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Feilden Fowles Wins the National Railway Museum Central Hall Competition

London-based architecture practice Feilden Fowles has won the international design competition to create the National Railway Museum’s new Central Hall. Beating 75 others to the commission, the team will transform the visitor’s experience and integrate a new exhibition gallery, by 2025, in time for the museum’s 50th anniversary.

Tianjin Ji County Geological Museum / TianJin University Research Institute

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Tianjin, China

An Emergency Housing Complex and a Museum in Helsinki: 7 Unbuilt Projects Submitted by our Readers

This week’s curated selection from our readers’ submissions focuses on some of the essential components of our present-day cities.

Featuring the best-unbuilt architecture, the article highlights adaptive reuse projects that transformed abandoned warehouses and factories, a street design in Luxembourg, a regenerative master plan in Seoul, and an emergency family accommodation to temporarily house those in need. Moreover, the roundup distinguishes a library in South Korea and an extension of a museum in Helsinki, because the cultural aspect is an integral part of our urban environment.

COX Architecture's National Maritime Museum of China Opens to the Public

China’s latest landmark, the National Maritime Museum is now open to the public. 6 years in the making, the project is first of its kind. Designed by COX Architecture, after winning the international design competition back in 2013, the museum is located in the recently developed Binhai New Area, in the city district of Tianjin.

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National Railway Museum Central Hall Competition Reveals 5 Final Design Concepts

The National Railway Museum and Malcolm Reading Consultants revealed the final concepts for the new Central Hall, created by five small to medium-sized international and UK practices. Shortlisted in November 2019, the 5 teams include a collaboration between 6a architects from UK and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen from Belgium, Atelier d’Architecture Philippe Prost from France, Carmody Groarke from the UK, Feilden Fowles from the UK, and Heneghan Peng Architects from Ireland.

Atelier d’Architecture Philippe Prost. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and the respective teams 6a architects and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and the respective teams Feilden Fowles. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and the respective teams heneghan peng architects. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and the respective teams + 11

Studio Symbiosis is Building the Perfume Park and Museum in Kannauj, India

Located in Kannauj the perfume capital of India, the Perfume Park and Museum is designed by Studio Symbiosis. Under construction, the project will host a museum, shops, a cafe, a skill development center to exchange knowledge between experts and distilleries to produce the fragrances on site.

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IAAM, the International African American Museum Is Now Under Construction

After 20 years in the planning, the International African American Museum is now under construction in Charleston, United States. Designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, IAAM aims to honor the site where enslaved Africans passed away, by sharing narratives, previously overlooked by historians.

Visitors enter the museum from below, in a skylit open-air three-story-high space.. Image Courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners / Hood Design Studio Tide Tribute, with water receded to reveal a slave-trade-era diagram of figures that describe the space allotted to each enslaved African on a transatlantic voyage.. Image Courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners / Hood Design Studio The West Boardwalk area of the Memorial Garden. Image Courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners / Hood Design Studio IAAM, overlooking Charleston Harbor. Image Courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners + 15

Tadao Ando Unveils Images of the He Art Museum, Under-Construction in Southern China

Tadao Ando Architect & Associates revealed the design for He Art Museum (HEM), the first art museum dedicated to southern China’s regional Lingnan culture. Scheduled for opening on the 21st of March 2020, with an inaugural exhibition curated by Feng Boyi, entitled From The Mundane World, the Tadao Ando-designed museum will become a gateway for the arts.

HEM Construction Site . Image Courtesy of HEM Partial View of HEM . Image Courtesy of HEM Partial View of HEM . Image Courtesy of HEM Partial View of HEM . Image Courtesy of HEM + 19

The Steven Holl-Designed Kinder Building is Scheduled for Opening on the First of November 2020

The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for modern and contemporary art, part of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is scheduled to open for the public on November 1st 2020. The intervention was conceived for the “display of the important and rapidly growing MFAH collections of 20th- and 21st-century art”.

Detail view of glass tubing on the eastern facade of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.. Image © Richard Barnes Exterior view of concrete understructure of the west façade Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.. Image © Richard Barnes Facade of glass tubing on the north facade of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.. Image © Richard Barnes Evening view of glass tubing on the east facade of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.. Image © Richard Barnes + 9

Scentana Art Museum / zhang pengju

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Hohhot, China

International Competition of Ideas for the multifunctional center, Port of Culture, in Mariupol (UA)

Municipality of Mariupol (UA) invites architects, designers and interdisciplinary teams to submit architectural ideas for a new multifunctional center that will be devoted to the subject of migration, a process that has shaped the city throughout the centuries, becoming an integral part of its identity. The Port of Culture will uncover and explore the less known traits of Mariupol city, and contextualize its local history within larger regional and global processes related to migration.

We are looking for bold and authentic architectural idea for the Port of Culture, that will represent the values and the main themes of the new center,

Herzog & de Meuron Releases Conceptual Images of the Grand Canal Museum Complex in Hangzhou, China

The Grand Canal Museum Complex in Hangzhou, China designed by Herzog & de Meuron reflects on the importance of this area in Chinese cultural and natural landscapes. The project illustrates the story of the Grand Canal, through a continuous dialogue between the water and the museum.

Jadric Architektur + 1990uao Selected to Create the Seoul Photographic Art Museum

Vienna-based Studio Jadric Architektur and their Korean Partner 1990uao were chosen as the winners of the Seoul Photographic Art Museum international competition. The proposal will be part of the future cultural mile in Chang-dong.

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Plans to Modernize and Expand the Australian War Memorial Revealed

The AWM or the Australian War Memorial will undergo a series of development and refurbishments works, in order to renovate its galleries and its buildings. COX architecture will design the new Anzac Hall with its connection to the main structure, while Scott Carver will be in charge of the southern entrance.

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Open Call for Architects: Daegu Kansong Art Museum International Design Competition

(1) Competition Title
Daegu Kansong Art Museum International Design Competition

(2) Purpose
As the first domestic permanent exhibition space of the Kansong Art Museum,
the Daegu Kansong Art Museum is expected to serve not only as an archive of
our national cultural heritage, but also as a national cultural landmark. Hence,
it is the aim of this design competition to select an exceptional design for the
museum.

(3) Competition Type
In an open call for architects to be commissioned (commissioned architects)
to participate in this project, local and overseas architects are eligible to apply.
Three teams will be selected; they will join 3 other teams (1 local team; 2
overseas teams), composed

Heinle, Wischer und Partner Design a New Art Museum in Krakow, Poland

Among 78 international participants, Heinle, Wischer und Partner won the first prize in the design competition for the new building of the Stanisław Wyspiański Museum in Krakow, Poland. The project will be built, in the middle of the museum district of the city and next to the historic National Museum.

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