CMA+U was commissioned to explore Strategic Urban Directions for Fishermans Bend with major stakeholders in interactive gaming workshops to assist Places Victoria in the preparation of an overarching Strategic Framework Plan to guide future development in the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) as a major expansion and intensification of the inner city.
The new work-learn campus for International innovation companies offers a unique opportunity to bring together the previously separate facilities and multi-disciplinary expertise into a flexible “integrated campus” combining the full resources of the research and educational facilities with office and production capabilities to generate a synergetic innovation environment.
The site presents a paradox: in an area defined by intense flows of vehicles, the aim is to achieve a pedestrian realm of relaxed family activity and calm public spaces away from traffic noise and pollution.
Fusionpolis ICT Media Park provides an exceptional environment within the ‘one-north’ Media, ICT and Life-Science cluster which is establishing Singapore as a cutting edge international node for a new generation of 21st century organizations.
A consistent urban form of five storey buildings is centred around courtyards and squares to maximize shelter from the wind and exposure to the sun while ensuring good quality high density low energy building technology.
Invited competition: First prize.
As the first and only offshore campus, the HKUST Graduate School is strongly committed to the internationalisation of its education and students experience.
Click-Learn modules enable adaptable customisation to the specifics of climate and site. The CNC fabricated timber system can be combined with prefab concrete or steel base structures as required and flat-pack delivered for rapid onsite assembly.
Invited competition: Runner up.
The purchase of the Rijksadministratief Centrum (RAC) by the RAC Investment Corporation has triggered the opportunity to investigate new uses for this now out of date modernist admintration complex.
This research project investigates how a ‘Parallel Ecology’ of high buildings could co-exist without destroying the existing qualities and liveliness of the slowly evolved historical city.
Commissioned in 2002 by the Regional Educational Centre of Amsterdam and developers Het Oosten to research and create a concept model for a 30,000 m2 multi-functional complex, what has since then been named a ‘community college’.
The map superimposed the spatial parameters that warrant attention: safety zones, ground pollution, air pollution and sound. Surprising is that 66% of Amsterdam lied within this, ‘waste space’.
A new town centre has been constructed in Eschmarke, a small satellite town on the outskirts of Enschede. Our project occupies a prominent and highly visible location at the intersection of two busy streets.
The competition site in Grenoble does not only represent a new challenge in the practice of urbanism in France, but also Europe as a whole: re-thinking the development of the city through new forms of intensification and change.
Invited competition: First prize, commission.
The project forms the first phase of a large Vinex urban plan for 700 new dwellings that will be constructed on the edge of the existing village over the next 5 years.
The initial commission was to research and develop an urban plan for the Circus, Bodem and Gasfabriek (CiBoGa) terrain. A separate architectural commission followed to design two mixed use city blocks within the overall urban plan.
The building forms the last installment in the elegant, urban crescent around Jyväskylä’s Church Park. It is also part of a series of civic structures that will reinforce Church Park as a centre for cultural activities.
Our project offers an alternative solution in the form of an infrastructural strategy that responds to growth, acting as a multi-spined organ, feeding and linking the museum into a pastoral complex,
Too often bright minds deeply buried within their work domain have limited contact beyond this. For this reason the nature of this building has been developed to encourage interaction in a wide range of ‘between’ spaces.
The glowing red beacon attracts visitors to experience a journey upwards to the sky lookout through interactive exhibits, before diving down to “the deep” via an underwater tube walk through the aquarium tanks below.
The plan is set out on an economic 3.0m module for pre-fab construction. The aim being to reduce time on-site and raise quality of components.
The section in contrast to the plan is not rectilinear, informed by the profile of ancient stone ventifacts shaped by the wind.
The design concept is based on four components. Two identical blocks sharing a central core; a structural grid which facilitates diverse uses of office, retail and carpark; a protected inner court; an elegant second skin. Together these components provide a high quality, yet calm and flexible building on the main arterial route to provide high profile A1 office and retail facilities at a highly competitive construction cost.