// arthitectural / urban design

HOSPER
Haarlem Droste site


Redevelopment of a factory site in Haarlem During the coming years a number of obsolete factory sites along the River Spaarne in the centre of Haarlem will be redeveloped for homes, employment, culture and entertainment. The location that stirs the imagination most may well be the site of former Droste chocolate factory: it is in […]


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GANA Arquitectura
Calle Real


Tradition and shadows on Calle Real Inspired by a traditional image of the neighbourhood “barrio de la Villa”, the intervention aims to renovate one of the most important streets in this area with the urban and social commitment to maintain and enhance the historical identity of the place. The main objective of the project is to […]


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HOSPER
Zoetermeer Vivaldi Care Home


The care facility Vierstroom has asked HOSPER to make a design for the public and private outdoor spaces of the Vivaldi care home in Zoetermeer. The area is surrounded by water with flowering wet vegetation and trees on three sides. This increases the size of the area visually and at the same time has an […]


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HOSPER
Hageveld Estate


Change in the estate’s function Hosper drew up the urban and landscape master plan, a design for the land of the Hageveld estate and the (detailed) design of the ornamental pond on top of the underground car park. The estate had previously been a seminary, and part had been used as a secondary school. Although Hageveld […]


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HOSPER
Katwijk Park Rijnsoever


Rijnsoever Park is a new residential neighbourhood situated on the northern edge of Katwijk, as part of an integrated development including the ESA Estec Space Business Park, sports fields created on a former landfill site and new infrastructure such as the Rhine-Gouwe Line, a light rail project serving the province of South Holland. HOSPER won […]


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HOSPER
Antwerp Kievit district


Identity, green and security The public space of Kievitwijk District serves as the internationally oriented entrance area of the Central Station of Antwerp, as urban workplace and as green space for local residents. Therefore, a strong identity in the design comes first: as a binding element of the various spheres and users, and as a […]


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AP5 architects
Prospective Saint Nazaire 2030


Identification of dynamics and Proposition of orientations A working group was formed to reflect on the identity, socio-urban models and the position of Saint Nazaire to define objectives for 2030. To take part of this approach, AP5 followed the process and proposed orientations in order to create a debate. It tends to stimulate, to change […]


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AP5 architects
Quartier Beaulieu Wattrelos


Grouping activities and paths around an equipped park For the urban project of the centre of Beaulieu, a group was formed with the Urban Community, the town and the social landlord as the project ownership. This group began an urban study with an interactive approach associating every protagonist of the area. The conception process was […]


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Sasaki Associates
Masterplan for National Creative Cluster


Located near Songzhuang, a quiet village on the outskirts of Beijing, a unique opportunity exists to create a new urban district dedicated entirely to the cultivation of new ideas. The National Creative Cluster (NCC) is envisioned as China’s preeminent knowledge hub, making the district a center for the country’s innovative home-grown talent and a destination […]


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BIG
Superkilen


General description  Superkilen is a half a mile long urban space wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark. It has one overarching idea that it is conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a sort of collection of global found objects that come from 60 […]


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Tasmanian design studio
Battery point sculpture trail


2012 SEG Global Design Awards: Great Ideas Win Futago, a Hobart-based design studio, has won a Merit – one of only nine awarded worldwide – in the 2012 SEGD Global Design Awards. Based in Washington DC, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design is the lead organisation for the global community of professionals working where communication […]


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OKRA
Grunewald Kirchberg


This design is for public spaces for the Grünewald district, Kirchberg, Luxembourg. The assignment was to create public spaces between apartments buildings. OKRA won the competition to design a public space between office buildings in the Gruenewald area of the Luxemburg city borough of Kirchberg. OKRA thought of how to give the fragmented neighborhood a […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Twirl


Concept This project is a contemporary interpretation of the architecture of the 18thcentury courtyard of the State University of Milan, translated and transformed from rigid Cartesian geometries into the linear fluidity of dynamic space. Adapting to the natural contours of the courtyard and the forces that converge towards its center, the project emphasizes the slope […]


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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Selvika Havoysund


The objective is quite simply to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. Therefore a chief concern was to slow down this movement and make the path itself a means of refocusing the experiential mode: a measured, restrained approach that creates awareness. […]


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Veronica Martinez
ZEN


The gardens and stones “ZEN” represent the universe, infinity and are designed to inspire tranquility, harmony and serenity. Contemplating a Zen garden is like plunging into meditation. The stones “ZEN” are the elements of balance and harmony. Our cities and parks need that balance, a link between city and nature, a place to relax, think, […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Eolica


A landmark which modifies its proportions depending on the viewpoint and the effect of the sunlight; revealing an element in a constant evolution. An engraved tower devoted to the wind. The building combines renewable energy which feeds the city and its facilities with electricity, without needing other resources. Taking advantage of the possibilities that it […]


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Yechel Gagnon
Tong


Yechel Gagnon recently created Tong, a large cast aluminium mural for the Licorne Theatre in Montreal.  For the first time, she transposes her visual language within the realm of metal work.  Gagnon created organic forms evoking movement and fluidity in dialogue with the dense and solid medium and city environment.The title of the mural Tong, […]


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salon 2
the Augmented Structures v1.1: Acoustic Formations


The first stage in the Augmented Structures project with the Augmented Structures v1.1: Acoustic Formations / İstiklâl Caddesi installation which reanimates phenomena (architecture, sound and visual arts) that appear to be completed and concluded. The acoustic memory of İstiklâl Caddesi is first transformed into an architectural surface and then this solid form became a dynamic […]


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Sofia Designers
Floe Public seating


Inspired by the drifting ice blocs on the oceans before shaping the ice floe, FLOE is a block who bring together and incite the encounter while taking part in an ensemble. The organic shape of the bench permit to create a dialogue and a tension between the installed pieces while playing with their disposition in […]


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OKRA
Domplein Utrecht


In the middle of the city of Utrecht lies the Domplein or cathedral square. This is where Utrecht began, 2000 years ago, with a Roman castellum that now lies 4 metres underground. In the Middle Ages it became overgrown by a primeval forest with giant trees. Later its stones were used to build the churches […]


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