Waterview Connection / Warren and Mahoney

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  • Architects: Warren and Mahoney
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lead Architects: Shannon Joe, Tom Locke
  • Other Participants : Warren and Mahoney in partnership with the Well Connected Alliance team comprising NZTA, Fletcher Construction, McConnell Dowell Constructors, Parsons Brinkerhoff NZ, Beca Infrastructure, Tonkin and Taylor, Boffa Miskell and Obayashi Corporation
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Sam Hartnett
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Text description provided by the architects. Dubbed a project of “national significance” by our government, the New Zealand Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection was conceptualised to improve Auckland’s transport network.

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Opening up the Western Ring and airport routes with two, 2.5-kilometre parallel tunnels, it provides a safer, less-congested and more time-efficient alternative to complex drives around suburbia. Passing through some of Auckland’s most densely-populated neighbourhoods, there was no doubt that the Connection was needed – but as the largest infrastructure project undertaken in the country

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Visitor Center of the Grand-Canal in Hangzhou / The Architectural Design& Research Institute of Zhejiang University

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Text description provided by the architects. The tourism complex of the Grand-Canal in Hangzhou is one of the most important commercial complexes in the north part of Hangzhou, and the gateway of the Grand-Canal travel route. This project is to design the visitor center. Located on the heart of the masterplan, the visitor center aims to be “a strong anchor point” to connect the entire cultural development with the urban grain.

an overview from the Grand-Canal. Image © ZYARCH Photographer Studio an overview from the Grand-Canal. Image © ZYARCH Photographer Studio

The total site area is 20,534

entrance square. Image © ZYARCH Photographer Studio
stereo-traffic network
atrium and garden. Image © ZYARCH Photographer Studio
the bus station on the first floor. Image © ZYARCH Photographer Studio
space for walk. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Design& Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co.,Ltd
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AD Classics: Yokohama International Passenger Terminal / Foreign Office Architects (FOA)

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© Satoru Mishima / FOA © Satoru Mishima / FOA This article was originally published on ArchDaily in 2014. The triumphant critical reception of the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal was the product of inventive architectural methodology and socially conscious thinking. Designed by Foreign Office Architects (FOA) in 1995, the futuristic terminal represented an emergent typology of transportation infrastructure. Its radical, hyper-technological design explored new frontiers of architectural form and simultaneously provoked a powerful discourse on the social responsibility of large-scale projects to enrich shared urban spaces. The architectural competition for the terminal was famously intense, and winning it required the then-wife-and-husband team of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo to rethink the established template of terminal design. Located on an important waterfront site in Japan’s second most populous city, the high-profile commission attracted 660 entries from around the world, the country's largest international competition to date. [1] The enormous, 430 meter-long project took
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Line 6 Santiago Metro Stations / IDOM

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  • Architects: IDOM
  • Location: Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects Author Of The Work: Gonzalo Tello
  • Area: 75350.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Nico Saieh
  • Arquitectos Colaboradores: Manuel Andrades, Patricio Browne (Mobil), Patricio Poblete, José Luis Álvarez, Félix Salinas, Covadonga Vilanova, Diego Sánchez, Xavier Grass, Patricio Arraigada, Natasa Stanacev, Patricio Salinas
  • Project Management: Javier Puerto, Samuel Horche
  • Costs: Ivan Portela, Miguel de Diego, Esther Arranz, Pablo Morales
  • Document Management: María Carril, María Miranda, Ivan Quintana,Ana María
  • Structures: Gino Rivera, Andrés Larrain (ALVING), Jorge de Prado, Romina González, David García, Rodrigo Langarita, Hernán Barrios, Manuel de la Cal, Alejandro Bernabeu, Felipe Correa, Patricia Solar, Juan Taborga, Enrique Aravena (Alving), Felipe Alarcón (Alving)., Marco Bernal
  • Environmental Engineering: Jesús Sejas, Jaled Selman
  • Lighting: Marcela Acuña, Noemí Barbero
  • Agua: Héctor Mayordomo, Raúl Miranda (PSI), Hugo Varas (PSI)
  • Public Health Services: Carlos Trujillano, Boris Ancape (PSI), Guillermo Hume (PSI) Patricio Vargas
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    Section / Cerrillos Station
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    Axonometric / Estadio Nacional Station
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    Axonometric / Pedro Aguirre Cerda Station
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Solntsevo Metro Station / Nefa Architects

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  • Architects: Margarita Kornienko, Maria Tarasova
  • Location: Solntsevo Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
  • Chief Architect: Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Authors Team: Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Mertsalova, Viktor Kolupaev
  • Area: 3935.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ilya Ivanov
  • Chief Engineer: Sergey Kurepin
  • Project Management: Daria Turkina
  • Client: Mosinzhproekt
  • Visualization: Dmitry Tridenov, Rustam Yusupov
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Text description provided by the architects. In 2014 our project was chosen through an international open call held by Strelka KB upon request of Moscomarchitecture. The concept is site-specific and based on two main subjects: Sunlight, its architectural comprehension and a characteristic slope roof of a  summer cottage “dacha”.

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Light Diagram Light Diagram
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Name of the site inspired the Sun motif and the slope roof motif came from the history of the area, that in the 1920s and 30s was one of the first places designated for workers settlements. Perforation of the

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AD Classics: Pennsylvania Station / McKim, Mead & White

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© wikimedia commons © wikimedia commons This article was originally published on February 11, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

New York City’s original Pennsylvania Station was a monument to movement and an expression of American economic power. In 1902, the noted firm McKim, Mead and White was selected by the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad to design its Manhattan terminal. Completed in 1910, the gigantic steel and stone building covered four city blocks until its demolition in 1963, when it ceded to economic strains hardly fifty years after opening.
Concourse from South, 1962. Image © Cervin Robinson - Historic American Buildings Survey Concourse from South, 1962. Image © Cervin Robinson - Historic American Buildings Survey

Prior to the station’s completion, the final leg of rail travel to New York City consisted of a ferry from New Jersey to Manhattan. Alexander Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) and the brother of painter Mary Cassatt, resolved

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Track level and concourses. Image © Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection
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32nd Street entrance. Image © Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection
The main concourse, 1958. Image © Nick DeWolf Photo Archive
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Entrance to loggia and main waiting room. Image © Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection
Entrance to tracks, 1958. Image © Nick DeWolf Photo Archive
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Main Concourse. Image © Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection
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