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Millet Vinegar Museum / Zhanghua Studio, AATU

23:00 - 10 September, 2018
Rendering. Image Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University
Rendering. Image Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University

Entrance. Image Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University Facade Detail. Image Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University Interior Light. Image Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University + 17

Call for Entries: New Hungarian Museum of Transport

09:23 - 10 August, 2018
Call for Entries: New Hungarian Museum of Transport, New Hungarian Museum of Transport
New Hungarian Museum of Transport

The Hungarian Museum of Transport, one of the oldest transport museums in Europe will be rebuilt on a historically significant brownfield site in Budapest. The museum has launched an international design competition to select the best team of architects for its ambitious redevelopment program.

MAD's Yabuli Conference Centre Celebrates the Rugged, Snow-Capped Terrain of Northeastern China

14:00 - 26 July, 2018
MAD's Yabuli Conference Centre Celebrates the Rugged, Snow-Capped Terrain of Northeastern China, © MIR
© MIR

The groundbreaking ceremony has occurred for MAD Architects’ China Entrepreneur Forum Conference Centre, settled in the mountains of Yabuli in Northeastern China. A snow-capped mountainous landscape known for its rugged terrain and freezing temperatures, Yabuli is home to the annual summit of the China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF) considered to be the “Davos of Asia.”

MAD’s scheme, also referred to as the “Yabuli Conference Centre” seeks to embody and showcase the “ambitions, ideologies, and forward critical thinking of CEF members” through a tent-like structure defined by soft, sloping lines.

© MIR © MIR © MIR © MIR + 12

Jixi Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang

22:00 - 11 July, 2018
Jixi Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang, Inner Street and Shuizhen. Image © Zhi Xia
Inner Street and Shuizhen. Image © Zhi Xia

Aerial view. Image © Zhe Li Path through the cage, vanishing deep in the courtyard. Image © Zhi Xia No.12 exhibition hall. Image © Zhi Xia Courtyard and ancient garden. Image © Zhi Xia + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Liang'an Rd, Jixi Xian, Xuancheng Shi, Anhui Sheng, China
  • Lead Architects

    Xinggang Li, Yinxuan Zhang, Zhe Zhang, Di Xing, Yiting Zhang, Lingjie Yi, Manlin Zhong
  • Structure

    Libo Wang, Wei Yang, Wei Liang
  • Landscape

    Li Li, Chao Yu
  • Engineering

    Meng He, Jingsha Li, Qian Zhang, Junmin Li, Zhiqiang Ding
  • Area

    10003.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

ALA Architects' Central Library Oodi and JKMM's Amos Anderson Art Museum Near Completion in Helsinki

14:00 - 29 June, 2018
ALA Architects' Central Library Oodi and JKMM's Amos Anderson Art Museum Near Completion in Helsinki, The Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects
The Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects

The Helsinki Central Library Oodi, designed by ALA Architects, is nearing completion in Finland. Due to open its doors on December 3rd 2018, the library is situated in the cultural district of Töölönlahti, where it will sit as a ”powerful and iconic temporary design” among other architectural landmarks.

Situated across from the Finnish Parliament House, the scheme represents an interaction between the state and its citizens, “a new avenue to promote freedom of speech and democracy.”

Amos Anderson Art Museum. Image Courtesy of JKMM Architects Amos Anderson Art Museum. Image Courtesy of JKMM Architects The Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects The Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects + 9

HaiLongtun Management Room / United Design U10 Atelier

00:00 - 28 June, 2018
HaiLongtun Management Room / United Design U10 Atelier, The main entrance. Image © Guangyuan Zhang
The main entrance. Image © Guangyuan Zhang

Aerial View. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Bamboo Facade. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Rooftop. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Lobby. Image © Guangyuan Zhang + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zunyi, Guizhou, China
  • Lead Architect

    Haiwei Yu
  • Design Team

    Yanyan Liu, Qipeng Zhu, Yawen Wei, Xiaohe Mu
  • Structure Design

    Qi Wang, CADG
  • Landscape Design

    Huan Liu, CADG
  • Interior Design

    Ke Liu, Chun Lu
  • Collaboration

    Tongbin Chen, Jian Liu
  • Façade Design

    Sanxin Façade Engineering CO.LTD
  • Area

    1880.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Southern Branch of Taiwan Palace Museum / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

22:00 - 25 June, 2018
Southern Branch of Taiwan Palace Museum / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, © Shawn Liu Studio
© Shawn Liu Studio

© KyleYu © Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 888, Gugong Boulevard, Taibao City, Chiayi County, Taiwan
  • Lead Architects

    Kris Yao
  • Project Principle

    Kuo-Chien Shen
  • Project Manager

    Winnie Wang
  • Project Supervisor

    Glen Lu, Jun-Ren Chou, Tien-Yu Lo
  • Design Team

    Chien-Yi Wu, Lien-Tang Chen, Jake Sun, Frank Lu, Ting-Tseng Shen, Wen-Li Liu, Ting-Fung Ho, Wen-Ling Liao, Miya Yu
  • Inspection Team

    Calvin Chen, Yi-Seng Tsai, Jui-Hung Lin, Stanley Liu, Bruce Wu, Jason Lin, Yun-Yi Wang, Hui-Ting Yu, Sam Chuang, Chu-Chun Chang, Hui-Ling Lee、Dawson Hung, Sam Chang, Yi-Ti Tsai, Yu-Ching Chen
  • Area

    38332.69 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Kéré Architecture Designs Sceneography for Exhibition on Racism

14:00 - 10 June, 2018
Kéré Architecture Designs Sceneography for Exhibition on Racism, © Andrea Maretto
© Andrea Maretto

Kéré Architecture has recently completed the scenography for “Racism. The Invention of Human Races,” an exhibition at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden. The atmospheres within each of the three spaces are unique yet harmonious, aiming to connect “the rooms’ architecture with the rooms’ theme.” Using a variety of high-quality materials and engaging structures, the journey hopes to show a conflict between people’s desires for stability and the organic need for social transformation, emphasizing the charm of the temporary and importance of conversation.

© Andrea Maretto Courtesy of Kéré Architecture © Andrea Maretto © Andrea Maretto + 23

Nanjing Museum / CCTN Design

20:00 - 8 June, 2018
Gallery of special exhibitions. Image Courtesy of CCTN Design
Gallery of special exhibitions. Image Courtesy of CCTN Design

Original Wood Stairs At the Junction. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Atrium of Gallery of Special Exhibtions. Image Courtesy of CCTN Design Facade Detail. Image Courtesy of CCTN Design Junction area between the reserved old main hall and the newly built gallery of history. Image © Guangyuan Zhang + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    321 Zhongshan E Rd, Xuanwu Qu, Nanjing Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • Lead Architect

  • Associates

    Youfen Wang, Dapeng Wang, Jing Chai, Pengjun Zhang, Huiyu Liu, Xiaoyi Luo, Weifeng Chen, Ying Ying
  • Collaborators

    Jiangsu Provincial Architectural Design & Research Institute Ltd,
  • Area

    84500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

MuWeCo / AIM Architecture

00:00 - 6 June, 2018
MuWeCo  / AIM Architecture, Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen
Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen

Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mianyang, Sichuan, China
  • Lead Architects

    Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig, Ivan Yu, Leonardo Colluci, Allan Yang, Claudia Juhre, Zoe Zhu, June Deng, Andrew Irwin, Shelley Mock, Dongker, Liat Goldman, Ted Zhang, Kno Zhuang, Daniel Duan, Toni Pavic, Jiao Yan
  • Client

    Onesun LTD
  • Area

    5820.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Xuzhou City Wall Museum / Continual Architecture

00:00 - 29 May, 2018
North Entrance. Image © Wei Qin
North Entrance. Image © Wei Qin

East-West Landscape Axis. Image © Wei Qin Architecture and Courtyard. Image © Wei Qin Exhibition Space. Image © Wei Qin Relationship Between New and Old. Image © Wei Qin + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Huilongwo History District, Yunlong District, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Lead Architects

    Zhenggong Feng, Feng Lan
  • Design Team

    Tufa Cui, JiQing Song, Lu Chen, Zheng Li, Yayuan Liu, Xiaofeng Pan
  • Clients

    Xuzhou Huilongwo Project Construction Headquarters / Xuzhou Xinsheng Construction Development Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    950.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hakka Indenture Museum / DnA

00:00 - 23 May, 2018
© Ziling Wang
© Ziling Wang

© Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang + 38

  • Architects

    DnA
  • Location

    Six Village, Dadongba, Songyang County, Lishui, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Tiantian Xu
  • Lighting Design

    Zhang Xin Studio, Architecture Department of Tsinghua University
  • Client

    Songyang Dadongba County Government
  • Area

    2574.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

AL_A Selected for $55Million Renovation and Extension of Scotland's Paisley Museum

14:00 - 21 May, 2018
AL_A Selected for $55Million Renovation and Extension of Scotland's Paisley Museum, Exterior of the Paisley Museum. Image Courtesy of Paisley Museum
Exterior of the Paisley Museum. Image Courtesy of Paisley Museum

London-based AL_A has been appointed for their first Scottish commission: the $55million (£42million) transformation of the Paisley Museum. The brief calls for the revitalization of the home of Paisley’s textile heritage, natural history and art and science collections.

The museum’s transformation is a flagship project for a $135million (£100million) investment in cultural venues by the council governing the city of Paisley, in preparation for a UK City of Culture 2021 bid legacy.

Celebrate International Museum Day With These Exceptional Museum Designs

00:00 - 18 May, 2018
Celebrate International Museum Day With These Exceptional Museum Designs

Not all architects get the opportunity to design a museum. Between budget, scale and factors external to the field of architecture, designing a museum--and actually getting it built-- may mark the pinnacle of one's professional trajectory.

These public buildings provide an invaluable service to the communities in which they are located; from education to commemoration and (occasionally) the provision of public space, museums are "shining lights" in which architecture plays a fundamental role. 

Zhejiang Art Museum / CCTN Design

19:00 - 14 May, 2018
Zhejiang Art Museum / CCTN Design, External view. Image © Li Yao
External view. Image © Li Yao

Interior views. Image © CCTN Design Main entrance. Image © CCTN Design the central hall with light and shadow movements. Image © CCTN Design Roof details. Image © CCTN Design + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    138 Nanshan Rd, NanShan Lu WenHua YiShu XiuXian TeSeJie, Xihu Qu, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • Lead Architects

  • Design Team

    Bolin Qian, Dapeng Wang, Mao'en Zheng, Yang Hu, Li Guo, Jian Wu, Yuantao Chen
  • Area

    31550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

MASS Design Group’s Poignant Memorial for Victims of Lynching Opens to the Public in Alabama

14:00 - 8 May, 2018
MASS Design Group’s Poignant Memorial for Victims of Lynching Opens to the Public in Alabama, Corridor at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Image © Equal Justice Initiative / Human Pictures
Corridor at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Image © Equal Justice Initiative / Human Pictures

The "National Memorial for Peace and Justice," designed in collaboration with MASS Design Group, has opened in Montogomery Alabama. Commissioned by the Equal Justice Initiative, the scheme is America’s first memorial dedicated to “the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.”

The memorial's April 23rd opening coincided with the opening of the Equal Justice Initiative's Legacy Museum, addressing similar injustices.

Memorial Monuments at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Image © Equal Justice Initiative / Human Pictures Hank Willis Sculpture at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Image © Equal Justice Initiative / Human Pictures Exterior of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Image © Equal Justice Initiative / Human Pictures Kwame Akoto Bamfo Exhibit at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Image © Equal Justice Initiative / Human Pictures + 9

Louis Sullivan's Pilgrim Baptist Church Will be Renovated Into the Nation's First National Museum of Gospel Music

14:00 - 29 April, 2018
Louis Sullivan's Pilgrim Baptist Church Will be Renovated Into the Nation's First National Museum of Gospel Music, Courtesy of Wight & Company
Courtesy of Wight & Company

When architects were asked to re-imagine Chicago’s neglected buildings for an exhibition, Dirk Lohan designed a revitalization plan for Louis Sullivan's Pilgrim Baptist Church. Soon Sullivan’s landmark building will become the nation’s first National Museum of Gospel Music, complete with a cafe, retail store, event space, research and listening library, and a 350-seat auditorium.

What Makes a City Livable to You?

09:30 - 28 April, 2018
© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/132839384@N08/17241901246'>Flickr user Hafitz Maulana</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageA music festival in Singapore
© Flickr user Hafitz Maulana licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. ImageA music festival in Singapore

Mercer released their annual list of the Most Livable Cities in the World last month. The list ranks 231 cities based on factors such as crime rates, sanitation, education and health standards, with Vienna at #1 and Baghdad at #231. There’s always some furor over the results, as there ought to be when a city we love does not make the top 20, or when we see a city rank highly but remember that one time we visited and couldn’t wait to leave.

To be clear, Mercer is a global HR consultancy, and their rankings are meant to serve the multinational corporations that are their clients. The list helps with relocation packages and remuneration for their employees. But a company’s first choice on where to send their workers is not always the same place you’d choose to send yourself to.

And these rankings, calculated as they are, also vary depending on who’s calculating. Monocle publishes their own list, as does The Economist, so the editors at ArchDaily decided to throw our hat in as well. Here we discuss what we think makes cities livable, and what we’d hope to see more of in the future.