Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaMon, 26 Sep 2016 16:54:27 +0200DR - Danish Broadcasting Corporationhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/%C5rhus/DR%20-%20Danish%20Broadcasting%20CorporationÅrhus, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

The DR TV and radio broadcasting complex was designed by C.F. Møller and built over several periods from the mid-70s onwards. The complex mix of functions is grouped in bands along a north-south axis: a radio band, an office band, a technical television band and a workshop band. A network of streets is superimposed on these bands. Like a section cut through a city, the network contains a main street, side streets, passages, plazas and small squares, both inside and out. In the complex's inner areas, artists have created tapestries, sculptures and installations, while the landscaped courtyard gardens have become sculpture cabinets. The robust concrete building, surrounded by distinctive cobblestone-lined ramparts, has kept up with the massive technological developments in radio and television production by refurbishing almost all areas, and in 2011 C.F. Møller Design updated the interiors, so that visitors and staff can continue to experience DR as an open and professional workplace.

Address
Olof Palmes Allé 10
8200 Århus
Denmark]]>
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Pharma Science Buildinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Copenhagen/Pharma%20Science%20BuildingCopenhagen, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

The Pharma Science Building is a new, modern laboratory building for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences as part of the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Health Sciences at the North Campus. The building is located in the University Park, with new and existing buildings connected by an atrium and indoor walkways and footbridges. Interdisciplinary research and innovative collaborations between institutes is made possible by providing new state-of-the-art certified laboratories and shared facilities in an open learning and research environment. The compact volume is sculpted with a twisted floorplan, which creates a more spacious atrium and provides more facade length within a limited building zone. The facades are a continuous 'skin' of tombak panels in a rhomboid pattern. The reptilian rhomboid pattern is inspired by the work with animals in the laboratories, and it is a friendly salute to the surrounding buildings having this pattern as a part of their characteristic detailing.

Address
Nørre Allé 71
2100 Copenhagen
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Offices Community of Municipalities Pays des Herbiershttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Les%20Herbiers/Offices%20Community%20of%20Municipalities%20Pays%20des%20HerbiersLes Herbiers, France
Designer: Atelier du Pont
Contributed by: atelierdupont

The Community of Municipalities of the Pays des Herbiers was created in 1995. It enables eight municipalities in the region of Vendée to share resources and competencies in the fields of economic development, town planning, environment, and standard of living. The new Hôtel des Communes (Community of Municipalities offices) was built as an extension of the Herbiers City Hall, a mid-19th century mension situated in a public park. The contemporary architecture of the new building provides its citizens with a custom, high-performing tool that reconciles landscape, architectural heritage, and modernity. It is an expression of the region's territorial influence and of the high level local cooperation. The Hôtel des Communes represents a sculptural kind of architecture that approaches Land Art. It is a smart and spectacular building that capitalizes on the strengths of its site - the public park, the trees, and the current city hall - to insert itself gently into the landscape.

Address
Rue du Tourniquet 1
85500 Les Herbiers
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Calvin Klein HQhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Calvin%20Klein%20HQAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: MVSA Architects
Contributed by: dirkverwoerd

The location of the Calvin Klein HQ is right at the tip of the Houthavens dock and, with its height of 50 metres it forms a majestic landmark on the banks of the IJ. The slightly cantilevered volume of 11 stories has a dynamic look that fits this unique location. It will include up to 12,000 sqm of showrooms and offices. The interior of the building distinguishes itself by its open plan layout with transparent walls. By making communication easy, the building will engender an industrious ambience whenever required. And the exceptional degree of flexibility will make presentations come to light in every sense of the expression. Each floor will offer superb vistas over the city of Amsterdam and the surrounding waters.

Address
Danzigerkade 223
1013 AP Amsterdam
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C.F. Møller Architects Head Officeshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/%C5rhus/C.F.%20M%F8ller%20Architects%20Head%20OfficesÅrhus, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

On Europaplads in central Aarhus, where the city meets the harbour, stands the distinctive 12-storey Europahuset high-rise block. The original structure was built in 1957, but in 2006 C.F. Møller Architects installed its new head offices in the top five floors of the building. On the roof, a new penthouse storey has been constructed containing a canteen, meeting facilities and a roof terrace. The superstructure is constructed of glass with a pre-patinated copper cladding, which refers to the public baths and, in particular, to the copper-clad spires of the Cathedral nearby. The superstructure has been raised up to provide visual contact with the street, twelve storeys below. In this way, the terrace becomes a "presentation tray" for the finest urban features in Aarhus: the Aarhus River, the Cathedral and the old coastline. The actual design studio occupies coherent open storeys, linked by a single long, sculptural stairway that passes diagonally through all the storeys.

Address
Europaplads 2
8000 Århus
Denmark]]>
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Møllevangs Churchhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/%C5rhus/M%F8llevangs%20ChurchÅrhus, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

The distinct church building is rooted firmly in the nordic tradition, with coarse brick and fine woodwork as the unifying materials. The main volume, dominated by the large roof panes visible wooden girders, has a prismatic shape which naturally frames the choir, altar and pulpit. The soft, changing light from a large circular skylight highlights the room, and creates a simple yet uplifting atmosphere. A drop in terrain-level allowed the lower crypt to accomodate parish rooms and offices. The church building was completed in 1958, and has since been supplemented by smaller extensions such as a bell-tower (1969) and a parish house (1978) without changing its original character and appearance.

Address
Møllevangs Allé 49
8210 Århus
Denmark]]>
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Mora Residential Buildinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Romania/Bucharest/Mora%20Residential%20BuildingBucharest, Romania
Designer: ADN Birou de Architectura
Contributed by: Nazar

The Mornand plot, which means the area situated between Aviatorilor Avenue, Dorobanti Street and Zambaccian Museum Street, was from the very beginning a select residential area of Bucharest, designed with definite principles and rigorous rules, and, especially, enjoying a particular architecture which was not found but in a few other areas of the capital. The different scale of windows and loggias cuttings suggests different degrees and types of relation between the interior space and the street or the near surroundings. The apartments, that are a few, have generous spaces and are tooled and automated adequately to the very high standard of the whole project.

Address
Strada Grigore Mora 19
011885 Bucharest
Romania]]>
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Casa Presei Libere - House of the Free Presshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Romania/Bucharest/Casa%20Presei%20Libere%20-%20House%20of%20the%20Free%20PressBucharest, Romania
Designer: Horia Maicu
Contributed by: Nazar

Casa Presei Libere is a building in northern Bucharest, Romania, the tallest in the city between 1956 and 2007. Construction began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. The building was named Combinatul Poligrafic Casa Scînteii "I.V.Stalin" and later Casa Scînteii. It was designed by the architect Horia Maicu, in the pure style of Soviet Socialist realism, resembling the main building of the Moscow State University, and was intended to house all of Bucharest's printing presses, the newsrooms and their staff.

Address
Piata Presei Libere 1
014820 Bucharest
Romania]]>
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Marubi National Museum of Photographyhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Albania/Shkod%EBr/Marubi%20National%20Museum%20of%20PhotographyShkodër, Albania
Designer: Casanova & Hernandez
Contributed by: Casanova_Hernandez

The new building and its museographic project opens a new generation of contemporary museums in Albania, which not only aims to restore and protect the Albanian cultural heritage, but also to work as an attraction pole for local and foreign visitors alike in order to spread locally and internationally the richness of the Albanian Culture. The new museum hosts the Marubi's dynasty legacy that includes negatives, historical pictures and photographic objects and cameras belonging to three generations of photographers (from 1856 till 1952), as well as half million negatives from other Albanese photographers such as Shan Pici, Dedë Jakova o Pjetër Raboshta. The museographic project has been developed by Casanova+Hernandez architects in close collaboration with the Dutch curator from the FOAM museum, Kim Knoppers, who has also curated the first temporary exhibition at the museum focused on the women photographed by the Marubi family.

Address
Rruga Kolë Idromeno 32
Shkodër
Albania]]>
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35 housing units in Balmahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Balma/35%20housing%20units%20in%20BalmaBalma , France
Designer: Laisné Roussel
Contributed by: laisne_roussel

Lot 10, in the Paul Hochart's ZAC, is part of a project development, fringes of the RN7, which aims to create new islands, in conjunction with the green corridor and the new tram line. The island's housing is part of the neighborhood project undergoing renovation initiated by Hay-les-Roses city. The mass S-shaped plan developed by François Leclercq enables a gorgeous view from all the buildings towards the public space to the south, the east and the west. The compostion of the building is rational but offers each of the housing double direction and a balcony for the living room.

Address
Avenue Georges Pompidou 40
31130 Balma
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Sema Parchttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Romania/Bucharest/Sema%20ParcBucharest, Romania
Designer: Westfourth Architecture
Contributed by: Nazar

Buildings One and Two are the first two buildings of a multifunctional complex, that includes office buildings, a large retail mall, a high-rise hotel and a residential development. The complex known as "Sema Parc" is located on a 45-hectares site, occupying the premises of the former Semanatoarea factories along Dambovita canal in the west side of Bucharest. The 100-meter long Building Two faces the street fronting the canal and features floors that reach an area of 2900 sq m each, on its first eight levels. The volumetric composition breaks the building's mass and presents the image of overlapped volumes of different heights. This design strategy allows for the differentiation of the 15 story buildings lined up along the canal street front.

Address
Splaiul Independentei 319
060044 Bucharest
Romania]]>
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Hospice Djurslandhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/R%F8nde/Hospice%20DjurslandRønde, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

In hospice design, the architect's finest task is to create surroundings which will provide the best possible conditions to promote quality of life, respect and a dignified death. Hospice Djursland is first and foremost a building within a landscape. No matter where you go in the building - the reception area, the garden of the senses, the orangery, the atriums, the staff room, the lounge, the reflection room or the patient rooms - the beautiful landscape is always present. The architect aimed to create a very humane building which is not an institution, but rather a home which provides adequate physical and mental space for those who will live there in their final time, as well as for relatives and staff. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the landscape, and the section of the roof provides a skylight over the sleeping area and bathroom, and a soft curve to the ceiling. The main materials used are copper and oak, which provide a sense of warmth in the room.

Address
Strandbakken 1
8410 Rønde
Denmark]]>
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Rives du Bohriehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Ostwald/Rives%20du%20BohrieOstwald, France
Designer: Laisné Roussel
Contributed by: laisne_roussel

This building is located in the new neighbourhood on the banks of the Bohrie in Ostwald near Strasbourg. It includes 36 flats that systematically enjoy two outward-facing fronts and generous outside spaces. Each apartment is extended by two types of balcony. The first are open and allow residents to make the most of the sky. The second are covered and protected by light trellised screens which dissect the facades.

Address
Allée du Bohrie 58
67540 Ostwald
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Kunsthal Aarhus Extensionshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/%C5rhus/Kunsthal%20Aarhus%20ExtensionsÅrhus, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

The Aarhus Art Building, built in 1917, was designed in the national-classical style by the well-known Danish architect Høeg-Hansen. The complex, which is surrounded by a park, is composed of geometric elements: two rectangular buildings and an octagonal building. The two extensions have been designed with respect for the geometry and the park. The first extension has been created in the space between the original exhibition hall and a newly-built wall shaped like part of a circle. The exhibition area is illuminated by a skylight. The other extension has been built beneath the grassy surface, but reveals itself above ground in the form of several geometric designs: a glass cube and two glass walls. The glass provides a skylight for a large underground exhibition hall. Above ground, the space is utilised for a sculpture courtyard which extends the exhibition possibilities of the location.

Address
J. M. Mørks Gade 13
8000 Århus
Denmark]]>
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Cathedral Plazahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Romania/Bucharest/Cathedral%20PlazaBucharest, Romania
Designer: Westfourth Architecture
Contributed by: Nazar

Located on a site adjacent to the eastern wall of St. Joseph Cathedral, the building is set on the Southern third of the site in order to maintain undisturbed the view of the cathedral from Calea Victoriei, a major city thoroughfare. Both the plaza created between the tower and the cathedral and the tower itself, mark the cathedral's presence in the city. The tower's core is placed asymmetrically towards the southern wall of the building, in order to set the office areas towards the north and the better natural light for a working environment. The structural system is composed of steel frames, braced diagonally along the perimeter walls.

Address
Strada General H. M. Berthelot 11
010163 Bucharest
Romania]]>
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Ravnsbjerg Churchhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Viby/Ravnsbjerg%20ChurchViby, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

In relation to its surroundings, the church asserts itself not through size but through its weight and characteristic form. Its massive effect is accentuated by the deep cuts which separate the bell tower from the church building and by the deep embrasure over the large round window. The church lies atop a hill, and its distinctive form is visible from afar. But the church also constitutes a part of a small town centre with one-storey stores and children's institutions. From the little square the church appears quite low, in harmony with the small dimension of the square. In the church's interior the proportions, daylight and form and layout of the furnishing combine to create a solemn atmosphere. The inner walls of red brick, similar to the exterior, lend the space a certain warmth and austerity. The large 5 meter circular window opening projects daylight onto the altar and pulpit, and highlights the large wooden cross by sculptor Erik Heide.

Address
Grøfthøjparken 1
8260 Viby
Denmark]]>
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City Gatehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Romania/Bucharest/City%20GateBucharest, Romania
Designer: Westfourth Architecture
Contributed by: Nazar

Located in the Free Press Square, the entry plaza of Bucharest, the Citygate complex was constructed on one of the most prominent locations in the city. The complex consists of two 18-story towers located across the access to the National Exhibition Complex. Furthermore, each of the volumes is articulated in high and low rise sections clad with different glass envelopes. The composition, orchestrating series of binary volumes in a dynamic relation to each other, alludes to the duality inferred by the concept of "gate".

Address
Piata Presei Libere 3
013702 Bucharest
Romania]]>
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Arnhem Stationhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Arnhem/Arnhem%20StationArnhem, Netherlands
Designer: UNStudio
Contributed by: Roderick

Arnhem Central converts several regional routes and high speed trains to Germany. As passenger numbers will continue to grow, the railway infrastructure has been substantially revitalized. On the train station level a new 4th platform was added and all current platform roofs were replaced. The design concept for the new platform roofs provides a sense of light and space. Large roof lights, which together with the structural spans, add to a positive experience of the transfer platforms and surroundings. The Transfer hall is the central piece of the Arnhem Central Masterplan, linking different programmes and levels. The building shelters the facilities and waiting areas for the trains, trolley buses and bus station, as well as commercial areas and a conference centre, and serves as the linking hub between these transportation modes, the city centre, the Coehoorn area, the parking garage and the office plaza.

Address
Utrechtsestraat 38
6811 LZ Arnhem
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Landside Barhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dublin/Landside%20BarDublin, Ireland
Designer: De Paor Architects
Contributed by: EmmettScanlon

The Landside Bar and Café in the new terminal at Dublin airport is an 84-mm, oak-veneered plywood deformed grid shell rendered as a baldachin over bar and server. It stands upon three stainless steel shoes on the limestone floor. Murno glass hangs over the limestone bar. The snug is excavated as a series of parallel vaults with service strips between. These oak-veneered vaults are slot-perforated to achieve a smoke reservoir. You can only encounter it as you leave Dublin, but it is worth the trip.

Address
Dublin Airport 00
D13 Dublin
Ireland]]>
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Tbwa Office Buildinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Tbwa%20Office%20BuildingAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: ZZDP architecten
Contributed by: ZZDP_Architecten

This modern office refers with the subdivision, rhythm and materialization of its façade to the industrial characteristics of the environment in which it stands: the Schinkel Area. Well known Dutch architects like Hugh Maaskant, Mart Stam and Frank van Klingeren left their traces here. The façade is dominated by continuous horizontal lines made up of Corten steel cassettes alternated with strip windows. The Corten steel has an edge quality to it that seems to echo the industrial history of the site. The horizontal façade structure refers to the masonry spandrels of its neighbors. The windows have been detailed jointless and flush to optimize the contrast with the rough Corten steel cassettes. At the water side the Corten cassettes form the balustrade of a balcony that fans out, creating a generous outdoor space at the building’s southern tip. While providing ample outdoor space for the office users, the balconies provide natural solar shading.

Address
Generaal Vetterstraat 82
1059 BW Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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