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The Street Ratchada in Bangkok, Thailand by Architectkidd

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Architectkidd

With over 10 million inhabitants, Bangkok continues to grow into its urban form. Architectkidd’s approach for The Street Ratchada attempts to introduce urban characteristics into a newly developing neighborhood outside of the central metropolitan area. Comprising of cafes, restaurants and other retail functions, The Street Ratchada creates new exterior and semi-interior urban spaces to engage with the surrounding people and community.

Image Courtesy © Architectkidd

  • Architects: Architectkidd
  • Project: The Street Ratchada
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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Orjin Maslak Plaza in Istanbul, Turkey by slapa oberholz pszczulny | architekten

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: slapa oberholz pszczulny | architekten

Located on the European side of Istanbul , the Maslak quarter is one of the most important business districts of the metropolis. Here slapa oberholz pszczulny | sop architekten has built the Orjin Maslak Plaza, a high-rise office block of the highest standards.

Besides office space, the 16-storey building also offers a food court, conference centre and several retail units on the ground floor and its two basements – ideal for meeting the high demand for such services locally. The office levels are highly flexible and can accommodate all the usual forms of office organisation, including individual, shared and open-plan offices.

Image Courtesy © Alcan Aktürk

  • Architects: slapa oberholz pszczulny | architekten
  • Project: Orjin Maslak Plaza
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Alcan Aktürk
  • Developer: Orta Gayrimenkul Yatirim Yonetimi
  • Team: Wolfgang Marcour, Sebastian Reinehr
  • GFA: ca. 50,000 m² above ground, ca. 50.000m² ui.
  • Completion: 2014

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Budapart – Largest Urban Development in Budapest, Hungary by ADEPT

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: ADEPT 

The local municipal authorities recently approved the ambitious design for the ‘Budapart’ neighbourhood, the largest singular urban development in Budapest for almost 30 years. ADEPT won the commission to design the new urban area with a masterplan based on a distorted grid structure with references to both historic and modern parts of the city. Construction of the first buildings have already started in the 43 ha mixed-use neighbourhood, where built property will count approximately 600.000 m2.

Budapart Waterfront, Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Budapart – Largest Urban Development
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

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Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza in China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza in Baiyun New Town, Guangzhou, China, has broken ground. Its site was acquired by LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG), a member of Lee Kum Kee Group, through its Guangdong Infinitus Property Development Company, in May 2016 for RMB 2.01 billion (approx. US$ 294 million).

The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Mr. Lee Man Tat, Lee Kum Kee Group Chairman, Mr. Charlie Lee, Chairman of Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, Mr. Sammy Lee, Chairman and Managing Director of LKKHPG, and Mr. Satoshi Ohashi, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects in China.

The 167,000 sq. m. Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza will be a campus of integrated buildings that combine intelligent technologies and environmental sustainability, comprising key facilities for the group including a new global center for R&D; a Chinese herbal medicine research and safety assessment center; as well as an exhibition center and gallery. It will serve as the new headquarters of Infinitus China, a member of LKKHPG. The overall investment in the project will reach RMB 4.5 billion (approx. US$659 million), and the construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

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Paradise City in Seoul, South Korea by MVRDV

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

MVRDV have designed Paradise City, a 9,800m2 entertainment plaza which sits within a larger tourist hub just 10 minutes from Incheon Airport in Seoul. Two buildings shape a retail complex and a nightclub within fluid, yet monolithic, forms. Each of the buildings takes its profile from its surrounding family, becoming a concrete casting of the facades that look onto them. The square, marked by a giant golden spot, becomes a beacon to those flying into the city. The project is being undertaken in partnership with Gansam Architects who also designed the wider masterplan of the complex. Construction is envisaged to begin in September 2016 and to be completed by 2018.

 AEREAL, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

AEREAL, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

 

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Paradise City
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea

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Seoul Urban Womb in Daebang-dong, South Korea by Architects For Urbanity

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: Architects For Urbanity

Cityscape

The site is located at Daebang-dong, where U.S. army base ‘Camp Grey’ had been located for 55 years until the retrocession in 2007. Located adjacent to this site was Seoul Women Shelter which accommodated prostitutes, runaway dementia elders, and vagrants from 1962 to 1998. The shelter was converted to Seoul Women Plaza. This is a symbolic place where tragic division of the Korean peninsula, poverty and hardships of woman in the era is accumulated and conveys the agony of Korean modern history. The purpose of this project to turn this gloomy and ‘deathlike’ space into a place of resurrection, a site of nurturing space that will foster welfare of women and families.

Image Courtesy © Architects For Urbanity

Image Courtesy © Architects For Urbanity

  • Architects: Architects For Urbanity
  • Project: Seoul Urban Womb
  • Location: Daebang-dong Neighbourhood in Seoul, South Korea
  • Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Team: Irgen Salianji, Marina Kounavi, Karolina Szóstkiewicz, Stavria Psomiadi, Antony Laurijsen
  • Parking Spots: 120
  • Total Area: 20.500 m2
  • Status: Competition Proposal

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Sina Plaza in Beijing, China by Aedas

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

INTRODUCTION

Sina Plaza is the principal office in China for Sina Corporation, a Nasdaq listed company that operates Sina.com and Weibo social platform and has more than 85 million unique users per day.

The project has an above-ground and below-ground gross floor areas of 76,500 square metres and 48,000 square metres respectively. It houses approximately 55,000 square metres of open office/R&D space, conference and meeting areas, corporation exhibition area, staff amenity areas which include entertainment and leisure facilities, canteens and a supermarket. The design also caters for maximum flexibility.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

 

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Sina Plaza
  • Location: Beijing, China

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Vanke Plaza Fuzhou in China by John Curran Architects

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source: John Curran Architects

Vanke Plaza Fuzhou departs from the defensive gated community model that has proliferated across China, opting instead to be part of City Life.  John Curran Architects focus on ‘’Neighbourhood Building’’, and have designed and realised 700,000sqm of mixed use communities ‘’nested in their cities’’.

Image Courtesy © Ms Li

Image Courtesy © Ms Li

  • Architects: John Curran Architects
  • Project: Vanke Plaza
  • Location: Fuzhou, China
  • Photography: Ms Li
  • Client: Vanke Fuzhou
  • Local Design Institute: Jiabo Design Institute
  • Structure & MEP Engineering: Jiabo Design Institute
  • Main Construction Contractor: China Construction (4th Engineering Division)
  • Design Team: John Curran (Design Director), Calvin Lim (Project Architect), Rinnie Wang (Architect), Alex Valle(Architect), Adrian Lo (Architect)

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Towada civic center plaza in Japan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Tuesday, September 1st, 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.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Towada civic center plaza
  • Location: Towada, Aomori, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Type: Community center
  • Design:Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Structure: Jun Sato Structural Engineering
  • Machinery: Kankyo Engineering
  • Textile: Kengo Kuma & Associates + Yoko Ando Design
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Saúl Bistro, Pradera Concepcion in Guatemala by Taller KEN

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Article source: Taller KEN

For “Saúl Bistro Pradera Concepcion” we wanted to challenge this typology of the generic suburban shopping center. Because the project is located at a high elevation, on the road to El Salvador, the client wanted the cozy feeling of a mountain house. To achieve this, the project needed to be separated from the commercial center to no appear like a theme-restaurant.

Image Courtesy © Andres Asturias

Image Courtesy © Andres Asturias

  • Architects: Taller KEN (Ines Guzman and Gregory Melitonov) 
  • Project: Saúl Bistro,Pradera Concepcion
  • Location: Plaza Concepcion, Guatemala City, Guatemala  
  • Photography: Andres Asturias
  • Client: Corporation Merino S.A.
  • Size: 450 sqm
  • Completed: 2014

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