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Oberbillwerder – The Connected City in Hamburg, Germany by ADEPT + karres+brands

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Article source: ADEPT + karres+brands

With the proposal ‘Oberbillwerder – the Connected City’ ADEPT and KARRES+BRANDS with Transsolar have won the international master plan competition for a 360 ha development area close to Hamburg City Center. Oberbillwerder is close to both city and landscape and is the largest one-off development in Germany since Hafen City. Fully build, the masterplan will include about 1.000.0000 m2 in a mix of housing, business, shopping, public buildings and recreational activities.

Image Courtesy © ADEPT + karres+brands

  • Architects: ADEPT + karres+brands
  • Project: Oberbillwerder – The Connected City
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Client: IBA Hamburg
  • Design Team: ADEPT, KARRES+BRANDS, Transsolar
  • Engineering and Sustainability: Transsolar
  • City Economics: Buro Happold Berlin
  • Consultant on Water Management: Ingenieurbüro Kraft
  • Size: 124ha/360ha, 1.000.000 m2 GFA masterplan

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Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor and Education Center in Washington by OLSON KUNDIG

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Article source: OLSON KUNDIG 

Since opening in 1992, the 53-acre Bellevue Botanical Garden has become one of the most popular public gardens in the Pacific Northwest. A growing interest in native plantings and gardening, as well as expanded programs, has drawn large crowds to the botanical gardens in recent years. The design of the new visitor center answers these needs while blurring the boundaries between architecture and the gardens. Balancing civic function with residential scale and attention to detail, the design creates intimate, inspirational spaces that allow for exploration and quiet reflection.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bittermann

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor and Education Center
  • Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
  • Design Principal: Jim Olson
  • Principal: Kevin M. Kudo-King
  • Project Architects: Martina Bendel, Misun Chung Gerrick
  • Staff: Renee Boone, Michael Wright
  • General Contractor: Cornerstone General Contractors, Inc.
  • Photography: Jeremy Bitterman

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6-Acre Mixed-Use Complex in Sofia, Bulgaria by Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Article source: Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects 

MBB (Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects) has unveiled its competition-winning design for the final phase of Garitage Park, a forty one-acre complex in a growing district of Sofia, Bulgaria. The New York architecture and design firm won a 2017 international competition to serve as design architect for Garitage Park’s first tower projects, and MBB also serves as design architect for the site’s new K-8 school.

With several major multinational companies located nearby, the extensive mixed-use development by Garitage Investment Management will serve as home for a largely international mix of residents, says Taylor Aikin, AIA, an Associate with MBB. It is the second large project in the area by Garitage with residences and a school.

Image Courtesy © Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

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Rehabilitation of Parque Hidalgo in León, Mexico by taller5 Arquitectos

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Article source: taller5 Arquitectos

Public space is that territory of the city where multiple activities are generated so that different social groups can have a symbolic identification and thus promote the appropriation of space, since it is this dynamic that gives a true form of social integration, leaving aside the socioeconomic condition, idiosyncrasy, etc., and establishes us as equals.

Image Courtesy © ARQ OSCAR HERNANDEZ

  • Architects: taller5 Arquitectos
  • Project: Rehabilitation of Parque Hidalgo
  • Location: León, Mexico
  • Photography: Arq. Oscar Hernández
  • Architects in charge: Arch. Elisa Lerma García de Quevedo, Arq. Octavio Arreola Calleros.
  • Other Participants / Collaborators: Arq. Julio Rivera Pedroza, Arq. Juan Manuel Vallejo, Arq. Maja Czesnik. Arq. Michelle Ocádiz, Arq. Alexandra Mazatán.
  • Landscape Architecture And urban Articulation: 501 Architects, Arq. Carlos María Flores, Arq. Luis Miguel Durán.
  • Building: Construction GRK
  • Illumination: Ing. Juan Ignacio rodríguez.
  • Structural Calculation: Ing. Gabriel Vergil Pantoja.

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Koper Central Park in Slovenia by ENOTA

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Article source: ENOTA

This area needs an intervention which will bolster the free-time activities of Koper’s inhabitants and further connect the old part of the city with the suburbs of Semedela, Olmo and Markovec, which are strewn across the slopes of Markov Hill.

Image Courtesy © ENOTA

  • Architects: ENOTA
  • Project: Koper Central Park
  • Location: Koper, Slovenia
  • Client: Koper Municipality
  • Project Team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Gregor Vreš, Peter Karba, Polona Ruparčič, Peter Sovinc, Jakob Kajzer, Carlos Cuenca Solana, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Sara Mežik, Eva Tomac, Goran Djokić
  • Collaborators: Ivan Ramšak s.p. (structural engineering), Nom biro (mechanical services), Nom biro (electrical installations)
  • Size: 26.000 m2
  • Site: 66.464 m2
  • Footprint: 26.000 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

The Frick Environmental Center, the first municipally-owned, Living Building Challenge-targeted project in existence, will be a world-class center for experiential environmental education. As a joint venture between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the new Environmental Center will serve as a gateway to Frick Park—the city’s largest public park at 644-acres—and embody the “neighborhood to nature” ideal that served as inspiration for its formation more than 80-years ago.

Image Courtesy © Alexander Denmarsh

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (Patricia Culley, AIA)
  • Project: Frick Environmental Center
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Photography: Alexander Denmarsh, Nic Lehoux, Ed Massery, Renee Rosensteel, Elliott Cramer for Denmarsh Phot
  • Client: City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Principal in Charge: Roxanne Sherbeck, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Robert Aumer, AIA
  • Project Team Members: Jason Brody, AIA; Matthew Conti; Natalie Gentile, AIA; Jon Jackson, FAIA; Matthew Plecity, ASLA; Michael Maiese, AIA; Michele Mercer, RA; Gina Rossi; Roxanne Sherbeck, FAIA; Kent Suhrbier, AIA
  • Construction Manager: PJ Dick
  • Landscape Architecture: La Quatra Bonci Associates

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Tatlin Apartments in Moscow, Russia by Architects of Invention

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Article source: Architects of Invention

Site

The building is located to the North-East of Moscow city centre on a street whose heritage dates back to the 17th century. Originally called Pokrovskaya street, which referred to the liberation of Moscow by the Poles, it became Bakuninskaya in 1918 in honour of MA Bakunin (1814-1876). Many historical houses have survived to this day, including the 200-year-old house at number 7- 15. In 1886, architect IG Kondratenko built the first factory building on the street, on the plots of houses No. 74 – 76. In 1885 the architect P. P. Shcheglov built a house (No. 54), distinguished by an unusually ornate facade: the pediment was decorated with the head of a lion. In 1891, the architect I. S. Kuznetsov built a house at number 78 for the manufacturer Denisov and in 1904, completed No. 94 for the clergy of the churches of the Moscow Pokrovskaya Community of Sisters of Mercy.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: Tatlin Apartments
  • Location: 5 Bakuninskaya Street, Moscow
  • Software used: SketchUp, Revit, Autocad
  • Client: Vesta Development
  • Lead London Team: Dominykas Daunys, Kam Dhiman, Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza, George Nishnianidze, Nikoloz Japaridze, Theo Kirn, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, Jose Lozano, Albert Serrano, Davit Tsanava, Fabio Zampeze
  • Moscow Executive Team: Ivan Babich, Irina Bratashova, Julia Mogilevtseva, Nikita Tsymbal
  • Consultants: KB Konstrucktor (Structure & ME)
  • Construction Cost: $42,750 mil ($2,850/m2)
  • GIA (Gross Internal Area): 15000 m²

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Pine Sanctuary in Mississauga, Canada by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Article source: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

A tree unlike other trees

On the road to Riverwood, a peak among pines announces the sprawling park, a scenery of natural splendor, but unreal experiences.

Pine Sanctuary by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a “placemaker” for Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga. It signals the entrance to the park and provides a unique spatial experience for visitors to wander through and enjoy.

From the speed of a car driving down Burnhamthorpe Road West, the piece stands out as a visual icon, but its tall and pointed profile is at home in the context of Riverwood’s pine trees, even if it provokes a second look.

Image Courtesy © Light Monkey Photography

  • Architects: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
  • Project: Pine Sanctuary
  • Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Photography: Light Monkey Photography
  • Engineering: LaufsED

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The House of Sports in Bezons, France by aEa, agence Engasser+associés

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Article source: v2com 

How to fit into a site at the heart of an overall restructuring project on a city-wide scale and design an extension on an already very crowded plot of land?

As one consistent entity, the Sports Centre pulls together a large number of elements from different briefs, i.e. an already-existing gymnasium, swimming pool and indoor tennis courts with the creation of a multi-purpose arena, a boxing hall, a bodybuilding hall, two dojos, a football pitch with stands, outdoor tennis courts and a clubhouse.

The new building fits in as a unique wing to the west of the existing L-shaped buildings, unifying the whole in a U configuration.

This creates an inner courtyard, a genuine place to breathe between buildings and a generator of light that unifies all access points.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Ducros-Opictures

  • Architects: aEa, agence Engasser+associés
  • Project: The House of Sports in Bezons
  • Location: Bezons, France
  • Photography: Mathieu Ducros-Opictures
  • Client: Sadev 94—Bezons City
  • Engineer: Incet
  • Budget: 7.3 M€ HT With 1.2 M€ for outdoors
  • Area: 3,080 m² SP – 2,320 m² SU
  • Project year: 2017 (3 months studies, 12 months construction work)

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Taiping Mixed Use Development in China by PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Article source: PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE 

Emerging Milan based firm Peter Pichler Architecture won an international invited competition for a mixed use development in Taiping, China. It is the first project in China for the young firm, that was founded in Milan two and a half years ago. The mixed use development consists of a boutique Hotel, residential apartments, offices, retail, parks and parking.

Image Courtesy © PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Taiping Mixed Use Development
  • Location: Taiping, Kunming, Yunnan, China 
  • Client: Keycity Group
  • Team PPA Competition Phase: Peter Pichler, Gianluigi D´Aloisio, Daniele Colombati, Giovanni Paterlini, Simona Alù, Cem Özbaşaran, Silvana Ordinas
  • Project Gfa: 100.000m²
  • Year: 2018 winning invited international competition, 2018 beginning of Phase 1 construction, 2022 finish construction

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