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Pharmaceutical Abulense (COFABU) Co. / 3.14GA

© Jara Varela
© Jara Varela

Architects: 3.14 GA Location: Ávila, Spain Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Jara Varela

© Jara Varela
© Jara Varela
© Jara Varela
© Jara Varela
© Jara Varela
© Jara Varela
© Jara Varela
© Jara Varela

Savica business & residential building / Studio Za Arhitekturu

  • Architects: Studio Za Arhitekturu
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Architect In Charge: Igor Franić
  • Collaborators: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Debeljuh
  • Gross Surface Area: 25806 sqm
  • Site Area: 6857 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Sandro Lendler, Filip Beusan

© Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Filip Beusan © Filip Beusan

EyeOpener / Christopher Polly Architect

  • Architects: Christopher Polly Architect
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Builder: Travmatt Construction & Shopfitting Pty Ltd
  • Lighting Consultant: Euroluce Lighting
  • Area: 37.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman

Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade / LAN Architecture

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Location: Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, Chelles (77), France
  • Project Manager: Chelles Town Council
  • Contractor: BETEM
  • Heq Engineering Consultant: Isabelle Hurpy
  • Budget: 3.85M € excl. VAT
  • Area: 2,200 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo

Architecture Honor Awared to Pink Floyd Drummer

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason was recently awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the Westminster University architecture faculty alongside architect Brian Waters. A former student at the university, Mason was forced to abandon his architecture degree a year before completion due to band commitments. “Not only did studying architecture teach us some useful stuff, but it also gave us an opportunity to develop and put us in touch with some fantastic mentors,” said Mason.

Gehry To Design Sydney’s Next Architectural Icon

Courtesy of Frank Gehry
Courtesy of Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry, in collaboration with construction giant Lend Lease, will design and construct the new 12-storey UTS building – said to be Sydney’s most distinctive project since the Opera House. The building, which will consist of 320,000 homely brown bricks, laid by hand, is due to be completed in mid-2014. Mr. Gehry has described the building’s internal structure as being like a “tree house”, designed to encourage a sense of “creative play”. The building will be built on the former Dairy Farmers site between the ABC Ultimo Centre and the Powerhouse Museum and hold up to 2000 students and 390 academics. More information after the break.

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Ghirardelli Architetti

The proposal by Ghirardelli Architetti for the Helsinki Central Library aims at being a place for everyone: open and accessible, usable and public. A public square animated by exhibitions, events and music. They propose a building where stratigraphy tells the plot of common feelings, the need of investigating, experimenting and understanding: all this is gathered and preserved in the libraries all over the world which people of all ages have given their contribution to, showing their own direct bond to the first trace given to build our memory. More images and architects’ description after the break.

'Black Tree' Public Solar Charger / Miloš Milivojevic

Designed by Miloš Milivojević for the Strawberry Energy company, ‘Black Tree’ is a public solar charger which enables visitors to recharge batteries of their mobile phones, tablets and multimedia devices with the energy of Sun. In cooperation with Palilula Municipality and the city of Belgrade, this Strawberry Tree with a completely new design has been set up in Tašmajdan park in Belgrade in November 2012. More images and architects’ description after the break.

European International Trade Centre / McAdam Architects

McAdam Architects recently unveiled their plans for a major Chinese trading and expo center in the city of Metz in Northern France. This feasibility study and outline concept will be an integrated trading complex with a total area(GBA) of over 6 million sqm. The EITC will include up to 3 million sqm of fixed frontage and flexible retail space,with additional hotel accommodation for up to 40,000 visitors and staff, 500,000 sqm logistical storage and customs clearance terminal facilities, to process up to 500 containers per day with warehouses for up to 64,000 pallets, and customer parking for over 80,000 cars. The development is divided into 4 potential construction phases, of approximately 1.5 million sqm per phase. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Laguna Verde House II / Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos

Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos

Architects: Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos Location: Laguna Verde, V Region, Chile Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos

Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos

New Global Hub for Biomedical Research / HOK

HOK was recently selected as lead architect for the Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) near Palermo, Sicily in Southern Italy. The $269 million world-class research facility at 334,000-square-feet will be a global hub for biomedical research and development. The ultimate goal is to prevent or cure diseases while improving the quality of life and life expectancy of patients. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Plett 6541+2 / SAOTA

  • Architects: Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Location: The Robberg, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa
  • Design Team: Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl, Bobby Hugill
  • Interior Design: Daniela Priebatsch, Emi Cavalieri
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of SAOTA

Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA

Museum of Historical Markmenship / Gnädinger Architekten

© Markus Hattwig © Markus Hattwig © Markus Hattwig © Markus Hattwig

  • Architects: Gnädinger Architekten
  • Location: Duderstadt, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: Christoph Claus
  • Design Team: Gnädinger, Babette Drillig, Karin Hirschmiller, Markus Hattwig
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Markus Hattwig

Sporthalle Landheim Bruettisellen / L3P Architects

  • Architects: L3P Architects
  • Location: Bassersdorf, Switzerland
  • Construction Management: Thomet Bauleitungen Planungen AG, Kloten; Alberto De Giorgi
  • Civil Engineer: Bona + Fischer Ingenieurbüro AG, Winterthur; Markus Fischer
  • Electrical Engineer: Elektro-Design + Partner AG, Winterthur; A. Baiker
  • Heating Engineer: Hans Spillmann AG, Kloten; Martin Nötzli
  • Entilation Engineer: Thermatic AG, Zürich; Martin Oberholzer
  • Sanitation Engineer: Sanitär Krucker AG, Brüttisellen; Paul Vogel
  • Building Physics: Wichser Akustik & Bauphysik AG, Zürich; Stephan Huber
  • Area: 980.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Sabrina Scheja

© Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja

The ArchDaily "Building of the Year" App Has Launched!

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© ArchDaily

We know you’ve been anxiously waiting to have ArchDaily with you everywhere you go - whether on the road or on your couch. Well, we’ve listened, and we’re more than proud to announce the launch of our first iPad application! 

Our new App will give you in-depth access to the winners and finalists of The Building Of The Year Award, the most important architecture award in the online world (since 2009). It’s an award that recognizes architects - both established heavyweights and emerging talents - as the best and brightest of today, and they’re all chosen by you, our community of ArchDaily readers. While you'll have to wait a bit longer until you can vote for your favorite 2012 projects (TBA early 2013), the App offers the perfect distraction: full access to the 2011 winners.

Find out more about our “Building of the Year” App, after the break...

Chen Minshuku / TSDesign

  • Architects: TSDesign
  • Location: Tainan, Taiwan
  • Principal Designer: Chao Yuan-Hung, Chi Chien-Ching, Wang Jun-Jie, Chen Hsuan
  • Character Of Space: Minshuku (B&B)
  • Client: Miss Chen
  • Contractor: TA-Shan Development Contractor Ltd.
  • Cost: 5.5 Million NT
  • Area: 132.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tsai Tsung-Sheng

© Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng