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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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Akasya Acıbadem in Istanbul, Turkey by Evrenol Architects

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Article source: Evrenol Architects

Akasya Acıbadem is a residential complex designed by Evrenol Architects, a leading architecture office based in İstanbul. The project has been designed as 3 differents parcels: The Lake, The Woods and The City… The parcels are connected by the ”Oval Garden”, a central green area in the middle of the master plan.

Image Courtesy © Ugur Eren, Engin Gerçek and Furkan Uyar

  • Architects: Evrenol Architects
  • Project: Akasya Acıbadem
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Ugur Eren, Engin Gerçek, Furkan Uyar
  • Architectural Project: Mehpare Evrenol, Alp Evrenol, Tamer Tunbiş
  • Employer-Owner: Pure REIT
  • Static Eng. : Balkar Eng.
  • Electrical Eng. : Cedetaş Eng.
  • Mechanical Eng. : Çilingiroğlu Eng.
  • Infrastructure: Cowi Sns

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Corporate headquarters of Post AG on Vienna’s in Austria by Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbH and feld72

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Article source: Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbH and feld72 

Schenker Salvi Weber and feld72 shape the new corporate headquarters of Post AG on Vienna’s Rochusmarkt. The building ensemble is a composition of the highest quality which not only skilfully combines old and new but also features contemporary interior architecture which is distinguished by the open communication areas in the offices and the design of the mall. The integration of the building into the urban context enables it to enter into dialogue with its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

  • Architects: Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbH and feld72
  • Project: Corporate headquarters of Post AG on Vienna’s in Austria
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Bengt Stiller
  • Client: Österreichische Post AG
  • Team Schenker Salvi Weber: Stefan Dobnig, Balthasar Freise, Sven Mayer-Schwieger, Martin Maidl, Alexandros Merkouris, Teresa de Miguel, Andreas Grasser, Thomas Morgner, Hans Reumann, Tiago Santana, Pia Schmidt, Katalin Toth, Maria Luisa de Villalonga, Eva Andrasova, Simona Masarova
  • Team feld72: Nicol Bolletta, Norbert Engelhardt, Christoph Frantes, Andreas Grasser, Astrid Jagersberger, Edoardo Nobili, Gerhard Oberhofer, Kayhan Önder, Wilhelm Scherübl, Wenzel Witt-Döring
  • Full Service General Contractors: ARGE HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. and ÖSTU-STETTIN Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH.
  • Structural Engineering: Gmeiner Haferl Bauingenieur
  • Building Physics & Acoustics: IBO – Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie

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Landsbankinn in Reykjavik, Iceland by C.F. Møller Architects

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects 

The new building for Iceland’s largest bank, Landsbankinn in Reykjavik, is not only the city’s bank but also the city’s house – the building interacts with and includes the entire city while also offering an architecture in close relation to the raw Icelandic nature and the city’s historic urban fabric.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Landsbankinn
  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Client: Landsbankinn
  • Size: 22000 m²
  • Year: 2017

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1144 Fifteenth Street in Denver, Colorado by Pickard Chilton

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Article source: Pickard Chilton

1144 Fifteenth Street is a forty-story high-performance office tower comprising twenty-seven floors of Class-A office space atop a thirteen-story podium comprising retail, restaurants, a fitness center and an 880-space parking garage. The elegant tower and its massing have been designed to be evocative of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and to establish a geological metaphor within its urban context.

Image Courtesy © Pickard Chilton

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City of Sun in Rome, Italy by LABICS

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Article source: LABICS 

Winning competition entry for the redevelopment of an urban area, including the transformation of an existing bus depot to integrate a mixture of uses including office, retail space and residential units.

This project is part of the Municipality of Rome’s initiative to redevelop a number of transport depots within the city in conjunction with local public transport authority ATAC. It involves the regeneration of a neighborhood with a weak identity but with good growth potential due to its location at the edge of the city centre. Labics’ aim therefore was to create a new centre for the local community, but also to increase its profile as a place of transition with privileged access to the city centre.

Image Courtesy © Marco Cappellettii

  • Architects: LABICS (Maria Claudia Clemente, Francesco Isidori)
  • Project: City of Sun
  • Location: Via della Lega Lombarda, Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Marco CappellettiFernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura
  • Client: Hines Italia SGR Spa (INPGI Hines Fund)
  • Current Owner: Investire SGR
  • Design Team: Luigi Panetta (team leader), Paola Bettinsoli, Chiara Capriulo, Gaia Maria, Lombardo, Michele Morganti, Giorgio Pasqualini, Filippo Pesce
  • Structural Engineering: Studio Pagnoni Vita
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems: 3TI Progetti
  • Site Construction Supervision: Eideo servizi d’ingegneria (Stefano D’Ambrosio)
  • Developer: Parsitalia Srl (general contractor)
  • Construction Cost: 35.100.000 Euros

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Bremer Punkt in Germany by LIN

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Article source: LIN

Like many German cities, Bremen is confronted with an increasing housing shortage and a growing demand for affordable housing.

In response to this, the largest Bremen Housing Association, GEWOBA, has prudently taken on a supplementary extension to their existing 45,000 plus housing stock. In 2011, within the framework of the competition “ungewöhnlich Wohnen” (unusual living), five exemplary lots from a postwar housing area were chosen to investigate the adaptability of the area. The proposals considered contemporary demands for affordable and flexible housing that could offer manifold inhabitant configurations. These housing areas in the Gartendstadt Süd of Neustadt Bremen, offer generous green open areas formed by homogenous four-storey housing blocks.

Image Courtesy © Nikolai Wolff

  • Architects: LIN
  • Project: Bremer Punkt
  • Location: Bremen, Gartenstadt Süd, Kattenturm, Schwachhausen, Germany
  • Photography: Nikolai, PirminJung, GEWOBA 
  • Client: GEWOBA Aktiengesellschaft Wohnen und Bauen
  • Project leader: GEWOBA, Architect Dipl.-Ing. Corinna Bühring
  • Design planning: LIN Architects Urbanists, Berlin Giulia Andi, Finn Geipel
  • Execution planning: Kahrs Architekten, Bremen
  • Structure / acoustics: PIRMIN JUNG Ingenieure für Holzbau, Sinzig
  • Building engineering: Kahrs Architekten/EKM Partner, Bremen

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Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC) in Seattle, Washington by LMN Architects

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Article source: LMN Architects

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC) puts cultural arts at the heart of urban vitality, establishing a core identity and focal point for a rapidly growing, richly diverse community. This multi-functional 46,013-square-foot center and adjacent civic park are positioned to catalyze ongoing development and investment in the city for years to come, ensuring Federal Way’s vibrant future in the region. The PAEC opened to the community on August 19.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bittermann

  • Architects: LMN Architects
  • Project: Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC)
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Software used: Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper
  • Client: City of federal way
  • Owner’s representative: Lorax partners
  • General contractor: Garco construction
  • Theater and audiovisual consulting: The shalleck collaborative
  • Acoustical consulting: Jaffe holden

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From roundabout to urban agora in Brussels, Belgium by COBE and BRUT

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Article source: COBE and BRUT

Danish architects COBE and Belgian architects BRUT reveal the winning design for Place Schuman in Brussels, Belgium. Located in the heart of the European Quarter, in between the main institutions of the European Union, Place Schuman constitutes the entrance to the EU. The project transforms a heavily trafficked roundabout into an urban space and meeting point. Inspired by the shape of the European Parliaments’ hemicycle, a reflective roof covering an urban agora unites all citizens and institutions of the EU and transforms the European Quarter from a city for cars into a city for people.

Image Courtesy © COBE and BRUT

  • Architects: COBE and BRUT
  • Project: From roundabout to urban agora
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: Bruxelles Mobilité
  • Engineers: ARA, UTIL, Buro MOVE

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Easton Shopping Centre in Helsinki, Finland by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Article source: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

Easton Helsinki, a 66,000m2 shopping centre by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki is the first phase in a larger urban plan and looks to celebrate the identity and culture of Helsinki’s eastern districts. In its architectural and commercial concepts the project idealistically and physically centres itself around food, bringing together local vendors and businesses at the heart of the shopping centre. However, the project also holds a rich production history – it has been as much about process as it has about the final result. Centralised BIM models have formed the core of the workflow and design process since day one, a request of the client Kesko. Whilst shopping centres are inherently complex projects, workflow on all levels, from the design desks of individual end-users to contractors on-site, was managed through a centralised model; whether it be involving the façade system or the environmental conditions of individual shops.

Image Courtesy © Kuvio

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