KCAP + ORANGE win first prize Vasilievsky Island competition
17 December 2015
KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. With the urban plan, the 15 ha site will become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water.
The design concept of KCAP and ORANGE focuses on enhancing the iconic value of the city of St. Petersburg and on creating an attractive and high-quality environment for living, working and recreation. The peninsula will be enlarged with a park to enjoy the waterfront at the Finnish Bay. Solid blocks and a diversity of enclosed urban courtyards define the urban layout and refer to the historical structure of St. Petersburg. Towers form the layer above the urban blocks. They allow for spectacular panorama views to the sea and the city center. Topped with gold-coloured spires, in the tradition of St. Petersburg’s architecture, a unique landmark silhouette of Vasilievsky Island evolves and creates an expressive, recognizable and iconic image.
The international design competition was organized by Glorax Development and the municipality of St. Petersburg. It started with 12 competitors in the first phase and continued with six in the second round, of which three national and three international teams. Next to KCAP in cooperation with ORANGE Architects also A-Len from St. Petersburg was awarded with the first prize. Both teams will be involved in the further elaboration of the project.
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KCAP in team with Hines and MRP Development is among four selected parties to elaborate their plans for the ‘Healthy Urban Quarter’ in Utrecht’s station area: a new building based on green, sustainable, innovative and healthy as cornerstones. The municipality of Utrecht grants space at Jaarbeursboulevard for an attractive building for living, working, cultural and / or leisure. All parties strive for innovative, sustainable and healthy buildings, mostly with a BREEAM and / or a WELL certificate. The available location in Utrecht’s station area offers a construction volume of 50.000 to 70.000 m2. In the coming months, the four parties will transform their vision into a design and a plan, based on so-called dialogue meetings with the municipality. They will also include residents and stakeholders in the area. Around the summer, the municipality will select the winning party to realize its plan and design. Start construction is expected in 2019. The Healthy Urban Quarter will be completed two years later. Click here for the complete press release of the municipality of Utrecht on the project website of HUQ.
Today, the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has appointed KCAP Architects&Planners, leading a multi-disciplinary team consisting of SAA Architects, Arup, S333 and Lekker, as winning consultant for the development of a masterplan for Singapore’s Jurong Lake District. The team submitted the best conceptual masterplan for the site. Integration of heritage and nature The team developed a high-density mixed-use concept masterplan for the area around the future high-speed rail terminus in Singapore. The ambition is to develop the area into a new mixed-use business precinct and home to the future HSR terminus, which will further anchor Jurong Lake District as ‘a district of the future’ and as Singapore’s second Central Business District. A key focus of the winning conceptual plan submitted by KCAP and team involved the integration of new waterways and a series of green spaces within Jurong Lake District whilst manifesting a strong, distinctive identity. Process An evaluation panel comprising senior representatives and practitioners from government agencies, academia and industry selected KCAP and team out of five international shortlisted teams as the winning consultant. Following this, the team will work with URA and relevant agencies to draw up a detailed masterplan proposal for the district. There will be an exhibition of the proposal in mid-2017 to gather public feedback where after the team will work with URA to refine the plans. Jurong Lake District Jurong Lake District is a regional centre in west Singapore, planned as part of URA’s decentralisation efforts to create new commercial activities, amenities and recreational facilities outside the Central Area of Singapore. The new mixed-use precinct, Lakeside Gateway, is set within the Jurong Lake District and will function as a new international gateway into Singapore with the future High Speed Rail to Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Student Hotel group will open its first hotel in the university town Delft. The Student Hotel Delft will be realised on a central spot at Delft Central Station and the future Van Leeuwenhoekkwartier. On this location, The Student Hotel offers a vivid meeting place for tourists, business travelers, students, young professionals and foodies. Meeting each other is the central theme regardless whether you visit the hotel to work, study, stay, sport or eat. The hotel, known for its distinct design, will accommodate approximately 342 rooms and combines high-level hotel facilities with qualitative short- and long-stay facilities like a gym, bar-restaurant, library, gaming and lounge spaces, classrooms, meeting rooms and spaces for co-working. The most striking element of the hotel is the transparent façade facing the station and the future park. Part of the hotel is an underground parking garage and a bike storage. Start construction is planned for 2018. The complex comprises of approximately 14.000 m2 and will be realized in the summer of 2019. The Student Hotel is part of the development Nieuw Delft: the new district being developed centrally in the city. Click here for the complete press release by The Student Hotel (in Dutch).
KCAP Architects&Planners, in collaboration with Vienna offices Baumschlager Hutter Partners and YEWO LANDSCAPES, has won the international urban design competition for the future development of the former shipyard area ‘Werftareal Korneuburg’, north-west of Vienna. The winning team was awarded with the first prize above three other interdisciplinary competitors. Various public information events have accompanied the competition phase. The next step will be the elaboration of the winning scheme to form the basis for the zoning plan. The 18 ha former shipyard area will be transformed into a vivid quarter for living, working, culture and leisure. The leading theme of the urban concept of team KCAP is the sensible transformation of the area as well as the integration of the existing structures and atmospheres into the new quarter. Its location along the Danube river, the large harbour basin and the surrounding meadow landscape are the urban backbone of the area’s quality and identity. Similarly, the existing recreational, leisure and cultural facilities and the industrial buildings and structures which have witnessed the history of the site are an integral part of the proposal. The urban concept for the new quarter provides for a mix of urban living and working areas which are clustered in densified islands and surrounded by nature and water. The harbour basin in its center forms the new generous urban heart of the ‘Neue Werftquartier’. The islands offer a rich mix of typologies and programs, embedded in the green surroundings. They form different character zones of built and natural open spaces and allow clusters of housing, education, innovation, creative and cultural facilities to co-exist. In this way, they guarantee the evolving of a colourful, urban, mixed-use city quarter with a diverse range of housing and working environments for people of different ages and lifestyles. By reinforcing the existing infrastructures and creating new ...
KCAP, in cooperation with Zhubo Design Group, has designed the selected urban scheme for the transformation of a former industrial zone in Shenzhen's Bagualing area. KCAP’s concept accommodates the ambition to establish a new sustainable urban regeneration epicenter and to reach a new level of economy in Shenzhen. The innovative city translated as ICITI (Intelligence-Cloud-Innovation-Technology-Internet Finance), is the programmatic and spatial framework for the regeneration. It gains shape in the various urban clusters and is visible in its skyline. On a city scale, the spatial structure connects the area with the existing urban fabric, its public spaces and the green surrounding. An Y-shape park as defining feature of the urban concept crosses the area to connect and create synergy for the new businesses as well as to stimulate the creation of new social communities in Bagualing. Bagualing area has enjoyed a period of prosperity during 1980's being born as large-scale industrial park for electronics factories. However, since the mid 1990's, it has been degenerated and reformed by a fragmented variety of programs such as car repair shops, printing/publication companies, building material shops and a food street.
KCAP is one of 8 selected international teams to compete in the urban redevelopment competition for Seun District #4 in Seoul. The objective of the competition is to seek for urban, architectural, technical and operational solutions for new buildings in the Seun District #4 in the city of Seoul. The 32.000 m2 site is located in the heart of the historical area of Seoul, facing one of the most important Korean traditional buildings, Jongmyo. The brief asks to revitalize the deteriorated block with respect to the historical and cultural position of the district within the city. The program covers around 275.000 m2 for a mixed functions including offices, retail, housing, entertainment, education and medical facilities.
Havenlaan is part of the canal zone development (Kanaalzone) of Brussels and located close to the historic city centre. In the coming years, the area will be developed with a number of innovative projects and installed as an inner-city green zone by among others the realisation of recreational Becopark. The goal of the development is to create a new linear centrality in Brussels. Havelaan 12-14 occupies a prominent location in the area and will offer space for a new urban ensemble with a mixed program of housing, offices, hotel and commercial functions. The design concept of KCAP in cooperation with evr-Architekten refers to the existing urban qualities of the site and reinforces them for as many user groups as possible: residents, neighbors, passers-by and the city. With special focus on human scale, community and the identity of the location an inspiring environment with high quality for living, working and stay evolves. The special location of the site being situated between the Maritime Quarter and canal requires a diversified building volume and appearance, providing answers to the different contextual conditions. The concept reacts with creating one building block which consists of a composition of various elements: tower, beam, angle and row. In this way, the composition can include the different levels of scale and provide for different neighborhoods that the residents can identify with. In the center of the ensemble, the green "heart" connects the various buildings with each other. It is a coherent green, sunny, collective inner area, ensuring high quality of life for all residents and supporting the central idea of place making and social cohesion. The permeability of the urban block allows to open the Maritime Quarter up to the canal. Carefully carved openings at connection points with the surrounding both along the waterfront and at Bouvier Street, create special urban ...
'The Golden City' - the masterplan by KCAP + Orange for Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg, has been awarded an International European Property Award 2016-17. Developer Glorax Development has received the 'Highly Commended' honour.
KCAP + Orange, in cooperation with local architects A-Len, from St. Petersburg will also design the first architectural plot within the winning masterplan scheme for Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. The masterplan, designed by KCAP + Orange, is extended with the commission to design two buildings for mainly housing with a GFA of approximately 45.000 m2. Start construction is planned in the middle of 2017. In late 2015, KCAP and ORANGE Architects won the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With the urban plan, the 15 ha site is set to become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water.
KCAP, together with McValnera Santander and a multidisciplinary team of experts, has been selected as one of the five participants in the competition for the transformation of the waterfront area of Santander, Spain. The project is part of a larger ambition of Santander to upgrade the city and to integrate the old harbor and the city center.
KCAP Architects&Planners in cooperation with Kunst + Herbert win the competition Fischbeker Reethen in Hamburg's district Harburg. The team was awarded first place in a two stage competition process with six international participants. The site is being developed by the IBA Hamburg (International Building Exhibition) into a residential and business location with the aim of transforming it into a ‘Garden City of the 21st Century’. Within this reinterpretation of the Garden City, the 70 hectare area at the edge of the metropolitan city of Hamburg will accommodate a total of 2.200 apartments, 100.000 m2 for small production industries and almost 200.000 m2 highly diverse landscape spaces. The concept of the team KCAP / Kunst + Herbert reveals a new way of mixing functions for living and working in the Garden City 2.0. It is based on a robust spatial structure that responds to the existing landscape qualities and guarantees spatial quality in unforeseen circumstance. Programmatically, the combination of small production industry with housing is conceived as an opportunity to realise this city extension in a new and sustainable way. The choice for compact building structures with innovative typologies for open spaces and community building enables the creation of high quality architecture and landscape spaces. Housing is located in the centre of the area. The existing landscape structure will be drawn towards the middle of the site in the form of fingers. In this way, the connection with the landscape is also present in the heart of the Fischbeker Reethen. The landscaped lines create different types of green spaces and allow for a variety of housing typologies. A small centre with a school and a new artificial lake are linked with the surroundings through a boulevard, which acts as the main access route. The lake is part of the ‘green-blue’ connection, a network of ...
KCAP is one of five shortlisted teams to develop the Jurong Lake District masterplan in Singapore. Jurong Lake District is Singapore's second Central Business District. The area is set to become a "district of the future" with a new business precinct, Lakeside Gateway, home to the future Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) terminus. KCAP teams up with SAA Architects from Singapore, Arup and S333 from the UK and Lekker, Singapore.
Design agencies KCAP Architects&Planners, Arcadis and OKRA are selected by the city of Mechelen [BE] to draw up the masterplan of the Ragheno site. This centrally located business park will be transformed into a new, sustainable city district for living, working and recreation. The 78 hectare area is designated as a strategic project within the Spatial Structure Plan Flanders. Located near the railway station and city centre Ragheno is an important link between several urban renewal projects in Mechelen and existing neighbourhoods. The team, led by KCAP, was selected from seven other parties. In recent years, Mechelen has become a popular environment to live, work and relax. To support this growth, the city is developing a new neighbourhood on the Ragheno site. The area is located east of the city centre, a fifteen minute bike ride from the St. Rumbold’s cathedral and in immediate vicinity of the railway station. On the property, the central workplaces of the Belgian railway company will be retained, as well as a mix of business, sports and living. The KCAP, Arcadis and OKRA team will be working on a masterplan for the further development of the area. The plan aims to achieve higher residential densities, a concentration of offices at public transport hubs, a design of collective public spaces including a park and aims to strengthen social and programmatic mixing. In addition, the city of Mechelen aspires to be a climate-neutral, sustainable neighbourhood and will use the ‘BREEAM Area Development’ certification process. The project includes urban research, several studies in the field of mobility, structure and design of the public space, the integration of Smart City measures and soil, water and energy studies. Furthermore, the masterplan seeks to create a balance between the needs of the city, as well as those of the land owners and current users and ...
KCAP has won the 3rd prize in the Shenzhen Bao'an G107 competition. KCAP, in cooperation with Lay-Out from Shenzhen, developed a strategic framework for the self-evolving incremental regeneration of new urban commons in Shenzhen's economic corridor. G 107 is a national Chinese highway which will be transformed into UBG 107 - Urban Breeding Ground 107 - a varied and urban concourse, a comprehensive assemblage of tunnels, boulevards and various green and water spaces with dedicated diversity in its transport organization, appearance and urban integration. Combined with a new public transport network it provokes the development of rich and complex urban networks of the entire zone. Where the existing highway is a ‘vector line’, UBG 107 becomes a ‘pixel’, a smart and intelligent breeding ground for urbanity. Where the existing highway is a ‘lifeless line’, UBG 107 is a lively line staging a rich variety of places, centres, connections and networks. It allows the city, communities and landscape to coexist and overlap, to breath and be present in the future. The present distinctive strengths will be the starting points for its future. Building on its special assets, attributes and advantages the concept combines those with a strategy of ‘platforms’ and ‘ecosystems’. Platforms are public urban environments which offer new possibilities for collaboration and exchange, creating new starting points for a future economy, e.g. in information technology, biotech, digital media or robotic production. Transforming the existing industrial pieces on the site into larger industrial ecosystems of linked (innovative) activities will make the integration of new starting points more effective and also result in more economic resilience in the various clusters. Rethinking G 107 implied progressing the function, the shape and structure of its ‘economy’, to unveil its distinctive strength and to find new starting points for its future economy and existing industries and communities. This ...
The team of developer ABC Planontwikkeling, Westplan Investors and KCAP Architect&Planners wins the competition ‘Punt de Sniep’ area in Diemen, a city in the agglomeration of Amsterdam. The concept has been awarded first prize out of five entries total in the last round. The project will comprise of 165 apartments, a marina and commercial and gastronomy functions in three building ensembles with a total of 16.000 m2. The team is being advised for project management, sustainability, installations and constructions by ABC Nova, MoBius Consult, J. van Toorenburg BV and van Rossum. The area Punt de Sniep has a prominent location in the center of Diemen: along the connecting road to Amsterdam and surrounded by two canals to which all buildings have a direct connection. Between the buildings, three different public spaces are created. All of them are programmatically and visually connected to the apartments to support the sense of community building, one of the key ambitions in the development of this new neighborhood. The first of the three outdoor spaces is the courtyard SNIEPHOF. It is a semi-public court with excellent quality of stay, enough privacy and at the same time space for shared activities. The marina SNIEPHAVEN is the place for maritime recreation and a harbor for small and private boats. It has a direct connection via the canal to the center of Amsterdam in the West and a nature area in the East. The tip of the peninsula, PUNTSNIEP, is located close to the historic center of Diemen and is connected with it via a new pedestrian bridge. It will become the new landmark of the development. With a prominent square oriented towards the South and West and a 24/7 programming with gastronomy functions, it will be the catalyst for social cohesion in the neighbourhood. The housing concept offers flexibly designed ...
Дизайн KCAP, gmp и ландшафтных архитекторов Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl получил первую премию в конкурсе на разработку научно-технологического города Чжацзян в Шанхае. Международная команда смогла одержать победу над двумя другими конкурентами. Для gmp и KCAP это уже второй успешный опыт сотрудничества, первым совместным проектом стал мастер-план ОлимпиаСити в Гамбурге. Научно-технический город Чжацзян находится в Пудуне, процветающем районе на юге Шанхая, который имеет стратегическое местоположение между центром города и международным аэропортом Пудун. Расширение и планирование этой территории является частью национальной стратегии, которая нацелена на устойчивое развитие и укрепление сферы научных исследований и разработок, а не только промышленного производства. Следуя этой цели, предполагается создание самого большого и самого важного научного города на территории около 84 кв.км, создание пилотного проекта, который станет национальным примером. Размер территории проектирования превышает Манхэттен или Новый город Линганг на юго-востоке Шанхая, который в данный момент находится в процессе строительства. Важным фактором процветания высокотехнологичных комплексов в Силиконовой Долине, Нью-Йорке и других местах является формирование кластеров, где происходит междисциплинарный обмен знаниями и создается локальная сеть связей. Физическое присутствие и близость в городской среде способствуют прямым столкновениям и являются очень важными и значимыми даже во времена глобальной сетевой экономики – зачастую идеи пересекают коридоры и дороги намного легче, чем континенты и океаны. По этой причине проектировщики приняли стратегию создания «живого университета» - созвездие кластеров вокруг существующих и будущих высокотехнологичных учреждений (предприятий, университетов и технологических кластеров) в сочетании с привлекательным жилыми, культурными, спортивными и образовательными объектами. На физическом уровне это продолжается определением четкого контура дорог и ландшафтных решений. Дизайн задает комплексную рамочную концепцию посредством повторного использования существующих структур, развитых на территории в той или иной степени, интеграции водных путей, ландшафтного дизайна и насыщенной сети общественного транспорта, а также внедрения привлекательной жилой среды в форме городских участков со смешанными функциями, которые создают благодатную почву для устойчивого развития города. Таким образом, концепция становится противоядием против непримечательного стихийного роста городов ...
KCAP стал одним из шести международных команд, выбранных для участия в конкурсе Bao'an G107 в Шенчьжэне. Проектируемая территория протяженностью 30км расположена вдоль национальной автомагистрали G107. Это одна из наиболее важных осей города Шеньчжэнь, которую называют золотым коридором. Коридор соединяет Гуандун с Гонконгом и с сердцем всей рассматриваемой территорией – Великой дельтой реки Чжуцзян. Задача проекта – взять G107, авеню Bao'an и первую линию метро как существующий «скелет». «Золотая Полоса» станет лидирующей площадкой для регионального промышленного развития и модернизации, станет научно-технологической зоной инновационных услуг дельты реки, а также важным двигателем экономического роста района Bao’an. Для работы над конкурсом, KCAP объединяется в команду с Lay-Out из Шенчьжэня, с которым мы уже успешно сотрудничали при работе над мастер-планом «Прибрежного города BAO’an» в 2014 году. Все 6 участников конкурса: – KCAP + проектный институт Lay-Out - Институт планирования Шенчьжэня + OMA + Институт транспорта Шенчьжэня - Zhubo + ISA Германия + Институт транспорта HongDa – Исследовательский центр планирования и развития Шенчьжэня + NIKKEN SEKKEI – Китайский институт планирования + MLA+ +Институт инфраструктуры Шенчьжэня – Институт планирования Гуанчжоу + AP Германия + Шанхайский исследовательский центр промышленности QianTian
KCAP в сотрудничестве с About Blank выбраны для участия в "Международном конкурсе Долина Жизни" в районе Бейликдюзю в Стамбуле. На втором этапе тендера из 46 международных команд было отобрано 5. Задачей проекта является поиск инновационных и устойчивых идей для развития долины в Бейликдюзю. Команды разработают концепции, рассчитанные на долгосрочную перспективу, рассматривая как всю долину в целом, так и ряд основных заданных участков. Предложения должны включать в себя идею программирования территории и экологического коридора с транспортными и велосипедными связями, обслуживанием и другими функциями.
Tomorrow opens the exhibition with all 5 competition entries for the VRT broadcast centre in Brussels, including the design of team OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen - KCAP. The exhibition will run through February 29th. Location: Atelier Bouwmeester Brussel.
View via the link below the documentary about our team OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen - KCAP and our design for the VRT broadcast centre in Brussels. Our team was one of the finalists in the internationals design competition. Click here to view the documentary on Canvas.
The Flemish Radio and Television (VRT) has announced the winner of the design competition for the new broadcast centre in Brussels. KCAP in collaboration with OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen was one of five finalists in this international competition. OFFICE and KCAP jointly elaborated a proposal which focusses on proximity and visibility: Atelier VRT. The design for a new media building for the Flemish public broadcaster VRT is a cultural assignment. It is meant to be a public institute with an inviting architecture and a place for the public to interact with media production. The design concept provides simultaneously for an open and specific building able to accommodate the rapidly evolving media industry. Atelier VRT represents the urban ambition of the Brussels Media Park. It is composed of four elementary volumes that are stacked on top of each other. Each volume represents a particular type of building, designed in response to a specific part of the program. The different building types are securely stacked on each other to achieve maximum synergy and to create a highly performant ‘super-studio’. The tower acts as the landmark of Atelier VRT. It provides overview and establishes a reference point in the urban context. It houses the more quiet workplaces away from the bustling atelier, which is a large workspace that in its spaciousness creates a maximum of shortcuts and proximity for the workplaces. The compact volume of Atelier VRT reveals high efficiency. The facade matches passive house standard, the energy demand is minimal and is covered by renewable energy sources. "The concept targets at a distinct, clear presence and simultaneously at interaction and creativity typical for what is called 'Atelier VRT’. The building is impressive and semi-monumental, the design language focuses on the city and the public. The design translates the program without hesitations or complications, direct ...
KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. With the urban plan, the 15 ha site will become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water. The design concept of KCAP and ORANGE focuses on enhancing the iconic value of the city of St. Petersburg and on creating an attractive and high-quality environment for living, working and recreation. The peninsula will be enlarged with a park to enjoy the waterfront at the Finnish Bay. Solid blocks and a diversity of enclosed urban courtyards define the urban layout and refer to the historical structure of St. Petersburg. Towers form the layer above the urban blocks. They allow for spectacular panorama views to the sea and the city center. Topped with gold-coloured spires, in the tradition of St. Petersburg’s architecture, a unique landmark silhouette of Vasilievsky Island evolves and creates an expressive, recognizable and iconic image. The international design competition was organized by Glorax Development and the municipality of St. Petersburg. It started with 12 competitors in the first phase and continued with six in the second round, of which three national and three international teams. Next to KCAP in cooperation with ORANGE Architects also A-Len from St. Petersburg was awarded with the first prize. Both teams will be involved in the further elaboration of the project.
Dutch area and real estate developer AM has acquired the property of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) at Cruquiusweg in Amsterdam and will transform the current location of Chubb Fire & Security (part of UTC) in the eastern port into a lively residential and commercial area.Cruquiusweg is a strategic location that will undergo a complete metamorphosis. As the most southern peninsula of the eastern harbour area it has the potential to transform the outdated industrial location into an attractive area to live and work. For the acquired location of 1.3 hectares a plan vision has been developed by AM in collaboration with KCAP Architects&Planners and a.s.r. vastgoed vermogensbeheer. Based on the business model ‘I AM YOU', which is based on key values like conceptual strength, innovation and co-creation, the plans for the coming period will be evaluated further in cooperation with the local residents, the municipality of Amsterdam and other stakeholders. The proposed program consists of owner-occupied and rental housing combined with spaces for working and commercial functions. Click here to read the entire press release by AM (in Dutch).
KCAP in team with Atelier Dreiseitl and office03 presented its final design for the Parkstadt Süd development in Cologne. The area comprises of a 115 ha site in the South of Cologne that will be transformed into a new, contemporary city quarter with a mixed urban program in a period of 25 years. Five international teams were invited for a dialogue-based process with various presentations and events open for public participation. The five design proposals, now finished, will be used by the municipality of Cologne as a base to define the legal documents for the development of the site.
The Elbbrücken quarter is located on eastern end of HafenCity, the tip of Baakenhafen where next to the Elbe bridges the S-and U-Bahn station is located. This situation implies that Elbbrücken quarter is to become another urban center within the HafenCity that, besides being a gateway into Hamburg’s inner city, will be characterized by high density and mixed-use program. Seven internationally renown offices competed in the competition. The first prize was won by Hosoya Schaefer Architects, Zürich (Switzerland), the second by pfp architekten bda from Hamburg and the third by KCAP. The teams DARK Arkitekter from Oslo and Delugan Meissl Associated Architects from Vienna received a honourable mention.
A new city quarter with more than 300 apartments, public and local commercial functions, public spaces and a new neighborhood park will develop along Fabiolalaan in Ghent, located close to the station Ghent-Sint-Pieter. For the realisation of this development, Ghent’s municipal city development company ‘sogent’ assigned three candidate teams, all consisting of developers with their design teams and consultants, to create project proposals. The project RINKKAAI by developers’ group Alides / Nacarat / Cores Development has been chosen as winning scheme. This was announced on September 25th by sogent. The design team for architecture and public space of RINKKAAI is led by KCAP Architects&Planners (Rotterdam, NL), evr-Architecten (Ghent, BE) and Omgeving (Antwerp, BE). They are assisted by a group of partners and advisors with among others Establis, VK engineering, Saison Menu, Fris in het Landschap and Common Ground. RINKKAAI will become a new city district for a variety of users, an intergenerational neighborhood with a mix of housing typologies and facilities for young families with children, couples, co-housers and seniors with or without need for care. The design aims to create a new community that is connected with each other and to its surroundings. The site’s location along Fabiolalaan and in the east of the park Blaarmeersen offers a quiet green surrounding and establishes connections between the city and the park, between living and leisure and between the existing and the new neighborhood. The architectural concept provides a compact ensemble of six pavilions, each with their own identity but with a clear common DNA. Shape, position, height and material of the buildings correspond directly with the surroundings. The position and the staggering of the buildings create attractive green intermediate zones and allow for varied views from each apartment. The project will meet the ‘passive building’ and BEN (Bijna Energie Neutraal/almost energy neutral) standards through an innovative ...
KCAP’s urban design for the transformation of the former industrial site Sulzerareal has been chosen as favourite design from 4 competing design teams. The 17 ha site with its direct access to the river Aare offers an attractive location for investor Swiss Prime Site and great development potential with ‘trans-regional radiance’. The Riverside neighbourhood will contain a generous public river park, about 650 apartments, some commercial functions and innovative mixed-use areas with new types of combinations of industrial and residential functions. As an innovative feature, BIM is being used to accompany the process from the large scale to the later realization phases. Click here for the project website.
KCAP has been selected as finalist in the second stage of the competition JinShan Waterfront in Shanghai. The competition is for a 580ha new town development along the 23 km2 sea coast in the south of Shanghai facing Hangzhou Bay. The first stage was an open competition, in which from 120 entries 5 teams have been selected: GALA GROUP ARTE CHARPENTIER AMA & RICHEZ ASSOCIATES RMJM ARCHITECTS&PLANNERS KCAP ARCHITECTS&PLANNERS The kick-off meeting and contract signing ceremony was held on May 28th in Jinshan District Government.
КСАР был отобран в качестве одного из 6-ти финалистов конкурса Progetto Flaminio в Риме, в котором участвовало 246 претендентов из 20-ти стран. Конкурс направлен на трансформацию и развитие значительной части города, примыкающих территорий Научного городка, который уже проходит интенсивный процесс трансформации. Проект нассчитывает 35.000 кв.м жилья, 10.000 кв. м ритэйла, зоны отдыха и развлечений и 14.000 кв. м общественных пространств вместе с Научным городком. KCAP работает совместно с SPSK+ (местный архитектор), Latz+Partner (ландшафт), Keoto (устойчивое развитие), Fakton (финансы) and Mlab (мобильность). Фаза разработки концепции для финалистов пройдет в апреле-июне 2015. Ссылка на информацию о проекте.
KCAP совместно с международными инвестором и командой архитекторов выиграли конкурс в поселении Риденберге (Франкфурт-на-Майне)
Немецкий инвестор Deutsche Wohnwerte в сотрудничестве с командой архитекторов, состоящей из KCAP Architects&Planners, B&V Braun Canton Volleth Architekten и ландшафтных архитекторов TOPOTEK 1 выиграла конкурс инвесторов для нового жилого района в поселении Риденберге (Франкфурт-на-Майне). Как было объявлено муниципалитетом Франкфурт-на-Майне команда была отобрана Комитетом городского развития из 19 претендентов-участников в конкурсе. Участок застройки в 4,3 гектара распологается между Университетом города Франкфурта и двумя парками. В свободном от автотранспорта районе планируется разместить 322 квартиры с великолепными видами и большим свободным пространством. В рамках стратегии развития городского поселения Риденберг, это основная финальная составляющая для завершения "Университетского квартала". Выигрышная градостроительная концепция создает как компактность так и разнообразие, отвечая топографии сайта и подчеркивая свое отношение к озеленению как к одному из основных ее качеств. Восемь разногабаритных зданий подобно деревенским селениям расположены вокруг площадей, детских площадок, лугов или мест встреч. Внутренние дворики и открытые пространства вокруг зданий различаются как по размеру, так и по уровню приватности. В трех случаях открытые общественные пространства предлагают места встреч для жителей района. Центральная площадь стратегически расположена, чтобы предложить обзор панорамы Франкфурта. Хорошо продуманная сеть маршрутов в соответствии с принципом «открытого города» соединяет квартал с его окрестностями. Структурные, с большие прорезями силуэты крыш обеспечивают широкий выбор апартаментов с прекрасными расположением и видами. Согласованность в рамках концепции создается общепрограммной специальной функцией первых этажей зданий. Различные типологии поэтажных планировок способствуют укреплению идентичности прилегающего публичного пространства, а также стимулируют взаимодействие между первыми этажами и их окружением. Все квартиры на первых этажах имеют доступ в них непосредственно из общественного пространства. Оснащены ли полисадниками или верандами, выходятнепосредственно в парк или во внутренний двор - все они взаимодействуют с публичным пространством по-разному. Открытый вид первых этажей вместе с выбором кирпича в качестве объединяющего, и в тоже время разнообразного материала в отношении цвета и текстуры, одновременно поддерживает принцип единства и разнообразия. Таким образом, предложенный проект полностью отвечает цели конкурса реализовать «жилой район ...
KCAP Architects&Planners in cooperation with evr-Architecten win the architects’ selection ‘Tower Striga 1’ in Antwerp, Belgium. The selection commission including the client Triple Living and representatives of the municipal urban planning departments chose the team for the design of one of three residential towers for the project Antwerp Nieuw Zuid. This new residential area will develop along the Schelde in the south of Antwerp, based on a masterplan by Studio Associates Secchi-Viganò. The winning scheme is a diverse residential tower with integrated offices and commercial functions. With its exceptional location at the park, it rises with its 80 meters of height as a new icon of Antwerp Nieuw Zuid. The 15.000 m2 building consists of a four-storey base and a 26-level tower, both forming one ensemble. The concept is characterized by a wide variety of housing typologies for different target groups: young families, seniors, co-housers, singles and working couples. Given the particular location of the tower facing the park a large number of residential units are located at ground level. The facade provides space for individual use and setbacks in the grid are used as collective green gardens for the residents. The plinth houses a double height passage, lobbies for the offices and residences and a ground-based active residential program. ‘The concept interprets the qualities of the typical Belgian house. The apartments are compact, efficiently organized and surrounded by a flexible structure, which is designed as a double height grid. The buyer has the opportunity to choose from a range of individualised features such as balconies, conservatories, small storages or green elements,’ says Han van den Born, partner of KCAP. ‘The constructive structure of the tower with a central core offers maximum flexibility for the distribution of the various typologies, the number of units per floor and allows for future adjustments. With the wide ...
KCAP Architects&Planners, in a team of international experts, was chosen from 4 international entries as the winning proposal in the architectural competition for a new RER E – Eole - station in Nanterre, France. The Réseau Express Régional is a fast regional train network of the Paris Agglomeration. The new station will be part of the Line E connecting Paris with the West of the region. The program includes the design of a train station, a 14.000 m² office building and four bridges, one of which a pedestrian bridge. The completion of the station is estimated in 2020. The new station is planned on a rail area adjacent to the former industrial site ‘Les Groues’ which will be transformed into a lively urban district with space for living and working until approximately 2025. ‘The new station is the first step in the development of Les Groues. The bridges connect the area with the city and the station allows to significantly improve public transport to Paris and the West,’ says Xavier Blaringhem, responsible for French projects at KCAP Zurich. Station RER E Nanterre is one of three newly planned stations of the 47 km extension in Western direction between Paris and Mantes, expected to be used by 600.000 to 700.000 people per day. The proposal named ‘Twist’ is composed of a station and an office building which reacts to its urban context in various ways: with a slight bend it follows the Boulevard de La Défense and the Terrasses de Nanterre. With this twist the volume opens up the street space to create a square. The station hall is a cut-out of the office building and acts like a big window with a framed view of the city. The aluminum facade of the building reveals a maximum transparency and the bridges are designed ...
КСАР занял 2-е место в архитектурном конкурсе Morges Gare Sud - 48.000 м2 жилых зданий, офисов, гостиницы, школы и железнодорожной станции.Объект расположен в районе станции Morges, для которой КСАР ранее был вовлечен в градостроительное исследование.В связи с ростом населения и расширением города в направлении Женевы и Лозанны, муниципалитет планирует совместить уплотнение с хорошей доступностью и высокими жизненными стандартами.Предложение КСАР состоит из “архитектуры одной семьи”, создающей хороший баланс между согласованностью ансамбля и разнообразием. КСАР выступал в одной команде с Morger Dettli Architekten Basel, Schweingruber Zulauf (ландшафт) and EBP (инженерия). Среди 12 участников с целом, первый приз получили Aeby Perneger Associés из Швейцарии.