World Architecture News – December 2009 : Buildings across the Globe, Images

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Global Architectural News – Dec 2009

World Architecture Developments in Dec 2009

Ordos Protestant Church, Mongolia : Beijing Sunlay Architectural Design
Ordos Protestant Church - Architecture News December 2009
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This building is located on top of a hill of Ordos. Planned as a green open space for the city, the project takes its inspiration from the topography of the land. The surrounding landscape offers a strong contrast of colors and depth, creating a rich changing background from day time to night time for the church’s settlement. It sets framed views of the church in a characterized landscape of excavated rocks proper to a city like Ordos, in Inner Mongolia.

Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami : Basel Office opens
Oppenheim Architecture+Design is an American architectural and planning firm based in Miami with offices in Los Angeles and Basel, Switzerland. Working in 23 countries – at the time of writing – as a global leader in sustainable design, Oppenheim’s specialties include large complex mixed-use developments, hotels and resorts, retail and commercial offices, museums and institutional facilities, and residential buildings of all types.

Multi-Level Parking voestalpine, Austria : xarchitekten
A central aspect of the parking level and the vertical elements is to give the car park users a feeling of safety and for them to be able to intuitively orientate themselves. While the sunlight is caught in the delicate layer of steel ropes during the day and the sheet metal’s multi-coloured coating shines, the reflections from the floors coated with epoxy resin transform the parking levels at dusk to an interior shining from within.

Rossignol Global Headquarters – Grenoble, France : Hérault Arnod Architectes
The image of Rossignol, a historic leader in the world of skiing, is intimately linked to the mountains and to snow. The project for its global headquarters has nothing to do with the stereotypical office building, but is a tribute to nature and to the peaks, but also to technology, which is inseparable from top-level sport.

Barclays Center, New York : Development News
To date, 35 buildings, roughly 56% of the structures on the site, have been demolished and construction of the temporary rail yard has been completed. Removal of the Vanderbilt Yard tracks and critical upgrades to the sewer and water infrastructure in the area are underway.

Mikou Design Studio, Paris : Latest Profile to be added
Rio tower
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16 Oct 2013
Wolf D. Prix awarded Hessian Cultural Prize for European Central Bank, Frankfurt
European Central Bank Frankfurt building construction
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European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany : COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
On November 1st, Wolf D. Prix will be awarded the prestigious Hessian Culture Prize for Coop-Himmelb(l)au’s design of the new European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt.

Campus Palmas Altas, Seville : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

NEO Bankside, London : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Parkview Green, Beijing : Winston Shu of Integrated Design Associates

Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin : Santiago Calatrava

London Olympic Stadium, UK : Progress News

The Shard, London : Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Snow Russia, Sochi : Asadov Architectural Studio

Torshavn Education Centre, Faroe Islands : BIG – new images added

Bug Dome, Shenzhen – Hong Kong Biennale : C-Laboratory

Art Bridge, Los Angeles : wHY architecture

The Wright, New York : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum restaurant

Chelsea Barracks, London : Winning Architects Team

World Cup Stadiums – South Africa 2010

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Architecture News November 2009

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