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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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Jardim Vicentina Urbanization in São Paulo, Brazil by Vigliecca & Associados

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Vigliecca & Associados

This is an urbanization and social housing project at Jardim Vicentina, on the outskirts of the city of Osasco, greater São Paulo. This project was part of the Brazil Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. With an intervention area of approximately 95 thousand m², it was partially urbanized with a large part of it located at a thalweg. The existing situation was precarious, being composed by one or two-storey wood or masonry self-built houses placed in an area subject to landslides, floods and contamination.

Image Courtesy © Vigliecca & Associados

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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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