Archinect - News 2015-10-08T19:40:34-04:00 News cycle: August's noteworthy bicycle news Julia Ingalls 2015-08-19T14:59:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T22:47:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Germany might still be a car-obsessed country, but it's starting to build an Autobahn for bikes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the U.S</a>. to Germany, urban planners and major corporations are starting to purposefully design for bicycles instead of individually operated cars. In Munich, a proposed network of two-lane bike paths would radiate out from the city center to the surrounding suburbs, creating 400 miles of cyclist-only access. Meanwhile, according to WebUrbanist, international fast-food chain <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McDonald's</a> has created an unfolding bicycle-oriented food transport container known as "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McBike</a>," which allows a bicyclist to visit the drive-through lane and comfortably transport a beverage and hot food home. The program was launched in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>, and may soon make its way to a Mickey Dee's near you.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Designing for the Night Nicholas Korody 2015-03-13T15:10:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T18:41:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When I speak with a student about nightlife they have something different in mind than a 65-year old town planning manager. In the municipalities, finding contacts is difficult - often nobody feels responsible or capable of speaking. That should change.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are sleepy cities and cities that never sleep. There are cities famed for their raucous nightlife, and others whose adolescent residents dream of leaving. According to the German urban scientist&nbsp;Jakob F. Schmid, interviewed for DW.DE, "Nightlife often defines the character of entire streets or districts." Schmid runs the&nbsp;"City After Eight - Management of the Urban Night Economy" project with Thomas Kr&uuml;ger, which is funded by the German government.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Looking at a variety of German cities including Berlin, Hamburg, and Frankfurt, the researchers mapped nightlife "with online recommendation platforms as the basis for the data." The hazy blue results indicate that various forms a city's nightlife may take. In the famed-party city Berlin, for example, hotspots are diffused throughout the expansive metropolis. In a traditional German city, on the other hand, the nightlife tends to be concentrated "on the city center, usually on the streets directly surrounding the center proper."</p><p>In the...</p> UNStudio selected to design the Baumkirchen Mitte in Munich Justine Testado 2013-11-25T18:03:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T18:07:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio was recently chosen to design the Baumkirchen Mitte, an office and residential complex in Munich, Germany. In collaboration with OR else Landscapes, UNStudio won out of six shortlisted finalist teams that included BIG, J Mayer H Architects, and Schneider + Schumacher Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> West 8 Wins Freiham Nord Urban & Landscape Planning Competition in Munich Alexander Walter 2011-10-11T14:31:00-04:00 >2011-10-11T22:52:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Munich's Department of Urban Planning and Construction recently announced that Rotterdam-based practice West 8 has won Part B (Housing and Neighborhood Center) of the urban and landscape planning competition for the first phase of Freiham North. Part A (Community Center, School and Sports Center) was won by Ortner &amp; Ortner Baukunst Gesellschaft von Architekten, Berlin.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Henning Larsen Architects Wins Siemens Headquarters Competition Alexander Walter 2011-07-01T17:01:00-04:00 >2012-10-11T17:54:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And here's another one from Henning Larsen Architects: the Copenhagen-based firm has just been announced winner of the international competition for the planned rebuilding of Siemens' corporate headquarters on Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich, Germany. The winning proposal was chosen for its comprehensive approach to sustainable design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>