The Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility is a new complex for farm equipment servicing, re-fueling & storage, as well as providing seasonal storage for grain & hay. The facility supports a 2,000-acre property utilized for agriculture, recreation, wildlife habitat and conservation purposes. The project has been submitted for LEED Gold Level certification and is notable as the first of its type for implementing LEED criteria to an agricultural project. More photographs and drawings following the break.
Earlier in the week, we featured the winning entry for the international architectural competition for the Centre for Promotion of Science. Now, Blok39 Organization has shared with us the remaining winners for the 2010 competition for Belgrade, Serbia. More images and descriptions on the winners after the break.
Architects: amsa / Nektarios Afxentiou, Anargyros Mougiakos, Zoi Stasinopoulou
Location: Kiti, Larnaca District, Cyprus
Civil engineers: Leonidas Ioannou
Electrical-Mechanical engineers: Akritas consulting engineers
Quantity Surveyor: Efthymios Andreou
Contractor: Kallis Lysiotis LTD
Client: Synergasias Co-op bank
Budget: EURO 1,300,000
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Project year: 2005-2009
Photographs: Anargyros Mougiakos
The Gleneagles Community Center is located on a small, gently sloping site adjacent to a public golf course. Patkau Architects organized the program on three levels to minimize the building footprint. By subtly reshaping the cross-sectional topography of the site, the lower level and the intermediate level are both located on grade. More photographs and drawings following the break.
Architects: Patkau Architects
Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Client: Corporation of the District of West Vancouver
Project Team: Omer Arbel, Greg Boothroyd, Joanne Gates, Samantha Hayes, Patrick O’Sullivan, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, David Shone, Craig Simms
Project Manager: Maurice J. Ouellette Consulting
Landscape Architect: Vaughan Landscape Planning & Design
Structural Engineering: Fast & Epp Structural Engineers
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Earth Tech Canada Inc.
Civil Engineering: Webster Engineering Ltd
Code Consultant: Gage-Babcock & Associates
Specifications Consultant: Susan Morris Specifications
Audiovisual Consultant: McSquared System Design Group
Signage Consultant: Gallop/Varley
Contractor: Country West Construction Ltd.
Photographs: James Dow
When we stopped by Steven Holl’s office in New York, Senior Partner Chris McVoy spoke to us about the firm’s latest project in Hangzhou – an International Tourism Complex. The firm has a growing presence in China and, arguably, some of the team’s strongest works (such as their Linked Hybrid and Horizontal Skyscraper) are situated throughout the region. With their most recent win, the firm will redevelop the site of the oxygen and boiler plants in Hangzhou to create a master plan comprised of residential and cultural components.
More about the project, including an video with McVoy, after the break.
The Yew Dell Gardens Visitor Center is situated within the historic property of the Garden Conservancy. The project required the rehabilitation of an existing tobacco barn with a program including a reception area, information and tickets sales, gift shop, plant sale area, group tour meeting zone, internet sales office, and storage. De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop were challenged with a modest construction budget of $64/sqf and a tight 5 month design and construction completion schedule. This design project was awarded a 2010 AIA Kentucky Honor Award.
Follow the break for further project description, photographs, and drawings of Yew Dell Gardens Visitor Center.
Alexandros Avlonitis’s proposal for the [bracket] competition [on farming] in 2008 is a program for an urban market in the neighborhood of Castle Hill in The Bronx, NYC. The “What We Are Is What We Eat” project responds to the growing population that is migrating from rural areas to urbanized cities. This population shift, which is estimated to reach 80% in 50 years, challenges the norms of food production world-wide.
With a smaller population directly responsible for agriculture, food production is becoming more industrialized with an added burden of the transportation necessary to keep it fresh. What Avlonitis’s design proposal addresses is the creation of a communal and collective food culture in an urban setting where people cannot afford organic and nutritious goods.
Read on after the break for more information and images about this project.
GPP Architects were recently awarded 1st prize for their entry in the competition for the University College Nordjvlland‘s (UCN) new educational center and have kindly shared their work with us here at ArchDaily. Follow after the jump for a project description by GPP Architects , additional images and a video.
The Mies van der Rohe Society recently released their newly designed website. Some of the features we like are the detailed building biographies, sketches, models, 3D renderings, and photographs that showcase the buildings Mies designed.
In addition, when you visit the site you can:
- Browse the titles on Mies’ bookshelf and read his speeches
- Track progress on building restoration efforts and support the organization by becoming members
- Sign up for architectural tours at IIT
- Register for events, such as Mies’ 125th birthday party scheduled for March 28, 2011
- Learn about exhibits, lectures, and performances at S.R. Crown Hall
Design: CoOB Architects (Office Jarrik Ouburg + Paulien Bremmer Architects)
Location: Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Client: Duivenvoorde Castle, Voorschoten (NL)
Artists: Rineke Dijkstra, Koos Breukel, Hendrik Kerstens, Mirjana Vrbaski, Amie Dicke and others.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: CoOB Architects