Archinect - News 2016-04-28T20:08:02-04:00 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 >2016-04-28T19:34:03-04:00 <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/149941606/2016-az-awards-finalists-are-revealed-vote-for-the-people-s-choice-now 2016 AZ Awards finalists are revealed + vote for the People's Choice now! Archinect 2016-04-20T18:03:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T17:34:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4mi1mfzmgzdb7f8x.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In&nbsp;<a href="http://azuremagazine.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure Magazine</a>'s annual&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/140661/az-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZ Awards</a>, architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe have a shot at getting their best work internationally recognized.</p><p>Now in its sixth edition, the AZ Awards competition continues to grow. This year's call for submissions reeled in 826 entries from 52 countries. After sifting through the submissions, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148503043/introducing-the-2016-az-awards-jury-members" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five-member jury</a>&nbsp;picked 66 finalists. In the meantime, the public is invited to participate in the 2016 People's Choice, where people can <a href="http://awards.azuremagazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vote</a> for their favorite projects in all 18 categories now until May 6.</p><p>Then on June 17, the winners, People's Choice, and finalists will be celebrated during the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto's&nbsp;Evergreen Brick Works.</p><p>Check out a few of this year's finalists:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in the category "Interiors - Commercial and institutional:" Kanonb&aring;dsvej Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark by 3XN Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m0/m0aj1bdu7dqjme89.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in the category "Interiors - Residential:" SPenthouse in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil by Studio MK27</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kq/kqb1vrc7xdhvljtv.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in th...</p> 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/146200749/adjaye-shop-and-sn-hetta-emerge-as-finalists-in-syracuse-university-s-national-veterans-resource-complex-competition Adjaye, SHoP and Snøhetta emerge as finalists in Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex competition Alexander Walter 2016-01-20T15:36:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T23:52:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6qy3ynsa2rxo5yk.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Syracuse University is one step closer to selecting a world-class partner to conceptualize, design, and construct the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC Selection Committee, made up of faculty, staff, students, and design professionals, recently reviewed the qualifications of 28 of the world&rsquo;s foremost architecture firms. [...] has selected three finalists to advance to the final round of the competition. The finalists are: Adjaye Associates; SHoP; and Snohetta.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Notably, each of these firms is among the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143898306/these-are-the-seven-finalists-in-the-obama-presidential-center-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seven finalists</a> currently vying for the opportunity to design the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago," the school's announcement goes on to say.</p><p>More Syracuse Architecture news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: Michael Speaks of Syracuse Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143604710/two-syracuse-architecture-faculty-members-think-glocal-as-school-launches-new-design-energy-futures-ms-concentration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Syracuse Architecture Faculty Members Think "Glocal" as School Launches New Design | Energy | Futures MS Concentration</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132584053/syracuse-university-student-and-faculty-work-a-review-of-trans-inter-ference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University student and faculty work: a review of Trans(inter)ference</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136186990/get-lectured-syracuse-fall-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured: Syracuse, Fall '15</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145575117/158-finalists-revealed-for-the-second-knight-cities-challenge 158 finalists revealed for the second Knight Cities Challenge Justine Testado 2016-01-12T12:41:00-05:00 >2016-01-12T12:41:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gu/gustsg171tprmh5y.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The second Knight Cities Challenge is ready to create a bigger impact in neighborhoods across the U.S. The Knight Foundation announced today a hefty shortlist of 158 Challenge finalist initiatives, which were selected out of a staggering 4,500 applicants who responded to the national call for ideas last October. Open to anyone, the Challenge posed one question: "What&rsquo;s your best idea to make cities more successful?"</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winners, who will share a $5 million prize to launch their projects, will be announced in the spring. Check out the full list of finalists on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/finalists_announced_for_second_knight_cities_challenge/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams Justine Testado 2015-12-21T20:53:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T21:17:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6lc55cv5ffl94tb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in October, the Pershing Square Renew non-profit group revealed 10 big-name semifinalist teams in a competition to redesign Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. City Councilmember Jose Huizar formed the Pershing Square Task Force in the summer of 2013 with the goal 'to re-envision Pershing Square' into a new town square with better public access, fresh landscaping and the like, to what they believe would further spruce up the evolving city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to PSR, the park has been constantly overlooked for redevelopment. Inevitably, <a href="https://www.change.org/p/mayor-garcetti-la-city-council-recreation-and-parks-don-t-re-envision-pershing-square-restore-pershing-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">not everyone agrees</a> the historic park should be revamped.</p><p>Nearly two months later, the competition is now down to the final four proposals:</p><p><strong>Agence TER with SALT Landscape Architects</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/68jgks0ortpqmvyp.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f4sidkljmk8zk6z0.jpg"></p><p><strong>SWA with Morphosis</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/od/odqy7talywbyz62j.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/by/byn7k0c3peq6cigr.jpg"></p><p><strong>James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher &amp; Partners</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ad/adpl2x4rq76v72hx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qn/qnb96vhlcmde8ozx.jpg"></p><p><strong>wHY with Civitas</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8a/8aq6i4ltsrsclp3t.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3o/3oopua9npe70824l.jpg"></p><p>The teams will prepare for jury interviews and a public presentation in early 2016, and the public will also have the chance to give feedback before the jury selects the winning team. For now, the winning team will be announced next April.</p><p>Get a closer look of each proposal and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/get_a_glimpse_of_the_four_pershing_square_renew_finalist_proposals/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126303154/get-a-glimpse-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-two-finalist-proposals Get a glimpse of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist proposals Justine Testado 2015-04-27T20:33:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T23:01:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bw/bwufdg7b4wl5nbf8.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big announcement of the winning <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> concept is only weeks away, so start making those predictions now. In the meantime, the Stage Two proposals of the six finalists have been revealed.</p><p>Throughout Stage Two, the teams worked on further developing their initial concepts for final submission. On that note, the finalist teams are AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles, USA); Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom); Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia); Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany); Moreau Kusunoki Architectes (Paris, France); and SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain; Western Australia).</p><p>Although the teams have been named, they'll remain unmatched to their Guggenheim Helsinki proposals until the winning announcement in June. Check out the proposals below:</p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-121371443.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-121371443</strong></a> (concept boards)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2g7byz41zg0ba5t3.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-76091181.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-76091181</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3mleaadokgwja059.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9v6gjhg74uqoeanc.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong><a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-5631681770.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GH-5631681770 </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8j9ay8l80znwq5r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjvfcfk6ny7jt50f.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-5059206475.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-5059206475</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1guaga0ljjj2x2gr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8lykcpj0tg0gb7w.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-1128435973.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-1128435973 </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkkkgtgf3t6tqmmd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/ao65iyb791eck0wb.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-04380895.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-04380895</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r1/r1n9dfk3o52y2k7q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qa641ucf7dope1mw.jpg"></p><p>This past January,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125296470/vote-now-for-your-favorite-az-awards-2015-finalists Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2015 finalists Justine Testado 2015-04-14T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T18:51:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/ae09359uqb3nopb0.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Canadian contemporary design magazine <a href="http://www.azuremagazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>AZURE</em></a> is hosting their fifth AZ Awards, which invites architects, designers, students, clients, and manufacturers to submit the best of their completed works for a shot at fame -- or just that extra dose of public recognition.</p><p>Out of a grand total of 720 entries, the jury chose 66 finalists in a multitude of categories and subcategories in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Concepts, Interiors, and the A+ Award student category. Azure introduced the Social Good Award and Environmental Leadership Award for 2015.</p><p>You can participate in this year's awards by <a href="https://azure.awardsplatform.com/entries/vote" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casting your vote</a> for the People's Choice now until May 8 at midnight, Eastern Time -- you just have to register.</p><p>The 2015 jury features:</p><ul><li>architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics</li><li>architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane</li><li>designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency</li><li>landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg &amp; Studio</li><li>designer Philippe Malouin</li></ul><p>Winners will be announced...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T20:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdhx6hcj9h4dr02q.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalists have been announced for the 2015 Wheelwright Prize today: Erik L&rsquo;Heureux &mdash; Pencil Office, Singapore Malkit Shoshan &mdash; FAST, Amsterdam Quynh Vantu &mdash; Studio Quynh Vantu, London The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) &mdash; hosting the prestigious prize since 1935 &mdash; made the selection from a pool of nearly 200 applicants from 51 countries this year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/121599686/the-five-2015-mies-van-der-rohe-award-finalists-are-revealed The five 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award finalists are revealed Justine Testado 2015-02-25T18:15:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T17:22:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfy7mf1td7ppanj5.jpg" width="514" height="629" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116210253/the-european-mies-van-der-rohe-award-rounds-up-420-nominated-projects-for-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">420</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120447466/the-2015-mies-van-der-rohe-award-shortlists-40-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">40</a> and now the final five. The European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe announced the finalists of the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award today in London. Initiated in 1987, the biennial &euro;60,000 prize is one of the highest-ranking prizes in European architecture for projects less than 2 years old.</p><p>The award highlights recent projects that best represent the prize's mission to foster design and technological innovation as well as noteworthy contributions from architects across the continent. Previous <a href="http://www.miesarch.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=23&amp;Itemid=36&amp;lang=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">grand-prize winners</a> include familiar names like David Chipperfield Architects, SN&Oslash;HETTA, Zaha Hadid, OMA, Nicholas Grimshaw, Peter Zumthor, Dominique Perrault, Foster + Partners, &Aacute;lvaro Siza Vieira, and Henning Larsen Architects.</p><p>The five contenders are:</p><p>&darr; <strong>Ravensburg Art Museum</strong> <strong>in Ravensburg, Germany by Lederer Ragnarsd&oacute;ttir Oei</strong><br>Authors: Arno Lederer IC), J&oacute;runn Ragnarsd&oacute;ttir, and Marc Oei (DE)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2djibe5sdglipu7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/ms7lpa1bxmq8zlgi.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong>Danish Maritime Museum</strong> <strong>i...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118349482/knight-cities-challenge-announces-its-selection-of-126-finalists Knight Cities Challenge announces its selection of 126 finalists Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T15:07:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/326be6895f359021caa50799c5294cf8.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How do you choose 126 good ideas for cities from the more than 7,000 proposals submitted to the first Knight Cities Challenge? It wasn&rsquo;t easy. &nbsp;But, as of today, we&rsquo;ve asked 126 happy finalists to submit final applications in three weeks with more details about their ideas. [...] Each of the 26 Knight communities had at least one applicant named as a finalist, and Detroit had the largest number of applicants: 1,365! Detroit also had the largest number of finalists: 25.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are the 126 finalists for the inaugural <a href="http://knightcities.org/" target="_blank">Knight Cities Challenge</a>:</p><p><strong>Aberdeen, S.D.</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Aberdeen SD Welcome and Relocation Center</strong>&nbsp;by Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce (Submitted by Gail Ochs): Strengthening newcomers&rsquo; attachment to Aberdeen by creating a new welcome and relocation center.</li></ul><p><strong>Akron, Ohio</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Akron League of Creative Interventionists Headquarters</strong>&nbsp;by the League of Creative Interventionists (Submitted by David Swirsky): Establishing a space for the creative community to hold meetings, workshops and programs, and brainstorm interventions designed to break down barriers between diverse populations.</li><li><strong>Better Block International Hostel and AirBnB</strong>&nbsp;by Team Better Block (Submitted by Jason Roberts): Strengthening the city&rsquo;s sense of place by turning a vacant property into a cultural hub and hostel centered on a specific immigrant population.</li><li><strong>Chickadee Society</strong>&nbsp;(Submitted by Chris Horne):<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Fostering a love for Akron through a subscription service that delivers Rubber City goods and opportunities ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/117982575/guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-begin-last-leg-of-the-competition Guggenheim Helsinki finalists begin last leg of the competition Justine Testado 2015-01-12T02:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T09:44:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osg3e7mco13v835r.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The six Guggenheim Helsinki finalists <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115035092/the-six-guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-are-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted early last month</a> will begin Stage Two of the highly debated competition with a visit to the museum site in Helsinki from January 14-16 as they start further development on their current proposals for final submission this April.</p><p>The names of the finalists have been revealed, but will not be matched to their proposals until the winner is announced in June 2015. The winning team will receive a prize of &euro;100,000 (approx. US$136,000), while each runner-up will receive&nbsp;&euro;55,000 (approx. US$75,000)</p><p>The finalists are:</p><ul><li>AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles, USA)</li><li>Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom)</li><li>Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia)</li><li>Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany)</li><li>Moreau Kusunoki Architectes (Paris, France)</li><li>SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain; Western Australia)</li></ul><p>During the two-day visit, finalists will meet with the competition jury and Guggenheim Foun...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117198270/new-st-pete-pier-finalists-2-0 New St. Pete Pier – Finalists 2.0 Archinect 2014-12-30T17:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-01T21:08:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/ny5sab15nlm3vusn.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Second time's the charm&nbsp;&mdash; that's what the eight finalists of the <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier </a>competition must be thinking.</p><p>After the first attempt of an architectural competition to redesign the iconic pier in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/21284/st-petersburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Petersburg</a>, FL was off to a bad start (remember? <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>'s entry <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> was first crowned as winning entry and, after a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heated debate</a>, quickly fed to the sharks and never realized), the City of St. Petersburg <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106880788/a-second-chance-for-a-new-st-petersburg-pier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched a second RFQ</a> for the pier's redesign.</p><p>The latest brief incorporated one of the core arguments brought forward against "The Lens" by the group&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concernedcitizensofstpete.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> &mdash; the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74124101/the-pier-st-petersburg-s-iconic-inverted-pyramid-closes-this-friday-to-be-demolished-in-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preservation of the signature Inverted Pyramid</a> structure built in 1973.</p><p>Eight finalists have now been presented to the public; each team equipped with a $30,000 stipend to develop initial design concepts, cost estimates and detailed reports.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43wd52spatz1f048.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Discover Bay Life by VOA - <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/docs/discover_bay_life.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/367683s2pdwlkjcr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith - <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/docs/the_pier_park.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whn4brd1qmlppov4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115035092/the-six-guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-are-announced 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0w57g1l4xobdj9nz.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7avlkc018elng1q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea9i8wfkk4bnp9lf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yi/yi9nqgyz9e5wmkh8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fltuyq157tjo1ia.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfvxo76v03nkdd46.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5k/5kr1yqxhnlnekxq1.jpg"></p><p>More details about them on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_six_guggenheim_helsinki_finalists_are_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113114487/minneapolis-picks-architecture-finalists-for-stadium-area-park Minneapolis picks architecture finalists for stadium-area park Alexander Walter 2014-11-07T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T14:36:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qklmwg7vybmvf1uh.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three landscape architect-led teams have been named finalists by the city of Minneapolis to design the new two-block long park called the Commons near the new Vikings stadium. [...] The three finalists are: The Olin Studio, Philadelphia and Snow Kreilich Architects, based in Minneapolis Hargreaves Associates, San Francisco, Damon Farber Associates, Minneapolis and VJAA, Minneapolis WORKSHOP Ken Smith, New York and Perkins + Will, Minneapolis</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100587198/finalists-announced-for-scandinavia-s-tallest-skyscraper-in-gothenburg-sweden Finalists announced for Scandinavia’s tallest skyscraper in Gothenburg, Sweden Justine Testado 2014-05-28T18:38:00-04:00 >2014-06-01T02:40:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bposuljw1mpg9dn.jpg" width="514" height="723" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's no surprise that the stakes are high to design the Gothenburg tower in Sweden, a mixed-use tower that will be the tallest building in the Nordic region. Swedish construction company SERNEKE initiated the idea of the skyscraper. Each team submitted their proposal under anonymity to the jury. The winner will be announced on June 17.</p><p>The well-known finalists make up a competitive group for the last round. They are:</p><ul><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/48429/ian-simpson-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Simpson Architects</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4269075/wing-rdhs-arkitektkontor-ab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wing&aring;rdhs Arkitektkontor</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44761984/manuelle-gautrand-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuelle Gautrand Architecture</a></li></ul><p>Try to guess who designed what!</p><p>(Pictured above) - <strong>Proposal #1 </strong><br>Title: Ursa</p><p><strong>Proposal #2</strong><br>Title: Svall</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg45jlsb0myhm2vp.jpg"></p><p><strong>Proposal #3</strong><br>Title: Glasklart</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/to3qzno1n46s5ga7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Proposal #4</strong><br>Title: Polstj&auml;rnan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cflk6vy9jriwpzg.jpg"></p><p><strong>Proposal #5</strong><br>Title: Kyssen</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cduak0ph1obeu76e.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99422397/twenty-one-finalists-for-the-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-competition-in-europe Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe Justine Testado 2014-05-08T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-05-09T13:42:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/sr4jz2pwux1h5fvl.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Twenty-one of what was deemed as the most bold and creative ideas were listed as finalists in the first European edition of the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge Competition. European cities with populations of at least 100,000 residents were invited to submit ideas that address a variety of some of the most common and complex urban issues throughout the continent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the fall, one winner will get the grand prize of &euro;5 million (approx. US$6.9 million) for the most original and transferable idea, and four more cities will receive &euro;1 million (approx. US$1.4 million).</p><p>Below are the finalist cities and a glimpse into the type of issues their ideas address:</p><ol><li><strong>AMSTERDAM, Netherlands</strong> &ndash; Youth Unemployment</li><li><strong>ATHENS, Greece </strong>&ndash; Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>BARCELONA, Spain</strong> &ndash; Aging</li><li><strong>BOLOGNA, Italy</strong> &ndash; Youth Unemployment</li><li><strong>BRISTOL, United Kingdom</strong> &ndash; Health/Anti-obesity</li><li><strong>BRNO, Czech Republic</strong> &ndash; Public Safety/Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>CARDIFF, United Kingdom</strong> &ndash; Economic Development</li><li><strong>FLORENCE, Italy</strong> &ndash; Economic Development</li><li><strong>GDANSK, Poland</strong> &ndash; Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>KIRKLEES, United Kingdom</strong> - Social Capital</li><li><strong>RAKOW, Poland </strong>&ndash; Transportation</li><li><strong>LISBON, Portugal</strong> &ndash; Energy</li><li><strong>LONDON, United Kingdom</strong> &ndash; Public Health</li><li><strong>MADRID, Spain</strong> &ndash; Energy</li><li><strong>SCHAERBEEK, Belgium</strong> &ndash; Energy</li><li><strong>SOFIA, Bulgaria</strong> &ndash; Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>STARA ZAGORA, Bulgaria</strong> &ndash; Economic Development</li><li><strong>STOCKHOLM, Sweden </strong>&ndash; Environment</li><li><strong>THE HAGUE, Netherlands</strong> &ndash; Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>WARSAW, Poland </strong>&ndash; Tran...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/98962721/six-finalists-shortlisted-for-britain-s-museum-of-the-year-2014 Six finalists shortlisted for Britain’s Museum of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-04-30T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:17:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15skj76gxb1s2g76.jpg" width="514" height="188" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The best museums are more than just expensive buildings that house expensive pieces of artwork. They have original exhibitions, engaging educational programs, and even tell a lot about a city's character. The Art Fund is one step closer to finding Britain's 2014 Museum of the Year, which acknowledges the very best achievements of museums across the UK.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ranging from iconic national institutions to up-and-coming local galleries, six finalists continue to compete for the &pound;100,000 prize:</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich</strong></p><p><strong>Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jfdxko85doipc5s6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hayward Gallery, London</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nftyhmqwayvenoo6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/pliefbsct9kv522l.jpg"></p><p><strong>Tate Britain, London</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8e57ejijxfojkr7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qysk5f8l1n4y4bu3.jpg"></p><p>The winner will be announced on July 9 at an award ceremony at the National Gallery in London.</p><p>Check out the videos below for more about each museum. Find further details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/six_finalists_shortlisted_for_britains_museum_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98028871/wheelwright-prize-2014-finalists-announced Wheelwright Prize 2014 finalists announced Justine Testado 2014-04-14T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:00:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y289y5jk8f8kc8x5.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven finalists have been announced for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91234757/100-000-wheelwright-prize-details-announced-for-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wheelwright Prize 2014</a>. Established by Harvard GSD in 1935, the prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to an early-career architect worldwide whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design. Since 2013, the prize is applicable to any architect who graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. Emphasizing international research, the winner must spend at least six months working outside of their home country and not in the U.S.</p><p>The 2014 competition received nearly 200 submissions from 46 countries. This year's jury featured GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; GSD professors; and architects Jorge Silvetti, I&ntilde;aki Abalos, and Silvia Benedito; Museum of Modern Art architecture curator Pedro Gadanho; New York architect Linda Pollak of Marpillero Pollak; and Shohei Shigematsu, partner of OMA and its New York office director.</p><p>The jury selected the following finalists:</p><p><strong>Jose...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97577444/the-final-proposals-of-the-10-shortlisted-rebuild-by-design-teams The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams Justine Testado 2014-04-08T17:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:13:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rwh2xnyfqydrhfbc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten Rebuild by Design finalist teams spent the past eight months doing intensive research and engaging with local communities to find local and resilient solutions to rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Each team presented their final proposals to the public at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ late last week. Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce the winning projects later this spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>BIG, WXY + West 8, OMA, Sasaki Associates, Interboro Partners, and notable universities are only a few of the multidisciplinary team leaders in this global group of finalists.</p><p>While we wait for the winning results, check out the final proposals below.</p><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> by the BIG team</strong><br>Location: New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0q4rvvgdnqjutbq.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Commercial Corridor Resiliency Project</strong><strong> by </strong><strong>HR&amp;A Advisors, Inc. with Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</strong><br>Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York; Far Rockaway, Queens, New York; Asbury Park, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hgsqtd91qvg750ql.jpg"></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong><strong> by the Interboro team</strong><br>Location: Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/ti1fyhy9m5iimkd4.jpg"></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN</strong><br>Location: The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5d29655hzzyv6b6u.jpg"></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken<br>by OMA</strong><br>Location: Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q5ite0l3ahgzeha9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines by PennDesign/OLIN</strong><br>Location: Hunts Point, Bronx, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xt21xn0lh9f2o49w.jpg"></p><p><strong>RESILIENCE + THE BEACH by Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup </strong><br>Location: Jersey Shor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93320193/top-three-teams-prep-for-final-design-presentation-of-mlk-library-renovation Top three teams prep for final design presentation of MLK Library renovation Justine Testado 2014-02-10T20:19:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T13:55:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lgh8po9yuw3ngjp8.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. is one step closer to finding the architectural team for its major renovation project -- and competition is stiff [...] After submitting their proposals, the top three teams will have one final presentation to persuade the review panel and the public this Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. in the MLK Library's Great Hall.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Team 1: Mecanoo + Martinez and Johnson</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2nhohavkpnh05a3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/ltrsjpnbcqb64tyd.jpg"><br><br><strong>Team 2: Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6pexdlxq03hle0k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82bqrywocug87mjh.jpg"></p><p><strong>Team 3: STUDIOS + Freelon</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6sdzohs4umh3el2.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/ra31u8halgt3ey6e.jpg"></p><p>Get more details about each project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/finalist_design_ideas_for_mlk_jr._memorial_library_renovation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93093508/finalists-for-dawntown-s-2nd-design-build-competition Finalists for DawnTown’s 2nd Design/Build Competition Justine Testado 2014-02-08T02:25:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afvswck8fsmiox6u.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fifteen finalists in DawnTown's second annual Design/Build Competition still have a chance to design the next temporary installation at HistoryMiami in Downtown Miami's Cultural Center.</p><p>In phase one of the competition, the jury received over 100 portfolio submissions from around the world -- although mostly from the U.S. Teams submitted works that conveyed their design philosophies.</p><p>The finalists have received the competition program and schedule.</p><p>The finalists are:</p><ul><li><strong>Dimitri Damiel Kim</strong> - Xmanifold ADRL, New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA</li><li><strong>Diogo Aguiar, Joao Jesus &amp; Teresa Otto</strong> - LIKE Architects, Porto, Portugal</li><li><strong>Emily Abruzzo &amp; Gerald Brodziak </strong>- Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Brooklyn, NY</li><li><strong>Meg Jackson, Michael Gonzales &amp; Damian Artiega</strong> - MMD Design, Houston, TX</li><li><strong>Nils Rainer Schultz &amp; Hans Feyerabend</strong> - Berlin, Germany; Miami, FL</li><li><strong>Stewart Hicks &amp; Allison Newmeyer</strong> - Design With Company, Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Katie MacDonald &amp; Kyle Schumann</strong> - After Architecture, New York, NY</li><li><strong>Wendy W Fok, Evelyn Tilney &amp; Jenny Chow</strong> - atel...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/90300005/audi-urban-future-award-2014-participant-to-be-determined-by-speed-pitch-voting Audi Urban Future Award 2014 participant to be determined by Speed Pitch Voting Justine Testado 2014-01-02T15:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:35:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntwx077zfb0xf5w6.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three expert candidates who hope to participate in the Audi Urban Future Award 2014 have presented three different ideas that explore this year's theme: how far data can be used as a planning tool for urban mobility in the future. As part of the Audi Urban Future Initiative, the biennial award searches for visionary ideas in urban mobility.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The public will pick their favorite idea by <a href="http://audi-urban-future-initiative.com/award2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Speed Pitch Voting</a> online before the winner is announced on Jan. 6 by Audi CEO Professor Rupert Stadler -- right before the opening of the International CES in Las Vegas from Jan. 7-10.</p> <p> You can check out this year's Award trailer and each candidate's Speed Pitch videos below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89005306/three-finalists-for-moscow-s-new-national-center-for-contemporary-arts-ncca Three finalists for Moscow’s New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) Justine Testado 2013-12-16T20:24:00-05:00 >2014-08-13T12:40:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gd2p0icm0z5owq6.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Strelka Institute for media, architecture and design announced on Dec. 12 the three finalists for the international competition to design the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) at the Khodynskoe Pole in Moscow.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89834468/heneghan-peng-wins-moscow-s-ncca-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng wins Moscow&rsquo;s NCCA competition</a></p><p>Out of 10 teams in the second round of the competition, the jury selected 3 finalists:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26550/heneghan-peng-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heneghan Peng Architects (Ireland)</strong></a><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulmc6b8gpbmcct5p.jpg"><br><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9xidvo6kov3pvde.jpg"></p><p><br><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2904304/nieto-sobejano-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Spain):</strong></a><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6mbnkngydripdfcm.jpg"><br><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1d33uigjjrzc4w8.jpg"><br><br><br><strong>MEL (Russia)</strong>:<br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0apdzqfjcrnxydnf.jpg"></p><p><br><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/txp8nwar2kj4kdq1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87475463/the-top-five-finalists-for-the-battery-conservancy-s-draw-up-a-chair-competition The top five finalists for The Battery Conservancy’s Draw Up A Chair competition Justine Testado 2013-11-26T21:02:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:49:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4j9m339e5b8rnuw.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Battery Conservancy is one step closer to finding the winning outdoor chair design of their Draw Up A Chair competition for The Battery park in New York City. The competition began with 679 submissions in July 2012. Then the jury selected the Top 50 designs, which were exhibited for the public to see and use over the past six months.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The top five designs are:</p> <p> Fleurt by &shy; Andrew Jones Design: Andrew Jones (Toronto, Canada) <em>&mdash; see top image</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hifpbj396y4degof.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Maple Chair by &shy; Maria Camarena Design: Maria Camarena Bernard (Zapopan, Mexico)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vukmp57f27ttycwu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Pivot Chair &shy; by Independent Design Group: Simon Kristak &amp; Aidan Jamison (Brooklyn, USA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zwd5l1ukk2nt9lmy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> South Chair &shy; by Jason Bird (Redwood City, USA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdyg4wshj01egeas.jpg" title=""></p> <p> U Rock &shy; by Pitanga: Davi Deusdara, &Eacute;rica Martins, Tais Costa &amp; Rafael Studart Alencar (Falc&atilde;o, Brazil)</p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of The Battery Conservancy Americas "Draw Up A Chair" Design Competition.</em></p> <p> For more details, read the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_top_five_finalists_for_the_battery_conservancys_draw_up_a_chair_competi/" target="_blank">Bustler article</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86536719/finalists-for-moma-ps1-2014-young-architects-program Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program Justine Testado 2013-11-14T16:58:00-05:00 >2014-09-10T13:32:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xluwlup35mvk6z54.jpg" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five finalists were selected this week for the MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program. The annual program gives young emerging architects the chance to develop an innovative, temporary urban installation for the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York in summer 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2014 YAP finalists are:</p><ul><li><a href="http://collective-lok.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective-LOK</a> - Jon Lott, William O&rsquo;Brien Jr. and Michael Kubo</li><li><a href="http://www.fakeindustries.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fake Industries Architectural Agonism</a> - Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau</li><li><a href="http://lamas.us/US-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAMAS</a> - Wei-Han Vivian Lee and James Macgillivray</li><li><a href="http://pita-bloom.com/ABOUT" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pita + Bloom</a> - Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom</li><li><a href="http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a> - David Benjamin</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/85989680/eyetime-2013-competition-finalists EyeTime 2013 Competition Finalists Justine Testado 2013-11-07T13:56:00-05:00 >2013-12-04T14:16:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/ykbu48ry3kd8gy4o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The finalists for the EyeTime 2013 competition have been revealed for the Emerging Talent and Future Voices categories. The competition aims to promote the research, exploration and investigation among today's emerging talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88061507/eyetime-2013-competition-winners-are-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EyeTime 2013 competition winners are out</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85388392/six-finalists-listed-for-last-phase-of-the-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition Six finalists listed for last phase of the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2013-10-30T19:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:18:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qr/qrwexsc72iczmpqy.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six finalist teams were invited to develop design concepts for the National Holocaust Monument that will be built in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. The two-phase national competition began with a Call for Qualifications in May 2013. The teams &mdash; which had to be led by a Canadian citizen &mdash; consist of architects, artists and other design professionals from around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Some notable architecture team members include David Adjaye, Daniel Libeskind, Gilles Saucier of Saucier+Perrotte, and Jeffrey Craft of SWA Group.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84241366/announcing-the-2013-buckminster-fuller-challenge-finalists Announcing the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists Justine Testado 2013-10-15T21:16:00-04:00 >2013-10-22T19:06:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir5jch92dc462z1e.jpg" width="480" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buckminster Fuller Institute announced the finalists for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge today. Out of 19 semi-finalists--who we previously covered back in August--the distinguished Jury selected the top five after a day of deliberation on Oct. 7.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80016063/2013-buckminster-fuller-challenge-semi-finalists-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-finalists announced</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84774322/mushroom-plastics-initiative-ecovative-wins-2013-buckminster-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Mushroom Plastics&rsquo; initiative Ecovative wins 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83546289/ten-firms-shortlisted-for-the-final-stage-of-moscow-s-new-ncca Ten Firms Shortlisted for the Final Stage of Moscow’s New NCCA croixe 2013-10-06T21:54:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T12:50:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7f3ggze3z1flpl2.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Jury announced the list of participants of the second stage. During the press conference on October 1, 2013 competition Jury announced the names of 10 participants of the second phase of the International competition for the architectural concept of museum and exhibition complex of the New National centre for contemporary arts.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The international competition to design the New National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow was held in two stages and its now entering its final phase with ten offices selected to make a final concept proposal for the design of the biggest institution of contemporary art in Russia.&nbsp; Five offices were selected through a &ldquo;preliminary concept&rdquo; proposal while five firms were shortlisted through their &ldquo;dossiers&rdquo;. The ten architectural firms are:</p> <ol><li> UNK Project (Russia)</li> <li> WAI Architecture Think Tank (China)</li> <li> Anton Barklyanski (Russia)</li> <li> Melorama (Russia)</li> <li> Ghirardelli Giancarlo Architect (Italy)</li> <li> Steven Holl Architects (USA)</li> <li> Nieto Sobejano (Spain)</li> <li> Heneghan Peng (Ireland)</li> <li> 51N4E (Belgium)</li> <li> Alejandro Aravena (Chile)</li> </ol><p> The international jury of curators, museum and art institution directors, and architects included&nbsp; Maria Baibakova (Director and Chief Curator, BAIBAKOV art projects, Russia); Bart de Baere (Director, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuH...</p>