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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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Hyperloop One in Dubai, UAE by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group 

“With Hyperloop One we have given form to a mobility ecosystem of pods and portals, where the waiting hall has vanished along with waiting itself. Hyperloop One combines collective commuting with individual freedom at near supersonic speed. We are heading for a future where our mental map of the city is completely reconfigured, as our habitual understanding of distance and proximity – time and space – is warped by this virgin form of travel.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.

Image Courtesy © BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Hyperloop One
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Client: Hyperloop One
  • Collaborators: BIG Ideas
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
  • Project Leader: Sören Grünert
  • Team: Erik Berg Kreider, Adi Krainer, Ashton Stare, Cheyenne Vandevoorde, Cristian Lera, Daniele Pronesti, Derek Wong, Domenic Schmid, Evan Wiskup, Francesca Portesine, Kristian Hindsberg, Lam Le Nguyen, Lasse Kristensen, Linda Halim, Maureen Rahman, Ovidiu Munteanu, Pei Pei Yang, Ryan Duval, Stephen Steckel, Terrence Chew, Thomas Christoffersen, Veronica Moretti
  • Date: 08/11/2016
  • Status: In Progress

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Krieau.viertel zwei plus in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The concept of urban development is based on the landscape of open spaces with trees (historical Prater landscape) and the building units positioned in it. The sequence of built-up and undeveloped space is the result of the rhythm of several parameters including: spatial edges, rough-determining distances, orientation and interspaces. Due to the bridge connections in airy heights, eye-to-eye connections are maintained and a diversified movement with different room coverings along the lively ground floor zone is given. Places, meadows, landscapes accompany the residents, users and visitors on the fast way through or during a leisurely walk through the district of Zwei Plus. The difference between open spaces and differently equipped places takes place in addition to the adjacent buildings and the surroundings. Use: car parking, green campus with offices, dormitories and residential studios.

Image Courtesy © on3studio

Image Courtesy © on3studio

 

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects
  • Project: Krieau.viertel zwei plus
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Visualization: on3studio
  • Client: IC ProjektentwicklungsgmbH
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Hannes Zergoi, Janine Jakubik, Laura Llinares, Adam Myczkowski, Giacomo Zanin
  • Size: 44000 m2
  • Year: 2014

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Oamsterdam in Netherlands by HofmanDujardin

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: HofmanDujardin

Dutch architectural firm, HofmanDujardin, introduces a revolutionary, life-enhancing urban strategy for the city of Amsterdam. “We live in Amsterdam and we love Amsterdam. It is a fabulous city, and we want to make it more fabulous,” says Michiel Hofman. Oamsterdam offers an innovative plan to connect the northern district to the rest of the city. Mirroring the form of the exiting half-circle of the north, we will create a circular path through the city, thus restoring Amsterdam’s historic connection to the water and opening up the Ij waterfront. The inner ring will be a vital new connection uniting areas of the city, bringing space and air to the historic, crowded centre.

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

  • Architects: HofmanDujardin (Sustainable urban strategy for Amsterdam)
  • Project: Oamsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Visualizations: A2 Studio
  • Team: Barbara Dujardin, Michiel Hofman and Arjen Aarnoudse
  • Year: November 2016

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ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS in Munich, Germany by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The project expands the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, built in 1876, and is also meant to be a conceptual renewal. The open configuration of buildings produces a sequence of transitory connecting spaces between the park and urban spaces. Main elements are the glass facade, the gate to the Academy, the inner court, and the studio terraces.

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Marcus Buck, Duccio Malagamba
  • Client: Freistaat Bayern
  • Design Principals: Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky
  • Project Partner: Frank Stepper
  • Design Architect: Hartmut Hank
  • Project Team: Johannes Behrens, Sebastian Denda, Stefan Hochstrasser, Rolf Mattmüller, Mark Myndl, Régis Péan, Markus Pillhofer, Jessica Ramge, Karolin Schmidbaur, Hari Setka (3-D Modell), Egon Türmer, Sepp Weichenberger Model Building: Philip Bley, Michael Gaertner, Bettina Hartung, Anja Passek, Jakob Przybylo, Rafal Paszenda
  • Construction Supervision: Letzbor Bau-Engineering GmbH, St. Georgen an der Gussen, Austria
  • Project Management: IMP-Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen, Munich, Germany
  • Structural Engineering : Planungsgruppe Brachmann, Munich, Germany
  • HVAC + Acoustics: Kuzyl und Sander, Munich, Germany / IGT, Unterhaching, Germany
  • Gross Floor Area: 9,909 m²
  • Usable Floor Area: 5,666 m²
  • Start of Construction:   07/2003
  • Completion: 10/2005

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XILI SPORTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE in Shenzhen, South China by MVRDV

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: MVRDV

Located in a residential area along the Dasha Green Corridor, which stretches from the Nanshan mountain park to the Yangtai mountain park, the soon-to-be realised Xili Sports and Cultural Centre, Shenzhen is an experience centre for sports, well-being, leisure and culture seeking to achieve profound connections between nature, sports and culture, thus serving wide-ranging age groups and interests.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: XILI SPORTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE
  • Location: Xili an area of Nanshan District, Shenzhen, South China
  • Client: Shenzhen Nanshan Government
  • Design team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Wenchian Shi, Gustavo van Staveren, Tiantian Zhang, Daehee Suk, Duong Vu Hong, Patryk Slusarski, Xiaoting Chen, Mikel Vazquez, Bowen Zhu
  • Co-architect: Zhubo Architecture Design
  • Site and Program: A total surface area of 105,000 m2 consisting of a 20,000m2 theatre-amphitheatre, 15,000m2 Basketball-Badminton arena, 10,000m2 multifunctional arena and 6,000m2 swimming pool, presenting a dynamic public space with multiple layers.
  • Year: 2017 +

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