Archinect - News 2016-10-26T03:37:33-04:00 OMA, MAD, Herzog & de Meuron among 2016 Designs of the Year architecture nominees Justine Testado 2016-09-02T19:27:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Designs of the Year Award always presents a flurry of memorable projects, from Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center to human organs-on-chips...Established by London's Design Museum, the slightly renamed Beazley Designs of the Year Award celebrates the most innovative global design in Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport from the last 12 months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2016&nbsp;Designs of the Year Award competition is in full swing, with more than 70 projects on the nomination list.&nbsp;Will another architecture project be crowned as the overall winner next January, joining Zaha Hadid's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heydar Aliyev Center</a>?&nbsp;Here are a few of the Architecture nominees:</p><p>Fondazione Prada. Designer: OMA.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>VIA 57 West.&nbsp;Designer: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Arena for Learning, UTEC, Lima, Peru. Designer: Grafton Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Better Shelter. Designers: Johan Karlsson, Founder &amp; Interim MD; Dennis Kanter, Designer; Christian Gustafsson, Industrial Designer; John van Leer, Engineer and Industrial Designer; Tim de Haas, Head of Technology; IKEA Foundation, Partner; UNHCR, Partner.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Nida house in Navidad (Chile). Designers: Mauricio Pezo, Principal Architect; Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Principal Architect; Diego Perez, Collaborator Architect; Carlos Atala, Client; Ricardo Ballesta, Builder.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Tate Modern Switch House. Designer: Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>(cover image)</em>&nbsp;Harbin Opera House by MAD Arch...</p> RIBA announces 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist Justine Testado 2016-09-01T18:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:20:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year again when RIBA reveals the Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist. The Marco Goldschmied Foundation established the annual prize in 1998 in memory of Stephen Lawrence, a teenager who aspired to become an architect but whose life tragically ended when he was murdered in 1993. The prize recognizes the best UK-based projects designed by emerging talent and was built with a construction budget of less than &pound;1 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Six projects made it onto this year's shortlist:</p><p>Exhibition Mews, Hampshire by Ash Sakula Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>House of Trace, London by Tsuruta Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Mellor Primary School, Stockport by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Modern Side Extension, London by Coffey Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Observatory, Hampshire by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Tin House, London by Henning Stummel Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More RIBA award news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist announced: includes Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Wilkinson Eyre</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA reveals 46 stunning projects as 2016 National Awardees</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors shortlist highlights Justine Testado 2016-07-22T15:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T18:27:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you're all about staying updated on the most talented interior designers around the globe, look out for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors</a>. Returning this fall, the just-as-popular sister event to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> recognizes some of the most outstanding projects in the international interior design scene from the last 12 months.</p><p>Most recently, INSIDE revealed a competitive shortlist of 63 projects. Get a glimpse of some of the projects below:</p><p>Bar &amp; Restaurants: MARU | Taipei, Taiwan by Chen Interior Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Creative Re-use: Riverside Centre | Brisbane, Australia by K.P.D.O.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Hotels: Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Spa | Playa del Carmen, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno y Asociodos SC</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Office: MIDWEST INLAND PORT FINANCIAL TOWN | Xi'an, China by Hallucinate</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Civic: METEOR CINEMA | Guangzhou, China by One Plus Partnership Limited</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Office: Auer | New Taipei City, Taiwan by X-Line Design Co. Ltd.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Hotels: Ovolo Woolloomooloo | Sydney, Australia by HASSELL</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Residential: SP Penthouse | S&atilde;o P...</p> RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist announced: includes Herzog & de Meuron, Wilkinson Eyre Abigail Banfield 2016-07-13T19:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:19:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What does it take for a project to transcend from merely eye-catching architecture to a lasting, inspirational, nationally acclaimed building? The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize</a>, which awards the UK's best new building each year, has narrowed 2016's contenders down to a shortlist of six (two of which, the Weston Library by Wilkinson Eyre and Loyn &amp; Co's Inside Outside House, were&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">predicted for this list by Archinect's Ellen Hancock</a>), which it announced today.</p><p>The list follows the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Awards</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Awards</a> earlier this year, and comprises of some &ldquo;usual suspects&rdquo; shortlisted in previous years, as well as some newcomers; including previous winners Wilkinson Eyre and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, and returning nominees Reiach and Hall, Caruso St John, and dRMM.</p><p>Nominees Michael Laird Architects and Loyn &amp; Co Architects are relative newcomers, bringing (respectively) an education project and a private residence to the shortlist&mdash;the first private home to be nominated in 15 years. This year&rsquo;s shortlist ...</p> Shortlist for Mackintosh Building restoration contractors announced (plus, cool renderings of the fire damage!) Julia Ingalls 2016-03-17T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T01:16:27-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Restoring the fire-damaged <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackintosh Building</a> at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> isn't just about sourcing the appropriate physical materials, but introducing a spirit of rejuvenation to the younger set, too.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;We&nbsp;want to make sure that the restoration of The Mackintosh Building can deliver increased<br>levels of traditional skills training in Glasgow and the surrounding area,&rdquo; Liz Davidson, Senior Project Manager, Mackintosh Restoration said in a press release.&nbsp;&ldquo;We will expect our Main Contractor to commit to an extensive programme&nbsp;of recruiting and training new apprentices which will both support the local&nbsp;economy in Glasgow and ensure that the skills required to restore historic&nbsp;buildings such as the Mack do not die out.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The winner of the shortlist of contractors, which includes&nbsp;Balfour&nbsp;Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd, BAM Construction Ltd, John Graham Construction&nbsp;Ltd, Kier Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd., will be tasked with restoring one of architecture's most treasured spaces. T...</p> RIBA reveals the six 2015 Stirling Prize shortlisters Justine Testado 2015-07-16T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:29:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="624" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The time has come again for RIBA's 2015 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize</a>, the institute's highest accolade for "best new building" in the United Kingdom. Starting out with the regional <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Awards</a> followed by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Awards</a> earlier this year, RIBA announced today the six buildings that are still in the running for the coveted Stirling Prize.</p><p>As usual, the shortlisted projects are a fairly striking bunch typically designed by British architecture firms that have graced RIBA nomination lists time and time again, or have already won RIBA awards. (Out of the shortlisted firms this year, MUMA and Reiach and Hall Architects are first-time Stirling nominees.) On the other hand, high-level awards like the Stirling Prize that evaluate new buildings for "design excellence and significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment" spark debates regarding what should be valued in architecture and the open-ended question of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"What is good architecture?"</a></p><p>Check out the shortlist below, along w...</p> The World Architecture Festival + INSIDE live competitions return to Marina Bay Sands this November Justine Testado 2015-06-25T08:59:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T12:37:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) is preparing for another eventful year at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on November 4-6. Architects, designers, and clients from around the world gather to witness the happenings of the live architecture competition and form connections with some 2,000 of their fellow attendees. Needless to say, the competition attracts a number of stellar projects from today's leading designers, so it's anyone's game.</p><p>For 2015, the WAF shortlist boasts 338 projects across 31 categories from architects based in 46 countries.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>From top to bottom: Fulton Center by Grimshaw; Cardedeu by EMC Arquitectura; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nanyang Technological University</a> by Heatherwick Studio; Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura &amp; NAP Co. Ltd.</em></p><p>During the event, WAF competitors will get the chance to interact and hear critiques from the 2015 &lsquo;super jurors&rsquo;: Sir Peter Cook (UK), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), Charles Jencks (UK/US), Kerry Hill (Singapore) and Ma...</p> Mackintosh exhibition emphasizes need for careful selection of architect for Glasgow School of Art restoration Alexander Walter 2015-02-16T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T13:59:39-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Charles Rennie Mackintosh&rsquo;s drawings go on display at the RIBA, the search is on for the architect who might best restore the glory of his fire-damaged masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art. [...] But the list seems to have been compiled too much on the basis of who has been there and done what when it comes to restoring historic buildings, rather than a real desire to find architects with the right sensitivity for the job.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five firms shortlisted for Mackintosh Library renovation after devastating fire</a></p> Designers chosen for Louvre’s €60m storage outpost Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T15:04:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T15:04:39-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five architectural firms are on the shortlist to design the Louvre&rsquo;s new storage facility, planned to open near the museum&rsquo;s satellite in Lens, northern France. Corinne Vezzoni &amp; Assoc and Zig Zag architecture, both from France, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten from the Netherlands, Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners from the UK and Estudio Arquitectura Baeza from Spain were chosen from 173 applicants.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Shortlists for the RIBA Manser Medal and the 2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-05T19:58:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:32:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="524" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RIBA has announced the 2014 shortlists for the Manser Medal - Best New House in the UK and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Check out these stellar projects below.</p><p><strong>MANSER MEDAL</strong> <strong>- Best New House in the UK</strong></p><p>The Manser Medal was established in 2001 to honor former RIBA President and notable home designer Michael Manser CBE. It recognizes private homes or major extensions that are deemed to be exemplary of innovation, sustainability, and style, and were also completed within the past year by a UK architect.</p><p>Out of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">23 longlisted projects</a> announced earlier this summer, the jury shortlisted these six houses:</p><p>(pictured above) <strong>Lens House </strong>in north London by Alison Brooks Architects</p><p><strong>The Kench</strong> in Hampshire by MELOY Architects and John Young</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Cliff House</strong>, Isle of Skye, Scotland by Dualchas Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>House No 7,</strong> Isle of Tiree, Scotland by Denizen Works</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Luker House</strong> in Barnes, southwest London by Jamie Fobert Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Stormy Castle</strong> in Gower, Wales by Loyn &amp; Co Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>STEPHEN LAWRENCE PRIZE</strong></p><p>The Stephen Law...</p> The LEAF Awards 2014 shortlist Justine Testado 2014-08-14T20:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:08:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" 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=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Structural Awards 2014 shortlist is announced Justine Testado 2014-08-01T17:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T15:08:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="974" 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=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 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="" width="650" height="621" 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=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 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="" width="650" height="560" 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=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More projects on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 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="" width="650" height="369" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 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="" width="636" height="425" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" width="650" height="377" 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=""></p><p>Team 3<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Team 4<img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p>Team 5<br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 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="" width="650" height="366" 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> 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="" width="530" height="400" 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> 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="" width="650" height="784" 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="" title=""><br><br> Project author: Studio Octopi<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Project author: Stephen Taylor Architects<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Project author: Allsop Gollings Architects<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Project author: Studio Sam Causer and Geraldine Dening<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Project author: Paul Archer Design<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> See more of the shortlist and other competition details at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy Peabody Short Projects Panel competition.</em></p> 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="" width="650" height="409" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it was announced</a> just yesterday that DS+R's MoMA expansion will officially raze the much beloved <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum</a>? <em>(*ding ding ding!*)</em></p> 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="" width="650" height="445" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten firms chosen for second stage of MLK Jr. Memorial Library renovation search</a></p> 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="" width="650" height="404" 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> 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="" width="650" height="325" 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> 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="" width="650" height="433" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleven renowned architects present proposals for Stockholm&rsquo;s future Nobel Center</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A P(a)lace to enjoy by Wing&aring;rdh Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A P(a)lace to enjoy by Wing&aring;rdh Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A Room and a Half &ndash; Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A Room and a Half &ndash; Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; A Room and a Half &ndash; Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Nobelhuset &ndash; David Chipperfield Architects. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Nobelhuset &ndash; David Chipperfield Architects. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Nobelhuset &ndash; David Chipperfield Architects. Photo &copy; Nobelhuset AB</p>... 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="" width="650" height="650" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners wins LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences competition</a></p> 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="" width="650" height="445" 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="" 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> 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="" width="650" height="488" 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> Shortlist announced for Norwegian July 22 Memorial Sites Justine Testado 2013-10-11T20:11:00-04:00 >2016-02-29T15:01:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" 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> 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="" width="650" height="361" 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>