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Awards: The Latest Architecture and News

Namba Parks / The Jerde Partnership

23:00 - 18 October, 2009

The Jerde Partnership’s Namba Parks, in Osaka, Japan, was just named one of the winners of the Urban Land Institute’s 2009 Awards of Excellence: Asia Pacific competition. When asked to create a gateway to redefine Osaka’s identity, the architects responded with this project that would become a natural intervention in Osaka’s dense and harsh urban condition. The rooftop park offers a sloping park plane that is “bifurcated by a sinuous, open-air ‘canyon’ path that reinforces the connection with nature while forming the primary circulation pattern.”

More about the park after the break.

International Award for Architecture Diploma

12:30 - 12 September, 2009

ACXT and IDOM have launched the third edition of their International Award for Architecture Diploma. The aim of these awards is to encourage architecture students to research and reflect on new patterns and approaches within the current cultural context. They are invited to work on relevant themes such as the digital revolution, environmental awareness, multi-disciplinary demands, the role of information management, innovation and globalization.

Pritzker Prize Ceremony: Peter Zumthor

20:37 - 29 May, 2009

A few minutes ago, the Pritzker Award ceremony took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This year, the prize was awarded to swiss architect Peter Zumthor.

Our correspondent Martin Bravo was there and sent us this photos of the event:

Gymnasium 46º09'N-16º50E / STUDIO UP

00:00 - 28 May, 2009
Gymnasium 46º09'N-16º50E / STUDIO UP

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  • Architects

    Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejic / STUDIO UP
  • Location

    Croatia
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Lea Pelivan, Toma Plejic, Sasa Relic, Marina Zajec, Katarina Luketina, Danka Tisljar, Ana Dana Beros, Mojca Smode, Marina Smokvina, Ana Boljar, Masa Mujakic, Antun Sevsek (models 1:50, 1:100 Zeljko Golubic, Jerolim Mladinov, Dujam Ivanisevic, Silvija Lakovic), Mateo Bilus, Teodor Cvitanovic, UPI-2M: Berislav Medic, Goran Janjus, Andrej Markovic, ENG-90: Milan Bjedov, Ernest Kevo, Sinisa Radic, INSPEKTING: Milan Carevic
  • Client

    Koprivnica Municipal Authority, Koprivnica-Krizevci County, Tehnika SPV (private partner)
  • Cost

    10,958,904.00 €
  • Program

    High school (900 students) and Sports hall (2000 visitors)
  • Investment

    Public-private partnership
  • Site Area

    2,4 ha
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

Antón García-Abril wins the Rice Design Alliance Prize for emerging architects

12:30 - 23 April, 2009
SGAE Headquarters, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
SGAE Headquarters, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

The Rice Design Alliance Prize, presented annually, has been created by Rice Design Alliance (RDA) to recognize exceptionally gifted architects in the early phase of their professional career. The jury saw avant-garde architecture and a personal language in the work of Antón García-Abril that is at the forefront of the contemporary architectural scene.

RDA – a committee of architects and academics – will meet annually to review the work of national and international architects, young talents that exemplify excellence in design and are within their first 15 years of professional practice.

The inaugural “Rice Design Alliance Prize” was formally delivered to Antón García-Abril, founder of Ensamble Studio (Madrid), on April 15 in Houston. In addition García-Abril gave a lecture to present his latest work.

More images, after the break.

Peter Zumthor Works

23:12 - 12 April, 2009
Brother Klaus Field Chapel (2007), Photo by Walter Mair
Brother Klaus Field Chapel (2007), Photo by Walter Mair

Gallery with photos and videos of 2009 Pritzker Laureate, Peter Zumthor.

All after the break:

Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 finalists announced

12:30 - 11 February, 2009

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation has just announced the final five projects that will compete for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award 2009. The winning building will be announced in May.

Waterfront masterplan with sports complex wins MIPIM Prize 2009

12:30 - 5 February, 2009

Schmidt hammer lassen architects (SHLA) has just received the MIPIM AR Future Project Award for their winning proposal for the Holbæk city harbour masterplan. The project includes a sports complex developed by the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations. The MIPIM AR prize is awarded once a year in various categories by the British magazine Architectural Review at the international property fair MIPIM in Cannes. The Holbæk project was nominated in the Mixed-use category. SHLA, were also awarded this prestigious prize in 2007 and 2008.

AR Emerging Awards 2008: The winners

06:00 - 27 November, 2008

The winners of the 10th edition of the AR Emerging Awards are being announced right now. In the past, the AR Emerging Awards have awarded the most promising young practices from around the world. Previous versions of this award confirms it: Sou Fujimoto, Miro Rivera, Plot (BIG) and more.

This time, we´ve got 3 winners, 6 highly commended, 4 commended and 12 honourable mentions.

As for the winners we have the BIP Computers building (Santiago, Chile) by Alberto Mozo (previously featured on ArchDaily), the Hotel Aire Bardenas (Navarra, Spain) by Emiliano López and Mónica Rivera Arquitectos and the the HOMEmade village family houses and DESI building (Vishnupur, Bangladesh) by Anna Heringer (in collaboration with BASE habitat, BRAC University and Dipshikha (NGO)).

Anna Heringer was also featured on the previous versions, and I recommend checking out her work, as she has been doing an amazing job in India, involving the community.

More pictures of the awarded projects after the jump.

World Architecture Festival 2008

11:44 - 14 April, 2008
World Architecture Festival
World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival is an annual event for architects worldwide, and this year it will be held at Barcelona, Spain on October 22-24 and will award buildings in 16 categories (more info con the awards after the break)

This 3 day event will have a nice agenda, full with exhibitions, live presentations, product showcases, a student charrette, thematic exhibitions (built environment, new technologies, collaboration and sustainability), plenary lectures, study tours of Barcelona and lots of social events and networking.