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Archive for May, 2011

Pathe ArenA, Amsterdam South-East / by Frits van Dongen, de Architekten Cie

Pathe ArenA, Amsterdam South-East / by Frits van Dongen, de Architekten Cie

© Daria Scagliola

The Pathe multi-cinema complex is a part of the entertainment centre that is being developed near the Amsterdam ArenA. Situated opposite the busy south-east district metropolitan underground and railway station, the Phate Theatre was the first building to be realized at the beginning of the pedestrain boulevard that links the Amsterdamse Poort – the largest shopping centre in south-east Amsterdam – to the ArenA.
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Marisa House, Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

Casa Marisa, Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

[Google-translated from Spanish]
It is rehabilitating a home built in a protected area of high ecological value. The planning regulations can not build outside the existing perimeter of the building, and only enables the rehabilitation of the building.
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Chapultepec Polanco Tower, Mexico City / by SPACE

Chapultepec Polanco Tower / by Juan Carlos Baumgartner

The project aims to develop a building 22 floors above sidewalk level of which 17 floors will be house offices. The ground floor will be used for the reception, elevator and service core, as well as a mixed-use shopping and office area. It has car parking on 6 basement levels and on 4 upper levels (levels above the lobby).  The roof level is used as a green area and has a helipad. With a constructed area of ​​77,000 m2 the building will have a highly significant urban presence.
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Hanghzhou Gateway, China / by JDS

Hanghzhou Gateway / by JDS

JDS and CHINACUC have won 1st Prize for the Hanghzhou Gateway Competition in China. The 15-story tower features a sunken shopping center, offices and a terraced roof garden. The building will become the gateway for the Gongshu District and an icon for the urban transformation of the old industrial neighborhood.
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Blue Award 2012 – International Sutdent Competition for Sustainable Architecture

Together with the Society of Architecture and Spatial Design, the Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design from the Vienna University of Technology organizes the BLUE AWARD 2012.

Together with the Society of Architecture and Spatial Design, the Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design from the Vienna University of Technology organizes the BLUE AWARD 2012.

The Blue Award is a biennial, international student competition and awards projects addressing the topic of sustainability in the academic fields of architecture, regional planning and urbanism. The economical, cultural and social dimensions of sustainable development should be equal in significance to the classical problems of technique and function.
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Alphabet Building in Amsterdam / by MVRDV

Amsterdam based project development corporation NIC started sale of the MVRDV designed Alphabet building. In Amsterdam small and mid-size creative companies have trouble finding suitable office space. The Alphabet building communicates through a clear exterior design which reveals on the East façade the house number and at the main façade its extension for each company, a letter of the alphabet. The interior is highly flexible and completed with a rough and pure finishing. The 3200m2 creative industry building will be completed in 2012 according to high energy efficiency standards.

Alphabet Building in Amsterdam / by MVRDV
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New Seraphita Shoe Shops in Madrid / by Stone Designs

New Seraphita Shoe Shops in Madrid / by  Stone Designs

This project is the result of an in-depth study of the customer buying experience and his relationship with all the surrounding elements. In this way, we have tried to create different atmospheres that are simply the perfect place to show a wide range of shoes and bags.
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schmidt hammer lassen architects Wins a RIBA Award

City of Westminster College by schmidt hammer lassen architects has received a prestigious RIBA Award in London. With this award, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) acknowledges that City of Westminster College is of high architectural standard and contributes considerably to its surroundings.

Today, Thursday May 19th 2011, this year’s winners were announced at a ceremony in London.

”schmidt hammer lassen architects’ new flagship campus for City of Westminster College is designed to embrace interaction and diversity and allow students to learn from each other, both formally and informally,” explains Partner Kim Holst Jensen.
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