Archive for the ‘Park’ Category
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
- Architects: Vigliecca & Associados
- Project: Deodoro Olympic Park
- Location: Deodoro Neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Software used: AutoCad
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
- 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.
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
- 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
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Article source: 100architects
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
- Architects: 100architects
- Project: Vertical Times
- Location: New York, USA
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
- Architects: El Equipo Mazzanti
- Project: Educative Park of Marinilla
- Location: Marinilla, Colombia
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
- Architects: Buro Harro
- Project: Bartok park
- Location: Arnhem, Netherlands
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
- Architects: C.F. Møller
- Project: Down in the Deep Blue Sea
- Location: New Nordhavn district, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, April 1st, 2016
Article source: v2com
Parking Deck to Greenspace
DES A+E designed the High Garden to transform what would ordinarily be an underutilized parking deck into a green oasis. Instead of 250 parking spots, it has two-acres of greenspace. The park is one of the central amenities to the Moffett Place campus, which was recently leased to Google in its entirety. The campus is the 2nd largest office project under construction in Silicon Valley.
Moffett Place High Garden, Image Courtesy © Gregory Cortez
- Architects: DES Architects + Engineers
- Project: Silicon Valley’s Newest Rooftop Park
- Location: Sunnyvale, California, USA
- Photography: Gregory Cortez
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Article source: Page & Turnbull
Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center that neighbors the park’s historic orchards, a 3,600 square foot Staff and Maintenance Building with storage and a 300 square foot entry kiosk.
Image Courtesy © Rob Hansen
- Architects: Page & Turnbull
- Project: Kebony Enhances Historic California Park
- Location: San Jose, California, US
- Photography: Rob Hansen
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati
The Mile, a design for a one-mile high vertical park and observation deck, will be presented by CRA at Cannes’ MIPIM on March 16th, 2016. The Mile has been developed by international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati together with German engineering firm schlaich bergermann partner, and British digital design studio Atmos.
Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati
- Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
- Project: “The Mile” The world’s highest vertical park and observation deck