David Chipperfield Architects Shortlist unveiled for Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition Amanda Levete and Hopkins are among the architects shortlisted to design a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge across London's River Thames (+ slideshow). Four teams of architects and engineers have been selected to design the new river crossing in south-west London between Nine Elms and Pimlico, rivalling Thomas Heatherwick's proposal for a Garden Bridge elsewhere in the city. The successful teams are: Buro Happold with Marks Barfield Architects and J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects; Bystrup with Robin Snell & Partners; Arup with Amanda Levete Architects; and Arup with Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates. The finalists were selected anonymously by a jury including architect Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, engineer Henry Bardsley, the Design Council's Pam Alexander and council leaders from the London boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth. The shortlisted teams will now develop their ideas into detailed designs, and an overall winner is set to be named in late autumn.
Berger Anziutti LE CENTRAL PARK DU GRAND PARIS Questions d'actualité LE CENTRAL PARK DU GRAND PARIS Peut-on encore créer de nouvelles centralités en tissu urbain dense ? Doit-on sortir du fonctionnalisme du siècle dernier qui a séparé les fonctions de la ville (zone parc, zone d'activité, zone commerciale, zone de logements,...) ? Peut-on protéger la nature de l'expansion urbaine tout en donnant aux habitants la qualité de vie que procure cette nature ? Avec: Roland CASTRO, Architecte, Thierry LAJOIE, Président Directeur Général de l'AFTRP et Marc ROZENBLAT, Directeur Général du CDU. Captation et montage: année zero Questions d'actualité Le Pavillon de l'Arsenal organise un cycle de conférences-débats, intitulé « Questions d'actualité ». Ce cycle a pour ambition de développer le dialogue avec l'ensemble des acteurs de la création architecturale et urbaine.
Hild und K Architekten New Valer Church \ OOIIO Architecture New Valer Church, courtesy OOIIO Architecture A few years ago, the inhabitants of Valer, an quiet Norwegian village not too far from Oslo, surrounded by forests and close to the Swedish border, watched how sadly their ancient wooden church was on fire and got totally destroyed. New Valer Church - Diagram, courtesy OOIIO Architecture This is why at the end of 2011, they decided to invite architects from all the world to design a new temple that mean a new beginning for the religious community at town. OOIIO Architecture designed for Valer a different and new typology of building, trying to solve two problems of the city at the same time. Usually, churches and temples show a main façade open to a public space more or less representative in front of them. Thanks to this new singular urban object, the users can discover new views to the city center and main monuments, like the cemetery, the chapel, or the old church ruins. The temple interior is really bright and open to the surroundings.
accueil : Bjarke Ingels Group LAN Architecture Beach and Howe St. by BIG Danish architects BIG have unveiled proposals for a 150-metre-high skyscraper in downtown Vancouver. The architects are working alongside a team that includes developer Westbank, consultants Dialog, Cobalt, PFS, Buro Happold and Glotman Simpson, as well as local architect James Cheng. The 49-storey residential building will have a twisted form that is set back from the adjacent motorway flyover to prevent any windows or balconies from overlooking it. Nine floors at the base of the tower will accomodate offices, shops and restaurants, which will spill out onto a series of public plazas that stretch underneath the elevated highway. Here's some more information from BIG: BIG contributes to Vancouver skyline BIG’s proposal, named after its location on the corner of Howe & Beach next to the Granville Street Bridge in downtown Vancouver, calls for 600 residential units occupying the 49-story tower, which would become one of the city’s fourth tallest buildings. NAME: Beach and Howe St.