Archive for the ‘Tower’ Category
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Article source: Bechter Zaffignani Architekten
The new building for the power station control centre of Tiroler Wasserkraft AG in Silz is a massive, tower-like, free-standing building. The dominant building on the site was and still remains the old turbine building. Various additions reduced the impact made by this building, with the result that the high-energy processes on the power station site were no longer externally legible. Through the forma idiom it employs the new building attempts to depict these processes.
Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander
- Architects: Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, Bregenz
- Project: TIWAG POWER STATION CONTROL CENTRE WITH VISITOR CENTRE
- Location: Dr Meinrad Praxmarerstrasse, 6424 Silz, Tirol
- Photography: Rasmus Norlander, Zürich, Stockholm
- Client: Tiroler Wasserkraft AG, Innsbruck
- Project participants: Baumanagement Oswald (construction management, planning of building services and electrical services), ZSZ Ingenieure, Maurer and Partner (control room design), Weithas Bauphysik, K&M Brandschutzplanung, Comparex Austria (IT planning), Teindl Ziviltechniker (geology , hydrology), Zumtobel Licht, Fröschl AG (concrete construction), Luzian Bouvier (building services), Airtech (ventilation), Fiegl&Spielberger (electrical services)
- Procedure: competition for a new building for the power station control centre with visitor centre, Silz | 1st prize, EU-wide,limited entry competition according to Austrian federal procurement law with selection of entrants (prequalification)
- Realisation: 2012-2014
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Article source: Selim Senin
The stairs arranged for seeing site of expo is placed like mountain path.These stairs definitely aren’t trying to hide – they’re the most interesting element in the tower. Reminiscent of a climbing mountain, the stairs of circulation are balanced by the long cable structure.Circulation elements can act as urban focal points outside of where people can come walk and seeing. The symbolic observation tower is conceived as a round arch of steel structure with an open-air stairs at its body.The open-air stairs contains flexible walking path and terrace which are accessed via bazaar entrance.Walking downwards from the top through a continuous stair promenade, the visitors of the observation tower experience all of the building’s in a constant motion, while enjoying dynamic 360 degree views of the city of Antalya and the Expo landscape.
Image Courtesy © Selim Senin
- Architects: Selim Senin
- Project: Antalya Expo 2016 Observation Tower
- Location: Antalya, Turkey
- Software used: Sketchup, vray, autocad, photoshop
Friday, January 16th, 2015
Article source: RTA-Office
RTA-Office recently won 1st prize in the competition of Qingdao’s Innovation Park design. The project belongs to a greater (1 million square meters) development scheme that targets IT companies from all over Qingdao.
The winning proposal is set for construction next year.
RTA-Office’s project occupies a privileged place, at the center of the development area and is comprised of a total of six office towers: two tall buildings of 160 m, two of 100 m and two adjacent buildings of 70 m each.
Image Courtesy © RTA-Office
- Architects: RTA-Office (Santiago Parramón)
- Project: Qingdao Innovation Park
- Location: Qingdao, China
- Project: 2014
- Completion Date: 2015
- Client: Private
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Article source: v2com
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has unveiled its design for a glass-clad tower that will be the largest corporate headquarters in downtown Sacramento. A project of Vanir Development Company, the 26-story building is set to rise on a prime J Street site within walking distance of the new Sacramento sports arena.
Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP
Friday, January 9th, 2015
Article source: Zeller & Moye
‘Archivo’ is a new space for Mexico City offering an exciting mixture of manifold programs, that aims to further enrich the cultural and social life of the metropolis.
Located in the heart of Mexico City, the new cultural hub is comprised of spaces for temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of design pieces as well as room for educational and communal activities, social events and commercial use. ‘Archivo’ will attract both locals and first-time visitors, and will thus bring new life and regenerative energy into an undiscovered part of central Mexico City.
Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye
- Architects: Zeller & Moye
- Project: ARCHIVO tower project
- Location: Mexico City
- Team: Christoph Zeller, Ingrid Moye, Directors / Omar G. Muñoz, Marielle Rivero
- COLLABORATORS: FR-EE: Fernando Romero, Director
- STATUS: In development
- SIZE (m2 and ft2): 3,000 m2 / 32,300 ft2
- DATE: 2013 – 2016
- COST: USD$ 4,000,000
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Article source: DIALOG
The Combined Office/Control Tower project was an integral part of the Edmonton International Airport’s expansion 2012 program, responding to increasing ridership and the pressure it had placed on the existing infrastructure and buildings. As Canada’s fastest growing major airport, the expansion ensures that the airport keeps pace with the Alberta Capital Region’s economic development.
Image Courtesy © Tom Arban
- Architects: DIALOG
- Project: Edmonton Airport Combined Offices and Control Tower
- Location: Alberta, Canada
- Photography: Tom Arban
- Software used: Rhino and Revit
- Principal-in-Charge: Tom Sutherland
- Project Architect: Stephen Boyd
- Project Engineer: Jim Montgomery, Tim McGinn, Ed Pon
- Client: Edmonton Airports
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Article source: C.F. Møller Architects
The first phase of the sculptural, 18-storey landmark residential complex located on the Stockholm waterfront in Bromma, overlooking Lake Mälaren, is completed and fully occupied.
Image Courtesy © Morgan Ekner
- Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
- Project: Alvik Tower
- Location: Stockholm, Sweden
- Photography: Morgan Ekner, Mattias Hamren
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Article source: Another Design International
HAN TOWER is located in Hangzhou, in a strategic position, in the intersection between the Shing Road and the Jiang Hui Road. The surrounding area has a large commercial clusters, banks, Hangzhou Science and Technology Museum, and many other high-end properties, leisure spaces, entertainment mall, education and medical facilities, financial buildings.
Image Courtesy © Another Design International
Friday, November 21st, 2014
Article source: Rocco Design Architects Limited
The design targets to create an urban community with a distinct architectural setting, which can enrich the cityscape as well as offer a most dynamic working environment. Three towers of different heights are positioned in each lot, with the volumetric forms effectively defining the city edge and establishing a lasting impression for the whole development.
Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Limited
- Architects: Rocco Design Architects Limited
- Project: Office Development
- Location: Shekou, Shenzhen, China
- Client: China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Co., Ltd
- Project Team: Rocco Yim, William Tam, Yip Kit Man, Pun Hiu Ting
- Total G.F.A: 80,000 sq. m
- Site Area: 27,777sq. m
- Designed Year: 2014
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Article source: Colboc Franzen & Associés
The Hoche ecodistrict is rising from the ground on old industrial sites. It has to mediate between the scale of the Chemin-de-l’Ile park and the A14 motorway that cuts through it, and the far smaller scale of an area of detached houses dating back to the 1930s. The two plots selected for the development are a good illustration of the challenge. The housing is divided into housing blocks that are look onto public space and face the eight-storey towers between them and the motorway and a square, but in the centre of the block are houses of the same dimensions as the existing detached houses.
Image Courtesy © Cécile Septet
- Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés
- Project: 52 COUNCIL FLATS IN NANTERRE
- Location: Hoche ecodistrict -Nanterre (92)
- Photography: Cécile Septet
- Client: ICF La Sablière 24 rue de paradis 75490 Paris cedex 10
- Project management team: Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen et Arnaud Sachet
- Project managers: Floriane Bataillard, Géraud Pin-Barras
- Surfaces: Parcel area: 2 978 sqm, Net floor area: 3 800 sqm
- Budget: € 7,314,147 excluding all tax