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Tourism Development Tropical Center / José Luis López Siles & Francisco Moreno Martínez

09:00 - 19 November, 2016
 Tourism Development Tropical Center  / José Luis López Siles & Francisco Moreno Martínez, © Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla +32

The House of Knowledge is a Gorgeous New School Above the Arctic Circle

08:00 - 19 November, 2016
The House of Knowledge is a Gorgeous New School Above the Arctic Circle, Courtesy of Liljewall architects
Courtesy of Liljewall architects

Gallivare, Sweden might be known for its reindeer, but it's gradually undergoing an urban transformation. Liljewall Architects in collaboration with MAF architects have created Kunskapshuset (House of Knowledge), a new school, for the archetypal "arctic city."

Courtesy of Liljewall architects Courtesy of Liljewall architects Courtesy of Liljewall architects Courtesy of Liljewall architects +7

Baumhaus / Ana Coelho Arquitectura

05:00 - 19 November, 2016
Baumhaus  / Ana Coelho Arquitectura, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Ana Coelho Arquitectura
  • Design Team

    Ana Coelho, Marta Martins
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Berkeley Green Skills Centre / Hewitt Studios

02:00 - 19 November, 2016
Berkeley Green Skills Centre / Hewitt Studios, © Paul Younger
© Paul Younger

© Martin Cleveland  © Martin Cleveland  © Martin Cleveland  © Paul Younger +15

Lighthouse Residence / LEESLIST & Leejae Architects

22:00 - 18 November, 2016
Lighthouse Residence  / LEESLIST & Leejae Architects, © Yang Woosang
© Yang Woosang

© Yang Woosang © Yang Woosang © Yang Woosang © Yang Woosang +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ilsan-dong, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Project Team

    Leejae Architects, Eunhye Kim
  • Area

    148.76 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Adidas Home Of Sport / ABD architects

20:00 - 18 November, 2016
Adidas Home Of Sport / ABD architects, Courtesy of ABD architects
Courtesy of ABD architects

Courtesy of ABD architects Courtesy of ABD architects Courtesy of ABD architects Courtesy of ABD architects +49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Area

    20000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ABD architects

BAPS Swaminarayan Girls Residence School / Kapadia Associates

19:00 - 18 November, 2016
BAPS Swaminarayan Girls Residence School / Kapadia Associates, © Piyush Rana photography
© Piyush Rana photography

© Piyush Rana photography © Piyush Rana photography © Piyush Rana photography © Piyush Rana photography +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Kapadia Associates
  • Design Team

    Sanket Jayker, Gaurang Raiyani, Kalyani Shroff-Gupta, Manasi Shah, Kalgi Shah, Vivek Patel
  • Area

    465000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes' National Museum in Szczecin Named World Building of the Year 2016

17:25 - 18 November, 2016
Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes' National Museum in Szczecin Named World Building of the Year 2016, National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przełomy / Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes. Image via World Architecture Festival
National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przełomy / Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes. Image via World Architecture Festival

Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes' National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przełomy has been named the World Building of the Year 2016 as the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin comes to a close. The project consists of an atmospheric underground museum below an expansive, undulating public plaza, adjacent to Barozzi Veiga's Mies van der Rohe Award-winning Philharmonic Hall Szczecin.

The National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przelomy is now the ninth project to hold the World Building of the Year title. Last year, the award was given to "The Interlace" by OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren.

Winners of the year's Future Project, Landscape, and Small Project awards were also announced. Read on to see the winning projects with comments from the jury. 

Hangzhou AN Interior's Black Cant System Named World's Best Interior of 2016

17:18 - 18 November, 2016
Hangzhou AN Interior's Black Cant System Named World's Best Interior of 2016, Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors
Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors

Hangzhou AN Interior Design's design for the retail brand Heike has been named the world's best interior of 2016. Announced at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors in Berlin, which took place alongside the World Architecture Festival, the winner of the prize was selected from among 9 category winners, which in turn were picked out of a shortlist totaling 62 projects. The Black Cant System was also the winner of the retail category.

Described by the designers as a "glum interior" with a "futuristic melancholy atmosphere" for the retail brand, the centerpiece of the design is a large, dark wedge housing many of the store's functional components such as fitting rooms and staircases.

Read on for more images of, and for the full list of category winners.

Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors +13

Timeless / Waterfrom Design

17:00 - 18 November, 2016
Timeless / Waterfrom Design, © Sam Tsen
© Sam Tsen

© Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen +16

Matt Emmett Wins Arcaid Award for World's Best Building Image 2016

15:50 - 18 November, 2016
Matt Emmett Wins Arcaid Award for World's Best Building Image 2016, Photographer: Matt Emmett - Building: Covered Reservoir, Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom / East London Water Works Company 1868. . Image via Arcaid Images
Photographer: Matt Emmett - Building: Covered Reservoir, Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom / East London Water Works Company 1868. . Image via Arcaid Images

Matt Emmett’s photograph of the East London Water Works Company covered reservoir in Finsbury Park, built 1868, has been named the winner of the 2016 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award. Announced on the final day of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin, the image was notable for being the first winner to feature a historic location as its subject, and drew comparisons to a Piranesi print.

The ChampiCabanes / Ateliers Bauhinia

15:00 - 18 November, 2016
The ChampiCabanes  / Ateliers Bauhinia, © Alexandre Petzold
© Alexandre Petzold

© Alexandre Petzold © Alexandre Petzold © Alexandre Petzold © Alexandre Petzold +15

Meier, Viñoly + KPF Design Towers for "Waterline Square" Development in New York

14:00 - 18 November, 2016
Meier, Viñoly + KPF Design Towers for "Waterline Square" Development in New York, From left, Viñoly’s Three Waterline Square, Richard Meier’s One Waterline Square, and KPF’s Two Waterline Square.. Image © Noe & Associates with The Boundary
From left, Viñoly’s Three Waterline Square, Richard Meier’s One Waterline Square, and KPF’s Two Waterline Square.. Image © Noe & Associates with The Boundary

Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) have been tapped to design towers for “Waterline Square,” a new luxury residential development located along the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The three buildings will fit into five acre masterplan between West 59th and West 61st Streets on Riverside Drive, just two blocks north of BIG’s recently completed VIA 57 West.

Boulder Cabin / Dynia Architects

13:00 - 18 November, 2016
Boulder Cabin / Dynia Architects, © Ron Johnson
© Ron Johnson

© Kimberly Gavin © Ron Johnson © Kimberly Gavin © Kimberly Gavin +17

First Renderings Revealed of Mecanoo + Beyer Blinder Belle's New York Public Library Renovation

12:15 - 18 November, 2016
First Renderings Revealed of Mecanoo + Beyer Blinder Belle's New York Public Library Renovation, View of the "Long Room". Image © Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle
View of the "Long Room". Image © Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle

The New York Public Library has revealed the first renderings of Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle’s renovation of the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library at the corner of 5th Avenue and 40th Street, diagonally across from the library’s main branch, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Bryant Park. The $200 million project will increase seats, expand services and add public space to the building, which receives 1.7 million annual visits and constitutes the NYPL’s largest circulating branch.

“New Yorkers will soon have the central circulating library that they need and deserve,” said NYPL President Tony Marx. “This library will transform lives by providing books, classes, and programs for New Yorkers of all ages, and it will transform our city – as it will be a model for how libraries can strengthen communities.”

Urquiza Building / Federico Marinaro

11:00 - 18 November, 2016
Urquiza Building / Federico Marinaro, © Walter Gustavo Salcedo
© Walter Gustavo Salcedo

© Walter Gustavo Salcedo © Walter Gustavo Salcedo © Gonzalo Viramonte © Walter Gustavo Salcedo +28

10 Teams Shortlisted in Competition for New National Holocaust Memorial in London

10:10 - 18 November, 2016
10 Teams Shortlisted in Competition for New National Holocaust Memorial in London, Victoria Tower Gardens and Parliament from the Thames. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants/Emily Whitfield-Wicks
Victoria Tower Gardens and Parliament from the Thames. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants/Emily Whitfield-Wicks

The Government of the United Kingdom and competition organizer Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced the ten architect teams selected to envision designs for the new National Memorial to the Holocaust, to be located next to the UK Parliament. Designs will encompass a “striking” new National Memorial in Victoria Gardens, as well as a possible below ground Learning Center.

The 10 shortlisted teams were selected from nearly 100 entries from teams across the globe by a jury made up of notable figures in British culture, religion and architecture, including Director of Stanton Williams Architects, Paul Williams; former Serpentine Galleries Director Dame Julia Peyton-Jones; and National September 11 Memorial and Museum Director, Alice M Greenwald.

How Toyo Ito is Embarking on a "New Career Epoch" With Small-Scale Community Architecture

09:30 - 18 November, 2016
How Toyo Ito is Embarking on a "New Career Epoch" With Small-Scale Community Architecture, Steel Hut, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture in Omishima, Japan. Image © Daici Ano
Steel Hut, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture in Omishima, Japan. Image © Daici Ano

This article was originally published on Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Toyo Ito’s Next Architectural Feat: Revitalizing Omishima Island in Japan."

Last year, as construction at his National Taichung Theater in Taiwan was winding down, Toyo Ito found himself at a crossroads.

A 10-year project in the making, the gargantuan cultural beacon is made of biomorphically curved concrete walls that wind together like a knot of arteries, creating an otherworldly experience for arts patrons. It’s every bit the landmark project you’d expect from 2013’s Pritzker Prize Laureate, but its rapidly approaching completion triggered a vital question: Where to go from here?