Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaSat, 17 Feb 2018 19:27:17 +0100Palace of Justice Cordobahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Cordoba/Palace%20of%20Justice%20CordobaCordoba, Spain
Designer: Mecanoo
Contributed by: Blue_Diver

The new Palace of Justice is located in Arroyo del Moro which is characteristically dominated by anonymous housing blocks, products of the rapid urban development of 21st century Spanish cities. The blocks that characterize the urban fabric of the zone were not capable of generating public space, but collectively they form a compact and coherent urban identity. The addition of this institution to the area creates the opportunity to upgrade the public realm and add a civic quality to this neighborhood. This responsibility to strengthen the public identity informed the concept for the Palace of Justice. The massing strategy creates urban integration through fragmentation. It follows a similar strategy to the spontaneous growth process of medieval cities resulting in a volume which is carefully sculpted to adapt to the surrounding context. This results in a puzzle-like structure which hints its process of formation and emulates the experience of the dense historical center of Cordoba.

Address
Calle Isla Formentera 16
14011 Cordoba
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City Hall Deventerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Deventer/City%20Hall%20DeventerDeventer, Netherlands
Designer: Neutelings Riedijk
Contributed by: dirkverwoerd

The new city hall in Deventer unites the old historical city hall with a new city office.The 24.000 m2 large project consists of 20.000 m2 new buildings and 4.000 m2 renovation & restoration of existing listed monuments. The project consists of an entrance building with a main building behind it and unites all of Deventer' s employees, formerly divided over the city, under one new roof. It houses the city council and all municipal services and invigorates a formerly forgotten part of the inner city. The front building at the "Grote Kerkhof" consists of two layers with a sloped roof and a facade composition with strong vertical lines, like its neighbouring buildings "de Hereeniging" and the old city hall. This continuity makes the front building effortlessly fit in with its historical surroundings. By placing the roof backwards a city balcony is created. This makes the facade appear more separated, creating a recognizable facade at the "Grote Kerkhof". (Text provided by the architects)

Address
Grote Kerkhof 1
7411 KT Deventer
Netherlands]]>
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IKC De Toverberghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Zoetermeer/IKC%20De%20ToverbergZoetermeer, Netherlands
Designer: LIAG architects
Contributed by: LIAG

IKC De Toverberg is a school without classrooms. Broadly speaking, the building consists of one big open space that is divided by split levels. Visually open partitions and interior elements create various spaces for groups. The curriculum is tailored to the learning needs of children, organized into constantly changing groups. To accommodate these working methods and learning activities, the lower, middle and upper classes occupy units that are linked by split levels. The units contain corners where groups or individuals can work, and quiet areas that can be closed off. A void allows daylight to penetrate deeply into the building and guides visitors up the main stairs. That stairs are playfully and carefully designed to ensure smooth circulation to and from the upper level. Located beneath the stairs is a playhouse for the smaller children. The design therefore reflects the innovative concept of active and inspiring education.

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Toverberg 3-4
2716 LW Zoetermeer
Netherlands]]>
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Integrated Nursery Schoolhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Gora%20Kalwaria/Integrated%20Nursery%20SchoolGora Kalwaria, Poland
Designer: RYSY Architekci Rafal Sieraczynski
Contributed by: pkrajewski_pl

Integrated Nursery School consists of modules with independent units. Every unit includes the children's living room with the dining area, utility rooms and toilets. Each room has access to the garden, located on the southern side of the property. The shape of the building is fragmented with clearly defined modules forming it along the bent axis dividing the object into northern and southern parts. The northern part of the building contains one nursery department, business and administrative facilities, in the south there are six pre-school departments. Along the curved axis (east-west) of the building there is a corridor which is illuminated by windows in the gable walls and windows of the entrance hall. The building, through its one storey form, clearances, garden availability and use of wood fits into the natural surroundings. Sloping form of the roof also refers to the surrounding buildings.

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Generala Józefa Bema 1
05-530 Gora Kalwaria
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Regional Council Loire Atlantiquehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Nantes/Regional%20Council%20Loire%20AtlantiqueNantes, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

The future home to Loire Atlantique's Regional Council is part of a major urban plan being carried out on the Île de Nantes. Located at a big intersection and along railway lines, its general volumes and elevations are adapted to the urban rules and situation encountered to provide a variably contoured outline. Its H-shaped design leaves room for a large plaza in the public space to the east and an enormous garden containing beautiful protected trees to the west along the railway tracks. A two-level base provides continuity and a setting to the whole with accessible, deep, landscaped terraces. The architecture highlights two faces. The walls on the street side are urban with alternating, vertical extruded-aluminum strips and glass panels. The depth, the undulating relief and the satiny metal create a sensuality and counterpoint to the glass's reflection and sparkle.

Address
Boulevard Victor Hugo 28
44200 Nantes
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MLB4 Chttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Boulogne-Billancourt/MLB4%20CBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

The project contains 95 living units. It is a simple parallelepiped running along Rue Marcel Bontemps in the north. To the south it is near the central garden and an open view to Meudon's hills on the other side of the Seine. Its volume and overall composition rely on these contrasting exposures and creates a dual architectural face. On the north side, facing the city, the façade is ordered, based on a simple play of reliefs contrasting a smooth, matt-white background with a system of reflecting aluminum and protruding frames that incorporate the rooms' sliding shutters. The building opens completely to the south, its volumes dilating and folding in a zigzag to maximize the views of the nearby or distant landscapes. This diamond shape results in the large terraces acting as extensions of living rooms and other rooms. The balconies are sometimes open, sometimes enclosed to create winter gardens.

Address
Rue Marcel Bontemps 41
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
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Maison Saint Francois de Saleshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Boulogne-Billancourt/Maison%20Saint%20Francois%20de%20SalesBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

The buildings origami-sculpted outline makes an architecturally identifiable object, a neighborhood landmark. The building is designed like a ribbon winding its way around a wooden central patio that rises up to form the steeple. The entire building is sheathed in zinc that provides unity for the whole with just a few slits cut into the walls, like a work by Lucio Fontana. These slits filter the light and frame the views. They are framed in wood or reflecting steel. A large part of the nave is clad in wood slats that also hide the presence of the roof's skylights. An undergrowth-like light fills the chapel in abundance, but its source is masked, creating a magical atmosphere. This architectural arrangement magnifies the play of light and highlights the volume and beauty of the raw materials. What better element is there than light to reveal or express the sacred and mystical?

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Parvis Jean-Paul II 1
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
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Amedee Laplace High Schoolhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Creteil/Amedee%20Laplace%20High%20SchoolCreteil, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

Situated at the angle of the rue Casalis and the rue Laplace, the Amédée Laplace High School is accessed from a generous forecourt. Its program is articulated around an open playground and overlooks the surrounding area. Considered as an interior urbanism, this figure offers points of reference for the pupils and an easy reading of the establishment's general functioning. On the western side, a linear building on three levels shelters the classrooms, sliced at its centre in order to naturally light the circulation spaces and visually reduce the effect of length. The building which runs alongside the rue Casalis holds the specific programs: hall, multi-functional room, library and art studio. It is marked by a sculptural superposition of floating volumes that play with form, texture and colour. This composition reinforces the visibility of the main entrance and echoes the undulating roof cladding. Totally autonomous, the cladding provides a curtain and sunshade.

Address
Avenue du Dr Paul Casalis 53
94000 Creteil
France]]>
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Agorahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Poitiers/AgoraPoitiers, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

Beyond its shape, what is original about the administrative building of the Poitiers University Teaching Hospital is the desire to incorporate the project into a magnificent wooded landscape and to play on the ambiguity that exists in its grand central lobby between inside and outside. The form of the building is two parallel, E-shaped branches, joined together by a large central space, the Agora or central square. This vast nave is lit by a glass roof that covers its entire surface area and made of inflatable ETFE lenses. It doesn't just assemble and distribute people, it is also a big winter garden. The inner parts of each branch contain patios that provide pleasant, outlying work areas with internal distribution using natural light. The central axis also creates interior urban planning, which is apparent in the side corridors, open stairways and overhead passageways.

Address
Miletrie 2
86021 Poitiers
France]]>
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Dock D3https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Saint-Ouen/Dock%20D3Saint-Ouen, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

A former industrial site, the Saint-Ouen docks have become an exceptional location, residing on the banks of the Seine and revolving around a 30-acre garden. After consultation, the agency was given the task of the urban and architectural co-ordination of a big block of land, engaging 3 different architects while it was assigned the specific task of studying a housing brief. The different projects were amalgamated in order to create a genuine, mixed harmony of architectures and volumes. Two thin, 11-storey buildings rise over the garden front. Despite their varying plasticities they are linked to each other by a common base. Their separation has made it possible to give dwellings located behind the front a similar view of the gardens. The first is in stone and metallic gray and exudes a particularly expressionistic architecture made of jutting triangular balconies. The second is more crystal-like with its slightly golden, double-glass envelope that covers the continuous balconies.

Address
Rue des Bateliers 12-12bis
93400 Saint-Ouen
France]]>
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Vocational Training Centerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Gennevilliers/Vocational%20Training%20CenterGennevilliers, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

Gennevilliers' Vocational Training Center provides vocational education revolving around wood, carpentry and elevator manufacture and repair. The very long shape of the land and the proximity of the railway lines were a major factor in designing the building that stretches for over 100 meters. The volume shape is formed by two parallel bands with asymmetrical roofs, two "naves" of varying length and separated from each other by a central gap. On the ground floor of the first band are the lobby, an exhibition space, the carpentry workshop on the mezzanine the library, then on the first floor, the administration offices, the recreation yard and the gymnasium on the south side. The second band houses the elevator workshops, wood assembly, and there are classrooms on the first floor. Between the two is a suspended volume that opens in corridors onto workshops and cloakrooms.

Address
Marcel Paul 40
92230 Gennevilliers
France]]>
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ID Hospitalhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Seoul/ID%20HospitalSeoul, South Korea
Designer: L'EAU design
Contributed by: MASIL

So far, the beauty was like that an object reproduces the sublimity of nature or reaches to the ideal aesthetic standard like the golden ratio. Due to globalization of the Korean medical technology of cosmetic surgery, a new type plastic surgery hospital that is connected with the associated medical facilities and has a total management program integrated with beauty and care is emerging in the Gangnam area. This total plastic surgery centre requires a new type of architecture. In order for diverse programs to have space enough, inner and outer surfaces of each volume are designed together, and a space for a specific function has its own properties in the exterior. These formed programmatic bands allow building a vertical stacking composition freely. The value of modern aesthetic seeks the value of selection and wish to respond to the endless changes. It requires no fixed rigid body, but one available for the plastic edit, which makes responses to instant changes partially possible.

Address
Dosan-daero 142
06039 Seoul
South Korea]]>
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House Dongducheonhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Dongducheon-si/House%20DongducheonDongducheon-si, South Korea
Designer: Y GROUP
Contributed by: MASIL

HOUSE 3|6 Dongducheon. The third house by Y Group. A house opened to sky at Dongducheon. It's a house of three members of family, father drives a truck and delivers mattresses, mother is convalescing at home after the cancer surgery, and a daughter, a middle school student. Building a 40-square-meter of single house was possible for this family. However, the architects decided to build a three-story building with a parking lot for a truck and a rest place for the mother. Also, the architects made a small but solid kitchen space for the mother who cooked on the outer floor because it was not ventilated. They needed a design to provide enough space for a parking lot, a family room, 2 rooms, a toilet, a kitchen, a study, and small yard.

Address
Janggogaet-ro 265-1
11311 Dongducheon-si
South Korea]]>
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House Gangwhahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Incheon/House%20GangwhaIncheon, South Korea
Designer: Y GROUP
Contributed by: MASIL

HOUSE 1|6 Gangwha. The first house by Y Group. It's a home to 4 people of family, 50 years old married couple, 11 years old son, and 6 years old daughter. As a place where the kid's grandparents lived and the kid's mother was born was a place of peace in Ganghwa-do. The mother who often leaves home for care of her maternal mother, father who goes to work to maintain the family's life, and children who stay at home whole day. The house structure was worried because the structure wasn't safe, full of moisture, and heat insulation wasn't working properly. First of all, we built a home with a goal to return to a healthy house and make room for children. We set a goal by making the heat insulation work properly so in winter, it's not cold, and in summer, making draught and ventilation work properly to be able to make the house cool, and making a various space to experience for the kids who don't have friends nearby.

Address
Bureunnam-ro 95 beon-gil 38
23047 Incheon
South Korea]]>
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Social Housing Ballymunhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/Social%20Housing%20BallymunDublin, Ireland
Designer: FKL Architects
Contributed by: P_Kelly

36 Social housing dwellings; a mix of single-story apartments with duplex units over two- and three-story houses. The project is part of the Ballymun Regeneration Masterplan. Text from the architect: The programme requires the provision of 36 dwellings ranging from single storey one-bed apartments to three storey family units. All units have own door access with the majority having private gardens at ground floor level. The concept resolved into a formal proposition that twists and bends in response to various site conditions and brief requirements, to provide a coherent and integrated response which embeds itself into the existing and emerging context.

Address
Shangan Avenue, Ballymun 47
9 Dublin
Ireland]]>
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Conversion of a historic buildinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/gent/Conversion%20of%20a%20historic%20buildinggent, Belgium
Designer: Abscis Architecten
Contributed by: Abscis

Two historic retail properties in a unique location on Ghent’s Veldstraat and Korenmarkt are revived with a mixed shopping and residential project. Combining renovation with new construction, the two corner premises are merged into one project, with a spacious two-level shop premises on the ground floor, and five apartments centred around a communal patio on the upper floors. The revaluation of the neo-gothic corner turreted house from 1885 is the point of departure in the design. The façades and the interior, as well as the spatial layout of the residential parts, are kept in their current form and attest to the historic transformations of the building. The fascinating mix of old and new, and shopping and housing, is what makes this project unique.

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korenmarkt 2
9000 gent
Belgium]]>
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Maison des sciences humaineshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Luxembourg/Esch-sur-alzette/Maison%20des%20sciences%20humainesEsch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
Designer: Abscis Architecten
Contributed by: Abscis

The "House of Arts", part of the University of Luxembourg, is situated in the City of Science in the quarter of Belval in Esch-sur-Alzette. This new university was built within the framework of Jo Coenen's Belval master plan. The project contains lecture halls and seminar rooms, research and office space and a multimedia library, and evolved out of a collaboration with Fabeck Architectes. The "House of Arts" is for researchers and students of Master degree programs in literature, arts, art and education. The different areas are divided in: infrastructure of the University with areas for research and administration, technical and tuition areas and laboratories; residential area with 120 accommodations for students, 22 apartments for researchers and executives and 8 accommodations for visiting lecturers; commercial and industrial areas. The open areas for commercial letting are directly connected to the city.

Address
Porte des Sciences 11
4366 Esch-sur-alzette
Luxembourg]]>
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KUL Campus Brugeshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Bruges/KUL%20Campus%20BrugesBruges, Belgium
Designer: Abscis Architecten
Contributed by: Abscis

The perpetuation of the cooperation between KU Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain) and VIVES college university has become a fact with the KU Leuven Campus in Bruges. The building hosts the Faculty of Industrial and Engineering Sciences and Technology and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences and is located in a very prominent place on the Ter Groene Poorte site. As a result, it functions as the actual entrance for whomever approaches the site from the station. The building is the beginning of a public esplanade that combines the various new developments on campus. It consists of two superimposed, closed volumes - containing laboratory clusters, classrooms, offices - separated by a ‘public layer’: a transparent storey with the most public functions and view of the railway. The visibility of the public level, due to the transparency of the façade and the accent of the cantilevered volume above, contributes to the intuitive orientation throughout the building.

Address
Spoorwegstraat 12
8200 Bruges
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Marcel Cachin Housinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Romainville/Marcel%20Cachin%20HousingRomainville, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

The point rather than the line: this slogan represents the fundamental engagement of the architects' reflection upon the architectural and urban renewal for the Cachin quarter. Fragmentation of the built mass permits continuity with the surrounding context to be initiated, creating visual escapes that offer a porous and open block. It equally tempers the perception of density while generating a high quality of housing endowed with multiple orientations and limited overlooking facades, as the sense of the enclave disappears in favour of a richness of framing and views into the distance provided to inhabitants, passers-by and even to the neighbouring blocks. Vegetation also plays an important role, sliding between the intersecting spaces and colonizing the heart of the block. This domestic and vernacular aspect is reinforced architecturally by the introduction of terraces separated from the facades, served by wooden walkways and imagined as tree houses.

Address
Rue de la République 148
93000 Romainville
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Zalige bridgehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Lent/Zalige%20bridgeLent, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

The Zalige bridge in Nijmegen is the key project linked to water and its uses within the urban river park that was created as part of Room for the Waal, a programme initiated by the ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment to prevent flooding. Measures included the displacement of the dike and the construction of a bypass for the river, creating a new recreational island in the urban river park. The Zalige bridge is the icon of the path that runs through the riverpark. The Zalige bridge is designed as a continuation of the park's path structure on the water. Built on the floodplains, the softly curved bridge changes significantly with the seasons. When the water levels start to rise, the bridge partially submerges and is only accessible through the stepping stones. A few days a year water levels reach such height that the bridge becomes completely inaccessible. Within the river park, the spatial quality of the water is made visible in a poetic way.

Address
Zaligebrug
6663KR Lent
Netherlands]]>
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