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Fine Arts School in Beijing, China by Synarchitects

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Article source: Synarchitects

Fine Arts School Attached to China Central Academy of Fine Arts

The new 136.000 sqm campus of the Fine Arts School Attached to China Central Academy of Fine Arts is located north-east of Beijing. Some buildings of the ensemble had been structurally completed when Synarchitects was getting involved in the project.


  • Architect: Synarchitects
  • Name of Project: Fine Arts School
  • Place: Beijing, China
  • Typology: University campus with main building, 3 student dormitories, refectory, sports facilities and  art gallery, landscape
  • Owner: China Central Arts University
  • GFA: 136.000 sqm
  • Time: 2005-2007
  • State: First phase completed
  • Software used: Autocad, sketchup and 3ds


St. Hans “Haugen” Performance Center in Oslo, Norway by ctrl+n Architect

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Article source: ctrl+n

Norway is well known for its long summer days, the almost euphoric festival atmosphere in its city parks, with barbeques burning day and night to the sound of live music floating through the trees on a summers breeze. we suddenly fall from our winter slumber into our shorts and t-shirts and into our parks, where we celebrate the beautiful but all too short norwegian summer. however, we are here to pose two questions. firstly, how can we maintain such use throughout the rest of the year? secondly, how can we offer some much needed rehersal and performance space back to the city?


  • Architects: Control New Arkitektur (ctrl+n)
  • Project: St. Hans “Haugen” Performance Center
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Compilation: 2011
  • Architect Design: Johnathon Lloyd Little & Erik Brett Jacobsen
  • Landscape architect: Andreas Nypan


Woods of Net in Ninotaira, Japan by Tezuka Architects + TIS & PARTNERS

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Article source: Tezuka Architects + TIS & PARTNERS

This is a permanent pavilion for a net artist, Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam. The artist knitted the net entirely by hands, which is designed for children to crow in, roll around, and jump on the net.  It was easy for us to see the artwork being outside even when it cannot be exposed to rain or ultraviolet light. We wanted to design a space as soft as the forest where the boundary between outside and inside disappears. The space attracts people like campfire. The children play inside of the net just as fire and parents sit around and lay on the woods.

Night View (Images Courtesy Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA)

  • Architects: Tezuka Architects + TIS & PARTNERS
  • Project name: Woods of Net
  • Location: Ninotaira, Hakone Kanagawa, Japan/inside of Hakone Open-air Museum
  • Photos: Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA
  • Lighting Designer: Masahide Kakudate/Lighting Architect&Associates
  • Client: Hakone Open-Air Museum


Taipei Performing Arts Centre in Taiwan by NL Architects

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Article source: Taipei Performing Arts Centre

The dichotomy between high and low culture is disappearing. But can we create an environment that is inspiring for everyone? Is it possible to be elitist and populist at the same time? How can we envision a truly Public building?

Final (Bird view)

  • Architect: NL Architects – Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Project: Taipei Performing Arts Centre
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Project leaders: Thijs van Bijsterveldt, Guus Peters
  • Team: Rebecca Eng, Joost Luub, Yuichi Tanaka, Yannick Vanhaelen, Murk Wymenga, Gen Yamamoto, Ivar van der Zwan
  • Local Consultant: Wie-Nien Chen
  • Consultant Construction: Arjan Habraken /ARUP Amsterdam


Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan by B+U

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Urban Concept – The proposal for the Performing Arts Center in Taipei creates a world-class institution which is characterized by both its response to its urban and cultural environment, and by its formal and structural elegance. The project embraces the concept of a Grand Plaza as being a center hub between the Shilin night market and the TRTS Jiantan station. This is achieved by lifting the multiform theater off the ground and creating a covered outdoor linkage space between Cheng De Road and Wen Lin Road. This linkage space is the center access to the grand foyer and all three theaters. On the south side the Grand Plaza transitions into a garden that gently slopes up towards Jiantan road to allow for shops and restaurants to be placed underneath and accessible from street level. Both the garden and the Grand Plaza provide a large outdoor space for the thousands of pedestrians that visit this area. It is lined with shops and restaurants at the ground level and covered by a large roof of the theater above.

Taipei Performing Arts Center

  • Architect: B+U, llp ; Herwig Baumgartner, principal ; Scott Uriu, principal
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Client: Taipei City Government, Department for cultural affairs
  • Program: Performing arts center- Opera house, Playhouse, Multiform Theater
  • Size: 40,000 sqm
  • Budget: 130 Million USD
  • Completion Date: Unbuilt- Competition 2008
  • Material: Steel, metal, glass
  • Interiors: Wood, concrete, glass
  • Team: Paul Macherey, Justin Oh; Phillip Ramirez, Art Zargaryan; Daniel Saltee, Yaohua Wang
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP
  • Mechanical engineer: ARUP
  • Associate architect: S.C.S & Associates
  • Theater Consultant: Theatre projects consultant
  • Acoustician: Nagata Acoustics


Guangzhou Opera House in China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, the Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location. The Opera House is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural development. Its unique twin-boulder design enhances the city by opening it to the Pearl River, unifying the adjacent cultural buildings with the towers of international finance in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang new town.

The 1,800-seat auditorium of the Opera House houses the very latest acoustic technology, and the smaller 400-seat multifunction hall is designed for performance art, opera and concerts in the round.

Guangzhou Opera House - Photograph by Iwan Baan

  • PROGRAM: 1,800 seat grand theatre, entrance lobby & lounge; 400-seat multifunction hall, rehearsal rooms and other auxiliary facilities
  • CLIENT: Guangzhou Municipal Government
  • ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Design: Zaha Hadid
  • Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Leader: Simon Yu
  • Project Team: Jason Guo, Yang Jingwen, Long Jiang, Ta-Kang Hsu, Yi- Ching Liu, Zhi Wang, Christine Chow, Cyril Shing, Filippo Innocenti, Lourdes Sanchez, Hinki Kwong, Junkai Jian
  • Competition Team: 1st Stage: Filippo Innocenti, Matias Musacchio, Jenny Huang, Hon Kong Chee, Markus Planteu,Paola Cattarin, Tamar Jacobs, Yael Brosilovski, Viggo Haremst, Christian Ludwig, Christina Beaumont, Lorenzo Grifantini, Flavio La Gioia, Nina Safainia, Fernando Vera, Martin Henn, Achim Gergen, Graham Modlen, Imran Mahmood
  • 2nd Stage: Cyril Shing, YanSong Ma, Yosuke Hayano, Adriano De Gioannis, Barbara Pfenningstorff
  • CONSULTANTS: Local design institute: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)
  • Structural engineers: SHTK (Shanghai, China); Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute
  • Façade engineering: KGE Engineering (Zhuhai, China)
  • Acoustic consultants: Marshall Day Acoustics (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Theatre consultant: ENFI (Beijing, China)
  • Lighting design consultant: Beijing Light & View (Beijing, China)
  • Project management: Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
  • Construction management: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
  • Cost consultant: Guangzhou Jiancheng Engineering Costing Consultant
  • Principal contractor: China Construction
  • SIZE/AREA : Project 70,000 m2
  • Site: 42,393 m2
  • Year: 2003-2010
  • Photographs: Iwan BaanChristian Richters, Virgile Simon Bertrand


Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The Freight & Salvage (whose non-profit organization is incorporated as the Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music) has long been the most venerable institution dedicated to presenting the best in folk and traditional music west of the Mississippi. The organization was started in 1968, where despite the small size and grittiness of the initial barn-like urban warehouse venues, “The Freight” became known for top quality performers and for its welcoming, down-home environment.


Theatre House

Theatre House

  • SERVICES PROVIDED: Concept Design, SD, DD, CD, CA, Fundraising Support
  • ARCHITECTS: Marcy Wong – Partner, Donn Logan – Partner, Tai-Ran Tseng, AIA – Project Manager.
  • INTERIORS: Donn Logan
  • PLANNING: Donn Logan
  • DEVELOPER: Steve Baker
  • LANDSCAPE (Green Roof): Josiah Cain
  • CIVIL ENGINEER: Steve Calcagno
  • STRUCTURAL: Sam Koerper
  • MECHANICAL: Bill Hadinger
  • ELECTRICAL: Carol Light
  • ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING: Mary Jane Lawless Marcy Wong
  • ACOUSTICS: David Schwind
  • AUDIO VISUAL: Adam Shalleck
  • RENDERING: Patrick Ghiringhelli
  • MODEL CONSTRUCTION: Justin Tang, Joyce Sirna
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Billy Hustace, Sharon Risedorph, Hali McGrath, Christo Logan

Kodaly Centre – Concert Hall in PECS by Építész Stúdió

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The Hungarian city of Pécs was selected as European Capital of Culture for 2010. The new Kodály Concert- and Conference Centre is one of the main projects for this event.

Front View

Front View

  • Location: PÉCS /Hungary.
  • Client: The city of PÉCS.
  • Architects: Tamás Fialovszky, Richard Hőnich, Ferenc  Keller, Benedek Sólyom.
  • Design period: 2007 – 2010.
  • Completion date: December of 2010.
  • Gross area: 11.200 m2.
  • Photographer: Tamás Bujnovszky.


Miami Beach New World Center by Frank Gehry

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, marks a new era for classical music with the inauguration of the institution’s first purpose-built home, an extraordinary new facility in the center of Miami Beach. Designed by Frank Gehry in close collaboration with the New World Symphony’s founder and artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, New World Center opens up exciting new possibilities in the way music is taught, presented and experienced and dramatically advances New World Symphony’s mission to provide exceptional professional training for the gifted young music school graduates who are its Fellows.


New World Center Exterior - © Claudia Uribe

  • Architects: Gehry Partners, LLP
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Design Partner: Frank Gehry
  • Project Designer: Craig Webb
  • Managing Partner: Terry Bell
  • Project Architect: Brad Winkeljohn
  • Project Manager: Kristin Ragins
  • Project Team: Curtis Christensen , Dan Sokolosky, Molly Forr, Lisa Cage , Shikha Doogar, Petar Vrcibradic, Leon Cheng, Vartan Chalikian, Armando Solano, Luciana Vidal, Rolando Mendoza
  • Acoustician: Nagata Acoustics America, Inc
  • Acoustical Team: Dr. Yasuhisa Toyota Motoo Komoda Kayo Kallas Daniel Beckmann Robert Mahoney, Robert F Mahoney & Associates
  • Structural Engineering: Gilsanz, Murray, Steficek, LLP
  • MEPFP Engineering: Cosentini & Associates
  • Theater Consultant: Theatre projects Consultants
  • Lighting Designer: LAM Partners, Inc.
  • Sound & Projection Consultants: Acoustic Dimensions, Sonitus, LLC
  • Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Hines
  • Performance Hall Seating: Poltrona Frau
  • Project Area: 100,641 sqf
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Rui Dias-Adios, Tomas Loewy


Harpa Concert & Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

Harpa Concert & Conference Centre in Reykjavik gathers inspiration from the northern lights and the dramatic Icelandic scenery.

Harpa Concert Hall External View 1

Harpa Concert Hall External View 1

Situated on the boundary between land and sea, the centre stands out like a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbour space as well as the vibrant life of the city. The spectacular facades have been designed in close collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and the engineering companies Rambøll and ArtEngineering GmbH from Germany.


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