Overlooking the Port of Marseille in the Fort Saint-Jean the MuCEM, was designed by Rudy Ricciotti. This major cultural project is dedicated to the cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean, housing collections of the former Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions in the Bois de Boulogne alson with collections from the Museum of Man in Paris’ Europe department.
The video by Exmagina was shot at the beginning of May, 2011 for DUMEZ Mediterranean. The music accompaniment is Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Architect: Rudy Ricciotti
Construction: Méditterannée Dumez / Freyssinet
Update: The MuCEM inauguration will take place this week. Our friends from Lafarge, whose products were used in the construction of the museum, shared with us some photographs of the finished museum. See them after the break.
Located in Chelsea between 10th and 11th Avenues and situated between two other prominent New York galleries, this building is a secondary exhibition space for the Gladstone Gallery and was designed to house large installations of sculpture. Respecting the area’s industrial warehouse buildings, the façade is constructed of dark grey hand-cut brick of unusual proportions, laid with filled joints to underscore the monumental appearance. The façade features a large opening on the ground floor and ribbon windows on the upper levels.
Hosting the 6th Annual Green Homes and Sustainable Communities Conference, the city of New Orleans will bring together a variety of individuals from financiers and policy makers to developers and technical experts all focused on redefining affordable housing and community development. In addition to the symposium’s national focus, this year’s event will highlight some of the Gulf Coast’s most innovative green affordable housing projects. The Green Homes and Sustainable Communities Conference will be next month, July 14th and 15th, further details can be found here.
Barcelona-based architects Estudio Barozzi Veiga have unanimously been selected as the winners in a competition to design a new Museum of Fine Arts in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland. More images, a video and information after the break.
West 57th, BIG’s design of a New York apartment building for client Durst Fetner Residential, takes shape in model form in this video. On display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the model is part of Living: Frontiers of Architecture III-IV exhibition. The exhibition which opened the first of this month and will run through October 2nd ‘is full of impressions and insights into the multiple ways we live in the world today’.
With the general aim to create an integrated urban infrastructure, the proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront competition by office ReduX creates a way to produce a provocative architectural vision. As programs, spaces and typologies are interwoven, this center is a vision of the future progression of Belgrade as a hub for business and culture. As a result, this allows residents and visitors to experience an ultimate experience of the past, present, and future. More images and architects’ description after the break.
International Civil Rights Center and Museum Historic Preservation and Renovation / The Freelon Group Architects
On February 1st, 1960, four young men from North Carolina A&T State University entered the F.W. Woolworth department store in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina and sat at the lunch counter. What followed was a movement that has had a resounding impact across the decades and around the world. The Woolworth building and the lunch counter were the flashpoint for the “Sit-in” movement in the United States. These architectural elements – important historical artifacts – have been restored to form the framework and nucleus of the exhibits at the ICRCM.
Architects: The Freelon Group Architects
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
General Contractor: Weaver Cooke, Construction, Inc.
Structural/Civil Engineer: Stewart Engineering
MEP Engineer: Harrell, Saltrick & Hopper
Project Area: 45,000 sqf
Photographs: Mark Herboth
Jasper wines have been locally made in Newton, Iowa since 2004 and their recent growth created the need for much larger facilities. Rather than expanding in Newton they decided to relocate their new winemaking and events facility just south of downtown Des Moines. substance developed an 8,100 square foot building on a four-acre landscaped site which includes a small vineyard, gardens, outdoor event areas, and covered walkways and patios. The winery provides production facilities for 10,000 cases of wine annually, a tasting and café area, a banquet facility for groups of 125 people, and associated service functions.
In Africa, urbanization is more rapid than in any other part of the world; it is estimated that by 2030 more than 750 million Africans will be living in cities (more than the urban population of the entire western hemisphere), 45% more than current figures. The challenge is on: Africa’s urban agglomerations will have to be designed to withstand demographic and migration pressures and the challenges of governance, balancing the needs of economic development with those of social inclusion and sustainability.
Out of this scenario comes the idea to launch an International Ideas Competition to design an innovative, expandable and replicable model of an urban area which can provide structural solutions to the challenges/needs of African urbanization. An additional aim of the competition is to focus the best ideas and design capabilities currently available among young European and African architects and engineers on this topic. For more information, please visit the competition’s official website.