Archinect - News 2014-08-21T00:31:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106578975/the-leaf-awards-2014-shortlist The LEAF Awards 2014 shortlist Justine Testado 2014-08-14T20:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:08:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wiw7ybot69mfe8ml.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The LEAF Awards are back with a new shortlist. The annual awards highlight projects that are perceived as setting the standard for the international architecture and design community in various categories. Category winners and an overall winner will be announced during the LEAF Awards 2014 at the Swiss&ocirc;tel, D&uuml;sseldorf/Neuss in Germany on October 10.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of this year's shortlisters.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e236wfjakzbjch32.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m7nhgtb4t8bcodao.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ja/jaob7rpzaq41fhaj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qqsnaxtqd0x6ygos.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4no926b8fakhlg7.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_leaf_awards_2014_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105567174/structural-awards-2014-shortlist-is-announced Structural Awards 2014 shortlist is announced Justine Testado 2014-08-01T17:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T15:08:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gmnmelin4982lxf.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's that time of year again. The Institution of Structural Engineers revealed the 2014 shortlist for their annual Structural Awards today. The awards recognize achievement, innovation, and excellence in the field of structural engineering in addition to promoting its significant role in the creation of inventive design solutions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the shortlisted projects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37q2kacp0i72cmid.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pzzll7445wegvo7f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tngpzqii2ubsqz6o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37e7aygvcogwehfr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzihsdvxtuglndsl.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/structural_awards_2014_shortlist_is_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104407067/2014-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist-is-revealed 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed Justine Testado 2014-07-17T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:10:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k99hzfpjebnys8zg.jpg" width="514" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's that time of year again. Six buildings were just announced for the 2014 shortlist of the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for best new building in the UK. Each contender will be judged particularly for its design excellence and its significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5fwq6ead6dytsba.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i8xc0q4lsr3ilzb2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0jcdmp76uhwdmlfe.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bp/bpgly1r9shwt06gn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gyqkdl6yb5ihpsk.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2014_riba_stirling_prize_shortlist_is_revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist World Architecture Festival announces 2014 awards shortlist Justine Testado 2014-07-08T14:57:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:23:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2k/2kg8ljilvuemr3d8.jpg" width="514" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2014 shortlist for the highly anticipated World Architecture Festival has been announced! Taking place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on October 1-3, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards is unique in that anyone can apply to the competition and have a chance to win. Additionally, event attendees can witness architecture teams present their projects and then listen to the jury's responses.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The global shortlist is a hefty one, as it includes architects from over 40 countries and over 30 categories. Here's a couple of this year's projects (perhaps you may have seen some of them before):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sqzbsnikn404q0w0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tnzmky5gspttu8m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8vjx8de1it0ejs3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cybbknuen4ygpwc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/sufbhsgdsi2j8347.jpg"></p><p>More projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_announces_2014_awards_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99320371/11th-street-bridge-park-competition-in-washington-d-c-shortlists-six-teams-for-phase-one 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington D.C. shortlists six teams for phase one Justine Testado 2014-05-06T20:24:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T20:25:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awssl7hx015k5eyg.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six teams of architects and landscape architects are still in the running for the 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington D.C. The nationwide competition is hunting for the best design to transform an old freeway bridge into D.C.'s first elevated park: the 11th Street Bridge Park.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of more than 40 teams and 80 firms that responded to an open call for submissions this past March, the jury selected the phase-one finalists -- who have all formed into the following interdisciplinary teams below:</p><ul><li>Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</li><li>Piet Oudolf with Glenn LaRue Smith/PUSH Studio / WXY architecture + urban design</li><li>OLIN / OMA</li><li>Stoss Landscape Urbanism / H&ouml;weler + Yoon Architecture</li><li>Wallace Roberts &amp; Todd (WRT) / NEXT Architects</li><li>Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape / Davis Brody Bond</li></ul><p>More info about the competition can be found on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/11th_street_bridge_park_competition_in_washington_d.c._shortlists_six_teams/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97737503/seven-firms-shortlisted-for-mexico-city-airport-expansion Seven firms shortlisted for Mexico City airport expansion Archinect 2014-04-10T19:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:18:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b2fc5bfb2df303ec96cbb2ed9c7d4aa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Pascall+Watson have been named on a seven-strong shortlist to design the &pound;1.8 billion expansion of Mexico City airport The quartet of British companies is joined among the finalists by SOM, Gensler and Teodoro Gonz&aacute;lez de Le&oacute;n with Alberto Kalach: TAX.</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/95046449/five-teams-shortlisted-for-london-s-natural-history-museum-civic-realm-competition Five teams shortlisted for London’s Natural History Museum Civic Realm competition Justine Testado 2014-03-06T17:22:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:19:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1fqu3472o75eir9.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Natural History Museum recently revealed five shortlisted teams that still have a chance to redesign the historic museum in the Civic Realm competition...Teams will present their designs to the jury on March 13, and the winner is expected to be announced in April 2014. Designs are currently on exhibition -- with team names hidden -- at the Museum until March 11.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The five shortlisted teams are:</p><ul><li>BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with Martha Schwartz Partners</li><li>Grant Associates with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios&nbsp;</li><li>Niall McLaughlin Architects with Kim Wilkie&nbsp;</li><li>Land Use Consultants (LUC) with Design Engine&nbsp;</li><li>Stanton Williams Architects with Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects</li></ul><p>Check out the proposals and see if you can guess who designed what.</p><p>Pictured above: Team 1</p><p>Team 2<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkdbe1fiuxvdbjpu.jpg"></p><p>Team 3<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bd7xn5y5vxny0jf.jpg"><br><br>Team 4<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/om1ujd64ii4ndgsu.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p>Team 5<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l66cm3zri6xxh0qd.jpg"></p><p>For more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/five_teams_shortlisted_for_londons_natural_history_museum_civic_realm_compe/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94441681/london-crystal-palace-shortlist-boasts-six-of-the-uk-s-top-architects London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects Alexander Walter 2014-02-26T20:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:12:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqlu3r1ppxw60i4w.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The list of selected architects to move on to the next competition stage reads like a who's who in British architecture:</p><ul><li>David Chipperfield Architects</li><li>Grimshaw</li><li>Haworth Tompkins Architects</li><li>Marks Barfield Architects</li><li>Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</li><li>Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/92398532/five-firms-advance-in-taiwan-s-kinmen-passenger-service-terminal-competition Five firms advance in Taiwan’s Kinmen Passenger Service Terminal competition Justine Testado 2014-01-29T20:01:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T18:17:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijtez722hv6prftz.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five firms -- which include some notable names -- are still in the running for the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition&rlm;&lrm;. Hosted by Taiwan's Kinmen County Government, the winner will be master architect of a two-phase project that consists of a new multi-functional terminal facility and expansion for the Port of Kinmen.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Stage II finalists are:</p><ul><li>Josep Mias Gifre (Spain)</li><li>Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects / Lorcan O'Herlihy (USA)</li><li>Junya Ishigami + Associates (Japan)</li><li>Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc. / Thomas W. Wiscombe (USA)</li><li>Miralles Tagliabue EMBT SLP / Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain)</li></ul><p>Following the Stage II submissions deadline and jury evaluations, the winning results are expected to be announced this April.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91455686/peabody-housing-competition-shortlist-shares-future-ideas-of-affordable-housing Peabody housing competition shortlist shares future ideas of affordable housing Justine Testado 2014-01-17T14:58:00-05:00 >2014-01-21T19:27:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbwn47z91r0xq2p3.jpg" width="514" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the help of young UK architects, London housing association Peabody is already looking to the future of social housing with their "Small Projects Panel" competition launched this past November. Peabody recently announced 20 shortlisted proposals that have advanced to the last stage. Each team will be interviewed before the jury picks 6-8 firms by the end of January. The winning firms will help Peabody develop new housing schemes that have a maximum of 20 homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out some of the shortlisted projects.<br><br> Project author: Coffey Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/momf9hxass6jq2bh.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Studio Octopi<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9xhg7hoihe08605.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Stephen Taylor Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fponevqg8krj1f5q.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Allsop Gollings Architects<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7dy3tjy4n28frpv.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Studio Sam Causer and Geraldine Dening<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bdcb780jlh7y6mi.jpg" title=""><br><br> Project author: Paul Archer Design<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oywhg0c6330niyx5.jpg" title=""><br><br> See more of the shortlist and other competition details at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/shortlist_of_peabodys_housing_competition_shares_future_ideas_of_affordable/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy Peabody Short Projects Panel competition.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90858670/vancouver-art-gallery-opens-up-shortlist-ring-to-five-international-design-heavyweights Vancouver Art Gallery opens up shortlist ring to five international design heavyweights Alexander Walter 2014-01-09T21:04:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T11:18:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wox1wrvjmol09vm.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The heat is on in the architectural competition for Vancouver Art Gallery's new downtown home on a site at West Georgia and Cambie Streets. From a pool of 75 applicants, the gallery narrowed down a shortlist of five firms &mdash; all of which are no strangers to designing world-class exhibition spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York)</li> <li> Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York)</li> <li> Herzog &amp; de Meuron (Basel)</li> <li> KPMB Architects (Toronto)</li> <li> SANAA (Tokyo)</li> </ul><p> Could this be the welcome redemption time for TWBTA after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it was announced</a> just yesterday that DS+R's MoMA expansion will officially raze the much beloved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8366/american-folk-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum</a>? <em>(*ding ding ding!*)</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90069645/shortlist-for-d-c-s-mlk-library-renovation-narrowed-down-to-3-teams Shortlist for D.C.‘s MLK Library renovation narrowed down to 3 teams Alexander Walter 2013-12-30T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T22:04:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cy07dxmjs5udp0jg.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalist teams have advanced into the last round of the search for an architect to renovate &mdash; or possibly redesign &mdash; Washington D.C.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Back in October, the competition had already narrowed down the list of applicants to 10 teams with the invitation to create technical proposals on how they would approach renovating the Mies van der Rohe-designed library.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The three finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Patkau Architects / Ayers Saint Gross with Krueck + Sexton</li> <li> Martinez + Johnson Architects / Mecanoo Architects</li> <li> STUDIOS Architecture / The Freelon Group</li> </ul><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85836061/ten-firms-chosen-for-second-stage-of-mlk-jr-memorial-library-renovation-search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten firms chosen for second stage of MLK Jr. Memorial Library renovation search</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88155556/sn-hetta-sou-fujimoto-and-others-shortlisted-in-anakkale-antenna-tower-competition Snøhetta, Sou Fujimoto and others shortlisted in Çanakkale Antenna Tower competition Alexander Walter 2013-12-05T19:25:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:21:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/troj7cbho2k9hmmp.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Turkish &Ccedil;anakkale Antenna Tower International Competition has announced eight firms that passed the pre-selection hurdle and can now proceed to the second stage for design development. The jury selected the finalists from a pool of 130 eligible applicants. The teams will now have until February 15, 2014 to submit their design proposals.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The list of finalists comprises:</p> <ul><li> Sou Fujimoto Architects</li> <li> Sn&oslash;hetta &amp; &Ouml;zer/&Uuml;rger Architects &amp; Battle Mccarthy</li> <li> Ian Ritchie Architects &amp; Arup</li> <li> AL_A</li> <li> Powerhouse Company &amp; IND [Inter.National.Design]</li> <li> TEGET</li> <li> OLAF GIPSER &amp; ARUP &amp; Deniz Aslan</li> <li> FR-EE/Fernando Romero Enterprise &amp; KOTU+MAPmx Studio &amp; Werner Sobek</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/87070816/seven-projects-shortlisted-for-world-design-impact-prize-2013-2014 Seven projects shortlisted for World Design Impact Prize 2013-2014 Justine Testado 2013-11-21T15:06:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:14:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5oq0sd4fgcc2tycm.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seven projects have been shortlisted for the World Design Impact Prize 2013-2014. The nominated projects were unveiled during the 28th General Assembly of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) in Montreal, Canada from Nov. 18-19. The World Design Impact Prize raises awareness to the value of industrial design to provide solutions that address challenging global issues and social well-being.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The shortlisted projects are:</p> <ul><li> ABC (A Behaviour Changing) Syringe</li> <li> BioLite HomeStove</li> <li> Family By Family</li> <li> Laddoo Project</li> <li> Leveraged Freedom Chair</li> <li> Potty Project</li> <li> Refugee Housing Unit</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/86609006/nobel-center-competition-shortlists-three-teams-to-move-on-to-stage-two Nobel Center competition shortlists three teams to move on to stage two Justine Testado 2013-11-15T15:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-15T17:25:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xq/xqavfiml60qpuz0i.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three proposals have been chosen to move to the second stage of the architecture competition for the Nobel Center, the new Nobel Prize headquarters in Stockholm. In case you missed our previous post, 11 big-name architects submitted designs under anonymity &mdash; and we asked if you could guess who designed what!</p></em><br /><br /><p> The three shortlisted firms are:</p> <ul><li> A P(a)lace to Enjoy &ndash; Wing&aring;rdh Arkitektkontor, Sweden</li> <li> A Room and a Half &ndash; Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor, Sweden</li> <li> Nobelhuset &ndash; David Chipperfield Architects, Berlin, Germany</li> </ul><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83368103/eleven-renowned-architects-present-proposals-for-stockholm-s-future-nobel-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleven renowned architects present proposals for Stockholm&rsquo;s future Nobel Center</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2v/2v1jiplnipybul7d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A P(a)lace to enjoy by Wing&aring;rdh Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxmm3vhn5tqrgfeb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A P(a)lace to enjoy by Wing&aring;rdh Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1v5xev3bfozm5z7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A Room and a Half &ndash; Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m2/m2652xvnpnajfli5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A Room and a Half &ndash; Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99212o6pngaj14me.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A Room and a Half &ndash; Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v360zua0ts3h2oju.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Nobelhuset &ndash; David Chipperfield Architects. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94rlx9kfv3pe8019.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Nobelhuset &ndash; David Chipperfield Architects. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2b1nfx389z5w5lx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Nobelhuset &ndash; David Chipperfield Architects. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/86092495/can-you-guess-the-5-finalist-teams-of-the-lse-global-centre-for-social-sciences-competition Can you guess the 5 finalist teams of the LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences Competition? Justine Testado 2013-11-08T21:51:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T15:48:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/js6wul2zvg36zvwb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA and the London School of Economics (LSE) have yet to announce the winning team this November for their New Global Centre for Social Sciences competition. As part of the decision-making process for the winning design, the LSE hosted a public exhibition from Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 where visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favorite one. All designs have remained under anonymity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Grafton Architects, Ireland</li> <li> Heneghan Peng, Ireland</li> <li> Hopkins Architects, UK</li> <li> OMA, The Netherlands</li> <li> Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, UK</li> </ul><p> As we wait for the announcement, check out the finalist proposals and let us know in the comment section if you can guess who designed what.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86918913/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners-wins-lse-global-centre-for-social-sciences-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners wins LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85836061/ten-firms-chosen-for-second-stage-of-mlk-jr-memorial-library-renovation-search Ten firms chosen for second stage of MLK Jr. Memorial Library renovation search Justine Testado 2013-11-05T14:09:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T15:43:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bg20nl4h8reyexe.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The search to find the architect team to help redesign the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library continues as the competition narrowed down from 26 firms to 10 last month. These 10 teams were invited to create technical proposals on how they would approach renovating the Mies van der Rohe-designed library in Washington D.C. Firms are not expected to submit design concepts in this round. Proposals will be judged by a team of library, urban planning, architecture and preservation experts.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90069645/shortlist-for-d-c-s-mlk-library-renovation-narrowed-down-to-3-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for D.C.&lsquo;s MLK Library renovation narrowed down to 3 teams</a></p> <p> The firms are:</p> <ul><li> Cunningham Quill Architects/1100 Architects</li> <li> Ennead Architects/Marshall Moya Architects</li> <li> Leo A. Daly/Richard Bauer</li> <li> Martinez and Johnson Architects/Mecanoo Architects</li> <li> OMA/Quinn Evans Architects</li> <li> Patkau Architects/Ayers Saint Gross</li> <li> REX/Davis Carter Scott Architects</li> <li> Shalom Baranes/Davis Brody Bond</li> <li> Skidmore Owings &amp; Merrill</li> <li> Studios Architecture/The Freelon Group</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/85832833/five-teams-selected-for-stage-ii-of-russia-theme-park-competition Five teams selected for Stage II of “Russia” Theme Park competition Justine Testado 2013-11-05T13:13:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T13:24:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ys3ygbmkmtjx42z8.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five teams were selected for the second stage of the international architectural "Russia" theme park competition. The Jury, the Expert Council, and "Russia" park representatives met this past September to begin searching for the concept and financial model for the theme park. Twenty-six submissions out of 180 registered applicants from 41 countries made it to Stage I, which was then narrowed down to 18 after the Expert Council made further evaluations.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Out of those 18 submissions, only 5 finalists were selected to move on to Stage II:</p> <ul><li> BBDB: Balmori + base4+ DBA Proekt</li> <li> Citymakers</li> <li> Cushman &amp; Wakefield</li> <li> HOSPER</li> <li> Mosproject-5</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/83929796/shortlist-announced-for-norwegian-july-22-memorial-sites Shortlist announced for Norwegian July 22 Memorial Sites Justine Testado 2013-10-11T20:11:00-04:00 >2013-10-11T20:21:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tv02uzcnjpa3pc1o.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eight finalists were revealed for the international competition to design two memorial sites in the Norwegian Goverment Headquarters in Oslo as well as the island of Ut&oslash;ya. The public art memorial sites will commemorate the victims of the Oslo bombing and the Ut&oslash;ya massacre on July 22, 2011 &mdash; Norway's shocking day of terror when 77 people tragically lost their lives.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Below are the candidates who will advance to the second and final stage of the competition:</p> <ul><li> Jonas Dahlberg (SE)</li> <li> Jeremy Deller (UK)</li> <li> Estudio SIC (ES)</li> <li> Goks&oslash;yr &amp; Martens and Sn&oslash;hetta (NO)</li> <li> Olav Christopher Jenssen and LPO arkitekter (NO)</li> <li> Haugen/Zohar arkitekter (NO)</li> <li> Paul Murdoch Architects (US)</li> <li> NL&Eacute; &amp; Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi (NL/NG)</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/83546289/ten-firms-shortlisted-for-the-final-stage-of-moscow-s-new-ncca Ten Firms Shortlisted for the Final Stage of Moscow’s New NCCA croixe 2013-10-06T21:54:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T12:50:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7f3ggze3z1flpl2.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Jury announced the list of participants of the second stage. During the press conference on October 1, 2013 competition Jury announced the names of 10 participants of the second phase of the International competition for the architectural concept of museum and exhibition complex of the New National centre for contemporary arts.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The international competition to design the New National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow was held in two stages and its now entering its final phase with ten offices selected to make a final concept proposal for the design of the biggest institution of contemporary art in Russia.&nbsp; Five offices were selected through a &ldquo;preliminary concept&rdquo; proposal while five firms were shortlisted through their &ldquo;dossiers&rdquo;. The ten architectural firms are:</p> <ol><li> UNK Project (Russia)</li> <li> WAI Architecture Think Tank (China)</li> <li> Anton Barklyanski (Russia)</li> <li> Melorama (Russia)</li> <li> Ghirardelli Giancarlo Architect (Italy)</li> <li> Steven Holl Architects (USA)</li> <li> Nieto Sobejano (Spain)</li> <li> Heneghan Peng (Ireland)</li> <li> 51N4E (Belgium)</li> <li> Alejandro Aravena (Chile)</li> </ol><p> The international jury of curators, museum and art institution directors, and architects included&nbsp; Maria Baibakova (Director and Chief Curator, BAIBAKOV art projects, Russia); Bart de Baere (Director, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuH...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81998892/finalists-of-the-city-of-dreams-2013-2014-pavilion-competition Finalists of The City of Dreams 2013-2014 Pavilion Competition Justine Testado 2013-09-16T18:49:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T18:53:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8qanqgysc1pcycbe.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>FIGMENT, ENYA, and SEAoNY announced the five finalists for this year's City of Dreams Pavilion Competition. [...] The winning project will be constructed on Governors Island in New York City for the Summer 2014 season.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The finalists are:</p> <ul><li> ArtCloud by IKAR</li> <li> Dreamcatcher by ManifoldArchitectureStudio</li> <li> Governor&rsquo;s Cup by CDR Studio with Sustainable Engineering Services</li> <li> M&Ouml;BI water tower pavilion by STUDIO V Architecture with FTL Design Engineering Studio and Plaxall</li> <li> Urban Accordion by afoam</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/81986026/six-houses-shortlisted-for-riba-stephen-lawrence-prize-2013 Six houses shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2013 Justine Testado 2013-09-16T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vca6pnfqnjlck4sv.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week, the Royal Institute of British Architects announced the six projects shortlisted for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2013, which recognizes the best projects that exemplify fresh talent with a construction budget under &pound;1 million (US$1.59M). Dedicated to the memory of Stephen Lawrence&mdash;a teenager who aspired to become an architect but whose life was abruptly ended in 1993&mdash;the Stephen Lawrence Prize was set up to inspire emerging talent and working with small construction budgets.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83073926/winners-of-2013-riba-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81468029/shortlist-for-the-2013-riba-manser-medal-highlights-the-uk-s-best-new-homes Shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal highlights the UK’s best new homes Justine Testado 2013-09-09T21:44:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:26:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmcn9pj2a2bgqkl5.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed its shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal - Best New Home -- the UK's most distinguished private home design award. [...] Locally presented and judged, the RIBA Awards are specifically for structures in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners are also considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83073926/winners-of-2013-riba-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81083221/shortlist-for-new-u-s-embassy-in-beirut-now-down-to-three-finalists Shortlist for new U.S. Embassy in Beirut now down to three finalists Alexander Walter 2013-09-04T21:46:00-04:00 >2013-10-31T17:36:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17b32fb04e96935991452758b5a08a31.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Stage 2 shortlist for the new U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon has now been narrowed down even further.</p></em><br /><br /><p> As the Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) reports, these three design teams were selected for Stage 3 evaluation:</p> <ul><li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro</li> <li> Mack Scogin Merrill Elam / AECOM</li> <li> Morphosis Architects</li> </ul><p> Earlier this year in June, the Stage 1 shortlist still included Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, Steven Holl Architects, and Yazdani Studio.</p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75580843/ds-r-morphosis-vi-oly-and-holl-among-finalists-for-new-u-s-embassy-in-beirut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R, Morphosis, Vi&ntilde;oly and Holl Among Finalists for new U.S. Embassy in Beirut</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85458375/morphosis-architects-selected-to-design-new-u-s-embassy-in-beirut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis Architects selected to design new U.S. Embassy in Beirut</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80399280/kazakhstan-s-astana-world-expo-2017-competition-attracts-big-international-names Kazakhstan’s Astana World Expo 2017 Competition Attracts Big International Names Justine Testado 2013-08-26T21:36:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T13:57:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wd/wd6hjaqdgau47gfn.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's one step closer to finding the best design for the International Specialized Exposition (EXPO) 2017 exhibition site in Astana, Kazakhstan&mdash;the country's first world fair. For starters, some of the final designs include COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, UNStudio, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Zaha Hadid Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85523503/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-wins-kazakhstan-astana-world-expo-2017-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill wins Kazakhstan Astana World Expo 2017 competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79929062/britain-s-worst-buildings-of-the-year-vote-now-for-your-least-favorite Britain's worst buildings of the year - vote now for your (least) favorite! Alexander Walter 2013-08-20T18:54:00-04:00 >2013-08-30T13:24:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sv/svndmu0dcxkh0ozw.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Votes have been open for the Carbuncle Cup's annual naming and shaming since May. And now, here's the shortlist for the ugliest building of the year &ndash; from a swirly vertical pier to faux-fronted student flats.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Click <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/poll/2013/aug/20/carbuncle-cup-2013-poll-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to cast your vote in the poll for the UK's ugliest building of the year, hosted by The Guardian.</p> <p> In the running for this year's award are:</p> <ul><li> Avant Garde tower, Bethnal Green, London</li> <li> UCL student housing, 465 Caledonian Road, Islington, London</li> <li> Porth Eirias Watersports Centre, Colwyn Bay, Wales</li> <li> Redcar Beacon aka the Vertical Pier, Redcar, Cleveland</li> <li> Premier Inn, Waterloo, London</li> <li> Castle Mill housing, Port Meadow, Oxford</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80670357/prison-like-student-housing-wins-carbuncle-cup-for-britain-s-worst-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of the year</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79451694/rebuild-by-design-the-ten-stage-one-finalist-teams Rebuild by Design - The Ten Stage One Finalist Teams Alexander Walter 2013-08-14T14:20:00-04:00 >2013-08-20T14:53:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f1e951c26bf8f6379a20ce545ca968f.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a post yesterday, we already featured one of the ten submissions which emerged as Stage One Nominees in the Rebuild by Design competition. Here's now also the complete list of the shortlisted design teams as recently announced by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.</p></em><br /><br /><ul><li> Office of Metropolitan Architecture with Royal Haskoning DHV; Balmori Associaties; R/GA; and HR&amp;A Advisors.</li> <li> Bjarke Ingels Group with One Architecture; Starr Whitehouse; James Lima Planning &amp; Development; Green Shield Ecology; Buro Happold; AEA Consulting; and Project Projects.</li> <li> Sasaki Associates with Rutgers University and ARUP.</li> <li> Interboro Partners with the New Jersey Institute of Technology Infrastructure Planning Program; TU Delft; Project Projects; RFA Investments; IMG Rebel; Center for Urban Pedagogy; David Rusk; Apex; Deltares; Bosch Slabbers; H+N+S; and Palmbout Urban Landscapes.</li> <li> PennDesign/OLIN with PennPraxis, Buro Happold, HR&amp;A Advisors, and E-Design Dynamics.</li> <li> WXY architecture + urban design / West 8 Urban Design &amp; Landscape Architecture with ARCADIS Engineering and the Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University; Maxine Griffith; Parsons the New School for Design; Duke University; BJH Advisors; and Mary Edna Fraser.</li> <li> HR&amp;A Advisors with Coope...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/79319700/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-shortlist INSIDE World Festival of Interiors - 2013 Award Shortlist Alexander Walter 2013-08-12T21:23:00-04:00 >2013-10-03T14:24:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzo7l7zpaqbvv1xe.jpg" width="514" height="649" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, taking place in Singapore from October 2-4, has unveiled its 2013 award shortlist of 59 outstanding interior projects across the 12 award categories, Bars and Restaurants, Creative Re-use, Culture, Display, Education, Health, Hotels, Offices, Residential, Shopping Centers, Shops, and Transport. INSIDE is the sister event to the World Architecture Festival whose award shortlist we published here on Bustler just a few weeks ago.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76610882/world-architecture-festival-awards-2013-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival Awards - 2013 Shortlist</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83293369/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013 - Award Category Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78834131/the-structural-awards-2013-shortlist The Structural Awards - 2013 Shortlist Justine Testado 2013-08-06T14:24:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:00:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/io791yckwldiio2q.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Structural Awards, held by the Institution of Structural Engineers every year, recognizes the range of innovation, achievement, and excellence of structural engineers whose work is often overlooked. The Structural Awards highlights the challenging environments structural engineers constantly face in order to help build highly complex structures. The annual competition aims to distinguish talent, garner public attention, and inspire young people to explore the field of structural engineering.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Take a gander at some of the shortlisted projects below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78778652/calgary-new-central-library-competition-shortlists-four-teams Calgary New Central Library Competition Shortlists Four Teams Justine Testado 2013-08-05T21:04:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:01:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0p/0pk09u2slzjpm6eu.jpg" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who said that libraries were irrelevant in this digital age? Not the submitters in this competition. Since May, the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) in Alberta, Canada has been on the search for the architectural team to create a compelling design for the new Central Public Library in East Village. CMLC, the City of Calgary, and the Calgary Public Library held an open Request for Qualification as Stage One of a two-stage process to ultimately select the Prime Design Consultant.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On August 1, CMLC announced the following four shortlisted firms&mdash;some who already have high-profile status&mdash;that will advance to Stage Two, Request for Proposal:</p> <ul><li> 3XN and AECOM (Denmark and Calgary)</li> <li> KPMB and BKDI (Toronto and Calgary)</li> <li> REX and Group2 (New York and Calgary)</li> <li> Sn&oslash;hetta and Dialog (Oslo/New York and Calgary)</li> </ul>