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Architecture News October 2013

Architectural Design Developments – World Built Environment – Part 2 list for the month

Architecture News October

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World Architecture News in October 2013 – Part 2

Apple Campus 2, Cupertino, San Jose, CA, USA
Design: Foster + Partners with Arup
Apple Campus 2
image from Apple
Planning permission received for the big circle

photograph : Ken Butti
International design practice HASSELL celebrates 75 years of operation. To mark the anniversary, MULTITUDES, a book and online discussion of the role design plays in shaping the world, has been published.

Christchurch Airport Regional Terminal, New Zealand
Design: BVN Donovan Hill with Jasmax
Christchurch Airport Regional Terminal
picture : John Gollings
This building has won two awards at the 2013 Canterbury Architecture Awards.

Private Rental Housing Design Competition – Shortlist news
Private Rental Housing Competition Design
image from architect
This architecture competition sought design ideas for housing in the private rental market.
The shortlisted architects:
– actLAB, New York, USA
– Andrew Stoane Architect, Edinburgh, Scotland
– Carl Turner Architects, London, England
– Metropolitan Workshop with Sir Richard MacCormac, Lee Mallet, WT Partnership, XC02 and Frank Vickery, England

House in Oudenaarde – ‘Rot-Ellen-Berg’, East Flanders, Belgium
Design: Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
New House in Belgium
photograph : Filip Dujardin
This is a rare example of a contemporary house being built within the shell of an existing building, in this case a beautiful old inn. The house totals 182 sqm: the new glassy interior contrasts with the old masonry container.

Brighton Market Development, England – building news
Design: shedkm
Brighton Old Municipal Market Redevelopment
image from architects
Following a major consultation across Brighton & Hove, £100m plans to transform the derelict municipal market building in Circus Street into a vibrant new area contributing significantly to both the cultural and economic future of the city, have been submitted to Council Planners by developers Cathedral Group in partnership with McLaren Property.

SAHMRI Building Adelaide, South Australia
Design: Woods Bagot
SAHMRI Building
photo : Mark Gordon Architectural Photographer
Nicknamed the ‘pinecone’ or ‘blue tongue’ the SA Health and Medical Research Institute building is creating a lot of interest in the Australian architecture community. The $200m bio-research facility building is federally funded and nearing completion.

Central Mosque of Prishtina Building, Kosovo
Central Mosque of Prishtina Kosovo
image from architect
This proposal for the new Central Mosque of Pristina has been awarded the 2nd prize: no 1st prize has been selected. Following the jury’s invitation the Slovenian architects have developed the design proposal further for final jury’s selection of the design that will go into a design implementation phase.

James Simon Gallery, Museum Island Berlin, Germany – images + info
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
James Simon Gallery Berlin
rendering © Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Imaging Atelier
Laying of the foundation stone for the gallery building which will complete the Museum Island ensemble in Berlin. It is located between the Kupfergraben canal and the Neues Museum and provided a central entrance for the island.

Fife Sports Facilities, Scotland – building news
Design: B3 Architects / Cre8 Architecture
Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre
photo © Paul Zanre
The sports hall and pool hall volumes combine in a complex juxtaposition of cubic forms. The interior is flooded with natural light. Glazed slots offer glimpse views into the pool hall whilst the glazed fitness suite has expansive landscape views.

3Land Masterplan, Basel (Switzerland), Weil am Rhein (Germany) and Huningue (France)
Design: LIN
Strasbourg - Kehl design
image from architects
LIN has been selected to develop the masterplan for the tri-national territory of 3Land – Basel, Weil am Rhein and Huningue. Previously the architects have worked on a design for Strasbourg – Kehl Zollhofareal (France / Germany).

Organic Cities, UAE – concept
Design: Luca Curci architects studio
Organic Cities Building
picture : Luca Curci architects studio
These are futuristic landmark buildings for the United Arab Emirates. The project is organized into 2 groups: organic buildings on the earth, and “moons” on the sea. All of them are interlinked.

Spectacular Bank Buildings in the World
The Architecture of Money
Bank of China Tower
photo © Johannes Kaira
An article by Emporis looking at the major financial buildings from across the globe.

MAST Foundation Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy – new photos
Design: Labics
MAST Foundation Bologna
photograph : Christian Richters
This large low building is a new mixed-use complex for the MAST Foundation – a cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on art, technology and innovation. MAST is a private initative open to the community.

Wohl Centre Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel – added
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architects
Wohl Centre Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan Israel Building Tel Aviv
photograph © Bitter Bredt
This building is a major expansion to the Bar-Ilan University Campus in Ramat- Gan. It is the central convention center for the university, utilized for university programs and special events. The 38,000-sqft convention center stands on a critical crossroad in the campus and opens a dialogue between the university and its neighbors.

Zaha Hadid Superyacht design news
Zaha Hadid Superyacht
render © Zaha Hadid Architects
The design concept is based around the sculptural form of a master prototype for a 128m yacht. In addition a family of five 90m yachts for Blohm+Voss has been created.

Zaha Hadid exhibitions – Prototype Liquid Glacial Table
Zaha Hadid Liquid Glacial Table
photo : Jacopo Spilimbergo
David Gill presents the next evolution of Zaha Hadid’s series of Liquid Glacial tables. The latest version, entitled, Protoytype Liquid Glacial table, was unveiled at David Gill Galleries on 15 Oct. The exhibition will run until 16 Nov.

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Winners, Taiwan
Architecture Contest Winners
Taichung City Cultural Center Building
image from architect
This major international competition was won by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA from Japan with Jean-loup Baldacci (France) in second place and Eisenman Architects (USA) in third place.

Ritz Plaza Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Design: Chin Architects
Residential Housing Taipei Ritz Plaza
photograph : Jeffrey Cheng
This new residential development seeks up/down duplex townhouses that preserves quality of both urban spaces and private dwelling, while giving back the city a pleasant environment. The articulation of the blocks is strong and the landscaping is generous and welcoming.

LSE New Global Centre for the Social Sciences, London : news + new images
LSE Global Centre for the Social Sciences
picture by architects
The London School of Economics (LSE) has revealed designs from the five architects shortlisted (there were six but Steven Holl Architects pulled out due to work pressures) for its next major building project; the £90m Global Centre for Social Sciences. This international architecture competition is run in conjunction with the RIBA.

JW3 Jewish Community Centre, London, England
Design: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Jewish Community Centre London
photo © Hufton+Crow
This building is inspired by the successful JCC of Manhattan. The form is long and low, set back from the main road. The styling is simple and orthogonal, with deep recesses within the facade. The centre is funded by Dame Vivien’s Clore Duffield Foundation and other private donors.

C-Lab Architecture News
International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA 2013 Award for Marco Casagrande
Marco Casagrande architect
photo from Marco Casagrande
International Committee of Architectural Critics / Comité International d’Critiques d’Architecture CICA has awarded Finnish Architect Marco Casagrande their 2013 main award based on “conceptual and artistic architecture”.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Design: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
photo : John Gollings
This building is an extensive public project that includes the restoration and adaption of heritage buildings; a new building extension which more than doubles the public exhibition areas; extensive basement storage and support areas; and the redesign of adjacent areas of Albert Park.

WAF Awards 2013 : building images + architectural news
National Maritime Museum of China
picture from WAF

Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre, Montpellier, France
Design: A+Architecture
Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre
photo © Marie-Caroline Lucat
This colourful building sits lightly in its site, surrounded by mature trees. The architects have focused on making a low energy building – limiting energy necessary for the construction of the building, for its usage and for any future dismantling.

Campbell Sports Center, NYC : News Update

Kennedy Homes Affordable Housing, Florida, USA : glavovic studio

CT Hub, Singapore : ONG&ONG Architects

New Sulaibikhat Medical Center Kuwait : AGi architects

Salford Bridge Competition, Manchester, UK : Architects Shortlist

Healthcare Buildings : new page

Medics House Winchester, Hampshire, southern England : AR Design Studio

Danish Summer House : Powerhouse Company

Banc Sabadell Tower Block Entrances, Barcelona, Spain : Josep Lluís Mateo. 11 Oct

Museum De Lakenhal Leiden, The Netherlands : Julian Harrap Architects news

July 22 Memorial, Norway : Norwegian Architecture Contest

Dutch Museum Buildings, Netherlands : new page

Newlands School Southwark, south London : BCI award for Wright & Wright Architects

Villa in Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal : Mario Martins. 10 Oct

New Yorker Student Commons, NYC, USA : Wid Chapman Architects

The Old Vic Theatre Building, London : Bennetts Associates

Ludgate House and Sampson Houses, London : PLP Architecture

Geneva Dance Pavilion Building, western Switzerland : Mauro Turin Architectes

Anti-Tectonics Pavilion Building, China : Beijing Design Week

Kindergarten in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro : Rifat Alihodzic, arhing_ar

Serpentine Sackler Gallery London, England : Festival of ideas

Gas Compressor Plant Egtved, Jutland, Denmark : C. F. Møller. 9 Oct

Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ, China : OMA

Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland : Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Poland
photo : Juha Salminent

JW3 Jewish Community Centre, London, UK : Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

LSE New GCSS, London, England : news + new pictures

The Speed of Light Project in Ruhr, Germany : NVA / Pipo Tafel

C-Lab Architecture News : CICA 2013 Award for Marco Casagrande

Magasinet Malmo, Sweden : Metro Arkitekter

Schipol Airport Amsterdam, Netherlands : Greig & Stephenson / MVDG Interior Architects

Ritz Plaza Taipei Housing, Taiwan, Republic of China : Chin Architects. 8 Oct

WAF Awards 2013 : more images + links

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza Tower, China : SOM + ECADI

Varyap Meridian Istanbul, Turkey : RMJM ; Dome Architects

Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas, Texas, USA : new photographs

House on Mosfilmovskaya 1 in Moscow, Russia : Sergey Skuratov Architects

INGLASS 2014 Warsaw, Poland : Guest speakers news

Reconstruction Multifunctional Building Jena, Germany : wurm+wurm architekten. 7 Oct

Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums : Health & Safety Issues

Liget Budapest, Hungary – news : Masterplan Design Competition

Cristobal Correa Ehlers : Contemporary Chile Architectural Practice, new page

University of Melbourne School of Design : forthcoming events

Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark : photographs of the Nordhavn Silo. 6 Oct

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand : FJMT and Archimedia
Auckland Art Gallery
photo : John Gollings

Albert Einstein High School, Bagnols sur Cèze, France : NB Architectes

Nobel Center Stockholm, Sweden – Architects Shortlist : Design Proposals

Müllheim Office Building, Germany : wurm + wurm architekten

Pibamarmi Pavilion 2013, Verona, Italy : Campo Baeza

Salford Bridge Competition, England : entry by pruthiphon buakaew

Marlborough Sounds House, South Island, New Zealand : Bossley Architects

PLAYscapes Competition : Building Trust International Design Contest Results

RIFF 2013 Architecture Expo Conference, Romania : Kodály Centre, Hungary. 4 Oct

Elena Garro Cultural Center Coyoacán, México D.F. : arquitectura 911sc

Jaime Garcia Terres Library Mexico City : arquitectura 911sc

Blaa Planet Copenhagen, Denmark : World Architecture Festival Display Award

Buddinge Office, Copenhagen, Denmark : Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Mandragora Tattoo Studio Bilbao, Basque Country, north east Spain : BABELstudio

Casa Artes Miranda do Corvo, Portugal : Future Architecture Thinking (FAT)

Bay of Islands Beach Retreat, New Zealand : Bossley Architects
Beach Retreat House New Zealand
photo : Patrick Reynolds

Cardenal Belarmino Office Building Vitacura, Chile : cCe arquitectos

Artists In Concrete Awards Asia Fest 2013, Pune, India. 3 Oct

World Architecture Festival Awards, Singapore : winners, talks, tours, photos

Brown Vujcich House, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand : Bossley Architects

Woods Bagot Singapore architects office news : new design studio

Palermo Cultural Centre Providencia, Chile : Cristobal Correa Ehlers arquitectos

Vivienda Vallvidrera, Barcelona, Spain : YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona

Hotel in Caleao, Tierra del Agua, Asturias, Spain : sf51 architects

ONE PRIZE Competition : Finalists 2013

ANV Offices Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain : YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona

Jamia Mosque Brierfield, Lancashire, UK : Corian Arches. 2 Oct

Holy Tabernacle in Manhattan, NY, USA : Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), Architects

New House Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd

World Architecture Festival Awards Singapore : photos of opening event

Villa Zevaco Restaurant Casablanca, Morocco : Andy Martin Architects

Tyvek Firecurb Breather Membranes : Lerkendal Hotel, Trondheim, Norway

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain : Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel Spain
photo : Agostino Calandrino

Burj Qatar, Doha, Qatar : Ateliers Jean Nouvel

St Mary’s Infant CE School Building, Oxfordshire, England : Jessop and Cook Architects. 1 Oct

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