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University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD)

University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD)
Image courtesy of Snøhetta

University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design
Bergen, Norway
Status: Completed 2017

 

October 11, 2017, marked the official opening of the Snøhetta-designed Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) in Bergen, Norway. Replacing the former Bergen Academy of Art & Design (KHiB), the new KMD has undergone a historic fusion, assembling the previously scattered faculty buildings under one roof. This new 14,800 m2 cross-disciplinary faculty is now the second largest cultural building in Bergen after the 1,500-seat Grieg Concert Hall.

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Chaoyang Park Plaza – Impression of an Ink Landscape on Beijing’s Skyline

Chaoyang Park Plaza - Impression of an Ink Landscape on Beijing’s SkylineImage courtesy of MAD Architects

Chaoyang Park Plaza – MAD Architects
Beijing, China
Status: Completed

 

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has completed “Chaoyang Park Plaza”, which includes the Armani apartment complex. Positioned on the southern edge of Beijing’s Chaoyang Park – the largest remaining park in Beijing’s central business district area ─ the 220,000 sqm complex includes 10 buildings which unfold as a classic Shanshui painting on an urban scale.

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Unilever Headquarters

Unilever Headquarters
Image courtesy of Aedas

Unilever Headquarters
Jakarta, Indonesia
Status: Completed 2017

 

Unilever Headquarters is located in the BSD Green Office Park, Jakarta’s first green office district which was also materplanned by Aedas. This new Unilever Indonesia office houses all employees from four separate offices in Jakarta under one roof. Aedas architectural and interior designs embody the global company’s vision, values and European heritage within the Indonesian context.

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HEBIN THEATER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

HEBIN THEATER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Image courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Hebin Theater Performing Arts Center
Guiyang, China
Completed: 2018

 

The Hebin Theater provides both a signature building and a unique cultural resource for the city of Guiyang. Located on the banks of the Nanming River in the heart of downtown Guiyang, this performing arts center anchors the Guizhou Culture Plaza development, which was master-planned by SOM. With additional connections to Zhucheng Square and the planned Metro, this multi-venue facility will attract visitors from neighboring public spaces and be conveniently accessed by public transportation. 

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Waterline Square

Waterline SquareImage courtesy of Scott Frances

Waterline Square
New York, New York
2014 – 2018

 

Waterline Square is a mixed-use development that completes Riverside South, a vibrant new neighborhood at the southwestern edge of New York’s Upper West Side and the new Hudson River Waterfront. The massing of 1 Waterline Square was generally prescribed by a Master Plan approved by the City of New York in 1992.

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Minima | Maxima World Expo Pavillion

Minima | Maxima World Expo PavillionImage courtesy of NAARO

Minima | Maxima World Expo Pavillion
Located in Astana, Kazakhstan
Completed in July of 2017

 

Minima | Maxima is the latest Structural Stripes “Crawling Assembly'” from MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY. This permanent installation provides a moment of contemplation amid the busy grounds of World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Why, among visitors of all ages, does it seem instinctive to engage the structure playfully For instance, to tuck one’s body inside a pleat at the base, assuming a contorted curved form that matches the structure itself.

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Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Hong Kong West Kowloon StationImage courtesy of Aedas 

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
Located: Hong Kong/PRC
Completed: in 2018

 

As the ‘gateway’ to Hong Kong, it is considered vital to connect the station with the surrounding urban context and make arriving or departing passengers aware that ‘I am in Hong Kong’.

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