AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part I

AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part I

From Mexico, Greece, USA, Denmark, and China. For today’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured Cultural Centers from all over the world on AD.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center by Renzo Piano The design for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center at the Faliron Delta area in Athens, Greece. The building is being designed by -in my opinion- the master of sustainable architecture: Renzo Piano. The SNFCC is not an ordinary building, as it will house a very important program: the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera. This 187,800 sqm project will have a cost of € $450m (read more…)

Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza The composition of the of the building is based on three fundamental and concordant elements to form a complete balanced one; on one hand a skeleton made of steel. Followed by an extremely sure and and resistant armed concrete body and to give the touch of subtle solidity, glass. The pieces that conform it, are assembled by means of punctual elements made by these materials (read more…)

Youth Recreation & Culture Center / Dorte Mandrup + Cebra The building is situated in a residential area in a northern suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. The area predominately consists of large villas from the turn of the century. The site is long and narrow- on one side bordering the railroad and on the other a busy road- Gersonsvej – hence there was a noise problem to be solved. The program was a mixed use complex containing several different institutions (read more…)

AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part I - More Images

Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects Dutch photographer Iwan Baan shared with us this great photographs he took for Domus Magazine’s June edition. This building is a part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC and it was created thanks to the donoations of Alice Tully, a chamber music benefactor and patron of the arts. This is the first major renovation since the Juilliard School building, designed by Pietro Belluschi, opened in 1969 (read more…)

Guangzh Culture Center / Shuhei Endo Japanese architect Shuhei Endo sent us some impressive images of his latest project: the Guangzh Culture Center in China. You can see all the images after the break (see more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part I" 04 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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