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DANIEL LIBESKIND

The Westside Shopping and Leisure Center | The Grand Canal Square Theater and Commercial Development in Dublin

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Design at its very best

The Westside Shopping and Leisure Center

The Grand Canal Square Theater and Commercial Development in Dublin

NDT - One of a kind | The Big Palette Fukushima | The Nakamura Keith Haring Collection

L’ École des Beaux-Arts de Versailles

FabLab - The Design Factory and Innovation

Toni-Areal - The largest Swiss construction site

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The team recently won acclaim in two different categories in the 7th Grande Prêmio de Arquitetura Corporativa, receiving a total of four awards for their work on the Sun Towers Hotel and the Florida Penthouses. Originally called Amazon River Palace, the Sun Towers hotel was designed to be built next to one of the most important rivers in the Amazonas, the Rio Negro. Offering both exclusive hotel and residential apartments accentuated with restaurants, a spa, a nightclub, a fitness academy, a convention center, and a high-end marina, the design is defined by large open terraces, contributing to the overall shape of the building with a built area of more then 66 000 square meters. The main apartment corridors open up to the center of the hotel, creating a dramatic, soaring lobby. Outside, residents and patrons can enjoy an elevated view of the river at the riverside bar and pool designed to take advantage of an increasingly impressive landscape. Candusso’s team used Vectorworks® Architect software to create the freeform EFTJHO UIFZ SFMJFE PO UIF %JHJUBM 5FSSBJO .PEFMJOH DBQBCJMJUJFT UP DPOGPSN the building and its accompanying amenities to the rolling riverbank. Using their software’s 3D modeling capabilities, the Candusso team created a high-class space with double-high stories and a generously proportioned terrace. They used the database worksheet query functions extensively for net wall areas, and other information to get accurate measurements from the model during the study phases.

Candusso Arquitetos In São Paulo, Brazil, Roberto and Renato Candusso form a father-son team. Roberto founded Candusso Arquitetos in 1976 and Renato joined him later. The firm of over 50 professionals has offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and is known for the design of more than 1 300 hotels, condominiums, residential and commercial buildings, shopping centers, and corporate spaces. www.candusso.com



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An important objective for the project was to provide a secure screen which could be opened and shut for various programming. The challenge was to create a unique meshwork that would be soft enough to drape open and rigid enough to provide a solid barrier. Early studies used chain-mail as a precedent for a flexible, protective membrane that could form the venue’s envelope. A second key goal was to explore the capacity for the membrane to capture images projected upon its surface. Through prototypes we examined the size and number of elements necessary to effectively capture the projected images, as well as the appropriate depth of cells and their ability to maintain image integrity. By questioning the year-round relevance of the stage program, the team was motivated to develop a constituent part of the program (security, screen and canopy) into a new project feature. The skin thereby transcends its function as shell and takes on the new role of emblem.



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Æblehaven 1 Jeppe Utzon Jeppe Utzon is the principal of Cold Wet & Dark in Copenhagen, Denmark, and his work includes both architecture and design. As an architect Jeppe Utzon has worked on numerous building projects, ranging from private residences to larger commercial building complexes. www.utzon.com

As the grandson of Jørn Utzon, the original designer of the Sydney Opera House, Jeppe Utzon is a third generation architect - and fourth generation designer. After completing his formal education at both the École Nationale SupĂŠrieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1999, and after extensive involvement in the family firm, Jeppe Utzon set up his own architectural practice focused primarily on classical building design and, to a lesser extent, on product design. His first design footprint was left in Australia when he created the multiple award winning Jeppe Utzon BBQ for Electrolux Home Products, an exquisite minimalist interpretation of the Australian barbecue, considered to be an object of architectural inspiration and a piece of modern art to admire. Since then he has earned design commissions at an ever-increasing rate.

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Project Vitra began in 1957 when the company started producing the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson in Basel, Switzerland, and neighboring Weil am Rhein, Germany. In the years since then, the company, now known as Vitra, has grown significantly. Vitra continues to build and further develop classic furniture designs that influence the entire industry. It employs renowned designers to create entirely new furniture concepts, and its interior design department produces furniture for complete working and living environments. Today, Vitra has a global presence and is known for its products as well as its cultural initiatives, which manifest UIFNTFMWFT JO UIF 7JUSB %FTJHO .VTFVN UIF 7JUSB)BVT BT XFMM as in the company’s own unique architecture. The teams at Vitra depend on software to help them visualize functional office spaces and even entire ergonomically adapted work environments while still in the planning phase, keeping costs and expenses under control at all times. They also use graphic libraries of their entire furniture collection extensively.

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The Westside Shopping and Leisure Center: Destination within a Destination Spanning over 120 000 square meters, The Westside Shopping and Leisure Center is more than a site for recreation—it is a city unto itself. At the time of its inception in 2005, it was the largest private construction site in Switzerland. Located in Bern-BrĂźnnen, the award-winning design includes 55 shops, 10 restaurants and bars, a bath, a hotel, a multiplex cinema, a senior residence, a wellness center, and a number of apartments. The mix of services ensures that the center is active both day and night. Libeskind got the idea from an VOMJLFMZ TPVSDF‡UIF .BSY #SPUIFST )F FYQMBJOT i8FTUTJEF XBT BDUVBMMZ JOTQJSFE CZ UIF .BSY #SPUIFSTA ĂąMN 5IF #JH Store. They move into a store, and after the store closes, they TUBSU VTJOH UIF CFET BOE UIF LJUDIFO * UIPVHIU A5IJT JT UIF right idea.’ People should live there. It shouldn’t be just an abstract experience. People should own it —emotionally and intellectually. They should feel that this is their home.â€? 8FTUTJEF XBT DPODFJWFE JO B EFTJHO TDIFNF DBMMFE i/FYVT u UIF -BUJO XPSE GPS iDPOOFDUJPO u *U PQFSBUFT BT BO JOEFQFOEFOU

city connected to the outside environment, but is also selfTVÎDJFOUMZ PSHBOJ[FE -JOLFE UP UIF USBN BOE UIF #&3/.0#*- transport network, Westside also has its own completely integrated traffic and parking system. It claims prime real estate just above the A1 highway, creating a wide gateway into the city. It is also artfully integrated into the surrounding climate with natural effects like a multi-layered Robinia wood façade that mirrors the rural countryside to the west. The ground plan features hard right angles that are softened by inclined walls. There are upper and lower rooms plastered in white, open alleys, and two plazas that mark the passage of time with shadows from their roof cuts. One plaza represents the day, and opens to the landscape and the bath. The other is the night, connecting to both the cinema and hotel and offering space for dining and other nightlife. Crystal blocks in the shopping center function as vertical platforms, rising through the straight right angles to welcome natural light. The building features a variety of partly dark, tanned window cuts as well. At night these light up, so the building fades away and the cuts become the design.


Daniel Libeskind From his roots in postwar Poland, Daniel Libeskind has risen to become one of the world’s most recognized architects and designers, as well as a prominent contemporary thinker. His ascent had many interesting turns. After relocating to Israel, Libeskind’s family came to the U.S. on one of the last immigration boats in 1959, and he became a U.S. citizen in 1965. Libeskind was a musical virtuoso as a child, even winning a highly coveted America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship. However, as a young adult, he shifted his focus to architecture and earned his architecture degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art JO /FX :PSL $JUZ JO BOE IJT QPTUHSBEVBUF degree in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England two years later. After many years as an architecture professor and theorist, Libeskind finally saw his first design realized at the age of 52-the 1998 opening of the Felix Nussbaum Haus in OsnabrĂźck, Germany-and by 1999 he gained international prominence for his design of the +FXJTI .VTFVN JO #FSMJO )F NPTU SFDFOUMZ XPO international attention and respect when he was named master planner for the rebuilding of UIF 8PSME 5SBEF $FOUFS TJUF JO /FX :PSL $JUZ JO 2003. Libeskind’s work was recognized in Time .BHB[JOF T i5IF #FTU PG %FTJHO "XBSET u Libeskind and his wife, Nina, founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 in Berlin, and upon winning the World Trade Center design competition, Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL) moved its headquarters to its current location in /FX :PSL $JUZ UXP CMPDLT TPVUI PG UIF PSJHJOBM 8PSME 5SBEF $FOUFS TJUF JO MPXFS .BOIBUUBO In 2003, they also opened Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG (ADL) in Bern, Switzerland to build the Westside project in Bern-BrĂźnnen and also to handle their growing European business. 3FMPDBUFE UP ;Ă›SJDI JO UIJT CSBODI OPX employs between 10 and 40 people. Libeskind BMTP NBJOUBJOT BO PĂŽDF JO .JMBO *UBMZ Libeskind and his firm have created a wide variety of works, ranging from small- to largescale projects. Their realized work includes the creation of public and private spaces, as well as objects and projects with an informationtechnology focus. Notably, the firm has garnered international attention for its striking museums and spectacular urban designs. Libeskind often provides the initial artistic sketch in ink to his EFTJHO UFBNT XIP UIFO XPSL XJUI $"% #*. BOE traditional 3D models to realize his vision. With his extraordinary designs, he has become an icon to the next generation of architects, as well as to those who are actively creating the futures of cities and culture. Studio Daniel Libeskind has its headquarters in /FX :PSL 64" BOE PĂŽDFT JO ;Ă›SJDI 4XJU[FSMBOE BOE JO .JMBO *UBMZ Daniel Libeskind’s work has been featured PO UIF DPWFS PG 5JNF .BHB[JOF /FXTXFFL Architectural Record, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. www.daniel-libeskind.com

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The Grand Canal Square Theater and Commercial Development in Dublin: Making an Entrance Libeskind has a knack for creating dramatic spaces, so when he won the competition for designing a cultural center to anchor the redeveloped Dublin Harbor in 2003, he extended the concept of theater well beyond the building, fashioning many stages that build to a peak. For instance, the urban waterfront piazza that creates a grand entrance is a stage itself, framed by a five-star hotel and residences on one side and an office building on the other. From its rooftop terrace, one has a commanding view of the sparkling Dublin Harbor. The 10 870-squaremeter theater is a dramatic backdrop and viewing platform for the outdoor piazza stage, which can host gatherings and other public events. The multi-level lobby rises above the plaza, setting another stage that’s illuminated at night and leads to the theater, the most grand of all stages. With 2 100 seats, it can showcase musical productions ranging from amplified shows to operas and ballets. Connecting the Liffey quayside and the Grand Canal Square, the development also includes 34 839 square meters of leasable, sustainable office and retail space. Their twin façades boast glazed multi-story atriums and landscaped roofs, and provide state-of-the-art work spaces. The theater, which is the centerpiece, is constructed from reinforced concrete and steel, with stainless steel rain screen panels that feature strips of high-performance glazing. The curtain wall also has high-performance glass and exposed polyester, powder-coated, pre-fabricated steel box sections. When the theater opened in 2010, ADL XPO UIF 3FBM &TUBUF "XBSE 3&" i#FTU &VSPQFBO 4DIFNFu BOE UIF 5SPQIZ "XBSE PG 4BJOU (PCBJO (ZQSPD JO i*OOPWBUJPOu GPS JUT XPSL -JCFTLJOE T WJTJPO XJUI UIJT QSPKFDU XBT UP DPOTUSVDU iB QPXFSGVM DVMUVSBM presence expressed in dynamic volumes and sculpted to project a fluid and transparent public dialogue with the cultural, commercial, and residential surroundings, whilst communicating the various inner forces intrinsic to the theater. This composition creates an icon that mirrors the joy and drama emblematic of Dublin itself.â€?  The design team at ADL realizes Libeskind’s visions by using the VectorworksÂŽ Architect software in both their design development and construction document phases.


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L’ École des Beaux-Arts de Versailles Vitra is a furniture manufacturer committed to the development of In the town of Versailles, France, much of the architecture stands as it was hundreds of years ago, when Louis XVI surveyed the streets from the windows of his vast château. That all changed recently when Platane BerĂŠs and his team at Platane Architecture won a competition to transform a building in the heart of this quaint town. Called l’École des Beaux Arts de Versailles or The Versailles School of Fine Arts, this space is located less than 500 meters from The Château of Versailles. BerĂŠs and his team took on the challenge of updating the 300 square meter Sculpture and Painting Department’s façade and opening it up to the town, while still retaining a historic feel to the building. Since many of the buildings are sheathed in stone, BerĂŠs included stone - but used it in an entirely different way, putting his indelible mark

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