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Helsinki Airport Terminal 2 expansion in Vantaa, Finland by ALA Architects

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: ALA Architects

ALA, HKP AND RAMBOLL WIN THE COMPETITION FOR THE EXPANSION OF HELSINKI AIRPORT TERMINAL 2 

ALA Architects, HKP Architects and Ramboll Finland have won the invited competition for the expansion of Terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport with their entry “City Hall”. The competition was organized by the Finnish airport operator Finavia. Altogether four teams were selected for the competition based on a request for qualifications. In addition to the expansion, the design task also included a regional plan for the airport area and the necessary modifications of the existing terminal, as well as a ground transportation hub to be built at a later stage. The schematic design phase commences immediately after the publication of the results. The expansion will be built in phases with the preliminary date of completion set for 2021. The project is part of Finavia’s development program, worth approximately one billion euros.

Image Courtesy © ALA Architects & HKP Architects

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: Helsinki Airport Terminal 2 expansion
  • Location: Helsinki Airport, Vantaa, Finland
  • Renderings: Petra Grísová, Vratislav Zíka and Jakub Frolík (VIZarch)
  • Client: Finavia
  • Team: ALA Architects’ principals Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston with HKP Architects’ principals Pekka Leskelä and Mikko Suvisto and ALA employees David Gallo, Petri Herrala, Lotta Kindberg, Rachel Murray and Pauliina Rossi
  • Engineering: Jukka Sirén, Pekka Kuorikoski, Pekka Ahola, Juha Åberg, Rauno Laatikainen and Juho Suolahti (Ramboll Finland)
  • Program: Approx. 30,000 sqm of new construction and 45,000 sqm of renovation

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MANTA RAY in Seoul, South Korea by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

SCENERY AND DESIGN PLAN: A PERMEABLE LANDSCAPING LINKING 4 CORES

What does the Han River represent today, and what could be its future?

In this early 21st century, Yeouido Park is an experimental urban space dedicated to sustainable development. The Government wishes to make it a bridgehead for innovation, combining the best of low-tech and high-tech while promoting the rehabilitation of urban ecosystems and biodiversity.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: MANTA RAY
  • Location: Yeouido Han River Park between the Mapo Bridge and the Wonhyo Bridge, Seoul, South Korea
  • Host & Order Institution: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • G.F.A. Spatial Planning: 25 600 m² = 9100 m² Ferry Terminal & Pier Deck + 8500 m² Yeoui Terrace + 8000 m² Cultural Complex
  • Status: Masterplan & Concept

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New Passenger Terminal at Franjo Tudman International Airport Zagreb in Croatia by Kincl d.o.o.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: Kincl d.o.o.

In 2008, international competition jury awarded first prize and commission to the entry designed by Croatian authors-architects Branko Kincl, Velimir Neidhardt and Jure Radić.

The French concessionaire started building in 2013 executing the design delivered by authors-architects and design companies IGH projektiranje d.o.o., Kincl d.o.o., Neidhardt arhitekti d.o.o. The new terminal complex opened in March 2017 as the 1st phase construction of 65.000 m2 serves up to 5 million passengers a year. At the end of 30 year concession 2nd phase additions will serve 8 million passengers.

Image Courtesy © Josip Škof

  • Architects: Kincl d.o.o.
  • Project: New Passenger Terminal at Franjo Tudman International Airport Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb/ Velika Gorica, Croatia
  • Photography: Josip Škof, Studio HRG, Damir Fabijanić
  • Software used: Rhinoceros and Autocad
  • Authors- architects: Branko Kincl, Velimir Neidhardt, Jure Radić
  • Architectural Team: Ivana Benković, Ana Breka, Mirta Dropuljić, Ivana Drviš, Almir Ibrahimović, Igor Janković, Zrinka Mustać, Mihovil Selak
  • Companies: Kincl d.o.o., Neidhardt arhitekti d.o.o., IGH Projektiranje d.o.o.
  • Client company: MZLZ d.o.o.
  • Landscape design: Robert Duić
  • Traffic design: Viadukt d.d.

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Oslo Airport in Norway by Nordic-Office of Architecture

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Nordic-Office of Architecture 

Designed by Oslo-based practice Nordic-Office of Architecture, the 115,000 sqm expansion to Oslo Airport sets new standards in sustainability. The competition-winning design, which uses snow as a coolant, has achieved the world’s first BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating for an airport building.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

  • Architects: Nordic-Office of Architecture
  • Project: Oslo Airport
  • Location: Oslo, Norway 
  • Photography: Dag Spant, Ivan Brodey and Knut Ramstad

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan by Autoban

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Autoban 

The new terminal at Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport recently opened in the country’s capital of Baku. The landmark terminal features interior architecture and experiential design by the globally acclaimed, Istanbul-based Autoban studio.

Bearing all the hallmarks of the multidisciplinary studio’s experimental, genre-defying approach, the contemporary interiors overturn airport conventions of cavernous space and impersonal experience.

Image Courtesy © Kerem Sanlıman

Image Courtesy © Kerem Sanlıman

  • Architects: Autoban
  • Project: Heydar Aliyev International Airport
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Photography: Kerem Sanlıman
  • Client: Azal
  • Designers: Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Çağlar
  • Total area: 63.000 sqm
  • Year: 2012 – 2014

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The Falkirk Wheel & Visitor Centre in Scotland by RMJM

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: RMJM

The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first rotating boat lift designed to connect the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal 25 metres below and forms part of the Millennium Link Project – a £74 million investment to link the west and east coasts of Scotland with an inland waterway.

FALKIRK WHEEL, Image Courtesy © RMJM

FALKIRK WHEEL, Image Courtesy © RMJM

  • Architects: RMJM
  • Project: The Falkirk Wheel & Visitor Centre
  • Location: Scotland

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Vartaterminalen – New ferry terminal in Stockholm, Sweden by C.F. Møller

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: C.F. Møller 

An inauguration ceremony will be held on Tuesday in Stockholm for the Värtaterminalen ferry terminal designed by C.F. Møller. More than just a ferry terminal, the innovative facility combines infrastructure with urban park, providing a new recreational space for the people of Stockholm.

With its location and design, the ferry terminal marks the first step in the development of a brand new district in Stockholm that will innovatively integrate city and port. 

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

  • Architects: C.F. Møller
  • Project: Vartaterminalen – New ferry terminal
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Client: Stockholms Hamnar AB
  • Landscape: Nivå Landskapsarkitekter
  • Collaborators: In3prenör AB, Black Ljusdesign, Brandskyddslaget, Bbh Arkitekter & Ingenjörer
  • Size: 16,000 m² and a new customs area of 1,100 m²
  • Year of competition: 2009-2010
  • Year: 2009-2016

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7 Line Subway Extension in New York by Dattner Architects

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Dattner Architects

The Number 7 Line Subway Extension is an integral part of the New York City Department of City Planning’s redevelopment plan for the far west side of Manhattan and the creation of the Hudson Yards Special District. The project extends the Number 7 Subway line from its present terminus at Times Square along 41st Street and then south along Eleventh Avenue.

Image Courtesy © Dattner Architects

Image Courtesy © Dattner Architects

 

  • Architects: Dattner Architects
  • Project: 7 Line Subway Extension
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Clients: New York City Transit Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Area: 364,000 sf
  • Completion: 2015

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CARRASCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW TERMINAL in Canelones, Uruguay by Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

Carrasco International Airport, officially known as “Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco General Cesareo L. Berisso,” is located 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) east of downtown Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. With one million passengers per year, it is the only airport in the country that provides year-round international connections. As a result, it carries great symbolic value as the “front door” for many visitors to the country. With this distinction in mind, Puerta del Sur, the airport owner and operator, commissioned Rafael Viñoly Architects to expand and modernize the existing facilities with a spacious new passenger terminal to expand capacity and spur commercial growth and tourism in the region.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects PC
  • Project: CARRASCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW TERMINAL
  • Location: Ciudad de la Costa, Canelones, Uruguay
  • Owner: Puerta del Sur S.A.
  • Civil Engineer: Ing. Fontan Balestra
  • Electrical Engineer: Ing. Ricardo Hofstadter
  • Mechanical Engineer: Ing. Luis Lagomarsino & Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti Group, Magnone-Pollio Ing. Civiles
  • Landscape Architect: Santiago de Tezanos Architects
  • Acoustic Consultant: Ing. Sanchez Quintana
  • Code Consultant: Hughes Associates, Inc.
  • IT/Security Consultant: Corporacion America

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Piezoelectric Trolleybus Gardens in Belgrade, Serbia by Margot Krasojevic Architects

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: Margot Krasojevic Architects

Trolleybus Central Terminus Studentski Trg.

Trolleybuses are electric vehicles which makes them more environmentally friendly than fossil fuel or hydrocarbon-based vehicles when implemented in the city. The power is not free as it has to be produced at centralised power plants, however, it is produced more efficiently making it more responsive to pollution control rather than individual vehicles exhausting noxious gases at street level. A trolleybus draws power from overhead wires using spring-loaded trolley poles made from wood and metal, which complete the electrical circuit by transferring electricity from a “live” overhead wire to the control and the electric traction motors of the trolley bus, a type of current collector.Each trolley pole, trolley bus elevation, tire and overhead wire will contain 3d printed piezoelectric cells generating electrical energy from pressure deformation in the semiconductors for on-board electronics. The city of Belgrade uses trolleybuses as one of it’s major modes of public transport with an extensive route stretching across the city and the suburbs.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

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