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PLASMA Studio Wins Competition to Relocate and Enhance Italian Railway Station

PLASMA Studio, in collaboration with Groundlab, won first prize in an international competition to masterplan the relocation of the Innichen/San Candido train station in North Italy. The project, now under construction, forms a new "Mobile Centre" that integrates a new public plaza, skate park, youth centre and more into a streamlined rail station that enhances connectivity throughout the town. 

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Olgiata Sporting Club / LAD

  • Architects: LAD
  • Location: Via Antonio Conti, 00123 Rome, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Francesco Napolitano
  • Design Team: Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani, Maria Carla Lini, Marcello Amalfitano
  • Interior Design: Simone Lanaro
  • Area: 7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Francesco Napolitano, Cornelia Suhan

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"Post-Quake Visions" Young Architects Competition Results Announced

The results for the latest Young Architects Competition (YAC), Post-Quake Visions, have been announced. The competition aimed to discover innovative ways to overcome the effects of a seismic catastrophe over a medieval Mediterranean town. Participants were encouraged to rethink and redesign the quake-inflicted gaps left inside ancient urban tissues. With 356 enrolled teams comprising of 808 designers, see the winning results and Gold Mentions after the break.

Milan Expo 2015: NJP, LAD Win Competition for Iranian Pavilion

Naqsh,E,Jahan-Pars (NJP), in collaboration with the Laboratorio di Architettura e Design (LAD), has been named winner of an international competition for the Iranian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Based on “a living process narrative in the central plateau of Iran,” the winning scheme responds to the Expo’s “Feeding the Planet” theme by exposing the underground channels of water that give life to Iran’s many desert cities. 

Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Bence Pap | Mario Gasser

This proposal by architects Bence Pap and Mario Gasser of Studio Greg Lynn / University of Applied Arts Vienna has been ranked fourth in an international competition for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the Expo’s theme, “We feed the World – Energy for Life,” the pavilion aims to highlight Austria’s rich culture of craft and agriculture by offering a two-story experience that exhibits goods unique to the country. 

Milan Expo 2015: Foster Unveils Design for UAE Pavilion

Foster + Partners have unveiled the design for the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Designed to evoke the experience of walking through UAE’s ancient communities, the elongated site will be transformed into a contemporary reinterpretation of a desert city. Passive principles, such as rainwater harvesting and the integration of photovoltaic cells, are targeted to achieve LEED Platinum certification. These strategies are all designed to support the pavilion’s many dining areas, which embrace the Expo’s overarching theme “Feeding the Planet” by serving a taste of modern Emirarti cuisine. 

“We are very proud to be chosen again to create the national pavilion for the UAE,” stated Norman Foster. “Our challenge has been to design for two climates – to create a naturally cool, comfortable space for visitors in Milan, while considering the pavilion’s ultimate reconstruction in the Emirates, where there is a need to provide shade from the intense sun.”

Competition Entry: 'My Iran' (Expo Milan 2015) / Akaran Architects & IRANBON

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Akaran Architects, in collaboration with IRANBON, have been selected as one of four finalist for their proposal 'My Iran,' a pavilion representing the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Milan Expo 2015. The team will now join the other finalists to refine their ideas into a single proposal. The rectangular site (20 by 100 meters) is a 'resonant landscape,' aiming to showcase the central theme: feeding the planet, energy for life

White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture

  • Architects: bureauhub architecture
  • Location: Via Teseo, 13, 95126 Catania, Italy
  • Architects in Charge: Tobias Hegemann & Chiara Baccarini
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Roland Halbe

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1.14 The Kite / C+S Architects

  • Architects: C+S Architects
  • Location: Fontaniva Padua, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
  • C+S Team: Davide Testi, Alessandro Pizzolato. Fabrizio Maiorana
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of C+S Architects

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Office Building / Carlo Bagliani + Antonio Norero

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© Giovanna Silva

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Farmstead Refurbishment / Carlo Bagliani

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Extension of Gubbio Cemetery / Andrea Dragoni + Francesco Pes

  • Architects: Andrea Dragoni, Francesco Pes
  • Location: 06024 Gubbio Perugia, Italy
  • Collaborators:: Andrea Moscetti Castellani, Giorgio Bettelli, Michela Donini, Raul Cambiotti, Antonio Ragnacci, Cristian Cretaro, Matteo Scoccia
  • Area: 1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH, Massimo Marini

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Underground Garage / Carlo Bagliani

  • Architects: Carlo Bagliani
  • Location: Via Luigi Arnaldo Vassallo, 16146 Genoa, Italy
  • Design Team: Pamela Cassisa
  • Project Assistants: Stefano Mattioni
  • Area: 305.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Anna Positano, Nuvola Ravera

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G House / Lorenzo Guzzini

  • Architects: Lorenzo Guzzini
  • Location: Via Provinciale, 3, 22020 Cerano D'intelvi Como, Italy
  • Construction Company: BBT construction Como IT
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Valeria Bellora

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Conversion of Castel Mirabel in Olgiasca / Met Architektur

  • Architects: Met Architektur
  • Location: Lake Como, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Dominique Lorenz, Daniel Hummel
  • Collaborator: Fabian Valverde
  • Area: 348.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ulrich Stockhaus

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RCS Building / Boeri Studio

  • Architects: Boeri Studio
  • Location: Via Angelo Rizzoli, 8, 20132 Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Boeri Studio
  • Design Team: Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra
  • Area: 22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Boeri Studio

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Nuovo Centro Civico in Scandicci / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

  • Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • Location: Via Rialdoli, 50018 Scandicci Florence, Italy
  • Local Architect: DA.Studio
  • Project Manager: Federica Barni
  • Area: 2013.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 15500
  • Photographs: Alessandro Ciampi

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