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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.

Aufbau Haus 84 / Barkow Leibinger

15:00 - 27 November, 2015
Aufbau Haus 84 / Barkow Leibinger, © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Ina Reinecke/ Barkow Leibinger © Stefan Müller © Ina Reinecke/ Barkow Leibinger © Stefan Müller +18

HENN Architects Wins Competition to Design New Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

14:00 - 21 November, 2015
HENN Architects Wins Competition to Design New Zalando Headquarters in Berlin, Courtesy of HENN Architects
Courtesy of HENN Architects

HENN Architects has won the competition to design the new Zalando Headquarters in Berlin. The project will consist of two seven-story buildings, where up to 2,700 employees will occupy 42,000 square meters of office space.

With the new Headquarters, all of the Zalando offices will be brought together, rather than dispersed throughout the city.

Living Levels / nps tchoban voss

04:00 - 6 November, 2015
Living Levels / nps tchoban voss, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +25

  • Architects

    Christoph Heimermann, Kenan Ozan, Anja Schroth, Stephan Luda-Scharping
  • Location

    Mühlenstraße 60, 10243 Berlin, Germany
  • Chief Project Architect

    Philipp Bauer; Karsten Waldschmidt (Project Management, building application)
  • Area

    8700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok, MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009

Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren is expanding with the opening of two new offices in Berlin and Bangkok. As its founder, German architect Ole Scheeren says, the expansion will extend the practice's range of work with projects in Europe and North America. "Büro Ole Scheeren’s Berlin studio will act as a European base for work across the western hemisphere, while Büro Ole Scheeren in Bangkok, together with its subsidiary HLS, is charged with the further design development and construction supervision of the MahaNakhon tower, soon to be completed as Thailand’s tallest skyscraper," says the practice. 

AD Classics: New German Parliament, Reichstag / Foster + Partners

05:00 - 2 November, 2015
AD Classics: New German Parliament, Reichstag / Foster + Partners, © Matthew Field, licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons
© Matthew Field, licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons

As Norman Foster describes in his firm’s monograph, Foster 40, “Our transformation of the Reichstag is rooted in four related issues: the Bundestag’s significance as a democratic forum, an understanding of history, a commitment to public accessibility and a vigorous environmental agenda.”[1] Foster’s description sounds straightforward enough, but the process of creating the New German Parliament at the Reichstag was only the latest entry in the long, complex, and contentious history of the building.

Poor But Sexy / Hagar Abiri

02:00 - 2 October, 2015
Poor But Sexy / Hagar Abiri, © Diane Adam
© Diane Adam

© Diane Adam © Diane Adam © Diane Adam © Diane Adam +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Korsörer Str. 20, 10437 Berlin, Germany
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

cb19 / zanderroth architekten

02:00 - 25 September, 2015
cb19 / zanderroth architekten, Courtesy of zanderroth architekten
Courtesy of zanderroth architekten

Courtesy of zanderroth architekten Courtesy of zanderroth architekten Courtesy of zanderroth architekten Courtesy of zanderroth architekten +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of zanderroth architekten

G27 CIEE Global Institute / Macro Sea

09:00 - 6 September, 2015
G27 CIEE Global Institute / Macro Sea, © Chris Mosier
© Chris Mosier

© Chris Mosier © Chris Mosier © Chris Mosier © Chris Mosier +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gneisenaustraße 27, 10961 Berlin, Germany
  • Area

    79000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Babeliothèque: Reimagining the East Side Gallery in Berlin

08:00 - 16 August, 2015
Babeliothèque: Reimagining the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Courtesy of Martin Sabadini, Escena3D Studio
Courtesy of Martin Sabadini, Escena3D Studio

As the longest open-air gallery in the world, the East Side Gallery in Berlin is undoubtedly a popular destination for art enthusiasts, historians, and tourists alike. Covered in political artwork, the Eastern side of the largest remaining portion of the Berlin Wall has a strong historic as well as aesthetic presence. The other side, however, seems much more barren and abandoned.

With this contrast in mind, architects Emiliano Lareu and Marie de Testa have developed an idea to overcome the sense of desolation found on the opposite side of the wall. Though the designs are only a concept, they are easily imagined in the context of Berlin’s greater cityscape.

Courtesy of Martin Sabadini, Escena3D Studio Courtesy of Martin Sabadini, Escena3D Studio Courtesy of Martin Sabadini, Escena3D Studio Courtesy of Martin Sabadini, Escena3D Studio +7

Beacons of Pride: #LoveWins in These Illuminated Buildings

15:35 - 26 June, 2015
San Francisco City Hall illuminated in rainbow colors in honor of Pride Week Image © Nickolay Stanev via Shutterstock.com
San Francisco City Hall illuminated in rainbow colors in honor of Pride Week Image © Nickolay Stanev via Shutterstock.com

Earlier today, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states, effectively overruling 14 states that so far have continued to enforce a ban (if you've been on Facebook in the last few hours, you've probably already heard). The ruling comes just in time for Pride Parades which will take place this weekend in many cities, and to celebrate this historic decision, we've rounded up some iconic buildings lit up for past Pride Parades for everybody to enjoy - equally.

2015 European Summer Exhibition Guide

04:00 - 8 June, 2015
2015 European Summer Exhibition Guide

Exhibitions, much like publications and films, are one of the key contemporary methods for the communication of architectural concepts and ideas. They allow the practice, curator or educative body to edit and present information and visuals in a way which narrates a story, provokes new ideas, or feeds into a wider discourse. For many, exhibitions are an invaluable source of inspiration and an engaging way of gaining new, or reaffirming old, knowledge and design precedents. Intimately linked to the space or place in which they are displayed, the best exhibitions also remind us that the practice of architecture is both a profession and a discipline; a valuable way of understanding the built, and unbuilt, world we live in.

If you're traveling to, living or studying in Europe this summer then dive into our compilation of what we consider to be some of the most informative and exciting exhibitions on show in between June and October 2015. If you visit them, or any other exhibitions that you enjoy, share a photograph on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #archdailyexhibitions.

Check out our favourite exhibitions on architecture, urbanism and design, from Jyväskylä to Milano, after the break. 

Architecture: Concept and Notation at SAM The Brutalist Playground, London. Image © Assemble & Simon Terrill UK Pavilion / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu 'Africa' at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Image © Kere Dano +7

The Rise Of Private Art Galleries

04:00 - 2 June, 2015
The Rise Of Private Art Galleries, © Ailine Liefeld
© Ailine Liefeld

In an article for The New Yorker, Ben Mauk examines the rise of the private art 'museum.' In the centre of Berlin there sits a "heavy, grey, and shrapnel-pocked" bunker, designed by Nazi architect Karl Bonatz under the direction of Albert Speer which, in 2003, was transformed into a private gallery. Having been bought by Christian and Karen Boros in order to display a portion of their sizeable collection of contemporary art, the only way for a member of the public to gain admittance is by registering online for a group tour. For Mauk, however, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Read the article in full here.

10 Highlights from Guardian Cities' "History of Cities in 50 Buildings"

09:30 - 31 May, 2015
10 Highlights from Guardian Cities' "History of Cities in 50 Buildings", Fiat Tagliero, Asmara. Image © Flickr user David Stanley
Fiat Tagliero, Asmara. Image © Flickr user David Stanley

All good things must come to an end, and Guardian Cities' excellent "History of Cities in 50 Buildings" series is sadly no exception, with only a few more left to be published before they hit 50. The whole series is definitely worth the read, bringing in the best of academic and architectural writing from guest authors and the Guardian's own Cities team, but if you're strapped for time - and if you're an architect, it's fairly likely that's true - we've rounded up 10 highlights from the list to get you started.

Amazonas Theatre, Manaus. Image © Wikimedia user Leaderfo Narkomfin Building, Moscow. Image © Wikimedia user NVO Ponte Tower, Johannesburg. Image © Flickr user fiverlocker Byker Wall Estate, Newcastle. Image © Flickr user George Rex +11

Micro-apartment in Berlin / spamroom + johnpaulcoss

23:00 - 14 May, 2015
Micro-apartment in Berlin / spamroom + johnpaulcoss, © Ringo Paulusch
© Ringo Paulusch

© Ringo Paulusch © Ringo Paulusch © Ringo Paulusch © Ringo Paulusch +20