Archive for the ‘Parking Structure’ Category
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Article source: Valle Architetti
The complex was designed as a strategic link between the historic city center of Padua and the developments of the modern zone of the city near the railway station. The project intends to house offices and shops in the main body of the building as well as a large parking garage.The site is located along a bend of the river Piovego, the main defining edge of the sixteenth century city, and adjacent to an open landscape and fluvial gardens. The site is a veritable “city gate” where the historical center, recent developments and the fluvial landscape converge.The parking garage is intended as the main car park for those heading to the historic center of town from the outskirts. The commercial building stands as the urban backdrop that screens the impact of the large infrastructure and attempts to regulate the chaotic city street fronts that have grown in the last decades.
Image Courtesy Veronica Croce
- Architects: Valle Architetti Associati
- Project: OFFICE BUILDING AND PARKING GARAGE IN PADUA
- Location: PADUA
- Project Team : Valle Architetti Associati: Gino Valle (1991-2001), Pietro Valle (1999-2011) with Walter Vidale,Ugo Tranquillini, Roland Henning, Marco Carnelutti and Robert Zizzutto
- Structures : Studio d’Ingegneria Pizzocchero, Padova.
- Mechanical systems : Studio Bonsembiante, Padova.
- Client : Immobiliare Zabarella, Padova.
- Building contractor: Cavagnis Costruzioni, Padova. (more…)
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Article source: WHR Architects
Designed by WHR Architects, University of Houston Stadium Parking Garage parking provides far more that parking. The 2,300 car facility contains a Barnes & Nobel Fan Shop, Cougar Express Mini Market, Taco Cabana restaurant, offices for UH Parking and Transportation and UH Parking Customer Services. With 85% of the university’s nearly 40,000 students commuting from around the sprawling City of Houston and its suburbs, reimagining the garage as an amenity project made sense for several reasons.
Image Courtesy © WHR Architects
- Architects: WHR Architects
- Project: University of Houston Stadium Parking Garage
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Photography: Tracey N. Freeman, AeroPhoto, Inc
- Contract Delivery Method: Design/Build
- Final Project Size: 735,821 GSF | 2,296 Spaces | 4 Levels
- Type Of Construction: New
- Start & Finish Dates For Design: October 2010 – April 2011
- NTP & Substantial Completion: October 2010 | May 2012
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Article source: BARCODE Architects Bordeaux
Rotterdam based office BARCODE Architects and Paris based office Haber Autrement presented the final design of the project ‘Pôle de Compétences’ in Bordeaux.
The 7,000m² project is part of the masterplan ‘Bassin a Flots’ designed by ANMA/ Nicolas Michelin, an extensive redevelopment of the harbor area at the west bank of the Gironne in Bordeaux. The masterplan aims on a phased transformation of the present introvert industrial harbor area into a new lively precinct with an urban mixture of living, working, and recreation.
Image Courtesy BARCODE Architects Bordeaux
- Architects: BARCODE Architects Bordeaux
- Project: Pôle de Compétences
- Location: Bordeaux, France
- Brief: ‘Centre for new businesses’, offices, restaurant, fitness, day-care, parking
- Client: ICADE Promotion
- Area: 7000m²
- Year: 2011-ongoing
- Status: PRO/Detailed Design – Construction 2013-2014
- Construction: IOSIS, France
- MEP/Services: IOSIS, France
- Urban design: ANMA/Nicolas Michelin, Paris
- Coordination: Brenac-Gonzalez, Paris
- Team: BARCODE: Dirk Peters, Caro van de Venne, Clément Périssé, Nieves Ruiz Alvarez, Philip Vandermey, Lauren Mishkind, John O’Callaghan
- Habiter Autrement: Mia Hägg, Felix Medina
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Article source: Clark Nexsen
The Green Square Parking Deck is a nine-level parking structure that is an integral part of the redevelopment of a full city block in the downtown government complex of Raleigh, NC. The development includes the parking deck, a museum, and an office building. The deck was designed to accommodate 900 parking spaces for visitors and employees of the State of North Carolina.
Image Courtesy Jonathan Hillyer
- Architect: Clark Nexsen (formerly Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee)
- Project: Green Square Parking Deck
- Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
- Design Team: H. Clymer Cease, AIA, LEED AP – Principal in Charge
Jeffrey Lee, FAIA – Design Principal
Shann Rushing, AIA, LEED AP – Project Architect
Albert McDonald, Assoc. AIA – Project Designer
Ryan Johnson – Project Designer
- Client: State of North Carolina Department of Administration
- Size: 272,320 SF / 900 parking spaces
- Completion Date: April 2011
- Cost: $20 million
- CONSULTANTS: MEP Engineer: Engineered Designs Inc. (EDi)
Civil, Structural and Landscape Architecture: Kimley-Horn & Associates
- GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Clancy & Theys Construction Co.
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Jonathan Hillyer Photography
Image Courtesy Jonathan Hillyer
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Article source: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS
Tuinstede is the last of three new blocks that have been built in the Noordstrook, north of Delflandplein in the Amsterdam district New West. The urban design for the Noordstrook is made by Snitker/Borst Architects. In order to increase the density of the neighbourhood the existing modernist open strip building plan will be replaced by three urban closed blocks with large communal courtyards. One of the streets will remain without cars and will be arranged as a playground for children. The urban design will be executed in two phases. Recently the first phase was finished. In a second phase the U-shaped blocks will be completed to closed blocks. The three blocks are designed by Dick van Gameren, ANA and Snitker/Borst Architects, respectively.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Roos Aldershoff)
- Architect: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS
- Name of Project: Tuinstede
- Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Client urban design: Far West, Stadsdeel Nieuw-West
- Client architectural design: De Principaal, Amvest
- Design team urban design: Leen Borst, Mark Snitker, Maha Rahal, Louise Thompson, Mehrdad Mashaie, Sonja Stockmarr
- Software used: Vectorworks
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Article source: JOHO Architecture
General Korean Parking lot types filled JukjeonCommercial Area
Parking lot either frankly reveals itself to be a parking lot without any consideration for design or surroundings, or disguises like a commercial facility. However, both cases are not welcomed in a city and ruin the city landscape.
Development districts of New Downtown in Korea that are fully filled with gigantic real estate goods only emphasize the legal maximum floor area ratio. The city identity is represented by the wall-covering signs not the presence of space nor void. The massive box lumps clutter the city with the logic of capitalism that is composed of investment, lease and presale, rather than the respective regional characteristics. This project intended to change the urban landscape through a proposition of a certain symbolically designed icon on a dry city.
South-eastern view (Images Courtesy Sun Namgoong)
- Architect: JeongHoon Lee – JOHO Architecture
- Project name: Herma Parking Building
- Location: 1190, Bo jeong-dong, Kiheung-gu, Yong In, Gyonggi-Do, Korea
- Completion: May, 2010
- Use: Parking Building (20% commercial area of GFA)
- Site area: 853.7 sqm
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Article source: N+B Architects
Parking’s presence of the urban space in front of the Forum Jacques Prevert in Carros, allows a better management of the car parks which blocked the environment of this part of the city center of Carros. We wished to set up the architectural and urban elements which give viability to this project of evacuation of the traffic, especially positioning the parking lot as entity registered in the landscape.
Image Courtesy Paul Kozlowski
- Architects: N+B Architects
- Project: Carros
- Location: Nice, France
- Architecte mandataire: Elodie NOURRIGAT et Jacques BRION, N+B Architectes
- Architecte associé : Renaud FABRE
- Client: Communauté de Communes des Côteaux d’Azur
- Site Area: 4299 M2
- Building Scale: R-2
- Cost: 3 700 000 € TTC
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Article source: Cheungvogl architects
Land is scarce in the inner city of Tokyo and restful green spaces few and far between. ‘Shinjuku Gardens’ – in the thriving hub of Tokyo’s inner city, is a conscious effort to make the most of the available open space; pushing boundaries in a quest to amalgamate much needed natural landscape into the infrastructure of the city. The project raises economical, social, environmental and cultural awareness on various aspects. The design strategies aim to maximize investment returns by providing more than double the amount of car parking spaces; optimize opportunities to inject greenscape to reduce CO2 exhaust emissions, and promote the arts and culture by offering spaces for art exhibitions in the city centre of Tokyo.
- Architect: Cheungvogl architects
- Project Name: Shinjuku Gardens
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Use: Car Park
- Site Area: 2,200 ㎡
- Bldg. Area: 1,800 ㎡
- Gross Floor Area: 3,200㎡ parking above ground / 1,800 public accessible gardens on roof top
- Bldg. Coverage Ratio: 80% (0.8)
- Gross Floor Ratio: 145% (1.5)
- Bldg. Scale: 2Stories above Ground + Roof Top Gardens
- Structure: Concrete
- Max. Height: 6 m
- Landscape Area: 400㎡ Ground floor + 1,800 ㎡Roof Top Gardens
- Parking Lot: 163 cars
- Exterior Finish: Concrete, landscape
‘Shinjuku Gardens’ proposes to replace an existing open (80 number) car parking lot with a 2-storey car park; rendering the site with a sheltered ‘green-wall-gallery’ which will accommodate an additional 83 parking spaces. Appreciating the economical value of land, the car park adopts the most efficient parking layout grid. Replacing conventional car ramps with car lifts will maximize parking spaces; minimize traffic congestion, safety hazards and waiting time. This highly rational 54m x 33m parking structure occupies 22% less site coverage compare to the existing layout, leaving more quality public green spaces and allowing light and air to penetrate deeper into the already dense urban environment. External pedestrian ramps are inserted to provide public access to the rooftop garden and park-gallery above ground.
The simple, restrained and clear material palette subtlety blends in with the existing city fabric. The ‘soft-cladding’ of the structure is characterised by the wide balustrades to allow grass to coat the exterior of the frame, creating layers of ‘green living-walls’ as enclosures to the structure. Visually, the architecture enriches the community with layers of translucent green-curtains while shielding the views of parked cars. Functionally, the ‘soft-cladding’ utilizes the fields of grass to absorb CO2 exhaust emissions, acting as clean air filters between the buildings.
The rooftop garden is a new green oasis above the dedicated car park facility. This intimate social space above the infrastructure and man-made concrete structure is freely accessible and animated by the public at all times.
The two levels of car parks are envisaged as park-galleries, where artists are invited to exhibit their artworks. Using structural columns and structural slabs as blank canvases for artists to create art might be a new culture to bring the arts into the everyday lives. Exhibiting art within found spaces is undoubtedly an economically viable and functionally manageable alternative to make the arts more accessible to the public. The project blurs between architecture and art; turning a conventional car park project into a Street Art Museum – looking deeper into the everyday ordinary environment to seek surprising findings.
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Article source: Darko Lečnik
The parking garage is located at the University Medical Centre in Ljubljana. The project was commissioned by a company that builds residential and commercial buildings in Slovenia and prepares sites for the Hofer commercial network. A condition of the investor was that a classic HOFER supermarket had to be located on the ground floor in the standard form and dimensions of Hofer shops throughout Europe. The task was a very difficult one for designers, since the structural grid used in HOFER shops do not correspond to the grid required for the rational design of a parking garage.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Miran Kambič)
- Architect: Darko Lečnik
- Name of Project: Parking garage Meksiko
- Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Client: Kranjska investicijska družba
- Photographs: Miran Kambič
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
Article source: Atelier Tekuto
OH’s lot was shaped irregularly and is 1.5 m lower then the road. OH’s top priority was parking space for a car. We created a parking space with web-like steel material, where light can filter from the web onto the underground level. Looking up from there, it looks as though a car is floating. Total of 6 people, 3 of OH’s immediate family, his parents and sister, will live in this house. “More specific the conditions are on a project, less deviation from the concept” says Yamashita. “If client and architect can share the visual image, cost can be adjusted by the architect’s know-how. However, structural strength and insulation function for dweller environment will never be compromised for the sake of budget. On the other hand, the interior’s material can contribute to lower cost with the consideration to the family structure that changes with time.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Toshihiro Sobajima)
- Architect: Atelier Tekuto
- Name of Project: OH House
- Photographer: Toshihiro Sobajim