Architects: Rocha Tombal Architecten / Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Project team: Iwona Wozniakowska, Enrique Otero Neira, Elena Cabrera Vacas
Client: Fam. De Haas-Bierings
Construction: Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft bv
Contractor: Aannemingsbedrijf de Hek bv, Giessen/Oudekerk
Constructed Area: 239 sqm
Budget: $1,716 Euro/sqm
Project year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Hennie Raaymakers from DAPh & Ana Rocha
The form intends to compliment the 19th century gallery, yet still maintain its individuality as a separate element. The extension, then, becomes not “one building connected to another but as something more abstract: a gesture that merges landscape with building.” The urban gallery’s setting within Whitworth Park allows the building to merge with the landscape to “create a dynamic and inhabitable” space. “As the park becomes the folds of fabric, these folds are sliced, peeled, and pulled to house, expose, and articulate the new program of activities of that embodies the new Whitworth Gallery,” explained the architects. The park seems to be gathered together and drawn into the building, creating an extension that fosters a relationship between interior and exterior, object and landscape.
More images after the break.
The RMJM designed Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS), the first collaboration of its kind in Singapore between two of the world’s top higher education institutions – Duke University in the U.S. and National University of Singapore – was opened yesterday, September 28th, by the country’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The new school building designed by international architects RMJM, will significantly boost the number of highly trained doctors in the country, demonstrating Singapore’s commitment to becoming a world leader in healthcare and biomedical research.
At 26,000 square meters and 11 stories tall, Duke-NUS is a “vertical campus,” housing research offices, wet and dry laboratories, classrooms, lecture halls, a library, student lounges, a café and administrative offices. The placement of the building’s functions and programs were designed to build the academic community and promote scientific collaboration. More description and images after the break.
Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos / Michel Rojkind + ESRAWE Studio / Hector Esrawe
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Project team: Rojkind [Tere Levy, Agustín Pereyra, Raúl Araiza, Carlos Alberto Ríos, Isaac Smeke Jaber, Enrique F. de la Barrera] / ESRAWE [Ricardo Casas, Basia Pineda, Ian Castillo, Karianne Rygh, Alejandra Castelao, Jorge Bracho]
Program: Japanese Restaurant
Client: Dr. Katsumi Kumoto Kawasaki
Project Area: 629 sqm
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2010
Images: © Glessner Group & ESRAWE Studio
Architects: LRO Architekten / Prof. Arno Lederer, Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir, Marc Oei
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Project team: Katrin Holzer, Matthias Hackmann
Client: Feederle – Verwaltungsgesellschaft dbR
Structure: IGB – Beratende Ingenieure
Project Area: 3,500 sqm
Budget: $3.5 M Euro
Project year: 2005-2007
Photographs: Roland Halbe
The global design practice Populous announced this week that they have been selected by the State Corporation ‘Olympstroy’ to design the main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Populous has also designed the master plan and overlay plan for competition and non-competition venues and facilities, and now adds designing the main 40,000 seat stadium to their expanding role on the 2014 Games. Populous is joined in the design consortium by Russian contractor Engeocom, and Botta Management.
Its sweeping form responds to both its coastal location and mountainous backdrop, whilst its crystalline skin engages with its surroundings by day, and provides an iconic representation of the colour and spectacle of the games when illuminated at night.
Architects: Enproyecto arquitectura
Location: Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Client: Goverment of Castilla-La Mancha. Culture section
Main sponsor: CEMEX S.L
Constructor: FERCOPE S.L.
Structural engineer: Álvaro Leonardo
Project year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Ricardo Santonja, Emilio Valverde
Location: Ornontowice, Poland
Architects in Charge: Przemo łukasik, Lukasz zagała
Associate Architect: Jakub Magon
Project area: 300 sqm
Design year: 2007
Construction year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Milosz Jaksik
Rio de Janeiro just won the bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. If we add this to fact that Brazil is hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, expect a major dose of architectural projects for these events. This will be another opportunity for the architectural brazilian scene to show the world the high level of their works (see all the brazilian works in AD).
For this games, Rio will use a total of 33 venues, from which 8 correspond to facilities already built for the Pan-American games that will be renovated, such as the National Shooting Center by BCMF. There will be 11 new buildings (judo, wrestling, fencing, basketball, taekwondo, tennis, handball, modern pentathlon, swimming and synchronized swimming, canoe and kayak slaloms, and BMX cycling) and 11 temporal structures. A good opportunity for the local (or international?) architects.
The masterplan shown on the video shows that 4 clusters will concentrate this venues inside the city, connected by new transport systems.
Another aspect that is relevant for architecture, is that the city needs to build accommodations for 25,000 beds for the event. The government said that they can offer 8,500 beds in cruise ships.
The new facilities being built for London 2012 and the projects we saw in Beijing 2008 are good examples of architecture for this events.
As for the FIFA World Cup, I think that more then new stadiums we will see improvements on existant ones (such as the Maracana)… but maybe I´m wrong.
After the jump, the videos with the installations proposed in the Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo bids.
Architects: Claus en Kaan Architekten/ Felix Claus & Dick van Wageningen
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Design team: Jan Gerrit Wessels, James Webb, Kerstin Hartmann, Anne Holtrop, Romy Schneider
Client: Woningcorporatie Domijn, Enschede
Constructed area:10,900 sqm
Budget:$791 Euro / sqm
Photographs: Luuk Kramer
Our friend Xavier Vilalta from Barcelona-based xvstudio sent us his new project: the Melaku Center. The Melaku Center will be new center of learning, working and projection for the inhabitants of Mek’ele, capital of the Tigray, a region of the north of Ethiopia.
The Melaku Center will be a reference model of sustainable development in Africa, from the design of the buildings to the program itself. The whole project will be a ecosystem of knowlegde, development and natural resources.
A common parameter in the traditional African architecture is the use of the fractal scale: small parts of the structure tend to be similar to the bigger ones, for example, the circular villages are made of circular houses. More description and images after the break.
This month, we’d like to share with you another product from Hunter Douglas Contract, that can help you improve the energy efficiency of your projects.
The Nysan aerofoil (fin) louvers deflect thermal gain from incident sun, integrating light control into the building envelope. Not only they deliver outstanding functionality, but will also help architects create a distinctive look for the building surface. Well-designed louver configurations can be as striking as they are effective, shading the facade against low or high sun angles while making an aesthetic statement. As with any system, design considerations such as louver size and composition can affect performance.
Architect: KOZ Architectes / Christophe Ouhayoun – Nicolas Ziesel
Location: Saint-Cloud, France
Project team: Ambrus Evva, François Kharatt
Structural Engineers: EVP Ingénierie
Contractor: Delta Fluides
Acoustic Consultant: Delphi Acoustique
Budget: $3.8M Euro
Project Area: 1,600 sqm
Project year: 2007-2009
Photographs: © Stephan Lucas
Yesterday, through our Facebook Fan Page we launched a new contest for you to participate. We are looking for the best render that you can send us. Only one per person/office is allowed. The best ones will be featured next week on ArchDaily.com.
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During these days I´m in Zagreb, Croatia, participating at CIP Talks 2009, an architecture conference organized by CIP Magazine. The list of lecturers at the conference include renowned architects, such as Mauricio Pezo & Sofía von Ellrichshausen (PvE), Jan Neutelings (Neutelings & Riedjik), Mark Lee (Johnston & MarkLee, interview here), Shohei Shigematsu (OMA, interview here), Carme Pinós, Arnaud Billard (Transsolar), Mikkel Frost (CEBRA), STUDIO UP (winners of the Emerging Architect MvE Award with their Gymnasium), Joseph Grima (Director of the Storefront Gallery, interview here), among other european and US architects.
Also, during these days we find the Croatian Architectural Triennale, the launch of Pogledaj.to a new local website for architecture, a new book on Croatian architecture, the opening of a new pavilion on the center of the city… an intense dose of architecture that we will be reporting during the following days.
Yesterday I went to the coastal city of Rijeka, and visited three interesting projects by 3LHD and Randic Turato. See the photographs after the break, and expect the usual complete posting with all the info on these projects sometime during this week.
Architects: C.F.Møller Architects
Location: Oslo, Norway
Collaborators: Multiconsult AS, SWECO AS, Hjellnes COWI AS / Interconsult ASA, Ingemannson Technology, Nosyko/Erstad og Lekven
Client: Helse Sør-Øst RHF
Landscape: Bjørbekk & Lindheim AS, Schønherr Landskab A/S
Artists Involved: Troels Wörsel, Gunilla Klingberg, Mari Slaattelid, Knut Henrik Henriksen, Jan Christensen, Tony Cragg, Birgir Andrésson, Petteri Nisunen, Tommi Grönlund, Julie Nord, Per Sundberg, Vesa Honkonen, Janna Thöle-Juul, Kristine Halmrast, Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass
Project year: 2000-2008
Constructed Area: 137,000 sqm
Photographs: Torben Eskerod & C.F.Møller Architects