Marc Koehler Architects (MKA) has taken first-place in the Open Oproep 28 design competition to design a leisure center, dubbed “The Missing Link.” The competition challenged them to develop a community center, art center, and library for a municipality in Belgium. Located in suburban Edegem, the design strives to become the region’s cultural hub and form a cohesive connection between its established public spaces.
Marc Koehler Architects, in collaboration with ONZ Architects, have recently won an invited competition for their design of the Kastamonu Campus in Turkey. Their winning proposal, described as “an asymmetrical star”, embodies excellence and is an endeavor to create the largest high school campus ever designed. Featuring laboratories, libraries, performance spaces, sports centers, a health centre, places of worship, dormitories and 29,000 square meters of educational spaces, the campus is expected to welcome 10,000 students.
Architects: Sophie Valla Architects & Marc Koehler Architects
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
Project team: Wouter Hendrikson, Petr Ulrich
Construction advisor: Buro Broersma
Installations advisor: S&W, van Leeuwen
Contractor: KbK Bouw
Project area: 233 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Luuk Kramer
Marc Koehler Architects and their team have won the competition for the extension and renovation of Campus Vesalius at Hogeschool Gent. The project is part of Open Call 19, organized by the Vlaams Bouwmeester in 2010 and developed with Delva Landscape Architects, Import Export Architecture, Daidalos, STBViaene and Less is More engineering. More images and complete press release after the break.
The collaboration across choreography, spatial design, and dynamically-generated graphics explores a dialogue between dance and its projected image, registered by a camera from a bird’s-eye perspective, revealing the patterns underlying the choreography of Juanjo Arques.
In creating new modes of performance and representation for the global century, Arques, Marc Koehler Architects and Sticky underscore the role ballet plays as a model and metaphor for social behaviour. Both the choreography and the specially designed motion-tracking effects were inspired by complex networks of movement and interaction related to the contemporary city.
Architects: Marc Koehler Architects
Location: Almere, Netherlands
Design Team: Kasia Heijerman, Filip Bosscher, Dick Kleijn
Client: Marion van Leeuwen
Advisers: KKB Heemskerk, Brouwer & kok
Project year: 2005
Budget: US $454,440
Constructed Area: 230 sqm
Photographs: Allard van der Broek