For today’s Round Up, we have five great mixed use projects from Russia, Switzerland, England, Norway, and USA. Check them all after the break.
Broadcasting Place / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Broadcasting Place is a mixed use development close to Leeds city centre. Conceived as a public/private partnership for property group Downing and Leeds Metropolitan University, it provides approximately 110,000 square feet of new offices and teaching spaces together with 240 student residences in a landmark building rising to 23 storeys. A new Baptist Church completes the scheme on its northern edge (read more…)
Multifonctional Complex La Maladiere / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes A backfill completed at the beginning of the 20th century – the available parcel – the old football stadium – was at the articulation of four forms of urbanism. One specifically, is part of the “Beaux-arts” district from the 19th century. One has the random character of the “Nid-du-Crô” port. The other one is the “Jeunes Rives” in the south, punctuated by some public buildings and the last one is more urban in the north, along the “Pierre-à-Mazel” avenue (read more…)
Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ The NBBJ-designed Akerselva Atrium is a new 17,600 SM mixed-use project in the Akerselva neighborhood in downtown Oslo—a mere five-minute walk to the city’s opera, central train station and harbor. Surrounded by historical industrial, office and apartment buildings, it is among the first contemporary and innovative designs introduced to the area in recent years (read more…)
Barkly Plaza / Sergey Skuratov Architects The building continues to form a new front line of the embankment, the process which had been started by building the new office of Moscow International Bank (MIB) quite a few years ago. From the urbanistic point of view the intention was to enlarge the scale of structures here in order to make the quay more accomplished and city-like character (read more…)
Simmons Hall at MIT/ Steven Holl When Massachusetts Institute of Technology commissioned Steven Holl in 1999 to design a new a dormitory for the school they had one goal in sight: that the spaces around and within the building would stir up interaction among students. While MIT focused on the building’s use and function, Holl aimed to create a memorable building (read more…)