Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaFri, 03 Jul 2015 09:21:14 +0200El Ninot Markethttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/El%20Ninot%20MarketBarcelona, Spain
Designer: Mateo Arquitectura
Contributed by: MI_MOA

Josep Lluís Mateo has recently completed the remodelling of El Ninot market in Barcelona, a key market in the city's food distribution network for its well communicated central location. The architect's intervention centres on four key points: maintaining the impressive existing structure, improving approaches, redesigning the façades and roofs, and exploiting the subsoil. One of Mateo's first decisions in this process was to maintain the market's characteristic metal structure comprising three volumes, the central taller than the ones either side, to encourage ventilation and the entry of daylight. The approaches have been reorganized, adapting the floor to the differing levels in order to eliminate the existing unevenness, and bringing together the approaches in a unified space in the main foyer. The foyer offers users an overview of the market and access to the lower floor.

Address
Calle Mallorca 135
08036 Barcelona
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Metamorphosis Cube househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Warsaw/Metamorphosis%20Cube%20houseWarsaw, Poland
Designer: Pawel Lis
Contributed by: Kasia_Stankiewicz

Modernism in Warsaw has settled for good. It no longer resembles that of the 80s. This is a villa from 1979 in Wilanów, which has undergone a complete refurbishment in 2012. Restrictions to the family housing space existed in Poland 30 years ago, therefore, in order to circumvent the law and get bigger than the allowed area, each floor in the house was moved about 150cm and to obtain 3 instead of 6 levels. The typical form of that period, the ‘cube’, hid in itself a non-standard solution.

Address
Królewicza Jakuba 19
02-956 Warsaw
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Mont-Ágora Cultural Centrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Santa%20Margarida%20de%20Montbui/Mont-%C1gora%20Cultural%20CentreSanta Margarida de Montbui, Spain
Designer: Pere Puig Rodríguez
Contributed by: PerePuigArquitecte

The building forms the end of the elongated park that runs through the urban area. Its northern facade is conceived as a large glass portico that opens generously onto the park and onto good views over this region of central Catalonia. On the sides facing east, south and west the facades are more closed, with lattices for sun protection in all the windows. Entry is through a large porch that leads to a double-height lobby from which all the major departments can be accessed. The library is located longitudinally along the large window that receives constant natural light from the north. In the interior light colours have preferably been used, while the conference and projection room have maple panelling. The multi-purpose room/auditorium has retractable stands and has been treated as a large dark room in order to ensure good visibility for film screenings. The facade is ventilated with Omega-Z brand white bi-prestressed concrete panels.

Address
Passeig de Catalunya s/n
08710 Santa Margarida de Montbui
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Headquarters Yandexhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/Headquarters%20YandexMoscow, Russia
Designer: Atrium
Contributed by: mariposa

In the last 5 years Atrium designed the interior of 4 headquarters for 'Yandex' (one of the biggest Russian internet companies). Two of them were constructed, the concept from the third project, which wasn't realized, is partly repeated in the recently finished 4th one. The new building is located in a former industrial site in the centre of Moscow. 'Yandex' occupies 7 floors. Every floor is characterized by different colour of carpeting and curtains. All working-desks are arranged near to the glassed perimeter while some small conference-rooms, toilets and chill-outs are placed on the lengthwise axis in the core of the building. They are grouped in volumes with curved plans. The vertical greenery system with automatic watering is used for improving the eco home-like design. Employees influence the character of the interior bringing some extra objects as a hammock, an old traffic light and so on.

Address
L'va Tolstovo 16
119021 Moscow
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Headquarters Yandex - Part IIhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/Headquarters%20Yandex%20-%20Part%20IIMoscow, Russia
Designer: Atrium
Contributed by: mariposa

Atrium's 5th project for the Yandex headquarters started with a closed contest. It was an exciting challenge; architects had to prove that they can imagine a new stage in the client's development and interpret it in a unique way. There are 5 floors: 3 - for back-office, the top floor for internal conferences and sport facilities, the ground floor contains a reception area, some rooms for administration and space for public events. The lobby is sculptural with an "eggshell" curved volume of the waiting zone and the reception counter shaped like an arrow with the Yandex. Together with vertical greenery it lets the visitor read brand ideals. There are working stations on the perimeter of the back-office floors and groups of technical and meeting facilities in the center. The communication spin has a different color theme on each floor an pierces the central volumes which are made as big design-objects with unique forms and finishes (8 types). It gives key to office way-finding.

Address
L'va Tolstogo 16
119021 Moscow
Russia]]>
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Aria and Solaria Towershttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Milan/Aria%20and%20Solaria%20TowersMilan, Italy
Designer: Arquitectonica
Contributed by: Nazar

The two-tower project introduces the first high-end residential high-rise living to Milan. Soaring above retail and amenity levels, the 34-story Solaria and 17-story Aria comprised of two independent wings offer world-class views from the Duomo to the Alps . The towers are situated in the Porta Nuova Varesine, the mixed-use masterplan and urban renewal project in central Milan, comprising high quality residential apartments, office and retail space, and a cultural centre. At the top of each tower are generous two-storey duplex units and three-storey penthouse units with roof gardens, and hydromassage and swimming pools.

Address
Viale della Liberazione 13
20124 Milan
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U15 Milanofiorihttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Assago-Milanofiori/U15%20MilanofioriAssago-Milanofiori, Italy
Designer: Cino Zucchi Architetti
Contributed by: Nazar

The disposition on the ground and the typological layout of the U15 office building articulate and specify the general master plan guidelines in relationship to the specific features of the site and of the overall design of the open spaces. The large dimension of the building plot and of the maximum building envelope given by the master plan is interpreted by folding its perimeter inwards to generate a new layout which unites the advantages of an H-shaped scheme to that of a centralized one. The continuous perimeter "skin" which delimits the interior spaces is divided in several layers which donates depth and a strong light and shadow effect: the inner wall alternates a ribbon window band with an opaque one faced by anodized aluminum panels in natural warm grey, pale gold, light brown shades.

Address
Via del Mulino 4
20090 Assago-Milanofiori
Italy]]>
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Nestlé Headquartershttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Assago-Milanofiori/Nestl%E9%20HeadquartersAssago-Milanofiori, Italy
Designer: Park Associati
Contributed by: Park

April 2014, Nestlé Italy inaugurated its new headquarters in the building called U27 in the Milanofiori Nord area, Assago (MI) . The design is based on an analytical approach to the articulated system of access to the Milanofiori Nord area, the pedestrian walkways and roads, climatic factors relating to the context and the goal of properly integrating the building into the overall masterplan. The building creates a visual continuity between the natural landscape of the wood at the north and the designed landscape of the site itself. The courtyard, reserved for users of the building, relates to the external landscape and is conceived as a 'secret garden'. The entrance, facing onto a semi-urban piazza, is designed as a continuation of the main pedestrian access from the south-west of the site (directly connected to the metro station). Considerable importance has been given to energy issues and levels of energy consumption. The building is certified LEED 'Core and Shell' in Gold class.

Address
Via del Mulino 6
20090 Assago-Milanofiori
Italy]]>
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Apartment building Tinajas Streethttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/A%20Coru%F1a/Apartment%20building%20Tinajas%20StreetA Coruña, Spain
Designer: Diaz y Diaz Arquitectos
Contributed by: DiazyDiazArquitectos

The whole façade is a reinterpretation of the typical Herculinian galleries, integrating in the display of the old city of La Coruña. The wooden blinds act as mobile elements and the possibility of folding provide an aura of elegance and tradition to the building. Besides the outside visual game generated by the blades, in the inside the stone walls are preserved as the original. The project allows the free distribution of the inside space and full utilization of thanks to the enormous functionality and comfort deployed. The interior spaces are hidden from the external view by the woden blinds. The just over 80 square meters of the duplex allow optimum livability in a privileged place. The visual game that the facade offers is very interesting, with small openings that just let the stairway glimpse, and show the strength of the wood in their cohabitation with the irregular pieces of stone granite.

Address
Calle Tinajas 5
15001 A Coruña
Spain]]>
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Rehabilitation of an apartment in old townhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/A%20Coru%F1a/Rehabilitation%20of%20an%20apartment%20in%20old%20townA Coruña, Spain
Designer: Diaz y Diaz Arquitectos
Contributed by: DiazyDiazArquitectos

The main concern of the project was to convert the old shady dwelling into a new space full of light. To achieve this, it was decided to create a continuous white lacquered front with floor to ceiling doors, without frames, enhancing interior light and creating a surprising effect through the mimetic doors, behind which there are several hidden cupboards, two bathrooms, two courtyards and a wine cellar. Opposite this brickwork, the true star of the plan: a wooden parallelepiped as a new element giving structure to the entire space. This central volume houses the kitchen, study, a bedroom and courtyard. It is composed of doors, stained glass windows and windows that break with linearity and also permit the exchange of light between outside and inside.

Address
Plaza de Azcárraga 00
15001 A Coruña
Spain]]>
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Spain Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Milan/Spain%20Pavilion%20for%20Expo%20Milan%202015Milan, Italy
Designer: B720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Contributed by: Nazar

The project, entitled "Language of Taste", offers a seemingly simple, smart solution for the complex technical, spatial, functional and thematical challenge of this Expo. A pavilion with a clear and contained geometry, a fusion of the traits that Spain's exports: the tradition and the innovation. This duality creates a permeable, attractive and flexible space, incorporating a free and open as a patio of oranges, another element of identity of the Spanish culture. This rotund implantation manages to create an easily understandable pavilion, generator of memories, whose structure of frames creates an effect of repetition that reinforces this singularity, resulting attractive and impressive.

Address
Rho Fiera 1
20017 Milan
Italy]]>
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France Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Milan/France%20Pavilion%20for%20Expo%20Milan%202015Milan, Italy
Designer: XTU Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The building, made mainly of laminated wood, spread over a 3,592 square-meter space, is inspired by the covered market, a symbol of French food culture. The pavilion takes its inspiration from the fact that traditional markets are located in many cities of France, which clearly represent the overall theme of Expo Milano 2015, with an emphasis on food security, access to food and the element of food quality. Areas dedicated to the four pillars of communication offer spectacular scenery and are set alongside the restaurant, a brasserie and a quick refreshment point. In its boutique can be found all the variety and quality of French food, while in the demonstration zone are shows of savoir-faire in the kitchen.

Address
Rho Fiera 1
20017 Milan
Italy]]>
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Estonia Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Milan/Estonia%20Pavilion%20for%20Expo%20Milan%202015Milan, Italy
Designer: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid
Contributed by: Nazar

The simple structure is built out of recycled and natural materials and organised as three floors of shifting wooden blocks stacked on top of one another as modules. On the ground floor visitors will be able to swing on energy generating swings hanging between the modules before trying out some Estonian street food.

Address
Rho Fiera 1
20017 Milan
Italy]]>
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Vila Flor Cultural Centrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Guimar%E3es/Vila%20Flor%20Cultural%20CentreGuimarães, Portugal
Designer: Pitágoras Arquitectos
Contributed by: sandra_moreira

The Vila Flor Cultural Centre (VFCC) - Centro Cultural Vila Flor, in Portuguese - was inaugurated on 17 September 2005 and is the main cultural equipment in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, one of the UNESCO World Heritage cities. The VFCC comprises the 18th century Vila Flor Palace, its surrounding gardens and a new building built to hold the theatre wing with all the resources to host all types of cultural events. The VFCC has two auditoriums (one for 800 persons and the other for 200 persons), four conference rooms, an exhibition area of 1,000m2, a restaurant, coffee shop, car park and gardens. The architectural project of the project was developed by "Pitágoras Arquitectos": architects Raul Roque, Sá de Seara, Alexandre Coelho Lima and Manuel Roque and the Landscape Architect Jorge Maia. In 2006 the work of rehabilitation of the Centro Cultural Vila Flor got an honorable mention in the category of exterior spaces for public use on the "National Prizes of Landscape Architecture".

Address
Avenida D. Afonso Henriques 701
4810-431 Guimarães
Portugal]]>
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Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Birker%F8d/Birker%F8d%20Sports%20and%20Leisure%20CentreBirkerød, Denmark
Designer: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Contributed by: schmidt_hammer_lassen_architects

The sports and leisure complex in Birkerød north of Copenhagen has a distinctive, sculptural quality, further enhanced by the building’s essential transparency. The building’s organic curves echo the surrounding undulating landscape. The complex is designed to be multifunctional and includes a large, two smaller halls allowing the complex not only to accommodate major sporting events, concerts and other cultural events, but also school sporting events and small, local sports initiatives requiring more intimate settings. The building’s façades have been decorated by the Danish artist Astrid Krog and is an example of the close collaboration between artist and architect that is often to be found in the work of the practice. Black circles form interlinking patterns when the louvres are closed. The translucent cladding brings a glowing quality to the natural daylight filtering through to the interior spaces.

Address
Bistrupvej 1
3460 Birkerød
Denmark]]>
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Ireland Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Milan/Ireland%20Pavilion%20for%20Expo%20Milan%202015Milan, Italy
Designer: OPW - BMMC Milano
Contributed by: Nazar

On entering the Ireland pavilion each visitor will embark on an unforgettable journey through the Irish countryside to experience how Ireland's people are working together with a gentle climate and ever-changing elements to make world class, sustainable farming possible as illustrated by Origin Green. The Ireland pavilion, developed on a 1,175 square metre site is made up of three levels. The ground floor will host the main visitor experience including the film and an open gallery with an insightful graphic representation that will bring Ireland, Origin Green and the Wild Atlantic Way to life. On the first floor there is a mezzanine gallery which will facilitate the business events organised during the Exposition.

Address
Rho Fiera 1
20017 Milan
Italy]]>
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Expansion Hotel Balneario de Guitirizhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Guitiriz/Expansion%20Hotel%20Balneario%20de%20GuitirizGuitiriz, Spain
Designer: Diaz y Diaz Arquitectos
Contributed by: DiazyDiazArquitectos

The complex maintains the same volume, completed by the restoration of the facades to adjust its composition. The traditional image was restored using traditional lime mortar rendering painted white, wooden frames and by recovering all the granite features around the windows and doors and lintels. The plan proposed a contemporary design of warm and relaxed environments with a selection of luxury materials and natural wood and stone as the main features. A glazed walkway joins the first floor of the spa with the first floor of the hotel, expressing the fusion of old and new.

Address
Ctra. del Balneario 00
27300 Guitiriz
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Two New Ludgatehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/Two%20New%20LudgateLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: Sauerbruch Hutton Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

Two New Ludgate is a new office development from Land Securities which will be situated in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. New Ludgate is at the heart of a City neighbourhood that has seen huge investments in the recent years. High quality office space have replaced mid-20th century buildings, local transport hubs have been upgraded and new public spaces created.

Address
Old Bailey 30
EC4M London
United Kingdom]]>
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UK Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Milan/UK%20Pavilion%20for%20Expo%20Milan%202015Milan, Italy
Designer: Wolfgang Buttress
Contributed by: Nazar

The UK pavilion resembles a giant beehive at the centre of a wildflower meadow, and is inspired by the crucial role played by bees and pollination in providing the world's food supply. Visitors enter through an orchard set within a courtyard space enclosed by two walls perforated to resemble a bee hotel. Within these holes we have integrated AV and exhibition displays with information about the bee and its life cycle. The journey continues through the meadow before entering the hive structure, made from a lattice of 169,300 pieces of aluminium and steel.

Address
Rho Fiera 1
20017 Milan
Italy]]>
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Dokk1http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Aarhus/Dokk1Aarhus, Denmark
Designer: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Contributed by: schmidt_hammer_lassen_architects

Dokk1 is Scandinavia's largest public library and represents a new generation of modern hybrid libraries and thus the building contains multiple potentials. The building is situated at the mouth of the Aarhus River in one of the most prominent sites of the city centre of Aarhus. Dokk1 is part of the ambitious district plan to revitalise the former industrial cargo docks on the harbour. The leading idea is a covered urban space. A large polygonal slice hovers above a glazed prism, which is resting on a square of ice flake-shaped stairs fanning out to the edge of the sea. The ice flakes create wide plateaus and accommodate recreational activities and outdoor events. The top slice contains the media house administration and offices for rent.

Address
Europaplads 3
8000 Aarhus C Aarhus
Denmark]]>
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