World Architecture News September 2009, New Buildings across the Globe, Images

Architecture News September 2009: Buildings

Architectural Design Developments – World Built Environment Updates

Global Architectural News – Sep 2009

World Architectural Projects – Highlights in Sep 2009

European Copper in Architecture Awards : Winners
Chapel of St. Lawrence, Vantaa, Finland – past winner:
Chapel of St. Lawrence
photo © Tuomas Uusheimo
European Copper in Architecture Awards
This biennial awards programme continues to grow in stature, not only demonstrating exemplary and innovative uses of copper in contemporary design, but also exposing to a wide international audience the very best in European architectural projects, some of which might otherwise go unrecognised.

Cantos National Music Centre, Canada
Allied Works Architecture win
Calgary National Music Centre Building - Architecture News September 2009
image from architects office
Cantos National Music Centre
The Cantos Music Foundation announce that Allied Works Architecture has been selected to design Cantos’ new National Music Centre at the King Eddy site in Calgary’s East Village. After an extensive worldwide search and impressive public presentations from five international architects, this highly anticipated announcement is a milestone event in the creation of Canada’s only National Music Centre.

Liege-Guillemins TGV Railway Station, Belgium
Design: Santiago Calatrava
Liege-Guillemins TGV Railway Station, Belgium
Calatrava conceived the station as a link between two distinct areas of the city of Liège, which previously had been separated by the railroad tracks. On the north side of the site is a rundown urban area, laid out in a typical 19th century scheme.

12 Sep 2009
Thor Heyerdahl School
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects
Thor Heyerdahl School, Norway education building
image from architects practice
The 33,400 m2 new school, designed by the Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen, is the largest new school in Norway. Schmidt hammer lassen won the international competition for the school including a 4000 spectator sports arena in 2005. One year later, the company won the competition for a 25,000 m2 school building of City of Westminster College.
Thor Heyerdahl School, Norway : Schmidt Hammer Lassen

VISUAL Carlow, Ireland
Design: Terry Pawson Architects
Terry Pawson Architects’ VISUAL & the George Bernard Shaw Theatre provides Ireland with a significant new arts space to showcase contemporary visual arts and theatre of national and international importance. Unique to Ireland, the new building features an expansive gallery space with a ceiling height of 12m to accommodate large-scale sculpture and installation, the scale of which has not been easily accommodated in Ireland to date.

Kunsthaus Zürich Extension, Switzerland
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
David Chipperfield Architects’ design for the Kunsthaus Zürich extension, won in competition in December 2008, has been developed in line with the jury’s recommendations regarding its function within the urban context and its internal organisation. The revised scheme comprises a managed reduction of the building’s volume, a more precise position on Heimplatz, greater openness to the extension’s surroundings on all four sides and an upgrading of the art garden.

Zaha Hadid, Architect : Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate

Osler House, Brasilia : Marcio Kogan Arquitetos

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany : Herzog and de Meuron

Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas : Morphosis

DnB NOR Headquarters, Norway : MVRDV

Doon Street Tower, London : 43-storey skyscraper approved

British Museum Extension Revision : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

CityCenter Las Vegas, USA : Progress News + Photos

CCNY SAUDLA, New York : Rafael Viñoly Architects

41 Cooper Square, New York : Morphosis

Mecanoo Architecten : awarded two Chicago Athenaeum prizes

MoMA Tower New York cut down by 200 feet : Jean Nouvel

Libeskind Villa News : Studio Daniel Libeskind

Tori-Tori Restaurant, Mexico City : Michel Rojkind Arquitectos

Jewish Community Centre London, UK : Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

One Hyde Park – new photos : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Ten Hills Place, London : Amanda Levete Architects

Glueck Center for Jewish Study, New York : HOK

New Amsterdam Pavilion, New York – opening : Ben van Berkel / UNStudio

BMW Museum, Munich : Atelier Brückner

Paraty House, Brazil : Marcio Kogan Arquitetos

National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design, Oslo : Shortlist

Shenzhen Energy Building, China : BIG

University of Technology Sydney, Australia : Denton Corker Marshall

Chelsea Barracks, London – New RIBA President Complains re Prince Charles

Gazprom Tower, Russia : UNESCO Suspension Request

South Korea Masterplan : Foster + Partners

Architectural Designs

Architecture News Aug 2009

Bug Dome, Shenzhen – Hong Kong Biennale : C-Laboratory

The Wright, New York : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum restaurant

World Cup Stadiums – South Africa 2010

Buildings / photos for the World Architecture News in September 2009 page welcome