Archinect - News 2016-05-28T07:48:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947167/david-chipperfield-selects-simon-kretz-as-his-2016-17-rolex-arts-prot-g David Chipperfield selects Simon Kretz as his 2016-17 Rolex Arts protégé Justine Testado 2016-05-24T17:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T21:07:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cxxi14gmbzu9tjxb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Swiss architect Simon Kretz is the lucky prot&eacute;g&eacute; who will get to work with David Chipperfield in a year-long architecture mentorship from the 2016-17 Rolex Arts Initiative. The prestigious philanthropic program allows rising young artists worldwide to team up with globally esteemed professionals in their respective disciplines in Architecture, Film, Dance, Literature, Visual Arts, Music, and Theatre. Imagine exchanging ideas with figures like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100587804/peter-zumthor-selects-paraguayan-architect-gloria-cabral-as-rolex-arts-initiative-prot-g-e" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61377751/rolex-arts-initiative-mentor-kazuyo-sejima-selects-yang-zhao-as-architecture-prote-ge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>, or&nbsp;&Aacute;lvaro Siza, who have all been previously appointed as the architecture mentor.</p><p>In selecting his prot&eacute;g&eacute;,&nbsp;Chipperfield conducted one-on-one interviews with the three finalists, which included Kretz, Luis Callejas of Colombia, and Anna Puigjaner of Spain &mdash; who in fact, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946226/2016-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-maio-s-anna-puigjaner-for-kitchenless-city-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the 2016 Wheelwright Prize</a> just last week.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y4/y4ahvcblu2luag5j.jpg"></p><p>Gaining experience in Zurich-based firms as well as big-name practices like OMA Rotterdam, Kretz co-founded&nbsp;Christina Nater und Simon Kretz Architekten in 2010 and then he became founding partner of&nbsp;Chri...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946835/canadian-governor-general-s-medalists-turner-prize-shortlisters-and-wheelwright-prize-laureate-anna-puigjaner-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Canadian Governor General's Medalists, Turner Prize shortlisters, and Wheelwright Prize laureate Anna Puigjaner are among this week's many winners Alexander Walter 2016-05-23T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T14:22:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0vhpg5ycwuwfbrk.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #109 for the week of May 16-20, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4893/raic-announces-the-2016-governor-general-s-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Napur Architect to design Budapest's new Museum of Ethnography in competition reboot</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4893/raic-announces-the-2016-governor-general-s-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0k/0kzrdj6k7qv4h17v.jpg"></a></p><p>Deemed as one of Europe's largest museum projects, the ambitious Liget Budapest Project is gradually piecing itself together, now that the architects for the multi-structure project have been selected. Most recently, Hungarian practice Napur Architect is the new winning designer of the Museum of Ethnography, while Sauerbruch Hutton and BIG won second and third place, respectively.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4893/raic-announces-the-2016-governor-general-s-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RAIC announces the 2016 Governor General's Medalists</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4893/raic-announces-the-2016-governor-general-s-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jm/jmwut2fvgg4mv1ur.jpg"></a></p><p>Canadian architecture firms who recently completed a project have a chance to compete in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's and Canada Council for the Arts' notable Governor General's Me...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946226/2016-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-maio-s-anna-puigjaner-for-kitchenless-city-proposal 2016 Wheelwright Prize awarded to MAIO's Anna Puigjaner for “Kitchenless City” proposal Justine Testado 2016-05-19T14:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/uekvxo2rbfjimxk4.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The coveted 2016 Wheelwright Prize went to Anna Puigjaner, cofounder of Barcelona-based MAIO Studios...[who] won for her proposal &ldquo;Kitchenless City: Architectural Systems for Social Welfare&rdquo;. Using shared domestic spaces as a starting point, Puigjaner will spend the next two years studying various collective housing models in China, Korea, India, Russia, Sweden, and Brazil aiming to find new design solutions that address persistent housing dilemmas worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mfpx385nzzvogpg.jpg"><br><em>Anna Puigjaner, MAIO Studios cofounder.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/dejxyf9dvvujkb9d.jpg"><br><em>MAIO Studio, Barcelona, 2011-12.&nbsp;Photo credit: Jos&eacute; Hevia.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4p/4p5u5bup4112dhz7.jpg"><br><em>Floating Columns, Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2015. Photo credit: David Schalliol.</em></p><p>The jury cited Puigjaner's proposal&nbsp;for its relevancy to the ongoing housing issues occurring throughout the world and the need for new housing models, as cities struggle to keep up with adequate housing due to rapid urbanization.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4892/anna-puigjaner-of-maio-studios-wins-2016-wheelwright-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936882/four-2016-wheelwright-finalists-to-compete-for-100k-travel-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945560/agence-ter-and-team-the-graham-foundation-2016-grantees-and-the-aga-khan-shortlisters-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Agence Ter and Team, the Graham Foundation 2016 grantees, and the Aga Khan shortlisters are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2016-05-16T14:34:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9ewtkeufcenn2qn0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #108 for the week of May 9-13, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4877/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-to-redesign-dtla-s-oldest-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew to redesign DTLA's oldest public park</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tq/tquheirz5pajzodu.jpg"></p><p>French landscape firm Agence Ter and Team had the winning concept for the Pershing Square Renew competition, as part of an initiative to redesign L.A.'s historic Pershing Square. The winning scheme would transform the park into an open public-plaza lawn.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4880/a-closer-look-at-daniel-buren-s-colorful-intervention-at-the-fondation-louis-vuitton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A closer look at Daniel Buren's colorful intervention at the Fondation Louis Vuitton</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/da0xkxpqxatl9msy.jpg"></p><p>Thanks to <em>in situ</em> artist Daniel Buren, the white glassy curved sails of the Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have received a generous splash of vibrant color &mdash; or 13 colors, to be exact. Developed in collaboration with Frank Gehry, Buren's temporary piece, &nbsp;&ldquo;The Observatory of Li...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with “radically flat“ proposal Justine Testado 2016-05-12T18:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ark4h02bxywzpz88.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/685706/pershing-square-renew" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew</a> initiative revealed Agence Ter and Team as the winners of the competition to redesign Downtown L.A.'s oldest public park, exactly two weeks after the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942840/take-a-peek-at-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalist-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">four finalist teams</a> delivered their final presentations.&nbsp;The winning consortium is led by French landscape practice Agence Ter, whose major landscape work is largely based in Europe. Agence Ter collaborated with L.A.-based firms like SALT Landscape Architects,&nbsp;Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning, Rachel Allen Architecture, as well as arts programming organization&nbsp;Community Arts Resources LA.&nbsp;</p><p>Titled &ldquo;The Dynamic Heart of Los Angeles&rdquo;, the&nbsp;<a href="http://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwJ1rhiDp3KbZVdDN1lQNk9vRXc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposal</a> is a plaza-park hybrid that would clear out the&nbsp;walls, ramps, and other such barriers along Pershing Square's perimeter, and transform the Square into an open rectangular lawn. Other elements include a &ldquo;smart canopy&rdquo; that provides shade during the day and lights up at night, a reflection pool, and new gardens and grassy lawns.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h9/h9diox0equagxis8.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3y9xeem69vufkgnx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k6/k6i3ibvmb4zqgoty.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Because we believe that too much topo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944752/graham-foundation-announces-the-2016-grantee-projects Graham Foundation announces the 2016 grantee projects Justine Testado 2016-05-12T13:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:47:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysqmiwkd8fnu8axp.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's award season at The Graham Foundation. Not long after revealing <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4821/two-ph-d-students-from-columbia-gsapp-and-duke-university-win-the-2016-carter-manny-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Carter Manny doctorate student winners</a>, the Foundation recently announced 59 projects that will receive the 2016 individual grants, totaling at $491,500. The grants fund an array of inventive projects that are based on original ideas within the realm of architecture, whether through film, site-specific exhibitions, performances, research, or publications. The competition is open to not just architects and designers, but also to visual artists, writers, filmmakers, curators and the like. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133956285/exclusive-graham-foundation-announces-winners-of-2015-grants-to-organizations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Last year</a>, the Foundation awarded $496,500 to 49 projects.</p><p>As usual, competition is fierce. 2016 reeled in 640 submissions representing 42 countries. A few familiar names from this year's winners include <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/72305734/tatiana-bilbao-estudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tatiana Bilbao Estudio</a>, Alexandra Lange, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142365287/are-we-human-curators-beatriz-colomina-and-mark-wigley-announce-concept-for-2016-istanbul-design-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beatriz Colomina</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/59574691/point-supreme-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Point Supreme</a>, and Allan Wexler &mdash; among other talented individuals and groups to keep an eye on in the field.&nbsp;</p><p>Check out the full list of grantees:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8douxlpvwwbge6f2.jpg"><br><em>Quynh Vantu,&nbsp;Within the ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944237/paulo-mendes-da-rocha-ultramoderne-and-wilton-s-music-hall-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Ultramoderne, and Wilton's Music Hall are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2016-05-09T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:50:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mn/mnebkr41g2dvaor9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #107 for the week of May 2-6, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4867/paulo-mendes-da-rocha-wins-the-2016-venice-biennale-golden-lion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins the 2016 Venice Biennale Golden Lion</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hf/hfg1581db2rrgywp.jpg"></p><p>2006 Pritzker laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha will be presented with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement on opening day of the 2016 Venice Biennale later this month. The Board of Directors noted the Sao Paulo architect for the timeless quality of his designs.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4861/closer-look-cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Closer look: COBE + MVRDV&rsquo;s rockin&rsquo; new Ragnarock museum in Roskilde</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/av0yo536pzryjhk6.jpg"></p><p>COBE and MVRDV joined forces to design the new Ragnarock, a museum where rock, pop, and youth culture are housed under one roof.&nbsp;The museum is part of the larger ROCKmagneten masterplan that the architects won in 2011.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4862/santiago-calatrava-to-design-falcon-like-uae-pavilion-for-expo-2020-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Santiago Calatrava to design falcon-like UAE Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/de6lw7qcsqeqf5zj.jpg"></p><p>Not long after winning the Dubai ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944040/paulo-mendes-da-rocha-named-as-2016-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha named as 2016 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement winner Justine Testado 2016-05-06T14:17:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T01:09:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yyokapo4m5q1cyl.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>2006 Pritzker laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha will be honored with the 2016 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement during opening day of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a> on May 28.&nbsp;Upon the recommendation of Biennale Curator Alejandro Aravena, the Board of Directors decided on Mendes da Rocha's selection as the 2016 winner.&nbsp;</p><p>Noted by The Board of Directors as &ldquo;a nonconformist challenger and passionate realist&rdquo;,&nbsp;Mendes da Rocha was also cited for the &ldquo;Timelessness&rdquo; of his architecture. &ldquo;Many decades after being built, each of his projects have resisted the test of time, both stylistically and physically...The role model he played for many generations of architects in Brazil, Latin America and everywhere is that of a person able to join shared and collective efforts.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/to1qd3mocvl44tis.jpg"></p><p>Not long after graduating from the Mackenzie Architecture School in 1954, Mendes da Rocha first gained public recognition when he won the 1957 national competition to design the Clube Atl&eacute;tico Paulistano gymnasium. As the winner of n...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943940/see-the-riba-2016-london-awards-winners-wilton-s-music-hall-named-regional-building-of-the-year See the RIBA 2016 London Awards winners, Wilton's Music Hall named regional Building of the Year Justine Testado 2016-05-06T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T21:54:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fc3aqb87tgmz1mh.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA revealed an array of projects as the winners of the 2016 London Awards during a recent ceremony. First launched in 1966, the yearly competition distinguishes some of the area's top-notch design projects in various architectural categories. While winning in the competitive London Awards is already a great honor, they're just the beginning of RIBA's yearlong awards cycle. Now, the London Awards winners will move on to compete in the RIBA National Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a gander at some of the winning projects:</p><p>Alphabeta by Studio RHE</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xc/xc2xuqrqa649aqhj.jpg"></p><p>Graveney School Sixth Form Block by Urban Projects Bureau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o6/o62fh3qyzqnmcsqb.jpg"></p><p>Covert House by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqhqoaoxv4xer58h.jpg"></p><p>Regent High School by Walters &amp; Cohen Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjlqsheedlewgpfo.jpg"></p><p>The Bath House Children's Community Centre by Lipton Plant Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2i/2i6u24bdtmb5f8zu.jpg"></p><p>Ely Court, South Kilburn by Alison Brooks Architects &amp; Hester Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/087ndkmeg1k4is0x.jpg"></p><p>The Plimsoll Building by David Morley Architects &amp; Weedon Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/313nigmgfaljm850.jpg"></p><p>Find the rest of the winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4865/restored-19th-century-wilton-s-music-hall-named-2016-riba-london-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943904/six-emerging-practices-win-the-im-permanence-2016-architectural-league-prize Six emerging practices win the “(im)permanence” 2016 Architectural League Prize Justine Testado 2016-05-05T14:44:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T21:53:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlr333ed94gs6lhk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architectural League of New York highlights emerging design talent in their annual Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers program. First launched in 1981, the Prize carries a legacy in the contemporary architecture scene in that many now-well-known architects have received the award at the start of their careers. This year's &ldquo;(im)permanence&rdquo; theme explores how &ldquo;time affects architecture [and alters] our expectations of permanent structures in an impermanent environment.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2016 winners are:</p><p>Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, DESIGN EARTH, Cambridge, MA and Ann Arbor, MI</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zt/ztsww7s4rmjfl2q2.jpg"></p><p>Juan Alfonso Gardu&ntilde;o Jard&oacute;n, G3 Arquitectos, Quer&eacute;taro, Mexico</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eb/ebfve7bdejjf132n.jpg"></p><p>Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez, NEMESTUDIO, San Francisco, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gy/gyyy6n2tkbuq639z.jpg"></p><p>Neeraj Bhatia, The Open Workshop, San Francisco, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fx17suv9nnhdn5qe.jpg"></p><p>Hubert Pelletier and Yves de Fontenay, Pelletier de Fontenay, Montreal, Canada</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ki/ki29ly3qiw6zgx6w.jpg"></p><p>(cover image) Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest, Ultramoderne, Providence, RI</p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4864/the-im-permanence-winners-of-the-2016-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127295622/2015-architectural-league-prize-authenticity-winners-to-lecture-and-exhibit-next-month" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Architectural League Prize "Authenticity" winners to lecture and exhibit next month</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98624299/winners-of-the-2014-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943474/cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-opens-to-the-public COBE + MVRDV's rockin’ new Ragnarock Museum opens to the public Justine Testado 2016-05-03T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:28:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nestled within an industrial patch of warehouses in the Danish city of Roskilde stands the golden-studded, newly inaugurated Ragnarock, a museum where rock, pop, and youth culture are housed under one roof. COBE and MVRDV joined forces to design the new museum, which is part of the larger ROCKmagneten masterplan that the architects won in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa33y5fn1en901h3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gzmguh9syhs80stl.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/quct3fhnakitg4hu.jpg"></p><p>Head over <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4861/closer-look-cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to Bustler</a> for more details.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22264080/rockmagneten-mvrdv-and-cobe-win-danish-rock-museum-competition-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943284/zaha-hadid-architects-kengo-kuma-and-arm-architecture-are-among-this-week-s-winners Zaha Hadid Architects, Kengo Kuma, and ARM Architecture are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-05-02T14:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:29:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2u475gafdtgqw97.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #106 for the week of April 25-29, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4849/aia-uk-honors-2016-excellence-in-design-awards-winners-pays-tribute-to-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AIA UK honors 2016 Excellence in Design Awards winners, pays tribute to Zaha Hadid</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rm/rm6fiks93qivk5zl.jpg"></p><p>The AIA UK chapter recently celebrated the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Design Awards, which included projects from Students, Young Architects, and Professionals. AIA UK President Frederick Grier paid tribute to the late Zaha Hadid, highlighting her extensive involvement in the awards and other chapter events.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4850/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-sberbank-technopark-in-russia-s-silicon-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zaha Hadid Architects to design Sberbank Technopark in &ldquo;Russia's Silicon Valley&rdquo;</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/md/mdu64ryrseux2zto.jpg"></p><p>In more recent ZHA news, Zaha's first posthumous competition win is the proposed Sberbank Technopark in Moscow. The 131,000 square-meter office park will be located in &ldquo;Russia's Silicon Valley&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4847/kengo-kuma-s-odensean-concept-for-the-new-hans-christian-andersen-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kengo Kuma's &ldquo;Odensean&rdquo; concept for the ne...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943004/ashton-raggatt-mcdougall-wins-2016-australian-gold-medal Ashton Raggatt McDougall wins 2016 Australian Gold Medal Justine Testado 2016-04-29T18:21:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:30:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo5vgp45f45di987.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, and Ian McDougall have left a lasting impression in the Australian contemporary architecture scene since they founded Ashton Raggatt McDougall in 1988. Since then, ARM has built projects that the Australian Institute of Architects describes as &ldquo;some of the most extraordinary [if not sometimes controversial] buildings in the short post-colonial history of [the] country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>ARM's contentious body of work recently earned them the 2016 Gold Medal in the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Here's a glimpse of their work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bc/bcgqs90z9it28o2k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9b/9bxnnw1ol2eiv4s5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rgk5vqaem6v862z.jpg"><br><em>Photos by John Gollings.</em></p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4855/national-culture-builders-arm-architecture-wins-the-2016-australian-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942840/take-a-peek-at-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalist-proposals Take a peek at the latest Pershing Square Renew finalist proposals Justine Testado 2016-04-28T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T00:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilft9wj046ddj93z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of a broader vision to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles, City Councilmember Jose Huizar spearheaded the creation of the public-private partnership Pershing Square Renew, which aims to overhaul and redesign Pershing Square into a new town square...The finalist proposals have received plenty of scrutiny over the last few months, but the public will get to hear from the architects themselves tonight when they present their concepts at the Downtown Palace Theater in L.A.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&darr;&nbsp;James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher &amp; Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sx/sxcd1nd9zpmuy610.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4b/4bof7l7kgtcy6usl.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Agence TER and Team</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/108swddf7dj2srvz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z51m7h6ujklq726r.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;SWA with Morphosis</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djsozh0evcyrhk37.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4w/4wrihn02nyrmpzoh.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;wHY with Civitas</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/epchi77h06a66z6u.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vb/vb4wgnz4pblb4o1h.jpg"></p><p>See more of each proposal <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4854/see-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalists-proposals-hear-from-the-teams-tonight-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942174/put-your-furniture-design-skills-to-the-test-in-evolo-s-2016-vmodern-competition Put your furniture design skills to the test in eVolo's 2016 VMODERN Competition Archinect 2016-04-25T15:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/no20gjg4rfdo1ypj.jpg" width="514" height="170" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you currently working on a furniture project that you're yearning to showcase? Or maybe you're an architect who wants to challenge your skills in a different design discipline. Now's your chance to submit your ideas to the 2016 <a href="http://vmodern.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VMODERN Furniture Design Competition</a>! Created by eVolo Magazine (the same people that established the annual Skyscraper Competition), VMODERN wants to explore the future of furniture design.</p><p>Designers worldwide are invited to submit their most creative and thought-provoking ideas for pieces of furniture that reinvent how we live and interact with our everyday environment.</p><p>Submitted ideas can be in production, prototypes, and/or concepts in the following categories: Seating (chairs, recliners, stools, etc.), Planes (beds, coffee tables, desks, etc), and Lighting (ceiling lamp, floor lamp, wall lamp, etc.)</p><p>Sign up during the Early Registration period now until July 19 (fee is US$75). Late registration deadline is September 20, and all submissions are due Septe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942152/see-schmidt-hammer-lassen-s-new-international-criminal-court-the-2016-aia-cote-top-green-projects-and-the-berkeley-prize-winning-essays See schmidt hammer lassen's new International Criminal Court, the 2016 AIA COTE Top Green Projects, and the Berkeley Prize winning essays Justine Testado 2016-04-25T13:34:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:57:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fwik783u7c0f266.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #105 for the week of April 18-22, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4832/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2016-az-awards-finalists-vote-for-the-people-s-choice-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Get a glimpse of the 2016 AZ Awards finalists + vote for the People's Choice now!</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dy65apv1y1vkqwy5.jpg"></p><p>In Azure Magazine's annual AZ Awards, architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe have a shot at getting their best work internationally recognized.&nbsp;After sifting through 826 submissions, the five-member jury picked 66 finalists.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4834/schmidt-hammer-lassen-celebrates-newly-inaugurated-international-criminal-court-in-the-hague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>schmidt hammer lassen celebrates newly inaugurated International Criminal Court in The Hague</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8f0yyq3b6bvw087b.jpg"></p><p>After being one of the competition winners in 2008, schmidt hammer lassen&nbsp;took part in a prestigious inauguration ceremony in celebration of The Hague's new International Criminal Court Permanent Premises, also dubbed as the &ldquo;Peace Palace of the 21st century&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4835/eight-top-notch-firms-advance-in-qatar-art-mill-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eight top-notch firms advan...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941958/see-the-newly-revealed-2016-aia-cote-top-ten-green-projects See the newly revealed 2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2016-04-22T18:47:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T01:01:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f55z6jm55eq6ui0j.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just in time for Earth Day, the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) revealed a new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2016. Over the last two decades, the annual awards program is considered to be the profession's most rigorous awards program for sustainable design excellence throughout the U.S. The jury chose the projects that best convey a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a peek of the winners:</p><p>Rene Cazenave Apartments; San Francisco by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Associated Architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mt45gir4v3aprq87.jpg"></p><p>H-E-B at Mueller; Austin, TX by Lake|Flato Architects, H-E-B Design + Construction, Selser Schaefer Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/dalyzi4qjb8t5utt.jpg"></p><p>The J. Craig Venter Institute; San Diego by ZGF Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/58mxodoucyyxta5l.jpg"></p><p>Find the rest of the projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4841/aia-announces-the-2016-cote-top-ten-green-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941205/hou-de-sousa-robert-halvorson-and-the-rolex-arts-initiative-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners Hou de Sousa, Robert Halvorson, and the Rolex Arts Initiative finalists are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-04-18T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T01:06:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63f6puu744vj1bqd.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #104 for the week of April 11-15, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4824/david-chipperfield-picks-three-architecture-finalists-for-the-2016-17-rolex-arts-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>David Chipperfield picks three architecture finalists for the 2016-17 Rolex Arts Initiative</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/08eh9dv73epv71qy.jpg"></p><p>And then there were three. David Chipperfield, who is the 2016-17 architecture mentor in the prestigious Rolex Arts Initiative, recently selected his three finalists. Chipperfield will interview each finalist before picking the architecture prot&eacute;g&eacute; for the year-long program.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4818/folly-2016-winners-hou-de-sousa-to-build-pavilion-of-sticks-for-education-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Folly 2016 winners Hou de Sousa to build pavilion of &ldquo;Sticks&rdquo; for education studio</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zr61r92rfwvmdvzn.jpg"></p><p>Not long after <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4773/play-ball-get-a-glimpse-of-hou-de-sousa-s-winning-re-ball-installation-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning the Re-ball! Competition</a>&nbsp;last month, Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa&nbsp;also won Folly 2016 with their proposal titled &ldquo;Sticks&rdquo;. In the coming weeks, Hou de Sousa will start constructing the installation at Socrates Sculpture Park.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4820/institution-of-structural-engineers-names-robert-halvorson-as-2016-gold-medalist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Institution of Stru...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940353/laka-competition-2016-is-now-accepting-submissions Laka Competition 2016 is now accepting submissions! Sponsor 2016-04-12T20:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23sznlt1utj1b7z2.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public arts initiative Laka Architektura has launched their second &ldquo;Architecture that Reacts&rdquo; competition! The ongoing theme intends to spark more interest in the investigation of adaptive and socially engaged architecture, for now and the future.</p><p>Following a successful first run last year, the 2016 Laka Competition is shifting its focus toward social needs. More and more architects continue to ask how architectural design can aid in pressing social issues, and now designers worldwide &mdash; as well as scientists, engineers, students, organizations, and the like &mdash; all have an opportunity to respond to that timely topic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tu/tu71q29i01itzkkw.jpg"></p><p>The 2016 brief is a conceptual architectural project that is socially engaged and capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural, and social risks. The submission should focus on architecture as a key field heading toward social revitalization and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should also involve a thorough analysi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939708/phyllis-lambert-productora-and-the-new-aarch-open-competition-teams-are-among-this-week-s-winners Phyllis Lambert, Productora, and the New Aarch open competition teams are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-04-11T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T22:58:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzv21qmfigmw3lao.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #103 for the week of April 4-8, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4803/phyllis-lambert-to-receive-2016-arnold-w-brunner-memorial-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Phyllis Lambert to receive 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/366oqjli0ijbocr4.jpg"></p><p>Dubbed as the &ldquo;Joan of Architecture&rdquo;, Canadian architect Phyllis Lambert will receive the Brunner Memorial Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The prize awards an&nbsp;architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4802/three-winners-selected-for-aarhus-new-aarch-school-will-compete-against-sanaa-big-and-lacaton-vassal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Three winners selected for Aarhus' NEW AARCH school, will compete against SANAA, BIG, and Lacaton &amp; Vassal</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wzv21qmfigmw3lao.jpg"></p><p>All six vacancies have been filled in the NEW AARCH project competition for designing the new Aarhus School of Architecture. Now that the open competition is done, the three selected architecture teams will move on to the restricted design competition, along with the tea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon? Justine Testado 2016-04-08T20:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T12:53:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bqo9lv5f7uxzr6w.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;New York Horizon&rdquo; would be virtually impossible to implement in the real world, given the actual urban landscape of the proposed site, which includes some of NYC's subway lines for starters. That being said, the criticism &ldquo;New York Horizon&rdquo; has sparked in recent weeks raises bigger questions &mdash; particularly involving the rise of &ldquo;meme-tecture&rdquo;, the cultural value of landscape architecture, and re-evaluating the setup of open ideas competitions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936525/2016-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124136584/2015-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-imagine-the-potential-of-vertical-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938175/ney-partners-william-matthews-associates-the-wheelwright-finalists-and-unstudio-are-among-this-week-s-winners Ney & Partners + William Matthews Associates, the Wheelwright finalists, and UNStudio are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-04-04T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:08:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10vclg5xk3jvxxsd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #102 for the week of March 28-April 1, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4796/zaha-hadid-has-died-a-recollection-of-some-of-her-recent-prestigious-accolades" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zaha Hadid has died: A recollection of some of her recent prestigious accolades</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y5/y59ny9mehuyxlnda.jpg"></p><p>Last Thursday was a day of mourning in architecture, with the sudden passing of Zaha Hadid. Social media was swamped with tributes for the architect, who was a daring creative force through and through and whose body of work will remain invaluable for generations to come.</p><p>Also see more of Archinect's coverage on Zaha Hadid and her work <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4787/four-2016-wheelwright-prize-finalists-from-chile-italy-and-spain-to-compete-for-100k-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Four 2016 Wheelwright Prize finalists from Chile, Italy, and Spain to compete for $100K grant</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rf/rf2kiwaywg1kiu1b.jpg"></p><p>It's already that time of year when Harvard GSD will soon award their next Wheelwright Prize recipient. Chosen out of nearly 200 applicants from 45 countries, 2016 finalists Samuel Bravo, Matilde...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937512/a-recollection-of-some-of-zaha-hadid-s-recent-prestigious-accolades A recollection of some of Zaha Hadid's recent prestigious accolades Justine Testado 2016-03-31T18:57:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:12:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i78o3gvw6f2siv0l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid was a daring creative force from the very beginning...She had the ability to consistently shake things up in the architecture world &mdash; and leave a lasting influence. Throughout her extensive decorative career, Zaha Hadid received an abundance of awards including the 2004 Pritzker Prize and most recently the 2016 RIBA Gold Medal, being the first woman architect to win both awards in her own right.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect's sister site <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4796/zaha-hadid-has-died-a-recollection-of-some-of-her-recent-prestigious-accolades" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> rounded up some previous coverage on Hadid's accolades and award-winning projects that she and her firm have won over the last few years.&nbsp;</p><p>For more Archinect coverage on Zaha Hadid's passing:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;We just loved her&rdquo;: Frank Gehry remembers Zaha Hadid</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937455/the-architecture-community-reacts-to-dame-hadid-s-death-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The architecture community reacts to Dame Hadid's death on social media</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good."</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937084/medell-n-wins-2016-lee-kuan-yew-world-city-prize Medellín wins 2016 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Nicholas Korody 2016-03-29T16:34:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:42:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/puyfbgfex99vb306.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016 is conferred on Medell&iacute;n, the second largest city in Colombia after the capital Bogot&aacute;. Having overcome challenges of uncontrolled urban expansion and years of violence due to social inequalities, Medell&iacute;n has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past two decades. Through bold leadership, long-term plans and social innovation, the city&rsquo;s leaders have tackled its most pressing issues and improved the economy...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a bi-annual award give to a city to honor "outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world."</p><p>Organized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Centre for Liveable Cities, the prize comes with a $300,000 check written by the Keppel Corporation.</p><p>For more on Colombian urbanism, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128401723/medell-n-s-social-urbanisation" target="_blank">Medell&iacute;n's "social urbanisation"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104937987/medell-n-made-urban-escalators-famous-but-have-they-had-any-impact" target="_blank">Medell&iacute;n made urban escalators famous, but have they had any impact?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99077989/a-building-boom-in-bogot" target="_blank">A Building Boom in Bogot&aacute;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98089591/medell-n-miracle-or-marketing-ploy" target="_blank">Medell&iacute;n Miracle or Marketing Ploy?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80455621/oma-s-masterplan-chosen-for-new-bogot-civic-center" target="_blank">OMA's Masterplan Chosen for New Bogot&aacute; Civic Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137512201/an-interview-with-bogot-based-giancarlo-mazzanti" target="_blank">An interview with Bogot&aacute;-based Giancarlo Mazzanti</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936882/four-2016-wheelwright-finalists-to-compete-for-100k-travel-grant Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant Justine Testado 2016-03-28T20:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T02:02:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3kxaew8arc4lmyu.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year when the Harvard Graduate School of Design will soon award their next Wheelwright Prize recipient. First established by the school in 1935, the prestigious prize is a $100,000 travel architectural research grant awarded to one lucky early-career architect. Out of nearly 200 applicants from 45 countries for 2016, the jury selected four finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>They are:</p><p><strong>Samuel Bravo</strong>, Samuel Bravo Arquitecto | Santiago, Chile</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6puo338t160j6hw2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Matilde Cassani</strong> | Milan, Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nslrk8y16tuvgcnd.jpg"></p><p><strong>Anna Puigjaner</strong>, MAIO | Barcelona, Spain</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cg/cg5u4pew25lboi9c.jpg"></p><p><strong>Pier Paolo Tamburelli</strong>, baukuh architects | Milan and Genoa, Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eu2x2x2i932c5cho.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4787/four-2016-wheelwright-prize-finalists-from-chile-italy-and-spain-to-compete-for-100k-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more about them.</p><p>Previous Wheelwright Prize coverage on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126385121/2015-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-erik-l-heureux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Wheelwright Prize awarded to Erik L&rsquo;Heureux</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100185299/jose-m-ahedo-wins-the-2014-wheelwright-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jose M. Ahedo wins the 2014 Wheelwright Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936810/steven-holl-hou-de-sousa-and-the-fairy-tales-and-evolo-skyscraper-competition-results-are-among-this-week-s-winners Steven Holl, Hou de Sousa, and the Fairy Tales and eVolo Skyscraper Competition results are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-03-28T15:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T01:57:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ylr9spj1pxqotay.jpg" width="514" height="792" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #101 for the week of March 21-25, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4763/steven-holl-will-design-the-new-rubenstein-commons-at-the-institute-for-advanced-study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Holl will design the new Rubenstein Commons at the Institute for Advanced Study</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n5/n55i1drxogddg1bg.jpg"></p><p>After winning in an invited competition, Steven Holl will make his mark again in Princeton, New Jersey with the new Rubenstein Commons at the Institute for Advanced Study. Have a first glimpse at Holl's winning proposal.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4773/play-ball-get-a-glimpse-of-hou-de-sousa-s-winning-re-ball-installation-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Play ball! Get a glimpse of Hou de Sousa's winning Re-Ball! installation design</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xrz0ynoqbyo7btp.jpg"></p><p>What's better than being in an immersive LEGO-like art installation is being able to actually play with it, as seen in Hou de Sousa's "Raise/Raze" entry that won the Dupont Underground's Re-Ball! competition. Participants had to propose installation designs that would cleverly reuse&nbsp;the more than 650,000 translucent plastic bal...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936525/2016-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-revealed 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed Justine Testado 2016-03-25T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T09:27:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pm3y55ec24s85rk6.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designers worldwide get to explore their own interpretations of what a skyscraper is in the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition. The sky is indeed the limit for the competition, which gives participants complete freedom with their skyscraper designs. At the same time, entrants are challenged to re-examine the skyscraper's definition, purpose, and the potential for vertical living in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the prize winners.</p><p>1st Place: "New York Horizon" by Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu | United States</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kk/kkpy8q6bxcrkqaxg.jpg"></p><p>2nd place:&nbsp;"The Hive" by Hadeel Ayed Mohammad, Yifeng Zhao, and Chengda Zhu | United States</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rs/rs802fvynvuqc4mw.jpg"></p><p>3rd place:&nbsp;"Data Tower" by Valeria Mercuri and Marco Merletti | Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bq4ehuxr0jyjvmft.jpg"></p><p>Head over to&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4779/evolo-2016-skyscraper-competition-winners-reimagine-vertical-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;to find out more about the 2016 winners.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936174/fairy-tales-2016-winners-highlight-real-architectural-issues-through-fictional-storytelling Fairy Tales 2016 winners highlight real architectural issues through fictional storytelling Justine Testado 2016-03-23T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-03-26T14:00:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08uimdv6nckjtxrh.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fantastical fiction and harsh reality aren't so far apart in the winning narratives of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138961083/the-fairy-tales-2016-competition-is-now-open-for-registration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>. Living in a time when the inevitable future is constantly on everyone's mind, this year's stories beautifully visualize and perhaps forewarn of what possibly awaits. Created by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/111435344/blank-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>, the international contest invites architects, artists, writers and the creatively inclined to pen their own architectural fairy tale narrative.</p><p>Since Blank Space revealed their first set of winners <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>, the competition's rapid growth can be worthy of its own story. The 2016 edition reeled in more than 1,500 entries from 67 countries &mdash; the largest pool of submissions in the competition's history by far. Plus, the level of creativity was as strong as ever, with poignant tales based on recent real-world incidents to thought-provoking critiques on architecture's current state &mdash; and future, of course.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qn/qnqu15qu82hje9zz.jpg"><br><em>Blank Space's "Fairy Tales: Volume 3"</em></p><p>This year's jury also included...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems Seven U.S. cities competing to be the "smartest" in urban transit systems Justine Testado 2016-03-22T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T19:00:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlavczi8fwpse0au.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The seven American cities that made the shortlist in the Department of Transportation&rsquo;s (DOT) Smart City Challenge are now deciding their strategies for winning the $40m prize fund...Transportation is the focus, so judges will be interested in self-driving and 'connected' cars, as well as 'smart streets' fitted with sensors. The aim will be to cut accidents, reduce pollution and increase commuter convenience.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The DOT shortlisted seven finalists instead of the originally planned five. They are:</p><ul><li>Austin, Texas</li><li>Columbus, Ohio</li><li>Denver, Colorado</li><li>Kansas City, Missouri</li><li>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</li><li>Portland, Oregon</li><li>San Francisco, California</li></ul><p>The winning city is expected to be announced in June.</p><p>More related to transportation technology on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147883279/u-s-says-computers-qualify-as-drivers-in-google-s-autonomous-vehicles-won-t-even-have-to-go-to-the-dmv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. says computers qualify as drivers in Google's autonomous vehicles; won't even have to go to the DMV</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149351656/google-s-self-driving-car-hits-bus-and-causes-its-first-crash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's self-driving car hits bus and causes its first crash</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145191434/a-first-look-at-the-hyperloop-s-real-tubes-and-imagined-winged-terminals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141436229/in-lidar-we-trust-poking-the-subconscious-of-autonomous-vehicles-with-special-guest-geoff-manaugh-on-archinect-sessions-43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"In LiDAR We Trust" &ndash; Poking the subconscious of autonomous vehicles with special guest Geoff Manaugh, on Archinect Sessions #43</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935801/sparc-grimshaw-big-foster-partners-and-mjma-are-among-this-week-s-winners SPARC, Grimshaw, BIG, Foster + Partners, and MJMA are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-03-21T14:26:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:55:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kg84k0wqo528yqwg.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<strong>the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></strong>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #100 for the week of March 14-18, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4752/big-foster-partners-and-grimshaw-to-design-2020-world-expo-theme-pavilions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BIG, Foster + Partners, and Grimshaw to design 2020 World Expo theme pavilions</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e4ft5wgycipwfy5m.jpg"></p><p>Get a first glimpse of the three competition-winning designs for the centerpiece pavilions of the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. Each pavilion pertains to the 2020 Expo's overall theme.&nbsp;"Connecting Minds, Creating the Future".</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4759/2016-curry-stone-design-prize-awarded-to-sparc-housing-rights-advocate-for-india-s-urban-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016 Curry Stone Design Prize awarded to SPARC, housing rights advocate for India's urban poor</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2qyg205zfqxx9fbe.jpg"></p><p>Non-profit group Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers won the prestigious Curry Stone Design Prize. Along with their partners National Slum Dwellers Federation (NSDF) and the all-women Mahila Milan, the three groups&nbsp;have dedicated the last 30 years protecting the interests of India's urban poor.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>US/Mexico b...</strong></a></p>