Archive for the ‘Urban Design’ Category
Friday, January 5th, 2018
Article source: COBE and BRUT
Danish architects COBE and Belgian architects BRUT reveal the winning design for Place Schuman in Brussels, Belgium. Located in the heart of the European Quarter, in between the main institutions of the European Union, Place Schuman constitutes the entrance to the EU. The project transforms a heavily trafficked roundabout into an urban space and meeting point. Inspired by the shape of the European Parliaments’ hemicycle, a reflective roof covering an urban agora unites all citizens and institutions of the EU and transforms the European Quarter from a city for cars into a city for people.
Image Courtesy © COBE and BRUT
- Architects: COBE and BRUT
- Project: From roundabout to urban agora
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
- Client: Bruxelles Mobilité
- Engineers: ARA, UTIL, Buro MOVE
Friday, November 24th, 2017
Article source: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Easton Helsinki, a 66,000m2 shopping centre by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki is the first phase in a larger urban plan and looks to celebrate the identity and culture of Helsinki’s eastern districts. In its architectural and commercial concepts the project idealistically and physically centres itself around food, bringing together local vendors and businesses at the heart of the shopping centre. However, the project also holds a rich production history – it has been as much about process as it has about the final result. Centralised BIM models have formed the core of the workflow and design process since day one, a request of the client Kesko. Whilst shopping centres are inherently complex projects, workflow on all levels, from the design desks of individual end-users to contractors on-site, was managed through a centralised model; whether it be involving the façade system or the environmental conditions of individual shops.
Image Courtesy © Kuvio
Monday, November 20th, 2017
Article source: v2com
Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) and Pinnacle International have unveiled their design for the over four million square-foot property at One Yonge. The design was led by Micheal De Cotiis, President and CEO of Pinnacle International and David Ponatrini, Founding Principal of HPA, who consider this project a successful demonstration of collaboration between the City, Waterfront Toronto, Developer, and Architect.
View Looking South-East, Image Courtesy © Hariri Pontarini Architects
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Article source: PMAM + SKATE ARCHITECTS
A new skate facility for the city of Navarcles is conceived as a plaza. Despite a low budget to begin with, this facility for skateboarding is considered as an opportunity to contribute in the urban development of the city, transforming an old sports area into a new public park. Now being an Olympic sport, the project rather departs from the fact of street skateboarding being a common and compatible reality on streets and plazas of our cities, a collateral product of urban public space design. Viewed in this light, the project pursues to also structure its immediate surroundings, to set an effect beyond of what’s strictly built and functional for skateboarding.
Image Courtesy © José Hevia
- Architects: PMAM + SKATE ARCHITECTS
- Project: Navarcles Skateplaza
- Location: Calle Pla del Cos, s/n, Navarcles, Bages (Barcelona), Spain
- Photography: José Hevia
- Client: Ajuntament de Navarcles
- Security Quantity Surveyor: Raül Ramón
- Constructor: Construccions F60 + SkateGo
- Surface: 657m2
- Completion Date: September 2016
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Article source: Laboratory of architecture #3
The diversity and contrasts which is offered by the physical and psychological context of the building site, provoked a certain conceptual objective which goes through every part of the exterior and interior design composition. Aim was to sustain a quantum quality of being here and there at the same time, holding the design at the degree when opposite meanings blend into a single matter. Though the layout and the volumes of the Building were intentionally chopped, to achieve a human scale, it still has the large scale elements like a dynamic shape of a portico or a monolithic surface on the facade of a tower which provide a certain feeling of monumentality.
Image Courtesy © Nakanimamasakhlisi
- Architects: Laboratory of architecture #3
- Project: The Grove Design Hotel
- Location: Veterans park, Tbilisi, Georgia
- Photography: Nakanimamasakhlisi
- Client: GD development
- Lead Architects: Kakha Maisuradze, Lasha barblishvili, Shota Saganelidze, Tinatin Peikrishvili, Guram Mamisashvili, Tamar Tekhova, Elene Papiashvili, Elisabed Khundadze, Irakli Abashidze, Dimitri Shapakidze
- Structural engineer: Cubicon
- Consultant: HI solutions
- Gross Built Area: 2500 sq.m:
- Completion Year: 2017
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Article source: feld72 Architekten
A residential building on a prominent urban development site at a corner by the Helmut-Zilk Park is setting a vitalising accent on the new district of the Central Railway Station – the contest-winning project of the architecture collective feld72. The building is positioned opposite the already existing Sonnwendviertel educational campus, its striking corner situation creating a landmark within the developing urban district. The building typology harks back to the characteristics of old city buildings, enabling a rich diversity of uses. One of its main focuses is on the practical options offered by the “Stadtsockelzone”, the ground floor area, promoting revitalisation of the neighbourhood.
Image Courtesy © feld72 Architekten
- Architects: feld72 Architekten
- Project: PARK ATRIUM (LET’S DANCE)
- Location: 1100 Vienna, AT
- Client: Kallco
- Landscape partner: YEWO Landscapes, Susanne Kallinger
- Collaborators: Yuliana Abisheva, Martin Bauer, Marie-Theres Genser, Hannah Jöchl, Hanna Kovar, Gerhard Mair, Jasmin Plaikner, Ralph Reisinger, Nora Sahr, Wilhelm Scherübl, Elian Trinca
- GFA: 4.500 m²
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Article source: FOS [Foundry of Space]
Conceptualised by the character of its setting and the need for more green areas in today’s urban living, Condolette Pixel Sathorn is the result of the harmonisation between urban lifestyle and secluded green environment albeit it is located in the heart of Sathorn, Bangkok’s most vibrant CBD.
Image Courtesy © Teerawat Winyarat
- Architects: FOS [Foundry of Space]
- Project: Condolette Pixel Sathorn
- Location: Bangkok, Thailand
- Photography: Teerawat Winyarat
- Client: Pruksa Real Estate PCL.
- Design Team: Makakrai Jay Suthadarat, Rinchai Chaivaraporn, Widsara Suthadarat, Singha Ounsakul, Pakhon Promtha
- Structural Engineer: Pruksa Real Estate PCL.
- Mechanical Engineer: Mitr Consultants
- Site Area: 5,000 sqm.
- Gross Floor Area: 18,000 sqm.
- Year: 2015
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Article source: The Buchan Group
Imperial Doncaster brings the epitome of modern urban living to one of Melbourne’s most rapidly changing suburbs. The 93 unit complex was designed to appeal to a wide demographic, easily catering to the needs of downsizing owner-occupiers with bigger apartment sizes and generous balcony spaces. The design takes into consideration the local suburbs, parks, shopping centre and already established businesses, seeking a balance between the economical, environmental and aesthetic.
Image Courtesy © Michael Gazzola
- Architects: The Buchan Group
- Project: Imperial Doncaster
- Location: Manningham, Australia
- Photography: Michael Gazzola
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Article source: Eva Herrmann Kommunikation Architektur
The design falls back on the type of courtyard development that is both suitable for giving the Paulaner headquarters an identifiable building and also for making reference to the history of the place and thus continuing the tradition of the former Zacherl brewery. Furthermore, it enables the creation of an administration building with various usages, flexibly mixed, and with variable, largely hierarchy-free occupancy, short distances and compact dimensions. The inner courtyard, as an expressive space and central point of the building, makes it a distinctive location.
Image Courtesy © Edzard Probst
- Architects: Hierl Architekten (Rudolf Hierl)
- Project: Paulaner Headquarter
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Photography: Edzard Probst
- Completion: 2017
- Software used: Vectorworks
Friday, September 8th, 2017
Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
There is a clear trend in leading cities worldwide towards urban transformation that is above all the result of social and demographic evolution, reconciling densities and land uses to trigger development.
“Parque Toreo” was designed as a mixed-use complex and as a prime example of this phenomenon of urbanization. The site is located in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, the most developed suburban area with significant commerce to the north of Mexico City. It measures 46,793.57 sqm and includes access to main roads such as: Periférico Norte, Río San Joaquín Avenue and Parque de Chapultepec Avenue.
Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo
- Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
- Project: Parque Toreo
- Location: Naucalpan, Mexico
- Photography: Rafael Gamo
- President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
- Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
- Project Leader: Jorge Isaías
- Client: Grupo Danhos