Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaTue, 02 Sep 2014 22:54:35 +0200Trois-Rivières Amphitheatrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Canada/Trois-Rivi%E8res/Trois-Rivi%E8res%20AmphitheatreTrois-Rivières, Canada
Designer: Paul Laurendeau
Contributed by: PaulLaurendeau

Since the early 2000s, the City of Three Rivers has developed a major redevelopment project for a site overlooking the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Several planned infrastructures (walks, plazas, public spaces, cultural facilities) that make up the project are envisioned as an anchor at the crossroads of one of the most important waterways in North America and the majestic Saint-Maurice River. For the realization of an amphitheater with the capacity of 10,000 seats, the municipality of Three Rivers has chosen to proceed with a design by Paul Laurendeau Architect.

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Avenue des Draveurs 100
QC G9A ? Trois-Rivières
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Dolbeau-Mistassini Theatrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Canada/Dolbeau-Mistassini/Dolbeau-Mistassini%20TheatreDolbeau-Mistassini, Canada
Designer: Paul Laurendeau
Contributed by: PaulLaurendeau

In 2006, Paul Laurendeau Architecte won the national architecture competition to design the 491-seat Dolbeau-Mistassini Theatre, in joint venture with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte & et Associés Architectes. The building is strategically located in the centre of the city of Dolbeau-Mistassini. It represents a new major cultural institution. Its main street facade uses elements found in theatre language: the marquee, a grid of exposed white lights, black paint, poster display cases and signage. The building is organized along a central axis that establishes symmetry and the major circulation path for the public, from the main entrance to the doors leading to the auditorium across the foyer. The foyer is dimensioned to host a variety of uses, from exhibition, conferences, banquets to parties and special events.

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avenue de l'Église 105
G8L 4W6 Dolbeau-Mistassini
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The MAD pelotonhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Norway/Oslo/The%20MAD%20pelotonOslo, Norway
Designer: MAD
Contributed by: MAD

The challenge was extreme: What to do with an urban space which is 10 x 90 metres in area, with minimal sunlight and a requirement of 200 bicycle parking places? This strip of city floor should give pedestrians (and cyclists!) a pleasant experience and, at the same time, provide a suitable entrance to the commercial areas on ground floor level. The solution was to give the entire stripe a bicycle theme. MAD created a new bike stand, the MAD Bike. These stylized "bicycles" in stainless steel provide safe bicycle parking and simultaneously create an interesting visual and spatial impression. The bicycle lights were an essential factor - they would give a unique experience and galvanise the concept in this singular urban space.

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Dronning Eufemias gate 18
0191 Oslo
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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Asumptionhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20States/San%20Francisco/Cathedral%20of%20Saint%20Mary%20of%20the%20AsumptionSan Francisco, United States
Designer: Pietro Belluschi
Contributed by: David_Weibel

Cathedral designed by Pietro Belluschi in San Francisco.

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94109 San Francisco
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Bush househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/New%20Zealand/Auckland/Bush%20houseAuckland, New Zealand
Designer: Peter Sheppard
Contributed by: peteshep

Design for low-cost house fitted into native bush in Auckland, New Zealand. The site was an east-sloping, awkwardly-shaped section which had been left unoccupied. Regenerating native bush, however, showed promise for the future. The decision was made to meld the design into this setting to provide private living concentrating on warmer *human* qualities. Modular planning was accurately measured to ensure as many trees as possible were saved to provide an atmosphere of living right in the bush. The house steps gently down following the ground, with monopitch tiled roofs floating above. The central *room* is a courtyard deck wrapped by *bi-nuclear* planning --- day living on the higher side, sleeping below, and an entry/glazed link. A verandah steps down the long sunny north face showing in this early drawing, providing deck spaces to dining, living and bedrooms.

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North-shore Northcote
0627 Auckland
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Palau de la Musica Extensionhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Barcelona/Palau%20de%20la%20Musica%20ExtensionBarcelona, Spain
Designer: Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Contributed by: MatthijsvanderSluis

The Palau de la Música Catalana, originally built in 1908 by the architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, as a headquarters for the Orfeó Català and funded by popular donations, constitutes a symbolic and sentimental heritage of an entire city that identifies with its history. It is one of the most representative buildings of Catalan Modernist style. The façade of Domènech i Montaner’s Modernista concert hall, with its bare brick, busts and mosaic friezes representing Catalan musical traditions and composers, is impressive enough, but it is surpassed by the building’s staggering interior. The old Palau has been bursting under the pressure of the musical activity going on inside it, and an extension, restoration, remodelling and renovation project by Oscar Tusquets and Carles Díaz in 1989 is being followed by further alterations by the same architect. In 1997, the Palau de la Música Catalana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Hospital de Sant Pau.

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Calle Palau de la Música 4-6
08003 Barcelona
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Hotel Kempenskihttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/India/New%20Delhi/Hotel%20KempenskiNew Delhi, India
Designer: Odyssey
Contributed by: Odyssey

The scope included the design and construction of 22 water bodies and 2 swimming pools spread across the two towers of the Hotel. The material palette primarily consisted of Black Galaxy, Irish Brown, Black Granite, Dark Grey Granite, Travertine and Gwalior White. The water bodies ranged from reflective, overflow and the cascading variety and were clad with 50 mm/100 mm thick curved coping in various profiles. The twin towers of the hotel building are designed to be clad with a combination of Irish Brown, Bianco Marfil and Gwalior White in 30 mm thick stone. Odyssey processed the stone into specific sizes and installed 4500 SQM of stone in less than 4 months. The canopies at both entrances were clad on all sides, using the overhand technique with 30 mm thick Irish Brown Marble.

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Maharaja Surajmal Road 1
110032 New Delhi
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Terminal 3, IGI Airporthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/India/New%20Delhi/Terminal%203%2C%20IGI%20AirportNew Delhi, India
Designer: AECOM
Contributed by: Odyssey

One of the prime infrastructural projects in New Delhi, the new TERMINAL 3 (T3) at the INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL (IGI) AIRPORT is designed with many unique landscape features. Odyssey was awarded the Hardscape and Water Features work for this iconic project.

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Indira Gandhi International Airport
New Delhi
India]]>
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Armani Ginza Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Armani%20Ginza%20TowerTokyo, Japan
Designer: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Contributed by: Nazar

For this Ginza project the opposite is true: the exterior is a glass tower, totally merging into the Ginza skyline, its glass surface mirroring and relaying reflections of the sky and the surrounding buildings, full of different lights and colours throughout both day and night. The permeability of the surface is toned down by a cascade of brightly lit leaves that delicately float down the facades and, according to the time of day or the season, are modified in intensity and colour.

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Ginza 5-5-4
104-0061 Tokyo
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Borgo San Martinohttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/San%20Daniele%20del%20Friuli/Borgo%20San%20MartinoSan Daniele del Friuli , Italy
Designer: Marpillero & Associati
Contributed by: MarpilleroeAssociati

The site area is situated at the top of a panoramic hill at San Daniele del Friuli and is therefore protected by laws safeguarding landscape and environmental features. The area had housed a disused factory- no longer in operation - which was demolished. The design areas covered town planning and architecture and also structural design and systems engineering. The greatest design difficulty found was that of including the large building volumes planned for the area as seamlessly as possible within the territory. The choice of modelling buildings according to a Friuli courtyard building with traditional shapes and materials was imposed by the municipal town-planning instruments. The complex comprises 20,000 m3 of volumes above ground from which 60 residential, business and hotel units were formed and 15,000 m3 of underground areas housing the garages and service facilities.

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Via Fagagna 1
33038 San Daniele del Friuli
Italy]]>
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Lofthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Udine/LoftUdine, Italy
Designer: Marpillero & Associati
Contributed by: MarpilleroeAssociati

The architect handled the restructuring and interior design for the last 3 floors, corresponding to the same number of property units, of a building built in the early twentieth century. The renovation was radical and involved total demolition of the three apartments. The resulting rebuilding, with planning of a single property unit, required the building of a new vertical internal link for the three floors while the external link between the two terraces at the fourth and fifth floors was created with stairs in cast iron. The interior layouts were totally redesigned, likewise all the technology systems. State-of-the-art technologies were used during the work to ensure maximum comfort in accordance with energy saving parameters. The result of the remodelling was the creation of a loft measuring almost 400 sq. m, linked to two terraces for a further 120 sq. m.

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Via Cortazzis 4
33100 Udine
Italy]]>
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Eindhoven Airporthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Eindhoven/Eindhoven%20AirportEindhoven, Netherlands
Designer: De Bever Architecten
Contributed by: Gemeente_Eindhoven

The development vision for Eindhoven Airport provides for its expansion and elaboration into a hub for mobility and business activity. The new terminal complex is an important marketing instrument. The section already ealized has an elongated ‘plaza’ with a floating roof, from which the various facilities can be reached. This building is easy to expand, so that an ensemble can evolve over the course of time. Its realization is to be phased, in line with economic developments, and the old terminal building will eventually be demolished. The design was realised in cooperation by KCAP and De Bever architects.

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Luchthavenweg 25
5657 EA Eindhoven
Netherlands]]>
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Residential Building on Stanislavskogo Streethttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/Residential%20Building%20on%20Stanislavskogo%20StreetMoscow, Russia
Designer: John McAslan and Partners
Contributed by: robot_gort

Originally developed by one of Russia's leading industrialists and cultural patrons, the Stanislavsky family, in the 19th century, this complex mixed-use business and cultural project consists of thirteen buildings including 30,000 sqm of office space and 60 luxury apartments, as well as a hotel and restaurant. The site has an extraordinary history and includes a theatre, built by the actor Konstantin Stanislavsky, son of the original owner, and famed as the inventor of the Method acting system. This theatre is celebrated for hosting the first performance of Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" and has been refurbished to become a new focal point of cultural activity in Moscow.

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Stanislavskogo street 11
101000 Moscow
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Bachelor Dwellingshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Eindhoven/Bachelor%20DwellingsEindhoven, Netherlands
Designer: Urban Affairs Architects
Contributed by: Gemeente_Eindhoven

This project consists of three bachelor dwellings that are situated in the warehouses of a former dry cleaning with apartments on the first floor from 1934. The dwellings are organized in three zones which can be traced to the original configuration of space. Two of the dwellings make the most of the available architectural elements and spatial qualities. The third dwelling is situated in a new building on the street side of the complex and adds to the image of the street. The existing image is intensified by creating articulation in the mass of the warehouses.

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Godschalk Rosemondtstraat 28-30-32
5611 TJ Eindhoven
Netherlands]]>
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Sorenga Byggetrinn 3http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Norway/Oslo/Sorenga%20Byggetrinn%203Oslo, Norway
Designer: Jarmund Vigsnæs Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The project is part of an 8 block / 900 unit development named Sørenga in the harbor area of Oslo. The Sørenga project is located at its own peninsula, and is part of the large Bjørvika development, that also includes the New Norwegian Opera building. The site was used for harbor activities which is now relocated. A master plan by LPO Architects calls for 900 units divided into 8 blocks. Four different groups of architects have been chosen to design the individual blocks. Block 3 is located at the east side of the peninsula. The specific set?back rules for the development has been utilized to make a terraced and highly sculptured volumetric composition that provides for optimized sun and view conditions for all the apartments. Most of the roof area will be used for terrace purposes. The building is a traditional block structure with a clear outside and inside. The kinder garden is expressed as its own corner volume. Block 3 is about 14.500 m2 which includes 127 apartments.

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Sørenga 3
0193 Oslo
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Am Sandtorkai 54http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Am%20Sandtorkai%2054Hamburg, Germany
Designer: Jan Störmer Partner
Contributed by: piotr_krajewski

The building marks the entrance to the Am Sandtorkai quarter. Hamburg architect Jan Störmer has designed a modern building that totally harmonises with its traditional local surroundings. Punctuated by windows, the structure's north-facing closed façade is reminiscent of the historic Speicherstadt warehouse buildings it overlooks. In all other respects the building embraces the water of the Sandtorhafen harbour, its expansive glass frontage affording clear views of the historic ships below. Sited directly adjacent to the Magellan Terraces, the building is also a prime location for outdoor dining. HafenCity's first restaurant, the Chilli Club, opened here on 14 July 2005. (text from http://www.hafencity.com)

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AM SANDTORKAI 54
20457 Hamburg
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Euromasthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rotterdam/EuromastRotterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Hugh A. Maaskant
Contributed by: boeboe

The Euromast was built on the occasion of the Floriade, an international exposition on horticulture. The tower is named Euromast. ‘Euro’ because Rotterdam is in the heart of the European market and ‘mast’ because not only Dutch know what the word means but also English, Germans, Swedes, Norwegians and Danes. They also use the word mast. At a height of 32 m Dutch architect Maaskant provided the tower with a replica of a ship’s bridge complete with navigation systems and a chart- room. In this room the public could experience what it means to navigate a sea-vessel. Made of reinforced concrete and 9 m in diameter (inside) it has walls that are 30 cm thick. The foundation consists of 131 concrete piles. On these piles rests a block of reinforced concrete weighing 1,900,000 kilograms and serving as a counterweight to the aboveground construction. The crow’s nest restaurant - weighing 240 tons - was ingeniously hoisted up in five days up to 100 m above ground.

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Parkhaven 20
3016 GM Rotterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Villiot-Rapée Apartmentshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Villiot-Rap%E9e%20ApartmentsParis, France
Designer: Hamonic + Masson
Contributed by: Nazar

The project embraces new concepts of living together primarily based on generous outdoor spaces, both private (balconies) and communal (floor area), as well as on an extrapolation of the advantages of detached houses, which have now disappeared forever from Paris - having one's own floor space and thus being rooted in the soil. The starting point of the project, the ground, accompanies and moulds itself to the natural level, twists and transforms itself, hosts different disciplines, guides and accompanies residents, visitors and passers-by - and makes it into a home. Each level and each flat has a different floor lending itself to different practices and uses. Rather than being like a balcony, a loggia (or a terrace), which can be seen and used on a daily basis, winds its way around the outside of the flats and gives residents the feeling that they live outdoors. This 'poured garden' creates close ties to the building's external environment.

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Rue Villiot 19
75012 Paris
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Banco De Portugal HQ Renovationhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Lisbon/Banco%20De%20Portugal%20HQ%20RenovationLisbon, Portugal
Designer: Gonçalo Byrne
Contributed by: CarlosMGuimaraes

This project is representative of a specific kind of comission from a verry formal institution. The project consists of a rehabilitation and technical adaptations for the entire headquarters, itself comprising a series of historical buildings, including the Church of São Julião. The Money Museum was also created as part of the project.

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Rua do Comércio 148
1100-150 Lisbon
Portugal]]>
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CIDADELA DE CASCAIS HISTORIC HOTELhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Cascais/CIDADELA%20DE%20CASCAIS%20HISTORIC%20HOTELCascais, Portugal
Designer: Gonçalo Byrne
Contributed by: CarlosMGuimaraes

Ancient meets modern in this luxury hotel that belongs to the group Pousadas de Portugal. Many of the rooms are dramatically set into the former barracks, while others enjoy great views towards the sea, or over spacious internal patios.

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Avenida D Carlos I 00
2750-310 Cascais
Portugal]]>
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