Posts tagged as 'public architecture'
Tampa Covenant Church by Alfonso Architects, photo by Al Hurley
This church in Tampa, Florida was recently completed by the US based Alfonso Architects. In order to achieve a consistent complex and establish an intimate church campus two existing buildings needed to be renovated and adapted and a redesign of the site’s infrastructure was required.
New Airport Building in Mestia, Giorgia by Jürgen Mayer H.
The Berlin based architectural practice Jürgen Mayer H. realised this new airport building in the city of Mestia in Georgia. The small city, located 1500 m above sea level in the Caucasus Mountains, is part of the UNESCO world culture heritage for its beautiful medieval town with its stone defensive towers. The new built airport is part of Georgia’s ambitious plans to establish tourism in this region. The building was designed and constructed within only 3 months.
Médiathèque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon Architecte
The Strasbourg based practice Dominique Coulon Architecte recently completed this new multimedia library in Anzin, a small city in the very north of France. The building’s facade is characterised by multifaceted openings, flaps and folds and large veils that reflect the light into the inside.
Carrasco International Airport by Rafael Viñoly Architects, photo by Daniela Mac Adden
The New York based practice Rafael Viñoly Architects was commissioned to expand and modernize the existing facilities of the Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, with a spacious new passenger terminal to expand capacity and spur commercial growth and tourism in the region.
To be completed in March/April 2011: 'Metropol Parasol' by Jürgen Mayer H.
The Berlin based architectural practice around Jürgen Mayer H. is about to complete a new icon for the Anadalusian capital Sevilla. The recent opening of the market hall marked the partial completion of the comprehensive project. The ‘Metropol Parasol’ scheme with its large structures offers an archeological site, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols.
LA CITE DES AFFAIRES SAINT-ETIENNE by Manuelle Gautrand Architect, photo by Philippe Ruault
This new office building for several government bodies, including some service and leisure facilities, of the city of St. Etienne was developed by the Paris based practice Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. The structure is a long built ‘continuum’ which stands out due to its large cantilevered parts and giant gates that lead to the spacious courts.
Chapel of St.Lawrence by Avanto Architects, photo by Tuomas Uusheimo
Recently the Finnish Avanto Architects completed the impressive Chapel of St.Lawrence for the Parish Union in Vantaa, a city north of Helsinki. The chapel which includes the old stone church with its bell tower is characterised by a range of exquisit materials that correspond with the old structures in the area, such as the lightly plastered and whitewashed masonry walls or the roof of patinated copper.
School Center Antas by AVA Architects, photo by Barbosa & Benigno
This new school building in Porto was realised by the Portoguese architectural office AVA Architects. The complex is composed of different architectural bodies, whose arrangement smartly took account to the relationship established between spaces, between exterior and interior and between interior spaces.