Articles tagged Culture Centre


Half basketball court, half retail space, how Unknwn’s Miami post builds community

Miami – Fashion brand Unknwn – founded by LeBron James, Jaron Kanfer and Frankie Walker – sets out to become a staple of Miami’s art and design scene with its second store.


This Chinese museum architecturally connects to the surrounding landscape

Changzhou – The amorphous shape of a lakeside urban institution in Changzhou is inspired by an historic musical instrument.


Why an advertising agency chooses to marry culture, community and industry

Pantin, France – Magasins Généraux, the cultural hub of Parisian advertising agency BETC, is a prime example of the porous office.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.

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

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.

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.

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.