Just projects from 2009 for our fifth selection of today’s institutional architecture. Check them all after the break.
Ruy Barbosa Labor Courthouse / Decio Tozzi The traditional buildings for courthouses up to the beginning of the twentieth century, designed according to the conceptual ideas of the Grand Prix de Rome, were distinguished by their formal structures inspired by classical architecture and conveyed the idea of sumptuous monumentality (read more…)
Serta International Center / Epstein | Metter Studio This project is a 90,000 s.f. Corporate Headquarters for Serta International Mattress Co. located in the Prairie Stone Development of Hoffman Estates, IL. The program includes 65,000 square feet of office, wholesale showroom, and presentation areas plus a 25,000 square foot research & development center (read more…)
BMW Welt / Coop Himmelb(l)au The realization of the technical building facilities within the scope of the architecture led to a planning model with five thematic blocks: Hall, Premiere, Forum, Gastronomy (read more…)
Branch Bank in Hettingen/ Ecker Architekten A new glass banking pavilion for Hettingen signals an investment in the future of the community. The transparency of the façade invites bank clientele while confidently demonstrating state-of-the-art security measures. The modern building contrasts markedly with the surrounding residential zone of traditional houses and gardens. Hand-polished aluminum curtain walls suspend glass panes of 3.7 meters in height (read more…)
Visa section of Swiss Embassy in Beijing / EXH Design The existing visa pavilion built in 1999 is a solid building in concrete and brick. It cannot meet the increasing request of visas any more. We were approached to enlarge the working areas and provide a fresh representation of Switzerland in China (read more…)