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Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment in Canada by KPMB Architects

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Article source: KPMB Architects

The Ottawa Art Gallery expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment involves the careful integration of a new building and the redistribution of arts organizations within the existing Arts Court complex to create an integrated arts community. The project is a priority of the City of Ottawa Renewed Action Plan for Arts Heritage and Culture (2013-2018). Included in the project are: a new home for the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), a new 120-seat black box theatre and rehearsal studios for the University of Ottawa (UOttawa), a new 245-seat OAG multi-purpose screening room, repurposed space within the existing Arts Court complex, and a 21-storey private sector tower that will house a Le Germain hotel and private condominium with underground parking. The project aspires to create a destination for patrons of the arts as well as provide identity for the OAG and the other arts organizations currently housed in the Arts Court. The new exterior north entry court and interior atrium off Daly Avenue shall serve to provide a new accessible entrance and central hub for all of the arts organizations within the expanded Arts Court. Located one level up from the North entry court on Daly Avenue is the OAG lobby with its’ main entrance and associated South entry court off Waller Street. Taken together these two entry courts define a north -south axis of clearly delineated address and circulation. Equally important and working in tandem with these access points is the east-west axis which is defined by the extension of the existing primary circulation corridor in the existing Arts Court building. The new building and the existing complex will be linked along this axis at the concourse, main, and second floor levels. This east-west axis is immediately accessible from the North Atrium at the concourse level and the OAG lobby at the main level and terminates at the SAW Gallery entry court at the west and the UOttawa entry on the east. This linkage is critical to the success of the project and requires the relocation of an existing exit stair that is currently located at the eastern end of the existing corridor effectively blocking the proposed connection.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: KPMB Architects (Barry Padolsky Associates Inc.)
  • Project: Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment
  • Location: 2 Daly, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • KPMB Project Lead: Mitchell Hall (principal), Zachary Hinchliffe (project architect), Olena Chorny, Grace Ko
  • Design Phase:

    • Structural: Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd.
    • Mechanical & Electrical: Goodkey, Weedmark & Associates Ltd.
    • Gallery Lighting: Gabriel MacKinnon
    • Theatre & Lighting consultant: MCLD Inc.
    • Landscape: Lashley + Associates
    • Civil & Traffic: Delcan

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Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library in Canada by ZAS Architects Inc

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Article source: ZAS Architects Inc

A catalyst for transformation in the City of Vaughan, Canada, the Civic Centre Resource Library is a visionary makerspace dedicated to community learning, gathering, creating and celebration. Resulting from an extensive visioning process exploring the role of the library in the digital age, the design successfully responds to the client’s brief: to create a destination that would inspire creativity, attract new users, provide a welcoming place to gather and interact, and enrich community life in the rapidly growing City of Vaughan.

A collection of concave semi-mirrored surfaces make up the Library’s transformative and transparent façade, Image Courtesy © ZAS Architects Inc

  • Architects: ZAS Architects Inc
  • Project: Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library
  • Location: 2191 Major MacKenzie Drive, Vaughan ON
  • Lead Design Architect: Paul Stevens
  • Client Name: City of Vaughan & Vaughan Public Libraries
  • Consulting Team: Primary Consultants: Scott Torrance Landscape Architect
  • Engineers: WSP
  • Specialist Consultants: ZON Engineering Inc. (Sustainable Design)
  • Builder: Aquicon Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Construction Budget: $14,351,000
  • Date of Occupancy: May 14th, 2016

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Joan Oliver – Pere Quart Civic Center Extension in Barcelona, Spain by Pich-Aguilera Architects

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Article source: Pich-Aguilera Architects

The building, which takes in the Civic Centre Joan Oliver, was built in the late 90s. Their services are distributed on the ground floor and their spaces are articulated on both sides of a longitudinal corridor, where they are located, on one side, the classrooms and offices, and on the opposite side, the gym and the locker room.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
  • Project: Joan Oliver – Pere Quart Civic Center Extension
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Software used: Autocad

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Complexe Aquatique de Laval in Canada by NFOE / HCMA consortium

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The NFOE / HCMA consortium, comprised of NFOE et associés architectes from Montreal and HCMA Architecture + Design from Vancouver, announced that it has been awarded the Complexe Aquatique de Laval through a juried design competition. The design, which was unanimously selected from four finalists, was unveiled to the public at a ceremony held on January 18th in Laval, Quebec.

“We are tremendously honored by the opportunity to further explore and develop aquatic architecture on this special site in Laval,” says Darryl Condon, Principal Designer for this project and Managing Principal at HCMA.

Vue aérienne, Image Courtesy © Ville de Laval

  • Architects: NFOE / HCMA consortium
  • Project: Complexe Aquatique de Laval
  • Location: Terry-Fox Avenue, intersection with Édouard-Montpetit Street, Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: City of Laval
  • Client: City of Laval
  • Principal Designer (HCMA): Darryl Condon
  • Sponsoring Architect (NFOE): Rafie Sossanpour
  • Project Manager (NFOE): Christine Hudon
  • Landscape Architecture: Projet Paysage Inc.
  • LEED Architect: Éco-Architecture Inc.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Dupras Ledoux Inc.
  • Structure and Civil Engineers: Les services exp inc.
  • Certified Estimator (NFOE): Richard McGregor

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Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) in Shenzhen, China by GD-Lighting Design

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Sunshine PR

Shenzhen Mocape is located north of the Shenzhen Civic Centre; it is also the last major public cultural project in Shenzhen.

The building is an integration of the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Urban Planning Exhibition Halls. Surface materials of glass, perforated plate, and stone extend and twist along the steel structure, creating a complicated architecture full of vitality. However, the unique façade form also created great difficulties in lighting design. Lighting design conquered multiple challenges and successfully inte-grated within the building, neatly and sharply presented a clear and translucent city “rock”.

Image Courtesy © He Shu

  • Lighting Design Company: GD-Lighting Design
  • Project: Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: He Shu
  • Client: Shenzhen Municipal Culture Bureau, Shenzhen, China and Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau, Shenzhen, China
    Construction Agency: China Overseas Commercial Properties Co., Ltd
  • Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU – Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg
  • Design Architects: Quirin Krumbholz, Jörg Hugo, Mona Bayr
  • Project Architects: Angus Schoenberger, Veronika Janovska, Tyler Bornstein

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The Falkirk Wheel & Visitor Centre in Scotland by RMJM

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: RMJM

The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first rotating boat lift designed to connect the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal 25 metres below and forms part of the Millennium Link Project – a £74 million investment to link the west and east coasts of Scotland with an inland waterway.

FALKIRK WHEEL, Image Courtesy © RMJM

FALKIRK WHEEL, Image Courtesy © RMJM

  • Architects: RMJM
  • Project: The Falkirk Wheel & Visitor Centre
  • Location: Scotland

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OostCampus in Oostkamp, Belgium by Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

OostCampus is the seat of civic, administrative and social services of an area in the heart of the countryside around Bruges (Brugse Ommeland), a beautiful landscape outlined by rows of trees and canals, punctuated by residential castles built along the centuries by wealthy merchants from the neighbouring Flemish town, and enriched with discrete industrial parks with high end technology companies like Siemens, Tyco, Entropia Digital, or EADS.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos
  • Project: OostCampus
  • Location: Oostkamp, Belgium
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Client: Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Oostkamp, Oostkamp City Hall (Gemeente Oostkamp), Oostkamp Social Services (OCMW)
  • Contractor: CEI De Meyer
  • Project Budget:
    • Building: 6.5 M€
    • Park: 1.3 M€
  • Surface:
    • Building: 11.000 m2
    • Park: 40.000 m2
  • Competition: 2008
  • Construction: February 2011 to March 2012
  • Inaugurated: 15 June 2012

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Trianglmnant – Ryde Civic Center in Australia by TheeAe LTD

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Article source: TheeAe LTD

With population around 103,000, the city of Ryde is rural environment yet very close to the major city, Sydney. Residents in Ryde can easily travel to enjoy the big city-like atmosphere by driving 10 to 30 minutes from their home. Life in Ryde is like a place where people like to relax and enjoy comfortable environment. In its regards, the new development of the civic center at the heart of the town would not change the way it has been but respect culture that people have been used to have.

Image Courtesy © TheeAe LTD

Image Courtesy © TheeAe LTD

  • Architects: TheeAe LTD
  • Project: Trianglmnant – Ryde Civic Center
  • Location: Ryde, Australia
  • Site area: 16,500sqm
  • Built Area: 23,150sqm
  • Height : 31meter

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Square Civic And Community Building in Parramatta, Australia by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

The ambition of the City of Parramatta was: “We want this development to be unique and spectacular – a building that will be recognized around the world and help to put Parramatta on the map”.

A cutting-edge glass construction featuring a wave-shaped façade of crystalline blocks has been selected as the winning design for Parramatta Square’s landmark civic and community building.

Image Courtesy © Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Image Courtesy © Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, Lacoste+Stevenson, Designinc
  • Project: Square Civic And Community Building
  • Location: Parramatta Square District, Parramatta, Australia
  • Client: City of parramatta
  • Estimated Construction budget: 38 million $AUD (26 million €)
  • Net area: 12.000 sqm
  • Competition: 2016
  • Studies: 2016 – 2017
  • Construction work: 2018-2019

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New Civic Centre in Villacidro, Italy by 3TI PROGETTI

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The poet Gabriele D’Annunzio starts off with these words the poem ‘Sa Spendula’, in 1882, dedicated to the local waterfall, defining with few telling lines the peculiarity of the landscape around Villacidro: the city is located on the mouth of a valley, between the mountains. The urban fabric of the city, in particular in its historic part, developed itself in direct relation with the landscape morphology, defining building clusters clung to the rocks, one on top of the other, terraced squares and gardens, narrow streets and steep stairs.

General view, Image Courtesy © 3TI PROGETTI + 3TI_LAB

General view, Image Courtesy © 3TI PROGETTI + 3TI_LAB

  • Architects: 3TI PROGETTI
  • Project: New Civic Centre
  • Location: Villacidro, Italy

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