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Vanløse School, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Vanløse School

Text description provided by the architects. The new building is placed between the existing school and sports hall as a 4 storey solitary building. The geometry of the building evolves from the environmental profile of the school and the urge to send out a signal of awareness of the energy-consumption […]

Aurehøj Music Building, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Aurehøj Music Building

Text description provided by the architects. The project is an extension of modern music facilities to Aurehøj Gymnasium. The street along the high school’s main building is characterized by the longitude of the main building and by an opening to the court yard. The new building is placed at the […]

Valencia, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dorte Mandrup

Valencia

Text description provided by the architects. One of Copenhagen’s most significant, historic buildings, the former club “Valencia” built in 1861, has been restored and revitalized. After an extensive renovation Valencia resurrects as a prominent hub for The Association of Danish Law Firms. The original dance pavilion Valencia was built in […]

Casa Zii, Paratico, Italy, dep studio

Casa Zii

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in an area widely built facing directly on the shores of Lake Iseo. The project started from the desire to exploit the potential of the place, unique, widely neglected to the point that he insisted a lot on the mechanical […]

Edificio Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Edificio Julio Mario Santo Domingo

Text description provided by the architects. The building is conceived as a new element that connects the campus of the University (Los Andes University), concentrating several uses at an area disconnected from the main campus, and therefore, potent in terms of exploring where to grow. The building aims to integrate […]

International Convention Centre of Medellín, Medellín, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá, El Equipo Mazzanti

International Convention Centre of Medellín

Text description provided by the architects. Medellin´s International Convention Center was conceived based on the idea of an “open doors” city, defining a contrast with the traditional approach, where institutional building are surrounded by fences, and therefore isolated from the neighborhood. On the contrary, the project boosts the un-built areas, […]

North Point Complex Entrance Hall, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

North Point Complex Entrance Hall

Text description provided by the architects. The Project, located in North Point Business Complex in Bogota, is the entrance hall for the new Tower (No. 3), the parking building and the future Tower (No. 4). Preceded by a row of trees it opens to a passage in front of a […]

Auditeria Los Nogales, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Auditeria Los Nogales

Text description provided by the architects. Aiming an expressive and seismically efficient structure, the pavilion was designed with a single type “V” column which gradually rotates and reverses, generating an apparently random sequence. The whole set of columns is contained between two analogous plans dilated from the ground, simulating that […]

Los Nogales School of Arts, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Los Nogales School of Arts

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 […]

Los Nogales High School Building, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Los Nogales High School Building

Text description provided by the architects. This High School building completes the group of classroom-buildings; therefore it resumes the usual typology of the surroundings, a central open space with peripheral classrooms. It’s also chosen to use brick walls, the predominate material of the school. The particular variation of the building, […]

Los Nogales School Chapel, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Los Nogales School Chapel

Text description provided by the architects. Los Nogales School’s Chapel, was conceived based on the concept of human life’s dualities. A pure and elemental prism represents God´s presence, the essential and the harmony. The various volumes and cracks that this prism suffers represent the spiritual sense in human lives, therefore […]

Porciúncula de la Milagrosa Chapel, La Calera, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Porciúncula de la Milagrosa Chapel

Text description provided by the architects. La Calera´s Chapel has a basic geometry that tries to alter the territory as little as possible. It uses the natural features of the environment, the wind and the light, to create an essential harmony. The chapel has been designed to open to the […]

EAN University, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

EAN University

Text description provided by the architects. The classroom building corresponds to a prism of seven levels. On the first floor are the entrance areas and the central library, the classrooms are located on the upper floors, and on top, a deck for collective use. The prism is affected by a […]

Omega Block, Bogotá, Colombia, Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá

Omega Block

Text description provided by the architects. The Omega Block Building, located at the Anglo-Colombian School, is the summary of three buildings in progression, which are adapted to the morphology of the triangular area disposed for its development. A grand staircase, or tiered seating, ensures a fluid connection between the base […]

Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE), Shenzhen, Cina, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)

Text description provided by the architects. The project combines two independent yet structurally unified institutions, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Planning Exhibition, as cultural meeting points and venues for architectural exhibitions. Both museums are designed as separate entities emphasizing their individual functional and artistic requirements and yet are merged […]

Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Musée des Confluences

Text description provided by the architects. Right from the 2001 international competition for a natural history museum in Lyon, the museum was envisioned as a “medium for the transfer of knowledge” and not as a showroom for products. The building ground of the museum is located on a peninsula that […]

House of Music, Groningen, Netherlands, Coop Himmelb(l)au

House of Music

Text description provided by the architects. The “House of Music” in Aalborg, Denmark, was designed by the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au as a combined school and concert hall: its open structure promotes the exchange between the audience and artists, and the students and teachers. “The idea behind the building […]

Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Groninger Museum

Text description provided by the architects. The complex of the Groninger Museum is a fancy combination of forms, colors and materials. The overall planning was done by Alessandro Mendini, based in Milano, who invited the designers Philippe Starck and Michele De Lucchi, as well as Coop Himmelb(l)au, to conceive the […]

Dalian International Conference Center, Dalian, China, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Dalian International Conference Center

Text description provided by the architects. With the International Conference Center, the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au has constructed an unmistakable landmark for the prospering harbor city of Dalian, China. Opened in 2013 and featuring a shell-shaped roof, the center hosts a multifunctional “small city within a city” with conference […]

Busan Cinema Center, Busan, South Korea, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Busan Cinema Center

Text description provided by the architects. The basic concept of this project was the discourse about the overlapping of open and closed spaces and of public and private areas. While the movie theatres are located in a mountain-like building, the Centre’s public space is shared between an outdoor cinema and […]

BMW Welt, Munich, Germany, Coop Himmelb(l)au

BMW Welt

Text description provided by the architects. The realization of the technical building facilities within the scope of the architecture led to a planning model with five thematic blocks: Hall, Premiere, Forum, Gastronomy and Double Cone. Hall A low-tech concept optimized ecologically using high-tech methods The technical solution here is based […]

Hill House, Kingsburg-Nova Scotia, Canada, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Hill House

Text description provided by the architects. As its name implies, the Hill House is as much landscape as building. Extruded from its bald drumlin hilltop site, the house is a landform, with its pair of monopitch roofs complementing the curvature of the hill in section. In plan, its midline is […]

Canadian Chancery and Official Residence, Dhaka, Bangladesh, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Canadian Chancery and Official Residence

Text description provided by the architects. An embassy is a privileged architectural commission. It offers the opportunity to represent the cultural values of one’s ‘guest’ country and to show respect for the culture of the ‘host’ country. Bangladesh is one of the world’s densest and poorest nations. It has a […]

VIA 57 West, New York, United States, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

VIA 57 West

Text description provided by the architects. VIA 57 West introduces an entirely new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. The 830,000 sq ft high-rise combines the density of the Manhattan skyscraper with the communal space of the European courtyard, offering 709 residential units with a lush 22,000 sq ft […]

Vancouver House, Vancouver, Canada, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, DIALOG

Vancouver House

Text description provided by the architects. Vancouver House is located at the main entrance to Vancouver right where Granville bridge triforks when it reaches downtown. The resulting triangular slices of land had remained undeveloped until now. When engaged by Westbank to design a residential high-rise for the highly complex site, […]

Maritime Youth House, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, JDS Architects

Maritime Youth House

Text description provided by the architects. Maritime Youth House is located on the island of Amager, in Copenhagen. In 2002, PLOT (BIG + JDS) was invited to design a new building for two user groups with different requirements: a sailing club that needed most of the site to moor their […]

Howard House, Halifax, Canada, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Howard House

Text description provided by the architects. The Howard House was conceived as a landscape installation for an art historian and his family of four. It is a 12’x110’ wall that distinguishes the cultural landscape of the fishing cove to the east, from the natural landscape of the wild ocean to […]

CopenHill, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

CopenHill

Text description provided by the architects. Located in an industrial area near Copenhagen city center, CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the cityscape of Copenhagen. The building replaces the 50-year-old […]

Copenhagen Harbor Bath, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, JDS Architects

Copenhagen Harbor Bath

Text description provided by the architects. Copenhagen’s harbor has transformed from an industrial port and traffic junction to being the cultural and social heart of the city. The Copenhagen Harbor Bath has been instrumental in this evolution. It extends one of the city’s most popular parks over the water by […]

8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

8 House

Text description provided by the architects. 8 House is located in Ørestad South on the edge of a canal with a view of the open spaces of Kalvebrod Fælled in Copenhagen. The mixed-use building has three different types of residential housing and 10,000 m2 of retail and offices, comprising Denmark’s […]