Yotoco Music School / Espacio Colectivo Arquitectos

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Architects: Espacio Colectivo Arquitectos
Location: Yotoco, Valle del Cauca,
Project Architects: Aldo Marcelo Hurtado, Carlos Hernan Betancourt
Project Area: 750.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Santiago Robayo – Ministry of Culture

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Atelier Thomas Pucher’s European Music Center to Open in 2020

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The winning design of an international competition in 2010 to house the world-renowned Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, Austrian firm Atelier Thomas Pucher’s Sinfonia Varsovia European Music Center has been approved to begin construction. As part of a larger campaign to revive ’s historic character and inspire cultural exchange, the Music Center has ranked high on the priority list of the Renewal Program, and is slated to open in 2020.

Read on after the break for a closer look at the Music Center.

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RENOVA Store & Theatre / Phyd Arquitectura

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Architects: Phyd Arquitectura
Location: , 2350, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Paulo Henrique Durão
Area: 374.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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KHVatec Headquarter / THE_SYSTEM LAB

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Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
Location: 1451-39 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, , South Korea
Architect In Charge: Chanjoong Kim
Design Team: Younghwan Kim, Chungryul Lee, Sanghyun Park, Jinman Choi, Jinchul Choi
Area: 462.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yongkwan Kim

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MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Roof Deck / Erin Besler

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Despite Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation emerging as the winner of the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP), his competitors put up quite a fight. One of this year’s five shortlisted proposals, Erin Besler’s Roof Deck breathes life into arguably the most overlooked aspect of architecture – the roof – by injecting it with an active public program and making it a vessel for summer celebration. 

Read on after the break for more on Besler’s proposal.

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WIPO Conference Hall / Behnisch Architekten

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Architects: Behnisch Architekten
Location: Geneva,
Area: 7700.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Matthiessen

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Kino – Rye / Jonathan Dunn Architects

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Architects: Jonathan Dunn Architects
Location: Lion Street, , East Sussex TN31, UK
Area: 220.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Oliver Perrott

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Comedie de Bethune – National Drama Theater / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Location: 138 Rue du 11 Novembre, 62400 , France
Architect In Charge: Manuelle Gautrand
Area: 2082.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luc Boegly, Courtesy of Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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Kulturzentrum Ischgl / Parc Architekten

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Architects: Parc Architekten
Location: Eggerweg 4, 6561 , Austria
Architect In Charge: Michael Fuchs, Barbara Poberschnigg, Di Dipl W-ing
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Schreyer, Karl Heinz, Courtesy of

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MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Drones’ Beach / Brillhart Architecture

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One of five shortlisted finalists who competed for the Young Architects Program (YAP) in the recent 2015 MoMA PS1 competition, ultimately awarded to Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation, Drones’ Beach by Brillhart Architecture explores the idea of a multi-sensory setting with a tropical theme as the basis for a performance and public space.

Read more about the proposal and watch the visionary video about Drones’ Beach after the break.

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Construction Begins on OPEN’s Pingshan Performing Arts Center in Shenzhen

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The winning entry in a competition for Pingshan’s first theater, Beijing-based OPEN Architecture‘s Pingshan Performing Arts Center has broken ground in Shenzen. The 1350-capacity theatre is located in the city’s new urban district, and slated for completion by the end of 2015.

Read more about the project and view selected images after the break.

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Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre / Renato Rizzi

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Architects:
Location: Gdańsk,
Local Office: Q-Arch
Area: 4000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Matteo Piazza, Lorenzo Sivieri

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Zoetrope Cinema / ADH

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Architects: ADH
Location: , France
Architects In Charge: Benoîte Doazan, Elisabeth Salvado, Stéphane Hirschberger
Area: 1100.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

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Curno Public Library and Auditorium / Archea Associati

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Architects: Archea Associati
Location: Via IV Novembre, 24128 Bergamo BG,
Area: 1960.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli

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Theatre Speelhuis / Cepezed Architects

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Architects: Cepezed Architects
Location: Helmond,
Area: 1997.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Jannes Linders, Léon van Woerkom

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Competition Entry: HAO + AI Envision Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek for Tianjin

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Commissioned by the Tianjin Urban Planning Bureau, Holm Architecture Office (HAO) and Archiland International (AI) have unveiled their competition proposal for the Bolong 3D Movie and Mediatek in Tianjin.

Envisioned as part of a new media park slated for construction in the city, the building’s design is playful and contemporary, offering visitors a “series of unique spatial experiences.” Learn more about the project and view selected images from the proposal after the break.

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Viljandi Festival Arena / ​Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

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Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid
Location: Talli 2, , 71011 Viljandimaa,
Structural Design : IB Printsiip OÜ, Tonu Peipman, Viljar Sepp
Client: Viljandi City
Area: 2000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paco Ulman, E. Riig

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Wanda Movie Park / Stufish Entertainment Architects

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Architects: Stufish Entertainment Architects
Location: Wuhan, Hubei,
Area: 100000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects

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