Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaSat, 20 Dec 2014 01:43:41 +0100Mediatheque la Madeleinehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/La%20Madeleine/Mediatheque%20la%20MadeleineLa Madeleine, France
Designer: Tank Architectes
Contributed by: tank

The deal was to restructure and extend a former police station, very imposing on the square des Fusillés et des Déportés but disconnected from its urban environment. The accessibility of the equipment is modified: the space becomes an extension of the square at street level. The library is divided into two entities: the reception hall and reading room whose schedules may differ. In the reading room, the qualification of spaces, light and acoustic atmospheres is treated through a roof: the active layer. The interior atmosphere refers to both warm interior of town houses - reading rooms and qualities of factories - open spaces bathed in a diffuse overhead lighting. The media library overlooks a garden which encourages the link between the neighborhoods downtown.

Address
Rue Gambetta 72
59110 La Madeleine
France]]>
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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.

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D960 -
55290 Bure
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Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanadehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Chelles/Gymnasium%20and%20Town%20Hall%20EsplanadeChelles, France
Designer: LAN
Contributed by: AnneSophieDLV

The design of the gymnasium and the esplanade of central Chelles was an opportunity to use an architectural project to address urban issues that have been left aside in past developments. The space, therefore, was in need of a strategic, volumetric insertion and an idea, contributing to the completion of the history and a new perception of the whole. The challenge of the architectural project has resided in the renewal of the traditional vocabulary of the gym: very often, one deals with an opaque box, blind and deaf to the context in which it occurs. Here, LAN had to implement an object which "lets us see", a fragmenting urban kaleidoscope, diffracting and reflecting the image of the surrounding buildings. To this end, the facade is composed of two layers, the glass reflecting and letting in light, and the copper, coloring and magnifying the reflection, providing protection from glass impacts. The realization of this project is also a good example of an eco-construction.

Address
Rue Louis Eterlet 19
77500 Chelles
France]]>
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Neue Hamburger Terrassenhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Neue%20Hamburger%20TerrassenHamburg, Germany
Designer: LAN
Contributed by: AnneSophieDLV

This housing design draws on Hamburg's architectural heritage by providing a contemporary version of the Terrasse, a "row-house" type of worker housing. This was the starting point of our strategy, in which the themes of the individual home, the car, the definition and prioritization of public and collective spaces, as well as environmental quality, have here been reinvented in order to produce a new, sustainable urban model. During this project, LAN dealt with 2 successive commissioning entities: IBA Hamburg 2013, and then the residents themselves, via the Baugruppe. One of the project's ambitions was to adapt the residences to the current and future needs of the families. The variations in the constructions, the programs, surfaces, and the material finishings reveal the potential of the typology that was created, and they bear witness to its wealth. The neighborhood has remained very consistent in terms of its architectural vocabulary, and yet, each residence is unique.

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Schlöperstieg -
21107 Hamburg
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Euravenir Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Lille/Euravenir%20TowerLille, France
Designer: LAN
Contributed by: AnneSophieDLV

The parcel's strategic position pushed the research towards a sophisticated solution that acts as a hub that brings together the elements gravitating around it. LAN strove for a 'multiform' architecture whose geometry could provide a specific response to the various challenges tied to the project's scale, geography, and program. By completing the Avenue Le Corbusier, the carved extrusion is also a corner building on the Place Valladolid and it signals the city to drivers coming up from the beltway below. This architecture has created a new urban space that combines private and public, vertical and horizontal. The base of the project provides inhabitants and office workers a public space that fosters social interaction. Each level is organized around a central core that holds all the servant spaces. The facades were designed to become a series of windows that provide a 360-degree panorama of the city, framing views of the city's newer parts, its green spaces, and the downtown.

Address
Rue du Faubourg de Roubaix 29
59000 Lille
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Maracon Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Maracon/Maracon%20HouseMaracon, Switzerland
Designer: Localarchitecture
Contributed by: Manuel_Bieler

The building is located in the continuity of the existing farms, respecting the morphology and scale of the other constructions in the village. The project is inspired from traditional architectural forms and codes and is reinterpreted to the use of the building and to contemporary esthetics. The form of the building nestles itself in the topography of the ground and inscribes itself in the landscape. The structure is formed of a succession of partition walls of various dimensions which generates the volume and space of the building. The form is dictated by the program, thus being two families living under the same roof. The north façade, concave and closed, folds itself under the pressure of the north wind to mark the main entrance. The south façade, convex and glazed, visually separates the garden in two parts to create intimate spaces for the two families.

Address
Les Ottorins
1613 Maracon
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Garage lofthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Arnhem/Garage%20loftArnhem, Netherlands
Designer: Studio OxL
Contributed by: Studio_OxL

Anybody who thinks that it is not possible to live, energy efficiently, in an old concealed workshop will be shown otherwise. It was important for the client to integrate his electrical sports car in the design and he asked us to introduce a large amount of daylight. Our aim was to keep the industrial nature of the building and introduce an outdoor space that would spread daylight and fresh air into the loft. The workshop could not be equipped with façade windows because it is flanked on all sides. by a late 19th-century factory building. Studio OxL transformed this former carpenter?s workshop into an energy efficient home loft by introducing a big patio with double layered glass, a heat pump and floor heating throughout the whole space. The design respects the old industrial doors and building structure, but isolates the inside from the rest of the building.

Address
Van Hasseltstraat
6821 Arnhem
Netherlands]]>
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Alvik Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Sweden/Stockholm/Alvik%20TowerStockholm, Sweden
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

Alvik Tower is a sculptural, 18-storey landmark residential complex located on the Stockholm waterfront in Bromma, known as garden city in the Stockholm metropolitan area, with close proximity to Lake Mälaren. The site is between the city and the landscape, and the design of the 151 apartments - a 9-storey block and a landmark 18-storey tower - draws its angles and lines from the steepness and structure of the mountains bordering Lake Mälaren. The layout provides each residence generous amounts of daylight and views. At the same time, the solution provides free areas which are used as squares and public spaces, bordered by restaurants and shops on the ground floor. The tower houses the larger apartments, with multiple aspects and spacious terraces, while the lower wing houses maisonette-type homes with balconies and roof-top terraces. The sculptural angles and pre-fabricated white polished terrazzo facades lend the buildings a bright and varying appearance.

Address
Alviks strand 1
167 51 Stockholm
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Centre Socio-Culturel du Neudorfhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Strasbourg/Centre%20Socio-Culturel%20du%20NeudorfStrasbourg, France
Designer: Heintz-Kehr architectes et urbanistes
Contributed by: HK

The project is a social and cultural community center, opened for a wide range of users from 3 years old children to elderly people. The object questions the passer-by, but also the architectural environment, and its history by inviting Biagio Rossetti and Giulio Romano in its materiality and Bugnato-like embossed design inherited from the Italian Baroque. The envelope is made of a deep mat black structural concrete. Opacity, minerality , thickness, are all questions / answers to a hardcore postmodern context, and the formal and chromatic hypertrophy linked to it. The colored counter-points revisit the idea of polychromatic cavities within the masses of a heavy facade. These colors, typical of the Rhine port aesthetics, extend inside the building in a three-dimensional layout: soffits, surfaces and vertical planes, highlighted by the transparency of the patio around which are organized the various programmatic entities, smoothly organizing the flows and the children's games.

Address
Rue du Landsberg 1
67000 Strasbourg
France]]>
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Community School Het Spectrumhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Den%20Haag/Community%20School%20Het%20SpectrumDen Haag, Netherlands
Designer: Marlies Rohmer
Contributed by: Architectenbureau_Marlies_Rohmer

Het Spectrum is a primary school in the multicultural Schilderswijk district of The Hague and provides teaching for 24 classes which include children with over 30 different nationalities. The new school now forms part of the district's fragmented urban fabric in which 19th century perimeter blocks alternate with large housing redevelopment projects from the 1980s and 1990s. The small parcel of land which was available made double utilization essential. Besides the two school playgrounds adjoining the street, a third one is located on the roof. This means children of different age ranges can take simultaneous play breaks without mutual interference.

Address
Terwestenstraat 105
2525 GG Den Haag
Netherlands]]>
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Stellinghofhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Vijfhuizen/StellinghofVijfhuizen, Netherlands
Designer: Marlies Rohmer
Contributed by: Architectenbureau_Marlies_Rohmer

The cluster of mutated stolpboerderijen (instances of a traditional Dutch farmhouse type with a pyramid roof) bears all the hallmarks of a rustic environment: informality, glimpses of the landscape between the buildings, irregular village-like ensembles, deviations in the building line and differences of scale. The smallest volumes are detached houses which are the most expensive type of dwelling. Other volumes are divided into two or four apartments. The colossal volume with sixteen units under one roof (the "church" of the new village) contains social sector housing. Its monolithic execution, with the same material used for both the roof and the walls, has a massive, sculptural effect.

Address
Vesting 43
2141 MD Vijfhuizen
Netherlands]]>
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Interior Dutch Food Safety Authorityhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Utrecht/Interior%20Dutch%20Food%20Safety%20AuthorityUtrecht, Netherlands
Designer: Marlies Rohmer
Contributed by: Architectenbureau_Marlies_Rohmer

"An unprecedented area of offices is vacant and the challenge of this time is how these buildings can be reused." - Marlies Rohmer. The Dutch Food Safety Authority (NVWA) operates according to the principles of the new work. This requires changes to both organization and employees. The field of NVWA is diverse, focusing on the health of animals and plants, food safety, consumer products and the enforcement of the laws of nature.

Address
St. Jacobsstraat 200
3511 BT Utrecht
Netherlands]]>
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The Government Service for Land and Water Management (DLG)http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Den%20Haag/The%20Government%20Service%20for%20Land%20and%20Water%20Management%20%28DLG%29Den Haag, Netherlands
Designer: Marlies Rohmer
Contributed by: Architectenbureau_Marlies_Rohmer

The DLG occupies premises on Sint Jacobsstraat in Utrecht. The existing building (9,300 m2 ) is located on the edge of Utrecht's centre. The DLG has adopted the principles of the New Workstyle. This management philosophy has implied changes both for the organization and for its staff. The New Workstyle can only succeed, in the opinion of the architect, if the working environment is a single, continuous space without obstacles, where people can see and find one another and where they can intuitively find their way to the right places to work in, all in a fluid manner. This concept was reinforced by the patchwork pattern of the floor covering, which unites the whole workfloor independently of the office configuration. The result is what is called a "workLANDSCAPE" by the architect.

Address
Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 52
2595 AN Den Haag
Netherlands]]>
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Transformation Belgian Embassyhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Den%20Haag/Transformation%20Belgian%20EmbassyDen Haag, Netherlands
Designer: Marlies Rohmer
Contributed by: Architectenbureau_Marlies_Rohmer

An urban villa building from the 1990s has been transformed into a chancellery for the Belgian Embassy in the Netherlands. The chancellery is not merely an emblem of the Embassy but an office with a public function. How does the country view itself through its history, especially in relation to the Netherlands? The structure of the office is based on the management style and the communications structure of the organization. In principle, it presents a low threshold to visitors and is only latently hierarchical. The Embassy needed a multi-roomed structure that accorded with this principle. The need for flexibility was also relevant, and resulted in among other things a multifunctional conference room which can be connected to the restaurant, when required, making it suitable for receptions. A pleasant working environment is above all essential to the latter group. Daylight, ventilation, temperature control and acoustics were important considerations in the design.

Address
Johan van Oldenbarneveltlaan 11
2582 NE Den Haag
Netherlands]]>
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Danish Meat Research Institutehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Taastrup/Danish%20Meat%20Research%20InstituteTaastrup , Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

The new facilities for Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) constitute some of the world's most advanced state-of-the-art food production research facilities, including a research abattoir complete with cooking and smoking, integrated robotic workshops, ultra-modern microbiological and chemical laboratories, as well as offices and meeting facilities. DMRI is part of the 1970s Danish Technological Institute, laid out in a spiral shape in a green landscaped setting, with individual institutes designed in a simple and austere architecture with red brick and exposed concrete lintels. The new building is based on the same simple design idiom, but with more modern twists such as using pre-fabricated brick reliefs, and incorporating bay windows. A large atrium facilitates extrovert and open collaboration across the organization and already on arrival, customers are presented with the company's activities, via glazed openings in the lobby, revealing workshops and office space.

Address
Gregersensvej 9
2630 Taastrup
Denmark]]>
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Neue Monte Rosa Huttehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Zermatt/Neue%20Monte%20Rosa%20HutteZermatt, Switzerland
Designer: Bearth & Deplazes
Contributed by: Roderick

2,883m above sea level, inaccessible by car or ski lift and a three-hour hike from the base of the mountain, the Neue Monte Rosa-Hütte is a destination for only the most dedicated architecture fans. The lodge and restaurant for Swiss hikers, on the icy slopes of the Monte Rosa mountain in the Swiss Alps, was a collaborative project to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ETH university of science and technology in Zurich. The university worked with Swiss practice Bearth and Deplazes and the Swiss Alpine Club, a mountaineering club looking for a contemporary replacement for its existing 19th-century hut. "The idea was to build a sustainable building as an exemplar building project," says project architect Marcel Baumgartner. "The conditions were so extreme up there, with no electricity, no water supply, no roads, no streets. It had to be self-sufficient and provide energy on site. In a way it was the perfect test for the university."

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Gornergrat 1
3920 Zermatt
Switzerland]]>
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Top of Tirol Gipfelplattformhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/Stubaier-Gletscher/Top%20of%20Tirol%20GipfelplattformStubaier-Gletscher, Austria
Designer: Aste architecture
Contributed by: astearchitecture

Astearchitecture has completed a mountain-top viewing platform above a glacier in Tyrol, Austria. This perilous-looking viewing platform is located at a staggering height of 3200m. The outlook projects brave observers 9 meters into thin air- literally. Even through blowing snow and frigid temperatures, spectators are drawn to the summit platform on the Großer Isidor for the fascinating view. “The viewing platform at the Isidor is drawing in snow, is architecture as ridge transformer. A construction in interdependency with the landscape, influencing and coin each other. By orchestration and oversubscription of the existing topography occurs by landscape formed architecture – artificial landscape – communicating between dynamic and static, between deadlock and transformation. Trail and platform are placed in brittle rock; the lamellae will disappear in the snow for six month a year. Only the cantilevering swords over the north wall will be visible fort he whole year.”

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Mount Isidor
Stubaier-Gletscher
Austria]]>
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Yomiuri Hallhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Tokyo/Yomiuri%20HallTokyo, Japan
Designer: Togo Murano
Contributed by: Nazar

Togo Murano was a Japanese architect, at the time of his death he was responsible for over three hundred completed projects. Although his work lacked a distinctive singular style he was recognized as a master of the modern interpretation of the sukiya style.

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Yurakucho 1-11-1
100-0006 Tokyo
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The Room Sofiensälehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/Vienna/The%20Room%20Sofiens%E4leVienna, Austria
Designer: Soehne & Partner Architekten
Contributed by: SoehneParnter

The main focus of this design is the connection between the long tradition of the building of Sofiensäle and modern, contemporary architecture. The Room is a café, bar, restaurant and club in one location. The day design offers bright colors and a cozy feel-good atmosphere for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or just a cup of coffee or tea, whilst the central bar area bribes the visitors at night with different lightning moods and fancy cocktails. The location includes a smoking and a non smoking area on a total of 500 square meters. The smoking room offers a huge open window front and is located near the street area. By planning the kitchen facilities in the basement, the ground area is all available for the restaurant rooms. The entire design consists of many traditional materials: natural woods from an oak, felt made from recycled PET bottles and handmade concrete tiles from Morocco. The two bars are located in the center of the The Room and include eye-catching background design.

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Maxergasse 17
1030 Vienna
Austria]]>
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30 Passive Housing Unitshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/30%20Passive%20Housing%20UnitsParis, France
Designer: LAN
Contributed by: AnneSophieDLV

The last stage of the development of the mixed development zone of the La Réunion neighborhood, the project to build 30 housing units, has pursued a dual goal: to reconstruct the older urban fabric through small interventions within an overall framework of sustainable development. The role of the 4 lots differs according to their location: to create a threshold for the small square, to echo the existing construction, and to distribute light more effectively through a division of the volume. Particular attention was paid to the shared spaces in order to transform them into places of life. The architectural style put a premium on sobriety: thermal cement double wall, tinted black, folding steel shutters or siding in larch. The northern façades are rather closed, while the south-facing ones look out mostly onto the garden in order to limit energy loss. Solar panels on the roof provide the energy needed. The four lots are certified according to French sustainable construction standards.

Address
Rue de Fontarabie 16
75020 Paris
France]]>
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