Touted as singapore’s first Urban entertainment complex, the recently completed iluma project by WOHA takes a radically different approach to the kind of lighting found elsewhere in the Asian city-state, using a media facade designed to mesh artistic creativity and commercial interests in a developing arts and heritage district.
Art Museum to Serve as Dynamic Gateway for Belgian Town In November 2007, the Université Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium, launched a design competition for a new museum to replace the current, cramped home of its Renaissance paintings, contemporary art, and African sculpture. The winner was announced this past June: Chicago-based Perkins+Will, Brussels architect Emile Verhaegen, and sustainability consultant MATRIciel. The team beat out Charles Vandenhove, Massimiliano Fuksas, and the British firm Tectonics. Images courtesy Perkins+Will A new art museum for Louvain-la-Neuve, in Belgium, is being designed by Perkins+Will, architect Emile Verhaegen, and sustainability consultant MATRIciel. The future venue, which
Project Specs spectra Amsterdam Ryoji Ikeda << Return to article the People Artist Ryoji Ikeda www.ryojiikeda.com Lighting consultant Speirs and Major Associates 11-15 Emerald Street London WC1N eQL United Kingdom ph: +44 20 7067 4700 fx: +44 20 7067 4701 www.samassociates.com Photographer Robert Such www.robertsuch.com the Products Vondel Park Muziekkoepel Philips www.philips.com Van Gogh Museum Robert Juliat www.robertjuliat.fr Westergasfabriekterrein Philips www.philips.com Kop van het Java Eiland Philips www.philips.com
Project Specs 19h04, Centre de Création Contemporaine Tours, France PCA Architecture << Return to article the People Architect Philippe Chiambaretta/PCA 10, Rue Pecquay 75004 Paris France ph: +33 1 4493 9000 fx: +33 1 4493 9099 www.pca-architecture.com Design team: Adrien Raoul, Marie Marouli, Steven Ware, Boris Vapne, Christian Delecluze Lighting design consultant ACT Design Avenue des Volontaires, 19 Vrijwilligerslaan, 19 B-1160 Auderghem Belgium ph: +32 (0)2 453 09 77 fx: +32 (0)453 28 51 www.act-design.com Engineer RFR 4 rue d'Enghien F 75010 Paris France ph: +33 1 53 24 91 00 fx: +33 1 53 24 13 31 www.rfr.com
A brownfield in Norway will be going green, literally, thanks to a new master plan that calls for a rolling green roof to shelter a cultural center. The Danish architecture firm 3XN beat out Henning Larsen Architects, Niels Torp, L2 Arkitekter, and IN’BY LPO Arlitektur and Design in an invited competition to redevelop a former industrial waterfront known as Nedre Malmø, in the town of Mandal. Images courtesy 3XN A green roof will shelter the “Buen” cultural building in 3XN’s waterfront redevelopment in Mandal, Norway (top). Row housing will flank the Buen building (middle). The Buen, or Arch, rises 46
No Such Thing as a Bridge Too Far in Dublin Santiago Calatrava’s bridges in Dublin are getting some company in the form of Spencer Dock Bridge—a curvy structure designed by Future Systems. Linking the city center to a docklands redevelopment area, the new 131-foot-long span over Dublin’s Royal Canal will be located within the new Linear Park. It will carry automobile traffic, pedestrians, and one of the Luas streetcar lines. Images courtesy Future Systems Designed by Future Systems, Dublin’s new Spencer Dock Bridge features a 62-foot to 95-foot-wide, shallow deck—just two feet thick—supported at its center by two piers; at