Category Archives: Infrastructure

Bridge Over the Rhone by Meier + Associes Architectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Nov 2016 5:16 pm | Bridges

Created in 2012 by the practice of Meier + Associes Architectes, this bridge passes over the Rhone River in Les Evouettes, Port-Valais, Switzerland and it also brings a lasting effect to its surrounding landscape through the “horizontal architecture” bringing a metallic element to the fields, road, railway track, embankments and canal which comprise the environment. The bridge has a length of 450 meters and it is only a few meters above the ground acting as a continuous object which reflects…

Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Oct 2016 4:12 pm | Education, Urban

The architectural practice of Zaha Hadid announced their new project located in the city of Changsha in China, and the giant building, spreading over 115000 square meters, will become the Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center. The overall design is really unique and from afar gives the impression of something really alien which might require some time to put into perspective at first. It will include a Grand Theater, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and the facilities…

Het Lichtruim by GROUP A

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Sep 2016 1:25 pm | Education

Het Lichtruim is a cultural educational center designed by the GROUP A architectural practice for the De Bilt municipality in The Netherlands and it has a compact and flexible setting to be easily adapted to the needs of various users. Spreading over 10500 square meters, the design encourages interaction and collectiveness while also offering private spaces in case the tenants need them. The surrounding area acts as a connecting element between the city and the structure with green courts Renovation…

2Day Languages by Masquespacio

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Jun 2016 7:32 am | Education

The 2Day Languages is a language school located in Valencia, Spain and their new interiors were designed by the Masquespacio studio with the plan of integrating the identity of the firm into the space along with the historic values of the city. The project tries to combine the modern and older architecture creating a fusion of the new Spanish design school and the neoclassical architecture. The entire project spreads over a surface of 183 square meters and it hosts three…

Istanbul International Financial Center by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Mar 2016 2:42 am | Urban

The construction of the Istanbul International Financial Center has begun and the complex aims to be one of the pylons which will push the economy of Turkey into the top 10 of the world until the year 2023. The building covers a 170 acre site and is on the Asian side of the city. Designed by the practice of HOK, the building will house the country’s head financial offices and governing bodies, either state owned or private banks or other…

Blackfriars Solar Bridge by Solarcentury

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Mar 2016 1:52 am | Bridges

Located at the Blackfriars station in London, UK this bridge is the largest solar bridge in the world featuring 4400 photovoltaic panels and providing the station with half of the energy it requires to operate. The project began through the collaboration of Solarcentury and the England Network Rail which managed to create a symbol of sustainability through their work.  The Blackfriars Solar Bridge passes over the Thames River to allow thousands of commuters to pass from South London. The station…

Mariinsky Theatre II by Diamond Schmitt Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jan 2016 11:37 pm | Indoor Arenas, Other, Urban

The New Mariinsky Theatre opened on May 2, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia and it was designed by the practice of Diamond Schmitt Architects with a design that tries to give a contemporary renewal of the historic urban building. The Theater is across the street from the original opera and ballet house in the historic center of the city, one of the largest performing arts facilities in the world and the first one in Russia, built in the 19th century.…

NTFSH Gymnasium by QLAB

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Nov 2015 8:12 pm | Education

The National Tainan First Senior High School (NTFSH) Gymnasium was designed by the architectural practice of QLAB in the Educational District of Tainan, Taiwan next to the National Cheng-Kung University, the University off Tainan and other landmarks with which the project has to interact through its design. The gymnasium hosts two international-standard basketball courts, another outdoor basketball court, a fitness center, a table tennis room and a martial-arts dojo. The Sports Hall has 1800 seats and it is equipped with…

The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 by EPR

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Aug 2015 4:03 pm | Airports

The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 was designed by the architectural studio of EPR and it opened in 2011 offering a very large number of facilities and located just a mile away from the Terminal 5. The luxurious hotel is surrounded by gardens, has 350 sound proofed rooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi to help you communicate and keep up to date. For the business travellers the hotel includes a business center with seven meeting rooms, two conference rooms which can…

Child School at Can Nebot by Rahola Vidal

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Jul 2015 2:38 pm | Education

Designed in 2009 by the architectural practice of Rahola Vidal, this child school also has a nursery on its ground floor and it is located in a peaceful neighborhood of Can Nebot in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Eivissa, Spain. The project also includes a small children’s house in the center and there is also a garden. The main school has four classrooms with a bathroom area, a multi-purpose room, a changing room for the staff, kitchen and dining area…

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