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Foster + Partners Selected for $12 Billion Metro Project in Jeddah

00:00 - 3 October, 2014
Foster + Partners Selected for $12 Billion Metro Project in Jeddah, Last Thursday, Foster was awarded the BIA Award for his design of Metro Bilbao. Image © Flickr CC User Jacqueline Poggi
Last Thursday, Foster was awarded the BIA Award for his design of Metro Bilbao. Image © Flickr CC User Jacqueline Poggi

According to the Architects' Journal, Foster + Partners has been selected to design all 46 stations of the new $12 billion metro system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - a commission that could earn the practice up to £100 million ($160 million) in fees. Planned for a 2020 completion date and a 2022 opening, the metro project aims to remove 30% of Jeddah's traffic within the next 20 years, a significant goal as until now public transport has not been popular: currently just one or two percent of commuters in the city use public transport.

Bath Kitchen House / Takeshi Shikauchi

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Bath Kitchen House / Takeshi Shikauchi, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +14

World Building of the Year: The Chapel / A21 studio

00:00 - 3 October, 2014
World Building of the Year: The Chapel / A21 studio , Courtesy of a21 studio
Courtesy of a21 studio

The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) has culminated with A21 studio’s The Chapel  being named the Building of the Year. Each winner of the categories from day 1 and day 2 had the opportunity to present their projects in front of WAF’s ‘super-jury’, comprised of Richard RogersRocco YimJulie EizenbergEnric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich. Following all of the presentations, the jury selected the Building of the Year.  The winners of the Small Project of the Year, Landscape of the Year and Future Project of the Year were also announced today, in addition to two new prizes: The Colour Prize (sponsored by AkzoNobel) and the Wood Excellence Prize (sponsored by American Hardwood Export Council).

Read on after the break for more information on the winning projects…

Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets a Break

00:00 - 3 October, 2014
Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets a Break, Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The National Capital Planning Commission has granted preliminary approval to a modified version of Frank Gehry’s controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design, which removed two of the stainless steel tapestries to clear views towards the Capitol. The project, which has remained stagnant since 2011, has been shawled in turmoil largely due to criticism regarding its "grandiose" design and focus on Eisenhower as a boy. The vote will now advance Gehry’s design to the Commission of Fine Arts for approval.

More images of the revised design, after the break.

The Future of London's Historic Alexandra Palace Revealed in New Exhibition

00:00 - 2 October, 2014
The Future of London's Historic Alexandra Palace Revealed in New Exhibition, Proposed design of eastern end. Image Courtesy of Alexandra Palace
Proposed design of eastern end. Image Courtesy of Alexandra Palace

The soaring glass roofs of London's Alexandra Palace are about to receive a major overhaul thanks to a £23.8m ($38.6m USD) fundraising project focused on the revitalization of the 139 year old palace. Images of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios 2014 revitalization are on display for the first time in an exhibition showcasing the upcoming changes to the public palace, including extensive renovations to reopen derelict sections of the building. Find out more about the exhibition after the break.

Amchit Residence / BLANKPAGE Architects

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
Amchit Residence / BLANKPAGE Architects, © Ieva Saudargaitė
© Ieva Saudargaitė

© Ieva Saudargaitė © Ieva Saudargaitė © Ieva Saudargaitė © Ieva Saudargaitė +27

matterbetter Launches Competition in Honor of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
matterbetter Launches Competition in Honor of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Courtesy of matterbetter
Courtesy of matterbetter

matterbetter has launched an international open-ideas competition for a Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) Memorial and Park in Amsterdam. MH17 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down near the Ukraine–Russia border on July 17, 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board.

Natural Histories for Los Angeles Presents “Wet Horizons”

00:00 - 2 October, 2014
Natural Histories for Los Angeles Presents “Wet Horizons”

An installation and exhibition by Luis Callejas / LCLA office 
Exhibition Opening: October 11, 7—10 pm 
October 11—November 23, 2014
Neutra VDL Research House, Los Angeles, CA 

Modern Barn / Specht Harpman

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
Modern Barn / Specht Harpman, Courtesy of Specht Harpman
Courtesy of Specht Harpman

Courtesy of Specht Harpman Courtesy of Specht Harpman Courtesy of Specht Harpman Courtesy of Specht Harpman +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wilton, CT, United States
  • Design Team

    Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Courtney Rice
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Specht Harpman

The Family Playground / HAO Design

00:00 - 2 October, 2014
The Family Playground / HAO Design, © Hey! Cheese
© Hey! Cheese

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Area

    122.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom / Anderson Anderson Architecture

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom / Anderson Anderson Architecture, © Anthony Vizzari
© Anthony Vizzari

© Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ewa Beach, HI, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson
  • Project Manager

    Johnson Tang
  • Design Team

    Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson, Johnson Tang, Yevgeniy Ossipov, Gennifer Muñoz, Yingying Xue, Jia Wu, Chris Campbell, Brent Sumida, Matthias Steppuhn
  • Area

    960.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Woy Woy Rehabilitation Unit / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
Woy Woy Rehabilitation Unit  / Woods Bagot, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +11

  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    Woy Woy NSW, Australia
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

White Rose School / Naoko Horibe Associates

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
White Rose School / Naoko Horibe Associates, © Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa +26

WAF Unveils Day 2 Award Winners

01:00 - 2 October, 2014

The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced its second group of architecture award winners, which included two more awards for Vo Trong Nghia Architects and a Culture award for BIG’s Danish Maritime Museum

The festival will culminate on Friday with the World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year awards, which will be selected by the festival’s ‘super-jury’: Richard RogersRocco YimJulie EizenbergEnric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

The winners of day 1 and 2 were selected from a shortlist that included practices from over 50 countries. Among the  judges was ArchDaily’s very own David Basulto.

This year’s festival is taking place from October 1-3, featuring three days of talks, key-note speakers- including Rocco Yim and Richard Rogers -  and networking opportunities.  With “Architects and the City” as the overarching theme for this year’s main conference sessions, the festival will focus on the contributions architects can make to cities and how they affect – and are affected by – politics, infrastructure, planning communities and technology. 

Click here to view the full shortlist and here for day 1 winners. And read on after the break for the full list of WAF day 2 category winners. 

Courtesy of WAF Courtesy of WAF Courtesy of WAF Courtesy of WAF +23

Kent State Breaks Ground on WEISS/MANFREDI-Designed Center for Architecture

00:00 - 2 October, 2014
© WEISS/MANFREDI (Competition Renderings)
© WEISS/MANFREDI (Competition Renderings)

Ohio’s Kent State is set to break ground tomorrow on its New Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. The $48 million building was designed by New York-based WEISS/MANFREDI following a collaboration with Richard L. Bowen & Associates which won first in the project’s national competition

The design, dubbed the “Kent State Design Loft,” transforms the notion of a continuous studio loft into a three-tiered structure that unites all the college’s programs, including construction management, under one roof. 

New images of the building, after the break.

INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 2)

00:00 - 2 October, 2014
INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 2), BEST of Offices: The Barbarian Group; New York, USA / Clive Wilkinson Architects. Image Courtesy of INSIDE
BEST of Offices: The Barbarian Group; New York, USA / Clive Wilkinson Architects. Image Courtesy of INSIDE

CRAB studio’s Abedian School of Architecture and Clive Wilkinson’s “endless” office table are two of four INSIDE Awards winners announced on day two of the World Festival of Interiors in Singapore. The projects join a complete list of nine category winners, all of which will be considered for the “World Interior of the Year” title. 

See what was considered the best creative re-use project, civic center, education and office building after the break.

COBE and Lundén Win Competition to Design Transport Hub in Tampere

00:00 - 2 October, 2014
COBE and Lundén Win Competition to Design Transport Hub in Tampere , © Luxigon, courtesy of COBE and Lundén Architecture
© Luxigon, courtesy of COBE and Lundén Architecture

The Mayor of Tampere has announced Danish architects COBE and Finnish Lundén Architecture as winners of an international competition for the Tampere Travel and Service Centre. The winning scheme, “Reconnecting Tampere” will join two disparate districts in the heart of Finland’s second largest city and establish a “new urban living room” beneath an expansive steel canopy. 

”Tampere’s new Travel and Service Centre has not only the potential to become a gateway to Tampere and the rest of Finland, but also the potential of becoming a generator for the future development of the urban center of Tampere,” says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director of COBE. 

V House / Agraz Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
V House / Agraz Arquitectos, © Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

© Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerta Plata, Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Ricardo Agraz
  • Project Manager

    Brenda Barron
  • Project Area

    354.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs