Danish firm BIG has won an international design competition for a new green-roofed city, currently in the works for the suburbs of Paris. ‘EuropaCity‘ is a massive sustainable project topped off with a huge park that will combine the urban density of Paris with the bucolic setting of the suburbs. Intimate streets, connections to the metro, trains and adjacent highways as well as a connection to farmland will differentiate this master-planned city. It will combine all the convenient amenities of living in a city (like shops, offices, culture and activities) with the healthy qualities of living in the country. Continue Reading →
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The Flint AIA chapter and Flint Public Art Project have unveiled the winner of the first annual Flat Lot Competition, an initiative to design and build a temporary summer pavilion in the central parking lot in downtown Flint, Michigan. The jury chose ‘Two Islands’, a London-based team of architects and designers, the receive the $25,000 grand prize for their proposal ‘Mark’s House.’ The project opens June 14 for Flint Art Walk and will remain on the site until Fall.
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Located in the southern part of Sweden, the competition to design the 35,000 square metre extension to the Helsingborg Hospital has just been won by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. In cooperation with Aarhus Arkitekterne, NNE Pharmaplan and landscape architects Kragh & Berglund, the key to the whole design has been flexibility, a clear layout, variety, human scale, green courtyards and optimal conditions for daylight.
The extension will include a new ward for adult psychiatry, an out-patient clinic and medical laboratories. More images and architects’ description after the break. Continue Reading →
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Designed as not only a sports stadium, but as a city fragment, the design by MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes is an attractor: innovative and a generator of vitality. Given the name The Twist, their proposal for the Tokyo Olympic Stadium is expanding in order to better reach users’ requirements: proximity, diversity, and accessibility.
Their conept, unlike other conventional stadiums, is an elliptical spiral which is gradually unrolling and forming.
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Helsinki-based duo Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen just shared their entry in the architectural competition for a future school concept in Vantaa, Finland. The design proposal for Vantaa’s Aurinkokivi area was awarded a purchase prize for its inspiring architecture and child-friendly spaces. Continue Reading →
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London and Oslo based haptic and NORDIC – Office of Architecture, in collaboration with Gross.Max Landscape architects, have won the competition to create a new urban centre and a public square in Straume, Norway.
Straume, in the municipality of Fjell, is located on the west coast of Norway, near Bergen. The competition, commissioned by Sartor Holding required innovative and flexible solutions for three urban blocks and a public square to cater for a variety of events. The buildings include a 13-storey tower; a new landmark for the region. Continue Reading →
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Just a few days ago, results were announced in the international architectural competition Piraeus Cultural Coast – Museum of Underwater Antiquities. Now the organizers also released images of the five winning projects and nine honorable mentions. The brief calls for the conversion of an existing industrial facility in the port of Piraeus, Greece into a museum of underwater antiquities with redesigned open public spaces for outdoor activities. Continue Reading →
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French-Californian outfit Sériès et Sériès has shared with us its entry to the international architectural competition Piraeus Cultural Coast – Museum of Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus, Greece. The scheme was designed as a collaborative effort with Studio Touraine, Tajima Open Design Office, and ARUP. Continue Reading →
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- 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