The International Competition “Celebration of Cities Maxmix Cities” winners were announced last year. Three projects from architecture students and three from architects were awarded in the three categories (W. Europe, E. Europe and Asia).
See the winners after the break. (more…)
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is an unprecedented important strategic road corridor which links up three regions in the Pearl River Delta, China. In mid 2009, Highways Department initiated to organize an International Design Ideas Competition. Results were announced this month.
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Our friends from CEBRA shared their recently awarded Sports Center design with us. The 3.5 m2 extension will incorporate handicap friendly solutions within a sports facility, as almost 50 % of the students attending Egmont High School experience some form of disability whether it be that they are blind, mentally challenged or an amputee. Entitled Kolden, the Danish world for ‘the globe’, the project reflects the fact the everyone is welcomed in the facility.
More images, great diagrams and information about the project after the break.
OFF Architecture‘s proposal recently received first prize for their Cultural Center in Cugnaux, France. The building’s central element is the exterior treatment which is a woven wooden mesh that filters different densities of light based on thermal, visual and ambient qualities defined by each program.
More about the winning proposal after the break. (more…)
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won the competition to design a 54,000m2 concert, congress and hotel complex in Malmö, Sweden. The competition, where Snøhetta, Baumschlager Eberle and Daniel Libeskind participated, also included the development of additionally 35,000m2 for housing and commercial use. This is the second competition won by schmidt hammer lassen architects in the southern part of Sweden in 2010.
The Maribor Municipality (Slovenia) and the jury members under the auspices of the International Association of Architects announced the winners and award holders of the open international competition for the new UGM / Maribor Art Gallery. The Competition Committee received over 200 attractive entries from around the world proposing solutions for the new, 14,000m2 UGM including 8,000 m2 of gallery premises, a Children’s Museum, an Architectural Centre and a Creative Industry Centre, museum library and retail.
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For years, Northern Virginia’s Four Mile Run has functioned as a flood control channel and a border between the City of Alexandria and Arlington County. More recently, growing community interest in revitalizing and celebrating the Run has resulted in the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan. The plan outlines a broad range of ambitious, feasible goals to restore the ecology of the Run while re-establishing it as a cherished park space and a means of stitching together communities.
The winning team was chosen based on the strength of their professional skills and the potential for their conceptual design to become an icon for the Four Mile Run and its surrounding community.
The 2010 AIA New York winners were recently announced (we’ll share the full over view this weekend with you), and this project by Kohn Pedersen Fox received a design award in the Unbuilt category. Just like the other winning projects, the design showcases New York talent and was chosen for its “design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique.” The project, entitled Urban Market, is for Tianjin, China. The urban center is a way to reinvigorate the river banks through new uses, such as cultural institutions. The hope it that the center will grow to establish “a new identity for the city that links its culture to its historic place of commerce.”
More about the winning project after the break. (more…)
Luminaries of Northern California’s interior design community raised the roof of the Art Deco-era Fox Theater last Thursday for a scintillating double feature: the 2010 Honor Awards and Pioneers in Design celebration. The Northern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association sponsored the event, honoring a select group of member firms, designers and students who have elevated the practice of interior design. The group also recognized Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, the founders of Architecture for Humanity (AFH), as its 2010 Pioneers in Design.
Honor award winners–kept secret until the presentation–were chosen from a field of 74 projects submitted by designers from Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii in six categories: Live, Work, Play, Shop, Serve, and Give. The “WOW!” Award was presented for the best-of-show design.
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A few days ago, we featured Cheungvogl‘s Nunnmps project, and today we bring you their KAT-Ohno master plan, recently awarded first prize. The plan includes a development site with 4 office buildings and an extension of a new forum to provide flexible spaces for training seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film screening. The project focuses on an architecture that is less about mass and structure, “so more can happen.” The architecture becomes less visible and less defined so in a symposium setting, speakers and audience can have spontaneous intellectual dialogue in one space.
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Last year Frank Gehry won the design competition for the Eisenhower Memorial, which included six other firms (Perkins & Will, Krueck & Sexton, Rogers Marvel Architects, Moshe Safdie & Associates, Natoma Architects and PWP Landscape Architecture). After that, the firm was asked to produce three options for the members of the Eisenhower Memorial Commision to choose from, from which the final design was chosen a few days ago.
LA Time’s Culture Monster has more info about the project:
The design, which Gehry and his colleagues will flesh out in the months to come, combines a grove of oak trees, two parallel colonnades of limestone pillars and loosely piled limestone walls carved with sculptural reliefs — elements common to all three proposals — with a series of woven steel-mesh tapestries that will feature images of Eisenhower and his presidency. There is a gap in the colonnade as it runs along Independence, creating an opening framing views of the Capitol and also marking an informal pedestrian entry into the memorial site.
While the oak trees should provide plenty of shade — along with pockets of contemplative space — the tapestries will give much of the memorial the feeling of an expansive outdoor stage set. Gehry came up with the idea for the steel-mesh panels while exploring the tapestry collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where his firm has been working on an expansion.
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