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Ravelijn op den Zoom Floating Bridge by RO&AD

By : lau | 15 Jul 2014 6:12 pm | Bridges

The Ravelijn op den Zoom Floating Bridge designed by the RO&AD architectural practice is located in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands to pass over the moat built by the Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn in the 18th century giving access to the Ravelijn op den Zoom fortress. The fortress is used for different small events today and this passage ensures an additional way of accessing the small island so that the guests are easier accommodated while also improving the…

Bridge at Buen by 3XN

By : lau | 12 Jul 2014 9:10 am | Bridges

This pedestrian and bicycle bridge was designed by the 3XN Architectural practice to connect the city of Mandal, which is the most southern city in Norway, to the new Buen Cultural Center that is emerging with a design created by the same office. The designers used the same light exterior to connect with the surrounding tones and to stand out next to the wooden houses and narrow streets in the region. There are two clear spaces defined to allow the…

Rheinring by Marco Hemmerling

By : lau | 6 Jul 2014 9:31 am | Bridges

The Rheinring is an arch designed by the architect Marco Hemmerling and it is located at the Rhine Caree between two important bridges, namely the Honenzollerbrucke and the Deutzer Brucke, bringing together the two halves of Cologne, Germany. Next to the archway is a circular construction developed by Stefan Polonyi acting as a pedestrian walkway that can be accessed from the Altstadt to the west as well as from the Rhine Boulevard to the east. The ring above the river…

Darius Milhaud Conservatory by Kengo Kuma

By : lau | 6 Jul 2014 9:20 am | Education, Other

The Darius Milhaud Conservatory was designed by the Kengo Kuma architectural practice with folded aluminum panels to create pleats across the exterior walls of the concert hall located in Aix en Provence to the south of France. The city hosts one of the oldest dance and music conservatories in the country, established in 1849, and it received a new facility spreading over a surface of 7000 square meters which hosts the teaching facilities along with an auditorium with 500 seats.…

Rutgers Business School by TEN Arquitectos

By : lau | 28 Jun 2014 5:12 pm | Education

The practice of TEN Arquitectos designed the Rutgers Business School as a gateway to the Livingston Campus of the Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. The project was created in 2013 with an L-shape that spans at a height of 60 feet above Rockafeller Road and it is a part of a masterplan to supply the high density campus with urban facilities, shared amenities and orient it toward the collaboration spaces instead of the traditional classrooms. There are three bands…

Edmonton Airport Offices and Control Tower by DIALOG

By : lau | 23 Jun 2014 5:43 pm | Airports

The DIALOG architectural practice designed the Combined Office and Control Tower for the Edmonton International Airport in Canada as a part of the 2012 expansion program which responds to the increased pressure on the original infrastructure. The Edmonton International Airport is the fastest growing large airport in Canada and it has to keep up with the economic development of the Alberta Capital Region. Aside from the improvement of the airport’s operations the design wanted to act as a landmark for…

Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management by FUKSAS Architects

By : lau | 21 Jun 2014 8:04 am | Education

The Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management in the ZAC Port Marianne area to the east side of Montpellier, France was designed by the FUKSAS Architects practice as a hotel/school that wants to transform the landscape by adding a new landmark to it. The project is designed as a single entity with a sculptural shape to distinguish its different programs and an interior where each room has its individual proportions. There are two main buildings linked together by footbridges to cross…

The Vibeeng School by Arkitema Architects

By : lau | 18 Jun 2014 5:10 pm | Education

The Vibeeng School in Haslev, Denmark was designed by the Arkitema Architects practice with a playful red exterior and several external education zones to reduce the energy requirements for the project. The primary school is class 1 and it integrates various sustainability elements to increase the overall efficiency while also stimulating the children to learn in a challenging environment. The roof hosts skylights toward the north to improve the natural light inside and there are also several solar panels to…

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs by Zaha Hadid

By : lau | 11 Jun 2014 4:50 pm | Education

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon was designed by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid cantilevering above a public courtyard with a series of elevated pathways and it will offer a forum for debating public policies in the Arab World such as the refugee crisis or the climate changes. The project spreads over a surface of 3000 square meters and it is to the north side of the…

Heathrow Airport’s New Terminal 2 by Luis Vidal + Architects

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 4:29 pm | Airports

The Terminal 2 of the Heathrow Airport in London, UK was opened at only 10% of its capacity which means a rate of 6000 passengers each day until it is completed. The project was designed by Luis Vidal + Architects who worked in collaboration with Pascall and Watson and Foster + Partners to renovate it into a mixed-use venue which contains 17 restaurants and 33 retail spaces as well as free WiFi for the travelers. Terminal 2 wanted to offer…

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