Civic & Institutional

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Project • By MosaCourthouses

Butte County Courthouse

Project Butte County Courthouse, published by Mosa. Location: Oroville, United States Category: Courthouse Connect with Mosa for more information More

Project • By ANA DESIGN STUDIO PVT LTDUniversities

Kashmir University New Admin Block

Client’s Brief: Kashmir University in Srinagar is one of the oldest and most respected institutions of higher learning in the valley. The University has grown in size and stature over the years, and a need was felt to create an administrative hub, which could accommodate the office of the Vice Chancellor, the Registrar and Deans, apart from the administrative heads such as Finance and Accounts, Estates and Development and various other administrative functions.   The University wanted a building that was respectful of the vernacular language, and yet a high fit and high performance contemporary building. They wanted a building that would utilise current trends in open work culture, natural light, informal interaction spaces an... More

Project • By ANA DESIGN STUDIO PVT LTDUniversities

Leh Satellite Campus Kashmir University

“Breath-taking” is a double edged sword… in Leh.  There are tomes written about the majesty, grandeur and the raw beauty of Ladakh, and for those who have travelled, and had a bout of “mountain sickness”, it’s quite something else.   The mountains, and the shadows cast by clouds in different seasons create a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of colour and texture. And yet, for those who live there, the weather and the altitude are a formidable companion to live with. And if that was not enough, it is a highly unstable, seismically active geology!  How does one, then, create a built environment, that is …“suitable”!? A simple word.. which sets off a whole area of research. Arm... More
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Project • By Design Forum InternationalCities

NEW COURTS BLOCK AT DELHI HIGH COURT NEW DELHI

The Delhi High Court, New Courts Complex As India marches forward as a vibrant democracy and strives to find a place amongst the comity of Great nations, it must ensure for its citizens, social and economic equity.         Its institutions must grow and rise to the complex challenges of a large and diverse nation.         It must ensure that non - violence and civil discourse are the prime tools for dispute resolution.          It must ensure that the justice system is sovereign, fair and applies firmly, equally and expeditiously to all and reaffirm the supremacy of righteousness and fair play.          It must ensure that the capacity of adjudi... More

Project • By Pei Cobb Freed & PartnersOffices

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Cen

Occupying the last open site on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Reagan Building was designed to complete and augment the 70-acre wedge of government offices known as Federal Triangle.At 3.7 million square feet, it is the largest federal building after the Pentagon, fulfilling an extraordinary rich mixed-use program of government offices, private businesses and public amenities while creating significant public spaces. In the seemingly impenetrable wall of government buildings that separates downtown from ceremonial Washington, the Reagan Building emphasizes access and permeability. More

Project • By nARCHITECTSInformation Centres

NY State Equal Rights Heritage Center

nARCHITECTS was commissioned by the City of Auburn, NY and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to design the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center and public outdoor space in historic Auburn, NY. The new 7,500sf project transformed a former municipal parking lot into the new civic and cultural heart of historic Auburn, NY, home of Harriet Tubman. In the words of Governor Cuomo, “The Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn honors the efforts and sacrifices made by the many in the fight for justice and equality.” Unlike a museum setting, the building and exhibition is conceived as a portal to the many tourist attractions throughout the state that are connected with the struggled for equal rights.... More

Project • By Pei Cobb Freed & PartnersOffices

Palazzo Lombardia

A tower, weaving strands of linear mid-rise office space, and interconnected public spaces comprise this highly awarded, highly sustainable headquarters complex in Milan.Palazzo Lombardia provides office and support spaces in a form that is efficient, flexible, and accessible to the public, along with outdoor gathering places intended to enhance public life and stimulate regeneration of the district.In both scale and materiality, the podium relates to the surrounding neighborhood, while the 160-meter-tall tower addresses the nearby Pirelli Tower, the government’s former headquarters and a major icon of the modern era. The lively formal dialogue between the two structures evokes and enriches their intimate functional relationship: the Pirell... More

Project • By GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecteSenior Housing

Centre de dia i casal de gent gran de Blancafort

Day center and home for the elderly of Blancafort. A social building necessary for the elderly of the village of Blancafort and its neighboring municipalities. The initial observation of the plot and its environment led to consider that the future building did not have to solve only a program and a requirement of an isolated building, but it also had to help consolidate the nearest urban fabric, creating an entrance to the village with its own personality and public character. It is proposed to open the building to the three surrounding streets and public green area, turning the preexisting retaining wall into the base of the building and creating a core of common access and an internal courtyard for each of the two pu... More