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“ALBANIAN CARPET” FINALIST IN THE EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR URBAN PUBLIC SPACE  2022

30/08/2022

Our project Albanian Carpet for the city of Shiroka, Shkodra, has been selected for the final round of the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2022 .

From a total of 326 entries, the Jury has selected 25 works. In the Prize Archive our project will be featured among the best projects that have presented for the Prize since it was first awarded in 2000.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial initiative of the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) and according to the organizers: ‘it aims to recognise and make known the best works creating, recovering and improving public space in Europe.’

“ALBANIAN CARPET” AWARDED IN SRC DESIGN AWARD 2021

24/08/2022

Our project Albanian Carpet for the city of Shiroka, Shkodra, has been awarded in the SRC Design Award 2021, professional category.
According to the organizers, the award is given to ‘organizations and individuals whose work leads the way in creating innovative and dynamic streetscape’.

“ALBANIAN CARPET” IN SHIROKA HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE / 2020-2022 CYCLE

15/07/2022

With pleasure we would like to announce that our project for the Requalification Western Coast Shkodra Lake in Shiroka, Albania, has been nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in its 2020-2022 cycle.

As the organizers self state in their website: the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture.

“Albanian Carpet” shortlisted for the final evaluation of SRC Design Award 2021

16/04/2022

Our project Albanian Carpet for the city of Shiroka, Shkodra, has been shortlisted for the final evaluation of SRC Design Award 2021, professional category.

The final winners will be announced soon.

According to the jury: The participating projects of this SRC Streetscape Design Award have strong comprehensiveness, high quality and good completion, which represent the future development direction of the city’s streetscape.

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/1s15uvbSaSSpvDdaagaCxQ

AWARDED: MASTER PLAN FOR NEW ENTRANCE OF SHKODRA CITY

27/01/2022

CHA has been awarded with his joint venture partners SRP Schneider & Partner (Germany) and their Albanian subsidiary company, SRP Albanian Engineering, for the “Development Concept, master plan of interventions at the entrance of Shkodra and the project of requalification of the western shore of Lake Shkodra”, Albania, financed by the Albanian Development Fund.

“ALBANIAN CARPET” WINNER ‘BIG SEE’ AWARD

05/01/2022

Our project Albanian Carpet for the city of Shiroka, Shkodra, has been awarded winner in the category Landscape and Urban Design:

https://bigsee.eu/albanian-carpet-shiroka/

DEZEEN AWARDS 2021 ARCHITECTURE LONGLIST: “ALBANIAN CARPET”, SHIROKA

10/08/2021

It is an honor to announce that our project ‘Albanian Carpet’ is part of the longlist of Dezeen Awards 2021.
From over 4,700 entries from 87 countries to Dezeen Awards this year, our project is at the moment one of 305 architecture projects that are in the running for awards in the 12 different architecture project categories.

PUBLICATION: CHA IN ‘ART’ MAGAZINE

25/07/2021

We are very happy to be part of June issue of the German magazine ‘Art’. On one page you have an article about Beuys and on the following one, you can read something about our work. A great honor!

AWARDED: MASTER PLAN FOR GJIROKASTRA CASTLE

30/06/2021

CHA has been awarded with his joint venture partners MetroPOLIS l.t.d. and G & K ltd., for the “Gjirokastra Castle Sustainable Management and Tourism Valorization Masterplan”, Albania, financed by the Albanian Development Fund. This is a Project for Integrated Urban and Tourism Development (PIUTD).

PUBLICATION: LANDSCAPE DESIGN / CHINA

25/06/2021

Our work is published in the issue of June dedicated to Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design.
According to the Editor: ‘Fortunately, with the development of our profession, there are more and more people focusing on the hard work and devoting themselves into fundamental research and efforts of this kind’

PUBLICATION: REVISITING MUSEUMS OF INFLUENCE / FOUR DECADES OF INNOVATION AND PUBLIC QUALITY IN EUROPEAN MUSEUMS

25/05/2021

The Marubi Museum has been selected by leading professionals in the field of museology who have acted as judges for the European Museum of the Year Award as one of the 50 most influential museums of the last 40 years.

Marubi Museum is selected together with the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the British Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London among others in this publication.

According to the authors:
Revisiting Museums of Influence presents 50 portraits of a range of European museums that have made striking innovations in public quality over the past 40 years. In so doing, the book demonstrates that excellence can be found in museums no matter their subject matter, scale, or source of funding.
…the portraits describe museums that had, or should have had, an influence on other museums around the world.

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY “MARUBI” STARTS THE PROCEDURES TO BECOME PART OF UNESCO

27/03/2021

The “Marubi” file is now ready for submission to UNESCO. The file will be submitted for candidacy to UNESCO, in the program “Memory of the World Register”.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE HOUSE MUSEUM ISMAIL KADARE IN THE UNESCO SITE OF GJIROKASTRA HAS STARTED

20/02/2021

The design of CHA for House Museum Ismail Kadare consists of the restoration and musealization of the birth house of the Albanian writter Ismail Kadare in Gjirokastra.

The project includes the interior design, the exhibition design of the permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum’s visual identity and the business and management plan for the first five years.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM IN THE UNESCO SITE OF GJIROKASTRA HAS STARTED

20/02/2021

The design of CHA for the new Ethnographic Museum of Gjirokastra consists of the restoration and musealization of the birth house of Enver Hoxha in Gjirokastra.

The project includes the interior design, the exhibition design of the permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum’s visual identity and the business and management plan for the first five years.

THE PROJECT “ALBANIAN CARPET” DESIGNED FOR SHIROKA HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE EU MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2022

18/01/2021

With pleasure we would like to announce that our project for the Requalification Western Coast Shkodra Lake in Shiroka, Albania, has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award 2022.

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.

THE RESEARCH PROJECT ‘PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE AFTER THE CORONA CRISIS: POST-CORONAVIRUS DESIGN STRATEGIES AND OPPORTUNITIES’ HAS RECEIVED A GRANT FROM THE STIMULERINGSFONDS CREATIEVE INDUSTRIE

07/01/2021

With the project “Public Space Acupuncture after the corona crisis” CHA is investigating the impact of various degrees of (temporary) Corona measures on the design and layout of our public spaces.
Together with engineering and consultancy firm Arup and the municipality of Amsterdam, research is being conducted into how resilient Post-Coronavirus cities can be built in the future. To this end, the research analyzes various ‘Windows of Opportunity’ that emerged from the crisis period and that can improve the design of public space in terms of sustainability, mobility and social cohesion.
The intended results are a catalog with temporary solutions to adapt public spaces to the crisis situation, various essays and a concrete test case in Amsterdam Oud-West. These will eventually result in lectures, workshops, a website and a publication.

CHA HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE DESIGN OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ALBANIAN HYDROPOWER

05/01/2021

The project is conceived as a network of landscape and architectural interventions located along the Drin river cascade that includes the National Museum of Albanian Hydropower, Koman Lake Visitors Center, viewing platforms, scenic paths, and three harbors. The main objective of the project is to create new fluvial and terrestrial eco-tourism routes that highlight the cultural and natural values of the area to stimulate the cultural tourism and local economy.

PUBLICATION: ‘ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE IV’

28/12/2020

CHA has contributed to the publication with the essay ‘Building Knowledge in Interdisciplinary Design’. The book, published by Nobuko, Argentina, has been edited by the Spanish professors Daniel Gimeno and Miguel Guitart, with prologue from Alberto Campo Baeza, Spanish professor from ETSAM. The essay analyses CHA design methodologies and practical experience leading multidisciplinary teams to give answer to complex international commissions.

APPROVED IMPLEMENTATION DESIGN OF THE ‘SYSTEM OF MUSEUMS’ OF GJIROKASTRA

16/11/2020

The project, financed by the World Bank, consists of the design and supervision of a tourist-friendly museum system in the UNESCO city of Gjirokastra. The system proposes new museums, cultural uses and activities in the frame of a coordinated business plan. The project includes the restoration of historical buildings and museums, which are activated with new museological projects, interior designs and exhibitions. It also includes the design and interpretation project of historic paths and squares linking the different museums.

PUBLICATION: ‘ARCHITECTURE FOR RESIDENTIAL CARE AND AGEING COMMUNITIES’

16/10/2020

CHA has contributed to the publication with the essay ‘The Future of ADL Dwellings-Experimental Re-Designs for the Impaired’. The book, published by Routledge in London, has been edited by the Swedish professors Sten Gromark and Bjorn Andersson. The essay analyses CHA experience building special dwellings for people with severe mobility restrictions that allow them to live independently helped by home automation and punctually by qualified assistants.

ZERO-EMISSIONS NEW MUNICIPALITY BUILDING OF TIRANA AND CITY MUSEUM: FINALIST

02/09/2020

Our zero-emissions building for the new Municipal office building and the City Museum of Tirana is finalist in a restricted international competition. Our team of experts has developed an innovative building for 1380 employees based on the zero carbon / zero energy / zero water / zero waste approach. The building is designed to obtain the LEED Zero (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate.

APPROVED THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN DESIGNED BY CHA FOR THE DRIN RIVER CASCADE IN ALBANIA (77.8 Ha)

20/08/2020

The development plan set the guidelines for the sustainable development of an area of 77.8 ha. along the Drin River cascade and three hydropower plants. The plan restores the landscape along the river and interprets the tangible and intangible cultural values helping to develop the region as a recreational and tourist area compatible with its environmental and cultural values.

SAN JOSE SKY DOME DESIGNED BY CHA RECOMMENDED BY EXPERTS PANEL FOR THE NEW SILICON VALLEY ICON

03/08/2020

The experts panel of the competition Urban Confluence Silicon Valley has recommended our submission to the Jury for consideration, along with 46 other submissions after the CCP reviewed and rated all 963 qualified submissions. The CCP is comprised of 34 local community leaders, artists, architects, environmentalists, and business leaders and has convened for two days of deliberation sessions.

SHIROKA SQUARE IN SHKODRA LAKE (30.000 m2) FIRST PHASE COMPLETED

10/05/2020

The reconstruction of Shiroka Square in Shkodra lake which covers an area of 20.000 m2 is near completion. Shkodra Lake, Albania.

As the client states: ‘The reconstruction of the square of Shiroka is a project that is expected to be joined in the future with the other project related to the reconstruction of the western shore of the Lake Shkodra. The investment aims to turn the village of Shiroka into an important recreational, cultural and tourist center, urging activities that take place near the lake and to renew the history and tradition of the area.’

CHA HAS BEEN INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RESTRICTED COMPETITION FOR THE NEW MUNICIPAL OFFICE BUILDING FOR 1380 EMPLOYEES

10/03/2020

The building should be a zero-emmissions one and will include the new room for the plenary sessions of the Municipality of Tirana, Albania.

CHA WINS THE TENDER FOR THE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE DRIN RIVER CASCADE, ALBANIA (TOTAL STUDY AREA 77.8 HA)

20/02/2020

The main objective of this commission is to carry out the analysis of the historical and socio-economic values of the study area, and to develop a plan for transforming the Drin Cascade zone into a tourist asset leading to the improvement of the area for both inhabitants and tourists alike.
Vau i Dejes, Komani, Fierza, Albania.

CHA WINS THE TENDER FOR DEVELOPING TWO MASTERPLANS IN THE CITY OF DURRES (4.76 Ha and 6.2 Ha)

20/01/2020

Both plans form part of an urban acupuncture strategy focused on regenerating the urban fabric damaged by earthquake that took place in November 2019. New residencial buildings where the affected families will be relocated are mixed with preserved existing buildings, new facilities and public space interventions. Durres, Albania.

THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM AND THE KADARE HOUSE MUSEUM IN GJIROKASTRA ENTER DEFINITIVE DESIGN PHASE

19/09/2019

The architectural and museological projects of the Ethnographic Museum and the Kadare House Museum in Gjirokastra enter their definitive design phase.

The two existing buildings will be restored and fully upgraded to international contemporary museological standards in order to improve tourism and local economy in the UNESCO city of Gjirokastra.

RECONSTRUCTION OF SHIROKA SQUARE IN SHKODRA LAKE (20.000 m2) GETS UNDERWAY

19/09/2019

The reconstruction of Shiroka Square in Shkodra lake has started and will cover an area of 20.000 m2.

HELENA CASANOVA INVITED AS URBAN PLANNING EXPERT WITHIN “NEW TOWNS, ARRIVAL CITIES” PROGRAMME 2017-2019

25/03/2019

Helena Casanova has participated as an expert in devising and implementing urban planning processes that are inclusive and that give residents and other stakeholders a greater role than in standard top-down planning during the workshops of the Lab#5 held in Nissewaard on Feb 20-21 and organized in the framework of the “New Towns, Arrival Cities” programme 2017-2019.

Thursday February 25, 2019
De Vuurvogel School (tbc), Nissewaard

MARUBI NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY SELECTED FOR THE BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2019

25/03/2019

The Marubi National Museum of Photography has been selected for the BIG SEE Architecture Award 2019. The project has also been nominated for the Best Project (Grand Prix) in the category Public and Commercial Architecture.

Big Architecture Festival on April 17, 2019
Ljubljana, Slovenia

CHA WINS THE TENDER FOR THE DESIGN AND SUPERVISION OF THE SYSTEM OF MUSEUMS OF THE UNESCO CITY OF GJIROKASTRA: RESTORATION, RENOVATION AND DEFINITION OF NEW USES (68.5 Ha)

14/01/2019

The project named Design and Supervision Gjirokastra System of Museums, in the UNESCO protected city of Gjirokastra is part of the Project for Integrated Urban and Tourism Development (PIUTD) program.

It includes among others the re-qualification of the Castle of Gjirokastra / Museum of Gjirokastra / National Museum of Armaments / Prison Museum / Ethnographic Museum / Ismail Kadare House / The Cold War Tunnel.

The project consists of the design and supervision of the building site of a tourist-friendly museum system and includes the restoration, renovation and definition of new uses of the existing museums; curatorial projects; exhibitions design; business models for all the museums; definition of activities program for the museums; thematic interpretative paths (public spaces) among museums; and the activity program in the study area.

CHA WINS THIRD PRIZE IN THE COMPETITION FOR THE REQUALIFICATION OF TONGYEONG DOCKYARD, SOUTH KOREA

26/10/2018

The proposed strategy for the regeneration of the site aims to provide varied recreational and cultural programs in the different parts of the site attractive for all kinds of target groups. It reuses existing structures and creates new landmarks, all of them characterized by a specific identity and storytelling.

The strategy recreates the three historical and cultural landscapes of the site: the natural landscape, the fishery landscape and the industrial landscape through three thematic paths: the Forest Path, the Fishermen Path and the Dockyard Path.

HELENA CASANOVA, PANEL MEMBER AT INTERNATIONAL NEW TOWN DAY 2018

09/10/2018

Helena Casanova has been invited to participate as a Panel Member in one of the round tables of the International New Town Day organized by INTI in Rotterdam.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 / 14.45
http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?article1285

CHA WINS FIRST PRIZE IN THE HAVEN COMMISSIONS: 21ST CENTURY INSTALLATIONS FOR THE LINCOLNSHIRE COAST. RSPB FRAMPTON MARSH NATURE RESERVE, BOSTON. UK

27/05/2018

Frampton Marsh is on the Lincolnshire shore of The Wash, the most important estuary for wildlife in UK. The reserve is an internationally important place for wintering wildfowl and a crucial place for both migrating and breeding waders.

CHA will realize will realize some landscape interventions where culture, history and nature will be combined.

STUDIO VISIT: CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ ARCHITECTEN INVITED BY HET NIEUWE INSTITUUT

21/05/2018

Casanova+Hernandez has been invited by Het Nieuwe Instituut to be part of their first series of Studio Visits. During this visit, the office will show their work, will explain their position as international designers and their design methods.

Studio Visits is a series of evenings dedicated to contemporary architectural practice, its challenges and possibilities.

Friday June 15, 2018 / 17.00
Lombardkade 23a, Rotterdam

LECTURE AND ROUND TABLE. BIA URBAN REGENERATION FORUM, BILBAO 2018

20/04/2018

Jesus Hernandez will give a lecture and will participate in a round table at the Bizkaia Aretoa auditorium within the frame of the BIA congress about Landscape and Territory / Productive Landscape: How to produce taking into account distribution, waste, consumption? How to generate short cycles, local productions and eco-sustainable territorial strategies? What role can urban agriculture play in the redefinition of country-city boundaries?

Wednesday June 20, 2018
Bizkaia Aretoa / Abandoibarra Etorb. 3, Bilbao / Spain

CHA SHORT-LISTED FOR THE RADBAHN + INNOVATORS COMPETITION IN BERLIN, GERMANY

19/03/2018

Short-listed proposals have been selected based on their innovative and sustainable approach.
The public presentation will take place on March 22nd at Factory Berlin in Mitte. The presentations are scheduled to start at 20.00

CHA SHORT-LISTED FOR THE HAVEN COMMISSIONS: 21ST CENTURY INSTALLATIONS FOR THE LINCOLNSHIRE COAST. RSPB FRAMPTON MARSH NATURE RESERVE, BOSTON. UK

27/02/2018

Frampton Marsh is on the Lincolnshire shore of The Wash, the most important estuary for wildlife in UK. The reserve is an internationally important place for wintering wildfowl and a crucial place for both migrating and breeding waders.

LECTURE IN PAMPLONA, SPAIN

14/02/2018

Helena Casanova will give a lecture at the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra in Pamplona.

Friday February 16, 2018 / 12.30 PM
School of Architecture. University of Navarra / Calle Universidad, B33 / Pamplona, Spain

MARUBI NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY NOMINATED AT BIG ARCHITECTURE AWARDS. LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

05/02/2018

The Marubi National Museum of Photography has been shortlisted as one of the candidates for the Big Architecture awards, category of landscape architecture.

OPENING OF THE ACADEMIC SEMESTER AT UNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA

12/01/2018

Helena Casanova and Jesus Hernandez, guests professors at the University of Navarra, Architectural Design Department.

Presentation of the course at the Main Auditorium of the School of Architecture on Friday January 12, 2018 / 9.30 AM

LECTURE IN TORONTO, CANADA

09/01/2018

Helena Casanova will give a lecture at Ryerson University, Toronto. The lecture will form part of the Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson, 2017/18 lecture series.

Thursday January 25, 2018 / 6:30 PM
Ryerson University / 325 Church Street / Toronto, Ontario

LECTURE IN GJIROKASTRA, ALBANIA

26/09/2017

Marubi National Museum of Photography is presented by Jesus Hernandez in the 10th Regional Restoration Camp in Gjirokastra, Albania. The event is organized by the Albanian brunch of the Cultural Heritage Without Borders organization.

NEW TOWN LAB ALAMAR, CUBA

28/08/2017

Casanova+Hernandez architects has been selected to participate in the New Town Lab of Alamar organized by INTI (International New Town Institute). During the New Town Lab, a team of international designers and experts will come up with a convincing and innovative concept for the future of Alamar, combining three topics: participation, food production and water.

This task combines the technical and architectural issues of water collection, the design and incorporation of food production in the district, and the social question of the mobilization of residents. The purpose of the workshop is to unite all these aspects in the design of public space.

REQUALIFICATION WESTERN COAST SHKODRA LAKE HAS STARTED

21/04/2017

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

02/01/2017

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

30/12/2016

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

20/11/2016

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

05/09/2016

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

25/08/2016

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

20/07/2016

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

05/06/2016

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”

20/05/2016

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

15/05/2016

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

25/04/2016

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

15/03/2016

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

01/03/2016

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

01/02/2016

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

26/01/2016

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

20/01/2016

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

10/01/2016

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

22/12/2015

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

15/11/2015

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

15/10/2015

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

20/09/2015

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

28/08/2015

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

15/07/2015

PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE

Wednesday 5th August (18.00-19.30)

RMIT Design Hub. Melbourne

LECTURE IN SYDNEY

25/06/2015

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

30/05/2015

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

15/05/2015

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

10/03/2015

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

15/02/2015

24th Feb. 2015 – 17th May 2015. ICO Museum. Zorrilla 3. Madrid

PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF THE URBAN PLAN “HYBRID CITY” FOR LICHTERFELDE SÜD IN BERLIN

11/11/2014

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

15/10/2014

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

25/09/2014

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

23/09/2014

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.

20/09/2014

“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?

15/06/2014

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.

CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ ARCHITECTS WINS THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR MARUBI NATIONAL PHOTOMUSEUM IN SHKODËR, ALBANIA

04/04/2014

The winner proposal designed by Casanova+Hernandez has enjoyed a national repercussion due to the historical importance of the photographic legacy to be exhibited in the museum and its symbolic significance.
Jesus Hernandez presented the project to a large audience, in which the Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture were present, and the event was broadcast live on TV for the whole country.

LECTURE IN ANTWERP

01/03/2014

Tuesday 18th March (19.00) at auditorium City Campus University of Antwerp

In the frame of the Spring 2014 lecture series, organized by the Flemish Architecture Institute and the University of Antwerp, Jesus Hernandez will present several built projects and installations designed by Casanova+Hernandez Architects in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and China.

DEBATE

15/02/2014

5th March (20.00) at Architectuurcentrum Aorta. Utrecht

Helena Casanova will take part in the debate about the state of public space in Utrecht together with representatives of the main political groups.
To initiate the debate, she will introduce the politics of public space implemented in several European cities which has been analyzed by Casanova+Hernandez in the research Public Space Acupuncture.

LECTURE IN MILAN

25/11/2013

RE-SOCIAL HOUSING
11th December (14.30) at Politecnico di Milano. Aula Gamma, Via Ampère 2, Milano. Italy

CERAMIC MUSEUM AND MOSAIC PARK IN JINZHOU, CHINA, ARE COMPLETED

20/10/2013

The Ceramic Museum and the Mosaic Park designed by casanova+hernandez architects are part of the World Landscape Art Exposition celebrated in Jinzhou City, which will become a large urban park of 176 ha. after the Exposition is closed. Both, park and museum intend to create new links between the citizens and the place arousing the interest about the nowadays forgotten local tradition of the ceramic art. At the same time, they seek to activate the cultural life of the city and to promote the local creative industry by building an emblematic space for the exhibition and sale of local handicrafts.

EXHIBITION JAE PORTUGAL

15/10/2013

31th Oct. 2013 – 2nd Jan. 2014. Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis (MNSR). Porto. Portugal

GINKGO PROJECT IN ARQUITECTURA VIVA

15/09/2013

Ginkgo project designed by casanova+hernandez in Beekbergen, has been published in the issue 155 of the architectural magazine Arquitectura Viva. The magazine presents projects of eight emerging offices in Europe and includes interviews to the architects and essays of David Cohn and Luis Fernández Galiano.

PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE: VILA IPOJUCA PRESENTED IN SAU PAULO

15/07/2013

From 24th until 28th of June, casanova+hernandez participated together with MVRDV and Maurer Architecten in a second workshop in Sao Paulo organized by the New Institute and idea! Zarvos. Minister Jet Bussemaker visited the workshop, and a global strategy of Public Space Acupuncture for Vila Ipojuca neighbourhood, developed by casanova+hernandez in collaboration with the Brazilian architectural office FGMF, was presented to the press.

MONOGRAPHIC PUBLICATION. CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ: SCALE & PERCEPTION

28/05/2013

The book Casanova+Hernandez: Scale & Perception has been published by Wasmuth publishers in Berlin. The book presents two recently finished buildings designed by Casanova + Hernandez and analyses the role of scale in design to manipulate the perception of contemporary architecture via architectural drawings, photos of Christian Richters, introduction by Claus Kaplinger and essay written by Helena Casanova and Jesus Hernandez.

SOLO EXHIBITION IN BERLIN. CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ: SCALE & PERCEPTION

17/05/2013

The exhibition Casanova+Hernandez: Scale & Perception has been opened in the Architektur Galerie in Berlin. It reflects on the topic of scale and perception in contemporary architecture by linking the multi-sensorial experience produced by two installations in the space of the gallery with the perception of the architecture in the place.
The exhibition will be opened from May 17th until June 29th.

THE FIRST PHASE OF THE ‘EUROPAN 6’ WINNER PROJECT IS COMPLETED

01/04/2013

The first phase consists of a ‘Hybrid block’ with 41 apartments for handicapped people and families, 42 ‘Super-shell’ row houses and an underground parking for 160 cars.
The ‘Hybrid block’ promotes social sustainability by mixing family apartments with ADL apartments for handicapped people assisted by a 24 hour health care unit within the building.
‘Super-shell houses’ provide flexible space for the dwellers to personalize them.

MATCHMAKING BRAZIL ORGANIZED BY THE NAI. SAO PAULO

15/03/2013

The NAi has invited Casanova+Hernandez together with MVRDV and Maurer architecten to participate in the ‘Matchmaking Brazil’ event that will take place in Sao Paulo between the 2nd and 6th of April.

LECTURE

01/03/2013

23th March at Nai. Rotterdam. The Netherlands

WORKSHOP

15/02/2013

Public Space Acupuncture, ‘The Green Line’ Case Study at Lebanese American University. Lebanon

LECTURE

15/02/2013

6th March at Lebanese American University. Lebanon

PUBLICATION “PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE” IN PREPARATION

02/01/2013

The book, which resumes the research made by Casanova+Hernandez in collaboration with the urban sociologist Arnold Reijndorp, will be published by Actar Publishers in Barcelona.
The publication analyzes alternative strategies developed in the public space of several European cities to promote urban life and social cohesion. The conclusions will be illustrated via test cases developed by the office experimenting with strategies of Public Space Acupuncture.

JURY

02/01/2013

Helena Casanova will be jury member of the international architectural competition ‘Archiprix’

WORKSHOP AT ARTESIS UNIVERSITY. ANTWERP

15/12/2012

The workshop will reflect on the influence in contemporary architecture of what Paul Virilio named as “Aesthetics of Disappearance” by analysing and experimenting with contemporary mechanisms to dissolve, disintegrate, and erase the architectural appearance generating paradoxical examples of the architecture of dis-appearance.

ESSAY PUBLISHED AT MAGAZINE ‘TEMES DE DISSENY’. BARCELONA

15/12/2012

The essay “Time Factor in Urban Regeneration” has been published in the issue 28 of the magazine ‘Elisava Temes de Disseny’ entitled “Speed – Reconsidering Time in Design”.
The essay reflects on the new role that the time factor can play in alternative strategies of urban regeneration that evolve along the time based on temporary, mutant or nomad interventions combined with interactive mechanisms of citizens participation.

CHA INVITED TO RESTRICTED COMPETITION FOR HOUSING BLOCKS IN ANTWERP

01/12/2012

CHA is one of the three teams selected to participate in the restricted competition for the design of three housing blocks in the new residential development ‘Nieuw Zuid’ in Antwerp.
The three blocks comprise more than hundred dwellings within a large master plan designed by the studio of Bernardo Secchi y Paola Viganò.

LECTURE

15/11/2012

18th December. ExpoGeorgia. Pavillion N3. Tiblisi. Georgia

EXHIBITION AT “DAYS OF DUTCH ARCHITECTURE” IN TIBLISI. GEORGIA

15/11/2012

17th -19th December. ExpoGeorgia. Pavillion N3. Tiblisi. Georgia

MOSAIC GARDEN AND CERAMIC MUSEUM IN JINZHOU UNDER CONSTRUCTION

31/10/2012

The Ceramic Museum and its Mosaic Garden are located in a core place of the Longqiwan Area of Jinzhou City. The site is part of the Jinzhou World Landscape Art Exposition of 2013 that will become a Central Park for the city after the exhibition is finished integrating the small museum in it.

WORSHOP PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE AT SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY

15/09/2012

The Workshop ‘Public Space Acupuncture, Shenzhen Urban Village Case Study’ has been led by Casanova+Hernandez architects at the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture & Urban planning at the Shenzhen University.
The workshop has been focused on the urban village of Bai Shi Zhou.

LECTURE

01/09/2012

23th October 2012. Shenzhen Center for Design. China

LECTURE

15/08/2012

21st October 2012. Shenzhen University. China

DEBATE – 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam – Berlage Institute

15/06/2012

27th June 2012. 3.00 p.m. at De Dependance.
The debate is based on the postgraduate studio entitled “Public Space Acupuncture” guided at the Berlage Institute by Helena Casanova and by Jesus Hernandez.
Participants: Ole Bouman, Helena Casanova, Jean-Louis Cohen, Galit Eliat, Jesus Hernandez, Alessandro Petti, Michelle Provoost, Nanne de Ru, Dietmar Steiner and Elma van Boxel.

TWIN APARTMENT BLOCKS IN BLARICUM COMPLETED

01/05/2012

The project “Black & White Twins” designed by Casanova+Hernandez Architects in Blaricum has been completed. The project experiments with the spatial and visual integration of compact collective housing solutions sheltering affordable apartments in the new exclusive low rise urban development of Blaricummermeent.

LECTURE

01/04/2012

21th May 2012. Chalmers School of Architecture. Göteborg. Sweden.

EXHIBITION – I MAKE THE INNER CITY. ROTTERDAM

01/04/2012

20th April – 12th August 2012. Rotterdam Info Center.

JURY

01/03/2012

Helena Casanova will be a jury member HEUVELINKPRIJS 2012 in Arnhem. The Netherlands.

JURY

15/02/2012

Helena Casanova will be a jury member of Wernstedt ’12 competition in Göteborg. Sweden.

EXHIBITION – YAS. YOUNG ARCHITECTS OF SPAIN. HOUSTON

15/01/2012

26th January – 1st April 2012. Architecture Building University of Houston

LECTURE

15/12/2011

12th March 2012 Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven. The Netherlands.

LECTURE

15/11/2011

13th December 2011 (8.15 p.m.) ARCAM Architecture Center. Amsterdam

LECTURE

01/11/2011

11th November 2011 (6.30 p.m.) SALT Beyoglu. Istanbul. Turkey

LECTURE

15/10/2011

4th November 2011 (12 a.m.) School of Architecture of UNAM. Mexico City. Mexico

LECTURE

15/10/2011

6th November 2011 (12 a.m.) Centro de Convenciones WTC. Cuernavaca. Mexico

OPENING OF STUDIO “PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE” AT BERLAGE INSTITUTE

15/09/2011

Helena Casanova and Jesus Hernandez will coordinate the research & design studio entitled “Public Space Acupuncture” at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam.
The studio proposes a critical reflection about role of the public space in our modern society and a deep research on the possible strategies to improve the public life in the public space of our European city centers.

YAS EXHIBITION AT AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS. WASHINGTON D.C.

15/08/2011

September 15th – October 15th

CHA SELECTED FOR REALIZATION OF CERAMIC MUSEUM AND GARDENS IN CHINA

01/07/2011

Casanova+Hernandez has been selected in a restricted competition for the construction of the Ceramic Museum and the Mosaic Garden in Jinzhou. Garden and Museum are integrated in a futuristic crackled landscape inspired by the delicate Longquan porcelain, which was developed in the region along 1800 years of history.

CONSTRUCTION OF EUROPAN 6 IN GRONINGEN REACHES THE TOP

15/06/2011

The construction of the nine stories high apartment block designed by Casanova+Hernandez in Groningen has reached the top level. The building, which is part of the awarded project in the Europan 6 competition, mixes family apartments with special dwellings for handicapped people equipped with a 24 hours care unit on ground floor.

PRINTED GLASS FACADE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN BEEKBERGEN

15/06/2011

The printed glass facade designed by Casanova+Hernandez for the housing project “Evergreen” in Beekbergen has begun to be mounted in the construction site. The glazed facade consists of 256 pieces of glass designed using 68 different prints, which are combined to generate a virtual Ginkgo Biloba tree that wraps the park side facade.

THE REGENERATION OF PUBLIC LIFE ‘SCAPE MAGAZINE

01/06/2011

An essay written by Casanova+Hernandez has been published in the international magazine ‘Scape. In this article some of the current problems of the public space of our European cities are analyzed and future strategies to address and solve them are proposed.

CONSTRUCTION OF APARTMENT BLOCKS IN BLARICUM REACHES THE TOP

15/05/2011

The twin apartment blocks designed by Casanova+Hernandez, which are at this moment under construction in Blaricum, the Netherlands, have reached the top level following the planned schedule.

CHA SELECTED FOR RESTRICTED COMPETITION IN CHINA

15/04/2011

Casanova+Hernandez has been invited to participate in a restricted competition for the design of an exhibition building and a landscape intervention at Jinzhou Expo 2013, China.

HELENA CASANOVA JURY MEMBER OF EUROPAN 11

15/04/2011

Helena Casanova, co-director of Casanova+Hernandez, will be member of the Dutch jury of the international competition Europan 11.

HOUSING + IDENTITY

15/03/2011

LECTURE
23rd March 2011
4 p.m.
Chalmers School of Architecture. Göteborg. Sweden.

CONSTRUCTION OF “EVERGREEN BUILDING” IN BEEKBERGEN REACHES THE TOP

15/02/2011

The apartment block and park-dwellings designed by Casanova+Hernandez Architects in Beekbergen have reached the top level with the construction of its roof. The glazed facade, which characterizes the green appearance of the building, has been designed with 296 printed panels created by the combination of 69 different images of Ginkgo Biloba branches and leafs generating a continuous virtual tree that wraps the building.

CHA SELECTED FOR THE DESIGN OF A SERVICE COMPLEX FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE

15/12/2010

“Intersections” has been the selected proposal designed by Casanova+Hernandez Architects for a new residential complex for elderly people and a collective care unit.
The proposal experiments with the concept of “collective patio-houses” as new housing typology that combines independency for the new seniors with collective health services.

TWO APARTMENT BLOCKS IN BLARICUM UNDER CONSTRUCTION

24/11/2010

The construction of two apartment blocks designed by Casanova+Hernandez Architects has begun in Blaricum. The twin buildings, which are based on the same conceptual and technical principles, have been specially developed to shelter selling and renting apartments, keeping at the same time similar appearance to reinforce the visual homogeneity of the neighborhood.

“THE GREEN ROOM” IS OPENED IN ROTTERDAM

15/09/2010

The “Green Room” is designed by Casanova+Hernandez as part of a series of temporary interventions in the public space of several European cities named “Domestic Monuments”.
The “Green Room” experiments with the role of hybrid interventions (mix of landscape+architecture+sculpture) to activate the urban life of our city centres.

CHA SELECTED FOR THE DESIGN OF A 100 METER HIGH TOWER IN ROTTERDAM

23/08/2010

CHA have won an invited competition for the design of a tower located at the Cool neighbourhood in the centre of Rotterdam. The plinth of the tower contains a multifuncional program that integrates public functions, office spaces, an automatic parking and a collective roof garden. The project experiments with the mix of housing typologies and the use of large and expresive panoramic balconies that caracterize its vibrant and sculptural exterior image.

GREEN WINDOWS SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN BIENNIAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION IN BARCELONA

28/07/2010

The landscape intervention ‘Green Windows’ designed by CHA in Lausanne has been selected among 425 landscape projects to be included in the Biennial catalogue and to be showed in the Biennal exhibition in Barcelona from 29.09.10 till 26.10.10

START CONSTRUCTION OF EUROPAN 6 WINNER PROJECT IN GRONINGEN

28/06/2010

On Monday 28th of June started the construction of the winner project of the international competition Europan 6 in Groningen designed by Casanova+Hernandez in 2000.
The long-term design process comprised the development of a master plan for an industrial area of 2.9 ha, the landscape design of the public and collective areas and the architectural design for 203 housing units, including an underground parking for 160 cars.

GREEN LIGHT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF “EVERGREEN BUILDING” IN BEEKBERGEN

17/12/2009

The virtual “green facade” printed on the glazed outer skin of the housing complex designed by Casanova+Hernandez in Beekbergen, combined with the generous outdoor spaces have contributed to integrate the building in its natural surroundings and to have a quick and successful selling process. The construction will start on May 2010.

CHA SELECTED FOR A RESTRICTED COMPETITION IN HARELBEKE, BELGIUM

16/12/2009

The Vlaamse Bouwmeester has selected Casanova+Hernandez for a restricted competition for the urban plan for the centre of Harelbeke in Belgium and for the design of the public space of the Marktplein.

MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ‘ARCHITECTURE, RESEARCH AND DESIGN’ STIMULERINGSFONDS VOOR ARCHITECTUUR, ROTTERDAM

15/08/2009

Helena Casanova has been elected member of the commission ‘Architecture, Research and Design’ of the ‘Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur’, Rotterdam.

CHA SELECTED FOR A RESTRICTED COMPETITION IN BOOM, BELGIUM

01/06/2009

CHA has been selected for a restricted competition (Vlaamse Bouwmeester Open Oproep) consisting of the landscaping and re-design of the area of the new ring road that goes through Voetballerstraat in Boom, Belgium.

BLARICUMMERMEENT, SALE PROCESS STARTED

01/06/2009

The winner project for Blaricummermeent phase A1, consisting of two apartment blocks, some villas and row housing is already on sale.

‘GREEN WINDOWS’ INTERVENTION IN LAUSANNE COMPLETED

01/06/2009

The intervention ‘Green Windows’, awarded in the international competition ‘Lausanne Jardins 2009’ has been completed.

CHA EXHIBITED AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK

15/04/2009

EXHIBITION
The work of Casanova + Hernandez architects is shown within the frame of the JAE exhibition at Columbia University in New York.

MONOCHROME URBAN GARDEN (M.U.G.)

15/04/2009

MERIT AWARD
The landscape proposal M.U.G. (Monochrome Urban Gardens) has been awarded in the competition for temporary interventions in the vacant lots of the city of Madrid.

ROTTERDAM ARCHITECTURE – FUTURE MAGAZINE

10/03/2009

PUBLICATION
The work of Casanova+Hernandez Architects is extenselly published in the architecture magazine Future in a monographic issue about Rotterdam with the work of OMA, MVRDV, Wiel Arets, West 8, Neutelings Riedijk, Kcap among others.
The selected projects are: A012/ A026/ A025/ A033/ A036/ A041/ A053/ A054

GREEN WINDOWS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

01/02/2009

Green Windows, the awarded design for the International Landscape Exhibition Lausanne 2009, is being built in The Netherlands as an experiment of a completely prefabricated landscape.
The project has received the support of the Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur for its innovation within the field of Dutch design.

CUSTOMIZED COLLECTIVE HOUSING

10/01/2009

LECTURE
05 February 2009
DELFTDESIGN. Delft. The Netherlands.

JAE – YOUNG ARCHITECTS OF SPAIN

01/09/2008

PUBLICATION – EXHIBITION
MOPU Exhibition Gallery. Madrid.
Casanova+Hernandez Architects has been selected for the exhibition and publication JAE, which shows the work of some of the most relevant young Spanish offices. The publication is forwarded by the articles of Kenneth Framton, Juhani Pallasmaa and Alberto Campo Baeza among others.

LAUSANNE JARDINS 2009

01/06/2008

AWARD
The proposal “Intertwined landscapes” designed by Casanova+Hernandez architects has been awarded in a restricted international competition to develop two interventions in the public space along the M2 subway line of Lausanne.
The landscape intervention will be built in 2009 and opened in June.

SPANISH ARCHITECTURE 1997-2007

01/05/2008

PUBLICATION
The project Folding Walls built by Casanova+Hernandez Architects in Groningen has been published in the book: Spanish Architecture 1997-2007 that “represents the most remarkable Spanish architecture from the recent years”.

COURT BUILDING

01/04/2008

MERIT AWARD
Casanova+Hernandez architects has been one of the five selected teams for the second phase of the competition for the design of a 13.400 m2 court building in the Campus of Justice of Madrid and awarded with an honorable mention.

DE ARCHITECT

01/04/2008

PUBLICATION
The essay “Housing Identity & Individualization” analyzes the paradoxical relation between the collective housing and the individualization process. In this article the architects propose several strategies to redefine the housing identity of the second modernity of the XXI century.

MIXED DEVELOPMENT

01/08/2007

THIRD PRIZE
Casanova+Hernandez architects win the third prize for the design of a 40.000 m2 hybrid complex (dwellings, shopping mall and offices) within the high-speed train station development in Zaragoza.

HOUSING BLARICUMMERMEENT

01/05/2007

FIRST PRIZE
Casanova+Hernandez architects win the first prize in the short-listed competition for the design of 48 dwellings in Blaricum. The Netherlands.

YOUNG EUROPEAN ARCHITECTS

01/05/2007

PUBLICATION
daab gmbh Köln, pg. 104-107
Germany

SPORT CENTRE

01/05/2007

MERIT AWARD
Casanova+Hernandez architects win the first honorable mention for the design of a sport center and restaurant in Fuencarral. Madrid.

ARCHITECTUUR VAN DE NACHT

01/01/2007

EXHIBITION
January – May 2007
NAi. Museum park 25. Rotterdam. The Netherlands

CONTEXT, CONCEPT AND IDENTITY

01/01/2007

EXHIBITION
December 2006 – January 2007
Central Library. Rotterdam. The Netherlands

1000 X EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE

01/12/2006

PUBLICATION
Markus S. Braun / Verlagshaus Braun Berlin.
Berlin. Germany

RECENT WORKS 2001-2005

01/11/2006

LECTURE
25 November
Architecture School of Bucharest. Roumania.

CAPITA SELECTA

01/11/2006

LECTURE
23 November
TU Delft. The Netherlands

LOCAL-GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE

01/06/2006

LECTURE
08 July
Architekturzentrum. Vienna. Austria

8TH TRIENNIALE OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE

01/06/2006

EXHIBITION
June – July 2006
Belgrade Fair. Hall 3. Belgrade. Serbia and Montenegro

PIMP YOUR PARK

20/04/2006

LECTURE
27 April
Popzaal Gigant. Apeldoorn. The Netherlands

GYEONGGI-DO JEONGOK PREHISTORY MUSEUM

02/06/2006

MERIT AWARD / EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION
Exhibition: 14 – 23 April. Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Gyeonggi-do. Korea
Publication: International competition for Jeonggi-do Jeongok Prehistory Museum, pg. 66.
South Korea

LUMINOUS BUILDINGS, ARCHITECTURE OF THE NIGHT

02/06/2006

EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION
Exhibition: 9th June – 1st October 2006
Publication: “Luminous architecture”, pg. 55
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Germany

WONDERLAND ZAGREB

15/12/2005

EXHIBITION
14th – 21st January 2006
Hdlu- dom. Zagreb. Croacia

BEYOND MEDIA 05 FLORENCE

15/11/2005

EXHIBITION AND LECTURE
Exhibition: 1st – 11th December 2005. Stazione Leopolda.
Lecture: 2nd December at 15.00.
Brunelleschi’s Ospedale degli Innocenti. Florence. Italy

DE ARCHITECT

20/09/2005

PUBLICATION
#11 / November 2005
Published project: Patio Villas. Groningen. The Netherlands. 2001 [A017]

WONDERLAND VENICE

10/09/2005

EXHIBITION AND LECTURE
Exhibition: 17th September – 2nd October 2005
Lecture: 17th September at 11.00 a.m.
Magazzini del Sale. Venice. Italy

TNLNONL HAARLEM

04/06/2005

EXHIBITION
23rd July – 21st Augustus 2005
ABC architectuur centrum. Haarlem. The Netherlands

WONDERLAND PARIS

01/06/2005

EXHIBITION
1st – 10th June 2005
Maison d’architecture. Paris. France

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS

14/04/2005

SHORTLISTED
Casanova+Hernandez architecten have been selected to participate in the short-listed international competition ‘Museum of the History of Polish Jews’ in Warsaw, Poland. Eleven teams have been selected among 240 international offices

WONDERLAND AMSTERDAM

01/04/2005

EXHIBITION
4th – 29th April 2005
World Trade Center. Schiphol Airport. Amsterdam. The Netherlands

RESTRUCTURING OF THE HISTORICAL BUILDING ‘PALACIO DE CORREOS’

17/02/2005

SECOND PRIZE
Casanova+Hernandez architects win the second prize in the open competition ‘Palacio de Comunicaciones’ in Madrid. Spain.

EUROPA’S FAVORIETEN

15/12/2004

EXHIBITION AND PUBLICATION
Exhibition: October 2004 – January 2005
Van Nelle fabriek, Europointcomplex, Hilton hotel, Stadhuis, Beurs-WTC, Centrale Bibliotheek, Now-Wow and Rotterdam Airport. Rotterdam. NL
Publication: ‘Europe’s favourites’. Air foundation

SALON, NAi . ROTTERDAM

05/12/2004

24 January 2005
NAi. Museum park 25. Rotterdam. The Netherlands

TITTOT MUSEUM. TAIPEI, TAIWAN

10/11/2004

Casanova+Hernandez architects win the second prize in the short-listed international competition ”Tittot Museum’ in Taipei. Taiwan

SPAANSE BOUWMEESTERS IN DEN HAAG

04/10/2004

25th October – 20th November 2004
City hall. The Hague. The Netherlands

EUROPAN 7 SPAIN

02/04/2004

April 2004
Mies Van der Rohe pavilion. Barcelona. Spain

A+U MAGAZINE “YOUNG ARCHITECTS IN THE NETHERLANDS”

02/04/2004

Published projects: Nam June Paik Museum [A027] / Patio-Villas [A017]
Tokyo. Japan

BOUWRAi

17/03/2004

Lecture: 1 April at 11.00 a.m.
Exhibition: 30 March – 2 April 2004
RAI. Standnummer Europan: Hal 9. 404. Amsterdam. The Netherlands

EUROPAN 7 FORUM

17/03/2004

Lecture: 8 May at 9.00 a.m.
“Athinais” Congress Palace. Athens. Greece
Publication: Europan 7, Europe book

DE INTENSE STAD

24/02/2004

Exhibition: 30 March – 7 May 2004
Publication: Presentation of “De Intense Stad” book: 25 March, 21.30
Groningen City Hall. Gedempte Zuiderdiep 98. Groningen. The Netherlands

EUROPAN 7 NEDERLAND

15/01/2004

Prize ceremony: 23 January at 16.00
Exhibition: 23 January – 22 March 2004
NAi. Museum park 25. Rotterdam. The Netherlands