Archive for the ‘Tower’ Category
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Article source: UNStudio
Comprising four high-rise towers with a multi-storey plinth and housing mixed-use programmes, large public spaces and incorporated subsidised housing, UNStudio’s design for the former Deutsche Bank site will create a ‘City for All’ in the heart of Frankfurt.
Following having been selected as the winner for the urban strategy of the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt last year, UNStudio has now also been unanimously selected as the winner of the architectural competition for the redevelopment of the site. The eight-member jury consisted of representatives from the city, architects and urban development experts and Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Two third prizes were awarded to the teams Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snohetta, while an honorable mention was given to Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.
Image Courtesy © UNStudio
- Architects: UNStudio
- Project: City for All
- Location: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
- Client: Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
- Building surface: 219.000m2 above ground
- Building site: 16100m2
- Building volume: four high-rise towers and a multi-storey plinth
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
San Francisco‐based Pacific Eagle and local entitlement partner SKS Partners are proposing a 36-story mixed-use residential and hotel property at 555 Howard, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates. The LEED Platinum-targeted project will include 69 residential units, a 255-room luxury hotel, meeting and ballroom facilities, a spa and fitness center, ground floor restaurant, a skybar/café on the top floor that will be open to the public and a rooftop public open space with panoramic views of the city and bay.
Second And Howard, Image Courtesy © Steelblue
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Studio Malka Architecture
Located in the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, a stone’s throw away from La Seine river, the project consist in grafting the building with a succession of extensions, bow-windows and loggias; Each inhabitant control the necessary surface area needed for its own development upon request.
Image Courtesy © Studio Malka Architecture
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Article source: BUPA Architectures
Close to “Rives d’Arcins”, the project rests next to “Geneste” domain boundaries and its Natura 2000 wet bocage. This housing operation is the starting point of the of this district urban development.
This project is named “La Part des Anges”. It is intended as a colorful sculpture offering a landscape changing over its course. The signal tower located at the center of the parcel, around which void and filled areas alternate, participates in the will to create a strong gesture, a signal, aimed at energizing a developing sector. The project consists of 4 blocks located around the 15 story tower.
Image Courtesy © Denis Lacharme
- Architects: BUPA Architectures
- Project: La Part des Anges
- Location: Villenave d’Ornon, France
- Photography: Denis Lacharme
- Clients : Alur Promotion Immobilière, Clairsienne
- Lead Architects: Frantz Buhler, Florent Pasquier
- Collaborators: Jouneau, Lafarge, Connexion Bâtiment, THERM’ECO Engeneering, B2B Ingenierie, Harribey Construction, Eurovia Gironde
- Gross Built Area: 10029 m²
- Budget: 12.5 M €
- Completion Year: 2016
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Article source: Caro Communications
Knight Dragon unveils a new £1billion landmark, designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.
This major new landmark is set to transform Greenwich Peninsula, London’s emerging cultural district. Residents and visitors to the Peninsula will arrive from the tube into an 80ft high winter garden and glass galleria. The scheme will total 1.4 million sq ft including a new tube and bus station, theatre, cinema and performance venue, bars, shops and a wellbeing hub. Above this will rise three towers of workspaces, apartments and hotels, all connected to the Thames by a stunning new land bridge.
Day, Image Courtesy © Uniform
- Architects: Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer
- Project: Peninsula Place
- Location: London, UK
- Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
- Architect PP2: Allies and Morrison
- Structural Engineer of record: Meinhardt
- MEP Engineer: AECOM
- Quantity Surveyor: Alinea
- Hotel Architect: Reardon Smith
- Hotel Advisors: Hamiltons
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20.
Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing – Leeza Soho is located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network. Directly above the new interchange station, Leeza Soho connects with the city’s bus network on Lize Road to the north and Lou Tuo Wan East Road to the east.
Image Courtesy © MIR
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Leeza SOHO
- Location: Beijing, China
- Rendering: MIR
- Client: SOHO China Ltd.
- Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
- Project Director: Satoshi Ohashi
- Project Associates: Kaloyan Erevinov, Ed Gaskin, Armando Solano
- Project Architect: Philipp Ostermaier
- Project Team:Yang Jingwen, Di Ding, Xuexin Duan, Samson Lee, Shu Hashimoto, Christoph Klemmt, Juan Liu, Dennis Brezina, Rita Lee, Seungho Yeo
- Competition Project Directors: Satoshi Ohashi and Manuela Gatto
- Competition Team Lead Designers: Philipp Ostermaier, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Dorner
- Competition Team: Yang Jingwen, Igor Pantic, Mu Ren, Konstantinos Mouratidis, Nicolette Chan, Yung-Chieh Huang
Friday, February 24th, 2017
Article source: Estudio Lamela
Today the Astro Tower in Brussels (Belgium) is presented, which after its renovation—led by Estudio Lamela and its Belgianpartners Altiplan Architects—becomes Europe’s tallest green building in terms of energy consumption and savings. The project represents the profoundrefurbishment of an icon of the city to respond to the requirements of sustainability required by a 21st century city. At the same time, it renews the skyline of the city. “When we won the contest in 2010, we opted forcompletely rehabilitating the building from the original structure and preserving its essence. To do this, we replaced the facades with others that provide more luminosity and, more importantly, we gained the energy control of the tower,“ affirms Carlos Lamela, director of Estudio Lamela.
Image Courtesy © George de Kinder
- Architects: Estudio Lamela
- Project: Astro Tower
- Location: 1210 Saint–Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: George de Kinder
- Client: FG EURO GREEN 1 SA / until March 2016: BANCO SANTANDER
- Tenant: Actiris
- Partner: Altiplan Architects
- Budget: € 55 million
- Surface area: 52,600 m2
- Project Dates: 2010-2016
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Article source: MDH Arkitekter
Student housing often drown in mediocrity, with simple units stacked on top of each other in the cheapest way possible and left to themselves without support programs. The Moholt 50|50 project is a reaction to this. By inserting new housing collectives and a wide range of support services and public programs into an existing student village built in the sixties, a new active central area is created, erasing the psychological border between the student village and the surrounding area.
Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey
- Architects: MDH Arkitekter (Helge Lunder)
- Project: Moholt 50|50 – Timber Towers
- Location: Trondheim, Norway
- Photography: Ivan Brodey, Tomas Bekkavik
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Article source: Barre Levie Architects&Urban Planners
The New BBC Business Complex in Bnei Brak
Bar Kokhba Tower is located in the southern part of the new BBC business complex in Bnei Brak, close to Jabotinsky Street. The complex, designed by the Barre-Levie Architects firm (BB/566), is rapidly developing and establishing itself on the business map within the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. Today, the BBC complex is already a significant center for urban employment, thanks to its attractive conditions, innovative office tower design, and proximity to major highways as well as the future light rail lines. Six towers have already been constructed and occupied by tenants, with another 30 currently in the planning stages.
Image Courtesy © Barre Levie Architects&Urban Planners
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Article source: Going East
‘The renaissance of work’
Fosbury & Sons has taken up residence in the WATT-tower in Antwerp, a building by legendary modernist architect Léon Stynen. On the impressive first floor Fosbury & Sons founders Stijn Geeraets and Maarten Van Gool have launched a new and high-quality way of working, ‘the renaissance of work’, focussing on the needs of today’s generation. Fosbury & Sons is an inspiring and professional workplace where entrepreneurs, digital nomads and larger companies come together and benefit from all kinds of additional services. As a member, you will enjoy the comfort of a professional office, with the welcome warmth of your living room, the services and looks of a hotel and the fun of your free time. The impressive 3000 m² area was decorated by the Antwerp-based architects Going East.
Image Courtesy © Going East
- Architects: Going East
- Project: Fosbury & Sons Co-Work
- Location: Antwerp, Belgium