Category Archives: Infrastructure

Oslo International Airport by Nordic Office of Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Feb 2015 9:53 am | Airports

The Oslo International Airport commissioned the Nordic Office of Architecture practice to extend the capacity of the original project through the addition of new airside and landside areas that add a new pier. The project is expected to be completed in 2017 and will spread over a surface of 148,000 square meters to include contact with airlines, concessionaires and areas for airport handling companies. The airport is one of the most energy efficient in the world and the extension will…

The Schuman Bridge by Explorations Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 8:05 pm | Bridges

The Explorations Architecture practice created a new connection to the historic center of Lyon, France with a bridge set between two other bridges from the early 19th century that cross over the Saone River. The bridge features two arches defining the open area above the water that acts as a small public area and viewpoint for the pedestrians. The Schuman Bridge, as it is called, is very light to become a part of the landscape and the supporting structure is…

Daocheng Yading Airport by GUD Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 9:25 am | Airports

The Daocheng Yading Airport is the highest-altitude civilian airport in the world at three miles above sea level and the placement of the project allows significant cuts in travel time to the remote region of Sichuan, China. Created by the GUD Group in 2013, the airport is on one of the largest ancient glaciers of Tibet Plateau and it incorporates flight terminals, an air traffic control building, a fire control center, storage warehouse for the cargo, a gas station and…

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by Lyons and Conrad Gargett

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Jan 2015 11:32 am | Urban

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital located in the Southbank Precinct of Brisbane, Australia is a specialist pediatric teaching facility with an exciting façade that ensures tertiary and quaternary health services in a structure spreading over 12 floors that was designed through the collaboration between the Lyons architectural practice and Conrad Gargett. The bright colors, with green and purple tones, integrate well into the nearby parklands and are joyful enough for a space designed with children in mind. The roofs are…

Grønneviksøren Student Apartments by 3RW Arkitekter

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2015 5:02 pm | Urban

The Gronneviksoren Student Apartments located in Bergen, Norway were designed in 2013 by the practice of 3RW Arkitekter to bring a sustainable solution for low budget housing in a large city. The area is rapidly transforming and is at a 20 minute walk from the city center, being comprised of 16 building groups that have a height of up to eight levels. There are two separate building blocks with an open setting that connects to the city and they have…

Palo Alto Pedestrian Bridge Over Highway 101

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2015 1:31 pm | Bridges

The Palo Alto Pedestrian Bridge passes over the 14-lane Highway 101 at Adobe Creek and offers a “Confluence” project that wants to connect the residential and commercial areas at the southern region of Palo Alto to the Baylands Nature Preserve and to the Bay Trail regional network. The project was created through a collaboration between the 64 North architectural practice, HNTB Engineering, Bionic Landscape Architecture and the sculptor Ned Kahn for the City of Palo Alto and the imposing structure…

Hollenbeck Police Station by AC Martin

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jan 2015 11:30 am | Urban

The AC Martin architectural practice built the new Hollenbeck Police Station in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California on the site of the existing 1958 station in a region that is filled with history and tradition. The heritage of the site was implemented into a daring design that celebrates the creative spirit of the area in an original way. The community needed to have a place with which they could relate and the murals, gardens and bright homes told the designers…

City Hall for the City of Illkirch-Graffenstaden by Atelier Filippini

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jan 2015 8:19 am | Urban

The City Hall for the City of Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France was designed by the Atelier Filippini after winning an international competition with a project that is made predominantly of perforated steel with new public facilities and an iconic façade. The project is in the central square of the city and features a reception area that acts as a protective shell hovering above a water surface with a steel envelope that still maintains a connection with the sky and nearby facades. The…

Rhode Island College Art Center by Schwartz-Silver

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jan 2015 11:13 am | Education

The Rhode Island College Art Center in Providence, USA was designed in 2014 by the Schwartz-Silver architectural practice to bring the formerly scattered programs into a single building while also ensuring a more modern and efficient setting. The original building spread over a single floor and was built in 1958 as a library, student center and dining hall, so it needed a refurbishment to remove the light and safety issues. The new structure offers programs for 12 separate disciplines, each…

10 Modern Infrastructure Projects Unveiled in 2014

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Dec 2014 12:50 pm | Infrastructure

The projects set under the urban infrastructure category bring together bridges, airports, highways, transport stations and other constructions such as the educational facilities, so today we will try to offer you a review of the most impressive things we have seen this year from all of them in a single top ten. 10. The Friedrich Bayer Bridge by LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo The bridge is set in front of the Bayer Headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it extends the…

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