Archive for the ‘Urban Design’ Category
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Article source: MVRDV
Nieuw Bergen is set to become a unique part of the city centre of Eindhoven and combines the values of renovated and transformed buildings with new constructions. The urban strategy applied here is based on the knowledge and innovation necessary for establishing a sustainable, pleasant and dynamic living environment for future residents. The design approach echoes Eindhoven’s status as a city of technology, design and knowledge. Nieuw Bergen will get a hyper-modern feel and continues the informal character of the Bergen neighbourhood.
The area around Deken van Someren Street is set to become sustainable and high quality residences, Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Nieuw Bergen
- Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Client: SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels)
- Size and Programme: Mixed-use, 28,700m2 with 242 apartments (sale and rental), 1,700 m2 commercial units, 270m2 Urban farming and underground parking
- Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
- Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Ronald Kam and Daniele Zonta
- Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov, Tomaso Maschietti, Massimiliano Marzoli and Davide Calabro
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Article source: ecdm Architectes
Contribute to a new polarity in the landscape
Located across from the St. Etienne station on the Esplanade de France, the influence of the intervention at the heart of the BIA Châteaucreux is a link between neighborhoods and horizon lines, a low point in the topography of St. Etienne in front of a preferred route to the city center. Combined with the scale of the project and the symbolic value of the program, This unique location gives the project a special status in the construction of the city. The project subscribes to the contemporary idea of the construction of the city that leads to the creation of rhythms, of multipurpose spaces contributing to the realization of a less linear environment, able to evolve and mutate. The goal is to embed the large commercial component of the neighbourhood in a more complex urban dynamic, made of interlocking assemblies essential to any large and vibrant city. Thus, the project offers an open floor plan, initiating continuity and affiliations, creating links between polarity and panoramas, hills and plains, lower and upper town.
Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes
- Architects: ecdm Architectes
- Project: Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE
- Location: ST-ETIENNE, France
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Article source: Daniel Valle Architects
At the early twenty century Spanish urban planner Cerda believed that the steam tram would dominate the future of transportation in Barcelona and as such designed the “Ensanche”, an urban grid with a 45 degree angle block so that the tram could have enough clearance to turn.
Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos
- Architects: Daniel Valle Architects (Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Yejun Pee, Sojung Noh, Iago Blanco)
- Project: Start-up Center & 50Plus Campus
- Location: Chandong, Seoul, South Korea
- Visualization: Fran Mateos
- Façade consultant: VS-A
- Size: 16300 m2
- Year: 2017
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti
The first Chinese Forest City by Stefano Boeri Architetti is turning into reality. A city where offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools are entirely covered by plants and trees.
Once completed, the new city will host 30,000 people, absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen.
Image Courtesy © Stefano Boeri Architetti
- Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
- Project: Liuzhou Forest City
- Location: Liuzhou, China
- Client: Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning Bureau
- Partners: Stefano Boeri, Yibo Xu
- Project Leader: Pietro Chiodi
- Team Architects: Julia Gocalek, Yinxin Bao, Shilong Tan with Giulia Chiatante
- Cooperative Design Institute in China: Shanghai Tongyan Architectural and Planning Design Co. Ltd.
- Area: 138.5 ha
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
Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Article source: Powerhouse Company
Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with landscape architect ZUS and developer Amvest, won the invited competition for a 70,000 m2 mixed use building right next to the central station of Eindhoven. In Powerhouse Company’s winning design, three slender towers fan out to generous plinths. The complex combines a varied residential program with an array of (semi-)public amenities ranging from hotel to work/meeting spaces, a student study centre, shops, restaurants and exhibition spaces.
Image Courtesy © Powerhouse Company
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: JGMA
JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.
Image Courtesy © JGMA
- Architects: JGMA
- Project: A Former Grain Silo
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: Kjellander Sjöberg
Gräddviken together with Hästholmssundet form the sixth phase in the urban development project Kvarnholmen in the Nacka municipality. The area has a great potential to become an attractive urban environment. The strongest qualities of the place are its waterfront location by Svindersviken, the dramatic topography towards the south, and the Stockholm inlet, which offers great vistas and good light conditions. The main objective of the plan is to develop a vibrant and varied district, where the existing qualities of the site are embraced and new pathways, destination points, and programs are established, benefitting urban life.
Image Courtesy © Kjellander Sjöberg
- Architects: Kjellander Sjöberg
- Project: Hästholmssundet
- Location: Stockholm, Sweden
- Client: KUAB Kvarholmen utveckling AB
- Collaborator: Urbio
- Partner in charge: Ola Kjellander
- Team: Stefan Sjöberg, Fredrik Pettersson, Sylvia Neiglick, Charlotte Fredriksson, Bart Claasen, Pontus Nilsson
- Size: 120 000 sq m, 900-1200 housing units
- Year: 2014
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
Back Ground Information
Northeast Asian Culture and Art Museum Complex, with the land used for its construction in Changchun Airport Economic Development Zone, close to Longjia International Airport, is Jilin Province’s important window towards the world. The base is located on the south bank of Longze Lake, facing the Conference and Exhibition Center, the Conference Center and the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall on the north bank. The completion of this project has a catalytic role in the formation of Northeast Asian political, economic, financial, commercial and trade and cultural “CBD” around Longze Lake. The design of the project is based on the image requirement that Northeast Asian Culture and Art Museum Complex should be constructed from an international prospective, the regional characteristics of Changchun Airport and the functional properties of the cultural cluster, with the “Snowfield Flagship and Culture Carrier” design concept put forward, the museum complex positioned as an international modern culture pilot cluster featuring multinational fusion.
Image Courtesy © The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Architects: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Project: Changchun Northeast Asian Cultural & Art Complex
- Location: South Longze Lake, Airport Economic Development Zone, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
- Principle architect: Mei Hongyuan
- Scale: Approximate 290,000m²
- Total land area: 378500m²
- Total construction area: 295270m²
- Volume rate: 0.68
- Greening rate: 35.2％
- Design period: 2017.01-2017.02
Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Article source: 1O DESIGN
10 DESIGN is the Master Planner for the Jefaira development, overlooking the enchanting shores of the Mediterranean on the Egyptian North Coast. The site of 550 hectares stretches 3 km along the seafront with natural beaches and cliffs forming a unique topography.
Image Courtesy © 1O DESIGN
- Architects: 1O DESIGN
- Project: Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast
- Location: Cairo, Egypt
- Client: INERTIA Properties
- Design Team: Valentin Hunzinger, Alex Cozma, Jon Derrin, Ewa Koter, Peter Alsterholm, Yasser Salomon, and Sergii Zvagolskyi
- Design Partner: Gordon Affleck
- Design Director: Paul Rodgers