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Global Architecture News January 2007

Architectural Design Developments in Jan 2007 – World Built Environment

Global Architecture News in January 2007

World Architecture Developments in Jan 2007
This is the e-architect archive page for Architecture News January 2007.

Abu Dhabi building by Zaha Hadid, UAE
Zaha Hadid unveiled the design of the new Performing Arts Centre building at a press conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE today, 31 Jan 2007. Hadid’s Performing Arts Centre concept, a 62m high building is proposing to house 5 theatres – a music hall, concert hall, opera house, drama theatre and a flexible theatre with a combined seating capacity for 6,300. The Centre building may also house an Academy of Performing Arts. The Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre will be one of five major cultural institutions on the new 270-hectacre cultural district of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

Victoria Road Housing, Southside, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland
Design: gm+ad architects
Southside Housing : gm+ad
The expressed copper box from the Radisson reappears in this Scottish project on top of warm brickwork a la Aalto – 67 apartments by Glasgow’s gm+ad architects.

20 Fenchurch St, London, UK
Design: Rafael Viñoly
Walkie Talkie Building - Architecture News January 2007
photo © Adrian Welch
20 Fenchurch St
This skyscraper faced a notorious situation in 2014. The heat-ray effect of the City’s Walkie-Talkie skyscraper which melted parts of cars in the City last summer will soon be fixed, the developers of the building said today, reports the London Evening Standard.
The curved surface of the £500m building, being developed by Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group, created a ‘solar glare’ effect which focused sunlight and warped the panels of a Jaguar, melting the wing mirrors and badge. The nickname Walkie Scorchie is proving popular!

Metzo College, The Netherlands : Erick van Egeraat

Dirk Cove House, Republic of Ireland : Niall McLaughlin

Bikuben Kollegiet, Copenhagen, Denmark : aart Architects

Museum of Transport : Zaha Hadid

Lumiere Tower Leeds : Ian Simpson

Peruvian Building : Metropolis

Lake District building : Sutherland Hussey

Farnsworth House : Mies van der Rohe

New Buildings : Erick van Egeraat

Dubai Building : Atkins

Key Buildings featured:

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

Farnsworth House
photo © gm+ad architects
Farnsworth House

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