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DMAA Wins Competition for Mixed-Use, Cultural Complex in Munich

Vienna-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (DMAA) has been announced as winner of a competition to design a mixed-use, cultural complex in Munich. Dubbed Hanns Seidel Platz, the 40,500-square-meter scheme will provide a 160-unit “living tower,” office space, a civic center, concert hall and large public plaza for the district of Neuperlach. 

This winning concept was developed in collaboration with the architecture firm Wimmer un Partner. It is expected for completion in 2019.

Sports Hall and Public Square in Krk / Turato Architects

One of the main focuses of the Turato Architects’ Hall and Square project in Krkwas to finish an architectural dialogue started way back in 2005, when Idis Turato completed an elementary school, Fran Krsto Frankopan (with his former studio “Randić Turato”).

Air Traffic Control Center / SADAR + VUGA

  • Architects: SADAR + VUGA
  • Location: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU), Zg. Brnik 130a, 4210 Brnik, Slovenia
  • Design Team: Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Špela Štern, Tomaž Krištof, Miha Čebulj, Aleksandar Lalić
  • Landscape architecture: LANDSCAPE
  • Area: 2350.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Miran Kambic

© Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic

Julia Morgan Awarded 2014 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced today their decision to posthumously award the 2014 AIA Gold Medal to Julia Morgan, FAIA (1872-1957), “whose extensive body of work has served as an inspiration to a generation of female architects.”

“Julia Morgan is unquestionably among the greatest American architects of all time and a true California gem,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in her recommendation letter. “Morgan’s legacy has only grown over the years. She was an architect of remarkable breadth, depth, and consistency of exceptional work, and she is widely known by the quality of her work by those who practice, teach, and appreciate architecture.”

Brains Unlimited / Wiegerinck

  • Architects: Wiegerinck
  • Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Employees: Jarno Nillesen, Tom Vlemingh, Roy Pype, Stefan Opitz, Bert Timmer, Joost de Jong, Jan de Jonge, Martijn Akkerman, Alfons van de Berg, Frans Frederiks, Maurice Radstake
  • Constructor: Arup
  • Design Outdoor: Poelmans Reesink
  • Design Interior: Wiegerinck architectuur stedenbouw
  • Contractor: Van Wijnen Sittard, Siemens Nederland, Cofely, Laudy Bouw en Ontwikkeling
  • Area: 8248.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Kim Zwarts, Leon Abraas, Courtesy of Wiegerinck

© Leon Abraas © Kim Zwarts © Leon Abraas © Leon Abraas

Nuestra Señora del Rosario Public School / Martín Lejarraga

© David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects: Martín Lejarraga
  • Location: Calle Honduras, 11, 30700 Torre-Pacheco, Murcia, Spain
  • Project Area: 4652.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos

Ziba Design World Headquarters / Holst Architecture

  • Architects: Holst Architecture
  • Location: 1044 Northwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, USA
  • Team: R&H Construction, Brightworks
  • Area: 76000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Stephen Miller

© Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller

Rovira House / Marcelo Daglio

  • Architects: Marcelo Daglio
  • Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Area: 332.0 m2
  • Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Trucco – Tricanico

© Trucco – Tricanico © Trucco – Tricanico © Trucco – Tricanico © Trucco – Tricanico

AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe

Situated at the eastern edge of Downtown Detroit, Lafayette Park constitutes the world's largest collection of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe. The 78-acre complex was completed in 1959, just after Crown Hall and the Seagram Building. It is not as well known as several Mies projects of that decade, however, and many critics argue the project deserves greater recognition. One of the first examples of urban renewal, it is a testament to the development's design that it remains a vibrant neighborhood more than fifty years after its construction.

Vall d’Hebron Hospital / Estudi PSP Arquitectura

© Francisco Villaescusa © Francisco Villaescusa © Francisco Villaescusa © Francisco Villaescusa

School in Cullar Vega / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos

© Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir
  • Architects: Gabriel Verd Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle Jaen, 24, 18195 Cúllar Vega, Granada, Spain
  • Project and Site Management: Gabriel Verd Arquitectos, Simone Salinas
  • Project Area: 1619.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photography: Cosmin Dragomir, Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

Campus University City / Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Plataforma Arquitectura Integral

© Vincent Ros
© Vincent Ros

© Vincent Ros © Vincent Ros © Vincent Ros © Vincent Ros

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Wood

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: wood. Check out the projects after the break...

MEXTRÓPOLI: The First International Festival of Architecture & the City

Building upon its 15 years of experience, the Arquine Conference presents MEXTRÓPOLI, a festival that will position Mexico City as an epicenter of architecture and a leader in creative transformation.

MEXTRÓPOLI is a critical project that will encourage and promote culture, urban regeneration, and the artistic heritage of Mexico city.

MEXTRÓPOLI will host over 30 academic, cultural and tourist activities, held principally in the historic center of the city.

MEXTRÓPOLI invites the public to connect to the city in six different ways:

Will Internet Kill the Architect Star?

After the controversial lampooning of Zaha Hadid's Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar, Anthony Flint of the Atlantic Cities casts a critical eye over how the internet, and the swarms of would-be architecture critics that reside there, have changed the way that buildings are designed. Tracking the trend for this form of criticism from Le Corbusier's "two pianos having sex" (aka the Carpenter Centre at Harvard) to the hyper-reactive culture of modern online criticism today, he looks at how architects - and PR companies - are responding. You can read the full article here.

Minas Art Gallery / MACh Arquitetos

  • Architects: Fernando Maculan (MACh Arquitetos) e Paulo Pederneiras
  • Location: Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • Authors: Fernando Maculan e Paulo Pederneiras
  • Development: Fernando Maculan e Mariza Machado Coelho
  • Collaborators: Daila Araujo, Guilherme Peluci, Ana Lobato e Joana Dourado
  • Area: 410.0 m2
  • Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Gabriel Castro

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro