PANERAI&ASSOCIES + MECANOO + HENRICH-ARTIGUES-BENNASAR + JAUZAPROJECT + BURO HAPPOLD + SPECTRUM

Publication series "Consortium": PANERAI&ASSOCIES + MECANOO + HENRICH-ARTIGUES-BENNASAR + JAUZAPROJECT + BURO HAPPOLD + SPECTRUM


The leader of the consortium is architectural studio PANERAI&ASSOCIES from France, and other consortium members are MECANOO/HENRICH-ARTIGUES-BENNASAR /JAUZAPROJECT /BURO HAPPOLD/SPECTRUM.


Panerai&Associe

Panerai & Associes was founded in 1992 in Paris, it is an architect bureau which has an extensive experience in urban planning, architecture, land settlement and urban landscape. It specializes in masterplanning, urban project management, realisation of public spaces. The team is led by famous French urban planner Philippe Panerai who founded the bureau in 1992 in Paris.  Philippe Panerai is the author of several reference books; the latest publication, Paris M?tropole, is a remarked contribution to the debate of the Grand Paris (a new global plan for the Paris metropolitan region) that was awarded the Haussmann price in 2009.

The team works on different scales and different points of view :
- from the large scale of territorial project and metropolis, of the project
of agglomeration and of the town, to the scale of the neighbourhood,
- from the points of view of operational and regulatory town planning,
to realization of public spaces, project management and monitoring
(consultation). 


A unified urban development plan for the cities of Rabat, Sale and Temara.

 Panerai & Associ?s together with Apur (Parisian Urbanism Agency) were comissioned by the Rabat Sal? Urban Agency (AURS) to draw up a unified urban development plan (PAU) for the cities of Rabat, Sal? and Temarа – three cities in Marocco. Revision of the development plans instigated by AURS was included in a more global approach involving all three urban communes of the Rabat conurbation. These studies have come at a key moment for the region of the capital which needs to assert its role on a national and international level while at the same time redefining its metropolitan identity.

Temara new city master plan proposed by Panerai&Associ?s has an ambitious goal to create a new attractive urban center of the capital city conurbation to anchor it at the metropolitan level.


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Zenata master plan

The master plan for the new city of Zenata located in ??Greater Casablanca metropolitan area in Marocco provides for 260,000 inhabitants and 15,000 students and offers 65 000 jobs in commercial and industrial services and logistics. Promotion of social and functional diversity, flexibility and constant adaptation of the project, development of high environmental quality facilities are the key features of the project.


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MECANOO

Mecanoo is an architecture firm based in Delft (Netherlands) and it was founded in 1984, is made up of a highly multidisciplinary staff of over 100 creative professionals and includes architects, interior designers, urban planners, landscape architects and architectural technicians. The company is directed by its original founding architect/partner, Prof. ir. Francine M.J. Houben technical director/partner Aart Fransen and executive director Peter Haasbroek. The extensive experience gained over more than 30 years, together with structured planning processes results in designs that are realized with technical expertise and great attention to detail.

Mecanoo regards itself as a laboratory where new ideas about architecture can develop. This is influenced by the architects of different cultural backgrounds, as well as being influenced by the ideas of Mecanoo’s international clients. The La Llotja theatre and conference centre in Lleida, Spain has been completed in 2010. The Library of Birmingham integrated with the REP theatre in Great Britain and the Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwain is under construction and will be completed in 2014. Mecanoo is also working on projects in amongst others Norway, Sweden, France, Italy, China, Korea, Qatar, Georgia and Russia.


Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Brazil(competition project)

Mecanoo participated in an international competition (top 10 position), organized by the Olympic Committee and Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, to design the Olympic Park Rio 2016. In 2016, the Olympic Park will be the heart of the Games.


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With an area of 1.1 million m?, it will host competitions for 10 Olympic sports  and 11 Paralympic sports. The Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC), where some 20,000 accredited journalists will work during the Games, will also be built at the site. Considering the importance of this moment to the city and Brazil as a whole – in addition to the World Cup of 2014 – brings great visibility for Brazil’s current economic growth, the Olympic and Para-olympic Park are understood as a great opportunity in rethinking the current model of development in Barra da Tijuca.


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Catalysing all these fluxes, the plaza is the place where people meet each other, hang around and disperse in the middle of so many events, besides being the symbolic space for the gathering of different nationalities and cultures.


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After the Games, the sports venues and new developments will form a reference for the city in terms of urban planning and sustainability. The Urban Masterplan frees up at least 60 per cent of the Olympic Park area for future developments. The new permanent sports facilities will be built around the existing ones – the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, the Olympic Velodrome and the Olympic Arena. After the Games, this group of venues will form South America’s first Olympic Training Centre and will become a reference in discovering and developing sporting talent.


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The urban plan also includes the transition from ‘Olympic Games Mode’ to ‘Legacy Mode’ conservation of the site’s environmental features, with special focus on the lagoon’s ecological restoration, universal accessibility, integration with municipal projects planned for the surroundings, sustainable technological innovations, connection between future spots and non-sports venues through public spaces.


Library of Birmingham, United Kingdom (completed in 2013)

Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham built on the site of a former parking lot on the north side of the city’s largest public space, Centenary Square, it distributes its 29,000sq m programme over 11 dynamically differentiated storeys. It’s not just their section that varies. The building is composed as a  stack of five blocks that freely expand and reduce in footprint, generating floorplates of differing extent which open onto terraces around their perimeter.   


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For all its size, the library’s massing is convincing enough. It stands between a 1940 neoclassical office building and the once-voguish 1971 Repertory Theatre, towering above both but drawing them into a considered ensemble nonetheless. The library represents by far the larger part of Mecanoo’s work but the practice’s brief also encompassed the remodelling of the theatre. In fact, the possibility of leveling what had become a decidedly tired building and constructing a single structure housing both library and theatre was still being mooted at the competition stage.

However, Mecanoo argued for the refurbishment of the theatre’s auditorium and public spaces, choosing only to replace the back-of-house spaces with a new structure faced in a milky expanse of profiled glazing. The library’s foyer connects with that of the theatre and a new studio auditorium has been located where it can be used by both institutions but,  when viewed from the square, the neighbours retain their essential autonomy. Mecanoo’s Francine Houben describes the buildings now ranged along Centenary Square’s north side as “the three palazzos” and, despite their divergent heights and styles, their essentially common footprint does indeed lend them a basic commonality.


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In fact this whole inter-connected territory, which accommodates 400,000 books on open shelves, is imbued with a sense of the spectacular. Sitting at the desks sited around the fully glazed perimeter, readers will find that they enjoy good daylighting and views across the city, but remain part of the collective drama of what is always going to be a busy building.


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The division between square and interior is further softened by the cantilevering forward of the building’s first and second floors by a formidable 11.5m,and by the enclosure of the double-height lobby set beneath in full-height glass. Once inside, we find the lower level again available to view: the ground floor stops midway through the plan, revealing a descending cascade of reading terraces. The arrangement invites exploration, communicating a valuable sense of the children’s library as a lower ground floor rather than merely a basement.


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The building’s other significant expansion of the Athletic Club model is its means of vertical circulation. The six uppermost floors – the narrowest – are reliant on lift access but those below are of a size that enables a more expansive connection. Like multiple echoes of the circular courtyard in the square –  four rotundas rise up the building. Varying in size, they overlap in plan only partly but allow light to filter down and air to be drawn up by stack effect. rotundas rise up the building. Varying in size, they overlap in plan only partly but allow light to filter down and air to be drawn up by stack effect.


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HENRICH-ARTIGUES-BENNASAR

Henrich-Artigues-Bennasar, established in 1986, with an experience of 27 years on the design of public space and land-scape, gathers the experience of Barcelona in the creation of public space and landscape architecture with new urban forms as a synthesis of the best urban developments, with sustainable inputs as well. Traffic requirements, integration of urban infrastructures, lighting, sewing or vegetation are no longer treated as independent subjects, but are assumed as parts of a whole that goes far beyond the addition of its components. The results are public spaces with landscape and architectural quality, based on simplicity, minimalism, with contemporary language, open, respectful, strongly related to their urban contexts in continuity, interacting with the contexts, public spaces that regenerate their contexts, which become models in different cities in Europe.

Jordi Henrich - An architect from the Urban Projects Department of Barcelona City Council and from the Public Space Service of Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Henrich has been one of the precursors of urban change in the city of Barcelona, especially the fact that the city now looks toward the sea again. In addition to the projects carried out in Barcelona, Henrich has carried out public space projects in Weiblingen (Germany), Rotterdam (Holland) and Montpellier (France).

Jaume Artigues is a Spain architect who has devoted his professional career to public spaces, thus undertaking urban design projects and designing urban elements. Together with ARR Architects, Jaume Artigues represented Barcelona at the Milan Triennale in 1995. In 1996, he won the FAD Architecture Award, in the outdoors category, with the rearrangement project of the Barceloneta district promenade by the sea.

Isabel Bennasar is an architect graduated from UPC (Universitat Polit?cnica de Catalunya) in Barcelona with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UPC in Barcelona. She worked until 2003 in the Association of Municipalities of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, where she carried out many of her landscape intervention projects. She has set up her own studio in Barcelona, developing landscape and public space projects with a multi-disciplinary team.


JAUZAPROJECT

Architecture and urban planning company“Jauzaproekt”was founded in 2004 and performs complex projects and consultancy in the field of urban planning and architecture at different levels, ranging from land use planning projects, master plans for large residential areas and rural settlements and ending building project. This enabled the company to gain valuable experience, and treat any problem, based on an integrated approach to its solution. At the moment the company employs over 30 specialists, including foreign consultants. The company cooperates with the best foreign city planning office in the solving complex professional level. For the period from the inception of the company “Jauzaproekt”have been developed over 50 urban projects. In addition, developed in 2006, the project of integrated development of residential area “South”for 42 thousand people in the city of Mineralnye Vody has been selected for the implementation of the national program “Affordable Housing - to Russian citizens”and presented at MIPIM-2007 in Cannes. Currently the company is working on implementing the design decisions in Kaluga City Park and executes project work in other regions of Russia and Moscow.


Concept development Mineralnye vody

The territory is located in the city of Mineralnye vody at the foot of the mountain in Russia. Free from building site plan to use a new social, administrative and residential functions. Existing forest and pond in the center of the territory formally incorporated into the new park, including a stadium, a water park, zoo, schools. New trade, administrative and social functions are located along the Federal Highway. The area between the park and the public and business complex is reserved for mid-rise residential neighborhoods. Low-rise housing is located between the park and the foot of the mountain.


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BURO HAPPOLD

Buro Happold is a professional services firm providing engineering consultancy, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of buildings, infrastructure and the environment, with its head office in Bath, Somerset. It was founded in 1976, by Sir Edmund Happold in Bath in the southwest of England when he leftOve Arup and Partners to take up a post at the University of Bath as Professor of Architecture and Engineering Design.

Buro Happold won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for Tuwaiq Palace in Riyadh in 1998 and again in 2010 for the design of the Wadi Hanifah wetlands. In 1999 Buro Happold engineers Ian Liddell, Paul Westbury, Dawood Pandor and technician Gary Dagger won the Royal Academy of Engineering's MacRobert Award for their design of the Millennium Dome – only the second time in the award's history that it has gone to a construction project. Buro Happold received the accompanying gold medal. In 2007, Buro Happold won the IStructE Supreme Award for the Savill Building in Windsor Great Park. Buro Happold was the second firm in the world to achieve worldwide Investors in People accreditation.


Knowledge and cultural centre(in progress)

 Mecanoo Architecten, together withCode Arkitektur (Norway)and Buro Happold, won the design competition for a Knowledge and Cultural Square in the center of Kongsberg, a former mining town about 75 kilometers southwest of Oslo,Norway.


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The project comprises of a design for a cultural and teaching building totaling approximately 24,000 m?, and includes future expansion of other functions, such as student housing, sports facilities and businesses. The creation of the Knowledge and Cultural Square is the first step in reviving Kongsberg’s historic west side and consolidating a disparate city centre with active public spaces and facilities. Mecanoo’s ‘Silver Factory’ concept envisions a modern factory of culture, knowledge and public life that will create a new heart for the city.


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With a dark, rugged exterior that opens up to a warm and luminous interior the Silver Factory brings together a variety of educational and cultural functions in an impressive learning arena that frames views of the unique Kongsberg surroundings.


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The different functions are stacked and overlapped to offer both maximum efficiency and flexibility and at the same time create an open public forum that will sparkle with the synergy and fusion of Kongsberg’s intertwining new silver: knowledge and culture.


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SPECTRUM HOLDING

Spectrum Group of Companies was founded in 1998, and is now one of the major players in the Russian real estate market.

The company has completed over 400 projects and was acknowledged by the major Russian and international market participants. The total area of the different types of buildings on which the company has worked exceeds 10 million m2. Spectrum is a valuable member of Association of European Businesses, Moscow International Business Associa- tion and Guild of Managers and Developers.