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Pompejus in Halsteren, The Netherlands by RO & AD Architecten

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Article source: RO & AD Architecten 

Pompejus is a watchtower on Fort de Roovere in Halsteren, West Brabant. The tower looks out over the West Brabant Water Defence Line, the oldest part of the Zuiderwaterlinie running from Bergen op Zoom to Grave. Pompejus is a watchtower, an open-air theatre and an information point for tourists. Pompejus is named after the first commander of the fortress, Pompejus de Roovere.

Image Courtesy © Katja Effting

  • Architects: RO & AD Architecten (Bergen op Zoom)
  • Project: Pompejus
  • Location: Halsteren, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Katja Effting
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, TEKLA
  • Design Team: Ad Kil, Ro Koster and Martin van Overveld
  • Commissioner: Municipality of Bergen op Zoom / Municipality Bergen op Zoom
  • Constructeur / Structural Engineer: Adviesbureau Luning, Velp
  • Contractors: Berghbouw, De Kok Bouwgroep, Nijs Soffers, VKP
  • Start-End Construction: 02-2017, 12-2017
  • Height: 26 meters



Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ALA Architects 

The concept for the Lappeenranta City Theatre is exceptional: the theater has been built on the top floor of a shopping center. The idea, however, is ancient as this is theater coming back to its roots, back to the marketplace, back to the people. Millions of people visiting the shopping center annually will be able to enjoy a variety of plays, while the restaurants cater for intermissions and the hotel offers accommodation.

large theater hall, Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

large theater hall, Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Location: LAPPEENRANTA, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture, Tekla Bimsight, Rhinoceros 3D
  • Project Team: ALA Partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Harri Ahokas, Auvo Lindroos, Tiina Juuti, Marlene Oberli-Räihä, Julius Kekoni, Pekka Sivula, Niklas Mahlberg, Tonny Jensen, Mikko Kilpeläinen, Martin Allen, Vladimir Ilic, Anders Jönsson, Sari Vesanen, Santtu Hyvärinen and Mirja Sillanpää
    Collaborators: Sweco PM (project management, implementation phase), ISS Proko (project management, sketch phase), Finnmap Consulting (structural design), L2 Fire Safety (fire safety), Insinööri Studio (HVAC), Pöyry Finland (electrical engineering), Akukon (acoustical engineering), Kokos (AV design), Akumek (stage mechanics), Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects (architect, shopping center) and Evälahti (contractor)
  • Client: City of Lappeenranta
  • Suppliers: Abloy (iron monger), Ecophon (acoustic materials), Elam (veneer walls), Jaatimet (stage scenery doors), Jakob (wire balustrade), Rica Auditoria (auditorium seating, acoustic wall installations), Rockfon (acoustic materials), SKS Mechatronics (stage mechanics), Sunotek (stage mechanics), Stöbich (fireproof stage curtain), Weber (foyer floor), Ypäjän metalli (catwalk bridges)
  • Program: 2 stages, rehearsal hall, foyer and back spaces, 5,300 m2 total
  • Status: Built, the opening night on the small stage was on November 21, 2015, the official opening reception will be held on
  • January: 15-16, 2016


GMS Grande Palladium in Mumbai, India by Malik Architecture

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: Malik Architecture

The uniqueness of this project is that it operates on multiple levels. On one hand it uses technology and intelligent design to improve the working environment of its inhabitants, while working inclusively in an urban context.

On the other hand, it is a critical commentary on some of the antiquated notions that have plagued contemporary commercial design in the subcontinent. The eschewment of ornamentation, the treatment of structure as skin, the repudiation of self-aggrandizing atriums, the moulding of building volumes to perform multiple functions simultaneously, the treatment of landscape as an integral part of development and an exploration of its varying moods, the focus on sustainability, the holistic approach to design and execution are a direct result of a critical analysis of the exigent and often superficial buildings proliferating in the subcontinent.

Image Courtesy © Malik Architecture

  • Architects: Malik Architecture
  • Project: GMS Grande Palladium
  • Location: Kalina, Mumbai, India
  • Client: GMS Group
  • Design team: Arjun Malik, Ketan Chaudhary, JayJani, Ketan Seta
  • Built-up area:  1, 80,000 sq. ft.
  • Cost of project: 60 crores
  • Year of completion: 2010
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit, 3D Max, STAAD Pro and Tekla

Observation Tower in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Article source:  Miró Rivera Architects

Capturing the energy of Formula 1 racing in its iconic form, the 251 foot tall Observation Tower provides a dramatic focal point for the Circuit of the Americas and a new landmark for central Texas. Conceived as a visual finale to the central Grand Plaza, the Tower also serves as a memorable backdrop to the Austin360 Amphitheater concert venue at its base. The structure’s unique design anchors visitors’ experience of the motorsports and entertainment complex and fosters a sense of place that is essential to the new circuit’s identity.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel, Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Observation Tower Circuit of the Americas
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Paul Finkel, Piston Design, Circuit of the Americas, Miró Rivera Architect,  Michael Hsu, Miró Rivera Archit Circuit of the Americas Ted Parker, Jr. Circuit of the Americas, Steve Colburn, Miró Rivera Architects, Circuit of  the Americas
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Tekla


Sky Studios Wind Turbine in London, England by Arup Associates

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Arup Associates

The new wind turbine completes Sky Studios, Sky’s state-of-the-art broadcasting centre.  BSkyB’s brief for a world-leading, genuinely sustainable HQ challenged Arup Associates to capture every viable natural resource on the London site and to radically minimise energy use throughout. It is the most sustainable facility of its type in the world.

Image Courtesy © Simon Kennedy

  • Architects: Arup Associates 
  • Project:Sky Studios Wind Turbine
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Simon Kennedy, Christian Richters
  • Software used: Tekla, Revit, ADAMS & GSA

Hovenring Bicycle Roundabout in Eindhoven, Netherlands by IPV Delft

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: IPV Delft

The spectacular  circular cycle bridge in the Dutch city of Eindhoven has recently been opened to the public. The cable-stayed bridge, designed by ipv Delft, offers cyclists and pedestrians an exciting crossover. With its impressive pylon, 72 metre diameter, thin deck and conspicuous lighting, the cyclist roundabout is a new landmark for the city.

Image Courtesy IPV Delft

  • Architects: IPV Delft
  • Project: Hovenring Bicycle Roundabout
  • Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Software used: Autocad Mechanical for the conceptual and architectural design of the Hovenring, while Tekla Structures was used for the implementation design


National Automobile Museum in Turin renovation and extension in Italy by Cino Zucchi Architetti with RecchiEngineering and Proger

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Article source: Cino Zucchi Architetti with RecchiEngineering and Proger

The current museum complex, designed by Amedeo Albertini in 1958-60, is comprised of various bodies, the main section of which, a convex 114 meter façade faces onto the Po river and Corso Unità d’Italia. The  competition brief stipulated the addition of a new wing on Via Richelmy and the reorganization of pedestrian and vehicular access, keeping in line with the latest developments of museums in Europe. The new museum, with an expected annual attendance of 250,000 people, accompanied by significant conference and educational activities, will thus become a driving force in the urban renewal of the southeast quadrant of the city.

Night View

  • Architect: Cino Zucchi Architetti with RecchiEngineering and Proger
  • Name of Project: National Automobile Museum in Turin renovation and extension
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Architectural design and artistic supervision: Cino Zucchi Architetti (team leader)
  • Coordination and supervision of works : RecchiEngineering Srl
  • Engineering: Proger Spa
  • Restoration consultant: Michela Catalano
  • Exhibition design: François Confino and Studio LLTT
  • Dimensions: 17.700 m²
  • Time Duration: 2005-2011
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad. For the constructive design of the metallic structures, the Studio Durbano has used the software TEKLA Structures and has won with this project the prize Tekla Model Competition 2010,Italy.


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