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Open Call: Campus Prague (New Headquarters of Česká spořitelna)

01:30 - 6 October, 2017
Open Call: Campus Prague (New Headquarters of Česká spořitelna)

The biggest Czech bank is building its new headquarters – changing a brownfield neighbouring Prague’s historical core – supporting creation of a fresh, liveable city district – forming contemporary environment for its employees, visitors and inhabitants of Prague.

Chengdu Aerospace Superalloy Technology Campus / Tanghua Architect & Associates

22:00 - 14 September, 2017
Chengdu Aerospace Superalloy Technology Campus / Tanghua Architect & Associates, Complex Building Interior
Complex Building Interior

Complex Building Courtyard Dorm Entrance Staff Canteen + 41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xihanggang Ave South Extend Line 2999, Shuangliu Xian, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Hua Tang
  • Design Team

    Xin Liu, Peng Shao, Shuai Shao, Liu Liu, Ning Yang, Shijiin Ma, Sicong Wang, Fang Deng, Tianhao Wang, Zemin Wang etc.
  • Area

    291253.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Dave & Bella Headquarters / LYCS Architecture

00:00 - 13 September, 2017
Dave & Bella Headquarters / LYCS Architecture, Atrium 1. Image © Qingshan Wu
Atrium 1. Image © Qingshan Wu

Ground-level pathway. Image © Qingshan Wu Atrium 3. Image © Qingshan Wu Light court. Image © Qingshan Wu South facade. Image © Qingshan Wu + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    26 Juye Rd, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    Hao Ruan, Wenbin Chen, Bin Shen, Miao Wu, Jing Xu, Jingzhong Luo, Yang Yu, Yanjie Zhan, Zhou Yu
  • Interior design

  • Area

    7500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Club Med Shanghai Office / 100architects

00:00 - 18 August, 2017
Club Med Shanghai Office / 100architects, © Amey Kandalgaonkar Photography
© Amey Kandalgaonkar Photography

© Amey Kandalgaonkar Photography © Amey Kandalgaonkar Photography © Amey Kandalgaonkar Photography Courtesy of 100architects + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bund Finance Center, 600 Zhongshan No.2 Road East, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Lead Architects

    Javier Gonzalez Rivero, Marcial Jesus
  • Client

  • Product Designer

    Diego Fuertes
  • Area

    1550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Unilever Headquarters / Aedas

20:00 - 10 August, 2017
Unilever Headquarters / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Project Director

    Kevin Jose
  • Project Design Director (Architecture)

    Steven Thor
  • Project Design Director (Interior)

    Steven Shaw
  • Interior Designer

    Aedas Interiors
  • Graphic and Signage Designer

  • Area

    50477.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Norman Foster Foundation’s Madrid Headquarters to Inaugurate with Global Forum in June

06:00 - 13 April, 2017
Norman Foster Foundation’s Madrid Headquarters to Inaugurate with Global Forum in June, Masdar Institure. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Masdar Institure. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

The Norman Foster Foundation has announced plans for its new Madrid-based headquarters to be opened in June this year, whose inauguration will be marked by the first session of the global forum Future is Now, addressing future social, economic and design concerns architecture will face. With the intersection of art, technology, and design, the Foundation facilitates multifaceted thinking and discourse among architects and designers. The opening of its new headquarters is a vital step in “establishing a world-class archive and inaugurating an international program of research, education, and interdisciplinary projects.”

According to the Foundation, “the decision to establish the Foundation as an independent entity, separate from the architectural practice of Foster + Partners, grew out of the perceived need for a permanent physical space that could house the Archive and study center, receive students and graduates, and present programs and projects."

Proposals for Statoil's Norway HQ from OMA, Foster + Partners, Snøhetta and More

01:00 - 3 March, 2014
Proposals for Statoil's Norway HQ from OMA, Foster + Partners, Snøhetta and More, © Harald Pettersen / Statoil
© Harald Pettersen / Statoil

Norwegian energy corporation Statoil has revealed proposals for a new corporate headquarters from the five architecture firms that were shortlisted last October: OMA, Foster + Partners with Space Group, Snøhetta, Wingårdhs, and Helen & Hard with SAAHA. The competition--announced in September of 2013--called for a project that would "take into consideration a number of new measures in the region regarding public transport, parking, roads and other types of infrastructure." The winner will be announced in April/May. 

Statoil hasn't disclosed which project belongs to which firm, but the ArchDaily editors have had some fun trying to put a name to each model. What do you think? Let us know your guesses in the comments!

Unanimous Approval for Apple's Cupertino Campus

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
Unanimous Approval for Apple's Cupertino Campus, Courtesy of MacRumors.com
Courtesy of MacRumors.com

UPDATE: Although having already cleared a preliminary vote, the Apple HQ was given unanimous approval from the Cupertino council yesterday. One "largely perfunctory" vote remains for November 15th. Detailed images, after the break.

If Skyscrapers Predict Crises, What Do "Donuts" Tell Us?

00:00 - 6 October, 2013
If Skyscrapers Predict Crises, What Do "Donuts" Tell Us? , Apple HQ (USA). Image © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple
Apple HQ (USA). Image © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple

In a recent article for the Financial Times, Edwin Heathcote explores the 'Skyscraper Index', an informal term that suggests a correlation between the construction of a big company's ambitious headquarters and subsequent financial crisis: "Think of the Empire State Building opening into the Wall Street crash of 1929, the Twin Towers being completed as New York City was flirting with bankruptcy or the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur taking the mantle of the world’s tallest building and presaging the Asian financial crisis." Heathcote goes on to describe the latest generation of headquarters being constructed for our current, tech-oriented goliaths - like Apple's monolithic "donut", by Foster + Partners, and Facebook's Gehry-designed Menlo Park campus - and wonders: "if skyscrapers can tell us something about the temperature of an overheating economy, what do these groundscraping new HQs say?" Read the full article here.

NBBJ Proposes Five-Story Biodome for Amazon's Seattle Headquarters

00:00 - 22 May, 2013
NBBJ Proposes Five-Story Biodome for Amazon's Seattle Headquarters, View Looking West from 7th Avenue & Lenora Street; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216
View Looking West from 7th Avenue & Lenora Street; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216

In an attempt to “create an alternative environment” in the center of Amazon’s recently approved, three-block headquarters planned for downtown Seattle, NBBJ has submitted a revision that would replace a six-story office building with a tri-sphere biodome that will host various forms of plant life and provide a more natural setting for employees to work and socialize. Perhaps this change is Amazon’s way of “keeping up with the Joneses”, as many leading corporations - Apple, Google, and Facebook - have been unveiling plans to construct one-of-the-kind office complexes centered around sustainability, innovation and collaboration. 

Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216 Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216 Proposed Plan; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216 Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216 + 12

Proposed Plan; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216
Proposed Plan; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216