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Thursday, June 27, 2019
 Linazasoro & Sánchez win competition in Mauriac (France)
13/06/2019

Linazasoro & Sánchez win competition in Mauriac (France)

The Madrid practice of José Ignacio Linazasoro and Ricardo Sánchez has won the competition for the commission to refurbish of the area around the Basilica of Our Lady of Miracles, a Romanesque work in the historical quarter of Mauriac, in France’s Auvergne region...

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David Chipperfield Architects, renovation of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice
13/06/2019

David Chipperfield Architects, renovation of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice

Owned by the insurance provider Generali, the 16th-century palace designed by Jacopo Sansovino is one of the jewels of Venice, located right on Piazza San Marco. Its renovation by David Chipperfield should be complete by 2021.

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AZAB, 35 public housing units in Badajoz
10/06/2019

AZAB, 35 public housing units in Badajoz

With a project titled ‘La casa por el tejado,’ the Bizcay firm AZAB – established in 2018 by Cristina Acha, Miguel Zaballa, Ane Arce, and Iñigo Berasategui – won the competition for the commission to build four subsidized apartment buildings taking up entire urban blocks...

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French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was
03/06/2019

French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

The Local

French Senate approved the government's Notre-Dame restoration bill - but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze...

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Amazon reveals first rendering of its HQ2 in Arlington
23/05/2019

Amazon reveals first rendering of its HQ2 in Arlington

The Architects Newspaper

Amazon has released the first visual for its upcoming second home, or HQ2, in “National Landing,” featuring a design by ZGF Architects. Located in Arlington, Virginia...

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman wins Eiffel Tower competition
22/05/2019

Gustafson Porter + Bowman wins Eiffel Tower competition

The Local

A vision of the Eiffel Tower surrounded by the 'largest garden in Paris' has been unveiled in a €72 million project to improve access to one of France's premier tourist attractions... 

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Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind
18/05/2019

Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind

Ngaren is a collaboration in Rift Valley, Kenya between paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard E. Leakey and architect Daniel Libeskind. This cutting edge site for education and research into our origin story—and future—will break ground in 2022, opening to the public in 2024...

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Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead
18/05/2019

Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead

The New York Times

The director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation has told that construction on a long-planned and much-delayed outpost in the United Arab Emirates is “on track.”...

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Francisco Mangado, urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)
16/05/2019

Francisco Mangado, urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)

Francisco Mangado has drawn up a masterplan for redeveloping a large urban area of Bergamo, in Italy's Lombardy region, that extends along the railway axis and the train station. Encompassing 450,000 square meters, the Porta Sud project connects the southern...

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Paris Approves First Skyscraper in 46 Years
14/05/2019

Paris Approves First Skyscraper in 46 Years

The Urban Developer

The Tour Triangle, a 41-storey triangular tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will be located in the Porte de Versailles neighbourhood, in Paris' 15th arrondissement...

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SOM, human settlement on the Moon
24/04/2019

SOM, human settlement on the Moon

The firm SOM (SKidmore, Owings & Merrill) – in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – will masterplan, design, and engineer Moon Village, a permanent human settlement on the lunar surface. Revolving...

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Gehry to design new office headquarters for Warner Bros
24/04/2019

Gehry to design new office headquarters for Warner Bros

The Architects Newspaper

Gehry Partners has unveiled renderings for a new 800,000-square-foot office complex slated for the Warner Bros. studio campus in Burbank, California...

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BIG presents Oceanix City at the United Nations
12/04/2019

BIG presents Oceanix City at the United Nations

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the firm BIG, unveiled his design for the first sustainable and affordable floating community for 10,000 residents. The idea for Oceanix, a company that develops innovative...

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Western Europe’s tallest building planned for tiny Danish town
07/04/2019

Western Europe’s tallest building planned for tiny Danish town

The Guardian

The Bestseller Tower, a 320-metre skyscraper soaring over the surrounding countryside, was designed by star architectural studio Dorte Mandrup...

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BIG in Allapattah
06/04/2019

BIG in Allapattah

Miami Herald

The project design, by the Bjarke Ingels Group, would dramatically “float” a collection of staggered apartment and office blocks on stilts over the old Allapattah Produce Center...

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'The Tulip' tower in London gets green light
03/04/2019

'The Tulip' tower in London gets green light

The Evening Standard

The decision paves the way for the 305.3-metre high structure designed by Foster + Partners, which will be western Europe’s second tallest building after the Shard...

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Snøhetta to build Shanghai Grand Opera House
03/04/2019

Snøhetta to build Shanghai Grand Opera House

Snøhetta has unveiled images of its plan for Shanghai's new opera house, with its radially arranged roof forming a spiraling staircase that connects the upper levels to a public square beside the Huangpu River. Drawn up in collaboration with the Chinese firm ECADI...

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Studio Fuksas, International Congress Center of Jerusalem
02/04/2019

Studio Fuksas, International Congress Center of Jerusalem

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...

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Studio ORD to expand Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport
29/03/2019

Studio ORD to expand Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

Studio ORD, headed by Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang), in collaboration with the firms Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Corgan, Milhouse Engineering and Construction, and STL Architects, has won the competition to replace Chicago’s O’Hare Global Terminal...

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Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana
19/03/2019

Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana

MoMA

Hórama Rama, by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss of Pedro & Juana, is the 2019 winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program...

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New science museum in Seoul to be built by robots
27/02/2019

New science museum in Seoul to be built by robots

The Istanbul firm MAA, headed by the architect  Melike Altinisik, has unveiled its competition-winning design for the Robot Science Museum in the Chang-dong neighborhood of the South Korean capital. Saving time and money, robots will build the curving metal facade...

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Designing the Expansion of Paris' Opéra Bastille
15/02/2019

Designing the Expansion of Paris' Opéra Bastille

Henning Larsen Architects has been selected for the expansion and transformation of the French Opéra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019...

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Junya Ishigami to design 2019 Serpentine pavilion
14/02/2019

Junya Ishigami to design 2019 Serpentine pavilion

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Japanese architect announces plan to create a mysterious cloud of grey slate for the annual London pavilion project...

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MVRDV, KoolKiel complex in Kiel (Alemania)
12/02/2019

MVRDV, KoolKiel complex in Kiel (Alemania)

The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has unveiled images of Koolkiel, a mixed-use complex to go up in a former industrial zone of Kiel, capital of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The final design will be worked out with input from the community. The 65,000-square-meter...

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Will Frank Gehry’s Wimbledon concert hall outshine £300m City rival?
12/02/2019

Will Frank Gehry’s Wimbledon concert hall outshine £300m City rival?

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

There is now a project to build a 1,250-seat venue in the suburb better known for its tennis – Wimbledon – to be designed by the celebrated Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry...

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Farshid Moussavi wins the Houston Ismaili Centre contest
07/02/2019

Farshid Moussavi wins the Houston Ismaili Centre contest

Houston Chronicle

Farshid Moussavi has won the commission to design the building for The Aga Khan Foundation. She was selected from a selection list of finalists that included David Chipperfield and Rem Koolhaas...

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Dubai announces 550-meter supertall tower
07/02/2019

Dubai announces 550-meter supertall tower

CNN

The tower, called Burj Jumeira, is situated in the Al Sufouh area of Dubai close to the Burj Al Arab. Plans show it will be surrounded by a mixed-use, residential and commercial zone dubbed...

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Lynch Architects, Nova SW1 complex in London
06/02/2019

Lynch Architects, Nova SW1 complex in London

The British practice of Patrick Lynch has presented a new design for a development that is part of the Nova masterplan around London’s Victoria Station. The proposal that Lynch Architects previously drew up for the plot next to Victoria Palace Theatre gained...

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Planning permission granted for Olympia London
06/02/2019

Planning permission granted for Olympia London

Heatherwick Studio’s plans for Olympia London, the 150-year old exhibition, event space and conference centre in West Kensington have been approved by planners at Hammersmith and Fulham Council...

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Tower Fifth in New York, by Gensler
04/02/2019

Tower Fifth in New York, by Gensler

The New York Times

If approved at 473 meters tall, the skyscraper would rank as the second-tallest building not only in New York, but in the Western Hemisphere...

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