Banja Vrućica is a destination with a long and successful tradition of medical tourism. In order to accommodate the change in the guests’ habits and requirements, there has lately been a clear tendency for the development of wellness and congress tourism, which is most evident in the health resort’s flagship, Hotel Kardial. The extension and overhaul of the bathing and wellness sections of the hotel is thus a logical next step in the complex’s gradual transformation in this direction.
This tower housing the Zain headquarters in the Sudanese capital rises above the city, cutting a slender symbolic figure over the skyline. The monolithic structure gradually twists as it grows in a distinct gesture contrasting with the surrounding cityscape. Like a watchtower, the building domains the horizon expressing its communicative nature and becoming an urban landmark.
Based in Foshan within the Pearl River Delta known as a manufacturing hub, HUIYA CERAMICS is a leading building material supplier which has witnessed the development of China’s ceramic tile industry. In face of drastic changes of the market and industry transformation, what should traditional manufacturing brands do? Under such circumstance, HUIYA CERAMICS entrusted Foshan Topway Design to conceive its headquarters and exhibition hall via transforming an old building.
Minerva Galleries make up the commercial ground floor of a multi-family building built in the 70s in the expansion district of Tarragona. Like most commercial galleries implanted between mid and late last century, they are covered and opened only to pedestrians. Being, therefore, precursor elements at the birth of the shopping centers, whose arrival has meant that most commercial galleries have closed the doors or have been reconfigured. This is the case of the Minerva Galleries, which has seen how retail trade has been disappearing and its premises have been transformed into offices or professional consultations, like this project.
The Catskills are part of the larger Appalachian Mountains, located in southeastern New York characterized by their forests and the great amount of water in the form of rivers, creeks and reservoirs. This region’s landscape inspired the Hudson River School during the mid 19th century1,2; under their three themes “discovery, settlement and exploration” their paintings depict the wild and changing beauty of these deciduous trees environments.