Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Competition Winning Proposal by de Architekten Cie.

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De Architekten Cie., Jason Lee and Patrick Koschuch, has won the open international Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The competition was initiated by the city government of Kaohsiung to transform the derelict site of the old railyards and port station from a barrier between two important areas of the city (the Hamasen and Yancheng districts), into a connective piece of the urban fabric. The stated ambitions by the client for the 15.42 hectare site are to highlight the cultural heritage of the site’s former function while introducing new programmes and building volume to accommodate city expansion. These twin objectives are to be achieved in a phaseable and highly sustainable manner. Since a large portion of the site and existing railway buildings are designated as historical monuments, the central challenge of the brief was to strike a balance between the desire for cultural preservation/revitalization, introducing new development onto the site, and establishing enough connections across site to transform the area from an urban barrier into an urban connector.

In Progress: Dadong Art Center / de Architekten Cie. + Malone Chang and Yulin Chen Architects

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Architects: de Architekten Cie / Branimir Medic, Pero Puljiz
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Collaborators: Malone Chang + Yu-lin Chen Architects
Client: Kaohsiung County Mayor
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 24,470 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of de Architekten .

A101 Urban Block Competition Winners / CIE and SVESMI

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The joint ventures of Frits van Dongen, Patrick Koschuch and Jason Lee of CIE and Alexander Sverdlov of SVESMI produced two winning projects and an honorable mention from the open international competition for A101 Block City in , Russia. The 13,000 hectare area south is is to be developed by the Masshtab company, led by Maxwan Architects of Rotterdam for the urban planning concept of the A101project.

The Block City is a masterplan for the area to be built up. It envisions the introduction of standard sizes for urban blocks that can be interchangeable with flexibilities in their typologies and phasing at various stages of the project’s completion. The first phase of the project to be realized is 157 hectares with 12 million sqm of housing of the Block City area. The following proposals are winners for the design of the urban block.

More on the winning projects after the break.

Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie

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Architect: , de Architekten Cie.
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Essent Warmte
Artist: Hugo Kaagman
Building contractor: WAM & Van Duren Bouw
Realization: 2007-2009
Photos: Jeroen Musch, Hugo Kaagman

Cie architects to design the Tianjin Urban Planning Museum

Dutch firm Cie Architects recently received first prize in the competition to design the Tianjin Urban Planning Museum, .

The building is composed of 3 distinct sections: Urban planning museum and offices, new year’s painting gallery and studios, and a conference centre totaling 29,000 sqm including parking.

Seen at designboom. For more details, click here.
More images after the break.

Villa Meindersma / Cie

Architects: Branimir Medic & Pero Puljiz, de Architekten Cie
Location: Haaksberger, Netherlands
Project Team: M. de Jong, H. Hammink, R. Lambrechts, S. Moerman, S. Oehlers, J. Metz, D. Scholten
Construction Year: 2005-2006
Contractor: Klein-Poelhuis BV, Haaksberger
Client: Meindersma Family
Constructed Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters, Your Captain Luchtfotografie

Cap Gemini Campus / Cie

Architects: Frits Van Dongen, de Architekten Cie / Ed Veenendaal, Veenendaal Bocanet & Partners
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Project Team: R. ten Bras, P. Koschuch, P. Campos da Costa, B. Bocanet, H. Hrabak, M. Prokop, G. Trevetin
Construction Year: 2003
Contractor: Nelissen van Egteren
Structural Engineer: IMD ingenieursburo Mlonbroek b.v.
Budget: $68,000,000 EURO (US $106,5 M)
Constructed Area: 75,000 sqm
Photographs: Daria Scagiola & Stijn Brakkee, De Jong Luchtfotografie

Menzis office building / Cie

Architects: Branimir Medic & Pero Puljiz, de Architekten Cie
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Project Team: V. Ulrich, M. de Jong, K. de Schepper, C. Garcia, W. Benschop, M. Keijzer, P. van Berkum, H.O. Vermeer
Construction Year: 2003-2005
Contractor: Heijmans IBC bouw bv, Assen
Structural Engineer: Ingenieursbureau Wassenaar bv, Haren
Constructed Area: 20,000 sqm
Photographs: Allard van der Hoek, Christian Richters, Luuk Kramer