Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaTue, 13 Nov 2018 01:24:10 +0100Folch i Torres squarehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/Folch%20i%20Torres%20squareBarcelona, Spain
Designer: Jordi Farrando
Contributed by: farrando

Ciutat Vella and Eixample are two districts of Barcelona that are significantly different. The objective was to transform the square into an element of contact between both urban areas and an opportunity to articulate the various confluences, in order to stop it being a cul-de-sac and become the gateway to Raval. A great diagonal stepway becomes the main axis that articulates this new connection. Vegetation plays a fundamental role e through the combination of trees and plants that bloom at different times of the year. The square opens to the outside and becomes a gateway to Raval. It is a space that takes care of the balance between the various users; where everyone can walk or sit quietly to chat or read; where multitudinous events can be organized; where the smallest ones may enjoy inclusive playgrounds, the youngsters a basketball court and the eldest petanque courts; a space of coexistence where, in short, the various groups of residents can find their place and interrelate.

Address
Placa de Josep M Folch i Torres
08001 Barcelona
Spain]]>
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MdP La Lainiere de Roubaixhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Roubaix/MdP%20La%20Lainiere%20de%20RoubaixRoubaix, France
Designer: Carlos Arroyo
Contributed by: nunarce

MdP is the first C2C (Cradle to Cradle) building in France. A regenerator of a former factory, it is an economic, cultural and environmental activator. The MdP (House of the Project) hosts meetings, exhibitions, calls for tender, as needed to reactivate the 1.000 Ha area into the circular economy. It is also improving soil and air conditions, eating up the chemicals left over from former industrial activity. There were no earthworks, using driven piles that may be recovered; the structure and facades are designed for disassembly and reuse; materials are biodegradable or recyclable, with zero harmful chemicals; sanitation generates nutrients, with the chimneys of three dry toilets as a main feature of the facade; landscaping cleans the soil; the building feeds on clean energies, with controlled solar exposure and the principle of the thermal onion; technology reuse is easy, the designers call it 'superfurniture': mobile equipment units to provide a specific function to any space.

Address
rue d'Oran 151
59100 Roubaix
France]]>
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Haengchon vacant lot 3https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Seoul/Haengchon%20vacant%20lot%203Seoul, South Korea
Designer: KDDH architects
Contributed by: MASIL

The Haengchon vacant lot, created for urban agriculture, is a useful site where public architects, residents, experts and public officials can join forces to create a vacant space owned by the city. At the center of the city's agriculture industry, Haengchon's vacant lot 3 is located in Muak-dong, Jongno-gu, where fresh air flows through Inwan Mountain and Seoul's capital city. On the first floor of Haengchon vacant lot, adjacent to raising seeding field and public garden, there is an agriculture equipment storage and water storage tank that can use the water from the roof of Jongno-gu record archive. There is a room for internal restroom and residents education. The second floor is designed for various activities, such as exhibitions and community activities, and a community-operated coffee shop will be set up to trigger communication between residents. A solar panel was installed on the south side of the building to produce about 7,300 kwh of electricity annually.

Address
Tongil-ro 18na-gil 19-1
Seoul
South Korea]]>
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House 4/6, Paju Househttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Paju/House%204/6%2C%20Paju%20HousePaju, South Korea
Designer:
Contributed by: MASIL

The family consists of a grandmother in her 80s who had a stroke on the way to the toilet outside and now is in the hospital, a father who is a non-regular worker and works till late every day, and a middle school adolescent daughter who is always left home alone and is the first subject of concern for the family. Thanks to Illegal extension works, the house has a square-shape, yet its building area is only about 13 pyeong. Though the area was only 13 pyeong, from the start, the project had to face with a task of securing a maximum space for the family of three. As the original access road had a width of less than 4m, new construction was not available. Such a circumstance forced to lead the project like a reconstruction project. The original building area must have been kept, and so was the height.

Address
Surihol-ro 860-16
10826 Paju
South Korea]]>
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Dublin City Walls Venuehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/Dublin%20City%20Walls%20VenueDublin, Ireland
Designer: McCullough Mulvin Architects
Contributed by: ArchDublin

When Dublin Civic Offices were built in the 1970s, sections of the Viking City Walls were discovered on the site. Some of these were sealed into a double height basement room for 30 years. The project creates a sequence of modern conference rooms within this volume by decisive intervention. The medieval wall is extended on its original line by a corridor, a hollowed-out space whose external dimension matches that of the old wall - solid become void. The rest of the architecture is made as an undulating timber wall and ceiling, folded up to fill the double height space and offer a view of the old wall from a new public entrance. City Wall Space is a meeting and conference facility with a capacity for up to 200 people (120 seated).

Address
Dublin City Council Civic Offices Wood Quay
8 Dublin
Ireland]]>
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Virus Reference Laboratoryhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/Virus%20Reference%20LaboratoryDublin, Ireland
Designer: McCullough Mulvin Architects
Contributed by: ArchDublin

This extension to the Virus Reference Laboratory was built on a restricted site in University College Dublin. It plays a significant role in the relationship between the central university buildings and the surrounding landscape, in particular the lake directly below it. Laid out with offices above and a laboratory, canteen and meeting facility on the ground floor, it is everywhere concerned with being in landscape and with the interpretation of landscape. At a local level, one side is framed by a rational triangular shape on the ground plane - the inner edge is intimately tied around a small Japanese garden. The plan is simple: open space with a coloured core which can be glimpsed in the round as one moves around the building. Additional height to parapets gives it a cube-like proportional muscularity: the elevations are clad in a skin of abstract interlocking and overlapping shapes in which glazing and timber panels project and recede from the main surface.

Address
University College Dublin Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland]]>
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Dublin Dental Hospitalhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/Dublin%20Dental%20HospitalDublin, Ireland
Designer: McCullough Mulvin Architects
Contributed by: ArchDublin

Dublin - a city of individual houses - should have a roof-scape of terraces, apartments and viewing platforms. In this project, five contiguous protected structures are converted to new uses for Dublin Dental School and Hospital, combining conservation with strong modern intervention into the fabric. The houses - a piece of city, archaeology and typology combined - are upgraded, using voids and fireplaces for services, retaining doors and surfaces. The rooftop is transformed by the addition of zinc 'pods' containing a new library; light-well 'stalks' are dropped through the fabric, forming niches and spaces around a corridor intervention linking the houses laterally.

Address
Lincoln Place
D02 F859 Dublin
Ireland]]>
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Tassiloplatz 25-27https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Munich/Tassiloplatz%2025-27Munich, Germany
Designer: BJKS
Contributed by: Pfannschmidt

Refurbishment of two existing office buildings, with an additional wing for small apartments, creating a new ensemble. A new parking space beneath the yard allowed to create an attractive courtyard with playground. Tassiloplatz 25-27 was nominated for the German Design Award 2018 and has won the first Prize in Deutschen Fassadenpreis 2017.

Address
Tassiloplatz 25 - 27
81541 Munich
Germany]]>
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Rue Camille Claudelhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Clichy/Rue%20Camille%20ClaudelClichy, France
Designer: Hamonic + Masson
Contributed by: Hamonic-Masson

In the history of architecture it is rare to find examples of roads built entirely by the same architect. We often see urban projects divided into 'slices' of 50 to 60 houses under the guise of "architectural diversity." Hamonic+Masson won the Camille Claudel project in 2013 having proposed a global and unitary strategy: diversity is a question of form and typology, and not simply style. The project is organised around 7 buildings on 2 separate plots linked by a public road. The morphology of the buildings develops in a way that provides each apartment with multiple views of the Seine and maximum sunlight exposure. The buildings interact in a way that creates collective spaces overlooking the new road. The architect has responded to the search for identity within the collective and provided differentiation by proposing multiple, varied exterior spaces and numerous typologies. The facades are clad in metallic lace with varied motifs, which give an identity to this new neighbourhood.

Address
Rue Camille Claudel
92110 Clichy
France]]>
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New Rhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Nantes/New%20RNantes, France
Designer: Hamonic + Masson
Contributed by: Hamonic-Masson

Composed of curved angles and surrounded by undulating balconies, New'R pays homage to Oscar Niemeyer as well as to the architecture of the 1970s French Riviera, (André Minangoy and Michel Marot's "Marina Baie des Anges", for example) and finally the hedonistic fantasy of Miami Beach! Sensual and multi-directional, the building is located at a pivotal point between the "Mail Picasso" and the new neighbourhood currently being developed alongside the rail infrastructure. Framing and capturing the existing location, New'R embraces the site and forms a new landscape.

Address
Mail Picasso 9
44000 Nantes
France]]>
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Vilamoura Villahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Vilamoura/Vilamoura%20VillaVilamoura, Portugal
Designer: Joaquim Bento Lousan
Contributed by: buildncomms

Concrete block property sitting on edge of golf course in Vilamoura region of Algarve, Portugal. Accommodation comprises work/living space which looks to be to one floor (ground level) unless there is underground space. Also utilises garage built into ground at side of property, making the overall appearance very low profile and friendly to the local environment whilst bringing a welcome contemporary edge to the often bland faceless golfing resorts of the Algarve.

Address
Caminho dos Golfes 1
245087 Vilamoura
Portugal]]>
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SEPE Officehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/San%20Sebasti%C3%A1n/SEPE%20OfficeSan Sebastián, Spain
Designer: coll-barreu arquitectos
Contributed by: MI_MOA

The ground and first floor of a residential building in a neighbourhood recently created must be reformed to locate the offices of SEPE, the Spanish public service of employment support. The project attends to express and take advantage of the multiple nature of light. A central vertical space is filled with white light reflecting panels to bathe the heart of the offices with pure, clean and dense light. A transparent skylight over the white planes allows to understand the interior of the block and to value the terraces and the domestic presences of  the dwellings that occupy the top floors of the block. The perimeter reinforces the presence of natural light with a blue glass facade mounted on a black steel structure. Perforated wood panels filter the incoming light and protect the offices of the dominance of views from outside. The facade is the heterogeneous light of the San Sebastian landscape. The natural changing light is not surprising but familiar.

Address
Podavines Kalea 1
20010 San Sebastián
Spain]]>
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Cultural centre and music schoolhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/eco/Cultural%20centre%20and%20music%20schooleco, Spain
Designer: Alberich Rodriguez Arquitectos
Contributed by: RGM

The building results in a compact plan that adapts itself to the geometry of the existing terrain and occupies its lower and southern part. Likewise, the building adapts to the existing topography in a steep slope, arranging its program of uses in a stratified way, within dependent layers with different uses. As a result the building organizes itself with two entrances located in the opposite facades and different floors. An empty space runs longitudinally within the building, merging uses and levels and permits a complex use and perception of it. This vacuum presents itself as the place of principal communication in the interior of the building, describing it spatially and qualifying it as a public building as it widens its limited interior surface area. Plinths and frames are solved with contemporary materials: reinforced concrete; the white stuccos. As well as the scale and the volumetric treatment collaborate in the insertion in Meco Town.

Address
Eras 4
28880 eco
Spain]]>
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Mafengwo Global Headquartershttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Beijing/Mafengwo%20Global%20HeadquartersBeijing , China
Designer: SYN Architects
Contributed by: SYN2017

"When the IP Era is ushered in, brands pay more attention to their personalized performances than before, while enterprises show more care for employees' office space and their identities of, enthusiasm for and emotion cultivation related to corporate cultures. We have created a unique space for Mafengwo, which will be enjoyed by its employees as if they're working in the best office ever in the world. " - Zou Yingxi, Principle Architect of SYN Architects. As one of the most popular websites providing tourism services in China, Mafengwo advocates freedom and exploration of the unknown. On the occasion of its upcoming 10th anniversary, a decision has been made to terminate the team's long-term scattered form of office works, thus improving its cohesion leapingly and eliminating the strangeness among internal teams engaged in different business sectors. The design task of its brand new global headquarters has been assigned to SYN Architects.

Address
798 1
100001 Beijing
China]]>
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Nordic Haven Apartmentshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Bydgoszcz/Nordic%20Haven%20ApartmentsBydgoszcz, Poland
Designer: Nizio Design International
Contributed by: pkrajewski_pl

The building is designed on a trapezium plan. It has a cascade/terrace form, and in the elevation prominently marked is the division into office/commercial and residential parts. On one side it will have 4 storeys, adjusted to the height of the existing development. The building climbs up in terraces towards the River Brda to the height of 16 above-ground storeys. The residents will enjoy, e.g. a raised courtyard with greenery and viewing platform, green terraces on the roofs, and terraces and loggias encircling from the outside the residential part of the building. The building has a light glass elevation underscored by the woodwork, and Optiwhite glass balustrades on the upper storeys. The glass is contrasted with natural terracotta panels in dark brick colour. The bottom part of the elevation is emphasised with vertical wooden elements that provide sun protection acoustic insulation. (source: http://nizio.com.pl/nordic-haven-apartments-in-bydgoszcz/)

Address
Artura Grottgera 1
85-001 Bydgoszcz
Poland]]>
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Port House Antwerphttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Antwerp/Port%20House%20AntwerpAntwerp, Belgium
Designer: Zaha Hadid Architects
Contributed by: egbertdeboer

The headquarters for the Antwerp Port Authority, designed by the renowned firm of Zaha Hadid Architects, is another iconic landmark in the old docks north of the city centre. The building symbolises the dynamic, reliable, ambitious and innovative character of the port. The Port House is a landmark on the Antwerp skyline, consisting of a modern glass structure suspended over the historic Hansa House. The suspended addition to the Hansa House stands on three pillars containing the lifts and stairs. Two of the pillars stand in the covered inner courtyard of the Hansa House, while the third stands outside it and houses a panoramic lift shaft. The outer skin of the suspended structure is all in glass, while the four outer walls of the historic building underneath have been restored to their former glory.

Address
Zaha Hadidplein (intersection Siberiastraat & Mexicostraat) 1
2030 Antwerp
Belgium]]>
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Antwerp Theatre Squarehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Antwerp/Antwerp%20Theatre%20SquareAntwerp, Belgium
Designer: Studio Associato Secchi-Viganò
Contributed by: Zinkinfobenelux

At one time or another, we all pay a visit to an open air market. Since the redevelopment of Antwerp's theatre-square market, it has been possible to shop there even on a rainy day. The square has been provided with a colossal free-standing steel canopy, more than 20m in height and with a surface area of ca. 70 x 70m. Despite the powerful overall visual impression it makes, a careful look at the canopy will reveal that it is comprised of relatively simple steel components. Another immediately apparent element of the square are the fire escape stairs of the Municipal Theatre. Following hot-dip galvanisation, the stairs were assembled on the ground floor, and the handrails in turn attached. Then, the entire stairs 'measuring 12m in length) were hoisted and attached to the canopy construction. Almost 1.000 tonnes of steel were employed in realising the project.

Address
Theaterplein
2000 Antwerp
Belgium]]>
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Crane Hotel Faraldahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Crane%20Hotel%20FaraldaAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: IAA Architecten
Contributed by: Grohe

An exceptional piece of industrial heritage, a breath-taking view of the IJ and the city of Amsterdam and a neighbourhood brimming with creativity - Crane Hotel Faralda offers an unforgettable hotel experience for all lovers of extravagant and exclusive accommodation. The developer Edwin Kornmann Rudi had the giant crane dismantled, refurbished, transformed into a design hotel and reassembled at its location on the former shipyard. He was supported by the firm IAA Architecten, and interior designer Edward van Vliet. Renowned industrial partners such as GROHE contributed to the interior design. Access to the three suites as well as the rooftop Jacuzzi and lounge platform is via two panoramic elevators, which carry guests to the three distinctly designed suites. Ample glass surfaces combined with red painted steel accentuate the stature of the industrial crane, that stands as a monument to its own history while at the same time projecting a highly contemporary design message.

Address
NDSM-plein 78
1033 WB Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Hotel The Exchangehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Hotel%20The%20ExchangeAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Onswerk Architecten
Contributed by: Grohe

Hotel The Exchange is a hotel in the heart of Amsterdam that combines a love of fashion with comfortable accommodation. The Exchange has a total of 61 rooms spread across three attached buildings on the Damrak. The rooms range from 1 to 5 stars. The room interiors at this creative concept hotel rival unique art exhibitions. What sets this hotel apart is that each room is individually dressed, just like a model on the catwalk. The unusual design based on fashion metaphors was created by graduates and alumni of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), under the tutelage of the INA MATT studio and in collaboration with the Dutch Textile Museum. The young designers transformed the rooms into spaces where fashion and architecture meet in the most unexpected and inspiring ways. The bathroom design is equipped with GROHE fittings, mixers for baths and showers and shower sets transforming the hotel bathrooms into a sensual water experience in a relaxing oasis of well-being.

Address
Damrak 50
1012 LL Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Refurbishment National monument De Ploeghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Bergeijk/Refurbishment%20National%20monument%20De%20PloegBergeijk, Netherlands
Designer: diederendirrix
Contributed by: diederendirrix

De Ploeg is an ensemble of factory building and park in Bergeijk, designed by the leading Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld and garden architect Mien Ruys. The factory was built in 1956-1959 as a weaving mill. After the original owner left, the building was empty for a few years, until the exhibition developer Bruns bought it to establish offices and workshops. In one year, the National Monument has been completely refurbished by Diederendirrix, in collaboration with Atelier van Asseldonk. The new interior seamlessly matches the lines Gerrit Rietveld strived so much for with an added touch of the 21st century. The visitor centre hosts permanently changing exhibitions, and of course the history of 'De Ploeg'. The park, also monumental status, is being renovated in accordance with the vision of Mien Ruys and has kept its open character. Bruns will keep promoting the organisation of events so that the park receives a more central role in the centre of Bergeijk.

Address
Riethovensedijk 20
5571 CR Bergeijk
Netherlands]]>
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