REQUALIFICATION WESTERN COAST SHKODRA LAKE HAS STARTED
The design phase of the master plan for the requalification of the western part of the Shkodra Lake has started comprising a study area of 115 Ha.
79,300 m2 of recreational areas, beaches, public spaces and facilities will be built together with the new Shkodra Lake Museum and the renovation of the waterfront facade of Shiroka village.
MARUBI NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY NOMINATED FOR THE EU MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2017
With pleasure we would like to share with you that the Marubi National Museum of Photography has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.
As the organizers self state in their website: the prize, that is granted every two years, aims to recognise and commend excellence in European architecture in conceptual, social, cultural, technical and constructive terms.
246 HA URBAN PLAN DESIGNED BY CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ FOR HIEDANRANTA DISTRICT OF TAMPERE AWARDED WITH A HONOURABLE MENTION
The proposal works as an urban connector articulated around a rich public space designed for linking citizens to nature and to the industrial heritage, but also for linking the inhabitants living in the different districts of the Hybrid City among them.
The project aims to mix urbanity with nature thanks to a new sinuous and iconic lakefront that maximizes the views over the lake. The plan proposes a hybrid mobility system that seeks to reduce daily commuting and it also minimizes the use of private vehicles in the area.
MARUBI NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY NOMINATED FOR THE BEST MUSEUM OF THE YEAR (EMYA) 2017
With pleasure we would like to share with you that the Marubi National Museum of Photography has been nominated for the EMYA 2017 (European Museum Year Award).
Forty six museums have been shortlisted this year. The award ceremony will be held in Zagreb in May 2017.
ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY DE ARCHITECT MAGAZINE
The article written by Casanova+Hernandez "The Future of ADL dwellings: Innovation at multiple levels" has been published by the architectural magazine De Architect.
The article analyzes the importance of the ADL dwellings for the social integration of handicapped people, and underlines the crucial role of design innovation, social innovation and financial innovation to create a new generation of ADL dwellings.
INTERVIEW OF CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ PUBLISHED BY THE KOREAN PUBLISHER DAMDI
The Korean publisher Damdi has released a new architectural monograph focused on the work of 18 design teams around the world.
The book analyzes the relation between architectural conceptualization and its presentation to the public. The publication illustrates the communication tools of the different offices with 18 PowerPoint presentations and interviews to the architects.
CULTURAL COMPLEX DESIGNED BY CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ AWARDED WITH A THIRD PRIZE IN KOREA
The competition is focused on the transformation and extension of an abandoned military bunker built by the Japanese army in the city of Busan. The proposal extends the existing bunker with a star-shaped land-art intervention named "Open Bunker" that works as a public plaza excavated in the hill, equipped with cultural and recreational facilities.
The intervention is a new urban landmark that marks the access to the site, makes the bunker visible to the public and brands the new cultural complex and the city of Busan.
LARGE MEDIA IMPACT OF THE OPENING OF THE MARUBI NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY
After its opening to the public, the Marubi National Museum of Photography in Shkoder has become the focus of attention of the Albanian media being visited by hundreds of Albanians and tourists during the first days.
The new building and its museographic project open a new generation of contemporary museums in Albania, which not only aims to restore and protect the Albanian cultural heritage, but also to work as an attraction pole for local and foreign visitors with the final objective of spreading locally and internationally the richness of the Albanian Culture.
SPREADING OF THE RESEARCH "THE FUTURE OF ADL DWELLING"
Casanova+Hernandez has initiated the diffusion of the research "The Future of the ADL-cluster: social integration of people with disabilities". The research aims to arise the public debate about the social integration of handicapped people in the Dutch society via ADL dwellings and to promote new projects and programs in this field in collaboration with municipalities, health organizations, housing corporations and organized groups of people with special needs.
The spreading will consist of a series of lectures, debates, articles and a publication on the topic.
Parties interested in the diffusion of the research can download a short resume in the attached link.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE MARUBI NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN ALBANIA
The Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama, and the Minister of Culture, Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro, have opened officially the Marubi National Museum of Photography designed by Casanova+Hernandez Architects in Shkoder.
The public ceremony has been programmed during the day of Europe, May 9th, and has been followed by many European representatives such as the ambassador of the Netherlands Mrs. Dewi van de Weerd, the European Union ambassador, Mrs. Romana Vlahutin, and representatives of other European embassies.
THE RESEARCH "THE FUTURE OF ADL DWELLING" HAS BEEN CONCLUDED
This 2-years research has been financed by the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and developed by Casanova+Hernandez in collaboration with the sociologist Dr. M.I.M. Schuurman and the economist Prof. Dr. Van de Klundert, from the Erasmus University.
The research focuses on the complete social integration of handicapped people thanks to the Dutch ADL housing program that allow people with severe physical handicaps to live autonomously in adapted houses, within clusters where standard houses and a 24-hour care unit are also available. A short essay can be downloaded in the attached link.
LECTURE IN MADRID
Building Knowledge in Interdisciplinary Design
Tuesday 29th March 2016 (15.00)
School of Architecture at Alcalá University. Master en Proyecto Avanzado de Arquitectura y Ciudad
HELENA CASANOVA NEW BOARD MEMBER OF EUROPAN NETHERLANDS
Helena Casanova, together with Olof van de Wal (architecture curator), André Kempe (Atelier Kempe Thill, Rotterdam), Madir Shah ( Urbanoffice Architects, Amsterdam) and Jonathan Woodroffe (S333, London-Amsterdam) are the new board members of the Europan organization in the Netherlands and the founders of the new Europan NL foundation.
LECTURE IN FLORENCE
Public Space Acupuncture
Tuesday 1st March 2016 (19.00)
Kent State University. Florence program. Palazzo Vettori. Lecture Hall. Via Cavour 26. Florence
LECTURE IN VALENCIA
Building Knowledge in Interdisciplinary Design
Thursday 18th March 2016 (12.30)
Auditorium School of Architecture of Valencia (ETSAV). Camino de Vera s/n. Valencia
CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ WINS THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE FORMER UNION OF ALBANIAN WRITERS IN TIRANA INTO CULTURAL CENTER
Casanova+Hernandez in collaboration with the local partner SON engineering & construction has won the international competition for the renovation of a central historical building and its transformation into an experimental cultural center that will encourage the active participation of citizens in a vibrant cultural program.
The project, the same as the National Historical Museum which has been recently won by Casanova+Hernandez, is part of a new cultural, educational and tourist infrastructure of Tirana named Culture Quartet focused on the restoration and activation with new cultural programs of relevant historical buildings of the city.
LECTURE IN ROTTERDAM
Public Space Acupuncture
Wednesday 27th January 2016 (20.00)
Gele Gebouw. Zomerhofstraat 90. Rotterdam
CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ WINS THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM IN TIRANA
Casanova+Hernandez in collaboration with the local partner SON engineering & construction has won the international competition for the renovation and modernization of the most iconic museum of the Albanian capital.
The project is part of an ambitious plan to regenerate the cultural, educational and tourism infrastructure of Tirana named Culture Quartet. The strategy presented by Casanova+Hernandez follows a symbiotic approach that links unused historical buildings of the city with new cultural programs and activities to generate a new and dynamic network.
A NEW MONOGRAPH ABOUT THE WORK OF CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ: "BUILDING KNOWLEDGE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN" HAS BEEN PUBLISHED
The Korean Publisher Damdi presents a detailed analysis of the work, design processes and strategies of Casanova+Hernandez in the issue 42 of the DD Series.
Together with a critical essay on the practice of the office, this richly illustrated volume features more than 30 projects covering the fields of collective housing, public space, public buildings, and hybrid urbanism.
PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE PRESENTED AT THE FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR
From 14 to 18 October Actar Publishers presents the book Public Space Acupuncture at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Hall 4.1 K100)
THE CONSTRUCTION OF MARUBI MUSEUM REACHES THE TOP
The works for the renovation of the historical building that hosts the Marubi Museum in Shkodër have reached the top and the facade facing Kole Idromeno street is now under restauration. The works also include the extension of the historical building with a new wing that will host the national photo archive, now under construction.
3D-SKYLIGHT HOUSE DESIGNED BY CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The project is included in a urban development designed by B+B urban planners, with landscape design from Karres & Brands. The house is part of a series of buildings of different sizes and programs designed by Casanova+Hernandez for this plan, that experiment with topics such as scale, perception and identity.
The design is characterized by a three-dimensional skylight that combines the structural properties of the glass with the interior spatial quality of the house and its exterior architectural expression.
LECTURE IN MELBOURNE
PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE
Wednesday 5th August (18.00-19.30)
RMIT Design Hub. Melbourne
LECTURE IN SYDNEY
PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE
Wednesday 29th July (18.00-20.00)
Austral Bricks Design Studio. Ground level, 50 Carrington St. Sydney NSW 2000
THE BOOK PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE BY CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ IS INTERNATIONALLY AVAILABLE
The book Public Space Acupuncture, written and edited by Helena Casanova and Jesus Hernandez, has been published by Actar Publishers (New York). It presents contributions by Oriol Bohigas at the introduction and the analysis of the urban sociologist Arnold Reijndorp.
Public Space Acupuncture combines the study of innovative strategies to activate or regenerate the urban public space with projects and test cases developed by Casanova + Hernandez around the world in collaboration with municipalities, universities and private and public organizations.
START CONSTRUCTION OF MARUBI MUSEUM
On 15th May the construction of the Marubi National Museum in Shkodër has officially started. The works will consist of the demolition of existing small constructions, renovation of a monumental protected building to host the Marubi Museum and the construction of a new annex building to host a library, administrative spaces and the Albanian National Photo Archive.
MARUBI MUSEUM PRESENTED TO THE ALBANIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE
On 6th March, Jesus Hernandez presented to the Ministry of Culture and the directors of the main museums of Albania the museographic project and detailed design project for Marubi Museum in Shkodër.
The Ministry appreciated the global vision of the museum that integrates museographic project, monument renovation, architectural extension and integral interior and graphic design.
EXHIBITION: EXPORT AT ICO MUSEUM
24th Feb. 2015 - 17th May 2015. ICO Museum. Zorrilla 3. Madrid
PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF THE URBAN PLAN "HYBRID CITY" FOR LICHTERFELDE SÜD IN BERLIN
On November 10th, the awarded urban plan "Hybrid City" designed by Casanova+Hernandez for Lichterfelde Süd has been presented to the public in the Carl Schumann sports hall.
CERAMIC MUSEUM AND MOSAIC PARK WIDELY PUBLISHED BY INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
The Ceramic Museum and the Mosaic Park designed by Casanova+Hernandez in the Chinese city of Jinzhou, has been the focus of attention of many international magazines and books such as L'Arca International, Atlas of World Landscape Architecture, Lera, Building as Ornament or UW, becoming the front cover of some of them.
LECTURE IN TIRANA
Helena Casanova presents Marubi Museum and other public building projects at Tirana Architecture Week (TAW).
Wednesday, October 1st (10.00) at POLIS University in Tirana, Albania.
PRESS CONFERENCE OF CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ ON THE PLAN "HYBRID CITY" FOR LICHTERFELDE SÜD IN BERLIN
On September 23rd, Helena Casanova presented the urban plan for Lichterfelde Süd in Berlin, during the press conference that took place in the town hall of Zehlendorf.
CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ WINS THE COMPETITION FOR THE CURRENT LARGEST RESIDENTIAL URBAN PLAN OF BERLIN.
"Hybrid City", designed by Casanova+Hernandez, has been awarded with the first prize in the international competition for the urban development of Lichtherfelde Süd.
The plan of 39 Ha combines 2500 housing units with cultural, educative and social facilities organized around the former training camp of the US army transformed into the Green Heart of the new neighbourhood.
INTERVIEW TO CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ IN THE PUBLICATION "WHO IS THE ARCHITECT?
The book presents nineteen architecture offices from all around the world. The offices are asked to define who and what is an architect, through examples of their work, sound advice and personal anecdotes with which readers can build a broader picture of the discipline.
PRESENTATION OF MARUBI NATIONAL PHOTOMUSEUM BY CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ IN ALBANIA
Link to a video broadcast on Albanian TV news about the competition for the Marubi National Photomuseum in Shkodër and the winner design presented by Casanova+Hernandez Architects.