OMA Wins Competition for New Chu Hai College Campus in Hong Kong

In January 2010, 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. The campus will give Chu Hai College, established in 1947, a new identity as well as a new site. Continue reading

UNStudio’s Design for ‘Zone 1 Mena Zayed Campus’ Unveiled at Cityscape Abu Dahbi

UNStudio‘s design for twofour54’s ‘Mena Zayed Campus’ reveals a bold waterfront development, which makes use of its prominent position near the city’s Corniche to celebrate and support the growing cultural and community spirit that is clearly growing throughout Abu Dhabi.

“Our new campus will be a spectacular and stunning addition to Abu Dhabi’s skyline; a symbol of Abu Dhabi’s commitment to deliver on the Emirate’s 2030 economic vision,” said Tony Orsten, CEO twofour54. “However, it will also act as beacon to the region’s media and creative industries making twofour54 and Abu Dhabi the lifestyle destination of choice for Arab creatives – a place they will aspire to work and live.” Continue reading

Herzog & de Meuron’s ‘VitraHaus’ Video

The ‘VitraHaus’ is a showroom for the furniture factory Vitra, in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The building designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron is now open to public.

Earlier this year we featured Herzog & de Meuron’s VitraHaus during its construction phase. Now, we share with you this amazing video by Pedro Kok, a brazilian architectural photographer.

Herzog & de Meuron’s ‘VitraHaus’ is Open to the Public

Over the years the Vitra Campus has become an architecture museum, featuring works by the most renowned architects: Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Jean Pruvé, Nicholas Grimshaw, Buckminster Fuller and SANAA (under construction).

The ‘VitraHaus’, built by Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron, is the home of the Vitra Home Collection. Discover furniture arrangements here in different style genres – inspirational ideas for your home and your own taste in design. Continue reading

KTH School of Architecture by Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects

In 2007 this proposal by Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects won the 1st prize in an invited competition. The New School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology is granted planning permission by Stockholm City municipality.

Start of construction works planned for 2011. Continue reading

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