Archinect - News 2014-09-16T01:00:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109026006/charlie-rose-grupo-aranea-mill-st-skatepark-and-longwood-gardens-are-among-this-week-s-winners Charlie Rose, Grupo Aranea, Mill St. Skatepark, and Longwood Gardens are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-09-15T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T15:28:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zf/zf15q29adjqy9trs.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events 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 #26 for September 8-12, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/vincent_scully_prize_2014_awarded_to_journalist_and_tv_host_charlie_rose/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jcg497tiim34f5ne.jpg"></p><p>TV anchor and journalist Charlie Rose was announced as the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Vincent Scully Prize. In November, Rose will receive the award in recognition for his insightful interviews with the world's leading thinkers that explore the value of good design as well as the growth and shaping of the urban cityscape.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_finalists_of_americas_best_public_restroom_are_anything_but_crap/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The 2014 finalists of America&rsquo;s Best Public Restroom are anything but crap</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sxme91fnl13imlsi.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.cintas.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cintas</a>' America's Best Restroom Contest is back for its 13th year, and 10 finalists are still in the running to become America's next top toilet. Winners will be selected by a <a href="http://www.bestrestroom.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">public online vote</a> happening now until October 31.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_next_helsinki_launches_call_for_alternatives_in_response_to_guggenheim_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in r...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women Built By Women NYC is searching for 100 of the best NYC projects built by women Justine Testado 2014-09-10T19:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T10:03:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji7zfndikcleqtt5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Being a woman practicing in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and the like is already a triumph in itself&nbsp;&mdash; let alone leading the design and construction of a built project. To honor this,&nbsp; the <a href="http://bwaf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a> just launched Built By Women NYC, a project that highlights 100 outstanding buildings or built environments&nbsp;&mdash; historic or contemporary&nbsp;&mdash; located in New York City that were built/designed/constructed by women.</p><p>Until October 31, BxW NYC is accepting nominations of women who were directly responsible for leading the design (architecture, engineering, or landscape) or led the construction (either from the development or construction management team) for the structure or built environment. Projects must be completed or have broken ground and located in New York City.</p><p>Anyone of any gender is welcome to make a nomination! Women can also nominate themselves.</p><p>The jurors for BxW NYC include:</p><p><strong>Deborah Berke, FAIA</strong>, Principal, Deborah Berke Partners<br><strong>Joa...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108582827/the-next-helsinki-counter-competition-launches-in-response-to-guggenheim-helsinki-controversy The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy Justine Testado 2014-09-09T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T09:25:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qcna17w27zigz7xz.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the same day that Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition will conclude, The Next Helsinki is launching their own international call for alternative solutions to attract the best ideas that they believe would better meet the needs and enhance the city of Helsinki, Finland. Launched by a group of independent arts organizations and chaired by Michael Sorkin, The Next Helsinki bluntly addresses the controversy that the Guggenheim Helsinki competition has sparked [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Below is <em>The Next Helsinki</em> announcement:</p><p>"Coinciding with the end of the official competition for the design of the controversial Guggenheim Helsinki, a group of independent arts organizations has issued a call for submissions for alternative ideas. This competition&mdash;titled The Next Helsinki&mdash;is designed to attract innovative ideas about how to more fully meet the city&rsquo;s cultural, spatial, and sustainability needs.</p><p>Following the success of the Guggenheim Bilbao in transforming that region&rsquo;s tourist economy, many city managers have been seduced by the fantasy that a high-concept museum, designed by a starchitect, will turn around its urban fortunes in a similar way. Advocates of this branding formula see Helsinki as an ideal candidate for a new Guggenheim franchise. Yet the proposal has generated a surprisingly heated public debate among Finland&rsquo;s citizenry, with pro and anti-Guggenheim sentiment running high.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Next Helsinki competition aims to elevate the debate by giving voice to b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108508046/winners-of-the-regional-holcim-awards-2014-for-europe Winners of the regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe Justine Testado 2014-09-09T12:54:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T12:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9ksm8szktx6q95i.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The announcements of the regional winners for the Holcim Awards 2014 have begun -- with the first set of winners coming from the Holcim Awards for Europe. During a recent ceremony in Moscow, 12 projects from throughout the continent were recognized as top examples of sustainable construction that illustrate the evolving state of sustainable construction and address challenges in the building and construction industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a couple of the winning projects:</p><p>(Pictured above): <strong>Holcim Awards Gold 2014:<em> Anthropic Park: Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation, Saline Joniche, Italy</em></strong><br>Main authors: Francisco Leiva - Grupo aranea, Alicante, Spain; Marco Scarpinato - AutonomeForme, Palermo, Italy<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Silver 2014: <em>Public Condenser: Low-cost flexible university building, Paris, France</em></strong><br>Main authors: Gilles Delalex - Muoto, Paris, France; Yves Moreau - Muoto, Paris, France; Thomas Wessel-Cessieux - Muoto, Paris, France</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvkj1vovg7j7n72i.jpg"></p><p><strong>Holcim Awards Bronze 2014:</strong><em><strong> The Commons: Participatory urban neighborhood, Vienna, Austria</strong></em><br>Main authors: Enrique Arenas Laorga - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Luis Basabe Montalvo - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Luis Palacios Labrador - Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos, Madrid, Spain</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/images/news2/A14EUbrAT-01.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="Holcim Awards for Europe - Bronze: The Commons Participatory urban neighborhood, Vienna, Austria" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/sized/images/news2/A14EUbrAT-01-530x398.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>Honorable Mention: <em>Circular Voids: Energy-efficient office building</em></strong><br>Main Author: Christian Kerez - Christian Kerez, Zurich, Switzerland</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x98cqjfz2qnglrh9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Acknowledgement Prize: <em>Aggr...</em></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108483945/foster-partners-and-fr-ee-mandaworks-hosper-sweden-and-alison-brooks-architects-are-among-this-week-s-winners Foster + Partners and FR-EE, Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden, and Alison Brooks Architects are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-09-08T14:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T14:45:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rjyfun3w7hh6aua.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events 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 #25 for September 2-5, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/architecture_and_the_city_2014_celebrates_in_san_francisco_for_the_month_of/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Architecture and the City 2014 celebrates in San Francisco for the month of September</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2v/2vvr5kz41fvta11i.jpg"></p><p>The 11th annual Architecture and the City festival is happening throughout San Francisco for the whole month. With "Home: My San Francisco" as this year's theme, the festival invites the public to join the fun with a variety of events and activities including behind the scenes features, walking tours, films, exhibitions, and lectures.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_of_mandaworks_first-prize_vaasan_raviradan_masterplan_entry_in_vaas/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details of Mandaworks&rsquo; first-prize Vaasan Raviradan master plan entry in Vaasa, Finland</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8c8qand1mr3r9wwy.jpg"></p><p>Out of 63 submitted proposals, longtime collaborators Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden won first prize in an open international ideas competition to redevelop the former horse race track Vaasan Raviradan into a new mixed-use urban development in V...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108270481/shortlists-for-the-riba-manser-medal-and-the-2014-stephen-lawrence-prize 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8uab4xfog4yg8w4.jpg" width="514" height="414" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640741/riba-manser-medal-2014-longlist-for-the-best-new-house-in-the-uk" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1e7afaj8njcc7uar.jpg"></p><p><strong>Cliff House</strong>, Isle of Skye, Scotland by Dualchas Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwukc9b0pwagb28x.jpg"></p><p><strong>House No 7,</strong> Isle of Tiree, Scotland by Denizen Works</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxwdjmjwzpslftps.jpg"></p><p><strong>Luker House</strong> in Barnes, southwest London by Jamie Fobert Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx5njosull4ku187.jpg"></p><p><strong>Stormy Castle</strong> in Gower, Wales by Loyn &amp; Co Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1ymm6rc4k624ym2f.jpg"></p><p><strong>STEPHEN LAWRENCE PRIZE</strong></p><p>The Stephen Law...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108191789/foster-partners-and-fr-ee-collaboration-to-design-new-mexico-city-international-airport Foster + Partners and FR-EE collaboration to design new Mexico City International Airport Justine Testado 2014-09-04T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrsjt45vjaqt0p5q.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A collaboration consisting of Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise), and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) won the international competition to design the new Mexico City International Airport in Mexico. The airport's design is surely aiming to set the standard for the airport of the future. Not only is the new structure expected to be one of the world's largest airports at 555,000 sq. meters, it also aims to be the world's most sustainable airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbup10w48atlzlaj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04t64ee1hfwpd9zo.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/foster_partners_and_fr-ee_collaboration_to_design_new_mexico_city_internati/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108018917/mecanoo-oma-hao-and-earth-roofs-in-the-sahel-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Mecanoo, OMA, HAO, and Earth Roofs in the Sahel are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-09-02T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T13:38:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qq/qqsyyhcrcdnd5neq.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the beginning of the week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events 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 #24 for August 25-29, 2014:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/genius_loci_weimar_videomapping_fest_returns_to_make_the_walls_talk_in_weim/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Genius Loci Weimar videomapping fest returns to &ldquo;make the walls talk&rdquo; in Weimar, Germany</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvo035fdikjltigx.jpg"></p><p>&lsquo;Klang3&rsquo; by ruestungsschmie.de (above) and the rest of this year's annual Genius Loci Weimar competition winners had the chance to project their videomapping skills onto some of Weimar's historic buildings in front of over 15,000 festival-goers during the two-night event. Find <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/genius_loci_weimar_videomapping_fest_returns_to_make_the_walls_talk_in_weim/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">video clips</a> of each winner on Bustler.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/omas_taipei_performing_arts_center_is_topped_out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA&rsquo;s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3ie0txmnz5soxx8.jpg"></p><p>Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Taiwan is coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. According to OMA, the center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Publi...</p> 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 >2014-09-03T19:53:08-04:00 <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 >2014-09-03T19:12:00-04:00 <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>