Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaThu, 03 Sep 2015 08:27:13 +0200Torre Arcobalenohttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Milan/Torre%20ArcobalenoMilan, Italy
Designer: STUDIO ORIGINAL DESIGNERS 6R5 NETWORK
Contributed by: MI_MOA

Dating back to 1964 and once upon a time an anonymous water reservoir on the site of the important FS Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station, the Tower was first renovated ahead of the football World Cup held in Italy in 1990, a project that turned a downtrodden public work into a highly recognisable urban beacon. Since then, the Torre Arcobaleno has been a highly significant building for the city, a distinctive symbol of Milan's colour and creativity, and has gradually become known as a major landmark. The renovation is a gift to Milan and the millions of visitors it will be welcoming during Expo 2015. The works were completed in just 71 days, employing 37 workers. A number of top companies came together with those handling the first refurbishment since 1990 to enable this unusual urban structure - clad with more than 100,000 coloured ceramic tiles - to regain all its original brightness of 25 or so years ago to mark the amazing presence of Expo 2015.

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Via Carlo Farini 12
20154 Milan
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V-Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Norway/Akerhus/V-HouseAkerhus, Norway
Designer: Space Group
Contributed by: Armelle

Once upon a time, there was a very rare and special client in Norway: "We want to rethink the way we live - not style but lifestyle - a house for all seasons, where the borders between inside and outside are diverse and changing. And an enormous kitchen." The client had purchased a beautiful island property 33mx65m on the Oslo fjord 25 km west of the city. The rough, natural site was densely vegetated, with a steep fall to the sea and a private beach.

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Nesøya 1
1397 Akerhus
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Gemeentekantoor Heerdehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Heerde/Gemeentekantoor%20HeerdeHeerde, Netherlands
Designer: Fokkema & Partners Architecten
Contributed by: Fokkema

The interior of a former bank building in the charming town Heerde was completely redesigned by Fokkema & Partners to house the offices and public counters for the municipality. The new interior has an overall modest but professional atmosphere. At the same time it has become a lively, colorful and comfortable place to work. A work café was integrated into the design, for employees to meet, have a coffee and collaborate. Beside the café a choice of different work environments is available: more lively at the ground floor and more concentrated working towards the top floor. The basement received an upgrade to a brainstorm area. Re-use of furniture, from the workbenches to the sled chairs, but also the ceiling and interior walls was not only an economical, but also a sustainable solution to the design brief.

Address
Eperweg 5
8181 ET Heerde
Netherlands]]>
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Clarion Hotel and Congresshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Norway/Trondheim/Clarion%20Hotel%20and%20Congress Trondheim, Norway
Designer: Space Group
Contributed by: Armelle

The hotel at Brattøra redefines the classical atrium hotel typology to a new and strong identity. The rooms are arranged/organized in four highly rational structures all oriented towards the perfect view. The rotation transforms the atrium from an enclosed central space to a 3-dimensional star shaped lobby space. Unlike the classical American and Asian hotel atrium where everything is exposed in a centralized and vertical, magnificent but one-dimensional experience under a glass cover - the lobby is here given a 3-dimensional and dynamic spatial experience with a programmed roof, and a sequence of shifts between glimpse and panorama, intimacy and spectacular exposure.

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Brattørkaia 1
7010 Trondheim
Norway]]>
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Luftfartstilsynet Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority HQhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Norway/Bod%F8/Luftfartstilsynet%20Norwegian%20Civil%20Aviation%20Authority%20HQBodø, Norway
Designer: Space Group
Contributed by: Armelle

The project is the result of an architectural competition held in 2008 after the Parliament's decision to move the CAA to Bodo. In December 2008, the Ministry of Transport Civil Aviation Authority financial authority to proceed with the project. It was planned that the CAA would move in Sjøgata, Bodø in 2011. A cooperation between Space Group and the CAA has taken place through meetings with a project teams from various disciplines. This process ensured that the building plan would satisfy the needs of the users and would respect the requirements.

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Sjøgata 45-47
8006 Bodø
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Andersen garden Housing Complexhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Beijing/Andersen%20garden%20Housing%20ComplexBeijing, China
Designer: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Contributed by: schmidt_hammer_lassen_architects

Andersen Garden is an impressive residential complex, where the Upper East Side neighbourhood is intended to resemble the prestigious areas surrounding Central Park in New York and will consist of residential, commercial and leisure uses. schmidt hammer lassen architects was responsible for the design of the largest plot comprising a 93,000 square metres large housing development. The sequence of six slender blocks clad in white Chinese granite are placed on a sculpted green plinth housing retail areas and connections to local infrastructure and parking. Clear stair turrets link the towers and create a sense of transparency. At the ground level, the green base forms a lightly undulating plaza and provides residents with access to recreational areas designated as community clubs. The upper part of the plinth forms a sunny west-facing parkland area. The individual units follow the classic style of Chinese courtyard houses in the historic part of Beijing.

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Andersen Garden
Beijing
China]]>
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The Loft Las Palmashttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Las%20Palmas%20de%20Gran%20Canaria/The%20Loft%20Las%20PalmasLas Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Designer: Alonso + Sosa architects
Contributed by: Alonso-Sosa

This old “Casa Emblemática” from 1900, protected for its heritage values, which is situated in the heart of the historical and commercial centre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Barrio de Triana), serves as the framework for this new ‘recycling’ operation. Respecting the original structure of this building, each floor was transformed into a comfortable and spacious loft. The architects and owners chose to make all spaces visible, enhancing their clearness, bringing new life and establish interesting relationships between the spaces using the radiancy of the spaces. The furnishing and decoration plays with the architecture. The original wooden staircase works as the jewel of the monument.

Address
Torres 17
35002 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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The New Institutehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rotterdam/The%20New%20InstituteRotterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Jo Coenen
Contributed by: Naomi

The Netherlands Architecture Institute, part of The New Institute, is more than a museum of architecture. It is above all a cultural institute. It has one of the largest architecture collections in the world; 18 km of shelves containing drawings, sketches, models, photographs, books, journals and other materials. Virtually every prominent Dutch architect since 1800 is represented. Researchers, students, and anyone else interested may consult the archives in the library. The institute offers facilities for research and a platform for discussion. The institute follows both national and international developments. Modern-day architecture from around the world is shown in changing exhibitions. Foreign visitors often use the institute as a starting point for architecture trips in and around the Netherlands. For this purpose they offers lectures, tours etc. for foreign visitors.

Address
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Looshaushttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/Vienna/LooshausVienna, Austria
Designer: Adolf Loos
Contributed by: Michiel_van_Loon

The Looshaus in Vienna (also known as the Goldman & Salatsch Building) is regarded as one of the most important structures built in the Wiener Moderne. The building marks the rejection of historicism, as well as the ornaments used by the Wiener Secession. Adolf Loos received the assignment in 1909, and the building was finished in 1910. Upon opening, its appearance shocked Vienna's citizens, since their overall taste was still very much historically oriented. Because of the lack of ornaments on the façade, people called it the 'house without eyebrows'.

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Michaelerplatz 3
1010 Vienna
Austria]]>
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Avrora Business Park IIIhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/Avrora%20Business%20Park%20IIIMoscow, Russia
Designer: Shchetinkin Evgeniy
Contributed by: robot_gort

Avrora Business Park is a state-of-the-art multifunctional Class "A" complex, one of the biggest commercial real estate projects in the centre of Moscow. One of the key elements of the interior design is unusual, custom-made ceiling. the idea of combining two systems: metal ceilings with integrated engineering and lighting led profiles. Perforations determined the appearance of the ceiling and contributed to better acoustic and ventilation. All equipment produced by a belgian company kreon, which offers solutions in the field of high-quality architectural lighting.

Address
Sadovnicheskaya Embankment 82
115035 Moscow
Russia]]>
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Berzarina 12http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/Berzarina%2012Moscow, Russia
Designer: ADM architects
Contributed by: ZTS

The site is located in the western part of Moscow not far from the city center. The client commissioned the conversion of an existing administrative building from the Sovjet time into a high level residential building. One of the tasks was to convert an existing attic into two level lofts. Besides that, the specific demand was to keep the appearance of a sloped roof. ADM aimed to fit the clients demands and to find the appropriate contemporary aesthetics. The main façade theme is based on the interrelation of the brick panels, timber imitation units, metal balconies and horizontal metal profiles. Altogether this elements articulates the tectonics and simultaneously the dynamics that give the facade a contemporary appearance. The ground floor is reserved for small retail blocks, each having a separate entrance. That revealed the problem of multiple entrances with steps, due to the existing ground floor slab location.

Address
Berzarina 12
123298 Moscow
Russia]]>
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Almere City Hall - Renovation Interior Public Service Areahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Almere/Almere%20City%20Hall%20-%20Renovation%20Interior%20Public%20Service%20AreaAlmere , Netherlands
Designer: Fokkema & Partners Architecten
Contributed by: Fokkema

In the new design for the interior of the city hall of Almere, all public counters, consulting rooms and waiting facilities are in open setting to comply with new service concepts. Apart from changing the scheme of the ground floor, meaning that the public service area moved directly next to the main entrance, Fokkema & Partners succeeded in completely changing the appearance of the interior. The concept for the public service area emphasises the original qualities of the building (architect: Cees Dam, 1986) and at the same time creates an interior with its own unique signature. The choice was made to show the bare concrete structure, revealing original details such as the golden tiles on the columns. New architectural elements like the entrance front, the public counters - materialised in white acrylic stone with an embedded signature pattern - and the meeting rooms in bamboo, have been carefully positioned and were integrated with the original architecture.

Address
Stadhuisplein 1
1300 AE Almere
Netherlands]]>
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Meijendel Pancake Restauranthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Wassenaar/Meijendel%20Pancake%20RestaurantWassenaar, Netherlands
Designer: Fokkema & Partners Architecten
Contributed by: Fokkema

This design and the construction is part of a monumental farm in the dunes of Wassenaar. In 2012 the main barn of the farm was completely renovated and now it houses a visitors centre. The adjacent horse stables were also built in 2012. Both were designed by Fokkema & Partners and commisioned by Dunea.

Address
Meyendelseweg 36
2243 GN Wassenaar
Netherlands]]>
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De Hoge Singelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Berkel%20en%20Rodenrijs/De%20Hoge%20SingelBerkel en Rodenrijs, Netherlands
Designer: Groosman
Contributed by: Groosman

With this design a true village centre has been returned to Berkel en Rodenrijs, with the church at its heart. The design refers to the origin. The loose, grainy composition creates a differentiated façade, in keeping with the character of Berkel en Rodenrijs. Previously the church formed the beating heart of the village. Always bustling. The plan adds value to the historical core, which has returned a little nostalgia to the cosy, lively village centre.

Address
Kerksingel 10
2651 CC Berkel en Rodenrijs
Netherlands]]>
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't Buitenrijkhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Maassluis/%27t%20BuitenrijkMaassluis, Netherlands
Designer: Groosman
Contributed by: Groosman

In this place two country estates were once located, now Groosman has designed a new residential district around a courtyard, where the charm of the original can be found. Dwellings with an old Dutch character enclose the car-free courtyard. Through the composition of many design elements - the diverse variation of the dwellings, the intriguing alleys beyond gateways and the green courtyard - an alluring and atmospheric neighbourhood has been created.

Address
Kwartellaan 31
3145 SL Maassluis
Netherlands]]>
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Meyster's Buitenhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Utrecht/Meyster%27s%20BuitenUtrecht, Netherlands
Designer: Groosman
Contributed by: Groosman

For the former factory site, Cereol, a unique architectural plan was designed, which is in keeping with its industrial atmosphere. The new dwellings located around the protected monument are designed in an industrial style, as if they are part of a single factory complex. The synergy between the monument, the architecture and the design of the public realm ensures that the area maintains its historical character.

Address
Everard Meijsterlaan 3
3533 CK Utrecht
Netherlands]]>
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Havengebouw Amsterdamhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Havengebouw%20Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Fokkema & Partners Architecten
Contributed by: Fokkema

"Het Havengebouw" in Amsterdam is one of the last buildings designed by architect W.M. Dudok. This remarkable monument on the banks of the IJ opened in 1960. Due to transformations in the past decades the building's entrance lost its original grandeur. N.V. "Het Havengebouw" Amsterdam wanted to revitalise the building for the generations to come. The new entrance hall offers a welcoming entrance for employees and visitors, with a prominent reception and spacious waiting area. Fokkema & Partners designed a new marble spiral stairs, as a reference to Dudok's original stairs, that reconnects the ground floor to the restaurant, which Fokkema & Partners moved to the first floor. New energy efficient installations contribute to the sustainable character of the interior. 'Honest' materials that emphasise the quality of the monument, are used in a contemporary way.

Address
De Ruijterkade 7
1013 AA Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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The New Shttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Sleeuwijk/The%20New%20SSleeuwijk, Netherlands
Designer: Groosman
Contributed by: Groosman

Sleeuwijk had been given a modern centre on the edge of the pre-existing village. In our design we have reduced the character of old Dutch riverside cities down to a village scale. The atmospheric shopping streets, the central square and the great wealth of architecture, with an authentic charm, ensure a desirable, pleasant and lively shopping area for retailers and customers.

Address
Eikenlaan 64
4254 BC Sleeuwijk
Netherlands]]>
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Tilburg University Stationhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Tilburg/Tilburg%20University%20StationTilburg, Netherlands
Designer: Fokkema & Partners Architecten
Contributed by: Fokkema

Within the ambition of the project "Pleasant Waiting" as set by ProRail, in combination with NS Poort, Fokkema & Partners designed a square and waiting facilities for Station Tilburg University. The area around the station was originally mainly determined by its functional organization, lacking identity. Travelers, mostly students and young people assessed the station in a negative way. Fokkema & Partners redesigned the square with comfortable benches, a hangout for skaters and gave the existing hexagonal station building a new look and function as a kiosk. Following these interventions the cohesion and social security in the area are fortified. The wait is now perceived as pleasant by daily commuters.

Address
Troelstrastraat 41
5042 RN Tilburg
Netherlands]]>
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The Edgehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Nieuwegein/The%20EdgeNieuwegein, Netherlands
Designer: Groosman
Contributed by: Groosman

This imposing apartment building has been designed to act as a sound barrier between a motorway and an adjacent residential area. The building has two aspects: Facing the motorway, the building is dark and appears closed, due to the noise reducing vertical fins to the elevation, whilst the quieter aspect is open with a rhythmic composition of private balconies. The stark contrast between front and back gives the building a unique, surprising appearance.

Address
Moerashoeve 2-139
3438 LE Nieuwegein
Netherlands]]>
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