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Thinking Gallery Space in Taipei, Taiwan by Studio In2

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Studio In2

The Thinking Gallery Space provides rental services for exhibitions, parties, and classes.

Design Concept:

Concretizing abstract thinking enables us to sketch outlines on paper. The orientations of thought are like angles and changes in light and shadow, and different people do not necessarily see details of pictures in the same way. Based on this, we derived a means by which to embody thought and created the Thinking Gallery Space, which allows us to enjoy the thinking process in a tranquil atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Studio In2

  • Architects: Studio In2
  • Project: Thinking Gallery Space
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dS Max
  • Designer : Howard Yu, William Sun
  • Total Square Footage: 1,210 sq ft

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OPS Gellerup Nord in Aarhus, Denmark by Arkitema Architects

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Arkitema Architects

The Gellerup area in the city of Aarhus is to be rethought. One of the ways to create more life and positive development in this troubled neighborhood is to move 950 municipal jobs to the center of the area. Arkitema Architects are winners of a PPP contest, in which the 23,000 m² building integrates workplaces and public functions as well as an entrepreneurial environment. The new building will be an icon that sets the standard for the revitalized Gellerup area.

Image Courtesy © Arkitema Architects

  • Architects: Arkitema Architects
  • Project: OPS Gellerup Nord
  • Location: Edwin Rahrs vej, 8220 Brabrand, Denmark
  • Client: Aarhus Kommune
  • PPP Contractor: A. Enggaard
  • Maneging contractor: Caverion
  • Landscape: Arkitema Urban Design
  • Engineer: Niras
  • Size: 23,000 m² plus parking 12,500 m²
  • Year: 2015-2018

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Kayak Club in Caen, France by Inessa Hansch architecte

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Metropolis Communication

Inessa Hansch worked on the project redevelopment of the public spaces and urban furniture of the point of the presqu’île de Caen (peninsula of Caen), where the Alexis-de-Tocqueville library, designed by OMA, has just been inaugurated. In conjunction with this project she also delivered a new space dedicated to boating activities.

Encircled by the Saint-Pierre basin, the maritime canal and the Victor-Hugo channel, the future Palais de Justice and the Alexis-de-Tocqueville library stand on the 11 hectares of a former wasteland at the far end of the Caen Peninsula.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Delvaux

  • Architects: Inessa Hansch architecte
  • Project: Kayak Club
  • Location: Presqu’île de Caen (peninsula), France
  • Photography: Maxime Delvaux
  • Client: City of Caen
  • Prime contractor: Inessa Hansch architect, Egis
  • Cost: €375,000 excluding VAT
  • Surface area: 432 m²
  • Calendar: delivered in 2016

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New station and City Hall in Växjö, Sweden by White Arkitekter

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: White Arkitekter

With its proposal “Under one roof” White Arkitekter won the design competition for a new station and City Hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö. As the motto suggests, the building gathers several functions in one volume and connects the city’s different parts. This new ‘living room’ is open, welcoming everyone from teenage girls and senior citizens to municipal employees and visitors. The building also creates a new silhouette in the city.

One of the entrances to Växjö’s new station and City Hall building, Image Courtesy © Tegmark

  • Architects: White Arkitekter
  • Project: New station and City Hall
  • Location: Växjö, Sweden
  • Photography: Tegmark
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad

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Line in the Pyrenees in Soldeu, Andorra by Taller Proyectual

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Taller Proyectual

A line in the horizon submerged between the imposing Pyrenees, a line undercut in the immensity of the mountains, a line embedded in the landscape that finishes an extension of the mountain range and that in turn acts like the public space, as a place between mountains, as an observatory of the mountain chain that envelops the tiny principality of Andorra, a line that emerges from the rocks and becomes a vain that frames an untamed nature and turns it into landscape and endows weightlessness to the humanized space, a space that connects the exterior with the interior and culminates in surface, a surface that is a nucleus of cultural and urban events, such as sports whose practice is one of the most representative manifestations of the human being.

Rendering: Miguel A. Arias

  • Architects: Taller Proyectual
  • Project: Line in the Pyrenees
  • Location: Soldeu, Andorra
  • Rendering: Miguel A. Arias
  • Client: Cosentino Group
  • Team: Miguel A. Arias
  • Area: 3000m2
  • Year: 2016

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Lianyungang Industrial Exhibition Center in China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

A new trade exhibition and congress center has been completed in Lianyungang, China to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The project was subject to an international competition, which was won by gmp. Situated in an urban development area between the city and the sea, the four large exhibition halls surround the congress area in the center of the building. The facades with their vertical incisions create the image of a barcode as a symbol of trade and commerce.

Lianyungang Industrial Exhibition Center, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Lianyungang Industrial Exhibition Center
  • Location: Lianyungang, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Competition project leaders: Patrick Pfleiderer, Christa Hillebrand
  • Competition design team: Jan Peter Deml, Li Ling, Lu Yun, Wang Yan, Xie Fang, Zhao Jing, Thilo Zehme, Liu Mo
  • Project leaders, detailed design: Christa Hillebrand, Wang Yan
  • Detailed design team: Jan Peter Deml, Andreas Goetze, Guo Fuhui, Li Ling, Mulyanto, Matthias Wiegelmann, Zhao Jing, Liu Yuchen, Nian Tie, Shen Chen, Li Chen
  • Client: Lianyungang Rui Hao Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • GFA: 77,418 m² above ground, 11,179 m² below ground

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Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

1. TOUR ET TAXIS: TOWARDS A MIXED-USE ECO-NEIGHBORHOOD

Whereas most developing countries can write their future starting from a blank slate, European cities face the challenge of transforming their built heritage to secure their energy, social and economic transition towards post-carbon, circular and interdependent urban living.

It means being determined to act as forward thinkers, and to bring our new project “Tour & Taxis” into the 21st century in terms of uses, technological progress, social innovation, and sustainable building principles. Today’s architecture is capable of implementing “energy solidarity” between a piece of architectural heritage — industrial in this case — and a contemporary project. The latter provides the necessary energy to the former by integrating renewable energies, thus limiting carbon emissions as recommended by the COP 21.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: Tour & Taxis
  • Location: Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: Extensa, T&T Project S.A.
  • Program: 85 000 M² Housing (Zone B) + 50 000 M² Office + Retail + Leisure (Gare Maritime)
  • Surface Area: 135 000 M²
  • Status : W.I.P.

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BE friendly space in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: H&P Architects

Initiated by H&P Architects in a combined use of the two major materials Bamboo & Earth since 2013 (BES pavilion in Ha Tinh, 2013) in a series of projects to create “a friendly space in suffocating urban areas”, BE (Bamboo & Earth) friendly space presents an open space for the community, with importance being attached to aspects of culture and art (exchanges, exhibitions, cuisines, ..). BE friendly space is, thereby,expected to undertake the mission to improve the stormy relationship between man and nature in modern times.

Image Courtesy © Doan Thanh Ha

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: BE friendly space
  • Location: Mao Khe town,  Dong Trieu district, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen TienThanh, Doan Thanh Ha
  • Principal Architects: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team: Nguyen Manh Hung, Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Van Manh, Nguyen Van Thinh
  • Bamboo & Earth construction: Nguyen Manh Hung, H&P Architects
  • Materials: Bamboo, earth
  • Land section area: 400m2 (20m X 20m)
  • Construction area:220 m2
  • Date of completion: Nov. 2016

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THE ANTONI BUILDING in Delft, Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: Studioninedots

The tender for the end building on Stationsplein (Station square) in Delft was won by Smit’s Bouwbedrijf BV|Vink Bouw Nieuwkoop BV. Studioninedots was responsible for the architecture.

Centrally located in Nieuw Delft, this lively place creates space for meeting, knowledge exchange and innovation: the DNA of Delft. The strength of this robust complex called ‘Antoni’ lies in the physical connection of the dynamic surroundings with an urban, mixed-use function that incorporates exhibition and meeting spaces, a hotel with restaurant, workspaces, retail and apartments. Integrated underneath the building will be a new public parking facility for 2.400 bicycles.

The construction agreement between the development group and the municipal developer Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Spoorzone Delft was signed on 21 December 2016.

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots|WAX architectural visualisation

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: THE ANTONI BUILDING
  • Location: Stationsplein, Delft, Netherlands
  • Photography: Studioninedots|WAX architectural visualisation
  • Client: Municipality of Delft, Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Spoorzone Delft
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Jurjen van der Horst, Stefan Dannel, Wouter Hermanns, Gerty Daniëls
  • Team: Smit’s Bouwbedrijf BV | Vink Bouw Nieuwkoop BV | Amory+Jurriëns | Studioninedots
  • Consultants: Born2Brand | Pieters Bouwtechniek | NIBE | Hiensch Engineering
  • Plot: 2.000 m2
  • Size: 12,500m2 (GFA)
  • EPC: 0 (apartments), 0,49 (overall)
  • GPR: 8,3
  • Design-completion: 2016 – 2019
  • Status: Winning tender, in progress

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The Curve in Berkshire, England by Colorminium + bblur architecture + CZWG

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

A dynamic team of architects, designers and consultants are celebrating the completion of the £22m cultural hub project, The Curve, located in the centre of Slough, Berkshire, UK. The Curve is the flagship public building and the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre, where over £45m of public investment has already been spent or committed to create an entirely new commercial district – The Heart of Slough. Housing a library, a 280 seat multi-purpose performance venue, and spaces for council meetings and exhibitions, the 4,500 sq m building consolidates disparate community functions and registrar services across the centre of Slough.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

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