Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaThu, 05 Mar 2015 07:03:32 +0100Blitshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rotterdam/BlitsRotterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Marcel Wanders
Contributed by: Marcel_Wanders_Studio

The interior of the latest culinary hotspot from Rotterdam-based Hotel New York Group was designed by Marcel Wanders. The restaurant is beautifully located on the banks of the river Maas. The architectural design was made by Mecanoo. Head chef Glyn Stoker is responsible for the culinary creations. The building dates from 1989. Marcel redesigned the interior and made Blits ‘a restaurant like a theatre’. Heavenly light fills the waterside stage, but not all that glitters is gold here. Tomorrow will be another day, the waters will flow; the Maas, it seems, is no longer alone.

Address
Boompjes 701
3011 XZ Rotterdam
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Municipal Offices and Train Stationhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Delft/Municipal%20Offices%20and%20Train%20StationDelft, Netherlands
Designer: Mecanoo architecten
Contributed by: MI_MOA

The Delft railway station, in combination with municipal offices, sits atop a new train tunnel built in place of the old concrete viaduct that divided the city in two. Delft reflects its rich past: historic buildings, canals and of course, the famous Delftware. On the other hand, the Delft University of Technology is at the forefront of technical innovation. This combination of past and future, was the starting point for the design. A vaulted ceiling shows a historic 1877 map of Delft, connecting the station with the city hall that will be finished in 2017. Within the station hall, walls and columns are adorned with a re-interpretation of Delft Blue tiles. The glass skin of the building is designed to reflect the Dutch skies. The panels of fused glass with lens-like spheres reference a vernacular window design that can be seen throughout the historic city. The combination and rhythm of open panels of transparent and fused glass panels enable a high degree of energy efficiency.

Address
Stationsplein -
2611 BV Delft
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Grüne Wellehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/Vienna/Gr%FCne%20WelleVienna, Austria
Designer: SUPERBLOCK
Contributed by: superblock

Our cities are growing, and their limits are increasingly expanding. The project "Grüne Welle" ("Green Wave") of architects SUPERBLOCK and housing developer WBV GÖD is now completed, featuring an exemplary residential complex on the periphery of Vienna - between the city and the countryside - in which it could gain the first prize in the developer competition 2010. The "village green", framed by two rippled lines of terraced houses, explicitly divides the outdoor areas into an open access communication zone and shared space, and the quiet back yards as private zone behind the terraces. To generate functional density and a sustainable mix of future resident groups there are several types of apartment typologies. (The terraced house settlement consists of houses with 140m², 95m2 and 65m2). The estate accommodates a living group), a children's home and a large proportion of apartments for residents with impairments.

Address
Gerasdorferstrasse 149
1210 Vienna
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Old Burger Weeshuis extensionhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Leeuwarden/Old%20Burger%20Weeshuis%20extensionLeeuwarden, Netherlands
Designer: SchilderScholte architecten
Contributed by: SchSch

Renovation with extension to a former orphanage in the historic centre of the Frisian capital. When designed in 1999, the basis for the alteration of this 'national monument' was sustainability in all its forms. Both the office pavilion as well as the new interior of the building meet the requirements imposed by the client. The volume of the black pavilion is exactly half a cube, 9.5x9.5x4.75 mtr. and clad with anthracite slates.

Address
Ruiterskwartier 121a
8911BS Leeuwarden
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BlueSom http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rotterdam/BlueSomRotterdam, Netherlands
Designer: SchilderScholte architecten
Contributed by: SchSch

The metamorphosis of a former home theater into an unconventional office was completed with minor interventions. The result is a dynamic space that has the creative look the end-user had in mind. To achieve this, the term Circular Space was introduced. The term aims for an optical spatial composition, made up of wall surfaces, floor areas and ceiling sections. The client champions the principles of the Blue Economy so it was important to choose the finishes and materials with this in mind. Sustainability as well as durability play a significant role in the circular economy grafted vision of Bluesom. The importance of the use of materials was key at the outset of the project leading a coherent interior that is the appropriate setting for the think tank approach of the organization.

Address
Veerhaven 14-15
3016 CJ Rotterdam
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Communal Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Arthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Arezzo/Communal%20Gallery%20of%20Modern%20and%20Contemporary%20ArtArezzo, Italy
Designer: Lapo Lani architetto
Contributed by: LapoLani

The New Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Arezzo, located adjacent to the San Francesco Church - where inside there is the fresco painting "Storia della Vera Croce", painted by Piero della Francesca - is a project that tries to implement new museological elements, destined not to give the idea of its continuity with the art and the environment, but, contrarily, of its autonomy and alternative thought, parallel to the history. Also the Piero's vision has not been realized and it remained a moral utopia. Then art as project which placed itself in discontinuity with the existing, as a critic thought which produces aesthetical signs able to change the world through the induction. The idea of the project is to realize a semi-darkness environment, where the art works are shown as suspended on the void, in autonomy respecting the architectural spaces, out from the traditional ergonomics of the visitor's perspective.

Address
Piazza San Francesco 4
52100 Arezzo
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KIThttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/D%FCsseldorf/KITDüsseldorf, Germany
Designer: Atelier Fritschi + Stahl
Contributed by: DennisM

KIT stands for Kunst Im Tunnel. KIT is a contemporary art museum in Düsseldorf and is located beneath the Rhine promenade. The underground space was already used for art exhibitions before the promenade was redesigned in 1995. Now the KIT is a permanent exhibition building. The ground floor houses the KIT Café, a nice place to sit directly at the Rhine river. The exhibition space is about 140 metres long and has different dimensions in height and width. Every two or three months the exhibition changes and a large range of genres and art forms are showed.

Address
Mannesmannufer 1b
40213 Düsseldorf
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d'Coque National Sports and Cultural Centrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Luxembourg/Luxembourg/d%27Coque%20National%20Sports%20and%20Cultural%20CentreLuxembourg, Luxembourg
Designer: Roger Taillibert
Contributed by: pitufina13

Roger Taillibert built two sports and cultural centres on the Kirchberg in Luxembourg. Opened in 1982, the Olympic Pool is marked by its characteristic boat-like roofs, composed of concrete shells. For the neighbouring National Sports and Cultural Centre, named d'Coque, for which the first sod was turned on 15 December 1997, Roger Taillibert used a similar code of forms for the roof. This time he abandoned the concrete shells for laminated timber. The copper roofs (with a surface area of 20800 m2) cover the six shells of the ensemble. The multi-purpose centre was inaugurated on 8 June 2002.

Address
Rue Léon Hengen 2
L-1745 Luxembourg
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Conversion of a late medieval Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Stugl%20Stuls/Conversion%20of%20a%20late%20medieval%20HouseStugl Stuls, Switzerland
Designer: Angela Deuber
Contributed by: ADA-Mimoa

The conversion of a late medieval House in Stuls, Grisons is a sensitive, yet radical intervention. The protected building has been both, carefully restored and conceptual rebuild.

Address
Stugl Stuls 11
7482 Stugl Stuls
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40 Housing Unitshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/40%20Housing%20UnitsParis, France
Designer: LAN
Contributed by: AnneSophieDLV

Lot 4.2 is part of the new ZAC Clichy-Batignolles and is located at the edge of bld Pereire. Ensuring the connection between these two architectural worlds is one of the challenges of this project, which also renders homage to Paris and the architecture of the 19th century. The Haussmann building has in fact revealed itself to be an extraordinarily open form of architecture capable of absorbing other uses than its originally intended ones. The volume is a perfect extrusion of the triangular parcel. The size and regularity of the openings create a general image of the building without specifically denoting its use. This open quality provides certain undeniable advantages to the apartments: with lots of windows and natural light and very spacious, they are all set up around a loggia.

Address
Boulevard Pereire 20
75017 Paris
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Working in the naturehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Varese/Working%20in%20the%20natureVarese, Italy
Designer: LCArchitetti
Contributed by: LCA

The building site of the new TAU/LCA office is a grey area previously occupied by an industrial building: it is a sustainable project since the beginning. The new office is a prefabricated wooden building, 8 meters high. The ground floor is composed by three plaster (opaque) boxes and two (transparent) glass boxes. Huge glass surfaces provide strong relationship within inside and outside. In this way the garden is part of the work environment, therefore the title "working in the nature". On the short side of the first floor the loggia and the meeting room rotate the direction of the building. Those two areas look toward the landscape. The pitched metal black roof -covered by solar panels- creates a connection with the urban environment all around. The comfort and energy efficiency of the building (casa clima A class) is provided by a wooden frame structure, a fiber wood insulation, reduced use of glue, mechanical ventilation system and led illumination.

Address
Via Fratelli Bandiera 16
21100 Varese
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New school in Thalhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Thal/New%20school%20in%20ThalThal, Switzerland
Designer: Angela Deuber
Contributed by: ADA-Mimoa

The new school in Thal stands in the middle of a uniformly sloping plot whose incline adjusts each of the elevations independently. The structure consists of a column and slab system split by the fissure created for insulation. The exterior expression is an articulated façade that, united with the internal structure, supports the weight of the concrete slabs. Both carry structural loads and are constructionally interdependent. The classrooms are divided by non-structural slurried clay block walls. The light grey concrete façade has a strong physical presence. Supported by stout internal columns, exaggerated lintels open up toward the corners and middle of the structural floor. The thickness of the wall, and the triangular geometry of the openings, produces a spatial experience that is modulated according to ones position in the building.

Address
Steigstrasse 1
9422 Thal
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Europäische Investitionsbankhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Luxembourg/Luxembourg/Europ%E4ische%20InvestitionsbankLuxembourg, Luxembourg
Designer: Ingenhoven Architekten
Contributed by: DennisM

The winner of the designer competition for the new headquarters of the European Investment Bank was architectural office Ingenhoven Overdiek. The new office is situated in the European quarter Kirchberg in Luxembourg.

Address
Boulevard Konrad Adenauer 96
2968 Luxembourg
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Meliá Luxembourghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Luxembourg/Luxembourg/Meli%E1%20LuxembourgLuxembourg, Luxembourg
Designer: Jim Clemes
Contributed by: DennisM

Meliá Luxembourg is built in the Place de l'Europe in the heart of the financial district of Luxembourg (Kirchberg).

Address
Park Drai Eechelen 1
1499 Luxembourg
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Benrather Karrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/D%FCsseldorf/Benrather%20KarreDüsseldorf, Germany
Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Contributed by: DennisM

An urban office by architect office KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates). The facade with translucent onyx panels can move and provide shade during the day and let through light at night, so the building becomes a lantern in the city.

Address
Benrather Straße 18
40213 Düsseldorf
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Apollo Varietéhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/D%FCsseldorf/Apollo%20Variet%E9Düsseldorf, Germany
Designer: Atelier Fritschi + Stahl
Contributed by: DennisM

A theater under a highway. Apollo Varieté is a theater placed under the Rheinkniebrücke.

Address
Apollo-Platz 1
40213 Düsseldorf
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Capricorn Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/D%FCsseldorf/Capricorn%20HouseDüsseldorf, Germany
Designer: Gatermann + Schossig
Contributed by: DennisM

The Capricorn-building at the southern end of the Düsseldorf media harbor is part of the new entrance in the media harbor. The meandering structure of the building creates large glass halls and a second sound membrane, which are requirements for a low energy office building.

Address
Holzstraße 6
40221 Düsseldorf
Germany]]>
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GAP 15http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/D%FCsseldorf/GAP%2015Düsseldorf, Germany
Designer: JSK Architects
Contributed by: DennisM

GAP 15 stands for Graf Adolf Platz number 15. GAP 15 is an elliptical modern office building designed by JSK architects and is used by accountant firm Ernst & Young.

Address
Graf-Adolf-Platz 15
40213 Düsseldorf
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Kö-Bogenhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/D%FCsseldorf/K%F6-BogenDüsseldorf, Germany
Designer: Daniel Libeskind
Contributed by: DennisM

A large office and retail complex which forms the northern end of the Königsallee. Kö-Bogen is a complex designed by Daniel Libeskind in Düsseldorf.

Address
Königsallee 2
40212 Düsseldorf
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EDF Archives Centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Bure/EDF%20Archives%20CenterBure, France
Designer: LAN
Contributed by: AnneSophieDLV

Over and above the functional demands to manage the archives, this is a strategic project which must provide a positive impact on the region, fully integrate itself into the landscape as well as meet environmental quality standards. The need for simple site management and optimum storage efficiency led LAN to develop a simple and rational layout. The archives' part is composed by 20 storehouses of 200 m² each, with regulated temperature and hygrometry. The offices' part is embedded in a natural slope planted with trees and plants. Within an idea of landscape integration, the afforestation completes the building by inserting it in a pattern recurring from the landscape: the "merlons". To give the impression of a lightweight building in movement, the earth-colored concrete cladding includes stainless steel studs. Thanks to the used materials and to the hanging technique of the concrete siding, the total power consumed by the building represents 29 kWh/m².

Address
D960
55290 Bure
France]]>
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