Archinect - News 2014-12-22T22:03:38-05:00 Don't forget to register for YAC's Rome Community Ring competition Justine Testado 2014-12-22T18:14:00-05:00 >2014-12-22T18:15:37-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Late registration began today for Young Architects Competitions' <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome Community Ring</a>. If you want a chance to win, make sure to register by <strong>January 19, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>January 26</strong>, <strong>2015</strong>.</p><p>Students and professionals are encouraged to share their ideas on how to revive one of Rome's historical treasures, the 19th-century <a href="!forte-portuense/c10ut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forte Portuense</a>, into a new cultural space for public recreation. Proposed designs must also include room for potential urban development. Built between 1877 to late 1881, Forte Portuense is one of several military fortresses and has remained preserved since military authorities abandoned the site in 1967.</p><p>Winners and cash prizes totaling &euro;15,000 will be awarded when the competition ends in March 2015. An awards ceremony and exhibition will follow.</p><p>For more important competition details, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previous YAC competitions:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wine Culture Centre</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Post-Quake Visions</a></p> OMA, Stereotank, and "Nothing is impossible" are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-12-22T13:37:00-05:00 >2014-12-22T14:49:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's our newest recap on some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out recap #40 for Dec. 15-19, 2014 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA to design Shanghai&rsquo;s Lujiazui Exhibiton Center</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>OMA had the winning design for the upcoming Lujiazui Exhibition Center near the Huangpu River in Shanghai. The "spatial armature" exhibition center is expected to be built on the grounds of the former Shanghai Shipyard late next year.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Stereotank&rsquo;s HEARTBEAT wins 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"HEARTBEAT" by Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stereotank</a> won the popular&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square Valentine Heart Design</a> contest. The "heart-beating urban drum" installation will be on public display at Times Square starting February 9.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heatherwick Studio&rsquo;s &ldquo;Provocations&rdquo; to make West Coast debut at the Hammer Museum</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Heatherwick Studio's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio</em></a> exhi...</p> The European Mies van der Rohe Award rounds up 420 nominated projects for 2015 Justine Testado 2014-12-17T19:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T01:08:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A total of 420 projects across Europe were nominated to compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, regarded as the highest-ranking prize in European architecture for projects less than 2 years old. The biennial&nbsp;&euro;60,000 prize was initiated in 1987 by the European Commission and the Barcelona City Hall to highlight recent projects that are exemplary of the prize's mission to foster design and technological innovation as well as noteworthy contributions from architects across the continent. The prize also gives an outlook of the evolving creative process of present-day architects working in Europe.</p><p>With 420 nominees, perhaps it's still too early to predict which projects will get shortlisted and then become finalists by the end of January 2015.</p><p>A few of the 2015 nominees include:</p><p>Spots - a conversion of former transformation stations in Ko&scaron;ice, Slovakia by Architektonick&eacute; &scaron;t&uacute;dio Atrium</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Hideg House in K&#337;szeg, Hungary by B&eacute;res Architect...</p> Moshe Safdie, Steven Holl Architects, Ehrlich Architects, and Kuehn Malvezzi are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-12-16T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-12-16T14:56:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's our newest recap on some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out recap #39 for Dec. 8-12, 2014 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kuehn Malvezzi&rsquo;s winning team design for an &ldquo;Insectarium&rdquo; in Montreal</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Berlin-based practice <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kuehn Malvezzi</a> had the winning design for the Insectarium as part of the Espace pour la Vie botanical gardens' three-project competition in Montreal, Canada. Also check out Saucier + Perrotte Architectes' entry for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass Pavilion</a>.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Holl Architects to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing in star-studded competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Out of a super-star list of competitors, a team led by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> won the competition to design the $44.3 million North Wing&nbsp;&mdash; or the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum&nbsp;&mdash; of the Mumbai City Museum, one of India's leading cultural institutions.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BUSTLER&rsquo;S CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One proposals!</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>If you've been ...</p> COBE to design Adidas’ Meet & Eat in Germany Justine Testado 2014-12-16T14:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:18:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sports brand giant Adidas recently selected the COBE-led consortium to design the Adidas "Meet &amp; Eat", a new public conference center at the Adidas Group's World of Sports headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany...The 11,000 m2 building has an open, clean design that complements and embraces its natural surrounding landscape. Aside the hints of Adidas' insignia through the interior, the "striped" pattern of the roof also seems to subtly nod to the brand's triple-stripe mark.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Ehrlich Architects wins 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award; Peter Eisenman takes the Topaz Medallion Justine Testado 2014-12-10T19:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:38:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a big day of announcements for the AIA! Earlier, Moshe Safdie was revealed as the 2015 AIA Gold Medal recipient. Other big announcements the AIA made today include Ehrlich Architects from Los Angeles as the 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award winner. Considered the AIA's highest honor to an architecture firm, the award recognizes a practice that has produced consistently distinguished architectural projects for a minimum of 10 years...</p></em><br /><br /><ul><li>Peter Eisenman also won the 2015 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion, which honors an individual for their significant involvement in architecture education for more than a decade as well as their widespread influential teaching to students.</li><li>Edward Mazria won the 2015 Kemper Award, which recognizes an architect who has contributed greatly to the profession through service to the AIA.</li><li>Last but not least, the student-led Rural Studio will be honored with the 2015 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. Named after the civil rights-era head of the Urban League, this award honors architects and organizations that represent the profession&rsquo;s proactive social mandate through commitments relating to affordable housing, inclusiveness, and accessiblity.</li></ul><p>Find more details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Moshe Safdie to receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal Justine Testado 2014-12-10T17:11:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T16:33:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moshe Safdie has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the AIA Gold Medal. Voted on annually, the AIA Gold Medal is regarded as the architecture profession's highest honor given to an individual. The medal honors an individual's exceptional body of work that has made a lasting impact on architectural practice and theory. Safdie will receive the Gold Medal during the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are a few of Safdie's works:</p><p>Habitat '67 for Montreal's 1967 World's Fair</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Marina Bay Sands in Singapore</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Salt Lake City Main Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Read more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> BUSTLER’S CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One proposals! Justine Testado 2014-12-10T11:18:00-05:00 >2014-12-17T12:11:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you've been following the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Stage One attracted an astounding 1,715 entries from 77 countries. However, only six of those entries made it as finalists to proceed to Stage Two, which will begin in the early months of 2015. With that said, we know many of you that participated in the competition want to share what you submitted.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Unless you happened to look through all 1,715 submissions (did you really, though), wouldn't you want to see more of the designs that your fellow participants around the world had in mind?</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR STAGE ONE SUBMISSION:</strong> You will have to create an Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">people</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest. (On that note, we would <strong>honestly love</strong> to learn more about the submission used as the cover image <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.)</p> Steven Holl Architects wins star-studded competition to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing Justine Testado 2014-12-09T16:09:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T22:28:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Out of a super-star list of competitors, a team led by Steven Holl Architects won the competition to design the North Wing -- or the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum -- of the Mumbai City Museum in India. The museum is one of India's leading cultural institutions and is undergoing a renewal process to establish itself as a cultural destination. The new 275 crore (approx $44.3 million) building will include new galleries and facilities.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Steven Holl Architects team included local architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Opolis Architects</a>, Guy Nordenson &amp; Associates as structural engineers, and Transsolar as sustainability consultants.</p><p>Learn more about this project on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> SelgasCano, Yoshio Taniguchi, Jasper Morrison, EFFEKT, Nick Elias, and Tom Dobinson are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2014-12-08T14:20:00-05:00 >2014-12-09T13:04:42-05:00 <img src="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #38 for Dec. 1-5, 2014:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The six Guggenheim Helsinki finalists are announced</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Stage One of the controversial Guggenheim Helsinki competition reeled in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an entertaining mix of 1,715 entries</a> from 77 countries. Last Tuesday, the six finalists who will now advance to Stage Two were announced. Which one do you think has the most potential? You can also find more Stage One submissions on Bustler.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>EyeTime announces the 2014 winners</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The popular annual EyeTime contest promotes the ongoing research and exploration in today's emerging talent from all around the globe. The guest jury and the public had their say in selecting the winners, and we picked a few of our favorite winning photos. Above: FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Ben Tynegate - "Architecture in Limbo"</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Yoshio Taniguchi + Jasper Morrison t...</strong></a></p> The 2014 New Zealand Student Design Awards winners Justine Testado 2014-12-05T15:06:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T18:07:20-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New Zealand Institute of Architects' celebrated another year of top-notch architecture student work with the recent announcement of the 2014 NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Awards winners. Every year, the top four final-year students from each of New Zealand&rsquo;s three Schools of Architecture (the University of Auckland, Unitec, and Victoria University of Wellington) compete for the top prestigious award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are a few of the winners and finalists:</p><p>Above - WINNER: Tom Dobinson (Victoria University of Wellington): "Wharf Dwellers &ndash; An Expose of Lyttelton"</p><p>HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ji Min An (Unitec): "Korea/Korea"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>HIGHLY COMMENDED: Norman Wei (University of Auckland): "SUPER-PACIFIC-CITY: The Saga of Lomipeau"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>FINALIST: Hamish Beattie (Victoria University of Wellington): "Topology Of A Phantom City"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>FINALIST: Mayank Thammalla (Unitec). Project: "Swim Or Sink"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>FINALIST: Zee Shake Lee (University of Auckland): "Moving Grounds: Irrupting Three Kings&rsquo; Inverted Volcanoes"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</strong></p> Winners of the 2014 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Justine Testado 2014-12-04T15:32:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:54:58-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="635" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA announced the 2014 winners of the prestigious President's Medals Student Architecture Awards last night in a ceremony in London. Established in 1836, the RIBA President's Medals are regarded as the world's highest awards in architectural education. The awards program honors the cr&egrave;me de la cr&egrave;me of architecture students for their talent and excellence, and aims to incite global architectural debate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are a few of this year's winning projects:</p><p>Above - RIBA SILVER MEDAL: Nick Elias (Bartlett School of Architecture - University College London) for &lsquo;PoohTown&rsquo;</p><p>&darr; RIBA BRONZE MEDAL: Simon Dean (Kingston University) for "Flow, 1944"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; DISSERTATION MEDAL: Jasper Ludewig (University of Sydney) for &lsquo;Made Ground: A spatial history of Sydney Park&rsquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; SERJEANT AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN DRAWING Part 1: Oliver Riviere (University of Brighton) for &lsquo;The Institute of Concrete Poetry&rsquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; SOM Foundation Fellowship Part 2: Mike Lim (Royal College of Art) for &lsquo;Untitled, 2014. Mixed Media&rsquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> First images of BIG’s Malaysia Square in London’s Battersea Power Station Justine Testado 2014-12-03T19:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T12:46:44-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first images of Bjarke Ingels Group's public square [officially titled Malaysia Square] for the &pound;8 billion Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London have been revealed just a few weeks after BIG was appointed as the competition-winning designer. The public square, which will be BIG's first U.K. project, is only a part of the Battersea Power Station's redevelopment plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.</p> Yoshio Taniguchi + Jasper Morrison to receive 2nd Isamu Noguchi Award Justine Testado 2014-12-02T18:35:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T18:35:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Yoshio Taniguchi and industrial designer Jasper Morrison are the recipients of the second annual Isamu Noguchi Award. The Isamu Noguchi Award recognizes individuals whose work represents the collaborative and multi-disciplinary qualities of landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi. Morrison and Taniguchi will be presented with the award by Motohide Yoshikawa (Ambassador of Japan to the U.N.) during a ceremony at The Noguchi Museum's Spring Benefit on May 19, 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about the recipients on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> EyeTime announces the 2014 winners Justine Testado 2014-12-02T17:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T19:12:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are out for EyeTime 2014. The popular contest was created by photographers, professors and students to highlight the ongoing research, exploration and investigation happening within today's emerging talent. The guest jury chose the winning photographs from the Emerging Talent (young professionals/enthusiasts) and Future Voices (students) categories. Additionally, the public got to participate in selecting the winners in the "EyeTime" contest...</p></em><br /><br /><p>This year, the guest jury featured Archinect and Bustler founder/director <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>! Here's a peek at some of the 2014 winners:</p><p>(Pictured above) EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Binh Duong - "Street Barber"</p><p>EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Rongguo Gao - "Mother and Child"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Ben Tynegate - "Architecture in Limbo"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Turjoy Chowdhury - "Flowers of City Slums"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>FUTURE VOICES PUBLIC WINNER: Christopher Lucka - "Lovers"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more of the winning photos on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> The six Guggenheim Helsinki finalists are announced Justine Testado 2014-12-02T13:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-08T09:29:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>December 2 marks the day that the six finalists of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition are revealed. The controversial competition has sparked enough debate in the architecture + design community that a counter-competition called The Next Helsinki is currently having their own call for alternative solutions. Stage One reeled in an entertaining mix of 1,715 entries from 77 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 11-member jury, who convened for four days last month, were tasked with selecting the proposals that show the most potential for developing into outstanding designs during Stage Two.</p><p>Here are the six finalists:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details about them on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?</a></p> Boeri Studio, Nadau Lavergne Architectures, and "This Big" of Warming Huts 2015 are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-12-01T14:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-01T14:22:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Happy December! Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's a quick recap for Nov. 24-26, 2014:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Boeri Studio wins International Highrise Award 2014, over OMA, Jean Nouvel, and Steven Holl</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The biennial International Highrise Award went to Boeri Studio's Vertical Forest in Milan. The competition began with 800 highrises all the way down to a shortlist of five finalists, which included OMA, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, and Steven Holl Architects.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reanimate the Ruins winners reimagine Detroit&rsquo;s Packard Motor Plant</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Participants worldwide were challenged to propose ideas for a new adaptive urban center on the site of the iconic Packard Motor Plant. The Reanimate the Ruins! competition calls attention to the grim industrial and economic realities of Detroit, Michigan in recent years. Above is 1st-place winner "Cross the Plant" by Nadau Lavergne ...</p> Winners of Warming Huts v.2015 Justine Testado 2014-11-26T18:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-28T11:18:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Warming Huts competition is back with its 2015 edition! The blind jury sifted through over 100 submissions from around the world for this season's most creative warming huts. The top three winning designs will be constructed at the Red River Mutual Rivertrail in Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. This year's competition awarded two Shelter category winners and one Installation winner.</p></em><br /><br /><p>(Above) SHELTER WINNER: This Big by Tina Soli &amp; Luca Roncoroni from Dorebak Akershus, NORWAY</p><p>SHELTER WINNER: "The Hole Idea by Weiss Architecture &amp; Urbanism Limited from Toronto, CANADA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>INSTALLATION WINNER: Recycling Words by KANVA, from Montreal, CANADA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more project details and other noted submissions, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Boeri Studio wins over OMA, Jean Nouvel, and Steven Holl for International Highrise Award 2014 Justine Testado 2014-11-25T18:05:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T18:15:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now in its sixth year, the International Highrise Award 2014 went to Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca &amp; La Varra) with developer Hines Italia SGR. The biennial award recognizes high-rise towers around the world that are considered to best combine exterior + interior, sustainable, and social aspects. Buildings had to be at least 100 meters tall and commissioned within the last two years.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHRISE AWARD 2014:</strong> <strong>"Bosco Verticale"</strong><br>by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca &amp; La Varra)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality</a></p><p><strong>SHORTLISTED FINALISTS:<br><br>&ldquo;De Rotterdam&rdquo;</strong> by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;One Central Park&rdquo; </strong>by Ateliers Jean Nouvel</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel&rdquo;</strong> by Ateliers Jean Nouvel</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Sliced Porosity Block</strong> by Steven Holl Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More photos and other details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Kathryn Gustafson, Yaohua Wang, Renzo Piano, and Eckersley O’Callaghan are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-11-24T15:02:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T13:31:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="448" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's Recap #36 for the week of Nov. 17-21, 2014:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Glass Lantern at Apple Store Istanbul named as Structural Awards 2014 grand prize winner</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>A dozen projects were awarded in this year's Structural Awards 2014. Engineering design practice Eckersley O'Callaghan won the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence for their work on The Glass Lantern at the Apple Store in Istanbul.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>CALL FOR ENTRIES: What do you think the Obama Presidential Library should look like?</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Chicago Architectural Club launched its 2014 edition of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Prize ideas competition</a>: design the Barack Obama Presidential Library! Entrants are welcome to submit their ideas on how the U.S. Presidential Library building typology should be reinvented. Now's the time to bring those clever ideas to the table.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Yaohua Wang...</strong></a></p> Kathryn Gustafson wins 8th Obayashi Prize Justine Testado 2014-11-21T21:41:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:46:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="610" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and London's Gustafson Porter recently received the eighth annual Obayashi Prize in Tokyo. Established by the Obayashi Foundation, the prize is awarded to a recipient whose work is in tune with the Foundation's mission of supporting interdisciplinary design research in relation to cities and urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC by GUSTAFSON GUTHRIE NICHOL</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park, London UK by GUSTAFSON PORTER</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Renzo Piano will design the new Kum & Go corporate HQ in Iowa Justine Testado 2014-11-20T15:57:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T23:32:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renzo Piano Building Workshop will be the design architect for the new corporate headquarters of Midwest convenience retailer chain Kum &amp; Go. The 120,000 sq.foot building will be located at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. After competing teams submitted written proposals, six finalists were interviewed last month before RPBW won the project. In the next few months, a local architect and general contractor will be chosen as the design process begins.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium” Justine Testado 2014-11-18T20:58:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T06:55:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium". Although Wang doesn't win an award every single time for his projects, his intricate ideas have spurred some debate in the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Salvaged Stadium</em> explores the notion of finding architecture's "hidden dimension". In the introduction, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a> writes:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Let&rsquo;s begin with a joke. A man went into a restaurant, and he asked the waitress; 'Can I have a coffee without milk, please.' The waitress answers: 'Sorry we don&rsquo;t have milk today, can I give you a coffee without cream.' For me, this is a very interesting moment. It reveals that what you don&rsquo;t get is also defining what you get, the hidden dimension behind the appearance. How could architecture gain this hidden dimension, beyond the physical form?"</p><p>Learn more about Salvaged Stadium on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. You can also watch the animated story below.</p> CALL FOR ENTRIES: What do you think the Obama Presidential Library should look like? Justine Testado 2014-11-17T21:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:51:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chicago Architectural Club launched its 2014 edition of the Chicago Prize ideas competition this past weekend: design the Barack Obama Presidential Library! From the lively discussion (if not frenzy) surrounding a Barack Obama Presidential Library possibly being built, the Chicago Prize invites architects and designers to send ideas of how the U.S. Presidential Library building typology should be reinvented.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Chicago Prize 2014 competition aims to spark debate on the typology of the presidential library. Speculative proposals will fulfill functions like housing a collection of artifacts and documents relating to the president&rsquo;s life while also providing educational infrastructure and framework for outreach and community programs.</p><p>Entries are due by <strong>January 10, 2015</strong>. The winner will be announced and exhibited at an opening event at the Chicago Architectural Foundation in February 2015.</p><p>Now's the time to bring the best of your clever ideas to the table.</p><p>Read more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects</a></p> Winners of AIA Los Angeles’ 2014 Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-11-17T19:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:59:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA Los Angeles chapter hosted a festive night of celebrations for their 2014 Design Awards, which honors architectural excellence by L.A.-based architects. The eventful awards ceremony took place at the Bradbury Building, the Million Dollar Theater, and Grand Central Market &mdash; three historic landmarks in Downtown Los Angeles.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A total of 21 firms and 14 Presidential Honorees received awards. In addition to the Design Awards and Presidential Honorees, the awards program included the Next LA Awards (unbuilt work).</p><p><strong>DESIGN AWARDS + Presidential Honors</strong></p><p>Above: HONOR: Emerson College by Morphosis Architects in Los Angeles, CA.</p><p>MERIT: Santa Monica Public Parking Structure #6 by Behnisch Architekten &amp; Studio Jantzen in Santa Monica, CA.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>MERIT: Tongva Park + Ken Gensler Square by Miriam Mulder, AIA - City of Santa Monica, James Corner Field Operations, and Frederick Fisher &amp; Partners in Santa Monica, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>CITATION: Vault House by Johnston Marklee &amp; Associates in Oxnard, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>NEXT LA</strong></p><p>NEXT LA - HONOR: Hearth by After Architecture in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>NEXT LA - HONOR: Lexington Center Reinvention and Expansion by NBBJ in Lexington, Kentucky.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>NEXT LA - MERIT: Daegu Gosan Public Library by Synthesis Design + Architecture in Daegu, Korea.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>NEXT LA - CITATION: Liepaja Thermal Bath by Steven Christensen Architecture in Li...</p> The Glass Lantern at Apple Store Istanbul wins top prize in Structural Awards 2014 Justine Testado 2014-11-17T18:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:00:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From skyscrapers and bridges to residential and heritage projects, the annual Structural Awards recognize the best in structural engineering excellence and the significant role that structural engineers worldwide serve. Out of this year's shortlist, 12 projects were awarded at the award ceremony in London. Winning the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence went to The Glass Lantern at the Apple Store in Istanbul.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few more of this year's winners:</p><p>Above:<strong> Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence and </strong><strong>Award for Commercial or Retail Structures: The Glass Lantern at the Apple Store</strong><br>Location: Istanbul, Turkey<br>Structural designer:&nbsp;Eckersley O&rsquo;Callaghan</p><p><strong>Award for Highway or Railway Bridge Structures: Elbebridge Sch&ouml;nebeck</strong><br>Location: Sch&ouml;nebeck, Germany<br>Structural Designer: Leonhardt, Andr&auml; und Partner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Award for Community or Residential Structures: Kew House</strong><br>Location: London, UK<br>Structural Designer: Price &amp; Myers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Award for Small Practices: Lower Hatea River Crossing</strong><br>Location: Whangarei, New Zealand<br>Structural Designer: Knight Architects / Peters &amp; Cheung</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Award for Small Projects: The Miles Stair &ndash; Somerset House</strong><br>Location: London, UK<br>Structural Designer: Techniker</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Find more of the winning projects on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>Previously: <a title="Structural Awards 2014 shortlist is announced" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Structural Awards 2014 shortlist is announced</a><br><a title="Winners of the Structural Awards 2013" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Structural Awards 2013</a></p> UNESCO accepting entries for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan Justine Testado 2014-11-17T17:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:00:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Afghanistan continues to build toward reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict and turmoil. To contribute to this process, UNESCO recently launched a single-stage open competition seeking the winning design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. The Centre will serve as a space to promote cross-cultural understanding and heritage safe-guarding.</p></em><br /><br /><p>UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan (with the financial support of the Republic of Korea) will collaborate to implement the project. The Centre will be located near the boundary of the World Heritage property, the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.</p><p>Submissions are being accepted now until January 22, 2015, 11:59 P.M. GMT.</p><p>Learn more about the competition on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> BIG, Point Supreme, Lahdelma & Mahlamäki, and NLÉ + Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2014-11-17T13:35:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:00:45-05:00 <img src="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's Recap #35 for the week of Nov. 10-14, 2014:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Museum of the History of Polish Jews wins first Finlandia Prize</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Winning the first Finlandia Prize for Architecture is the latest achievement for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, designed by Finnish firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lahdelma &amp; Mahlam&auml;ki Architects</a>. The prize is given to a Finnish architect or firm for a design or renovation of an outstanding new building completed within the past three years.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The House of Mirrors reinvents the Australian beach hut with a hint of mirror magic</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The award-winning House of Mirrors by London and Melbourne-based design studio <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEON</a> was recently displayed at the Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2014. Up close, the sculpture engages passersby as its steel frame draws them right to its mirrory middle, which appears to fl...</p> NMDA, 3XN, and MAD among first six teams competing for Porsche residential tower Justine Testado 2014-11-14T19:52:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:54:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Luxury brand Porsche Design recently launched a closed invite-only competition to find the architect for their Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The winning proposal will have the most fitting urban architectural concept along with ideas for the surrounding outdoor spaces. The project will be Porsche's debut in real estate in Europe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of a goal of 20 participating architecture teams, the first six firms to compete are:</p><ul><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Vienna (Austria)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3XN, Copenhagen (Denmark)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stefano Boeri Architetti, Milan (Italy)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MAD architects, Beijing (China)</li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Neil M. Denari Architects, Los Angeles (USA)</li></ul><p>Find out more about the project on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> The Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific regional winners Justine Testado 2014-11-13T21:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:53:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The announcement of the Asia Pacific regional winners marks the conclusion of the Holcim Awards 2014 competition. Following the winning announcements for Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa Middle East, 13 projects from nine countries throughout the Asian content and Pacific region were announced during the awards ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia. Three top-prize winners, five Acknowledgement Prizes, and five Next Generation Prizes received a total cash prize of US$330,000.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a preview of some the winning projects below:</p><p><strong>GOLD: <em>Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary</em></strong> <strong>| Chiang Mai, Thailand</strong><br>MAIN AUTHOR: Jariyawadee Lekawatana - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Singh Intrachooto - Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand; Chak Cherdsatirkul - Kaomai Lanna Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand<br>FURTHER AUTHOR(S): Felix Baroux - &Eacute;cole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d&rsquo;Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux, France; Pacharapan Ratananakorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Pratchaya Lertrucksadee - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Nattapong Chumkesorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Tamfun Vatayanon - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand; Sorawut Kittibanthorn - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SILVER</strong>:<em> <strong>Children&rsquo;s Ziggurat: Locally-adapted orphanage and library</strong></em> <strong>| Kathmandu, Nepal</strong><br>MAIN AUTHOR: Hilary Sample - MOS Architects, New York, USA; Michael Meredith - MOS Architects, New York, USA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>BRONZE</strong>: <strong><em>Post-War Collective: Community library and social recuperation</em> | Ambepussa, Sri Lanka</strong><br>MAIN...</p>