Culture

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Project • By BLVD InternationalTowns

Taiping Ancient Town of Suzhou

Based on the cultural and creative industry as well as publishingindustry, with the core of characteristic culture and life culture,and supplemented by the comprehensive utilization of tourismresources, Taiping Ancient Town forms a characteristic styleblending rich living atmosphere, folk customs, tourism andindustry. It’s a town embracing characteristic industries and atthe same time provides the public with a characteristic town forleisure, entertainment and touring.Challenges set by similar areas around Taiping Ancient Town-There are many tourist towns around Suzhou, which will havea certain impact on the formation. This also requires TaipingAncient Town to be different from other ancient towns inplanning and positioning.Challenges... More

Project • By CROXMuseums

Liyang Museum

Liyang Museum is located in the southeast corner of Yan Lake Park in the new urban district, connecting an urban public space to the new nature. The organic lines and undulating mountains compose melodious music in the mountain forest. An Open Attitude welcomes people from all directions. The perfect combination of terrain tells about landscape culture and creates an oriental poetic life.   The chinese instrument, Jiaoweiqin, is one of Liyang's cultural symbols, that's the origin to build the city temperament. The architect C.R. Lin created the concept in the background of this story and transformed from historical antiquity into architectural form.   According to a book of the Later Han dynasty: the story of Yong Cai writes&m... More

Project • By Simon RastorguevCities

Kursk 2032

The project was selected to participate in the 2nd round of the Open Architectural Competition "Kursk 2032" to create a concept for the restoration of the historical and cultural appearance of the central part of the city of Kursk.Understanding, symbolizing the landscape, restoring its architectural and town-planning integrity in subordination to existing cultural heritage sites, based on historical research and modern approaches in creating a comfortable urban environment is the basis and frame for the transformation of the territory of the center of Kursk. The complex, majestic layering of epochs, stages of town planning development becomes visible, through the tactful designation of objects and structures that have not reached our time.... More
Fotograf: Martin Baitinger
Fotograf: Martin Baitinger
Fotograf: Martin Baitinger
Fotograf: Martin Baitinger

Project • By DITTEL ARCHITEKTEN GMBHExhibition Centres

Citizens Advice Bureau Frankfurt am Main

For the reorientation of the Citizens Advice Bureau in Frankfurt am Main, DIA - Dittel Architekten developed and implemented an overall concept for the city. The Citizens Advice Bureau is intended to become the central point of contact for citizens at its new, more prominent location on the famous alleyway »Hinter dem Lämmchen« in the DomRömer Quarter, which was opened in 2018. DIA developed an innovative platform for modern communication, information and exchange in the form of a showroom with an interactive digital concept. As part of an invitational announcement, the design of the architects at DIA prevailed. Representative attraction in the new DomRömer QuarterThe highly representative importance of the Citizens Advice Bureau is not onl... More

Project • By Mezzo AtelierPavilions

Walk&Talk Pavilion

The pavilion we envisioned for Walk&Talk wants to override borders like the public art festival itself. We have created a completely permeable space that offers a ceiling and the necessary protection for its different functions. As in many of our projects, we start designing with archetypes, which are adapted to the client’s requirements and get inspirations of local elements and vernacular architecture.The modular wooden structure started from the idea of building a “house” and borrowed the proportion of the island’s unique pineapple greenhouses to root the project and create a wider and flexible structure. A parallel system of pillars carry the weight of the double shaped pitched roof and fixed the structure’s modularity: a sequence o... More
VERSE - Cloud
VERSE - Cloud
VERSE - Cloud
VERSE - Cloud
VERSE - Cloud

Project • By CERAMICHE CAESARLibraries

OBLATE LIBRARY - FLORENCE (ITALY)

Made in Italy ceramics by Ceramiche Caesar were chosen to pave the multi-functional hall and entrance of the library in the redevelopment of tremendous historical and cultural importance,completed and inaugurated on June 3, 2015. The Verse collection, one of the latest porcelain tile series of the Fiorano Modenese-based company, was chosen thanks to its ability to bestow a contemporary touch of 'blend design' to residential and commercial spaces. Chosen in Cloud colour and in 30x120, 25x75 and 37.5x75 cm sizes, the Verse series is characterised by the strong substantial appeal and a natural inspiration, creating a new contemporary concept via the perfect balance between different g... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsArt Galleries

Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court

This project marks the beginning of a new chapter in Ottawa's cultural history - Mayor Jim WatsonThe Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment project is part of a long-standing vision for the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown. It will raise the profile of Arts Court as the City of Ottawa’s downtown arts centre, located on Daly Avenue in the heart of the retail, arts and theatre district, surrounded by the University of Ottawa, the Rideau Centre, the Convention Centre, and steps away from the Rideau Canal, National Arts Centre, Byward Market and new LRT stations.This unique city-building project expands the OAG and Arts Court by utilizing vacant City-owned land and integrating it with complementary private sector inv... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsArt Galleries

Remai Modern

Connecting the City and the RiverThe form and massing respond to the low, flat topography of Saskatchewan’s prairie landscape and evoke regional agrarian traditions of low-rise, rectilinear sheds and barns. Four cantilevered horizontal volumes engage the River edge to the south and 2nd Avenue to the east. The south elevation spans the length of the site and the ground floor is fully glazed to provide continuous day-lit public spaces with access to the River. Entrances at each end integrate the gallery into the new pedestrian flows along the river bank.Public spaces on every level are organized to maximize the connection to the river. A central atrium organizes the plan and offers a community gathering space. A generously-scaled connect... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsOffices

The Globe and Mail Office Interiors and Corporate

The evolving digital era is transforming the world of journalism moment to moment. Like every media business The Globe and Mail is faced with the challenge of adapting to radical and rapid change in news content generation and distribution catalyzed by mobile technology, the Internet and social media. KPMB has been working with the Globe and Mail since 2011 to explore a number of iterations for a new workplace that would ensure its leadership role in the content economy.The creative transformation of both the workplace and the image of The Globe and Mail inspired the full consultant team. The commitment of The Globe and Mail to an open flexible environment represented a dramatic shift in communication levels across departments and supported... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsOffices

Global Centre for Pluralism

Reconnecting a historic city precinct to the riverHoused within the former Canadian War Museum on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, the Global Centre for Pluralism is an international institution dedicated to advancing respect for diversity worldwide – through research, education and dialogue. The Centre is a joint partnership between His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada. The Centre draws inspiration from the Canadian experience of pluralism and diversity. It is prominently located on Ottawa’s ceremonial Confederation Boulevard, or Sussex Drive.The institution occupies a designated Classified Federal Heritage Building that was originally constructed from 1904-1906 to house the Dominion Archives. The heritage exterior was rehabilitat... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsBars

Roy Thomson Hall

Home to the internationally acclaimed Toronto Symphony OrchestraRoy Thomson Hall first opened its doors in 1982. Designed by architect Arthur Erickson, it is considered a cultural and architectural icon in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district.Wine BarSituated within the lobby of Roy Thomson Hall, the wine bar was conceived to strike a balance between generating an identity for itself within the whole, while also responding harmoniously to the strong curvilinear architectural framework of Arthur Erikson’s original design. The restricted palette of materials – acid-etched mirror, grey porcelain tile, white Corian, and white powder-coated metal – were carefully selected to defer to the minimalism of Erikson’s material palette.The prim... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsArt Galleries

The Power Plant Gallery

One of Canada’s leading art galleries devoted to contemporary artThe Refresh Project combines simple gestures and ideas to reinforce the Power Plant identity as a contemporary gallery space. Core strategies involved relocating the main desk in the interstitial space that connects the Power Plant and the Enwave Theatre. This creates a central reception space as well as a flexible event space to support the expanding programs of the Power Plant. The iconic industrial-scale masonry smokestack has been rebranded on the exterior, while on the interior the base establishes a main focal point and acts as a donor wall.The transition between the entrance reception and the exhibition galleries is marked by a wall of monumental branded glass doors, ba... More

Project • By TANGHUA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATESCultural Centres

Bishan Cultural and Art Center

Bishan Cultural and Art Center is located in the north of Central Park Lake, Bishan, Chongqing. It is one of the earliest projects in this area, and it is also the most important component of public service complex in Chongqing Green Island District. The County Annals of Bishan recorded that : In the past, people used to take the mountains as jade. In addition, these mountains were said to yield jade-like stones. So they called it Bishan (mountains which is made of jade). Bishan Cultural and Art Center recreates the ancient description of "Bishan" in an abstract way. It reflects the landscape of the environment. We want it to be a "place" rather than a building.In the original site, 3 massifs stand opposite to each other, and the valley bet... More

Project • By TANGHUA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATESMuseums

Riverside Academy & Epigraphy Museum

Guanshao City occupies the southwestern of Shaoguan Old Town. Adopted the nature-friendly development concept, it seeks to preserve the original reservoirs, fish ponds, forests, streams, wetlands and other natural elements of Shaoguan, while establishing an innovation-driven platform. Within Guanshao City, Riverside Academy is an important part of the overall cultural landscape.Riverside Academy & Epigraphy Museum is located at the foot of Tianziling Mountain, the western suburbs of Shaoguan, Guangdong Province. Facing a ribbon of water, the project site provides an excellent sight of the surrounding natural landscape. To prevent the lush vegetation and complex topography being bothered, we seek to design architecture that intervening e... More
Meet@Ruvo
Meet@Ruvo
Meet@Ruvo
Meet@Ruvo
Meet@Ruvo

Project • By Cristiana VanniniCultural Centres

MEET@RUVO

Project of redevelopment, enhancement and use of an ex cappuccino convent area as a cultural center. BACKGROUND An historical building, abandoned and in a degrading state, an urban neighborhood to be redeveloped, a historical context rich in architectural and cultural emergencies, a complex system of traditions and culture, an agricultural and entrepreneurial reality. CONCEPT The project represents a specific opportunity to apply new models of restoration’s interventions, fruition, interaction and management on the wide subject and current urban regeneration of the architectural and cultural heritage of our country. The common need when you face the goal of spreading culture is to have a place that help the sharing process and... More