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Zighizaghi, A multi-sensorial park in Favara, Italy by OFL Architecture

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: OFL Architecture

Zighizaghi is a multi-sensorial urban garden created by OFL Architecture that stems from a collaboration with the client Milia Arredamenti and Farm Cultural Park.

The project springs from the need to create a welcoming place for the citizens of Favara while simultaneously donating to the city an innovative public space shaped from the perfect combination of wood and vegetation.

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Guarneri

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Guarneri

  • Architects: OFL Architecture (Francesco Lipari and Giuseppe Conti)
  • Project: Zighizaghi, A multi-sensorial park
  • Location: Favara, Italy
  • Photography: Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
  • Client: Milia arredamenti
  • Project manager: Giuseppe Grova
  • Realization: Falegnameria Leto srl, Lavorazioni metalliche Grano, Vivai Garlisi, GBR di Baldo srl
  • Interactive project: Blu Network
  • Area: 320 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Rhike Park, Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall in Tbilisi, Georgia by STUDIO FUKSAS

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: STUDIO FUKSAS

The project site is located inside the green area called Rhike Park, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The building consists of two different soft shaped elements that are connected as a unique body at the retaining wall. Every elements  has his own function: The Musical Theatre and the Exhibition Hall. The north part of the building contains the Musical Theatre Hall (566 seats), the foyer and several facilities, together with technical spaces for theatre machinery and various storages. The Exhibition Hall opens his great entrance with a ramp that brings visitors from the street level. The Music Theatre Hall, on the contrary, soars from the ground and allows the users staying in the foyer and in the cafeteria to have a view to the river and the skyline of the city. It is a periscope to the city and looks towards the river framing the historic core of the Old Tbilisi.

Image Courtesy © STUDIO FUKSAS

Image Courtesy © STUDIO FUKSAS

  • Architects: STUDIO FUKSAS
  • Project: Rhike Park, Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Client: Tbilisi Development Fund
  • General contractor: permasteelisa s.p.a.
  • Engineering: studio sarti, ai engineering
  • Aoustics: Ai Engineering
  • Surfaces:

    • Site Area: 10 000 m²
    • Gross Floor Area: 9 200 m²
    • Music Theatre: 550 seats – 900 m²
    • Exhibition Hall: 2000 m²
  • Period: 2010-ongoing
  • Calendra:

    • Concept Design: 5 July 2010
    • Preliminary project: 14 December 2010
    • Tender Phase: 20 May 2011

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The Elevated Elf Land – Yeoungcheon Horse Theme Park in South Korea by TheeAe LTD

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: TheeAe LTD

Let’s Run Yeungcheon is a nature friendly theme park for Human and Horse as an expression of new identity of Horse park in Korea. Our intention on its purposeful driven Park is to create a unique development to attract people from the town in local, other cities and even overseas by its sustainable design. Hence, we present the elevated platform to preserve nature, as well as intend the total paradigm shift from horse race culture in Korean, “horse race is a gamble”, into a new trend of horse race game in direct connection with theme park.

Image Courtesy © TheeAe LTD

Image Courtesy © TheeAe LTD

  • Architects: TheeAe LTD
  • Project: The Elevated Elf Land – Yeoungcheon Horse Theme Park
  • Location: Yeongcheon, South Korea
  • Site Area: 1,470,162 sqm

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Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Vigliecca & Associados

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Article source: Vigliecca & Associados

The Deodoro Olympic Park has an area of 2,5 million square meters, being the largest of the Olympic areas with the second largest capacity, as it hosts 11 Olympic and four Paralympic sports modalities in the RIO 2016 Olympics. The Olympic sports are Canoe Slalom, Cycling (BMX and Mountain Bike), Field Hockey, Shooting Sport, Modern Pentathlon, Basketball (women’s only), Rugby and Equestrian (Jumping, Dressage and Eventing). The Paralympic competitions include Wheelchair Fencing, Shooting, 7-a-side Football and Equestrian Dressage.

Image Courtesy © Vigliecca & Associados

Image Courtesy © Vigliecca & Associados

  • Architects: Vigliecca & Associados
  • Project: Deodoro Olympic Park
  • Location: Deodoro Neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Software used: AutoCad

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East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

The new pavilions at East Point Park Bird Sanctuary use architecture as a means of framing one of Toronto’s most beautiful parks, while enhancing the pleasures of birding for visitors of all ages and levels of experience. Folded into angular shapes evocative of flight, sheets of laser-cut weathering steel form the pavilions for this wooded park on the Scarborough Bluffs, high above Lake Ontario. The materials palette, which also includes precast and cast-in-place concrete and galvanized grating, was chosen for durability and minimal environmental impact. The completed Phase One encompasses the Viewing Pavilion, a Bird Blind, and entry signage.

Facing northwest toward the Viewing Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans Photography

Facing northwest toward the Viewing Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans Photography

 

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project: East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Steven Evans Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: City of Toronto
  • PLANT Architect Inc. Design Team: Mary Tremain, Lauren Barhydt, Jason van der Burg, Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, Jeremy McGregor
  • Structural: Blackwell
  • Quantity Surveyor: A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd.
  • General Contractor: Hawkins Contracting Services Inc.
  • Steel Work: Iron Bridge Fabrication Inc.

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National Grid Car Park in Warwick, UK by One World Design Archtects

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: One World Design Archtects

National Grid’s HQ, National Grid House, on the outskirts of Warwick, within view of the Historic Castle, houses some 2800 staff. It is operational 24 hours a day, every day of the year and is a site which controls and is critical to the power distribution infrastructure in the UK.  National Grids commitment to sustainability in all their undertakings has meant that the brief for a new car park on this site would always lead to something extraordinary – with the car park now finished it has literally come alive.

Image Courtesy © One World Design Archtects

Image Courtesy © One World Design Archtects

  • Architects: One World Design Archtects
  • Project: National Grid Car Park
  • Location: Warwick, UK
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and 3d studio
  • Client: National Grid
  • Contractor: Goldbek
  • Lead Consultant: Cundall
  • Structurl Engineer: Cundall
  • M&E Engineer: Cundall
  • Planning Consultant: Deliotte
  • Living Wall: Ans

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Vertical Times in New York by 100architects

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: 100architects

INTRODUCTION

In this specific case, 100architects was asked to explore the possibilities of inserting public functions and environments typically associated with urban parks within Times Square, in order to give a commercial twist to the current cityscape offered by the place to both, citizens and tourists. Basically, turning the Square into a more livable and enjoyable space with a strong urban character.

Image Courtesy © 100architects

Image Courtesy © 100architects

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Vertical Times
  • Location: New York, USA

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Educative Park of Marinilla in Colombia by El Equipo Mazzanti

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Article source: El Equipo Mazzanti

The main goal of the project is to provide the community of Marinilla with a space where their cultural identities can be expressed, recognized and most importantly can be promoted and preserved. This is a building conceived as an open space, where relevant traits of the paisa culture like gardening, planting, playing guitar, drinking coffee or simply rest on a hammock take place around classrooms that are constantly exposed to the town´s weather and natural environment.

Image Courtesy © El Equipo Mazzanti

Image Courtesy © El Equipo Mazzanti

  • Architects: El Equipo Mazzanti
  • Project: Educative Park of Marinilla
  • Location: Marinilla, Colombia

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Bartok park in Arnhem, Netherlands by Buro Harro

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Article source: Buro Harro

A former wasteland in the centre of Arnhem (Netherlands) is transformed to an iconic park: A flourishing heather landscape with a huge PartyAardvark (an artwork by Florentijn Hofman) lying amidst of it. Together with office D.T.O. we took the initiative to transform this desolate area – due to the economic crisis – to a patch of spectaculair nature in the city. The Bartok Park is a symbol for Arnhem: a city that is uniquely situated on the edge of the Natural Park the Veluwe, but doesn’t seem to take much pride in this fact. The vegetation is transplanted from that Natural Park into the city centre: we brought nature literally to the city.

Image Courtesy © Buro Harro

Image Courtesy © Buro Harro

  • Architects: Buro Harro
  • Project: Bartok park
  • Location: Arnhem, Netherlands

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Down in the Deep Blue Sea in Copenhagen, Denmark by C.F. Møller

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Article source: C.F. Møller 

The new Nordhavn district is taking shape fast, and, having won the international Nordhavn Islands project competition, C.F. Møller Landscape will now create one of the first and most unique projects in, on and under the water in the quarter.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller

  • Architects: C.F. Møller
  • Project: Down in the Deep Blue Sea
  • Location: New Nordhavn district, Copenhagen, Denmark

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