Articles tagged Public Space

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Maybe this type of seat layout can make cinemagoing a better experience?

Copenhagen – At this year’s Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival, MBADV Studio flipped the cinema space on its head by way of a boundary-pushing furniture layout.

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Hong Kong builds a colossal theatre to connect milennials with Chinese opera

Hong Kong – Located in the Developing West Kowloon Cultural District, the new Xiqu Centre is a theatre with a mission: it’s half heritage house, half public space. 

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The Governmental Interior of Year was awarded to the most public place in Amsterdam: the metro

Amsterdam – Group A’s technical renovation of 16 stations on the city’s Oostlijn lent itself to surprisingly aesthetic results and was a clear winner at the Frame Awards.

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In eastern France, a former distillery becomes a hub for the arts

Schiltigheim, France – Dominique Coulon & Associés turned an empty industrial building into Les Halles du Scilt, a mixed-use creative building for the residents of Schiltigheim.

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Can architecture console mourners as they experience the pain that accompanies grief?

Aalst, Belgium – With two new projects, one a conceptual proposal and another a crematorium in Belgium, HofmanDujardin and Kaan Architecten give grief a home. 

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A Dutch city gets a new public living room — and so much more

Tilburg, the Netherlands – Mecanoo set out to turn a former train hall into a massive library. Instead, by giving its users ownership of flexible spaces, it became something larger.

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The UK’s first giant basketball art court presses play on social connectivity

Brighton, United Kingdom – Using the power of colour and activity, Lois O’Hara helps to reactivate a Brighton neighbourhood.

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Fact: The best public library in the world is in the Netherlands

Den Helder, Netherlands – School 7 in Den Helder was proclaimed Public Library of the Year 2018 at the IFLA congress. Why? Two words: Social sustainability.

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This year, experience four seasons of sustainable design innovation

Milan – The ideals of the Salone del Mobile will be housed in a multi-season structure, revealing the potential for innovations that not only respect nature, but embrace it.

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At Frame Lab, Alice Bleton re-engages busy city dwellers with their surroundings

Amsterdam – The Monade Capsule by Alice Bleton attaches to roofs and facades of buildings to offer a unique escape from bustling city life. Learn more about it at Frame Lab 2018!

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At Frame Lab, The New Raw puts a positive twist on plastic waste in public spaces

Amsterdam – From algae-based objects to personalized on-demand flooring, discover new possibilities with 3D printing at Frame Lab on 21 - 22 February.

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Does the art in Bloomberg’s HQ call post-Brexit London into question?

London – Foster + Partners’ new headquarters for Bloomberg is impressive – for its sustainability, its ‘gilled’ façade, and its diverse art installations.