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Louvre Abu Dhabi – “Rain of Light” Under the Dome

Louvre Abu Dhabi – “Rain of Light” Under the Dome

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 56)

Born from an intergovernmental agreement between Abu Dhabi and France in 2007, Louvre Abu Dhabi and its universal story embodies the spirit of openness and dialogue among cultures, displaying works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from different times and civilizations. Once open, the museum’s permanent collection, as well as important loaned artworks from prestigious French institutions, will form an art historical narrative taking the visitor from ancient times to the contemporary through 23 permanent galleries in 12 sequences. GB magazine has already written about this project, when the museum was in the active phase of construction (Green Buildings, 2015, No. 2). Now, when it is completed, you can find out how the project concept was realized.

La Reserve Residences: in Harmony with Natural Environment

La Reserve Residences: in Harmony with Natural Environment

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 68)

La Reserve Residences project represented by Swiss Property and 10 DESIGN won the prestigious Cityscape Global Award for Best Residential Mid to High Rise Project (Future) on 11 September 2017 at Dubai Conrad. With a vision to promote a wellbeing community, La  Reserve Residences is set within a global health and wellness destination – Dubai Healthcare City Phase 2, the world’s largest healthcare free zone.

Dragon’s Power – in the Smart Shanghai Tower

Dragon’s Power – in the Smart Shanghai Tower

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 76)

The concept of the energy tower The Power Long was developed for Shanghai by RA+D team led by Professor of architecture Richard Moreta. The Power Long, Shanghai: “Drone-Car Tower” clean up air and river pollution while generating renewable energy. Welcome to the “Super Green Building”.

Floating Lanterns, or Magical Vacation on the Water

Floating Lanterns, or Magical Vacation on the Water

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 82)

RRC Studio Architects, a Milan based architectural firm working in national and international projects, has recently finished a luxury resort in Myanmar Asia. The project, located in the Southernmost part of the Pyin Sa Island, consists of 3 main structures that hold the main hospitality activities: the hotel, the restaurant, and the gym & spa. 

Plaxil 8: Factory Workshop as an Architectural Landmark

Plaxil 8: Factory Workshop as an Architectural Landmark

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 96)

A new, majestic piece of architecture is added to the series of buildings that constitute the Fantoni Campus in Osoppo (Udine), in Northern Italy. It’s the manufacturing building Plaxil 8 by Studio Valle Architetti Associati, designed by Pietro Valle together with architect Roland Henning, engineer Mario Gallinaro and manufacturer Dieffenbacher.

Paneum, or the Kunstkammer of Bread Wonders

Paneum, or the Kunstkammer of Bread Wonders

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 104)

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU completed the PANEUM – Wunderkammer des Brotes (Asten, Austria, 2014–2017), Customer Information Center and Event Forum with adjoining Contemporary Wunderkammer – the first wooden building in free form. The PANEUM with its “Wunderkmmer des Brotes” is the first institution in Austria to take on the topic of bread. It celebrates bread and brings its history to life through the exhibition of 1200 objects from 9000 years. At the same time, the PANEUM is a place where the future of bread can be discussed, researched and contemplated.

The Berggruen Institute: Design in the Monastic Traditions

The Berggruen Institute: Design in the Monastic Traditions

(Issue of a magazine 3/2017, page 56)

The Berggruen Institute unveiled plans for a new campus in Los Angeles designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm internationally admired for the environmental sensitivity and intellectual integrity of its work; and supported by Gensler as executive architect. The campus master plan and its design respond to both the Berggruen Institute’s desire to respect and restore the landscape of its 447-acre site—over 90% of which will be preserved as open space—and the Institute’s intention to create a private educational forum where distinguished scholars can interact with thought leaders.

Gilder Center: Discovering the Secrets of Modern Science

Gilder Center: Discovering the Secrets of Modern Science

(Issue of a magazine 3/2017, page 62)

The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. This year the Museum unveiled developing details of the scientific and educational spaces, programs and exhibits that will be housed in the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation (Gilder Center). Glass-walled Collections Core, Immersive Invisible Worlds Theater, next-generation learning labs, and an Insectarium will bring new depth to visitor experience.

City of Sun: Priority to Public Spaces

City of Sun: Priority to Public Spaces

(Issue of a magazine 3/2017, page 78)

The new urban regeneration project by Labics places public space at the heart of the project. On a triangular lot of land, close to Tiburtina station, not far from the urban fabric of the established city and overlooking the Verano monumental cemetery, a building complex for a variety of uses has taken shape, arranged around public spaces that are augmented by a structure with several levels developed around a central square. City of Sun, the name of this project constructed following an invitation competition, highlights Labics’ ability to define innovative programs guided by profound knowledge of the historical city and the quality of its relationships.

Museum Stella Matutina, or Five-Year Adventure

Museum Stella Matutina, or Five-Year Adventure

(Issue of a magazine 3/2017, page 86)

The Museum Stella Matutina (Musée de France) offers a course in the history between the sugar and the island of Bourbon, which highlights the cultural and economic highlights of this island in the Indian Ocean. Recently a large-scale reconstruction of the Museum was completed. The team of L’Atelier architectes was in charge of all operations on site, including the ones of environmental remediation, restoration of machines and transport of heavy collection items from their locations in-situ. For the team of L’Atelier architectes, responsible for coordination with some forty companies it was a five-year adventure.