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A Mata Atlântica Forest in São Paulo, Brazil by Balmori Associates

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

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Zhangjiang Future Park in Shanghai, China by MVRDV

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

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LIC Oyster in New York by CAZA

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

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Israels Plads Square in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

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

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Bogotá Centro in Colombia by CAZA Architects

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

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Huafa Plaza in Zhuhai, China by 10 Design

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: 10 Design

The Huafa Plaza development amalgamates 3 key development sites within the new Hengqin District in Zhuhai.  It will accommodate over 300,000sqm of boutique retail, food and beverage facilities, and office space when built with expected construction completion in 2019.

The winning design consists of 3 high rise towers together with 3 boutique retail and F&B environments.

Image Courtesy © 10 Design

  • Architects: 10 Design (Phil Gray, Alexey Golbraykh, Sonja Stoffels, Yang Wang, Jonathan Lynn, Jose Castaneda, Javier Manjon, Almudena Lacruz, Yan Liu)
  • Project: Huafa Plaza
  • Location: Zhuhai Hengqin New District , Zhuhai, China
  • Client: Huafa Group
  • 10 Design Architectural Design Team:

    • Design Partner: Gordon Affleck
    • Partner & Project Director: Miriam Au Yeung
  • Site Area: 62,800sqm
  • GFA: 254,000sqm (Above Grade) and 145,000sqm (Below Grade)
  • Status: Anticipated Construction Completion 2019

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Rehovot Community Center in Israel by Kimmel Eshkolot architects

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Kimmel Eshkolot architects

Creating a new urban plaza, the project includes studios for dance, music, sports and a library. Completed in 2016.

The community center includes a variety of spaces, such as an arts and crafts workshop, music rooms, dance studios, martial-arts studios, a multi-purpose hall and a ‘youth wing’. Next to the main building is a library, which operates as a multi-media center, attracting visitors of all ages for a variety of activities. The two buildings are designed to operate together and separately.

Image Courtesy © Kimmel Eshkolot architects

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The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront in China by CAZA

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: CAZA 

The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront district is an island, surrounded by water on all four sides, offering a unique topographical setting in which to reimagine urban life in 21stcentury China. Contemporary Chinese cities have entered a new era of 21st-century urbanism. Old strategies for developing new districts no longer work: cities cannot rely on instant buildings, and iconic projects no longer beget their own economies.

MAIN IMAGE, AERIAL VIEW NIGHT, Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront
  • Location: Ningbo, China

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World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

China World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, made a double win at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, this year in France – the project was crowned Best Futura Project at MIPIM Awards 2017 and awarded a Commendation in the Retail and Leisure category at The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

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Ave Plaza in Kharkiv, Ukraine by DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd. 

Located in the very heart of kharkov’s busy downtown, ave plaza inevitably became a new commercial hub of the city, attracting visitors with a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as with its striking appearance. the new building fills a gap in the historic tissue along the red line of the street, providing smooth transition between two existing scales. although the building has a relatively small footprint, it proves to be highly efficient due to well thought-out circulation, which provides access to numerous facilities on each of the four commercial floors. in order to achieve maximum efficiency of the retail centre, the volume of the building is pierced by an ellipsoid atrium with a peninsular tower in the middle. the tower is occupied by a variety of restaurants, encouraging visitors to climb higher to the upper floors. the tower inside the atrium creates a lively atmosphere, without spoiling the sightlines and the entire visual perception of the interior space. occupying one fourth of the total area, the atrium represents an allusion to a city quarter. it is topped by a roof garden on the level of the fourth floor.

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

  • Architects: DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd. (Irina Goydenko, Oleg Drozdov, Vyacheslav Zhemir, Aleksandr Zhydkov, Dmitry Zhuykov, Denis Moseyko, Aleksey Yakymenko)
  • Project: Ave Plaza
  • Location: Sumskaya Str., Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Photography: Andrey Avdeenko
  • Client: avek & co
  • Size: 23400 m2
  • Status: Realized (2011)

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