Archinect - News 2014-04-25T04:57:36-04:00 Obama library officials allow parties to make their bid Archinect 2014-03-20T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-20T17:37:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The foundation established to lead the development of President Obama&rsquo;s library and museum opened the door Thursday for institutions and groups to begin making a pitch to host the site. The Barack Obama Foundation issued its long-awaited Request for Qualifications on its newly named website, inviting applicants to provide information about how their proposal would impact the community and how it would reflect the president&rsquo;s vision.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The winning narratives of the first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition Justine Testado 2014-03-14T20:53:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T17:59:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Think you're too old for fairy tales? The submissions in Blank Space's first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition can make you believe otherwise. The artistic storybook quality and intricate narratives of the entries came from at least two months of hard work from many of the participants -- with several of them being young non-architects, ages 18-34.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of over 300 entries from 50 countries, the jury of experts chose 3 top-prize winners:</p><p>1st PLACE: <strong>Chapter Thirteen</strong> by Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O&rsquo;Leary (pictured above)&nbsp;&mdash; For the full narrative, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>2nd PLACE: <strong>Man and Ground</strong> by Anna Pietrzak&nbsp;&mdash; For the full narrative, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3rd PLACE: <strong>Oscar Upon A Time</strong> by Joseph Altshuler, Mari Altshuler &amp; Zachary Morrison&nbsp;&mdash; For the full narrative, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Winners, Honorable Mentions, and select entries will be published in the first issue of <em>Blank Space Magazine</em> and other media outlets. Happily ever after, indeed.</p><p>More details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Click the thumbnails below to see the Honorable Mentions. You can also find their narratives <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Images courtesy of Blank Space Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</em></p> The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series Ayesha Ghosh 2014-03-07T17:46:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:27:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Voices</a> is an annual award given by the Architectural League. It is an invited portfolio competition, identifying eight firms in North America that are influencing the current condition of architecture, landscape design and built environments. To see a full list of this year&rsquo;s award recipients, click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. The winners will present their work weekly in a lecture series hosted by the Architectural League of New York during the month of March. For more information about these events, click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The Emerging Voices lecture series kicked off last night with presentations by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>&nbsp;(David Benjamin) and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Surfacedesign Inc</a>&nbsp;(Geoff di Girolamo,&nbsp;James Lord, and&nbsp;Roderick Wyllie). Despite the differences in the scope of work between both offices, the pairing offered complementary insights into alternative approaches to designing built environments. David Benjamin&rsquo;s work is inspired by experimentation and synthetic biology, employing a cross-disciplinary approach to undertake responsiv...</p> London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects Alexander Walter 2014-02-26T20:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:12:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The list of selected architects to move on to the next competition stage reads like a who's who in British architecture:</p><ul><li>David Chipperfield Architects</li><li>Grimshaw</li><li>Haworth Tompkins Architects</li><li>Marks Barfield Architects</li><li>Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</li><li>Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor</li></ul> New petition urges to utilize open architectural competitions for the design of Federal buildings Alexander Walter 2014-02-26T13:13:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:00:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="102" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>43 signatures down, only 99,957 more to go&nbsp;&mdash; Archinect senior contributor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Jourden</a> brought to our attention a new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online petition at</a>, which urges the administration to award the design of new Federal building projects utilizing open architectural competitions.</p><p>The initiative has now until March 26 to reach its goal of 100,000 signatures to be considered for an earnest review.</p><p>Here's the petition text in full:</p><p>"The United States offers the best architectural education available in the world but has not engaged its young designer base in creating the vision for the future of America's built environment. American architecture programs as a leader in design education, technological innovation, and sustainability attracts students from all over the world yet the United States does not invite any input from its young designer base as is commonly done in many European countries. Young American designers truly represent an untapped resource for a new vision of the United Sta...</p> Winning ideas announced for the Hormuz Bridge International Competition Justine Testado 2014-02-24T17:50:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:01:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are out for the Gulf Architecture Biennial's Hormuz Bridge International Competition. The open ideas competition invited entrants to propose designs for a bridge or other connective structure to link both sides of the Hormuz Strait in the Persian Gulf. Three winners and four honorable mentions were awarded. Eighteen additional entries will be included in the first volume of Gulf Architecture Biennial and publically displayed.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>First Prize: XXXXXX02 or The Frozen Leviathan by Matteo Mannini</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Second Prize:&nbsp; A CITY FOR THE STRAIT: The Hormuz Federation by Edourad Champalle</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Third Prize: Backbone of Strait of Hormuz by Chien Bang Wong</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Honorable Mention: Global Security Pipeline by Nick Axel</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Honorable Mention: Jeser El Amwaj by Dhaval Gadani, Louis Peragallo, Christian Pereda</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Honorable Mention: Rail Reef by Triple O Studio</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Honorable Mention: Moses Highway by Andriy Vyshnevskyi, Vitaliy Kozlov, Bogdan Krutsko, Orest Galan</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Learn more about each proposal on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> The 2014 A’ Design Award submission deadline is approaching! Justine Testado 2014-02-21T20:52:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T14:25:31-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Get your design A-game on for this year's A' Design Award &amp; Competition. Aiming to give an extra boost of publicity and advertisement opportunities, the annual A'Design awards highlight the best designs, design concepts and design-oriented products. Anyone who wants to take a shot at fame and recognition should submit before the deadline on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 by 11:59 GMT+1. Results will be announced on April 15, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> for more submission details and check out some Gold and Platinum-winning projects from previous years below.</p> Winners of the 1 x ∞ Ideas Competition Announced Alexander Walter 2014-02-06T20:02:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T20:15:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The international 1 x &infin; Ideas Competition has announced three Winners and four Honorable Mentions. Hosted by the AIA Indiana chapter, the competition had invited designers from around the world to develop ideas for an urban lot in the downtown area of Evansville [...]. While there aren't specific plans underway to actually realize the entries in Evansville, the competition sees this site as a representation of a common design problem in urban areas across the U.S.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning entries are:</p><p>First Place: <strong>Folded Architecture</strong> &ndash; Michael Abrams (Washington D.C.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Second Place: <strong>Center for Culture</strong> &ndash; Bryan Pendzinski (Denver, Colorado)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Third Place: <strong>Sensitive Platform</strong> &ndash; Concepcion Badia &amp; Javier Esquembre (Spain)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Learn more on <a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><em>All images courtesy of 1 x &infin; Ideas Competition</em></p> Chicago aims to light up architecture to boost tourism Alexander Walter 2014-01-23T14:15:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:30:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago would be turned into a Midwest version of Paris &mdash; La Ville Lumiere, the City of Light &mdash; under a mayoral plan showcased Wednesday to boost tourism by spotlighting the city&rsquo;s architectural wonders. [...] It will start with an &ldquo;international design competition&rdquo; that invites teams of artists, architects, engineers and designers to envision ways to light up Chicago&rsquo;s &ldquo;buildings, parks, roads and open spaces.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 Competition Justine Testado 2014-01-17T17:55:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:03:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>d3 announced four Grand Prize winners and 11 Special Mentions in the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition. The program recognizes excellence in unbuilt projects to promote critical debate about architecture and design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Grand Prize Winners:</strong><br><br><em>Coastal Caretaker</em> - Ursula Emery McClure, Michael McClure, Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Sarah Young (USA) - see title pic above<br><br><em>Here After: The Material Processor </em>- Aron Wai Chung Tsang (HONG KONG)<img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><em>Sadic Apiaries</em> - Loukia Tsafoulia (GREECE-USA)<img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><em>Urban Paradox</em> - Chris Tsui (HONG KONG)<img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> And here are a few <strong>Special Mention </strong>projects:<br><br><strong>Special Mention, Built Ecologies</strong>: Cloud Ecologies - Lydia Kallipoliti (ANAcycle), Andreas Theodoridis (207x207), Stella Nikolakaki (207x207), Katie Okamoto, Ezio Blasetti (USA-UK)<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Special Mention, Dystopian Futures</strong>:<em> Post-Nuclear Necropolis</em> by Compagnie-O Architects: Joke Vermeulen, Francis Catteeuw, Bram van Cauter, Ioannis Gio (BELGIUM)<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Special Mention, Commemoration:</strong><em> Slanted Memorial</em> - Jin Young Song (KOREA-USA)<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Special Mention, Fantastical Typology</strong>: <em>Grimm City: An Architectural Fairytale</em> - Pascal Bronner, Thomas Hillier (UK)<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><em>All images courtesy of Unbuilt Visions competition.</em><br><br> Find more projects and competition details at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> $100,000 Wheelwright Prize details announced for 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-14T18:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:46:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wheelwright Prize</a> awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to a recent architect whose proposal conveys a talented, scholarly and professional design sense. Originally established by Harvard's GSD in 1935 as the "Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship", the prize is meant to extend travel-research opportunities to alumni. As of 2013, eligibility has expanded to any architect who has graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. The focus is on international research, requiring the winner of the Prize spend at least 6 months working out of their home country, and not in the United States.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> More information about the Wheelwright Prize and applying are on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. The online-application opens January 20, 2014, and will close March 4, 2014.</p> <p> Last year's Wheelwright winner was Brooklyn-based architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gia Wolff</a>, for her proposal "Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats".</p> Vancouver Art Gallery opens up shortlist ring to five international design heavyweights Alexander Walter 2014-01-09T21:04:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T11:18:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The heat is on in the architectural competition for Vancouver Art Gallery's new downtown home on a site at West Georgia and Cambie Streets. From a pool of 75 applicants, the gallery narrowed down a shortlist of five firms &mdash; all of which are no strangers to designing world-class exhibition spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York)</li> <li> Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York)</li> <li> Herzog &amp; de Meuron (Basel)</li> <li> KPMB Architects (Toronto)</li> <li> SANAA (Tokyo)</li> </ul><p> Could this be the welcome redemption time for TWBTA after <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it was announced</a> just yesterday that DS+R's MoMA expansion will officially raze the much beloved <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum</a>? <em>(*ding ding ding!*)</em></p> KATOxVictoria’s “Sprouting City Blocks” - Runner-up for Europan Denmark, Copenhagen Justine Testado 2014-01-07T18:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our Europan 12 featured entry for today is "Sprouting City Blocks" by KATOxVictoria, a Copenhagen-based design office founded in 2011 by architects Hiroshi Kato and Victoria Diemer Bennetzen. Designed for the Vesterbro district in the competition's Copenhagen site, KATOxVictoria's entry won the runner-up award in the latest Europan Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a preview of "Sprouting City Blocks":</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><em>Images courtesy of KATOxVictoria.</em></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below for more images. More project details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Call for Projects: Ceramics of Italy 2014 Tile Competition Sponsor 2014-01-06T12:24:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T19:33:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>This sponsored post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a>:</em></p> <p> Ceramics of Italy never lets an outstanding project go unnoticed. From corporate headquarters with ventilated porcelain facades to summer homes featuring decorative ceramics, enter your best projects in the 2014 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition for the chance to win $4,000 and a trip to Italy!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is an annual awards program sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission. It celebrates the pairing of innovative design ideas with products from Italy&rsquo;s leading ceramic tile manufacturers in creating spaces that are well-appointed, timeless and sustainable. Past winners have included SHoP Architects, Yabu Pushelberg and Bernard Tschumi Architects.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> For the 2014 edition, North America-based architects and designers are invited to submit domestic and international, new or renovated projects completed betw...</p> [CONTAINED] - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof finalist entry Justine Testado 2014-01-03T20:09:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T19:33:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's our latest feature from the ONE Prize 2013: Stormproof competition, wherein participants had to propose smartly designed resilient cities prepared to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Specifically designed for New York City's coast, [CONTAINED] by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda</a> was a finalist entry in the international competition.<br><br> Here's a preview of their proposal:<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> For full project details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br> More images can be found in the the thumbnails below.</p> Ostim Eco-Park competition entry by ONZ Architects Justine Testado 2013-12-30T20:49:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:29:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>ONZ Architects participated in a restricted competition - among eight other teams - to design the Ostim Eco-Park, a green technological and research hub for the industrial region of Ostim in Ankara, Turkey.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Although <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ONZ Architects</a>' proposal did not come out as the competition winner, we're happy to present it in more detail below.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><em>All images courtesy of ONZ Architects.</em></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below for additional images.</p> Shortlist for D.C.‘s MLK Library renovation narrowed down to 3 teams Alexander Walter 2013-12-30T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T22:04:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalist teams have advanced into the last round of the search for an architect to renovate &mdash; or possibly redesign &mdash; Washington D.C.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Back in October, the competition had already narrowed down the list of applicants to 10 teams with the invitation to create technical proposals on how they would approach renovating the Mies van der Rohe-designed library.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The three finalists are:</p> <ul><li> Patkau Architects / Ayers Saint Gross with Krueck + Sexton</li> <li> Martinez + Johnson Architects / Mecanoo Architects</li> <li> STUDIOS Architecture / The Freelon Group</li> </ul><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten firms chosen for second stage of MLK Jr. Memorial Library renovation search</a></p> WAI Architecture Think Tank’s shortlisted proposal for Moscow’s NCCA competition Justine Testado 2013-12-27T18:24:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T18:21:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>WAI Architecture Think Tank sent us their design for Moscow's New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) that was shortlisted in the top 10 designs during the competition. Heneghan Peng's design was chosen as the winner, as announced earlier today.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of WAI Architecture Think Tank</em></p> <p> Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read more about the new NCCA competition in the News.</p> Office Jarrik Ouburg + laura alvarez architecture wins second-prize for Ås in Europan Norway Justine Testado 2013-12-27T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T13:18:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects Jarrik Ouburg and Laura Alvarez sent us their "Hortus conclusus" scheme in the recently concluded E12 of the Europan Norway competition. This year's theme focused on the future development of three Oslo-region municipalities projected to grow within the next 25 years: B&aelig;rum, Asker, and &Aring;s. Alvarez's and Ouburg's collaborative entry won second prize in the &Aring;s category.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The municipality of &Aring;s, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and the architects will discuss the proposal in early 2014 to develop a new and more detailed masterplan of the specific site.<br><br> Here's a glimpse of the proposal:<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Heneghan Peng wins Moscow’s NCCA competition Alexander Walter 2013-12-27T14:22:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T19:02:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="497" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Christmas came early for Heneghan Peng Architects: the Irish firm was announced on December 23 as the final winner of the international competiton for Moscow&rsquo;s new National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA).</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Previously: <a href="" target="_blank">Three finalists for Moscow&rsquo;s New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)</a></p> Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture Justine Testado 2013-12-20T14:29:00-05:00 >2013-12-27T12:40:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="797" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Participants in Reality Cues' cheeky Eco-Porn Competition got to have some fun with the green architecture trend. But since there weren't enough submissions to go through with the full judging process, only Honorable Mentions were given.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a handful of the entries that piqued our interest:<br><br><strong>Floramorphism: Bloominating Inorganic Objects by BanG studio &ndash; Babak Bryan &amp; Henry Grosman</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>If Robert Moses had his way in 1941&hellip; by Ida Tam</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Tower of Babel by Feliks Bochenek</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>The Green Roof Trope by Eric Karasek</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> gmp to design new urban development in Shenzhen, China Justine Testado 2013-12-19T19:32:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T19:33:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture firm von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners won a large commission earlier this week to design a new urban development in Shenzhen, China. The 45-hectare project is part of an economic plan that China developed for the area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters."<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images &copy; gmp</em></p> Winners of the London Cinema Challenge re-imagine the movie venue Justine Testado 2013-12-19T19:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T19:31:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Have a seat and grab some popcorn, the results are out for Combo Competitions' London Cinema Challenge. Limited to only their imaginations, designers from all disciplines created their own movie-viewing spaces set on Central London's Newman Street. Entrants also had to include a unique twist in their submission.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Three winners and four honorable mentions were selected:<br><br><strong>First prize - Cine'stival by Etienne Fabre and Jean-Emmanuel David</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Second prize - Symbiotic Venue by Nada Alqallaf and Jaime Sevilla</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Third prize - Peep(le) Show by Shuping Liu and Jackie Krasnokutskaya</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below to see the Honorable Mentions.</p> Robotics Challenge: Creating the Disaster Response of the Future Alexander Walter 2013-12-19T14:39:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T14:45:02-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant marked the beginning of the "Robotics Challenge." Developers were rankled by how helpless robots were as they wandered through the radioactively contaminated reactor building. As they swerved around aimlessly in the steam, cables broke and the operators lost contact with the robots. [...] They compiled a list of eight tasks that robots would have to master in the future to be capable of performing well in disaster response.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> OMA’s proposal for the new Axel Springer HQ in Berlin Justine Testado 2013-12-18T20:15:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T19:08:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Multimedia group Axel Springer announced earlier today that BIG, OMA, and Buro-OS are the top three finalists for their new Media Center headquarters in Berlin. Final rankings are expected next month.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a look at OMA's proposal:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><em>Images courtesy of OMA.</em><br> &nbsp;</p> BIG’s proposal for the new Axel Springer HQ in Berlin Justine Testado 2013-12-18T15:37:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T12:03:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we mentioned earlier today, BIG was revealed as one of three finalists &mdash; along with OMA and Buro-OS &mdash; for the new Axel Springer Media Campus in Berlin. The new Axel Springer headquarters will be located at one of the last remaining plots of the historic former site of the Berlin Wall. All winning entries will be publicly displayed at the German Architecture Centre (DAZ) in Berlin from Dec. 17 - Dec. 22.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a glimpse of BIG's proposal:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of BIG.</em></p> BIG, OMA & Buro Ole Scheeren win Axel Springer Campus Berlin competition - Who’s on top? Alexander Walter 2013-12-18T14:45:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T19:09:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international competition for the new Berlin Media Campus of German publishing house Axel Springer, the jury managed to agree upon their three favorite entries &mdash; but not quite yet in which order. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), OMA (Rem Koolhaas) and Buro Ole Scheeren were selected as winners from a group of five finalists (including SANAA and Kuehn Malvezzi) that were invited to present their proposals to the jury on December 12. Eighteen submissions had been received altogether.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The competition brief had deliberately not placed tight restrictions on the submitted designs &mdash; something that the three winners will now have to finalize in their proposals before the jury selects the overall winner.</em></p> <p> <strong>BIG:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>OMA:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Buro Ole Scheeren:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of Axel Springer.</em></p> <p> Who do you think will take the prize? Let us know in the comments below.</p> Three finalists for Moscow’s New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) Justine Testado 2013-12-16T20:24:00-05:00 >2013-12-27T14:24:20-05:00 <img src="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heneghan Peng Architects (Ireland)</strong></a><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Spain):</strong></a><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>MEL (Russia)</strong>:<br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Perkins+Will selected to design Northwestern University Research Building on old Prentice site Archinect 2013-12-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2013-12-15T22:29:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the competiton seeking proposals to replace Bertrand Goldberg&rsquo;s iconic Prentice Woman&rsquo;s Hospital in Chicago, Northwestern University has selected Perkins+Will as the winning firm. P+W prevailed over two other shortlisted teams &mdash; Goettsch Partners/Ballinger and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/Payette &mdash; and will get to design the new 600,000 square foot Biomedical Research Building for the Feinberg School of Medicine on Northwestern University&rsquo;s downtown Chicago campus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Results for “Post-Quake Visions” revealed Justine Testado 2013-12-13T13:03:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:24:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young Architects Competitions recently announced the winning projects for Post-Quake Visions. The international ideas competition aimed to encourage research and new ideas for the reconstruction of the Italian City of Crevalcore, which was struck by a May 2012 earthquake that destroyed hundreds of ancient buildings. Out of 356 teams from over 54 countries, the jury selected 3 prize winners, 4 "gold" honorable mentions, and 8 honorable mentions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> These are the top three winners:</p> <p> <strong>1st Prize winner: </strong>271219VC<br> Team: Caterina Spadoni, Valentina Brunetti</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>2nd Prize winner: </strong>playhouse<br> Team: Luca Nicoletto, Emanuele Paladin, Marco Paronuzzi</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>3rd Prize winner:</strong> Neves Lopes Architects<br> Team: Fabio Ferreira Neves, Paulo Lopes</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> To see more projects, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to read the Bustler article.</p>