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Thursday, October 29, 2020
H&deM to build Canada’s tallest residential tower
05/06/2020

H&deM to build Canada’s tallest residential tower

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron’s first project in Toronto, which is being carried out in collaboration with the Canadian team Quadrangle, already rises at 1200 Bay Street, in the Yorkville neighborhood...

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Galar-Vélaz-Gil to refurbish Madrid Railway Museum
22/05/2020

Galar-Vélaz-Gil to refurbish Madrid Railway Museum

For a scheme titled '1878-1880' the Pamplona practice of Daniel Galar, Josecho Vélaz, and Javier Gil won the competition to renovate and enlarge Delicias Station, an example of 19th-century iron architecture and engineering, home since 1984 of the Madrid...

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Idom, Center in Science and Biodiversity in Risaralda (Colombia)
21/05/2020

Idom, Center in Science and Biodiversity in Risaralda (Colombia)

In Dosquebradas, a municipality in Colombia's Risaralda department, stands this mixed-use building, an Idom project directed by Jabier Fernández Sánchez. The region is known for its rich fauna and flora, thanks to varying climates. Encompassing a gross...

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MVRDV, Shenzhen Terraces
20/05/2020

MVRDV, Shenzhen Terraces

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 include...

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OMA, CMG Qianhai Global Trade Center in Shenzhen (China)
18/05/2020

OMA, CMG Qianhai Global Trade Center in Shenzhen (China)

This 360,000-square-meter mixed-use development has been designed by OMA / Chris van Duijn as a 'microcity' within the Qianhai business district of Shenzhen. Containing offices, retail, two hotels, and a cultural center, stacked volumes form two towers...

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Game over for Herzog & de Meuron’s £500m Chelsea stadium
16/05/2020

Game over for Herzog & de Meuron’s £500m Chelsea stadium

Building Design

The club shelved the plans in 2018 “due to the current unfavourable investment climate” and said it did not know when it might reconsider its decision...

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David Chipperfield wins competition for Georg-Knorr-Park in Berlin
11/05/2020

David Chipperfield wins competition for Georg-Knorr-Park in Berlin

The British firm headed by David Chipperfield will be tranforming an old industrial zone in the Berlin's Marzahn district into a residential and commercial neighborhood. The place measures 152,000 square meters and will feature 1,400 affordable rental apartments...

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Mecanoo wins competition for Senezh Management LAB in Russia
04/05/2020

Mecanoo wins competition for Senezh Management LAB in Russia

The Delft-based firm Mecanoo, headed by Francine Houben, has won the competition of masterplans for an educational campus on the shores of Lake Senezh, in the Russian town of Solnechnogorsk. Lecture halls, auditoriums, a library, and apartments are laid...
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Serpentine Pavilion 2020 Cancelled
28/04/2020

Serpentine Pavilion 2020 Cancelled

Counterspace's pavilion will not be built this year because of the COVID19 crisis. The Johannesburg-based practice collaborates with the Serpentine on a series of projects throughout 2020, which will culminate with the opening of the Pavilion in Summer 2021...

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Studio Precht designs Parc de la Distance
27/04/2020

Studio Precht designs Parc de la Distance

With open-air public spaces around the world closed during the pandemic, the Austria firm of Chris Precht and Fei Tang Precht imagined a park in the form of a maze where social distancing can be observed and the coronavirus kept from spreading. In a vacant lot in Viena...

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OMA, 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C.
24/04/2020

OMA, 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C.

The National Capital Planning Commission has approved the preliminary plans for 11th Street Bridge Park in the US capital, submited by the firm of Rem Koolhaas, OMA, with Jason Long as project leader. The 2014 competition for the design of a footbridge over Anacostia...

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Herzog & de Meuron and Vogt win Grasbrook competition
13/04/2020

Herzog & de Meuron and Vogt win Grasbrook competition

The Basel firm Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with Zurich-based Vogt Landscape Architects, has won the competition for the urban development – including apartments, workplaces, and recreational areas – of Hamburg's Grasbrook district. The project's...

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New images of London's design district
25/03/2020

New images of London's design district

The Spanish practices Barrozi Veiga and Selgas Cano and the British firms 6a Architects, Adam Khan Architects, Architecture 00, David Kohn Architects, HNNA, and Mole Architects designed a total of sixteen buildings now under construction in London’s new Design District...

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Snowdon Aviary refurbishment
19/03/2020

Snowdon Aviary refurbishment

Foster + Partners

The refurbishment of the Snowdon Aviary at the London Zoo provides a new walk-through home for the zoo’s troop of Colobus monkeys...

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Nieto Sobejano, Carmen Thyssen Museum in San Felíu de Guíxols
12/03/2020

Nieto Sobejano, Carmen Thyssen Museum in San Felíu de Guíxols

The Madrid practice of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano have won first place in the competition to build a museum in San Felíu de Guíxols (Girona) to house part of Carmen Thyssen's art collection, joining those already existing in Madrid, Málaga, and Andorra...

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Estudio DIIR, extension of social and health center in Plasencia (Cáceres)
09/03/2020

Estudio DIIR, extension of social and health center in Plasencia (Cáceres)

A project titled 'Lagar,' submitted by DIIR, the Madrid practice of Ricardo Fernández, David Meana, Ignacio Navarro, and Iñigo Palazón, has earned them first place – with a 10,000 euros award – in the public and open-to-all competition, organized by the Extremadura...

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Emac Arquitectura, Doctor Sanchís Guarner school in La Pobla Llarga (Valencia)
09/03/2020

Emac Arquitectura, Doctor Sanchís Guarner school in La Pobla Llarga (Valencia)

The firm Emac -- acronym for Mediterranean space for contemporary architecture and headed by Miguel Martínez Castillejo and Pau Batalla Soriano -- in ad hoc union with the architecture and engineering company Octógono Castellón has won the competition for ideas...

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Flores & Prats to renovate the Ancien Théâtre des Variétés in Brussels
05/03/2020

Flores & Prats to renovate the Ancien Théâtre des Variétés in Brussels

A scheme drawn up by the Barcelona practice of Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats, in collaboration with the Brussels firm Ouest Architecture – has been announced the winning design in the restricted competition to convert the Belgian capital’s old Ancien Théâtre des Variétés...

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OMA, SNCB headquarters in Brussels
27/02/2020

OMA, SNCB headquarters in Brussels

The design that won the 2018 competition to turn three buildings on Fonsny Avenue, by the Brussels-South train station, into new offices for the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges, Belgium’s national railway company, has been unveiled. With a total area...

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Oolite Arts to Build Impressive Barozzi Veiga-Designed Campus
26/02/2020

Oolite Arts to Build Impressive Barozzi Veiga-Designed Campus

Observer

Barcelona, Spain-based Estudio Barozzi Veiga has been selected to design a new headquarters for Oolite Arts, one of Miami's largest artist-supporting cultural groups...

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Herzog & de Meuron, motorway chapel in Andeer (Switzerland)
25/02/2020

Herzog & de Meuron, motorway chapel in Andeer (Switzerland)

Along the A13 highway outside Andeer, a municipality in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, the firm Herzog & de Meuron will build a chapel with four 10-meter-high white walls positioned at angles to support each other in a play of inclinations. Challenging traditional places...

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Counterspace architects to be youngest Serpentine pavilion designers
10/02/2020

Counterspace architects to be youngest Serpentine pavilion designers

The Guardian

The architectural practice based in Johannesburg, studio Counterspace is led by Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar. Each will be 30 this year...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, OPPO HQ in Shenzhen (China)
30/01/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, OPPO HQ in Shenzhen (China)

In the international bid to build new headquarters for the Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO, Zaha Hadid Architects has carried the day over Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), and Henning Larsen...

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RCR, Resort Palmares in Lagos (Portugal)
27/01/2020

RCR, Resort Palmares in Lagos (Portugal)

This project by the Catalan firm RCR – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramón Vilalta – seeks to blend the architecture with the landscape through interiors and exteriors that blur its limits, adapting to the topography of the site in Lagos, in southern Portugal’s...

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2 World Trade Center getting revamped Norman Foster design
24/01/2020

2 World Trade Center getting revamped Norman Foster design

New York Post

Larry Silverstein and architect Norman Foster are working on major changes to Foster’s original vision for the still-unbuilt skyscraper...

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Linazasoro & Sánchez, regeneration of Puerta del Sol in Madrid
22/01/2020

Linazasoro & Sánchez, regeneration of Puerta del Sol in Madrid

The Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, announced plans to recover the winning project in 2014 of the call for ideas ‘Piensa Sol’, convened by the Madrid Insitute of Architects (COAM), to renovate Madrid’s Puerta del Sol. The construction works are set...

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Snøhetta to Design New Visual Identity for the Wikipedia Movement
21/01/2020

Snøhetta to Design New Visual Identity for the Wikipedia Movement

The Wikimedia Foundation has partnered with Snøhetta to create a new visual identity for its organization. The goal is to design a new visual identity system that represents Wikipedia and the Wikimedia mission as part of the essential infrastructure of free knowledge in the digital age...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Unicorn Island masterplan in China
16/01/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Unicorn Island masterplan in China

The Start-Up exhibition and conference centre, the first building within Chengdu's 67-hectare Unicorn Island masterplan in the Tianfu New Area, is nearing completion.

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Snøhetta, indoor garden for 550 Madison in New York
14/01/2020

Snøhetta, indoor garden for 550 Madison in New York

The firm Snøhetta has gotten the New York City Planning Commission’s go-ahead to create a public garden in the AT&T tower that went up in 1984 at 550 Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee. The announcement...

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Rebuilding of Church Lost in 9/11 Attacks to Resume
10/01/2020

Rebuilding of Church Lost in 9/11 Attacks to Resume

The New York Times

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will welcome visitors from all faiths...

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New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO AV Monographs
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English texts placed side by side.
Arquitectura Viva 228 - JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ Arquitectura Viva
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story, works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013 on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
AV Proyectos 100 - MAD ARCHITECTS AV Proyectos
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details), heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.
Other publications
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles + Fracturas y ficciones
Luis Fernández-Galiano publishes Las grandes esperanzas (1976-1992), a critical revision of the issues and challenges of architecture, art, and society of those convulse and fertile years, offering a historical mirror on which we can find a reflection of our current economic, ecological, and social crisis.
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles
The recession caused by the oil crises that shook the planet in the 1970s serves as backdrop for Empeños sostenibles (1976-1984), a selection of articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano on technological alternatives, sustainable construction, and the relationship between architecture and energy.
Las grandes esperanzas Fracturas y ficciones
Through the one hundred essays on architecture, history, art, and society included in Fracturas y ficciones (1985-1992), Luis Fernández-Galiano outlines a portrait of a period of global prosperity in which the Olympic Games of Barcelona and the Expo of Seville brought international attention to Spain.
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
RCR arquitectes RCR arquitectes
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
SANAA SANAA
The 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
David Chipperfield David Chipperfield
The Fundación ICO presents the bilingual Spanish-English catalogue of the exhibition ‘Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects.’ Featuring thirty works and projects, the book covers thirty years in the career of the British architect. 
Juan Navarro Baldeweg Juan Navarro Baldeweg
The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
Devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent, it is the fourth volume in a series which develops and updates the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
Devoted to the most recent architecture of Africa and the Middle East, is the third volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Asia and Pacífic Atlas: Asia and Pacífic
This Atlas, devoted to the latest architecture of Asia and the Pacific, is the first volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas. Circa 2000 Atlas. Circa 2000
The BBVA Foundation presents Atlas. Arquitectura global circa 2000, a volume of 312 pages published also in Spanish. Centered on the period opened by the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this work intends to be a critical assessment of world architecture in our global times.
Spain Builds, 1975-2010 Spain Builds, 1975-2010
Second edition of the work published in 2006 coinciding with the exhibition on architecture in Spain held at the MoMA. Now, to mark Spain's presence at Expo Shanghai, the oeuvre is extended, adding Chinese to the original languages.
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