Articles tagged Culture Centre

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A spatial intervention turns a Valencia convent into a cultural centre

Valencia – Francesc Rifé treads lightly to reframe Valencia's former San José convent in a new light.

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What do Marie Kondo and a pair of Chinese architects have in common?

Beijing – BANDe Architects' GreenMonster Lab is a multifunctional cultural space that aims to give urbanites a rest from the stresses of life in central Beijing.

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Want less work and more live and play? Cultural centres may offer your best respite

Xi’an, China – The Qujiang Cultural Centre, a new institutional space in Xi’an, wants to address a work-life balance for its creative (millennial) visitors.

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An Islamic cultural centre shows the younger face of the Muslim community in Europe

Odivelas, Portugal – In Portugal, Estudio Amatam delivered an unexpected proposal for an Islamic institution – at the request of a younger generation of Muslim European clients. 

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Books? Nah...this Canadian library has 3D printers, guitars and robot building kits instead

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada – The Toronto-based architectural studio RDHA turned an old post office into a cultural centre designated entirely for makerspaces.

Conservatoire by Jakob+MacFarlane. Photo Judith Bormand.
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Jakob+MacFarlane coordinates a love triangle between dance, music and architecture

NOISY-LE-SEC – The Conservatoire, in the vicinity of the media centre and the theatre, opens up to the city centre and starts a dialogue about the cultural future of the area.

Naiipa Art Complex by Stu/D/O. Photo Pirak Anurakyawachon
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Stu/D/O hides the architecture in plain sight

BANGKOK – On one of the main business streets of Bangkok, comes a mixed-use art complex playing hide and seek with the trees.

Cultuurhuis De Klinker by Atelier PRO provides a variety of activities to make the community feel involved.
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Atelier PRO defines a cultural hub to unite a community through architecture

WINSCHOTEN – Marrying a medley of functions for the greater good of the community, Cultuurhuis De Klinker provides the ideal space for people to come together.

Anodised aluminium sunshades mounted on a chassis envelope the building’s cross-braced concrete beam structure.
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Périphériques wraps library façade with undulating lines

ST PAUL – A media library designed by Périphériques articulates the beginning of an urban renewal for a commune on the island of La Reunion.

The Finns’ building techniques, crafts, history, traditions and folklore permeate the Torsby Finnskogscentrum.
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Torsby Finnskogscentrum by Bornstein Lyckefors

TORSBY – Nestled in a Swedish forest, an old school now houses the new museum completed by Bornstein Lyckefors that is dedicated to a local tradition.

‘I finally just resolved to stick another piece of architecture next to the first.’
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La Comédie de Béthune by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

BÉTHUNE – Manuelle Gautrand completes drama centre over twenty years in the making with an extension housing rehearsal and administrative spaces.

The new cultural centre consolidates a public library and a school of music and dance.
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Cultural Centre in Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon by Ateliers O-S

PARIS – A Parisian suburb features a new, elevated cultural centre.