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Nanshan Marriage Registration Center | urbanus | Last Architecture

'Nanshan Marriage Registration  Center' by chinese architecture practice Urbanus ,
a multi-storey facility in the northeastern corner of lijing park in nanshan district, shenzhen, china.
Seeking to provide a new identity for government buildings and institutes within the realm of
built architecture, the design incorporates a reflecting pool and pavilion in the approach to secure
a sense of public space to the registration facility.
Surrounded by a dense collection of tall deciduous trees, the cylindrical building comfortably inserts itself into the park in a way that respects and maintains the lushness of the site. The reflecting pool to the south creates a calm and fragile surface to the grounds, serving as an inviting meeting point for the public. A series of ramps and floating pathways dissect the water, allowing visitors to move through and experience the pool. A simple pavilion structure oriented towards the center frame the approach like a small gateway.
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Roses IES Cap Norfeu | Javier de las Heras Solé and Bosch Tarrús

the windows of this school extension in Girona, Spain, are concealed behind a perforated metal skin. Designed by Spanish architects Javier de las Heras Solé and Bosch Tarrús, the new wing contains two classrooms, a laboratory and tutorial rooms within a narrow, single-storey structure. The block benefits from a south-facing facade, so adequate levels of daylight filter through the perforated walls to the rooms inside. The architects also added a second wing, where rooms that include a canteen are contained behind a traditional glazed facade.
Photography is by Adrià Goula.
The aim of this project is the alteration and extension of IES Cap Norfeu in Roses. The intervention involves the enlargement of the school complex in the site’s north region with two small PB buildings that surround one of the existing buildings in operation. Two strategies are considered to face this programme: 1a. Group two classrooms, the lab, the teacher and tutorial department in one container, a light box whi…