LAVA Michael Schumacher Tower Abu Dhabi, UAE The Michael Schumacher Tower is the first in a series of seven towers to be built worldwide. Inspired by the geometrical order of a snowflake and the aerodynamics of a Formula 1 racing car, the tower encapsulates speed, fluid dynamics, future technology and natural patterns of organization. Rather than purely mimicking shapes in nature for their elega..
The Burj Dubai by SOM hasn´t been finished yet, but it´s currently the world´s tallest structure. Meanwhile, the Shanghai World Financial Centre by KPF has been opened a few weeks ago, which is (as for now) the tallest building in the world when it comes to roof height with 492m (1,614.2ft). The Taipei 101 in Taiwan is 509.2m (1,670.60ft) if you count the antenna, but its roof is only at 449.2 m..
Architects Merkx+Girod have sent us these images of the interior they designed for Foster + Partners‘ Vivaldi Tower near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The 24-storey building, for financial services company Ernst & Young, includes a restaurant and bar, auditorium, meeting rooms, library, newsroom and fitness facilities plus offices, video conference rooms and an executive boardroom. See our previ..
Vivaldi Tower interior by Merkx+Girod Ernst & Young Amsterdam Interior design for the new office building of Ernst&Young designed by Foster Architects, located at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. The architecture of the 26.000 square metre, 22 storey-high building is very clear and straightforward in reaction to which Merkx+Girod designed a ‘softer’ layer for the entire interior. Special attention was h..
Swiss Re London Headquarters is a landmark 40-storey office building in the heart of London’s financial centre, developed by Swiss Re and designed by architects Foster and Partners. Located on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, the distinctive form of the building adds to the cluster of tall buildings. This London’s first ecological tall building is instantly recognisable, rooted in a radic..
MADRID CIVIL COURTS OF JUSTICE, Spain 2007-tbc PROGRAM: Courts of Law. CLIENT: Campus de la Justicia de Madrid ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects Design Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher Project Architect Juan Ignacio Aranguren Competition Team: Andrés Arias Madrid, Jimena Araiza Olivera Toro, Brian Dale, Amit Gupta, Ho-ping Hsia, Sara Sheikh Akbari, Tomas Rabl, Paulo E. Flores. SIZE: 74,448 sqm: 4..
' JOHN LEWIS DEPARTMENT STORE AND CINEPLEX by FOA Leicester, UK This project involves the design of a block housing, a department store and a Cineplex. The ground floor is occupied almost entirely by the department store, leaving the upper area to be divided between the two functions. The Cineplex is a large blank volume, that will be clad in stainless steel shingles. No communication can be exp..
Santiago Calatrava _Gare de Saint-Exupéry TGV Gare de Saint-Exupéry TGV (formerly Gare de Satolas) is a railway station near Lyon, France. This is a new station built to serve the TGV line from Paris to Marseille. It is situated 20km from Lyon city centre. Saint-Exupéry station was designed by, cost 750 million Francs and opened on 3 July 1994, at the same as the high speed line to Saint-Marcel-..
Shop_World Business Center Busan SHoP’s design proposal for the World Business Center Busan (WBCB) complex begins by combining the traditional Korean courtyard type (Madang) with contemporary high-rise living to create a new urban ecology: the “vertical garden”. The parkscape surrounding the base for the WBCB is drawn up into the towers to produce vertical gardens of planted bamboo. These bamboo..