Architects: MARC&CO in collaboration with coarchitecture
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Project Team: Angus Munro, Craig Channon, Anna O’Gorman, Ceirwen Burton
Contractor: Pensar Building
Structural Engineer: AD Structures
Project area: 600 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Scott Burrows, Jason Haigh
Located in a new area of expansion in Orio, just north of the Cantabrian motorway that connected San Sebastian to Bilbao, the Auditorium and Cultural Facilities Proposal by SOMOS Arquitectos won the first prize in an open competition. Taking advantage of the freedom regarding the position of the building according to the open regulations, they wanted to develop and fix their proposal based on three key decisions: built volume integration, the connection between urban plaza and marina, and an open independent structure. More images and architects’ description after the break.
This prize winning proposal for the Azienda Elettrica Ticinese (AET) Headquarters in Monte Carasso, Switzerland was submitted by architect Dario Franchini. In this project the goal of the administrative building is to address the avant-garde, sustainable, and future features of the architecture on the site as an urban condition. The project is conceived of in two phases. Phase One is a three storey administrative building of 2,000 sqm. Phase Two is a tower of 15,000 cubic meters.
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Istanbul based architecture office Suyabatmaz Demirel designed the Walk-in Cinema inside the SALT Beyoglu building which is almost a cul-de-sac attached to Istiklal Street, one of the most important pedestrian zones of Istanbul. The 19th century apartment located here was refurbished to be the home of SALT, a non-profit cultural institution which opened just last month and in a very short time became one of the most active cultural institutions in the city. This open platform is designed to host the events, screenings and impromptu public projects that SALT will program and encourage. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
Location: Beernem, Belgium
Project team: Arch. Ramona Nicolaescu, Arch. Maur Dessauvage, Arch. Jo Baeke, Arch. Frederik Populier, in collaboration with cenergie and landscape architect denis dujardin, Int. arch. Bart Decloedt
Project area: 1,593 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of BURO II & ARCHI+I
Architect Djordje Alfirevic shared with us his proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront Center in Belgrade, Serbia which promotes an idea of visual and functional merging of the newly designed part with the existing Beton Hala building. The design team consisted in Djordje Alfirevic, M.Phil., Dusan Trifunovic, M.Arch, Petar Tufegdzic, M.Arch, Djordje Nikolic, M.Arch, Milica Vujosevic,M.Arch, Bojana Stankovic, M.Arch. In addition, this design aims to create a unique center for exhibition and commercial use in the city which also communicates, in a mimetic way, with the Kalemegdan fortress and Sava river’s waterfront. More images and architect’s description after the break.