AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part VIII

AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part VIII

For our eight selection of previously featured Cultural Centers we have 5 amazing projects from early-2011. Check them all after the break.

Edcouch-Elsa ISD Fine Arts Center / Kell Muñoz Architects This building evolved from significant public conversations with students, parents, teachers and community activists, working with historians, curators, folklorists, artists and architects to envision a community gathering place. As the first important civic building funded in over thirty years, the fine arts center needed to convey the community’s cultural heritage, hopes and aspirations (read more…)

Arthur Rimbaud Media Library and Cultural Centre / Dacbert Cochet Chapellier Architects The Arthur Rimbaud Media Library and Cultural centre was constructed in the context of the city of Anthony’s urban renewal program. The city launched a public competition for the construction of a media library at Place des Baconnets with the aim of opening up the secluded Noyer Doré neighbourhood as well as offering cultural activities to the residents of this disadvantaged neighbourhood by promoting social interaction. The construction of the media library would be a symbol of the revival of the neighborhood (read more…)

The Pier Arts Centre / Reiach and Hall Architects To the southerner Stromness is located in the far north, a place more Scandinavian than Scots. To the Orcadian, Stromness lies on the threshold of a more imaginative North, where thoughts of Thule begin. We view our work through the mirror of a northern modernism. We continue to be interested in the simple resolution of an architectural proposition. We search for stillness, lightness and clarity (read more…)

Cultural Center Miguel Delibes / Ricardo Bofill A cultural facility accommodating a symphonic music concert hall (with a seating capacity for 2,080) and the headquarters of the Castilla y León symphony orchestra, a chamber music concert hall (seating capacity: 450), the conservatoire, an experimental theatre (seating capacity: 480) and the Valladolid school of the dramatic arts (read more…)

Lowenstein Cultural Center / Semple Brown Design The prominent urban site located along East Colfax Avenue was the first anchor development for the City of Denver’s Colfax Redevelopment Plan. This project strives help to invigorate the neighborhood and work as a catalyst for the revitalization of East Colfax Avenue (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part VIII" 11 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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