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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa (Estonia)
23/06/2014

Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa (Estonia)

The office of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won the bid to build a new cultural center in Laulasmaa, an Estonian city located 35 kilometers from Tallin. An international competition was organized by the foundation...

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Herzog & de Meuron selected to design the New Vancouver Art Gallery
30/04/2014

Herzog & de Meuron selected to design the New Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Art Gallery has chosen the international architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron to design its new and expanded...

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Restoration of Lafarge’s Warehouse 5 in Toledo
20/03/2014

Restoration of Lafarge’s Warehouse 5 in Toledo

The competition organized by Lafarge España and the Miguel Fisac Chair of the Toledo School of Architecture sought a proposal for the transformation of an old warehouse of the cement factory...

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MVRDV to build Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam
10/03/2014

MVRDV to build Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam

The Netherlands studio MVRDV’s  winning design for a new building to house the Boijmans Van Beuningen art collection has been presented. The site is on the north edge of Rotterdam’s Museumpark, a project of their Dutch compatriots at OMA...

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A Chinese developer plans to rebuild London's Crystal Palace
10/03/2014

A Chinese developer plans to rebuild London's Crystal Palace

The Independent

With its very light weight and advanced modular construction – inspired by railway technology and designed in a mere seven days – the Crystal Palace of 1851...

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Four finalists for ArtA cultural center in Arnhem (Netherlands)
06/03/2014

Four finalists for ArtA cultural center in Arnhem (Netherlands)

BIG, Kengo Kuma, NL Architects, and SO-IL are the four firms vying for the commission to build the ArtA cultural center in Arnhem, capital of the Dutch province of Gelderland. Out of over forty competition entries, the jury selected five finalists...

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Linazasoro & Sánchez win ideas competition for Puerta del Sol
26/02/2014

Linazasoro & Sánchez win ideas competition for Puerta del Sol

The Madrid Institute of Architects (COAM) has announced the winner of ‘Piensa Sol’(‘Think Sol’), the international competition for ideas on redeveloping the Spanish capital’s emblematic Puerta del Sol and its surroundings. Out of 146 entries submitted...

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Heneghan Peng, National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow
30/12/2013

Heneghan Peng, National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow

The jury of the international competition – organized by the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design – for the new National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in Moscow has announced its selection of the proposal presented by the Dublin...

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BIG, Ole Scheeren and OMA compete for the Axel Springer campus in Berlin
20/12/2013

BIG, Ole Scheeren and OMA compete for the Axel Springer campus in Berlin

The German publishing group Axel Springer has announced the three finalists in the international competition for the renovation and expansion of its Berlin campus, situated in the very central Kreuzberg neighborhood. The firms of Bjarke Ingers, Ole Schereen, and Rem Koolhaas

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Why is Zaha Hadid building the Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad?
18/11/2013

Why is Zaha Hadid building the Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad?

The Independent

It should come as no surprise that Iraqi-born Dame Zaha Hadid is to design the new £630 million home for the Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro to build Zaryadye Park in Moscow
15/11/2013

Diller Scofidio + Renfro to build Zaryadye Park in Moscow

Diller Scofidio + Renfro has won the competition to build Zaryadye Park in Moscow, close to Red Square and the Kremlin. The Russian firm TPO Reserve and the Dutch partnership MVRDV came in second and third...

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to design Expo 2017 site in Astana
29/10/2013

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to design Expo 2017 site in Astana

The office of Adrian Smith + Gordon Hill (AS+GG) has won the competition to organize the site for Astana World Expo 2017. The American team’s entry was selected from among 45 coming from 20 countries, including from Zaha Hadid, Snøhetta, UNStudio...

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Three first prizes to renovate Hotel Königshof in Munich
24/10/2013

Three first prizes to renovate Hotel Königshof in Munich

The Spanish studio Nieto Sobejano – with offices in Madrid and Berlin – and two German firms, Sauerbruch Hutton and Wandel Hoefer Lorch, have won first prize in the competition to renovate the five-star Hotel Königshof in Munich. Located in the Bavarian...

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Vienna University of Technology wins Solar Decathlon 2013
23/10/2013

Vienna University of Technology wins Solar Decathlon 2013

Solar Dechatlon

Team Austria from the Vienna University of Technology has won the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The first-time U.S. competitor consistently...

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Eleven proposals for the new Nobel Center in Stockholm
09/10/2013

Eleven proposals for the new Nobel Center in Stockholm

Anonymous proposals have been submitted for the new headquarters of the Nobel Foundation on Stockholm’s Blasieholmen peninsula, beside the National Museum of Fine Arts. Each distinguished by a motto, the entries to the international competition...

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Competition for Expo 2017 in Astana (Kazakhstan)
13/09/2013

Competition for Expo 2017 in Astana (Kazakhstan)

Two years after Expo 2015 in Milan, Expo 2017 is to open in Astana under the motto ‘Energy for the Future’. The capital of Kazakhstan will in the summer months host the great international event, and has announced a competition to find a team...

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OMA: first work in Los Angeles
13/08/2013

OMA: first work in Los Angeles

Rem Koolhaas’s team has been selected to raise a major mixed-use public building in downtown Santa Monica, a project aimed at contributing to the diverse network of public spaces in the Californian city. The proposal shows horizontal blocks stacked...

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Herzog & de Meuron, winners in Melbourne
08/08/2013

Herzog & de Meuron, winners in Melbourne

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with Hassell, has won the bid to renovate Melbourne’s historic station on Flinders Street. The jury finally decided in favor of the proposal of the Basel-based partners, who will be working in Australia...

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Bristol Royal Infirmary facade design winner announced
31/07/2013

Bristol Royal Infirmary facade design winner announced

BBC

‘Veil’ by Madrid-based Nieto Sobejano was selected from a shortlist of three by the NHS Foundation Trust. The design involves a new cladding and the creation of a small...

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NAMOC in Beijing: Jean Nouvel confirmed as winner
26/07/2013

NAMOC in Beijing: Jean Nouvel confirmed as winner

Jean Nouvel has at last been officially declared the winner of the competition for the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The French architect participated in collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Architecture...

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Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron and Grimshaw shortlisted in Melbourne
25/07/2013

Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron and Grimshaw shortlisted in Melbourne

Zaha Hadid with BVN Architecutre, Herzog & de Meuron with Hassell, Nicholas Grimshaw with John Wardle Architects, and three Melbourne practices going solo – Ashton Raggatt McDougall, NH Architecture...

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OMA wins competition for Miami Beach Convention Center
19/07/2013

OMA wins competition for Miami Beach Convention Center

The Dutch firm OMA has carried the day over the Danish office BIG in the contest to redevelop the Miami Beach Convention Center district. The proposal presented by the team of Rem Koolhaas includes...

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Herzog & de Meuron to design M+ museum in Hong Kong
28/06/2013

Herzog & de Meuron to design M+ museum in Hong Kong

Herzog and de Meuron have won the competition for M+, a new visual culture musuem in Hong Kong. The design of the Swiss partners has been selected over those presented by five other finalists – SANAA...

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Competition for the Helsinki Central Library: awarded projects
24/06/2013

Competition for the Helsinki Central Library: awarded projects

Of 544 projects submitted in the competition for the Helsinki Central Library, the design of the Finnish firm ALA Architects is the winner and others have received awards and mentions...

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Solar Decathlon Europe 2012: videos of 18 houses
12/06/2013

Solar Decathlon Europe 2012: videos of 18 houses

An international competition among universities that promotes research on efficient housing, Solar Decathlon Europe has put together videos on the eighteen designs...

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BIG vs. OMA: Miami Beach Convention Center redevelopment
22/05/2013

BIG vs. OMA: Miami Beach Convention Center redevelopment

There are only two finalists in the competition to redevelop the over 20 hectares of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) district, Bjarke Ingels and Rem Koolhaas, whose firms, BIG and OMA, have presented...

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Herzog & de Meuron will build the National Library of Israel
25/04/2013

Herzog & de Meuron will build the National Library of Israel

Herzog & de Meuron have been selected by the National Library Construction Company (NLCC) to build the library’s new home in Jerusalem. After the presentations...

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Farshid Moussavi to build residential tower in Montpellier
22/04/2013

Farshid Moussavi to build residential tower in Montpellier

A stack of eleven sinuously outlined floors forms a residential tower to be built by Farshid Moussavi in Jardins de la Lironde, in Montepellier’s Port-Marianne district. Of twelve buildings envisioned for this...

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Europa City: BIG to dig a sustainable city in Paris
18/04/2013

Europa City: BIG to dig a sustainable city in Paris

Bjarke Ingels has won the competition by invitation that the Auchan Group organized for the eventual construction of Europa City, an 800,000-square-meter sustainable city belonging to the municipality of ...

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Twelve teams to compete for the Nobel Foundation center in Stockholm
22/03/2013

Twelve teams to compete for the Nobel Foundation center in Stockholm

Twelve architectural practices have been selected, out of 142 from all over the world, to present their proposals for the Nobel Foundation’s new home in Stockholm. In this list of finalists are three Danish offices – BIG, 3XN and Lundgaard & Tranberg;

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