AD Round Up: Institutional Architecture Part III

AD Round Up: Institutional Architecture Part III

Four projects from Europe and one from Chile, here’s our third selection of previously featured institutional architecture projects! Check them all after the break.

NRGi’s Headquarters / SHL Architects NRGi’s new corporate headquarters is situated in an area marked by a number of freestanding buildings. NRGi stands out from its neighbours in the surrounding area in virtue of its visually light, metallically gleaming built volume. Distinguished by an angular and distinctive façade, the building forms a crisp contrast to the mellow, scenic context (read more…)

Mercedes Benz Showroom / Kristin Jarmund Architects Functionally the building is a combined office building, car salesroom and workshop. Formally we worked with two ideas, in which the first one was to work with dynamic curves, with each office floor offset in and out independently with its own curvature – inspired by the speed and dynamic which characterizes moving traffic (read more…)

Vital Building / Mozas Aguirre arquitectos This is the headquarters for the local savings bank. The building reproduces the scale of the surrounding small woods, a park of the Natura 2000 networking programme. The floor plan has a chromosome shape with four arms. The structural concept is based on pairs of exterior metal supports, clad in stainless steel composite panels. One of the arms has been conceived as a 26 meter cantilever (read more…)

Consorcio Building Concepcion / Enrique Browne The rainy city of Concepción, is located in the mouth of the Bío-Bío River, 520 Km south of Santiago. It has aprox. 220.000 inhabitants, but its threshold spans reaches some 630.000 people. The highlights of its economy are the elaboration of steel and the wood industry, both on wide exporting booms. We were asked to design a branch of the ‘Consorcio Nacional de Seguros’ (read more…)

Office building Rijkswaterstaat / Paul de Ruiter The office building of Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) houses offices, a crisis centre, state archives and a 100% guaranteed computer centre which, in case of emergency, can direct all the sluice gates of the province of Zeeland, including the Delta works. Use is made of sustainable building processes, natural materials and energy-saving technology (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Institutional Architecture Part III" 09 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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