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New Spaces for Desjardins at the Montréal Tower in Canada by Provencher_Roy

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: v2com

In summer 2018, Desjardins Movement’s online services’ spaces will move to the Montréal Tower. The premises, vacant since 1987, are currently being transformed into office space. The interior design follows the architectural work carried out by Provencher_Roy. Desjardins will be the first tenant and has a 15-year lease. Its call centres and administrative offices will take up seven of the tower’s 12 storeys, or 80% of the rental space available at this iconic site. During the work undertaken in 2015 to refurbish and renovate the tower, which had been planned well in advance by the Olympic Park administration, Provencher_Roy replaced the existing prefabricated concrete envelope with a curtain wall for more abundant transparency and fenestration, thereby augmenting the presence of natural light within while respecting the original architecture.

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

  • Architects: Provencher_Roy
  • Project: New Spaces for Desjardins at the Montréal Tower
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Client: Desjardins Gestion immobilière
  • Surface Area: 150,000 sq. ft. (13,935 m2) spread out on seven floors
  • Year: 2018

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One Blackfriars in London, England by WSP

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Article source: WSP

One Blackfriars, London is a mixed-use complex located near the southern bank of the Thames River that includes a 170-meter residential tower, low-rise hotel, and a three-story basement with a pool, spa, cinema, and other amenities. WSP worked with their client St. George to build and design the project, including the unique geometry of the residential tower. To develop the structural framing that would maximize apartment layouts, every floor and apartment had to be a different size and shape. Not only did WSP need a structural solution for the varied floor plans, but it also needed to design support columns that offered unobstructed views without intruding on the apartment spaces.

Image Courtesy © WSP

  • Architects: WSP
  • Project: One Blackfriars
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Software used: Microstation and RAM Concept
  • Client: St. George
  • Status: Set for Completion in 2018

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The Nest in Warsaw, Poland by Grupa 5 Architekci

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Article source: Grupa 5 Architekci 

The pre-war development of the parcels was shaped according to the 18th century concept of urban development, also called the Stanislawowska Axis. It was one of the key urban layouts of Warsaw, modelled on the French spatial arrangements. The concept was laid out by king Stanislaw August Poniatowski who by means of a series of star-shaped squares wished to connect the then city of Warsaw with his suburban residence in Ujazdow. Based on the existing King’s Road leading to the election grounds of Wola, a series of squares was designed, such as Na Rozdrożu, Zbawiciela, Politechniki or Unii Lubelskiej, along with the streets stretching from each of these squares. A geometrical grid of streets – some of them intersecting at sharp angles within the squares – is one of the most characteristic elements of this historical layout. Thus shaped parcels of land, completely built-up, formed narrow corner plots, defining the frontages of squares and street intersections. Koszykowa Street was planned according to such an urban development concept.

Image Courtesy © Mikołaj Lelewski

  • Architects: Grupa 5 Architekci
  • Project: The Nest
  • Location: Piękna 49, Warsaw, Poland
  • Photography: Mikołaj Lelewski
  • Lead Architects: Michał Leszczyński, Piotr Bzdel
  • Team: Tomasz Szponar, Krzysztof Kamiński
  • Authors: Roman Dziedziejko, Michał Leszczyński, Krzysztof Mycielski, Rafał Zelent, Rafał Grzelewski
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2100 m2
  • Completion Year: 2018

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360° View Tower in Nantes, France by LAN Architecture

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Article source: LAN Architecture

The 360° View Tower represents the end and the beginning of the Brossette block. Seen from the Loire River, its volume heralds all the elements that will be developed thereafter across the site. Conversely, when viewed from the south, this architecture will complete a succession of spaces and connections that will give the Brossett e city block its character. The net volume imagined in the beginning very quickly had to be enlarged and adjusted. This involved a design that took into account the trees, the perspective from the main axis of the site, the dialog with the system of variable heights of the other buildings and its role as a signal.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: 360° View Tower
  • Location: Bd Vincent Gâche, ZAC Nantes Island, Nantes, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo, Cyrille Weiner
  • Client: Kaufman & Broad
  • Lead Architect: Abinal & Ropars
  • Budget: €38m excl. VAT
  • Total Usable Floors Pace: 34,760m²
  • Calendar: 2013 – 2018

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Anaha in Honolulu, Hawaii by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Article source: Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)

Combining history, context, and culture, the Anaha tower is an extraordinary example of contemporary architectural place-making. The condominium begins the implementation of Ward Village®, which is largest Platinum Certified LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) masterplan in the country.

Image Courtesy © Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)

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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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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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Centre Point Tower in London, England by Conran and Partners

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Article source: Conran and Partners

Centre Point Tower was designed by Richard Seifert, an architect originally from Switzerland, who had settled in London as a young boy. It stands between New Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, and emerged from the vibrant and liberating social change affecting London in the 1960s.

A grey and downbeat post-war city was starting to morph into the bright and confident world capital of style. Centre Point Tower, in its final design, was a clear, tangible representation of this thrusting reinvention of the city. With its imposing height and thoroughly modern materiality, it seemed to stand for a new generation of Londoners and embodied their collective creative energies.

Centre Point Tower, main entrance CGI, Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

  • Architects: Conran and Partners
  • Project: Centre Point Tower
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Luke Hayes, Charlie Dailey and Mark Luscombe Whyte
  • Client: Almacantar
  • Main contractor: Multiplex
  • Structural Engineer: Pell Frischmann
  • Façade Consultant: Wintech
  • Acoustic Consultant: Sandy Brown
  • Cost consultant and employer’s agent: WT Partnership

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265 West 45th Street in New York by RB Systems

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Article source: v2com

The project explores a novel and captivating tower typology which emerged in New York in the last years — “The New York’s Super Slender”. Located on a small, currently vacant site on West 45th St which footprint measures at approx. 30x30m only, the tower rises to 400 m in height, and provides modern, ergonomic, sustainable office spaces for multi-floor corporate tenants. The project is another take on a path which skyscraper design will likely be following in the coming years, to meet extreme challenges of constrained and dense city centers, with their shortage of big vacant lots, yet ever-growing demand for new properties.

A view from near the crossing of Broadway & 45th Street, Image Courtesy © RB Systems

  • Architects: RB Systems
  • Project: 265 West 45th Street
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Floor Area: 38,000 sq. m.
  • Year: 2018

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Eco Warsaw Tower in Poland by BXBstudio Bogusław Barnaś

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Article source: BXBstudio Bogusław Barnaś 

Eco Warsaw Tower is a sustainable building situated in the centre of the Polish capital. In the design process, a lot of attention was given to such needs of a contemporary human being as: contact with nature, healthy lifestyle and harmony, which are missing in the modern city.

Image Courtesy © BXBstudio Bogusław Barnaś

  • Architects: BXBstudio Bogusław Barnaś
  • Project: Eco Warsaw Tower
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Team: Bogusław Barnaś, Anna Taczalska, Mateusz Zima, Justyna Gajda, Kamil Makowiec, Anna Hydzik, Anna Mędrala, Hubert Augustowski, Aleksandra Banasiewicz, Marcin Burzyński, Kinga Żuk
  • Interior Design: BXBstudio & LOOMA interior design
  • Total Plot Area: 1060 sqm
  • Total Building Usable Area: 5808 sqm
  • Total Building Area: 789 sqm
  • Total Residential Area: 2237 sqm
  • Total Office Area: 285 sqm
  • Total Commercial Area: 1229 sqm
  • Date: 2016-2018

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