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Reframing Climate Change as a Local Problem of Global Proportion: 4 Ways Architects can Deliver Change

07:00 - 28 January, 2019
Bankside 123 in London creates new routes, public spaces and retail, with three simple rectilinear buildings set within a permeable public realm designed to reconnect the site with its surroundings. Image Courtesy of Allies & Morrison
Bankside 123 in London creates new routes, public spaces and retail, with three simple rectilinear buildings set within a permeable public realm designed to reconnect the site with its surroundings. Image Courtesy of Allies & Morrison

The latest UN special report on climate change, released in October 2018, was bleak - perhaps unsurprisingly after a year of recording breaking temperatures, wildfires, floods, and storms. The report, released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), reiterated the magnitude of climate change’s global impact, but shed new light on the problem’s depth and urgency. Climate change is a catastrophe for the world as we know it and will transform it into something that we don’t. And we have just 12 years to prevent it.

The Central Axis of the New Multimodal Hub in Nice Grand Arénas / mateoarquitectura

02:00 - 19 January, 2019
The Central Axis of the New Multimodal Hub in Nice Grand Arénas / mateoarquitectura, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

Cortesía de mateoarquitectura © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Arenas, Nice, France
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Landscape

    Atelier Villes et Paysages
  • Area

    21200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Shortlisted Projects Announced for the EU Mies Award 2019

10:30 - 16 January, 2019
Shortlisted Projects Announced for the EU Mies Award 2019

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The Prize, for which ArchDaily is a media partner, has seen a jury distill 383 nominated works into a 40-project-strong shortlist, celebrating the trends and opportunities in adaptive reuse, housing, and culture across Europe.

Reconstruction and Extension Inselhalle Lindau / Auer Weber

07:00 - 10 October, 2018
Reconstruction and Extension Inselhalle Lindau / Auer Weber, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zwanzigestrasse 10, 88131 Lindau, Germany
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Auer Weber
  • Architect in Charge

    Till Richter
  • Project Director

    Florian Zopfy
  • Design Team

    Doris Binder, Daniela Hohenhorst, Duc Hua, Christina Stein, Daniela Sacher, Mohan Zeng
  • Area

    10360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards Revealed

11:00 - 1 October, 2018
Shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards Revealed, Long Museum West Bund Shanghai China by Atelier Deshaus. Image © Pawel Paniczko
Long Museum West Bund Shanghai China by Atelier Deshaus. Image © Pawel Paniczko

The shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards have been revealed, bringing together 20 atmospheric images of the built environment. Categories this year ranged from a “portfolio of an individual building to a single abstract: with a professional camera or on a mobile phone.”

The 2018 edition saw a record number of entries, with photographs from 47 countries, including the UK (28%), USA (20%), Germany (6%), and China (5%). The 20 photographs were selected from four categories: exteriors, interiors, sense of place, and buildings in use.

New Photographs Show Construction of Snøhetta's Underwater Restaurant in Norway

12:00 - 29 May, 2018
New Photographs Show Construction of Snøhetta's Underwater Restaurant in Norway, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

Aldo Amoretti has released new photographs as construction continues on Europe's first underwater restaurant in Norway, designed by Snøhetta. The structure is currently being built on a floating barge in close proximity to its final location. Upon completion, the scheme will also house a marine life research center, teetering over the edge of a rocky outcrop, semi-submerged in the ocean.

Built from concrete, the monolithic structure will come to rest on the seabed 16 feet (five meters) below the water's surface, fusing with the ecosystem of the concealed shoreline. Below the waterline, the restaurant’s enormous acrylic windows will frame a view of the seabed.

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New Photographs Explore BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Plant as Ski Slope Roof is Installed

12:00 - 8 May, 2018
New Photographs Explore BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Plant as Ski Slope Roof is Installed, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

Photographer Aldo Amoretti has captured new images of one of 2018’s most awaited projects, as the BIG designed Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant takes shape in Copenhagen, complete with an SLA-designed park and ski slope. The images show to the completed power plant, which opened in March 2017, while work progresses on the 170,000-square-foot (16,000-square-meter) park and ski slope that will cap the scheme.

Initially master planned by BIG, the unique design seeks to reclaim a typically unused element of a building for the public through the introduction of the nature-filled program. During summer months, the SLA-designed rooftop activity park will provide visitors with hiking trails, playgrounds, fitness structures, trail running, climbing walls, and of course, incredible views. In the winter, the park will be joined by over 1,640 feet (500 meters) of ski slopes designed by BIG.

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Spotlight: Peter Zumthor

05:30 - 26 April, 2018
The Therme Vals. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
The Therme Vals. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Known for his sensuous materiality and attention to place, 2009 Pritzker Laureate Peter Zumthor (born April 26, 1943) is one the most revered architects of the 21st century. Shooting to fame on the back of The Therme Vals and Kunsthaus Bregenz, completed just a year apart in 1996 and 1997, his work privileges the experiential qualities of individual buildings over the technological, cultural and theoretical focus often favored by his contemporaries.

Bruder Klaus Field Chapel. Image © Samuel Ludwig Steilneset Memorial. Image © Andrew Meredith Saint Benedict Chapel. Image © Felipe Camus Kunsthaus Bregenz. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/heyitschili/4163419615'>Flickr user heyitschili</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a> + 16

ENSAE PARISTECH Campus Paris-Saclay / CAB Architectes

03:00 - 17 January, 2018
ENSAE PARISTECH Campus Paris-Saclay / CAB Architectes, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

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Arena Aix / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi Architecte

03:00 - 13 October, 2017
Arena Aix  / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi Architecte, © Lisa Ricciotti
© Lisa Ricciotti

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Aquatic Centre Sourcéane / Auer Weber + CAAU

03:00 - 2 May, 2017
Aquatic Centre Sourcéane  / Auer Weber + CAAU, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

07:40 - 30 January, 2017
40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award, Courtesy of EUmiesAward17
Courtesy of EUmiesAward17

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The jury has chosen from 355 nominated works and the shortlist highlights the opportunities and the trends of today’s European territory: cities, housing, heritage, and memory. The five finalists will be announced in mid-February and the winner and the Emerging Architect in mid-May.

A third of the works tackle the challenge of contemporary architecture in relation with built heritage and a third of the work tackles the contemporary challenges of housing. The management of the historic urban landscape will be among the priorities highlighted by the ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage' in 2018.

"I would want the shortlisted schemes to demonstrate an interest in making places, in exploring convention and known typologies, in celebrating the pleasures of everyday use by a consideration of detail and an unspoken resistance to the current global tendency towards a self-referential architecture, one that belies context and the act of inhabitation." - Stephen Bates, Chairman of the Jury.

Seen the shortlist after the break.

The Noble Simplicity of Peter Zumthor's Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum

09:30 - 22 January, 2017
© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

After previously documenting the Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, photographer Aldo Amoretti once again captures the grounded simplicity of Peter Zumthor, this time with images of his Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum in Sauda, Norway. The three-building campus calls upon the aesthetics of the country's abandoned zinc mines from the 1800s, evoking the toilsome labor of the workers in its rough stone and exposed joint work. The museum is situated on one of Norway's National Tourist Routes and was commissioned by the state as part of an effort to increase tourism in the region. As such, the buildings are poised in and above the landscape, providing views of the natural gorge that unfold as visitors move through Zumthor's dark, shaftlike interiors.

Amoretti's photos express the modesty of the project, from the blackness of the interior galleries to the thin stilts that support the buildings within their rocky surroundings. The museum structures are suspended in balance with the harsh, gray climate—a noble representation of the working conditions of the miners the project aims to memorialize.

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Peter Zumthor's Bruder Klaus Field Chapel Through the Lens of Aldo Amoretti

09:30 - 29 October, 2016
© Aldo Amoretti, Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partner
© Aldo Amoretti, Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partner

The Bruder Klaus Field Chapel by Peter Zumthor, completed in 2007, is known for its beautiful respect for the materials which were used to construct the sensuous space. The interior of the chapel is a black cavity left behind by 112 tree trunks burnt out of the cast concrete walls. Twenty-four layers of concrete were poured into a frame surrounding the trunks, stacked in a curved conical form, forming a stark contrast to the comparatively smooth angular façade. After removing the frame, many small holes were left behind in the walls, creating an effect reminiscent of the night sky. The chapel’s "beautiful silence" and undeniable connection to its surrounding landscape make it an evocative and popular destination for many.

In this photo series, architecture photographer Aldo Amoretti captures the dramatic relationship between the Bruder Klaus Field Chapel and its natural environment. Despite its concrete surface and straight edges, the chapel doesn’t stand out as brutal. Instead, the images depict a visual manifestation of Zumthor’s words: architecture with "composure, self-evidence, durability, presence, and integrity, and with warmth and sensuousness as well."

© Aldo Amoretti, Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partner © Aldo Amoretti, Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partner © Aldo Amoretti, Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partner © Aldo Amoretti, Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partner + 13

LILLIAD - Learning Centre 'Innovation' / Auer Weber

15:00 - 21 July, 2016
LILLIAD - Learning Centre 'Innovation'  / Auer Weber, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

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  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Avenue Jean Perrin, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
  • Category

  • Project Associate

    Prof. Stefan Niese
  • Project Manager

    Eric Frisch, Nina Schuberth
  • Team

    Markus Böhm, Carmen Duplantier, Gabriel Kiderlen; Julia Schmid, Jieqing Zhao
  • Area

    8800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Aquatic Centre "Aquamotion" Courchevel / Auer Weber

03:00 - 14 March, 2016
Aquatic Centre "Aquamotion" Courchevel / Auer Weber, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Courchevel, 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Auer Weber
  • Design Team

    Moritz Auer (project partner), Prof. Stefan Niese (project associate), Eric Frisch (project manager), Till Kamp (deputy project manager), Marius Drahtler, Peter Greifenhagen, Martin Janik, Tina Kierzek, Anne Krins, Kangmin Lee, Yvonne Mesche- deru, Michael Schnaubelt, Bertram Wruck, Julian Stein
  • Area

    17000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

University Centre "des Quais" / Auer Weber

04:00 - 22 August, 2015
University Centre "des Quais" / Auer Weber, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    69007 Lyon, France
  • Category

  • Project Manager

    Philipp Auer; Yvonne Meschederu and Eric Frisch
  • Project Team

    Christina Hahn, Peter Hofmann, Daniela Hohenhorst, Martin Klemp, Anne Krins, Christian Richardt, Bertram Wruck
  • Area

    23485.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Childhood House / Heams et Michel

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
Childhood House / Heams et Michel, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

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