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Matera Central Fal Station in Italy by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti 

The project consists of the structural renovation of the actual Matera Central FAL railway station, (one of the three FAL Bari – Matera stations serving the city) through an aesthetic and functional redevelopment together with technological upgrading of the railway itself.

Image Courtesy © Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
  • Project: Matera Central Fal Station
  • Location: Piazza della Visitazione, Matera, Italia
  • Planning/Design Team: Arch. Stefano Boeri Arch. Marco Giorgio, Arch. Maddalena Maraffi, Arch. Bogdan Peric, Arch. Elisabetta Zuccala, Arch. Stefano Floris, Arch. Esteban Marquez, Arch. Daniele Barillari, Arch. Agostino Bucci
  • Fire fighting Design Systems: Studio Lapacciana
  • Administrative Procedures: Arch. Angelo Francione and safety coordination
  • Geological and Geotechnical Analysis/Surveys: Apogeo
  • Structural Design Assistance: Ing. Ciammarusti
  • Structure Design: SCE Project
  • Machinery Design: ESA Engineering

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Aqwa Corporate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Article source: Foster + Partners

The Aqwa Corporate Project is a Class A commercial office development along the waterfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, strategically located at the heart of the Porto Maravilha urban regeneration district. Situated within a landfill zone dating back to the 20th Century, the project is part of an extensive land reclamation in the historic port area of the city. Throughout its history, the area has been integral to the city’s development, and is where choro and samba music was born. The site is also close to the port region of Rio, which has been isolated for many years by the raised ‘Perimetral’ highway. As part of the masterplan, a portion of this route has been demolished, reintegrating the port – which still receives thousands of visitors every year – with the rest of the area. It will also restore parks, squares and other public spaces throughout the district, while rationalising the traffic flow and introducing new retail, commercial and civic spaces to create a vibrant district in the heart of Rio.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Aqwa Corporate
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • Client: Tishman Speyer – TS-19 Participações Ltda
  • Foster + Partners Design Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, David Summerfield, Juan Frigerio, Pedro Haberbosch, Filomena Russo, Rui Alves, Anthony Cestra, Chris Farmer, Daniel Gaertner, Domingos Garcia, Jai Krishnan, Courtney Hunt, Consuelo Manna, Sebastian Mendez, Alonso De Garay Montero, Elke Pedal, Jorge Pereira, Maro Riga, David Santamaria, Nathan St. John, Anthony Stahl, Jose Vargas-Hidalgo, Francisco Waltersdorfer
  • Collaborating Architect: RAF Arquitetura
  • Landscape Architects: Pamela Burton & Company

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Tirana Pyramid in Albania by MVRDV

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Article source: MVRDV

Situated in the centre of Tirana, the former Enver Hoxha Museum designed in the 1980s by a group of architects including the then president’s daughter Pranvera Hoxha and her husband Klement Kolneci. Throughout the years it has also served as a temporary base for NATO during the War in Kosovo, a night club and as an event space. In recent years there were plans to transform the structure into a national theatre. These plans never materialized meaning the building has been left to decay for more than a decade.

Image Courtesy © Gent Onuzi

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Tirana Pyramid
  • Location: Tirana, Albania
  • Photography: Gent Onuzi
  • Client: Municipality of Tirana
  • Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob Van Rijs and Nathalie De Vries
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Stefan de Koning with Ronald Hoogeveen, Boris Tikvarski, Stavros Gargaretas, Leo Stuckardt and Guido Boeters.
  • Youth Centre Management: TUMO
  • Area: 11,800m2
  • Year: 2018+

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Intersections in Gdynia, Poland by IZABELA BOŁOZ

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Article source: IZABELA BOŁOZ

Intersections is an open and versatile furniture collection consisting of several geometric modules. As each shape slides into the other, like two combs, form and color meet and interweave. Together the shapes create sculptural urban installations or play sculptures that can function both as a place to sit and relax as well as a place for spontaneous play.

Image Courtesy © Izabela Boloz

  • Architects: IZABELA BOŁOZ
  • Project: Intersections
  • Location: Gdynia, Poland

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Visitors Center of Rola Moça Park in Minas Gerais, Brazil by TETRO ARQUITETURA

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: TETRO ARQUITETURA

The Rola-Moça State Park is one of the most important green areas of the State of Minas Gerais. Located in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, it houses some of the sources that supply the capital, as well as the natural habitat of species of endangered fauna such as the brown jaguar, the ocelot, the maned wolf, the wildcat, the macuco and the stag So the Park is situated in a transition zone from Cerrado to Atlantic Forest, rich in ferruginous fields, which are very rare, being found only in the iron and iron quadrangle and in Carajás.

Image Courtesy © Gustavo Xavier

  • Architects: TETRO ARQUITETURA
  • Project: Visitors Center of Rola Moça Park
  • Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Photography: Gustavo Xavier 
  • Responsible Architects: Carlos Maia, Débora Mendes, Humberto Hermeto, Igor Macedo 
  • Contributors: Letícia Vieira, Guilherme Castro, Karine Mayrink, Arthur Roscoe, Larissa Lopes
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 680 M²

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Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Canada by Atelier Big City

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Article source: Atelier Big City

The CCNDG is the last project on the Benny Farm, a redeveloped WW2 veterans housing complex in the NDG borough. CCNDG is the last piece placed in a decades-long story of social activism, memory and collaborative design process that consistently rejected expediency for an expanding and inclusive idea of community. The project was the winning scheme for an architectural competition held in 2010. The community required a 21st century ‘third space’ library, one that was more socially and digitally accessible and engaged.

Image Courtesy © Benoit Faure [BF]

  • Architects: Atelier Big CityFSA ArchitectureL’OEUF ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Ulysse Lemerise B. [YUL], Benoit Faure [BF], Steve Monpetit [SM], Jean-Marc Besacier [JM], Alain Laforest [AL]
  • Client: Arrondissement Côte-des-Neiges — Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Ville de Montréal
  • Budget: $ 14M Canadian
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4500sq-meters
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Connecting Space HK in Hong Kong by Parallel Lab

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: Parallel Lab

The challenge of designing a space for the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in Hong Kong was to offer the most flexible framework for a variety of activities such as workshops, exhibitions, performances and others to happen. The rough concrete shell was therefore planned as a adaptive spatial infrastructure. To reinforce the concept of a “tunnel” between Zurich and Hong Kong and invite the neighbourhood to interact with the space the façade is worked out as a porous interface. Instead of a fix facade two layers of polycarbonate roller shutters create a translucent buffer zone that can alternately or simultaneously lift up and fully open the end of the “tunnel” to the street. The 25m long room can on the other hand be configured in a sequence of different sized spaces.

Image Courtesy © ng studio

  • Architects: Parallel Lab
  • Project: Connecting Space HK
  • Location: 18-20 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong
  • Photography: ng studio
  • Client: Zurich University of the Arts
  • Size: 280 sqm
  • Date: 2014

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Internationale design competition public space New Podil Kiev in Ukraine by OMGEVING cvba

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Article source: OMGEVING cvba

The Antwerp-based design office OMGEVING has won the international design competition for the public areas of the new Podil site in Kiev, Ukraine. The jury chose OMGEVING from five nominated candidate design teams from Australia, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium and Germany.

Visualisation waterfront, Image Courtesy © OMGEVING cvba

  • Architects: OMGEVING cvba
  • Project: Internationale design competition public space New Podil Kiev
  • Location: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Team: Amedeo Ardolino, Agne Dailidaite,  Myron Devolder, Andries  De Coninck, Tompy Hoedelmans, Dries Pattyn,  Luc Wallays
  • Client: SAGA Development
  • Area: Ca 30 acres
  • Design Year: 2018

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George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Article source: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater began as an urban master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for an entire city block in Salt Lake City. Multiple stakeholders, the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, and private developers were involved in enhancing the development of the area, which included placing an air rights office tower and a performing arts center on the same block.

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater is a contemporary, state-of-the-art theater located in Salt Lake City’s lively arts district. The luminescent and transparent lobby façade creates a beacon of activity on Main Street, Image Courtesy © Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

  • Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
  • Project: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Software used: Rhino, Revit

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The Réseau Express Métropolitain in Montreal, Canada by Lemay

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Article source: v2com

One of North America’s largest public transportation projects, the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) will transform the Greater Montreal Region public transport experience with some of the nation’s most inspiring, meaningful and transformative architecture and design.

REM – Du Ruisseau Station, Image Courtesy © Réseau express métropolitain (REM)

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