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Nautical Sport Services Building of Portonovo in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

The project builds on an existing building, with the need to extend the useful space and improve access from the promenade and the platform that surrounds it. Another premise of this project is to design a building that will become a landmark of the promenade of Portonovo, creating a singular and unique reference.

The platform on which the building sits is the end of the breakwater of Portonovo´s marina. It has an irregular shape in plan with a maximum length of 36.00m and a width of 16 m.

Image Courtesy © Mark Ritchie

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos (Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García)
  • Project: Nautical Sport Services Building of Portonovo
  • Location: Portonovo, Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
  • Photography: Mark Ritchie
  • Client: Ente Público Portos de Galicia. Consellería do Mar, Xunta de Galicia
  • Area: 670 m²
  • Date: 2008-2010

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Photovoltaic Ice Skating Rink in Kamchatsky, Russia by Margot Krasojevic Architects

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: Margot Krasojevic Architects

The ice skating rink is located on a natural lake in the Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. Kamchatka is positioned high in the mountains surrounded by volcanic terrain, nearby nature reserves, hot springs and scenic routes through the peninsula make the area popular with tourists and locals.

The lake is exposed to bright daylight with winter temperatures averaging 20 F, ensuring the lake stays frozen over the winter months, the ice rink uses photovoltaic cells to generate an electrical current in order to freeze the lake throughout the year or when needed for ice hockey tournaments, the rink is flooded from below the surface to keep it frozen and strengthen the ice. The project is multi-purpose, with an outdoor cinema and a natural geothermal spa, the design intends to reflect the fluid nature and ever changing state of the immediate environment. Geothermal turbines are also used to keep the lake at a frozen temperature and provide an energy source for the cinema. The precipitous mountain range has many natural hot springs and skiing ranges.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

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SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM in South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

Suncheon Bay is famous for its natural sceneries. The privileged location in the junction of the Dong and Isa streams is house of the widest reed bed in South Korea. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheon Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds. Suncheon Bay represents the best of the region and has been always the epicenter of tourism.

We would like to propose for the Suncheon Art Platform competition an urban reinterpretation of the natural sceneries of Suncheon Bay.  We wish to connect the collective memory of the bay with a new cultural and urban life in the city center of Suncheon where Culture and Nature become the raw materials to fabricate a new creative platform for citizens to enjoy and express themselves.

Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM
  • Location: Sucheon, South Korea
  • Photography: Fran Mateos
  • Client: City of Suncheon
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Andrea Gonzalez de Vega, Iago Blanco, Jiwon Hur
  • Size: 2000m2
  • Year: 2016

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Pargas Maritime Limestone Landscape in Finland by Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy

SCHAUMAN & NORDGREN ARCHITECTS and SCHAUMAN ARKKITEHDIT are announced winners of the invited masterplan competition for the transformation of waterfront area of Pargas in Finland. The jury awarded the proposal “Pargas Maritime Limestone Landscape” a first prize

The city of Pargas is developing the area of the existing guest harbour in the southern centre of the city – Malmstrand beach – into an attractive living room for the inhabitants as well as a high class harbour with services. At the end of 2016 the city invited three teams to develop a long term vision for the harbour front. The assignment was to find a logical and natural, but at the same time an innovative solution for how the area could become a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment. Together the functions and activities were supposed to create an inviting entity that strengthens the character of Pargas small scale cityscape, while at the same time emphasizing its maritime identity. The proposals were to introduce a solution for how to the functions, such as a hotel. harbour office, sauna, beach promenades, playgrounds, car parking and beach could be integrated into a coherent and strong entity.

Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Schauman Arkkitehdit

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Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink in Andria, Italy by Arch. Esther Tattoli

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Arch. Esther Tattoli

Andria, Apulian city in expansion, will be equipped in 2017 with a new multi-purpose sportive center, used to practice five different sports: 5 a-side football, handball, volleyball, basketball and figure skating.

The redevelopment project of the old ice rink, facility in a state of decay, was launched in 2013 and has seen an investment by the municipal administration of approximately 650000 euros.

The project of the new ice rink has been entrusted to Esther Tattoli architect, helped by the engineer Michele Masciavè, while the works were awarded to the Euro Costruzioni of Naples.

Image Courtesy © Arch. Esther Tattoli

  • Architects: Arch. Esther Tattoli
  • Project: Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink
  • Location: Andria, Italy

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Gymnase Jean Gachet in Saint-Étienne, France by LiNk Architectes

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: LiNk Architectes

Between city center and boulevard, the gymnasium is part of a global project of urban requalification.

The program imposes the creation of a void where sports activities (sports field and climbing wall) will take place. This vacuum imposed by the sporting uses draws from the outset the volumetric draft of the project which is summed up with a regular parallelepiped implanted along the boulevard. From this constraint, the project seeks to radiate beyond its own physical limits. The urban scale then becomes the means of punctuating the main volume and anchoring it in the site and in the city. It is through urban windows that the building directs, locates, and articulates this new urban project in the city. These windows are voluntarily out of scale, and are expressed by point stretches of the main volume. Focusing on existing urban and landscape events (garden, large Sequoia, crassier), they become a pretext for opening views and favoring natural light. The use of extruded aluminum on the façade contributes to the moderation of the building’s mass by means of changes in color, light, and volume perception.

Image Courtesy © Milène Servelle

  • Architects: LiNk Architectes [Ferret-Dutreuil (associated), GBA (économist), ITF (Energy), Rabeisen/Decare (structures)]
  • Project: Gymnase Jean Gachet
  • Location: Saint-Étienne, France
  • Photography: Milène Servelle
  • Client: EPA Saint-Étienne
  • Budget: 3900‘000 eus
  • Surface: 2470 m2
  • Competition: 2011
  • Completed: 2016

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A new roof for Verona’s historic arena in Italy by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner and schlaich bergermann partner

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner and schlaich bergermann partner

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and the engineers schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) have won the international ideas competition for a roof over Verona’s historic arena. The jointly developed design was the winning entry of over 80 competing submissions, and continues the many years of cooperation between the two practices. Following the Borgo Trento hospital and the new trade exhibition halls, this could become the architects’ third project in Verona.

Bird’s eye perspective with new roof, Image Courtesy © gmp/a-promise

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner and schlaich bergermann partner
  • Project: A new roof for Verona’s historic arena
  • Location: Verona, Italy
  • Photography: gmp/a-promise, Google Earth/gmp
  • Client: Municipality of Verona Piazza Bra’ 1
  • gmp: Prof. Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Martin Glass and Nikolai Reich
  • sbp: Knut Stockhusen and Knut Göppert with Daniel Gebreiter and Chih-Bin Tseng

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Oslo Skatehall in Norway by DARK Arkitekter AS

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: DARK Arkitekter AS 

Skateboarding was banned in Norway on 1 September 1978, with the intention of preventing serious accidents. This did not discourage the skateboarders, and the skateboarding scene grew steadily. When the ban was lifted in 1989 the interest exploded. Skateboarders went from being lawbreakers to celebrities and youth idols. In January 2017, 28 years after the ban was lifted, Oslo finally got its own custom-built venue for the today a well-established sport. Oslo Skatehall stands now as the best custom-designed skatepark, and one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe.

Image Courtesy © Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF

  • Architects: DARK Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Oslo Skatehall
  • Location: Stavangergata 28, Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF and Lars Gartå/DARK
  • Software used: SketchUp, Revit
  • Client: Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF
  • Landscape architect: Rambøll/Landskapsfabrikken
  • Interior skateboard elements: Glifberg+Lykke/IOU Ramps
  • Contractor: Varden Entreprenør AS
  • Area: 2.300 sqm + 640 sqm exterior skatepark
  • Project year: 2017

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Sports Centre Longvic in France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller & Sénéchal-Auclair

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller 

Just like the sport itself, structures built for sports are always signifiers of identity. Especially in such provincial communities as Longvic in the south of Dijon, sports clubs play an important role in social life. Here the architecture of sports facilities can contribute to the self-image of the community. Named after the French hand baller Véronique Pecqueux-Rolland, the new sports hall offers ideal training and tournament conditions to the teams of the regional handball and martial arts leagues as well as to popular sports teams and various schools.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller & Sénéchal-Auclair
  • Project: Sports Centre Longvic
  • Location: F-21604 Longvic, Route de Dijon, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Client: City of Longvic
  • Project management: Ulrike Bale-Gabriel
  • Structural engineering: Espace Ingenierie, St. Brieux
  • Building services: Armor Ingenierie, Langueux
  • Sustainability: Act Environnement, Loos en Gohelle
  • Cost planning: M2C, Lamballe
  • Acoustics: Acoustibel, Chavagne
  • Capacity: 550 users
  • Gross Floor Area: 2,780 m²
  • Construction: 2013-2015

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The Hurlingham Racquet Centre in London, England by Metsä Wood

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Metsä Wood

The Hurlingham project in London involved the construction of a sports complex including four indoor tennis courts and four squash courts. The racquet hall, designed by David Morley Architects, is 35 metres wide and 55 metres long. The main span consists of suspended steel beams. To give the courts space and reduce the costs, the beams are spaced with large gaps of 12.9 metres. To fill these gaps, the architect wanted to see wood.

Image Courtesy © Metsä Wood

  • Architects: Metsä Wood
  • Project: The Hurlingham Racquet Centre
  • Location: London, England  (more…)
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