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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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Upper Queen Street in Richmond, New Zealand by irving smith architects

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: irving smith architects  

Big Box retail is increasingly placed away from New Zealand’s small town centres, taking the life and community vitality of the centre with it. The town of Richmond called big box retail back into the main street, questioning how to maintain streetscape and commercial viability to both large and small tenancies. Big Box can entail up to 100m lengths of uninterrupted walls to the street, a scale and typology seemingly incongruous with a greengrocer or a provincial NZ townscape.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: irving smith architects
  • Project: Upper Queen Street
  • Location:  Richmond, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds

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Leeza SOHO in Beijing, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects 

Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20.

Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing – Leeza Soho is located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network. Directly above the new interchange station, Leeza Soho connects with the city’s bus network on Lize Road to the north and Lou Tuo Wan East Road to the east.

Image Courtesy © MIR

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Leeza SOHO
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Rendering: MIR
  • Client: SOHO China Ltd.
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Satoshi Ohashi
  • Project Associates: Kaloyan Erevinov, Ed Gaskin, Armando Solano
  • Project Architect: Philipp Ostermaier
  • Project Team:Yang Jingwen, Di Ding, Xuexin Duan, Samson Lee, Shu Hashimoto, Christoph Klemmt, Juan Liu, Dennis Brezina, Rita Lee, Seungho Yeo
  • Competition Project Directors: Satoshi Ohashi and Manuela Gatto
  • Competition Team Lead Designers: Philipp Ostermaier, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Dorner
  • Competition Team: Yang Jingwen, Igor Pantic, Mu Ren, Konstantinos Mouratidis, Nicolette Chan, Yung-Chieh Huang

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The Street Ratchada in Bangkok, Thailand by Architectkidd

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Architectkidd

With over 10 million inhabitants, Bangkok continues to grow into its urban form. Architectkidd’s approach for The Street Ratchada attempts to introduce urban characteristics into a newly developing neighborhood outside of the central metropolitan area. Comprising of cafes, restaurants and other retail functions, The Street Ratchada creates new exterior and semi-interior urban spaces to engage with the surrounding people and community.

Image Courtesy © Architectkidd

  • Architects: Architectkidd
  • Project: The Street Ratchada
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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Chadstone Shopping Centre in Victoria, Australia by The Buchan Group + CallisonRTKL

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: The Buchan Group

The first stage of Chadstone’s $660 million redevelopment was recently unveiled, reinforcing the retail mecca’s infinite capacity for reinvention.

The latest revamp of the premier shopping and lifestyle destination delivers a centre unlike anything Australia has ever seen, introducing over 100 new retailers, two new dining precincts, a Hoyts digital cinema complex, the Southern Hemisphere’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and a Tesla Motors dealership.

Image Courtesy © Michael Gazzola

  • Architects: The Buchan Group + CallisonRTKL
  • Project: Chadstone Shopping Centre
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Michael Gazzola

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[Misfit]Fit building in Toronto, Canada by Batay-Csorba Architects

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

[Misfit]fit is a new six-storey, 32,000 square foot boutique office building situated on a small vacant site in Toronto’s Liberty Village. Seeking to build upon the rich lineage of Toronto’s precast concrete history, the proposal  provides an alternative to the pervasive glass curtain wall project. The building’s program is comprised of four floors of flexible office space, retail at grade, and a rooftop sculpture garden/ event space.

Front Elevation, Image Courtesy © Batay-Csorba Architects

  • Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects
  • Project: [Misfit]Fit building
  • Location: Liberty Village, Toronto Ontario, Canada
  • Area: six storey 32,000 sft
  • Status: Design Development, 2017

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Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park in Miami Beach, Florida by OMA

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: OMA 

Faena District

Located on a majestic stretch of beach in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena District encompasses both sides of Collins Avenue from 32nd to 35th Streets, with direct waterfront views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. Faena District will provide the city of Miami Beach with a neighborhood integrating dynamic cultural, residential, hotel, retail, culinary and public environments with a dynamic combination of art, culture, and design as their foundation. OMA has designed three buildings for Faena District—Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park. These distinct structures are linked by a sequence of public areas including an entry plaza on Collins Avenue and an open courtyard within the Faena Bazaar.

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Iwan Baan and Philippe Ruault
  • Renderings: DBox
  • Partners: Shohei Shigematsu, Jason Long
  • Associate-in-Charge: Jake Forster
  • Project Architect: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Paxton Sheldhal
  • Team: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Lawrence Siu, Francesca Portesine, Ravi Kamisetti, Ted Lin, Jesung Park, Anupama Garla, Andy Westner, Daniel Queseda Lombo, Andrew Mack, Caroline Corbett, Denis Bondar, Ahmadreza Schricker, Darien Williams, Gabrielle Marcoux, Marcela Ferreira, Jenni Ni Zhan, Lisa Hollywood, Paul Tse, Sarah Carpenter, Carla Hani, Sean Billy Kizy, Simona Solarzano, Ivan Sergejev, Tamara Levy, Matthew Austin, Ben Halpern

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City Center Tower in Manila, Philippines by CAZA Architects

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: CAZA Architects 

CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects), a Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm with offices in Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Peru; and Manila, Philippines, is pleased to announce the opening of the City Center Tower located in downtown metro Manila. With construction completed this month, the 27-story-tall mixed-use building will feature three floors of commercial retail and dining space while also serving as the corporate offices for several prominent international companies.

Image Courtesy © Frank Callaghan

Image Courtesy © Frank Callaghan

  • Architects: CAZA Architects
  • Project: City Center Tower
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Photography: Frank Callaghan

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OVO Wroclaw in Poland by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture, the award-winning architectural firm based in Israel and France founded by architects Asaf Gottesman and Ami Szmelcman, unveiled last month their latest project: OVO Wroclaw, a mixed-use, grandiose “blob-like” architectural structure combining residential, commercial, hospitality and retail spaces in the heart of Poland’s fourth largest city, Wroclaw.

Exterior View of OVO Wroclaw, Image Courtesy © Kamil Czaja

Exterior View of OVO Wroclaw, Image Courtesy © Kamil Czaja

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One Hundred in St. Louis, Missouri by Studio Gang

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang 

Studio Gang announces their design for One Hundred, a new tower at 100 North Kingshighway Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri, for Mac Properties. The design, which will be unveiled in a public meeting in St. Louis on Monday, December 12, proposes an architecturally significant apartment tower at the northeast corner of Kingshighway Boulevard and West Pine Boulevard in the Central West End neighborhood.

“The Central West End is an extraordinary, architecturally rich neighborhood that has evolved over many decades,” said Eli Ungar, Founder of Mac Properties. “In planning a development for this exceptional site, we selected Studio Gang for their commitment to thoughtful, sustainable development and to a design that both honors the history of a community and contributes to its continued evolution.”

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: One Hundred
  • Location: 100 North Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Client: Mac Properties
  • Engineering Team: Structural Engineering, MKA; MEP/FP Engineering, dbHMS
  • Sustainability: Targeting LEED Certification
  • Residential tower: 305 apartments / 36 stories / 385 ft in height
  • Size: 540,369 sf, 315,440 sf residential, 5-story podium including 882 sf retail, 6,756 sf amenity space, with 23,810 sf below-ground parking (355 parking spaces), and 8,817 sf green roof
  • Status: Commissioned 2015, set to begin construction in 2017, anticipated completion 2019

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