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Before moving into their new home, the Fairview Baptist church conducted services in a 40-year-old, out-dated facility. The older building was neither large enough nor up-to-date enough to meet the needs of the growing congregation. Years of planning culminated in a new 149,000 sq ft, $12 million campus, with a worship center seating up to 1,500 as the focal point.
Located in the historic Mill District near the Mississippi, The Carlyle’s post-modern architecture complements the surrounding buildings, while still creating a grand impression. On the inside, condominiums range from high-end penthouses on the upper stories down to single bedroom condos on lower floors. Most residences have at least one balcony that affords panoramic views of the downtown skyline and the Falls of St. Anthony.
In 2007 the Town of Queen Creek approved a policy requiring all municipal buildings over 5000 sq ft to meet minimum LEED requirements. The innovative Queen Creek Library opened in November 2008—the first building to be completed under the new policy. More than a library, the new facility serves as a recreational center and a venue for community activities and celebrations.
The young visitors to Boston Children’s Museum are encouraged to encounter by all the major issues and aspects of the world in which they live: society, art, science, health, environment and cultural diversity – and with hands-on exhibits and join-in activities rather than everything being placed on pedestals and protected behind glass.
Manpower Inc. — one of the world’s largest staffing agencies — has built its international headquarters on 2.7 acres of riverfront property in downtown Milwaukee. Beginning with the re-use of urban land, they were committed to building green, which influenced every step of design and construction. As a result, Manpower Inc. World HQ was awarded with LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council
In Spartanburg SC, the Arts Partnership opened the multi-functional, 87,000 sq ft, Chapman Cultural Center. A mutually supportive environment was created by locating many programs under one roof, maximizing the programs’ impact on the city for a long time to come. Spartanburg’s past was defined by a thriving textile industry. With most of that industry now gone, the Center provides a new and enduring focal point for culture, learning, and opportunity.
The Reflections Condominiums, two 17-story rectangular towers clad in glass reflect the sky and surrounding landscape and usher natural light into 97% of The buildings'interior spaces. From the project’s inception, contractor/ developer McGough Construction was committed to utilizing green design and practices.
The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and Library calls to mind President Clinton’s campaign slogan “building a bridge to the 21st century.” The Library reaches up and out over the Arkansas River - providing dramatic views of the river, the city of Little Rock, and the chain of city parks that extends to and throughout the Library grounds. In addition to safely and securely storing the Clinton presidential archives, a primary design goal was to create clear interior vistas as striking as the exterior views.
Skyscrapers, airports, iceboxes - the Americans are famed for making everything that little bit bigger, and sports stadia are no exception. One of the most beautiful examples of this kind of gigantism is the Cowboys Stadium, the new home of the Dallas Cowboys American football team. The new arena with capacity for 80,000 spectators is topped by the world's largest moving dome roof, under which there would be room even for the Statue of Liberty.
Advanced door openers provide independence and convenience for homeowner with ALS.
Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, a charitable organization supporting non-profits in Central Florida, wanted a more positive and collaborative office environment.
DORMA PURE Enclose™ and Enclose Fusion™ glass office fronts throughout Cozen O’Connor’s new space provide the openness they desired, allowing light and air to flow freely throughout their working environment. In addition to accomplishing the customer’s aesthetic objectives, the glass fronts also encourage communication and interaction between team members. At the same time, the unique design of DORMA’s office doors featuring full frame door seals combined with offset top and bottom patch fittings, allows them to close tightly, providing effective sound insulation and privacy.
The literally outstanding city hall—with its prominent clock tower and surrounding 12-acre park—properly reflects Greer’s status as one of South Carolina’s fastest growing communities. Complementing the city hall is a 37,000 sq ft courthouse nearby that also houses the police force. The town’s successful drive to modernize its civic space has prepared Greer to meet expanding public service needs for 50 years to come.
The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin, bears witness to the new resource awareness that reigns in the land once famous for its insatiable hunger for energy. The charity building designed and constructed by The Kubala Washatko Architects uses locally generated energy so efficiently that it can be operated as a completely CO2-neutral envelope. The Leopold Legacy Center was awarded a platinum certificate by the American Green Building Council in 2007.
Philadelphia’s Cira Centre adds an impressive contemporary element to the city’s historic architecture. Designed by famed architect Caesar Pelli, the 436', 28-story, office high-rise is sheathed in glass, contrasting with the limestone exterior of the neighboring 30th Street Station. The skyscraper offers a state-of-the-art office and conference center, a modern restaurant/ lounge, and a fitness center.
The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) explores the impact of water on our history and everyday lives and the water management challenges we face in the future. The 59,000 sq ft demonstration building includes community meeting spaces, class rooms, historical displays, and a hands-on learning lab for children.
Greenville Technical College (GTC) is one of 16 colleges making up the South Carolina Technical Education System, which provides affordable, quality education to residents in locations state-wide. As part of its commitment to provide up-to-date educational opportunities for area residents, GTC opened the Northwest Campus, a 110,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art, high-tech facility.
Edgewood is an independent liberal arts institution in Madison, Wisconsin. Its 72,000 sq ft, four-story residence provides an example of environmental sustainability as well as a comfortable home to 168 students. From the outset, Dominican Hall was designed and built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) points and has become the first college or university residence in Wisconsin to receive Silver Certification.
Within walking distance of Faneuil Hall—one of Boston’s oldest landmarks—is its newest: the InterContinental Boston, a waterfront hotel and residential complex. Its 22-story blue glass façade curves skyward, mimicking the profile of sailing boats in the harbor it overlooks and reflects.
When facility managers at Ohio State University (OSU), one of the nation’s largest campuses, set out to build a new state-of-the-art recreational facility, they undertook one of the largest, most complex college facility projects in the country. Their search for components that balanced outstanding durability, accessibility and high aesthetic value led them to select a variety of products from DORMA Architectural Hardware.
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation witnessed a dream come true when K-12 students began the school year in a new $108 million, 473,000 sq ft complex. The Cherokee Central School is an all-encompassing campus with three schools, three gyms, an auditorium, community center, sports arena, cafeteria, and an array of state-of-the-art athletic fields.
Lying south of Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, is a rapidly growing community with a population that increased nearly 70% in twenty years. Like other growing cities, Oak Creek faced the challenge of meeting the educational needs of its K-12 students, whose numbers were expanding year by year. These needs were met in part when the $24 million, 180,000 sq ft East Middle School opened its doors.
Since 1928, the Cloister has been welcoming esteemed guests and families to Sea Island, Georgia, including celebrities, royalty, and U.S. presidents and their families. Throughout the reconstruction at the Cloister at Sea Island Resort, every aspect of the hotel’s redesign had to coincide with the expectations of its prestigious clientele.
It seemed a good idea to Tim Dixon, owner/developer of the Iron Horse Hotel in downtown Milwaukee: create an upscale hotel that mingles “business suits and biker leathers.” His good idea became reality when Dixon renovated and preserved a neglected 100-year old brick warehouse with a close-up view of the spectacular new Harley Davidson Museum.
The National Harbor on the Potomac River in Maryland has recently acquired an impressive landmark: since 2010, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has been part of the identity of this prestigious location just a few minutes from Washington D.C. The complex includes a hotel, congress facilities, restaurants, and shopping and leisure zones.
In downtown Minneapolis, Ryan Construction led a renovation project that transformed a vacant historical landmark into a 4-star Westin Hotel and restaurant —giving new life to the old Farmers & Mechanics Savings Bank building. Shoehorning a modern, fully featured hotel with all the expected amenities into an existing footprint with little or no leeway for expansion was a daunting challenge.
The expanded Peppermill Hotel Casino is a new venue and entertainment experience for Northern Nevada. After a $400 million expansion, Reno’s luxurious and dynamic Peppermill resort boasts the new 62,800 sq ft Tuscany Ball room, 18-story Tuscany Tower, and 3-story Spa Toscana, to name just some of the upgrades.
The Munich company Serviceplan Argenturgruppe is one of Germany’s leading advertising agencies. Now its Berlin branch has extensively renovated its premises on Oranienburger Straße. In the attractive and newly designed penthouse suite, the executive board requested that flexible and transparent room partitioning systems be employed in order to enable this area to be as widely and flexibly used as possible.
In the middle of Kreuzberger Kiez in Berlin, the "Overkill-Shop" readily attracts the attention of the passers-by for its sneakers and street wear. Because at 195A Köpenickerstrasse, Robert Peiser and Thomas Schulz, inspired by their trips to Tokyo and New York, have developed a store, the concept of which sets new standards for the German capital – an artistic blend of classic prestige showroom and living street art.
Since 2003, a spaceship arena has been the second-largest building in Budapest “Use days” is the magic word for today’s successful stadium concepts. The French Bouygues Group demonstrates what that means in practice with the Budapest Sport Arena, completed in 2003.
Located on the east coast and abutting the Indian Ocean, the city of Durban is South Africa's second largest metropolis with something over 3.1 million inhabitants. As one of the venues of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Durban is also the home of a fascinating and grandiose arena - the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Named after Moses Mabhida, a politician widely revered by the people of South Africa, this marvel of construction represents both a technical and a visual milestone in stadium architecture.
In 2008, architects mori:projects C Wald M Phillips designed an 800 m2, two-storey suite of offices for a legal practice extending above the roofs of Stuttgart. Their remit was to combine an investor’s layout with the needs of a legal practice for the firm of Schaudt, Attorneys at Law, in order to create an interior design to enhance office process efficiency.
With its sensational architecture, the four-star Radisson SAS hotel has become a new landmark of the financial metropolis and exhibition city that is today’s Frankfurt. The gigantic disc structure in discrete blue between which the glass cubes of the structure are sandwiched can be viewed from miles away.
The ThyssenKrupp Quartier is both an architectural masterpiece and an emblem of the conglomerate’s forward-looking development. Innovative architecture and sustainability were the key criteria for the corporation’s new headquarters. The ensuing ensemble comprises individual L-shaped buildings. Applying the “shell-core” principle, they surround a common centre: Q1, a 50-meter-high cube-shaped building at the heart of the complex that houses the company’s head office. It has a transparent core bordered to the north and south by two imposing panoramic windows that reflect the bodies of water and grass areas around the site, providing a symbolic naturalness amid the “raw shell” of the façades.
Banks naturally have exacting security requirements. Given that bank buildings have a sizeable workforce and high-frequency public traffic, safety is another essential criterion that must be fulfilled. These two high-priority requirements must be satisfied as comprehensively as possible, ideally without one compromising the other. DORMA offers integrated solutions to satisfy these sometimes conflicting demands, as demonstrated by the head office of Sparkasse Münsterland Ost in Münster.
The new address for future-aligned technologies and forward-looking lifestyles is the two towers that make up Singapore's Fusionopolis. Over a total of 24 storeys and 120,000 square metres, the Japanese star architect Dr. Kisho Kurokawa has designed what he terms a “layered city”. With 24 of these vertically arranged “layers”, the build fuses together a complexity and diversity that would other wise only be found distributed over many locations.
In designing and building their creations, the professionals of the Brazilian company MCP Yachts focus on integrating stylish elegance and functional convenience. With the ES 200 automatic sliding door operator from DORMA, the company’s designers and engineers have found a solution that really ticks all the boxes.
Designed by Ingenhoven Architects and built on the Kirchberg plateau in Luxembourg, the new and elegant glass palace housing the European Investment Bank (EIB) is the epitome of energy efficiency and transparency. Thanks to the innovative, integrated design, the new building of the EIB in Luxembourg is the first on the European continent to receive “Bespoke” certification according to the British standard BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), scoring a "very good" for its environmentally compatible concept.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is the world's third largest indoor ski resort with one of the world's longest indoor ski slopes and the biggest covered snow park. Also attached to the biggest shopping mall outside North America, the truly unique and elegant five-star hotel in Dubai with an experience tantamount to a luxury alpine retreat at a snow dome in the desert.
The Emirates Arena (formerly the Commonwealth Arena) with the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, was designed as a multifunctional venue by 3DReid. The sports facilities were specifically built for the Commonwealth Games scheduled for 2014. They will host both badminton and the indoor cycling events. The arena can, however, also be used for a wide range of disciplines, with a 200 meter sprint track and a basketball court also part of the complex. The velodrome, the only one of its kind in Scotland, has capacity for 3,000 spectators and also offers flexible expandability for the Commonwealth Games.
THE SQUAIRE - an elegant name for a stunning building. The omega-shaped edifice is 660 meters in length, making it Germany’s largest office complex. It accommodates 7,000 office staff on nine floors. It is an exceptional space with optimal transport connections: right next-door to Frankfurt Airport, Europe’s second largest airport, and hovering above a mainline train station.
The villa in Hechendorf on Pilsensee lake south-west of Munich was completed in 2007 and impresses both for its stark, geometric architecture and the technical features incorporated within it. It was specifically designed for energy-efficiency with an annual primary heat requirement of less than 60 kWh/m2.
The Mauritz condominium can be found in the Mauritz quarter of Münster in the midst of a veritable grove of similar detached apartment complexes. Two independent apartments are nested within the building to create the external appearance of an integral unit. The only clue that there is more than one party living in the house is the separate entrances.
Aquaworld Budapest is the largest facility of its type in Central Europe with capacity for up to 1,800 bathers and 15 water attractions of various types, ranging from a massage pool to a children’s and wave pool and - yes - one of the few surfing basins in Europe.
Three former barracks buildings with protected heritage status and a new building in the north of Düsseldorf are the place where Grey, an international marketing agency, masterminds its creative concepts. The brick buildings are of different sizes and used to house cavalry and infantry regiments. They have been comprehensively renovated, and some have also been extended. The historic façade has been complemented by extensively glazed exterior walls.
Mall of the Emirates, is a 223,000 square metre centre leisure, entertainment and shopping resort located in the heart of 'New Dubai'. The mall was designed by the American architectural firm, F+A Architects. Prior to the opening of the Dubai Mall, the Mall of the Emirates was the second largest shopping mall in the Middle East.
The Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf is situated in one of two fully glazed towers amid the spectacular architecture of the city’s MedienHafen district. The building complex is defined by its minimalist formal idiom, giving it the visual appearance of a virtual cube. It is part of the “Hafenspitze” project, which is redefining the area’s urban characteristics and architecture to lasting effect.
“Mall of Arabia” a pearl in a long string of purchasing paradises in the Saudi harbour town of Jeddah. A total of 330 outlets – including many of the top designer stores – and 34 restaurants offer the ultimate in shopping seduction. The concept adopted for the Mall of Arabia includes an integral souk in the traditional style with typical local fare.
Dubai is one of the most advanced business metropolises in the world, yet it is still essentially defined by its traditions. One of the spectacular modern buildings here is the headquarters of the Commercial Bank of Dubai: the curved façade of the fascinating steel and glass combination engenders glittering reflections of the water with constantly changing colours.
The new administration centre of the Belgian energy utility WVEM in Torhout is an architectural highlight that serves as a model for a new generation of energy-efficient office buildings. Crepain Binst Architecture, working in cooperation with VK Engineering, has succeeded in combining impressive design with innovative energy concepts.
Covering 76,000 square metres of the former Saale Park in Günthersdorf in the Halle/Leipzig region of southeast Germany, the ‘nova eventis’ is a unique shopping and amenities centre comprising around 220 individual boutiques, department stores, service-providers, restaurants, bars and cafés.
The most enduring and endearing memory of the old chancellery in Bonn is that of Henry Moore’s sculpture "Two Large Forms". However, in April 2001 the centre of power moved into its new domicile in Berlin. Or to put it another way, the power behind the German executive has a new centre. And what a centre it is: Not a trace of intimidating totalitarian architecture, instead indications of a desire - unencumbered and unmistakably confident - to show a bit of pride.
As part of the Government’s ‘Places of Change’ scheme, designed to improve the quality of homeless accommodation in the UK, Midland Heart’s £10 million Snow Hill project has seen the transformation of one of Birmingham’s largest supported housing schemes. Over half of the 92 self-contained apartments have been used to help those who are ready to move on from direct access accommodation to independent living.
The German town of Aschersleben, known as the "Gateway to the Harz" (a region of great natural beauty) has in its midst a real architectural gem: the educational campus "Bildungszentrum Bestehornpark". In renovating and converting the former Bestehorn paper mill on the three-hectare site, the architects Lederer Ragnasdóttir Oei of Stuttgart rewrote the rule book for educational architecture in the state of Sachsen-Anhalt.
J. Mayer H. Architects have demonstrated with great aplomb how, by applying a sophisticated architectural concept and clever material combinations, new spaces can be created within a space in a dentistry centre in Hamburg. The facility designed by the Berlin architectural office and completed at the beginning of 2009 is located in a doctor’s practice in the Hamburg district of St. Georg near the city centre.
Increasing the independence of the physically disabled essentially requires a revised planning. A project for barrier-free living, implemented by the German Self-Help Association for the Physically Disabled in Krautheim, Baden-Württemberg, together with Stuttgart architect Bernd Bubeck and DORMA's specialist project consultants, offers a good example of what can be done.
"This tower is a fluid mass that bursts through the ground like a geyser under permanent, calculated pressure," explains architect Jean Nouvel. He is describing the Torre Agbar, a 142 metre high office tower block of concrete and glass that rises above Barcelona’s city centre.
The ideas of three creative minds have been harmoniously combined in a new designer hotel of the five-star category - the Hamburg SIDE. The ingenious plans of Jan Störmer Architects of Hamburg, Matteo Thun, Milano and Robert Wilson, New York have also been recently recognised through the award of the 2002 Architectural Prize.
The office and building complex designed by Zaha Hadid lends an architecturally elegant expression of openness to downtown Beijing. A major project comprising four towers interconnected by bridges and walkways, this ensemble with its fascinating contours and intricate lightness presents a compelling external aspect.
Having had an extension of 2000 m2 floor space added to its existing layout, Ennepetal’s Reichenbach Gymnasium high school can now offer not only enhanced all-day education but also a whole new range of facilities and services. In architectural terms, too, the project has been a resounding success, with a stylish interchange of solid and glazed elements creating fascinating visual aspects. The individual building components are a reflection of one another, their position creating an attractively framed external area suitable for a wide range of activities.
The French city of Rennes is home to a distinctive building. Made from concrete, black steel and glass, the FRAC is radical in the best sense of the word. A museum of contemporary art, the building is a compelling sight amid its surroundings, providing a superb symbiosis of architecture and purpose that is immediately apparent to the onlooker.
A stadium provides both architecture and an aura which accumulates over the years. With a history spanning over 100 years, Old Trafford Stadium has it like no other.
When The Lakes by Yoo, one of Britain’s most exclusive housing developments, completed the construction of one of its iconic lakeside homes, only the highest quality materials were chosen – right down to the finest detail. The Lakes by Yoo is a luxury second home community featuring a series of stunning, contemporary lakeside homes on a private 650 acre site in the Cotswolds.
When it came to the construction of a new £8.5 million Education and Enterprise (Eden) Centre at Europe’s only ecumenical University, architects Halsall Lloyd Partnership required 21st century design features that had performance, durability and aesthetics in mind.
The Giant’s Causeway is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland and comprises over 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that step down from the foot of the cliff into the sea.
The “Margarete-Steiff-Schule” in Stuttgart and its students are confronted by their own particular challenges on a daily basis. All 150 children and teenagers are significantly hampered by their physical limitations, with many having to bear major and multiple disabilities. The school has now been extended, providing room not only for further classrooms and specialist teaching facilities but also a new focal point for the school in both the spatial and the social meaning.
With its new 86,000 sqm Group headquarters located on the former site of the Gatzweiler brewery between Viersener Strasse and Brusseler Strasse, the telecommunications giant Vodafone has created a huge space for the 5,000 employees destined to occupy the complex. Boasting 19 floors and a height of 75 meters, this future German HQ is one of the new landmarks setting the city of Düsseldorf apart.
The Casa da Música (House of Music) is a concert hall in Oporto, Portugal, designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, which gives space for the institution of the same name and its three orchestras: Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. Its construction project framed in Oporto 2001 European Capital of Culture, and it has begun in 1999 and was completed in early 2005, six years after the due date. Immediately, it became an icon of the city.
The new Royal Residence of La Granja, comes from the rehabilitation of two historic buildings: the Infant House and the Civil Guard barracks, both erected by Charles III.
The Baluarte, Auditorium and Convention Center is a large space that can harmonize science and education, arts and culture. It is one of the largest buildings for this purpose in Spain with over 63,000 m2.
The Salgados Golf Course is located near the town of Albufeira, located into the Salgados Nature Reserve.
Schools and universities count among the most important buildings – whether private or municipal – of any metropolis. And architecture in this field too is undergoing something of a revolution, because people have become aware that good buildings promote the learning process.
This 4-star hotel invites you to relax, as much as on a business trip as a welcome break. It offers 262 rooms and suites of different types located on floors 2 and 14. The guests can enjoy a breathtaking view of Barcelona from the swimming pool in the terrace on the 17th floor
The new Accident and Emergency building in Navarra Hospital has four floors plus a basement. In addition, the rooftop serves as a heliport.
Düsseldorf International is Germany’s third largest airport and the most important hub in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, handling as it does more than 20 million passengers a year. Its homogenous architecture follows a modular floor plan concept that allows the individual terminal sections to be adapted to changing conditions.
The new building of the Bodrum International Airport offers space and transparency as well as high ceilings and the optimal use of daylight. It was designed by Tabanlıoglu Architects as a link between the national and international airports and consists of two main structures: the “air side”, a transparent glass and steel linear scaffold to which the planes connect, and the terminal building on the “land side”.
Pantanal Stadium is located in the city of Cuiaba in the interior heart of Brazil and – more specifically – within the Pantanal, a wetland area and nature paradise interspersed with rivers and small lakes. The stadium has been built completely anew on the site of an earlier and now demolished stadium and will serve as a multipurpose arena after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Reports of the demise of the British rail network appear to have been greatly exaggerated. The much maligned railway system is, in fact, developing into a solid foundation for a resurgence in British public transport. And the flagship of this new era is the wonderfully reconstructed station of St Pancras in London. This terminal station, opened in 1868, will in future be the starting point for seven intercity routes. The cost of the station and line: some 18.5 billion, the most money ever invested in the British railway infrastructure.
NH Hotel and Congress Center is a luxury four-star hotel and convention complex in Olomouc. On its interior was authorized partner of Dorma, the company Clearmont spol. s r.o. Ostrava, the realization of all-glass construction value in excess of 380,000 Euro.
At the £55 million new-build Bideford College in Devon, careful selection of sustainable materials was of the utmost importance to help the building achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’. When choosing solutions to control the numerous doors throughout the building, product lifecycle and longevity were important to help create a sustainable and low maintenance building. To achieve this, a comprehensive range of products from DORMA was specified.
The Brazilian National Stadium built in 1974 in Brasilia (originally named after Mané Garrincha, a famous Brazilian footballer) was almost completely dismantled and rebuilt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The arena is the largest building in the capital and the second largest stadium in the country.
The Chopin Centre was established in 2004 by the Minister of Culture and the execution of the design was directed by the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute. Deemed timeless and remarkable, the design by the architectural studio of Bolesław Stelmach i partnerzy was executed by Polimex Mostostal. The ready building was commissioned in March 2010. The lower part of the building was clad with concrete precast units to imitate the facade of the two-storey tenement house from the mid-19th c. which used to stand there. The upper part is glazed.
The CS Atlantic Hotel is located in central Algarve, with spectacular overlooking the São Rafael beach and close to the popular town of Albufeira.
The Medical Surgical Clinic (IMQ) in Zorrotzaurre (Bilbao) is the largest private medical center in the Basque Country.
The Singapore Sports Hub designed by ARUPSPORT is more than merely multifunctional. Measuring 35 hectares, the huge complex of sporting arenas will accommodate 150 different sporting disciplines. Within it there are also several multifunctional sports halls, a swimming pool, skating park and a go-kart track, a water park for the dragon boat races so popular in Asia, and not least a 41,000 square meter shopping mall. At the heart of this gigantic sporting landscape is the new National Stadium in which football and cricket, athletics competitions, concerts and, above all, the huge parades that celebrate Singapore’s National Day, can all take place.
Copernicus Science Centre – a science centre established in 2005 in Warsaw with a view to propagate and popularise modern scientific communication. Visitors may learn the laws of nature through experiments conducted by themselves at interactive exhibitions. In the years of 2007-2008 the Copernicus Science Centre was granted the award of Popularyzator Nauki (Science Promoter) by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the "Nauka w Polsce" (Science in Poland) Portal of the Polish Press Agency.
DXB is ranked the second busiest airport in the world in terms of international passengers according to Airports Council International’s figures (2013). The airport serves more than 125 airlines flying to more than 260 destinations (pax + cargo) across six continents. In February 2014, DXB opened a terminal dedicated to A380 jets therefore increasing its capacity from around 57 million to 75 million.
With the new Glass Pavilion in the Cuenca Exhibition Ground, a multipurpose building capable of hosting concerts, festivals and fairs has been achieved as its very transparent and ethereal presence. Thus, the nearly 14 hectares of the complex have been fragmented into small structures that together make up a large space. The use of materials such as white painted steel for the structure, limestone floor and transparent or translucent glass roofs and facades, help achieve a fragile and lightweight appearance.
As the epitome of a successful company with over 300 world famous brands Procter & Gamble did realize a space solution that is both functional and representative. Thus, with the DORMA Variflex Hüppe operable partition system meets the requirements to make the space variable only and to make a creative statement.
The 3 star Hotel Baia in Cascais has the most privileged location on the Estoril Coast. Right in the center of town opposite the beach it offers breathtaking views of the Cascais Bay. After extensive renovations, it now offers 113 rooms, overlooking the sea or the Mountains of Sintra. It also offers meeting rooms and great sports options.
Combined Forces Training Centre – a NATO training centre subordinated to the Transformation Command in Norfolk, set up in 2004 in Bydgoszcz, is to train officers from NATO countries and from countries cooperating within the Partnership for Peace program as well as to disseminate stat-of-the-art technologies and solutions with respect to tactical operations. The Centre organises lectures, seminars, conferences and practical training for officers.
The classic façade of the historical main building of Leipzig University rises majestically into the old Saxony skies. Founded in 1409 by German dons and scholars, Leipzig University is the second-oldest in Germany. And there are many famous names on its roll of honour – including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner.
The five-star hotel has a homogeneous slender shape in pea-green colours. The building houses 326 guest rooms of different standards, 77 luxurious apartments and 12 conference rooms. There is a ball room, two bars, two restaurants, a fitness club and spa in the hotel. A modern swimming pool has been built on the 43 and 44th floors; it is one of the top swimming pools with the highest location in Poland. There is an underground five-storey garage in the hotel.
“In the first instance, it was important for these clients that the rooms in the newly constructed building would be bright, friendly, contemporary and offer a simple yet compelling elegance. At the same time, the materials used and the interior architecture had to be consistent with the shipping and maritime environment in which this partnership primarily practises. Consequently, the reception and the interior rooms of the archive on the ground floor, for example, have been designed along the lines of containers on a ship,” explains the Frankfurt interior architect responsible, Susanne Leson (Dipl.-Ing.) in outlining the spec.
Millennium Plaza is an office and retail building located in the city centre of Warsaw. It offers modern office space tailored to individual needs of clients. Six floors of the building comprise retail premises, fitness club, café, hairdresser, restaurants and Millennium shopping arcade.
In order to accommodate the growing numbers of people taking part in its training seminars, WMF (a major German engineeringcompany) decided to construct a new communications centre that would offer more space. The plans provided by the architects responsible place the emphasis on variability in capacity provision to allow for different sizes of seminar and training venue. The synthesis of functionality achieved within an inspiring architectural environment epitomises the very best of modernity, pragmatism and accessibility.
The origin of the current museum is located in the first Museum of Fine Arts, founded in 1908 and opened in 1914, and the Modern Art Museum, opened in 1924. Both institutions and their collections were joined in 1945, when the old building was built. In 1970 the modern building was added and in 2001, important alterations finally gave the current physiognomy to the museum.
The multi-purpose National Stadium was built in the years of 2008-2011 with a view to hosting the final of the UEFA Euro 2012 European Championship. It is the largest sports object in Poland allowing for the organisation of sports events, musical concerts and cultural events. It also provides office, commercial, hotel and gastronomy services. The stadium has the largest conference centre in Warsaw with a capacity of 1600 people.
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw is located in Muranów neighbourhood in the district of Śródmieście, Warsaw. It is the only Polish cultural institution commemorating the thousand years of the history of Jews in Poland. The museum was established in 2005. It was erected according to the design of a Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamäki in the years of 2009–2013 opposite the Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes. The building of the museum is located in the centre of the former Jewish neighbourhood called the Northern District. From November 1940 to the end of the existence of the Warsaw ghetto, this part of the city was within a closed district (so-called central ghetto). In 2008 the museum design was granted the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award.
The National Museum in Warsaw was originally founded in 1862 as the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently one of the oldest art museums in the country. Modernist building in which it currently resides was erected in 1927–1938. Today, the National Museum in Warsaw boasts a collection numbering around 830,000 works of art from Poland and abroad, from ancient times to the present including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, coins, as well as utilitarian objects and design.
The Kubicki Arcades is a building erected in the years of 1818-1821 according to the plans of a Polish architect Jakub Kubicki and located on the embankment on the eastern side of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The Kubicki Arcades formed an integral part of the royal residence matching the landscaping foredesign of royal gardens on the Vistula's side. After a long period of neglect and devastation the historical object underwent a major reconstruction in the years of 1995 - 2006.
The Catalonia Fira Hotel "is a different hotel in the city like no other." These words of Josep Ribas Ribas & Ribas Folguera, local studio project collaborator, define this architectural gem, also environmentally friendly thanks to its structural design.
The Medicover hospital which has been built in the Wilanów District in Warsaw is one of the largest hospital investments in the history of private health service in Poland. It is the first private hospital for children and adults in Poland with such an extensive hospitalisation profile and health care meeting the highest international standards. The erection of the Medicover hospital started in July 2007 in Miasteczko Wilanów – a neighbourhood in Warsaw. Medicover invested close to EUR 40 mln in the project and is the first private hospital to offer such a wide range of medical services. The total area of the hospital amounts to almost 16,000 m2.
The BPI Commercial Bank operates in Portugal, with about 1.7 million customers - from individuals, companies and institutions - through a multi-channel distribution network comprising 642 retail branches, 39 investment centers, 30,000 partners, structures dedicated the company (47 centers) and the Institutional Clients (6 centers), telephone banking (BPI Direct) and home banking service (BPI Net).
Increased space provision combined with greater variability and flexibility in the utilisation of that space was required in order to enhance the working environment enjoyed by the bank’s staff. What better solution, then, than to combine the two facing existing structures with a glass atrium as a common roof and a bridge linking the two upper floors. The passage below the bridge structure was also incorporated within the overall functional and architectural concept.
This modern Spa has a highlighted Anti-stress treatment through massages that relieve muscle tension and fatigue combining marine elements and essential oils, which gives balance to the mind and body.
The State and District Court in Düsseldorf is one of the largest courthouses in Germany – in keeping with the building’s role in the administration of justice. With a number of unique features, the building complex also makes an architectural statement: its natural stone façade provides a harmonious link between the interior and the exterior. On one side of the road, the building is split into two sections connected by a glass bridge. A large open-plan staircase is a visual highlight in the multi-level foyer. The two integrated sections of the building both boast a light-flooded interior.
Tróia Design Hotel is a 5-star resort with 61 luxury rooms and 144 suites where design is present in every detail. Here the magnificent sea views are surpassed only by the Arrábida Mountains. Further emphasizes the undulating shape of the terraces of its 14 floors.
At the end of 2015, Hilton opened a new hotel at Amsterdam Airport, comprising 433 rooms, a ballroom, 23 meeting rooms, a 1,700 square meter conference center and a spa and fitness center. "Hilton Schiphol Airport is set to become a destination in its own right", says Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President Development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide.
Born, a small town on the German-Luxembourg border, has considerably refurbished and extended its “Centre Polyvalent.” This multi-purpose community building contains an events room which can also be used for school sports and by clubs, a rehearsal room for the music club and rooms for the childcare center.
The hospital at ul. Madalińskiego was established in 1953 according to a design by an engineer Władysław Borawski. At first the building was designed as a public outpatient clinic but soon after the commencement of work the need for a modern gynaecological and maternity hospital was deemed more urgent. The gynaecological ward was opened in July 1953 and the maternity ward with a labour unit – half a year later. The hospital used to be a clinical backoffice of the Institute of Mother and Child and later part of Zespół Opieki Zdrowotnej nr 1. (health care centre) and it was already then that the labour ward at ul. Madalińskiego was a crucial element of the Warsaw health care landscape.
At the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital the DORMA door closers are proving that quality materials and a careful specification will provide best value in practice. In fact, a large number of DORMA TS 83 door closers and BTS 80 floorsprings – originally supplied in 1991 – are still in operation and still meet all Building Regulations and Product Standards more than 20 years later, despite stringent changes in recent years.