The public space of Kievitwijk District serves as the internationally oriented entrance area of the Central Station of Antwerp, as urban workplace and as green space for local residents. Therefore, a strong identity in the design comes first: as a binding element of the various spheres and users, and as a structuring public domain for the entire district (old and new). A coherent solution requires a clear appearance.
Therefore the design team resolutely opted for a green character. The strong green structure in the design creates unity, and gives the neighbourhood an urban character and appearance.
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Changsha is the capital city of Hunan Province. The Xiang River is the largest river in Hunan and one of the largest tributaries of the Yangtze River. It bisects the city into the older eastern area and the newly developing western area. Within the river corridor are several large islands formed over time from sand shoal deposits.
Continue reading EADG creates vision for Xiang River Delta Islands in China
On the 22nd January 2015, Prof. Zhu Yu-Fan from Tsinghua University will be talking about creativity and longevity in the Chinese landscaping industry at the Hong Kong University, Shanghai Study Centre in Shanghai. The event is in Mandarin and will have simitaneous translation, there is a limited number of 150 seats and an email RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org. Changescape is an informal, non profit and grass roots meeting of landscape architects, architects, developers and other trades related to the landscape, planning & architectural industry. Hope to see you there.
In 2012, Studio Octopi were appointed to undertake the modernisation of the theatre with the intention to reopen in time for a performance of Antigone in June 2014. The original ‘temple’ theatre building was condemned in 2009, so the College needed a new theatre building or Skene that would enable increased versatility of the theatre. Forward of the Skene, sits the stage and orchestra. In the 1960’s when the stage was extended the circular Orchestra was truncated, there was now an opportunity to reconnect the concrete terraces with the stage. Finally, circulation had always been a victim of the theatre’s success. With the entrance almost impossible to find and precariously steep stairs down into the auditorium reorientating the theatre to offer improved access was crucial. Within the theatre, years of undergrowth and landslides further hampered circumnavigation of the auditorium.
Continue reading Bradfield College Greek Theatre | Berkshire UK | Studio Octopi
The new tropical conservatory at the Botanical Gardens in Aarhus is like a drop of dew in its green surroundings. Sustainable design, new materials and advanced computer technology went into the creation of the hothouse’s organic form.
Continue reading Greenhouse in the Botanic Garden | University of Aarhus, Denmark | C.F. Møller Architects