Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaSun, 28 Aug 2016 01:41:18 +0200Family House Brnáhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Czech%20Republic/Ust%ED%20nad%20Labem/Family%20House%20Brn%E1Ustí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Designer: 3+1 Architekti
Contributed by: 31plan

This family house is placed at the upper part of the property. Both floors are settled in order to fit well into the sloping terrain. The property offers the possibility to enjoy wide open views of the Elbe valley and the plot is at the same time relatively easily accessible from the adjacent road. The builder of the original wooden cottage, whose ground plan footprint was absorbed by the new house, was apparently thinking in the same direction as the new architects. A brick base firmly settles the house into meander curves, the wooden first floor rotating to the south is a tribute to the anonymous masters of typical Czech weekend cottages. The new house can be considered a free reinterpretation of the original cottage. The coat of the new house reflects the colors of the Bohemian Central Uplands in a summer haze.

Address
Zlatá Stezka 474
40321 Ustí nad Labem
Czech Republic]]>
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Menorah Jewish multifunctional centrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ukraine/Dnipropetrovsk/Menorah%20Jewish%20multifunctional%20centreDnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Designer: Alexander Sorin
Contributed by: Reynaers

The Menorah, situated in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk, is one of the largest Jewish multifunctional centres in the world. The entire building complex, covering a total area of over 42,000 m², can be seen as a city within a city. The twentytwo storey building with its seven towers rises high above the Golden Rose Synagogue on Aleichem Street (Sholom Aleichema), which is now encircled by the multifunctional centre.

Address
Sholom-Aleikhema St 4
49000 Dnipropetrovsk
Ukraine]]>
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Narvil Hotelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Serock/Narvil%20HotelSerock, Poland
Designer: KM Rubaszkiewicz
Contributed by: Reynaers

The Narvil Hotel is a new luxurious recreational complex, built in the small city of Serock, forty kilometres from Warsaw. One of the important aspects of the investment is its location within a unique landscape. The Narvil hotel is situated by the Narew River, near Zegrzynskie Lake and is surrounded by an oak and pine forest. There are also other holiday resorts and beaches nearby, which have been the preferred holiday destinations of Warsaw residents for many years.

Address
Czeslawa Milosza 14A
05-140 Serock
Poland]]>
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North East Marinahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Szczecin/North%20East%20MarinaSzczecin, Poland
Designer: PPA - Podczaszy Pracownia Architektury
Contributed by: pkrajewski_pl

North East Marina is a complex of buildings, which is situated on the Grodzka Island in Szczecin. Construction of the complex started in May 2012 and ended in August 2015.

Address
Wyspa Grodzka 1
70-655 Szczecin
Poland]]>
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Puerto Venecia Shopping Centrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Zaragoza/Puerto%20Venecia%20Shopping%20CentreZaragoza, Spain
Designer: L-35 Arquitectos
Contributed by: Reynaers

Puerto Venecia shopping centre, located on the southern outskirts of Zaragoza, is a fairly unique combination of sleek modern forms and an idyllic-looking morphology. The many building volumes that collectively form the complex vary in height, feature different façade materials, and range in shape from slanting to straight to round.

Address
Travesía Jardines Reales 7
50021 Zaragoza
Spain]]>
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Etopia centro de arte Y tecnologiahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Zaragoza/Etopia%20centro%20de%20arte%20Y%20tecnologiaZaragoza, Spain
Designer: MCAD - Colomer Dumont
Contributed by: Reynaers

Etopia, Center for Art and Technology (Centro de Arte y Tecnologia) in Zaragoza, Spain, is welcoming and light and at the same time solid and modern. It is an open space where artists, engineers, and the general public can come together. The architecture bureau MCBAD/Colomer Dumont has designed an expressive building merging research, art, economics, communication, culture, and technology.

Address
Avenida Ciudad de Soria 8
50003 Zaragoza
Spain]]>
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Grand Canal Square Residenceshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/Grand%20Canal%20Square%20ResidencesDublin, Ireland
Designer: McCauley Daye O'Connell Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

A new residential block connected to the luxury five-star "Marker Hotel" providing a new concept in five-star residential living in Dublin. The block is designed in a common European arrangement with apartments wrapped around a central courtyard. The block has mixed-use retail and 105 apartments and plays a pivotal role in the Grand Canal Square, Dublin's most dynamic new urban landscape. The façades of the residential block are entirely glazed to allow maximum light penetration into the large apartments, all of which are dual aspect facing either onto the street or into the courtyard reflecting pool. Each apartment has unique full-height windows which have concertina doors folding completely back to open living rooms to the outside and the façade is further enlivened though the use of sliding glass screens which are fritted to provide privacy and vibrancy to the building.

Address
Lazer Ln / Forbes St
Dublin
Ireland]]>
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The Gibson Hotelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/The%20Gibson%20HotelDublin, Ireland
Designer: Scott Tallon Walker Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The scheme is designed around a major new civic space, Point Square, which is bounded by the shopping and leisure complex and the O2. The hotel atrium, a dramatic double curved structure of glue-laminated ribs and glass, is flanked by external panoramic lifts that bring guests to the public areas of the hotel and forms a memorable entrance to the pedestrian plaza. The visitor is brought up to reception level via a series of escalators or a pair of panoramic glazed lifts.

Address
Castleforbes Road 1
1 Dublin
Ireland]]>
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The intense City: Bloemsingelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Groningen/The%20intense%20City%3A%20BloemsingelGroningen, Netherlands
Designer: Marlies Rohmer
Contributed by: Architectenbureau_Marlies_Rohmer

The Bloemhof project is part of this manifestation. The building, containing fifty-six starter residences and 1450 m2 of commercial space, is located on the former water company property on the Bloemensingel. "We've tried to work within the cacophony of buildings which determine the context to find a connection with the nearby transformer station," says architect Marlies Rohmer. "By keeping our block at a bit of a distance, we respect the monument, while at the same time we have used the ornamented brick façades to achieve the same timeless effect." But Rohmer very specifically did not want to recreate a historic building. "I do believe that a building's construction period should be evident. The different time periods are what make a city interesting. That's also why we chose aluminium frames, because they create a sleek and modern appearance and contrast nicely with the rather coarse facade elements."

Address
Bloemsingel 123
9714 DS Groningen
Netherlands]]>
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Court of Hasselthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Hasselt/Court%20of%20HasseltHasselt, Belgium
Designer: TWINS group
Contributed by: T_M

The shape of the building is inspired by the hazel tree. The hazel tree is part of the heraldry of the city Hasselt and old German tribes used to apply justice under a hazel tree. This combination makes the building very symbolic. This metaphor is even applied in the interior of the building with references to branches and leaves.

Address
Parklaan 25
3500 Hasselt
Belgium]]>
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Perth Arenahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Australia/Perth/Perth%20ArenaPerth, Australia
Designer: ARM architects
Contributed by: Reynaers

The design of Perth Arena is based on Christopher Monckton's Eternity Puzzle, a puzzle filling an almost regular dodecagon (polygon with twelve sides and twelve angles) with 209 irregularlyshaped smaller polygon pieces. The architects designed an impressive, flexible concert venue and sporting events stadium. It is a piece of architecture that resembles a giant and complex jigsaw puzzle.

Address
Wellington Street 700
6000 Perth
Australia]]>
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Oz'onehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Montpellier/Oz%27oneMontpellier, France
Designer: AS.Architecture-Studio
Contributed by: Reynaers

Oz'one, designed by AS.Architecture-Studio, is today the figurehead for Port Marianne, part of the Parc Marianne city district. In this new residential district which was designed by the same architects, Oz'one is also Montpellier's first tertiary building to achieve BBC status (Bâtiment Basse Consommation - Low Energy Building). Oz'one is like a beacon among the contours and profiles of the buildings which set up a dialogue with one another around a park. Standing proudly along the edge of the site, it is organised around a transverse fault-line of greenery that reconciles the scale of the city with that of the pedestrian.

Address
Place Ernest Granier 181
34000 Montpellier
France]]>
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Naughton Institutehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/Naughton%20InstituteDublin, Ireland
Designer: Wilson Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

Occupying an irregular shaped plot bounded by the elevated railway line, the Naughton Institute contains research labs and a sports centre for the use of students. The building is a five-story-over-basement structure, with research labs designed by Wilson Architects, Boston - a specialist in nanoscience research buildings.

Address
Pearse St 42
1 Dublin
Ireland]]>
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James Ussher Libraryhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/James%20Ussher%20LibraryDublin, Ireland
Designer: McCullough Mulvin Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The James Ussher Library which was opened for use in April 2002, some 300 years after the construction of the college's first library, now known as the Old Library. The James Ussher Library is situated between the listed Berkley Library and Nassau Street, fronting College Park and linking with the existing Lecky Library. The building comprises 8-storey concrete frame.

Address
Trinity College - Nassau Street
Dublin
Ireland]]>
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University Hospital Baselhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Basel/University%20Hospital%20BaselBasel, Switzerland
Designer: Silvia Gmür Reto Gmür Architekten
Contributed by: mec

The additional space, which is needed for a new surgery department and the Women's Clinic, is understood as a continuation of the existing building typology. The new square structure is based on a large-scale concentric composition that allows flexible use of space. The outpatient area of the Women's Clinic, the surgery department and the delivery rooms are variations of the same basic structure. In the floor plans, new types of surgery and delivery departments are developed. Through the choice of lighting – from the facade and from the centre – all the rooms receive natural light, despite their depth. The exterior façade satisfies the complex requirements in relation to aesthetics, spatial and light quality, freedom from glare, protection of privacy, energy criteria and structural-physical criteria. Harmony between the old and new façades is achieved by adopting the existing order of storeys, proportions, and load-bearing structure that is readable in the façade.

Address
Spitalstrasse 21
4000 Basel
Switzerland]]>
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Südparkhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Basel/S%FCdparkBasel, Switzerland
Designer: Herzog and De Meuron
Contributed by: Tim_Smits

Südpark is located near the main Railway Station Basel SBB. The total ground floor level is designed to accommodate shops (since August 2011 the Swiss Supermarket Coop is settled in 70% of the ground floor area). The upper floors are designed around the first floor's enclosed garden. The lower part (4 floors) in the south-west side of the volume accommodates several office spaces. The higher part (9 floors) at the north-east side of the volume accommodates 100 apartments for elderly people, an elderly home with 28 beds and an internal restaurant. The inner yard is part of the elderly house. The façade of the whole building exists of a silver broom texture. The tetris like windows on the north, east and west façade make it hard to read the floor plan from the outside. The south façade is a spread of different sizes of windows at apparent places.

Address
Güterstrasse
4053 Basel
Switzerland]]>
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Central Signal Boxhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Basel/Central%20Signal%20BoxBasel, Switzerland
Designer: Herzog and De Meuron
Contributed by: boeboe

This is a railway utility building in Basel, near the Guterbahnhof Wolf called Signal Box and has an exterior cladding of copper strips that are twisted at certain places to admit daylight. Herzog and De Meuron won the Pritzker prize in 2001, the jury explained: "The beginnings of most architects’ practices consists by necessity of small projects with budgets to match. It is these early buildings with great constraints that test an architect’s talent for original solutions to often ordinary and utilitarian commissions. In the case of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the railroad signal box was such a project. They transformed a nondescript structure in a railroad yard into a dramatic and artistic work of industrial architecture, captivating both by day and night."

Address
Münchensteinerstrasse
Basel
Switzerland]]>
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Museum der Kulturenhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Basel/Museum%20der%20KulturenBasel, Switzerland
Designer: Herzog and De Meuron
Contributed by: Tim_Smits

Museum of Ethnology, located right in the heart of Basel's old town, has been renovated and extended so as to include new exhibition space on the top of an already existing building. This addition is crowned by an impressive, irregularly folded, roof clad in dark green ceramic tiles (concave, convex and flat). Cantilevered from the rest of the building, the new structure provides support for specially devised plant holders that create a curtain of hanging greenery. Access to the museum is through a courtyard that descends gently toward the reception area. An open staircase leads to three refurbished exhibition floors and culminates in the column-free space of the new roof addition.

Address
Münsterplatz 20
4051 Basel
Switzerland]]>
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Jacob Burckhardt Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Basel/Jacob%20Burckhardt%20HouseBasel, Switzerland
Designer: Zwimpfer Partner Architekten
Contributed by: Nazar

The Jacob Burckhardt House is part of the EuroVille development strategy around the SBB railway station in Basel. The aim is to develop the area to become a transportation hub and a service centre for the tri-national region. The Jakob Burckhardt House has a comb-shaped design and contains six buildings over a total length of approx. 210 metres and breadth of approx. 45 metres.

Address
Peter Merian-Weg 12
4052 Basel
Switzerland]]>
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Thomas Carr Collegehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Australia/Tarneit/Thomas%20Carr%20CollegeTarneit, Australia
Designer: Smith & Tracey Architects
Contributed by: Reynaers

The Year 7 and 8 center is the first of a number of projects being completed by Smith & Tracey Architects for Thomas Carr College, a Roman Catholic co-educational secondary school, as the Melbourne suburb of Tarneit expands rapidly in response to population growth and development. The dynamic architecture - moving walls between classrooms, connections to the outside - depict a non-traditional way of learning.

Address
Thomas Carr Drive 35
VIC 3029 Tarneit
Australia]]>
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