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Leisure: The Latest Architecture and News

LOLA, L+CC, and Taller Architects Design "Romantic" Forest Trail for Forgotten Sports in Shenzhen

LOLA Landscape Architects, Taller Architects, and L+CC have released images of their competition-winning design for a 600-hectare forest and sports park in Guang Ming, Shenzhen, China. Commissioned in response to the exploding technology industry in the Shenzhen metropolitan area, the park will place an emphasis on health, sports, and nature to offer an ecological counterpoint to dense urban surroundings.

The winning collaboration saw off competition from JCFO, SWA, and TCL, with the competition jury praising the scheme for its “fresh approach and [for] being highly attentive to local ecology [while] meanwhile incorporating romantic techniques and realistic urban visions.”

Birdseye view from central lake towards Guang Ming. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC Red path and canopy, crossing a big road. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC Forest cabin that can be rented for a night. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC Cooling Down Pavilion in the middle of the lake. Image Courtesy of LOLA, TALLER, and L+CC + 21

OOPEAA Design Modular Floating Pool for Urban Waterfronts

OOPEAA (Office for Peripheral Architecture) has won an invited competition for the design of the Allas Sea Pool Family in Helsinki, Finland. Constructed on floating platforms, and designed as a modular, flexible, adjustable system, the Allas Sea Pool Family is intended to be a new global typology for coastal sites, where building on land is not feasible.

The invited competition asked entrants to submit proposals which responded to varying environmental and seasonal conditions, with OOPEAA ultimately chosen for their “strong concept that places the floating spa in a central location in the city.”

Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Outdoor Function. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Choreography and Views. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA + 11

SOM Unveils Images of Chicago Office Tower With Five-Story Open-Air Deck

Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM

Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) have unveiled new images of their proposed 18-story office tower in the trendy Fulton Market area of Chicago. “The Porch,” situated on 330 North Green, will feature a five-story open-air deck, and series of luxury amenities to support the new office environment.

Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM + 11

YPY / SuperLimão Studio

© Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba
São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba + 32

El Pulté Equestrian Country Club / DARCON Taller de Arquitectura

© Leonardo Izaguirre © Leonardo Izaguirre © Leonardo Izaguirre © Leonardo Izaguirre + 23

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Blu Creativity / Facet Studio

© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung
  • Architects: Facet Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 180.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

© Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung + 9

Badeschiff / Wilk-Salinas Architekten

© Torsten Seidel © Kulturarena Veranstaltungs © Torsten Seidel © Kulturarena Veranstaltungs + 16

Lecinq Hair Salon / ninkipen!

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata + 19

  • Architects: ninkipen!
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 219.5
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem' Winning Proposal / Sitbon Architectes

Sitbon Architectes shared with us their proposal for a leisure center in the Dead Sea which was recently awarded the 1st prize for the "Best unbuilt competition entry" as well as the "People's choice winner" of the international competition AZ Awards 2013. Titled 'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem,' the purpose of their design is to sensitize people to the interpretation of its specific nature. Like a sculpture, its volume is inspired by the salt cube structure, the symbol of the Dead Sea. All the steps remind us consequences of time. It means that we need to take care of everything: our body, our mind, our environment. More images and architects' description after the break.

J's vis aile / atelier KUU

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
Nagakute, Japan
  • Architects: atelier KUU
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 381.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano + 16

King’s Bastion / RitzenArchitecten

© Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen + 20

  • Architects: RitzenArchitecten
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007

Coo Hair ECLAT / atelier KUU

© Takao Kato © Takao Kato © Takao Kato © Takao Kato + 16

  • Architects: atelier KUU
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 125.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007

9 spa / a21 studio

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
Spa
  • Architects: a21 studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 450.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

© Hiroyuki Oki © Nam Phan © Nam Phan © Hiroyuki Oki + 21

Folm arts / Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda + 20

Osaka, Japan
  • Architects: Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 55.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Musholm Bay Holiday Resort Winning Proposal / AART Architects

AART Architects, in collaboration with URBANlab, Bexcom and Keinicke & Overgaard Architects, have won the competition for the expansion of Musholm Bay Holiday Resort. Located at the beautiful Danish coastline, the resort is acknowledged as the world’s most innovative holiday resort for people with disabilities. The expansion of resort is divided into two sections in the form of a multi-purpose sports hall and a number of new holiday flats. More images and architects' description after the break.

end…Link Beauty Salon / Yasunari Tsukada Design

© Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf + 16

  • Architects: Yasunari Tsukada Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 114.56
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Municipal Leisure Center In Tordesillas / ENTREARQUITECTURA

Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA Courtesy of ENTREARQUITECTURA + 13

Tordesillas, Spain
  • Architects: ENTREARQUITECTURA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 56825.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Spa San Ángel / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa + 13

Spa
San Ángel, Mexico
  • Architects: AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 345.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2004