Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Munich Concert Hall Design Competition
05/12/2017

Munich Concert Hall Design Competition

In 2016 the German Federal State of Bavaria organized a competition for two concert halls seating 1,800 and 600, a music school, a restaurant, and offices in Munich’s Eastern neighborhood of Weksviertel, near the Ostbahnhof train station. The aim was to...

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Museum of the Ancient Nile competition winners
22/11/2017

Museum of the Ancient Nile competition winners

Organized by Arquideas for students and recent graduates of architecture, the Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) international competition brought in 264 entries from 44 countries.The objective of this competition consists in conceiving...

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Steven Holl, new offices for Médecins Sans Frontières in Geneva (Switzerland)
20/11/2017

Steven Holl, new offices for Médecins Sans Frontières in Geneva (Switzerland)

‘Colors of Humanity’ by Steven Holl – in collaboration with Rüssli Architekten – is the winning design in the bid to build a new operational center for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Geneva, Switzerland, carrying the day over proposals...

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The Architecture Drawing Prize
02/11/2017

The Architecture Drawing Prize

Memento Mori: A Peckham Hospice Care Home, by Jerome Xin Hao Ng, wins the inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum and the World Architecture Festival...

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Norman Foster.Common Futures
19/10/2017

Norman Foster.Common Futures

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Founded in 1985, AV reaches issue 200 a third of a century later. This anniversary coincides with the release of Arquitectura Viva 200...

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Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2017 Award
18/10/2017

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2017 Award

Arcaid Images has revealed the twenty finalists  in this year's Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. The overall winner will be decided at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin (15-17 November)...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new London concert hall
10/10/2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new London concert hall

The Guardian

DS+R was chosen from a shortlist of six architectural practices: Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Snøhetta and AL_A...

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Nouvelle AOM to renovate Monparnasse Tower in Paris
21/09/2017

Nouvelle AOM to renovate Monparnasse Tower in Paris

The French team Nouvelle AOM – composed of the firms Franklin Azzi, Chartier Dalix, and Hardel + Le Bihan – has been selected to renovate the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper in time for the Paris Olympics of 2024. It won the international competition...

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Enmedio studio, new Kömmerling offices in Camarma de Esteruelas
21/09/2017

Enmedio studio, new Kömmerling offices in Camarma de Esteruelas

Enmedio Studio (David Moreno and Elena Vilches) have won the competition for the company Kömmerling’s new offices in the industrial park of Camarma de Esteruelas (Madrid). The objective is a building with zero net energy consumption...

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The Chicago contest that led to a skyscraper explosion
18/09/2017

The Chicago contest that led to a skyscraper explosion

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

In 1922, the Chicago Tribune’s owner launched a contest to design a towering new HQ for his paper – and changed high-rises for ever...

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Competition for redevelopment of Vallcarca neighborhood in Barcelona
05/09/2017

Competition for redevelopment of Vallcarca neighborhood in Barcelona

Carles Enrich ha resultado ganador del concurso de ideas convocado por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona para modificar el Plan General Metropolitano (PGM) Hospital Militar-Vallcarca. La nueva ordenación para este barrio deteriorado del distrito de Gracia...

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Drone footage of LEGO House architecture
01/09/2017

Drone footage of LEGO House architecture

Designed by architect Bjarke Ingels, LEGO House in Billund (Denmark) will open on 28 September. Made from 21 interlocking parts, with an amazing LEGO brick shaped keystone on top...

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SO-IL and Laisné Roussel win Place Mazas (Paris)
08/08/2017

SO-IL and Laisné Roussel win Place Mazas (Paris)

SO-IL

The winners propose a fresh approach to urbanism taking into account both contemporary and historical contexts...

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Announced the winner of Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion contest
02/08/2017

Announced the winner of Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion contest

International collaboration led by US-based design practice wHY wins the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition and revitalise West Princes Street Gardens, a public park in the centre of Edinburgh...

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BDP to renovate the Palace of Westminster
21/07/2017

BDP to renovate the Palace of Westminster

GCR

BDP beats Allies & Morrison, Foster + Partners and HOK to UK parliament restoration. The full scope of work includes architecture, civil and structural engineering...

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Winner of Sydney Rehearsal Follies competition
20/07/2017

Winner of Sydney Rehearsal Follies competition

Archmedium

The competition proposes the creation of a new integrated pavilion dedicated to music that complements the scenic purpose of the famous Jørn Utzon´s Sydney Opera.

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‘Public Square’ Wins Driverless Future Challenge
19/07/2017

‘Public Square’ Wins Driverless Future Challenge

“Public Square,” the award-winning entry by FXFOWLE with Sam Schwartz Engineering, provides New York City a way to rethink its streets and reclaim space for pedestrians. The entry was chosen as the winner of The Driverless Future Challenge...

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Shortlist for Barbican's new concert hall in London
13/07/2017

Shortlist for Barbican's new concert hall in London

The Guardian

Frank Gehry, Amanda Levete, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Snøhetta are in the running for the project...

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Virseda-Vila + Jaraíz + Arbau win competition in Vernier (Switzerland)
06/07/2017

Virseda-Vila + Jaraíz + Arbau win competition in Vernier (Switzerland)

The team formed by Madrid-based Virseda Vila Arquitectos, José Jaraíz, and Arbau Arquitectos has won first place in the competition for ideas for a cultural center and accommodations for students in Vernier, a city of the Swiss canton of Geneva. Its design carried...

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The Ross Pavilion. International design competition
05/07/2017

The Ross Pavilion. International design competition

The seven diverse proposals from the teams vying to win the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition and revitalise West Princes Street Gardens, a public park in the centre of Edinburgh, now go on show to the public. Winner to be announced in early August 2017.

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Results of Klosterwall competition in Hamburg
04/07/2017

Results of Klosterwall competition in Hamburg

Out in the open now are the winners of the closed competition for the commission to raise on the site of the City-Hof complex, in downtown Hamburg, three buildings with a total of 47,000 square meters for apartments, a 200-room hotel, and offices...

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Winners of the 11th Cosentino Design Challenge
13/06/2017

Winners of the 11th Cosentino Design Challenge

151 projects in the Architecture category and 75 projects in the Design category were the projects selected from among the 226 projects judged by the jury in this year’s competition. Three first-place prizes of €1,000...

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Canyon View Accomodation Arizona competition winners
05/04/2017

Canyon View Accomodation Arizona competition winners

Organized by Arquideas for students and recent graduates of architecture, the Canyon View Accommodation (CaVa) Arizona international competition brought in 149 entries from 29 countries...

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Winners announced: Fairy Tales 2017
13/02/2017

Winners announced: Fairy Tales 2017

Blank Space, AIAS, and the National Building Museum Announced the winners of the fourth annual Fairy Tales Competition. With submissions from 60 countries, the award-winning entries explore current events...

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Finalists of competition for Holocaust Memorial in London
01/02/2017

Finalists of competition for Holocaust Memorial in London

In memory of the victims and survivors of the Nazi persecution, and with the aim of teaching future generations about the dangers of hate and prejudices, a competition was organized to gather proposals for a UK Holocaust Memorial and a learning center underneath...

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‘Moontopia’ competition winners
30/01/2017

‘Moontopia’ competition winners

Organized by the magazine Eleven, the competition sought to bring in designs for the the construction of self-sufficient lunar colonies for living, working, research, and space tourism. The jury, which included NASA designers, selected nine projects out of hundreds...

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British-American Team Is Chosen to Light Up London’s Bridges
09/12/2016

British-American Team Is Chosen to Light Up London’s Bridges

The New York Times

The Waterloo Bridge as imagined by the New York light artist Leo Villareal and the London architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Their proposal, “Currents,” ...

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Competition for visitor reception center in Clunia (Burgos)
08/12/2016

Competition for visitor reception center in Clunia (Burgos)

A project drawn up by the Seville firm of Antonio Tejedor and Mercedes Linares has won the competition called by the Provincial Government of Burgos to build a visitor reception center, with parking facilities, at the archaeological site of Colonia Clunia Sulpicia...

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Trans Siberian Pit Stops competition results
07/12/2016

Trans Siberian Pit Stops competition results

The spirit of the explorer is captured in the Trans Siberian Railway, traversing the largest country in the world and delving into a wealth of culture, monuments and spectacular environments. There is no greater railway journey on the face...

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The Illuminated River, Six Shortlisted Teams
29/11/2016

The Illuminated River, Six Shortlisted Teams

The Illuminated River

 View the six shortlisted teams and their design concepts to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames...

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New Books
AV Monografías 200 - NORMAN FOSTER 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 199 - YOUNG CATALONIA 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 83 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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
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
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.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
Necessary Architecture Necessary Architecture
Following the editions of 2010 and 2012, ‘More for Less’ and ‘The Common,’ the third international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad came with the heading of ‘Necessary Architecture’, centering upon values of austerity but also on cultural aspects of architecture.
The Common The Common
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2012) appealed to civic solidarity as an instrument of architecture in facing the urgent economic and environmental challenges of today.
More for Less More for Less
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2010) aimed to take stock of the change of mood in architecture. Published in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book presents the interviews with the participants.
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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