Archinect - News 2014-11-21T07:38:36-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/99363227/frank-gehry-to-receive-the-2014-prince-of-asturias-award-for-the-arts Frank Gehry to receive the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts Justine Testado 2014-05-07T14:13:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:57:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7tvcilyq6xk398i.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renowned architect Frank Gehry is the 2014 recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, as announced today by the Prince of Asturias Foundation in Oviedo, Spain. Every year, the Foundation honors the international influence and significant cultural contribution in the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out by individuals, institutions, or groups of either one.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gehry will receive the first of the eight awards, which will soon be announced and given in the fields including Social Sciences, Communications, and Technical Scientific Research, to name a few.</p><p>Since its establishment in 1981, the Prince of Asturias Awards are endowed with 50,000 Euros each, a commissioned sculpture donated by Joan Mir&oacute;, a diploma, and an insignia. Awards will be presented in the fall in Oviedo during a grand ceremony chaired by the Prince of Asturias.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/frank_gehry_to_receive_the_2014_prince_of_asturias_award_for_the_arts/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94907060/lan-chosen-to-restructure-iconic-grand-palais-in-paris LAN chosen to restructure iconic Grand Palais in Paris Justine Testado 2014-03-04T21:48:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qg/qgvenand625crrnc.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The historic Grand Palais is due for a contemporary touch-up from French firm LAN, who recently won the competition to restructure and expand the monument...Looking beyond the museum's Beaux-Arts style, LAN highlights the museum's durability and flexibility in an effort to bring out the building's full potential.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a glimpse of LAN's winning proposal below:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bej9uj529z2mgad.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3vqe6lewkkts5yq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iw/iwm1n98liqgt2h4f.jpg"><br><br><strong>Drawings:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2w9u4o2safi8wge.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lu/lubyhj65w2ylfq1v.jpg"><br><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5zj04jq2h6anaaj.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/lan_chosen_to_restructure_iconic_grand_palais_in_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48461606/new-health-center-will-invigorate-one-of-atlanta-s-toughest-neighborhoods New Health Center will invigorate one of Atlanta's toughest neighborhoods. Betsy 2012-05-14T17:53:00-04:00 >2012-05-15T23:40:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g058p2vwt65thc99.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This 34,000-square-foot regional health facility located in an under-served neighborhood in southwest Atlanta combines under one roof a primary care clinic, a behavioral health clinic, childcare facilities, a dental clinic and a workforce community center. In doing so, it projects a holistic idea of wellness and a positive self-image for a challenged community. The building is also meant as a catalyst for future growth in the area.</p> <p> The intention was to create a structure that feels vibrant and alive. The roof was conceived as a dynamic, protective element, a metaphoric blanket, opening upward to welcome in the public. A standing-seam &ldquo;clamp&rdquo; folds over the roof to house mechanical equipment, identify major entries and serve as a beacon. Inside, a decentralized, double-height circulation lobby further integrates all the programmatic components.</p> <p> The notion of co-locating all these functions in a single facility to serve people of varied backgrounds led to consideration of the co...</p>