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Opusztaszer Visitor Center in Hungary by Ivanka Factory & Design Services

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Ivanka Factory & Design Services

OPUSTERRA PANEL was created with a very specific design intent – to create a PANEL that resembles being pulled out from the ground in one, swift move, evoking earthiness, natural aesthetics, and ancient materiality.

This development aimed to create a unique, qualitative architecture with a new and multifunctional visitor center. The architectural work was lead by István MURKA, who reflects to the local traditions in this work. This bipolar building is closely tied to the materials using and the traditional construction solutions of this area. The process involved developing a unique manufacturing process, where the high-tech material of IVANKA is applied by hand into a specialized cast, and the result is a PANEL that is never the same as any other. The PANELS are more than 3 meters long. The resulting surface of the large format is naturally raw, aggregate-revealing, shows ample aggregates, and is reminiscent of the layers of the soil as it emerges from the deep.

Image Courtesy © Tibor Zsitva

  • Architects: Ivanka Factory & Design Services (István MURKA)
  • Project: Opusztaszer Visitor Center
  • Location: Opusztaszer, Hungary
  • Photography: Tibor Zsitva
  • Specified IVANKA product: highly customized facade PANELS
  • Related services: design and engineering services, project management, research and development, technological innovation, customized factory production, packaging, delivery, installation
  • Highlighted features: custom colour development, surface development of aggregate revealing extra raw, layered concrete texture, 3+ meters long large format panels, engineered to Halfen fixing system
  • Concrete in numbers: 3500 sqm surface area
  • Year: 2015

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The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup A/S

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Dorte Mandrup A/S

The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre – ultramodern, sculptural architecture rooted in local tradition

With a completely re-conceptualized conversion and extension, the Wadden Sea Centre – gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – has recently been opened to the public in Ribe on the west coast of Denmark. At the new Wadden Sea Centre, internationally renowned Danish architecture firm Dorte Mandrup has set a new standard for combining the local building culture and history of the area with an ultramodern, sculptural architectural appearance.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup A/S
  • Project: The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre
  • Location: Vester Vedsted, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Client: Esbjerg Municipality
  • Consultant: Dorte Mandrup A/S
  • Exhibition: JAC studios, Jason Bruges, No Parking
  • Landscape: Marianne Levinsen Landskab APS
  • General Contractor: Bo Michelsen A/S
  • Engineering, Construction: Anders Christensen Rådgivende ingeniører ApS
  • Engineering, Installations: Steensen Varming
  • Area: 2,800 square meters.
  • Price: The building including the new exhibition cost approximately 7.2 million euro (53 million DKK)

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Kalø Tower Visitor Access in Rønde, Denmark by MAParchitects

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: MAParchitects

The project allows access to one of Denmark’s archaeological gems, while offering and intricate spatial experience. Previously inaccessible, the visitor can enter and climb the main space of the tower, perceive the archaeological layers and view the landscape. Culture and nature, at a small and large scale, are united by this spiral access.

Image Courtesy © David A. Garcia

  • Architects: MAParchitects
  • Project: Kalø Tower Visitor Access
  • Location: Rønde, Denmark
  • Photography: David A. Garcia and Bjørn Pierri Enevoldsen

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Red Rock Canton Visitor Center in Las Vegas, Nevada by Line and Space, LLC

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

General Description

Within the Mojave Desert, the 200,000 acre Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area stands out as a place of wonder. The new Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the Conservation Area and includes a visitor arrival space, classroom with outdoor patio, gift shop, 300 seat amphitheater, shaded outdoor gathering areas and 15,400 square feet of exterior exhibit space.

Fire Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Line and Space, LLC

  • Architects: Line and Space, LLC
  • Project: Red Rock Canton Visitor Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autodesk Autocad, 3D Studio Max

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center in Seattle, Washington by Olson Kundig

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig 

The vision behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is to educate, inspire, and motivate people through storytelling—sharing the work of others who are focused on improving the lives of people around the globe. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can investigate some of the challenges facing the world, learn how people are tackling those problems, and explore their own ideas and solutions to challenges that matter to them.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

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NEW NEUE GALERIE – MUSEUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY in Berlin, Germany by MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: MCKNHM Architects

The building assignment, calling for a new element between “icons of 20th century architectural history,“ Mies Van Der Rohe’s Neuer National Gallery and Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonics among other listed buildings of high cultural and architectural significance, requires both a sensitive and strong architectural as well as urban intervention. To us, composition, clarity and austerity all coalesce to form an appropriate response, situated at the nexus of the urban fabric at Berlin’s Cultural Forum.

EXTERIOR VIEW ENTRANCE NORTH, Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft

EXTERIOR VIEW ENTRANCE NORTH, Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft

  • Architects: MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft
  • Project: NEW NEUE GALERIE – MUSEUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Partners: MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft – Mark Mueckenheim and Nicole Lambrou
  • Team: Mark Mueckenheim (MCKNHM), Nicole Lambrou (Tinkercraft), Tara Abedini, Nojan Adami, (f)Landschaftsarchitektur, Gunter
  • Fischer, ARUP San Francisco, Felix Weber
  • Scale: 27725m²
  • Year: 2015/2016

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Pedrali Urban Life in Milan, ‎Italy by Migliore + Servetto Architects

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Article source: Migliore + Servetto Architects

The project Pedrali Urban Life by Migliore+Servetto Architects places the visitor at the centre of a kaleidoscopic urban setting to explore Pedrali new proposals for Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan.

Image Courtesy © Ottavio Tomasini

Image Courtesy © Ottavio Tomasini

  • Architects: Migliore + Servetto Architects
  • Project: Pedrali Urban Life
  • Location: Fiera Milano – Rho, Milan, ‎Italy
  • Photography: Ottavio Tomasini
  • Client: Pedrali
  • Date: 02.04.2016 – 17.04.2016

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Cabañeros National Park Visitors Center and Interactive Museum in Horcajo de los Montes, Spain by Álvaro Planchuelo

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: Álvaro Planchuelo 

The Cabañeros National Park Visitors Center and Interactive Museum is a public architectonic intervention whose main objective is to promote ecotourism in the populations that forms the environment of the park, through information, exhibition, research and care of the main values of this natural space.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Santonja / Alberto Cubas

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Santonja / Alberto Cubas

  • Architects: Álvaro Planchuelo                         
  • Project: Cabañeros National Park Visitors Center and Interactive Museum  
  • Location: Horcajo de los Montes, Ciudad Real, Spain 
  • Photography: Ricardo Santonja / Alberto Cubas
  • Collaborating architects: Susana Sánchez-Izquierdo, Laura de Aurora, Luis de la Infanta
  • Collaboration museography project: Lunatus / Expociencia
  • Engineerings: Prosec S.L. (Structure), Reolid Consulting (Facilities)
  • Promoter: Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales (OAPN). Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino.
  • Area: 4.637 m2
  • Open date: Octubre 2015
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit, Presto

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Visitor centre ‘Kasteeltuin Slot Assumburg’ in Heemskerk, Netherlands by lab03

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Article source: lab03

At the end of 2014, in collaboration with contractor Somass, lab03 won the competition for a new visitor centre next to the historical castle Assumburg in Heemskerk (The Netherlands). The new centre became necessary following the reconstruction of the historical castle garden and the subsequent increase in the number of visitors. The building accommodates a general reception area, an office for the volunteers and a workshop. Construction was completed at the end of 2015.

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Staats

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Staats

  • Architects: lab03, Westzaan | Wouter de Haas
  • Project: Visitor centre ‘Kasteeltuin Slot Assumburg’
  • Location: Tolweg 9, Heemskerk, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Staats
  • Client: Municipality of Heemskerk
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Somass, Zaandijk
  • Completed: December 2015

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Kebony Enhances Historic California Park in San Jose by Page & Turnbull

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: Page & Turnbull

Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center that neighbors the park’s historic orchards, a 3,600 square foot Staff and Maintenance Building with storage and a 300 square foot entry kiosk.

Image Courtesy © Rob Hansen

Image Courtesy © Rob Hansen

  • Architects: Page & Turnbull
  • Project: Kebony Enhances Historic California Park
  • Location: San Jose, California, US
  • Photography: Rob Hansen

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