Archinect - News 2014-10-24T19:52:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:52:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xz0nq18gy0v2oy5.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the 2014 FIFA World Cup just coming to a spectacular finale in Brazil, it's a perfect moment for <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> to announce the completion of 20 centers for 2010, a <a href="http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/football_for_hope" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Football For Hope</a> program and partnership legacy of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.</p><p>Launched in 2007 by <a href="http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/footballforhope/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIFA</a> and <a href="http://www.streetfootballworld.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">streetfootballworld</a> as a social legacy initiative, the program was tasked to build 20 community centers across 15 African countries for the benefit of local organizations. The centers address education and public health issues, using soccer as a tool for social development.</p><p>Find more information about the Football for Hope Centers below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efs3hhopvzlc6gea.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo: Young children running on the pitch of the Khayelitsha Football for Hope Center, the first completed Football for Hope Center. Location: Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: A. Grips</em></p><p>"Football for Hope (FFH) was created to enhance dialogue and collaboration between locally active organizations advancing social development and football associations, committed...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88005261/unstudio-completes-hanjie-wanda-square-in-wuhan-china UNStudio completes Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China Justine Testado 2013-12-03T18:20:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:29:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05lgw50spo6r9gc3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio has surely been on a roll in completing projects for the past few weeks. Ben van Berkel and co. recently finished the Hanjie Wanda Square at the Wuhan Central Culture Centre in Wuhan, China. UNStudio's overall design for the facade and interior of the new luxury shopping plaza won a 2011 international competition. Using sophisticated yet simple materials, the plaza has sleek colors and dynamic patterns that are also a suitable match for its luxury retail features.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz63mcor1cljax8a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47tbz5di6zdqjt6c.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gq/gqymvuz4ow2eamfl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xwful9bf4ueezcit.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y7jtv9djnskp2ek.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up6s51qks4rooq46.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wlwgtejzok32b8y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of UNStudio, photography &copy; Edmon Leong.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87070012/oma-completes-de-rotterdam-vertical-city-tower OMA completes De Rotterdam “Vertical City” Tower Justine Testado 2013-11-21T14:52:00-05:00 >2013-11-23T21:41:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6accbt3ui37wtr1.jpg" width="514" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>OMA announced today the completion of De Rotterdam Tower at the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam. Widely described as a "Vertical City", stacked on top of the structure's six-story base are three transparent towers - built with 7 meters of space between them.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fqfgbjbo0zta331v.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2z4jlhty24n38klo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nccrstu3ej64tlb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9r6je7c7cpnjeprp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xpf10ytl3rpjq4ex.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1s/1spvwdysh1gu5vgm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xp904katvvq8jsgf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmkylalrvbgdpyla.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of OMA; photography by Ossip van Duivenbode, Philippe Ruault, Michel van de Kar (see image gallery below for details).</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86854684/unstudio-s-kutaisi-international-airport-in-georgia-completed UNStudio’s Kutaisi International Airport in Georgia completed Justine Testado 2013-11-18T19:51:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:03:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ys1gpi0wph6fzpju.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio recently announced another completed project this month: the Kutaisi International Airport in the Republic of Georgia. First presented to the President of Georgia in 2011, the newly built airport will provide domestic and international flights for use by international diplomats, national politicians and tourists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/29072188/ben-van-berkel-unstudio-s-design-for-the-new-kutaisi-airport-in-georgia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben van Berkel / UNStudio&rsquo;s Design for the new Kutaisi Airport in Georgia</a></p> <p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86763060/tbilisi-s-face-lift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tbilisi's face-lift</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1jvtebe6w6xwusb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71r6jqcpgxgu5e70.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zz5bss6qwigpsms.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1h3ptc6v1siwlb9d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photos &copy; Nakanimamasakhlisi, courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86617859/unstudio-completes-ardmore-residence-tower-in-singapore UNStudio completes Ardmore Residence tower in Singapore Justine Testado 2013-11-15T18:04:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4ccckdzbr2anot7.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio recently announced the completion of the Ardmore Residence tower in Singapore City. The building's monochromatic facade is distinctive yet it easily complements neighboring structures and location near the Orchard Road luxury shopping district. And at 36 stories high, residents are guaranteed envy-inducing panoramic views of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lk0d0qnabw16x5xp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0s3j6wfcsmqdvl3z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6gk46cnzssi6ma4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wih2bp2a18w6plub.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x3rxltvpgoyqtdus.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyod3vg9hih9w4d9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zvo2j13hm54ja8g0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All photos &copy; Iwan Baan, courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudio_completes_ardmore_residence_tower_in_singapore/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full project description.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86450707/wiel-arets-architects-completes-e-tower-in-eindhoven-the-netherlands Wiel Arets Architects completes E’ Tower in Eindhoven, the Netherlands Justine Testado 2013-11-13T14:10:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T16:50:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8ru7ypuaavw8c9b0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wiel Arets Architects recently completed the E' Tower in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The design of the 22-floor, 110-apartment building is derived from the Brick Expressionist style that was common during the city's industrial period and throughout Northern Europe in the early 20th century.</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/81680969/j-mayer-h-completes-court-of-justice-hasselt J. MAYER H. completes Court of Justice Hasselt Archinect 2013-09-12T16:55:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:58:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jveurbrpnpyc1s2u.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> J&uuml;rgen Mayer H.'s latest creation is about to officially swing its doors open to the public tomorrow, September 13th: the new Court of Justice building in Hasselt, Belgium was designed by a team comprising Berlin-based <a href="http://www.jmayerh.de/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. MAYER H. Architects</a> and local firms <a href="http://www.a2o-architecten.be/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a2o-architecten</a> and <a href="http://www.lensass.be/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lens&ordm;ass architecten</a>.</p> <p> The building's exterior skin already celebrated its completion in 2011, and the interior was completed in spring of 2013.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2o/2ovdb6jwwncgae9i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Project Description from J. MAYER H. Architects:</strong></p> <p> <em>The new court of justice is an open, transparent building with direct public access, combining the Court of Justice with a university library and auditoriums for the faculty of law. In keeping with the building's logistical requirements and safety provisions, the structure is divided into three separate units: courtrooms, the library for students and an office tower with a 64-meters-high panorama restaurant on top from which offers a panoramic view of the city of Hasselt and its surroundings.</em></p> <p> <em>Based on a mast...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81532292/wiel-arets-architects-completes-the-avb-tower-in-the-hague Wiel Arets Architects completes the AvB Tower in The Hague Justine Testado 2013-09-10T17:35:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T22:59:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/235q63yev9icsy3s.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wiel Arets Architects announced today the completion of the Anna van Buerenplein (AvB) Tower located in The Hague in The Netherlands. Standing at 72 m (approx. 236 ft), the steel AvB Tower was built as a "hyper-hybrid" academic building that includes housing, dining, and retail for students and faculty.</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/81135512/kalvebod-waves-aspires-to-become-copenhagen-s-new-waterfront-attraction Kalvebod Waves aspires to become Copenhagen’s new waterfront attraction Justine Testado 2013-09-05T14:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:48:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n5rb74mrgurk7a7f.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The harbor-front project "Kalvebod Waves" officially opened on Aug. 30 at the Kalvebod Pier [...] in Copenhagen. The design by Julien de Smedt Architects and KLAR with support from Sloth M&oslash;ller and Niras Engineers won first prize in a competition from December 2008. Not far from the popular Islands Brygge Park in the city, Kalvebod Waves is the latest phase of a long-term plan that aims to revive a formerly desolate section of the pier into a welcoming hub for urban and water activities.</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/80009588/nau-drexler-guinand-jauslin-transform-swiss-bank NAU + Drexler Guinand Jauslin Transform Swiss Bank Justine Testado 2013-08-21T19:43:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T19:50:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivp4puu37ew4ce1a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Raiffeisen Bank branch designed by NAU Architecture and Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten was completed this past May in the historical city center of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, after the design won first place in a competition back in May 2012. The design as a whole appeals to the senses, going beyond the basic functions of a bank to creating an open, welcoming place for customers through light, color, and efficient use of space.</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/79000635/behnisch-architekten-completes-john-and-frances-angelos-law-center-for-the-university-of-baltimore Behnisch Architekten Completes John and Frances Angelos Law Center for the University of Baltimore Justine Testado 2013-08-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:55:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4zzar2eb3uduyznd.jpg" width="514" height="544" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Behnisch Architekten, in collaboration with Ayers Saint Gross, completed the John and Frances Angelos Law Center for the University of Baltimore this past April. The structure began construction in 2009 after the firm, which was developed under the leadership of G&uuml;nter Behnisch's son Stefan, won first place in the university's international design competition back in 2008.</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/76320827/yap-maxxi-2013-installation-completed-in-rome YAP MAXXI 2013 Installation Completed in Rome Alexander Walter 2013-07-02T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-07-03T12:47:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxb2ag4xxoxktdol.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana recently completed He, the winning installation of the Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI 2013 in Rome</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously on Archinect:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67043745/bam-bottega-di-architettura-metropolitana-wins-yap-maxxi-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana wins YAP MAXXI 2013</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63348730/yap-maxxi-2013-five-finalists-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/69773409/3xn-designed-the-blue-planet-about-to-open-as-northern-europe-s-largest-aquarium 3XN-Designed ‘The Blue Planet’ about to Open as Northern Europe’s Largest Aquarium Alexander Walter 2013-03-20T14:39:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:47:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/im/imxg1lvyvnfh16vi.jpg" width="514" height="658" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in July of 2008, we reported that 3XN had won the international design competition for Denmark's new The Blue Planet aquarium with an exciting whirlpool-shaped proposal right outside of Copenhagen. Now the inauguration day of the completed building has come, and the $127M-aquarium will officially open to the public this Friday, March 22.</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/63619008/henning-larsen-architects-completes-ume-art-museum Henning Larsen Architects Completes Umeå Art Museum Alexander Walter 2012-12-17T18:21:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T18:38:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kl/kl2h6fa4jksw6tvz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Henning Larsen Architects has sent us photos and drawings of their recently finished Ume&aring; Art Museum, a part of Ume&aring; University Campus in northern Sweden.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13j79d5t8eq9e6p8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/tru43m70cr2518ao.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bq51gbbowvhpkxtm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehzq4tubo68kis39.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99iqdsmua0cdzbm5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51qe8mqy8xtl74fl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mztofv1mub96bud7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdy8240f0wphti7s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c67gmljam0hq9b0p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/405i4bkyy2bdtdsd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> All photos by &Aring;ke E:son Lindman.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58970633/ofis-arhitekti-finish-basket-apartments-in-paris OFIS Arhitekti Finish Basket Apartments in Paris Alexander Walter 2012-10-09T19:17:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T19:54:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pattumh870e5ltmk.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in November 2008, we reported on Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti taking the first prize in the invited competition for a student apartment building in Paris' 19th district. The project has come together very nicely in the mean time, and we're excited to publish photos of the now completed Basket Apartments.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Compare the completed building with the competition renderings from 2008: <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ofis_arhitekti_win_student_housing_competition_in_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OFIS Arhitekti Win Student Housing Competition in Paris</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58417988/3xn-completes-plassen-cultural-center-in-molde-norway 3XN Completes ‘Plassen’ Cultural Center in Molde, Norway Alexander Walter 2012-10-01T15:12:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:00:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f25gxceu58h7ehe8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The small city of Molde in Western Norway recently gained one more architectural attraction: the new cultural center, 'Plassen', designed by Danish 3XN.</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/55890562/wuxi-grand-theatre-by-pes-architects Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects Alexander Walter 2012-08-24T15:35:00-04:00 >2012-08-29T17:40:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u5atpuhixgzamscd.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have received plenty of photos of the recently completed Wuxi Grand Theatre in Wuxi, China. Designed by Helsinki-based PES-Architects, the 78,000 m2 (839,600 sq ft) project was the competition-winning entry back in 2008 and is the first large scale example of Finnish design in China.</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/53481411/nl-architects-completes-de-kameleon NL Architects Completes De Kameleon Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T20:03:00-04:00 >2012-07-15T08:50:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3r416o25igy70xh.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And even more completion news from Dutch firms today: NL Architects informed us that their project De Kameleon, a supersized housing block in Amsterdam, was just completed. The huge mixed-used project includes apartments, parking, and a new shopping center in the troubled neighborhood formerly known as Bijlmer.</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/48667408/oma-designed-cctv-headquarters-in-beijing-completed OMA-designed CCTV Headquarters in Beijing completed Archinect 2012-05-16T13:40:00-04:00 >2012-05-20T23:06:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4tpz4d28kw7r1b73.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It is a <em>very </em>big day for Rem Koolhaas and the entire <a href="http://oma.eu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> team, as their iconic CCTV building in Beijing&mdash;OMA's&nbsp;largest project so far&mdash;is being officially completed today.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j7/j73ze8vd1qcqeykr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; CCTV/OMA, photographed by Iwan Baan</p> <p> Here is the official release we just received from OMA:</p> <p> Today OMA participated in the official construction completion ceremony for the China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in Beijing, which will start to be used later this year. Designed by OMA as a reinvention of the skyscraper as a loop, construction on the building began in 2004. At approximately 473, 000m2, CCTV &ndash; accommodating TV studios, offices, broadcasting and production facilities &ndash; is OMA&rsquo;s largest ever project and its first major building in China.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/943absteu6x641yk.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; CCTV/OMA, photographed by Iwan Baan</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wztkyywksewuk3ns.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; CCTV/OMA, photographed by Iwan Baan</p> <p> CCTV defies the skyscraper&rsquo;s typical quest for ultimate height. Rising from a common platform, two towers lean towards each other and eventually merge in a perpendic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47984183/one-ocean-soma-s-thematic-pavilion-for-the-2012-expo-opens-in-yeosu-korea ONE OCEAN, soma’s Thematic Pavilion for the 2012 EXPO Opens in Yeosu, Korea Alexander Walter 2012-05-10T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-05-12T00:05:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gv5mrzn4qdu3toe1.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Thematic Pavilion &ldquo;ONE OCEAN&ldquo; for the 2012 EXPO in Yeosu, South Korea [...] is scheduled to open later this week, May 12. The pavilion, a permanent building and one of the major facilities for the Yeosu EXPO, was designed by Austrian firm soma who won the international competition for the assignment back in 2009. The pavilion's exhibitions will give the visitors overview and introduction to the EXPO&rsquo;s theme, The Living Ocean and Coast.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/40854247/construction-photos-of-soma-s-thematic-yeosu-expo-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction Photos of soma&rsquo;s Thematic Yeosu EXPO Pavilion</a> (includes a video animation of the bionic kinetic facade).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/21809429/barcelona-s-cinematheque-de-catalunya-completed Barcelona’s Cinematheque de Catalunya Completed Alexander Walter 2011-09-26T14:33:00-04:00 >2013-12-10T20:42:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bg0vsbskpix8fxi.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mateo Arquitectura recently completed the new building for the Film Library of Catalonia in the Raval district of Barcelona. Designed by Josep Llu&iacute;s Mateo, the project won the first prize in a restricted competition in 2004 and houses archives, a library and cinema halls on a total area of 7,515 sqm (80,891 sqft).</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>