DQZ Cultural Center Proposal / Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + AI

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Holm Architecture Office (HAO) and AI have been invited to create a proposal for the city of Daqiuzhuang in northern China. Sited in a newly developed part of the city, the new cultural building takes its form from the traditional Chinese courtyard square. By lifting the square in the diagonal corners, dual entry points to the building are created which leads visitors and locals through the building’s ground level public programs to the mid- and upper- level exhibition spaces while extending the existing North- South axis of the surrounding city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Coleman Oval Skate Park Proposal / Holm Architecture Office + VM Studio

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Holm Architecture Office (HAO), in collaboration with VM Studio, recently received first place in a competition for the re-design of the Coleman Oval Skate Park in Manhattan. Nine design firms were invited to participate in the competition, which was sponsored by Architecture for Humanity and a Gamechangers grant from Nike, a campaign encouraging community organizations to empower youth through sports programs that spur social and economic development. The project is being developed with the City Parks & Recreation Department’s Adopt-a-Park program. More images and project description after the break.

Holm Architecture Office (HAO) Wins Competition to Design Samaranch Memorial Museum

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HAO / Holm Architecture Office in collaboration with Archiland Beijing and Kragh & Berglund landscape architects, has won first prize in a competition to design the Samaranch Memorial Museum in , .

Juan Antonio Samaranch of Spain was the president of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001. Throughout his presidency he advocated for reform and inclusion and was a strong supporter of China’s bid as host city for the 2008 Olympic Games. Tianjin, a city of over 12 million people in northwestern China near Beijing, was the site of several Olympic events. The new museum and memorial will both highlight Samaranch’s professional history and look to the future, offering space for rotating exhibits of contemporary art and culture.

United North America / Holm Architecture Office

USA - Canada border, Jens Holm, Holm Architecture Office (HAO) in collaboration with Harold Gainer, Neurolapse.

based Holm Architecture Office (HAO) has shared with us their vision for a shared North American electricity network, UNA. Diagrams, renderings and an extensive architects description of this ambitious proposal after the break.