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Mulan Weichang Vistor Centre in Hebei, China by HDD

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Article source: HDD

The world of wildlife

This is the world of grass, animal and god. The imagination and curiosity of human beings towards grasslands is always fresh. The aboriginal people have their inner mind towards respecting nature, which is very important value towards contempory society. The mixture of different culture creates great lands for all kinds of art.

Image Courtesy © Su Shengliang

  • Architects: HDD (Zhang Hai’ao)
  • Project: Mulan Weichang Vistor Centre
  • Location: Mulan Weichang, Hebei, China
  • Photography: Su Shengliang
  • Client: Brain Media, Weichang Kangyang Tourism development co.,ltd.
  • Design Team: Huadu (Shanghai) Architecture & Urban Design Group (HDD), Yao Qiwei, Hang Xu, Wu Hao, Li Di, Li Hongxi, Wang Tingting, Zhao Shuang
  • Structure Team: Wang Guoxun, Zhang Yi, Pu Yiweng
  • Construction: Chengde Jiacheng construction co., ltd.
  • Management: Ying Hongwei
  • Special Thanks: Li Qing, Li Guang, Wang Xianfeng, Wang Xiaojun, Bai Long
  • Area: 275sqm


Fazer Visitor Center and Meeting Center in Vantaa, Finland by K2S ARCHITECTS

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Article source: K2S ARCHITECTS

The chocolate company Fazer is one of the best known Finnish brands with a strong heritage. In short, the new visitor center transforms the existing candy factory area into a destination for visitors.

Image Courtesy © Mika Huisman

  • Architects: K2S ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Fazer Visitor Center and Meeting Center
  • Location: FAZERINTIE 6, 01230 VANTAA, Finland
  • Photography: Mika Huisman
  • Client: Oy KARL FAZER Ab
  • Architect: Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola & Mikko Summanen Nina Vauhkonen, Sasu Marila, Matias Manninen, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Petri Ullakko, Matti Wäre, Tuuli Kanerva
  • Landscape Architect: MAISEMA-ARKKITEHTITOIMISTO NÄKYMÄ OY, Yrjö Ala-Heikkilä, Pia Kurki, Ana Torres Gomez
  • Exhibition Designer: ATELJE SOTAMAA, Kivi Sotamaa, Tuuli Sotamaa
  • Interior Designer: dSign Samuli Hintikka, Vertti Kivi
  • Structural Engineering: SS TERACON OY, Pasi Koivisto
  • Hvac Designer: INSINÖÖRITOIMISTO ÄYRÄVÄINEN OY, Esa Vehmaan-Kreula
  • Area: 5130 sqm
  • Status: Completed 9/2016


Apple Park Visitor Center in Cupertino, California by Foster + Partners

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Bringing the experience of Apple Park closer than ever, the new Visitor Center along Tantau Avenue opened to the public for the first time on Friday. Designed as an exclusive public gateway to Apple Park, it features an expansive roof terrace with stunning views of the main building that offers a unique glimpse into Apple Park.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Apple Park Visitor Center
  • Location: Cupertino, California, USA


MUSEO AMPARO in Puebla, Mexico by TEN Arquitectos

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: TEN Arquitectos 

In the historical center of Puebla, the Amparo Museum is housed in a complex of colonial buildings. The Amparo Foundation wanted to improve the visitor’s experience and increase the museum’s exhibition capacity without destroying the original historic construction. With a limited site, TEN Arquitectos modernized Amparo’s spaces and updated its circulation through the insertions of glass vestibules of varying scales.

Image Courtesy © TEN Arquitectos


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


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)


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


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


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


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
  • 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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