Infrastructure

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about infrastructure

Project • By NEXT architectsBridges

The new N69

The ‘Greenest Road of Brabant’ makes geographical connections and embodies the connection between infrastructure, the valuable landscape of forests and stream valleys, and the people with their interests. The renewal of the 8,5 km provincial road has increased the liveability and accessibility of the N69 and its border with Belgium. By constructing a high-quality road that is placed naturally in the landscape, the user experience has been optimized. Maximizing spatial quality, integration, sustainability, and ecology was therefore one of the most important project objectives in the elaboration of the integral design. Paul Raats The new road winds through valuable and vulnerable agricultural land, forests, and nature reserv... More

Project • By T+T ArchitectsOffices

Gazpromneft-Bituminous Materials office

The main idea of the project is to create a new generation of office space for high-tech businesses. “Gazpromneft-Bituminous Materials” is the leader on the market of bituminous materials and premium binding materials in Russia, where every third road in the country is built using the company's products. Modern multifunctional working space will allow the company to optimize its business processes. Caption Caption The company’s office is located in business center on Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg. Inside the two-storey building with the area of 2130 sq. meters zones for individual and team work, conference rooms and recreation zones, creating an opportunity to optimally use corporate resources are develop... More

Project • By ECL CIVIL ENGINEERINGCommercial Landscape

WEST HENDON INFRASTRUCTURE

Barratt Homes, in partnership with the London Borough of Barnet and Metropolitan Housing Trust, undertook a large project to rejuvenate the 1960’s West Hendon estate.  Barratt Metropolitan LLP was granted an outline planning consent by Barnet Council for the regeneration of the estate in 2013. The consent is a “Hybrid Planning consent” for the demolition and redevelopment of the West Hendon Estate to accommodate residential units, a new two-form entry primary school, community building and commercial uses and associated open space and infrastructure.   The multi-phase development for over 2000 new homes along with new roads, schools, and commercial spaces would provide residents with lakeside living within 25... More

Project • By Damjan Bradač arhitektTunnels

Tunnel Markovec - architecture of portal areas

Eastern Portal is located on north slope of Markovec, on southeren side of the Koper city centre beside city promenade "lungomare". Portal is designed as intervention in the urban city area and in the same time as a boundary in between highway area and protected area of the cliff Markovec. Architecture of the portal mimics geologycal slabs of the stone characteristic for this particular location.   Western portal is situated above Izola city. Architectural intervention deals with delicate vineyard area in Pivol valley. Terrain, local building typology and the desire for low interference with nature were the main generators of the portal design. Architectural interventions are tools to minimize the impact of intrusion in typical rural... More

Project • By Roland Baldi ArchitectsBus stations

Mobility centre Collalbo

Collalbo makes you mobile: With the new mobility centre in Collalbo, Roland Baldi Architects and Pfeifer Partners have built a user-friendly transport hub with underground car park, parking lot and bus station. The connection to the nearby station of the historic Renon railway completes the local transport concept. The mobility centre was carefully coordinated in proportion and material with the Civil protection centre also designed by Roland Baldi Architects. It redefines public and private traffic routing of the entire municipality and gives the site a new, contemporary and distinctive face. More

Project • By ZJABridges

Fietsbrug, Tessenderlo

An additional bicycle bridge Cutting through the Flemish landscape near Beringen, just outside the city of Hasselt, the Albert Canal passes the town of Tessenderlo. The canal connects Liège and the eastern part of the country to the port of Antwerp, and is being adapted to the larger sizes and measures of contemporary inland shipping as part of a vast project. This not only leads to the enlargement of locks, but also to new and much higher bridges, to accommodate the new clearing height of 9.10 meter. Along the canal a series of new bridges will be built, designed by Laurent Ney and consisting of two arches leaning against each other. At Tessenderlo architects ZJA were asked to design an additional bicycle bridge over the Albert Ca... More

Project • By ZJABridges

Theunisbrug, Merksem

A new bridge in Merksem Hovering like a bird of prey high above the city of Antwerp you would see the glistening Schelde River, slowly meandering from the hinterland towards the old city and flowing out into a global seaport on the North Sea. From all directions highways and roads flock together to form a huge knot called The Ring, which has been causing problems for local and ongoing traffic for decades. The city is looking forward to the start of an immense project that aims to vastly improve life with the Ring, partly by roofing over the road and adding sound barriers and parks. Cutting right though the north of the city, from Schelde to the east is the Albert Canal, connecting the cities of Limburg and Liege with the port of Antwerp. C... More

Project • By OFFTECIndividual Buildings

LOOP IN THE SKY

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Project • By ECL CIVIL ENGINEERINGResidential Landscape

The Cambourne West Infrastructure Project

The Cambourne West Project purports to offer approximately 155 acres of public open space, including a number of specialist sports pitches. Up to 2,350 residential & retail units, offices, community and leisure facilities as well as three schools. With an infrastructure to support sustainable transport methods. ECL has delivered civil engineering services for Phase 1 to include; Bulk Excavation, Enabling Works, Highways and Infrastructure. Project  Benefits Delivering new homes, including affordable homes, as allocated in the District Council’s Local Plan and reinforced by the outline planning consent for Cambourne West. The development provides for significant amounts of high-quality green space. New facilities and shop... More

Project • By Michael Muraz PhotographyBridges

Pickering GO Pedestrian Bridge

Located in Pickering just east of Toronto, this major pedestrian bridge over Highway 401 and CN rail lines connects the GO train transit station on the south side to parking and commercial development to the north. Constructed of a simple exposed truss and clad in perforated metal panels, the undulating sculptural form provides dramatic framed views east and west along the highway.  Programmable LED lighting creates vibrant changing light patterns at night.   When Teeple Architects commissioned me, we immediately discussed aerial photography as a way to showcase the sheer length of the pedestrian bridge, as well as the context, from local buildings to the nearby Ontario lake, all the way to the Toronto skyline.   With the... More

Project • By Abramson ArchitectsCoasts

LaLa Bridge

The Harbor in Los Angeles’ Marina Del Rey is the largest man-made small craft harbor in the world, which is a valuable resource if you are a boater. Unfortunately for a cyclist or pedestrian, the Marina breaks the existing pathway connecting the North and South route. Cyclists and pedestrians who want to experience the Los Angeles urban coastline must make a lengthy detour around the Marina, hindering the quintessential LA experience of cycling or walking along the Santa Monica Bay. To solve this problem, we are proposing a new pedestrian and bike path that bridges over the harbor entrance.The pathway is a five percent sloped spiral ramp that is nestled within a latticed shell structure. It was generated by lofting two rotated ellipses alon... More

Project • By FTL Design Engineering StudioUrban Green Spaces

ASU SkySong

Located at the intersection of Scottsdale and McDowell Road, ASU Scottsdale Center for New Technology and Innovation is a mixed-use project consisting of 1.2 million square feet of office, research and retail space, and a hotel & conference center at full build-out. Anchored by the iconic ‘SkySong’ shade structure, it is built around a densely landscaped grand boulevard lined by ground-floor shops and restaurants with offices above. SkySong serves the needs of businesses, research and technology industry and academia while building vital networks between university innovations, regional progress and the global technology industry. The Development and Design team consisted of Higgins Development, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners with DMJM a... More

Project • By PLASMA STUDIOMuseums

Mercedes-Benz Campus

This project is a conjecture into a new architecture of integration and the future of mobility based on the ‘shared surfaces’ principle: a design concept that minimizes separation between vehicular and pedestrian traffic. It encourages spontaneous and safe negotiation of shared areas between different users. For this invited competition to complete the existing Mercedes-Benz Campus in Stuttgart with a Future Centre and a Classic Centre, we employed our cross-disciplinary and cross-scalar approach to fuse landscape and architecture as a complex yet flexible switchboard for the canalization of movements and connections of multiple programs and relationships centered around the visitor.A seamless, yet highly differentiated groundscape forms a... More

Project • By PLASMA STUDIOUrban Green Spaces

Xi’an Greenhouse Xi’an International Horticultural

Conceived as a precious crystal, semi-submerged in splendid isolation, reached by boat across the lake followed by a short walk from the shore, the greenhouse blends into the hillside. Visitors access the building through a prolonged cut, literally scooped up from the ground, emerging into a light-filled reception space. From here the visitor passes along a tessellated mesh of paths to three different climatic zones with corresponding plant environments.The greenhouse has a horseshoe plan, creating a loop that changes radically in section to accommodate a series of unique planting and spatial conditions. With the interior and exterior ground planes gradually shifting in relation to each other, the visitor experiences a sequence of visual en... More

Project • By Basaltina® Natural StoneAirports

Hamad International Airport – Doha

Basaltina® makes every project unique and the new Hamad International Airport is one of the best examples. Our stone is used for the cladding of the vertical supporting structure and the base of the giant teddy bear that all the world can admire when arriving in the main hall of the airport. This project embodies the capacity of Basaltina® to enhance all kind of architectural creations: even structural elements can become design objects when cladded with the unique texture of Basaltina® stone. More