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In Pursuit of the Essence of Place

In Pursuit of the Essence of Place

(Issue of a magazine 2/2017, page 12)

Japanese culture is known for being a melting pot of the traditional and the latest technological innovations. It constantly manages to innovate and adjust to new requirements, without losing its ties to its origins. Tradition and technology sit side by side. Urban design at Nikken Sekkei aims towards a balanced integration of the culture, history and locality of a place with the contemporary requirements of society. Analyzing, understanding and interpreting the very unique identity and character of a place provide the architects with essential knowledge.

Egyptian Culture in Mediterranean Context

Egyptian Culture in Mediterranean Context

(Issue of a magazine 2/2017, page 20)

10 DESIGN is the Master Planner for the Jefaira development, overlooking the enchanting shores of the Mediterranean on the Egyptian North Coast. The site of 550 hectares stretches 3 km along the seafront with natural beaches and cliffs forming a unique topography. INERTIA Properties’ vision for the project is to create a world class residential and tourism community that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. The ultimate goal is to design a vibrant urban environment with a network of public areas, celebrating the Egyptian culture together with the Mediterranean context.

Artenoah from a Bird’s-Eye View

Artenoah from a Bird’s-Eye View

(Issue of a magazine 2/2017, page 26)

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, the Barcelona practice of Benedetta Tagliabue and Enric Miralles, announced that they had the winning concept for a new biodiversity park in Rehau, Germany. With support from the Rehau city council, citizens, and organizations like the Federal Nature Conservation Agency, the biodiversity center is proposed for a site at the Green Belt in the forest landscape of the Neuhausen district. Home to only 70 inhabitants, the district is projected to attract up to 80,000 visitors once the new center is built.

Hardberger Park: There Is a Place for Everyone

Hardberger Park: There Is a Place for Everyone

(Issue of a magazine 2/2017, page 30)

The previous issue of the Green Buildings magazine informed you about the Rules of Resilient Design developed by American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) as online guidance. The main goal is to help people, both now and in the future, better protect themselves from weather surprises and natural disasters through landscape design. This article deals with effectively manage water resources, especially in drought area.

Duisburg-Nord – Park of Industrial Memory

Duisburg-Nord – Park of Industrial Memory

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 12)

Almost every city sooner or later faces with the question of what to do with no longer working industrial objects? In many cases these areas are just left abandoned for many years, some of these areas are demolished and then for many years engaged in the restoration process in order to eventually become suitable for further use, and there are examples when, for example, the plant is left in its almost original condition, but changes its function. The landscape-architectural Park Duisburg-Nord has been realized on the site of a large steel factory called “Meiderich” in the German city of Duisburg. 

Bridge of Luck Between East and West

Bridge of Luck Between East and West

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 20)

Nowadays all around the world is created a countless amount of innovative skyscrapers, 3-D printing is becoming increasingly strong in it’s position in the fields of design and engineering, and against this background, much less attention than it would be deserved get amazing bridges, architecture of which also reached a whole new level. Usually bridges just help to get from point A to point B, but some of them have a lot more functions which is perfectly demonstrated in the recent work of the international architectural firm NEXT architects – the Lucky Knot, realized in the fast growing Chinese city of Changsha.

Park, as the Adaptation Palettes

Park, as the Adaptation Palettes

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 26)

A new online guide launched by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in the fall of 2016 explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural disasters through resilient landscape planning and design. In an era when disasters can cause traditional, built systems to fail, adaptive, multilayered systems can maintain their vital functions and are often the more cost-effective and practical solutions.

City under the Ground

City under the Ground

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 34)

Unlocking underground potential – leveraging the potential of comprehensive, three-dimensional consideration of the public realm. Developable land is notoriously sparse in Japan, a fact that has fueled the development and utilization of underground spaces in cities since the late 1960s. Today, urban areas in Japan enjoy excellent connectivity between the station and surrounding neighborhoods, utilizing the subterranean space. The Nikken Group has been associated with and influenced the technical and physical design of Japan’s major underground spaces over the last 50 years, creating a unique body of experience. This is described in the chapter “SUBTERRANEAN SPACES” of the book “NIKKEN SEKKEI URBANISM”.

Hiedanranta Innovation Bay

Hiedanranta Innovation Bay

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 42)

The team of architects from companies Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Mandaworks announced winners in Tampere Hiedanranta international open architecture competition with the masterplan ‘Hiedanranta Innovation Bay’. Today in this area on the shores of lake Nasijarvi there are old buildings and abandoned industrial buildings. The participants of the competition were tasked to develop the functional content of the district and also to offer an original visual solution for it.

“Vienna’s Lemons” – New Image of the City

“Vienna’s Lemons” – New Image of the City

(Issue of a magazine 1/2017, page 48)

In June 2016 in Austrian capital Vienna has opened a new residential complex “Vienna’s lemons”, although originally the project was called “Fallow land”, that is the land unused for a long time. In 2003, this project developed by PLAYstudio and YES studio, became one of the winners of the European competition of urban projects Europan 7, which involves professionals in the field of architecture and urban design in the age of 40 years. The peculiarity of this competition that it oriented not only to creative ideas, but to real construction.