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Category: Multi-functional Buildings

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Spanish based architects, MADE IN has shared with us its winning proposal of the Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center international competition. Situated in the taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, the project proposes a responsible urbanism based on the heterogeneity of the program, on the urban porosity and on the adaptability to the different situations and events. More images and texts including press release from the architects after the break.
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Caixa Ontinyent Cultural Centre / by Ramon Esteve

Caixa Ontinyent Cultural Centre / by Ramon Esteve
© Xavier Mollà

Ramon Esteve shared with us its multi-functional building project called Caixa Ontinyent Cultural Centre. The main purpose of this project is to conceive a building that contains the cultural activity such as exhibitions, performances, concerts, conferences… and at the same time it represents the enterprising spirit of the entity. More images and brief description from the architects after the break.
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Calabar Conference Center, Nigeria / by Henning Larsen Architects

Calabar Conference Center, Nigeria / Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has shared with us its new project, the Calabar Conference Center in the southeastern part of Nigeria, located in the scenic river delta of the Cross River State bordering Cameroun. The multi-functional and flexible building will also offer the citizens of Calabar a new cultural centre that will provide the setting for concerts, film festivals and exhibitions. Full project description and press release from the architect after the break.

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The Convention Centre Dublin is Open for Business

Press Release (September 07, 2010):
DUBLIN. The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) today announced it is open for business. After forty months of development and construction, Ireland’s first purpose-built conference centre is ready to support the local economy by attracting international delegates to Dublin to host events for up to 8,000 people. To date, The CCD has secured 150 events.

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Daniel Libeskind’s Grand Canal Theatre Opens Today

Daniel Libeskind Grand Canal Theatre

Press Release:
DUBLIN. Architect Daniel Libeskind’s Grand Canal Theatre, part of the larger development by Chartered Land, is a dramatic addition to Dublin’s docklands created by a world-class team of designers. The 2100 seat venue, managed by Live Nation Ireland, will open its doors for the first time to the public on Thursday, March 18th, 2010.

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Ceremony Hall by Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

ceremony hall

Project description by Takao Shiotsuka Aatelier:
A banquet hall and one set of marriage ceremony hall. The requirements from a client: A ceremony room is a capacity of 40. Space like a cave. Space which descends to the deep place toward the center. In contrast with it, it is bright and a lounge is open space. While making a matter for these direction concrete form, It was necessary to plan existing banquet hall and gardens relations with the environment of the circumference adjacent at the same time.

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Dance Palace at St. Petersburg, Russia / UNStudio

dance place

As described by UNStudio: The 21,000 m2 Dance Palace forms part of the European Embankment city quarter masterplan for a new urban square in the historic centre of St. Petersburg. The building presents an open and inviting theatre with provision for 1300 guests (large auditorium 1000, small auditorium 300). Integration with the existing neighboring buildings is achieved by both the scale of the building – which in elevation follows St. Petersburg’s typical 28m roofline – and the transformative transparency which is introduced by a facade system of triangular cladding panels. The variation between opaque and perforated panels creates a controlled openness, depending on program, views and orientation. In the main auditorium the horseshoe form was chosen for its acoustic advantages and the proximity it affords to the stage.

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