As part of the Architecture Week in Madrid, the “Past, Present and Future of Sol” exhibition was inaugurated and the brief for the International Ideas Competition was publicated.
PIENSA SOL is a reflection about the future of Madrid’s Puerta del Sol plaza. Its objective is to compile proposals through an international ideas competition to profile the path of its evolution looking to improve the Puerta del Sol context. To get to this objective PIENSA SOL is planned in a structured process base in four complementary phases: COMPETITION, EXHIBITION, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND REFLECTION.
UPDATE: Minutes ago Tokyo was announced as the host of the 2020 Olympics. Zaha Hadid’s design to become the Olympic stadium.
Today the International Olympic Comitee (IOC) will choose the city that will host the 2020 Olympics, with Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul competing for the important event. The three cities just finished their presentations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, including presidents and royal members. As we await for the results, we present you the three stadiums designed to host the Olympics in each city.
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Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect In Charge: Borja Aróstegui Chapa, Jose Luis Álvarez Teixeira, Ana Peigneux
Project Director: Ana Diaz González
Project Architects: Ana Diaz González, Javier Álvarez de Tomás
Area: 13,750 sqm
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos
Architect Office: FLINT, Argola Arquitectos
Location: Madrid, España
Principal Architects: FLINT
Associated Architects: Argola Arquitectos
Architects In Charge: Zora Sander (FLINT) – Francisco Botella Botella (ARGOLA)
Directors: Veronique Tastet, Christophe Gautié (FLINT) – Joaquín Aramburu Maqua (ARGOLA)
Project Team: Marie Josée Matte, Teresa Martínez Fernández (FLINT)
Area: 4135.0 sqm
Photography: Alberto Ruiz López
IE School of Architecture & Design through its unique combination of design, innovation and management, expands the boundaries of traditional architectural education. IE welcomes students who seek challenges and aspire to become leaders in the dynamic world of architecture and design.
The Master in Architectural Management and Design combines management with advanced design studies, allowing participants to deepen their knowledge of the relationship between the two areas.
Profile: The Master in Architectural Management & Design is aimed at a range of professionals with varying levels of experience; from junior designers looking to take on management responsibilities, to partners in architectural firms willing to reinvent their practices.
- “So you want to be famous?”. Peter Murray shares his 7 rules of message design for architects.
- “Co-designing Workspace”. Oliver Marlow explains the TILT Method, his vision about the past, the present and the future of workspace, and how it’s all about people.
This series of online master classes and conferences have served as a forum for students to participate in open discussions between scholars, critics, independent professionals, entrepreneurs, curators and cultural activists.
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Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect In Charge: S.Cottrell, J.Michelangeli, R.Sá
Iad Collaborators: [A.Gros, L.Martinez
Engineering: VALLADARES Ingenieria S.L
Project Management: COTEBA-ARGOS S.L
Developer: CODIC PROMOTION ESPAGNE S.L
General Contractor: PEYBER
Area: 6350.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of IAD
Shigeru Ban Architects shared with us their timelapse video for their latest construction, the IE Paper Pavilion. Made up of 173 paper tubes, this temporary structure is located in the grounds of IE’s Madrid campus and will be used to host executive education events and other activities. The structural design is eminently efficient. It took only two weeks to build, is based on sustainability objectives, and there was a requirement that it be a temporary construction. For more information on the project, please visit here.
Traditional histories of Urbanism have seen the city as something separate from nature, organized according to its own rules and conventions. Given the current emphasis on environment and sustainability, and recent experiments in the sustainable urbanism, it makes sense to revisit the history of the city from a new perspective. This seminar will look briefly at the history of the city from the 19th century to the present through the lens of landscape and nature. Beginning with Haussmann and Cerda, we will look at Fredrick Law Olmsted and the City Beautiful Movement, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City proposal and post-war suburban development in the US, ending with the emergence of Landscape Urbanism in the late 1990’s.