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Baltic Sea Art Park International Competition

Courtesy of EAL

The Museum of New Art, in cooperation with the Union of Estonian Architects and City Government, announced an international architectural competition on 1 July, to establish the Baltic Sea Art Park in Pärnu. The objective of the competition is to find the best vision in terms of architecture and planning to further develop the art park of the Baltic Sea countries. The deadline for entries is 10 October 2013, and the winners shall be announced on 15 October 2013. The competition prize fund is EUR 12,000.

According to architect Jaak Huimerind’s idea, the pavilions should be ships or vessels and according to the competition terms the floating pavilions shall be built as mobile structures, so that they could be hauled to Talvesadam when it gets cold.

More details after the break.

Elysium Playground / Cox Rayner Architects

© Christopher Frederick Jones

Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland,
Client: Pearson Property Group
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

IE’s Master in Architectural Management and Design

IE School of Architecture & Design through its unique combination of design, innovation and management, expands the boundaries of traditional architectural education. IE welcomes students who seek challenges and aspire to become leaders in the dynamic world of architecture and design.

The Master in Architectural Management and Design combines management with advanced design studies, allowing participants to deepen their knowledge of the relationship between the two areas.

Profile: The Master in Architectural Management & Design is aimed at a range of professionals with varying levels of experience; from junior designers looking to take on management responsibilities, to partners in architectural firms willing to reinvent their practices.

- Duration: 13 months
- Format: Blended (online + onsite periods)
- Language: English
- Location: Madrid + + Online
- More info: www.ie.edu/mamd

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Expansion / Cox Rayner Architects

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Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: Brisbane,
Client: South Bank Corporation
Photographs: Angus Martin Photography, Christopher Frederick Jones, Florian Groehn Photography

Divercity B / Turner

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Architects: Turner
Location: Waterloo, NSW,
Client: Becton
Site Area: 1.9 hectares
Gross Floor Area: 29,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

City in Sky / Mu Wei + Sam Cho + Yu Hui

© Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang

Architects: Mu Wei + Sam Cho + Yu Hui
Location: , China
Architect In Charge: Yu Hui
Contractor: 39 kids and families from Natur Organic Life, AaL volunteer students
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum / Cox Rayner Architects

© Christopher Frederick Jones

Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: Winton, Queensland, Australia
Client: Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones, Michael Rayner, Angus Martin Photography

Apex / Turner

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Architects: Turner
Location: Waterloo, NSW, Australia
Client: Payce Communities
Site Area: 4,649 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 16,660 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Flinders Street Revitalisation / Cox Rayner Architects

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Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: Townsville,
Client: Townsville City Council
Photographs: Angus Martin Photography, Christopher Frederick Jones, Florian Groehn Photography

The University of Notre Dame Australia Werribee Clinical School / DesignInc

© Dianna Snape

Architects: DesignInc
Location: Werribee, Victoria,
Project Team: Rohan Wilson (Project Director), Jane Sayers (Project Architect), Sonya Montgomerie (Senior Architect), Aileen Lim (Architect), Snow Park (Senior Interior Designer), Afrodite Moulatsiotis (Interior Designer), Kylee Ashdown (Senior Technician), David Cox (Associate), Travers Cunnington (Senior Graphic Designer), Jane Devlin (Project Architect), Yasushi Honda, Mona Ho, Go Siong, Daniel Moore, Lachlan McEwen, Anne Spirou, Susan Illingworth, Manuel Canestrini, Natalie Yong
Area: 2,238 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape

The International Cricket Hall of Fame / Turner

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Architects: Turner
Location: , NSW, Australia
Client: Bradman Foundation
Site Area: 21,000 sqm
Area: 1,050 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Energex Headquarters / Cox Rayner Architects + BVN Donovan Hill

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Architects: Cox Rayner Architects + BVN Donovan Hill
Location: , Australia
Client: FKP Limited
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones, Angus Martin Photography

IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present

- “So you want to be famous?”. Peter Murray shares his 7 rules of message design for architects.
- “Co-designing Workspace”. Oliver Marlow explains the TILT Method, his vision about the past, the present and the future of workspace, and how it’s all about people. 

This series of online master classes and conferences have served as a forum for students to participate in open discussions between scholars, critics, independent professionals, entrepreneurs, curators and cultural activists. 

More after the break.

Monash University Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct Stage 2 (Biomedical Sciences Buildings) / DesignInc

© Dianna Snape

Architects: DesignInc
Location: Clayton, Victoria,
Project Team: Christon Batey-Smith (Project Director), Jane Devlin (Project Architect), Rohan Wilson (Director), John Macdonald (ESD Director), Amanda Warmuth, Natalie Yong, Philip Weatherlake (Architects)
Area: 17,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Dianna Snape

The Serpentine / Turner

Courtesy of CABE

Architects: Turner
Location: Bilgola, NSW,
Client: CABE Development
Site Area: 763 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 520 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of CABE

An Underwater Spot Lets You Meet in the Middle of a Lake

© Roland Barthofer

The visitor walks through the ramp, descending – water level is higher on both sides – and the visitor remains absolutely dry. This intervention, designed by  Westpol, allows people to meet in the middle of the lake without getting wet.

World Architecture Festival Awards 2013 shortlist announced

More than 300 projects from almost 50 countries have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2013 – the world’s biggest architectural awards programme – taking place between October 2 – 4 at the Marina Bay Sands, .

The WAF is the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event. Projects designed by global architects such as Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, and Robert A.M. Stern will compete with smaller, local practices across 29 individual award categories.

Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director, said: ‘Following such strong competition at last year’s awards, expectations were understandably high for the WAF Awards 2013, and the entries did not disappoint. From the subtle to the spectacular, from a four room house to an 80 storey tower, the sheer quality and diversity reflected in the array of projects shortlisted today demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the event. All eyes are now on the festival’s venue, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where the architects will battle to win their individual categories, with the victorious projects competing for the coveted World Building of the Year award.”

You can see the complete shortlist after the break. For more information, please visit WAF’s official website.

The Nicholson / DesignInc

© Tony Miller

Architects: DesignInc
Location: Coburg, Victoria,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tony Miller, Dianna Snape