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As part of its mission to engage the public in science, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (known by its French acronym, CERN) is launching the Science Gateway, a new facility for scientific education and outreach. The purpose of the proj
So eager to modernize, the 19th century’s rulers did not properly weigh up the potential effects of their disentailment policies, leaving a vast pool of church property unprotected. In the case of the Convent of Beato António, what the 1755 earthquak
This new construction is located at the western end of the China Resources University campus, in Xiong’an New Area of Beijing. Surrounded by red brick buildings, the complex is sunken 1.5 meters into the ground to reduce its visual impact on the are
With a scheme titled ‘Fragments of Nostalgia M02025’ Rubén Alcolea and Jorge Tárrago have won the bid to renovate the Nave de la Pulpa in La Azucarera, a park in the municipality of Monzón. The project transforms the old pulp warehouse into a congres
Located in the heart of the old quarter of the Belgian city, the Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre presents a facade of brick columns in the reddish brown that is part of the Belgian city’s palette of colors. The building rests on a glass plinth
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
Three triangular concrete towers emerge from the inclined roof of an old storage hall reconverted into a public exhibitions space. These pierce the hall and permit natural daylight to enter the new space, where a series of platforms are inserted...
As if it were the deck of a ship stranded between two beaches, a horizontal platform on a huge stone box that seems to have emerged from the bowels of the Earth offers views of the distant sea...
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
On a site over a major traffic infrastructure, the facades of the exhibitions pavilion evoke the tunnels that run beneath the site and that, together with the change of material and the different textures, offer a strong urban image upon entering the
Zaha Hadid Architects has won the competition to build Phase II of the International Exhibition Center near Capital International Airport, in Beijing’s Shunyi District. Encompassing 438,500 square meters and rising 45 meters at most, the project enla
The practice established by Ma Yansong in 2004, MAD Architects, which runs offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Rome, and Jiaxing, was commissioned by the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum to design this venue for its annual summits in Yabuli, in the nort
Toulouse’s new Exhibition and Convention Center (MEETT) is positioned in between the city and the countryside, near an international airport and one of the main Airbus hangars. This area on the outskirts of the city is characterized by urbanized plot
The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has won the competition for the Shimao ShenKong International Center, a mixed-use development in the heart of the Longgang district of Shenzhen, China. To be known as Shenzhen Terraces, the 101,300-square-meter complex will i
LAP Arquitectos, renovation of conference and exhibition center of Córdoba Córdoba-based LAP Arquitectos – Rafael Pérez Morales, David Pérez Herranz, Rafael Pérez Herranz – undertook the renovation, improvement, and adaptation of the Conference Cente
The vertical timber elements, which function at the same time as light- and structure-filtering pieces, support a ventilated facade that covers the exhibition spaces and gives the project a unique and sober image that echoes its surroundings. A lobb
The project establishes a dialogue with three historical landmarks: the Imperial Palace, the old Collegiate Church, and the foundation of the medieval wall. The building traditions of the town of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, materialize in slate siding..
The Italian studios led by Andrea Botter and Emanuele Bressan together designed this congress and exhibition center in the municipality of Agordo, in the Veneto region. Reinterpreting the Alpine landscape, the roof’s play of inclinations is prolonged
The design by the studio of Rem Koolhaas, OMA, in collaboration with the Chinese consultants CCDI is the winner in the competition for the International Conference and Exchange Center (IFEC) in Shenzhen. Located in the Pearl River Delta, in the distr
The proposal of the Navarrese practice of Francisco Mangado, drawn up in collaboration with the Belgian firm archipelago baev, has won first prize in the competition for the new Exhibition and Convention Center of Liège, a city on the Meuse River, in
Built in a place that was a junkyard, in the Berlin neighborhood of Wedding, this mixed-use building has large stepped terraces. A work of Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon, and Muck Petzet, the concrete volume has two external staircases connecting the fiv
Located in the urban nucleus of the Colombian capital, the Ágora-Bogotá Convention Center is conceived to be a civic, technological, cultural, and environmental center of attraction for use by the city’s inhabitants. With this as objective, the proj
The center is on the boundary between the town and the country, between the artificial and the natural. It was necessary to choose one of the two sides, and from the outset the second option was chosen. This forced to rest the buildings on a much low
A multipurpose facility to be designed by world-famous Spanish architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava is set to become a new landmark in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan. Commissioned by the Far Eastern Group, the Far Eastern International Con
In collaboration with local firms PPA Architectures and Taillandier Architectes Associés, Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture has built MEETT, the city of Toulouse’s new convention and exhibition center. With its 155,000 square meter
The firms headed by the Italian architects Andrea Botter and Emanuele Bressan worked together in designing a congress and exhibition center located in Agordo, a municipality in the province of Belluno, in the Veneto region. For the project they drew
As regards Spanish architects succeeding internationally, the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano boasts an already long list of projects located in Germany, Austria, and Estonia (see Arquitectura Viva 209), the most recent addition to which
The project designed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas insists on an area of 270,000 square meters and includes: a congress center, a hotel, two business towers, residences, a large square. The goal is to consolidate and expand the cultural voc
Accompanied by President Juan Manuel Santos, in January this year the estudio Herreros and Bermúdez Arquitectos inaugurated the new convention center of the Colombian capital. In accordance with its name, Ágora-Bogotá, the building – the result of a
El equipo formado por el estudio madrileño Herreros Arquitectos y el colombiano liderado por Daniel Bermúdez, ha resultado el ganador del concurso convocado por la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá para la construcción del Centro Internacional de Congreso
Junto al río Segre y próximo a la estación del AVE, se levanta el Teatro Municipal y Centro de Negocios y Convenciones La Llotja. Obra del estudio holandés Mecanoo —dirigido por Francine Houben— en colaboración con los barceloneses Labb Arquitectura,
Una vez terminadas las cuatro torres que rematan el madrileño paseo de la Castellana, ya se hace sitio al nuevo y circular vecino. El Centro Internacional de Congresos y Convenciones de Madrid, nombre oficial del disco solar que ganó en su día el con
Con la experiencia adquirida al frente de la galería Aedes de Berlín y en la organización de exposiciones de arquitectura, Kristin Feireiss ha dirigido el Instituto Holandés de Arquitectura durante un lustro. Para recapitular esta etapa, ha seleccion
«¡Resistid malditos!» Y los malditos han resistido. Algo más de un lustro después de que Alberto Campo Baeza lanzara ese grito de aliento desde las páginas de la revista colegial Arquitectura (nº 304, 1995), los jóvenes arquitectos madrileños a quien
American architect Peter Eisenman is the winner of the international competition to design the Galician City of Culture in Santiago de Compostela.
La nueva sede transparente que albergará la Asamblea de la Comunidad de Madrid contrasta con los hábitos subterráneos de las diversas administraciones de la capital.
La famosa exposición deconstructivista de Philip Johnson en el MoMA tenía su origen en otra que nunca llegó a materializarse, propuesta en 1986 por dos arquitectos de Chicago, Paul Florian y Stephen Wierzbowski, con el título ‘Violated Perfection’. T