Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaWed, 20 Sep 2017 19:56:05 +0200Natura Towershttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Lisboa/Natura%20TowersLisboa, Portugal
Designer: GJP Arquitectos
Contributed by: gogas

An office building designed to function like a plant. Channels the water from its rooftops to its roots where it harvests it, is covered in green leaves of different types and purposes and transforms sunlight into energy through its skin.

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Rua Frederico George 37
1600-468 Lisboa
Portugal]]>
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Faculty of Pharmacyhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Coimbra/Faculty%20of%20PharmacyCoimbra, Portugal
Designer: Matos Gameiro Arquitectos
Contributed by: gogas

A building that looks like a machine but with a soft green core, analogous to the program it harbors: a mix between technology and botany.

Address
Pólo III - Polo das Ciências da Saúde Azinhaga de Santa Comba n/a
3000-354 Coimbra Coimbra
Portugal]]>
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Entrance Hall Inter Community School Zurich https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Zumikon/Entrance%20Hall%20Inter%20Community%20School%20ZurichZumikon, Switzerland
Designer: Evolution Design
Contributed by: EvolutionDesign

Evolution Design was commissioned by the Inter-Community School Zurich to redesign the main entrance hall to the Diploma Studies Centre, by turning a nondescript circulation route into an exciting collaboration and study space. The new design forms a fresh and individual space that reflects ICS's culture and values, and gives their staff and students a strong sense of belonging. The newly fitted entrance hall is a great example of how an underused circulation route can be transformed into an inspiring and empowering space for students to study and relax.

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Strubenacher 3 Postfach
8126 Zumikon
Switzerland]]>
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DBS Bank Towerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Shanghai/DBS%20Bank%20TowerShanghai, China
Designer: Haipo Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

DBS Bank Tower is a skyscraper in the Lujiazui financial district of Shanghai, China. It is 90m high, has 20 stories. The development comprises a commercial tower, a retail and dining podium, and three underground levels.

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Lujiazui Ring Rd 1318
200000 Shanghai
China]]>
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From landscape to roofscapehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Kenya/Okana/From%20landscape%20to%20roofscapeOkana, Kenya
Designer: Laura Katharina Straehle and Ellen Rouwendal
Contributed by: benjo

What if students were able to make a change for poorer regions of the world with a small-scale intervention in architecture? The combination of design research and architectural composition triggered this project to grow beyond a theoretic level. The research of building techniques, cultural and construction patterns resulted in the reinterpretation of traditional patterns of inhabitation and the final design. The design for the pavilion structure is inspired by the local Acacia Tree. Under these trees, people like to gather thanks to being protected from the sun and the rain. By modifying the principle for a reciprocal roof by Leonardo da Vinci, the culture of the community is translated into an architectural roofscape resulting in a prototype building principle. The main structure is made of bamboo creating a 64 sqm column free space underneath. The shape of the roof, the open courtyard and the permeable walls provide optimal water catchment and a constant breeze inside.

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Okana Road -
Kisumu County Okana
Kenya]]>
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Colegio Pedro Arrupehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Lisboa/Colegio%20Pedro%20ArrupeLisboa, Portugal
Designer: GJP Arquitectos
Contributed by: gogas

A private school, set at the confluence of the Tagus and Trancão rivers, built with the spirit of Jesuit Pedro Arrupe in mind. An example of cork used in architectural facades to high effect.

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Passeio dos Heróis do Mar 100
1990-529 Lisboa Lisboa
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Centre for Innovation and Advanced Technologieshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Lublin/Centre%20for%20Innovation%20and%20Advanced%20TechnologiesLublin, Poland
Designer: AMC - Andrzej M. Choldzynski
Contributed by: pkrajewski_pl

The building is located at the eastern boundary of the Lublin University of Technology, on the land that falls in the south-east direction and the differences in the levels are about 8,20 m. The CIiZT building adjoins the southern part of the B31 Cultural Landscape Preservation Area, which is a cultural park, including the remains of the former Jesuit farm. The Innovation Center was designed following the pattern of an "industrial hotel" of the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution - building on a rectangular layout measuring 100 x 50 metres and of five storeys. The created landscape re-arranges the existing park complex of The Bystrzyca River valley, decomposed over the last century and enriches it with new cultural and semantic values. The designed building creates the north-eastern frontage of a restored courtyard, formerly located in the central part of the farmhouse and now located in the central part of the university campus.

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Nadbystrzycka 36/44
20-618 Lublin
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Honore de Balzac High Schoolhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Castelnau%20le%20Lez/Honore%20de%20Balzac%20High%20SchoolCastelnau le Lez, France
Designer: NBJ Architectes
Contributed by: NBJ_Architectes

The principal idea on the site of the high school Honoré de Balzac de Castelnau-le-Lez was to reconquer space by a better distribution of constructions in order to create a scale of user-friendliness as well in the buildings as in the outdoor areas. The first action was to reconsider the current landscape, to bring a functionality to external installations thus conveying true space qualities and to create a total logic of circulation within the site. The constitution of this new urbanity becomes the base of a shared and porous space, generator of exchanges comparable with the strategic constitution of a campus. The nature becomes the vector of a new contemporary urbanity organized around inter-connected buildings.

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Avenue de la Galine 9
34000 Castelnau le Lez
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Gronneviksoren Student Housinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Norway/Bergen/Gronneviksoren%20Student%20HousingBergen, Norway
Designer: 3RW Arkitekter
Contributed by: 3RW-arkitekter

The project is a low cost building based on 727 modules manufactured in a factory and transported by boat to the construction site. Grønneviksøren represents one of the largest modular buildings in Europe. The student houses at Grønneviksøren consist of small living units and common functions distributed inside 17 different building groups with varying heights up to 8 floors. The project is realized as two separate building blocks. This division into two independent blocks ensures the overall ambition of clearly open visual and physical connections to the surrounding areas and the city center. Inside each block the building groups are connected with external galleries addressed towards the open inner courtyards. The external galleries have a width of 3 meters which provide that they can both be used as access walkways for the individual housing units, and common spacious outdoor areas for social encounters and activities.

Address
Møllendalsveien 42 - 54
5009 Bergen
Norway]]>
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MY DVA Showroomhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Czech%20Republic/Brno/MY%20DVA%20ShowroomBrno, Czech Republic
Designer: Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects
Contributed by: CHKAU

The new furniture showroom is located on the outskirts of a housing estate in Brno. The current building does not suit its proposed function from a formal point of view. The concept has two sides, the first of which involves work with the interior and a focus on the presentation of a wide range of products, which the company either produces or distributes. The large indoor space is segmented by a system of spaces which are defined by sling curtains. The second side of the concept solves the design of facilities for staff consisting of offices, warehouse and technical and sanitary facilities. The new outdoor shell is formed by a structure of chairs of the company´s production.

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Žarošická 4253/18
62800 Brno
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Disamobili Headquarters and Exhibition Hallhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Seoul/Disamobili%20Headquarters%20and%20Exhibition%20HallSeoul, South Korea
Designer: Y GROUP
Contributed by: MASIL

Disamobili, a company that imports and sells luxury brands' goods such as Poliform and Ligne Roset, etc, is the furniture company that has long maintained the top spot in South Korea. It is the first time that they have built the headquarter building that is also used as an exhibition space after they have established themselves on the furniture street in Nonhyun-dong. It is meaningful from the point of view that the project started with the hope that there is a small change with a new architectural attempt on Nonhyeon-dong furniture street.

Address
119, Hakdong-ro, Gangnam-gu 119
06044 Seoul
South Korea]]>
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E4 Brickhouse Romaniahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Romania/Ilfov/E4%20Brickhouse%20RomaniaIlfov, Romania
Designer: Tecto Arhitectura
Contributed by: TECTO_Arhitectura

With the new European strategies and action plans for building energy performance requirements, the Austrian group Wienerberger initiated in some EU Member States a program called E4 - with the E's standing for Energy, Economy, Ecology and Emotion. The program consists of developing a good design for an attractive and affordable low energy consumption home; the building will be then built with ceramic elements and monitored to validate the initial theoretical estimations and/or lead to improvements. As a major player in the construction industry its main challenge is to see how a traditional material may be efficient, sustainable and cost effective and, above this, it's still able to bring life for buildings with contemporary innovative designs.

Address
aleea castanului 14
0770065 Ilfov
Romania]]>
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Disabled People Organisations Headquartershttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Taastrup/Disabled%20People%20Organisations%20HeadquartersTaastrup, Denmark
Designer: CUBO
Contributed by: CUBO

- "The world's most accessible office building." - Disabled People Organisations, Denmark is the umbrella organization of 32 disability organizations with a total of 320,000 members, and has brought together its secretariat and a large part of the member organizations in the new headquarters close to Høje Taastrup Station. The house ensures optimal opportunities for all, regardless of disabilities, to work equally and freely in the house, which will serve as demonstration facility and a model for future construction.

Address
Blekinge Boulevard 2
2630 Taastrup
Denmark]]>
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Building Shttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Aarhus%20C/Building%20SAarhus C, Denmark
Designer: CUBO
Contributed by: CUBO

The open multi-purpose area stretching throughout the length of the building like a pedestrian street, is the nerve of the new building - and the focal point of the Business and Social Sciences campus. The area is two stories high and connects the outside street level with the campus main "street". Here the canteen caters for the campus people, and the area also serves as a venue for conferences, lectures and concerts with a seating capacity of 1000 and a stage area that can be raised or lowered, depending on the situation. Kitchen and buffet is situated behind the open transparent stairway that forms the vertical connection of the building. Building S is the students' building with large common areas and new facilities for the student organisations and student guidance service. The five-storey, 11,000 sq m building has 600 individual study spaces, meeting rooms and rooms for study groups, offices, modern classrooms and relaxing lounge environments.

Address
Bartholins Allé 14
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark]]>
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The Volcanohttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Aarhus/The%20VolcanoAarhus, Denmark
Designer: CUBO
Contributed by: CUBO

CUBO, together with Terroir APS has won a competition to build energy neutral student housing in the port of Aarhus. The cubic form of the building is an integral part of the energy-efficient design. It ensures a very compact volume with the best possible views for all residents. By including the atrium in the body of the building and heating it to 20 °C a minimum surface area of the building is ensured and thus significantly less energy is used for heating. The building is oriented with one corner facing south, thereby practically achieving two south facades and no direct north facade - this way the passive solar energy is used to its maximum and makes the largest possible contribution to the building.

Address
Grete Løchtes Gade 7
8000 Aarhus
Denmark]]>
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Rijksmuseum Schipholhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Schiphol/Rijksmuseum%20SchipholSchiphol, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

The Rijksmuseum Schiphol is the highlight of Holland Boulevard, a cultural zone designed by NEXT architects in which passengers at Schiphol Airport can explore Dutch culture and history. The pavilion forms a modern, innovative framework for the masterpieces which the Rijksmuseum is exhibiting at the airport. One of the special things about this museum is that it never closes. This concept of accessibility is also reflected in the pavilion?s unique structure and materials. The museum is built in an innovative way, using strips of glass of 10 cm wide that are stuck together to form a solid glass wall. The resulting semi-transparent walls filter the light, creating a gradual transition from the hustle and bustle of Schiphol to the peaceful exhibition space. The museum comprises two intersecting U-shapes, giving rise to two spaces and a natural route. The museum shop adds a third U-shape to the ensemble. The shop is completely transparent and a valuable addition to the museum.

Address
Evert van de Beekstraat 202
1118 CP Schiphol
Netherlands]]>
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Holland Boulevardhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Schiphol/Holland%20BoulevardSchiphol, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

Wandering through the Dutch polder landscape while at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The landscape was the inspiration behind the new Holland Boulevard, an international departures hall designed by NEXT and that now comprises various typical Dutch-inspired sitting rooms. These rooms are separated by low walls; together, they form the horizon of this vast space of 5,000 m2. Each sitting room has a different atmosphere and ambiance and so the Holland Boulevard takes visitors on a real voyage of discovery. The Holland Boulevard is unique to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. In addition to the commercial areas, passengers can visit the NEMO Science Centre, a library and the Rijksmuseum's new glass pavilion. It also features the work of various Dutch designers. For example, Florentijn Hofman created two huggable works of art for the boulevard and Samira Boon weaved an abstract landscape that is 16m in length. Holland Boulevard is a calling card for the kinds of things that the Dutch can be proud of.

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Evert van de Beekstraat 202
1118 CP Schiphol
Netherlands]]>
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Housing For Mentally Disabled Peoplehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Hjortsh%F8j/Housing%20For%20Mentally%20Disabled%20PeopleHjortshøj, Denmark
Designer: CUBO
Contributed by: CUBO

The cooperative community challenge prejudices and invites 16 adults with learning disability to become a part of the living and working community. The sense of 'village atmosphere' - a natural slowness - is an important parameter to ensure a 'space of opportunity' for the residents. Security, visibility and recognition are important factors that will shape everyday life. The different colors of the houses reinforce the feeling of living in your own house.

Address
Gammel Kirkevej 1
8530 Hjortshøj
Denmark]]>
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EVOLUTION Lisbon Hotelhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Lisbon/EVOLUTION%20Lisbon%20HotelLisbon, Portugal
Designer: Nuno Leónidas Arquitectos
Contributed by: NLA_architects

EVOLUTION by Sana Hotels is a new concept, totally pointing to the future. It is not just an hotel. Its lobby is far from being a traditional one. It's a personal and working space to meet, socialize, make plans, get inspired, have a drink, listen to music, surf the web, and to sit back and relax. A state-of-the-art business hotel thought and designed for people who remain connected, whether for business or for informal contact. The hotel offers a constantly dynamic and mutant ambiance through informal spaces, lighting and color changes. New technologies and multimedia solutions allow guests to be in command of hotel areas, being their home outside home and their office outside office. At ground level and on the mezzanine there are lounges and a food area with a selection of cold and warm foods and snacks at one's disposal, 24 hours a day. Futuristic floor corridors, curved pathways, dynamic lighting and colors set the pace.

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Praça do Duque de Saldanha 4
1050-094 Lisbon
Portugal]]>
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Documentation Center Hanstholmhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Hanstholm/Documentation%20Center%20HanstholmHanstholm, Denmark
Designer: CUBO
Contributed by: CUBO

Documentation centre for World War II in Hanstholm - nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2002. The museum is carefully integrated into the dune landscape, showing consideration of the existing landmarks and the beautiful surrounding pine forest. The visitor centre leaves the existing bunker almost untouched - only the ammunition passage has been extended on to the main entrance to provide access to the labyrinthine interior of the plant. In contrast to the totalitarian military architecture the visitor and documentation centre stands out with its open and sympathetic design, in touch with the horizon and the sky above like a luminous line in the landscape.

Address
Molevej 29
7730 Hanstholm
Denmark]]>
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