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  3. AD Round Up: Office Buildings Part I

AD Round Up: Office Buildings Part I

AD Round Up: Office Buildings Part I

Last week, we started our round ups of previous works we’ve published in different categories, starting with Libraries and Sports Architecture. This week, we’ll start with our selection on Office Buildings, previously  featured on AD:

Willis Headquarters at Lime Street As usual, the firm lead by Sir Norman Foster developed a urban piece that integrates with the city at street level and features environmental strategies to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint. This two buildings are developed as a series of overlapping curved shells while its section is arranged in three steps. The roof terraces overlooking the plaza on the lower two steps are directly accessible from the office spaces. Both buildings have a central core to provide open floor plates and maximum flexibility in use (read more…)

Ernst & Young Headquarters Designed by Foster + Partners this office building in Amsterdam, at the Vivaldi-park area of the new Zuidas district, south of the city, is a 24-storey building divided into two twelve metre-wide column free towers with open, flexible floor plates. The blocks are staggered in plan to admit as much natural light as possible, helping this tower to be ten per cent more efficient than the target Dutch environmental standards. Plus, it has a very nice looking lobby (read more…)

Kraanspoor Kraanspoor (translated as craneway) is a light-weight transparent office building of three floors built on top of a concrete craneway on the grounds of the former NDSM (Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij) shipyard, a relic of Amsterdam’s shipping industry. This industrial monument, built in 1952, has a length of 270 meters, a height of 13,5 meters and a width of 8,7 meters. A street length and width. The new construction, by OTH on top is the same 270 meters long, with a width of 13,8 meters, accentuates the length of Kraanspoor and the phenomenal expansive view of the river IJ (read more…)

Menzis Office Building The new construction for the Menzis health insurarce company is situated on the edge of the Europapark urban expansion of the city of Groningen. At city scale level, the construction expresses its iconographic character toward the urban circular and the A7 motorway, the Europaweg. At ground floor level, the street alignment is determinated by the Europapark, where the building, as it rises, gradually leans over into the street space. The 12-storey building is divided into three identical prismatic segments, rotatred 90º in relation to each other. ent is characterized by functional yet aesthetic compactness (read more…)

Rubi Offices The project has been planned understanding the closer environment and the relation between the city and the landscape. The project is situated on a place where the urban conditions are loosing the density and the compactness in front of one river of the city. The location of the project invites to focus the views to the landscape, and propose to choose those green views from every part of the offices. The constructive solution consists to use a precast concrete for all the building. For the structural part the project we have used conventional precast solutions (read more…)

Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Office Buildings Part I" 10 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/13971/ad-round-up-office-buildings-part-i/> ISSN 0719-8884
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