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2022 The winter Olympics Plaza in Beijing, China by CCTN Architectural Design Co. Ltd

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: CCTN Architectural Design Co. Ltd

The winter Olympics Plaza locates at the northwest part of the original factory, to the south of Fushi Road, to the north of Xin’an Street. The show lake at the north and the Shijingshan Mountain at the west bring about splendid natural landscape.

Image Courtesy © Chen He

  • Architects: CCTN Architectural Design Co. Ltd
  • Project: 2022 The winter Olympics Plaza
  • Location: Shougang Garden, Shijingshan Zone, Beijing
  • Photography: Chen He
  • Design team: Bo Hongtao, Jiang Ke, Zhu Jiang, Zhang Yang, Gao Wei, Wang Zeng
  • Gross floor area (m2): 86500㎡
  • Design year: 2016

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Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE in France by ecdm Architectes

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Article source: ecdm Architectes

Contribute to a new polarity in the landscape 

Located across from the St. Etienne station on the Esplanade de France, the influence of the intervention at the heart of the BIA Châteaucreux is a link between neighborhoods and horizon lines, a low point in the topography of St. Etienne in front of a preferred route to the city center. Combined with the scale of the project and the symbolic value of the program, This unique location gives the project a special status in the construction of the city. The project subscribes to the contemporary idea of the construction of the city that leads to the creation of rhythms, of multipurpose spaces contributing to the realization of a less linear environment, able to evolve and mutate. The goal is to embed the large commercial component of the neighbourhood in a more complex urban dynamic, made of interlocking assemblies essential to any large and vibrant city. Thus, the project offers an open floor plan, initiating continuity and affiliations, creating links between polarity and panoramas, hills and plains, lower and upper town.

Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes

  • Architects: ecdm Architectes
  • Project: Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE
  • Location: ST-ETIENNE, France

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Acoustic Shells in Littlehampton, England by Flanagan Lawrence

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Article source: Flanagan Lawrence

Sited in a sunken garden beside the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK, these ‘Acoustic Shells’ act as a stage and shelter for the local community. Prompted by a desire to reinvigorate Littlehampton with its gentility of the early 20th century, the shells materially enhance the public open space of the adjacent greensward and satisfy an essential social need that is not provided elsewhere in the area.

Image Courtesy © Flanagan Lawrence

  • Architects: Flanagan Lawrence
  • Project: Acoustic Shells
  • Location: Littlehampton, England

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Leon de Grief Library Park in Medellin, Colombia by EL EQUIPO MAZZANTI

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Article source: Giancarlo Mazzanti

Design concept

The aim for the project is to establish a project that enables the biggest amount of urban connections and the development of public spaces. To achieve this, there are several proposals such as enabling the roofing of the building as public space, empowering meeting places and developing viewing-points which overlook the city.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Gómez

  • Architects: EL EQUIPO MAZZANTI  (Andrés Sarmiento, Juan Manuel Gil, Fredy Pantoja, Camilo Mora, Ivan Ucros, Alejandro Piña, Pedro Saa, Gustavo Vásquez)
  • Project: Leon de Grief Library Park
  • Location: Medellin, Colombia
  • Photography: Sergio Gómez
  • Area: 6.800 m²

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens in New Zealand by Patterson Associates

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Article source: Patterson Associates

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens lie within a 21ha loop of the Avon River and is the cities most visited public space. The newly developed centre is regarded as one of the most significant new build projects since the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and extends the garden’s ability to undertake research, conservation and run educational activities as well as demonstrate the beauty, variety and complexity of the plant world.

Image Courtesy © Patterson Associates

  • Architects: Patterson Associates
  • Project: Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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Willem II Passage in Tilburg, The Netherlands by Civic architects

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Article source: Civic architects

Augmented Brickwork – Public Railway Passage Tilburg

The Willem II-passage is a new public space, that connects the historical inner-city of Tilburg with the railway redevelopment area ‘De Spoorzone’. CIVIC architects together with Bright, designed an award-winning sequence of spaces which seamlessly tie together architecture, public space, cultural heritage and traffic space. A specifically designed and produced glass brick façade creates a familiar but surprisingly striking effect.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

  • Architects: Civic architects
  • Project: Willem II Passage
  • Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Stijn Bollaert, Kees Hummel, Willie Jan Staps, Roderick van Klink, Pieter de Ruijter, Corne Hannink,Richard Boerop
  • Client: Municipality of Tilburg (NL)
  • Design & Engineering: Civic architects
  • Designteam: Ingrid van der Heijden, Gert Kwekkeboom, Jan Lebbink, Rick ten Doeschate, Gerjan Streng, Niels Boswinkel
  • Partners: TCC, Philips Lighting, Lustlab, Van Tetterode Glass Studio,WSP infra, Van de Ven bv, Aannemerbedrijf G. Michielsen bv, Van de Bersselaar Constructie bv
  • Surface area: 3.500m2

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The Silo in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: COBE 

As the centrepiece of Copenhagen’s redeveloped Nordhavn (North Harbour), Danish architects COBE and clients Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark unveil the completed transformation of The Silo. The former industrial silo was originally used as a storage container for grain. Fifty years later, the 17-storey silo has been converted for new use as a residential apartment building with 38 unique units, ranging from 106 m2 to 401 m2 in size, and with public functions such as event and dining facilities on the upper and lower levels.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: The Silo
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
  • Clients: Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark
  • Landscape architect: COBE
  • Engineers: Balslev and Wessberg
  • Contractor: NRE Denmark
  • Size: 10,000 m2
  • Status: Commissioned in 2013, completed in 2017

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MANTA RAY in Seoul, South Korea by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

SCENERY AND DESIGN PLAN: A PERMEABLE LANDSCAPING LINKING 4 CORES

What does the Han River represent today, and what could be its future?

In this early 21st century, Yeouido Park is an experimental urban space dedicated to sustainable development. The Government wishes to make it a bridgehead for innovation, combining the best of low-tech and high-tech while promoting the rehabilitation of urban ecosystems and biodiversity.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: MANTA RAY
  • Location: Yeouido Han River Park between the Mapo Bridge and the Wonhyo Bridge, Seoul, South Korea
  • Host & Order Institution: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • G.F.A. Spatial Planning: 25 600 m² = 9100 m² Ferry Terminal & Pier Deck + 8500 m² Yeoui Terrace + 8000 m² Cultural Complex
  • Status: Masterplan & Concept

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Glocal West Gate in Shanghai, China by 100architects

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Article source: 100architects 

Competition by invitation organized by the local Government of Jiading, in which their aim was to renovate the traditional West Gate to downtown Jiading.

Occupied by a local wet street market, the West Gate has been loosing over time the cultural relevance and significance that had on the past.

The new proposal was intended not only to bring back the relevance of all this cultural heritage, but also reactivate the area by the injection of commercial activity.

Image Courtesy © 100architects

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Glocal West Gate
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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Loud Shadows in Terschelling, The Netherlands by Plastique Fantastique

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Article source: Plastique Fantastique

LOUD SHADOWS is a collage made by artists coming from different backgrounds: dance, music, architecture. The architecture of Plastique Fantastique is monumental, yet mobile, soft and transparent. It’s ephemeral skin influences the environment as much as its inner space offers a lucid view outwards. It is the preferred place to merge dance (LeineRoebana) and music (Kate Moore, The Stolz), and challenge the perception of time.

Image Courtesy © Jelte Keur, Maria Turik, Yena Young, Marco Canevacci

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: Loud Shadows
  • Location: Terschelling, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Jelte Keur, Maria Turik, Yena Young, Marco Canevacci

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