ROC Carolus School
The first impression of the ROC Carolus building is deceptive, and deliberately so. Passers-by and visitors see a ‘crazy’ building, a fractured and playful facade, with irregularly polygonal windows breaking up the variety of shades of grey in the prepainted metal cladding that floats above a glazed ground floor. This cladding in turn has ‘fault lines’ along it, as if the whole could shatter in an instant. It takes a moment to realise that this is disguising the fact that the building in fact consists of relatively regular blocks joined by glazing. The overall assembly is largely rectilinear, but with one end curving to a point like the prow of a ship. Far from this being an example of unexplained exuberance, careful consideration has gone into making the facade, like the rest of the building, hard working and affordable.
Architect AGS Architekten & Planners Location Nijmegen - The Netherlands Company involved Euramax Coated Products Website http://www.euramax.nl
Doha Pedestrian Bridge
The ruling family of the hydrocarbon-rich state of Qatar has decided to its capital city Doha as the centre of the Gulf region.
Doha’s growing corporate and commercial activity, which will include the FIFA World Cup 2022, has initiated a number of impressive construction projects, and the Public Works Authority (PWA) has recently announced that several “state-of-the-art” pedestrian bridges will be built around the city.
Architect Kamaridis Steel Location Doha - Qatar Company involved Elval Colour Website www.elval-colour.com
Middelfart Savings Bank
Middelfart Savings Bank is an important and influential institution to the townspeople of Middelfart, a small sea port on the central Danish island of Funen. Perhaps not surprisingly then the organisation had ambitious aspirations for its new head office.
Images courtesy of Adam Mõrk
Architect Architects 3XN Location Funen - Denmark Company involved Novelis Website http://www.novelis.com