World Architecture News October 2009 : Buildings across the Globe, Images, Contemporary Properties

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This is the e-architect archive page for Architecture News October 2009.

Burnham Pavilions, Chicago : Close Sunday Night
Burnham Pavilion Millennium Park - Architecture News October 2009
image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects © Michelle Litvin
The bold, cutting-edge architectural statements by Amsterdam-based UNStudio and London-based Zaha Hadid Architects drew attention around the world and helped engage people throughout metropolitan Chicago in the hundreds of other exhibits, events and programs organized by 250 partner organizations commemorating the Burnham Plan Centennial.

Natural Science Center, Denmark : NORD Architects
Natural Science Center Denmark Building
photo : NORD Architects/Adam Mørk
The Natural Science center in Denmark is a building out of the ordinary. If you thought atriums spanning two floors were cool, think again. In the Natural Science Center all spaces are open and have views spanning several floors. The building itself is shaped as a cylinder with terraces, openings and cuts to explore and get lost in.

Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi : Asymptote Architecture
Asymptote’s design enables the merging of an active marina environment with the spectacle and energy of the annual Formula One Grand Prix while also projecting a modern image of Abu Dhabi onto the international stage.

Xiling Cable-Car Station : Sutherland Hussey Architects
A significant new building is proposed here. It would mark a break point in the journey up and down the slopes, with a change in transport from car to cable-car or shuttle bus.

486 Mina El Hosn, the Tower that looks at Beirut : LAN Architecture
The 486 MINA EL HOSN, the ‘mirror-tower’ designed by LAN, is to be built in the port area, opposite the Murr Tower, the shell-riddled building that has come to symbolise the civil war. The tower is absolutely novel in concept: the building’s skin will reflect the city surrounding it.

Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago : Demolition of Walter Gropius Buildings
The Gropius in Chicago Coalition are planning a protest event downtown on November 24th and welcome participation. Despite the losses, there are still five works of Walter Gropius at Michael Reese Hospital.

Ashmolean Museum Oxford, England : Rick Mather Architects

Cité du Design Saint-Étienne, France : LIN Finn Geipel + Giulia Andi

The World Village of Women Sports, Sweden : BIG

Beijing CBD, China : SOM

Hedorf Kollegium Frederiksberg, Denmark : KHR arkitekter

Zaha Hadid Exhibition Padua, Italy : Major Retrospective

Regal Tower, Birmingham : Aedas

House of Music in Aalborg, Denmark : COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Maggie’s London – photos added : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Prism Gallery, Los Angeles : P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

American Embassy, London – Listed : Eero Saarinen

Stadskantoor Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, New York : Susan T. Rodriguez / Polshek Partnership Architects

Herning Center of the Arts, Denmark – photos : Steven Holl Architects

Centrifugal Villa, USA : OBRA Architects

Yeosu expo pavilion, Korea : Studio Nicoletti Associati

British Embassy Warsaw, Poland : Tony Fretton Architects

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dallas : Foster + Partners

Neues Museum, Berlin : Official Reopening

Wyly Theatre Dallas, USA : Joshua Prince-Ramus + Rem Koolhaas

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis : Frank Gehry

Healthcare Center Nørrebro, Copenhagen : NORD

Kurilpa Bridge – world’s largest tensegrity bridge, Brisbane : Cox Rayner + Arup

Tianjin Bridge Culture Museum, China : Beijing Sunlay Architectural Design

Stonehenge Visitor Facilities, England : Denton Corker Marshall

The Why Factory, Holland : New think tank

London 2012 Velodrome, UK : Progress

RIBA Gold Medal 2010 : I M Pei wins

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Buildings / photos for the World Architecture News 2009 page welcome