Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaTue, 24 May 2016 22:55:32 +0200Swimming pool restructuring and extensionhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Bagneux/Swimming%20pool%20restructuring%20and%20extensionBagneux, France
Designer: Dominique Coulon et Associes
Contributed by: dominique_coulon_et_associes

The purpose of the project, in an urban redevelopment area, is to transform the building's image. The refurbishment and extension form a harmonious mineral body. The extension is in light grey concrete, and the original building, with external insulation, is faced with cement in the same shade. This minerality is continued through to the hall floor, in Lucerne quartzite laid as opus incertum. The scale of the new building, reinforced in this way, displays its strong urban presence. Its large cantilever and forecourt provide a generous amount of public space. The space of the double-height relaxation area is encompassed by curved shapes; an attractive rounded window frames the view of the garden. The architecture of the existing large area (two pools) is conserved. This is a place for discovery, in harmony with the ergonomics of the body.

Address
Avenue de Stalingrad 1
92220 Bagneux
France]]>
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Kunstmuseum Baselhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Basel/Kunstmuseum%20BaselBasel, Switzerland
Designer: Christ & Gantenbein
Contributed by: Nazar

The Kunstmuseum Basel has undergone a major transformation. Across Dufourstrasse, facing the Main Building and connected to it on the basement level, an exhibition building has been built that satisfies the highest contemporary standards for the presentation of art. Designed by the renowned Basel-based architecture firm Christ & Gantenbein, the new building is another architectonic highlight in the Basel cityscape.

Address
St. Alban-Graben 16
4051 Basel
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Conservatoire Henri Dutilleuxhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Belfort/Conservatoire%20Henri%20DutilleuxBelfort , France
Designer: Dominique Coulon et Associes
Contributed by: dominique_coulon_et_associes

The building is located in the upper part of the town. It backs onto the woods, forming the final outlying limit of the built-up area. Echoing the open landscape, it faces to Belfort Lion on the hilltop opposite. In this strong context, the building offers its solidity, an almost opaque mass of grey concrete. The concrete monolith exudes an enigmatic presence. Only the volume of the dance room seems to be looking at the Lion, constructed in 1879 as a symbol of resistance to the enemy. The building condenses a programme with very varied volumes. The acoustic of each studio is designed to suit one specific instrument. The areas appear to fit into each other. The library seems to be suspended, marking out the cross-section and serving as a giant deflector. The central patio is the darkest area. Its colour and its negative drip design reverse the codes of the outer envelope. It is the ultimate expression of density.

Address
Rue Paul Koepfler 1
90000 Belfort
France]]>
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A space to escape lifes hustlehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Taiwan/Taichung/A%20space%20to%20escape%20lifes%20hustleTaichung, Taiwan
Designer: POSAMO
Contributed by: posamo

This isolated and luxurious villa includes an auditorium with a theme wall designed with grey-blue stingray leather, expressing modern and fashionable tastes along with the mirror-faced bar at the side. This adds variety to the beige-toned space, while fabric sofas bring a sense of coziness. A coffee table encapsulating Eastern perfection is placed in the middle, making the space relaxed and airy.

Address
Fuji Street 88
407 Taichung
Taiwan]]>
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Ryugyong Hotelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/North%20Korea/Pyongyang/Ryugyong%20HotelPyongyang, North Korea
Designer: Baikdoosan Architects & Engineers
Contributed by: JanKowalski

The Ryugyong Hotel is a 105-storey pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name is also one of the historical names for Pyongyang. The building is also known as the 105 Building, a reference to its number of floors. The construction started in 1987, but was stopped in 1992. From 2008 on, the construction of the exterior was continued, the actual completion of the interior and the opening are not yet planned.

Address
Ryugyong Hotel 1
1 Pyongyang
North Korea]]>
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Dominion Office Buildinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/Dominion%20Office%20BuildingMoscow, Russia
Designer: Zaha Hadid
Contributed by: Nazar

Located in Moscow's Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street, next to tram and trolleybus stops and near Dubrovka Station on the Lyublinskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, the Dominion Office Building is among the first of the new projects to be built for the growing creative and IT sectors in this primarily industrial and residential district in the southeast of the city.

Address
Sharikopodshipnikovskaya 1
115088 Moscow
Russia]]>
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Headquarters LMHhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Tourcoing/Headquarters%20LMHTourcoing, France
Designer: DFA Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Contributed by: DFA

The new building for LMH affirms its presence in the urban context by its dimension but the architectural expression is searching for lightness and transparency and avoids any monumentality. An open central space forms the core of the building. This inner court, protected by a glass roof, includes an open, central and light stairway. Steel bridges connect the offices on 3 levels and allow an easy horizontal and vertical circulation and communication in the building. Its generous dimension is unexpected. It provides the space for informal meetings. On the ground floor, the restaurant area in the north and the meeting area for seminaries in the south, complete the central space. Mobile panels allow dividing these parts in several working areas for multiple use, exhibitions and events.On the office levels meeting rooms and recreation areas animate the inner façade providing bow windows into the court. Large wooden indoor and outdoor terraces complete the building on each level.

Address
Avenue Gambetta 425
59200 Tourcoing
France]]>
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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Bankhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Saudi%20Arabia/Riyad/Gulf%20Cooperation%20Council%20%28GCC%29%20BankRiyad, Saudi Arabia
Designer: Gensler
Contributed by: archi_traveler

This headquarters building promises state-of-the-art office and amenity space in the heart of the city's new financial center, the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). Intended as the home of the newly formed GCC Bank, the region's governing financial institution, the tower's timeless architectural design is tailored specifically in response to contemporary workplace demands and environmental requirements. Clad in a distinctive copper and stainless steel shell, the building's exterior projects an elegant aesthetic while protecting occupants from intense solar gain.

Address
King Abdullah Financial District 1
11564 Riyad
Saudi Arabia]]>
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Mercury City Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/Mercury%20City%20TowerMoscow, Russia
Designer: Frank Williams and partners
Contributed by: Nazar

Mercury City Tower is a 338.8 meter tall skyscraper in Moscow and one of the tallest buildings in Europe. Located in the Moscow International Business Center, construction started in 2009. The Mercury City Tower is a multipurpose building with housing, offices and shops.

Address
1-y Krasnogvardeyskiy proyezd 15
123100 Moscow
Russia]]>
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Saint-Jean Schoolshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Strasbourg/Saint-Jean%20SchoolsStrasbourg, France
Designer: Dominique Coulon et Associes
Contributed by: dominique_coulon_et_associes

The aim of this project is to break with the monotony and repetitiveness that are characteristic of this highly rational 1960s building. The project requalifies the public forecourt, making it secure and dividing it into a number of sequences by means of a low boundary wall, a single ramp, and two sets of wide steps. This arrangement directs the children towards two separate entrances, one for the nursery school, and one for the elementary school. The ground-floor spaces, including the halls, have been rearranged as fluid, welcoming spaces with rounded, playful, dynamic shapes. The curved shapes contrast with the regularity of the classrooms and lend emphasis to special moments in the days such as going to the library and letting off steam in the playroom.

Address
Rue des Bonnes Gens 13
67000 Strasbourg
France]]>
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KAFD World Trade Centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Saudi%20Arabia/Riyad/KAFD%20World%20Trade%20CenterRiyad, Saudi Arabia
Designer: Gensler
Contributed by: JanKowalski

The Riyad Investment Company, the building's owner, has commissioned Gensler and builder Saudi Bin Laden Group, winners of an international design competition, to create an iconic architectural landmark within the new the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). At more than 300 meters, this tower aims to appeal to small- and medium-sized tenants seeking the prestige of facilities typically associated with a global headquarters.

Address
King Abdullah Financial District 1
11564 Riyad
Saudi Arabia]]>
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Teaching Centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/Vienna/Teaching%20CenterVienna, Austria
Designer: BUSarchitektur
Contributed by: Nazar

The new academic space, located at the north-east of the new Campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business is as a venue for multiple networking. More than a mere building, the Teaching Center is a learning platform that promotes spontaneous communication while also making it possible to undertake the classes and activities that occur within. This quest for spontaneous exchange has different levels and scales sharing one common denominator: the path is the goal. According to the architect, a contemporary Teaching Center should encourage curiosity in the everyday routine of those who teach as well as those who learn, becoming a place where moving about and getting on stage does not lead to experiencing spatial boundaries by instead giving free reign to the imagination.

Address
Welthandelsplatz 4
1020 Vienna
Austria]]>
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Råcksta gårdhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Sweden/Stockholm/R%E5cksta%20g%E5rdStockholm, Sweden
Designer: a-sidan arkitektkontor
Contributed by: a-sidan

Råcksta gård, an estate, is the centre of the large office complex that Vattenfall power company built in the 60ies. They have now left and the high risers is rebuilt into housing. With row-houses and multi-residential units the old country estate Råcksta has transformed to Vällingby park city. In the midst of all the modern buildings is the mansion Råcksta left, built in the beginning of the 18th century. a-sidan architect's office has worked with owner Urban Properties to find functional and at the same time gentle solutions in the 300 years old mansion. A new plan has been designed with as minimal intervention as possible. New bathrooms and kitchens were added together with the preservation of the original ceilings. Resulting in a traditional Swedish karolinergård with plenty of history furnished for a modern living in six apartments. The French doors, floorboards, ceramic stoves and the baroque ceilings make it unique. A balance between history and present, tradition and renewal.

Address
Vemdalsgatan 4
16274 Stockholm
Sweden]]>
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Café Trèshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Montreux/Caf%E9%20Tr%E8sMontreux, Switzerland
Designer: Drozdov & Partners
Contributed by: drozdov-partners

A new urban café in Montreux was created as a place where celebration and everyday life go hand in hand. The café fits into the life of local community and becomes a new meeting place. All the attributes of the restaurant are introduced and installed within the preserved historic envelope. The feeling of the temporary installation is further articulated by the chosen materials. Concrete and aged wood are juxtaposed to the white background. The key note is played by the perforated concrete wall that visually unites the entire space of the restaurant and serves a number of functions: wardrobe, bar showcase, kitchen work area, furniture storage facility. The wall also works as a construction kit that allows endless combinations of various objects helping to generate fresh messages to the visitors. As a result, a flexible environment is created that reacts to ever-changing trends and events.

Address
Avenue des Alpes 23
1820 Montreux
Switzerland]]>
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JaySanLyn water parkhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Taiwan/New%20Taipei%20City/JaySanLyn%20water%20parkNew Taipei City, Taiwan
Designer: POSAMO
Contributed by: posamo

Located in Tamsui, the "JaySanLyn water park" villas are surrounded by green trees and grass. The sunshine gently passes through the leaves and dances on the broad road laid with flagstones. It is the simple and quiet atmosphere that fascinates people around here. The designer advocates returning to purity and creates a simple natural environment. Use a leisure way to manage the villas as managing a top resort hotel and create a pleasant home.

Address
Lane 189, Section 2, Zhongshan N. Rd. 100
251 New Taipei City
Taiwan]]>
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Sport Center Jules Ladoumèguehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Sport%20Center%20Jules%20Ladoum%E8gueParis, France
Designer: DFA Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Contributed by: DFA

The sports fields for soccer and rugby are positioned on the extensive flat roof of the new RATP maintenance center, and are accessed from street level via an external monumental stairway at the south-east corner of the site. This is part of a new building housing changing facilities and sports halls and signaling the center's new entrance. To the south is the existing Pagoda gym. On the west boundary is a 200m long building comprising six covered tennis courts, which provides a visual and acoustic barrier to the ring road. On the signal building, fixed and adjustable lamellas control passive solar energy gain. The variation in their angles creates an effect of animation and lightness on the building. The fourth floor is organized around a timber-floored patio accessible to sports center users, offering an external meeting point and a rest and fitness area. At this level are located a clubhouse, dance hall, a gym, a fitness room, as well as squash courts.

Address
Route des Petits Ponts 37
75019 Paris
France]]>
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Library and Learning Centre University of Economicshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/Vienna/Library%20and%20Learning%20Centre%20University%20of%20EconomicsVienna, Austria
Designer: Zaha Hadid
Contributed by: Nazar

The new Library and Learning Centre rises as a polygonal block from the heart of the new University campus. The interior of the LLC is informed by the external landscape of the masterplan which maps out the different levels. The straight lines of the building's exterior separate as they move inward, becoming curvilinear and fluid to generate a free-formed interior canyon that serves as the principal public plaza of the centre, as well as generating corridors and bridges ensuring smooth transitions between different levels.

Address
Welthandelsplatz 2
1020 Vienna
Austria]]>
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Capital Market Authority Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Saudi%20Arabia/Riyad/Capital%20Market%20Authority%20TowerRiyad, Saudi Arabia
Designer: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK)
Contributed by: AdamNowak

Soaring 1,260 feet above the surrounding cityscape, the 80-story Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower is one of the world's most high-tech supertall buildings. When it opens in mid-2017, the CMA Tower will position Riyad as the financial and economic center of the Middle East. It is the centerpiece and tallest structure within the King Abdullah Financial District, a mixed-use development that creates a world-class financial hub for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Capital Market Authority, the government organization responsible for regulating Saudi Arabia's capital markets, will occupy the top floors of the tower.

Address
King Abdullah Financial District 1
11564 Riyad
Saudi Arabia]]>
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Aix University Campushttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Aix-en-Provence/Aix%20University%20CampusAix-en-Provence, France
Designer: DFA Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Contributed by: DFA

One of the essential characteristics of Aix-en-Provence campus that results from its difficult topography is the existence of small open spaces directly in front of the buildings. They all represent recreation spaces along the routes through the campus. Feichtinger takes up this urban pattern: he divides up the brief into three small blocks of different sizes and configurations in this way creating a virtual rectangle whose centre is an empty area. The placing of this ensemble, which is set back from the road, avoids direct confrontation with the context. You enter the campus by crossing this space. The layout of the buildings creates two directions, two streets that lead the students either to the main buildings on the higher ground of the campus, or to the neighbouring library. This quiet place, with proportions comparable to a large internal courtyard, forms a calm entrance to the campus.

Address
Avenue Schuman 29
13100 Aix-en-Provence
France]]>
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WU Executive Academyhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/Vienna/WU%20Executive%20AcademyVienna, Austria
Designer: NO.MAD
Contributed by: Nazar

The distinctive black and silver Executive Academy building for researchers and mature students anchors the western end of the campus promenade. Designed by Madrid-based NO.MAD, the building appears as an irregular stack of blocks. The facade is covered in glass and aluminium, materials used to create degrees of transparency and reflection. Window patterns appear to follow the lines of a maze, or a circuit board, but were calculated according to an algorithm program. Windows all have thermal protection and light-filtering systems. Inside, soaring window sections and pure concrete contrast with mirrored panels so that some rooms have a stark, cathedral-like atmosphere. The seven floors offer 18,000 sq m (194,000 sq ft) of teaching and learning spaces.

Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna
Austria]]>
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