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Electric Planes and Driverless Cars: Plans Unveiled for World's First Energy-Positive City Airport

14:00 - 8 March, 2018
Electric Planes and Driverless Cars: Plans Unveiled for World's First Energy-Positive City Airport, Courtesy of Forbes Massie
Courtesy of Forbes Massie

In an era defined by globalization, and ‘speed-driven economies,’ urban environments are becoming more entwined with airports, giving rise to an architectural phenomenon of the ‘Aerotropolis’ across the world. In OsloNorwegian firms Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture have aimed higher, seeking to design the world’s first energy-positive airport city for the Norwegian capital.

Courtesy of Forbes Massie Courtesy of Haptic Architects Courtesy of Forbes Massie Courtesy of Forbes Massie + 9

10 Shortlisted Designs for London Holocaust Memorial Revealed

09:45 - 27 January, 2017
10 Shortlisted Designs for London Holocaust Memorial Revealed

The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the designs of 10 teams shortlisted to design a new Holocaust Memorial, to be located in London's Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament. After a call for expressions of interest was launched in September, 10 star-studded teams were selected in November and invited to submit their designs for an "emotionally powerful and sensitively designed memorial."

With the designs now revealed to the public, competition organizer Malcolm Reading Consultants and the government-led Memorial Foundation are now consulting with the public and are inviting people to submit feedback about the designs here. The feedback received in this consultation period "will play a crucial role in informing the jury’s final decision on the memorial," they explained in a press release. Read on to see all 10 shortlisted designs.

10 Teams Shortlisted in Competition for New National Holocaust Memorial in London

10:10 - 18 November, 2016
10 Teams Shortlisted in Competition for New National Holocaust Memorial in London, Victoria Tower Gardens and Parliament from the Thames. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants/Emily Whitfield-Wicks
Victoria Tower Gardens and Parliament from the Thames. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants/Emily Whitfield-Wicks

The Government of the United Kingdom and competition organizer Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced the ten architect teams selected to envision designs for the new National Memorial to the Holocaust, to be located next to the UK Parliament. Designs will encompass a “striking” new National Memorial in Victoria Gardens, as well as a possible below ground Learning Center.

The 10 shortlisted teams were selected from nearly 100 entries from teams across the globe by a jury made up of notable figures in British culture, religion and architecture, including Director of Stanton Williams Architects, Paul Williams; former Serpentine Galleries Director Dame Julia Peyton-Jones; and National September 11 Memorial and Museum Director, Alice M Greenwald.

Studio Libeskind, Mecanoo and Haptic Appointed to Van Alen Institute's International Council

04:00 - 19 January, 2016
Studio Libeskind, Mecanoo and Haptic Appointed to Van Alen Institute's International Council, Van Alen Institute. Image © Cameron Blaylock
Van Alen Institute. Image © Cameron Blaylock

New York City's Van Alen Institute have announced four new members—Haptic Architects, Mecanoo, Studio Libeskind, and Trahan Architects—to their International Council, a platform for exchange among leading architects, designers, developers, and planners. Furthermore, Jing Liu (SO–IL), Kim Herforth Nielsen (3XN), and Raymond Quinn (Arup) have joined its board of trustees to help guide the organisation's cross-disciplinary research, provocative public programs, and design competitions.

Archive – Homestore & Kitchen / Haptic Architects

05:00 - 11 January, 2016
Archive – Homestore & Kitchen / Haptic Architects, © Simon Kennedy
© Simon Kennedy

© Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Royal Harbour Approach, Ramsgate, Kent CT11, United Kingdom
  • Carpentry

    CreativCarpentry
  • Photographs

Idunsgate / Haptic Architects

02:00 - 6 January, 2016
Idunsgate / Haptic Architects, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Design Team

    Nikki Butenschøn, Aleksandra Danielak, Peder Skavlan
  • Client

    Gullestad/Skavlan
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme, Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company

The Czech Republic-based Arendon Development Company has selected seven British practices and three Czech practices to work together on Oaks Prague, a new €400 million, 220-home "residential and lifestyle development" 20 kilometres South-East of Prague within the commune of Popivičky.

Selected through a competition organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants, the ten practices will join the team of Edward Durell Stone Jr and Associates, who masterplanned the development to include a golf club, hotel and spa at its centre, and John Thompson & Partners, who developed a pattern book and style guide for Oaks Prague.

Read on after the break for the full list of selected architects

Design by McGarry-Moon Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Coffey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Duggan Morris. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design By Haptic. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company + 14

Grimshaw Releases New Images of World's Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Grimshaw Releases New Images of World's Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul, Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

New images have been released of Istanbul's new airport, designed by Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, assisted by local Turkish Partners GMW Mimarlik and Tekeli Sisa. Projected to be the world's largest airport terminal under a single roof at almost one million square metres, the new airport is expected to serve 90 million passengers a year on the opening of the first phase, rising to 150 million a year after completion in 2018.

© MIR; Courtesy of Grimshaw Courtesy of Grimshaw Courtesy of Grimshaw © MIR; Courtesy of Grimshaw + 6

Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul, © MIR
© MIR

Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture (Oslo) and Haptic Architects (London) have released details on what is expected to be the world’s busiest airport terminal: Istanbul Grand Airport. Planned for the Black Sea coast, just 35 kilometers outside the city, the six-runway development, masterplanned by Arup, will serve as a modern gateway to Istanbul and Turkey. 

The first of the project’s four phases is slated for completion in 2018 and will serve 90 million passengers per year. Once all phases are complete, the airport’s capacity will expand to over 150 million annual passengers, making it the world’s largest airport terminal under a single roof. 

“The Istanbul Grand Airport will be a modern, highly functional airport, with a unique sense of space,” described Nordic. “The airport is inspired by what makes Istanbul great: a large-scale, heaving metropolis with millennia of history, stunning architecture, both new and old, and a richness in color, patterns and quality of light.”

Quality Hotel Expo / Haptic Architects

01:00 - 4 July, 2013
Quality Hotel Expo / Haptic Architects, © Simon Kennedy
© Simon Kennedy

© Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy © Trine Thorsen + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fornebu, Norway
  • Design Team

    Nikki Butenschøn MNIL, Tomas Stokke MNAL RIBA, Scott Grady RIBA, Timo Haedrich RIBA
  • Project Manager

    AB Invest AS, Anders Buchardt
  • Main Contractor

    HENT
  • Graphic Design

    Bob Design
  • Area

    14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Riga International Airport Winning Proposal / Haptic Architects

23:00 - 14 February, 2012
Courtesy of Haptic Architects
Courtesy of Haptic Architects

Haptic Architects, in collaboration with Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, and Griff Arkitektur recently won the open international competition for the new airbaltic terminal at Riga International Airport in Latvia. Selected from 125 entries from 70 different countries, their design features a roof for the airbaltic terminal that is influenced by the gently undulating forms of the latvian landscape, with peaks and troughs responding to the structure’s internal configuration and passenger flows. More images and project description after the break.