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The invited design contest calls for a strong architectural master plan, comprising residential, commercial and cultural programme, forming a new urban area around the existing Ratina sports stadium in one of the most rapidly developing regions in Finland . BIG is selected as a winner of the competition by Finnish developers Rakennustomisto Pohjola & YH-Länsi, among proposals from Swedish Wingårdhs, German Behnisch Partner and Finnish JKMM. BIG’s proposal, The Red Line, seeks to uncover the urban potential of the 50 000 m2 site located on the Ratinanniemi peninsula, which serves as an important link between Tampere City Centre and the nature area of Eteläpuisto Park.
The Omnibus is all about ideas. From the beginning, Urban Omnibus has been a showcase of good ideas for the future of cities, conceived in the public interest and tried and tested in the five boroughs of New York. So, we have decided to surface some of the ideas that have appeared on Urban Omnibus over the past two years and broadcast them around the city.
Foster + Partners have unveiled designs for an new international airport in Kuwait. Each terminal will have three symmetrical wings, with each facade spanning 1.2 kilometers.
As the winning entry for a competition to design an arts and cultural square at Lake Sanyon in Daqing, China , the project by Chi Wai Chan examines the relationships between the elements of the water, the sky and the earth. A waterfront promenade that ensues the formal attributes and fluidity of the water, a 1,394 m long canopy with LED display that transpires the form of the clouds and a ground condition of self-similar marine lifeform that establishes the view corridors to the lake; these three design elements serve as the organizing apparatus for the design of the square. More images and project description after the break.
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed a stadium for Bordeaux that will host football matches for Euro 2016 . A "forest" of slender white columns will support the rectangular white roof of the Stade Bordeaux Atlantique, which will shelter up to 43,000 spectators. Natural light will filter into the stadium through glazed louvres in the roof.
Herreros Arquitectos in collaboration with Daniel Bermudez , were recently awarded the design of the Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota. Beating some of the world’s most prestigious architects, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Rem Koolhaas, Diller & Scofidio, Snøhetta, and Dominique Perrault, the winning design is defined as an urban experience, in which its inhabitants and strangers will come together to share their common interest in knowledge, innovation and the strength of civil society. Aspiring to obtain the Gold-status LEED certificate the new 70,000 sqm Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota will be the maximum exponent of Colombia’s ability to apply state-of-the-art technology as well as of the country’s commitment to the environment
Located in Ljubljana , Slovenia on a corner site at the western entrance to the city, the composition of the West Gate office building, designed by Studio Kalamar , is defined by two office towers. The southern tower rises over the intersection, accentuating the direction towards the city with its sharp projecting corner while the lower northern wing serves as a background to the principal motive as its composition approaches the dynamic of railway traffic behind it.
Modern urban living, commerce and tourism are a part of the new multi-district redevelopment plans for Nanjing ’s Yangtze Redevelopment. Selected by Beijing based MCC Real Estate Company, SOM has imagined a scheme that will create a new area of neighborhoods, shopping districts and corporate skyscrapers embodying a new identity for Nanjing and a mixed-use cityscape for its people. SOM Director Douglas Voigt said, “The core concept of the SOM plan for Nanjing Xiaguan is making connections.
The Central Waterfront, 3.5 km of Lake Ontario shoreline immediately adjacent to the downtown business district, is one of Toronto’s most valuable assets.
Just a few days ago, Foster + Partners revealed their plans for the Kuwait International Airport, a project designed to attain a LEED Gold standing for the passenger terminal, marking the first in the world of its kind.
Based on the integration of light and illumination effects, the Guzhen Center, designed by Volkan Alkanoglu , will be an outstanding exhibition space that functions for its occupants, inspires its visitors, and resonates with a global audience. With a commitment to innovation and technology, the project will feature an unparalleled design vision and become a significant addition to the city of Guzhen. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Jeju is an island formed by volcanic activities and celebration of its distinctive geological features was one of the main objectives of the brief.
MAD Architects shared their recently completed design for the Taichung Convention Center with us.
This Summer, downtown Vancouver was spiced up by Picnurbia , a big yellow wave that offered Vancouverites a great place for relaxation on the street. Created by design collective Loose Affiliates and endorsed by the City of Vancouver, the temporary landscaping project aims to address the shortage of decent public spots for urbanites to gather, relax and picnic.
first image '(phantom) l'opéra restaurant' by odile decq, paris, france image © designboom french architect odile decq has completed the ' (phantom) l'opéra restaurant ', which recently opened in the palais garnier located in paris, france. recessed within the historical building, visitors pass the facade's original pillars to enter the undulating interior. the mezzanine space is carefully integrated to resist touching the existing structure's walls, columns and roof. the contemporary addition compliments the classical details of the vaulted stone ceiling without altering history.