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City for All in Frankfurt, Germany by UNStudio

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: UNStudio 

Comprising four high-rise towers with a multi-storey plinth and housing mixed-use programmes, large public spaces and incorporated subsidised housing, UNStudio’s design for the former Deutsche Bank site will create a ‘City for All’ in the heart of Frankfurt.

Following having been selected as the winner for the urban strategy of the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt last year, UNStudio has now also been unanimously selected as the winner of the architectural competition for the redevelopment of the site. The eight-member jury consisted of representatives from the city, architects and urban development experts and Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Two third prizes were awarded to the teams Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snohetta, while an honorable mention was given to Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: City for All
  • Location: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Client: Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Building surface: 219.000m2 above ground
  • Building site: 16100m2
  • Building volume: four high-rise towers and a multi-storey plinth

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Hanoi Lotus Centre in Vietnam Decibel Architecture

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Decibel Architecture

The City of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and blessed with 1000 years of continuous history and heritage, is coming of age in a new millennium as part of the global network of rich and integrated cities. Reflecting Vietnam’s continued growth and maturation in the global economy, Hanoi has an increasing need to host its artists and cultural pursuits, and celebrate in larger and more artistically inspiring locations than ever before.

Image Courtesy © Decibel Architecture

  • Architects: Decibel Architecture
  • Project: Hanoi Lotus Centre
  • Location: Hanoi,  Vietnam
  • Client: City of Hanoi
  • Visualisation credits: Mike Durek & Shadowlab
  • Structural Engineering: Buro Happold
  • MEP: Buro Happold
  • Developer: Sun Group

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California by Snøhetta

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Project Overview

SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
  • Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
  • Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
  • Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
  • Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
  • Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
  • EHDD Team:
    • Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
    • Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
    • Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager

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SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM in South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

Suncheon Bay is famous for its natural sceneries. The privileged location in the junction of the Dong and Isa streams is house of the widest reed bed in South Korea. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheon Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds. Suncheon Bay represents the best of the region and has been always the epicenter of tourism.

We would like to propose for the Suncheon Art Platform competition an urban reinterpretation of the natural sceneries of Suncheon Bay.  We wish to connect the collective memory of the bay with a new cultural and urban life in the city center of Suncheon where Culture and Nature become the raw materials to fabricate a new creative platform for citizens to enjoy and express themselves.

Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM
  • Location: Sucheon, South Korea
  • Photography: Fran Mateos
  • Client: City of Suncheon
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Andrea Gonzalez de Vega, Iago Blanco, Jiwon Hur
  • Size: 2000m2
  • Year: 2016

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COUNTRY GARDEN FOREST CITY in Malaysia by LAVA

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: LAVA

LAVA has won 2nd prize in an international competition to design a new city in Malaysia.

LAVA’s concept sees the city defined not as one iconic building, nor as a skyline, but as a central public space, a real forest. Chris Bosse, director of LAVA, explains: “Skylines across the world look the same – usually a couple of iconic towers in the centre surrounded by lots of lesser quality buildings, which all resemble each other.” “Here we have designed an inverse city skyline where the icon of the city is a public space, not an object/building. Our central space is a Rainforest Valley and demonstrates the equation: PEOPLE = CITY. From an object to a place.”

Image Courtesy © Bitscapes

  • Architects: LAVA
  • Project: COUNTRY GARDEN FOREST CITY
  • Location: Malaysia
  • Photography: Bitscapes
  • Client: Country Garden Group
  • Lava: Chris Bosse, Alexander Rieck, Tobias Wallisser
  • Size: Total development: 20 square kilometres; site: 24 hectares
  • Status 2nd prize, design competition 2017

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Projet d’aménagement du Littoral de in Casablanca, Morocco by Lemay + Geodata Group

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Lemay has won the prestigious international competition to redesign the corniches of Morocco’s Casablanca coast, which include the new seaside promenade of the Hassan II Mosque and the Ain Diab corniche. This win reinforces Lemay’s international presence and once again showcases Quebec’s creativity and design abroad.

“This new achievement confirms our exceptional expertise in integrated design as well as the international demand for a design offering that directly impacts communities’ current and future well-being,” said Louis T. Lemay, president and excellence facilitator.

Gateway to the Hassan II Mosque seaside promenade , Image Courtesy © Lemay

  • Architects: Lemay + Geodata Group
  • Project: Projet d’aménagement du Littoral de
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Client name: La Société CASABLANCA AMÉNAGEMENT SA
  • Engineers: GEODATA
  • Architecture and landscape architecture: Lemay
  • Project director: René Hubert
  • Project team: Alexandre Lapierre, Bodnar Charlotte, Bourdages Jean-Sébastien, Dewez Raphaël, Ferland Pierre-Olivier, Lacoste Sophie, Lafrance Hugo, Lapierre Alexandre, Lauzon Michel, Lavallée Audrey, Légaré Alexis, Mayano-Vinet Eloi, Migneault Réal, Molaison-Houde Pier-Alexandre, Parent Marie-Ève, Piché Karen, St-Pierre Lucie, Tamine Jean-Pierre, Wang Kevin
  • Cost of work: 200,000,000 Dirhams (equivalent to $26M CDN)
  • Project area: 5 linear km
  • Start date: April 2017
  • End date: July 2018

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Chesapeake Car Park One in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Exterior Appearance

The exterior of the building features staggered metal panels which function to screen views of the vehicles and provide airflow to qualify the building as an open parking structure. Internal ramps and screening vehicles from view is visually harmonious with the adjacent structures. The metal panels match details on the adjoining office building.  Brise soleil on the west side of the garage visually connects the adjoining office building. Horizontal panels vary in size, with 6” slats at ground level for human scale, and change to 1’, 2’ and 4’ widths as they rotate around the façade and add texture. There is no exterior lighting on the building. Internal lighting glows between horizontal panels.

Southwest corner of Car Park One, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Car Park One
  • Location: 6300 N. Classen, Oklahoma City, OK  73118, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Project Team: Rand Elliott, FAIA, Bill Yen, AIA, Miho Kolliopoulos, AIA, Michael Hoffner, AIA
  • Scope: Car Park One – 383,250 s.f.
  • Completed: July 2011

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The Wangari Muta Maathai House in Nairobi, Kenya by Boogertman + Partners Architects

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

The Wangari Muta Maathai House Johannesburg, South Africa Boogertman + Partners Architects

The Wangari Muta Maathai House is envisaged as a living memorial – a forum for experiential learning for all Kenyans, Africans and peoples of the globe. Unfolding the life of Wangari Maathai, in an intimate facility, will enable visitors to understand her commitment to human rights, environmental conservation and promoting the culture of peace.

View from the Water Element, Image Courtesy © Boogertman + Partners Architects

  • Architects: Boogertman + Partners Architects
  • Project: The Wangari Muta Maathai House
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Client: The Wangari Muta Maathai Foundation
  • Project Directors: Bob van Bebber, Johann de Wet
  • Team: Judith Paterson, Dilushka Barlow
  • Site area: 8.2 Acres
  • Green Belt Movement Offices area: 2.2 Acres
  • Wangari Maathai Foundation area: 6 Acres

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Vía Vallejo in Mexico City by Grow Arquitectos

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Grow Arquitectos

This mixed-use project has as integration axis the following areas: commercial, residential, health services and a hotel. We decided to make the 3 levels out of plumb and complement it with an important area of public space, an outdoor park surrounded by terraces and restaurants with different specialties.

Image Courtesy © Grow Arquitectos

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UniCredit Pavilion in Milano, Italy by architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl 

UniCredit has erected a multipurpose building to house the bank’s general meetings, but also exhibitions and cultural events open to the Milan public. It occupies a privileged position against the background of Porta Nuova, beneath the mirror-glazed tower and in a dialogue with the Porta Nuova public gardens. UniCredit Pavilion has no foundations, being constructed on a reinforced concrete podium above the parking facility. Its soft profile is inspired by the shape of a seed, and its materials are natural. A vertically ribbed cage with lamellar larch beams contains a glazed space and supports a rounded, solar panelled roof. The structure opens on the outside through two large wings, equipped with monitors for events open to the general public. Situated on the ground floor is a multipurpose auditorium adaptable to diverse configurations and with seating for 700. An overhead walkway runs along the outer edge of the building and can be used for temporary art exhibitions. On the first floor is a nursery for 50 toddlers, whilst the top level is occupied by a lounge for customer reception and corporate events.

Image Courtesy © Tom Vack

  • Architects: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl
  • Project: UniCredit Pavilion
  • Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Tom Vack
  • Client: UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions Scpa
  • Project Team: Nicholas Bewick (project director), Francesco Garofoli, Vittorio Romano; Giorgio Traverso; Marcello Biffi, Matteo Di Ciommo, Francesco Faccin
  • Consultants: Hines Italia Srl (project management); MSC Associati Srl (structural framework); Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi Srl (technical installations); Eurodesign Sas di Adriano Crotti (Façade design); GTP Srl (security and fire protection project); Gruppo C14 Srl (lighting design); Studio di ingegneria acustica Marcello Brugola (acoustic and AV design); Zintek srl (roof); Wood Beton (strctures in laminated wood); Erco (lighting)
  • Area: 3.300 m2
  • Chronology: 2013-2014 (design); 2015 (completion)
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