‘Roll It‘, a stunning experimental house, resulted from the collaboration among different institutes within the University of Karlsruhe. This cyclindrical design is a modular prototype that provides flexible space within a minimum housing unit. Three different sections are dedicated to different functional needs: there’s a bed and table in section, an exercise cylinder, and a kitchen with a sink. Continue Reading →
A few months ago, Allied Works Architecture has been selected to design the Cantos National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, following an international design competition. The project will revitalize the historic King Edward Hotel and provide 80,000 sf of new space for music education, performance, recording and exhibition of the Cantos Music Foundation’s growing collection.
The project will mark the first stage of the redevelopment of Calgary’s East Village and the creation of a new music district in the historic heart of the city. Continue Reading →
The new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HKZMB) links up Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao in the Pearl River Delta, China. It provides opportunities for significant social and economic development in that region for coming decades.
Being a check-point to entering into Hong Kong from the HKZMB, Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) will be constructed on a 130-hectares of reclamation site to accommodate the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine facilities of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. To reflect its importance and aim at constructing the HKBCF as a new landmark, an international design ideas competition was organized to draw new design ideas and to engage general public for the master layout plan of HKBCF and layout design of the Passenger Clearance Building.
The winning designs in the Professional Group of the Competition will be taken as reference for the detailed design of the HKBCF.
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The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in collaboration with Leigh & Orange Architects has won the competition for the new campus for Chu Hai College of higher education in the New Territories in Hong Kong.
Three imperatives drive the concept for Chu Hai College’s new campus: a compressed time frame of two years for completion, the natural beauty of the site – a verdant hill overlooking Castle Peak Bay in Hong Kong’s New Territories – and Chu Hai’s venerable history (starting in 1947) of multidisciplinary education. Continue Reading →
The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an international urban planning and architectural design competition for its new premises. The ECB will be constructing its new headquarters up until 2014 on the site of the Grossmarkthalle (former wholesale market hall) in Frankfurt. The building is based on the plans designed by the Viennese architecture office Coop Himmelb(l)au, which won the architectural design competition in 2004.
The site of the Grossmarkthalle, an area of 120,000 m² on the river in the eastern part of Frankfurt am Main which the ECB purchased from the City of Frankfurt in March 2002. The site will be developed to accommodate 2,500 workplaces, with office space and special areas covering a main usable area of approximately 100,000 m² plus all the necessary parking areas and technical facilities. Continue Reading →
Allied Works Architecture in association with Fichten Soiferman et Associés Architectes was selected as one of five finalists in an international competition to design a new pavilion for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Québec City, Canada.
John McAslan + Partners and Allied London have recently announced the winner of an international student competition to design a music studio in Cité Soleil (Port-au-Prince), Haiti, on behalf of Wyclef Jean and his charity Yéle Haiti. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) competition was launched prior to the devastating earthquake on January 12 to help instigate micro-enterprise opportunities and job creation for at-risk youth in the Cité Soleil area. Continue Reading →
- HOK-Designed King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Earns AIA ‘Top Ten Green Projects’ Award April 22, 2010
- OMA Wins Competition to Design ‘Beaux Arts Museum’ for Quebec Expansion April 5, 2010
- ‘Physalia’- Floating Garden by Vincent Callebaut April 2, 2010