Competition Entry: SCStudio Transforms Budapest Park into “Urban Archipelago”

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As part of the Liget Competition, SCStudio has shared their entry for the House of Hungarian Music. A transformation of an existing city park, the project is conceived as a sequence of cultural programs – an “urban archipelago” – connected by a “naturalistic promenade” of pathways and landscape within a preserved forested area.

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Steven Holl Granted Approval for Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis

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Steven Holl Architects’ schematic design for the ChinPaoSan Necropolis has been approved. The scheme, planned for an oceanfront property just 40 minutes from Taipei, will provide a new arrival hall to serve the complex’s 10,000 existing burial sites and an oceanic pavilion for an additional 150,000 ashbox sites.

More than 30 schemes were considered, however Holl’s watercolor explorations lead to the approved idea of intersecting spheres which, as the practice described, “yielded amazing overlapping perspectives that created an astonishing spatial energy.”

More about the 54,000 square meter Necropolis of ChinPaoSan, after the break. 

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts / Studio Pali Fekete architects

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Architects: Studio Pali Fekete architects
Location: 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, , CA 90210, USA
Area: 60000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Edward Linden Photography

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Theatre de Stoep / UNStudio

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Architects: UNStudio
Location: , The Netherlands
Design Team: Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Jacques van Wijk and Hans Kooij, Lars Nixdorff, Thomas Harms, Gustav Fagerstrom, Ramon van der Heijden Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, Jesca de Vries, Wesley Lanckriet, Maud van Hees, Benjamin Moore, Henk van Schuppen, Philipp Mecke, Colette Parras, Daniela Hake, Mazin Orfali and Selim Ahmad.
Area: 7000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jan Paul Mioulet, Peter Guenzel, Peter de Jong

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Kuopio City Theatre / ALA Architects

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Architects: ALA Architects
Location: ,
Client: City of Kuopio
Area: 11500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo

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Music Conservatory in Melun / DE-SO

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Architects: DE-SO
Location: ,
Area: 3170.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

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adjkm’s Releases Final Design for Caracas Symphony

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In 2011, adjkm won an international competition to design the Simon Bolivar Complex for Social Action through Music (CASMSB - Complejo de Acción Social por la Música Simón Bolívar) in . Now, almost four years later, the Venezuelan practice has released their updated design for the “ Symphony” in preparation for its groundbreaking at the end of this year. 

The building is being constructed for the El Sistema project, an internationally distinguished program based on the premise that musical training can create great musicians and completely alter the expected life paths of children born into extremely impoverished circumstance. 

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A Temporary Setting for Performance in the Centre of Southampton

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The Playing Field, a 450-seat “high tech Tudor theatre” in the heart of the British city of Southampton, represented a major collaboration between the city’s arts organisations and was realised through a collaborative effort between engineers Structure Workshop and Assemble Studio, the London based practice known for innovative interventions within the public realm. Their Cineroleum, coupled with a bold renovation of a yardhouse, are part of a small canon of cultural buildings designed to temporarily reimagine the urban landscape on a small scale.

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Pavilion and Workshops for Nature Concert Hall / DJA

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Architects: DJA
Location: , Siguldas pilsēta, Latvia
Architect In Charge: Didzis Jaunzems, Klinta Pickaine
Area: 150.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ernests Sveisbergs

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Chichester Festival Theatre / Haworth Tompkins

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Architects: Haworth Tompkins
Location: Oaklands Park, , West Sussex PO19 6AP, UK
Area: 4600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Philip Vile

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Infoversum / ARCHIVIEW

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Architects: ARCHIVIEW
Location: Vrydemalaan, , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Jack van der Palen
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of ARCHIVIEW

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Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music

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Ziya İmren Architects have proposed a “symphonic architectural poem dedicated to Franz Liszt and Béla Viktor János Bartók” as part of the Liget Budapest International Design Competition launched earlier this year. The architects’ approach is based on the pioneering compositional methods of Franz Liszt and Bela Bartok. The design proposal brings ”thematic inspiration to the fore by restructuring the classical system of a symphonic work into the form of poetry as a gesamtkunstwerk (a ‘total work of art’).”

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Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

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Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
Location: Xiasha, Jianggan, , Zhejiang, China
Archtiecture Team: Jiang Han, James Brearley, Huang Fan, Lin Youzhen, Zhen Lili, Cao Xizhen
Landscape Team: Huang Fang, Xiong Juan, Li Shuyun
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shu He

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Wenatchee Valley College Music and Arts Center / Integrus Architecture

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Architects: Integrus Architecture
Location: Valley College, 1300 5th Street, , WA 98801, USA
Architect In Charge: Mark Dailey, AIA, NCARB
Project Manager: Martin Sweet, AIA
Project Lead: Ty Miller, Associate AIA
Interior Designer: Stephanie Ogram, IIDA Associate
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lara Swimmer Photography

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Niigata City Konan Ward Cultural Center / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

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Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Location: Niigata,
Area: 5002.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa, Kouichi Satake,

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Kadare Cultural Centre / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

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Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Location: Yurihonjō, Akita,
Area: 11750.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa

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Akiha Ward Cultural Center / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

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Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Location: 4 Shineicho, Akiha Ward, Niigata, Japan
Area: 2997.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa

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Luxury Village and Mercury Theatre / Project Meganom

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Location: , Moskovskaya oblast, Russia
Architects In Charge: Yu. Grigoryan, A. Pavlova, I. Kuleshov, P. Ivanchikov
Area: 17000.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Marco Zanta, Yuri Palmin

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