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Archive for October, 2010

Galleria Cheonan by UNStudio

Galleria Cheonan by UNStudio

Text from UNStudio:
Situated on major access roads at the tip of the commercial zone within the new master plan, the Galleria Cheonan Department Store marks the entrance to a new development area and functions as an attractor and destination for a wide variety of users. In the design for the building spatial devices are employed to create a propelling effect and stimulate customers to prolong their stay on site. The design approach combines an interior spatial organization with an animated façade in order to achieve this aim.

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I’Park City by UNStudio

I Park City by UNStudio

Text from UNStudio:
I’Park City is designed as a unique place for unique people. The project finds its strength in the rich, layered integration of space, where architecture and landscaping work in unison to create a distinctive identity.

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UNStudio Tower, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2004 – 2009

UNStudio Tower, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Text from UNStudio:
The recently completed 21 storey UNStudio Tower forms part of the Mahler 4 urban complex, a cluster of six buildings located in the heart of the South Axis in Amsterdam. The South Axis connects Schiphol Airport to the major business areas of Amsterdam South.

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Youturn Pavilion by UNStudio

Youturn Pavilion by UNStudio

Project Description of Youturn Pavilion – 29th Art Biennale Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010 by UNStudio:
UNStudio’s Youturn Pavilion is one of six ‘terrieros’ created for the 29th Art Biennale in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Located at the heart of the biennale, the pavilion operates primarily as a venue; a nodal point within the biennale’s context which provides a forum for communication by diverse means and on different scales. Programmatically the pavilion invites the public to meet, orientate and observe. It provokes interaction between both participants and visitors to the biennale, creating a place for display, discussion, and debate.  The UNStudio Pavilion places itself between artwork, installation and architecture; operating as both a form and a functional structure performing as an activator of events.

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Construction Starts on CapitaLand’s Raffles City Ningbo

Press Release:
(Ningbo, China, 12 October 2010): Construction is underway on SPARCH’s landmark Raffles City Ningbo development, a one-stop shopping, dining, business, and lifestyle destination covering some 157,800 sq m.

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NODAL LANDSCAPES – Solo Exhibition at Deutsches Architekturzentrum Berlin

Plasma Studio inaugurates Formel X- a new series of exhibitions where offices of the up-and-coming generation will present their architectural positions. The series’ focus is on design methodology & design processes. With this new series, the DAZ will open the discussion on the facets of sustainable ideas and visions.

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Stadium Euroborg by Wiel Arets Architects

Stadium Euroborg by Wiel Arets Architects

Project description of Stadium Euroborg by Wiel Arets Architects:
The multifunctional Euroborg stadium is a catalyst for a multiplicity of amenities that do not compete with the facilities in the city centre, but reinforce Groningen’s key position in the north of Holland. The complex houses theatres, sports facilities, shops, offices, apartments and catering establishments, in a synergy that benefits both users and facility managers. Rather than a conventional stadium with a football pitch, Euroborg will be a sort of microcosm where social interaction and social control go hand in hand. The stadium itself is an empty space constructed under architecture, with capacity for 22,500 spectators. It can be adjusted to reflect its use, which can be related to the activities of the entire complex.
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The B Tower Rotterdam by Wiel Arets Architects

Project description of The B Tower Rotterdam by Wiel Arets Architects:
The B Tower is located in the centre of Rotterdam, immediately adjacent to the Bijenkorf department store designed by Marcel Breuer in the late 1950s. Because of its commercial context the site below the Bijenkorf’s roofline is to be fully occupied, while above it, just thirty per cent of the lot towards the sunken shopping mall Beurstraverse, has been released to build a high-rise tower. In order to avoid splitting the project into a basement and a tower, the design stacks three volumes of similar height. The ground-related volume contains a fashion store, The Sting, and a car park; the two upper volumes contain apartments.

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