Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter model Lanternen maritime centre on “craftmanship of boats”

Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter have released visuals of a community centre for water sports on the coast of Esbjerg, Denmark, which will be made from wood. Named Lanternen, the circular facility is designed by Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter to evoke “the geometry and craftmanship of boats” in a bid to set it apart from other […]

RDHA turns riverfront building into “Canada’s first bookless library”

Canadian architecture firm RDHA has added glazed volumes to an old limestone post office in Cambridge, Ontario as part of its transformation into a community centre with makerspaces. RDH Architects Inc (RDHA) renovated and expanded the landmarked masonry structure – completed by Canadian architect Thomas Fuller in 1885 as a government building, and then later […]

Naidi Community Hall by Caukin Studio serves as a social hub for Fijians

Architecture collective Caukin Studio has completed a wooden cultural hall for a small village in Fiji, replacing the previous structure that was destroyed by cyclones. The building provides local residents with a venue for weddings, funerals, celebrations, traditional Fijian dance performances and other gatherings. Called Naidi Community Hall, the structure serves the 400 residents of […]

Urko Sanchez Architects builds miniature walled city for orphans

Urko Sanchez Architects has designed a concrete compound in Djibouti for the charity SOS Children’s Villages International as a home for vulnerable children. The project, which completed in 2014, has been nominated for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Urko Sanchez Architects, who are based in Nairobi and Madrid, referenced the traditional typology of a […]

Iconico Studio elevates Moncayo Club House in Mexico City atop stone plinths

Architecture practice Iconico Studio has designed this community centre near Mexico City to bridge an earthy wall and a stone plinth. The Mexico City studio completed Moncayo Club House at the entrance to a “sleepy” residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Mexican capital. A key feature of the community centre is the elevated slender […]

Colliding gabled structures form Hannae Forest of Wisdom community centre

Unsangdong Architects has designed the Hannae Forest of Wisdom community centre in Seoul with a row of intersecting gabled forms enclosed by glass end walls. Seoul studio Unsangdong Architects developed the centre in the Hannae neighbourhood as a cultural space for the community that repurposes an abandoned plot near the entrance to a public park. To find a way to […]

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