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    Arte S - SPARK

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    Arte S - SPARK

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    HH Social Welfare Corporation by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro + KIDS DESIGN LABO

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    The You Art Centre, Changde, by Cultural Architecture

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    The You Art Centre, Changde, by Cultural Architecture


2019 WAN entry update: is your entry featured?

Alison Carter
20 May 2019

The natural environment and a vision of a meandering and shimmering Yuan river inspire the latest set of WAN entries.

The You Art Centre, Changde, was inspired by the shimmering of the Yuan River. It’s located in the city of the famous Chinese fable Land of Peach Blossoms, and is helping to to rebrand the old city identity for greater understanding through this new art portal.  An entry in the Cultural Architecture, Civic category, indigenous roof tile craftsmanship and faceting aluminum cladding modules were used to create an animated effect from various angles and daylight conditions. The project's vision is to use urban art as medium and catalyst for city upgrade and redevelopment, promote aesthetic education for better public spaces, urban art and life style.

An entry into the Commercial category, the New Headquarters of Magyar Telekom and T-Systems Hungary covers nearly 105,000 square meters and is located at the gateway to the city center from the international airport. Aside from the office space, there are two restaurants, two cafés, and a conference center that can hold up to 300 people with a fitness and wellness center that has an outdoor 200 meter running track on top. Internally, the 2,000 square meter garden has been completed with an indoor pond.

Arte S is an entry in the Residential category. The apartment towers containing 460 units and sit at the base of Bukit Gambir, a lush tropical mountain at the heart of Penang Island, enjoying mid-distance sea views over the Straits of Malacca. With the tallest tower at 180m, the buildings together comprise the tallest “twin tower” development on the island. The geometry of the two towers was generated by the extrusion of an elliptical floorplate, augmented by the addition of a waveform brise-soleil that is subtly rotated at each floor level, achieving a twisted appearance.

YM Nursery is an entry in the Education category and has been developed from a former nursery in Yonago, Japan.  As it was surrounded by a rich natural environment, it was considered the children should be able to feel, find and explore in order to grow both mentally and physically and the new new nursery's design concept of ‘Feel Nature, Grow Sensitivity’ adapted to this philosphy.

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