Institutional Architecture from all over the world in our fourth selection of our previously featured projects. Enjoy them all after the break!
Arcam / René van Zuuk Architekten The Architecture Centre Amsterdam (ARCAM) needed a significantly larger accommodation. Therefore a wonderful location close to the Oosterdok was allocated to this promotional institute. In the vicinity of Renzo Piano’s New Metropolis was a small pavilion also designed by him that was going to be demolished. The columns and some of the floors needed to be integrated in the new design (read more…)
METLA Forest Research Centre / SARC Architects The construction of The Finnish Forest Research Institutes (METLA) new building to accommodate the Joensuu Forest Research Institutes expanding workforce started in April 2003 and was finished in October 2004. The building is situated at the Joensuu University campus-area, in the close vicinity of Joensuu city centre (read more…)
Nestlé Application Group Querétaro / Rojkind Arquitectos A new building for Nestlé by Rojkind Arquitectos. After their impressive Chocolate Museum, they got the commission to design a new facility on the city of Querétaro, that includes laboratories, offices, and auditorium and a tasting area. One of the design constraints came from the fact that the center of Querétaro was declared as World Heritage by the UNESCO on 1996 (read more…)
Inotera Headquarters & Production Facility / tec Design Studio The Asia Paciﬁc region, an evolving hub for advanced technology and creative intelligence, beneﬁts from a unique juxtaposition of hi-tech development and natural environment. We seized this opportunity, investigating strategies that integrate the latter two and bring the human being back to the center of all deliberation (read more…)
Telefonica Headquarters, Madrid / Rafael de La-Hoz Telefonica, as the larger Spanish company, creates the strategic challenge of regroup its fourteen thousand employees in one and unique headquarters in Madrid. A campus-headquarters vision, is designed after a long process of studding the liabilities, necessities and objectives definitions. This makes its conceptual flexibility and its homogeneous architecture a high financial value; nevertheless, with a strong architectural definition (read more…)