Archive for May, 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 – Moses Mabhida Stadium | gmp architekten

FIFA World Cup 2010 – Moses Mabhida Stadium | gmp architekten

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• May 25, 2010 • Comments (2)

In Durban, South Africa, the 70,000-seater Moses Mabhida Stadium by gmp architekten has an unique architectural feature inspired by the South African flag. With its grand arch design, the two legs of the arch on the southern side of the stadium come together to form a single footing on the northern side, symbolizing the new […]

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FIFA World Cup 2010 - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium | gmp architekten

FIFA World Cup 2010 – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium | gmp architekten

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• May 24, 2010 • Comments (1)

For the 2010 World Cup, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium by gmp architekten is a 46,000 seater stadium situated on South Africa’s south-east coastline, Port Elizabeth. The stadium has an eye-catching, unique roof structure and a spectacular view, overlooking the North End Lake. The geometry of the roof is tailored to local conditions, and protects the […]

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Museum Maluku (MUMA) Extension Design | Serge Schoemaker Architects

Museum Maluku (MUMA) Extension Design | Serge Schoemaker Architects

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• May 24, 2010 • Comments (1)

Maluku Museum (MUMA) commissioned Serge Schoemaker Architects to design a plan for the conversion and extension of the museum building. The design replaces a part of the existing building from the eighties and exploits the currently unused museum courtyard. The building costs of the MUMA extension are 1 million euro. It is expected that the […]

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FIFA World Cup 2010 - The Green Point Stadium | gmp architekten

FIFA World Cup 2010 – The Green Point Stadium | gmp architekten

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• May 23, 2010 • Comments (2)

The 68,000 spectators Green Point Stadium designed by gmp architekten, is one of the major stadiums to host the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. With its horizontal facade expression and the curving contours, the architectural design was intended to enhance the horizontal line of Table Mountain, and appeared as an iconic building in […]

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"Haus des Gastes" Visitor Center | Gnädinger Architekten

“Haus des Gastes” Visitor Center | Gnädinger Architekten

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• May 23, 2010 • Comments (0)

German architectural firm Gnädinger Architekten has converted a former textile factory into a Visitor Center – “Haus des Gastes” located in Beeskow, Germany. The project comprises a new modern building and a restored historic industrial complex which are connected by a glass bridge. + Project description courtesy of Gnädinger Architekten A former textile factory was […]

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Moonwalk - MOSTIP | EASTERN Design Office

Moonwalk – MOSTIP | EASTERN Design Office

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• May 23, 2010 • Comments (0)

Japanese studio EASTERN design office has designed the MOSTIP shoe shop in one of the huge shopping mall in Japan. With its dynamic form, the triangle was shaped from the moon to give the sense of non-static, the shoes are displayed and placed on it, as symbolizing an invisible man enjoying a moonwalk. + Project […]

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Brinken Terrace | 70°N arkitektur

Brinken Terrace | 70°N arkitektur

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• May 23, 2010 • Comments (0)

In Norway, 70°N arkitektur has designed the Brinken Terrace situated on top of the Tromsø island facing west with its beautiful view. The project is composed of two apartment buildings with 48 large apartments, and the different approach in the flats’ design in the blocks gives variation in the window placements and facade expression. + […]

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Otto Bock Science Center Medical Technology | Gnädinger Architekten

Otto Bock Science Center Medical Technology | Gnädinger Architekten

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• May 23, 2010 • Comments (2)

The Otto Bock Science Center Medical Technology by German architectural firm Gnädinger Architekten was started from the idea of human muscle fibers, a metaphor for the simulation of complex biological processes and structures. Gnädinger created an amorphous, abstract façade, which wraps dynamically around the six-storey, reinforced concrete frame, encompassing around 1,000 square meters of floor […]

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Groundbreaking of the new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt | Coop Himmelb(l)au

Groundbreaking of the new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt | Coop Himmelb(l)au

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• May 22, 2010 • Comments (0)

Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au won a competition to design the new headquarter for European Central Bank in 2003 with double-towered proposal. North tower comprises 45 floors with 185 meters, and South tower 43 floors with 165 meters. This year May, the groundbreaking takes place in Frankfurt, Germany. The project is scheduled to complete in 2014. […]

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Zhongguancun Christian Church | gmp architekten

Zhongguancun Christian Church | gmp architekten

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• May 22, 2010 • Comments (1)

Hamburg-based architectural practice gmp architekten has designed the Zhongguancun Christian Church located in Beijing, China. The project features vertical fins running along the building’s perimeter that forming an unique homogeneous skin. It creates a special lighting atmosphere inside the church hall, matching the ecclesiastical function of the space. The shape of the church body does […]

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