Sports Centre Odessa
Since we all know the story of the tortoise and the hare, a tortoise may not seem the most obvious choice of building form for a sports complex. But it is the form that architect Yuri Seryogin picked for the Yuzhny Sports Complex in Odessa, Ukraine, a building that also has an associated hotel. Other facilities include a children’s play area and a park.
Architect Jury Serjogin Location Odessa - Ukraine Company involved Novelis Website http://www.novelis.com
Residential Project Praam
While its clean, rectilinear profile and abundant glazing, the Praam residential building is very much what one might expect of IJburg, an artificial archipelago on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Designed by Eindhoven-based architects Marx & Steketee, the Praam is part of a rather old-fashioned and surprisingly intimate style of urban development.
Architect Marx en Steketee Architecten Location Amsterdam - The Netherlands Company involved Tata Steel Website http://www.colorcoat-online.com
Few buildings evoke the universal response ‘how on earth does it stand up?’ but the Aluminium Centrum in Houten, the Netherlands, is one of them. A flat simple slab of a building (although not as simple as it first looks) is supported on the slenderest possible of supports coming up out of the water. On a day when the light is right, with reflections in the still water, the effect is of the tentacles of a jellyfish – not the most structurally rigid of concepts.
Architect Abbink X De Haas architectures (Micha de Haas) Location Houten - The Netherlands Company involved 3A Composites Website http://www.3acomposites.com