Archinect - News 2014-11-21T19:20:31-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/90086517/ostim-eco-park-competition-entry-by-onz-architects Ostim Eco-Park competition entry by ONZ Architects Justine Testado 2013-12-30T20:49:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:29:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6d00naofmoiwzfj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>ONZ Architects participated in a restricted competition - among eight other teams - to design the Ostim Eco-Park, a green technological and research hub for the industrial region of Ostim in Ankara, Turkey.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Although <a href="http://archinect.com/onzarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ONZ Architects</a>' proposal did not come out as the competition winner, we're happy to present it in more detail below.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb3gbkv3xkwdbg6w.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcziwoh4lf46auo1.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/cijf324b3epi2fqs.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/anwe4b5xd67oc5h6.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0q0j07uvlbjwwuw.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uiq91kmt3icravxh.jpg" title=""><br><br><em>All images courtesy of ONZ Architects.</em></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below for additional images.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87395137/grimshaw-completes-the-nature-inspired-ecorium-their-first-project-in-asia Grimshaw completes the nature-inspired Ecorium, their first project in Asia Justine Testado 2013-11-25T20:14:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:51:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jr/jr6uvm9jxizutl6l.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> recently announced the completion of the Ecorium at the National Ecology Center in Seocheon, South Korea -- making this the firm's first project in Asia.</p> <p> The newly built ecological educational and research center gives visitors a first-hand experience to learn about the Earth's ecosystems all in one place.</p> <p> Below are more details on the project:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qc100pa9b7xl97w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "The project, which was secured through a turnkey design and build competition hosted by Korea&rsquo;s Ministry of the Environment, uses nature as an immersive teaching tool to showcase the world&rsquo;s diverse ecosystems. Grimshaw&rsquo;s New York studio was appointed by Samsung Construction and worked alongside Samoo Architects and Engineers.</p> <p> The project concept is inspired by the form of an oxbow lake, an aquatic body created by the evolving erosion of a meandering river. The masterplan guides the visitor flow through a series of botanical gardens and into Ecorium."</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qh/qh4gxwe7mmyd7us2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "Visitors travel through five biomes, seeing, hearing...</p>