Archinect - News 2017-05-28T04:51:37-04:00 First theater to be built outside of Copenhagen in over a century opens in Denmark Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-27T15:03:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T15:03:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One of the oldest towns in Denmark, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hj&oslash;rring</a>, has just received a brand <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new theater</a>&nbsp;- the first to be built outside the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in over a century. Designed by the democratic architecture practice <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects</a>, the 4,200 m2 cultural facility hosts a Music hall, Black Box, Rehearsal hall and 430-seat flexible hall including an &ldquo;in-the-round&rdquo; theater. As a multifunctional complex, the building also houses offices, a spacious lobby area, a caf&eacute; and backstage area with workshop and dressing rooms. The small town with a population of 25,000 has been growing in recent years and the architects are hoping the new Vendsyssel Theater will become a dynamo for the entire region&rsquo;s cultural life. &nbsp;This wish is already shaping up to be true as the theater premiered to an entirely sold out season.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>From the architects: </strong></p><p><em>The building appears as a composition of cubic blocks. The warm rusty red corten steel facades correspond with its surroundings during the day, ...</em></p> Construction begins on Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group's “shape-shifting“ arts center in Manhattan Justine Testado 2016-11-23T18:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:46:50-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Dubbed &ldquo;The Shed&rdquo;,] The 18,500 square metre venue has six storeys and can &ldquo;accommodate the broadest range of performance, visual art, music, and multi-disciplinary work&rdquo;. A cultural centre will be encased in a 34m-high outer shell that can slide on rails to double the ground space. The building includes two large-scale column-free galleries comprising 2,320 square metres of museum-quality space, a 500-seat theater and event and rehearsal spaces. [Completion is due] in 2019.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more about New York's Hudson Yards:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></p> Büro Ole Scheeren reveals design of new Guardian Art Center hybrid auction house in Beijing Justine Testado 2015-03-10T15:21:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction is already in progress for the new Guardian Art Center, China's oldest auction house, in Beijing. Designed by B&uuml;ro Ole Scheeren in collaboration with Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and local planning authorities over four years, the Guardian Art Center is an embodiment of its significant historic surroundings that "explicitly pays respect to its context and location" while still functioning as an auction house, Ole Scheeren describes in a statement.&nbsp; In other words, the GAC is yet another structure that reflects the balance between tradition and contemporary, a concept that is growing more prominent as China continues to undergo major urban development.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The GAC is located at an intersection where commerce and culture meet: Wangfujing, Beijing's famous commercial street and Wusi Dajie, where the New Cultural Movement originated following the Qing Dynasty. As a souped-up version of its typology, the hybrid auction house consists of 8 levels above ground and 5 be...</p> UNESCO Afghanistan reveals Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results Justine Testado 2015-02-18T15:28:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T23:17:16-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announced today the grand prize winner and four runner-up teams in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition</a>. Launched last November, the single-stage competition invited architects worldwide to propose designs for a cultural&nbsp; center in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan that would contribute to the country's gradual process of reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict.</p><p>In addition to complementing the physical and historical landscape of Bamiyan, the new Bamiyan Cultural Centre will be built as an emblem of heritage preservation, cross-cultural exchange, and strengthening cultural identity.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Out of 1,070 submissions from 117 countries, the seven-member <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jury</a> selected "Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence" by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Manuel Alberto Martinez Catalan, and Franco Morero from Argentina as the winning proposal, with a cash prize of US$25,000. The Jury included Elizabeth...</p> UNESCO accepting entries for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan Justine Testado 2014-11-17T17:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:00:14-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Afghanistan continues to build toward reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict and turmoil. To contribute to this process, UNESCO recently launched a single-stage open competition seeking the winning design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. The Centre will serve as a space to promote cross-cultural understanding and heritage safe-guarding.</p></em><br /><br /><p>UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan (with the financial support of the Republic of Korea) will collaborate to implement the project. The Centre will be located near the boundary of the World Heritage property, the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.</p><p>Submissions are being accepted now until January 22, 2015, 11:59 P.M. GMT.</p><p>Learn more about the competition on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> SPF:a’s Wallis Annenberg Center recognized at California Preservation Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-10-09T18:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:21:10-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts by Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a) broke ground in 2010, the new arts building continues to gain recognition, most recently at the 31st California Preservation Design Awards. Situated in the heart of sunny Beverly Hills, California, the Wallis Annenberg Center complex also includes the restored and renovated historic 1934 Beverly Hills Post Office building.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More photos and project details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out Justine Testado 2014-08-27T19:05:00-04:00 >2017-02-20T23:54:09-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan is gradually coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. OMA design team leaders Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Kris Yao and Willy Yu of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Taipei city mayor Hau Lung-pin, and other city government representatives took part in the event.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, the Center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Public Loop invites public engagement from both inside and outside the Center.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>More photos and details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA to Build Taipei Performing Arts Centre</a></p> Why Cities Should Be More Skeptical of New Cultural Centers and Expansions Alexander Walter 2014-06-25T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:03:25-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Through case studies, surveys, and construction-cost analyses, the Cultural Policy Center report found that the museum building boom didn't bring the net benefit to communities predicted by the so-called Bilbao Effect. [...] Beyond the standard gentrification effect [...] supply may have outstripped demand over the course of the U.S. arts center building boom&mdash;leaving some cities with the responsibility to maintain or even pay for cultural centers that they don't entirely need.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> XML’s Arts Pavilion proposal for the West Kowloon Cultural District Justine Testado 2014-02-04T00:01:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:21:17-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="463" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In light of the recent conclusion of the Arts Pavilion Design Competition for Hong Kong's developing West Kowloon Cultural District, Dutch design practice XML shared their competition entry "A&sup2;" with us. Although they were met with stiff competition and didn't place, their proposal is still worth knowing about.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Catch a glimpse of how XML would've designed the pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Find more project details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Winners of the West Kowloon Cultural District Arts Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-02-03T20:45:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:53:36-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Development plans for Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) continue to grow with the recently concluded Arts Pavilion Design Competition, wherein the new waterfront pavilion will become the main exhibition space for the to-be-built M+ Museum. The new Arts Pavilion is set to be built by 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The jury chose three prize winners out of 100 submissions:</p><p><strong>1st Prize: VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2nd Prize: ROGERSPARTNERS and Arthur C. S. Kwok Architects &amp; Associates </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>3rd Prize: Hestia &amp; Vish Limited</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Six honorable mentions were also selected:</strong> Matheson Whiteley and Andrew Lee King Fun &amp; Associates Architects Ltd; ESKYIU and LEAD; O Studio Architects Limited with ARCA Limited; J&auml;gnef&auml;lt Milton with Leigh &amp; Orange Ltd; David Kohn Architects with TFP Farrells; and Nina Lesser, Michel Chung, Man Hok Wai, Nic Banks, Glory Wang.</p><p>Find additional details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Three finalists for Moscow’s New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) Justine Testado 2013-12-16T20:24:00-05:00 >2014-08-13T12:40:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="636" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Strelka Institute for media, architecture and design announced on Dec. 12 the three finalists for the international competition to design the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) at the Khodynskoe Pole in Moscow.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng wins Moscow&rsquo;s NCCA competition</a></p><p>Out of 10 teams in the second round of the competition, the jury selected 3 finalists:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heneghan Peng Architects (Ireland)</strong></a><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Spain):</strong></a><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br><br><strong>MEL (Russia)</strong>:<br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p> Josep Lluís Mateo completes Cultural Center in Castelo Branco, Portugal Justine Testado 2013-12-10T19:47:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:12:50-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Josep Llu&iacute;s Mateo has now completed the final phase of the Castelo Branco Cultural Center in Portugal. Mateo first proposed the design, which won first prize, in an invited competition in 2000. The new Cultural Center in the historic town of Castelo Branco features an ice-skating rink, an exhibition space, and an auditorium &mdash; all integrated into one fluid structure.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a few photos of the new Cultural Center:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> To see more, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Photos by Adri&agrave; Goula.</em></p> schmidt hammer lassen to design Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center in Hjørring, Denmark Justine Testado 2013-11-18T12:56:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T13:00:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>schmidt hammer lassen architects recently announced winning the competition to design the Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center, a 4,200 m2 culture facility to be built in Hj&oslash;rring, Denmark. Along with the Danish firm, the winning interdisciplinary team included Arkitektfirmaet Finn &Oslash;stergaard, Brix &amp; Kamp, ALECTIA, Gade &amp; Mortensen Akustik, AIX Arkitekter, Filippa Berglund scenography, and LIW Planning.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects.</em></p> Weeksville Heritage Center by Caples Jefferson Architects caplesjefferson 2013-11-06T15:41:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:02:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following a strong architectural language of repetition, movement, rhythm, and proportion the &lsquo;weeksville heritage center&rsquo; designed by American firm caples jefferson architects PC serves as a gateway to a 19th century african-american freedman&rsquo;s settlement. the sustainably built complex is located in brooklyn, new york and features a new two-story, 23,000 sq ft building and 41,000 sq ft of landscape that redefines the site&rsquo;s context.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Weeksville Heritage Center is a new sustainable cultural center designed by Caples Jefferson Architects PC. It is a two-story, 23,000 sq ft new building and 41,000 sq ft interpretive landscape, located at the intersection of Buffalo Avenue and Bergen Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. In the 1960&rsquo;s, four remaining buildings from this Brooklyn settlement were rediscovered. through 40 years of impassioned community support, the site eventually grew to serve as a focal african-american heritage site.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">The primary purpose of the new structure and landscape is to serve as a gateway to the historic houses on the premises - remnants of the 19th century free African American community of Weeksville - with state-of-the-art exhibition, performance and educational facilities, as well as to provide a green oasis for visitors and the local community. The main lobby includes introductory exhibits and leads to a gallery, a lecture and performance space for 200, classrooms...</p> Steven Holl Architects wins Qingdao Culture and Art Center competition in China Justine Testado 2013-10-30T18:38:00-04:00 >2013-11-15T14:14:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="546" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steven Holl Architects has been chosen to design the Qingdao City Culture and Art Center after a unanimous jury decision. Other big-name contenders for the winning spot included OMA and Zaha Hadid Architects. As part of an extension project in Qingdao, the new design will be 2 million sq. feet consisting of four art museums located in the heart of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A+ Architecture to design new Scène Campagne cultural facility in Cornillon, Southern France Justine Testado 2013-10-16T18:03:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:01:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French firm A+ Architecture has just been announced as the first-prize winner of the "Sc&egrave;ne Campagne" competition. Led by the Communaut&eacute; de Communes de Valc&eacute;zard, A+ Architecture's winning proposal will soon be realized into a new cultural, economical, and social facility for the countryside village of Cornillon in Southern France.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> SANAA wins Taichung City Cultural Center competition Alexander Walter 2013-09-11T15:43:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:01:26-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The highly popular Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition in Taiwan just announced its much anticipated list of winners, and it's the Pritzker Prize-winning team of Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA with local partner Ricky Liu &amp; Associates to snatch the top honors.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>SANAA's winning ensemble of playfully arranged white, translucent boxes beat out designs by the four other recently shortlisted teams including Peter Eisenman Architects, Jean-loup Baldacci, MASS STUDIES and St&uuml;cheli Architekten.</em></p> <p> Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to see more News posts about the Taichung City Cultural Center competition.</p> Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by Patrick Tighe Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-07-22T17:02:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T17:49:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's another entry to the recent Taichung City Cultural Center competition in Taiwan (previously on Bustler). This submission was designed by Southern Californian firm Patrick Tighe Architecture, currently featured at MOCA's exhibition A New Sculpturalism, Contemporary Architecture from Southern California.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by Tom Wiscombe Design Alexander Walter 2013-07-15T19:00:00-04:00 >2013-07-27T15:57:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We keep receiving a steady stream of design entries to the Taichung City Cultural Center competition in Taiwan [...], some of which we have already been able to publish. Today's entry was designed by LA-based studio Tom Wiscombe Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by OXO Architects + Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste Alexander Walter 2013-07-11T14:52:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:08:21-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French firms OXO architects and Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Architecte Urbaniste have sent us "TCC Garden," the team's joint entry to the Taichung City Cultural Center competition in Taiwan</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> Sejong Art Center Entry by H Architecture & Haeahn Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-06-17T15:12:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T13:40:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="965" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York-based practice H Architecture has shared with us its submission to the recent Sejong Art Center competition for the design of a cultural center for the planned city of Sejong in South Korea. The entry was a collaborative effort with Haeahn Architecture from Seoul.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by Architecton Alexander Walter 2013-06-10T17:34:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:07:46-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since announcing the five shortlisted finalists to Taiwan's Taichung City Cultural Center competition last week, we have been receiving a steady stream of further competition entries from around the world. Here's one from Moscow-based firm Architecton which moves the "Gate" metaphor to the core of its design concept.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by Maxthreads Alexander Walter 2013-06-03T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-09-11T15:44:11-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five teams have recently been shortlisted as stage one winners in the international architecture competition for the design of a new City Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan. Taichung, after the merger of Taichung City and Taichung County the third largest city in Taiwan, established this competition to distinguish itself from the other major Taiwanese cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The five shortlisted teams are:</em></p> <ul><li> <em>St&uuml;cheli Architekten AG</em><em> / Mathis Tinner (Switzerland)</em></li> <li> <em>MASS STUDIES / Minsuk Cho (South Korea)</em></li> <li> <em>Eisenman Architects, PC / Peter Eisenman (USA)</em></li> <li> <em>Jean-loup Baldacci (France)</em></li> <li> <em>SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima (Japan)</em></li> </ul><p> <em>The jury will announce the stage two results at the end of August.</em></p> <p> <em>Following is the entry to the Taichung City Cultural Center competition we have received from Scottish practice Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning.</em></p> <p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA wins Taichung City Cultural Center competition</a></p> Cultural Center Chapultepec Entry by Yau/Morales/Easter/Wawrzenczyk Alexander Walter 2013-05-28T14:53:00-04:00 >2013-05-28T14:53:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The collaborative design team consisting of architects Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter and Lukasz Wawrzenczyk has shared with us their entry to the Cultural Center Chapultepec competition in Mexico City.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bernard Tschumi presents Grottammare Cultural Center, his first project in Italy Alexander Walter 2013-02-28T16:30:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:10:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bernard Tschumi Architects has unveiled the schematic design for the firm's first work in Italy: ANIMA, a new cultural center in the city of Grottammare. The project has been commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno and the Municipality of Grottammare and is expected to be completed by 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> schmidt hammer lassen to Design New Cultural Center and Library in Karlshamn, Sweden Alexander Walter 2013-01-25T13:50:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:19:39-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>schmidt hammer lassen architects has just won an international competition for the new Cultural Center and Library in the Swedish city of Karlshamn, designed to gather the city&rsquo;s cultural functions under one roof. The 5,000 square meter (53,820 sq ft) facility aims to be the city&rsquo;s new meeting place and will house a library, an exhibition area, a movie theater, a tourist office, and a caf&eacute;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Małopolska Garden of Arts Named Best Architecture in Krakow, Poland Alexander Walter 2012-11-05T16:48:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:22:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The newly opened cultural arts center complex "Ma&#322;opolski Ogr&oacute;d Sztuki / Ma&#322;opolska Garden of Arts" in Krakow Poland, has been selected for the Prof. J. Bogdanowski Prize 2012 for the best architecture realized in Krakow. Designed by Ingarden &amp; Ew&yacute; Architects, this new cultural institution houses a performing &amp; media arts center, as well as a mediatheque, and is run by Krakow's Julius Slowacki Theater and the Malopolska Voivodship Public Library.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 3XN Completes ‘Plassen’ Cultural Center in Molde, Norway Alexander Walter 2012-10-01T15:12:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:00:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The small city of Molde in Western Norway recently gained one more architectural attraction: the new cultural center, 'Plassen', designed by Danish 3XN.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Fire at Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku: no damage Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-21T13:56:00-04:00 >2012-07-25T19:41:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="840" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a result of the fire that took place at the Heydar Aliyev Center designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in Baku today no damage was caused to inner part of the building, halls and others, a joint statement of Emergency Situations Ministry and Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office says.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MoederscheimMoonen to Design New Community Center in Zwolle, Netherlands Alexander Walter 2012-07-02T14:07:00-04:00 >2012-07-02T18:08:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The proposal by Rotterdam-based firm MoederscheimMoonen Architects has recently won the architectural competition for the new community center &lsquo;Het Anker&rsquo; in Zwolle, The Netherlands. The commission results from an invited competition which also comprised the offices Koppert + Koenis Architecten, broekbakema, Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur, and BDG Architecten.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>