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Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Dar Al Riffa Al Oda . East Riffa

Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen . The Ministry of Culture of Bahrain

Designed by the Belgian architecture firm, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen in collaboration with Emaar, the Dar Al Riffa Al Oda project comprises the conservation and rehabilitation of the existing Dar in the old neighborhood of East Riffa as well as an extension on a neighboring plot, which will accommodate a larger performance hall, as well as sleeping quarters. Continue reading Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen

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Muoto

Low-cost flexible university building . Paris

Muoto architects . International Holcim Awards SILVER Europe 2014

The project is a public facility, situated on the new university campus of Paris-Saclay, France which aims to become a top international hub in the innovation economy. The building hosts a mix of activities including indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a restaurant, cafeteria, and various public spaces: a pedestrian square, street terraces, and parking areas for deliveries, bikes and cars. Conceived as a minimal structure using rough materials, robust and long lasting techniques, the building is organized vertically with its different activities superimposed on one another, using the roof as a panoramic playground for football and basketball games. Continue reading Muoto

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COBE

The Silo . Copenhagen

COBE

The 62 meters and 17-storey tall transformed silo will become a natural point of orientation in Copenhagen’s new neighborhood Nordhavnen. The demands for storage and handling of grain has led to magnificent spatial variation floor by floor. This will result in 40 different apartments, stacked on top of each other within the existing silo structure. In addition, public functions are located on the top and bottom floor to ensure a multi-dimensional experience for the various users of the building. The Silo will thus be inhabited, but at the same time also be a destination for all Copenhageners; a kind of urban silo. Continue reading COBE