AD Round Up: Mixed Use Part I

AD Round Up: Mixed Use Part I

Mixed Use buildings can provide different types of activities and programs in just one place. So to start this week of roundups, we bring you our first selection of previously featured Mixed Use projects on ArchDaily.

Coolsingel Mixed Use / OMA First, we’ve got a 120.000m2 (30.000m2 for retail, 70.000m2 for office, residential, culture and leisure) mixed use building in the Rotterdam’s shopping district, the Coolsingel. This district is actually the true centre of Rotterdam, where the most important streets in Rotterdam merge (Coolsingel, Lijbaan, Binnenweg and Beurstraverse). This design doesn’t compete for height, but aims to change the identity of the city centre by inserting the pure form of a cube into existing buildings (read more…)

Jumeirah Gardens / SOM & Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture The master plan for this project was designed by SOM Chicago, and consists of a mixed-use development that incorporates low, medium, and high-density zones for business, residences, retail, leisure, and recreation – a city within a city, with an estimated cost of US$95 billion. The three main towers were comissioned to Chicago based architects AS+GG (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill), The most impressive one -and the third tallest tower in the UAE- is 1 Dubai, pictured above (read more…)

World Trade Center Iguala / b720 Located in Igualada, Spain, the complex consist of 4 buildings with a total area of 53.000 sqm, including 530 underground parking spaces. This project will hold offices, retail spaces. Retail space is located on the lower and first level of the first 3 buildings, as a base to the office space above it as you can see on the rendering. The upper levels are wider than this retail base, creating a covered space for pedestrians. Between the volumes, several spaces will allow for future occupation (read more…)

Sky Village in Rødovre / MVRDV A 116m tall mixed use tower, based on a 60sqm module arranged around the central core of the building. It´s interesting to see the structural approach for this new typology, as you can see on another render below: the inner core -actually 3 cores to access the different program segments- is made out of concrete, with the units wrapping it around on a steel structure. Something interesting in times like this, is that the building allows for different configurations responding to unstable markets (read more…)

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Museum Plaza / REX Museum Plaza is -in my opinion- one of the most amazing mixed-use project of our time. It makes all the variables (economical regulations, community, local authorities) fit together, on an pure volume – with a Mies-ian look. Museum Plaza rethinks conventional attitudes towards property development. It begins with a vision to construct a contemporary art institute and concludes with a business pro forma that supports this commitment. Culture is placed physically and spiritually at the project’s center (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Mixed Use Part I" 21 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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