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PortMiami Tunnel by ArquitectonicaGEO

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 7:05 am | Highways, Other

The PortMiami Tunnel opened on 3rd of August 2014 to complete a one billion dollar project of infrastructure that was thirty years in the making with the aid of an international architecture team in which the ArquitectonicaGEO practice based in Miami was a member. The project has two tunnels underneath the Government Cut shipping channel with a length of 4200 feet that connect the PortMiami on Dodge Island to the I-395 through the MacArthur Causeway as well as adding 362…

Collège de Labarthe-sur-Lèze by LCR Architectes

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 6:02 am | Education

This public middle school is located in Labarthe-sur-lez, France and it was designed by the practice of LCR Architectes to meet the high environmental standards which a future public building should worry about as well as offer an efficient education space. The exterior stands out due to its copper wrapping and there are two axes defining its layout, one of them giving access from the traffic circle and thus defining the functional organization, while the other one is perpendicular to…

Valdespartera Kindergarden by Magen Arquitectos

By : lau | 28 Aug 2014 12:06 am | Education

The Valdespartera Kindergarten located in Zaragoza, Spain was designed in 2013 by the practice of Magen Arquitectos to provide an education facility to the new Ecocity which has 10000 housing units with eco-friendly features. The kindergarten is to the southern edge of the new district close to the ring highway and to the water tanks, so the designers opted for a round aesthetic which would suit the surrounding urban landscape. The teaching areas are to the south while the classrooms…

Leça do Balio School by aNC arquitectos

By : lau | 26 Aug 2014 11:48 am | Education

The Leca do Balio School in Portugal was designed in 2013 by the practice of aNC arquitectos for 200 children beginning their studies along with 40 kindergarten children. The project is next to a school for the second and third grade with the new building acting as the entrance to both institutions. The building features a complex geometry with a slope organizing the outdoor layout and there are two parallel blocks to create room for the playgrounds. The indentations in…

Koltsovo Airport by Nefaresearch

By : lau | 22 Aug 2014 6:55 pm | Airports

The VIO lounge of the Ekaterinburg Airport was designed by the Nefaresearch architectural practice for persons who have to travel often and spend a lot of time in airports between check-in and flights so the lounge becomes a second office space for them. Two oval structures with a complex geometry define the lounge and the largest one hosts the bar and a food court where you can work on your laptop or enjoy a cup of coffee on a cozy…

Indianapolis Airport by HOK

By : lau | 20 Aug 2014 6:34 pm | Airports

The Indianapolis Airport was designed by the HOK architectural practice with Hunter Douglas as manufacturers bringing the project up to contemporary standards with a curved roof and increased mobility, security features and functionality. The airport is at a distance of 16 miles from the city center and it is between two main runways. The central element of the terminal is the Civic Plaza with a design that is inspired by the Monument Circle in the city and it has a…

Cykelslangen by Dissing + Weitling

By : lau | 19 Aug 2014 6:18 pm | Bridges

Cykelslangen is an elevated bicycle ramp commissioned by the Municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark and designed by the Dissing + Weitling architectural practice to pass across the city harbor and lead from the Kalvebod Brygge to the Brygge Island. The bridge begins in Havneholmen and goes to the Fisketorvet shopping center with enough space to allow the cargo bicycles to be passed by those who only want to work out. The separate ramp ensures a more efficient route with a great…

Footbridge and Rail Station Underway in Terni by McDowell + Benedetti

By : lau | 19 Aug 2014 6:04 pm | Bridges

This 3.5 million pound project offers an expanded commuter hub for the Terni rail station in Italy to ensure faster train access to Rome and the project was designed by the McDowell + Benedetti architectural practice after winning an international competition in 2012. The bridge has a length of 180 meters and it has a 60 meter tripod tower with two rings to connect the cables which support the main section of the bridge. The tower can be seen from…

Westminster Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

By : lau | 16 Aug 2014 2:11 pm | Education

The Westminster Academy located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA was designed in 2007 by the architectural practice of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris as a place in which the pupils can take control of their education through a theater of learning with an open layout that encourages interaction. The rectangular geometry of the structure is covered in glass panels and terracotta tiles that define the landmark, while the interior leads into a “marketplace” on the ground floor connecting the communal spaces…

Skyttelbron Bridge by Metro Arkitekter

By : lau | 16 Aug 2014 1:42 pm | Bridges

Located in Lund, Sweden, the Skyttelbron Bridge for bicycles and pedestrians was designed by the practice of Metro Arkitekter over the railway tracks of the Central Station in the city to add to the already existing connections between the east and west side of the tracks. The bridge connects the New City Hall to the station and its design features shades of gray, brown and green with a different color for each stair and platform to be seen from outside…

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