Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaMon, 20 Oct 2014 23:50:37 +0200Front Building of Chliriethallehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Switzerland/Oberglatt/Front%20Building%20of%20ChliriethalleOberglatt, Switzerland
Designer: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
Contributed by: MS

The entrance wing of a triple gymnasium from the 1970s, which is also used for events such as concerts, trade fairs and festivities, fell victim to a fire and is to be replaced by a new building that corresponds to today's requirements in terms of functions and ambience. A roof surface that has been seamlessly extended combines the existing building and the extension, making it possible to develop these, in line with the conditions of the interior spaces, without allowing the new Chirliet Hall to deteriorate into a division between old and new. A foyer that can be partitioned, which has a view of the park-like environment, is connected to the lounge on the upper storey via a ramp.

Address
Chlirietstrasse 20
8154 Oberglatt
Switzerland]]>
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Stoas Vilentumhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Wageningen/Stoas%20VilentumWageningen, Netherlands
Designer: BDG Architecten
Contributed by: BDGarchitecten

Stoas Vilentum is a small academic institution where research and teaching focus on the green sector, and where educational specialists in the fields of agriculture and ecology are trained. The educational philosophy of the institution is based on ecological intelligence. The design of BDG Architects is a translation of this philosophy and is conceived in close cooperation with the future users.

Address
Mansholtlaan 18
6708 PA Wageningen
Netherlands]]>
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The Daily Express Buildinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/The%20Daily%20Express%20BuildingLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: Owen Williams
Contributed by: davidb

Until the advent of desk-top publishing, Fleet Street was the home of all the national newspapers in England, where they were written, typeset and printed. Computers changed all that, and in the late 1980s and early 1990s, most of the publishers sold up and moved out. This building, once the home of the Daily Express newspaper, was one of the first curtain-walled buildings in the country. It features clear glass and black enameled panels (known as 'Vitrolite'), held in a frame with chrome-plated strips. The façade is credited to Sir Owen Williams, with Ellis and Clarke responsible for the remainder of the original building. The Art Deco entrance lobby was designed by Robert Atkinson, with plaster reliefs depicting aspects of industry by Eric Aumonier. Sadly only the protected façade and the lobby of the original building survive, having been integrated into a huge, and rather ordinary office building.

Address
Fleet Street 121 - 128
EC4A 2BH London
United Kingdom]]>
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63 social dwellings in XIIthhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/63%20social%20dwellings%20in%20XIIthParis, France
Designer: ecdm
Contributed by: Franks

Local architecture firm Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec architectes have designed this 63 unit social housing block to integrate into the exquisite existing Hausmannian architecture, maintaining the original stone façade to one elevation, and allowing it to stretch around the corner and offer a pleasing contrast to the modern glass frontage of the new block. Inside, projected angular walls create a variation in the compact apartments' shapes thus creating individual living spaces. Large windows ensure plenty of natural light enters the apartments while hallways are architecturally lit. Two colours are used throughout. Green is used for the public frontage and pink for the shared internal courtyard. Varied shades of green are used in the exterior glazing creating a kaleidoscopic effect. From the internal courtyard you can see that inhabitants are offered private outdoor space in the form of balconies and terraces overlooking the open public space.

Address
Rue de Picpus 108
75012 Paris
France]]>
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ZAC du Coteau Arcueilhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Arcueil/ZAC%20du%20Coteau%20ArcueilArcueil, France
Designer: ecdm
Contributed by: ECDM_Architectes

The idea was to extend the surface of the apartments by balconies representing a minimum of 50 percent of the living area with a drastic construction cost: € 1350 / sq.m. The project implements objective values where all the constructive and architectural aspects are drafted for their practical value and their economic performance. The façade serve as an expression of a living place whose alternate sinusoids movements are realized in order to allow an optimal amount of sunlight despite cantilevers up to 3.20 meters of depth. Therefore, in front of each living room, the amplitude of the balcony is maximum and refines in front of the rooms or secondary rooms. The dwellings are alternated floor by floor in order to never superimpose living rooms. Then despite very generous dimensions of balconies, there is no mask effect between apartments.

Address
Avenue du Général Malleret de Joinville 6
94110 Arcueil
France]]>
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Student Dwellingshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Leiden/Student%20DwellingsLeiden, Netherlands
Designer: KAAN Architecten
Contributed by: KAAN_Architecten

The ensemble of the University of Leiden combines high quality program and urban design with pragmatic sobriety. Both modular residential eight-storey buildings consist of 252 units of 25sqm with living space, kitchen, bathroom and toilet. The principle of the technical design is a concrete foundation plus two concrete floors with on top the pre-fab self-supporting units are stacked and linked one another already with finished interiors. The façade wrapping the blocks is treated with low maintenance HPL plating with concealed fixings. Thanks to a highly efficient design and building process, the 504 living units were achieved in record time, being stacked on top of each other using extra truss on the outer wall. By linking the modules without additional construction, both in length, width and height, they ensure stability as one system. The modular system is therefore the tool to achieve a clear and at the same time controlled architectural solution.

Address
Hildebrandpad 1
2333 Leiden
Netherlands]]>
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Westminster Academyhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/Westminster%20AcademyLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: BDP Building Design Partnership
Contributed by: Burutapen

Prior to David Adjaye's Idea Stores, and in the context of British educational institutions, there had not been many successful attempts to design truly accessible public buildings that provided a welcoming place for the multicultural spectrum of the population to take ownership . Since then, there have been some further success stories, including AHMM's academy in Westminster. Cladded in beautiful German terracotta , this academy has embraced the fabric of its context and made it a speciality (international business and enterprise) giving us some food for thought. It's unconventional layout, reminiscent more of a business environment than an educational institution, proposed a new direction that has since being explored in other examples.

Address
Harrow Road 255
W2 5EZ London
United Kingdom]]>
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Child care centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Child%20care%20centerParis, France
Designer: Rh+ architecture
Contributed by: rh_architecture

The project is located in the south of Paris, in a small curved street, surrounded by historical and typical french buildings of the industrial period. The low density of the neighborhood, the street shape in addition to a 2.5m difference in height give the impression of a small provincial town. The main ideas of this project are to design a building that perfectly fits in its heterogeneous urban surroundings, and also to provide a contemporary and simple architecture, yet discrete and remarkable. This will, in the same time, highlight the history of the buildings nearby, and create a new urbanity. In this way, the building has been designed on a base, to mark an urban façade that accompany the difference in height of the street, reduce the the slope effect and give a certain unity to the whole. On this base a set of volumes has been placed in such a way that it allows different perceptions and perspectives and also preserves a visual connection to the street.

Address
Rue Gustave Geffroy 7-9
75013 Paris
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Market Hallhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rotterdam/Market%20HallRotterdam, Netherlands
Designer: MVRDV
Contributed by: MI_MOA

Market Hall is the first covered food market of the Netherlands, drawing inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia. The roof of Market Hall is an arch accommodating 228 apartments. The combination of an apartment building covering a fresh food market with food shops, restaurants, a supermarket and an underground parking is a new typology and a world premiere for Rotterdam. The large mural which covers the interior of the arch, ‘The Horn of Plenty’ by artists Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam, has a surface of 11.000m2 making it the largest artwork of the Netherlands. The artwork evokes the illusion of laying on your back in a meadow, looking up, right through Markthal towards the sky. The sun in the centre figures as Horn of Plenty from which the fresh produce falls down to earth. The design vision of MVRDV describes Market Hall as urbanism, the function mix is an integrated design, a 24 hour building which is a public and lasting addition to the city of Rotterdam.

Address
Westnieuwland
3011 Rotterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Bridge of Sighshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Schiedam/Bridge%20of%20SighsSchiedam, Netherlands
Designer: Mei architects and planners
Contributed by: Mei

After constructing a glazed connection on the ground floor in 2003, Mei was asked to design a second connecting bridge between two monuments; a complex challenge owing to the difficulty of bridging the height difference, the demands that come with working on a listed structure, and the need for privacy. Mei succeeded in strengthening the value of both buildings by respecting and preserving their existing character. The new bridge, a self-supporting structure of steel and glass, is faced in white perforated steel panels. Refined, abstract 3D motifs that refer to the original cast-iron ornaments of the balconies are incorporated into the panels by means of rubber presses. What happens inside cannot be seen from outside, but occupants do enjoy outside views. The bridge is reversible to allow future owners to remove it if desired. The warehouse can also be restored to its original condition because the openings made in the facade have the same proportions as the original window frames.

Address
Lange Nieuwstraat
3111 AE Schiedam
Netherlands]]>
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Sørenga 6http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Norway/Oslo/S%F8renga%206Oslo, Norway
Designer: MAD
Contributed by: MAD

Sørenga is a peninsula located in the Bjørvika area of central Oslo. Previously occupied by harbour activities, the transformation to a residential headland with a focus on waterfront recreation is well under way. The peninsula is divided into eight blocks, designed by four architectural teams. A common external material has been chosen for all the blocks - a reflective blue-red brick - encouraging the architects to differentiate each stage in a volumetric manner. Sørenga 6 is the sixth stage of development and MADs second project on Sørenga. It is currently under construction. Sørenga 6 can be seen as a dialogue between the strict form of the city block and criteria of natural light, views and urban connections. While the articulation of an intact block is retained - all corners in place within the uniform skin of Sørenga - the roof plane cuts away the volume in a steep slope from the seventh floor at the eastern corner to the first floor.

Address
Sørengkaia -
0150 Oslo
Norway]]>
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Municipal Officeshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Breda/Municipal%20OfficesBreda, Netherlands
Designer: KAAN Architecten
Contributed by: KAAN_Architecten

The office is part of the development of the Chassé Terrain master plan in Breda. The programme - office spaces - and the envelope - a beam hovering above a logistic area - were already given. The building shows itself as a figurant on the background of the other buildings. It gains the desired visibility by horizontally developing its shape and crossing the underground car park to become a roof for its entrance. The South façade consists of alternating strips of steel and glass. The North façade has large windows which become slightly smaller per storey as a response to light incidence. The building is a black box on a light and open base. Matt glass volumes beneath the building light up at night.

Address
Claudius Prinsenlaan 10
4811 DJ Breda
Netherlands]]>
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uiliuilihttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Wroclaw/uiliuiliWroclaw, Poland
Designer: Piotr Zuraw
Contributed by: UniWroc

The uiliuili bench, designed by the architect Piotr Zuraw, is a piece of city furniture with an intriguing aesthetic form. Its curious shape encourages unconventional behaviors - on the uiliuili bench users can sit, lie down, stretch, curl up, sit a bit higher, climb, jump - Possibilities are endless, and new ones will surely be discovered by the users according to their own preferences and creativity. The openwork construction made of steel and beech wood, 10 meters long and 3 meters wide, has been designed according to ergonomic principles and the wooden seat is pleasant and warm to the touch. The bench is situated on Grunwaldzki Campus, at the main entrance to the University Library on Fryderyk Joliot-Curie street. Set in the space of the minimalist Library building, it attracts attention but does not dominate. Where the name comes from? The order of letters in "uiliuili" resembles the undulating shape of the bench.

Address
Fryderyka Joliot-Curie 12
50-383 Wroclaw
Poland]]>
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UN Cityhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Copenhagen/UN%20CityCopenhagen, Denmark
Designer: 3XN
Contributed by: AdrianEwig

Bringing together the various agencies and functions of the United Nations regional offices in Copenhagen, the new Head Office is located at the northern harbour of Copenhagen. 3XN's star shaped design reflects the nature of each UN unit working independently, efficiently and professionally with clear roots in a mutual set of values - delivering as One.

Address
Marmorvej 51
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark]]>
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Hotel Astoriahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Copenhagen/Hotel%20AstoriaCopenhagen, Denmark
Designer: Ole Falkentorp
Contributed by: AdrianEwig

The building was designed as a station hotel for the Danish State Railways. The hotel was built from 1934 to 1935 as the first luxury hotel in Copenhagen. The hotel consists of a long slender wing forming a barrier between the courtyard in front of the main entrance to the Central Station, which partly opens to the underground rail lines, and Reventlowsgade, the street on the Vesterbro side of the station. An example of 'architecture parlante', the building is intended to resemble a steam locomotive, with its connotations of travel and movement encapsulating the essence of the site, and as an expression of the fascination with progress and technology which was typical of the time. It consists of an expressive constellation of cubist volumes, culminating in the narrow facade looking out over Vesterbrogade which is topped by a "hood ornament" in the shape of a winged wheel bearing a crown, a sculptural representation of the old logo of the Danish State Railways.

Address
Banegaardspladsen 4
1570 Copenhagen
Denmark]]>
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Pelican Self Storagehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Copenhagen/Pelican%20Self%20StorageCopenhagen, Denmark
Designer: entasis
Contributed by: AdrianEwig

Tetris is developing a self storage building in Copenhagen. Entasis is attached to the assignment as an architect, as the municipality has asked for a project oriented towards the potential of the entire area. The basic idea of the building is to introduce a volume that fits in the existing urban context. The building is placed solitary and adapted to the site's wedged shape. To substantiate the contextual relationship, horizontal lines from the surrounding buildings are adapted into the new building as cuts, undercuts, prints and alignment. This means that the building will have different heights and inclining surfaces. In a desire to create a gate between the new building and the neighbor, the facing brick facade is used as a transformed motif in the new facade design. This transformation means 'stretching' the motif to fit the length of the new facade. The windows will be also will be walled up, and the facade will stand as a reflection of his neighbor.

Address
Kalkbaenderihavnsgade 3
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark]]>
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Headquarters on Langeliniehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Copenhagen/Headquarters%20on%20LangelinieCopenhagen, Denmark
Designer: Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitektfirma
Contributed by: AdrianEwig

The vision was to create an environmentally sustainable, forward-looking corporate headquarters with a distinct architectural expression. The 'bastion' is removed from the building, giving an additional floor and achieving a holistic integration building geometry, construction principles, and interior climate concept, all while minimizing floor deck height and maximizing room height. The addition of an extra level allows for a continuous atrium rising through all levels, furnished with 'hanging gardens' of meeting and lounge platforms, bridges, and open stairs. Two vertical service cores define the atrium; one core is 'green', covered in climbing plants, the other core is 'blue', with full-height water-art. The facades, homogeneous bands of brickwork perforated by a net of openings, are marked by large, lone apertures in the forms of portals, bay windows, and dormers.

Address
Langelinie Alle 47
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark]]>
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Sollerod Townhallhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Holte/Sollerod%20TownhallHolte, Denmark
Designer: Arne Jacobsen
Contributed by: AdrianEwig

The townhall used to be the administrative centre of the Sollerod municipality. In 2007 Sollerod was merged with Birkerod into Rudersdal. Therefore the townhall is now called Rudersdal townhall.

Address
Overodvej 2
2840 Holte
Denmark]]>
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Novo Therapeutic Laboratoryhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Copenhagen/Novo%20Therapeutic%20LaboratoryCopenhagen, Denmark
Designer: Arne Jacobsen
Contributed by: AdrianEwig

Arne Jacobsen designed this first building of Novo's in Frederiksberg in a fine functionalist manner.

Address
Nordre Fasanvej 215
2000 Copenhagen
Denmark]]>
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Stelling Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Copenhagen/Stelling%20HouseCopenhagen, Denmark
Designer: Arne Jacobsen
Contributed by: AdrianEwig

A small functionalist corner house in the historical centre of Copenhagen.

Address
Gammeltorv 6
1457 Copenhagen
Denmark]]>
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