Archinect - News 2014-10-23T00:56:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109659675/barcelona-wins-grand-prize-in-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-for-europe Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge for Europe Justine Testado 2014-09-23T21:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:55:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h0/h06qi83l4dfs7qjq.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Bloomberg's Bloomberg Philanthropies revealed the winners of its first European edition of the Mayors Challenge. More than 150 top cities from 28 European nations entered the competition, which asked participants to send their most innovative ideas that address Europe's timely pressing issues like unemployment, energy efficiency, obesity, aging, and improving government efficiency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Barcelona took the Grand Prize for Innovation and &euro;5 million to help implement their proposal,&nbsp;<strong>Collaborative Care Networks for Better Aging,</strong> a digital and community "trust network" for each of its at-risk elderly residents.</p><p>Innovation prizes of &euro;1 million were also given to the following cities:</p><ul><li><strong>Athens, Greece</strong>: Synathina, a Public Platform for Engaged Citizens</li><li><strong>Kirklees, in Yorkshire, United Kingdom</strong>: Kirklees Shares</li><li><strong>Stockholm, Sweden</strong>:<strong> </strong>Biochar - for a Better City Ecosystem</li><li><strong>Warsaw, Poland</strong>: Virtual Warsaw - Urban Information System for the Visually Impaired</li></ul><p>In addition to prize money, each winning city will receive technical assistance, expert coaching, and a trophy specially designed by renowned artist <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/72244607/studio-olafur-eliasson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>.</p><p>Michael Bloomberg congratulated Barcelona via a surprise phone call from Paris in the video below.</p><p>Learn more about the winning ideas on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/barcelona_wins_grand_prize_in_bloomberg_philanthropies_mayors_challenge_for/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88463217/winner-of-changing-the-face-2013-to-revamp-warsaw-s-saw-toothed-rotunda Winner of Changing The Face 2013 to revamp Warsaw’s saw-toothed Rotunda Justine Testado 2013-12-09T19:07:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:19:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6umy4z5q21kc8vlx.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bart&#322;omiej Gowin and Krzysztof Siuta of Krakow-based GowinSiuta Studio were the first-prize winners of the 2013 Changing The Face competition. Architects were invited to send their proposals to redesign central Warsaw's Rotunda, a landmark and popular meeting space that houses Central Europe's largest bank, PKO Bank Polski.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vk4qlzfu6mjp2rac.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bgl2343hf8bmcyb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6n/6nqyjy26wfze8fm6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w24l1yvw8i5i498g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Visit <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winner_of_changing_the_face_2013_to_revamp_warsaws_saw-toothed_rotunda/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.</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/81144413/warsaw-rotunda-entry-by-mus-architects Warsaw Rotunda Entry by MUS architects Alexander Walter 2013-09-05T16:52:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:48:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cck86u6xc6sc06ss.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Polish firm MUS architects has shared with us the concept RTND 2.0, an entry to the ongoing competition Changing the Face 2013 Rotunda Warsaw which seeks to revitalize Zbigniew Karpi&#324;ski&rsquo;s iconic 1960s landmark building in central Warsaw.</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/71621211/polish-museum-repairs-a-tie-to-a-jewish-past Polish Museum Repairs a Tie to a Jewish Past Nam Henderson 2013-04-22T14:54:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T14:57:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hr6gmtsp5wlc0fng.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among civic leaders here there is a strong sense that Poland will never fully recover from its 20th-century traumas until it recognizes its Jewish past, and the museum is seen as a major step. &ldquo;Jewish memory is becoming part of Polish memory,&rdquo; the chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich</p></em><br /><br /><p> Recently at the new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jewishmuseum.org.pl/en/cms/home-page/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the History of Polish Jews</a>, Poland&rsquo;s chief rabbi unveiled an unusual sculpture. Nicholas Kulish, later interviewed Rabbi Schudrich about the meaning and importance of the&nbsp;museum's&nbsp;existence. Reflecting on the&nbsp;building (designed by Finnish architect Rainer Mahlam&auml;ki), Mr. Kulish writes it is "<em>a shining symbol of Warsaw&rsquo;s transformation from a dark and cheerless post-Communist city to a thriving Central European capital</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68942047/operalab-mobile-pavilion-competition-entry-by-exexe OperaLab Mobile Pavilion Competition Entry by exexe Alexander Walter 2013-03-06T18:23:00-05:00 >2013-03-11T22:10:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2tyeyqbpxjf7aooo.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Polish architecture studio exexe has shared with us their entry to the OperaLab IDENTITY DESIGN/DESIGN IDENTITY competition in Warsaw, Poland. The brief called for the design&mdash;and eventually realization&mdash;of a mobile pavilion for the OperaLab project which can host various activities [...]. The mobile pavilion has to be built from renewable materials, and its structure needs be flexible and easy to assemble and dismantle.</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/28490634/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-to-design-office-tower-in-warsaw schmidt hammer lassen architects to design office tower in Warsaw Alexander Walter 2011-11-23T14:07:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T14:14:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ua/ualpqxsleypione0.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish practice schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the international architectural competition to design a 188 meter office tower in the financial district of central Warsaw, Poland. The 60,000 m2 high-rise building is to replace the existing &lsquo;Ilmet&rsquo; building.</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/12421287/polish-architect-building-world-s-narrowest-house-between-warsaw-tower-blocks Polish architect building world's narrowest house between Warsaw tower blocks Paul Petrunia 2011-07-06T12:20:00-04:00 >2012-11-16T16:31:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c02f57b43b33f140c2ee0c6d1629bf8d.jpg" width="306" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An alley between an old tenement block and a tower block in Warsaw, Poland, will be the location for the skinniest house in the world. The four-storey home will have a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen, stretching back nearly 40ft, but instead of the traditional staircase, each floor will be accessed by a ladder. It will take over from the world's current official narrowest house, The Wedge, on the island of Great Cumbrae.</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>