Cultural

Malmö Live, Malmö, Sweden, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Malmö Live

In 2010, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in a team with Skanska, Nordic Choice Hotels Akustikon and SLA won a competition to design the 54,000m² concert, congress and hotel complex. The masterplan also includes 27,000m² for housing and commercial use. Malmö Live is an open, expressive, dynamic building offering numerous […]

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, MVRDV

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

Located in Rotterdam’s Museumpark, the depot features a new type of experience for museum visitors: a sturdy engine room where the complete collection of 151,000 objects is made accessible to the public. In addition to the various storage and care areas, the depot has a restaurant and an award-winning rooftop forest. The construction completion paves […]

MalmöMässan, Malmö, Sweden, Erik Giudice Architects

MalmöMässan

MalmöMässan is located in Hyllie, the new hub for mixed development in the south of Malmö, ideally linked by the train in the city centre, in Copenhagen and its international airport. The project’s exterior faceted envelope was designed to create a dynamic urban landscape and a volumetric variation. The building is perceived differently depending on […]

Japanese Garden at the Budapest Zoo, Budapest, Hungary, PLANT - Atelier Peter Kis

Japanese Garden at the Budapest Zoo

The hill of the Japanese Garden was created from the debris of the Zoo and its surroundings after World War II. Initially there was an open air stage here, which however was unutilised for major parts of the year occupying this otherwise rather narrow area. The Japanese Garden was developed in its place and a […]

The Metamorphosis of the Great Rock, Budapest, Hungary, PLANT - Atelier Peter Kis

The Metamorphosis of the Great Rock

The Great Rock – originally built between 1909 and 1912 – is one of the earliest and largest artificial rocks with reinforced concrete structure in the word; it reproduces the formations of a limestone mountain with a dolomite summit, actually existing in Transylvania. It was regarded as the most innovative solution for a zoo at […]

Urania Cinema, Zagreb, Croatia, 3LHD

Urania Cinema

Urania Cinema/Theatre is one of numerous old cinema buildings built in the city of Zagreb in the early 20th century. Those cinemas were spread within the urban blocks across Zagreb’s Downtown. With the opening of new and modern multiplex theatres 20 years ago, the old Zagreb cinemas have gradually started to die out, and the […]

The Hive, Worcester, United Kingdom, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The Hive

The Hive was conceived as a truly accessible building (that would not preclude any potential visitor or staff member using all the facilities) within a built form that would be innovative in operation with low carbon impact. It is a testament to the strength of a collective vision pursued by the client, design and contractor teams […]

New Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Canada, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

New Halifax Central Library

The new Halifax Central Library has an open, welcoming design which reflects the city’s diverse population and heritage. The building is a catalyst for the regeneration of the downtown area and the product of an extensive co-creation process involving monthly public consultations and workshops with various focus groups. The exterior […]

Bibliothèque Georges Perec, Marne-la-Vallée, France, Aldric Beckmann Architectes

Bibliothèque Georges Perec

Future heart and social area of the Marne-la-Vallée university campus, the new central library has the significant advantage of being located on an outstanding site: the Ferme de la Haute Maison. Dating from the 17th century, this “historic” site endows the building with a strategic role. Its identity does not just stem from the quality […]

Liyuan Library, Vogau, Austria, Li Xiaodong Atelier

Liyuan Library

This project is modest addition to the small village of Huairou on the outskirts of Beijing, just under a two hour’s drive from busy Beijing urban life. On the one hand it forms a modern programmatic complement to the village by adding a small library and reading space within a setting of quiet contemplation. On […]

Foro Boca Concert Hall, Boca del Río, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Foro Boca Concert Hall

During recent years there has been a clear enrichment of the musical and cultural life of Boca del Rio, Veracruz. In 2014, the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra was formed, and through its performances it has attracted diverse musical expressions, local and foreign musicians, making it the heart of the cultural life of the city. […]

Nestlé Chocolate Museum, Toluca, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Nestlé Chocolate Museum

While Nestlé’s chocolate Factory in Mexico City (located in Paseo Tollocan near Toluca) was in need of an inner pathway for visitors to witness the production of their favorite chocolates, a group of experts put together by rojkind arquitectos and Traqs suggested bigger plans for the company. Why not create the first chocolate museum in […]

Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Dokk1

Completed in June 2015, Dokk1 opened as the largest public library in Scandinavia housing a citizen service centre, office space, automated parking for 1,000 cars and new harbour-side public squares. Situated at the mouth of the Aarhus River in one of the most prominent sites of the city centre of Aarhus, the 35,600m2 building is […]

Katuaq Cultural Centre, Nuuk, Greenland, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Katuaq Cultural Centre

In 1992, an international design competition with 226 proposals gave Schmidt Hammer Lassen the first prize. Their concept was inspired by the dramatic Greenlandic landscape that includes winding fjords, moving glaciers, icebergs and in winter the inspiring, undulating northern lights. These elements are reflected by Katuaq Cultural Centre. The northern […]

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology that is located at the centre of Mexico City has the world’s largest collection of ancient Mexican art. Ethnographic exhibits about Mexico’s present-day indigenous groups are also included in the museum. Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, along with Jorge Campuzano […]

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, United States, Allied Works Architecture

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) explores the blur zone between art, design, and craft today. Since 1991, the museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums and focuses on contemporary creativity. It explores the ways in which artists and designers from around the world transform materials through processes ranging from the […]

National Library of China, Beijing, China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

National Library of China

The award among contestants taking part in the bidding competition in 2003 was given to KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten. The task to be fulfilled was to expand the existing library by adding a second tract to the building with a total space of 77,000sqm that was to house 12 million books. The existing old building […]

UNAM Library, Mexico, Mexico City, Juan O'Gorman

UNAM Library

Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) encloses the Olympic Stadium, about 40 faculties and institutes, the Cultural Center, an ecological reserve, the Central Library, and a few museums. Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral […]

Rivington Place, London, United Kingdom, Adjaye Associates

Rivington Place

London’s first new virtual arts venue backed by public funding in forty years, Rivington Place is a space dedicated to the practitioners of contemporary art from culturally diverse background. As well as containing galleries, a lecture theatre and cafe it also houses the Stuart Hall Library and provides a permanent home for Iniva and Autograph […]

Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Porsche Museum

The translation of the versatile and vivid brand into the language of architecture was the central draft concept. Specific conditions which the Porsche brand conveys both spatially and sensually to visitors are featured to the museum. Driving and speed, statics and logjams can be experienced both in the building’s configuration as well as through the […]

Museum of Milk Conversion, Mese, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Museum of Milk Conversion

The old social dairy in Mese (SO) was decided to be refurbished by its municipality, to realize in its spaces a museum of milk and a civic centre. The intervention, in addition to the rehabilitation of the existing building, includes an addition in the inner side of the plot, that contains the stair to the […]

Guangzhou Opera House, China, Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Opera House

The Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location, reminding of pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion. The Opera House is located at the centre of Guangzhou’s cultural development. The city is enhanced by its unique twin-boulder design with the opening to the Pearl River. In that way, it unifies the […]

VitraHaus, Weil am Rhein, Germany, Herzog & de Meuron

VitraHaus

An architecture museum that features the work of the most renowned architects is what Vitra Campus has become over the years. Some of these architects are Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Jean Pruvé, Nicholas Grimshaw, Buckminster Fuller and SANAA. VitraHaus building, a series of stacked pitched-roof boxed, designed by Herzog & de […]

Vitra Fire Station, Weil am Rhein, Germany, Zaha Hadid Architects

Vitra Fire Station

A study of the overall factory site was the initiation of this design. Placing the elements of the commission in such a way that they would not be lost between the enormous factory sheds was the intention of the architect. These elements were also used to structure the whole site, giving identity and rhythm to […]

Tower of Winds, Yokohama, Japan, Toyo Ito & Associates

Tower of Winds

The formal solutions and use of technology on this project reveal all the contemporaneity of 21st century architecture, making it a highly innovative form of architecture. It is one of Toyo Ito’s best-known projects that earned him the 1987 Edwin Guth Memorial Award of Excellence from […]

Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall, Bilbao, Spain, Soriano y Asociados Arquitectos

Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall

The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall was inaugurated on February 19th, 1999 and it is a very unique building. It is one of the flagships of the new Bilbao of the 21st century. The Conference Centre was designed by architects Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios to look like a vessel permanently under construction that […]

Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan, Osaka, Japan, Tadao Ando

Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan

Tadao Ando has succesfully expressed in the Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan (previously The Suntory Museum) his favourite theme: the relationship between man, water and architecture. A gallery of art and design, a 3D IMAX cinema, a series of shops and a restaurant are incorporated in this cultural complex that was commissioned by Suntory, a Japanese […]

Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands, OMA

Kunsthal

Exhibition space of 3300 square meters, an auditorium and restaurant are the combination of Kunsthal into one compact design. Sloping floor planes and a series of tightly organized ramps provide seamless connection between the three large exhibition halls and two intimate galleries. The building is allowed to function as a gateway to Rotterdam’s most prized […]