Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Toyota and BIG roll out the future of mobility with Woven City
10/01/2020

Toyota and BIG roll out the future of mobility with Woven City

Toyota Woven City aims to bring people and communities together in a future enabled by technology yet grounded in history and nature. The vision was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It is expected to break ground in 2021.

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Foster + Partners, Alibaba offices in Shanghai (China)
09/01/2020

Foster + Partners, Alibaba offices in Shanghai (China)

Norman Foster’s firm has won the competition to design the new headquarters of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The location is Shanghai’s Xuhui Riverside area, with views of the Huangpu River and the Pudong CBD. Thought out from the inside out...

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Francisco Mangado, cultural center in Legnano (Italy)
07/01/2020

Francisco Mangado, cultural center in Legnano (Italy)

The Navarrese firm of Francisco Mangado has won the competition for a cultural center-cum library in Legnano, a township in Italy’s Lombardy region, 30 kilometers from Milan. With a gross floor area of 4,120 square meters, the complex rises on the edge of the...

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New stadium for Everton FC
04/01/2020

New stadium for Everton FC

Seating 52,000, it is located on the Bramley-Moore Dock, within the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site. The proposal drawn up by Dan Meis draws inspiration from the historical buildings at the port, and also from nearby warehouses.

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Barozzi Veiga, Dynafit Headquarters in Kiefersfelden (Germany)
30/12/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Dynafit Headquarters in Kiefersfelden (Germany)

The proposal adopts the essence of the landscape as the main design reference, and sets the headquarters in its natural context, the Inn Valley, as a landmark with two pyramidal volumes visible from the road connecting Germany and Austria.

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Parisians unveil plan for €250m Champs-Élysées makeover
28/12/2019

Parisians unveil plan for €250m Champs-Élysées makeover

The Guardian

Plan to restore avenue to former glory will be presented to candidates standing in January’s municipal elections...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Grand Canal Museum Complex in Hangzhou (China)
24/12/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Grand Canal Museum Complex in Hangzhou (China)

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron won the bid to build a museum devoted to the history and construction of China’s Grand Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014 – in the city of Hangzhou, at the junction of the canal and the Hanggang River...

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Arquivio, National Concert Hall in Vilnius (Lithuania)
18/12/2019

Arquivio, National Concert Hall in Vilnius (Lithuania)

To establish a more direct connection between Tauras Hill park and the gardens of the Old Evangelical Cemetery, the project is fragmented into three pieces: main hall (1,780 seats), small hall (550 seats), and House of the Nation, joined by a foyer.

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Snøhetta, Grand Theater in Xingtai (China)
11/12/2019

Snøhetta, Grand Theater in Xingtai (China)

The Norwegian firm Snøhetta has won the design competition for a theater in Xingtai, one of China’s oldest cities, in Hebei Province. The Xingtai Grand Theater is part of a whole development that includes a park, a circular event plaza, and the Xingtai Science...

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Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, Interpretation Center at the Royal Walls of Ceuta
10/12/2019

Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, Interpretation Center at the Royal Walls of Ceuta

For a project titled ‘Resiliente’ the Madrid practice of Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente won the open competition – organized by Spanish Public Works Ministry – to build an interpretation center at one of the bastions...

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Apple breaks ground on its new 133-acre campus in Austin
09/12/2019

Apple breaks ground on its new 133-acre campus in Austin

The Architect's Newspaper

The campus, which will contain over three million square feet of usable interior space across 10 buildings once complete, will initially house 5,000 employees...

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Budapest’s green mayor puts brakes on €250m New National Gallery
07/12/2019

Budapest’s green mayor puts brakes on €250m New National Gallery

The Art Newspaper

Construction on the €250m New National Gallery, designed by Japanese architectural firm Sanaa, was due to begin in early 2020 after two years spent refining the designs...

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Odile Decq, Antares tower in Barcelona
05/12/2019

Odile Decq, Antares tower in Barcelona

The Paris practice of the architect Odile Decq has released images of a residential building she has designed that will soon be starting to go up at Plaza de Levante in Barcelona. With 28 floors and 89 luxury apartments ranging between 98 and 386 square meters...

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Snøhetta + Werk, maritime center in Esbjerg (Denmark)
04/12/2019

Snøhetta + Werk, maritime center in Esbjerg (Denmark)

The Olso firm Snøhetta and Copenhagen-based Werk Arkitekter collaborated in the competition-winning project for a seaside community center in the Danish city of Esbjerg, in the southwest part of the Jutland Peninsula. Named Lanternen, the circular building is to house...

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Burgos & Garrido, Miño River footbridge
03/12/2019

Burgos & Garrido, Miño River footbridge

‘A Line Over the Miño,’ a project carried out by Burgos & Garrido in collaboration with Bernabeu Ingenieros, turned out the winner in the proceedings negotiated to select from the best three entries to the ideas competution for a pedestrian and cycling bridge connecting...

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Dorte Mandrup, whale watching facility and museum
27/11/2019

Dorte Mandrup, whale watching facility and museum

The village of Andenes, 300 kilometers from the Arctic Circle, is on the Norwegian island of Andøya, in an area frequented by whales on their migratory journeys. Here the Danish studio Dorte Mandrup will be building a seaside viewpoint for watching whales, having won...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Ülemiste train terminal in Tallinn (Estonia)
12/11/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Ülemiste train terminal in Tallinn (Estonia)

A design drawn up by the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects – in collaboration with the Estonian practice Esplan – has been awarded first prize in the competition for Rail Baltic’s new terminal in Ülemiste, a subdistrict of the country’s capital. The station is the starting point...

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Obama Presidential Center Renderings
05/11/2019

Obama Presidential Center Renderings

The Obama Foundation has revealed updated renderings for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), the project designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) for a site in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side...

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Snøhetta, visitor center in Longyearbyen (Norway)
05/11/2019

Snøhetta, visitor center in Longyearbyen (Norway)

The Oslo firm Snøhetta has designed a facility to go up on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, near Longyearbyen, which is the capital of the Svalbard Archipelago, in the Arctic Ocean. The Arc, as it will be called, aims to give visitors access to the Arctic World Archive...

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Gensler redesigns lobby for postmodern AT&T Building
02/11/2019

Gensler redesigns lobby for postmodern AT&T Building

Curbed

The future of 550 Madison Avenue, the Postmodern icon designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, is light-filled. It is part of the major overhaul of the skyscraper led by Snøhetta...

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 David Beckham's MLS team unveil plans for $966m stadium in Miami
31/10/2019

David Beckham's MLS team unveil plans for $966m stadium in Miami

The Guardian

The masterplan of Miami Freedom Park was developed by Arquitectonica, who teamed up with HOK to develop the design of the stadium in line with the culture of Inter Miami Club...

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Zaha Hadid Architects + Cox Architecture, airport in Sydney
30/10/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects + Cox Architecture, airport in Sydney

The London firm Zaha Hadid Architects and Sydney-based Cox Architecture have together won the competition for the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA) in Parkland City, part of the coastal metropolis’s western expansion. It is to be named after the Australian...

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Eduardo Souto in Lisbon
30/10/2019

Eduardo Souto in Lisbon

Saïd Hejal (Kronos Homes), who recently presented the project for two towers in Valencia with Ricardo Bofill, has commissioned Eduardo Souto de Moura – currently the subject of an extensive exhibition at the Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos – to carry out a major residential complex in Lisbon. Hejal and Souto de Moura are photographed with the model.

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ERRE arquitectura + HOK architects, Valencia Arena
24/10/2019

ERRE arquitectura + HOK architects, Valencia Arena

The Valencia-based firm ERRE – headed by José Martí, Amparo Roig, and M. Ángeles Ros – in collaboration with the American firm HOK has designed the Valencia Arena multipurpose pavilion, commissioned by Licampa 1617, the holding company of the Valencian...

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Burgos & Garrido + Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, San Esteban archaeological site
17/10/2019

Burgos & Garrido + Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, San Esteban archaeological site

Two Madrid practices – one headed by Francisco Burgos and Ginés Garrido, the other by Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente – have worked together on a proposal that has won for them the competition...

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Bax studio, Dimnikcobau Business Park in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
16/10/2019

Bax studio, Dimnikcobau Business Park in Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Based in Barcelona and headed by Boris Bežan and Mónica Juvera, bax studio has won the invited competition for the Dimnikcobau office complex in the industrial zone of Moste, in the east-central part of the Slovenian capital. Covering 12,439 square meters...

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OMA, Axel Springer Campus in Berlin
14/10/2019

OMA, Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

Bisected by a diagonal atrium that opens up to the existing Springer buildings, the essence of the design is a series of terraced floors that together form a 'valley' that creates an informal stage at the centre - a place to broadcast ideas to other parts of the company...

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David Chipperfield Architects to build Rolex USA HQ in New York
08/10/2019

David Chipperfield Architects to build Rolex USA HQ in New York

The British firm David Chipperfield Architects has won the international competition to build the tower that will replace the one that has been occupied by the Swiss watch manufacturer Rolex since the 1970s, on the corner of 5th Avenue and 53rd Street in New York...

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OMA wins competition for new KaDeWe department store in Vienna
07/10/2019

OMA wins competition for new KaDeWe department store in Vienna

The Dutch firm of Rem Koolhaas will be building a new Kaufhaus des Westens department store and hotel in the historic center of Vienna, in the Museumsquartier. Ellen van Loon and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli lead the design team that is crowning the KaDeWe with...

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Bjarke Ingels teams up with Robert De Niro for Wildflower Film Studio
04/10/2019

Bjarke Ingels teams up with Robert De Niro for Wildflower Film Studio

6sqft

Located in Queens (New York), the $400 million project, called Wildflower Studios, will establish a hub for the creation of film, television, and other forms of entertainment...

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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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