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NEW LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATRE in Finland by ALA Architects

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ALA Architects 

The concept for the Lappeenranta City Theatre is exceptional: the theater has been built on the top floor of a shopping center. The idea, however, is ancient as this is theater coming back to its roots, back to the marketplace, back to the people. Millions of people visiting the shopping center annually will be able to enjoy a variety of plays, while the restaurants cater for intermissions and the hotel offers accommodation.

large theater hall, Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

large theater hall, Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: NEW LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATRE
  • Location: LAPPEENRANTA, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture, Tekla Bimsight, Rhinoceros 3D
  • Project Team: ALA Partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Harri Ahokas, Auvo Lindroos, Tiina Juuti, Marlene Oberli-Räihä, Julius Kekoni, Pekka Sivula, Niklas Mahlberg, Tonny Jensen, Mikko Kilpeläinen, Martin Allen, Vladimir Ilic, Anders Jönsson, Sari Vesanen, Santtu Hyvärinen and Mirja Sillanpää
    Collaborators: Sweco PM (project management, implementation phase), ISS Proko (project management, sketch phase), Finnmap Consulting (structural design), L2 Fire Safety (fire safety), Insinööri Studio (HVAC), Pöyry Finland (electrical engineering), Akukon (acoustical engineering), Kokos (AV design), Akumek (stage mechanics), Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects (architect, shopping center) and Evälahti (contractor)
  • Client: City of Lappeenranta
  • Suppliers: Abloy (iron monger), Ecophon (acoustic materials), Elam (veneer walls), Jaatimet (stage scenery doors), Jakob (wire balustrade), Rica Auditoria (auditorium seating, acoustic wall installations), Rockfon (acoustic materials), SKS Mechatronics (stage mechanics), Sunotek (stage mechanics), Stöbich (fireproof stage curtain), Weber (foyer floor), Ypäjän metalli (catwalk bridges)
  • Program: 2 stages, rehearsal hall, foyer and back spaces, 5,300 m2 total
  • Status: Built, the opening night on the small stage was on November 21, 2015, the official opening reception will be held on
  • January: 15-16, 2016

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Spacumer in Seoul, Korea by L’EAU Design

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: L’EAU Design

Hongdae brand, which was originated from railroad that was used as a parking lot in 1990’s, has now became a place with many different cultures as the street with various programs begin to expend in 21st century. Since then, places such as Sangsu-dong, Hapjeong-dong and Yeonnam-dong begun to act as a brand, and ‘Hongdae’ became something more than an ordinary place and created new alley culture. The concept of different programs of street continuously extending and creating a new place, which was expanded from the concept of various congregate in one-dimensional facade, indicates the possibility of urban vitalization using urban culture and it is already proven by Ssamzigil of Insa-dong.

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

  • Architects: L’EAU design Co., Ltd., Kim Dong-jin (Hongik University)
  • Project: Spacumer
  • Location: 93-103, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Park Wan-soon
  • Design team: Park Hyein, Jeong Donghwi, Yoon Jihye
  • Publishing company: MasilWIDE Architecture
  • Use: Neighborhood Facilities
  • Site Area: 483.00§³
  • Building area: 253.58§³
  • Gross floor Area: 1115.75§³
  • Structure: RC
  • Building scope: B1F, 5F
  • Finishing: exposed concrete, granite stone, U-glass
  • Design period: 2012. 10 ~ 2013. 05
  • Construction period: 2013. 06 ~ 2014. 05

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Open Door Restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa by INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: INHOUSE

The long-awaited Open Door restaurant at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate has finally launched to the delight of diners in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs and beyond. Introducing some of the contemporary edginess for which they are well known, local restaurateurs Neil Grant and Barry Engelbrecht have transformed the space formerly occupied by The River Café – situated at the entrance to the estate – into an exciting destination dining spot.

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE

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