Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaSun, 22 Apr 2018 07:41:14 +0200QO Amsterdamhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/QO%20AmsterdamAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Mulderblauw architecten
Contributed by: Mulderblauw

QO Amsterdam is a highly sustainable four-star plus hotel on the Amstel river near Amstel Station in Amsterdam. A new, dynamic residential and working area will be developed here in the coming years. Amstelside BV commissioned Mulderblauw Architects, Paul de Ruiter Architects and Arup to design the first LEED Platinum certified hotel of Europe. The hotel has more than 300 rooms and tick all the boxes for the hotel guest of the 21st century: every luxury and comfort with great care for our planet. This calls for integrated sustainability in both the field of energy conservation and business operations as well as in quality of accommodation. The primary focus for achieving this is to close every possible cycle in the fields of energy, wastewater and the use of materials. The secondary focus is to design a special hotel that is connected to its location and the city of Amsterdam in a variety of ways. These focus points together form the hotel's sense of place.

Address
Amstelvlietstraat 4
1096 GG Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Via Crucis Parkhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Arcole/Via%20Crucis%20ParkArcole, Italy
Designer: Laura Zamboni
Contributed by: laura_zamboni_architetto

In Arcole (VR), there's a Sanctuary from the Romanesque period with a green park that overlooks the surrounding countryside. With this project, the usable part of the park has been expanded and restored to the community, with the idea of maintaining the sanctuary as the fulcrum of the entire area. In this area a path has been organized through the trees, whose regular grid has been fully preserved, equipped with mounts for works of art, made with carpenter nails assembled, representing Jesus Christ's way of passion. The path alternates moments of maximum integration with the surrounding nature and other more intimate and reflective at the stations. These consist of a display support that is composed by two plates of steel arranged at an angle: one is made by a series of blades of increasing height parallel to the path, the other is one large plate, transverse to the path, on which the sacred composition is placed, enhanced by the backdrop of white stone.

Address
via Alzana 3
37040 Arcole
Italy]]>
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Garden Parkinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Arcole/Garden%20ParkingArcole, Italy
Designer: Laura Zamboni
Contributed by: laura_zamboni_architetto

The area is characterized by a hard part in white concrete and gravel, and a soft green part. The need to ensure a sufficient amount of green space follows the necessary presence of a surface on which lawn and cars must coexist: grass and paved surfaces are alternating bands, with dimensions such as to keep the wheel of the car always resting on the part paved, without getting to touch the ground, thus avoiding to compress it and damage the lawn, and even avoiding the annoyance of any jolts. To further increase the presence of greenery in the parking lot have been inserted grass tongues in correspondence of the central part of each parking space: the cars will have to be positioned astride these, so as not to step on them. The space has been imagined as semi-public, so as to promote its use in this sense, starting from the absence of an enclosure of the area to facilitate its opening both to view and to the distance, so as to return, even if minimally, a space to the country.

Address
Via Roma 36
37040 Arcole
Italy]]>
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House of Provincehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Arnhem/House%20of%20ProvinceArnhem, Netherlands
Designer: Team V Architecture
Contributed by: renatevschaik

The combination of a new building with the renovation of an existing monument will provide the Province of Gelderland with a sustainable and modern office with a historic character. A 21st century interpretation of the distinctive visual language of the monumental House of Province, a Gesamtkunstwerk from the fifties, is used for the design of the new building. The application of cultural, architectural and physical connections makes the building ensemble into a recognizable whole. Several new routes cross the complex. They improve the contact between inside and outside, add life to the urban fabric and restore the connection between Market and Rhine. The existing courtyard is covered with a durable roof of ETFE pneumatic panels and functions as the reception area and logistic heart of the whole complex. A grand sculptural staircase provides a contemporary addition to the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Address
Markt 11
6811 CG Arnhem
Netherlands]]>
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Tianjin Binhai Libraryhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Tianjin/Tianjin%20Binhai%20LibraryTianjin, China
Designer: MVRDV
Contributed by: MI_MOA

From MVRDV: MVRDV and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute have completed Tianjin Binhai Library as part of a larger masterplan to provide a cultural district for the city. The 33,700m2 cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium and floor-to-ceiling cascading bookcases not only as an education centre, but also social space and connector from the park into the cultural district. An oval opening punctured through the building is propped open by the Eye, a luminous sphere with an auditorium, which takes the main stage within the atrium and enlarges the perceived space within. Terraced bookshelves which echo the form of the sphere create an interior, topographical, landscape whose contours reach out and wrap around the façade. In this way, the stepped bookshelves within are represented on the outside, with each level doubling up as a louvre. The library is MVRDV's most rapid fast track project to date. It took just three years from the first sketch to the opening.

Address
Chongde Rd 300457
Binhai Xinqu Tianjin
China]]>
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Hotel W Barcelonahttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/Hotel%20W%20BarcelonaBarcelona, Spain
Designer: Ricardo Bofill
Contributed by: magicarch

W Barcelona Hotel, located on the new entrance of Barcelona’s Port appears as a modern icon rising above the Mediterranean sea, and is the landmark of this new area to be developed with high-end retail, office and entertainment venues. A sail shaped building on a 10 hectares land claimed from the sea, is included in an ambitious urban renovation plan of Barcelona coastline. W Barcelona Hotel is a five star-hotel with 480 rooms, 67 suites, a roof top bar, large spa, indoor and outdoor pool, several food and beverage concepts and a retail store. The closest volume to the sea is a thin building 105 meters high perpendicular to the dike (1 underground level, 1 ground floor level and 26 storey). The reflecting façade of silver glass blends with the colours of the sky and the sparkles of the sea.

Address
Plaça Rosa dels Vents 1
08039 Barcelona
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Santorini Grace Hotelhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Greece/Santorini/Santorini%20Grace%20HotelSantorini, Greece
Designer: Divercity architects
Contributed by: mz

How could one revive vernacular architecture in such an exceptional setting as Imerovigli, with its view of Caldera, opposite the Skaros rock At Santorini Grace Hotel, we have attempted a modern interpretation of vernacular traits: We have refrained from using vaults, the typical roof infinitely replicated in the island, choosing horizontal outlines instead that bend in plan in order to follow the land contours. The restaurant, located at the level of the pool, features an exterior thick wall with concave openings and a black interior of polygonic, rock like geometries. Some of the hotel rooms are built with the region's dark volcanic rock with enlarged gaps from which rays of light are allowed to pass. All interior furniture is built in, using the wall thickness in the traditional settlements of the island. Floors in the new hotel are of cement together with the black stones in the walls they form a dialogue with the island's unique geological strata.

Address
Imerovigli
84700 Santorini
Greece]]>
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Praktijkschool de Einderhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/The%20Hague/Praktijkschool%20de%20EinderThe Hague, Netherlands
Designer: Tektor
Contributed by: Tektor

Design for a new facade for a school building, inspired on the multicultural neighbourhood. Enhancing the internal climate and sustainability. The palette of colors used in the facade are a representation of the course of the sun. The pictures show the facade before and after the transformation.

Address
Spionkopstraat 9
2572NK The Hague
Netherlands]]>
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Woonhuis Drontenhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Dronten/Woonhuis%20DrontenDronten, Netherlands
Designer: VDSVT
Contributed by: simon2

This project is situated on the edge of the city of Dronten and therefore has to deal with the transition from an urban environment into the Dutch countryside. The simple volume of the building gradually decreases from a two storey volume on the urban side into a single storey volume on its backyard side and eventually into the terrace, the deepened garden and the surrounding landscape. The facades are made of light grey stucco.

Address
Braspenning 13
8253 BA Dronten
Netherlands]]>
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Pompejus Watchtowerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Halsteren/Pompejus%20WatchtowerHalsteren, Netherlands
Designer: RO&AD Architecten
Contributed by: ROAD

Pompejus is a watchtower on Fort de Roovere in Halsteren, West Brabant. The tower looks out over the West Brabant Water Defence Line, the oldest part of the Zuiderwaterlinie running from Bergen op Zoom to Grave. Pompejus is a watchtower, an open-air theatre and an information point for tourists. Pompejus is named after the first commander of the fortress, Pompejus de Roovere.

Address
Ligneweg 3
4661 PM Halsteren
Netherlands]]>
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Salewa Headquartershttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Bozen/Salewa%20HeadquartersBozen, Italy
Designer: Park Associati
Contributed by: Park

The new headquarters of Salewa, one of the most important manufacturing firms in Bolzano, is integrated into the landscape at the point where the city of Bolzano meets the uncontaminated nature of the mountains. As well as new work spaces, the building aims to provide a space of interaction and communication between the company and its network of suppliers, partners and clients. The new headquarters represents a point of convergence between different elements of everyday life: from physical, social and communicative dimensions to work styles and leisure. The Salewa headquarters is formed by a series of multifaceted slabs and towers, including a 50 metre-high structure which when built will be the tallest building in the city. The project combines an electro-coloured micro-perforated aluminium skin which protects the most exposed parts of the building with a large vertical glass covering. The resulting visual effect is that of a rock crystal.

Address
P.-Agostini-Straße 2
39100 Bozen
Italy]]>
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JCandidohttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Brazil/Porto%20Alegre/JCandidoPorto Alegre, Brazil
Designer: Oficina Conceito Arquitetura
Contributed by: mauriciorissinger

Residential building of authorial architecture. Model of the contemporary architecture that is emerging in the south of Brazil.

Address
Rua Zamenhoff 116
90550-090 Porto Alegre
Brazil]]>
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Stade Oceanehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Le%20Havre/Stade%20Oceane Le Havre, France
Designer: SCAU
Contributed by: Marine

The scale, program and location of Le Havre Athletic Club Stadium and the axes of the roads and railways leading from it to the city center, make it the new landmark of the city. More than just a technically efficient and functional soccer stadium, the project has a strong and unique image thanks to its smooth, transparent blue envelope. Positioned on a technical platform, the colorful silhouette composes a strong contrast with the industrial environment.

Address
Boulevard Jules Durand 449
76600 Le Havre
France]]>
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Water Park Koszalinhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Koszalin/Water%20Park%20KoszalinKoszalin, Poland
Designer: Plaskowicki + Partnerzy Architekci
Contributed by: pkrajewski_pl

The shape of the building was designed in an irregular, organic form. It refers to a green landscape, the surroundings of Chelmska Mountain in Koszalin. The inspiration for the roof was the shape of a leaf lying on the surface of water. The structure of the roof was designed as a wooden dome, finished with a roof membrane, partially descending to the surrounding area. Above the main roof there is the cuboid block of +3 storeys: offices. From the south-west side, there is a staircase to serve customers of four different waterslides. The building consists of four storeys above the ground and an underground one. The facility contains a 16x25 meters size swimming pool with an audience for approx. 300 seats, a swimming pool for children, a recreational pool with various water attractions and a jacuzzi. In addition to the indoor pools there are 2 recreational pools with various water attractions and a children's pool with slides located outside the building.

Address
Rolna 14
75-436 Koszalin
Poland]]>
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Resonancehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Bagneux/ResonanceBagneux, France
Designer: SCAU
Contributed by: Marine

The new office project will contribute to the development of the entrance of the town of Bagneux. This building will house 12 floors of office space and a share company restaurant. The composition of the facade with "fish scales" combined with the structure of the plan, integrating a lot of steps, permits an increase in natural lighting and provides work places with a large range of views and directions. This program has been designed in compliance with the "High Environmental Quality" and LCB standards.

Address
Avenue Aristide Briand 42-46
92220 Bagneux
France]]>
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Oben Headquartershttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Zonhoven/Oben%20HeadquartersZonhoven, Belgium
Designer: Jamaer Architecten
Contributed by: marclbm

Oben is a contractor for joinery that needed a brand new building. The building houses Oben's own production department and a large showroom. The materials used by Jamaer Architecten are dark grey/black glued bricks and white architectonic concrete isolated panels. Reynaers Aluminium supplied the window profiles that Oben used themselves to create the windows used in this project.

Address
Wijerstraat 6
3520 Zonhoven
Belgium]]>
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The Stinghttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Leuven/The%20StingLeuven, Belgium
Designer: Jamaer Architecten
Contributed by: marclbm

New commercial space in the center of Leuven. The extruded rectangular windows are a reference to typical dormers and top façades of the old buildings in the street. Since January 2018, the building is no longer exploited by the fashion brand The Sting.

Address
Diestsestraat 100-102
3000 Leuven
Belgium]]>
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Quai des Savoirshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Toulouse/Quai%20des%20SavoirsToulouse, France
Designer: SCAU
Contributed by: Marine

The Quai des Savoirs, a modulable, technological centre, is the guiding thread of the Quartier des Sciences science district, where both international researchers and children can drop anchor long enough for a meeting, arousing the call for adventure that is university research. A minimalist architectural has been chosen for an emblematic building that is resolutely contemporary and sustainable: a "signal box". The indoors-outdoors continuity is asserted so as to extend the exhibition spaces beyond the walls and reach out to the public.

Address
Allée Jules-Guesde 39
31000 Toulouse
France]]>
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C1 Househttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/C1%20HouseTokyo, Japan
Designer: Curiosity
Contributed by: curiosity

The basic architectural design, a glass box surrounded by a walkway-gallery that connects the floors, was designed before the land was found. The basic design include from the beginning all the aspects of the project, from the shape of the building to the design of light switches and furniture. Usually an architecture projects is developed in a sequence, building, interior furniture, products, making it is difficult to be totally homogenous. To achieve a weightless architectural space we use 25mm steel slabs as floor. This is equivalent to a line in the architectural scale. The scale of furniture and architecture become the same. From the slope, the interior is visible from floor level to ceiling level the top of a table is as visible as the bottom, a real 3d interior, a very difficult challenge. Using 3d animations and models the sequences of the interior were checked from all angles. c-1 is not a minimalist house on the contrary, it is expressionism.

Address
Tomigaya 2-13-16 Shibuya-ku
151-0063 Tokyo
Japan]]>
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Mimetic Househttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Ireland/Dromahair/Mimetic%20HouseDromahair, Ireland
Designer: Dominic Stevens Architects
Contributed by: EmmettScanlon

Sitting in the middle of a richly textured, marshy field, just outside the town of Dromahair, this house in fact literally evolved from the ground up. It has two parts: a cast-concrete, part-buried series of sleeping, working and washing chambers below ground, and a glass-clad, open-plan living space on top. The glass room is a pavilion in the round, and a loose, informal rockroad brings you to the house and down into the landscape, the grass allowed to grow up to, around and under the house itself. The glass room tilts out and up in varying ways, so the ground but not the sky is reflected. In some lights and locations, the form disappears. The house dissolves and recedes back into the landscape, in a dynamic and delicate way, shifting minute by minute, depending on the light, the rain, the time of day. You can see right through the house, the landscape uninterrupted by its presence. The tilted, planted roof is even happily growing a little wild in places.

Address
Shriff Crossroads Moneyduff
Dromahair
Ireland]]>
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