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Video: Bureaux ZAC Claude Bernard / Sauerbruch Hutton

PA# 39 - Bureaux ZAC Claude Bernard, Paris 19 por Pavillon-Arsenal

Our friends at the Pavillion de l'Arsenal have shared a collection of videos from their "Paris Architectures" series. Dive into these short films that document remarkable architecture around France's capital city.

This week we get a glimpse of Sauerbruch Hutton's Bureaux ZAC Claude Bernard.

Leading Architects Come Together for London's Summer Exhibition

The Royal Academy of Arts’ annual Summer Exhibition is the world's largest open submission exhibition providing "a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their works to an international audience." From 12,000 total works of art, spanning a complete range of disciplines, 140 architectural works have been selected and hung by Royal Academician and Architect Eric Parry, after some early dialogue with former RIBA President Sir Richard MacCormac. Work featured this year includes a model by Thomas Heatherwick and prints by Louisa Hutton of Sauerbruch Hutton, alongside Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Nicholas Grimshaw, Richard Rogers and Eva Jiřičná.

Chris Wilkinson. Image © Chris Wilkinson Context / Eric Parry. Image Courtesy of Eric Parry Architects Ceramic & Nickel Kiosk / Eric Parry. Image Courtesy of Eric Parry Architects Bonhams / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Image © Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Sauerbruch Hutton wins the M9 International Architectural Competition

The Anglo-German practice Sauerbruch Hutton was declared the winner of the M9 International Architectural Competition at M9 / A New Museum for a New City, an exhibition on the competition designs arranged in the premises of the future cultural pole in Mestre. Six firms participated in the competition: Agence Pierre-Louis Faloci, Carmassi Studio di Architettura, David Chipperfield Architects, Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos, Sauerbruch Hutton and Souto Moura Arquitectos. The winning design and those by the other international firms that entered the design competition are being shown in the M9 – A New Museum for a New City exhibition, a fringe event of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale, and open to the public with free admission from 28 August to 21 November. For more information, click here.

Office for Urban Development and Environment / Sauerbruch Hutton

Sauerbruch Hutton was announced first prize winner for their design of a new home for Hamburg’s Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt/BSU (Office for Urban Development and Environment).  The new colorful BSU building will be erected in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg and is slated for completion in 2013.

More images and more about the project after the break.

Low2No Competition: Helsinki's sustainable future

In my opinion, the best sustainable projects have been in small scales. Urban scale projects have been more difficult to get going, due to the their inherent complexity. But I am confident that recent initiatives are about to make the step forward, specially the ones that are being produced on countries that have the have their governments focused on this.

On of this examples is the recently awarded Low2No design competition, organized by Sitra (Finnish Innovation Fund) and the City of Helsinki, to find a on design a large building complex on a reclaimed harbour at the western edge of Helsinki’s central business district.

Given that the repertoire of sustainable urban development models is still in its infancy, the question of “who & how” is our question of first order. WHO: We believe that identifying the best team and approach is the key factor impacting the robustness of the final solution. HOW: Our competition is designed to seek approaches for four central objectives applied at the scale of a city block:

low- and one day no- carbon emissions

energy efficiency

high architectural, spatial and social value

sustainable materials and methods

The finalists included top practices and consultants such as ARUP, Sauerbrunch  Hutton, Space Syntax, Transsolar, ARO, REX, Front, BIG, among others.  The award went to C_Life by ARUPSauerbruch HuttonExperientia and Galley Eco Capital.

Videos and boards for the winning and finalists entries  after the break.

Team: ARUP – Sauerbruch HuttonExperientia – Galley Eco Capital

In 1990 Finland became the first country in the world to establish a carbon tax. Now, 20 years later, SITRA and Finland will demonstrate to the world a bold solution for cities and how they can address climate change.