AD Round Up: Cultural Center Part IV

AD Round Up: Cultural Center Part IV

First of all… Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Second, here’s our 4th part of our selection of previously featured cultural centers. Check them all after the break.

Passy Cultural Center / Beckmann N’Thepe “Although unusually set within the site, the building subtly blends in with the surroundings. With its long timber roof, it creates a new horizon, a cut-out silhouette that forms a huge sculpture on the scale of the landscape. In this way, the project takes on a symbolic, contemporary dimension (read more…)

City of Arts Ateliers / Lucio Morini These studios belong to the Córdoba Province City of the Arts, a campus housing painting, sculpture, photography, and music schools. They are to be lent to invited artists for short periods of time, so that they can live and work in them and develop their work within a private realm, while sharing their life and work experience with the students (read more…)

Avelgem Cultural Center / Dierendonckblancke Architecten The project is situated in a small village. The site is on the border of a protected natural reserve on one side and near the village centre and community church on the other side. Our aim was to construct a compact building. By stacking the functions and using the existing slope of the site we could do this. In this way the footprint of the building was reduced and space was preserved for open air activities (read more…)

La Llotja de Lleida / Mecanoo + labb arquitectura The mountain with the historical cathedral Seu Vella and the Segre river mark the high and low points of the mountainous landscape in which Lleida lies, after Barcelona the second city of Catalonia. On the banks of the Segre, somewhat outside the centre of the city, is coming La Llotja, a large conference centre with a theatre (read more…)

CN Castle / Comoco The project’s brief requested the conservation and valorization of Castelo Novo’s Castle and surroundings. Moreover, it suggested also the creation of a space where people and visitors could enjoy it as a place of permanence. To answer these demands, the design solution created a “body” without a rigid boundary, organic, working independently of the existing structures but using them as a support (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Cultural Center Part IV" 25 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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