Five great projects from Europe for our 5th selection of previously featured institutional architecture. Check them all after the break.
Saxo Bank / 3XN Danish architects 3XN just sent us their latest finished project, a building for an online bank. This building was finished 4 years after winning an international competition back in 2004. I like how the central stair adds dynamism to the interior, enhancing vertical relations. Architect´s description, photos and drawings below (read more…)
Olympic House & Park / Armon Choros Architects The design for the Olympic House and Park sought to achieve an architectural composition that would give the fullest possible expression to the Olympic ideal. The following three fundamental considerations were addressed and in due course served to frame the proposal (read more…)
Exploitation Center for Forest Fire Fighters / N+B Architectes The exploitation center and the building for forest fire fighters, takes place on a site to be located in the very heart of a huge green zone. It is composed of hills covered with scrublands and with vast agricultural plains which transcribe the very specific character of this region. These natural elements are a major asset (read more…)
SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / Ensamble Studio Spanish architects Ensamble Studio shared with us their building for the SGAE Offices in Spain (the equivalent to the RIAA in the USA). Once again, Ensamble Studio shows us an impressive use of mass, using stacked stone slabs to create an intermediate space with filtered light. It also has a wall built with used CDs on the inside (read more…)
European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray The genesis of the project starts from a basic minimum cell, which as the minimal optimal space can be multiplied, adopting dimensions and structures depending on different uses. With this, the building is able to achieve a high flexibility, according to the ever changing requirements for this kind of program (read more…)