The proposal for the park shows a ‘romantic garden’ with a topography of undulating hills that offer visitors beautiful views across the water and the city beyond. A series of grottos underneath bring a rich diversity of atmospheres to the site. To a
The abundant vegetation and overlapping layers of meadows, bridges, and paths configure a variety of natural spaces that provide a gradual transition from the city, maximizing the site’s contemporary potential and bringing together the history and th
Several historic maps were overlapped to reveal the gradual changes of the site’s identity and geometry. The new park retraces the former shoreline of the Neva River, reorganizes urban flows, integrates into the city, and connects green public spaces
Three longitudinal bands, each containing different programs, organize the new volume and free up space to create a new square whose backdrop is a transparent facade that lets the city observe the circulations and main functions of the building...
A semi-transparent glass facade wraps the new volume, which contains a concert hall seating 1,600 spectators covered with a ceiling of white reflecting petals that allows lighting and visualizations be projected for musical performances...
The relationship established between the pieces – plinth, museum, administration – aims to create a new public space able to improve the functional, symbolic, and visual conditions of the urban context, taking advantage of the sloping streets around
The cave and the cabin inspire this new public forum, creating a universe of contrasts where timeless spaces – in which museum visitors connect with art – are combined with other ephemeral and changing ones that enable new socialization models...
Built using concrete mixed with local sand and seashells, the museum is designed as an island with interior galleries that seem to be carved by the tides. It establishes a formal and visual dialogue with its environment, to which it is connected phys
The project remodels the topography of the site to let the museum and the new vegetation rise and grow, filling up the existing city and establishing an active dialogue between the natural landscape, the city, and the sea...
The conversion of the Fenix warehouse into a museum of migration incorporates a public atrium and a theatrical stairway that will allow users to move throughout the space. It will be the first MAD-designed public cultural building in Europe...
Five departure corridors are arrayed in a snowflake shape to shorten distances and permit high airplane traffic. Ridges on the roof function as skylights, taking the warmth of sunlight to the interior spaces, which are connected to nature through ind
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
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
The Barcelona studio Pinearq, which specializes in hospitals and other facilities for the health sciences all over the world, has in collaboration with the Romanian firm Dico si Tiganas won the contest to build a new integral transplant center in the
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
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
Los navarros Antonio Vaíllo y Juan Luis Irigaray han ganado el concurso convocado para renovar el Museo Vasco de Bilbao. El proyecto actúa sobre los edificios históricos del museo y recupera el gran claustro como centro del espacio expositivo. El emp
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 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 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 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
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