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Natural Swimming Pools and an Airport City Master Plan: 10 Unbuilt Projects Submitted by our Readers

Focusing on diversity, this curated selection of the Best Unbuilt Architecture showcases a multitude of functions. Submitted by our readers, the projects vary in scale, program, design, and representation. Coming from all over the world, many of these interventions are in progress, while others are still in conceptual phases.

Introducing innovative and out of the box ideas, this roundup includes a floating farm in the Netherlands, natural swimming pools in South Korea, a resort in Hungary, and a cascading museum extension in Armenia. Even more common functions such as a hotel in Vietnam, an infinity loop library in China, a mixed-use building in Iran, headquarters for Yandex in Russia, and a campus in Germany, present inventive approaches and intriguing imageries.

The Parasite. Image Courtesy of ARC- Ashkan Rafiey CooperationLIFE Hamburg. Image Courtesy of LAVAJamsil Hangang Park Natural Swimming Pools. Image Courtesy of 100 Architects + CarveSichuan Dayi Infinity Library. Image Courtesy of ARVA+ 56

Zadkine Fashion Learning Workshop / Krill-Office for Resilient Cities and Architecture

© Frank Hanswijk© Frank Hanswijk© Frank Hanswijk© Frank Hanswijk+ 18

Ring of Swings / IND [Inter.National.Design] + Studio ID Eddy

© IND [Inter.National.Design] & Studio ID Eddy© IND [Inter.National.Design] & Studio ID Eddy© IND [Inter.National.Design] & Studio ID Eddy© IND [Inter.National.Design] & Studio ID Eddy+ 17

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Withagen Houtprodukten

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum / MVRDV

© Ossip van Duivenbode© Rob Galastra© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 16

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Fill in the Gaps: Infill Architecture in Urban Residual Spaces

In all cities around the world, there are some forms of residual space, forgotten pieces of the urban fabric, remnants of overlapping layers of past development. This land whose conditions make it unsuitable for most types of conventional construction might be a fertile ground for architectural invention. Assigning a new value to vacant corner lots, dead-end alleys and strangely shaped plots opens up a new field of opportunities for inward urban development, expanding available living space and increasing amenities in densely populated cities. The following explores the potential for experiment and urban activation held by urban leftover space.

Hospice de Liefde, Center for Terminal Care / de Kovel architecten + studio AAAN

© Sebastian van Damme© Sebastian van Damme© Sebastian van Damme© Sebastian van Damme+ 20

Het Epos School / SeARCH

© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 15

  • Architects: SeARCH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2325
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Alucobond, Archicad, Luna Thermowood, de Haan Westerhof

The Bellhop Hotel / local architecture & urbanism

© Joey Van Dongen© Joey Van Dongen© Joey Van Dongen© Joey Van Dongen+ 40

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen

OMA and LOLA Unveil Images of the New Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam

OMA and LOLA Landscape Architects have revealed their design development for the New Feyenoord Stadium, in Rotterdam. Part of the Feyenoord City master plan, the scheme “has been optimized to ensure on-time and cost-effective delivery, while reinforcing its integrity as a vital iconic building”.

Courtesy of OMA and Beauty & The BitCourtesy of OMA and Beauty & The BitCourtesy of OMA and Beauty & The BitCourtesy of OMA and Beauty & The Bit+ 17

Upfield Office The Attic / JDWA

© Sonia Mangiapane© Sonia Mangiapane© Sonia Mangiapane© Sonia Mangiapane+ 18

  • Architects: JDWA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Work Home Play Home / LAGADO architects

Courtesy of LAGADO architects© Rubén Dario KleimeerCourtesy of LAGADO architectsCourtesy of LAGADO architects+ 36

Zuidplein Theatre / De Zwarte Hond

© Scagliola Brakkee© Scagliola Brakkee© Scagliola Brakkee© Scagliola Brakkee+ 15

  • Architects: De Zwarte Hond
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  12500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Houses with Two Doors / Hans van der Heijden Architect

© Sebastian van Damme© Sebastian van Damme© Sebastian van Damme© Sebastian van Damme+ 13

Erasmus University Rotterdam Library Renovation / Defesche Van den Putte architecture + urbanism

© Roos Aldershoff© Roos Aldershoff© Roos Aldershoff© Roos Aldershoff+ 21

Latest Images Reveal Near Completed MVRDV's Art Depot for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

The public art depot for the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, designed by MVRDV is nearing completion in Rotterdam. Scheduled for opening in September 2021, recent images showcase the installation of the first of 75 trees on the roof garden.

© Fred Ernst© Fred Ernst© Arjen Ketting© Winy Maas+ 9

Zicht Zag Installation / Zoetmulder

© Roza Schous© Roza Schous© Roza Schous© Roza Schous+ 16

Upfield R&D Office / JDWA

© Sonia Mangiapane© Sonia Mangiapane© Sonia Mangiapane© Sonia Mangiapane+ 17

Powerhouse Company Designs Floating Timber Office for Rotterdam

Powerhouse Company has revealed a new design for Floating Office Rotterdam (FOR), the headquarters of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA). As the team states, construction will start this spring, and the all-timber project will be both energy-neutral and self-sufficient. The GCA will be housed in the Rijnhaven in Rotterdam for a period of 5 to 10 years.