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Kangas – City of Gardens in Jyväskylä, Finland by Schauman & Nordgren Architects

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects 

Schauman & Nordgren Architects are announced winners of the open masterplan competition for the transformation of the old industrial area of Kangas in Jyväskylä. The jury awarded the proposal “Kangas – City of Gardens” a first prize.

The city of Jyväskylä has approximately 140.000 inhabitants and is one of the fastest growing business centres in Finland. The former industrial area of Kangas is located about 1,5 km north-east of the city centre of Jyväskylä and is characterized by the historically and culturally significant paper factory located in the heart of the area. The factory complex has been transformed into a creative campus used by the educational institutions of the city. The aim of the competition was to introduce a diverse and robust urban structure for living, working and learning in the immediate context of the transformed factory complex. When fully developed, the area of Kangas will introduce 5.000 new homes and more than 2000 new work places. In addition to that a large educational campus facility of 33.000 m2 will be located in the area.

Kangas Plaza. The ground floors open up towards the life on the square, Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects

  • Architects: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
  • Project: Kangas – City of Gardens
  • Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Client: City of Jyväskylä, Skanska construction Ltd, YIT construction Ltd, Jyväs Parkki Oy
  • Collaborators: Jouni Lehtomaa (traffic planning), Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
  • Size: 110.000 m2

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New station and City Hall in Växjö, Sweden by White Arkitekter

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: White Arkitekter

With its proposal “Under one roof” White Arkitekter won the design competition for a new station and City Hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö. As the motto suggests, the building gathers several functions in one volume and connects the city’s different parts. This new ‘living room’ is open, welcoming everyone from teenage girls and senior citizens to municipal employees and visitors. The building also creates a new silhouette in the city.

One of the entrances to Växjö’s new station and City Hall building, Image Courtesy © Tegmark

  • Architects: White Arkitekter
  • Project: New station and City Hall
  • Location: Växjö, Sweden
  • Photography: Tegmark
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad

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LONDON BAY in United Kingdom by Hermann Kamte & Associates

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Hermann Kamte & Associates

In 2015, we have been participate to “a folly for London competition” a contest organised by A Folly For London; a platform for articles and public engagement regarding the issues underlying the proposed Garden Bridge in central London which launched with a free-to-enter and open-to-all satirical competition for architecture of the absurd.

Image Courtesy © Hermann Kamte & Associates

  • Architects: Hermann Kamte & Associates
  • Project: LONDON BAY
  • Location: London, UK
  • Designer: Hermann Kamte
  • Status : Proposal – Criticism

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PATCH22 in Amsterdam, Netherlands by FRANTZEN et al

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Patch22, designed by FRANTZEN et al, was awarded the WAN 2016 residential award on January 10th 2017 and was also given a Green Award a day earlier. In December the project was runner-up to the Amsterdam Zuiderkerk award for the best housing project of 2016 while in November Patch22 was runner-up for the ARC2016 innovation awards.

South west view, Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: FRANTZEN et al
  • Project: PATCH22
  • Location: Johan van Hasseltkade 202-306, 1032 LP Amsterdam
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Lemniskade Projects, Amsterdam (Tom Frantzen and Claus Oussoren)
  • Project team: Tom Frantzen, Karel van Eijken, Laura Reinders
  • MEP consultant: H20 installation consultancy & building management
  • Building management: H20 installation consultancy & building management
  • Structural engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Hillen and Roosen, Amsterdam
  • Area: 5400 m2
  • Budget (building costs): €6.400.000
  • Design: 2009-2014
  • Completed: 2016

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Bringing Together Urban Design, Architecture and Art in Frankfurt, Germany by schneider+schumacher

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Even from far away, the new sculpture in the office complex “die welle” draws attention to itself, inviting further exploration. It is an attraction that promotes the urban integration of the office complex within the adjacent inner city district.

The project remit was to redesign the external landscaped area in order to enhance the office complex “die welle“, located close to the Alte Oper in Frankfurt am Main. It was the name of the complex that sparked the initial idea for schneider+schumacher’s design. The architects decided to take this concept further and at the same time, to explore it in more depth: in the form of a three-dimensional wave that not only defines the space and attracts attention, but also creates an inviting place where people will want to be, therefore revitalizing the area. “When we see something onto which we can project our own images, experiences and memories, it conjures up associations and emotions. It awakens our interest”, explains Prof. Michael Schumacher, who, together with Till Schneider, runs the architectural practice schneider+schumacher.

Joyful wave, Image Courtesy © schneider+schumacher

  • Architects: schneider+schumacher
  • Project: Bringing Together Urban Design, Architecture and Art
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Client: AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets
  • Workmanship sculptures: Arnold AG
  • Structure Planning: B+G Ingenieur Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH
  • Landscape Design: KLA kiparlandschaftsarchitekten GmbH
  • Gross floor area: about 6.160 m²
  • Planning and construction dates: 11/2013 – 04/2016

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Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

1. TOUR ET TAXIS: TOWARDS A MIXED-USE ECO-NEIGHBORHOOD

Whereas most developing countries can write their future starting from a blank slate, European cities face the challenge of transforming their built heritage to secure their energy, social and economic transition towards post-carbon, circular and interdependent urban living.

It means being determined to act as forward thinkers, and to bring our new project “Tour & Taxis” into the 21st century in terms of uses, technological progress, social innovation, and sustainable building principles. Today’s architecture is capable of implementing “energy solidarity” between a piece of architectural heritage — industrial in this case — and a contemporary project. The latter provides the necessary energy to the former by integrating renewable energies, thus limiting carbon emissions as recommended by the COP 21.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: Tour & Taxis
  • Location: Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: Extensa, T&T Project S.A.
  • Program: 85 000 M² Housing (Zone B) + 50 000 M² Office + Retail + Leisure (Gare Maritime)
  • Surface Area: 135 000 M²
  • Status : W.I.P.

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Oulu Travel Centre in Finland by Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Architects m3

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

The design area is located by the railway, at the junction of City of Oulu’s urban fabric, where the low and small-scale district of Puu-Raksila meets with the more high-rising city centre. The design joins together these two different scales and construction methods, which, at the same time, creates an areal entity with a distinctive and attractive identity.

Image Courtesy © Brick Visual

  • Architects: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Architects m3
  • Project: Oulu Travel Centre
  • Location: Oulu, Finland
  • Rendering: Brick Visual
  • Team: Ilmari Lahdelma,Rainer Mahlamäki, Janne Pihlajaniemi, Kari Nykänen, Jukka Savolainen, Petri Saarelainen, Teemu Seppälä, Laura Iivarinen, Heidi Siitonen, Taavi Henttonen, Joona Hulmi, Julius Seniunas, Cristian Stoian, Hanna Kosunen, Ville Rautiainen.
  • Landscape architecture:  Maisema-arkkitehtitoimisto Näkymä Oy
  • Traffic Planner: Plaana Oy
  • Cost Consultant and Real Estate: Rakennusinsinööritoimisto Rimako Oy
  • Gross floor areas:
    • Residential blocks: 65 000 m2
    • Office buildings: 10 000 m2
    • Travel Services Centre: 32 800 m2
  • Results: January 2017

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Budapart – Largest Urban Development in Budapest, Hungary by ADEPT

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: ADEPT 

The local municipal authorities recently approved the ambitious design for the ‘Budapart’ neighbourhood, the largest singular urban development in Budapest for almost 30 years. ADEPT won the commission to design the new urban area with a masterplan based on a distorted grid structure with references to both historic and modern parts of the city. Construction of the first buildings have already started in the 43 ha mixed-use neighbourhood, where built property will count approximately 600.000 m2.

Budapart Waterfront, Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Budapart – Largest Urban Development
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

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Hiedanranta Innovation bay in Tampere, Finland by Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: MANDAWORKS

The team of MANDAWORKS and SCHAUMAN & NORDGREN ARCHITECTS are now officially announced winners of the open international competition organized by the city of Tampere for the Hiedanranta city district in Tampere, Finland. The Jury awarded the proposal, ’Hiedanranta Innovation Bay’ with a shared first prize.

The Innovation Spine and its public life. Mandaworks and Schauman & Nordgren Architects, Image Courtesy © Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects

  • Architects: Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects
  • Project: Hiedanranta Innovation bay
  • Location: Tampere, Finland
  • Client: City of Tampere
  • Collaborators: Traffic consultant Jouni Lehtomaa
  • Assignment: Urban Design and City Planning
  • Size: 1.500.000 m2 bilt area, 246 Hectares land-area

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International landscape design competition for Han river in Da Nang, Vietnam by OMGEVING cvba

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: OMGEVING cvba

The Antwerp based design company OMGEVING, member of the B-DNA partnership[1] and for this competition named ‘OMG-designers and partners’, was awarded the joint first prize in the prestigious international design competition for Han Riverfront Da Nang City. The jury decided to select two laureates out of seven accepted applicants.

The city of Da Nang is located in central Vietnam and consists of five districts. These districts cover a total surface area of 1,250 km² and have a total population of about one million inhabitants. The city of Da Nang, characterized by its two coastlines along the East Sea and the Han River Delta in the city centre, is currently in a state of vast economic expansion and urban development.

Image Courtesy © OMGEVING cvba

Image Courtesy © OMGEVING cvba

  • Architects: OMGEVING cvba
  • Project: International landscape design competition for Han river
  • Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Client: Vietnam Institute of Architecture
  • Team: Amedeo Ardolino, Andries Deconinck, Carolien Decq, Daphné Roels, Hang Zhang, Luc Wallays, Kevin Favere, Steven Petit
  • Partners: HUNI architectes (France – Vietnam), Boydens Engineering (Belgium – Vietnam), Ney&partners (Belgium – Vietnam) en Hydroscan (België)
  • Surface area: 2.2 hectare
  • Date of design: 2016
  • Realisation from: 2017

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