The proposal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and Gustafson Porter + Bowman is the winner in the invited competition to revamp the AZCA area in Madrid, a private initiative promoted by Renazca, an association formed by com
Working from offices in Berlin and Madrid, the firm headed by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has placed first in the invitational competition for a mixed-use complex in the Nippes district of the city of Cologne. Named Tor 2, the 22,000-squar
Two concepts define the park: a ‘ring’ for a variety of uses that is partially covered by pergolas to bring shade and delimit areas; and ‘the star,’ the green lung of the ensemble, a lake stretching from the center to the accesses...
Studying the resilience of specific natural species, using agricultural techniques, and highlighting the topography or archaeological remains of the area are a few of the strategies applied to repair the territory damaged by the discontinuitites of t
With the objective of generating a powerful green infrastructure that integrates the existing parks and the new ones, the project foresees planting five different types of forests, a new system of eco-bridges, and the creation of natural barriers aro
The metallic structure that is also a vertical forest flanks a floodable central plaza – the Green Hall – surrounded by other programs. The circulations and accesses lead to this plaza, fit out with porous pavements and new urban furniture, lighting
The new water features, the removal of existing elements built over the years in the area, and the construction of a central meeting point – an ‘air vault’ – will help revitalize the area, creating a clearer access and a continuous, free-flowing surf
The sustainable agenda of the city and the conditions of the site translate into a colorful mosaic of different forests planned, planted, and maintained aided by new technologies, and which function as programmatic ‘bubbles.’...
The urban fabric and the features of the terrain make it possible to define three areas of intervention to recover a pasture land, create an agroecological park, and create a landscape factory: a referent for ecological transition in Madrid...
The archway, bridging the two buildings and added in 1951, makes circulation visible and celebrates the transformation of the bank into a space for exhibitions and events while retaining its urban qualities as a gateway between the city and the sea..
The project reconceptualizes the artificial hydrology of the region, complementing the sources of fresh water with the new water springs – the wastewater treatment plants –, with the purpose of boosting social interaction, ecological regrowth, and th
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
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