SOM’s 185,000-square-foot National Museum of the US Army in Virginia, walks visitors through every generation of the Army and celebrates the story of the individual soldier.
Design: Daniel Libeskind, architect. New photos of Germany’s largest museum, focused on the German Armed Forces. The five-storey extension, a14,500-ton wedge of concrete and steel, cuts through the former arsenal’s structural order.
Design: LEO A DALY, Architects. New 300-bed, 117,000-sqm (1.25 million sqft) Zayed Military Hospital campus to serve all branches of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. The design includes a 260-bed medical/surgical hospital, a 40-bed psychiatric hospital, a women’s services building, security facilities, a mosque and a utility plant.
The new Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel is a successful reinterpretation of a place of worship, reflecting the tradition of sacred spaces while meeting a challenging brief of accommodating multiple religious faiths in a sympathetic yet contemporary environment.
The six existing border stations between Norway and Russia shall be merged into two bigger stations with a complex program.
The Corps de Maréchaussée was created by King William I to replace the French Gendarmerie on October 26, 1814. The word gendarmerie had gained a negative connotation, so William called the new force “marechaussée” (he forgot the first acute accent in the document).