World Architecture News – November 2008: Buildings across the Globe, Images

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Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, south east China
Architect: Gensler, initial design by Marshall Strabala
Shanghai Tower - Architecture News November 2008
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Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower is located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, an area of Shanghai that was farmland a little over 20 years ago. The area is China’s first super-tall district, as Shanghai Tower rises to complete a trio of towers including the adjacent Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center.

The building will contain Class-A office space, retail, a luxury hotel and cultural venues. The upper floors will feature the world’s highest observation deck, while the tower’s podium will offer a high-end retail environment with a major event space. Below-grade facilities include retail, connections to the Shanghai Metro and three floors of parking.

Jorn Utzon : dies

21 Nov 2008
Wuhan Pebble Towers, China
Architects: Atkins
Wuhan Pebble Towers, Chinese Skyscraper Building
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Wuhan Pebble Towers
The design for the two towers has been inspired by smooth pebbles polished by a mountain stream, with connotations of typical stylised Chinese landscape. Wuhan is one of the largest Chinese industrial cities, located on a confluence of two major rivers – Yang-tze and river Han in central China.

Utzon Center Denmark added
Design: Kim Utzon Architects
The building complex is a concept of individual buildings, creating a special place around a courtyard on a platform, with the surrounding sculptural and varied roofscape. The auditorium, the boathall and the library are designed with dramatic and very tall sculptural roofs.

Turner Contemporary Gallery : David Chipperfield Architects

Kaufhaus Tyrol Department Store : David Chipperfield Architects

Imperial War Museum North : Shortlist

Paris Student Apartments : Ofis Arhitekti win

Whale Beach House : alex popov & associates

CPH Arch Copenhagen : 3XN

Atlantis Hotel The Palm : Opening

Anara Tower Dubai : Atkins

Museum of Conflict Tripoli Competition : Metropolitan Workshop

DIFC Lighthouse : HOLCIM Foundation award

David Chipperfield : Cubo d’Oro Prize

Foster + Partners : Gulf States Building Awards

Guangzhou TV Tower : Information Based Architecture

Sonnabend Gallery Exhibition : Zaha Hadid

Hearst Tower : 2008 International Highrise Award

Mercedes-Benz Museum : Hugo-Haring Prize

Slussen Bridge Competition : Foster + Partners Entry

John Deere Madrid : Estudio Lamela Architects

Como Villa : Marco Castelletti

Falvey House : BKK Architects

Okhta Tower : Delay

Smithfield Market : John McAslan & Partners

UAE Pavilion Shanghai : Foster + Partners

Ábalos & Herreros : split

Toronto Architecture – Art Gallery of Ontario : Frank Gehry

Kunsthaus Zürich Extension : David Chipperfield

Municipal Theatre Haarlem : Erick van Egeraat


Lenbachhaus Museum exhibition : Foster + Partners

Star Place Kaohsiung : UNStudio

House F Kronberg added : Meixner Schlüter Wendt

Zenith Saint-Etienne added : Foster + Partners

Scala Tower Copenhagen : BIG

King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture : Snøhetta

Best Building in Scotland : Winners

7 July Permanent Memorial : Approved

Peace Peres House Jaffa : Massimiliano Fuksas

Copenhagen Harbour Gateway : Steven Holl Architects

Dupli.Casa : J. MAYER H.

Budapest City Hall images : Erick van Egeraat wins

Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition : David Chipperfield

São Paulo nursery school added : Marcio Kogan

Rødovre Skyscraper Copenhagen : MVRDV

Sluseholmen Copenhagen : Arkitema

CP Parenterals Organon : Broekbakema

Architecture News Oct 2008

Barclays Center, New York : Development News

Snow Russia Sochi : Asadov Architectural Studio

Buildings / photos for the World Architecture News in November page welcome