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PLAZA MARIANA in Mexico City, Mexico by FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise

Inaugurated in 2010 by President Felipe Calderón and Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Causabon, the religious center of Plaza Mariana opened its doors to welcome over 20 million visitors annually. The 800 million peso development designed by FR-EE transforms and revitalizes the area around Basilica of Guadalupe in the northern part of Mexico City, which draws 1 million people on pilgrimage every December, second to the Vatican as the most popular Catholic attraction in the world.

Image Courtesy © adam wiseman

  • Architects: FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise
  • Project: PLAZA MARIANA
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • STATUS: Built
  • DATE: 2009-2010
  • SIZE: 68 000 m2
  • COLLABORATORS: Incarso, Inpros, PC Constructores, DAF, FaPresa, Ladisa, Hubard y Bourlon, Ticonsa, Ce Ingeneria
  • FR-EE TEAM: Fernando Romero, Julio Gonzalez, Gabriela Bojalil, Paul Van der Voort, Guillermo Méndez, César López, Astrid Rovisco, Rodolfo Rueda, Guillermo Ramírez, Tiago Pinto de Carvalho, Juan Pedro López, Ana Medina, Estela Escudero, Paulina de Luna

NEW 29 MAYIS PLAZA BRIDGE IN ÜMRANYE, Istanbul, Turkey by SUS&HI office

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Article source: SUS&HI office 

Ümraniye, located in the Asian side of Istanbul, is one of the most populated district of the city, and also the fastest growing and changing. In recent years, intense building activity led to the construction of new residences, offices, shopping malls, sport facilities, schools.

Image Courtesy © SUS&HI office

  • Architects: SUS&HI office
  • Location: ÜMRANYE, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Surface: 8.060 mq.
  • Budget: 12.000.000 €
  • Client: Ümraniye District Municipality
  • Designers: Giada Calcagno + Gianluca Littardi
  • Design phase: schematic
  • Collaborators: Massimo Tonon, Stefano Foà, Gilda Magni

Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China by UNStudio

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Article source: UNStudio

Hanjie Wanda Square is a new luxury shopping plaza located in the Wuhan Central Culture Centre, one of the most important areas of Wuhan City in China.

Following a competition in 2011, with design entries from national and international architects, UNStudio’s overall design was selected by Wanda as the winning entry for the facade and interior of the Hanjie Wanda Square. The shopping plaza houses international brand stores, world-class boutiques, catering outlets and cinemas.

Image Courtesy © Edmon Leong

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Hanjie Wanda Square
  • Location: Wuhan, China
  • Photography: Edmon Leong
  • Building surface: Facade 30.500 sqm
  • Interior: 22.630 sqm
  • Programme: Luxury shopping mall
  • Contribution UNStudio: Facade and interior design
  • Status: Realised
  • Credits UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen and Mo Lai, Konstantinos Chrysos, Ariane Stracke, Veronica Baraldi and Thomas van Bekhoven, Elisabeth Brauner, Rodrigo Cañizares, Luis Etchegorry, Albert Gnodde, Ka Shin Liu, Chiara Marchionni, Cynthia Markhoff, Tomas Mokry, Iris Pastor, Machiel Wafelbakker, Shuang Zhang, Jinming Feng, Xinyue Guo, Cheng Gong
  • Model making: Patrick Noome, Todd Ebeltoft, Ali Ashgar
  • Software Used: Autocad, Rhino and Grasshopper

Yingkou Plaza in China by DSD

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: DSD

  • Architects: DSD
  • Project: Yingkou Plaza
  • Location: China
  • Photography: Qihua Liu, Kege Ling
  • Location : Bayuquan, Yingkou, Liaoning Province, China
  • Function: Theatre, Library, Flag Tower
  • Site area : 70,000㎡
  • Building area : 30,000㎡
  • Total Floor Area : ㎡
  • Stories :Theatre: 5, Library: 5
  • Structure (materials): Reinforced Concrete and steel frame
  • Finish:(exterior & interior) Theatre: Exterior: aluminum perforated plates, glass and Trespa Meteon
  • Interior: Trespa Meteon, stone and plaster
  • Library: Exterior: aluminum plates, glass and metal frame
  • Interior: Trespa Meteon, plaster and metal plates
  • Completed date : 1st, May, 2012
  • Design participation: Beijing Institute of Architecture Design
  • Client: Yingkou Economic and Technical Develop Zone
  • Interior Design: Theatre: Kege Ling, Jianguo Wang and Ye Zhang
  • Library: Ye Zhang
  • Landscape Design: Hui Liu
  • Structural engineer: Linghui Zhu
  • Constructional engineer: Qi Xu
  • Supervision: Kege Ling
  • Software used: Autocad 2008

Bayuquan Poly Theatre

Image Courtesy © Qihua Liu, Kege Ling

  • Designed by: SH-DSD
  • Assisted by: Yin Qin, Ding Wu and Long Chen from Shanghai Zhongsen Architecture Design
  • Interior Design: DSD, China Architecture Design & Research Group, Tsinghua Gongmei
  • Interior Designer: Jianguo Wang, Ye Zhang
  • Acoustic Design: China IPPR International Engineering Corporation
  • Stage Facility: China PLA General Armament Department

CARRÉ PRIVÉ OUEST in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France by IAD

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: IAD

Located in the heart of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Carré Privé Ouest – the first luxury brand department store – is a new partner to the world of luxury goods. As fashion and luxury shops around the world have expanded, new ways of selling off emerged. Whatever their wealth, consumers are constantly in search of more immediate access to major brands, and the luxury brands themselves wish to reach out to these new customers without harming their own high-value image.

Image Courtesy © IAD

  • Architects: IAD
  • Location: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
  • Interior Designer: W & Cie
  • Developer: CODIC


  • 16,000 sq. m dedicated to brands
  • 80 boutiques
  • Boutique surface areas: from 50 to 400 sq. m
  • 4,000 free parking spaces

SOHO Hailun Plaza in Shanghai, China by UNStudio

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Article source: UNStudio

The SOHO Hailun plaza is located at the intersection of two metro lines, providing excellent connections to public transport and therefore a desirable location foroffice and retail. The general massing of the project consists of a 33 storey high tower and a series of smaller mixed-use pavilions.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: SOHO Hailun Plaza
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Client: SOHOChina, Beijing
  • Building surface: 112,132 m2 (GFA)
  • Building volume: 500,550 m3
  • Building site: 28,103 m2
  • Programme: 130m office tower and 5 retail-office pavilions
  • Status: Under construction
  • UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Hannes Pfau, Markus van Aalderen and Luis Etchegorry, Ger Gijzen and Cynthia Markhoff, Veronica Baraldi, Joerg Lonkwitz, Shuojiong Zhang, Severin Tuerk, Paxton Sheldahl, Tomas Mokry, Nathan Melenbrink, Caroline Smith, Dan Luo, Yue Zhou, Alan Chin Che Hung, Nan Jiang


  • Facade: Inhabit
  • Lighting: a-g Licht

Grand Plaza & Amphitheater in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Article source:  Miró Rivera Architects

Bordered by the track on three sides, the 27-acre Grand Plaza lies at the heart of the Circuit of the Americas and defines the public experience for most visitors to the new motorsports and entertainment venue. The 3.4-mile racetrack coils around the Grand Plaza and springs out to the east and west, making it the perfect location not only to watch the action of the race unfold, but also to enjoy the amenities contained within. Ideally situated to capture the energy and atmosphere of the Circuit of the Americas, the Grand Plaza will serve as Central Texas’ new home for outdoor entertainment.

Image Courtesy © Michael Hsu, Miró Rivera Architects

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Grand Plaza & Amphitheater
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Michael Hsu (Miró Rivera Architects), Paul Finkel (Piston Design), Ted Parker (Jr. Circuit of the Americas), Tomas Segura, Dorna Sports

Central Plaza Chiang Rai in Thailand by Shma Company Limited

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Shma Company Limited

Being the first up-scale shopping mall in Chiang Rai, Central Plaza provides a generous outdoor space for the public to enjoy. Our proposal presents this space as a cultural plaza and park that embraces native culture and identity with various activities to enrich local suburban life.

Image Courtesy © Wison Tungthanya

  • Architects: Shma Company Limited
  • Project: Central Plaza Chiang Rai
  • Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Photography: Wison Tungthanya
  • Design Director: Prapan Napawongdee
  • Landscape Architect: Chanon Wangkachonkiat
  • Client& Developer:  Central Pattana Public Company Limited.
  • Project Type : Retail
  • Site Area : 7,780 sqm.
  • Completion Year : 2011

Metropolitan District Streetscape in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Article source: Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

The Attractive, Inviting, Al Maktoum River Walk Connects Six Distinct Districts : Image Courtesy Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

Metropolitan District is designed as a healthy, eco-friendly green environment with tree-lined streets, shaded public spaces, and cooling water fea­tures away from noise and traffic pollution. This focus on the pedes­trian results in streets where people walk and spend time out of choice—not just necessity—but because its streets are memorable, engaging, safe, accessible, healthy, attractive, fun, and convenient.

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants
  • Project: Metropolitan District Streetscape
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Project Area: 734,708 m
  • Project Scope: Urban Design, Place Making, Landscape Design, Wayfinding, Street Signage
  • Project Type: Mixed-Use
  • Client: Confidential
  • Awards: 2010 Cityscape Awards Environmental Category, Nominated
  • Software used: Autocad, Adobe Suite, 3DS Max

Truman Plaza in Berlin, Germany by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

Located in Berlin Zehlendorf, the Truman Plaza parallels the adjacent Clayallee and is part of a larger master plan that balances its historical urban context with its integration of a delicate onsite forest. The project constitutes offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting situated around a central plaza within this leafy borough on the edge of Berlin.

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)
  • Project: Truman Plaza
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Size: 19.882 m2
  • Program: Health, Office, Retail, Sport
  • Date of Design: 2008-2011
  • Date of Completion: 2013
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Fabian Schwade, Ole Hallier, Moritz Theden, Tony Rhiem, Marco Hou­bertz, Matthias Bachmann, Marcel Moonen, Enno Efkes, Virginia Angell Harmsen, Inga Anger, Bruno Ebersbach, Jonas Klock, Sebastian Dillner, Jos Beekhuizen, Joana Varela
  • Collaborators: Beatriz Alés Gregori, Maria Zaghi, Maxim Krioukov
  • Client: Stofanel Investment AG
  • Consultants: Gesellschaft für Technik am Bau GmbH, Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH, Müller BBM GmbH, FGS – Forschungs- und Planungsgruppe Stadt und Verkehr GbR, Vogt Landschaftsplaner GmbH, BAL Bauleitungs und Steuerungs GmbH
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