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New Laboratory Building for the Municipal Drainage Works / KSG Architekten

11:00 - 17 November, 2016
New Laboratory Building for the Municipal Drainage Works / KSG Architekten, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +15

Winners of Day 1 World Architecture Festival Awards 2016 Announced

15:39 - 16 November, 2016
Winners of Day 1 World Architecture Festival Awards 2016 Announced

Fourteen projects have been announced as category winners of the The World Architecture Festival’s (WAF) 2016 awards on Day 1 of the festival. Winners in 32 categories will be named over the first two days of the conference, and will then go on to compete for the title of the World Building of the Year 2016, to be announced on Friday.

The world’s largest architectural awards program, the 2016 WAF Awards consisted of 343 projects from 58 countries around the world. Finalists projects will be invited to present their project live at the festival to a "super jury" that includes Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), David Chipperfield, Ole Scheeren, and ArchDaily's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief David Basulto, who will determine the grand prize winner.

You can check out the full shortlist here, and see which built and future projects took home awards after the break.

Sporthalle Kepler- und Humboldt-Gymnasium / h4a Architekten

03:00 - 15 November, 2016
Sporthalle Kepler- und Humboldt-Gymnasium / h4a Architekten, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Karl-Schefold-Straße 16, 89073 Ulm, Germany
  • Area

    3175.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Installations Accent Stuttgart Region During Light Art Festival

08:00 - 14 November, 2016
Installations Accent Stuttgart Region During Light Art Festival, © Karolina Halatek
© Karolina Halatek

The KulturRegion Stuttgart successfully wrapped its three-week Aufstiege ("Ascents") Light Art Festival in October. Curated by Joachim Fleischer, the festival showcases work by over 40 artists from 10 countries. The 37 installations were available for viewing nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight across 25 cities near Stuttgart, and particularly popular exhibits have been extended. 

© Frank Kleinbach © Robert Seidel © Hitoshi Kuriyama © Frank Kleinbach +14

Staab Architekten Unveils Planning Designs for Cologne Historic Center

12:00 - 12 November, 2016
Staab Architekten Unveils Planning Designs for Cologne Historic Center, © Stab Architekten
© Stab Architekten

Staab Architekten has released its plans for the historic center of Cologne, which will include the research and administration buildings for the Römanisch-Germanisches Museum, the Kurienhaus der Hohen Domkirche (curia house of the high cathedral), and the Kölner Stadtmuseum (Cologne state museum). Through these buildings, the project will redefine the urban space around Cologne’s cathedral and generate a place where the city’s history can be “presented and explored from diverse perspectives.” 

© Stab Architekten © Stab Architekten © Stab Architekten © Stab Architekten +5

OMA, Aires Mateus + Staab Architekten Unveil Honorable Mention Proposals for New Neue Galerie Competition

12:15 - 11 November, 2016
OMA, Aires Mateus + Staab Architekten Unveil Honorable Mention Proposals for New Neue Galerie Competition

Two weeks ago, Herzog & de Meuron was announced as the winners of the international competition to design the new Museum of the 20th Century to be located adjacent to Mies van der Rohe’s seminal Neue Galerie in the heart of the Berlin Cultural Forum in Berlin, Germany.

We’ve now received additional proposals for the competition, including honorable mention-awarded entries from OMA, Staab Architekten, and Aires Mateus e Associados, and a finalist proposal from REX, that show alternative strategies for the site.

European Central Bank / Coop Himmelb(l)au

11:00 - 11 November, 2016
European Central Bank / Coop Himmelb(l)au, © European Central Bank / Robert Metsch
© European Central Bank / Robert Metsch

© Paul Raftery © Robert Metsch © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery +21

Wehrhahn-Line Düsseldorf / netzwerkarchitekten

05:00 - 10 November, 2016
Pempelforter Strasse Station: “Surround”. Image © Jörg Hempel
Pempelforter Strasse Station: “Surround”. Image © Jörg Hempel

Schadowstraße Station: “Turnstile”. Image © Jörg Hempel Graf Adolf Platz Station: “Achat”. Image © Jörg Hempel Pempelforter Strasse Station: “Surround”. Image © Jörg Hempel Kirchplatz Station: “Track X” . Image © Jörg Hempel +49

MMB – Umbau Müllerhaus Berlin / asdfg Architekten

02:00 - 10 November, 2016
MMB – Umbau Müllerhaus Berlin / asdfg Architekten, © Michael Pfisterer
© Michael Pfisterer

© Michael Pfisterer © Michael Pfisterer © Michael Pfisterer © Michael Pfisterer +37

ZOB Esslingen / Werner Sobek

05:00 - 6 November, 2016
ZOB Esslingen / Werner Sobek, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun   © Zooey Braun   © Zooey Braun   © Zooey Braun   +17

Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg Photographed by Iwan Baan

09:30 - 5 November, 2016
Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg Photographed by Iwan Baan, Exterior. Image © Iwan Baan
Exterior. Image © Iwan Baan

The Plaza of Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie has opened to the public. The concert hall’s observation deck, located 37 meters (121 feet) above ground level, is designed around a public square concept and is accessed via a 82 meter (269 foot) long, curving escalator, providing visitors to panoramic views of the city and harbor.

To mark the event, the Elbphilharmonie has released a new set of photographs by Iwan Baan, showing off the newly completed interior spaces. The full building is set to officially open to the public on January 11 and 12, 2017.

Rooftop. Image © Iwan Baan Grand Hall. Image © Iwan Baan Plaza. Image © Iwan Baan Plaza. Image © Iwan Baan +21

The Feuerle Collection / John Pawson

09:00 - 3 November, 2016
The Feuerle Collection / John Pawson, © Holger Niehaus
© Holger Niehaus

© Holger Niehaus © GilbertMcCarragher © Holger Niehaus © GilbertMcCarragher +17

Exhibition: "Peter Cook. Retrospective" at Tchoban Foundation

17:14 - 27 October, 2016
Exhibition: "Peter Cook. Retrospective" at Tchoban Foundation, Peter Cook. REAL CITY: Perspective of Everscreened Type, 1986, tracing paper, ink, 64 x 62 cm © Peter Cook
Peter Cook. REAL CITY: Perspective of Everscreened Type, 1986, tracing paper, ink, 64 x 62 cm © Peter Cook

The exhibition 'Peter Cook. Retrospective' is devoted to drawings by the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Peter Cook is without doubt one of the leading figures of the Archigram group and in 2007 was knighted for his contribution to architecture.

Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences / HPP Architects + ASTOC

10:00 - 27 October, 2016
Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences / HPP Architects + ASTOC, © Christa Lachenmaier
© Christa Lachenmaier

© Christa Lachenmaier © Christa Lachenmaier © Christa Lachenmaier © Christa Lachenmaier +15

Building With Timber - Ways Into the Future / Bauen mit Holz - Wege in die Zukunft /

16:19 - 26 October, 2016
Building With Timber - Ways Into the Future / Bauen mit Holz - Wege in die Zukunft /, Poster
Poster

A fascinating exhibition about the current state of building culture with focus on timber – the natural renewable resource

Based on selected distinguished national and international projects, the exhibition represents the state of the art in sustainable and modern timber architecture. The presentation spans from spectacular projects by Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto to direction setting urban timber houses such as those by Kaden & Klingbeil in Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg, and upwards to the newest trends in high­rise buildings realized in timber.

UNStudio's Ben van Berkel Among 3 New Speakers Revealed for WAF 2016

16:00 - 23 October, 2016
UNStudio's Ben van Berkel Among 3 New Speakers Revealed for WAF 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

Three new sessions have been announced for the 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF), held from November 16-18 in Berlin, Germany. Adding to the impressive list of speakers at the event will be Ben van Berkel, founder of UNStudio, who will lecture on “Superliving - from exclusive to inclusive”; Carlos Zedillo of Infonavit discussing “Architect as instigator”; and Qutub Mandviwala, MQA, who will present on “Housing and cultural difference.”

Said Ben van Berkel about the event: “It is essential to understand that ‘housing for everyone’ is not simply a matter of providing homes for all, it is also a question of what the home of the future should be; how we can meet the demands of all future residents and provide housing that fulfils their varied and changing needs.”

ZOB Pforzheim / Metaraum Architekten BDA

01:00 - 17 October, 2016
ZOB Pforzheim  / Metaraum Architekten BDA, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pforzheim, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Wallie Heinisch, Marcus Lembach, Marcus Huber, Felix Bittmann
  • Area

    10000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

LAVA Unveils Transformation of Energy Storage Center into a City Icon in Germany

12:00 - 16 October, 2016
LAVA Unveils Transformation of Energy Storage Center into a City Icon in Germany, Courtesy of LAVA
Courtesy of LAVA

LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) has won the competition to redesign an energy park and energy storage building in Heidelberg, Germany, for the Stadtwerke Heidelberg. Currently a cylindrically shaped storage center, the space will be transformed into a dynamic sculpture, city icon, and knowledge hub for sustainable energy, fully accessible to the public with city views. 

In order to display the concepts of energy transition, decentralization, networking, flexibility and adaptability, the project will feature a multi-layered façade structure inspired by geometries in nature like leaves, spider webs, and reptile skins. “The result is a dynamic, ever-changing surface of light and shadow, animated by wind, turning the building into a beacon of a dynamic new energy regime.”

Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA +17