Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaMon, 27 Mar 2017 09:43:47 +0200Office extension https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Nijmegen/Office%20extensionNijmegen, Netherlands
Designer: Nørd
Contributed by: Koert

The office extension is part of a complex of several buildings from different periods and in different styles. One of the starting point in the design process was to make the extension a connecting element between the various buildings instead of an entity in itself . In this way, the expansion should generate more unity in the complex. The office extension is placed in a bank to let it to connect with the internal logistics of the existing complex. There is a screen of wooden slats folded around the enlargement as a pleated skirt. Behind the screen the balcony of the expansion and the escape routes of the adjacent building are situated out of direct sight.

Address
Berg en Dalseweg 287
6522 CH Nijmegen
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G22 office building RIVM https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Bilthoven/G22%20office%20building%20RIVMBilthoven, Netherlands
Designer: Nørd
Contributed by: Koert

G22 is an energy efficient building on the RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor volkgezondheid en milieu) plot in Bilthoven. The very compact and clear symmetrical building houses 325 workplaces around two atria. Around the sun-heated facades (South, West and East) a double gable is 'folded'. This facade consists of profiled aluminum cladding and outdoor blinds. The exterior blinds are an integral part of the facade designed along and co-planar with the profiled sheeting. The aluminum cladding is partly perforated. The blinds, anticipate automatically during the day on the solar load, which gives the facade a dynamic appearance. At any time of the day the appearance of the building is different. Sometimes open and transparent, sometimes closed and introvert.

Address
Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Netherlands]]>
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Alliance 1892 Museum and Warehousehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Insterburg/Alliance%201892%20Museum%20and%20WarehouseInsterburg, Russia
Designer: TOTEMENT PAPER
Contributed by: totement_paper

The applied task was to design an Alliance 1892Cognac Distillery warehouse for tuns with cognac spirits and its checkpoints. While considering all the parts of the project it has led us to create an extremely symbolical architectural ensemble. Starting with the notion that the initial material cognac manufacturing deals with, is a grapevine (a most mystical image in Christian symbols, embodying the sense of Tree of Life as well as Eucharist and Paradise (Holly Fire)) and wine (Divine Blood), we decided to place the form under the authority of literary symbols, which are to create the images of harmonious interaction of various symbols and signs, sometimes opposite and antagonistic, but making stable pairs, giving rise to a new symbol. Internal and external, male and female, low and high, closed and opened, wood and metal. Here is just a short list of pairs, which we used in order to create shapes of the buildings.

Address
ulitsa Gogolya 9a
238151 Insterburg
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Ministère de la Culturehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Minist%E8re%20de%20la%20CultureParis, France
Designer: Francis Soler
Contributed by: Xavier_Gonzalez

The aim of this project was to regroup on a single site all the services of the Ministry of Culture, previously dispersed over 17 different locations around the city. Architect Francis Soler resolved the major constraints -disparity in dates and indifferent architectural style of the two existing buildings- into elements of unity and identity. This unity is omnipresent in the internal space planning: the two buildings have been remodelled in their substance to require the obtained density, optimize work spaces and interconnect the different floor levels. The other unifying element is purely architectural. In the manner of Christo, Soler has wrapped the old buildings, walls and roof included, in a continuous organic-weave mesh of steel lace. Without entirely effacing underlying differences, this stainless steel veil imparts continuity to the disparate volumes. It hangs like a loose net detached from the elevations, its appearance changing in phase with the sun, shadows, day and night.

Address
Rue Saint-Honoré 182
75001 Paris
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Coworking Papagayohttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/A%20Coru%F1a/Coworking%20PapagayoA Coruña, Spain
Designer: Diaz y Diaz Arquitectos
Contributed by: DiazyDiazArquitectos

The refurbishment of a municipal premises, with the objective of creating a coworking. The project idea is to design a versatile, innovative and technological space, which will be meeting point of new entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals. This approach creates the need of an open and versatile space, which allows the free organization of the work area, makes able to distribute different zones depending on the needs of each one. Different kind of spaces arises from this need: -IDEA: Space dedicated to new entrepreneurs who have an idea and want to analyse its viability, and design a business plan. Here they can take counselling, training and knowledge of studies of market developments. -UNDERTAKE -GROW UP -CLOUD -LINK -BRAIN -I-BOX The areas of IDEA, UNDERTAKE and GROW UP include the proportional part of compartmentalized and isolated spaces, for the community use. Every area includes its proportional part of circulation spaces.

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Plaza Papagayo 1
15002 A Coruña
Spain]]>
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Barcelona Design Center https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/Barcelona%20Design%20CenterBarcelona, Spain
Designer: MBM arquitectes
Contributed by: Nazar

Design HUB is a new center of Barcelona's Institute of Culture, which works to promote better understanding and good use of the design world, acting as a museum and laboratory. It focuses on 4 branches or design disciplines: space design, product design, information design and fashion. The building consists of two parts: an underground one and one that emerges 14.50 meters above the ground. The latter is a parallelepiped bias cut with the same width as the Avila Street, acting as an indicator of the relationship between the Eixample streets and the Glòries square, without affecting the view of the large central park. The cover of the subway is a public space linked to the future project of the Plaça de les Glòries park. The green carpet is one of the important components and it is made with natural or artificial elements to ensure sustainability and easy maintenance.

Address
Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes 37
08018 Barcelona
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Placa Europa Officehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/Placa%20Europa%20OfficeBarcelona, Spain
Designer: RCR Arquitectes
Contributed by: Nazar

This building was originally designed as the headquarters for a real estate company, however while under construction, the project was transformed into a clustered office building. The articulating air shapes the entrance square and the longitudinal porch, creeping inside the common zones and crossing the complex vertically, generating a courtyard.

Address
Carrer Pedrosa 68
08908 Barcelona
Spain]]>
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Puig Towerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/Puig%20TowerBarcelona, Spain
Designer: Rafael Moneo
Contributed by: Nazar

The tower strictly follows the floor plan and height established in the original plans, and the proposition that it was to be perceived as a united figure and not only as a simple superimposition of horizontal floors, led to the suggestion of the spiral glasswork which encases everything. Special attention has been paid at the entrance of the tower to the horizontal plane, resolved via a pool of water surrounding the tower, from where the segments of the spiral originate.

Address
Plaça d'Europa 46
08902 Barcelona
Spain]]>
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Fira Hotelhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/Fira%20HotelBarcelona, Spain
Designer: Jean Nouvel
Contributed by: Nazar

Barcelona Fira Hotel, previously Hotel Catalonia Plaza Europa, is a skyscraper and hotel in Barcelona. The building comprises a pair of 110-metre towers that are joined at the top by a rooftop restaurant, terrace and swimming pool. The space between is enclosed by glazing, creating greenhouse-style atrium where staircases are interspersed with greenery from five different continents.

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Plaça d'Europa 50
08902 Barcelona
Spain]]>
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Las Arenashttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/Las%20ArenasBarcelona, Spain
Designer: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Contributed by: Nazar

The Las Arenas bullring formally re-opened to the public on 25 March 2011 as a major new mixed-use leisure, entertainment and office complex. The historic bullring, built at the end of the 19th century, fell largely into disuse during the 1970s due to the declining popularity of bull fighting in Catalonia. However, the strong civic and cultural role which the building played in the life of Barcelona over nearly a century led to a decision by the city council not to demolish the facade. The design has created an open and accessible entrance to the new building at street level. In addition, an adjacent building 'the forum' provides retail and restaurants at ground and first-floor levels, with four levels of offices above.

Address
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 373
08015 Barcelona
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Tower Househttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Gimhue/Tower%20HouseGimhue, South Korea
Designer: Woongsik-Jung
Contributed by: MASIL

The architect tried to do bring the cityscape of Gimhae that had captivated the client's mind, into the new house. Therefore, as a solution, he introduced a concept of observation tower in a form of family room. And also, inspired by the hobby of client; collecting ornamental rock and pot-planting, the architect created a foyer with a vertical gallery connected to the tower. The foyer presenting another distinguishing feature to the house, works as a communal space linking and integrating all the individual rooms. And the vertical gallery provides an exhibition space with a circulating route for ornamental rocks and pot-plantings. The client wanted to build a very small house compared to its site size. Therefore, it was difficult to use actively the vast outdoor space while the architect believed that a true architectural manifestation comes out of communication with the outside. At least, he wanted to give every each room a separated outdoor space.

Address
Bukbu-dong 202-4
Gyeongsangnam-do Gimhue
South Korea]]>
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HSE lightrailstationhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Den%20Haag/HSE%20lightrailstationDen Haag, Netherlands
Designer: Zwarts & Jansma Architects
Contributed by: bartvanhoek

From this station lightrail trains departs to Rotterdam. The station is built on a long viaduct 12 metres above ground and is connected to The Hague Central Station. The platforms are covered with a curved roof of glass and steel.

Address
Kon. Julianaplein 95
2595 AA Den Haag
Netherlands]]>
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Marketplace of Ribeirahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Ribeira/Marketplace%20of%20RibeiraRibeira, Spain
Designer: Diaz y Diaz Arquitectos
Contributed by: DiazyDiazArquitectos

The building of the new marketplace in Ribeira was planned as a large container within which fish classification, sale, handling and dispatching activities are carried out with the highest degree of efficiency. It can also be identified as an urban and landscape landmark, whose implementation makes a definite contribution to the redefinition of the seafront façade of the town of Ribeira and its harbour.

Address
Av. Malecón 14
15968 Ribeira
Spain]]>
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Matryoshkahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Seoul/MatryoshkaSeoul, South Korea
Designer: L'EAU design
Contributed by: MASIL

Matryoshka is located in a residential area of four to five-story buildings, situated deep within Gangnam's main street. Existing housing developments usually require closed boundaries to prevent an invasion of privacy. However, new neighbourhood living facilities desire demarcation in order to populate each domain with its own distinctive features, as these spaces are made up of many diverse programmes. As such, it has been planned to mark this duality. The site is rectangular with pyramidal frame, tapering at the top due to setback regulations. A hard crust has been built here to make the internal space flexible. This crust becomes a structure which includes a boundary within a boundary, becoming smaller and overlapping at the to just like the Russian doll Matryoshka.

Address
Nonhyeon 2-dong 266-15
06100 Seoul
South Korea]]>
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Cheung Kong Centerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Hong%20Kong/Cheung%20Kong%20CenterHong Kong, China
Designer: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The design of this 62-story headquarters for Cheung Kong Holdings responds to two major project requirements: adherence to local regulations and the use of feng shui principles to determine some aspects of the design. The local planning authority established height and massing parameters for the site relative to two neighboring buildings, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank to the west and the Bank of China to the east. A feng shui master suggested the building's orientation, square plan configuration and the need for highly reflective cladding materials. Designed with these factors, the building takes the form of a tall, elegant and well-proportioned square prism. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and the Bank of China are both highly sculptured idiosyncratic forms, giving character to the skyline of Hong Kong. The form of the Cheung Kong Center does not attempt to compete with its neighbors. Rather, it establishes its presence through its simplicity and elegance.

Address
Queen's Road Central 2
1 Hong Kong
China]]>
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Shun Tak Centrehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Hong%20Kong/Shun%20Tak%20CentreHong Kong, China
Designer: Spence Robinson
Contributed by: Nazar

Shun Tak Centre is a commercial and transport complex on the northern shore of Hong Kong. It comprises a 4-storey podium containing a shopping centre and car park, two 38-storey office towers, and the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal. The Shun Tak Centre was built on the site of the old Macau Ferry Piers and the Sheung Wan night market. The first part, completed in 1984, was the easternmost section and No. 1 Tower, now known as China Merchants Tower. Originally No. 1 Tower was partly occupied by the Hotel Victoria, but this was never a success, and No. 1 Tower was later converted to all office use.

Address
Connaught Rd 200
1 Hong Kong
China]]>
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One International Finance Centre https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Hong%20Kong/One%20International%20Finance%20CentreHong Kong, China
Designer: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

One International Finance Centre was constructed in 1998 and opened in 1999. It is 6210 m tall, has 39 storeys and four trading floors, and comprises 72,800 m2. It is similar in design and appearance to 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. The building currently accommodates approximately 5,000 people.

Address
Connaught Rd Central 48
1 Hong Kong
China]]>
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Darak Darakhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Korea/Seoul/Darak%20DarakSeoul, South Korea
Designer: THE SYSTEM LAB
Contributed by: MASIL

There are parking space for 5 vehicles, a cafe runned by the owner's wife, and core in 1st floor. 2nd floor and 3rd floor consist of rental offices and studios. The ceiling facing the south and frontal-posterior balcony spaces maximize the sense of space and make glare effect. The owner's resident space is located in the upper part of the building which includes from 4th floor to 6th floor and attics. He removed the boundary of living room and kitchen. 4th floor, which his family spends most of their time consist of interior stairs to 5th floor, Irish style kitchen and family room. A stair case from 5th floor to 6th floor and diagonal wall create high ceiling of 8m and vertically connect each room as a whole house.

Address
Ogeum-ro 44ga-gil, Songpa-gu 7-8
Seoul
South Korea]]>
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wedding hall and municipal room https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Jacou/wedding%20hall%20and%20municipal%20roomJacou, France
Designer: NBJ Architectes
Contributed by: NBJ_Architectes

The city of Jacou's wedding hall and municipal room project needed to be rethought at the crossroads of several axes and scales. The aim was to change the use of an existing building located in the town center. In order to fully integrate these new functions and to establish a strong link between the city hall and the marriage hall, a consistency of materials has been set up in this project. The interventions on the ground and the facades have been proportionate to the respect of an harmonious work, focusing on the balance between heritage and contemporary creation. Thus, this new program is associated with a generous public space accessible to everyone. The strength of the interior contrasts with the outside. It offers a warm, enveloping and remarkable atmosphere up to the solemnity of the events it hosts. One of the strong elements of the wedding room lays in its ceiling which incorporates both technical issues (lights, networks...) and aesthetic ones.

Address
Rue de l'hotel de ville 34830
1 Jacou
France]]>
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Station areahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Helmond/Station%20areaHelmond, Netherlands
Designer: Movares
Contributed by: IvoB66

The station of Helmond is completely redesigned when an underpass was necessary tot connect the station as well as to the north part of town with new developments in the south side of the railway track. The station gets a new entrance in the underpass, a new covered bicycle parking for 2500 bicycles and a new station building. Above all the project is designed as one integral plan. The landscaping of the station and square forms a unity. In 2014 the project received a Brunell Award.

Address
Stationsplein 2
5701PE Helmond
Netherlands]]>
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