Archive for the ‘Visitor Center’ Category
Friday, November 13th, 2015
Article source: MVRDV
Today the City Council of Rotterdam has given go-ahead for the realisation of Collectiegebouw, the public depot building for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, at the envisioned location in Rotterdam’s Museumpark. With the art depot, which will be open to the public, Rotterdam creates a world premiere. The 14.000m2 depot is planned to open its doors in 2018.
MAIN VIEW ADD GREEN, Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Art depot of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
- Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Friday, November 13th, 2015
Article source: Manuel Fonseca Gallego
The building is located within the Natural Park of Los Calares del Mundo y la Sima in the area belonging to the municipality of Yeste, which is located in the province of Albacete, Castilla – La Mancha community (Spain).
Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán
- Architects: Manuel Fonseca Gallego (Blog)
- Project: VISITOR AND NATURE INTERPRETIVE CENTER
- Location: Albacete, Spain
- Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
- Software used: Autocad and photoshop
- Project Execution Team: Architect Jorge Muñoz Ibanez, Manuel Ruiz Machuca Quantity Surveyor,
- Promoter: Regional Government of Castilla – La Mancha, Ministry of Environment and Rural Development, Provincial Delegation of Albacete, Environmental Management Company of Castilla – La Mancha, SA (Geacam).
- Foreclosure Address: José Baídez Bertran Architectural Technician
- Geacam’s Works Ccordination: Sara Picazo Pradillo Architect.
- Construction: Agrarian Transformation Company SA (Tragsa)
- Project Date: June 2006
- Completion Work Date: March 2009
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Article source: Namu architects
Admiration for a “gable roof” which is very ordinary.
A gable roof is one of the most common building types at agricultural village. It has been used not only for Buddhist temples but also for storages and houses that were unknown. After modernization, the gable roof type is undergoing many changes that is about scale, usage, material and construction. Under the influence of industrialization and urbanization, long gable roofs need to be adapted to large-scale shed, vinyl greenhouse, and livestock processing plant. It is changing the scenery of agricultural villages. We pay attention to the gable roof that is common and long-running building type. As a “Living and Breathing Silence”, this building put the form of life by following the common building type on demand of site and programs.
Image Courtesy © JaeBum Myung
- Architects: Namu architects
- Project: CheongTae Mountain’s Visitor Information Centre
- Location: Hoengseong, Gangwon, South Korea
- Photography: JaeBum Myung
- Chief architect: jaebum myung
- Building area: 432.14
- Total area: 576.09
- Project year: 2014
Friday, October 16th, 2015
Article source: ANDRÁS KRIZSÁN DLA cert. architect
The new Visitor and Learning Center situated at the gate of the Káli-basin that demonstrates the herbs of the region was designed by András Krizsán DLA. The good-tempered group of buildings of the Learning Center reflects well on the Balaton Upland’s architectural traditions. Written by Dávid Bán, pictures by Tamás Bujnovszky.
Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky
- Architects: ANDRÁS KRIZSÁN DLA cert. architect
- Project: Herb-Valley Centre
- Location: ZÁNKA, Hungary
- Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky
- Architect Staff: Gabriella Takács cert. architect, László Nagy cert. architect
- Building Engineering: Rosza Csaba cert. building engineer / PUMPERO Bt
- Client: SF FOUNDATION
- Statics: Ákos Medek cert. architect, Gergely Szarka cert. civil engineer / MEDEK Iroda Ltd.
- Design: 2012-2013
- Construction: 2014
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Article source: Bechter Zaffignani Architekten
The new building for the power station control centre of Tiroler Wasserkraft AG in Silz is a massive, tower-like, free-standing building. The dominant building on the site was and still remains the old turbine building. Various additions reduced the impact made by this building, with the result that the high-energy processes on the power station site were no longer externally legible. Through the forma idiom it employs the new building attempts to depict these processes.
Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander
- Architects: Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, Bregenz
- Project: TIWAG POWER STATION CONTROL CENTRE WITH VISITOR CENTRE
- Location: Dr Meinrad Praxmarerstrasse, 6424 Silz, Tirol
- Photography: Rasmus Norlander, Zürich, Stockholm
- Client: Tiroler Wasserkraft AG, Innsbruck
- Project participants: Baumanagement Oswald (construction management, planning of building services and electrical services), ZSZ Ingenieure, Maurer and Partner (control room design), Weithas Bauphysik, K&M Brandschutzplanung, Comparex Austria (IT planning), Teindl Ziviltechniker (geology , hydrology), Zumtobel Licht, Fröschl AG (concrete construction), Luzian Bouvier (building services), Airtech (ventilation), Fiegl&Spielberger (electrical services)
- Procedure: competition for a new building for the power station control centre with visitor centre, Silz | 1st prize, EU-wide,limited entry competition according to Austrian federal procurement law with selection of entrants (prequalification)
- Realisation: 2012-2014
Friday, January 16th, 2015
Article source: Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited
The Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre is a new place in the Cowichan Valley for public gathering, exchange and display. It was developed as a joint venture between the BC Forest Discovery Centre, the Chambers of Commerce of the Cowichan Valley, and by the Municipalities of Duncan and North Cowichan. It has been described by locals as a “public living room” – and this vision became our mantra as the project moved forward.
Image Courtesy © Bob Matheson
- Architects: Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited
- Project: Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre
- Location: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
- Photography: Bob Matheson
- Project Year: 2013
- Project Area: 3100 sq. ft.
- Client: Cowichan’s Chambers of Commerce and the District of North Cowichan
- StructuralEngineering: Crosier Kilgour& Partners
- Mechanical Engineering: G.D. Stasynec and Associates Limited
- ElectricalEngineering: PRO Engineering Inc.
- Landscape Design: Cynthia Cohlmeyer Landscape Architect
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Article source: Max Dudler
Architect Max Dudler has designed a new visitor centre for the medieval Sparrenburg fortress in Bielefeld. The new building was opened on 17 September 2014 after a one-year planning and construction period. An info point for the nearby Johannisberg garden and park will follow at the end of the year, also based on plans by Max Dudler who won the 2013 competition for the realisation of both projects. The visitor centre has created a new spatial frame for the historical bailey. The material and expression represent a contemporary update of fortress architecture.
Image Courtesy © Stefan Müller
- Architects: Max Dudler
- Project: Sparrenburg visitor centre
- Location: Bielefeld, Germany
- Photography: Stefan Müller
- Client: Immobilienservicebetrieb (ISB)
- Occupant: City of Bielefeld, Bielefeld Marketing GmbH
- Building volume:
- Usable floor area: 78.55 m2
- Gross floor area: 135.70 m2
- Gross building volume: 728.71 m3
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Article source: H3T architects
“We were inspired by, among other things, the Rubik’s Cube, the structure made of cubes in a cube where individual parts can change positions. Visitors to our pavilion represent the mobile component, i.e. imaginary particles which can use the structure as a landscape with a view.”
Image Courtesy © Rostislav Zapletal
- Architects: H3T architects
- Project: Designblok observatory cube
- Location: Prague’s city center, Czech Republic
- Photography: Rostislav Zapletal
- Thanks: Praha 1, Ferona, BOHEMIA-PARKET
- Producer: Profil Media
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Article source: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
The proposal creates a holistic vision for the heart of the ambitious Great Fen masterplan. The visitor experience is conceived to be delightful, interactive and informative with the Visitor Centre interwoven within a large mosaic of differing fen landscapes and habitats. Paths and canals radiate from the Visitor Centre to link with the rich wetland landscape.
Image Courtesy © Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
- Architects: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
- Project: Great Fens Visitor Centre
- Location: wetland, Uk
- Landscape Archietct: Englebeck Studio – Luke Englebeck
- Structural Engineer: Techniker – Matthew Wells
- Services Engineer: Synergy – Jim Grace
- Cost Consultant: Exigere – Richard Hopper
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Article source: Lee Boyd
Lee Boyd has recently collaborated on the exciting new visitor centre for Beefeater Gin at their distillery in central London which now provides visitors an insight into the history of gin and an understanding of the process of gin making. A bold new extension providing a point of entry to the centre, links the different parts of the distillery and allows visitors to move from the exhibition floor to the stills house without interrupting the day to day workings at Beefeater. Beefeater Gin is the world’s number one premium gin and has been made in the heart of London for over 150 years, the only international brand to have its distillery in the capital. Beefeater is uniquely placed to call itself the Home of Gin and tell the intriguing story of the entwined history of London and Gin.
Image Courtesy © Paul Riddle
- Architects: Lee Boyd
- Project: Beefeater
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Paul Riddle
- Software used: Microstation