Projects from Europe and USA for our seventh selection of previously featured cultural centers. Check them all after the break.
Kodály Centre / Építész Stúdió There are two identities constituting the units of our world: inside and outside. Object and space. Extrovert and introvert. Active and passive. Community life and internal silence. The building that we can walk around, and the hall where music surrounds us. The building itself is vivid, moved by the dynamic symmetry of golden ratio. The hall itself is tranquillity filled by the symmetry of intellectual serenity (read more…)
The Durham Performing Arts Center / Szostak Design The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a 103,000 gsf, 2,800-seat Broadway-style theater, co-developed and designed by Philip Szostak, FAIA, principal and founder of Szostak Design Inc. DPAC is the largest venue of its kind in the Carolinas and was built for a total project cost of $46 million, less than half the price of comparable venues elsewhere in the country (read more…)
The Orange Cube / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects The ambition of the urban planning project for the old harbor zone, developed by VNF (Voies Naviguables de France) in partnership with Caisse des Dépôts and Sem Lyon Confluence, was to reinvest the docks of Lyon on the river side and its industrial patrimony, bringing together architecture and a cultural and commercial program (read more…)
Ferreries Cultural Centre / The old local market of Ferreries, after falling into disuse for several years, has been restored and extended to become the new Cultural Center of this neighborhood. The main old nave of Ferreries market it’s preserved and through its extension a new transition space is generated in order to enable the connection between the existing building and Joan Monclús square (read more…)
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook / Safdie Rabines Architects The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a 57-acre urban state park located 500 feet above the city in the heart of Los Angeles. The park includes a new 10,000 square foot visitor center, observation deck and viewing areas, hiking trails, picnic areas and restored natural landscape. The turbulent history of the Baldwin Hills site, from oil wells to plans for massive residential development, stripped this mountain of most of its natural past (read more…)