3. STEVEN HOLL - SAIL HYBRID Knokke-Heist, Belgium, 2005-- PROGRAM: 3 architectures: Sail-Like Planar (hotel and apartment tower) Volumetric (restored, reprogrammed casino) Porous (congress hall) CLIENT: Knokke-Heist SIZE: 232,880 sf STATUS: design phase The Belgian seaside resort town of Knokke-Heist required a renovation and transformation of their existing casino. The enhanced program intends to provide an iconic landmark and bolster the town's stature and urban spaces. The Sail Hybrid design was inspired by the René Magritte mural, The Ship Which Tells the Story to the Mermaid, commissioned for the casino in 1953. The mural inspired a hybrid transformation of the casino into three architectures: an early-modern restored volumetric architecture (white restored, reprogrammed casino), a porous-bridge Hybrid Architecture (perforated congress hall), and a sail-like Planar Architecture (glass planes - hotel and apartment tower) to create a synergy of new functions. The new three-part hybrid transformation rebuilds one of Belgium's great architect's fine works, becoming a glowing new beacon on the Atlantic wall and interconnecting the ensemble of city buildings in Knokke-Heist.
4. STEVEN HOLL – LINKED HYBRID LINKED HYBRID Beijing, China, 2003-August 2008 PROGRAM: 622 apartments, cinematheque, galleries, retail shops, 60-room hotel, kindergarten, underground parking garage; 210,000 sm CLIENT: Modern Investment Group, Beijing SIZE: 210,000 sm STATUS: construction phase Filmic urban space; around, over and through multifaceted spatial layers, are the central aims of this Hybrid Building complex sited adjacent to the center of Beijing. The aspiration of the developer Modern Group is for an ultra-modern expression of 21st Century ecological urban living. Current development in Beijing is almost entirely "object" and free standing towers. This "city within a city" envisions urban space-as well as all the activities that can support the daily life of over 2500 inhabitants. The 8 towers are linked at the 20th floor by a ring of cafes and services. Focused on the experience of the body passing through spaces, the towers are organized according to movement, timing and sequence generating random city-like relationships.
5. STEVEN HOLL - MEANDER Helsinki, Finland, 2006- - PROGRAM: 49 apartments, 500 sm rental space, garage, rooftop sauna and running track CLIENT: City of Helsinki & Senate Properties SIZE: 29,200 sf STATUS: design phase Located in Helsinki's cultural and historical (Sibelius lived nearby) district Taka-Töölö along the Taivallahti Bay, the site is enclosed by the Taivallahti Barracks, two apartment buildings and an office block. Out of the bounded inner block Steven Holl Architects' 8886 sm Meander rises in section towards the sea horizon, providing breathing space to the historic barracks and maximizing views and sunlight to the 49 apartments in the new building. The 180 meter long glass building with a height varying from two to seven floors, meanders across the rectangular courtyard like a musical score, shaping garden void spaces within the block. Meander is carried by load bearing perpendicular concrete walls, and glazed with horizontally hinged panels of intelligent glass to maximize control of light and solar gain. This glass skin of the building slightly varies in shade from transparent to opaque with thermal elements and functions like a chameleon skin. During the evenings, the building glows like an ice sculpture. The apartments, ranging from 62 sm to 222 sm, all have private saunas, balconies, and views of the sea or of Hesperia Park. Pivoting walls maximize user control on spatial variations. Among the public spaces for residents is a rooftop sauna with sea views, which opens onto a jogging track spanning the full building length.
6. Herzog & de Meuron Portsmouth FC stadium Pompey's stunning plans include 36,000 seat stadium and 750 apartments in £600m development . Designed by Olympic stadium architects Herzog & de Meuron, a new football stadium will seat 36,000 people. The Waterfront Quarter scheme will also include more than 1m sq ft of residential on a 13-acre reclaimed land site adjacent to the city’s dockyards, as well as a 1.5 acre public space.
29. CARLSBERG LEIHAKETA – INDUSTRI ERABILERA MIXTOAK, NAHASTU ETA DENSIFIKATU Over the coming years, after beer production has stopped in the area, the Carlsberg site is to be converted into a dense, vibrant, pulsating city district on a human scale, set within a framework of historical buildings and new facilities. The vision is to create a lively city district that offers a wealth of experiences, surprises and stories. It should be a city district in constant development, so that the spirit of the place will be revitalised and reinforced on an ongoing basis. Competition entrants were requested, on the basis of this vision, to submit responses to five key points, in all of which identity should be an important aspect and city life the overall goal: identity, city life, urban form, sustainability and realisation.
32. CARLSBERG LEIHAKETA – INDUSTRI ERABILERA MIXTOAK, NAHASTU ETA DENSIFIKATU alberto Álvarez agea, ana zazo moratalla, manuel Álvarez-monteserín la hoz, ana penalba estebanez, maria mallo zurdo PROZESU GIDATUAK The first frame – Arts and Crafts – uses a basic structure of straight streets as the starting point for a more organic urban structure defined by user involvement. The frame illustrates a kind or artistic architectural laboratory developing over time. The second frame – Wheeled Tracks – uses the infrastructure to create form instead of function as intermediary spaces, and it links Carlsberg to Vesterbro both functionally and in terms of infrastructure. The third frame – Travolator – takes its starting point in the railway track area and Enghave Station and, with new programmes and connections, links the area to Copenhagen and Valby within a greater context. The fourth frame – Nature Sphere – reaches out to the Søndermarken district, creating an organically structured area with spaces for structures reserved for Carlsberg’s use of natural energy sources.
34. DILLER + SCOFIDIO NYC HIGH LINE Trenbide zahar baten bidean, erabilera berriak Ezartzeko proposamena. Trenbidea, kaleko kotatik 10 m. gorago doa. Arkitektoek, LORATEGI LINEALA deitzen diote Proiektuari. The High Line es un viaducto elevado de ferrocarriles de carga construida en los años 30 al oeste del centro de Manhattan en Nueva York. Lo mas llamativo e impactante de este antiguo viaducto, fue su inserción dentro de la trama urbana, emplazándose en una zona de intensa densificación, atravesado edificios y circulando sobre el nivel de la calle. A su vez, este viaducto se perfilaba como el medio de transporte por excelencia del desarrollo industrial del oeste de Manhattan. Con el impulso de una organización ciudadana, Friends of the High Line , se logró recuperar este antigua infrestructura, evitando su demolición, transformándola en un proyecto insigne de recuperación urbana a través de un concurso de ideas en 2004 , destacando el primer lugar Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro . Las ultimas novedades acerca de este magno proyecto de recuperación urbana, es el comienzo de obras el 24 de junio de 2006. Sin duda un excelente ejemplo de recuperación de infraestructuras en desuso, dónde se potencia el verde en pro de espacios públicos.