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Busan Opera House in South Korea by moh architects

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Article source: moh architects

The new ‘Busan Metropolitan Opera’ sits at the intersection point of the two bridges leading up to the competition site, tying the Opera into the city fabric while at the same time interweaving it with the picturesque waterfront promenade. The ensemble of opera and multifunctional theater further divides the site into a series of differentiated territories, each of which fully draws on the potential of a site suspended between city and sea:

Image Courtesy © moh architects

Image Courtesy © moh architects

  • Architects: moh architects
  • Project: Busan Opera House
  • Location: Busan, South Korea
  • Team: Mehlan, Opperer, Hugo, Minning
  • Client: Municipality of Busan
  • Year: 2011
  • Status: intl. competition / first phase

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Coca-Cola Pavilion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Atelier Marko Brajovic

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Marko Brajovic

Invited by Coca-Cola, Atelier Marko Brajovic designed a surprising and immersive installation where the public is introduced in an iconic and unique multi-sensorial experience. Parada Coca-Cola interior design is a strong and photogenic henomenological gesture that represents the freshness sensation. An augmented physical real time hub that extends in a digital space through interactive technologies, sharing moments and music concerts.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Martins

Image Courtesy © Fernando Martins

  • Architects: Atelier Marko Brajovic
  • Project: Coca-Cola Pavilion
  • Location: Píer Mauá – Armazém 3 – Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Martins

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Przełomy in Szczecin, Poland by KWKPromes Robert Konieczny

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: KWKPromes Robert Konieczny

PREVIOUS STATE

At the end of the Second World War when the Potsdam Conference (1945) pushed back the German border, part of the region of Western Pomerania remained in Polish territory. The German inhabitants were deported and quickly replaced by new Polish settlers. For decades, Szczecin, the capital of the region, suffered from this uprooting and the ripping apart of its social fabric, a situation aggravated by the fact that, thanks to Soviet censorship, the people were denied a rigorous history of what had actually happened. This memory hole was accompanied by the testimony of numerous physical holes left in the city centre by allied aerial bombing attacks. What had once been a densely-populated, vibrant urban zone was turned into a pockmarked territory which Soviet architecture continued to ill-treat by opening up new motorways, putting up crude constructions of hefty concrete blocks and neglecting the city’s many desolate, empty lots.

Image Courtesy © Jakub Certowicz

Image Courtesy © Jakub Certowicz

  • Architects: KWKPromes Robert Konieczny
  • Project: Przełomy
  • Location: Szczecin, Poland
  • Photography: Juliusz Sokołowski, Jakub Certowicz, Aneta Popławska-Suś, Magdalena Kotelon
  • Developer: Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie
  • Collaborators: authors: Robert Konieczny, Katarzyna Furgalinska, Dorota Zurek coauthor: Michal Lisinski collaboration: Aleksandra Stolecka, Piotr Tokarski, Adam Radzimski, Joanna Biedna, Magdalena Adamczak
  • Cost: 6,202,500 €
  • Area: 9,577 m2
  • Beginning of the project: 2009
  • Beginning of work: 2012
  • End of work: 2015

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Urby Staten Island in New York by Concrete

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Concrete

Smart use of space

All Urby apartments feel larger than they are as a result of smart use of the available space. Despite being compact, the units are built with an optimal flow and spatial balance in mind. Sliding doors between connecting spaces let residents fully open up the apartment and experience its full size and sense of space. All apartments boast windows across the full width of the units. Combined with a straightforward design and use of light colours, the large windows bring daylight and a sense of spaciousness deep into the apartments, while at the same time offering panoramic views.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: Concrete
  • Project: Urby staten island
  • Location: Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, New York – USA
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jody Kivort
  • Client: ironstate development, hoboken, USA
  • Concept: ironstate (david barry) and concrete
  • Start design: 2011
  • Opening: July 2016

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ALTASEA in San Pedro, California by Gensler

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Gensler

The Gensler designed AltaSea project is a campus for innovation situated at City Dock #1 in the Port of Los Angeles. Along the 35 acre-campus, historic buildings and new architecture are woven together via public parks and plazas, and connected to the district’s growing waterfront. The project brings together people to expand science-based understanding of the ocean; incubate and sustain ocean-related businesses; and pioneer new ocean-related education programs. AltaSea inspires its users, visitors, and the creators of the next generation to live a more sustainable life through its research and connection to the ocean.

ALTASEA CAMPUS AERIAL VIEW, Image Courtesy © Gensler

ALTASEA CAMPUS AERIAL VIEW, Image Courtesy © Gensler

  • Architects: Gensler
  • Project: ALTASEA
  • Location: City Dock #1, The Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California, U.S.A
  • Design Team: Gensler
  • Gensler Team: Li Wen, Peter Barsuk, Melanie McArtor, John Martin, Joe Tarr, Marc Cucco, Daniel Lee, Robert Garlipp, Nambi Gardner, Elizabeth Brink
  • Primary consultants: Dangermond Keane Architecture, Rios Clementi Hale Landscape Architecture, Holmes Culley Structural Engineer, GLUMAC MEP Engineer, KPFF Civil Engineer, Page and Turnbull Historic, TJP Engineering Seawater System
  • Size:
    • Berth 56 = 40,000 SF
    • Warehouse 57 = 62,000 SF
    • Warehouses 58,59,60 = 180,000 SF
  • Completion: Phased from 2017 – 2023

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600 Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, at the nexus between Collins Street and the Docklands, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct in its own right. Melbourne’s renowned cultural attractions, festivals and community events contribute to the city’s listing as ‘the most liveable city in the world’.

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: 600 Collins Street
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Visualizations: VA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
  • ZHA Project Director: Michele Pasca di Magliano
  • ZHA Project Architect: Juan Camilo Mogollon
  • Local Architect: PLUS Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Robert Bird Group
  • Building Services Engineering and Sustainability: ADP Consulting
  • Planning Consultant: URBIS
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Building Surveyor: PLP
  • Acoustics: Acoustic Logic

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New Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden by Foster + Partners

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

Today marks a unique moment in Stockholm’s history as work starts on site at Slussen, located at the heart of the historic city and its archipelago. The construction of the New Slussen is one of the largest urban transformation projects in Sweden. It was won by Foster + Partners following an international competition and is being designed in collaboration with the City of Stockholm. Following extensive public consultation, the SEK 12 Billion project will create a dynamic urban quarter, responding to its historic context and transforming the city centre.

View from the new restaurants and cafes of Sodermalm towards Gamla Stan with the new bridge connecting the two urban centres, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

View from the new restaurants and cafes of Sodermalm towards Gamla Stan with the new bridge connecting the two urban centres, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: New Slussen
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Richard Davies

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Entrée de ville in Bayonne, France by mateo arquitectura

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Article source: mateo arquitectura

Three interventions make up the proposal:

  1. Marinadour. A dense complex of dwellings on top of a podium of shops and car parks.
  2. The Park generated by reorganizing circulation and segregating the traffic above from pedestrians, with the massive presence of vegetation between the footpaths.
  3. Rivadour. A continuous urban block that follows the river before breaking off towards the city. Permeable on the ground floor.
Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly

  • Architects: mateo arquitectura
  • Project: Bayonne. Entrée de ville. France
  • Location: Henri Grenet Bridge area, Bayonne, France
  • Photography: Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Client Block 1: Kaufman & Broad
  • Client Block 3: Eiffage Immobilier
  • Client Central Area 2: Public entity: Agglomération Côte Basque-Adour – Mairie de Bayonne
  • External collaborators:
    • Structure: BOMA
    • Landscaping: Michel Desvigne (park bridge access), Manel Colominas (patios)
  • Surface: 70.000 m2
  • Competition: 2006
  • Project: 2010-2012
  • Construction: 2012-2016

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Iberville International Maritime Terminal And Alexandra Pier in Québec, Canada by Provencher_Roy

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: V2com

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) officially unveiled its plans for the restoration of Alexandra Pier and the Iberville International Passenger Terminal. The project is designed by the firm Provencher_Roy, which once again distinguishes itself by its ability to implement, in the Montréal area, projects that constitute a focus for further development. At a time when the creation of public spaces is increasingly important, the firm has worked closely with the MPA to not only deliver a totally renovated maritime terminal that has been upgraded to meet the current operational needs of cruise lines, of which a growing number are choosing Montréal as a tourist destination, but also to better integrate the pier and the maritime terminal into the urban fabric of Old Montréal and to satisfy citizens’ wishes for greater access to the waterfront. “This is a structuring project for the tourism industry, as well as for residents and visitors of Old Montréal, who will benefit from the revitalization of the Alexandra Pier facilities,” says Claude Provencher, architect and senior partner.

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

  • Architects: Provencher_Roy
  • Project: Iberville International Maritime Terminal And Alexandra Pier
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Client: Montreal Port Authority
  • Partners in Charge: Claude Provencher, Sonia Gagné
  • Landscaping: NIP PAYSAGE
  • Structural and Civil Engineering: NCK
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: PAGEAU MOREL
  • Civil Engineering: GÉNIPUR
  • Marine Infrastructure: WSP GROUP
  • Area: 25,000 m²
  • Year: 2013 to date
  • Status: Under construction

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El Pimpi in Málaga, Spain by GANA Arquitectura

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: GANA Arquitectura

This public space is located in a very special milestone, result of the confluence of the main touristic references in Malaga. The significant presence of El Pimpi, as one of the great traditional symbols of the city’s gastronomy, is joined by great examples of this privileged environment as the Alcazaba, the Roman Theatre, or the Picasso Museum.

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

  • Architects: GANA Arquitectura (Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro, Francisco Jesús Camacho)
  • Project: El Pimpi
  • Location: Calle Granada, Málaga, Spain
  • Photography: Blanca Green
  • Collaborators: David Melero Herrera,  Cerveza Victoria, Hermanos González
  • Project Area: 480,00 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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