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* Architecture: HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 13 December 2012

HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour

Architecture: HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour: “..Australian firm HASSELL Studio, OMA and Populous have been announced as the winners for the redevelopment of Sydney’s new convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour..The 20-hectare, billion dollar project, which will stretch from Cockle Bay to Haymarket and Ultimo, will include Australia’s largest convention and exhibition facilities, Sydney’s largest red carpet entertainment venue,  a hotel complex with up to 900 rooms, and a new urban neighborhood in Haymarket..The new facilities – with the working title of Darling Harbour Live – will include: The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) (with flexible convention spaces that can house from 750 to 2,5000 people as well as a ballroom with 2,000 person capacity); The ICC Exhibition Centre (over 35,000 sqm of exhibition space, another 5,000 sqm of internal flexible space, a 5,000 sqm event deck with city views, and a terraced landscape to conceal the loading dock and expand public open space); A red carpet entertainment venue (whose fan-shaped layout will reduce the building footprint and expand open space; it will also have a capacity for 8,000 people); and a hotel complexwith up to 900 rooms..Moreover, the plan includes an additional hectare of open space, including an expanded/renovated Tumbalong Park (which will be re-integrated into Darling Harbour with new connections), a new Boulevard (which will act as the central North-South pedestrian route), and three new public gathering spaces integrated into the city: Harbourside Place, Chinese Garden Square, and Haymarket Square..According to Australian MP Barry O’Farrell, “The redevelopment goes far beyond improving facilities – it’s also about re-shaping the city. Darling Harbour already attracts 25 million people a year and this development will create a more vibrant place on Sydney Harbour.”..Destination Sydney, the consortium of developers who will develop the project, echo the sentiment: “This project will redefine Sydney as a global city and create one of the world’s great meeting and entertainment destinations. Not only will it become a beacon for international visitors for conventions and events but will also build on the appeal of the Darling Harbour area for Sydneysiders creating an entertainment hub that promises to reconnect and re-energise the city.”..Construction will commence on The Haymarket in 2014; the new facilities and public spaces are expected to open in December 2016..(Story via Australian Design Review and SICEEP)..

See another of our posts on OMA: Architecture: Reinier de Graaf of OMA presents “architecture with a social conscience”.

See another of our posts on Populous: Architecture: Olympic Stadium for London 2012 Olympics by Populous.

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image: © SICEEP; article: Quirk , Vanessa. “HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour” 11 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. <;


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* Architecture: DUO skyscrapers by Buro Ole Scheeren

Posted by the editors on Friday, 16 November 2012

Architecture:  DUO skyscrapers by Buro Ole Scheeren: “..Buro Ole Scheeren has unveiled a pair of skyscrapers with concave walls for Singapore’s historic Kampong Glam district..Buro Ole Scheeren has designed the twin DUO towers to have heights of 186 and 170 metres, with the former to contain over 600 apartments, while the latter will accommodate offices and a hotel..The building will sit between the city’s commercial district and the Kampong Glam area, which was once home to the Malaysian aristocracy and today contains a mix of Malay and Muslim communities..A hexagonal pattern of windows will cover the facades of the towers and floors will step back and forth using a system of cantilevers..Both towers will feature concave walls, which will frame the outlines of public spaces and gardens at ground level..Shops will line the base of these elevations, while pedestrian routes will link up with the metro station nearby..The architect’s proposals also include a rooftop restaurant and a public observation deck..Construction is scheduled to start in 2013, with completion penciled in for 2017..”

See our post on another project by Buro Ole Scheeren, formerly of OMA, with Rem Koolhaas: Architecture: Landmark Tower by Buro Ole Scheeren.

image: Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren; article: Dezeen

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* Architecture: Reinier de Graaf of OMA presents “architecture with a social conscience”

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 13 September 2012

Architecture: Reinier de Graaf of OMA presents “architecture with a social conscience”: “..Reinier de Graaf of OMA talks to Dezeen about ”architecture with a degree of social conscience” by anonymous local authority architects in France and Italy in the second of three movies we filmed at the firm’s Public Works exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012..The exhibition features a selection of “masterpieces by bureaucrats” and includes three public buildings commissioned by communist-run mayors in the municipalities surrounding Paris in the 1960s and 70s. De Graaf explains how the construction of the Centre Administratif by Jacques Kalisz, the Hotel de Perfecture du Val-D’Oise by Henry Bernard and the Montreuil Zone Industrielle Nord by Claude Le Goas each made a deliberate statement against the monumental architecture promoted after the war by Charles de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou..By contrast, de Graaf also presents the San Giovanni Bono Church, which was designed by Arrigo Arrighetti at a housing estate in Milan on behalf of a democratic Christian government. He discusses how the building was constructed as a gift that would keep the population happy and prevent the communists gaining favour..“What you see as a communist endeavour in Paris you can actually see as a more right wing endeavour in Milan,” says de Graaf. “The outcome is suspiciously close because they both try to court the same masses.”..

image, video + article: Dezeen

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* Architecture: 2012 RIBA Awards Winners Announced

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 21 June 2012

Architecture: 2012 RIBA Awards Winners Announced: “..The Royal Institute of British Architects in London have announced 59 winners of this year’s RIBA Awards, including projects by David Chipperfield, Foster + Partners, OMA [and many others]..The winners include 50 projects in the UK and nine from elsewhere in the EU..The shortlist for this year’s Stirling Prize will be drawn from these winners..”  Article includes photos of 11 of the winning buildings, and a list of all 59 winners, by region..

image: Iwan Baan; article: Dezeen

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