// arthitectural / public facilities

Lapo Ruffi Architetto + Lorenzo Santini
Calamari Union


The project responds to a new demand of making a city outside of the city. How must we design places to live in contexts not yet settled? Limen in Latin means limit, but also threshold, entrance. It is therefore in the etymology of this word that the premises are found for what can become a […]


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Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
WBC – Dutch Tax office


The Walterboscomplex houses the Central Tax Office of the Netherlands. The original ensemble was built in the 1960’s and consisted out of four office towers surrounded by a vast parking lot. The brief was to renovate the existing towers, add two new ones (designed by other architects) and finally link the freestanding towers by a […]


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Studio Professionisti Associati
Seaside Facilities


The objectives of the proposed project depart from the direct action on the sand, through the redefinition of equipment and services of beach and accessibility of the system boundary to be extended to urban scale through large-scale actions. The project also stands in a time perspective that allows rhythm to the individual actions in a […]


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Sala Ferusic Architects
L’H2O


‘El Repartidor’ fountain, right in the middle of the square, used to bring water to five different points of the city of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona. The square has always been considered as a meeting point, as it used to gather people from the converging streets as well as those who wanted to pick […]


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Superunion Architects
Istanbul DPEC


On a site almost without context because of its vast scale and open development plans, the Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre (DPEC) represents a new beginning for the Expo area adjacent to the Atatürk International Airport. Today, the area is a typical example of a generic, market driven development without a common goal. It […]


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BIG
St. Petersburg Pier


The city of St. Petersburg has released the three final designs for the St. Petersburg Pier including BIG’s the Wave, conceived as a strong character on the skyline and waterline of St Petersburg and Tampa Bay. Its characteristic waves and curves lend themselves to an array of activities around and within them. The Pier is […]


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heri&salli
echte fehler


.. for an art project in Bischofshofen (Salzburg – Austria) – six artists, or to be precise, architects had been invited to make their contribution to the theme “Real Landscape”, pre-set by the initiators – we (heri&salli) also had been requested for a contribution. The initiators’ basic idea was to develop objects on this theme […]


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Resolution: 4 Architecture
50 Murray Sky Court


Placed on the roof of a residential highrise in downtown Manhattan, the 50 Murray Sky Court is an entertainment complex for the use of the buildings residents. Central to the project is a unique floating basketball court occupying former mechanical spaces of the building. Location: New York, US Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture | Joseph Tanney, […]


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Steven Holl Architects
Linked Hybrid


The 220,000 square-meter Linked Hybrid complex in Beijing, aims to counter the current privatized urban developments in China by creating a twenty-first century porous urban space, inviting and open to the public from every side. A filmic urban experience of space; around, over and through multifaceted spatial layers, as well as the many passages through […]


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Tabanlioglu Architects
Tripoli Congress Center


The building site is located next to the Zoo Park and the woods in continuity.  The Center being the lead construction, the zone will be transforming into a Congress Valley; as a step forward, next to it a Hotel is recently built to meet the accommodation functions of the development plan, parallel to the process, […]


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heri&salli
Flederhaus


The architecture office heri&salli designed on the square in front of the “Museumsquartier” /Vienna (Austria) a constructed sequence of standstill… a moment of physical tranquility. The open space of the Museumsquartier is already a place to hang around and relax, now the architects created a prototype divided in sequences in this area- the Flederhaus…equipped with […]


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OKRA
Storaa stream experience


The city of Holstebro has celebrated the completion of the public realm project around the Storaa stream and new cultural facilities, designed by OKRA and the Danish Schul office. The project is funded by the City of Holstebro and Realdania, a Danish foundation who contributes to public cultural projects. Focal point The project makes a […]


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Cerrejon Architects & Magen Arquitectos
La Camisera


The origins of this Project lie in the relationship between the sports placed at the facilities and the features of the site: a 25,226 m2 plot of land with a step downward slope and marked drops in height towards the west and towards the neighboring green space to the north. This proposal meets the needs […]


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Colboc Franzen & Associates
L’arbrisseau Neighborhood Centre


The social center of L’Arbrisseau is located in the south of Lille, an area that is undergoing radical redevelopment. There is a clear political ambition and the varied urban landscape offers great potential. This is a tight-knit community: people born in L’Arbrisseau often spend their whole lives here. The challenge of this project is to […]


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Moreno del Valle Arquitectos, SLP
Railway Control Center


The building is categorical on its implantation, an auxiliary plot nearby the albacete station railways. The proposal gets presence without stridencies, with discretion. The building has to solve a multiuse program, it also has to be a very symbolical landmark. This independent volume integration has allowed its distribution on the plot, in relation with its […]


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Steven Holl Architects
Herning Museum of Contemporary Art


The Herning Center of the Arts unites three distinct cultural institutions: the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, the MidWest Ensemble and the Socle du Monde. The new center is intended to be an innovative forum combining visual art and music. The museum’s design fuses landscape and architecture in a one-level building that will include permanent […]


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A/ZC – Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Metro Gares


Falling as it does into the “IGP” category of buildings, or immeuble à grande profondeur, building of significant depth, the new metro station in Rennes poses a challenge to the city’s image. Its underground space can be “a sixth architectural façade,” a hidden façade whose display would be interesting.  At the start, we wanted to […]


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JMBC Arquitetura & Urbanismo
Rubem Braga Elevator Complex


The Rubem Braga Elevator Complex aims to improve accessibility for the residents of Pavao community, located 80 meters above ground level, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Not long ago, as in several other Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods, that population experienced the danger of rickety stairways and makeshift passages up and down the slope, […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
IMA Exhibition


The pavilion’s interior in its refurbished status is enriched by fluid forms that structure the torus-like exhibition loop and therefore differentiate the visitor’s tour. The aim is to utilize the existing quality of the sculpted internal walls and space divisions to enhance the visitor’s experience and provide rhythmical spatial sequences for a sensually differentiated walk-through. […]


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Enota
Terme Olimia Kranjska Gora


Kranjska Gora is a well-known ski resort town, almost qualifying as luxury, at least in the context of Slovenia. It lies on a plain by the source of the Sava Dolinka river and is encircled, particularly in the south, by a picturesque mountain landscape. The town has ample visitor accommodation but lacks indoor activities that […]


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