With plans to become the world’s tallest building at about 3645 feet, the Azerbaijan Tower is being built on a series of artificial islands, the Khazar Islands, in the Caspian Sea 16 miles south of Baku, Azerbaijan. Avesta Group…,
Located on the former site on an old outdoor amphitheatre in Bratislava, Slovakia, the proposal for the housing and mixed use development, which won the first prize in the Parkhill competition, offers spectacular views and close proximity to one of the city’s oldest parks. Designed by Nice Architects, their challenge on the 52,000 m2 site was to create intensive residential development with public services located in the lower part of the site. The final composition of the buildings becomes a small reminiscence of the former amphitheatre. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: THiNC / Héctor Coss
Location: Colonia Roma, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Interior Design: THinC (Ignacio Cadenas + Héctor Esrawe)
Interior Architecture: Héctor Coss
Design Team: Héctor Coss y Alejandro Tazzer
Landscape Architecture: Alejandro Tazzer & Héctor Coss
Proyect Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaime Navarro, Rocío Serna
CEBRA… has gained the support of The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities (LOA) for the realization of a new home for Denmark’s Sport Fishing Association in Vingsted, Denmark. The 5,489 sq.ft. project will accommodate the association’s administration as
With the city of Zhangjiagang, China lacking their own identity, Gras Arquitectos… aims to create a presence and scale with their Tangram Theatre, which won the second prize in the international competition. This mutual need can enable the creation of
Situ Studio has been selected from eight competitors as winner of the fifth annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design, cosponsored by Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, along with Design Trust for Public Space. The young, Brooklyn-based practice won the jury over with their Heartwalk proposal made of New York and New Jersey boardwalk boards that were salvaged from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The installation will be unveiled on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and remain on view until March 8, 2013.
Learn more about Situ Studio’s winning proposal after the break.
Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Gedenkstätte Roter Ochse, Halle, Germany
Project Team: Prof. Wolfgang Lorch, Prof. Nikolaus Hirsch, Dilp.-Ing. Andrea Wandel, Dilp.-Ing. Christine Biesel, Dilp.-Ing. Alexander Keuper
Structural Consultant : Schweitzer Ingenieure
Landscape Architects: Bielefeld Gillich Heckel
Project Year: 2005
Area: 470,7 sqm
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz
After a intensive, 14-year preservation battle, the fate of Richard Neutra‘s mid-century Cyclorama Center in Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg National Military Park has been sealed. Yesterday, the National Park Service confirmed their plans to demolish the modernist structure and restore the site to its original 1863 appearance just in time for the 150th anniversary commemoration of the battle. It is a victory for Civil War purists and a loss for 20th century architecture advocates.
As we announced last September, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia directed the park service to conduct an environmental analysis on the demolition and to consider “non-demolition alternatives” such as moving the structure or leaving part of it intact. Following the release of a 200-page analysis, the park confirmed that the service had “no need for the continued use of the building” and that it “conflicted with the overall goals of the park.”
More after the break…
Architects: WZMH Architects
Location: Lower Water Street, Halifax, Canada
Design Team: Jay Bigelow, Carl Blanchaer, John White, Harrison Chan, Arnaldo Zaragoza, Jee-Young Kang, Han Tang, Grace El-Khoury, Max Veneracion, Ronald Baga, Ken Price, Janet Nowakowski
Area: 193,000 sq ft
Photographs: Tom Arban, Greg Richardson, RPM Productions