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These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations

14:00 - 21 July, 2016
These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations, © Chris Forsyth
© Chris Forsyth

Photographer Chris Forsyth has released the latest images from his photo series Metro. Having previously gone underground to capture the surreal beauty of Montreal’s metro system, Forsyth traveled to Europe to shoot stations in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. His photographic style portrays the stations in their best light – bright, clean, colorful and completely absent of people.

"Seeing the design strengths of various metro systems, from the hand painted cave-like stations in Stockholm, to the well-lit modern platforms of Munich’s U-Bahn, I really began to feel the how good design can change your day for the better,” says Forsyth. “Whether it be awe-inspiring or simply bright and colorful, I can only imagine how it feels to start your daily commute in one of these metro stations."

Continue after the break for a sampling of Forsyth’s favorite photos from the series.

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Zeller & Moye Wins Competition to Design Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin

12:13 - 4 July, 2016
Zeller & Moye Wins Competition to Design Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin, © Zeller & Moye
© Zeller & Moye

Zeller & Moye, working alongside artist Albert Weis, have been selected to design the new Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin. The competition, initiated by the Protestant Church of Berlin and the Berlin City Administration, asked entrants to design a memorial to Luther in central Berlin at the former Neuer Markt next to the St. Marienkirche—in the same location as a previous memorial to Martin Luther that was constructed in 1895 and destroyed in the Second World War. The brief also required designers to incorporate the existing statue of Martin Luther that survived from the earlier memorial.

In response to this brief, Zeller & Moye has envisaged a memorial based on the mirroring of the 1895 memorial: a negative form of the original plinth is carved into the ground in medium-gray concrete, while the statue of Luther is joined by a second, slightly abstracted replica, cast in aluminium with a mirrored finish.

Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2016

08:30 - 4 July, 2016
Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival have announced the shortlist for their 2016 awards, featuring 343 projects from 58 countries across 32 categories. As the world's largest architectural awards program, the shortlist contains completed and future projects from every corner of the globe.

All finalists will be invited to present their project live at the festival in November at the Arena Berlin in Germany to a "super jury" that will include Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), David Chipperfield, Ole Scheeren, and ArchDaily's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief David Basulto. A winner for each of the awards' 32 categories will be selected. From this, an overarching World Building or Future Project of the Year award will be selected. Tickets for the festival can be booked here.

Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architekten

02:00 - 19 June, 2016
Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architekten, Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects
Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects

Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Heradesign / OFischer communication Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Finckensteinallee, 12205 Berlin, Germany
  • Client

    BBB Infrastruktur
  • Area

    12300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects, Courtesy of Heradesign / OFischer communication

These Striking Photographs Portray Berlin’s Post-War Housing Developments in a New Light

14:00 - 17 June, 2016
These Striking Photographs Portray Berlin’s Post-War Housing Developments in a New Light, © Malte Brandenburg
© Malte Brandenburg

In this series, entitled Stacked, photographer Malte Brandenburg takes a closer look at the architectural merits of Berlin’s post-war housing estates. Captured against a flat blue sky, the images seek to strip away the historical and social burdens carried by the buildings, presenting them instead as pieces of pure architecture.

© Malte Brandenburg © Malte Brandenburg © Malte Brandenburg © Malte Brandenburg +8

Holistic Living / GRAFT

09:00 - 29 May, 2016
Holistic Living  / GRAFT, © Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein

© Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wannsee, 14109 Berlin, Germany
  • Area

    232.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Centre For Contemporary Drawing / Nord Architecture And Exhibition

02:00 - 31 March, 2016
Centre For Contemporary Drawing  / Nord Architecture And Exhibition, © Christoph Rokitta
© Christoph Rokitta

© Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta +20

World Architecture Festival to Move to Berlin After Four Years in Singapore

06:00 - 4 March, 2016
World Architecture Festival to Move to Berlin After Four Years in Singapore

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the largest annual international gathering of architects, is decamping from its four year home in Singapore for Berlin later this year. The annual event, consisting of awards, a conference, and an exhibition, recognizes outstanding projects in a variety of categories, and is attended by over 2,000 visitors from 65 countries. The venue for this year’s festival is the Berlin Arena, a bus terminal designed by Franz Ahrens in 1927 and repurposed as an event space in the 1990s. This is the ninth edition of the festival and the first to occur in Europe since 2011.

Berlin Award 2016: Heimat in der Fremde

10:30 - 22 February, 2016
Berlin Award 2016: Heimat in der Fremde

60 million people the world over have fled their homes. The dimensions of the refugee movement are becoming a major challenge for big cities in particular, where these displaced persons must be accommodated and provided for, given work and integrated into society in large numbers and in a short time. For this reason, it is necessary to quickly create adequate living space and interfaces between this living space and the urban realm in order to facilitate participation in urban life from the outset.

Impact Hub Berlin / Leroux Sichrovsky Architects

09:00 - 20 February, 2016
Impact Hub Berlin / Leroux Sichrovsky Architects, © Anne Deppe
© Anne Deppe

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Video: Berlin Block Tetris

16:00 - 2 February, 2016

Art director and motion designer Sergej Hein has created an animated parody on the monotony of Soviet high-rise housing in Berlin.

OMA to Renovate Berlin’s Historic KaDeWe Department Store

08:28 - 19 January, 2016
OMA to Renovate Berlin’s Historic KaDeWe Department Store, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA has been selected to renovate Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), a historic department store in Berlin – and the biggest in continental Europe. Its giant size “makes it akin to a city: a three dimensional network of paths, squares, neighbourhoods, activitiies and views unfolding through its large extensions and providing opportunities for commercial, social and cultural encounters,” writes OMA.

To address the size, their design divides the department store into four quadrants, breaking “the original mass into smaller, easily accessible and navigable components.” Each quadrant will target different audiences and act as an independent department store. Learn more about the design after the break.

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House M / Peter Ruge Architekten

05:00 - 17 January, 2016
House M / Peter Ruge Architekten, © Ira Efremova
© Ira Efremova
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski, Jan Müllender, Alejandra Pérez Siller
  • Area

    324.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova +16

Competition: Berlin University Residences (BUR)

08:19 - 10 January, 2016
Competition: Berlin University Residences (BUR)

With a population of 3.4 million inhabitants, Berlin is the largest city in Germany and one of the major enclaves of power and culture in Europe. The division of the city during the Cold War doubled the cultural offer. Two theaters, two philharmonic and two stadiums were built generating a great amount of establishments that after the unification enrich the collective culture. Berlin is the cultural capital of the country by excellence. Despite the atrocities it suffered in the past, the city is known for its religious tolerance and multiculturalism. Today the city coexists exemplarily withdifferent religions and cultures from

COBE Designs Masterplan for New Urban Center in Berlin

06:00 - 7 January, 2016
COBE Designs Masterplan for New Urban Center in Berlin, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Collaborating with Man Made Land, Knippers Helbig and Mafeu Architektur Consulting, COBE Berlin has received 1st prize in an international competition to design Berlin’s “Urbane Mitte am Gleisdreieck,” a master plan located at the gateway to Gleisdreieck Park in Berlin, Germany.

Summer Apartment / Loft Szczecin

05:00 - 31 December, 2015
Summer Apartment / Loft Szczecin, © Karolina Bak
© Karolina Bak

© Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak +25

David Chipperfield to Restore Berlin's Bötzow Brewery

12:00 - 29 December, 2015
David Chipperfield to Restore Berlin's Bötzow Brewery, © Reindeer Renderings for David Chipperfield Architects
© Reindeer Renderings for David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has revealed plans to transform Berlin's former Bötzow Brewery into a new "public destination." Located near the city's Alexanderplatz, the 24,000-square-meter industrial site was first home to the Bötzow Brewery in 1885, before being severely damaged during World War II. 

With the new masterplan, Chipperfield plans to restore the surviving 19th-century structures and added three new buildings - all centered around a public plaza - to provide space for a brewery, art gallery, restaurants, medical innovation center, boutique hotel and more. Construction is expected to complete in 2019.

New LEGO® Collection Lets You Recreate Skylines

12:00 - 11 December, 2015
New York City. Image © LEGO®
New York City. Image © LEGO®

Venice, Berlin and New York City are the first to be featured in LEGO®'s new Architecture Skyline Collection. Unlike its single-building series, these new kits will allow you to recreate famous skylines by constructing up to 5 of each city's most iconic buildings. 

New York City's skyline will be represented by the One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Statue of Liberty, and Flatiron Building. Venice will feature the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Campanile, St. Theodore and the Winged Lion of St. Mark, and the Bridge of Sighs. And Berlin's skyline will include the Reichstag, Victory Column, Deutsche Bahn Tower, Berlin TV Tower, and Brandenburg Gate.