Salewa Headquarters / Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati

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Architect: Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati
Location: Bolzano,
Project Team: Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi, Cino Zucchi, with Elisa Taddei (project architect), Alice Cuteri, Lorenzo Merloni, Marco Panzeri, Davide Pojaga, Alessandro Rossi, Giada Torchiana, Fabio Calciati (rendering)
Structural Engineer: Kauer & Kauer Ingenieure, Bolzano Ing. Georg Kauer, Ing. Ulrich Kauer
Electrical Engineer: Energytech Ingegneri S.r.l., Bolzano Ing. Gabriele Frasnelli
Mechanical Engineer: Energytech Ingegneri S.r.l., Bolzano Ing. Georg Felderer
Site Supervision: Plan Team GmbH, Bolzano Ing. Johann Röck, Ing. Rupert Cristofoletti
Climbing Wall Consultant: Ralf Preindl, Bressanone
Artistic Intervention: Margit Klammer
Client: Salewa SpA, Bolzano
Cost/General investment: € 40 Mln.
Project Area: 30,595 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Cino Zucchi and Park Associati

Ponte della Musica / Buro Happold

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Author: Buro Happold
Location: Rome,
Chief Bridge Engineer: Davood Liaghat
Architect: Kit Powell-Williams with C. Lotti e Associati
Photographs: Emilio Collavino

Caffè di Mezzo / JM Architecture

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Architects: JM Architecture / Jacopo Mascheroni
Location: , Italy
Design Team: Paolo Basco (Project Manager), Fabrizio Demma, Jansen Lara
Structural Engineering: Ing. Giulio Bergamin, San Martino di Lupari (PD)
Mechanical Engineering: Studio Tre Progettazione, Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
General Contractor: Metris GmbH / Srl, Molini di Tures (BZ)
Electrical Engineering: Elektro Ewald, Falzes (BZ)
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni

Ferrari Factory Store / Iosa Ghini Associates

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Architects: Iosa Ghini Associates
Location: ,
Project Area: 370 sqm
Photographs: Gianluca Grassano

Winery Nals Margreid / Markus Scherer

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Architects: Markus Scherer
Location: Nals, , Italy
Client: Kellerei Nals-Margreid
Construction Supervisor: , Büro Weiss
Collaborator: Heike Kirnbauer
Structural Engineering: Büro Weiss
Safety Coordinator: Büro Weiss
Electrical and Domestic Engineering: Energytech
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Bruno Klomfar

The Park Designs the City Proposal / C+S Associati

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C+S Associati shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the competition for Area Parolini in Bassano Del Grappa, . The project was done in association with landscape architects Land Srl. Every project needs to cope with the characteristics and values which are deposited in the specific site: particularly each project needs to look at these values as potentialities to be brought into the contemporary. In this way the park they designed has a strategic value, both in environmental terms and in terms of potentiality: the park is, in fact, conceived as part of a larger system ‘the green ring’, originated by the historic void spaces of the three beautiful squares of Bassano city centre. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Multifunctional Center / ETB Studio

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Designed by ETB Studio, the multifunctional center, which won the first prize in a competition, is part of the eastern edge of the village Bach, in the the ancient village of , . Combined with the ratio measured with the scale of the village, and the relationship with the valley and mountain ranges, a powerful scenery of the intervention is created. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Renovation of a Farmhouse / EXiT architetti associati

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Architect: EXiT architetti associati
Location: , Treviso, Italy
Project Team: Francesco Loschi (Project Manager), Giuseppe Pagano, Paolo Panetto
Structural Project: Alberto Soligo
Technical Plant Design: Mauro Benozzi
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1200 sqm
Photographs: Silvia Longhi

Philipp Plein Store / AquiliAlberg

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Architects: AquiliAlberg
Location: Forte dei Marmi, ,
Client: Philipp Plein
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 50 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of AquiliAlberg

Harbor Brain Building / C+S Associati

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Architects: C+S Associati / Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
Location: ,
Client: Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia tramite il suo concessionario Consorzio Venezia
General Design, Structures and Installations: Thetis S.p.A.
Site Supervision: Giovanni Zarotti, Thetis S.p.A.
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli

Sustainable Residential Complex / Morfearch

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The aim of the sustainable residential complex, designed by Morfearch, is not only the production of new buildings able to satisfy living space requests, but the will to offer public services to the new settlement and open to the “outer” population. The project area, crossed north to south by divergent paths, generates trapezoidal spaces that become the generating principle of the different parts of the whole complex: every secondary parcel is indeed composed by different size tanks, 30 to 120cm high, open to different uses, materials, and patterns: green areas, water, paved spaces, vegetation and gardens, available for residents with a leisure, but also social, function. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton / Fabiola Minas Roberto Murgia Simona Oberti

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Architect: Fabiola Minas Roberto Murgia Simona Oberti
Location: Milano, Via San Paolo,
Project Team: Filippo Weber, Valentina Ravara
Lighting Design: Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design
Client: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Project Year: 300 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Giovanna Silva

Villa GM / Architrend Architecture

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Architect: Architrend Architecture
Location: Marina di Ragusa, ,
Project Team: Gaetano Manganello & Carmelo Tumino
Collaborators: Patrizia Anfuso, Marco Garfì
Project Area: 1.250 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Moreno Maggi

European Winners of Holcim Awards Competition Announced in Milan

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The Holcim Award winners for Europe were recently announced in for sustainable place making and materials innovation. The Holcim Awards Gold 2011 for Europe and USD 100,000 was awarded to German architects realities united for a project on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Museuminsel in the heart of Berlin. The Flussbad urban plan will remediate an area rich in cultural heritage by transforming an under-utilized arm of the River Spree into a natural 745m-long “swimming pool”. The project will form a swimming zone equivalent to 17 Olympic-sized pools – and directly improve the quality of urban life and the ecology of the waterway. More information on the awards after the break.

BAM!’s Venice CITYVISION Concrete Island Spectacular!

First Prize - Alberto Bottero, Simona Della Rocca, and Valeria Bruni. Courtesy of Competition

Bottega di Archiettura Metropolitana aka recently won a Bjarke Ingalls-judged urban design competition for proposing to deal with the Venice, Italy’s rising water problem… with giant concrete bowl islands!

BAM!'s floating island scheme, courtesy of Venice CITYVISION Competition

Sure, the scheme neither addresses how the existing city should retrofit itself nor does it work out some key technical concerns–how does one move from one bowl to another? what happens when the bowls fill with water?–but with renderings so incredibly beautiful why besmirch oneself with such trivialities?

Read more at FastCo. Design

Fortress of Fortezza / Markus Scherer with Walter Dietl

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Architects: Markus Scherer with Walter Dietl
Location: , Italy
Client: Autonome Provinz
Collaborator: Heike Kirnbauer, Elena Mezzanotte
Structural Engineering: Baubüro-Klaus Plattner, Bozen
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: René Riller, Alessandra Chemollo

Isernia Golf Club / Medir Architetti

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Architects: Medir Architetti
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Medir Architetti

MAXXI: Joshua Prince Ramus (REX architects) Event

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Architect Joshua Prince Ramus (REX architects), just awarded as one of the five greatest architects under 50 in the world, will hold a main lecture at the at 6:00pm on September 16th during the event Y1 – Independent Architecture Stuff organized by Cityvision Mag and curated by Francesco Lipari and Vanessa Todaro. More information on the event after the break.