Based on strategies of functional organization and optimization of economic and energy resources, this project for Nordex, a manufacturer of technologies for obtaining energy from renewable sources, is located in the Sarriguren Innovation Park, in Na
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has won the competition to build the Vltava Philharmonic Hall by the river in Prague’s Holešovice district. Barozzi Veiga and Bevk Perović arhitekti placed second and third. In BIG’s winning scheme, the building is accessibl
The British firm AL-A, led by Amanda Levete, has won the competition to build a concert hall in Ušće Park, along the stretch of the Danube River that flows through the Serbian capital. Its entry carried the day over those of the five other teams that
In 2015, the joint proposal presented under the choral signature MXSI – the Barcelona studio of Mara Partida and Héctor Mendoza (Mendoza Partida), and Boris Bezan (BAX Studio) – and the local office SPRB Arquitectos, led by Carlos Rodríguez and Laura
The project proposes a conservative refurbishment, reducing structural interventions as much as possible. The main actions are: enlarging the museum’s elevator shaft, placing a retractable roof in the courtyard, and inserting an elevator in the cast
The proposal respects the historical value of the place and at the same time sets out to address the functional needs of a contemporary museum, paying special attention to the accessibility and organization of the different itineraries...
With a series of delicate interventions such as the insertion of new pavilion to optimize access points or a continuous ramp connecting various levels, the project seeks revitalizing the museum complex and removing barriers between the existing build
‘Pivot’ is the motto that ties the proposal together, from the urban concept – the plaza becomes the new city center –, to the architectural concept – the tower will turn the two museums into one complex – or the refurbishment – the pavement unifies
The building rises from the ground as a continuation of the metropolitan park, creating an observation platform over the garden and the road. Inside it will house a conference center and two hotels that aim to connect people and revitalize the new di
The project called to build a contemporary gallery to protect the western portal of the Gothic cathedral of Angers, where precious polychromatic sculptures from the 12th and the 17th centuries have been recently discovered. To create a harmonious dia
The proposal for a research center for the EPF Lausanne and the University of Freiburg understands that the building must construct the urban image of an institution that is open, multidisciplinary, inclusive, and transversal. The access canopy offer
In response to the intricate freeway junction, and with the idea of movement as central theme, the project includes a large podium. Its upper plane, over which a powerful helicoidal piece emerges, is reached by wide ramps...
The Barcelona Ciutadella del Coneixement initiative aims to transform the area around Ciutadella Park into a southern European hub for innovation in biomedicine, biodiversity, and planetary well-being. The BIST, which will be the first piece in the d
Inserting the sports program – playground, ice rink, squash court, golf pit, and fitness areas – in the spaces between the new buildings means transforming the weaknesses of the context into the strengths of the project...
The old electric substation of district 19 is transformed into a hotel using and restructuring the existing building, and preserving the ground floor, the facade, and some structural elements. The rooftop becomes a sports area with city views...
The objective of the refurbishment of the JIIL is to alter the image of the three office buildings in the European district, change their relationship with the street, and integrate new ways of working and producing, creating a small island within th
The future EESI is a school that functions as learning machine, a place consisting of flexible spaces characterized by their simplicity and economy of means, and that pays special attention to context and the history of the city...
Through the three intertwined scales – city, architecture, and user –, the proposal defies the established and obsolete codes of teaching to provide the Society of Jesus with a building that meets its educational and social aspirations...
The three volumes are linked by a large Y-shaped central courtyard that gives an overall view of the whole ensemble, and each one will house a different education program, shaping a campus that fosters new forms of work and interaction among users. W
Located on l’Île-Saint-Denis, the project pays tribute to the island’s heritage by proposing a nautical base, with the River Seine as playground. The base’s ground level is made of in situ concrete and the rest of volume is clad with timber...
Un envoltura mínima sin efectos estilísticos —frugalidad de material, sencillez de funcionamiento y sobriedad económica— singulariza a este volumen hermético dedicado a acoger espectáculos, ubicado en un punto estratégico de las vías de comunicación
The Japanese practice of Sou Fujimoto, in collaboration with the Chinese firm Donghua Chen Studio, has won the international competition for the Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall. Encompassing 90,000 square meters, the building will rise
The proposal wishes to blend with the chapel and the Clotet building to create a unitary ensemble, generating with its facade a representative space that shows the activity taking place in the museum and connects it with the plaza and the Meier build
¿What will our lives, homes and jobs be like in the future? This is the question that will be addressed by the International Building Exhibition 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart (IBA’27), that aims to provide examples to make a journey into the future visi
The firm Reiulf Ramstad has won the invitation-only contest to expand the museum that harbors Fram (Framtid, meaning future in Norwegian), the ship that Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Svedrup, and Roald Amundsen used in their famed expeditions. As part of a s
The Barcelona practice led by Benedetta Tagliabue has placed first in the international competition to redevelop Century Square on East Nanjing Road in the city of Shanghai, strategically located between People’s Square and The Bund.The scheme submit
Albeit decimated during the Shoah and attacked on several occasions in recent times, the Jewish community of Belgium asserts its presence and importance in the country’s history by means of a small museum which in the wake of an international competi
For a city planned ex novo as a paradigm of radical speculation, the firm AZPML has won the competition for the Korean Museum of Urbanism and Architecture (KMUA). Its scheme seeks to rethink the role of the discipline in this day and age, in the proc
Madrid is undertaking an ambitious transformation of its urban perimeter with a forest crown connecting all the natural zones existing in the city. This involves a re-landscaping of 14,200 hectares, with native plant species sure to be instrumental i
The Navarre architects Antonio Vaillo and Juan Luis Irigaray have won the competition organized by the Basque Museum in Bilbao, through a proposal that acts upon the institution’s historical buildings and reinstates the large cloister as the heart o
The Madrid partners Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, in collaboration with the Parisian firm Marin+Trottin, finished first in the bid to design the Cité du Théâtre in Paris, carrying the day over the other two finalists, Foster+Partners and Fabr
The practice of Héctor Mendoza and Mara Partida has won the ideas competition for the Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria in the city of Santander. The jury, which included Fuensanta Nieto of the firm Nieto Sobejano, appreciated the uni
The British partnership of Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke – in collaboration with the Belgian firm TRANS Architectuur and RE-ST – has won the bid to build an extension to Design Museum Gent (see AV Proyectos 99) that will improve circulation and the
The dynamism that is associated with the use of horizontal bands in buildings, as well as with skating as a sport, is the gist of the scheme that has made Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano the winners of the competition to enlarge a high-performan
The Barcelona practice headed by Boris Bežan and Mónica Juvera, Bax studio, won the invitational competition that was organized for the creation of the Dimnikcobau office complex in the industrial zone of Moste, located in the east-central part of th
Directed by Miguel Martínez and Pau Batalla, the firm Emac – an acronym for Mediterranean space for contemporary architecture – carried the day in the ideas competition for a preschool and primary school situated in La Pobla Llarga, a municipality in
The franchise model has reached museums, and with energy, at least for the Carmen Thyssen Collection, whose homes in Madrid, Barcelona, and Málaga will soon be joined by a fourth one in Girona, thanks to a competition where the Madrid firm Nieto Sobe
A screen-like building, seemingly trivial but with a scale and urban position that make it a monument, has given OMA / Reiner de Graaf the victory in the contest for the new headquarters of the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB), beside the B
In the context of its internationalization process the Norwegian firm Snøhetta recently won the competition for a theater building in Xingtai, one of China’s oldest but also fastest growing cities. The project is organized around a large reflective p
Stretching a total of 1,776 kilometers, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is one of the most impressive constructions on the planet and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014, hence the Chinese government’s interest in presenting the histor
After the enormously successful architectural and corporate adventure that Apple was, the British firm Foster + Partners has won the bid to raise headquarters for another giant of our globalized world, Alibaba, a China-based leader in online retail a
If we were to pinpoint an emblem for Spain’s successful public healthcare system, one sure candidate would be La Paz Hospital in Madrid. At least that is the opinion of the institution’s authorities, who, faced with a dire need for more space, found
A proposal by the British architect David Chipperfield has won for him the competition to erect a high-rise replacing a building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City, a site that has been the US headquarters of the Swiss lux
The firm of Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, will be building a Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) department store, cum hotel, in Vienna’s historic center, right in the Museumsquartier. The project – OMA’s first in the Austrian capital
Shortly after being hired by the Art Institute of Chicago to enlarge its campus and give it a major makeover, the Barcelona-based firm Barozzi Veiga has won the competition to build the mountain sports brand Dynafit’s new managerial and administravi
With their proven grasp of the contexts of places, the husband-and-wife architecture team of Ignacio Pedrosa and Ángela García de Paredes has won the ideas competition for the refurbishment of Praza do Mar in Sanxenxo (Pontevedra) and its immediate s
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