Cultural

Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands, diederendirrix architecten

Dynamo

Text description provided by the architects. The cultural youth centre Dynamo is a social service organization which provides practical assistance to young people in matters of schooling, housing, financial help and employment. It also keeps loitering youngsters off the streets by offering sports facilities, a fitness room and a pop […]

Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands, diederendirrix architecten

Patronaat

Text description provided by the architects. Haarlem’s pop music venue – a commission that resulted from a European tender – consists of a foyer and a large auditorium stacked on top of a smaller one. This made it possible to just fit the programme – and meet all of the […]

Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies, Vitanje, Slovenia, dekleva gregorič architects, Bevk Perović arhitekti, OFIS arhitekti, SADAR+VUGA

Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies

Text description provided by the architects. The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) will substantially supplement and emphasize the local cultural and social activities of the former Community Center in Vitanje, the town in Slovenia that was family home to Herman Potocnik Noordung, the first theoretician of space. The […]

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, Diamond Schmitt Architects

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal

Text description provided by the architects. La Maison Symphonique is situated on the north-east corner of Montreal’s Place des Arts.  It terminates De Maisonneuve Blvd, facing a new park and sitting before one of the Quartier des Spectacle’s outdoor festival venues. Inside, sophisticated variable acoustics and theatre systems enable sound […]

Convent de Sant Francesc, Santpedor, Spain, David Closes

Convent de Sant Francesc

Text description provided by the architects. The Sant Francesc convent, located in the small Catalan town of Santpedor, was built in the early 18th century by Franciscan priests. In 1835 the convent was sacked. Thereafter began the process of progressive deterioration of the building that ended with its demolition in […]

The N M Bodecker Foundation, Portland-Oregon, United States, Skylab Architecture

The N M Bodecker Foundation

Text description provided by the architects. The NM Bodecker Foundation was established in 2017 by Sandy Bodecker to provide creative communities with a dynamic mix of in-person spaces for workshops, gathering, and collaboration. Housed in a collection of repurposed 1950s-era warehouses and a former parking lot in northwest Portland, the […]

Ledding Library, Milwaukie-Oregon, United States, Hacker Architects

Ledding Library

Text description provided by the architects. The new 18,000-square-foot Ledding Library occupies a unique position at the edge of downtown Milwaukie, Oregon, between a wetland natural area, a city park, and City Hall. The design aims to create a civic presence for the library, reflecting its esteemed position in Milwaukie’s […]

I-Way, Lyon, France, Cyrille Druart

I-Way

Text description provided by the architects. Inaugurated in July 2008 in Lyon, France, I-WAY is an international first. This exclusive building is entirely dedicated to automobile simulations (simulator technology offering 6 degrees of freedom inspired by the aeronautics industry), providing the public with access for the first time to eighteen […]

Social Center in Mesoiro, A Coruña, Spain, NAOS Arquitectura

Social Center in Mesoiro

Text description provided by the architects. The building was designed to be a social and services center in a neighbourhood with a high population growth rates in recent years. It is destined to use of the people in Mesoiro, A Coruña, a area with 7.900 inhabitants. It includes a gathering […]

The Opera Pavilion, Copenhagen, Denmark, C.F. Møller Architects

The Opera Pavilion

Text description provided by the architects. With the Opera Pavilion, which can accommodate 200 waiting persons, opera guests and other visitors to Holmen will have a place of shelter by the water bus quay. In its form, the building takes its cue from the existing semicircle of the jetty. The […]

National Gallery of Denmark Extension, Copenhagen, Denmark, C.F. Møller Architects

National Gallery of Denmark Extension

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in Copenhagen, The National Gallery of Denmark houses a wide collection of older as well as modern art pieces and is founded on collections amassed by Danish monarchs throughout history. The museum found its current home in 1896 when it was moved to […]

Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum, Førde, Norway, C.F. Møller Architects

Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum

Text description provided by the architects. The Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum lies in the centre of Førde, surrounded by the mountains. The museum’s architecture was inspired by the county’s many glaciers, with a building designed to resemble a massive blocks of ice that has rolled down from the frozen […]

Extension of the National Maritime Museum, London, United Kingdom, C.F. Møller Architects

Extension of the National Maritime Museum

Text description provided by the architects. Opened on 14 July 2011, the £36.5m wing is the largest development in the National Maritime Museum’s history and a catalyst for the organisation to change completely the way it presents its galleries, exhibitions and visitor facilities. This major project has been made possible […]

Darwin Centre, London, United Kingdom, C.F. Møller Architects

Darwin Centre

Text description provided by the architects. The second phase of the Darwin Centre is an extension of the famous Natural History Museum in London, taking the form of a huge eight-storey concrete cocoon, surrounded by a glass atrium. The Natural History Museum is both one of the UK’s top five […]

Christie’s San Francisco, California, United States, T.W. Ryan Architecture

Christie’s San Francisco

Text description provided by the architects. Christie’s commissioned T.W. Ryan Architecture to design a new flagship at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. Established in 1982, Christie’s presence in San Francisco has long been integral to the auction house’s success. Their new space in the historic […]

Miroslav Kubík Gallery, Litomyšl, Czech Republic, Michal Motyčka

Miroslav Kubík Gallery

Text description provided by the architects. The reconstruction concept in the Miroslav Kubík Gallery in Litomyšl could be described with the following words: The gallery has a simple layout following an axis, which leads from the square to the garden. Individual spatial moments are based along this axis. An important […]

Understory at The Spheres, Seattle-Washington, United States, Graham Baba Architects

Understory at The Spheres

Text description provided by the architects. Understory at The Spheres is a multifunctional exhibit and visitor center designed to tell the story of The Spheres, Amazon’s iconic and wholly unique insertion into the heart of Seattle. The exhibit unravels the complexity of the architecture and engineering and the very idea […]

Galerie Perrotin, New York, United States, Peterson Rich Office

Galerie Perrotin

Text description provided by the architects. PRO’s first public art gallery – the New York flagship for Perrotin – involves the complete adaptive reuse and redesign of The Beckenstein Building. Constructed in 1890 and located at 130 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, the building has evolved from residential […]

Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft, Liestal, Switzerland, EM2N

Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft

Text description provided by the architects. The Public Record Office is the collective memory of the political, economic and cultural life of a canton. Consequently, a suitable urban location and appropriate architectural expression are of central importance. The current location of the existing office, amidst smaller and larger residential buildings […]

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center, Celldömölk, Hungary, Földes Architects

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center

Text description provided by the architects. Though Hungary, located in Central Eastern Europe, is not rich in active volcanos, a large expanse of the country used to be volcanic some 5 million years ago. However, this does help ensure good quality soil for high level wine production, one of Hungary’s […]

Miguel Delibes Space, Alcobendas, Spain, Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

Miguel Delibes Space

Text description provided by the architects. The building hosts the Universidad Popular, the headquarters of the Photo España International Centre in Alcobendas, as well as a media library and a citizen’s advice service of the City Council. Inaugurated with the name of the famous Castilian writer Miguel Delibes, the new […]

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

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

MalmöMässan, Malmö, Sweden, Erik Giudice Architects

MalmöMässan

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Japanese Garden at the Budapest Zoo

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

The Metamorphosis of the Great Rock

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

Urania Cinema, Zagreb, Croatia, 3LHD

Urania Cinema

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]