Archive for the ‘Plaza’ Category
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates
This wooden building was constructed as the city’s community center for people to gather. We repeated the roofs for the façade so that it could merge into the neighboring townscape of small houses. On the exterior wall, wainscot panels are applied with spaces in between, and it expresses a warm and friendly face to the street of the land to the north. The street in front of the building actually extends into the interior, and is given the name “Michi-no-Hiroba (plaza for the street),” around which a children’s playroom, cooking studio and tatami room are arranged.
Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa
- Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
- Project: Towada Community Plaza
- Location: Towada, Japan
- Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Article source: Penda
Penda recently finished a landscape sculpture in Xiangyang, China, which consists of more than 500 perforated, vibrantly coloured steel fins varying in height. The sculpture marks the entrance gate to the largest Myrtle Tree Garden in Asia.
Music, Rhythm and Dance in combination with the surrounding Landscape were the main parameters shaping ‘the Soundwave’.
Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi
- Architects: Penda
- Project: The Soundwave
- Location: Xiangyang, Hubei, China
- Photography: Xia Zhi
- PROJECT TEAM: Dayong Sun, Chris Precht, Fei Tang Precht, Yongjian Huang, Zhonghua Tang, ChunLei Zhu, Junfeng Li, Runxin Tang
- PROJECT TYPE: Public Installation, Landscape Design
- PROJECTSIZE: 5.000m2
- PROJECT YEAR: 2013 – 2015
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Article source: 100architects
This project is located in Hong Kong, next to the delta of the Pearl River in the public pier of Kowloon, facing Hong Kong Island.
The site is just besides multiple cultural venues such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Arts and the Hong Kong Space Museum among others.
Image Courtesy © 100architects
- Architects: 100architects
- Project: Lucky Coin
- Location: Hong Kong, China
- Software used: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Rhinoceros 5.0
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Article source: Architects of Invention
CONTEST FOR ARCHITECTURE CONCEPT DESIGN OF A PUBLIC PLAZA OF TAJAMAR TOWERS AS A TRIBUTE TO FERNANDO CASTILLO VELASCO BY MUNICIPALITY OF PROVIDENCIA.
The young London-Moscow-Tbilisi based practice Architects of Invention alongside with Chilean architects Archiplan has entered competition for a design of a public plaza in front of iconic Tajamar Towersas a tribute to the architect of towers – Fernando Castillo Velasco.
Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention
- Architects: Architects of Invention
- Project: PUBLIC PLAZA
- Location: Santiago, Chile
- AI Team: Davit Canava, Dominykas Daunis, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Ivane Ksnelashvili
- Archiplan Team: Mauricio Mandler
- Landscape Design: Paulina Marquez
- Sculpture: Pamela Galleguilos
- Year: 2015
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects
Qianhai Shenzhen Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone is a commercial development in Shenzhen, China. Located at the west of Shekou Peninsula and encircled by Shuangjie River, Moon Bay Avenue, Mawan Avenue and Qianhai Bay, Qianhai covers an area of approximately 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi).
With a total construction area of 26-30 million m², Qianhai is expected to create 650,000 jobs and house 150,000 residents by 2020.
The project regards the design of the Qianhai Exchange Plaza, that will include the Qianhai equity Exchange center, the Qianhai insurance exchange center, the Qianhai financial assets exchange, and many other institutions.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Maffei Architects
- Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
- Project: Shenzhen Qianhai Exchange Plaza
- Location: Shenzhen, China
- Design team: Stefano Bergagna, Davide Cazzaniga, Giuliano Godoli, Yijie Wu Andrea Maffei Architects s.r.l. Milano
- Client: Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hongkong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen
- Program: Qianhai Exchange Plaza
- Total area: 392410 mq
- Covered area: 18850 mq
- Maximum Height: 180 m
- Competition Time: November 2014
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Article source: NL architects
Young Joon Kim (yo2) is the supervisor of public space of Dongdaemun Plaza in Seoul. He has invited 10 offices to create 3 small kiosks each.
The idea is to eventually construct 30 booths that will provide room for different functions; a series of mini buildings for exhibitions, commercial activities, exchange of information, surveillance, interaction. The stalls range in size from 4, 6 to 9 m2. But what is a kiosk?
Until recently the site was occupied by two large stadiums (for baseball and soccer) that almost touched each other; a surprisingly intimate urban gesture.
Image Courtesy © NL architects
- Architects: NL architects
- Project: Dongdaemun Plaza Kiosk
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Coordinator: Young Joon Kim, Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
- Team: Gen Yamamoto with Jose Ramon Vives and Eke Hoekstra, Laura Riano
- Local architect: SeungSoo Shin, Design Group OZ
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Article source: A4 studio Ltd.
Already more than 200 years, Siófok is the Capital City of Lake Balaton, which is the largest lake in Middle-East Europe. We planned the “Sió Pláza” Shopping Centre into the middle of the renewable main square of the centre of the renewable downtown. The modern XXI. Century building is situated between the two historical symbols of the city, the Water Tower, was built in 1912, and the Pub, was built in 1895. Our aim was to plan a building that communicates with its environment, the historical city centre, continuously. We developed a transparent glass facade towards the main square of the city, with a cobweb-like metal screen.The shops were strung on 3 levels onto the inner shopping arcade of the shopping centre. The food and drug store received place on the minus first floor, the restaurant, branch and other services on the ground floor and the first floor. The entertainment (cinema, bowling, restaurants) is situated in the supreme floor. The building of the old Pub is integrated into the new building by the inner shopping arcade. The new functions are a bookshop and a cafe, with own garden. The remaining facades are planted with green plants.
Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky
- Architects: A4 studio Ltd.
- Project: SIOFOK PLAZA
- Location: Siófok, Hungary
- Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky
- Software used: Archicad, Artlantis, Photoshop
Friday, June 13th, 2014
Article source: MAD Architects
2013/12/06 ShenZhen Ma Yansong presented its work, ‘ Shanshui Experiment Complex’ in the Border Warehouse of BI-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2013 in Shenzhen. This is an artwork in-between architecture model and landscape installation, created based on MAD’s latest project, ‘Nanjing Zendai Thumb Plaza’. The total area of this urban design project is about 600,000 sqm and it is expected to be completed in 2017.
Image Courtesy © MAD Architects
- Architects: MAD Architects
- Project: Nanjing Zendai Thumb Plaza
- Location: Shenzhen, China
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Article source: SPARK
Fuzhou Wusibei Thaihot Plaza’s central location at WuSi Bei Dajie, Jinan District makes it Fuzhou’s most successful retail mall. Its design enhanced Thaihot’s brand as a forward thinking innovative retail developer. SPARK’s design entwines the plaza, the street and the mall interior into a continuous circulation route that transforms the building into a living entity full of movement and energy. 12-hour daytime retail activities are concentrated in a 7-level shopping mall from which routes to the rooftop are carved out. Here various activities such as full service dining and cinema effectively create 24-hour traffic-free streets and squares attracting visitors not only to shop but also enjoy as a new social and entertainment destination.
Image Courtesy © ShuHe
- Architecture and Interior Design: SPARK
- Project: FUZHOU WUSIBEI THAIHOT PLAZA
- Location: CHINA
- Photography: ShuHe
- Total GFA (sqm): 300,000sqm (Above ground GFA: 212,600sqm, basement GFA: 87.400sqm) Commercial: 100,890sqm，SOHO: 199,110sqm)
- Project Director: Jan Felix Clostermann
- Team: Mingyin Tan, Christian Taeubert, Jian Yun Wu, Ben de Lange, Emer Loraine, Wang Haiyan Leo Micolta, Cary Cheng
- Client: Thaihot Group
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
By using and re-interpreting specifics of the Libyan nature and culture, the new headquarter of the Central Bank of Libya will be a symbol of the new Libya, both for the local as well as the global community. We believe that the Central Bank of Libya must project an image of authority, solidity and security. At the same time, the Central Bank of Libya plays a crucial role in Libya’s economic growth, and as such, it should project a forward thinking, dynamic attitude, that grasps opportunities.
Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects
- Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
- Project: Central Bank of Libya
- Location: Tripoli, Libya
- Client: Central Bank of Libya
- Landscape Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
- Space Planning: Henning Larsen Architects
- Type of Competition: Invited international competition
- Gross floor area: 50,000 m2
- Team from Henning Larsen Architects: Jacob Kurek (Responsible Partner), Kostas Poulopoulos (Lead Designer), Ewa Bryzek , Minky Mo Simonis, Carmen Sanz Martin
- Renders: Christian Schjøll, Kyd Kitchaya, Peter Ravnborg
- Sustainability: Erik Holm-Hansson