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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

Awards

  • 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

Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan in Da Nang, Vietnam by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Son Tra Peninsula is located about 8 kilometers northeast of the city of Da Nang, in Central Vietnam. Projecting out into the South China Sea, the peninsula is approximately 60 square kilometers and sits about 700 meters above sea level.

Image Courtesy © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  • Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Project: Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan
  • Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Photography: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Owner: City of Da Nang
  • Construction: City of Da Nang Department of Construction; Da Nang Construction Planning Institute

The East River Blueway Plan in Manhattan’s East River Waterfront, New York by WXY architecture + urban design

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: WXY architecture + urban design 

The East River Blueway Plan is a community-based waterfront initiative that establishes a planning and urban design framework for Manhattan’s East River waterfront, from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 38th Street. The Blueway plan provides a vision for an accessible waterfront and aims to protect critical infrastructure, attenuate storm surges and help manage stormwater issues.

Image Courtesy © WXY architecture + urban design

  • Architects: WXY architecture + urban design
  • Project: The East River Blueway Plan
  • Location: Manhattan’s East River Waterfront, New York
  • Photography: WXY architecture + urban design
  • Consultant: S + M Studio
  • Engineer – Consulting: AKRK; Arcadis; Philip Habib + Associates; Weidlinger Associates
  • Engineer – Environmental: eDesign Dynamics
  • Landscape Architecture: Judith Heintz Landscape

Large urban design project in a planned special economic zone, Shenzhen, China by gmp · von Gerkan

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: gmp · von Gerkan

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned with the design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.

Image Courtesy © gmp

  • Architects: gmp · von Gerkan
  • Project: Large urban design project in a planned special economic zone
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • International competition 2013: 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Project Management: Jens Weiler, Martin Gänsicke
  • Design Team: Clemens Kampermann, George Liang, Johannes Erdmann, Boyan Kolchakov, Cheng Huang, Slava Savova, Amelie Kulassek, Christian Machnacki, Ji Xu, Wei Qin, Zhicong Chen, Jan Deml, Bin Zhou, Thilo Zehme, Niklas Veelken, Jing Xue
  • Client: Shenzhen Metro Group Ltd.

Emporia in Kansas by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Emporia is first and foremost an urban planning project in which offices, housing, and retail come together in a mixed-use development along Boulevarden and Stationsgatan in Hyllie, on the south side of Malmö. The main idea of our winning competition entry was to hide inward-looking retail behind a wreath of residential and commercial buildings. The whole shopping complex would thereby eventually become integrated into the fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © Tord-Rikard Söderström

  • Architects: Wingårdhs through, Gert Wingårdh, Johan Eklind and Joakim Lyth
  • Project: Emporia
  • Location: Kansas
  • Photography: Tord-Rikard Söderström
  • Interior architect: Wingårdhs through,  Helena Toresson
  • Graphic design: Wingårdhs through, Jennie Stolpe
  • Landscape design: Thyréns AB (Anders Dahl, Pamela Sjöstrand). Address: Isbergs gata 15, 205 19 Malmö
  • Landscape design (roof park): Wingårdhs, Landskapsgruppen Öresund AB (Sofia Hultenberg. Address: Kyrkogatan 19, 22222 Lund) and Louise Lundberg
  • Client: Steen & Ström Sverige AB (Erik Lennhammar, Address: Box 16335, 10326 Stockholm)
  • Site of the building: Hyllie Boulevard 19, Malmö, Sweden
  • Completion date: October 2012
  • Construction costs: SEK 2,5 billion
  • Total area in square meters: 207 000 m² (including multi-storey car park) + 27 000 m² roof park
  • Construction management: Advansia (Ingvar Nohlin)
  • Structural engineers: Cowi AB (Christian Evertsson, Roberto Caprile)
  • Geotechnical engineering: Cowi AB (Sven Lind)
  • Mechanical services and sanitary engineering: ÅF-Infrastruktur AB (Martin Åvall, Ulrik Andersson)
  • Electrical planning: ÅF-Infrastruktur AB (Hannu Matiasson)
  • Fire Safety Engineering: ÅF-Installation AB (Peter Johannesson, Johan Borgman)
  • Traffic planning and management: Tyréns AB (Per Eneroth)

Green Valley project breaks ground in Shanghai, China by schmidt hammer lassen architects

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Article source: schmidt hammer lassen architects’

On 30 May 2013, schmidt hammer lassen architects, East China Architecture and Design Institute, and Shanghai Expo Construction Development Company celebrated the ground breaking for, and start of construction of, the new Green Valley project on the site of the former 2010 Shanghai Expo.

Image Courtesy © schmidt hammer lassen architects’

  • Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects’
  • Project: Green Valley project breaks ground
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Lead design architect: schmidt hammer lassen architects
  • Local architect: ECADI (East China Architecture and Design Institute)
  • Client: Shanghai EXPO Construction Development Co. Ltd.
  • Area: 50,000 m²
  • Competition: 2012, 1st prize in invited international competition
  • Status: Construction period 2013 – 2015

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