Retail experts, The Jerde Partnership, who were responsible for the Mall of America and other global and iconic retail projects, recently, completed the highly anticipated $500 million dollar multi-functional complex. The US team completed the Kuntsevo Plaza just a few miles outside the bustling capital of Moscow. Spanning more than a city block, the complex includes retail, residential, public and office spaces, all intertwined to form a city within a city. Large and staggering in design, the project aims to change the economic, social and sustainable climate of Kuntsevo.
Inden, Germany currently has a large open cast brown coal mine. The mine spans 4,500 hectares, yet excavation will end in 2030 when the unusual landscape is transformed into the ‘Der Indeische See,’ a large sporting venue. The city commissioned Maurer United Architects (MUA) to create a watchtower with a landmark design in that location. For this, MUA created the Indemann (the man of the town of Inden), a 118-foot robot that the architects explain, “The Indemann’s design is characterized by its striking external appearance, but the real surprise lies in the staged experiences that the visitors can expect in its interior.”
The holidays are a time for giving, with generosity being virtually contagious this time of year. In addition to our Thanksgiving Food Drive, GKD has partnered with the Rescue Fire Company of Cambridge, Maryland since 2009 for an Annual Toy Drive.
As one of Denmark's leading architectural offices, Arkitema Architects is responsible for a large number of sophisticated projects, including the KUA 2 extension at the University of Copenhagen, which was completed in 2013. With the installation of a large-format SMD-MEDIAMESH® screen on the front of one of the four characteristic blocks, the University's aspiration to create a dynamic and open study environment has been newly interpreted. The transparent media façade system supplied by GKD provides an artistic link between the strict urban structures and the multi-faceted educational concept.