Archive for the ‘Urban Design’ Category
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
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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
Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Article source: piuarch
Like some sort of sinuous, white wave, the Porta Nuova Building fits in with the master plan for the urban redevelopment of the old railway station in Porta Nuova, Milan, situated between Corso Como, Garibaldi Station, the Isola neighbourhood and Piazza della Repubblica. This huge structure extends over a distance of 140 metres to create a structure covering a total of 16,500 m² designed for holding offices and shops. This powerful and, at the same time, lightweight, white coloured, glazed building serves a fundamental “urban purpose”: it hinges together the existing city and the latest dynamics triggered off by the entire Porta Nuova project, falling in line with the heights of the old buildings and embracing the square that is set higher level than the surrounding roads.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna
- Architects: piuarch
- Project: Porta Nuova Building
- Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, 20124 Milano (Mi), Italy
- Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
- Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, Rhino
- Team leader: Gianni Mollo
- Piuarch team: Yusuke Aizawa, Erica Cazzaniga, Yuji Kobayashi, Andres Mahdjoubian, Hirotaka Oishi, Antonio Pisanò, Claudia Savastano
- Architectural construction design: Tekne S.p.a.
- Structural design: MSC Associati S.r.l.
- M & E design: Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi S.r.l.
- Lanscape design: Land S.r.l.
Friday, June 16th, 2017
Article source: MAD arkitekter
The challenge was extreme: What to do with an urban space which is 10 x 90 metres in area, with minimal sunlight and a requirement of 200 bicycle parking places? This strip of city floor should give pedestrians (and cyclists!) a pleasant experience and, at the same time, provide a suitable entrance to the commercial areas on ground floor level
Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter
- Architects: MAD arkitekter
- Project: Mad Building
- Location: Oslo, Norway
- Landscape architects: Grindaker AS
- Lighting consultants: ÅF Lighting
- Produced by: Richard Tangen, Tangen Maskin
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
Article source: v2com
Eray Carbajo announces Urban Rural, a new dwelling typology for a sustainable transformation strategy that will become exemplar for Istanbul’s future redevelopment, with construction completion in 2019.
Urban Rural proposes a hybrid unit of habitation where one can be close to the city center and simultaneously enjoy the lifestyle of rural living, while having strong interaction with the community and neighborhood.
Urban Rural West View, Image Courtesy © Eray Carbajo
- Architects: Eray Carbajo
- Project: Unveiling Urban Rural
- Location: Beyoğlu, Turkey
- Client: Esta Construction
- Design: Inanc Eray, Gonzalo Carbajo
- Design Team: Emana Ljajic, Marco Mattia Cristofori, Ugur Imamoglu
- Project Team: Ugur Imamoglu, Marco Mattia Cristofori, Ahlam Hamed, Egemen Onur Kaya, Anil Sakaryali
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Article source: GRAFT GmbH
After two decades of infrastructural and urban development, China is now also expanding rapidly in the tourism sector. To promote faster growth, the Chinese government declared several “tourism formation zones”. One of these is the area around the spectacular Changbai volcano in the province Jilin, adjoining the border to North Korea. The region is dominated by vast forests that extend as far as Siberia. The permafrost between November and April makes the area a potential tourist mecca for winter sports.
Image Courtesy © GRAFT GmbH
- Architects: GRAFT GmbH
- Project: Changbaishan Ski Jumps
- Location: Wangtiane, Changbai Mountain, Jilin Province, China
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper
- Client: Zhonghong Investment Co. Ltd
- GFA: 88,000 m²
- Year: 2006
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Article source: OMA
A historically significant stadium due to its distinctive design, with the oval stands positioned close to the pitch so audience and players are in intimate proximity, De Kuip is known for its unique and intense atmosphere. Built 80 years ago, the current stadium of Rotterdam-based football club Feyenoord no longer fulfills modern demands. To facilitate the football club’s expanding ambitions both in the national and European football leagues, multiple plans for a new and renovated stadium have been made and presented over the past decade, none of which received final approval. In 2016, Operatie NL, OMA and Feyenoord proposed a different approach: the construction of a new stadium combined with the development of the surrounding neighborhood.
Image Courtesy © OMA
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Feyenoord City
- Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Clients: Stadion Feijenoord NV, Feyenoord Rotterdam NV
- Associates-in-charge: Kees van Casteren, Paolo Caracini
- Team: Andrea Tabocchini, Edmond Lakatos, Emma Lubbers, MacAuley Brown, Max Scherer, Rina Kang, Roza Matveeva, Shinji Takagi, Tanner Merkeley, imur Shabaev, Thomas Brown