Oyster – Walsall, England

Project: Oyster on Walsall Waterfront
Location: 10 Wolverhampton Street, Walsall, WS2
Start: July 2008
Current status: On site
Completion: December 2011 [phase 1]
Architect/s: SMC Alsop, shedkm, Grant Associates
Key consultants: Adams Kara Taylor [Structural Engineers], Max Fordham [M&E], DBK Back [QS]
Partners: Advantage West Midlands, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Regeneration Company
Planning authority: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Developer: Urban Splash
Size: 50,000 sq ft [phase 1]

AE Interests: Re-purposed land; Improvements to canal-side environment; glass panel facade

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Municipal Cemetery of Armea – Sanremo, Italy

Photo: Aldo Amoretti

Photo: Aldo Amoretti

Plan courtesy Amoretti & Calvi Architetti

Building : Expansion to the Municipal Cemetery of Armea
Location : Sanremo, Italy
Completion : 2003
Extension : 7000 square meters
Client : Municipality of Sanremo
Architect : Amoretti & Calvi Architetti
Constructing firm: M.E.G.A. Snc

AE Interests : Aired climate

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Almere Urban Entertainment Centre – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Building : Almere Urban Entertainment Centre
Location : Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completed : 2004
Architect : SMC Alsop
Client : MAB Groep BV
Contract value : £ 30 million

AE Interests : Varied textures, organic forms, and scales reflect the different uses of the buildings; Sunken square ties the separated buildings together.

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Row House (Azuma House) – Sumiyoshi, Osaka

Building : Row House (Azuma House)
Location : Osaka, Japan
Completed : 1979
Architect : Tadao Ando

AE Interest : Simplistic box shape; reinforced concrete design situated on a compact and narrow lot. A courtyard acts
as the heart of the house providing light to the interior spaces; a bridge over the courtyard links the
front rooms to the back rooms. The street façade creates a dramatic contrast to the surrounding
neighborhood with a simplistic cutout entry as sign of occupancy.

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