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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Snøhetta to Design New Visual Identity for the Wikipedia Movement
21/01/2020

Snøhetta to Design New Visual Identity for the Wikipedia Movement

The Wikimedia Foundation has partnered with Snøhetta to create a new visual identity for its organization. The goal is to design a new visual identity system that represents Wikipedia and the Wikimedia mission as part of the essential infrastructure of free knowledge in the digital age...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Unicorn Island masterplan in China
16/01/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Unicorn Island masterplan in China

The Start-Up exhibition and conference centre, the first building within Chengdu's 67-hectare Unicorn Island masterplan in the Tianfu New Area, is nearing completion.

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Snøhetta, indoor garden for 550 Madison in New York
14/01/2020

Snøhetta, indoor garden for 550 Madison in New York

The firm Snøhetta has gotten the New York City Planning Commission’s go-ahead to create a public garden in the AT&T tower that went up in 1984 at 550 Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee. The announcement...

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Rebuilding of Church Lost in 9/11 Attacks to Resume
10/01/2020

Rebuilding of Church Lost in 9/11 Attacks to Resume

The New York Times

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will welcome visitors from all faiths...

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Toyota and BIG roll out the future of mobility with Woven City
10/01/2020

Toyota and BIG roll out the future of mobility with Woven City

Toyota Woven City aims to bring people and communities together in a future enabled by technology yet grounded in history and nature. The vision was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It is expected to break ground in 2021.

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Foster + Partners, Alibaba offices in Shanghai (China)
09/01/2020

Foster + Partners, Alibaba offices in Shanghai (China)

Norman Foster’s firm has won the competition to design the new headquarters of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The location is Shanghai’s Xuhui Riverside area, with views of the Huangpu River and the Pudong CBD. Thought out from the inside out...

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Francisco Mangado, cultural center in Legnano (Italy)
07/01/2020

Francisco Mangado, cultural center in Legnano (Italy)

The Navarrese firm of Francisco Mangado has won the competition for a cultural center-cum library in Legnano, a township in Italy’s Lombardy region, 30 kilometers from Milan. With a gross floor area of 4,120 square meters, the complex rises on the edge of the...

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New stadium for Everton FC
04/01/2020

New stadium for Everton FC

Seating 52,000, it is located on the Bramley-Moore Dock, within the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site. The proposal drawn up by Dan Meis draws inspiration from the historical buildings at the port, and also from nearby warehouses.

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Barozzi Veiga, Dynafit Headquarters in Kiefersfelden (Germany)
30/12/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Dynafit Headquarters in Kiefersfelden (Germany)

The proposal adopts the essence of the landscape as the main design reference, and sets the headquarters in its natural context, the Inn Valley, as a landmark with two pyramidal volumes visible from the road connecting Germany and Austria.

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Parisians unveil plan for €250m Champs-Élysées makeover
28/12/2019

Parisians unveil plan for €250m Champs-Élysées makeover

The Guardian

Plan to restore avenue to former glory will be presented to candidates standing in January’s municipal elections...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Grand Canal Museum Complex in Hangzhou (China)
24/12/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Grand Canal Museum Complex in Hangzhou (China)

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron won the bid to build a museum devoted to the history and construction of China’s Grand Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014 – in the city of Hangzhou, at the junction of the canal and the Hanggang River...

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Arquivio, National Concert Hall in Vilnius (Lithuania)
18/12/2019

Arquivio, National Concert Hall in Vilnius (Lithuania)

To establish a more direct connection between Tauras Hill park and the gardens of the Old Evangelical Cemetery, the project is fragmented into three pieces: main hall (1,780 seats), small hall (550 seats), and House of the Nation, joined by a foyer.

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Snøhetta, Grand Theater in Xingtai (China)
11/12/2019

Snøhetta, Grand Theater in Xingtai (China)

The Norwegian firm Snøhetta has won the design competition for a theater in Xingtai, one of China’s oldest cities, in Hebei Province. The Xingtai Grand Theater is part of a whole development that includes a park, a circular event plaza, and the Xingtai Science...

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Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, Interpretation Center at the Royal Walls of Ceuta
10/12/2019

Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, Interpretation Center at the Royal Walls of Ceuta

For a project titled ‘Resiliente’ the Madrid practice of Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente won the open competition – organized by Spanish Public Works Ministry – to build an interpretation center at one of the bastions...

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Apple breaks ground on its new 133-acre campus in Austin
09/12/2019

Apple breaks ground on its new 133-acre campus in Austin

The Architect's Newspaper

The campus, which will contain over three million square feet of usable interior space across 10 buildings once complete, will initially house 5,000 employees...

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Budapest’s green mayor puts brakes on €250m New National Gallery
07/12/2019

Budapest’s green mayor puts brakes on €250m New National Gallery

The Art Newspaper

Construction on the €250m New National Gallery, designed by Japanese architectural firm Sanaa, was due to begin in early 2020 after two years spent refining the designs...

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Odile Decq, Antares tower in Barcelona
05/12/2019

Odile Decq, Antares tower in Barcelona

The Paris practice of the architect Odile Decq has released images of a residential building she has designed that will soon be starting to go up at Plaza de Levante in Barcelona. With 28 floors and 89 luxury apartments ranging between 98 and 386 square meters...

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Snøhetta + Werk, maritime center in Esbjerg (Denmark)
04/12/2019

Snøhetta + Werk, maritime center in Esbjerg (Denmark)

The Olso firm Snøhetta and Copenhagen-based Werk Arkitekter collaborated in the competition-winning project for a seaside community center in the Danish city of Esbjerg, in the southwest part of the Jutland Peninsula. Named Lanternen, the circular building is to house...

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Burgos & Garrido, Miño River footbridge
03/12/2019

Burgos & Garrido, Miño River footbridge

‘A Line Over the Miño,’ a project carried out by Burgos & Garrido in collaboration with Bernabeu Ingenieros, turned out the winner in the proceedings negotiated to select from the best three entries to the ideas competution for a pedestrian and cycling bridge connecting...

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Dorte Mandrup, whale watching facility and museum
27/11/2019

Dorte Mandrup, whale watching facility and museum

The village of Andenes, 300 kilometers from the Arctic Circle, is on the Norwegian island of Andøya, in an area frequented by whales on their migratory journeys. Here the Danish studio Dorte Mandrup will be building a seaside viewpoint for watching whales, having won...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Ülemiste train terminal in Tallinn (Estonia)
12/11/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Ülemiste train terminal in Tallinn (Estonia)

A design drawn up by the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects – in collaboration with the Estonian practice Esplan – has been awarded first prize in the competition for Rail Baltic’s new terminal in Ülemiste, a subdistrict of the country’s capital. The station is the starting point...

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Obama Presidential Center Renderings
05/11/2019

Obama Presidential Center Renderings

The Obama Foundation has revealed updated renderings for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), the project designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) for a site in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side...

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Snøhetta, visitor center in Longyearbyen (Norway)
05/11/2019

Snøhetta, visitor center in Longyearbyen (Norway)

The Oslo firm Snøhetta has designed a facility to go up on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, near Longyearbyen, which is the capital of the Svalbard Archipelago, in the Arctic Ocean. The Arc, as it will be called, aims to give visitors access to the Arctic World Archive...

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Gensler redesigns lobby for postmodern AT&T Building
02/11/2019

Gensler redesigns lobby for postmodern AT&T Building

Curbed

The future of 550 Madison Avenue, the Postmodern icon designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, is light-filled. It is part of the major overhaul of the skyscraper led by Snøhetta...

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 David Beckham's MLS team unveil plans for $966m stadium in Miami
31/10/2019

David Beckham's MLS team unveil plans for $966m stadium in Miami

The Guardian

The masterplan of Miami Freedom Park was developed by Arquitectonica, who teamed up with HOK to develop the design of the stadium in line with the culture of Inter Miami Club...

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Zaha Hadid Architects + Cox Architecture, airport in Sydney
30/10/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects + Cox Architecture, airport in Sydney

The London firm Zaha Hadid Architects and Sydney-based Cox Architecture have together won the competition for the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA) in Parkland City, part of the coastal metropolis’s western expansion. It is to be named after the Australian...

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Eduardo Souto in Lisbon
30/10/2019

Eduardo Souto in Lisbon

Saïd Hejal (Kronos Homes), who recently presented the project for two towers in Valencia with Ricardo Bofill, has commissioned Eduardo Souto de Moura – currently the subject of an extensive exhibition at the Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos – to carry out a major residential complex in Lisbon. Hejal and Souto de Moura are photographed with the model.

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ERRE arquitectura + HOK architects, Valencia Arena
24/10/2019

ERRE arquitectura + HOK architects, Valencia Arena

The Valencia-based firm ERRE – headed by José Martí, Amparo Roig, and M. Ángeles Ros – in collaboration with the American firm HOK has designed the Valencia Arena multipurpose pavilion, commissioned by Licampa 1617, the holding company of the Valencian...

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Burgos & Garrido + Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, San Esteban archaeological site
17/10/2019

Burgos & Garrido + Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, San Esteban archaeological site

Two Madrid practices – one headed by Francisco Burgos and Ginés Garrido, the other by Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente – have worked together on a proposal that has won for them the competition...

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Bax studio, Dimnikcobau Business Park in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
16/10/2019

Bax studio, Dimnikcobau Business Park in Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Based in Barcelona and headed by Boris Bežan and Mónica Juvera, bax studio has won the invited competition for the Dimnikcobau office complex in the industrial zone of Moste, in the east-central part of the Slovenian capital. Covering 12,439 square meters...

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