Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaThu, 31 Jul 2014 00:53:26 +0200Tour Initialehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Tour%20InitialeParis, France
Designer: Jean de Mailly
Contributed by: Nazar

Architect Mailly was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's S.C. Johnson Research Tower, built in 1950. The facade is composed of articulated panels specially designed by Jean Prouvé to allow its metal structure to move freely without damaging the windows or wall coverings. This building was the first office tower in the La Défense business district. The curved glass used on the corners was unknown in France at the time of construction, and was made specially by an American glazier.

Address
Terrasse Bellini 1
92800 Paris
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Tour Ganhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Tour%20GanParis, France
Designer: Harrison & Abramovitz
Contributed by: Nazar

Tour Gan (previously known as Tour Nobel) is an office skyscraper located in La Défense, the high-rise business district situated west of Paris, France. It was designed by celebrated American architect Max Abramovitz. Built from 1972 to 1974, the tower is 179 m (587 ft) tall at roof height. However, it reaches 187 m (614 ft) once including the antenna located on the roof. It is the third-tallest skyscraper in La Défense after Tour Total and Tour Areva. Its ground shape is in the form of a Greek cross. In 1972, during construction, a protest campaign opposed the building of Tour Gan, which was deemed too tall and thus too visible from the historical center of Paris and particularly from the Champs-Elysées. Protesters demanded a reduction in height. However, those protests had no effect and the tower was completed at the planned height. All the asbestos from the Tour Gan was removed between 1995 and 2001.

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Place de L'Iris 16
92040 Paris
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Opus 12 http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Opus%2012Paris, France
Designer: Valode & Pistre
Contributed by: Nazar

This project involved comprehensive reconstruction of the Crédit Lyonnais tower which stood on the Esplanade de La Défense (a VTB with 37,000 m² of floor space constructed in 1973). Altarea Cogedim were appointed project managers by the owner, AXA REIM, and transformed the image of the tower bringing it up to the standards of the most recently-constructed buildings in the area and adding 5,000 m² of above-ground office space at the same time.

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Place de la Pyramide 4
92800 Paris
France]]>
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Tour Firsthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Tour%20FirstParis, France
Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Contributed by: Nazar

International architecture firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is pleased to announce the recent opening of Tour FIRST. Located on a prominent site near the Neuilly Bridge, the building stands as a striking symbol to La Défense and a new landmark on the Paris skyline. Developed by AXA Real Estate IM, Beacon Capital Partners and ALTAREA-COGEDIM, Tour FIRST, at 231 meters, is the tallest building in Paris and the tallest office building in France.

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Pont de Neuilly 4
92400 Paris
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Tour EDFhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Tour%20EDFParis, France
Designer: I.M. Pei
Contributed by: Nazar

The architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners designed the elliptical form of the tower with a facade clad in alternating bands of stainless steel and lightly reflective glass panels.

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Place de la Défense 20
92800 Paris
France]]>
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Notre Dame de Pentecôtehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Notre%20Dame%20de%20Pentec%F4teParis, France
Designer: Franck Hammoutène
Contributed by: piotr_krajewski

The Notre Dame de Pentecôte Church was designed by Paris-based architect Franck Hammoutène with his competition winning design. The giant translucent glass wall at the front of the church is 115-feet tall but only 31 inches thick and can be seen from 2 km away. The building won the 2002 DuPont Benedictus Award.

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Place de la Défense 3
92053 Paris
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Headquarter Volksbank Viennahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Austria/Vienna/Headquarter%20Volksbank%20ViennaVienna, Austria
Designer: Carsten Roth Architekt
Contributed by: FriedrichPaul

The new headquarters of the Österreichische Volksbank, Aus- tria’s fourth largest bank, sits in the heart of Vienna’s historic Innere Stadt or Inner City. This district, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, presented great opportunities as well as great challenges for the designers. Most importantly, the building had to embrace the historical context of the old city while presenting the client’s corporate identity to the modern world. “To complement the architecture at the heart of this World Cultural Heritage site,” says Roth, “the outside of the building exercises a discrete restraint while not appearing too humble. The width and height in the interior of the building, on the other hand, allow ÖVAG the space to present itself as a modern bank. While, around the world, other banking institutions dream of leaving their mark on the skyline, this building’s interior, with it’s enclosed six towers, gives the bank its own unique internal skyline.”

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Kolingasse 14
1090 Vienna
Austria]]>
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Keynes clubhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Keynes%20clubAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: Mulderblauw architecten
Contributed by: Mulderblauw

Property owner Merin appointed Mulderblauw to elaborate a special concept. Merin, which occupies part of the building itself, asked to help create easily rentable office units inside the building. The basic concept is the provision of high-standard food and beverages in a central entrance space. The barista welcomes visitors, offers them something to drink, and informs the staff upstairs that their guest has arrived. Besides good food and beverages, occupants and guests enjoy relaxation in the form of a fitness gym and table football, and a seating area stocked with inviting books. Staff can choose from a range of meeting spaces, depending on their needs. Mulderblauw also added a subtle roof overhang to the exterior of the building and designed a forecourt in the car park so that people can lunch or even work outdoors.

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Hogehilweg 8
1101 CC Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Novotel Schiphol Airport Hoofddorphttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Hoofddorp/Novotel%20Schiphol%20Airport%20HoofddorpHoofddorp, Netherlands
Designer: Mulderblauw architecten
Contributed by: Mulderblauw

This Novotel lies within walking distance of the railway station in Hoofddorp. The main entrance to the hotel is located on the side facing the station, while the south side features a continuous front that frames the bar and restaurant, serving both hotel guests and passers-by. The building boasts very high energy-performance levels thanks to the relatively narrow vertical windows, deep reveals, direct ventilation, connection to a geothermal heat pump, and high insulation value. Materials that are easy to separate and reuse have been deployed in the building. Notable materials include the glossy printed ceramic Cradle-to-Cradle tiles with which the building is faced. These tiles were developed in collaboration with a graphic designer and tile manufacturer. The print interprets the surroundings of the Haarlemmermeerpolder in a contemporary manner. The appearance of the prints alters as the observer moves and daylight conditions change.

Address
Taurusavenue -
2132 LS Hoofddorp
Netherlands]]>
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Foyer Caffamacherreihe 8http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Foyer%20Caffamacherreihe%208Hamburg, Germany
Designer: Carsten Roth Architekt
Contributed by: FriedrichPaul

The Caffamacherreihe 8 building in Hamburg was built in the early 1990s. The new main entrance is a conversion of a former secondary entrance and demonstrates a stronger presence of the building on the street as well as establishes an appropriate and grand entry point to the users of the building. The new entrance allows the lower floor/foyer of the building to be in line with the overhang and dramatically portrays the building address.

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Caffamacherreihe 8
20355 Hamburg
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Studio Hansenhaushttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Studio%20HansenhausHamburg, Germany
Designer: Carsten Roth Architekt
Contributed by: FriedrichPaul

The property was a vacant lot located in a backyard between a variety of different commercial buildings. There is an endpoint of both internal access roads. The two-storey building fills this gap, the formerly closed courtyard situation restores and forms the urban connection of the semi-public access roads. The design provides an integration of the equally high neighboring buildings without intervening directly in their design from the bleak postwar years. Adjacent garden, fire, and facade walls create a unit that integrates with the courtyard facade of the new buildings' steel construction: the front walls of the left neighbor and an external staircase accompanied by filigree trellis steel frames and a steel and glass facade infront of the new building. This extends over a portion of the adjacent wall to the right and there ends in porches. The studio is located upstairs above a parking pallet. The concrete in the interior combines elegance with the steel and glass construction.

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Rentzelstrasse 10B
20146 Hamburg
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Office Rolandsbrückehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Office%20Rolandsbr%FCckeHamburg, Germany
Designer: Carsten Roth Architekt
Contributed by: Naomi

The building gives the long-neglected historical center of Hamburg a striking new façade. The office building is located on historic ground: in-between the building of the Patriotic Society and the Commerz Bank, where the Renaissance City Hall, the Stock Exchange and the Hotel Kaiserhof used to be. In addition, there was the former Lloyd-yard, on whose grounds the new building was created. The entire ensemble disappeared in the fire of 1842. The structure is strikingly visible in the axis of the Domstrasse and is also on the east-west street clearly perceptible. The architect had the complex task -in the diversity of the heterogeneous orientation of surrounding buildings– to adopts itself to the different scales of the surroundings. The choice of material is restrained: metal and glass. The façade creates depth in a masterly manner, and distinguishes itself from many recent glass buildings.

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Rolandsbrücke 4
20095 Hamburg
Germany]]>
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Petting Zoohttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Oss/Petting%20ZooOss, Netherlands
Designer: diederendirrix
Contributed by: MH0911

In the Elzenhoekpark in Oss a new Nature Education Centre is built in combination with a childrens petting zoo. The development is part of the restructuring of the complete park, wich has also been completed. Important lines of sight and pathways have been restored. The Education Centre is placed on a central site in the park, so the 90.000 visitors wil find their way every year. The building is based on a typical local Brabant farm, here measuring 55 meters. The open side with high gate gives shape to the entrance of the farm. From here the veranda is accessible en the farmyard can be seen. The veranda connects alle rooms and spaces, like the education centre, the exhibition rooms, the cafetaria and meeting room. The materials of the farmbuilding are warm en natural. The roof has a fine rounded ridge and is coverd with heather and solar panels. The facades are covered with wood.

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Anna van Schuurmanstraat 602
5344 TX Oss
Netherlands]]>
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De Berchplaetshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Berghem/De%20BerchplaetsBerghem, Netherlands
Designer: Molenaar & Bol & Van Dillen architecten
Contributed by: MH0911

The Berchplaets is the place to be in Berghem for social, cultural and public activities and events. It is a place where people can meet each other, young and old. The new building is composed by the concept of a little village in the village of Berghem. The central hall is an open and transparent public square from where one can reach and see all the rooms in the building. The rooms form in fact the little houses around the public square. On the outside the whole building is covered with slate, even the roofs. The monolithic building fits perfectly in Berghem because of the shaped roofs. There are two main entrances in the building opposite to each other. One entrance to the field and one entrance to the centre of the village. A visual and fysical connection is thus made. On the ground floor it is possible to move all walls to the side to create one giant floor for big events. The walls are flexible: the size of the rooms can be adapted to the activities and events.

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Sportstraat 3
5351BZ Berghem
Netherlands]]>
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NBD BIBLIONhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Zoetermeer/NBD%20BIBLIONZoetermeer, Netherlands
Designer: LIAG architects
Contributed by: LIAG

Clear targets were set by NBD Biblion, a service-providing organisation for Libraries in the Netherlands. They wanted efficient business managament and production within their new esteblisment to maintain low costs and prices, and a building in which all employees can easily contact eachother. The previous location was made up of several offices and floors which made communication difficult. The new accommodation is light and sustainable and is completely adjusted to create an integrated working environment with a focus on working with low costs. Parking is situated on the roof of the production hall to create a compact building with minimum ground surface. The building is shaped according to its surroundings and with several thick white loops around the facade it looks like a stack of paper cut in the location's shape. The loops accentuate the floors and make the production hall flow together with the offices.

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Huygensstraat 1
2721 LT Zoetermeer
Netherlands]]>
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Faculty of Educationhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Nijmegen/Faculty%20of%20EducationNijmegen, Netherlands
Designer: LIAG architects
Contributed by: LIAG

The I/O building is the new home of the Faculty of Education of HAN University of Applied Sciences (HAN). The outward appearance of the building is determined by sustainability aspects, which also respect adjacent buildings. Sustainability is integrated at all levels and addresses environmental parameters such as water consumption, use of materials, air quality, acoustics, visual comfort and lighting. The result is an energy-efficient building that meets most of its own energy needs. A thermal energy storage system and solar panels on the roof actually deliver energy gains below the bottom line. This enables other buildings on the HAN campus to save on their energy bills. LIAG believes that for construction to be sustainable, a building must create more biodiversity than it uses. Planting greenery in, around and on the building creates a new microclimate which serves as a new habitat for local flora and fauna.

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Kapittelweg 35
6525 EP Nijmegen
Netherlands]]>
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Norwegian Glacier Museumhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Norway/Fj%E6rland/Norwegian%20Glacier%20MuseumFjærland, Norway
Designer: Sverre Fehn
Contributed by: ChenHou

The Norwegian Glacier Museum (Norwegian: Norsk Bremuseum) is a museum in Fjærland, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. In 1989, Sverre Fehn started the work on the design of the Norwegian Glacier Museum, which opened in 1991. In 2002, the museum decided to expand. The extension should house a new exhibition about climate change. For Sverre Fehn this was a great challenge. He had to alter the design of a building that he had thought to be complete already. In the end, the extension was built around the existing cinema. The construction work started in autumn 2006. In July 2007, the Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre opened. Sverre Fehn died 23rd of February 2009.

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Fylkesveg 152 120
6848 Fjærland
Norway]]>
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Am Kaiserkai 2http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Am%20Kaiserkai%202Hamburg, Germany
Designer: David Chipperfield Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

Located at the eastern margin of the Dalmannkai quarter, the building, designed by London architect David Chipperfield, has an understated façade, providing an elegant transition from the higher-rise office buildings of the Grasbrook quarter to the low-rise apartment buildings of Dalmannkai.

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Am Kaiserkai 2
20457 Hamburg
Germany]]>
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Großer Grasbrook 17http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Gro%DFer%20Grasbrook%2017Hamburg, Germany
Designer: Spengler Wiescholek Architekten
Contributed by: Nazar

As a pioneer in the business software industry, it is hardly surprising that SAP should also be the first major company to establish operations in HafenCity. SAP moved into its new building, comprising offices and a training center, on Kibbelsteg in the Grasbrook quarter back in the early days of the HafenCity development in 2003. The 12,500 square meter (134,549 sq. ft.) building was designed by Hamburg architects Spengler Wiescholek. It features a central, glass-covered hall that spans all levels and maximizes the location's waterfront views. From the building's offices, training rooms and canteen, employees and customers alike enjoy stunning panoramic views of the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district and the Grasbrookhafen marina, as well as of the ships passing by on the River Elbe and the giant cruise liners that dock nearby.

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Großer Grasbrook 17
20457 Hamburg
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Großer Grasbrook 11 - 13http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Hamburg/Gro%DFer%20Grasbrook%2011%20-%2013Hamburg, Germany
Designer: Jan Störmer Partner
Contributed by: Nazar

The surrounding waterways had a strong influence on the architects at Jan Störmer Partner when they designed Kühne + Nagel's new German headquarters. The building's three-story foyer faces the Grasbrookhafen marina, its frontage allowing sweeping views of the water. From the 12-story high-rise, Kühne + Nagel employees and customers are able to enjoy panoramic views of downtown Hamburg as well as the city's historic Speicherstadt warehouse district - also taking in the concert hall planned for the Kaispeicher A warehouse as well as the surrounding port area. The centerpiece of the entire complex is an internal courtyard, featuring plenty of greenery. "We wanted to create a building that dialogs closely with its immediate vicinity," explained architect Jan Störmer.

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Großer Grasbrook 11
20457 Hamburg
Germany]]>
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