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Sanhuan Kindergarten With Three Interwoven Hexagons in Yangzhong, China by PERFORM Design Studio

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

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Piazza Tre Torri CityLife in Milan, Italy by One Works

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

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Zinder Cultural Center in Tiel, Netherlands by De Zwarte Hond

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

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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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