Archive for the ‘Water Park’ Category
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects
A state-of-the-art facility, RIVERSPORT Rapids is one of only four in the world. It was designed by the same team that developed the U.K.’s Lee Valley White Water Centre for the 2012 London Olympics and is similar to North Carolina’s U.S. National Whitewater Center.
Geared for both family fun and elite athlete training, the 11-acre RIVERSPORT Rapids whitewater center was completed as part of MAPS 3, the one-cent sales tax initiative dedicated to metro area projects.
The Kayak Building form is an abstraction of a kayaker twisting in space, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Gray City Studios)
- Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
- Project: RIVERSPORT Rapids
- Location: Oklahoma City, USA
- Photography: Scott McDonald (Gray City Studios)
- Client: City of Oklahoma City
- Prime Project Leader: S2O Design and Engineering
- Project Team: Rand Elliott, FAIA; Mike Mays, AIA; Cody Pistulka, AIA; Miho Kolliopolous, AIA
- Cost: $45.2 M
- Main Building: 16,326 SF
- Raft Storage Building: 2,041 SF
- Kayak Storage Building: 1,348 SF
- Rotary Point Pavilion: 1,387 SF
- Site size: 11 acres
- Completed: 2016
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Article source: arkitektgruppen cubus
Mo i Rana has always had a primarily functional relationship to the fjord, which has been one of two major transport systems serving the local industries of iron- and concrete production, the other being the railway. The town is located far inland and the fjord has always served as a main connection with the rest of the world. The railway has served as the other main pulse connecting the town to the east and south, in addition to the two main roads E6 and E12. The railway track runs straight through the centre of the town and acts as a physical barrier between the town proper and the fjord, only surmounted by bridges or underground tunnels. This prevents the establishment of a physical and programmatic continuity linking the two.
Image Courtesy © arkitektgruppen cubus
- Architects: arkitektgruppen cubus
- Project: Competition for Mo I Rana Waterfront (1st place)
- Location: Norway
- Software used: Softimage, Onyx Tree, Photoshop, Archicad and Artlantis.
- Graphics Design: Truls Indrearne – Haltenbanken
- 3D illustrations: Fabian Gohde – Studio Gohde
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Article source: Brook McIlroy
The Prince Arthur’s Landing project has transformed the City of Thunder Bay’s waterfront into a mixed-use village and highly animated waterfront park that reconnects the downtown to the shores of Lake Superior. The waterfront officially opened to the public on December 16th, 2011, and has since seen record attendance and continues to be met with overwhelming industry acclaim and community support.
Image Courtesy Brook McIlroy
- Architects: Brook McIlroy
- Project: Prince Arthur’s Landing
- Location: Thunder Bay’s, Ontario, Canada
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Article source: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Once a part of the Pacific coastline, the Wilmington community became disconnected from the waterfront by the Port of Los Angeles—a burgeoning, diverse mix of industrial maritime facilities. After completing the Wilmington Waterfront Master Plan, Sasaki identified three open spaces for implementation: the Wilmington Waterfront Park, the Avalon North Streetscape, and the Avalon South Waterfront Park. The Wilmington Waterfront Park is the first project to be fully implemented. Built on a 30-acre brownfield site, the new urban park revitalizes the community and visually reconnects it to the waterfront. The park integrates a variety of active and passive uses—informal play, public gathering, community events, picnicking, sitting, strolling, and observation—determined through an extensive community outreach process. The open space serves as a public amenity by doubling the current community open space while also buffering the Wilmington community from the extensive Port operations to the south.
© Craig Kuhner Photography
- Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
- Name of Project: Wilmington Waterfront Park
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Client name: Port of Los Angeles
- Completion date: 2011
- Size: 30 acre
- Photographer: ©Port of Los Angeles, ©Craig Kuhner Photography, ©Sasaki Associates, Inc.
- Services: Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering and Architecture
- Project Team: Steve Hamwey, Nancy Fleming, Owen Lang, Tim Stevens, Vitas Viskanta, Melissa McCann, Caleb Bruner, Mark Eischeid, Raphael Justewicz, Joon Yon Kim, Chang Keun Lee, Conard Lindgren, Meghen Quinn, Simon Raine, NitzaThien, Grace Leung, TomerMaymon, Scott Odom, Angel Cantu, Zach Chrisco, Chuck Coronis, Michelle Gauvin, Oswaldo Palencia, Jose Miranda
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Article source: JAJA Architects
2008 Assistent underviser, afdeling for arkitektur og byplanlægning, ETH, Zürich, CH jaja makes it to the top with their project proposal ”Sundbyen” in the competition a new harbour front in Ålesund, Norway. ”Sundbyen” was a proposal amongst many in the open international competition that attracted proposals from 10 different countries. jaja based their project in the Ålesund’s existing identity and closeness to water.
Image Courtesy JAJA Architects
- Architects: JAJA Architects
- Project: Sundbyen’ Harbor Front Proposal
- Location: Ålesund, Norway
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Article source: Kubna Lipensky Volf Architects
Bath on Vltava is conceived as a closed rounded space, floating on the water surface. Floating object is accessible by the boat and it is not connected to the banks of the river. It is an island. We insert place for take a rest and meeting with friends during busy day in close distance to Strelecky and Slovansky Island, many small harbors with boats and treadles, but also streets overloaded with cars.
Exterier view from the bridge
- Architects: Kubna Lipensky Volf Architects
- Project: Floating Baths
- Location: Vltava River, Prague
- Visualizations: Andrea Kubna (photos for visualization by Ondrej Lipensky)
- Area: 2 000 m2
- Project year: 2011
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Article source: Influx Studio
A Zero Carbon economy
All industrial energy system inscribes its technological order into the urban fabric. What it’s the shape and what will be the urban footprint of the next ZERO CARBON economy? Which spatial implications for a “water city” like Boston? The key issue for this present challenge is how we can anticipate Fort Point Channel’s role in new Boston’s green future?
The Boston's Eye
- Architect: Influx Studio
- Project: Boston Hydromall
- Location: Fort Point Channel, Boston, USA
- Type: Open International Competition
- Client: Shiftboston
- Site Area: 145,000 sqm
- Project Area: 25,000 sqm
- Project Year: 2009