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Monday, November 30, 2020
A New Museum to Bring the Benin Bronzes Home
27/11/2020

A New Museum to Bring the Benin Bronzes Home

The New York Times / Alex Marshall

The architect David Adjaye discusses his plans for an institution to house the looted treasures on their to return to Nigeria...

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Foster + Partners, Guangming Hub in Shenzhen (China)
23/11/2020

Foster + Partners, Guangming Hub in Shenzhen (China)

The firm of Norman Foster has won the competition to design Guangming Hub, a transport-oriented development on the high-speed rail link that connects Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, with three new metro lines incorporated. The latest technological tools are 

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BIG, student center for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA)
12/11/2020

BIG, student center for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA)

Bjarke Ingels's firm BIG has won the competition for The Village, a non-academic student center in the Homewood campus, in Baltimore, of Johns Hopkins University. Encompassing 13,935 square meters, the fragmented and cascading composition of stacked timber...

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Barozzi Veiga, Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels
05/11/2020

Barozzi Veiga, Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels

The Barcelona practice of Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga – in collaboration with Tab Architects and Barbara Van Der Wee Architects – has won the competition to renovate the Jewish Museum of Belgium, carrying the day over the other three teams shortlisted...

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Kengo Kuma, Henrik Ibsen Library in Skien (Norway)
30/10/2020

Kengo Kuma, Henrik Ibsen Library in Skien (Norway)

A proposal drawn up by Kengo Kuma & Associates in collaboration with Mad Arkitekter and Buro Happold Engineering has been declared the winning scheme in the competition for a new library dedicated to Henrik Ibsen in Skien, where the playwright was born...

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Carmody Groarke, Design Museum Extension in Ghent (Belgium)
28/10/2020

Carmody Groarke, Design Museum Extension in Ghent (Belgium)

The British partnership of Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke – in collaboration with the Belgian firm TRANS Architectuur and RE-ST – has won the bid to build an extension to Design Museum Gent, that will improve circulation and the connection between current galleries...

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Pinearq, Comprehensive Transplant Centre in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
21/10/2020

Pinearq, Comprehensive Transplant Centre in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

A scheme drawn up by Albert de Pineda’s Barcelona firm Pinearq – in collaboration with the local office Dico si Tiganas – is the winning entry in the competition to build a hospital specialized in transplants within the heterogeneous historical quarter of the northwestern...

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Herzog & de Meuron, update plans for redevelopment of Roche site in Basel
19/10/2020

Herzog & de Meuron, update plans for redevelopment of Roche site in Basel

More elaborated plans for the latest revamp of the Roche campus in Basel (Switzerland) have been unveiled. With the transfer to the research center now under construction in the north zone, the pharmaceutical company’s offices and laboratories in the south section...

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SANAA, expansion of Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney
15/10/2020

SANAA, expansion of Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney

New images have been released of the currently-under-construction Sydney Modern Project of SANAA, the joint practice of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. This is the Japanese firm's first work in Australia and completion is programmed for 2022...

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Google shares vision for sprawling, sustainable “Downtown West” in San Jose
14/10/2020

Google shares vision for sprawling, sustainable “Downtown West” in San Jose

The Architect's Newspaper

The project, with SITELAB urban studio serving as lead urban designer, includes the architecture firms Grimshaw Architects, Heatherwick Studio, SHoP, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and others...

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BIG and NASA design 3D-printed buildings for the Moon
08/10/2020

BIG and NASA design 3D-printed buildings for the Moon

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), SEArch+ (Space Explotation Architecture) and the 3D-printed building company ICON are working together in Project Olympus, a NASA-funded initiative to develop robotic construction for the Moon. Working with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight...

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Dominique Perrault, retractable roof for Suzanne Lenglen tennis court in Paris
05/10/2020

Dominique Perrault, retractable roof for Suzanne Lenglen tennis court in Paris

Dominique Perrault Architecture (DPA) has won the competition to cover the tennis court named after the French champion Suzanne Lenglen at Stade Roland Garros, the complex that hosts the French Open. Over a concrete structure and the ensemble of steel...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, 2 Murray Road Tower in Hong Kong
28/09/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, 2 Murray Road Tower in Hong Kong

Located in the heart of the city’s central business district, beside I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower, this 36-floor office building on Murray Road replaces a multi-story car park with a scheme that reinterprets the forms of the bud of a Bauhinia x blakeana, the flower of which...

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The next Fotografiska in Berlin, by Herzog & de Meuron
23/09/2020

The next Fotografiska in Berlin, by Herzog & de Meuron

The Architect's Newspaper

Contemporary Swedish photography museum Fotografiska announced plans to launch its newest outpost in Berlin...

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Snøhetta, Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora (North Dakota)
21/09/2020

Snøhetta, Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora (North Dakota)

The Norwegian firm Snøhetta has won the competition for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, which is to go up in Medora, North Dakota, on the banks of the Little Missouri River. Selected out of 40 entries, including the proposals of co-finalists Studio Gang and...

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Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, building renovation at Paseo de la Castellana 19 in Madrid
14/09/2020

Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, building renovation at Paseo de la Castellana 19 in Madrid

The Madrid architecture practice of César Ruiz-Larrea, Antonio Gómez, and Gorka Álvarez – in collaboration with Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho (MADC) – has won the ideas competition that the CCS (Insurance Compensation Consortium) has organized with a view...

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petrjanda/brainwork, visitor center in Abu Dhabi
10/09/2020

petrjanda/brainwork, visitor center in Abu Dhabi

The firm of the Czech architect Petr Janda has won the competition to build a visitor center in the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, located in the United Arab Emirates capital, where flamingos abound. The project seeks to make the building blend into the landscape...

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Nieto Sobejano win competition for the Cité du Théâtre in Paris
03/09/2020

Nieto Sobejano win competition for the Cité du Théâtre in Paris

The Madrid architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, in collaboration with the Parisian firm Marin + Trottin Architectes, have finished first in the competition for the Cité du Théâtre in Paris, organized by the French Culture Ministry and three prestigious theater...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Xi’an International Football Center (China)
31/08/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Xi’an International Football Center (China)

Taking in 60,000 spectators, the stadium rises within the orthogonal grid of the new Fengdong business district of Xi’an, the city that is hosting the 2023 championship of the Asian Football Confederation. With new civic spaces and facilities...

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Norman Foster unveils plan for pop-up glass parliament
25/08/2020

Norman Foster unveils plan for pop-up glass parliament

The Times

A transparent pop-up parliament has emerged as a potential home for MPs when the House of Commons is closed for repairs...

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Stefano Boeri Architetti, rehabilitation center in Shenzhen (China)
17/08/2020

Stefano Boeri Architetti, rehabilitation center in Shenzhen (China)

In Shenzhen’s Longhua District, the firm headed by the Italian architect Stefano Boeri will be building a rehabilitation center for people with cognitive disabilities and mobility limitations, having won the competition called for the purpose, in the jury of which sat Peter Cook and...

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AZPML + TLS win competition in Shenzhen
30/07/2020

AZPML + TLS win competition in Shenzhen

With a scheme titled ‘Super Campus’ AZPML Architecture (London and New York) and TLS Landscape Architecture (Berkeley and Shanghai) have won the competition for the Landscape Design of the o design the landscaping for the Shenzhen Bay Super...

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Vaíllo + Irigaray wins competition for Basque Museum in Bilbao
27/07/2020

Vaíllo + Irigaray wins competition for Basque Museum in Bilbao

The Navarre-based practice of Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray has come first in the contest to renovate the Basque Museum of Bilbao. Drawn up in collaboration with Jesús Moreno y Asociados and MOEST Arquitectos, the scheme works on the historical...

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HDR + Herzog & De Meuron, hospital in San Francisco
16/07/2020

HDR + Herzog & De Meuron, hospital in San Francisco

The team have been selected by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to design the new hospital of the historic and internationally renowned UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center as “The Healing Habitat”...

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MVRDV to transform its Hannover Expo 2000 Dutch pavilion
14/07/2020

MVRDV to transform its Hannover Expo 2000 Dutch pavilion

MVRDV has unveiled its scheme to turn the Dutch pavilion that the Rotterdam firm itself built in 2000 for the World’s Fair of Hannover, into an office building. The project uses the existing structure and also preserves a number of other features, including the forest...

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Mendoza Partida wins MUPAC ideas competition
09/07/2020

Mendoza Partida wins MUPAC ideas competition

The Catalan practice of Héctor Mendoza and Mara Partida has won the competition for ideas for the new Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria in Santander, The complex will encompass 18,441 square meters, 7,500 of which will go into an...

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MAD, Shenzhen Bay Culture Park (China)
06/07/2020

MAD, Shenzhen Bay Culture Park (China)

The Chinese firm MAD Architects, headed by Ma Yansong, has unveiled its masterplan and architectural design for an ambitious cultural complex with a total built area of 182,000 square meters. Located within the Houhai area of Shenzhen’s Nanshan district, it includes...

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OMA Reveals Refined Design Development for the Feyenoord Stadium
01/07/2020

OMA Reveals Refined Design Development for the Feyenoord Stadium

The original design of the stadium has been optimized to ensure on time and cost-effective delivery, while reinforcing its integrity as a vital iconic building within the Feyenoord City masterplan...

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Idom, Saint Pierre administration center in Reunion (France)
22/06/2020

Idom, Saint Pierre administration center in Reunion (France)

The firm Idom —Inés López, Iñaki Garai y Gohar Manrique— has won a competition for a complex encompassing a town hall, a local police station, a panoramic restaurant, and two parking levels. The location is Saint Pierre, in the south of Reunión, one of the Mascarene Islands...

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Nieto Sobejano, extension of sports center in Berlin
22/06/2020

Nieto Sobejano, extension of sports center in Berlin

The Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won the competition to enlarge a high-performance ice skating center in the Berlin borough of Lichtenberg. In compliance with functional and technical requirements, the new volume resembles the existing ice rink...

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