Architects: The Freelon Group Architects
Location: 1601 East Market Street, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
General Contractor: D.H. Griffin
Structural Engineer: Stewart Engineering
Mep Engineer: Harrell, Saltrick & Hopper
Landscape Architect: Lappas + Havener
Civil Engineer: Stewart Engineering / Timmons Group
Lighting Design: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc
Area: 88000.0 ft2
Photographs: Mark Herboth
The New London Awards, which recognize the best projects in London – both recently completed and on the drawing-board – were held at London’s Guildhall on the 12th of July. Richard Rogers took the top prize of “New Londoner of the Year” in recognition of his life-long commitment to raising the quality of urbanism in the UK capital. The award coincides with his 80th birthday and a major retrospective at the Royal Academy.
See all the winners of the 17 different awards after the break.
As part of the 2013 AIA Global Dialogues, (un-covered) Connections, ‘Leaning Out: Women in Global Practice‘ will discuss what it means to be a woman in the construction industry practicing globally in our time. Taking place this Thursday, July 25th, from…
Most critics agree that this year’s shortlist for the Stirling Prize is more “modest” than in past years – which is not to say that they didn’t have plenty to say on RIBA’s selection. Check out the critical responses from The Financial Times‘ Edwin Heathcoate, The Guardian’s Oliver Wainwright and The Independent’s Jay Merrick, after the break…
Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Location: Dalian, China
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Project Partner: Paul Kath (until 2010), Wolfgang Reicht
Project Architect: Wolfgang Reicht
Design Architect: Alexander Ott
Design Team: Quirin Krumbholz, Eva Wolf, Victoria Coaloa
Area: 117,650 sqm
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba
Compelled by its utilitarian structure and its run in with a tornado, well-known photographer Tim Hursley came across a damaged grain silo while spending 16 years in Hale County, Alabama documenting the work of Mississippi architect Samuel Mockbee and his Rural Studio project. The structure quickly became more than just another object to see and photograph, so he eventually bought the silo after documenting it periodically over a span of three years. Hursley is currently thinking about moving it around – from one place to another – through means of digital media and technology. As he puts it, he simply, ‘encountered and saw it,’ and by moving it from one place to the next, he leaves discovery up to the observer. More images and a video after the break.
Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Team: Pere Fuertes, Susana Toyos, Miquel Burguet, Eulàlia Gómez, Ivan Martínez, Eduard Álvarez
Consultants: BOMA (Structure) , SEDNA (Systems), Roger Ríos (Tech. Arch.) , GPO (Systems), INTEGRAL + SGJ (project manager)
Area: 30,289 sqm
Photographs: Ferran Mateo, Shlomi Almagor, Courtesy of Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
South Beach ACE, the collaborative team made up of Tishman, a national real estate development firm led by Dan Tishman; international architecture firm OMA, led by Pritzker Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas; and Miami Beach developer Robert Wennett, were just announced by the Miami Beach City Commission as the winning team in a competition to redevelop the Miami Beach Convention Center and the surrounding 52-acre site. Looking forward to bring the project to fruition, the team firmly believes a renovated convention center, adjacent hotel, and re-imagined convention center campus are critical to Miami Beach’s ability to maintain and grow its desirability as a tourism and convention destination. More images and the team’s description after the break.
Zaha Hadid Architects recently announced they are building the sixth and final Messner Mountain Museum at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy which is set to be completed in the summer of 2014. In collaboration with Reinhold Messner, one of the world’s most renowned mountaineers, as well as Kronplatz, the largest ski resort in the region, the Messner Mountain Museum (MMM Corones) is embedded within Mount Kronplatz. A composition of fluid, interconnected volumes, the 1000 sq. m. MMM Corones design is carved within the mountain and informed by the geology and topography of its context. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Spillman Farmer Architects
Location: King’s College, 133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, USA
Managing Principal: Daniel L. Harrigan
Design Principal: Joseph N. Biondo
Project Architect: Michael J. Metzger
Project Team: Salvatore B. Verrastro, AIA CCS CCCA FCSI; Wayne F. Stitt, AIA; Joseph Balsamo; Clint Newton, III; Patrick B. Ytsma, RA; Randy Galiotto, Jr.; Kirk Koehler; Mark Piell; Elliot Nolter; Deirdre Kwiatek, LEED AP; Henry DelVecchio, IIDA; Kate Carter
Area: 31800.0 sqm
Photographs: Paul Warchol