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Public Playground, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Public Playground

The design for a school, sport and public square is a pilot project, resulting from research into the potential of playgrounds for the public domain in 2007. The square is located on the Mullerpier in Rotterdam. It is a schoolyard for the primary school nearby, as well as a public square. There are different functions in the neighbourhood of the square, such as an […]

Mixed Use Maashaven, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Mixed Use Maashaven

Maashaven de Zuidpunt is a mixed-use building covering 10.000m2, whose principal occupant is the municipality of Rotterdam – Feijenoord. Two building volumes come together at the short end of the block where they form a massive, expressive brick superstructure that rests on a glazed volume containing the borough’s council chamber. […]

Ensemble Bloemershof, Dieren, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Ensemble Bloemershof

Text description provided by the architects. With the completion of the Bloemershof, the municipality of Rheden has been enriched with a new, multifunctional urban ensemble with a strong identity. Designed with and for its different users – the vocational school, sport facilities, fire station and housing – it creates a […]

Fire Station Doetinchem, Doetinchem, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Fire Station Doetinchem

Text description provided by the architects. Fire Station Doetinchem combines durability, functionality and an attractive living and working environment in a green oasis. The station is 24 hours operational and the building houses a mix of functions for living, working and sleeping facilities. A spatial development with various vistas makes […]

Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Foster and Partners

Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno

Text description provided by the architects. Ciudad Casa de Gobierno is a new city hall for Buenos Aires, housing offices for the Mayor and 1,500 employees. Spanning an entire city block in Parque Patricios, the new building contributes to the revitalisation of the neighbourhood and combines an environmentally efficient design […]

Community Centre Aussersihl, Zurich, Switzerland, EM2N

Community Centre Aussersihl

Text description provided by the architects. A combination of several difficult circumstances formed the starting point for this project: the dramatic polarisation of the political parties for and against socio-cultural infrastructures, a building site that threatened to slip out of public control due to an open alcohol and drug scene […]

City Hall Borsele, Heinkenszand, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

City Hall Borsele

Text description provided by the architects. The municipality of Borsele in the Dutch province of Zeeland was founded in 1970 by the merging of 13 villages. Heinkenszand was assigned centre of this newly formed administrative unit and a new town hall was built for the 25.000 inhabitants. More then 30 years after […]

Koper Central Park, Koper, Slovenia, Enota

Koper Central Park

Text description provided by the architects. New Koper Urban Park is set between Piranska Road and the Semedela promenade, and between the Grande canal and the area just beyond the city market. Piranska Road represents a new stage in the development of the town’s infrastructure while the promenade is one […]

Refurbishment of Huesca City Archives, Huesca, Spain, IDOM

Refurbishment of Huesca City Archives

Text description provided by the architects. The project deals with the Refurbishment of the West Tower of the Huesca City Hall in order to turn it into City Archives. Due to its position and volume, the Archives round off the set of buildings that make up the Huesca City Hall […]

112 Reus, Reus, Spain, IDOM

112 Reus

Text description provided by the architects. The new 112 Building in Reus is the model for the new emergencies management and service system in Catalonia, and the first public facility in the country to have a LEED certification. It is a new architectonic typology that brings together all the bodies […]

New Courthouse in Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain, Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

New Courthouse in Pontevedra

Text description provided by the architects. This project was promoted by the board of the Galician Government. It is conceived with the intention of regrouping all the courts in the city of Pontevedra, while creating the space needed in the next years. The old building communicates with the new one […]

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, […]

L'Umbracle, Valencia, Spain, Santiago Calatrava

L’Umbracle

L’ Umbracle, which consists of a promenade and a car park, is Santiago Calatrava’s latest contribution to the unique and comprehensive complex of the City of Arts and Sciences. It is located on the Southern facade of the complex. The upper part comprises a long panoramic promenade, with a tree-lined […]

Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz (Landhausplatz), Innsbruck, Austria, LAAC Architekten, Stiefel & Company Architects

Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz (Landhausplatz)

Even though Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz was the largest but neglected public square in the centre of the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria, managed to keep a symbolic significance with the four memorials positioned there. A subterranean garage was built in 1985. Before the transformation took place, the […]

Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station, Los Angeles, California, United States, AC Martin

Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station

The design of LAPD Hollenbeck Replacement Station in Boyle Heights exemplifies the station efforts to create an open, community-serving police force. Strengthening the neighborhood’s civic center and highlighting the community’s distinct tradition of artistic expression was the intention of the […]

Mulini Beach, Rovinj, Croatia, 3LHD

Mulini Beach

Text description provided by the architects. In an attractive area of Rovinj, Mulini Beach lies on the exit from the central part of the city and in the continuation of the promenade. It is in front of hotels Monte Mulini, Lone and Eden, wrapped in a rich green public park […]

West Vancouver Community Centre, Canada, HCMA Architecture + Design

West Vancouver Community Centre

Community centre design is represented through this project in an innovative and bold approach. The facility covers an area of 8,000 m² and integrates recreation, arts and social services with a full-service community health centre. A group of formerly disconnected community facilities is unified […]

Sports Hall Bale, Croatia, 3LHD

Sports Hall Bale

Text description provided by the architects. Bale (Valle in Italian) is a small village in Istria peninsula of Croatia that has in majority an agricultural population of 1000 people. The project for the new sports hall was faced faced from the architects with the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean […]

Youth Centre Amsterdam-Osdorp, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Youth Centre Amsterdam-Osdorp

The final building is consisted of the simple stacking of two – diametrically opposed – concepts of space. The ground floor level is designed to have a flat sandwich-space that opens up completely to the surroundings thanks to the glazing on all sides. The public green and its dominated tree […]

Community Center in Zimmern, Seckach, Germany, Ecker Architekten

Community Centre in Zimmern

This community centre was built in order to house cultural events in a town with active club membership. The hall can also host sporting events and seasonal festivals. A composite use required flexibility, durability, and safety. Seating 500, the project houses a youth club, offices for local officials, and the […]

Helix Bridge, Singapore, Cox Architecture, Architects 61

Helix Bridge

Helix Bridge in Singapore was designed to create a pedestrian connection across the head of the Singapore River, having the city’s existing CBD on one side and its new Bayfront district on the other. The bridge was commissioned as the winning design of an international competition in 2006. The plan […]

Zamet Centre, Rijeca, Croatia, 3LHD

Zamet Centre

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in Rijeka’s quarter Zamet, the new Zamet Centre in complete size of 16830 m2 host various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community office, city library, 13 commercial and service facilities and a garage with 250 parking spaces. One third of the […]

Zoo Nursery, Santiago, Chile, Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

Zoo Nursery

Santiago Metropolitan Park covers an area of 722 ha. at San Cristobal Hill. Inside the park, the 5,6 ha. Zoo was founded at 1925. This historical condition involves a question of some complexity: the difficulties of space for animals are opposed to the virtue in their location, close to the […]

Zutphen City Hall, Zutphen, Netherlands, RAU

Zutphen City Hall

Two years after its founding, RAU was working closely with all participants in the design process to create a town hall providing 9000 m² in the administrative heart of historic Zutphen. It opened in the spring of 1999. Zutphen on the River IJssel: a treasured town where canals and streets […]