SAIL HYBRID (KNOKKE-HEIST)

Knokke-Heist, Belgium 2005

English

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功能: 3 architectures: Sail-Like Planar (hotel and apartment tower)Volumetric (restored, reprogrammed casino)Porous (congress hall)
业主: Knokke-Heist
    规模 232,880 sq ft
阶段: competition


The Belgian seaside resort town of Knokke-Heist required a renovation and transformation of their existing casino. The enhanced program intends to provide an iconic landmark and bolster the town’s stature and urban spaces. The Sail Hybrid design was inspired by the René Magritte mural, The Ship Which Tells the Story to the Mermaid, commissioned for the casino in 1953. The mural inspired a hybrid transformation of the casino into three architectures: an early-modern restored volumetric architecture (white restored, reprogrammed casino), a porous-bridge Hybrid Architecture (perforated congress hall), and a sail-like Planar Architecture (glass planes – hotel and apartment tower) to create a synergy of new functions. The new three-part hybrid transformation rebuilds one of Belgium’s great architect’s fine works, becoming a glowing new beacon on the Atlantic wall and interconnecting the ensemble of city buildings in Knokke-Heist.

AWARDS+


  • 2006 NY AIA CITATION

CREDITS+

  • architect
    • – Steven Holl Architects
    • Steven Holl ( design architect )
    • Chris McVoy ( partner in charge )
    • Olaf Schmidt ( project architect )
    • Nick Gelpi ( project architect competition )
    • Noah Yaffe ( assistant project architect )
    • Dominik Sigg, Young Jang, Richard Liu, Edward Lalonde, Maki Matsubayashi, Alessandro Orsini (project team)
  • local architect
    • – Buro II
  • structural engineer
    • – Robert Silman Associates
    • Nat Oppenheimer

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