World Architecture News February 2007: Contemporary Buildings across the Globe

Global Architecture News February 2007

New Architectural Design Developments in Feb 2007 – World Built Environment

Global Architecture News in February 2007

World Architecture Developments in Feb 2007

Zollverein School : SANAA
The School of Management and Design is the first new building constructed by SANAA in Europe. The building was completed in summer 2006. The School of Management and Design is a part of the former mine Zollverein reviving programme. Zollverein has been a part of UNESCO World Heritage List since December 2001. The revival programme is mainly focused on culture and design, and celebrated architects were invited to cooperate.

Architects : new single list

Warsaw Competition : Arkitema

Alvéole 14 France : LIN
The transformation of a submarine base in Saint-Nazaire into a public space for contemporary arts and music The raw, impressive existing structure was transformed with minimal interference. The project consists of two elements: LiFE and VIP. The street traversing the entire base creates interaction between the bunker cells. The hall for the international centre for emerging art forms (LiFE) is a minimalistically equipped “Monospace”.

Roman buildings : photos

Beijing Airport : Foster + Partners

Arctic Culture Centre : A-lab

Chengdu Project : Steven Holl

Al Hamra & Firdous tower : SOM
The tallest carved concrete skyscraper in the World at 414 m (1,358 ft).
The Al Hamra Tower is the tallest building in Kuwait and the 23rd tallest in the world. The structure was designed by architectural firms Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Callison. Turner Construction was in charge of the tower’s construction.

Masdar HQ : Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

AMFORA : Zwarts & Jansma

Eco-boulevard : ecosistema urbano arquitectos

ENERGY + Paris : SOM

schmidt hammer lassen : MIPIM awards

Tripoli Media & Cultural City : Astudio

Hamburg Hotel : David Chipperfield

Museo del Acero : Grimshaw

Turner Contemporary Gallery : David Chipperfield

Steven Holl

VilLA NM : UNStudio

Casa Madrid : A-Cero

Hergé museum : de Portzamparc

Olympic Park Energy Centre : John McAslan

Middle East renewable energy : Atkins

London Aquatics Centre : Zaha Hadid

Key Buildings featured:

Burj Khalifa tower, Dubai : Building images + architecture information
Burj Dubai Building
image from Emaar

Los Angeles Concert Hall, USA
Design: Gehry Partners
American Concert Hall - Architecture News February 2007
photo © Andrew McRae

Irish Architecture

Spanish Architecture

Architecture News January 2007

Architecture News March 2007

Buildings / photos for the World Architecture News 2007 page welcome