Arts Center / taller de arquitectura de bogotá

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  • Architects: taller de arquitectura de bogotá
  • Location: Cl. 202 #56-50, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Author Architects: Daniel Bonilla y Marcela Albornoz
  • Design Team: Andrés Gutierrez, Adriana Hernández, David Kita, Rodrigo Montoya, Juliana Lozano, Mauricio Patiño, Cristian Echeverría
  • Area: 2816.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila, Sergio Gómez
  • Intervention And General Direction: EXACTA Proyecto Total
  • Structure: IPI
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Text description provided by the architects. The building has an interesting dual relationship, the first floor is used for music and dance, while the second floor accommodates plastic arts. The two levels (and therefore the programmatic areas) are linked by a generous open-air (covered) grand staircase-hall-gallery which articulates and simultaneously acts as a meeting, performance and exhibition space.

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Brick was chosen as the predominant material for the building, as the Arts Center sought to be integrated with the existing classroom buildings.

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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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Shanghai Children’s Art Theater Renovation / Wujie Rong

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  • Architects: Wujie Rong
  • Location: 800 Miao Jiang Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Area: 6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shao Feng

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  • Design Team: East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd , UD Architectural Design Institute, Wujie Rong, Zhengyue Liu, Ying Liu, Zhou Fang, Lin Lin, Qingyu Zheng, Hao Shi, Chengwei Liu, Chengqi Liu, Xiaoli Liu, Ji Zhang, Jin Zhang, Haijun Li, Shu Huang, Xing Hua, Haidong Sun, Junfeng Yu, Liping Xing, Yu Wang, Yanmin Qian, Bin Zheng
  • Client: Shanghai Automotive Industry (Group) Corporation General Motors Corporation, China Welfare Institute, Shanghai Children's Art Theatre
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From the architect. SAIC - GM Pavilion (abbreviated GM Pavilion) is one of the enterprise Pavilions during Shanghai World Expo 2010 Shanghai, Providing high-tech means to shows people the future vision for the urban mobility systems. The concept of GM Pavilion was inspired by the shape

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Structural Archeology / Vazio S/A

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  • Architects: Vazio S/A
  • Location: Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Author: Carlos M. Teixeira
  • Collaborators: Leonardo Rodrigues, Daila Coutinho, Frederico Almeida
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Gabriel Castro

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Context Statement The Cinema Theatro Brasil was built in 1932; its Art Déco building was then one of the largest in the city.
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Project Objectives Statement In its recent conversion into a cultural center, a ballroom was built above the roof. S.A. activates the architectural void generated by this convertion.

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Performance Statement Articulated as a structural archeology exercise, the proposal revisits the original architectural design, recovering the stepped roof which once covered the audience.

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Context Description Owner of the title of Brazil’s largest cinema for a few years, Cine Theatro Brasil was built in 1932 at an important intersection in the Center of Belo

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NósWorkshop Designs Temporary Stage for Fleadh Cheoil Irish Music Festival

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From the architect. Held over seven days and visited by over 350,000 people, Fleadh Cheoil na h Éireann is the world’s largest traditional Irish music festival, and was hosted in Sligo, Ireland during the 2015 version. NósWorkshop was invited to build a temporary stage for the festival, sheltering performances and providing a giant notice board to promote the festival events.

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Built to the proportion of Sligo’s imposing Town Hall, the stage catches the eyes of pedestrians on the nearby streets, drawing them to the festival.

The design was made for quick construction, without compromising existing facilities. By positioning the performance area in front of the Town Hall, its façade was used as a backdrop. 

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The appearance of the repeating trusses was inspired by the rhythm of an accordion, as well as mimicking the rhythm of the Town Hall elevation,

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PLP Unveils Pearl River Delta’s Tallest Building as Part of New Masterplan

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Avoiding the lateral loads and lifting requirements typical of bar or slab configurations, the Nexus Building's mass is redeveloped into several smaller volumes organized into families, similar to a tripod or outrigger. The resulting configurations all encourage natural lighting and cooling, flexibility and connections to the environment to create a pleasant work environment. As the tower moves up in height, it responds to different surroundings; in the lower third, it reacts to

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Flanagan Lawrence’s New Summer Theatre in Szczecin Reimagines an Outdoor Performance Space from 1976

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Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Flanagan Lawrence Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Flanagan Lawrence Flanagan Lawrence has won a competition to design a new Summer Theatre in Kasprowicza Park, Szczecin, Poland. The outdoor performance space will update an original structure, including its concrete arch, designed by Zbigniew Abrahamowicz and opened to the public in 1976. Read more about this project after the break.
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The new design is meant to maximize the flexibility of the 1976 theatre for a variety of performances, adding a roof to enclose the stage and audience; and adding 2500 seats, a box office, bathrooms, a café and a refurbished backstage area.

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The roof has been acoustically optimised to “enhance and project the natural acoustic for orchestral events” by being structural independent of the existing arch. A curved truss serves as the edge beam of a single cable net

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AD Classics: Royal National Theatre / Denys Lasdun

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Prince Charles once described the structure as a “clever way of building a nuclear power station in the middle of London without anyone objecting.” Despite the criticisms and the thirteen years it took to realize, Denys Lasdun’s Royal National Theatre may be the most beloved Brutalist building in Britain, thanks to its generous public spaces, thoughtful massing, and respect for the surrounding city.

When it was completed in 1976, the National Theatre actually housed three separate theatre spaces: a so-called “Open Theatre,” a traditional proscenium theatre, and an experimental studio theatre. When Lasdun was hired for the project in 1963, the plan also called for an Opera House, with all four venues combined in a single complex along the Thames River, where the Jubilee Gardens are now located. However, in 1966 a new parliament eliminated funding for the Opera House

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In Progress: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo

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  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Location: No. 7, Zhongzheng 1st Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
  • Area: 141000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Mecanoo

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After we won the competition in March 2007 the biggest question was how we would realise the building, and in particular how we would to manufacture the skin. The covered outside space, a seamless curved canopy would be reminiscent of the Banyan trees found in the park.

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We analyzed many materials - stucco, tiles, concrete, membrane – but none were suitable. Not from a technical point of view or a logical point of view. Many of those materials needed a backing, mould or frame. Therefore you would be building the shape twice. We wanted a pure, single material. And I knew we had to look somewhere else. The building practice was not going

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Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center / Flansburgh Architects

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  • Associate Architect: Riecke Sunnland Kono Architects
  • General Contractor: Arita Poulson General Contracting
  • Structural Engineer: Walter Vorfeld & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Otomo Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer: Morikawa & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: Neal S. Nishida, PE
  • Landscape Architect: Mayberry & Associates
  • Owner: Seabury Hall
  • Construction Value: $5.4 Million
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From the architect. The project is a 10,500 sf assembly and performance space for Seabury Hall, a college preparatory school in Makawao on the island of Maui. The project replaces an existing assembly space that was small, dark, inflexible, unsafe, and poorly ventilated.

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The site is a narrow promontory on the edge of the campus with views of Haleakala to the east and the ocean to the west. Its location at the

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