Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site and landlocked among historical buildings the project defines the end of the new town axis. The project is the home of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and will host the Edinburgh International Festival, reason why it will have exceptional acoustics together with the capacity to adapt to all types of performances. It seeks to create a Concert Hall that is not only a place for music but also becomes a public and cultural space for the city. The approach seeks to release the maximum public space as possible, reducing the footprint of the building and developing part of the program vertically. This creates a public, social and dynamic realm, transforming the existing center of the block from a hitherto unknown space into an intimate public square for the city of Edinburgh. Continue reading Barozzi Veiga
The London Design District in the Greenwich Peninsula is a new one-hectare neighbourhood of 16 buildings that will provide a permanent base for creative businesses to trade, interact and grow. Eight emerging architectural practices selected across Europe have been given a pair of buildings to design independently and ‘blind’ from each other, creating a provocative diversity of colour and form. The two buildings are simple and elegant volumes that seek to have an adequate proportion with their surroundings. They are characterized by large openings in the façade which allow being ambiguous with their scale, and link the buildings with the industrial past. The buildings nuance their appearance and their implantation through the metallic surfaces of the facades and their brightness. Sober buildings but at the same time conscious of the character of the Design District. Continue reading Barozzi Veiga
Barozzi Veiga in collaboration with BS Arkitekter, Krogh Madsen Arkitekter and 1:1 Landskab, has won the shared first prize in the international design competition for the Aalborg Art Center. The other finalists included: BIG, Snohetta, Henning Larsen and Praksis Arkitekter – who shares the first prize. The result of the second phase of the competition will be published in October 2019. Continue reading Barozzi Veiga
In 2011 Barozzi/Veiga won the international competition for the masterplan of the new Art district in Lausanne, Switzerland – Platform 10 – and the design of the Fine Arts Museum.
Located in the city centre, the project proposed a master plan for the city´s three main museums: the Museum of Fine Arts MCB-A, the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts MUDAC and the Photography Museum Musée de l’Elysée.
The site of more than 2 hectares, near the central train station, was mostly occupied by an old 19th century train hall and some other industrial buildings. Continue reading Barozzi Veiga
Located on a privileged site, facing historic Saint-Malo “intramuros”, the Museum of Maritime History is an urban landmark that reactivates the importance of the site as a place for meetings and exchanges. Our project for the Museum proposes to preserve and intensify the memory of place marked by an industrial, maritime atmosphere. Here, certain elements of the landscape resonate particularly: the large fishing vessels with their nets and massive geometries, the color and materials of the slate roofs of the city center, the verticality and massiveness the city and finally, the footprint of Vauban’s National Fort and the Fort de la Conchée, just offshore.
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