A10 - a 8. szám tartalmából

2006.03.14. 09:12

március/április, benne: Kalmár László és Zsuffa Zsolt - Városháza  - Budaörs - az A10 az „új európai építészet lapja”

Az A10 az „új európai építészet lapja”. Hetven oldalon hírek (On the Spot), tervek (Start), személyiségek (Interview), épületek (Ready), a kortárs építészet jelenségeinek boncolgatása (Section), európai témák (Eurovision) és habnak a tortán egy-egy nagy durranás a közelmúltból (Instant History). Mindez kéthavonta, angolul. A publikált anyagokat Európa országaiban elszórt, helyi vagy kiküldött tudósítók szállítják az amszterdami főhadiszállásnak. A 8., március-áprilisi szám tartalma, némi kihagyással:

News and observations
What appeared on renderings as a translucent design has taken on a more massive form that towers above the environs: the National Library of Belarus in Minsk (BY) is nearing its completion
The Centre for Central European Architecture (CCEA) promotes ‘Hungerian, Pollish, Czeck, Austerian, Slowak and Sloven’ architectural talent
A masterpiece reappears: Aldo van Eyck’s 1960s Sonsbeek pavilion rebuilt in Otterlo (NL)
Reality check: ‘four squares in one’ by SLA in Copenhagen (DK)
Update: four practices that had a hand in raising a debate about the built environment in Malta
The Berlin Pavilion, a 1950s modernist gem, has got a new lease of life as a Burger King restaurant (DE)
and more...

New projects
Future Systems lives up to its name with a retro-futuristic design for an apartment building in the Copenhagen harbour (DK)
Ifau and Jesko Fezer from Berlin won a competition to convert Palais Thinnfeld in Graz (AT) with a plan that refuses to make a spectacular gesture
Architecture association L’Atalante invited twelve teams of architects to design ‘Global Models for Local Houses’ in Portugal
Massimo Acito has built a house in Metaponto (IT), avoiding the use of special effects or coquettish tricks
For the first time, 2012 architecten have applied their ‘recyclicity’ building method to a house in Enschede (NL), appropriately located on the spot where a fireworks disaster occurred in 2000
Sarah Wigglesworth converted a former school building for the Siobhan Davies Cance Centre in South London (UK)

New Plots
A10’s Claes Sörstedt talks to Julien De Smedt and Bjarke Ingels about Copenhagen-based practice Plot and the splitting up of a highly prolific collaboration

New buildings

Inspired by the house he grew up in, Jens Studer built an internally foldable building in Uerikon (CH)
With four different facades, Kenan Sahovic’s library in Sarajevo (BA) does its best to fit into its surroundings
The elegant new blocks for Bedales School in Petersfield (UK) by Walters and Cohen might well be capable of seducing both ardent modernists and Prince Charles sympathizers
CVDB have replaced Cartaxo’s theatre with a new building that makes a strong impression on its context (PT)
Tallinn´s new KUMU museum, designed by Finnish architect Pekka Vapaavuori, is Estonia’s most expensive public building
Localarchitecture has given a rural typology a contemporary shape with their design for a cow shed in Lignières (CH)
The first phase of Jestico and Whiles’ extension to London´s Central School of Speech and Drama promises well for the future (UK)
Tomasz Glowacki´s fashionably modern house in Gatowice (PL) recalls both traditional Polish barns and country churches
In a hilly suburb of Budapest (HU), Zsuffa and Kalmár have designed a town hall in the form of an ‘artificial rock’
Architect Nicola Probst carefully folded a house in Lugano (CH)
In Helsinki’s suburbs, Sari Nieminen designed a school that is a village in itself (FI)
The commission to enlarge Vienna’s Stadthalle, won by architects Dietrich | Untertrifaller, called for both homage and critique (AT)
American-Romanian Westfourth Architecture has built an office tower that is the highest in this part of Bucharest (RO)

Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
Less than three decades after its glorious arrival, postmodernism is about to meet its Judgement Day. Christian Welzbacher writes an obituary and makes an attempt to put ´PoMo´ in an historical context
Sixty years after the Second World War, Wroclaw – better known to the rest of the world as Breslau – is still searching for an architectural identity of its own and agonizing over its attitude to the existing architecture
A10’s Emmett Scanlon takes us for a whirlwind tour of Ireland’s most interesting new town halls, theatres, schools, libraries, arts centres and collective housing, which are gently and persuasively stitching themselves into and onto the existing fabric of Irish towns and villages
Home: Berger+Parkkinen’s contemporary barn in Vienna (AT)

Buildings that already get their share of media attention
Madrid’s new airport terminal, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership and Estudio Lamela, will double the airport’s current capacity of 35 million passengers a year. The negative effect on the immediate surroundings highlights the fact that Rogers’ architecturally magnificent terminal is, by the very nature of its programme, at loggerheads with his ecological commitment.