Archive for the ‘Visitor Center’ Category
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
- Architects: Page & Turnbull
- Project: Kebony Enhances Historic California Park
- Location: San Jose, California, US
- Photography: Rob Hansen
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Article source: x-architects
Wasit Natural Reserve was originally a waste-water and rubbish dump. The rehabilitation process of the damaged eco-system started in 2005, 40,000m2 of rubbish removed, 35,000 trees been re-planted, healing the land from toxic chemicals and conservation of the Unique salt flats and coastal sand dunes.
Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido
- Architects: x-architects
- Project: Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre
- Location: Sharjah, UAE
- Photography: Nelson Garrido
- Client: EPAA, Environmental and Protected Area Authority
- Built Up Area: 2,534 sqm
- Status: Built
- Scope Architecture: / MasterPlan/ Environmental Consultancy
Friday, March 11th, 2016
Article source: fly Architecture
The design of the new Viewpoint on the Pulpit Rock in Norway, is an attempt to combine art with architecture. Based on the famous painting “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali, „fly” wanted to take the surrealistic melting clocks as a template for the design of the new observation deck. A part of the rock is carved out to give the impression of a giant eye. In this cavity, a grandstand is provided with stairs and around it an aluminum/glass structure is stretched. This glass roof with the underlying grandstand, invites visitors to linger both in sunny and rainy weather.
Image Courtesy © fly Architecture
Friday, January 29th, 2016
Article source: v2com
To mark the city’s 375th anniversary in 2017, the Borough of Ville-Marie will offer Montréal residents and visitors a revamped, friendlier Place Jacques-Cartier that will host lively activities year round. The borough hopes to enhance the quality of this public space and flaunt the rich heritage of this emblematic site, a prime social gathering place between the Old Port and the Cité administrative, dominated by City Hall.
The terrasses will include transparent walls and roofs with retractable awnings, Image Courtesy © Atelier VAP, Montréal
- Architects: Ville de Montréal
- Project: An even more inviting Place Jacques-Cartier
- Location: Montréal, Canada
- Photography: Atelier VAP, Montréal
Monday, January 11th, 2016
Article source: ikon.5 architects
Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitor Center is a portal and orientation to a historic battlefield that figured prominently in the American Revolutionary War. The building replaces an underutilized structure built for the Bicentennial with a more open pavilion that places primacy on the landscape of the battlefield as an important artifact. Through its siting and generous use of large expanses of glass, the pavilion dramatically changes the visitor experience and frames views of the battlefield that were previously obscured. Sited at the top of Combs Hill overlooking the Battlefield, the pavilion is conceived as a modern day primitive hut, templar in its siting, but diminutive in its appearance. Like a floating cloud above the summit, the visitor center is a one story structure that creates a cantilevered roof solar shade that frames views and protects the exhibits from the sun. In addition to the solar shade, the design incorporates a number of sustainable features in achieving a LEED Gold certification. The majority of the exterior of the enclosure is triple glazed low-e laminated glazing units permitting the maximum views, but minimizing heat gain and lost. The new visitor center occurs within the bounds of the existing site and land is not additionally disturbed to commence with this project. The new visitor center and renovated portions of the existing building is heated and cooled with a geo-thermal system. Rain water is collected on the roof and is channeled into a rain garden feature at the entry to the visitor center. Natural grasses and flora are planted adjacent to the structure to minimize maintenance and to encourage indigenous birds and reptiles to live on top of Combs Hill again.
view of visitor center from parking lot upon entrance to park, Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Totaro
- Architects: ikon.5 architects
- Project: Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitor Center
- Location: Manalapan, New Jersey
- Photography: James D’ Addio- interior; Jeffrey Totaro- exterior
- Client: The State of New Jersey
- Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti Engineering, Newark, New Jersey
- Mechanical, electrical, Plumbing: Altieri, Sebor, Weber engineers, Norwalk, Connecticut
- Exhibition Design: Gallagher Design, Bethesda, Maryland
- Software used: AutoCad
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