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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery in London, UK by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

It is a wonderful coincidence that we started work designing the Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery in the bicentennial year of the birth of Ada Lovelace, a pioneering woman in the history of computers and of ‘poetic science’. Her inspirational influence on our approach to the design of the project, from inception to completion, cannot be overstated. Just as her Notes unravelled the abstract world of the analytical engine and its logic to generations beyond, we hope the design of the Mathematics Gallery complements the curatorial ambitions to inspire and engage further generations with the instinctive and physical aspects of mathematics. Collections like those housed within the Science Museum in London are instrumental in allowing the human mind to explore the many dimensions of innovation. The new group of objects on display in the Gallery is meticulously curated to narrate seemingly everyday moments in innovation driven by mathematics.

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Luke Hayes
  • Project Team:
    • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
    • ZHA Director: Charles Walker
    • ZHA Project senior associate: Bidisha Sinha
    • ZHA Project associate: Shajay Bhooshan
    • ZHA Project team: Vishu Bhooshan, Henry Louth, David Reeves, Nhan Vo, Mattia Santi, Sai Prateik Bhasgi, Karthikeyan Arunachalam, Tommaso Casucci, Marko Margeta , Filippo Nassetti, Mostafa El Sayed, Suryansh Chandra, Ming Cheong, Carlos Parraga-Botero, Ilya Pereyaslavtsev, Ramon Weber
  • Consultants:
    • Structure: Arup
    • MEP: Arup
    • Lighting: Arup Lighting
    • Project Manager: Lendlease
    • CDM: Gardiner & Theobald
    • Cost consultant: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Construction Team:
    • Main contractor: Paragon
  • Floor area: 913m²
  • Design competition win announced: 10 September 2014
  • Gallery opens to the public: 8 December 2016

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Astronomical Observatory YEPUN in Bío Bío Region, Chile by SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

The ARCHITECTURE AS A TRANSFORMING AGENT

The reconciliation between tourism and communities has transformed Lake Lanalhue into a natural, economic and political resource. We are aware of being part of  our own time and place, in the Arauco province  where tense ancestral and  historical demands are taking place,  a complex period in many aspects, and instead of avoiding the implications that this entails, we decided to face this period by contributing from what we know best, and this is to act from within the territory with the architecture that makes us the most sense, that is the architecture whose action transforms and summons the encounter of worlds that at times seem so distant, but that share a specific place of the planet, a common place in the Cosmos.

Image Courtesy © SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

Image Courtesy © SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

  • Architects: SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA
  • Project: Astronomical Observatory YEPUN “A SITE SPECIFIC ARCHITECTURE FOR A UNIVERSE WHERE WE ALL FIT”.
  • Location: Region of Biobío, Lake Lanalhue QUELÉN Tourist Center, Chile
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, Rhino
  • Project Team: Rodrigo Troncoso, Diego Triviño, José Miguel Heras, Gonzalo Escudero
  • Graphic Design And Astronomical Management: Marcelo Cifuentes
  • Strucural Project: José Nicolás Durán
  • Owner: QUELEN CENTRO TURISTICO / YEPUN
  • Construction: Quelén Construction Limitda
  • Year: 2016

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Science Island: An Emphatic Approach to Nature in Kaunas, Lithuania by Alper Derinbogaz

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: Alper Derinbogaz

Science Island is a project in Kaunas, Lithuania designed as an icon of the paradigm between the natural landscape, mankind’s intrinsic curiosity of the complexity of the universe, and the responsibility human have within it by Alper Derinbogaz. Its ultimate aim is to achieve a high quality physical and intellectual access, establishing itself as a landmark institution in the dissemination of knowledge about the world, and have its architectural syntax play an active role in the interpretation of that knowledge.

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinbogaz

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinbogaz

  • Architects: Alper Derinbogaz
  • Project: Science Island: An Emphatic Approach to Nature
  • Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Design: Alper Derinbogaz
  • Team: Sevki Topcu, Selcuk Kismir, Thibault Jalby, Ecem Cinar, Seda Duran, Ayse Tugce Pınar, Aygul Cinar, Deniz Karadere, Ali Asad, Mažvydas Samuolis
  • Consultant: Transsolar
  • Project Area: 9000 sqm
  • Design Completion Date: 10.09.2016

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The National Science and Innovation Centre in Kaunas, Lithuania by Architects of Invention

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Architects of Invention 

Cityscape – urban integration

This proposed design for Science Island creates a marked but porous division between a newly created urban environment and existing parklands. In keeping with the Science Centre’s emphasis on environmental matters, this design provides a natural barrier across the island to preserve the purity of the park. The orientation of the building allows for a fluency of movement via bridges – the existing pedestrian bridge and a new south-bank bridge – connecting the island to the old-town and expected future developments in South Kaunas. To minimise car traffic, we have kept the Science Centre as close to the Žalgiris Arena as possible. Since most visitors to Žalgiris Arena arrive in the evening from 20h, we propose that this existing car park be available to Science Centre visitors during its daytime opening hours. Deliveries will be restricted to the East side of the island. The building’s main principle is to divide the island into two parts – the landscape and the hardscape.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: The National Science and Innovation Centre
  • Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Team: David Tsanava, Dominykas Daunys, Bathilde Hamonic, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, George Nishnianidze
  • Consultantants: Engenuiti, structure, HED landscape, DSA engineering
  • Budget: $20 mil
  • Size: 13000 m²

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Lecture Room Building. Science and Technology Campus of Linares in Jaén, Spain by García Torrente Arquitectos SLP

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: García Torrente Arquitectos SLP

At the height of the financial crisis, the Science and Technology Campus of the Linares Foundation decided in 2008 to cope with the different settings and industrial dismantling of the region, with a project that will promote research and innovation and the development economic and social revitalization of this ill treated and deprived  neihgborhood. A project has come true thanks to the unwavering support of all social, economic and political leaders in the region.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: García Torrente Arquitectos SLP  (Marisol García Torrente, Ubaldo García Torrente)
  • Project: Lecture Room Building. Science and Technology Campus of Linares
  • Location: Jaén, Spain 
  • Photography: Fernando Alda 
  • Promoter: Scientific-Technological Campus Foundation of Linares
  • Building engineer: Cristina Rodriguez Sanabria
  • Architect colaborators: Isabel Mota Pernias, José Rincón Calderón, Curro Rodríguez, Salvador López Cervantes, Esaú Vázquez Rodríguez
  • Security and health issue: Baluarte Architecture and Security
  • Builder: Acciona S.A.

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Life Science Centre of Vilnius University in Lithuania by Architektūros linija

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Architektūros linija

The key idea of the Life Science Centre architecture are the science and teaching complex modules forming the public space layout and comprising the integral whole like different cells of the matter. Cube-shaped volumes in open spaces of Saulėtekis, reiterating the natural context and building a humanist, traditional urban structure characteristic of the city of Vilnius, resemble a feature of the historical Vilnius University ensemble – a cosy inner courtyard. The volumes comprising the square perimeter and the entrance to the building are moved out over the glass vestibule and the merging space unites the areas of the main lobby, the courtyard and the passage, seamlessly linking them with the environment.

Image Courtesy © Tadas Černiauskas

Image Courtesy © Tadas Černiauskas

  • Architects: Architektūros linija
  • Project: Life Science Centre of Vilnius University
  • Location: Saulėtekio al. 9, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Martynas Slapšys, Tadas Černiauskas (Tadao Cern)
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Engineers: UAB Ekoprojektas, Viltekta
  • Project authors: architects Gintaras Čaikauskas, Miroslav Šejnicki, Virginija Venckūnienė, Vytenis Raugala
  • Building volume: 137 000 m³
  • Total building area: 24 084 m²
  • Parking places: 317
  • Project year: 2015
  • Realization: 2016

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Otto Bock Science Center in Berlin, Germany by GNÄDINGER ARCHITEKTEN

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Article source: GNÄDINGER ARCHITEKTEN 

OTTO BOCK HEALTH CARE GmbH, the worldwide leading company in providing prothetic and orthopedic devices is opening a new location at the heart of the German Capital next to Berlins architectural frontlines between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate.

Image Courtesy © GNÄDINGER ARCHITEKTEN

Image Courtesy © GNÄDINGER ARCHITEKTEN

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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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Zhangjiang Science and Technology City as “Living University” in Pudong, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The design of the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and KCAP Architects & Planners, in cooperation with landscape architects Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, was awarded first prize in the competition for Zhangjiang Science and Technology City in Shanghai. The international team was able to prevail against two other competitors. For gmp and KCAP, this is the second successful cooperative effort, having already jointly developed the urban masterplan for Hamburg’s OlympiaCity.

Masterplan Public Center, Image Courtesy © Willmore

Masterplan Public Center, Image Courtesy © Willmore

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Zhangjiang Science and Technology City as “Living University”
  • Location: Pudong, China
  • Client: Shanghai Municipal Planning and Land Resources Administration/People‘s Government of Pudong New Area of Shanghai
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project management: Competition Kong Buhong
  • Competition Design Team: Ralf Donner, Huang Meng, Lu Yan, Alexa Schmidbauer, Du Haoyue, Shi Mengjing
  • Project Management: Detailed design Kong Buhong
  • In Cooperation With: KCAP Architects&Planners and Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl

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Denver Botanic Gardens’ Science Pyramid in Colorado by BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

The Botanic Gardens’ new 5,258-square-foot Science Pyramid’s iconic design reflects a blend of progressive design, sustainable technologies and biomimetic principles that mirror the building’s purpose—the advancement of science. Intended to showcase the fascinating research being done at the Gardens on contemporary botanic and environmental issues as well as topics like the global steppe climates, the new space will empower visitors to become citizen scientists and do their part as ambassadors for global conservation as a part of the Gardens’ broader mission. Various projects conducted under the Gardens’ Center for Global Initiatives will also be featured.

Image Courtesy © BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Denver Botanic Gardens’ Science Pyramid
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Client: Denver Botanic Gardens (Brian Vogt, CEO)
  • General Contractor: GH Phipps Construction Companies, Centennial, CO
  • Cladding Supplier: Swisspearl©, Specialty Architectural Panels
  • Structural Steel: Zimkor
  • Air and Weather Barrier: Cossella-Dorken
  • Mechanical: BCER Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Carroll & Lange-Manhard
  • Total Project Cost: $6 million
  • Total Square Footage: 5,258-square-feet
  • Ground Breaking: September 2013
  • Project Completion: September 15, 2014

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