Alberto Campo Baeza Wins 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award

06:00 - 15 December, 2015
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Alberto Campo Baeza’s Office Building in Zamora, Spain has been selected as the winner of the 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award, with the judges commending how the design combines “the contemporary nature of the building with a respectful understanding of its existing surroundings.” 

Recognized with a prize of 30,000 euros, Campo Baeza’s project was selected from 750 projects located in six different European countries. Five national winners and five finalists were also announced, while Samuel Delmas (a+ samueldelmas architects urbanistes) was awarded the Special Mention for Young Architects for his building in Nozay, France.

View all of the award winning projects after the break.

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Aitor Ortiz © Gustav Willeit © Hugo Santos Silva +7

OMA Selected to Design Manchester's 'Factory', Their First Public Project in the UK

10:00 - 25 November, 2015
OMA's proposal for 'The Factory'. Image © OMA
OMA's proposal for 'The Factory'. Image © OMA

Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have been announced by the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer as the winning team in the competition to design the city of Manchester's high-profile Factory art space. Following the announcement of the shortlist earlier this year, featuring practices including Rafael Viñoly, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Zaha Hadid and Mecanoo, it has since been reported by The Guardian that the British government's original pledge of £78million ($117million) to the cost of the building will be raised by a further £9million per year from around 2018.

Aires Mateus Wins Competition to Design New Pôle Muséal of Lausanne

14:00 - 5 October, 2015
© Aires Mateus
© Aires Mateus

A jury led by David Chipperfield, Kengo Kuma and Pôle Muséal Support Foundation President Olivier Steimer has announced Aires Mateus & Associados winner of an international competition to design the new Pôle Muséal of Lausanne. The Portuguese architects, chosen over 20 other practices, were lauded by the jury for designing a proposal that was "coherent, simple and bright."

Their design, "One museum, two museums" is comprised as a single exterior shell made up of two parts: the Musée de l’Elysée (Museum of Photography) and mudac (Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts). Both museums are connected by a shared entrance that "forms a natural extension to the public esplanade." By 2020, the design will be realized, transforming a former railroad site into a premier section of the city's art district. 

OMA, Zaha Hadid and Mecanoo Among 9 Shortlisted for New Art Space in Manchester

14:15 - 23 September, 2015
Manchester City Centre. Image © Flickr CC User Stacey MacNaught
Manchester City Centre. Image © Flickr CC User Stacey MacNaught

A competitive shortlist of 9 has been released for a new high-profile art space planned in Manchester. The £110 million project, known as "The Factory" (after the city's influential Factory Records), will feature an "ultra-flexible" arts venue that can transform from a 2,200-seat theater into an open 5,000-capacity space that will accommodate a wide range of art forms and performances. It will also serve as the new home of the Manchester International Festival (MIF). 

"The level of international interest reflects the city’s emerging status as an internationally-renowned city of culture. This is a landmark development that will place Manchester in the highest tier of arts worldwide," said Manchester City Council (MCC) executive member Rosa Battle. 

The 9 shortlisted practices are: 

Construction Well Underway on Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro

08:00 - 21 July, 2015
© Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

Construction of Santiago Calatrava’s Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) in Rio de Janeiro is underway and on-track to be completed in the second half of 2015. Located on the Pier Mauá, the museum will encompass a 15,000m2 built area and include gardens, leisure areas, bike paths, and a reflective pool, totaling over 30,000m2. The ground floor of the museum will include a store, auditorium, temporary exhibit rooms, a restaurant, administrative offices and space for research and educational activities. The upper floor, connected to the ground floor with ramps, will include long-term exhibits, a café and a panoramic lookout. 

© Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence +11

Design With Company + Arup Create “Shaw Town” Theatre in Chicago

16:00 - 11 July, 2015
Courtesy of Design With Company
Courtesy of Design With Company

Chicago based architecture studio Design With Company, in collaboration with Arup, have constructed their winning proposal for the Ragdale Ring design competition, which asked entrants to redesign Howard Van Doren Shaw’s 1912 performance venue for a Chicago artists’ community. Their design lightheartedly references features of Shaw’s architecture, while creating a venue for acoustically unamplified performances.

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Two Moon / Moon Hoon

22:00 - 23 June, 2015
© Nam Goongsun
© Nam Goongsun
  • Architects

  • Location

    47 Jungsan-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Jang Dukhyun, Park jungwook
  • Area

    598.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Nam Goongsun

© Nam Goongsun © Nam Goongsun © Nam Goongsun © Nam Goongsun +41

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 - COSMO / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

11:31 - 23 June, 2015
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +15

Montforthaus in Feldkirch / HASCHER JEHLE Architektur + mitiska wäger architekten

05:00 - 23 June, 2015
© Svenja Bockhop
© Svenja Bockhop

© Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop +20

Dokk1 / schmidt hammer lassen architects

02:00 - 23 June, 2015
© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +34

Estonian Pavilion Expo Milano 2015 / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

05:00 - 22 June, 2015

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +21

Auditorium A / Eduardo Souto de Moura + Graça Correia

02:00 - 22 June, 2015
© Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters
© Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters

© Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters © Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters © Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters © Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters +27

Shop and Exhibition Space in Marseille / Atelier M3a Architectes

15:00 - 19 June, 2015
© Patricia Giudicelli
© Patricia Giudicelli

© Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli © Patricia Giudicelli +12

Copagri Pavilion ‘Love IT’ / EMBT

05:00 - 19 June, 2015
© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

The pavilion designed for Copagri called ‘Love IT’ is located in the south-east part of the Lake Arena – a large circular pool of water at the end of the Cardo, one of the main axes of the Expo Milano 2015 masterplan – and surrounded by the European Union Pavilion and the Vanke Pavilion.

Convento Das Bernardas / Eduardo Souto de Moura

03:00 - 19 June, 2015
© Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves +57

Bamboo Pavilion / DnA_Design and Architecture

22:00 - 18 June, 2015
© Zhou Ruogu/Savoye Photographer
© Zhou Ruogu/Savoye Photographer

© Zhou Ruogu/Savoye Photographer © Zhou Ruogu/Savoye Photographer © Zhou Ruogu/Savoye Photographer © Zhou Ruogu/Savoye Photographer +28

gmp Architekten Wins Competition to Design Guangzhou City Museum

14:38 - 18 June, 2015
© gmp Architekten
© gmp Architekten

A competition entry by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) has been awarded first prize for the new Guangzhou City Museum. The commission was announced at the same time as Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos' selection for the Guangzhou Science Museum, both of which will join the city's new Art Museum by Thomas Herzog Architects to form the central cultural precinct of Guangzhou - China's third largest city. 

HPP Selected to Redesign Cologne's University of Music and Dance

13:17 - 18 June, 2015
Courtyard. Image © HPP Architects
Courtyard. Image © HPP Architects

HPP Architects has won a competition to extend the campus of Cologne's University of Music and Dance. Chosen over 13 entries, the winning design will enclose a site in the Kunibertsviertel, close to Cologne’s railway station, and transform it into an "attractive" urban area. The plan, deemed by the jury to be a "clear example of a successful urban remedy," also calls for the conversion of an existing building into an animated concert and dance hall.