Archinect - News 2016-06-26T07:56:08-04:00 CTBUH announces the 2016 Tall Building Awardees Justine Testado 2016-06-24T17:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T18:14:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visually changing skylines aside, new sky-high structures get a shot at prestigious recognition in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's Tall Building Awards. The yearly awards highlight noteworthy tall-building projects worldwide and the impact they have on inhabitants and their urban surroundings, as well as innovative design and construction methods that push the industry forward.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A little sneak peek:</p><p>Best Tall Building - Middle East &amp; Africa: The Cube, Beirut</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>10 Year Award: Hearst Tower, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Urban Habitat Award: Wuhan Tiandi, Wuhan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See the rest of the winners plus the Best Tall Building regional finalists over&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A glimpse at the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings regional winners</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ateliers Jean Nouvel&rsquo;s One Central Park wins CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014</a></p> Columbus, Ohio wins DOT's $50M Smart City Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-06-23T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T13:52:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Columbus, Ohio, has won a $50m prize for its plans to smarten up its transport system. The money is made up of a $40m Smart Cities grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT), a $90m fund put up by private sector partners and a further $10m from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen&rsquo;s charity Vulcan, which will be used to finance electric vehicle infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Columbus managed to beat six rival cities that were <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOT</a> earlier this year:</p><ul><li>Austin, Texas</li><li>Denver, Colorado</li><li>Kansas City, Missouri</li><li>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</li><li>Portland, Oregon</li><li>San Francisco, California</li></ul><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas on the Smart Landscape and Intelligent Architecture</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;In the end, they will destroy democracy' &ndash; The Guardian on smart cities</a></li></ul> RIBA reveals 46 stunning projects as 2016 National Awardees Justine Testado 2016-06-22T19:55:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T20:20:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2016 RIBA Awards competition continues! A few weeks after the London Award announcements, the Institute just revealed 46 buildings as National Award winners. The RIBA National Awards celebrate the UK's most outstanding buildings, while offering insight into construction, design, and investment trends in the country. An array of stunning projects by leading designers made the cut in this year's Nationals, with UK universities and colleges winning much of the jury's favor this time around.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of the winning projects:</p><p>Essex University - Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre by Patel Taylor | Colchester, England.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Outhouse by Loyn &amp; Co Architects | Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Stanbrook Abbey by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios | York, Yorkshire, England</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Investcorp Building by Zaha Hadid Architects | Oxford, England</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>York Art Gallery by Ushida Findlay Simpson Brown | York, Yorkshire, England</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See the full list of winners and more photos <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">See the RIBA 2016 London Awards winners, Wilton's Music Hall named regional Building of the Year</a></p> BFI Giveaway - Win two tickets to "Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham" Ellen Hancock 2016-06-22T04:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T20:14:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Reflecting on TV's role in British architecture the BFI is running 'Architecture on TV'. &nbsp;"<em>TV has not only provided a platform for these commentators but played a pivotal role in broadening architecture&rsquo;s audiences and engaging the public in debate. "</em></p><p>We are giving away two tickets to the final event&nbsp;"Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham"</p><p><em>The season rounds off with a unique J.G. Ballard double bill which sees the author deconstruct the beauty and menace of motorised society in <strong>Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham;</strong> this event will be introduced by journalist <strong>Paul Morely </strong>who appears alongside <strong>Ballard in The Thing is... Motorways (C4, 1990)</strong>. In addition to Ballard&rsquo;s thoughts on the utopian sentiments behind motorways and service stations, Reyner Banham pays tribute to LA and its freeways in <strong>Reyner&nbsp;</strong><strong>Benham Loves LA </strong>(BBC, 1972).&nbsp;</em></p><p>To enter simply fill out this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a>&nbsp;by the deadline <strong>Monday 27th June 12pm. </strong>Best of Luck!&nbsp;</p> Azure's 2016 AZ Awards conclude with 18 winning projects Justine Testado 2016-06-21T18:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T07:01:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading Canadian contemporary design magazine <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure</a> recently concluded another successful edition of their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZ Awards</a>. Claimed to be Canada's&nbsp;only international, multi-disciplinary design competition of its kind, the awards welcome architects, designers, manufacturers, and students from all design disciplines to send in the best of their work for a chance to win.</p><p>As expected, the AZ Awards continue to attract more competition from across the globe.&nbsp;The sixth edition reeled in a total of 826 submissions, which the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">international jury</a> narrowed down to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">66 finalists</a> this past spring. In the end, top honors went to only 18 projects, including those by well-known practices like ZGF Architects,&nbsp;Shim-Sutcliffe, Neri&amp;Hu, Lateral Office, Studio MK27, to name a few. Winners &mdash; and finalists! &mdash; were celebrated during an award ceremony in Toronto's&nbsp;Evergreen Brick Works.</p><p>Have a look at some of this year's winning designs:</p><p><strong>Best Architecture Under 1,000 Square Metres</strong> - Shim-Sutcliffe Architects: Wong Da...</p> Three dozen projects win big in 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Justine Testado 2016-06-21T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T15:11:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fresh set of three dozen projects were recognized in the 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Organized by the LA Business Council, the awards recognize some of L.A. County's top-notch designers and projects... &ldquo;This year designers rose to the challenge to design more eco-conscious and efficient features, and generally improve the way people live through architecture&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Beyond L.A. Award -&nbsp;Harbin Opera House. Architect: MAD Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Landscape Architecture Award - Apollo at Rosecrans. Design Architect: Ehrlich Architects | Landscape Architect: LRM Landscape Architecture and Urban Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Healthcare Award -&nbsp;Kaplan Family Pavilion at City of Hope. Architect: Belzberg Architects.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Kronish House Award. Architect/Contractor: Marmol Radziner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>(cover image)&nbsp;Civic Award - The Broad. Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler</p><p>See the rest of this year's winners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis&rsquo; Emerson College Los Angeles takes Grand Prize at 2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards</a></p> The genesis of Tate Modern Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T14:33:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we first visited Bankside Power Station for the original Tate Modern competition in 1994, it seemed like the castle in Sleeping Beauty &ndash; an enormous urban mountain that was completely overgrown, surrounded by barbed wire and prickly roses, as if protecting the hidden beauty inside. It seemed dangerous. It is totally unimaginable now, but this was a huge chunk of the city that was totally excluded from public life, set back behind high walls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more on the Tate Modern:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"We can't sneer at developers": Herzog &amp; de Meuron examine London's future</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> The Katwijk underground parking garage and C.F. Møller are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-06-20T13:19:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:19:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's quick recap #113 for the week of June 13-17, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Closer look at the Katwijk underground parking garage, the 2016 Best Dutch Building of the Year</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Hidden in plain sight along the Katwijk coastline, the Katwijk parking garage by architecture practice&nbsp;Royal HaskoningDHV won the honorable Best Dutch Building of the Year award.&nbsp;First opening in February of last year, the parking garage can accommodate 663 cars.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zaha Hadid pays homage to artist Kurt Schwitters in his new Zurich retrospective</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The late Zaha Hadid transformed Zurich's&nbsp;Galerie Gmurzynska in a retrospective she designed as tribute to iconic artist&nbsp;Kurt Schwitters. The signature curved forms and sharp lines of Hadid's design complements Schwitters' works, creating an engaging atmosphere for visito...</p> Editor's Picks #448 Nam Henderson 2016-06-20T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T16:31:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;visited&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> approved "<em>Adeyemi's is very architectural and tectonic. still modern while taking on that neo classical stuff. and Leibingers is nice too....</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> published '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Permanent Temporality of Refugee Camps: The Syrian Chapter</a>' a Masters thesis project of Nikita Gyawali, a student at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aarhus School of Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> recommended reading <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Currie in Art-agenda</a>, in which the Scottish artist tears into the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, "<em>vis a vis its older cousin, the art biennale.</em>"&nbsp;Currie also writes (about '<strong>Fundamentals</strong>', Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s 2014 Biennale of Architecture) "<em>Depending on your perspective the results were either Brechtian or resembled a severe case of Asperger syndrome</em>"&nbsp;and makes reference to Max Weber&rsquo;s Verstehen.</p><p>Oliver Wainwright <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviews</a> the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion (and new &nbsp;Summer Houses) offering(s).&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> placed this year&rsquo;s ...</p> Mia Lehrer + OMA, Shohei Shigematsu, and Abel Feleke are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-06-13T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:41:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's quick recap #112 for the week of June 6-10, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mia Lehrer + OMA to design new &ldquo;FAB Park&rdquo; in downtown Los Angeles</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Mia Lehrer + Associates and OMA had the winning proposal for a new public park in DTLA called the FAB Park. The MLA + OMA team won over finalists AECOM, Eric Owen Moss, and Brooks + Scarpa. What are your thoughts on the winning proposal?&nbsp;Join the ongoing discussion on Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Shohei Shigematsu/OMA to design new Albright-Knox Art Gallery expansion in Buffalo</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In more OMA-related news, a team led by Shohei Shigematsu was chosen to design the Albright-Knox Art Gallery expansion in Buffalo, New York. The estimated $80 million project is the museum's first expansion in the last 50 years.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BIG's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer H...</strong></a></p> Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park Justine Testado 2016-06-10T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:20:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles is in for a lot of (proposed) change, especially in its downtown core. Yesterday, the City of L.A. announced Mia Lehrer + Associates and OMA as the winners of a competition to design a new public park called the FAB Park...Proposed for the well-trafficked streets of First and Broadway in downtown L.A., the 1.96-acre FAB Park will integrate &ldquo;the themes of food, art, and land.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></p> Museum of London design shortlist revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:00:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithfield market will be the museum&rsquo;s new home, but which architectural vision should shape its future: the eye-catching one, the ghostly one, the corporate one &hellip; or the one that rings alarm bells? Little detail has been revealed about the shortlisted schemes, which will go on public exhibition from 10 June to 5 August with a winner chosen by an expert panel later this summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Curb your cultural curiosities with the articles below:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></p></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li></ul> Collective Architecture opening new Edinburgh office Ellen Hancock 2016-06-09T07:55:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Collective Architecture is branching out east with the official opening of a new Edinburgh office, necessitated by a growing portfolio of work across the UK stretching from the east coast to the north of England and London. Director Jude Barber said &lsquo;We are delighted that Collective Architecture continues to evolve and grow with our new studio in Edinburgh.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect's correspondent Robert Urquhart met with Collective Architecture earlier this year in Glasgow. Uniquly run as an employee-owned trust which so far no one has ever left; the&nbsp;firm already has an impressive body of work and has now been selected as one of three architects for the City of Edinburgh Council Framework. Read Robert's full interview <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p> Last chance to submit your World Architecture Festival 2016 entries! Archinect 2016-06-08T12:57:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T00:52:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Only a few days left to submit your work to the anticipated <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2016</a>! Entries are due <strong>this Friday, June 10</strong>.</p><p>After four successful years in Singapore, WAF is making its way back to Europe in Berlin. The festival will take place on November 16-18 inside the Arena Berlin, which was previously used as Franz Ahrens&rsquo; historic former bus depot.</p><p>WAF and the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors (its co-located and just-as-popular sister event) are expected to attract more than 2,000 leading architects and designers worldwide for three days full of conference programs, awards, exhibitions, and fringe events. The World Architecture Festival competition is unique in that it everyone has a chance to win. Attendees will get to witness live presentations and critiques from talented architects and designers who come from all around the globe.</p><p>Set in the historically and architecturally rich German capital, the World Architecture Festival 2016 is expanding its fringe program, with...</p> 2016 Matsumoto Prize Online Voting Now Open kimweiss 2016-06-06T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:30:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Recognizing excellence in North Carolina Modernist residential design</em></strong></p><p>Online voting for the&nbsp;2016&nbsp;<strong>George Matsumoto Prize: Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design</strong>, begins today at:</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong></p><p>The 2016 Matsumoto Prize, supported by the McAdams Foundation, includes public voting to determine three &ldquo;People&rsquo;s Choice&rdquo; winners. Anyone may vote by email (one time per email address) for his or her favorite entry starting today and running through June 29.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize is named for George Matsumoto, FAIA, an eminent Modernist architect well-known for exceptional residential designs.</p><p>Matsumoto also serves as Honorary Chair for the Prize&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blue-ribbon jury</a>&nbsp;of professional architects who select the Jury Award winners of cash prizes from a pool of $6000.</p><p>&ldquo;These entries inspire people dreaming of a Modernist house to know Modernist design is affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house their families will love for dec...</p> Spain's “UNFINISHED” Biennale pavilion and Phyllis Lambert are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-06-06T13:59:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:40:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's quick recap #111 for the week of May 30-June 3, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winning participants revealed at 2016 Venice Biennale Golden Lion ceremony</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>&nbsp;launched in high spirits with the announcement of the National Participation winners during opening day. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>, Japan, and Peru were among those who received top honors in National Participation.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert presented with 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Phyllis Lambert continues to rake in architecture honors from around the globe. Most recently, the former Canadian Centre for Architecture Director was honored with the 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel for her lasting influence in the architecture profession.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>d3 Housing Tomorrow 2016 winners explore the future of urban residential design</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The competition invites a...</p> Phyllis Lambert receives 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel Justine Testado 2016-06-03T18:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:43:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The one and only Phyllis Lambert continues to rake in architecture honors from around the globe. She received the American Academy's Brunner Memorial Prize this past April and was bestowed the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement during the 2014 Venice Biennale. Most recently, the former Canadian Centre for Architecture Director has been honored with the 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel. Past laureates include Eduardo Souto de Moura, David Chipperfield, and Peter Eisenman.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert recognized with 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture</a></p> Simon Kretz and David Monteiro are this week's winners + don't miss out on these Venice Biennale exhibitions Justine Testado 2016-05-31T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:53:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #110 for the week of May 23-27, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>David Chipperfield selects Swiss architect Simon Kretz as 2016-17 Rolex Arts prot&eacute;g&eacute;</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Chipperfield interviewed the three finalists before selecting Simon Kretz as the architecture prot&eacute;g&eacute; in the prestigious Rolex Arts Initiative. Kretz and Chipperfield will now collaborate to realize a new work by the end of the yearlong mentorship.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the winning 2016 Archiprix Portugal entry by David Monteiro</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The yearly Archiprix Portugal&nbsp;recognizes outstanding Master's Thesis projects by Portuguese architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism students. For 2016, architecture student David Monteiro won the coveted prize for &ldquo;Genesis of a place towards the project &mdash; Library for Pispala&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Six Curry Stone-winn...</strong></a></p> London's garden bridge, the saga continues Ellen Hancock 2016-05-31T04:44:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T23:24:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Labour MP has formally asked the government&rsquo;s independent spending watchdog to investigate how the trust behind London&rsquo;s proposed garden bridge has spent almost two-thirds of the government funding for the project before construction has begun. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve had millions of pounds of public money spent and we have no idea what it&rsquo;s actually been spent on, and it was spent before it even got full planning permission,&rdquo; Hoey said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although Khan originally showed reservations, it was revealed last week that he would back the project pertaining to certain conditions.&nbsp;</p><p>Read more on the controversial project here:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London?</a></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has London finally found a Thames bridge that everyone can get behind?</a></p></li></ul> David Chipperfield selects Simon Kretz as his 2016-17 Rolex Arts protégé Justine Testado 2016-05-24T17:20:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:49:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Swiss architect Simon Kretz is the lucky prot&eacute;g&eacute; who will get to work with David Chipperfield in a year-long architecture mentorship from the 2016-17 Rolex Arts Initiative. The prestigious philanthropic program allows rising young artists worldwide to team up with globally esteemed professionals in their respective disciplines in Architecture, Film, Dance, Literature, Visual Arts, Music, and Theatre. Imagine exchanging ideas with figures like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>, or&nbsp;&Aacute;lvaro Siza, who have all been previously appointed as the architecture mentor.</p><p>In selecting his prot&eacute;g&eacute;,&nbsp;Chipperfield conducted one-on-one interviews with the three finalists, which included Kretz, Luis Callejas of Colombia, and Anna Puigjaner of Spain &mdash; who in fact, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the 2016 Wheelwright Prize</a> just last week.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Gaining experience in Zurich-based firms as well as big-name practices like OMA Rotterdam, Kretz co-founded&nbsp;Christina Nater und Simon Kretz Architekten in 2010 and then he became founding partner of&nbsp;Chri...</p> Canadian Governor General's Medalists, Turner Prize shortlisters, and Wheelwright Prize laureate Anna Puigjaner are among this week's many winners Alexander Walter 2016-05-23T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:28:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #109 for the week of May 16-20, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Napur Architect to design Budapest's new Museum of Ethnography in competition reboot</strong></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p>Deemed as one of Europe's largest museum projects, the ambitious Liget Budapest Project is gradually piecing itself together, now that the architects for the multi-structure project have been selected. Most recently, Hungarian practice Napur Architect is the new winning designer of the Museum of Ethnography, while Sauerbruch Hutton and BIG won second and third place, respectively.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RAIC announces the 2016 Governor General's Medalists</strong></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p>Canadian architecture firms who recently completed a project have a chance to compete in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's and Canada Council for the Arts' notable Governor General's Me...</p> Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion Ellen Hancock 2016-05-20T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Benoy has been shortlisted along with three other British design firms including HOK, Grimshaw and Zaha Hadid to create a a new concept for the country's global gateway. &nbsp;The architects were asked by Heathrow to consider the purpose and potential of an airport with the resulting designs showcasing bold new strategies for a world class sustainable airport. The designs focus on innovative passenger experience and the integration of local communities.</p><p>Benoy Global Director Tom Cartledge commented on the appointment saying;<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Aviation sector is incredibly exciting at the moment as we are rapidly evolving our expectations&nbsp;and imaginations of what an Airport represents. We are extremely honoured to be included in the shortlist and our concept has reimagined Heathrow as a &lsquo;Destination&rsquo; in its own right, transforming the site to be at the forefront of the next generation of airports.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Take a look at Benoy's design concept below:<img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers wi...</a></li></ul> 2016 Wheelwright Prize awarded to MAIO's Anna Puigjaner for “Kitchenless City” proposal Justine Testado 2016-05-19T14:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:10:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The coveted 2016 Wheelwright Prize went to Anna Puigjaner, cofounder of Barcelona-based MAIO Studios...[who] won for her proposal &ldquo;Kitchenless City: Architectural Systems for Social Welfare&rdquo;. Using shared domestic spaces as a starting point, Puigjaner will spend the next two years studying various collective housing models in China, Korea, India, Russia, Sweden, and Brazil aiming to find new design solutions that address persistent housing dilemmas worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Anna Puigjaner, MAIO Studios cofounder.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>MAIO Studio, Barcelona, 2011-12.&nbsp;Photo credit: Jos&eacute; Hevia.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Floating Columns, Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2015. Photo credit: David Schalliol.</em></p><p>The jury cited Puigjaner's proposal&nbsp;for its relevancy to the ongoing housing issues occurring throughout the world and the need for new housing models, as cities struggle to keep up with adequate housing due to rapid urbanization.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant</a></p> World Architecture Festival 2016 – last chance to enter your work! Sponsor 2016-05-17T19:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:06:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) has announced that this year&rsquo;s event will take place at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 16-18 November.</p><p>Returning for its ninth edition, and following four successful years in Singapore, the Festival returns to its European roots and will be housed in Franz Ahrens&rsquo; historic former bus depot, now known as Arena Berlin.</p><p>WAF and its co-located sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, will welcome more than 2,000 of the world&rsquo;s leading architects and designers to the city for three days of conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.</p><p>The German capital provides the perfect cultural backdrop for the world&rsquo;s largest annual celebration of architecture. Berlin&rsquo;s eclectic and constantly evolving cityscape owes much to the city&rsquo;s turbulent history, and features an assortment of architectural styles, from Prussian Classicism through National Socialist design to Postmodernism...</p> Agence Ter and Team, the Graham Foundation 2016 grantees, and the Aga Khan shortlisters are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2016-05-16T14:34:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #108 for the week of May 9-13, 2016.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew to redesign DTLA's oldest public park</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>French landscape firm Agence Ter and Team had the winning concept for the Pershing Square Renew competition, as part of an initiative to redesign L.A.'s historic Pershing Square. The winning scheme would transform the park into an open public-plaza lawn.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A closer look at Daniel Buren's colorful intervention at the Fondation Louis Vuitton</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Thanks to <em>in situ</em> artist Daniel Buren, the white glassy curved sails of the Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have received a generous splash of vibrant color &mdash; or 13 colors, to be exact. Developed in collaboration with Frank Gehry, Buren's temporary piece, &nbsp;&ldquo;The Observatory of Li...</p> Turner Prize shortlist announced Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:21:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:49:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde have been selected to compete for the &pound;25,000 prize. Hamilton has been included for her work that focuses on fetishism, while sculptor Dean was chosen for pieces made from salvaged materials. The winner will be announced on 6 December after an exhibition of works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about last years surprise winner Assemble (the collective themselves being most surprised):</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talking with Assemble &ndash; before they won the Turner</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble crafts its own model, becomes the first architecture studio to be nominated for Turner Prize</a></li></ul> Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with “radically flat“ proposal Justine Testado 2016-05-12T18:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew</a> initiative revealed Agence Ter and Team as the winners of the competition to redesign Downtown L.A.'s oldest public park, exactly two weeks after the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">four finalist teams</a> delivered their final presentations.&nbsp;The winning consortium is led by French landscape practice Agence Ter, whose major landscape work is largely based in Europe. Agence Ter collaborated with L.A.-based firms like SALT Landscape Architects,&nbsp;Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning, Rachel Allen Architecture, as well as arts programming organization&nbsp;Community Arts Resources LA.&nbsp;</p><p>Titled &ldquo;The Dynamic Heart of Los Angeles&rdquo;, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposal</a> is a plaza-park hybrid that would clear out the&nbsp;walls, ramps, and other such barriers along Pershing Square's perimeter, and transform the Square into an open rectangular lawn. Other elements include a &ldquo;smart canopy&rdquo; that provides shade during the day and lights up at night, a reflection pool, and new gardens and grassy lawns.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Because we believe that too much topo...</p> Graham Foundation announces the 2016 grantee projects Justine Testado 2016-05-12T13:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:47:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's award season at The Graham Foundation. Not long after revealing <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Carter Manny doctorate student winners</a>, the Foundation recently announced 59 projects that will receive the 2016 individual grants, totaling at $491,500. The grants fund an array of inventive projects that are based on original ideas within the realm of architecture, whether through film, site-specific exhibitions, performances, research, or publications. The competition is open to not just architects and designers, but also to visual artists, writers, filmmakers, curators and the like. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Last year</a>, the Foundation awarded $496,500 to 49 projects.</p><p>As usual, competition is fierce. 2016 reeled in 640 submissions representing 42 countries. A few familiar names from this year's winners include <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tatiana Bilbao Estudio</a>, Alexandra Lange, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beatriz Colomina</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Point Supreme</a>, and Allan Wexler &mdash; among other talented individuals and groups to keep an eye on in the field.&nbsp;</p><p>Check out the full list of grantees:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Quynh Vantu,&nbsp;Within the ...</em></p> Lissoni Architettura Conceptualizes a Submerged Aquarium in the East River Dana Schulz 2016-05-11T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A lower level would contain the actual aquarium, while the higher level would be a floating green island. At night, the island would slide to cover the island and turn into a planetarium, its movement resembling that of a shell. A sloping beachfront would cover the parking area, and a public park would connect the mainland with the new basin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Milan-based firm Lissoni Architettura created the winning entry for Arch Out Loud's ideas competition for a NYC aquarium and public waterfront. They propose a submerged aquarium called NYCAquatrium&nbsp;that will be located in a new basin along the Long Island City waterfront.&nbsp;</p>