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Kengo Kuma's Stacked Timber Museum in Turkey Opens in June

09:00 - 19 March, 2019
Kengo Kuma's Stacked Timber Museum in Turkey Opens in June, © Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Kengo Kuma and Associates

The Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM) by Kengo Kuma and Associates will open in June 2019, situated in Eskişehir, a university town in the northwest of Turkey. The OMM will feature an internationally significant collection of modern and contemporary art, showcased within a scheme designed by the architect behind the recently-completed V&A Dundee.

The 4,500-square-meter scheme is defined by a distinctive stacked timber design, drawing inspiration from Odunpazari’s traditional Ottoman wooden cantilevered houses that are synonymous with the district, and pays homage to the town’s history as a thriving wood market. Along with several other city museums in the surrounding area, OMM will create a museum square and public meeting place in the town.

© Kengo Kuma and Associates © Kengo Kuma and Associates © Kengo Kuma and Associates © Kengo Kuma and Associates + 7

Építész Stúdió Publishes Proposal for the Hungarian Museum of Transport

11:30 - 12 March, 2019
Építész Stúdió Publishes Proposal for the Hungarian Museum of Transport, © építész stúdió
© építész stúdió

Hungarian firm Építész Stúdió has revealed their design for the New Museum of Transport in Hungary, a scheme which was placed third in an international competition won by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The Építész Stúdió scheme imagined a new structure placed perpendicular to the existing building on the site, with the two buildings intertwined into one system.

The new series of structures manifest as a virtual continuation of the former head building on the street side, with a band-like entrance canopy linking the old and new units on the railway side. Intersecting the old and new buildings, a “Recreation Bridge” connects to the existing static volume to the dynamic additions.

© építész stúdió © építész stúdió © építész stúdió © építész stúdió + 32

Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Design New Hungarian Museum of Transport

11:30 - 28 February, 2019
Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Design New Hungarian Museum of Transport, Hungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Hungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Architecture and design practice Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been selected to design the Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest. As the new home for one of the oldest transport museums in Europe, the project will be sited in a former railway yard. The project uses the idea of ground transportation as a central organizing principle, highlighting the central role of the ground in urban planning and infrastructure. The design de-familiarizes ground by excavating, lifting, and cutting to produce unexpected environments.

Hungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Hungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Hungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Hungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro + 5

Snøhetta Designs a New Home for Ötzi the Iceman

13:00 - 27 February, 2019
Snøhetta Designs a New Home for Ötzi the Iceman, Bolzano Museum Quarter. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
Bolzano Museum Quarter. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

Snøhetta has designed a new Museum Quarter for Bolzano, Italy that will be home to Ötzi the Iceman. Sited atop Virgl mountain, the project would overlook the city and connect to the new Bolzano cable car. As an open landmark, the Museum Quarter was made to serve as a terrace for Bolzano. The elevated museum and park will include exhibition and collection space around the iconic 5,300-year old glacier mummy.

Bolzano Museum Quarter. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta Bolzano Museum Quarter. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta Bolzano Museum Quarter. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta Bolzano Museum Quarter. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta + 8

Robots will Construct Melike Altınışık' Robot Museum in Seoul

09:00 - 19 February, 2019
© Melike Altınışık Architects
© Melike Altınışık Architects

Turkish practice Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA) has won an international competition for the design of a Robot Science Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the competition called for a “world first” museum to support public education in robotics, and increase public interest in robots.

The principles of robotics, science, technology, and innovation have shaped all aspects of the scheme’s design, from form and structure to material and operation. The main character of the museum is to “create its own universe for robots and their visitors,” manifesting as a non-directional, fluid, spherical structure.

© Melike Altınışık Architects © Melike Altınışık Architects © Melike Altınışık Architects © Melike Altınışık Architects + 9

New National Museum of Finland in Helsinki Architecture Competition

13:15 - 18 February, 2019
New National Museum of Finland in Helsinki Architecture Competition

Uusi Kansallinen (in English: the New National) is a two-stage, open ideas architecture competition for the design of an Annex to the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki. The competition has been jointly organized by the Finnish Heritage Agency, the National Museum of Finland and Senate Properties.

The new Annex will facilitate the production of large-scale and technically demanding exhibitions for the National Museum of Finland. In addition to exhibitions, its multi-use, easily adaptable spaces will be well suited for a diverse range of cultural, art and recreational events, conferences and other functions.

A maximum prize pool of EUR 220,000 is available for prizes.

Turin's Castello di Rivoli Tells a Story of the Region's History through Its Architecture

07:15 - 24 January, 2019
Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Given the sheer magnitude and influence of its recorded history, Italy as we know it is a surprisingly young country. For centuries, the region was divided between powerful (and sometimes warring) city-states, each with their own identity, culture, and, fortunes, and influence. Some are eternally famous. Rome is a cradle of history and heart of religion; cool Milan is a hub of contemporary fashion and design; Florence is synonymous with the Renaissance and all the epoch’s relationship to the arts.

Turin’s history is arguably less romantic. The small city in Savoy, a north-Italian region bordering France, has established an identity as an industrial powerhouse. It is home to FIAT and some of Italy’s finest universities; the streets are dotted with works by Nervi, Botta, and Rossi. But despite the design pedigree, perhaps nothing better illustrates the region’s faceted history better than Castello di Rivoli.

Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 21

FAAB Designs New Prison Museum Project in Warsaw

11:00 - 15 January, 2019
FAAB Designs New Prison Museum Project in Warsaw, Pawiak Prison Museum of Warsaw. Image Courtesy of FAAB Architektura
Pawiak Prison Museum of Warsaw. Image Courtesy of FAAB Architektura

Polish practice FAAB Architektura have created a new building for the Pawiak Prison Museum in Warsaw. Formed with a multi-level vertical park, the project is designed on the historic site of the former "Serbia" prison. FAAB's plan utilizes landscape architecture strategies to integrate and mark the layout of the complex within the city. The new structure was made to challenge the consciousness of visitors as they confront history itself.

Pawiak Prison Museum of Warsaw. Image Courtesy of FAAB Architektura Pawiak Prison Museum of Warsaw. Image Courtesy of FAAB Architektura Pawiak Prison Museum of Warsaw. Image Courtesy of FAAB Architektura Pawiak Prison Museum of Warsaw. Image Courtesy of FAAB Architektura + 20

World's Largest Artifact to be Housed in New Norwegian Museum

13:00 - 27 December, 2018
World's Largest Artifact to be Housed in New Norwegian Museum, Hurtigruten Museum. Image Courtesy of Peab AB
Hurtigruten Museum. Image Courtesy of Peab AB

Nordic engineering firm Peab will create the new Hurtigruten museum for the MS Finnmark. The ship will be housed in the facility in Stokmarknes in the northern part of Norway. Peab secured the $14.6m contract for Vernebygg in collaboration with Oslo-based LINK Arkitektur. The MS Finnmark was built in 1956 and is described by the museum as the world’s biggest museum artifact.

Tianjin Binhai Museum / gmp Architects

02:00 - 24 October, 2018
Tianjin Binhai Museum / gmp Architects, West elevation. Image © Christian Gahl
West elevation. Image © Christian Gahl

Detailof street facade. Image © Christian Gahl Inner facade. Image © Christian Gahl Entrance from cultural concourse. Image © Christian Gahl Exhibition area with mobile wall elements. Image © Christian Gahl + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Binhaixinqu, Tianjin, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz, Stephan Rewolle
  • Project leader

    Jinying Sui, Sebastian Linack
  • Area

    26500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid

22:00 - 12 October, 2018
AD Classics: Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

This article was originally published on April 21, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Although Zaha Hadid began her remarkable architectural career in the late 1970s, it would not be until the 1990s that her work would lift out her drawings and paintings to be realized in physical form. The Vitra Fire Station, designed for the factory complex of the same name in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, was the among the first of Hadid’s design projects to be built. The building’s obliquely intersecting concrete planes, which serve to shape and define the street running through the complex, represent the earliest attempt to translate Hadid’s fantastical, powerful conceptual drawings into a functional architectural space.

©  Helene Binet ©  Helene Binet ©  Helene Binet ©  Helene Binet + 24

Venue B of Shanghai Westbund World Artificial Intelligence Conference / Archi-Union Architecture

21:00 - 24 September, 2018
Venue B of Shanghai Westbund World Artificial Intelligence Conference / Archi-Union Architecture, B Pavillion. Image © Fangfang Tian
B Pavillion. Image © Fangfang Tian

B Pavillion. Image © Fangfang Tian B Pavillion. Image © Fangfang Tian B Pavillion. Image © Fangfang Tian The Elytra Filament Pavilion. Image © Fangfang Tian + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Longtengdadao, Shanghai, China
  • Category

  • Lead Archtiect

    Philip F. Yuan
  • Architecture Design Team

    Alex Han, Jinxi Jin, Lei Lin, Jinyu Huang, Xiao Zhang
  • 3D Robotic Printed Pavilion Design

    Ce Li, Chun Xu, Sijie Gao, Zhenxiang Huang
  • Interior

    Fuzi He, Jingyan Tang
  • Structural Engineer

    Zhun Zhang, Junchao Shen, Tao Huang, Rui Wang
  • MEP

    Ying Yu, Yong Wang, Dawei Wei
  • Area

    8885.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Millet Vinegar Museum / Zhanghua Studio, AATU

22:00 - 10 September, 2018
Millet Vinegar Museum / Zhanghua Studio, AATU, © Arch-Exist
© Arch-Exist

© Arch-Exist © Arch-Exist © Arch-Exist © Arch-Exist + 28

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
  • Category

  • 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
  • Category

  • 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