Archinect - News 2014-08-29T14:14:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107582365/the-2014-buckminster-fuller-challenge-semi-finalists The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists Justine Testado 2014-08-27T21:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T15:45:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ywt4eihgjs6cope.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The next edition of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge has already begun! Every year, the highly competitive international challenge searches for the most inventive -- and effective -- holistic solution strategies to the world's most pressing problems. The Challenge Review Committee selected 20 semi-finalist initiatives out of 450 proposals worldwide. Each project went through three rounds of rigorous evaluations.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hn9u5rpyjfymklre.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lbp4q5q7fmamg1ig.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6idp3onkig03bmzu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g2/g2p1pyhjfxz2an95.jpg"></p><p><strong>See the rest of the projects and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_buckminster_fuller_challenge_semi-finalists1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107573506/oma-s-taipei-performing-arts-center-is-topped-out OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out Justine Testado 2014-08-27T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T21:19:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sij53wzytnhzhzwq.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02o791j585ags3na.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cduofsvthof8rdck.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xn27ftrb1knpakyu.jpg"></p><p><strong>More photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/omas_taipei_performing_arts_center_is_topped_out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005/oma-to-build-taipei-performing-arts-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA to Build Taipei Performing Arts Centre</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107414866/francis-jones-morehen-thorp-and-team-v-are-among-this-week-s-winners Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and TEAM V are among this week's winners Archinect 2014-08-25T17:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T17:33:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxlnu75v4fsgtxma.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and event updates on <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's Recap #23 for the week of August 18-22, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/st._petersburg_launches_a_second_rfq_for_a_new_redesign_of_the_pier/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>St. Petersburg launches a second RFQ for a new redesign of the Pier</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7q1ujghvlkor1pv9.jpg"></p><p>The City of St. Petersburg is going in for attempt #2 in selecting a new architect to redesign the iconic St. Petersburg Pier in Florida after the first proposal, "The Lens", was met with controversy and never built. In hopes that a new iconic Pier can be built this time around, the City recently set up a two-stage Request for Qualifications where balancing community input will be key. Once the September 5 deadline passes, each Statement of Qualification will be reviewed by the seven-member Selection Committee who will shortlist up to eight teams to be invited to Stage II. Shortlisted teams will each be given a $30,000 stipend and 10 weeks to submit a full initial d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107035932/submit-your-vision42-entries-to-transform-manhattan-s-42nd-street-registration-due-september-8 Submit your Vision42 entries to transform Manhattan's 42nd Street – Registration due September 8 Archinect 2014-08-20T19:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T19:08:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vyi7l5abianrkqc.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You don't have to be a New Yorker to submit design ideas for a river-to-river, auto-free light rail boulevard in Manhattan's iconic 42nd Street: Open to all architects, planners, and urban designers, the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/vision42_design_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42 design competition</a> invites proposals from around the world to transform the street into a "world-class boulevard complete with a high-quality public spaces and a light-rail tram."</p><p>Registration ends September 8, 2014, and (digital) submissions for phase 1 are expected by October 1. And did we mention that $10,000 are waiting for the lucky winner as well as a feature in the <em>Architect's Newspaper</em> for the jury&rsquo;s top selected projects? Well, there you go.</p><p>From the competition brief:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106880788/a-second-chance-for-a-new-st-petersburg-pier A second chance for a new St. Petersburg Pier Justine Testado 2014-08-18T19:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:16:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vj3z42bdvomorrt.jpg" width="514" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The City of St. Petersburg is up for attempt #2 in selecting a new architect to redesign the historic St. Petersburg Pier after the first proposal, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a>,&nbsp; was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">met with controversy</a> and never built -- even after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62323326/michael-maltzan-sinks-underwater-reef-garden-idea-for-revised-st-petersburg-pier-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">revisions</a> were made.</p><p>In hopes that a new iconic Pier can be built this time around, the City recently set up a two-stage Request for Qualifications where balancing community input will be key. Once the September 5 deadline passes, each Statement of Qualification will be reviewed by the seven-member Selection Committee who will shortlist up to eight teams to be invited to Stage II. Shortlisted teams will each receive a $30,000 stipend and 10 weeks to submit a complete initial design concept.</p><p>After a technical review to analyze the concept's feasibility and budget, the committee will select the finalists, whose concepts will be presented to both the committee and the general public. The public will then have the chance to vote in a public survey. The committee will take resu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106865497/lola-landscape-architects-urban-reef-and-budcud-are-among-this-week-s-winners LOLA landscape architects, "Urban Reef", and Budcud are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-08-18T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T19:20:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx9gphxfh6xe4se7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and event updates on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's Recap #22 for the week of August 11-15, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/zumtobel_group_award_2014_shortlist/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zumtobel Group Award 2014 shortlist</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pqlk3at0tzl3gb4.jpg"></p><p>The biannual Zumtobel Group Award is back for its fourth edition. Competition was high with a total of 356 submissions that the high-profile jury&nbsp;&mdash; which includes&nbsp;Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, Winy Maas, and Kazuyo Sejima, among others &mdash; narrowed all the way down to 15 nominated projects.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/urban_reef_wins_robson_redux_2014_in_downtown_vancouver_canada/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;Urban Reef&rdquo; wins Robson Redux 2014 in downtown Vancouver, Canada</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y5/y5iddfotmzr1p7ql.jpg"></p><p>Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can relax, play, and socialize on the "Urban Reef" installation. Designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher with local furniture collective Higher Works, Urban Reef won the inaugural 2014 VIVA Vancouver: Robson Redux design-build competition out of 78 submission...</p> 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/106419197/have-a-seat-at-the-urban-reef-installation-in-downtown-vancouver-canada Have a seat at the "Urban Reef" installation in downtown Vancouver, Canada Justine Testado 2014-08-12T18:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlf8otn1m8mquaal.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can sit, relax, play, and socialize on the "Urban Reef" installation. Designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher with local furniture collective Higher Works, Urban Reef won the inaugural VIVA Vancouver: Robson Redux design-build competition out of 78 submissions worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The competition had entrants create a temporary urban installation to transform the block to a welcoming public plaza from Canada Day (July 1) until Labor Day (September 1).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/su0ovyqg9vkrscwc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3j03rmqc0x8v6bv0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vglpt2wecaf0zfkw.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/urban_reef_wins_robson_redux_2014_in_downtown_vancouver_canada/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Check out a timelapse video and the making-of teaser below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106326775/big-ar-ma-and-platform-for-architecture-research-are-among-this-week-s-winners BIG, AR-MA, and Platform for Architecture + Research are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-08-11T14:55:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T14:55:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pd/pds2wismgnh2q1nd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, and event updates on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here is Recap #21 for the week of August 4-8, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_4th_edition_is_arch_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 4th Edition IS ARCH Awards</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0skwr6okou7v1r8w.jpg"></p><p>IS ARCH announced the winning projects of their 4th edition IS ARCH Awards, which serves as a platform for the promotion and recognition of university projects presented on an international scale. This year garnered 204 submissions from students and recently graduated architects.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_urban_open_space_award_2014_finalists/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Urban Open Space Award 2014 finalists</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gr/grsoo3a3mc2haatn.jpg"></p><p>The best public spaces are the ones that give back to their communities in a multitude of ways, as celebrated in the <a href="http://uli.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Land Institute</a>'s Urban Open Space Award. The annual award recognizes exemplary small and large-scale public spaces that have successfully socially&nbsp;enriched and revitalized the economy of&nbsp;their communities.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/big_proposes_cagefree_zootopia_redesign_for_iconic_danish_zoo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BIG proposes cage-free &ldquo;Zootopia&rdquo; redesign for iconic Danish zoo...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106024167/a-closer-look-at-ar-ma-s-trifolium-digital-pre-fab-pavilion-in-sydney A closer look at AR-MA’s “Trifolium” digital pre-fab pavilion in Sydney Justine Testado 2014-08-07T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l40zjg28wi5x7nsl.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Trifolium" by AR-MA (Architectural Research &ndash; Material Applications) from Australia recently won the commission to design a new event pavilion for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia. Hosted annually by SCAF, the Fugitive Structures invite-only competition promotes emerging architects from Australia, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The 2014 edition had entrants explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication in their designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion dons a Corian shell and a vaulted reflective steel interior speckled with optic lights that glow at night. Trifolium will be exhibited at SCAF until December 13, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mh4b93hpx4ejo7l7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gz7yjpseqbl7bhij.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uo3c72lgc1d6c3g4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/inblxtiw5t5p9zb3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6iqsx1lx1yjeuf9.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_ar-mas_trifolium_digital_prefab_pavilion_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105799899/tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-thomas-phifer-and-partners-arup-and-sure-architecture-are-among-this-week-s-winners Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Thomas Phifer and Partners, Arup, and SURE Architecture are among this week's winners. Justine Testado 2014-08-04T18:56:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gs3rmr4pv8nxvx8g.jpg" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Check out Recap #20 for the week of July 28-August 1, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sure_architectures_winning_endless_city_skyscraper_proposal_for_the_streets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SURE Architecture&rsquo;s winning &ldquo;Endless City&rdquo; skyscraper proposal for the streets of London</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sure_architectures_winning_endless_city_skyscraper_proposal_for_the_streets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3udxu9p3hrv35mah.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.sureaa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SURE Architecture</a>'s "The Endless City in Height" skyscraper is all about going with the flow while making a bold statement. The entry won first place in the international <a href="http://www.superskyscrapers.com/viewResultslist.asp?sid=50285" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Organic Skyscraper" Competition</a>.<strong> </strong>See <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/more_winning_projects_of_the_london_organic_skyscraper_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more of the winning projects here</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/tod_williams_and_billie_tsien_presented_with_national_medal_of_arts_by_pres/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tod Williams and Billie Tsien presented with National Medal of Arts by President Obama</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noit0be40ky4fdqv.jpg"></p><p>Architects <a href="http://www.twbta.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a> had a quick encounter with President Obama as he presented the National Endowment for the Arts' National Medal of Arts to each of them. The medal is the highest honor from the U.S. federal government that is bestowed to artists and arts patrons.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/thomas_phifer_and_partners_chosen_to_design_new_museum_and_theater_cultural/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thomas Phifer and Partners chosen to design new museum and...</strong></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/105421785/sure-architecture-s-winning-endless-city-skyscraper-proposal-for-the-streets-of-london SURE Architecture’s winning “Endless City” skyscraper proposal for the streets of London Justine Testado 2014-07-30T20:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T18:50:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t9/t9yjcpjdwp2p5qmv.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SURE Architecture's "The Endless City in Height" skyscraper is all about going with the flow while making a bold statement. Proposed for the SkyScraper &amp; SuperSkyscraper Competition, the entry recently won first place in the international competition. Designed to integrate itself with the surrounding streets in London, pedestrians discover the skyscraper's vertical city inside while walking up and down the "endless" interweaving ramps that wrap around the tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w3zq4wodvs6n9jd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvzmogeovswdju57.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sure_architectures_winning_endless_city_skyscraper_proposal_for_the_streets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105394389/architecture-competitions-are-risky-but-we-can-build-on-that Architecture Competitions Are Risky, but We Can Build on That Archinect 2014-07-30T11:55:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1dfa16a4fb0ceedea9c02c7fb6487457.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Design competitions play a fascinating role in the history of architecture, with losing entries often as important in defining the progress of architectural thought and theory as the actual winning and built projects: the projects that might have been built becoming as influential as those that perhaps should never have been built.</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/105257824/jahn-rotch-scholar-christopher-karlson-junya-ishigami-associates-with-svendborg-architects-and-tex-fab-s-plasticity-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners JAHN, Rotch Scholar Christopher Karlson, junya ishigami+associates with Svendborg Architects, and TEX-FAB's "Plasticity" finalists are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-07-28T18:07:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T12:39:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ewdnrye4vgdq2ub.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Check out Recap #19 for the week of July 21-July 25, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_pinup2014_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the Pinup2014 competition</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vvzk2ob0k6but3hu.jpg"></p><p>Morpholio revealed the 2014 winners of their popular "Pinup" competition. Categorized under Emerging Talents and Future Voices, Pinup gives today's emerging creative talent and academics a chance to publicly showcase their ongoing research, explorations, and investigative work and get their name out there.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_finalists_of_tex-fabs_plasticity_digital_fabrication_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The finalists of TEX-FAB&rsquo;s &ldquo;Plasticity&rdquo; digital fabrication competition</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2w8y4gp6g8ie72cw.jpg"></p><p>The four finalists for <a href="http://tex-fab.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TEX-FAB</a>'s 2014 digital fabrication competition, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/plasticity/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plasticity</a>, were announced. The annual competition connects experimental design practices with industry leaders, while also promoting innovative research in the architectural applications of digital fabrication and parametric design.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/homegrown_design_challenge_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winning ideas of the Homegrown Design Challe...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104707314/ateliers-jean-nouvel-steven-holl-and-team-rhome-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Steven Holl, and Team Rhome are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-07-21T15:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T15:30:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x1/x1dfuzewm8bpd4gv.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Recap #18 for the week of July 14-July 18, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/five_teams_selected_to_participate_in_the_re-envisioning_branch_libraries_d/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Five teams selected to participate in the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u1ct4hozprkfuilz.jpg"></p><p>The Architecture League and the Center for an Urban Future selected the five interdisciplinary teams to participate in their "Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study". The initiative seeks to address the various issues that New York's branch libraries face as city policymakers continue to overlook them.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/atelier_jean_nouvel_ptw_architects_award_winning_one_central_park_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects&rsquo; award-winning One Central Park in Sydney, Australia</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7pdzmvggxai04sz.jpg"></p><p>One Central Park has gained plenty of recognition in recent weeks like winning a regional award in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings</a>, being shortlisted in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">upcoming World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, and receiving a Commendation in Australia's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_australian_institute_of_architects_nsw_architecture_awards_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NSW Architecture Aw...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104422375/italian-team-wins-first-place-at-the-solar-decathlon-europe-2014 Italian team wins first place at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 Justine Testado 2014-07-17T20:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:09:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvwe7tylh6f0ut8w.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top three winners of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 were recently announced during the awards ceremony this past weekend in Versailles, France. For two years, the 20 student teams worked to build a full-scale, fully functioning solar-powered house.</p></em><br /><br /><p>(Pictured above) <strong>1st Place/Overall: </strong>"Rhome for Dencity" by Team Rhome (Universit&aacute; Degli Studi di Roma TRE)</p><p><strong>2nd Place:</strong> "Phil&eacute;as" by Atlantic Challenge (Nantes, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/7240nedqzdse327u.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd Place:</strong> "A Home with a Skin" by Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-loger (TU Delft, The Netherlands)<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94365163/saving-face-pr-t-loger-designs-solar-powered-skin-to-preserve-dutch-row-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(Previously on Archinect)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcjzocsjqyv4ikja.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/italian_team_wins_first_place_at_the_solar_decathlon_europe_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</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/104332295/72-hour-interactions-to-revive-witten-germany-into-an-urban-art-playground-in-three-days “72 Hour Interactions” to revive Witten, Germany into an urban art playground in three days Justine Testado 2014-07-16T16:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:22:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4o13xg372f2lcqn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world championship for the "72 Hour Interactions" realtime competition is taking place in Witten, Germany later this month! For 72 intense hours starting July 23 at 6 p.m., five international teams will venture out and transform Witten's neglected public sites through nothing other than creativity and architectural design &mdash; while having fun in the process.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei0nay805mighckn.jpg"></p><p>Each team will represent one of the cities in the Ruhr valley: Hagen, Hattingen, Herdecke, Wetter and Witten. Sixty participants from abroad and from the region will transform neglected sites throughout the city through means of what the competition organizers describe as "gameful architectural interventions".</p><p>Learn more about the competition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/72_hour_interactions_to_revive_witten_germany_into_an_urban_art_playground_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104251801/ateliers-jean-nouvel-ptw-architects-award-winning-one-central-park-in-sydney-australia Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects’ award-winning One Central Park in Sydney, Australia Justine Testado 2014-07-15T15:21:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:02:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hu3wimoiwx0vx34g.jpg" width="514" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by a renowned team of Parisian Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm PTW Architects, One Central Park in downtown Sydney has received some high recognition in just the past few weeks alone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project was recently named the Best Tall Building for the Asia + Australia region in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, and received a Commendation in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_australian_institute_of_architects_nsw_architecture_awards_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NSW Architecture Awards 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qn/qn2ogh9p0uz146z5.jpg"></p><p>More info on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/atelier_jean_nouvel_ptw_architects_award_winning_one_central_park_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103863117/a-look-at-the-results-of-the-canactions-2014-user-generated-kyiv-competition A look at the results of the CANactions 2014 “User-generated Kyiv” competition Justine Testado 2014-07-10T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-07-10T14:41:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2gblm64pweru23w6.jpg" width="514" height="677" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ukraine's largest architectural event CANactions held its 2014 ideas competition, whose theme was "User-generated Kyiv". Based on reinforcing the valuable idea that a city is shaped by its citizens, the competition sought architectural ideas to help Kiev further develop towards the ideals of creativity, peace, justice, and of course, happiness.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a look at the three top-prize winning entries:</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>1st prize:</strong> connecTABLE by Anna Dobrova, Dima Isaiev, Dasha Zaichenko,Daryna Bagachuk, Anna Kamushan (Vienna, Austria).</p><p><strong>2nd prize:</strong> POP-UP KIEV by Polina Timofeeva, Galyna Tolkachova, Pavel Bartov (Perm, Russia).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9x32bt8ebr7866xh.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd prize: </strong>Reload the symbols by Kateryna Bokatova and Frederic Vincent (Bordeaux, France).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdelp6wqsulv2b8e.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_canactions_user-generated_kyiv_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103653413/winners-of-azure-magazine-s-4th-annual-az-awards Winners of AZURE Magazine’s 4th annual AZ Awards Justine Testado 2014-07-07T20:33:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:14:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/yckfev64v13lap4e.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Leading Canadian contemporary design magazine AZURE celebrates the best of cross-disciplinary design in their annual AZ Awards, now in its fourth year. As the only open international competition of its kind in Canada, the AZ Awards welcomed projects from designers, architects, firms, and manufacturers from all disciplines, and from students as well.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of this year's winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/swyapsacvunpta1n.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hh/hheuvwhyi285cmjr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jn/jnb73w7dax6fsdrk.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/aw6sgu2q169lcjts.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tj/tj77v12gr4hy2g2z.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_azure_magazines_4th_annual_az_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103631704/stpmj-zaha-hadid-neri-hu-design-and-research-office-and-chadbourne-doss-architects-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners stpmj, Zaha Hadid, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, and chadbourne + doss architects are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-07-07T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T21:38:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56pm698gfaumhyva.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Recap #16 for the week of June 30-July 3, 2014:</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/zaha_hadid_wins_the_design_museums_designs_of_the_year_award_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid wins the Design Museum&rsquo;s Designs of the Year Award 2014</a>&nbsp;*</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xq/xqd11cd6vjyn5n0g.jpg"></p><p>Starting from 76 nominations to seven Category winners, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a> is the first woman and also the first in the Architecture category to win the widely recognized Design Museum's Designs of the Year Award 2014 with her Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Over 18,000 users participated in the Designs of the Year's first online Social Vote, which designer Dave Hakkens won with Phonebloks.</p><p><strong>* Read about the controversy surrounding Hadid's win&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103115491/zaha-s-baku-win-ignites-protests-over-forced-eviction-and-suspicions-over-worker-s-rights-and-human-trafficking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stpmjs_winning_drift_pavilion_for_the_upcoming_centennial_festival_of_river/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>stpmj&rsquo;s winning DRIFT pavilion for the upcoming Centennial Festival of Riverboats in Louisville, KY</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/omi46uw8k6q2lrjl.jpg"></p><p>Decked out in 8-foot diameter white balloons, DRIFT by Brooklyn-based <a href="http://archinect.com/stpmj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stpmj</a> will add a festive note at the Centennial Festival of Riverboats ta...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103270581/call-for-submissions-vision42-is-now-accepting-proposals-to-repurpose-nyc-s-iconic-42nd-street CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Vision42 is now accepting proposals to repurpose NYC’s iconic 42nd Street Justine Testado 2014-07-02T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T17:05:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm2jfwndwhsr07wn.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/vision42_design_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42's Design International Competition</a> is inviting architects, planners, and urban designers worldwide to send their ideas for a river-to-river and auto-free light rail boulevard in New York City's 42nd Street.</p><p>To address the iconic street's heavy traffic and noise, Vision42 set up the competition to garner interest in their initiative and potentially repurpose 42nd Street into a pedestrian-friendly urban space. From there, they hope the competition will serve as a 21st-century model for a live/work urban environment and transportation hub.</p><p>More details below:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated address in New York City.</p><p>The winning design will be one that utilizes the potential of the boulevard to inspire New Yorkers...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103263357/sixty-nominees-announced-for-the-inside-world-interior-of-the-year-2014 Sixty nominees announced for the INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-07-02T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-07-05T15:43:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eaheduudt2glykto.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors has revealed 60 nominees who will compete for the top-notch World Interior of the Year 2014. From schools, offices, airports, and restaurants, and some renewed interiors of historic buildings, the stakes are high indeed for an award of this caliber.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Nominees will go head-to-head against each other through live presentations and debates during the 2014 INSIDE World Festival of Interiors on October 1-3 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. An overall winner will then be announced.</p><p>Here's a few of this year's contenders:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m05xgujrdu0rv1gc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkeeyhjutc4vku9k.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zj0dpd6dwbhoa76m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/tt84y229011upv8m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zxq1wiz0f7ql26a6.jpg"></p><p>See more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/nominees_announced_for_the_inside_world_interior_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014 Zaha Hadid wins the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award 2014 Justine Testado 2014-06-30T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T18:29:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/bt2sv08dzqwxeu52.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid is the first woman to win the Design Museum's Designs of the Year Award 2014 with her Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Another first in this year's competition is that the Heydar Aliyev Center is the first architectural project to win the widely recognized award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The competition began with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominations</a> in the categories Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product, and Transport, followed by the selection of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98565093/seven-category-winners-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seven Category winners</a>.</p><p>Any thoughts on the jury's selection? Share 'em in the comment section below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners CTBUH announces the 2014 Best Tall Buildings regional winners Justine Testado 2014-06-26T17:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:03:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukxm7muwwfnqeu02.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) revealed the regional winners of this year's Best Tall Buildings. Every year, a jury panel of industry experts acknowledge new projects that have contributed majorly to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment. Achieving exemplary sustainability is also recognized.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 88 entries -- most of them submitted from Asia followed by Europe -- four winners were chosen:</p><ul><li><strong>Americas: </strong>The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Portland, OR, USA</li><li><strong>Asia &amp; Australia</strong>: One Central Park, Sydney, Australia</li><li><strong>Europe</strong>: De Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands</li><li><strong>Middle East &amp; Africa</strong>: Cayan Tower, Dubai, UAE</li></ul><p>During the CTBUH 13TH Annual Awards Symposium at Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology on November 6, an overall &ldquo;Best Tall Building Worldwide&rdquo; will be named from the four regional winners after presentations by the owners and architects of each building.</p><p>The symposium will be followed by the Awards Ceremony and Dinner in the Mies van der Rohe-designed Crown Hall.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ctbuh_announces_the_2014_best_tall_buildings_regional_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to find out more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102640741/riba-manser-medal-2014-longlist-for-the-best-new-house-in-the-uk RIBA Manser Medal 2014 Longlist for the Best New House in the UK Justine Testado 2014-06-24T16:58:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:13:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pafbzmxqc9fs9lwi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The longlist is out for this year's RIBA Manser Medal for Best New House in the UK. Established in 2001 to honor former RIBA President and notable home designer Michael Manser CBE, the Manser Medal is awarded to the best new house design by a UK-based architect. This year's longlist showcases 23 UK-based private homes or major extension that exhibit innovation, sustainability, and style and were completed within the past year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a few of the longlisted projects below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nyficiz7jdcdzah5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0kf4cycexw5icn0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/so6f2ay2er2g2d06.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s62kjjrmv37fqapj.jpg"></p><p>See the full list on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/riba_manser_medal_2014_longlist_for_the_best_new_house_in_the_uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102555458/som-coffey-architects-straw-k-and-bodega-piedrafita-architects-are-among-this-week-s-winners SOM, Coffey Architects, "Straw-K", and Bodega & Piedrafita Architects are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-06-23T14:55:20-04:00 >2014-07-03T14:09:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qwcg8z3jrp8odc8d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Recap #14 for the week of June 16-20, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/1st_prize_winner_of_the_2030_transformation_student_challenge_to_renew_hunt/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>1st prize winner of the 2030 Transformation student challenge to renew Hunts Point in the Bronx, NY</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wts9eei2sf0o4921.jpg"></p><p>In the 2030 Transformation challenge, architecture and engineering students lent their skills and ideas to design a high-performance building based on current industry needs and regulations to be located in a community in need. For the winner, in addition to having their proposal realized, they also received a paid internship at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5885730/perkins-eastman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins Eastman</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_look_into_the_straw-k_installation_the_young_talent_prize_winner_for_the_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A look into the Straw-K installation, the Young Talent Prize winner for the Africa Design Award 2014</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spn4zaxp84afmzp2.jpg"></p><p>Morocco-France duo of Sofia Bennani and Alexandra Singer&#8208;Bieder recently won the Young Talent Prize for their public installation, "Straw-K", in the inaugural Africa Design Award 2014. The installation was made of more tha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102177825/som-and-entasis-chosen-to-design-scandinavia-s-tallest-tower-in-gothenburg-sweden SOM and Entasis chosen to design Scandinavia’s tallest tower in Gothenburg, Sweden Justine Testado 2014-06-18T16:29:00-04:00 >2014-06-19T01:42:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvvfk4ep32qs2zwu.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The London office of SOM and Copenhagen-based firm Entasis -- who collaborated with COWI in Denmark and Sweden -- was just announced as having the winning design for the Polestar Tower in Gothenburg, Sweden. Once built, the 230 m. structure will reportedly be Scandinavia's tallest tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100587198/finalists-announced-for-scandinavia-s-tallest-skyscraper-in-gothenburg-sweden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last update</a> on the Gothenburg tower competition, five star-studded finalist teams submitted their proposals under anonymity. SOM and Entasis went against teams led by Zaha Hadid Architects, Ian Simpson Architects, Wing&aring;rdhs Arkitektkontor, and Manuelle Gautrand Architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/ok8oatcqurf9bgnr.jpg"></p><p>"Commissioned by major contractor SERNEKE and the City of Gothenburg, this inspirational new residential scheme includes Sweden&rsquo;s tallest building, marking a shift from traditional development patterns in the country. Drawing on their experience as designers of 6 of the world&rsquo;s fifteen tallest buildings, SOM&rsquo;s design is highly efficient, both in terms of floor space and energy use, while still including apartments with views focused on the city and waterfront."</p><p>Read more about the design on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/som_and_entasis_chosen_to_design_scandinavias_tallest_tower_in_gothenburg_s/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>