AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part IV

It’s been almost 6 months since our latest public facilities Round Up. And with amazing projects from France, Spain, Brazil, Sweden and Portugal, we had the need to bring you our 4th selection. Check it after the break.

Community Center Valley of Herault / N+B Architectes Located at the entrance of the town of Gignac, the stake of project consisted in positioning on this parcel more than a simple building, a real urban unit, a village around a place. Thus each batch has an independent access onto the garden, giving each entity its autonomy and identity. Circulations of vehicles are channelled and rejected to the periphery of the site thus releasing the very heart dedicated to the pedestrians (read more…)

Civivox / AH Asociados In the surroundings of the central park in Mendillorri, it has been proposed a building which keeps a relationship with the surrounding area, its views, and its functions. A type of monument which distances itself from people hasn’t been sought out, but rather a constructed place which plays second fiddle to the park and the palace, to the lake and the inner landscape (read more…)

Ruy Barbosa Labor Courthouse / Decio Tozzi The traditional buildings for courthouses up to the beginning of the twentieth century, designed according to the conceptual ideas of the Grand Prix de Rome, were distinguished by their formal structures inspired by classical architecture and conveyed the idea of sumptuous monumentality (read more…)

Mirage Dancehall / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture In 2006 Fredrik Kjellgren and Joakim Kaminsky won the international architecture competition for a new dancehall in Falsterbo, Sweden, and started their studio; Kjellgren Kaminsky architecture. Now the building “mirage” is to be inaugurated. When designing we always work with our manifesto which puts focus on people, needs and context (read more…)

Estrela Cementery / Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clément The cemetery and mortuary chapel constitute an ensemble of two enclosed spaces, built in a holm-oak field. One of the holm-oaks becomes part of the enclosure, as an element of the cemetery anchorage, transforming the chapel patio into an important shadow space. This gesture acquires a structural significance, either in the dialogue between built and landscape, or in the character of the chapel interior space, built with holm-oak wood, recycled from the fell of trees in the new lagoon river-side (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part IV" 27 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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