Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaWed, 28 Jun 2017 13:26:56 +0200Karavaevi Brothers Cafehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/Karavaevi%20Brothers%20CafeMoscow, Russia
Designer: V12 architects
Contributed by: robot_gort

The restaurant is a corner storefront on the ground floor of a residential building dating from the 1950s. V12 Architects: "Working with spacial limitations, we also took into account one special feature of the restaurants location. Surrounding neighborhood has a number of foreign embassies, including the Danish. Across the street from it stands the monument to Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who organized a relief program for millions of Russian famine victims (1921-1922). Therefore we were inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics, which is characterized by functionality and simplicity. We used basic materials such as wood, stone and painted metal, which are also often used in Nordic interiors."

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Bolshoy Levshinskiy per., 3/5
119034 Moscow
Russia]]>
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Louis Philibert High Schoolhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Le%20Puy-Sainte-R%E9parade/Louis%20Philibert%20High%20SchoolLe Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
Designer: Vieillard & Fasciani
Contributed by: Trespa

Set in countryside in southern France, a new gymnasium announces itself with a strong geometric language. The façade has been designed to create a number of visual relationships that extend beyond the building itself, into the surrounding landscape. The use of wood decors of varying shades match the adjacent context. A series of different shapes and materials further enhance the external expression. At a distance, trapezium-shaped panels alternate with glass. A closer inspection reveals that there is an intricate pattern of triangles that build op other shapes in the trapeziums.

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Allée des Tilleuls 1
13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
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Rehabilitation Center Groot Klimmendaalhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Arnhem/Rehabilitation%20Center%20Groot%20KlimmendaalArnhem, Netherlands
Designer: Koen van Velsen
Contributed by: ViolettevanVelsen

Rehabilitation centre Groot Klimmendaal is a partly publically accessible building with a diversity of (care) functions. It comprises a sports centre, a swimming pool, a theatre with a foyer, a restaurant, a dentistry, a (poly)clinic, apartments, offices and various other facilities. Groot Klimmendaal is compact, efficient, full of character and fully profits from the green surroundings. The building deliberately does not have the appearance of a health building but is open, transparent and accessible. In 2010 Groot Klimmendaal was awarded Building of the Year by the Association of Dutch Architects. In the same year the building also won the city of Arnhem's Heuvelink Award, the first Hedy d'Ancona Award for excellent healthcare architecture and the Dutch Design public award. In 2011, the building was a finalist in the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award and awarded world health building of the year during the World Architecture Festival.

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Heijenoordseweg 5
6813 GC Arnhem
Netherlands]]>
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Nazarbayev Centrehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Kazakhstan/Astana/Nazarbayev%20CentreAstana, Kazakhstan
Designer: Foster & Partners
Contributed by: Nazar

The Nazarbayev Centre is the archive and library of the President of Kazakhstan located just off the central axis between the Presidential Palace and the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Its distinctive bowl-like form rises from the middle of a large formal landscaped garden, and is topped by a glass oculus spanning 90-metres, with views towards the Presidential Palace and gardens. The building is orientated towards the north, directly facing the Presidential Palace, and its white marble façade is seemingly cut away to reveal a glass lens. Each piece of marble on the façade is only 15 millimetres thick, to reduce the weight of the stone, which has then been laminated onto an aluminium honeycomb mesh to give it stability.

Address
Yengbekshiler Street 10
010000 Astana
Kazakhstan]]>
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Palace of Peace and Reconciliationhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Kazakhstan/Astana/Palace%20of%20Peace%20and%20ReconciliationAstana, Kazakhstan
Designer: Foster & Partners
Contributed by: Nazar

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation was conceived as a permanent venue for the Congress and a global centre for religious understanding, the renunciation of violence and the promotion of faith and human equality. Clad in stone, with glazed inserts that allude to the building's various internal functions, the pyramid has an apex of stained glass, created by the artist Brian Clarke. Spatially, the pyramid is organised around a soaring central atrium, which is animated by shifting patterns of coloured light. A glazed oculus in the floor of the atrium casts daylight down into the auditorium and creates a sense of vertical continuity from the lowest level of the building to the very peak. The assembly chamber itself - symbolically the most important space - is raised at the top of the pyramid, supported on four inclined pillars, characterised as 'the hands of peace'. Lifts take delegates to a garden-like reception space from where they ascend to the chamber via a winding ramp.

Address
Tauelsizdik Ave 57
010000 Astana
Kazakhstan]]>
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Sports Centre MFC Rozenburghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rozenburg/Sports%20Centre%20MFC%20RozenburgRozenburg, Netherlands
Designer: Koen van Velsen
Contributed by: ViolettevanVelsen

The sports centre in Rotterdam is a building for and by its many and diverse users. The building comprises various functions such as a sports hall with gallery, a swimming pool, a multi-functional hall, a bar and a diversity of other communal functions. The interior and the landscape have also been designed by Koen van Velsen architects. The building was deliberately not designed as an icon but as a coming together of building, architecture, interior and landscape. De sports centre was nominated by the Association of Dutch Architects for the Best Building of the Year award 2017.

Address
Zuidzijde 35
3181 LR Rozenburg
Netherlands]]>
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Netherlands Film and Television Academyhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Netherlands%20Film%20and%20Television%20AcademyAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Koen van Velsen
Contributed by: Naomi

The Netherlands Film and Television Academy (NFTA) is one of the leading international schools for professional training in film and quality television. The NFTA differs from other audiovisual courses in that it trains specialists to make productions in a team. Specialisation is possible in fiction directing, documentary directing, screen writing, editing, producing, sound design, cinematography, production design, and interactive multimedia/visual effects. The four floor-building offers studios, ateliers, offices, a large cinema and all other functions for all these different uses. The entrance to the building is at the ‘back’, on the small square. The façade which is viewed most of the time, the front side, seen from busy Meester Visserplein, has hardly any openings in the closed glass façade: the interiors need not have daylight. The glass is framed in grey concrete.

Address
Markenplein 1
1011 MV Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Multiplex Cinema Schouwburgpleinhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rotterdam/Multiplex%20Cinema%20SchouwburgpleinRotterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Koen van Velsen
Contributed by: boeboe

The cinema is located on top of an underground parking. That is why the construction is made with a relatively light steel frame, and the façade is clad with plastic. These light transmitting panels give the building a very urban and futuristic look at night. The interior hall on the first floor is an amazing public space.

Address
Schouwburgplein 101
3012 CL Rotterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Brussels Parliamenthttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Brussels%20ParliamentBrussels, Belgium
Designer: SKOPE
Contributed by: Nazar

The new program includes: the seat of Brussels Parliament (Parlement Francophone Bruxellois, PFB: French speaking part) and the restoration of the former Postal Relay (Renaissance 1694) as a polyvalent space. The building is not a simple drawing of facades but a concept overall. The architect Georges Hano, author of the facades and redevelopment inside the Provincial Palace in 1908 (the building next door), was descended from the 'Fine arts' architectural current. Architects of SKOPE highlighted this architecture and have been inspired for the design of the extension: on the one hand, maintaining the volume of the new template in the extension originally designed by the architect Hano, who thought from the beginning to the creation a Provincial Palace with two wings.Secondly, they shelled the design intent of the architect Hano reinterpreted and by calculating the proportion of the facades.

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Rue du Lombard 77
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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De Halve Maen Apartment Buildinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/De%20Halve%20Maen%20Apartment%20BuildingAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Mecanoo
Contributed by: Blue_Diver

De Halve Maen, named after the vessel of the Dutch East India Company, is an apartment building that is part of the Overhoeks development. High-quality, spacious homes have been created on the former Shell terrain, located on the north shore of the river IJ. Mecanoo designed a symmetrical U-shaped building in a park area with a tall masonry plinth and tiered superstructure. In contrast with the rigid structure of the urban plan, the design of De Halve Maen forms a subtle play between the symmetry and massing. The orientation of the residences, outdoor spaces, public courtyard and a division between lower and upper building forms are instrumental to this approach. The inspiration for the design and material selection was the elegant limestone buildings of Paris with their large doors, ornate wrought iron fences and zinc roofs. The facade is clad in gradations of warm yellow brickwork, with the balconies detailed in slender elegant railings.

Address
Spidanalaan 44
1031 Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Zaans Medical Centrehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Zaandam/Zaans%20Medical%20CentreZaandam, Netherlands
Designer: Mecanoo
Contributed by: Blue_Diver

Hospital with acute centre (8 operating rooms), intensive care unit, cardiac care unit, outpatient clinics, theme centres according to the shop-in-shop principle (such as pain centre, exercise centre, Esperanz, cardiovascular centre), diagnostic centre, day care centre, hospitals (137 beds) with separate mother-child centre, laboratory, pharmacy, public functions, offices and meeting centre for the ZMC Academy and the parking garage for 700 vehicles. Given the BREEAM Very Good certificate.

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Koningin Julianaplein 58
1502DV Zaandam
Netherlands]]>
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A8 Music Buildinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Shenzhen/A8%20Music%20BuildingShenzhen, China
Designer: UNIT
Contributed by: Nazar

A landmark of music in Shenzhen - A8 Music Building. An investment of 300 million in 2010 by A8 Music Group. The design of the A8 is a perfect combination of music and architecture. This mix used combination aims to build up a multifunctional music-commercial center which integrates music digitalization, composition, publication and IT research & development. The structure is shaped like a series of sound waves with a bright LED lighting system integrated into the exterior and is organized like a Scriabin keyboard, a method where tones are associated to a color. this synced façade responds to downloaded music data via the company website to become a composer itself and create a constantly changing surface that reveals the invisible world of internet traffic.

Address
Keyuan Rd, 1002
518054 Shenzhen
China]]>
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Koepel op de Overplaatshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Heemstede/Koepel%20op%20de%20OverplaatsHeemstede, Netherlands
Designer: BureauVanEig
Contributed by: BureauVanEig

This winning design was inspired by the history and Dutch tradition of country house tea pavilions, often octagonal and offering panoramic views of the surroundings. While the form of the tea pavilion appealed to the architects, the function of the structure has disappeared into history. They therefore approached the new landmark as a sculptural object, marking the historical spot and revealing the latent qualities of the site to visitors. The result is a monolithic structure of reused centuries old 'ijsselsteen' fired clay bricks, with crisp contours and carefully scaled to fit the context. The octagonal sculpture is specifically shaped to respond to its surroundings. On the side for viewing the surrounding landscape, wide robust steps form a tribune to sit and. On the side of the manor house the volume is sliced open, offering an axial view of the monumental main building. A delicately placed opening in the ceiling of the cupola offers a 'pantheonic' experience.

Address
Herenweg de Overplaats
2104 Heemstede
Netherlands]]>
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The Rotundahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/Birmingham/The%20RotundaBirmingham, United Kingdom
Designer: James A Roberts & Associates
Contributed by: davidb

Completed in 1965, the Rotunda was built as part of the original Bull Ring development. It was designed as offices, with a pub and shops on the ground and lower floors along with a bank on the first floor. A revolving restaurant on the top floor was planned but never built. In 1974 a terrorist bomb exploded in the pub, killing 11 people and injuring many more. As with many buildings of the era, the floor to floor heights were not generous enough to allow for the insertion of raised access floors, and so from the 1980's the building was unable to adapt to the changing IT requirements of office tenants and eventually became empty. It was threatened with demolition in the late 1990s but saved (via a poll) by the general public who had come to regard it as a symbol of the city. After it was listed Grade II in 2000, it was bought by developers Urban Splash who appointed local architect Glenn Howells to re-clad it and convert the office space into 232 one and two bedroom apartments.

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New Street 150
B2 4PA Birmingham
United Kingdom]]>
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Kingold Towerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Guangzhou/Kingold%20TowerGuangzhou, China
Designer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Contributed by: Nazar

Located within Guangzhou's new central business district, Kingold Century is a mixed-use tower which from the start of the design process was intended to look different. The development team wanted a building which would stand out amid the similarities of other recently completed tall buildings in China. The rectilinear tower footprint aligns to the street grid, but the tower form is then softened by curved corners and a tapering of the upper floors as it rises towards the crown. The building is set back on a small plaza on all sides and has an adjacent four story podium with a circular atrium extending southward from the tower footprint.

Address
Jinsui Rd 20
510620 Guangzhou
China]]>
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Poly Tower Vhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Guangzhou/Poly%20Tower%20VGuangzhou, China
Designer: Ronald Lu & Partners
Contributed by: Nazar

Located in the heart of Guangzhou on the west side of the city's central axis, the Poly Tower V Building is a comprehensive, mixed-use retail and commercial office development. Formed by two towers, both semi-circular in plan, the development creates a visual impression that the complete development is orthogonal and rotated by 45 degrees in relation to neighbouring buildings. The two towers are linked at regular floor intervals with landscaped sky court bridges, offering occupiers greater outdoor amenity space for informal meetings.

Address
Zhujiang E Ave 1
510620 Guangzhou
China]]>
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Yuexiu Financial Towerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Guangzhou/Yuexiu%20Financial%20TowerGuangzhou, China
Designer: South China University of Technology
Contributed by: Nazar

Yuexiu Financial Tower, is a 68-storey, 309.6 m supertall skyscraper in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Construction started in 2011 and was completed in 2015.

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Hua Xia Lu 49
510620 Guangzhou
China]]>
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Apartment Building Zuiderpolderhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Haarlem/Apartment%20Building%20ZuiderpolderHaarlem, Netherlands
Designer: Koen van Velsen
Contributed by: jpmm

This is a nearly-forgotten project by Koen van Velsen. It is situated in the centre of the low-rise Zuiderpolder urban plan. The terraced apartment building seems to slide backwards into the water.

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Solidarnoszstraat 10-79
2033 Haarlem
Netherlands]]>
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LDN Residenceshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Treviso/LDN%20ResidencesTreviso, Italy
Designer: ARK'it
Contributed by: Trespa

Located in the centre of Treviso, lies the Krull historic park. The park is partially protected by the Authority of fine arts. This special condition safeguards places that otherwise would be destroyed by urbanization, but in this case it made the project more challenging for the architect who was given the assignment to design four houses on this location. To preserve the original traits of the location, the houses had to be perfectly immersed in it, in a constant exchange with nature. Sustainable materials and the latest technologies were used to make almost zero impact houses. The strong relationship between the buildings and the natural landscape is emphasized by the architectural choices related to the life in the houses themselves: all four homes have big windows facing the park. Also, the internal space is extended towards the outside through the 'green room', a sort of patio that allows tenants to enjoy the beauty of nature while having access to the comforts of a room.

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Via Francesco Dall'Ongaro 14
31100 Treviso
Italy]]>
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London Tourist Information Centerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/London%20Tourist%20Information%20CenterLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: Make Architects
Contributed by: Trespa

Make Architects designed the City of London Information Centre, located next to St Paul's Cathedral a contemporary design keeping London's heritage and modernity in mind. The compact, low-level steel structure is oriented to interact sensitively with the South Transept of St Paul's, and landscaped to redefine the adjacent public space; part of the pedestrian route between the Millennium Bridge and the Tate Modern. They paid particular attention to ensuring the building is thermally efficient and able to accommodate future developments in technology. The glazed frontage means the front-of-house area receives generous levels of natural daylight, while its north-east orientation minimizes solar gain. There are also ground-source heat pumps and a rainwater collection system for grey water and irrigation.

Address
St Paul's Churchyard
EC4M 8AD London
United Kingdom]]>
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