Archinect - News 2014-09-19T18:16:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/93810515/mecanoo-and-martinez-johnson-chosen-to-redesign-mlk-library-in-d-c Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson chosen to redesign MLK Library in D.C. Justine Testado 2014-02-18T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T22:00:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw12jzcc41vycego.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alas! The winning team to renovate the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has been selected. That team would be Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson, who won over notable finalists Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross and STUDIOS + Freelon. Upon contract approval, Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson will begin working with library staff and consultants to finalize the new library's design scheme.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05u4iayjqs436p9x.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmjnyfnj41hayso5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i08xt2tg8kdxmv4.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mecanoo_and_martinez_johnson_chosen_to_redesign_mlk_library_in_d.c/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93332281/editor-s-picks-354 Editor's Picks #354 Nam Henderson 2014-02-11T11:09:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T12:00:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kjjhvlvverg4oqy4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Living was selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer. In response Fred Scharmen (who thinks it is a "a gorgeous piece") commented "My initial reaction to this scheme centers around that phrase &lsquo;self assembling&rsquo; that shows up in the video around the 00:36 mark...This is slightly problematic".</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the latest edition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a> series Archinect talked to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California-based photographer </a><a href="http://peterwegner.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a>.&nbsp;The piece starts off provocatively with this quote from Mr Wegner,</p><p>"<em>More than that, I like the unbuilt environment &ndash; the place where the architecture leaves off. Is there way to structure that nothingness in a photograph?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpjs2a7pltt8thry.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase</a>(ed) <a href="http://www.kadawittfeldarchitektur.de/en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kadawittfeldarchitectur</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92938847/showcase-archaeological-pavilion-by-kadawittfeldarchitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s Archaeological Pavilion</a> in Aachen, Germany.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cv34zan1kuusm6v9.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living was selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer</a>.&nbsp;The Living's proposal, titled "<strong>Hy-Fi</strong>", will feature circular organic brick towers made of corn stalk and living root structures. Set to open in late June, the temporary installation will be a memorable summer spectacle</p><p>In response <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a> (who thinks it is a "<em>a gorgeous piece</em>")&nbsp;commented "<em>My initial reaction to this scheme centers around that phrase &lsquo;self assembling&rsquo; that shows up in the video around the 00:36 mark...This is slightly problematic. The implication is ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93072348/mecanoo-s-francine-houben-named-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-2014 Mecanoo’s Francine Houben named AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-02-07T13:51:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:18:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b40hrikv8xmx5v3h.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>The Architects' Journal</em>&nbsp;(UK) announced Francine Houben, creative director and founder of Dutch firm&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>, as the recipient of the AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014. The award honors design excellence and strong leadership among women in architecture.</p><p>Houben received the prestigious award in a ceremony at London's Langham Hotel on Feb. 7. Projects of Houben and Mecanoo include the high-profile Library of Birmingham, La Llotja de Lleida, and the Kaap Skil maritime and beachcombers museum.</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3wakz870ipxfixb.jpg"><br><br>Upon receiving the award, Houben said, "'I feel privileged to be a woman, to be a mother and to be an architect, which was not always an easy combination. It was also a privilege to design the Library of Birmingham, here in the UK. Libraries play an essential role in the emancipation of young women all over the world. I&rsquo;m very proud to be able to design more projects with a &lsquo;Dutch touch&rsquo; in the UK. I strongly believe that architecture is about teamwork, about being visionary and supportive at the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86992052/winning-entry-of-the-royal-azienki-museum-competition-in-warsaw Winning entry of the Royal Łazienki Museum competition in Warsaw Justine Testado 2013-11-20T14:37:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T13:32:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcugand2qkgoiqzy.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A team consisting of Mecanoo, Michael van Gessel, DELVA Landscape Architects and Jojko Nawrocki Architekci has been selected to design the new Garden of the 21st Century with integrated exhibition pavilion at the Royal &#321;azienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland. [...] Mecanoo will be planning the exhibition pavilion, while Michael van Gessel and DELVA Landscape Architects are in charge of the garden design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8hbx9bjifc3faor.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5pqqssuhpe6m9l0r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bl2h9otk9xzlxup.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of Mecanoo architecten.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57952042/mecanoo-designed-amsterdam-university-college-opened Mecanoo-Designed Amsterdam University College Opened Alexander Walter 2012-09-24T17:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:55:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waxko4e2xzh2rqws.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Precisely one year ago, Bustler reported on the topping out ceremony of the new 6,000 m&sup2; (64,583 sq ft) academic building for the Amsterdam University College, designed by Delft, NL-based Mecanoo architecten. One year later, this past Friday, September 21, the building was officially opened by Amsterdam councilor Lodewijk Asscher.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46361486/mecanoo-begins-construction-of-onze-droomschool-in-dordrecht-nl Mecanoo Begins Construction of Onze Droomschool in Dordrecht, NL Alexander Walter 2012-04-26T13:18:00-04:00 >2012-04-26T15:08:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rw35apzbe0612p1.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today marks the official start of construction of the new building for Onze Droomschool in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, designed by Mecanoo architecten. The new 5,322 m&sup2; school brings together education, child care and medical care. [...] In addition to classrooms, the building will house practical training studios, a mediatheque, music studio, sports center and an outdoor Johan Cruijff court for soccer and basketball.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/44882338/three-entries-share-first-prize-in-istanbul-s-yenikap-design-competition Three Entries Share First Prize in Istanbul’s Yenikapı Design Competition Alexander Walter 2012-04-13T17:50:00-04:00 >2012-04-14T19:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fuq9zep8z9vaoc5w.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international design competition for Yenikap&#305; Transfer Point and Archaeo-Park Area in Istanbul, Turkey, three First Prizes have been announced this week. The jury selected the top project teams Eisenmann Architects/Ayta&ccedil; Architects, Atelye 70/Francesco Cellini/Insula Architettura E Ingegneria, and Cafer Bozkurt Architects/Mecanoo Architects from nine shortlisted teams, including MVRDV and other international firms.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/42331429/mecanoo-royal-haskoning-to-design-new-eurojust-hq-in-the-hague Mecanoo / Royal Haskoning to Design New Eurojust HQ in The Hague Alexander Walter 2012-03-22T15:58:00-04:00 >2012-03-22T15:59:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysttg1voy5a8y7pc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Mecanoo / Royal Haskoning joint design team is the winner for the realization of the new The Hague headquarters of Eurojust, an agency of the European Union handling the judicial co-operation of cross-border criminal matters. The jury [...] announced the winner this week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/21471923/mecanoo-s-amsterdam-university-college-construction-reaches-highest-point Mecanoo’s Amsterdam University College Construction Reaches Highest Point Alexander Walter 2011-09-23T15:56:12-04:00 >2011-09-23T15:57:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yym4oz1m5y0pl3dt.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week on Wednesday, the construction of the new academic building for the Amsterdam University College reached its highest point. Mecanoo architecten, based in Delft, designed the 6,000 m&sup2; faculty for the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. The new Liberal Arts and Science building will be located in Science Park Amsterdam, the international science and research center in the area referred to as Watergraafsmeer, and will be realized in 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/13927574/mecanoo-selected-to-build-noorderpoort-college-in-stadskanaal Mecanoo Selected to Build Noorderpoort College in Stadskanaal Alexander Walter 2011-07-19T13:59:27-04:00 >2011-07-19T14:01:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cr9bdjgsgjcmnll6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mecanoo architecten has won the architectural selection for the new Noorderpoort regional community college in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. The 8,500 m&sup2; college is like a mansion with beautiful wetlands as a front lawn situated within the town's green heart.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/7486721/mecanoo-to-design-new-cultural-complex-in-shenzhen Mecanoo to Design New Cultural Complex in Shenzhen Alexander Walter 2011-05-24T14:49:05-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ib/ibj6zt03i0rnabel.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mecanoo architecten has been selected by the district government of Shenzhen to design a new cultural complex in this Southern Chinese city. The design comprises a public art museum, science museum, youth center and a mega bookstore, totaling 90,000 m&sup2;. The museum complex is located between the commercial business district of Longgang and Longcheng park.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>