Archinect - News 2014-10-22T20:06:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/72630375/winner-of-2013-mock-firms-international-skyscraper-competition Winner of 2013 Mock Firms International Skyscraper Competition Alexander Walter 2013-05-06T16:54:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:17:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzaqis4pfjfwcgm5.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners have been announced recently at the fifth annual Mock Firms International Skyscraper Competition, organized by Chicago Architecture Today. [...] The top title of International Skyscraper and Mock Firm Champion (a combination of architectural and marketing efforts) was awarded to the team AZAHAR Architecture composed of five architecture students and one professor from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.</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/70175000/foster-partners-completes-bedouin-tent-inspired-jordan-airport Foster + Partners completes Bedouin tent-inspired Jordan Airport Archinect 2013-03-27T13:32:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T19:30:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/2920260afdf7d9359d7d282fe76db5e7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster + Partners recently added another international airport to its portfolio, the just-opened Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. According to a press release, the flight hub boasts a &ldquo;highly effective passive design, which has been inspired by local traditions,&rdquo; namely a canopy of shallow concrete domes that mitigate Amman&rsquo;s hot climate and mimic forms in Islamic art.</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/16635320/1-5-billion-star-trek-theme-park-announced-for-jordan $1.5 Billion Star Trek Theme Park Announced for Jordan MikeChino 2011-08-12T16:47:56-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjnuc0hm02zchxx7.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>King Abdullah of Jordan, who was once an extra in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, has given the green light to a $1.5 billion Star Trek-inspired theme park that will boldly take Jordan where no Gulf state has gone before. While the theme park will not be powered by dilithium crystals, it will utilize green technology in order to lower its carbon footprint.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> Hanin Fakhriddin, IP &amp; Brand Protection Manager at Rubicon Group, one of the creators behind the theme park, just contacted us from Amman, Jordan and pointed out that "the Theme Park is not a Star Trek Theme Park, nor a theme park revolving around Star Trek. It will be dedicated to our region&rsquo;s history and culture. A section of the park will be dedicated to the future, and this is where the Star Trek attraction will be."</p>