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Cycling & Pedestrian track Lotus Flower in Massarosa, Italy by MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

 

Article source: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA

The area covered by the project is part of the northern basin of the lake Massacciuccoli; until the 40s of the twentieth century the area was occupied by the cultivation of rice, then replaced in the late ’60s by the Lotus’ Flowers – today one of the largest camp in Europe. The site was in a state of decay and neglected and the public use was denied. Today with the new pedestrian and cycling path it brings to the light a true “environmental jewel” that opens a new scenario in an area unfortunately largely deteriorated by urbanization strongly pervasive and of poor quality. The Cycling & pedestrian track “Lotus Flower”, in its length of 1km, connects the train station of Bozzano to the centre of Massarosa and it is an integral part of the system of the regional cycling routes dedicated to Giacomo Puccini and places related to his life.

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA
  • Project: Cycling & Pedestrian track Lotus Flower
  • Location: Massarosa, Italy
  • Photography: Pietro Savorelli
  • Software used: Autocad, Primus, Photoshop, Sap 2000, 3D Studio.
  • Client: Municipality of Massarosa
  • Structures and security: Eng. A. Bertini
  • Construction supervision: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA
  • Contractor: ATI Bicicchi Felice srl + Cemenbit srl
  • Dimension: 1 Km
  • Amount: 400.000,00 euro

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A New Viaduct for the MIL Campus of the University of Montreal in Canada by civiliti

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: civiliti

A simple viaduct, located at the entrance of the University of Montréal’s future campus, creates a unique visual and spatial happening.

In forthcoming years, the University of Montréal, one of the city’s major institutions, will be opening a second campus located on a former railway yard.

Existing tracks had to be relocated in order to accommodate the new facilities and a new viaduct was built over the campus’ future access road. The site was dug to allow the underpass, then bermed up slightly to accommodate the 24-metre steel bridge structure. The reinforced concrete abutments extend into zigzagging retaining walls, creating a dynamic mineral landscape.

View of Zigzagging Retaining Walls, Image Courtesy © civiliti

  • Architects: civiliti
  • Project: A New Viaduct for the MIL Campus of the University of Montreal
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Client:
    • Service de la mise en valeur du territoire, Ville de Montréal
    • Service des infrastructures, de la voirie et des transports, Ville de Montréal
  • Architectural team:
    • Peter Soland, Lead Architect
    • Fannie Duguay-Lefebvre, Lead Urban Designer
    • Pascal Forget, Project Architect
    • Etienne Ostiguy, Project Architect

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Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake) in Copenhagen, Denmark by DISSING+WEITLING architecture

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: DISSING+WEITLING architecture 

With the change from commercial harbour activities to residences and retail, the Inner Harbour of Copenhagen has undergone a pronounced transformation. In this case, the clients brief called for a somewhat minimal bicycle ramp providing an alternative to the staircase. DISSING+WEITLING saw a tremendous potential for the new ramp to become something more than just replacing the staircase. The solution was ‘The Bicycle Snake’. The 230m elevated ramp ensures the complete separation of cyclists and pedestrians – the cyclists can pass quickly and easily through the area, while experiencing unique and exciting views and the elevated road allows pedestrians to use the entire wharf avoiding perilous situations.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjorthoj

  • Architects: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
  • Project: Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake)
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Ole Malling and Rasmus Hjorthoj
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper

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Chemin des Carrières in Rosheim, France by REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER

Chemin des Carrières, the Quarries’ Track, is a lace undulating in the landscape, an invitation to travel as our ambition behind the reconquest of the Rosheim-St Nabor railway in Alsace, France.

Ominous, sometimes hidden, the vestiges of the railway still mark the reading of the site. The desire to create a route to serve the quarries had to adapt to the undulating landscapes of the sub-Vosges hills and the very form of the tracing tells the history of the landscape and the men. The journey to discover forgotten landscapes or to take a different view on everyday landscapes is addressed to both local users and tourists. Like the old track that offered a dual function (industrial and passenger transport), the route has a double vocation where the functional must rub shoulders with the imaginary of travel.

Image Courtesy © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

  • Architects: REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER
  • Project: Chemin des Carrières
  • Location: Rosheim, France
  • Client: Communauté de Communes des Portes de Rosheim
  • Commission type: Invited Competition (2016) in collaboration with Parenthèse Paysage
  • Size / value: 11km 3,5M€
  • Status: Under Development

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La Pista di Milano Racetrack in Arese, Italy by AMDL studio

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: AMDL studio 

The Track is back after lying dormant  for so long. This extraordinary evidence of the golden  years will, together with its new buildings and an events plaza of more than 1400 sq m, represent the greatest attraction of the project.

Spaces have been specially studied to create areas that can be dedicated to play, education and entertainment, conceived to offer an all-round experience to every visitor.

Image Courtesy © AMDL studio

Image Courtesy © AMDL studio

  • Architects: AMDL studio
  • Project: La Pista di Milano Racetrack
  • Location: Arese, Italy

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Kiosks And Public Toilets in Ecatepec, Mexico by LANZA Atelier

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: LANZA Atelier

When commissioned to design public equipment along the bicycle track at Av. Central in Ecatepec, Estado de México, we saw an opportunity to achieve common spaces at a very low cost in an area that urgently needs qualified public infrastructure. Thus, we proposed three modules of baths and 13 pairs of kiosks intended to create a democratic urban fabric.

Image Courtesy © Camila Cossio

Image Courtesy © Camila Cossio

  • Architects: LANZA Atelier
  • Project: Kiosks And Public Toilets
  • Location: Ecatepec, Mexico
  • Photography: Camila Cossio
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketch Up

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Ocean Breeze Track & Fieldhouse in New York by sage and coombe architects

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Article source: sage and coombe architects 

Built as part of New York City’s Design Excellence program within both the Department of Parks and Recreation and the DDC, the Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Facility sits within a new 110-acre park being developed as a part of former Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, whose primary goal was to bring large scale regional parks to every borough.  Located on Staten Island’s Eastern Shore, the building overlooks the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, lower Manhattan, and the Freedom Tower.

Image Courtesy © Alexa Hoyer

Image Courtesy © Alexa Hoyer

  • Architects: sage and coombe architects
  • Project: Ocean Breeze Track & Fieldhouse
  • Location: 625 Father Capodanno Blvd., Staten Island, New York, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol and Alexa Hoyer
  • Software used: AutoCad, Revit, 3d Studio, Rhino, Ecotect, Excel, Photoshop/Illustrator, Powerpoint, BlueBeam
  • Client: NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation, Construction management by NYC DDC
  • Site: 110 acres
  • Building: 135,000 SF
  • Completion Date: 2016

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Mazda Sculpture at Goodwood, United Kingdom by Gerry Judah

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Gerry Judah’s Centrepiece at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the Mazda Motor Corporation’s unique motorsport heritage with a powerful fusion of sculptural innovation and engineering precision.

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

  • Architects: Gerry Judah 
  • Project: Mazda Sculpture
  • Location: GoodwoodStorrington, United Kingdom
  • Photography: David Barbour
  • Client: Mazda
  • Engineering: Capita

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VAN GOGH BICYCLE PATH in Brabant, Netherlands by Studio Roosegaarde

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Article source: Studio Roosegaarde

OPENING VAN GOGH-ROOSEGAARDE BICYCLE PATH

The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path will be opened in Eindhoven on 12 November. The opening of this unique cycle path marks the start of the Van Gogh 2015 international theme year. The cycle path is unique. Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s work, it combines innovation and design with cultural heritage and tourism. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path is being constructed by Heijmans from a design by Daan Roosegaarde and forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant.

Image Courtesy © Daan Roosegaarde

Image Courtesy © Daan Roosegaarde

  • Architects: Studio Roosegaarde
  • Project: VAN GOGH BICYCLE PATH
  • Location: Brabant, Netherlands
  • Photography: Daan Roosegaarde
  • Software used: Autocad to design the path

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Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout in Old Montreal, Canada by Groupe IBI-CHBA

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Article source: Groupe IBI-CHBA

The Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout is located at the junction of historic Old Montreal and its Old Port. Its name is derived from an aboriginal expression for the St. Lawrence River. Loosely translated, it means “the path that walks”.

Image Courtesy © Alexis Nollet, Alexandre Guilbeault, Isabelle Giasson

  • Architects: Groupe IBI-CHBA (Kevork Garabedian)
  • Project: Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout
  • Location: Old Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Alexis Nollet, Alexandre Guilbeault, Isabelle Giasson
  • Construction Cost: 1,925,000 $
  • Area: 3060 m²
  • Inauguration: September 2012
  • Lead Consultant: Groupe IBI-CHBA, Landscape Architecture
  • Other Consultants – Engineering: Services EXP et AECOM
  • Client: City of Montreal, Ville-Marie Borough
  • City Project Manager: Andres Botero
  • Design, Working Drawings, Site Supervision: Jean-Philippe André

Design Team Groupe IBI-CHBA

  • Project Supervisor: Isabelle Giasson
  • Project Manager: Bruno Duchesne
  • Lead Designer: Patricia Lussier
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