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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: MARTIN ARFALK


Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden have been awarded first prize in the open internaQonal urban design competition in Trenčín, Slovakia. On May 19th, 2014 the results were announced. Mandaworks and Hosper were selected from 59 entrants to receive first prize and awarded € 30,000. The competition was organized by the City of Trenčín with support from the Swiss-­‐Slovak Cooperation Programme and financed by contribution from the Swiss Confederation and co-­‐financed from the state budget of the Slovak Republic.




Kamppi Chapel in Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects Ltd

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: K2S Architects Ltd

The Kamppi Chapel is located on the south side of the busy Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It offers a place to quiet down and compose oneself in one of Finland’s most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapels gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside.

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

  • Architects: K2S Architects Ltd
  • Project: Kamppi Chapel
  • Location: Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo, Marko Huttunen
  • Client: Helsinki Parish Union and the City of Helsinki
  • Completion: April‐May 2012
  • Total floor area: 352 m2
  • Structural engineering: Insinööritoimisto Vahanen Oy, Matti Kivinen, Ulla Harju
  • Design team: Jukka Mäkinen, Kristian Forsberg, Abel Groenewolt, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Mikko Näveri, Miguel Pereira, Outi Pirhonen, Teija Tarvo, Elina Tenho, Jarno Vesa


SERP & MOLOT FACTORY in Moscow, Russia by MVRDV

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Article source: MVRDV

Built in 1884, the Serp & Molot steel factory in Moscow was a stronghold during the Russian revolution.In the past decades it fell into disrepair – unused and overgrown with plants.How could the remarkable history of the steel factory be combined with the demands for the creation of a new, attractive, modern urban neighbourhood in the centre of the Russian Capital?

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Year: 2014
  • Client: JSC Don Stroy Invest.
  • Program: 1.8 million m2
  • Budget: undisclosed
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with JeroenZuidgeest, KlaasHofman, Mick van Gemert, Johannes Pilz, Piya Limpiti.


  • Landscape and Urban Design: LAB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Urban Design &Planning: Am Proektus, Moscow, Russia
  • Engineering: PROMOS, Moscow, Russia


ELECTRIC RAMPS AT THE OLD CENTRE in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain by Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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The project comes about from an idea competition organized by the City of Vitoria.

The program contemplates the creation of covered mechanical ramps, four sections in Cantón de la Soledad and three sections in Cantón de San Francisco Javier.


Image Courtesy © César San Millán

  • Architects: Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura & Miguel Angel Campo
  • Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Photography: César San Millán
  • Software used: Autocad lt 2011
  • Developer: City Hall Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Technical Architects: Gorka Sagasti (Security
  • Collaborators: Iñaki Ciganda, Laura Angulo,Raquel Ochoa, Teresa Artola, Agustín de la Tajada, Eduardo Martín, Proiekt
  • Construction Company: EBA S.L.
  • Works Budget: 3.685.475 €


  • First Prize Municipal Competition
  • 9th Spanish Architecture Biennial EAU-2007
  • Special Mention (Integral planning policies, accessibility in urban settings)
  • First Prize COAVN 2010 –Urban Design and Landscape


Northern Shore Lake in Zwenkau, Germany by labor4+

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Article source: labor4+ 

Intensive use and urban consolidation will be selectively concentrated and embedded as holiday villages into the successively developed countryside. This will be implemented in accordance with a continuous landscape and based on the history and structure of the surrounding area before the opencast mining. The density and size of the village structures decrease from the Western “harbour village” to the eastwardly located „hermit huts“.

Image Courtesy © labor4+

  • Architects: labor4+
  • Project: Northern Shore Lake
  • Location: Zwenkau, Germany
  • Typ: Invited competition in 2 rounds, Competition of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture.
  • Year: 2014
  • Area: Leipzig
  • Design Team: Jan Adolph, Forian Alles, Dirk Hamann, Franziska Schieferdecker
  • Visualisations: Georg Lindenkreuz

PROMENADE 1 K. Street and Square in Alicante, Spain by Joaquín Alvado Bañón

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Article source: Joaquín Alvado Bañón

The shape of the main street and the square in “Pilar de la Horadada“ were very irregular, with a lot of sharecropping walls, patched parking and twisted lines of trees. We thought about a walk besides the sea, a pedestrian path between sand, palms and coconuts.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Joaquín Alvado Bañón
  • Project: PROMENADE 1 K. Street and Square
  • Location: Alicante, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Engineer: Miguel Angel Crespo
  • Project Managment: Guia Consultores
  • Collaborators: Structure: Salvador Ivorra, Geometry: Rafael Guillén, Isabél Pérez and Angel González.
  • Year: 2012/2013

Site development at the Familistère in Guise, France by h2o architectes

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: h2o architectes

The Familistère is a vast housing complex founded by Jean-Baptiste André Godin in 1859 in relation with the stove manufacturing business. Until 1968, this Social Palace was the theatre of a unique social experimentation in the industrial world: the Familistère was a sort of utopia for an industrial society composed like an urban transition between the town and the park of the city island nearby.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: h2o architectes
  • Project: Site development at the Familistère
  • Location: Guise, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau ,FkP
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Program: Public space of the Familistère in Guise (4Ha), , Shared space 20Km/h, Footbridge, bridge extension, urban furniture (bench, signage), lighting.
  • Client: Syndicat Mixte du Familistère Godin
  • SEDA:  Société d’Equipement du Département de l’Aisne.
  • Team: h2o architectes (lead architect) , Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (landscape architect), France Aires (Exterior infrastructure Engineer), , HDA (structure engineer).
  • Specificity: Classified Site for Historical Monuments
  • Surface: 4 Hectare
  • Construction cost: 3 000 000 € HT
  • Date: Delivered Janvier 2014

Urbanization Camí dels Corrals in Manresa, Spain by santamaria.arquitectes

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Article source: santamaria.arquitectes 

The project designs the urbanization of a foot path located on the South slope of the Puigcardener, a small hill where the history of Manresa began and where the present Old Town starts, in the South end of the town. The hill raises next to the Cardener river, taking advantage of its height, comparing to the level of the rest of the town, with a good view of the city entrance and the county surroundings.

General view, Image Courtesy © Francesc Rubí

  • Architects: santamaria.arquitectes
  • Project: Urbanization Camí dels Corrals
  • Location: Manresa, Spain
  • Photography: Francesc Rubí
  • Design time: 2008
  • Completed time: 2009
  • Gross area: 2500 m2
  • Project Architect: Pere Santamaria, Mireia Palomas, Pilar Toll, Gemma Torras
  • Client: Manresa City Council


  • 1st prize Torsanlorenzo International Prize 2009
  • 1st prize III Landscape Architecture Exhibition 2009
  • Selected work for the 6th European Landscape Biennial 2010
  • Selected work for the Prize to Intervention on the Spanish Heritage 2009

Changsha Meixi Lake City Island in China by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Article source: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

1st prize for the design of the Meixi Urban Helix in Changsha by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten | The symbolic structure is a vantage point, high-rise walkway, and the new landmark of the expanded city.

In Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province in south-eastern China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International won out against international com-petitors (Archea Associati, Florence /Beijing und Cox Architecture, Sydney, Australia) in the architecture competition – with its concept for the Meixi Urban Helix. In the two-stage competition, participation in which was by invitation only, the design submitted by the German architects, who have a branch in Beijing, was awarded first prize.

Image Courtesy © KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

  • Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
  • Project: Changsha Meixi Lake City Island
  • Location: China
  • Area: approx. 20.000 square meters
  • Spiral length: approx. 1 kilometer
  • Height: 34 meters
  • Diameter: approx. 88 meters
  • Competition: Jan/2014, 1st prize
  • Completion: 2015

Oosterdokseiland (0245 ODEC) in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Crepain Binst Architecture nv

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Article source: Crepain Binst Architecture nv

Plot 3A is part of a large urban redevelopment project on the Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam. The master plan was drafted by Erick van Egeraat. Its concept is characterized by radials enabling the widest possible view of the water. The construction is a complex of 25,000 m² of shops, offices, social housing and luxurious apartments around a courtyard, enclosed by walls 10 floors high. The model garden is a green oasis of tranquillity between the quay and the railway line.

Image Courtesy © Dirk Verwoerd

  • Architects: Crepain Binst Architecture nv (Luc Reyn)
  • Project: Oosterdokseiland (0245 ODEC)
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Dirk Verwoerd and CIIID
  • Proprietor: MAB Development
  • Collaborator: Robert Osinga, Thomas Cols
  • Engineering: Huygen Elwako Apuiseurs
  • General contractor: Smits Bouwbedrijf
  • Start design: 2002
  • Temporary completion: 2012
  • Site: 3.100 m2
  • Total: 20.000 m
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