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Chesapeake Car Park 3 in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects 

Concept Points:          

  1. This is the first rooftop restaurant on campus.
  2. It will be a new experience with views 90’ above the street.
  3. There is seating for 256 including 54 on the East Roof deck.
  4. Inspiration
    1. The panoramic views…you can see 25 miles in all directions.
    2. The transparency lets the sky come into the space…
    3. Imagine a restaurant in a
    4. Imagine a personal
    5. Imagine dining while cantilevered over the edge of the building…lunch while floating.

The south elevation of Chesapeake Building 14 with the 6th floor Skyline Restaurant cantilevered over the edge. The form frames the downtown view. The lattice creates sun shading, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)       

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Car Park 3
  • Location: Oklahoma City, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Scope: 14,160 sq. ft.; 2,080 sq. ft. roof deck
  • Completed: 2014


The South Entrance in Helsingborg, Sweden by Tengbom Architects

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: Tengbom Architects

Helsingborg C, Knutpunkten has a new entrance, Södra entrén. The South entrance is far more than just a shortcut to the tracks, though. As well as a new passenger flow and a cycle hub, the new entrance is also a landmark and a destination that strengthens the city’s commercial ties.

The Municipality of Helsingborg has witnessed a sharp increase in traffic to and from the city. Looking forward to 2020, it is estimated that daily visitors will increase from the current figure of 22,000 to 32,000. This is a pressure that Knutpunkten – which was designed by Ivar Krepp in 1984–1991 – could not handle in its current state, which is why the decision was made to create a new exit and approach at the root of the track’s southern extension. Furthermore, the southern entrances were in a worse condition than the northern ones, which affected the flow of pedestrian traffic. Knutpunkten is currently undergoing a transformation and renovation, yet another task that fell on us.

Image Courtesy © Felix Gerlach

Image Courtesy © Felix Gerlach

  • Architects: Tengbom Architects
  • Project: The South Entrance
  • Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Photography: Felix Gerlach
  • Client: The Municipality of Helsingborg
  • Team: Patrik Ekenhill, Fajer Wennerberg (now at Wingård arkitekter)
  • General contractor: NCC
  • Area(s) of expertise: Infra, 3D-design
  • Office: Tengbom Helsingborg
  • Years of commission: 2014–2015


IVB Operational service building in Innsbruck, Austria by Peter Lorenz Ateliers

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: Peter Lorenz Ateliers


  • The alignment with the surrounding and the incorporation of the street space
  • The establishment of a prominent, protruding corner at the inter-section [Pastorstraße – driveway of the company premises] that highlights the entrance of the new service building. The view into the garage will be reduced significantly, giving it a technical identity through the merging of the building with the operating trams below.
  • The planting of a new grove of trees along Pastorstraße will embed the building in a park-like surrounding which aligns with the alley of existing trees along Pastorstraße. The planting will consolidate the diffluent street area.
  • The façade is characterized by the vitality of carefully matched shades of colour. The quality criteria for the façade (functionality, aesthetics and liveliness) are developed.
Image Courtesy © Paolo Utimpergher

Image Courtesy © Paolo Utimpergher

  • Architects: Peter Lorenz Ateliers
  • Project: IVB Operational service building
  • Location: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Photography: Paolo Utimpergher
  • SIZE OF THE PROJECT: 4132 m2
  • Fassaden facade: LANZ Metall GmbH – srl
  • Dach roof: Carl Günther Gesellschaft mbH


Birmingham New Street Station in England by AZPML

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: AZPML

A competition was launched by Network Rail and RIBA in December 2007 for the redesign of the proposed façade and Atrium area. The contest sought to find a visionary concept designer to create a landmark building and example of cutting edge architecture. Six practices were short-listed in February 2008; CRAB Studio, Foreign Office Architects, IDOM UK Ltd, LAB Architecture Studio, UN Studio and Rafael Viñoly Architects. The winning scheme of Foreign Office Architects was unveiled on the 18th September 2008. 

Image Courtesy © Network Rail and AZPML

Image Courtesy © Network Rail and AZPML

  • Architects: AZPML
  • Project: Birmingham New Street Station
  • Location: England
  • Client: Network Rail Ltd
  • Facade structure engineer: AKTII
  • M&E engineer: Hoare Lea
  • Project construction management: Mace
  • Executive architect: Atkins
  • Structural engineer: Atkins
  • M&E engineer: Atkins
  • QS: Faithful & Gould
  • John Lewis Int. Architect: Haskoll
  • AZPML/FOA Team credits:
    • AZPML/FOA Partner-in-Charge:: Alejandro Zaera-Polo with: Manuel Eijo, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Charles Valla, Christof Trenner, Tommaso Franzolini, Lola Fernandez, Sukyeong Kim, Carmen Sagredo, Takeru Sato, Penny Sperbund, Niklavs Paegle, Tobias Jewson, Mio Sato, Manuel Távora


Tirana Flux Exchange in Tirana, Albania by Barker Freeman Design Office Architects pllc

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office Architects pllc

Tirana Flux Exchange [FL-EX] is a proposal for a multimodal transportation hub and new urban landscape model for the Albanian capital positioned to greatly expand the scope and connectivity of the city’s infrastructural networks. FL-EX connects the existing HSH Railway and intercity bus lines with a new airport transit, bike, and pedestrian paths linking the historic urban center to international transportation systems.

Image Courtesy © Barker Freeman Design Office Architects pllc


Airbaltic Passenger Terminal in Riga, Latvia by MSB Arquitectos + ahad Arquitectos

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Article source: MSB Arquitectos + ahad Arquitectos

This work opens our participation with ahead – architects, based in London, a studio which we now have a partnership. Our scheme sets the terminal building in the middle of the two piers, demonstrating a strong connection with both of them. The continuous language of form, materials and expression shape both interior and exterior of the terminal. Further-more, the proposed design is intended to be read as one object; one entity where both piers play an inner complicity.

Image Courtesy MSB Arquitectos + ahad Arquitectos

  • Architects: MSB Arquitectos + ahad Arquitectos
  • Project: Airbaltic Passenger Terminal
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Year: 2010


Graz Main Station Local Transport Hub in Graz, Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

After two years construction, and with an investment of 90 million euros, the local transport hub at Graz Main Station is to be finished on time and within budget. The area in front of the station has been redesigned with a new projecting roof, called ‘Golden Eye’ by the locals, marking the centre of the plaza.

Image Courtesy Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH
  • Project: Graz Main Station Local Transport Hub
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Client: Holding Graz Linien
  • Project management: Magistrat der Stadt Graz / Baudirektion
  • Architect: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH, Project management: DI. Kai Uwe Preissl
  • Transport planning: IKK ZTGmbH
  • Construction: Steel: Zenkner& Handel, Concrete: Schimetta Consult
  • Green space planning: 3zu0 Landschaftsarchitektur
  • Planning: 2008-2009, Construction: 07/2010- 11/2012
  • Construction Cost:  € 90 million
  • Awards: VCÖ-Mobilitätspreis 2011

Tianjin Binhai Transport Interchange in China by Hassell

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Hassell

China’s high-speed rail network will become the most expansive in the world as new additions reach completion. This feat of engineering is changing the nature of public transport across the country. Design challenges include resolving the interchange between transport modes as well as presenting the opportunity for designers to focus on passenger experience in the delivery of a new type of transport-related public space.

Image Courtesy © Hassell

  • Architects: Hassell
  • Project: Tianjin Binhai Transport Interchange
  • Location: Binhai, Tianjin, China
  • 2012
  • World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Client / Developer: Tianjin Third Railway Survey and Design Institute Group Corporation
  • Landscape Architect: Hassell
  • Master Planner: Hassell
  • Urban Designer: Hassell


Urban Railway station S7 Vienna International Airport in Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH

The urban railway system between Vienna´s centre and the airport got redesigned. Several stations got new configurations and cladding designs. Because Vienna´s International Airport in Schwechat gets converted and expanded at the moment, the underground station of the local train line S7, which connects Vienna´s centre with the airport had to be modified in various terms.

Image Courtesy Thilo Härdtlein

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH
  • Project: Urban Railway station S7  Vienna International Airport
  • Location: Airport Schwechat, Vienna, Austria
  • Client: ÖBB – Austrian Railways, Vienna
  • Time schedule: Planning 2003 – 2007 in several stages, Completion: 2005-2010 (in several stages)
  • Photographer: Thilo Härdtlein, München
  • Site area: 8.000 m²,  8.000 m² (usable area) (more…)

Pasadena Bike Transit Center in Los Angeles, California by Peter Tolkin Architecture

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Article source: Peter Tolkin Architecture

Amidst the ever increasing density of the Los Angeles region, the Pasadena Bike Transit Center signals the emerging viability of alternative modes of transportation. Commissioned by the City of Pasadena through a grant by Caltrans, the Pasadena Bike Transit Center will be a prototype for future locations along the MTA Gold Line. Serving the needs of bicycle commuters, the project lies in an alleyway directly across from the Memorial Station platform in Old Town Pasadena and is intended to complement the growing network of commuter trains and bicycle routes throughout the Los Angeles region.


  • Architects: Peter Tolkin Architecture
  • Project: Pasadena Bike Transit Center
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Approximately: 1,425 sq. ft. (pictured configuration)
  • Client: City of Pasadena
  • Architect Team: Peter Tolkin, Design Principal; Maria Iwanicki, Project Architect; Nuri Miller, Christopher Girt, Jeremy Schacht, Ted Rubenstein
  • Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek, Inc.
  • Awards: AIA Honor Award, Los Angeles Business Council Award for Design Excellence


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