, Karl Johan Nyquist, Maria Lopez and Kasper Albrektsen
  • Landscape architect: SLA, Copenhagen
  • Engineering & Costing: Søren Jensen, Aarhus, Denmark
  • M & E: Max Fordham, Edinburgh
  • Movement and Play Consultant: Jens Ole Jensen
  • Year: 2009 – 2016

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