Archinect - News 2017-08-19T16:50:08-04:00 Perforated "Sailing Tower" spotlights Denmark's commercial Aarhus harbor Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T18:29:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T18:49:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With bold geometric references to cargo sailing masts and portholes, the primary function of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter</a>'s&nbsp;Sailing Tower is to reference the considerable maritime history of the Danish harbor, which was founded in the 8th century and remains an active commercial port today. The tower, which was inaugurated in August 2015, incorporates two official viewing platforms, the upper one of which offers a 360 degree view of Aarhus. Sited on the docks, the tower is categorized as an urban sculpture, not only for its direct relationship with the harbor, but its visual orientation toward the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The staircase offers perforated panoramic views as visitors climb up (although a lift has been installed for those unable to climb stairs), while the steel-plate construction also recalls the feeling of being at sea. At night, the mast-like geometry of the Tower's exterior is illuminated by LEDs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> “Beyond the Clouds” - Finalist entry for Smart Harbor competition Justine Testado 2013-10-09T12:56:00-04:00 >2013-10-09T12:56:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Beyond the Clouds" is a Smart Harbor competition entry by international award-winning experimental team Zuhal Kol, Carlos Zarco Sanz, and Jose Luis Hidalgo. Their proposal was listed as a finalist [...] earlier this year. Focused on exploring the potential value of the world's harbors, the competition challenged participants to reimagine existing harbor sites into a modern recreational and tourist area -- with the freedom to interpret the meaning of recreation to their own accord.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kalvebod Waves aspires to become Copenhagen’s new waterfront attraction Justine Testado 2013-09-05T14:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:48:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The harbor-front project "Kalvebod Waves" officially opened on Aug. 30 at the Kalvebod Pier [...] in Copenhagen. The design by Julien de Smedt Architects and KLAR with support from Sloth M&oslash;ller and Niras Engineers won first prize in a competition from December 2008. Not far from the popular Islands Brygge Park in the city, Kalvebod Waves is the latest phase of a long-term plan that aims to revive a formerly desolate section of the pier into a welcoming hub for urban and water activities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Piraeus Museum for Underwater Antiquities - The Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2013-02-22T19:29:00-05:00 >2013-02-25T17:14:39-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just a few days ago, results were announced in the international architectural competition Piraeus Cultural Coast - Museum of Underwater Antiquities. Now the organizers also released images of the five winning projects and nine honorable mentions. The brief calls for the conversion of an existing industrial facility in the port of Piraeus, Greece into a museum of underwater antiquities with redesigned open public spaces for outdoor activities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Keelung Harbor Service Building Entry by PAR and Sériès et Sériès Alexander Walter 2012-09-28T20:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-29T12:57:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results of the Taiwanese Keelung Harbor Service Building competition were announced a few days ago with Neil M. Denari Architects taking the First Prize [...]. Today we're very excited to also publish one of the five finalist entries, designed by LA-based Platform for Architecture + Research in collaboration with joint tenderer S&eacute;ri&egrave;s et S&eacute;ri&egrave;s. The design team's engineering partner is Buro Happold.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Neil M. Denari Architects Wins New Keelung Harbor Service Building Alexander Walter 2012-09-17T20:11:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T20:10:28-04:00 <img src="" width="530" height="604" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The entry by LA-based Neil M. Denari Architects has won the First Prize in the international competition for the New Harbor Service Building in Keelung, Taiwan.</p></em><br /><br /><p> UPDATE: more detailed information about this project can be seen here:<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase: New Keelung Harbor Service Building</strong></a></p> Shortlist Revealed for New Keelung Harbor Service Building Alexander Walter 2012-07-19T16:59:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T19:19:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international competition for the New Harbor Service Building in the major Taiwanese port city of Keelung, a shortlist of five teams has just been released. Among the nominees are well-known firms like Asymptote Architecture, Neil M. Denari Architects, and Mecanoo architecten. The international jury also included American architects Aaron Betsky and Michael Speaks. The final competition winner will be announced in September.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Henning Larsen Architects Wins City Development Competition in the Faroe Islands Alexander Walter 2012-06-06T13:09:00-04:00 >2012-06-06T13:12:29-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen's Henning Larsen Architects has won the competition for developing a 150,000 m2 (1.6M sq ft) area in the second-largest city in the Faroe Islands, Klaksv&iacute;k. The area will comprise a cultural house, a museum, residences, offices and shops. [...] On the basis of the winning proposal, the Municipality of Klaksv&iacute;k will prepare a new district plan for the development of the city. The plan is expected to be ready during 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Badboot Lido Coming to Antwerp this Summer Alexander Walter 2012-05-01T18:15:00-04:00 >2012-05-02T13:44:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the world&rsquo;s biggest floating openair swimming pools will open on the Eilandje in Antwerp, Belgium at the Kattendijkdok in mid-August. The pool, with a total length of 120 meters (394 feet), can accommodate 600 people and consists of a swim basin, two event venues, several floors and a restaurant with a lounge terrace.</p></em><br /><br /><p> 'Badboot' was designed by architect Pieter Peerlings and Silvia Mertens of Sculp(IT) Architecten, known for the narrowest house in Antwerp (remember this incredibly popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Showcase Feature</a>?).</p>