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Lot F, “Chapelle Internationale”, Paris 18ème

Lot F, “Chapelle Internationale”, Paris 18ème
December 4, 2014 - FINALIST

Social Housing, “SOHO” apartments and Residences for young workers and immigrant workers.
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La Légende du Grand Paris ou Comment Paris est Devenu Grand – AIGP

La Légende du Grand Paris ou Comment Paris est Devenu Grand – AIGP
March – September 2013

Cette contribution travaille sur la dimension intangible du Grand Paris, sur l’imaginaire, le récit métropolitain. A travers cette légende, nous avons tenté via des métaphores, des exagérations, de provoquer un changement de mentalité en avançant certaines critiques, en dépassant les préjugés dans le but de rendre plus belle, claire et accessible l’idée du Grand Paris.
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“Co-Résidence: Habiter en Grand” – AIGP

“Co-Résidence: Habiter en Grand” – AIGP
September 2012 - On going

“Co-Residence: Habiter en Grand” is a concept realized by STAR – strategies + architecture and MONU/BOARD as the first part of an ongoing research for the AIGP – Atelier International du Grand Paris, in the framework of «Habiter le Grand Paris».
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ZAC Gare Ardoines, Vitry-sur Seine, Région Île-de-France

ZAC Gare Ardoines, Vitry-sur Seine, Région Île-de-France
December 2012 - FIRST PRIZE

ZAC Gare Ardoines: How to deal with the conditions you do not control? A benefit of the current crisis is that it clearly reveals how the nature of urban planning is radically changing. In the current economic and political context, a powerful leverage is lacking: top down solutions will proof to fail.
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STAR Finalist in the Competiton : Les Portes de Collserola in Barcelona

STAR Finalist in the Competiton : Les Portes de Collserola in Barcelona
July 31, 2012

The team composed of STAR + eMG + ZUC architectes was finalist in the popular competiton for the regeneration of the area between Barcelona and the Collserola Parc with the proposal: “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”. The project develops a “Decalogue” of urban principles about for the Porta de Les Planes in Vallvidrera-Les Planes, and area heavily crowded by infrastructure of train and highway.
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Metaphor A-Z for Storefront Gallery, New York

Metaphor A-Z for Storefront Gallery, New York
June 26, 2012

Beatriz Ramo is one of the thirty invited architects/artist to take part on the exhibition Aesthetics / Anesthetics at the Storefront from June 27 to July 28. The opening will be on June 26 at 7 pm.
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STAR + [B+B] Selected for Urban Renewal Study in Roubaix, France

STAR + [B+B] Selected for Urban Renewal Study in Roubaix, France
June 19, 2012

STAR + [B+B] is one of the three teams selected for the Competitive Dialogue about the urban renewal of the Pile neighbourhood in Roubaix, France.
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Regeneration of Grønmo Landfill – Norwegian Rhapsody

Regeneration of Grønmo Landfill – Norwegian Rhapsody
July 2011, Oslo, Norway  -  HONORABLE MENTION

I died on January 2nd, 2015. By that time I had read about GrønmoPark. I thought it was the most beautiful idea to deal with death and I fell in love with the thought of becoming part of the landscape. I spoke with my family and my beloved about it and they all seemed to recognize the beauty and the abstraction of it. We then visited Grønmo on a trip to Norway and we walked together on the grounds I would one day belong to.
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Sloterdijk III Study

Sloterdijk III Study
June - September 2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

>> Full information about the project coming up soon
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O’ Mighty Green

O’ Mighty Green
September 2010 – April 2012 - HONORABLE MENTION

O’Mighty Green
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In the Name of the Past: Countering the Preservation Crusades

In the Name of the Past: Countering the Preservation Crusades
December 2010 – April 2011 / on going

Martyrs of the Past.
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Paseo de la Estación de Elche

Paseo de la Estación de Elche
Feb– Aug 2010 / on going , Elche, Spain - COMMISSION AFTER FIRST PRIZE

Coming soon...
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Market Value(s)

Market Value(s)
February, 2010

572 years have passed between these images.
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Córdoba Architecture Foundation

Córdoba Architecture Foundation
January 2010, Córdoba, Spain  
This project is a rejection of style, fashion, tectonics, and signature.
It is about the creation of space, illusion, and void.
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Auditorium Ciutat d’Elx

Auditorium Ciutat d’Elx
December 2009 – January 2010, Elche, Spain

The city of Elche is carrying out its biggest and most relevant projects during one of the worst economic crises: the Mirador del Palmeral (Palm Grove Viewpoint), the regeneration of the riverbanks, etc.
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Preservation + UNESCO Study

Preservation + UNESCO Study
August – December 2009 + August – December 2010 / on going

Last July 2009, STAR won the competition for the Mirador del Palmeral, located next to a UNESCO World Heritage Site - or maybe inside it… nobody is entirely sure yet as different maps display different boundaries.
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Rotondas and Walls

Rotondas and Walls
September 2009, Cadrete, Zaragoza, Spain

The assignment is peculiar. For more than 30 years the client enjoyed  an unimpeded view from his weekend house in the outskirts of the city. In order to help ensuring this for the future he bought some of the properties in front of his house.
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46 Noise-Proof Houses in Maastricht

46 Noise-Proof Houses in Maastricht
June 2009, Maastricht, the Netherlands   -   FINALIST

The redevelopment of the Belvédère area links up with Maastricht's policy for the next 20 years to develop into a regional commercial centre. Belvédère will host 4000 new homes and knowledge- and service-based businesses.
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Flexible Housing in Liège – The Room That Was Always There

Flexible Housing in Liège – The Room That Was Always There
June 2009, Liège, Belgium

Imagine what it would be like to find a new room in the house where you had been living your entire life… Imagine the possibilities.
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The Park of the 99 Gardens – Valdebebas Park

The Park of the 99 Gardens – Valdebebas Park
April 2009, Madrid, Spain

We create a strategy of colonization, rather than a plan.
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Offices in Leganés

Offices in Leganés
February 2009, Leganés, Madrid, Spain

Leganés is a satellite city belonging to the Greater Madrid Conurbation. The city has numerous sports areas and urgently needs a place to centralize all management: the CRD (Centro de Recursos para el Deporte).
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Mirador del Palmeral

Mirador del Palmeral
Feb-Apr 2009 / on going, Elche, Spain - FIRST PRIZE

In 2009 STAR won the International competition for the Mirador del Palmeral (Palm Grove’s Viewpoint) with the simplest proposal, yet the most controversial project the office had ever undertaken.
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Beirut House of Arts and Culture

Beirut House of Arts and Culture
January 2009, Beirut, Lebanon   -   SECOND PRIZE

The House of Arts and Culture appears at exactly the right moment to boost the already sizzling creativity of Beirut ever since the end of the period of violence in Lebanon between 1975 and 1990.
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Icon – Revisited

Icon – Revisited
December 2008, Dubai, UAE - United Arab Emirates

Dubai is filled with landmarks. How to create an icon that represents Dubai?
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Research about Beach Tourism Typology

Research about Beach Tourism Typology
Oct-Nov 2008, Barcelona, Spain

STAR was commissioned to realize a panorama of the history of architectural typology in Sun and Beach tourism. The Panorama: 400 years of Beach Tourism (7 x 3 meters) was part of the exhibition "Tourism: Spaces of Fiction".
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Bouwkunde Delft

Bouwkunde Delft
November 2008, Delft, the Netherlands

On May 13, 2008 a fire destroyed the Architecture building in Delft. Soon after, the university issued a call for ideas for the new building and for its location.
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Accesible Sport Centre – CaU Madrid

Accesible Sport Centre – CaU Madrid
October 2008, Madrid, Spain

Madrid is aiming to become a City without boundaries. In this transformation, the Universal Accessibility Centre (CAU) plays a significant role.
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The Re-Creation of the European City – Urban Shopping List for Secondary Cities

The Re-Creation of the European City – Urban Shopping List for Secondary Cities
December 2005 - On going, Europe

This study is meant to give a general idea of the elements that are shaping cities today. Cities of today have the same needs as those of hundreds of years ago: communication and representation. They need to be connected and they need to be attractive.
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Reykjavik Master Plan – Ideal City of 21st Century

Reykjavik Master Plan – Ideal City of 21st Century
May 2006, Oct 2007, Reykjavik, Iceland - FINALIST

Reykjavik has the exclusive opportunity to reinvent its city centre. It could not only rejuvenate itself but also give a preview of how a European City of the 21st Century could function. The relocation of its city airport unveils an incredible potential: a large amount of area is freed up right in the heart of the city.
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EUROPAN NL Series of MAPS

EUROPAN NL Series of MAPS
January 2008

Europan Nederland commissioned STAR the realization of a series of maps about Europan in the country:
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Manzana 5 – Development

Manzana 5 – Development
Aug 07–Jan 08/on going, Zaragoza, Spain - FIRST PRIZE

Manzana 5  -Development - has been commissioned after winning first prize in the Open Competition for Blocks 5 and 6 of the Digital Mile District in Zaragoza.
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Minimum Housing Project – Secret Spaces

Minimum Housing Project – Secret Spaces
August 2007, Zaragoza, Spain

Spain has suffered in recent years from an incredible rise in the cost of a square metre of housing. Housing regulations are adapting to allow smaller minimum sizes for apartments as it becomes unaffordable to buy and to rent for ever more people.
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Manzana 5 and 6 – Competition

Manzana 5 and 6 – Competition
June-July 2007, Zaragoza, Spain  -  FIRST PRIZE

The Re-Creation of Zaragoza
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Masterplan and Tower in Leinelä

Masterplan and Tower in Leinelä
June 2007, Leinelä, Vantaa, Finland

The future development of Greater Helsinki will balance the current centrifugal forces of Helsinki in the Region, by expanding the activity centres outside Ring Road III. Leinelä is adjacent to this and has the potential to be a distinctive and pleasant area for residents and workers.
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Cadrete House(s)

Cadrete House(s)
On going, Cadrete, Zaragoza, Spain

Coming soon...
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CH Houses

CH Houses
April - May 2007, Zaragoza, Spain

The clients, a couple in their 50s and their son with his wife, bought a lot in San Mateo de Gállego, a village of 2000 inhabitants close to Zaragoza (Spain) to build their future homes. Although they wanted to live close to each other, the son and his wife desired to keep their privacy. The parents wanted a house with a 360° view. The son’s house reacts to that. One house opens up to the outside while the other is enclosed.
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Greater Helsinki 2050

Greater Helsinki 2050
May 2007, Helsinki, Finland

Greater Helsinki Landscape Park is a contemporary economic, ecological, and social strategy to orchestrate the future growth of the 14 cities that form the Greater Helsinki Region.
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Big B Housing Block

Big B Housing Block
May 2007, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - SECOND PRIZE

In order to satisfy residential and business requirements in Amsterdam - as an alternative to expansion areas such as IJburg - former industrial sites on the north bank of the river IJ will be restructured to intensify the use of the land available.
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The Thin House

The Thin House
March 2007, Beijing, China - HONORABLE MENTION

Beijing has become a global centre for the arts, creativity and commerce. The influx of foreign visitors and the ever increasing number of young successful Chinese has generated a demand for retail and leisure of international standards.
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Mc World

Mc World
December 2006

Out of all the fast food chains in the World, McDonalds is not only the most well-known, but also by far the largest, most successful and most criticised. McDonalds was founded on the 15th of May 1940 in San Bernardino, California by Ray Kroc.
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Teruel City Museum

Teruel City Museum
November – December 2006, Teruel, Spain

Expansion of Teruel City Museum
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The Tallest Building

The Tallest Building
September 2006

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Cardboard Modular Stand

Cardboard Modular Stand
August 2006, Madrid, Spain - HONORABLE MENTION

Fairs are temporary events that require quick assembling, easy transportation, high standardization, but at the same time demand an overall attractive and new image with personalized, individual stands.
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Terrorists Love Density

Terrorists Love Density
July 2006

Terrorists love density; they evaluate cities on that basis. They attack the bloodstream of daily life such as subways or buses; they look for the shock-factor attacking weddings or funerals and their main targets are city elements such as the police, the government, public transportation, or religious institutions.
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Hotel 2 in 1

Hotel 2 in 1
July - August 2006, Madrid, Spain

The 110 room hotel is placed between the highway and a new residential area on the periphery of Madrid. It will be a hotel for business people and a point of activity and reference for the area.
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The European

The European
June 2006

While the European Union puts in a lot of effort to discover a common denominator for European Culture, companies operating internationally are currently defining it through cheapness.
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World-Ball

World-Ball
June 2006

With 191 UN member states the political world seems to be complex, but the 207 current members of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) make the world of soccer appear to be even more fragmented.
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Super Germany

Super Germany
June 2006, Germany

The aim of the study is to show on three different levels what is Germany, what the German city, and who the German citizen. Firstly, we take the superlative, and secondly the average.
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Europan Continent

Europan Continent
June 2006

Europan, descended from the French PAN (Programme d'Architecture Nouvelle) competition, is one of the world’s largest architecture competitions only surpassed by the competition for the Word Trade Center Memorial in New York.
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Potential Nation States

Potential Nation States
May 2006

In 1986, the United Nations had 159 member nations, today 191, thanks mainly to the break-up of federations in Europe plus the admission of microstates such as Liechtenstein, Micronesia, and Tuvalu.
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Rotterdam Zuid Study

Rotterdam Zuid Study
April-May 2006, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Rotterdam Zuid, in surface much bigger than the north, and housing 40% of the population of Rotterdam has been largely neglected from the beginning of its existence 150 years ago.
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The Image of Europe

The Image of Europe
March-April  2006, Vienna, Austria

Austria’s Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel opened ‘The Image of Europe’ exhibition at the Heldenplatz in Vienna on Monday, 8 May 2006.  Austria held the presidency of the European Union for the first semester of 2006.
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This is Spijkenisse

This is Spijkenisse
February 2006, Spijkenisse, the Netherlands

The study analyzes the current situation of Spijkenisse and uses its in-progress strategies and projects to its maximum potential to define an identity for the city.
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Dubai Business Bay (part I and II)

Dubai Business Bay (part I and II)
February 2006, Dubai, UAE - United Arab Emirates

The study observes how Dubai positions itself as one of the world’s main resort cities.
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The History of Expos

The History of Expos
January 2006

World fairs are an offspring of the age of industrialization in Europe, and focused initially on innovative products rather than on magnificent architecture of the pavilions and convention halls.
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Parking Garage

Parking Garage
January-March 2006, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The parking garage is one of the new Park and Ride (P+R) buildings in Rotterdam. It is placed on top of the Metro station Kralingse Zoom.
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E70 – 7 Denied Countries

E70 – 7 Denied Countries
January 2006

7 Denied Countries
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Happy 2005

Happy 2005
December 2005
 
1 januari
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Estonian National Museum

Estonian National Museum
October - November 2005, Tartu, Estonia

The design of the Estonian National Museum (ENM) is part of Estonia’s nation building process. The ENM collection is based on folklore, which plays an important role in the history of Estonia.
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700 Houses – Paradise City

700 Houses – Paradise City
September 2005, Logroño, Spain

The city proposed on the site is a park with residential elements. After subtracting the areas that cannot be developed the density more than doubles.
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