Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaFri, 22 Aug 2014 01:12:07 +0200Kandussi Holdinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/St.%20Veit%20an%20der%20Glan/Kandussi%20HoldingSt. Veit an der Glan, Austria
Designer: Sacher Locicero architectes
Contributed by: MIROarchitetti-com

The concept for the design was to create a building structure which has a very high flexibility and at the same time refers to the serial production of the company. The structure is a steel structure which plays with the building masses made of different material. On the ground floor of the building located behind a curved Linitfassade (glass industry), the sales and consulting area is built. Located on the upper floor there are differently sized cubes where various departments of the administration are, which were executed in different materials and partially cantilevered over the ground floor area. The space between the cubes is used for communication between the employees and the customers. This spacious public area in the foyer of the administration area also reflects the company's philosophy "openness, vision and innovation".

Address
Altglandorf 22
9300 St. Veit an der Glan
Austria]]>
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AM Headquartershttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Utrecht/AM%20HeadquartersUtrecht, Netherlands
Designer: KAAN Architecten
Contributed by: KAAN_Architecten

The AM headquarters in Utrecht is an efficient building that suits the urban development plan. It's a rectangular structure with floor-to-ceiling heights above the standards to achieve an overall feeling of generosity. The façades are made of a white concrete lattice causing an alienating effect in terms of scale, depth and dimensions. Contrary to the rigid structure of the outer walls, the interior is at the service of the spatial unity connecting the three floors in a vertical sense. A large empty space with light from above across the entire height of the building and a stately stairway form the heart around which the open office floors are situated. The building is made up of three construction layers with offices, meeting accommodations and a company restaurant on top of a parking garage, half sunk below ground level.

Address
Ptolemaeuslaan 80
3528 BR Utrecht
Netherlands]]>
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Vancouverhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rotterdam/VancouverRotterdam, Netherlands
Designer: KAAN Architecten
Contributed by: KAAN_Architecten

The main design objective of the office building is to maximize its volume, floor space, gross/net ratio within the urban and zoning plan, and creating large floor plates for generous work places. By wrapping the program in a supporting white concrete prefab façade, as opposed to the stated red brick, the building distinguishes itself between the nearby red housing and the black office building. The simple yet muscular building which came into existence seems to play a central role in a curious and interesting composition of old and new and, as such forms a keystone of the ambitious urban development plan of Laan op Zuid.

Address
Laan op Zuid 2
3071 AA Rotterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Blumenhallehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/St.%20Veit%20an%20der%20Glan/BlumenhalleSt. Veit an der Glan, Austria
Designer: frediani + gasser architettura
Contributed by: MIROarchitetti-com

Blumenhalle represents a complex space for performances, seminars and concerts organized as part of the redevelopment plan for the area Wiesenmarkt(on the edge of the historic center of St. Veit / Austria). It was designed to work in synergy with the surrounding urban area- a peripheral space, free of any meaningful significance, in which the Blumenhalle imposes itself by simplicity and compact shape. The hall can accommodate 800 people, being accessed by a vast foyer, designed to host events and exhibitions. Particular attention has been paid to the use of light and materials in fragile relationship with the urban context: the outer coating is made with special colored plates produced at low cost by a local industry. The colors make it easy to identify the public building and differentiate it with respect to the underprivileged residential neighborhoods that arise around. If the outside is strongly colored, the interiors are, on the contrary, sober and austere.

Address
Villacher Straße 15
9300 St. Veit an der Glan
Austria]]>
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Blumenhotelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/St.%20Veit%20an%20der%20Glan/BlumenhotelSt. Veit an der Glan, Austria
Designer: Spado Architects
Contributed by: MIROarchitetti-com

The property is located southwest of the city center of St. Veit. From northwest towards southeast the terrain falls about 4 m. The conditions of the site were taken into consideration and, in consequence, two cubic, intersected structures formulated: one containing the reception area, bar, conference area, restaurant and wellness centre and another containing the 110 hotel rooms. The service wing to the southeast is characterised by a large open space for the restaurant from which the other parts of the building are visible. The five-storey parallelepiped volume above the service area, characterised by irregularly shaped windows, is occupied by the hotel rooms, all of which face east or west and are accessed via a central corridor. The floral theme is restrained and yet omnipresent.

Address
Bürgergasse 7A
9300 St. Veit an der Glan
Austria]]>
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Vander Hotelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Slovenia/Ljubljana/Vander%20HotelLjubljana, Slovenia
Designer: Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
Contributed by: MIROarchitetti-com

Vander Hotels is a design hotel located in the historic centre of Ljubljana. The hotel is constructed within the interior space of four historic adjacent buildings. The exterior facade of the building remains untouched and preserved. The design of the hotel was based upon the kaleidoscopic play of 3D patterns in different materials, and reflections that extend the borders of the constructed space. Due to the reflections created inside the building, the visitor becomes a part of the interior. Rooms appear to be more like homely living rooms, due to custom designed furniture pieces such as the black tables and mirrored box.

Address
Krojaska Ulica 6-8
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia]]>
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Longarone Parish Churchhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Longarone/Longarone%20Parish%20ChurchLongarone, Italy
Designer: Giovanni Michelucci
Contributed by: MIROarchitetti-com

The church was built in memory of the victims of the Vajont. The concept is based on a simple idea: to bring life back to that place by exalting the theatre. The church is made up of two overlapping amphitheatres: a lower one that is covered, where the main nave is located and an upper, uncovered one that is thought of as a sort of square from which you can observe the Vajont dam. Externally the building is made of reinforced concrete white beams; The composition is characterized by the presence of a ramp that leads to the top of the church, in a perfect reminder of the purpose of the Cross of Calvary. The square also has an altar so that it is possible to celebrate mass outside as well, but it was designed primarily as a meeting place. The hall inside is partly surrounded by a raised tribune and the remains of the oldest church. The room is accessible from various points, both from below and from above.

Address
Via Roma 75
32013 Longarone
Italy]]>
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Corporativo Reforma Dianahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Mexico/Mexico%20City/Corporativo%20Reforma%20DianaMexico City, Mexico
Designer: Arditti + RDT architects
Contributed by: David_Weibel

The Reforma Diana Tower is an avant-gardistic building on a very special piece of land at the Paseo de la Reforma avenue, next to the sculpture of Diana the Huntress. The building was limited to a height of 40 floors above the street level. The width of the building site was only 16 metres at the front. The building had to be narrower at the top, to let more sunlight hit the Tokio street behind te building. The concept of the design was to constantly combine 3 volumes, constantly varying them, so that they together form the complex, with a maximum use of the terrain. To get the slenderness of the tower of 27 floors on top, the architect worked with mezzanine floors. The building is designed as a green building, incorporating strategies related to energy efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality, savings in water consumption, selection of materials, which is why the complex is LEED Gold certified, being an icon in the City of Mexico.

Address
Paseo de la Reforma 412
06600 Mexico City
Mexico]]>
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Löwenbräu-Areal Residential and Office Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Zurich/L%F6wenbr%E4u-Areal%20Residential%20and%20Office%20TowerZurich, Switzerland
Designer: Gigon Guyer Architekten
Contributed by: KNTC_

An exciting mix of new and old has been created in Zurich West on the Löwenbräu-Areal premises. Two new high-rises stretch above the old brewery and further emphasize the architectural shape provided by the silos. A black, elegant building, 230 feet high and with an overhang giving it the appearance of a cobra looms up behind the old brewery. The industrial past is still very visible, and the characteristic historic building from 1897, the chimney and the steel silo all nicely preserved. A unique mix of international artists, trades people and people who call this place home make best use of the premises.

Address
Limmatstrasse 268
8005 Zurich
Switzerland]]>
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Zölly Residential Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Zurich/Z%F6lly%20Residential%20TowerZurich, Switzerland
Designer: Meili & Peter Architects
Contributed by: KNTC_

The Zölly high-rise evolves, the same as the other two high-rise buildings, the Prime Tower and the Mobimo Tower, from the geometry of a polygon. The obtuse angles defy any generation of corners and boundary definitions, while their free position defines a polyphonic triad within the silhouette of City West. The vertical prisms of the towers are in a balanced relationship with the horizontal ends of the buildings on the site, with the elevated figure of the Maaghof as its centre. The Zölly building, which is almost as high as the Mobimo Tower but with a smaller floor area, is the keystone of the new residential area and simultaneously provides a link to the free grounds of Pfingstweidpark.

Address
Pfingstweidstrasse 102
8005 Zurich
Switzerland]]>
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Toni Arealhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Zurich/Toni%20ArealZurich, Switzerland
Designer: EM2N
Contributed by: KNTC_

On the Toni Site a former milk-processing factory is to be transformed into a platform for education, culture and living. Within the urban development of the district and within the transition of Switzerland's university landscape the Toni Site represents a central building block. The architect assumed that this is primarily an urban planning and a programmatic problem. The design proposes tackling this sizable project - a built structure almost the size of an entire neighbourhood - with a kind of inner urbanism. On the outside the existing system of ramps is read as a vertical boulevard and reinterpreted as the main circulation. Inside, inner addresses are created that locate individual functions like buildings in the city. To create an open framework EM2N worked with different degrees of precision, scales and tonalities and with a range extending from huge public spaces to intimate private ones. The building as city, the city as building.

Address
Förrlibuckstrasse 105
8005 Zurich
Switzerland]]>
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Virginiahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/VirginiaHamburg, Germany
Designer: BLK2 | Böge Lindner K2 Architekten
Contributed by: Nazar

With its useful combination of hotel, apartments and retail, the project "Virginia" in the real estate development type of a "hybrid block" which is making it an interesting contribution to the subject - structure, grain size and urbanity. The urban character of the project was determined by the Master Plan. The draft modified this concept by the block above a completely built-up ground floor through small fractures will open in the corner regions. Through these openings, interesting perspectives, and spatial transitions between the courtyard and the urban environment arise.

Address
Überseeallee 5
20457 Hamburg
Germany]]>
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Pacamara http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/PacamaraHamburg, Germany
Designer: NPS Tchoban Voss
Contributed by: Nazar

Two block-edge visual building body avoid the residential courtyard, which is about 2m above the outer level and forms a protected, semi-public mound. Three openings form a connection to the public space: A slot on the western side separates the body completely and provides access to the residential courtyard from the street level. The boulevard toward a 4-storey window opens above the base zone.

Address
Singapurstraße 3
20457 Hamburg
Germany]]>
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Arabica and Javahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Arabica%20and%20JavaHamburg, Germany
Designer: Dietz Joppien
Contributed by: Nazar

The building block is divided into office (Java) and apartment (Arabica) buildings . Through an open, flexible usage structure with solid cores of the office building can be divided into different sizes and rental space is available both with individual rooms as well as open office structure or loft.

Address
Osakaallee 2
20457 Hamburg
Germany]]>
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Ceylonhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/CeylonHamburg, Germany
Designer: Trojan Trojan + Partner
Contributed by: Nazar

The apartments are mainly south facing and benefit from balconies and loggias of the spectacular views. All units can be used flexibly for living and working and can be interconnected both in vertical and horizontal organization if necessary. The Terrace Houses are designed as high-lying gardens and lounge areas and are partly shielded by glass screens as a windbreak.

Address
Osakaallee 6
20457 Hamburg
Germany]]>
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Estela de Luzhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Mexico/Mexico%20city/Estela%20de%20LuzMexico city, Mexico
Designer: César Pérez Becerril
Contributed by: David_Weibel

This is a monument built to commemorate the bicentenary of Mexico's independence from Spanish rule. Its design was the winning entry in an open contest to seek the best combination of Mexico's past and future; the design uses quartz and electric lighting to achieve this effect. Though it is a tall structure, it was not built to be the tallest and in fact was built near the Torre Mayor which is one of the tallest buildings in Latin America. The main use of the Estela De Luz will be for cultural events.

Address
Paseo de la Reforma 509
11100 Mexico city
Mexico]]>
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Onassis cultural centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Greece/Athens/Onassis%20cultural%20centerAthens, Greece
Designer: AS.Architecture-Studio
Contributed by: arcult-gr

Having decided that it needed a building of high architectural value, the Onassis Foundation staged an international architecture competition. The design chosen from the 66 proposals entered from around the world was by the French architectural practice ?Architecture Studio?, whose core architectural concept is encapsulated in the building?s facade: an airy white rectangular shell which makes innovative use of white marble bands. The unique configuration of the facade serves as a stage set which imbues the building with a sense of mystery both during the day, when the marble bands serve to reflect the intense Attic light and create the impression from afar of a gentle wave, and at night when, artificially lit, they turn the image inside out by allowing the inside of the building to shine through and revealing the warm shell surrounding the rooms and auditoria.

Address
Sygrou Avenue 107-109
11745 Athens
Greece]]>
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Elderly Care Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Ingwiller/Elderly%20Care%20HouseIngwiller, France
Designer: Dominique Coulon et Associes
Contributed by: DCA

The project is anchored parallel to the topographic curve lines as the other buildings of the Neuenberg asylum. Different floors are married with the terrain slope allowing ground level access to the outdoors in each level, giving access to people with reduced mobility. The 'U' shaped building creates intimacy around the garden. The common areas, look to the city, allowing varied views of the surrounding landscape. Fragmenting circulations reduces the walking distance and helps the management of the institution. The common living space, easy to identify, find themselves at the heart of this path and play a linking role between the accommodation units.

Address
Rue du Pasteur Herrmann 38
67340 Ingwiller
France]]>
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Santorini Grace Hotelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Greece/Santorini/Santorini%20Grace%20HotelSantorini, Greece
Designer: Divercity architects
Contributed by: mz

How could one revive vernacular architecture in such an exceptional setting as Imerovigli, with its view of Caldera, opposite the Skaros rock? At Santorini Grace Hotel, we have attempted a modern interpretation of vernacular traits: We have refrained from using vaults, the typical roof infinitely replicated in the island, choosing horizontal outlines instead that bend in plan in order to follow the land contours. The restaurant, located at the level of the pool, features an exterior thick wall with concave openings and a black interior of polygonic, rock like geometries. Some of the hotel rooms are built with the region's dark volcanic rock with enlarged gaps from which rays of light are allowed to pass. All interior furniture is built in, using the wall thickness in the traditional settlements of the island. Floors in the new hotel are of cement together with the black stones in the walls they form a dialogue with the island's unique geological strata.

Address
Imerovigli
84700 Santorini
Greece]]>
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S-KAIhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/S-KAIHamburg, Germany
Designer: BLK2 | Böge Lindner K2 Architekten
Contributed by: dirkverwoerd

With its variedly designed shape and elegantly structured dark-red aluminium façade the office and commercial building SKAI creates a striking architectural fixed-point in the new quarter 'Am Sandtorkai' at the heart of Hamburg's HafenCity. In order to bring the various functions into a coherent shape and to embed the building into the famous environment in an optimal manner, the architects deliberately designed the compact structure as an S-shape. To the North the thus evolving break resembles the numerous jutties and set-offs of the adjacent row of new buildings along the street Am Sandtorkai. Here, the red color creates a flowing transition towards the brick warehouses of the warehouse district. (text by Robert Uhde-mapolis)

Address
Sandtorkai 50
20457 Hamburg
Germany]]>
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