Archive for the ‘Plaza’ Category
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Article source: Foster + Partners
The Aqwa Corporate Project is a Class A commercial office development along the waterfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, strategically located at the heart of the Porto Maravilha urban regeneration district. Situated within a landfill zone dating back to the 20th Century, the project is part of an extensive land reclamation in the historic port area of the city. Throughout its history, the area has been integral to the city’s development, and is where choro and samba music was born. The site is also close to the port region of Rio, which has been isolated for many years by the raised ‘Perimetral’ highway. As part of the masterplan, a portion of this route has been demolished, reintegrating the port – which still receives thousands of visitors every year – with the rest of the area. It will also restore parks, squares and other public spaces throughout the district, while rationalising the traffic flow and introducing new retail, commercial and civic spaces to create a vibrant district in the heart of Rio.
Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: Aqwa Corporate
- Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Photography: Nelson Kon
- Client: Tishman Speyer – TS-19 Participações Ltda
- Foster + Partners Design Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, David Summerfield, Juan Frigerio, Pedro Haberbosch, Filomena Russo, Rui Alves, Anthony Cestra, Chris Farmer, Daniel Gaertner, Domingos Garcia, Jai Krishnan, Courtney Hunt, Consuelo Manna, Sebastian Mendez, Alonso De Garay Montero, Elke Pedal, Jorge Pereira, Maro Riga, David Santamaria, Nathan St. John, Anthony Stahl, Jose Vargas-Hidalgo, Francisco Waltersdorfer
- Collaborating Architect: RAF Arquitetura
- Landscape Architects: Pamela Burton & Company
Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Article source: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater began as an urban master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for an entire city block in Salt Lake City. Multiple stakeholders, the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, and private developers were involved in enhancing the development of the area, which included placing an air rights office tower and a performing arts center on the same block.
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater is a contemporary, state-of-the-art theater located in Salt Lake City’s lively arts district. The luminescent and transparent lobby façade creates a beacon of activity on Main Street, Image Courtesy © Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
- Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
- Project: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
- Software used: Rhino, Revit
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Article source: PERFORM Design Studio
As kindergartens in China adopt a three-grade system, for this new one in the city of Yangzhong, Jiangsu Province, the Shanghai-based architectural studio PERFORM proposed three interwoven hexagonal volumes, with each volume holding the classrooms of a given grade, and each has a courtyard inside.
Main plaza1, Image Courtesy © Lian He
- Architects: PERFORM Design Studio
- Project: Sanhuan Kindergarten With Three Interwoven Hexagons
- Location: Yangzhong, Jiangsu Province, China
- Photography: Lian He, Qian Li
- Design Team: Zhiyong Tan, Qian Wang, Shukai Chen, Deyun Hu, Tingting Zheng, Cheng Yang
- Executive Architect: Jiangsu Haodu Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd.
- Interior + Landscape Design: Perform Design Studio（Schematic）+ Jiangsu Haodu (Construction Documents)
- Gross Built Area (square meters): 7003.0
- Completion Time: Nov, 2017
Friday, February 9th, 2018
Article source: One Works
The commission included two different exercises: address the strategic retail planning approach for 40.000 sqm of GLA, and the new plaza design with high street shopping facing the public spaces. The double story plaza reveals itself at the two principle levels of the public domain, one being the towers’ ground floors and the other in correspondence to the hypogea level, acting as a junction between the park and the pedestrian axis Domodossola.
Image Courtesy © One Works
- Architects: One Works
- Project: Piazza Tre Torri CityLife
- Location: Milan, Italy
- Client: CityLife
- Date: 2012 – 2016
Monday, November 27th, 2017
Article source: De Zwarte Hond
Stimulating Zinder culture cluster gives Tiel a positive boost
Tiel’s new culture building, “Zinder”, is situated between the city centre and the river Waal. The new culture cluster pulsates and stimulates and invites the inhabitants of Tiel and the surrounding area to participate. Music or dance lessons, follow a painting course, borrow books, rehearse with your band and go to a pop concert, it’s all happening in Zinder. De Zwarte Hond, commissioned by Koninklijke VolkerWessels, was responsible for the architectural, urban and landscape design.
Image Courtesy © De Zwarte Hond
- Architects: De Zwarte Hond
- Project: Zinder Cultural Center
- Location: Tiel, Netherlands
- Client: VolkerWessels Bouw & Vastgoedontwikkeling Midden bv
- Collaboration: Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners
- Surface Area: 22.500 m2
- Period: 2012 – 2017
Monday, November 20th, 2017
Article source: v2com
A new park designed by Balmori Associates at São Paulo Corporate Towers celebrates the Mata Atlântica forest’s biodiversity and spatial richness in the dense urban fabric of São Paulo.
Located in the affluent neighborhood of Vila Olímpia, the park and mixed-use towers designed by Balmori Associates, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Atelier 10 on a 3.84 hectare site (9.48 acre) opened summer of 2017. Back in 2009, the team had won an invited international competition. The program called for two 30-story commercial towers with offices, convention center, café and restaurant, and an extensive landscape. Balmori Associates’ landscape strategy is to display the treasures of the Mata Atlântica and its rich ecological benefits; create a continuous ecosystem while integrating landscape and architecture.
The continuous green surface weaves across the site around and through the two towers that make up the architectural program, Image Courtesy © Ana Mello
- Architects: Balmori Associates
- Project: A Mata Atlântica Forest
- Location: São Paulo, Brazil
- Photography: Ana Mello and Eduardo Lazzarini
Monday, November 6th, 2017
Article source: MVRDV
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It was established in 1992 as a site for business enterprises, R&D companies and education institutions who operate within the world of high-technology and innovation. Over time many national and international companies have chosen to settle there and today there are approximately 4000 companies and over 100,000 workers in the area.
Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Zhangjiang Future Park
- Location: Zhangjiang District, Shanghai, PRC, China
- Client: Zhangjiang Group Co. Ltd.
- Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
- Design Team: Nathalie de Vries, Wenchian Shi, Marta Pozo Gil with Marco Gazzola, Lorenzo Mattozzi, Enrico Pintabona, Chiara Girolami, Shengjie Zhan, Cai Zheli, Cosimo Scotucci, Wenzhao Jia, Emma Rubeillon, Chi Zhang, Ray Zhu, Chi Li
- Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Paolo Mossa Idra, Costanza Cuccato, Davide Calabrò, Pavlos Ventouris and Tomaso Maschietti
- Co-Architect: ISA Architecture
- Landscape Architect: Openfabric
- Designers: Francesco Garofalo, Jacopo Gennari Feslikenian and Maria Teresa Pinna
- Year: 2017
Monday, October 30th, 2017
Article source: CAZA
LIC Oyster seeks to address the imbalance of a high-rise residential boom amidst the steady retreat of manufacturing along the Queens Waterfront through a creative combination of density and openness, business synergy and ecological benefits that addresses the needs of both housing and industry.
Image Courtesy © CAZA
- Architects: CAZA
- Project: LIC Oyster
- Location: New York, USA
- Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura del Pino, Jun Deng, Valentina Meloni, Youngeun Jung
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Article source: COBE
The history of Israels Plads (Israel’s Square) reflects the history of Copenhagen’s transformation. This central plaza was once where the city ended in a ring of protective fortifications. As the city gradually extended, the plaza became a vibrant market square – until the 1950’s, when it was turned into a lifeless carpark. The idea with the new Israels Plads is to celebrate the significance and the history of of the site and revitalize it, turning it into a vibrant, diverse plaza for all kinds of people and activities. The surface of the new plaza is elevated above the existing street level – like a new urban carpet. It hovers over the many cars that used to dominate Israels Plads and are now placed in the basement. The cars are literally swept under the new urban carpet. The plaza is programmed as a diverse public space for leisure, culture, activity, and public events. In addition, the new plaza has opened up to the historical landscape next door, H.C. Ørstedparken. A few of the large trees and water elements from the park continue into the plaza, creating a transition between city and nature.
Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
- Architects: COBE ( Sweco Architects )
- Project: Israels Plads Square
- Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
- Client: City of Copenhagen
- Engineer: Niras
- Contractor: Barslev
- Artistic decorations: Professor Morten Stræde
- Size: 12,500 m2
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Article source: CAZA Architects
The largest single urban intervention to date in Bogotá, this master plan has the potential to reimagine the way Bogotanos relate to their city. The 72-hectare site revisits the idea of compactness and diversity in the city through the creation of districts within a network of intermediate public parks, each with its own family of mixed-used buildings that in turn define shared private open spaces. Informed by typological research into existing forms of collective housing in Colombia and an analysis of the street grids of the surrounding neighborhoods, the master plan proposes a framework for action. The design acknowledges the reality of Bogotá as a shifting urban territory and proposes a finely articulated spatial strategy of built and unbuilt zones that enables growth and development.
RESIDENTIAL PARK, Image Courtesy © CAZA Architects
- Architects: CAZA Architects
- Project: Bogotá Centro
- Location: Bogotá, Colombia