CABB Auditorium / GRHOUND OFFICE

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  • Architects: GRHOUND OFFICE
  • Location: Sarmiento 54, B8000 Bahía Blanca, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Author Architects: María del Pilar Boland, Graciana De Bernardi, Abel Korsmit
  • Area: 245.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ramiro Sosa
  • Acoustic Adviser: Antonio Luaces de TL Acoustic
  • Text: Mariana Piqué
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Text description provided by the architects. The project of the Auditorium of the CABB resulted from a request to renovate a large disused space on the first floor of a neo-academic heritage building in the city of Bahia Blanca. It had been recently acquired by the College and had functioned as the headquarters of the newspaper ‘The New Province’ since the beginning of the twentieth century. A new wooden-paneled frame was introduced inside the masonry frame, twice the pre-existing height, to form a double cavity. The new prism created was adjusted in proportion to the overall structure, thereby managing

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Event Hall / SPACES Architecture

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  • Architects: SPACES Architecture
  • Location: 278 Route de la Vanne, 38360 Noyarey, France
  • Lead Architect: Guillaume Girod
  • Team: Sarah Gouveia - Clement Daneau
  • Area: 850.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Guillaume Girod
  • Structural Engineering: CEBEA
  • Environmental Engineering: 1 Pacte Durable
  • Client: City of Noyarey
  • Construction Cost: 1 950 000 €
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Text description provided by the architects. Event Hall is located on the border of the town in a confusing environment made of architectural wanderings constituting a dissonant heteroclite system. The project doesn’t take elements of this existing situation but assumes its ability to drive a new ambition in this district. It dissolves the massive volumetry within a system where the scale is decomposed, and the relation to the building is changing. The ground treatment participates in this device by avoiding large asphalt surfaces in favor of several mineral and vegetable materials.

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Auditorium Theatre of Llinars del Valles / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Aresta + G.O.P.

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  • Collaborator: Clemente Meneres, architect
Acoustic Project: Dr. Higini Arau
  • Engineering: GOP, Gabinete de Obras e Projectos Lda
  • Engineering Management: Jorge Nunes da Silva
  • Structures: Jorge Nunes da Silva
  • Electricity: Alexandre Martins
  • Hydraulic: Raquel Fernandes
  • Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (Cvaa): Raul Bessa
  • Construction Company: Teatre Llinars UTE (Construccions Deumal SA – CERTIS Obres i Serveis)

From the architect. The place Northeast of the urban fabric of the town of Llinars del Valles is the site on which the Auditorium Theatre of Llinars del Valles has been built. This is the first performance of

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The Forum / Studio804

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  • Architects: Studio804
  • Location: Lawrence, KS, USA
  • Collaborators: Nathan Brown, Renee Brune, Krista Cummins, AJ Dolph, Nicolas Elster, Jordan Goss, Ken Grothman, Christine Harwood, Ian Heath, Sara Lichti, Michael McKay, Josh Ostermann, Tim Ostrander, Ben Peek, Alyssa Sandroff, Aaron Sirna, David Versteeg, Jonathan Wilde
  • Area: 3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: James Ewing Photography

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From the architect. The Forum, located in the Architecture department of University of Kansas, was designed and built by students to meet the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard, LEED v2009 NC Platinum. This is the most stringent new-construction certification for sustainable-design that was in use by the USGBC during the building construction. It marked Studio804's seventh consecutive LEED Platinum building with several other outstanding architectural features. It includes a unique positive displacement ventilation system. On mild days during the year, the

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Katowice International Conference Centre / JEMS

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  • Location: Spodek, aleja Korfantego 35, 40-005 Katowice, Poland
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of JEMS

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From the architect. The Katowice International Conference Centre project situated nearby the Spodek arena erected in 1962 posed a challenge in both urban planning and architectural terms.

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Spodek (meaning “Saucer” in Polish), a building ranked among the finest achievements of Poland’s contemporary architecture, and one of its foremost icons (created by the architects Maciej Gintowt and Maciej Krasiński), a symbol of Katowice and the Upper Silesian region, is an instance of unambiguous architecture with outstanding compositional features, whose value must not be diminished by any new development. But at the same time, both the scale and importance of the proposed new showcase for the city and the region, prompted a quest for an unambiguous, lucid and logical solution integrated into the fabric of this part of

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Community Centre in Venarey-Les Laumes / Dominique Coulon & associés

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  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés
  • Location: Avenue de la Gare, 21150 Venarey-les-Laumes, France
  • Architects In Charge: Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos, Architects
  • Design Team: Guillaume Wittmann, Gautier Duthoit, Architects
  • Area: 1646.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: David Romero-Uzeda

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  • Construction Site Supervision : Lionel Debs Architecte
  • Structural Engineer : Batiserf
  • Electrical Engineer : BET G.Jost
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer : Solares Bauen
  • Cost Estimator : E3 économie
  • Acoustics: Euro sound project
  • Scenographer : Euro sound project
  • Client: Ville de Venarey-Les Laumes
  • Costs: Scenographer
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From the architect. The project stretches alongside the railway line in the small village of Venarey-Les Laumes, in Burgundy. The building, designated a centre for rural excellence, contains a number of different initiatives, including a tourist office, a conference and culture hall, a day nursery, and areas for older people. Our task was to bring all these very different initiatives together

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La Maison du Savoir – University of Luxembourg / be baumschlager eberle

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  • Architects: be baumschlager eberle
  • Location: Avenue de l'Universite, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • Architects In Charge: Elmar Hasler, Marco Franzmann
  • Area: 1512.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Eduard Hueber

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  • Design Team: Christian Bieber, Robert Urbanek, Daniela Concin, Xiao Fen, Christopher Heinzelmann, Gu Sung Lim
  • Associated Architects: cba Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes, Luxemburg, L
  • Static: Ingenieursbureau Jan Van Aelst BVBA
  • Building Technology: Jean Schmit Engineering
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From the architect. The Maison du Savoir is both an icon of the future and a reminder of the past. Conceived by be baumschlager eberle as the focal point of the new University of Luxembourg campus and constructed in cooperation with Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes, the building is a striking and highly visible landmark. What was once the site of a steel plant in the Belval district of Esch-sur Alzette is now the centrepiece of the new Cité des Sciences.

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La Maison du Savoir – University of Luxembourg / be baumschlager eberle

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  • Architects: be baumschlager eberle
  • Location: Avenue de l'Universite, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • Architects In Charge: Elmar Hasler, Marco Franzmann
  • Area: 1512.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Eduard Hueber

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  • Design Team: Christian Bieber, Robert Urbanek, Daniela Concin, Xiao Fen, Christopher Heinzelmann, Gu Sung Lim
  • Associated Architects: cba Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes, Luxemburg, L
  • Static: Ingenieursbureau Jan Van Aelst BVBA
  • Building Technology: Jean Schmit Engineering
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From the architect. The Maison du Savoir is both an icon of the future and a reminder of the past. Conceived by be baumschlager eberle as the focal point of the new University of Luxembourg campus and constructed in cooperation with Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes, the building is a striking and highly visible landmark. What was once the site of a steel plant in the Belval district of Esch-sur Alzette is now the centrepiece of the new Cité des Sciences.

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PVA EXPO Prague Congress Hall / Progres Atelier

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  • Architects: Progres Atelier
  • Location: Beranových 667, 199 00 Praha-Praha 18, Czech Republic
  • Architects In Charge: Vojtěch Kaas, Jan Kalivoda, Petr Sova
  • Area: 1610.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jan Hromádko

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  • General Planners: Jindřich Kaas, Progres Atelier
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From the architect. A recently completed exposition building serves as a new gateway into the PVA EXPO premises in Letňany, Prague. It comprises an entrance hall which attends to the larger part of visitors, provides a modern background for the whole precinct and contains a congress hall for 650 people.

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By a simple insertion of an independent structure with a distinct expression into the existing industrial hall we redefined its interior, creating two interconnected, nevertheless very different worlds – a generous foyer with an open gallery and a multi-functional congress hall.

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The first is open, busy, full of life and movement.

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Technology and Innovation Centre / BDP

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  • Architects: BDP
  • Location: University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G1 1XQ, UK
  • Area: 25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: David Barbour

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  • Main Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Project Manager & Cost Consultant: Gardiner and Theobald
  • Environmental Engineering: KJ Tait
  • Civil & Structural Engineer: Struer Consulting Engineers
  • Client: University of Strathclyde
  • Sustainability: The building was designed to meet the criteria for BREEAM Excellent.
  • Cost: £56M
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From the architect. The Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) for the University of Strathclyde is an eight storey collaborative research and conference centre in the heart of Glasgow. The building provides specialist laboratories, research spaces and collaborative meeting spaces for around 900 staff. Additionally the building provides conference facilities and meeting rooms, including a 450 and 150 seat auditorium.

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The TIC project promotes knowledge exchange by stimulating the exchange of ideas and expertise with business

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The Big Horn / Mezzo Atelier

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  • Architects: Mezzo Atelier
  • Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Area: 125.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Milton Pereira, Rui Soares, Sara Pinheiro, Courtesy of Mezzo Atelier

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  • Production: Mezzo Atelier With Walk&Talk Azores
  • Workshop Participants: Carolina Costa, Emanuel Gomes, Joana Cordeiro, João Arruda
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“The Big Horn” by Mezzo Atelier is a temporary installation for the headquarters of the 5th edition of the Public Art Festival Walk&Talk Azores. The project was developed in residency for the festival and our proposal was to redefine the festival’s main space, which every year, for two weeks, holds the most different kind of events and became the hotspot for artists and locals.

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The existing space, which connects the street and the galleries inside the “occupied” building, showed a deficient circulation as the main access was made trough a small door in a upper level. The intervention took advantage on

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GRAFT Wins “Apassionata” with Iconic, Temporary Structure for Horse Shows

German architecture firm, GRAFT, has been selected as the winner of the “Apassionata” competition. Tasked with designing a temporary structure for the exhibition of horses, GRAFT proposed a complete wooden building that could be assembled, dismounted and reassembled at the convenience of the company. 

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At the heart of the concept is an , highlighting one of Europe‘s most popular live arena shows for the past decade. The individual’s experience of procession to the building is likened to the acts of a “small play,” claim the architects, beginning even before entry. In the “prologue,” an individual catches sight of the building’s silhouette, an abstraction of the “power” and “dynamics” of horses running. Next, the transition between the exterior seamlessly blends with the interior lobby. Its red swathed walls foreshadow a strikingly crimson auditorium that ultimately ends in the thrilling display of the beauty and relationship between a and his rider.  

“This architecture speaks,” the team states, “creating a unique character and iconic image for the show company, Appasionata.”

Among the other participating firms were Sauerbruch Hutton, Jürgen Mayer H., Ludloff+Ludloff and Claudius Pratsch.

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