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Hoekenrodeplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands by KARRES+BRANDS

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Article source: KARRES+BRANDS

Hoekenrodeplein forms the link between the Amsterdam Port shopping centre and the Arena Boulevard. With the redevelopment of the New Amsterdam Building, the square has been developed as one of the final phases of the Zuidoost Centre Area. The existing, U-shaped building th at wraps around the square was expanded on the ground and first floors, and now accommodates public functions, such as a hotel and hospitality facilities. This redevelopment, along with the desire of the municipality to also allow events to take place on the square, made it necessary to revise the earlier design by karres+brands from 2006.

Image Courtesy © KARRES+BRANDS

Image Courtesy © KARRES+BRANDS

  • Architects: KARRES+BRANDS
  • Project: Hoekenrodeplein
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Assignment: Square redesign
  • Size: 1.7 hectares
  • Design: 2011 – 2012
  • Construction: 2013 – 2014
  • Status: Realised
  • Budget: € 3.6 Mio
  • Client: Municipality of Amsterdam
  • In collaboration with: Lichtvormgevers, Philips Lighting, Cisco

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SEOUL SKYGARDEN in South Korea by MVRDV

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

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The Seoul Station Overpass was built in the 1970s to provide a vehicular connection from Namdaemun market, the largest traditional market in Seoul to the East, across the station area to the various parks in the West. Following intensive safety inspections in 2006, the City of Seoul deemed the 17-metre high structure of the overpass unsafe and intended to demolish and rebuild it, banning heavy vehicles’ access to the elevated roadway in 2009. Further consultation with residents and experts lead to the plan to regenerate the overpass, which totals 9.661 m2 in area, into a pedestrian walkway and public space, with the design competition launched in 2015.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: SEOUL SKYGARDEN
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Program: Transformation of 938 metre section of elevated highway (9.661 m2) into public space
  • Credits: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Wenchian Shi, Kyosuk Lee, Kai Wang, Jaewoo Lee, Ángel Sánchez Navarro, Antonio Luca Coco, Matteo Artico
  • Partners:
    • Landscape Designers: Ben Kuipers, Delft, Netherlands
    • Industrial Designers: Studio Makkink&Bey, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Local Architect: DMP, Seoul, Korea
    • Local Landscape Designer: KDI, Seoul, Korea
    • Structure: Saman and Cross, Seoul, Korea
    • Sustainability: EAN, Seoul, Korea
    • MEP: Samsin, Seoul, Korea
    • Traffic Engineers: Song Hyun R&D, Seoul, Korea
    • Lighting Design: Viabizzuno, Milan, Italy and NanamAld, Seoul Korea
    • App Design: nhtv, Breda, Netherlands
    • Cost Engineers: Myong Gun, Seoul, Korea
  • Year: 2015+

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LEISURE FACILITY ON THE LAKE OF VIOREAU in FRANCE by GUINEE*POTIN Architects

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Article source: GUINEE*POTIN Architects

In the city of Joué sur Erdre, aside the lake of Vioreau, is set the Leisure Facility on the site called ‘la Boustière’.

The localization of the project is generated ‘naturally’ on three borders : on the North side the building is sitting on a hill ; there is an existing pathway bypassing the site from North to South ; a camping field is set on the West part of the site.

The site is turned to the South, facing the shores and the banks of the lake.

Discovering the site, one can measure the importance of a project that would have to be set as a link between the different elements composing the environment : the water sports facility, the parking lot uphill, the archery training spot, the camping site, and the pathway going to the lake.

Image Courtesy © Stephane Chalmeau

Image Courtesy © Stephane Chalmeau

  • Architects: GUINEE*POTIN Architects
  • Project: LEISURE FACILITY ON THE LAKE OF VIOREAU
  • Location: Vioreau’s Lake, la Boustière, 44 440, Joué-sur-Erdre, FRANCE
  • Photography: Stephane Chalmeau, Nicolas Pineau
  • Architect in charge: Agence GUINEE*POTIN Architects , Anne-Flore Guinée et Hervé Potin architects
  • Assistant architect : Camille Michel, team project leader
  • Landscape design: Guillaume Sevin Paysages
  • Client: Conseil Général de Loire-Atlantique (more…)

Revitalisation of Spikeri Square and Daugava waterfront promenade in Riga, Latvia by Arplan, Ltd.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Article source: Arplan, Ltd.

Historically, Spikeri was a warehouse district with 58 warehouses, built in the late 19th century, to store cargo from ships and train freights. Nowadays only 13 warehouses have been preserved, yet it is enough to feel the historic atmosphere. Spikeri square is a public space, constantly exposed to the changes of urban development and society evolution process, thus the historical environment is authentic and multi-layered, reflecting the citizen attitude towards cultural and historical values, accumulated there over centuries.

Image Courtesy © Aivars Silins, Ilze Denisova

Image Courtesy © Aivars Silins, Ilze Denisova

  • Architects: Arplan, Ltd. (Rolands Bruzgulis)
  • Project: Revitalisation of Spikeri Square and Daugava waterfront promenade
  • Location: Maskavas iela 6, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
  • Photography: Aivars Silins, Ilze Denisova
  • Size of the site: Waterfront length 1 600.00m; project area 57 582.00m2; cost: 136.00 €/ m2 
  • Completed: August 2013 (started 2011) 
  • Client: Riga City Council City Development Department
  • General contractor: Merks, Ltd. ; Saldus Celinieks, Ltd.
  • Technical architects: Valters Bruzgulis, Rihards Millers, Ksenija Semjonova, Salvis Stafeckis

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Public Space in Gora Pulawska, Poland by 3XA

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Article source: 3XA

Local authorities decided to transform an undeveloped piece of land in the center of Gora Pulawska into recreational space and meeting point for the village residents. The designers’ intention was to create a new square, which would be unique to its users. It should serve them well and meet their needs in every possible way. Therefore, several different zones have been designed, each intended for either leisure or recreational purposes. There is an open area with numerous benches, meant for small gatherings or outdoor events. There are also covered arbours with tables and seats intended for the residents to integrate, and finally there are large platform benches, where one can sit back and spend time in larger groups. Lighting was designed in the form of tall, slender lanterns and lamps located in the floor. The whole space has been equipped with bike racks and information boards. Landscaping elements such as pergolas, benches, lanterns and bins are made of corten steel. Benches are covered with light coloured oak wood. And the entire project is complemented with the greenery. Numerous birches and colourful bushes have been planted on both sides of the central axis. The embankment above the square has also been covered with decorative vegetation, formed in colourful stripes. The space is located below Radomska Street, which will ensure isolation from the busy arterial route. Functional differentiation of space, the use of sustainable and upstanding materials and the interesting greenery arrangement, all add up to a newly completed center of Gora Pulawska.

Image Courtesy © s.zajaczkowski

Image Courtesy © s.zajaczkowski

  • Architects: 3XA
  • Project: Public Space in Gora Pulawska
  • Location: Góra Puławska, Poland
  • Photography: s.zajaczkowski
  • Designer: Ewa Czerny, Maciej Kowaluk, Łukasz Reszka, Patrycja Żuczek
  • Investor: Gmina Puławy
  • Area: 1325 sqm
  • Project year: 2012
  • Completion: 2014

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Evolution Ground in Alfortville, France by NP2F

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Article source: NP2F

Embedded within the boundaries of the ZAC
(coordinated developed zone) Chantereine, the “evolution” grounds of Alfortville represent a qualitative approach to which we lay claim in this district’s public spaces, and more generally in today’s city. Thus, the playground becomes a truly architectural space, integrated in the urban structure and open to the city’s other practices.

Image Courtesy © ANTOINE ESPINASSEAU

Image Courtesy © ANTOINE ESPINASSEAU

  • Architects: NP2F
  • Project: Evolution Ground
  • Location: Alfortville, France
  • Photography: ANTOINE ESPINASSEAU
  • Client: city of Alfortville
  • Project managment: NP2F + D’ici là (landscape designers)
  • Surface: 2 050 m2
  • Cost of works: 572 310 € excl tax
  • Year: 2011

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MOBY by ARCH Network Ltd

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Article source: ARCH Network Ltd

Moby is the next generation of leisure and recreational dwellings. Made for today’s spirit, connected to the world yet adventurous, enjoying the best of what life and nature has to offer.

Image Courtesy © ARCH Network Ltd

Image Courtesy © ARCH Network Ltd

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Kardinaal Mercier Square in Brussels-Jette Belgium by OMGEVING

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Article source: OMGEVING 

Jette, also known as Sint-Pieters-Jette is one of the greenest amongst the 19 communes of the Capital Region of Brussels. Located in the tiny valley of Molenbeek, north-west of the centre of the capital, it offers its inhabitants a fair combination of urban and rural environment.

Image Courtesy © OMGEVING

Image Courtesy © OMGEVING

  • Architects: OMGEVING
  • Project: Kardinaal Mercier Square
  • Location: Brussels-Jette Belgium
  • Project Size: 4 hectares
  • Client: Beliris
  • Design: 2007 (1st prize in the international competition)
  • Completion: 2013

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Yalıkavak Palmarina in Bodrum, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Article source: Emre Arolat Architects

Yalıkavak is one of the lagoons on the southwestern coast of Turkey, which is becoming a popular destination for blue voyages along the Turkish Riviera. Unlike its provincial center Bodrum, which has faced a building boom in 1980s with the increase of touristic activities, Yalikavak is still a relatively calm, smaller scale settlement with its natural landscape.

Image Courtesy © Emre Arolat Architects

Image Courtesy © Emre Arolat Architects

  • Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
  • Project: Yalıkavak Palmarina
  • Location: Bodrum, Turkey
  • Responsible architects: konsept proje: emre arolat, gonca paşolar, rıfat yılmaz, leyla kori 
  • Team: ibrahim anıl biçer, deniz kösemen, makbule yıldırım, buket katı
  • Project date: 2011-2012 
  • Construction date: 2012-2013
  • Function: marina 
Image Courtesy © Emre Arolat Architects

Image Courtesy © Emre Arolat Architects

  • Area information: parcel area: 90 000 m², gross area: 8 200 m², footprint: m² 
  • Additional information: number of stores 35 total capacity of entertainment area 6000 people
  • Client: palmali 
  • Structural project: nodus engineering
  • Mechanical project: beta teknik
  • Electricity: aykar engineering 
  • Infrastructure: ekiz proje

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Green Water Sports Station in Upper Silesia, Poland by KUCZIA architect

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: KUCZIA architect

Like a traditional polish farm, the GREEN WATER SPORTS STATION blends into the rural landscape of the shores of Lake Laka in Upper Silesia (Poland).

Three main buildings of the complex – situated orthogonal to each other – define a public place. This place comes into being on the same way like it occurs in the typical polish manor between the cottage, stable and barn. And analogical to them, every building of the Station has a different function: the boat hangar in the east, the central visitors building on the waterfront and the restrooms with showers westward.

Image Courtesy © KUCZIA architect

Image Courtesy © KUCZIA architect

  • Architects: KUCZIA architect
  • Project: Green Water Sports Station
  • Location: Upper Silesia, Poland

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