Archinect - News 2014-11-26T21:54:33-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111976723/lvaro-siza-and-herzog-de-meuron-win-first-mies-crown-hall-americas-prize-in-chicago Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron win first Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in Chicago Justine Testado 2014-10-23T21:06:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T17:26:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wf6wnfkmc6ap8593.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a large evening benefit dinner at IIT College of Architecture's S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago last night, &Aacute;lvaro Siza and Herzog &amp; de Meuron were announced as the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Established by IIT architecture dean Wiel Arets and launched earlier this year with Phyllis Lambert and Dirk Denison, the MCHAP honors what is considered the best built works in the Americas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Siza received the MCHAP2000-2008 award for the Iber&ecirc; Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqu4lh7trly0tkvm.jpg"></p><p>For the MCHAP2009-2013 award, Herzog &amp; de Meuron won for their 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach, Florida.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7poprmedagh09b6.jpg"></p><p>The MCHAP award also includes the MCHAP Chair at IIT College of Architecture for the following academic year, and a US$50,000 prize to support research and publication in contribution to "Rethinking Metropolis", the college's ongoing theme envisioned by Dean Arets.</p><p>Read more about the winning projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/alvaro_siza_and_herzog_de_meuron_win_first_mies_crown_hall_americas_prize_i/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102719543/mies-crown-hall-americas-prize-announces-outstanding-projects-shortlist Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize announces “Outstanding Projects” shortlist Alexander Walter 2014-06-25T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-06-25T19:19:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8unzlhkh5c3rujo.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The who-is-who of international contemporary architecture makes up the gross of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize shortlist. Announced this week by Illinois Institute of Technology Architecture Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison, the 36 shortlisted projects &mdash; selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees throughout the American continent &mdash; are being recognized as "Outstanding Projects."</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/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/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/80515974/wiel-arets-wins-europaallee-site-d-competition-in-zurich Wiel Arets Wins Europaallee ‘Site D’ Competition in Zurich Justine Testado 2013-08-28T13:27:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T21:10:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8mt6a8hn11wjeyw.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wiels Arets Architects recently won the competition to design the Europaallee 'Site D' building in Zurich. The building features repurposeful office and retail space with future plans for a conversion into residential units. 'Site D' is described as a key enhancement for the growing district of Europaallee. Construction will begin in 2017.</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/65115955/editor-s-picks-297 Editor's Picks #297 Nam Henderson 2013-01-09T12:48:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T13:54:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0i88n6w2762uxwk.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alison Cuddy of WBEZ 91.5 reported that the Save Prentice Coalition has made the case that re-using the former Prentice Hospital could mean more money, jobs...curtkram was puzzled "hmm. i used to live on the north side of chicago and i don't recall ever seeing this building. anyway, aside from preserving this building because of it's characteristic of a historic style, or because some particularly important person thinks it looks cool, there is a good argument for sustainability".</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect finished reflecting back on the 2012 most trafficked pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 12 top 12 lists for '12. As always, they listing the most popular pages from across the site, based exclusively on visits by unique page-views. We completed the look-back by publishing the; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547438/archinect-s-top-12-blogs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Blogs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547437/archinect-s-top-12-blog-posts-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Blog Posts for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547440/archinect-s-top-12-live-blogs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Live Blogs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64544628/archinect-s-top-12-projects-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Projects for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64680632/archinect-s-top-12-firm-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Firm Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64679925/archinect-s-top-12-people-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 People Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64679217/archinect-s-top-12-school-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 School Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64546035/archinect-s-top-12-jobs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Jobs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64691192/archinect-s-top-12-competitions-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Competitions for '12</a> and finally the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64544627/archinect-s-top-12-discussions-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Discussions for '12</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2c5dyh8d3wlwpj4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2013-01/preservationists-re-using-former-prentice-hospital-could-mean-more-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Alison Cuddy of WBEZ 91.5 reported that the Save Prentice Coalition has made the case that re-using the former Prentice Hospital could mean more money, jobs</a>. The reuse alternatives for the Bertrand Goldberg-designed Prentice Hospital were unveiled at a press conference on January 3, 2013. You can view the presentation here (<a href="http://saveprentice2013.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/reuse-alternative-press-event-presentation.pdf%20%20%20%20%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PDF file</a>).</p> <p> <strong>mantaray</strong> corrected Thayer-D "<em>First of all,...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59387816/editor-s-picks-286 Editor's Picks #286 Nam Henderson 2012-10-16T00:11:00-04:00 >2013-12-19T04:58:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4xogi7dv8y7os2q.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1972948/alex-maymind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alex Maymind</a>&nbsp;highlighted the work of Cornell studio "<strong>Ungers vs. Rowe</strong>"&nbsp;in a piece titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58887387/archipelagos-ungers-vs-rowe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARCHIPELAGOS: Ungers vs. Rowe.</a>&nbsp;Both the studio and feature, articulate "<em>a theoretical argument about two divergent Cornell legacies: one, O.M. Ungers and the other, Colin Rowe as exemplary urban design positions that after some forty years remain still operative in today&rsquo;s context</em>". Mr. Maymind further argues that "<em>Both Ungers and Rowe share an overwhelming concern for the deployment and manipulation of precedent (with all of the baggage the term implies) as the basis for making and conceptualizing form</em>". The studio featured two groups of two students, each assigned either Ungers or Rowe, as source material.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>beautiful work. man, i would have loved this studio</em>"&nbsp;and even <strong>Thayer-D</strong> agreed "<em>Ultimately, the main source of apprehension in dealing with these two figures comes from the fact that they both sought to criticize the status quo, which is still very much alive</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nk8czfhh95n8a164.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>New...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58948663/wiel-arets-to-shake-up-iit-as-new-architecture-dean Wiel Arets to shake up IIT as new architecture dean Archinect 2012-10-09T11:36:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:07:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cy0c3unkbon7kdko.jpg" width="468" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As for Mies' continuing relevance, the main lesson he draws is: &ldquo;We should not copy. We should try to understand the time we're living in and how we can make use of the latest technological possibilities so that architecture continues to move forward. We should build for generations to come. Architecture is not something fashionable. It has duration.&rdquo; What this means in terms of the school's future direction is a question still to be answered.</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/54876973/wiel-arets-named-dean-of-illinois-institute-of-technology-college-of-architecture Wiel Arets Named Dean of Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Archinect 2012-08-07T12:07:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T22:32:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/et/eta5mw5j0pcf09nr.jpg" width="514" height="479" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Provost Alan Cramb announced today the appointment of Wiel Arets as the new dean of the IIT College of Architecture. Born in the Netherlands, Arets, an internationally acclaimed architect, educator, industrial designer, theorist, and urbanist, is known for his academic progressive research and hybrid design solutions. He is currently the professor of building planning and design at the Berlin University of the Arts. His architecture and design practice, <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a>, has multiple studios throughout Europe and its work has been nominated for the European Union's celebrated &lsquo;Mies van der Rohe Award&rsquo; on numerous occasions.</p> <p> Arets, who was dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam from 1995-2002, will join IIT this fall and will lead an academic program originally shaped by the vision and work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Considered by many to be one of the founders of modern architecture and design, Mies chaired the IIT architecture p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/4976488/de-nieuwe-liefde-by-wiel-arets-architects 'De Nieuwe Liefde' by Wiel Arets Architects Paul Petrunia 2011-05-02T20:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T11:30:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7nfi7qsmkcnmc52y.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Wiel Arets Architects have shared with us a recently completed renovation/restoration of a former wine storage warehouse located on the edge of Amsterdam&rsquo;s 17th century UNESCO canal ring.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> De Nieuwe Liefde (&lsquo;The New Love&rsquo;) is a theatre and community centre located in a monumental white building on Amsterdam&rsquo;s Da Costakade that was originally constructed in 1904 as storage space for a local wine company. After falling into disrepair, and in accordance with the last tenants leaving the property in 2007, the De Liefde was completely rebuilt by Wiel Arets Architects and renamed De Nieuwe Liefde. The reconstruction transformed the existing building into a series of new spaces composed of a main hall with seating for 230, a conference room with space for 60, a choir space for 50, a library, a separate restaurant-caf&eacute; and a grand foyer that decompresses into a central circulation void.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Prior to the renovation the building retained many of its original Neo-Renaissance and Art N...</p>