EUROPEAN CHESS HOUSE IN HERCEG NOVI COMPETITION PROPOSAL
Agency for development of Municipality of Herceg Novi in association with European Chess Union has launched a single stage International competition for the European Chess House in Herceg Novi. The purpose of the competition was finding a best solution for the mixed use development. The program consisted of facilities devoted to promotion and development of chess (library, museum and tournament halls) and of hotel facilities ( 50 guest rooms, restaurant and lobby). The site is located on the corner between two streets, on steeply sloping terrain.
Designing an athletic track could get you as bored as when you are running on it: curve, straight, curve, straight, again and again. Perfectly standardized, sport architecture has become more universal than international style. Track length of 400 m, 36.5 m radious. 1.22 m each lane….just data, without any fissure to let your imagination soar.
Software used: Designed the track in Rhinoceros with Grasshopper (parametric tool). This tool allowed the architects to create multiple variations of the solutions, varying its slope, size, orientation, surface… optimizing the solution.
The architectural concept of the London Aquatic Centre is inspired by the fluid geometry of water in motion, creating spaces and a surrounding environment in sympathy with the river landscape of the Olympic Park. An undulating roof sweeps up from the ground as a wave – enclosing the pools of the Centre with its unifying gesture of fluidity, whilst also describing the volume of the swimming and diving pools.
PROGRAM: Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics and future use
CLIENT: Olympic Delivery Authority
Project Director: Jim Heverin
Project Architect: Glenn Moorley, Sara Klomps
Project Team [competition]: Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu, Agnes Koltay, Feng Chen, Gemma Douglas, Kakakrai Suthadarat, Karim Muallem, Marco Vanucci, Mariana Ibanez, Sujit Nair
Project Team: Alex Bilton, Alex Marcoulides, Barbara Bochnak, Carlos Garijo, Clay Shorthall, Ertu Erbay, George King, Giorgia Cannici, Hannes Schafelner, Hee Seung Lee, Kasia Townend, Nannette Jackowski, Nicolas dalewitch, Seth Handley, Thomas Soo, Tom Locke, Torsten Broeder, Tristan Job, Yamac Korfali, Yeena Yoon
Photographer: Hélène Binet
Sports Architects: S+P Architects (London)
Structural engineer: Ove Arup & Partners (London, Newcastle)
Services: Ove Arup & Partners (London)
Fire safety: Arup Fire (London)
Acoustics: Arup Acoustics (London)
Façade Engineers: Robert-Jan Van Santen Associates (Lille)
The main idea of the project is to create a place of sports and activities, where the qualities of the magnificent surrounding landscape will merge with the bourgeoning urban live of the town of Ulsteinvik.
Specially designed for the country’s most prestigious tennis game – China Open, the new China National Tennis Center is located in the Beijing Olympic Zone. As a last addition to the group of national stadiums built before the 2008 Olympic Games, the Center will become Beijing’s largest stadium for tennis games with its state-of-art facilities after the completion in June 2011.
The site for this project is located at the heart of downtown Shenyang. Adjacent to Zhongshan Park, it is a connector between the natural and urban life of the city, making it a perfect location for a sports complex and for a National Games Arena. The facility has a total built area of 123,000 square meters.
Civic Sports Center
Type: Sports Civic Center, National Games Taekwondo Arena, Swimming Arena
Client: Liaoning Provincial Government
Size: 123,000 m2
Design Team: Tom Wiscombe, David Stamatis, Bin Lu, Robbie Eleazer, Amber Bartosh, Josh Moratto, Ryan Lamb, Matt Moran, Esteban Ochogavia, Brent Lucy
Status: Competition Winner January, 2011; In Planning