Quadrum Business Centre
When completed, in the next few years, Norwegian property development company Schage Real Estate’s innovative Quadrum Business City will provide more 40,000 square metre of office and retail space in the rapidly growing Snipiskes business district of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. It will also include a 30,000 square-metre three-story underground parking garage, and the input of more than 50 different contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
Architect Lund and Slaatto Arkitekter (Donal Cassidy) Location Vilnius - Lithuania Company involved Apliband (Grupo Andalucia) Website www.apliband.com
Swedish Pavilion - Shangai Expo
Designing the Swedish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo was a slightly less daunting task than designing many of the other pavilions, because it had a clearly defined function. What makes these projects so difficult in general is the almost entirely open-ended nature of the brief – they have to convey something about the national character, and house an exhibition, but beyond that and the physical limitations of the site, it is possible to do anything. In the case of the Swedish Pavilion, however, there was at least a requirement to house meetings with potential trade partners, and this gave the design more of a functional programme than is customary.
Images courtesy of August Wiklund, Sweco, & Petter Eldin
Architect Sweco (Johannes Tüll) Location Shangai - China Company involved SSAB Website http://www.ssab.com
Pôle Agro-alimentaire du Grand Lyon
Echoing the vibrancy of fresh fruit and vegetables, the Pôle Agro-Alimentaire du grand Lyon is a playful and practical element of the recently relocated wholesale fruit and vegetable market, le Marché de Gros Lyon-Corbas, from where produce from the region is distributed to retailers and restaurants throughout 55 French departments and beyond.
Architect AIA Architectes – Albert Constantin Location Lyon - France Company involved Miralu Website http://www.miralu.fr