The Finnish town of Seinäjoki hosts the most extensive cluster of buildings designed by Alvar Aalto in the world. Asmo Jaaksi of architects JKMM explains his practice’s approach to designing a new addition to this hallowed Aalto Centre
This design by C + S won an international competition. The new building is grafted into the complexity of the Venetian urban system facing Piazzale Roma, the car-entrance space to the city of Venice. At the same time it becomes the 'infrastructure' which brings an existing 19th century factory (Ex-Manifattura Tabacchi) into a contemporary use: in fact it houses the technical building systems.
Etter å ha stått tomt i 20 år, har det sentrale Drottningtorget Post Kontorbygg i Göteborg blitt forvandlet til et 500-roms Clarion-hotell, med moderne tillegg som gjenspeiler ambisjonene i denne pulserende byen.
En skjemmende sovjetisk bygning fra midten av det 20. århundre omgjøres fullstendig med en perforert kobberfasade, og gjenoppdager en arkitektonisk hyllest til bilen. Først forklarer Pavel Khegay og Amir Idiatulin fra IND Architects designkonseptet sitt.
Dette nye kultur-og mediesenteret i den landlige byen Gournay en Bray i det franske Normandie tar sin inspirasjon fra de lokale bygningene som er omgjort til moderne verk, preget av skiferoverflater og glassvinduer omkranset av en trådnetting i kobber.
Completed in 2010, the Victor Hugo hub – a 9,615 m2 multiplex – is located in the Saint Raphaël town centre. The impetus for this project was the town’s desire to revitalise the railway district: a gamble that has now paid off! The hub – which houses seven cinema auditoria with 1,350 seats, a bus station and a two-level car park – has shown itself to be a key tool for urban regeneration.
The 'Capanna Osservatorio Regina Margherita' is the highest building in Europe, located at an altitude of 4554m above sea level, on the Punta G.Gnifetti, one of the peaks of the Monte Rosa Massif. Almost all shelters/alpine huts serve as the departure point for those wishing to 'conquer' a summit, while the Capanna Regina Margherita is at the summit. The uniqueness of the location creates interesting opportunities in the field of medicine research, earth science and meteorology: for this Hut (as a shelter for mountaineers) and Observatory (as a support structure for scientific research).
The building is located on a hillside in the Dolomites, at the edge of a residential area. The volume has been developed mainly from its pragmatic functional request to include 6 independent apartments around a common circulation: a ‘cut’ that marks the main access and the division of the volume into 2 halves. Besides its function, the ‘cut’ becomes the main defining element of the building: from either side of the ‘cut’ strips unfold that form the balustrade of a generous covered balcony which reach out to the surrounding topography. The strips and the façade jump back at each floor, following the profile of the natural steep hillside.
En hypermoderne intervensjon bekledd med gylden kobberlegering markerte meget passende utstillingen ‘Golden Splendour: Mediaeval Treasure Art in Westphalia’, som ble holdt i den tyske byen Münster denne sommeren.
In the summer of 2006 Maidstone Borough Council launched an exciting and ambitious scheme to open up Maidstone Museum’s collections and transform its services and facilities for visitors. The East Wing project forms the second phase of the Museum’s re-development programme, following the renovation of the West Wing in 2003.
The project consists of two bronze structures which covers the unique runic stones and secure and preserve them for the future. The runic stones mark Denmark' transition to Christianity in year 965, and the monument is also known as Denmark's "birth certificate". The monument is included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage. The project was inaugurated in December 2011 and it is based on the winning competition project made by NOBEL arkitekter in March 2010.
Dette prosjektet demonstrerer hvordan man blåser nytt liv i gamle bygninger med fasiliteter som er nødvendige for det 21. århundret, samtidig som deres integritet respekteres og verdsettes. Et nytt bronsebelagt tilbygg er både et dramatisk utsagn og en diskret intervensjon, som sammen skaper en harmonisk blanding av nytt og gammelt.