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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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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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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Earlier this year, the installation ‘Party Wall’ by CODA had been announced as the winner of the New York edition, MoMA PS1 YAP.
Studio bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana consists of Alberto Bottero, Valeria Bruni, Simona Della Rocca, and Fabio Vignolo. Continue Reading →
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Rem Koolhaas’ OMA has won a competition to design a financial office tower in Shenzhen, China, the firm’s second building in the city after the soon-to-complete Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
Located in the city’s business district, the 180-metre ‘Essence Financial Building’ will be cut into two by a large outdoor terrace that will slice horizontally though the facade to open up a view of the nearby Shenzhen Golf Club. Circulation routes will be sidelined to the edge of the floorplates, creating flexible office plans that can be adapted to suit different layouts and alternative uses.
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The entry ‘Urban Canyon’ by the design consortium of Synthesis Design + Architecture and Shenzhen General Architectural Design Institute (SADI) has recently been awarded first place in the invited international design competition for the enormous mixed-used development, Shanghai Wuzhou International Plaza. Continue Reading →
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Now in its 14th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 offers emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.
CODA, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2013 Warm Up summer music series in MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard. Continue Reading →
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