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Tagus Linear Park in  Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal by Topiaris Landscape Architecture

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: Topiaris Landscape Architecture

The Tagus Linear Park combines two different typologies of spaces: A single multifunctional area named ‘PRAIA DOS PESCADORES’ (FISHERMEN’S BEACH), set by the riverside within a former sand deposit, and 6 km of PEDESTRIAN TRAILS associated with dirt roads, waterlines banks (streams and drainage ditches), which converge to Praia dos Pescadores, coming from urban and natural areas. The connection between the ‘beach’ and natural areas is made through a 700m long raised wooden path by which a Bird Observatory built from old pallets can be reached.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Topiaris Landscape Architecture
  • Project: Tagus Linear Park
  • Location: Â Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Area: Â 15 ha
  • Client: Â Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira
  • Completion date:  July 2013
  • Landscape Architecture: Â Topiaris, landscape architecture
  • Authors: Â Luis Ribeiro, Teresa Barão, Catarina Viana
  • Design Team: Ana Lemos, Elsa Calhau, João Oliveira, Rita Salgado, Sara Coelho
  • Architecture: Â Atelier Difusor de Arquitectura
  • Author: Â Olavo Dias
  • Design Team: Â Pedro Santos, Sérgio Marques, António Marciano

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The Transformed Stormwater Park: Qunli National Urban Wetland in Harbin City, China by Turenscape

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: Turenscape 

Beginning in 2006, a new urban district, Qunli New Town, in the size of 2733 Hectares, was planned to be developed at the east outskirt of Haerbin City of North China. 32 million square meters of buildings will be constructed in 13-15 years. More than one third of a million population are expected to live here. While only about 16.4% of the developed land was zoned as permeable green space, the majority of the former flat plain will be covered with impermeable concrete. While the annual rainfall of this area is 567mm and concentrated in June through August (account for 60-70% of annual precipitation). Flood and water log were frequent in history for this area.

Image Courtesy © Turenscape

Image Courtesy © Turenscape

  • Architects: Turenscape 
  • Project: The Transformed Stormwater Park: Qunli National Urban Wetland
  • Location: Harbin City, China
  • Project Size: 30 hectares
  • Date of Design: June ,2009-Novemberr ,2009
  • Date of Complete: 2010
  • Owner/Client: The Municipal Government of Haerbin City

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OMNIBUS CITY in Saltlake City by stpmj

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: stpmj 

By definition, an omnibus refers to a collection of stories made by a single narrator or several authors tied together by a single subject. It also pertains to a collection of objects at once. Along these lines, Omnibus City is a proposal that connects elements of downtown Salt Lake City that are already physically close, yet are experienced individually. Omnibus City strives to create a collection of experiences along three main corridors: Green, Culture (Main Street), and Retail. Acting as a catalyst of activity linking adjacent blocks to Main Street, these passageways are connected through a common design vocabulary of path, pattern, and phenomenon meant to permeate blocks 69 and 70 and guide visitors through its permutations.

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy ©  stpmj

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy © stpmj

  • Architects: stpmj
  • Project: OMNIBUS CITY
  • Location: Saltlake City, U.S.A
  • Project team: stpmj, Seung Teak Lee, Mi Jung Lim, Kyung Jae Yu, Young Whan Choi , Leah Park, Olivia Heung, Sam Weston, Suk Won Lee
  • Dimension: 600′ x 1200′
  • Budget: N/A

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B/S/H/ Inspiration House, Park 20|20 in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands by William McDonough + Partners

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: William McDonough + Partners

Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte (B/S/H/) is home to five of the top brands in household appliances – Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff and Constructa – in the first building completed at Park 20|20.

Designed as a flexible, innovative workplace, B/S/H/ includes a full-height atria with a Living Green Wall and Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) roof that maximizes energy and daylighting to showrooms that can be converted to offices as needed.

 Image Courtesy ©  William McDonough + Partners

Image Courtesy © William McDonough + Partners

  • Architects: William McDonough + Partners, (http://www.amazon.com/William-McDonough/e/B001KIKWHM)
  • Project: B/S/H/ Inspiration House, Park 20|20
  • Location: Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autodesk – Revit® building design software for Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Client: Delta Development Group
  • Owner: Bosch Siemens HOME
  • Program: Offices, product showrooms and Instructional spaces, restaurant, parking podium
  • Area: 12,528 gross square meters
  • Status: Completed 2011
  • Construction: Cost $14.2 Euro
  • Team: William McDonough + Partners, Masterplan Architect and Design Architect; KOW, Architect of Record; D/Dock Amsterdam, Interior Designer; Nelson Byrd Woltz, Landscape Architect; Techniplan Adviseurs BV, Civil and MEP Engineers; DGMR, Fire Engineer/BREEAM Consultant; Van Der Vorm Engineering, Structural Engineer; IBB Kondor, Contractor.

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Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn, New York by Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Project Overview

The Bushwick Inlet Park transforms the Brooklyn waterfront from a brownfield industrial strip into a public park. Located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the design is the first step of an ambitious waterfront redevelopment along the East River. The design team has integrated a program of athletic fields, community facility and a NYC Park maintenance and operation facility into a 6.2-acre park.

The Park wraps over the building on the west side, turning the building into a green hill so that 100% of the site is accessible to the public. A zigzag path provides ADA access to the top, where a large wood-framed canopy provides shade and views over the play fields to the Manhattan skyline. Direct building access for the public and the Parks staff is provided from the street edge below.

Program: The 13,300-square-foot ground floor is divided into the northern section which houses the maintenance facilities for the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the southern section which is a community center run by the non-profit Open Space Alliance. Each program area has its own separate entrance.

Phase 1 (the play field) opened summer 2010 and Phase 2 opened October 2013.

(top) Aerial view of park and building; (bottom) Active Design usage, snowboarding on roof 1/22/2014 - Photo Credit: (top) Malcolm Pinckney © 2013 New York City, NYC Parks ; (bottom) Jeremy Moseley

(top) Aerial view of park and building; (bottom) Active Design usage, snowboarding on roof 1/22/2014 – Photo Credit: (top) Malcolm Pinckney © 2013 New York City, NYC Parks ; (bottom) Jeremy Moseley

  • Architects: Kiss + Cathcart, Architects
  • Project: Bushwick Inlet Park
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Photography: Jeremy Moseley, Paul Warchol and Kiss + Cathcart, Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Project Completion Date: October, 2013
  • Project Category: New Construction
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 15,527 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $30,000,000.00

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Venice Beach Skate Park by RRM Design Group

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: RRM Design Group

RRM Design Group provided the planning, construction documents, bid services, cost estimates, and construction administration for the award-winning renovation of the 1.7-mile Venice Beach Oceanfront Walk, the busiest public park in Los Angeles and the second most visited place in California. The project required extensive public outreach, including a series of interactive public meetings, workshops, newsletters, and written and camera surveys, working with various community groups and City agencies.

Image Courtesy © RRM Design Group

  • Architects: RRM Design Group (Nicole Stephens)
  • Project: Venice Beach Skate Park

Quirijn Park in Tilburg, The Netherlands by Karres en Brands

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Article source: Karres en Brands

The Quirijn Park is situated on a narrow strip of land that was once intended for the main traffic access to North Tilburg. The new urban development plan transforms this open area into a living link between the formerly separated neighbourhoods of Quirijnskto and Heikant, and brings about increased housing differentiation within North Tilburg. The emphasis therefore also lies on thee nw connections between the bordering neighbourhoods. The park works like a ‘zip fastene rb’etween both districts.

Image Courtesy © Karres en Brands

  • Architects: Karres en Brands
  • Project: Quirijn Park
  • Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • Area: 8 hectares
  • Design: 2001 – 2004
  • Construction:  2006 – 2008
  • Status: realized
  • Client: Municipality of Tilburg
  • Team: Bart Brands, Sylvia Karres, Simon Nunez, Lieneke van Campen, Joost de Natris, Femy-Jeanine Bol, Jorryt Braaksma

URBAN INFILL by CHIRAG N MULANI

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: CHIRAG N MULANI

Create space for public use as well as corporate use.  Public gardens, restaurents, theatres and offices for professionals..all that in one combination of different environments gives something different  feelings..

Image Courtesy © CHIRAG N MULANI

  • Architects: CHIRAG N MULANI
  • Project: URBAN INFILL

ArtA Kunstencluster in Arnhem, the Netherlands by NL Architects

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Article source: NL Architects

ArtA will be an exciting mixture of public functions: a ‘sandwich’ of cinema, square, museum and park: Art House,Art Square, Art Show, Art Park.

By pushing this programmatic sandwich down on one side the roof becomes accessible. At the same time the building opens up to the river. An easily accessible roof landscape emerges draped over vibrant city life: ‘urban moraine’.

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: ArtA Kunstencluster
  • Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands
  • Year: 2014
  • Type: competition entry
  • Client: City of Arnhem
  • Size: 8,500 sqm
  • NL team:Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Gen Yamamoto, Eke Hoekstra, Jose Ramon Vives,, Laura Riano, Sander van de Weijer, Arne van Wees,, Mario Genovesi en Shane Dalke, Peter Bijvoet, DGMR.

KEYPARK in Ankara, Turkey by VEN Architecture

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Article source: VEN Architecture

The project is located at the junction of two busy boulevards, Alacaatl? and Beyler blvd. The units constitute a wide-low  rise commercial campus, spread on an inclined corner lot, giving different volume and depth perception from different perspectives. The concept is established on two notions: urban permeability and human scale. The relationship between the boulevard and courtyard-square is supported by the voids among the masses lined on the periphery of the lot.

Image Courtesy © Özgür ÖZDEMiRCAN – Arda AYDERMAN

  • Architects: VEN Architecture
  • Project: KEYPARK
  • Location:  Ankara, Turkey
  • Photography: Özgür ÖZDEMiRCAN – Arda AYDERMAN
  • Software used: REVIT Architecture.
  • Design Team: Gül GÜVEN, Ceyda GÖKMEN, Fatih Erduman, Recep Aygın, Nihat Beyoğlu
  • Client: Kaanhan EYÜBOĞLU
  • Structural Engineer: KONKAN MÜHENDiSLiK, YÜKSEL KONKAN
  • Mechanical Eng: BAYHAN MÜHENDiSLiK, GÖKÇEN BAYHAN, Bayhan Engineering – Gökçen Bayhan
  • Elec. Eng: ÖZER MÜHENDiSLiK, ÖZDAL GÜNGÖR
  • Landscape: PROMİM PROJE, SELAMİ DEMİRALP
  • Promim Project: Selami Demiralp
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Construction: 2011-2013
  • Const. Area: 21.400 m²
  • Site Area: 16.850 m²
  • Consultant: Ahmet Şahin (architect)
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