Honk Kong – Shenzhen Boundary Crossing Point and Passenger Terminal Competition: Vote for your favorite!
In September 2008, HKSARG and SMPG jointly announced the implementation of a new BCP at Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai in the north-eastern New Territories of Hong Kong and Luohu in Shenzhen to serve the cross-boundary goods vehicles and passengers travelling between Hong Kong (HK) and Shenzhen (SZ) East. The new BCP will connect with the Shenzhen Eastern Corridor and provide an efficient access across the boundary to the SZ East, Huizhou, various cities in Guangdong East, and the adjacent provinces such as Fujian and Jiangxi.
The Competition was launched and started registration since 21 December 2010, and the submission of entries was closed on 21 March 2011. A total of 159 valid entries from various countries and regions were received, comprising 86 Professional Group entries and 73 Open Group entries. To invite the public to express their preference among the finalist entries, the finalist entries are exhibited in the roving exhibition in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and are displayed in the competition website from 1 June to 5 July 2011.
The Jury in the 2nd adjudication will consider the public opinion when selecting the awarded entries. Click here and vote for your favorite!
Directed with respect for all views and spatial elements of the incredible energized given space, the concept for the Beton Hala Waterfront by Pero Vukovic, in collaboration with Branka Vukovic, becomes a zone of overlap of the two natural barriers, park/forest (Kalemegdan) and the rivers Sava and Danube, where a huge value of the area belongs to their confluence. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: MPC – Vicente Mirallave, Flora Pescador, Ángel Casas, Jin Taira
Location: San Bartolomé, Lanzarote Island, Spain
Structure: Antonio Cárdenas
Construction company: Guadayca
Client: Municipality of San Bartolomé of Lanzarote
Project area: 616 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Jin Taira
The winning competition design for the Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower was conceived on an epic scale to create a city of cinema within the city that hosts one of the most important annual film festivals. It was also designed to reflect the heterogeneity and openness that characterizes Toronto. Located in the heart of the city’s media and entertainment district, the architecture of the Bell Lightbox at the corner of King and John Streets injects energy into the precinct.
Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB) Architects
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Project Team: Bruce Kuwabara, Design partner; Shirley Blumberg, Partner-in-Charge; Luigi LaRocca, Senior Associate; Matthew Wilson, Project Architect; Matt Krivosudsky, Bruno Weber, Brent Wagler, Glenn MacMullin, Andrea Macaroun, Rita Kiriakis, Lilly Liakus, Carolyn Lee, David Poloway ,Tyler Sharp, Debra Fabricus, Claudio Venier, Thom Seto, Walter Gaudet, Krista Clark, Clementine Chang, Winston Chong, Carla Munoz, Elizabeth Paden, Bill Colaco, Nicko Elliot, Norm Li.
Architect of Record: Kirkor Architects & Planners
Project Area: 547,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Maris Mezulis, Tom Arban, Mehrdad Tavakkolian
If you happen to be in San Francisco this evening, June 21st, you might want to attend SPUR’s Pecha Kucha Night. Starting at 6:30 you can hear and see designers, thinkers and doers cover a range of topics around population growth and its effects on building, open space, transit and you in Pecha Kucha’s world-famous, rapid-fire format. Speakers will present 20 slides (20 seconds per slide), making for a fast, furious and fun celebration of urbanism. This event is generously sponsored by the Koret Foundation. Cosponsored by the SFAIA, SFHAC, and Pecha Kucha San Francisco. For more information click here: Pecha Kucha Night
Speakers include: Craig Scott of IwamotoScott Architecture Antonio Roman-Alcala of SF Urban Agriculture Alliance and Alemany Farm Julie Kim of Hot Studio Paul Jamtgaard of Group 4 Architecture and Pecha Kucha SF Grady Gillies of UCLA Superstudio Robin Levitt of Robin F. Levitt Architecture David Baker of David Baker Architects Ben Grant of SPUR John Wong of SWA
This short clip focuses on BIG’s commitment to sustainability that does not sacrifice the quality of life. The clip shows some great shots of their buildings, including the 8 House. It also provides snippets of commentary that detail the buildings’ sustainable features and how they increase the quality of life, not just sustain it. The world is taking notice of BIG’s work, and the video shows the Crown Prince Frederik and Bjarke Ingels meeting with the South Korean President who is interested in bringing BIG’s ideas back to South Korea.
With the modeLab Parametric Design Workshop quickly approaching, we are pleased to announce that there are only a few seats remaining. In order to expand upon previous introductory-level workshops, as well as provide more in-depth exercises, we have restructured this workshop to include a series of presentation documents, lectures, and a fully revised parametric design curriculum.
As a reminder, the location of this workshop is in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, conveniently located at the foot of the High Line. Check out the link to information about the newly opened second-phase section just above 23rd Street. We are in for an exciting weekend and look forward to seeing you there.
To guarantee your seat in the workshop, please finalize your registration by submitting payment via the “Pay Now” button on the workshop webpage. Feel free to submit any questions to this address (email@example.com). We look forward to your participation.
The Wangfujing Center in Beijing, China is a mixed-use space designed by Latitude Studio. The intention of the proposal is to design an architectural solution that provides a container for an endless possibility of experiences. To achieve this, Latitude Studio considered the role of the atrium in Roman architecture, which injects the space with light and air.
Read on for more on this project after the break.
Architects: Mias Arquitectes / Josep Miàs
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Project leader: Adriana Porta
Project team: Silvia Brandi, Daniel Montes, Mario Blanco, Diogo Herniques
Structural Consultants: BOMA
Technical Architect: Carles Bou
Project Area Size: 7,600 sqm
Photographs: MiAS Arquitectes, Adrià Goula
This part-café/part-house by Ikimono Architects revolves around the relationship between the outside and inside. The client specifically requested that everything start from the connection to the outside. The strong but simple exterior is comprised of two rectangular forms that sit perpendicular to each other. Each of these forms takes on a different program to accommodate the dual needs of the client.
Architect: Takashi Fujino/Ikimono Architects
Location: Gunma, Japan
General Contractor: Capital Woods Inc.
Design Year: 2008-2009
Structure: Timber frame construction
Use: Dwelling with shop
Roof: Galvalume steel plate roofing
Exterior: Keystone plate
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: Area: 181.49 sqm floor area, 119.24 sqm building area, 249.61 sqm site area
Photographs: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Today the AIA New York Chapter will award Daniel Libeskind, AIA, with the 2011 Medal of Honor. The 144th Annual Meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the Center for Architecture. The Medal of Honor has been given to a member or firm for distinguished work and high professional standing. Beginning in 1917 this award is the highest honor and past recipients include Louis Skidmore (1949), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1958), Toshikio Mori (2005) and David Childs (2010).
For more information or to attend click here.
The Finnish capital Helsinki is undergoing the busiest phase of development in the city’s history. Whole new districts are emerging in sites vacated from harbours and other industrial uses. As a key part of the development, the City of Helsinki envisions landmark bridges – Kruunusillat (“crown bridges”) – for trams, cyclists and pedestrians. These bridges will connect a new maritime residential district with the inner city. The City invites the best architectural and engineering experts from all around the world for the task.
The bridge development complies with Helsinki’s strategic goal to promote sustainable modes of transport. The city’s strategic emphases are on rail transport and improved public transport service. The maritime site of the new bridges is classified as one of Finland’s 27 heritage sites. With the international bridge design competition, Helsinki looks for a design that co-exists in harmony with the landscape and respects the history and cultural significance of the site. The bridges should be part of Helsinki’s heritage to future generations.
The vicinity of the bridges includes many nationally valuable cultural landmarks, most importantly the Suomenlinna (Sveaborg) sea fortress from the 1750’s, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The City of Helsinki invites teams with a broad range of competence to participate in the bridge design competition. The teams should possess expertise in bridge design and engineering, aesthetically high-quality structural design and architecture, landscape architecture, geotechnics, street and traffic planning, bridge cost estimation, environmental impact assessment, and life cycle cost analysis. Applications to participate in the competition are accepted from May 27th to August 3rd, 2011. More information on the competition’s official website.