Archinect - News 2015-11-26T14:42:51-05:00 Editor's Picks #431 Nam Henderson 2015-10-09T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-10-12T21:45:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;interviewed Giancarlo Mazzanti, founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti. The two <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussed</a> "<em>architecture for social inclusion...from a political point of view</em>", play or leisure, and "<em>an architecture made of parts...or open work</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Meanwhile the latest editions of <strong>Deans List</strong>: featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kenneth Schwartz of Tulane School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP</a>.&nbsp;<strong>vado retro</strong> agreed that Tulane is a "<em>great school in a great city. enjoy it while it is still above water.</em>"</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In a collaboration with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Biennial</a>, Archinect offered up an Chicago installment of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Next Up</em></a>, the live-podcasting event.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;shared some criticism of the event and participants "<em>one still wonders whether these laudable concerns should usurp the space that was presumably meant to be allocated to contemporary architecture</em><em>.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first look at their design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery, a significant update on the Gallery's ol...</p> Herzog & de Meuron's concept for new Vancouver Art Gallery released Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-29T20:08:00-04:00 >2015-10-12T13:08:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">beating out</a> KPMB Architects, SANAA, Tod Williams Billie Tsien and DS+R&nbsp;to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win the project back in April of 2014</a>,&nbsp;Herzog &amp; de Meuron have now released the first look at their design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery, a significant update on the Gallery's old neoclassical building and the firm's first in Canada.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The new Gallery will not only double the amount of exhibition space to over 85,000 square feet, but also relocate the institution a few blocks into a quickly-developing sector of Vancouver's downtown. The formal update is pretty extreme &ndash; the prior Gallery's columns, front steps and flanking lions bestowed a formal, traditional vibe, while Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stack of wooden and transparent volumes is top-loaded so that "the modest, almost domestic scale will enhance the character of openness and visibility for everyone," according to Jaques Herzog in a statement.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more information on the Gallery's redesign, check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our interview with museum director&nbsp;Kathleen S. Bart...</a></p> Herzog & de Meuron named 2015 RIBA Jencks Award winners Julia Ingalls 2015-08-19T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T22:30:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron have the widest approach to architecture varying their style for each job. In this sense they epitomise the global search for an architecture of pluralism, one flexible enough for very different cultures...The high quality of the work is as notable as the wit; the amount of production as much as its personality. -RIBA President Stephen Hodder</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>, whose works include the recently approved yet controversial <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour Triangle in Paris</a>&nbsp;and the redevelopment of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin's&nbsp;Tacheles cultural center</a>,&nbsp;received the 2015 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Jencks Award</a> for being a practice "that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture." In a statement by RIBA President Stephen Hodder, he noted that "the contribution to our profession from Jacques and Pierre is constantly profound."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The award, which includes a &pound;1,000 pound honorarium and the opportunity to deliver a lecture to RIBA chaired by Mr. Charles Jencks, will be officially presented on October 29th in London.</p> Parisian Exports and Silicon Valley Imports on Episode #37 of Archinect Sessions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-09T19:17:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T17:09:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Our episode this week revolves around Paris &ndash; city of lights, riots, artists and cheese-shaped skyscrapers (or at least, those are the bits were talking about). As part of a nationwide strike against UberPop, the cheapest Uber-affiliate in France, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">taxi drivers in Paris launched a riotous protest</a>&nbsp;on June 25, terrorizing Uber drivers and generally disrupting Parisians in transit (and Courtney Love).</p><p>Contention (albeit the nonviolent kind) also arose in response to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's new Tour Triangle skyscraper</a>, which Paris officials approved on June 30. It will be the city's first skyscraper since the much-maligned Tour Montparnasse was built in 1973, precipitating a height limit on new buildings (that has since been relaxed). Critics are unhappy about the Triangle's intrusion onto the Parisian skyline, and its inhospitable-looking atmosphere on the street level.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Paul also shares his conversation with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki winners Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki</a>, following up on our...</p> Herzog & de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-07T01:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:08:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The stadium will be wrapped in a cage of slender concrete and brick columns that will rise to a zig-zagging profile, before folding over to form the roof &ndash; as if the architects&rsquo; tangle of struts in Beijing&rsquo;s Bird&rsquo;s Nest stadium had been straightened out and neatened up.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>'s design for the Football Club stadium in Chelsea takes fandom to the level or religious zealotry, borrowing dramatic gothic elements from Westminster Abbey &ndash; the structure&nbsp;that formerly stood on the same site. The design's heavy masonry, brick and railway-style vaults prompt comparisons to "London's Victorian railway viaducts" and the Brutalist concrete hulks of the 1970s. As Jacques Herzog in&nbsp;<em>The Guardian</em>&nbsp;explains it, the stadium will be like&nbsp;&ldquo;a castle, or a medieval walled village ...&nbsp;It is really a structural thing, very naked in some way."</p><p>The&nbsp;&pound;500M stadium should support crowds from 42,000 - 60,000, and while Herzog &amp; de Meuron have already completed numerous arenas (perhaps most famously, their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bird's Nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics</a>), the Chelsea project's heft offers an aesthetic break from the ongoing sweeping, airy trends in stadium design.</p><p>More on Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium work:</p><ul><li><a title="Bird's Nest Collaborators, Ai Weiwei and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, selected for 2012 Serpentine" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bird's Nest Collaborators, Ai Weiwei and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, s...</a></li></ul> Paris approves its first skyscraper of the 21st century Julia Ingalls 2015-07-01T12:52:00-04:00 >2015-07-06T20:54:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Paris] has not built a modern skyscraper since the 1970s, when the 231-metre tall Tour Montparnasse sprung up &ndash; much to the horror of the locals, many of whom still consider it an eyesore.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a narrow vote, the city of lights approved <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>'s Tour Triangle, a 42-story skyscraper that will be the tallest building to be built in Paris since the 1970s. In 2010, the city voted to remove its multi-decade-long height restrictions of 36 meters on new buildings, which were put in place after the erection of the widely&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unpopular Tour Montparnasse</a>. With a proposed height of&nbsp;180 meters, Tour Triangle is Paris' first official skyscraper&nbsp;of&nbsp;the 21st century, although it required two voting sessions to win approval. In November of 2014, the city council voted down the plan, but&nbsp;mayor Anne Hidalgo&nbsp;called for another vote, dismissing the first round due to what she believed was political inter-party fighting.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Tour Triangle will supply 70,000 square feet of office space, a four star hotel with 120 rooms, and what has been described as a "Shard-esque Sky Bar." These amenities do not seem wildly out of place for a metropolitan area with a population of 12 million, despi...</p> Herzog & de Meuron to redevelop Berlin’s infamous Tacheles cultural center; locals fear gentrification Alexander Walter 2015-06-24T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T14:27:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron, the Basel-based architecture studio that designed London&rsquo;s Tate Modern, is due to redevelop Berlin&rsquo;s famous art squat Tacheles. The massive warehouse, in the now fashionable Mitte district, was occupied by artists after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. A symbol of the city&rsquo;s subculture, Tacheles became a major tourist attraction. In 2012, the authorities closed the art centre amid widespread protests by artists and anti-gentrification campaigners.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herzog & de Meuron's Kabinett shares their entire estate since 1978 Justine Testado 2015-06-18T19:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:18:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog and de Meuron no doubt has a wealth of archival material attached to each of their projects - all valuable pieces of information that are often rarely seen outside the architects' main HQ...The Kabinett is a charitable foundation set up in Basel to make the celebrated architects' estate accessible to the public. Establishing this initiative in their home town...has been a 'lifelong aspiration' for the duo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Herzog and de Meuron recently issued a press statement through the Kunstmuseum Basel announcing their Kabinett project, which features categorized cabinets consisting 'all the items and materials that were produced, collected, and archived' by the firm since its founding in 1978. The estate will be available for loans to local museums and institutions, and the Kunstmuseum Basel will have exclusive access. Experts and researchers can visit the archives upon request.</p><p>Read the full statement <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Jacques Herzog calls 2015 Milan Expo a wasted opportunity to reinvent the World's Fair Justine Testado 2015-04-02T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-07T12:32:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'The content of the exhibitions should make the countries look different, not the size of their pavilions. Also we felt that this expo would be exactly the right place to start focusing on content, because it simply seems embarrassing to address this very important topic and at the same time built enormous, dramatically curved pavilions with facades in wavy plastic or with spectacular waterfalls or whatever.' - Jacques Herzog</p></em><br /><br /><p>In <a href=";articleid=art-1425303037595-e330263a-ce42-485c-b9ea-acd0290cdbf2#!/page52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a recent interview</a> with Berlin-based architecture magazine <em>Uncube</em>, Jacques Herzog dishes in on why he ditched the 2015 Milan Expo back in 2011, along with the rest of the masterplanning team that included Stefano Boeri, William McDonough, Ricky Burdett, and Herzog's own firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron. In the interview, Herzog believes the Expo organizers weren't "powerful or courageous enough" to convince their own organization to support their "radically new" content-focused master plan in an attempt to redesign the world exhibition, as opposed to the traditional model of showcasing national pavilions. With the Milan Expo coming up in May, Herzog expects it to be yet another "vanity fair".</p><p>You can find some of the Milan Expo pavilion proposals <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>h/t <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">constructionweekonline</a></p> HdM's Triangle skyscraper continues to divide Paris over its historic identity Alexander Walter 2014-12-22T12:54:00-05:00 >2014-12-29T09:41:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alexandre Gady, conservationist, historian of French architecture and professor of modern architecture at the Sorbonne, argues that changing or &ldquo;renewing&rdquo; Paris diverts from its real need to look outwards. Paris, he says, is a &ldquo;finished&rdquo; city that does not need improving or anything more doing to it. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not that we should be doing this or that &ndash; we should not be doing anything in central Paris ... any plan is a diversion from the need of the city to grow outwards,&rdquo; [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris row after HdM's Triangle skyscraper rejected</a></p> Paris row after HdM's Triangle skyscraper rejected Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:47:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid politically charged scenes, Paris city council has narrowly rejected a plan to build the historic city's first skyscraper since a height restriction was imposed in the 1970s. But Mayor Anne Hidalgo said [...] she would fight the Triangle tower vote. [...] The architects, Herzog and de Meuron, proposed to build the 180m (590ft) tower in the south-west Porte de Versailles area of the city, after then-Mayor Bertrand Delanoe proposed an end to the 37m limit in parts of the capital.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herzog & de Meuron to Build Israel National Library Nicholas Korody 2014-11-10T13:23:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T20:09:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Library is pleased to share the concept designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron for the new home of the Library in Jerusalem. As set out in the brief for the new building, the design, which will evolve during subsequent design stages, communicates the &lsquo;values of openness and accessibility to the general public of all classes, nationalities and denominations&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The&nbsp;34,000&nbsp;square meter building will house climate-controlled archives as well as digital facilities and both indoor and outdoor venues for cultural programming. In a statement, Herzog &amp; de Meuron <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">claim</a>, &ldquo;Our project reflects the open and transparent ambitions of the National Library of Israel. The strong, sculptural form of the stone, related to the specific topography and context of the site, is elevated off the ground, and situated above vitrine like elements. The stone contains a large open space for the library&rsquo;s visitors and users to interact while the vitrines expose the collection, reading room and public functions to the street and adjacent surroundings.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won</a> the project over other well-known practices such as that of&nbsp;Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry and Israeli architects Ammar Curiel, Kimmel Eshkolot and Kolker Kolker Epstein. Originally, the Israeli architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafi Segal was set to design the building</a> until becoming embroiled in a copyright dispute.</p><p>&#8203;"The new building is&nbsp;...</p> 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="" 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=""></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=""></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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> London's Canary Wharf spreads east with new towers and 3,000 homes planned Alexander Walter 2014-07-22T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:36:01-04:00 <img src="" width="220" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 3,000 homes are to be built at the eastern edge of Canary Wharf after Tower Hamlets council gave the green light for the project, the first extension to the financial district since the banking crisis struck in 2008. [...] Its centrepiece, at 211m the tallest building, is a 57-storey cylindrical residential skyscraper facing the waters of South Dock, designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron [...]</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herzog & de Meuron's Undulating Condo Design for the Hudson River Waterfront Revealed Diane Pham 2014-07-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:28:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the far west side is the city&rsquo;s new Gold Coast and Manhattan&rsquo;s last frontier, a necklace of ravishing projects have been announced along the Hudson River waterfront. The latest reveal is for a new 12-story, 88-unit condominium coming from Herzog &amp; de Meuron Architects. The Hudson Square site at 156 Leroy Street will replace a handful of low-slung buildings that include two auto-body shops, a gentleman&rsquo;s club and the former Lunchbox Diner.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herzog & de Meuron wins their first Canadian project with designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery Justine Testado 2014-04-29T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:54:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron will be designing the new Vancouver Art Gallery, as announced today by the institution. The space of the current 300,000 sq.ft Gallery will be doubled and provide facilities to support the museum's continuously increasing number of collections, exhibitions, and programs. Among Herzog &amp; de Meuron's notable cultural institution projects worldwide,&nbsp; the new Vancouver Art Gallery will be the Swiss firm's first Canadian project. Conceptual designs are expected to be revealed in early 2015.</p><p>HdM was selected out of a star-studded shortlist that consisted of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> (New York), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a> (New York), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPMB Architects </a>(Toronto), and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> (Tokyo). The finalists, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">who were announced in January</a>, were chosen out of 75 firms from 16 countries who submitted to an open Request for Qualifications process issued by the Gallery.</p><p>Here's more detail about the project from the Vancouver Art Gallery:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The Vancouver Art Gallery&rsquo;s Architect Selection...</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> Hamburg Concert Hall: Blame game begins in €800-million hall saga Alexander Walter 2014-01-08T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German taxpayers are expected to spend almost &euro;800 million on the project, which has been criticized by politicians and the media as a waste of public funds. The costs have included &euro;300 on a toilet brush. [...] Meanwhile, architects Herzog &amp; de Meuron were blamed for the chaos at the Hamburg building site, after failing to stick to the planning schedule.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg sues over Herzog &amp; de Meuron's pricey, late concert hall</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Starchitect Trio: The Men Behind Germany's Building Debacles</a></li> </ul> The Pérez Art Museum Miami: Built for People Archinect 2013-12-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:50:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new P&eacute;rez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style&mdash;deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics&mdash;that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Preview The Pérez Art Museum Miami Ahead Of Its Art Basel Debut Archinect 2013-12-04T14:39:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:15:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Miami&rsquo;s new art museum, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), opens on December 4th. The subtle building, designed by the Basel architecture firm, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, isn't exactly what you'd expect from a city that produced the Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco, Morris Lapidus, and Arquitectonica.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herzog & de Meuron designs $131m art oasis in Miami Archinect 2013-11-22T14:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T16:27:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Swiss architecture firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron went tropical to design an alluring home for a museum long stifled by a bad building in an unfortunate location. The Perez now has a shot at establishing itself as a major destination.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition Alexander Walter 2013-08-08T13:44:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:56:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Jury of Melbourne's Flinders Street Station competition was unanimous in the highly anticipated selection of the final winner: the beautiful vaulted roof-scape designed by Australian/Swiss team HASSELL + Herzog &amp; de Meuron with London-based Purcell as heritage consultants. The entry by Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina was announced as Winner of the People's Choice Award.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open</a></p> Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open Alexander Walter 2013-07-26T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T13:56:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The public is invited to vote for their favorite entry from a field of six finalists in the Flinders Street Station Design Competition, an international, high-profile architectural competition to rejuvenate and restore the historic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia. The shortlist sports some big names, including Pritzker Prize winners Zaha Hadid and the team of Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Voting opened this week and is accessible via the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition website</a> until Monday, August 5th, 2013.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HASSELL + Herzog &amp; de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition</a></p> Herzog & de Meuron / TFP Farrells Win M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2013-06-28T18:37:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:44:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="658" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The team Herzog &amp; de Meuron + TFP Farrells is the winner of the international competition to design M+, Hong Kong's future museum for visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The winning team will work closely with the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority over the next four years to design and deliver the ambitious project which is scheduled for completion in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Six teams were shortlisted in December last year and invited to submit conceptual designs for the building, including the international design heavy hitters Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Shigeru Ban Architects + Thomas Chow Architects, </em><em>Sn&oslash;hetta</em><em>, and Toyo Ito &amp; Associates, Architects + Benoy Limited.</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist Announced for M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District</a></p> Starchitect Trio: The Men Behind Germany's Building Debacles Orhan Ayyüce 2013-06-17T16:43:00-04:00 >2014-01-20T15:10:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SPIEGEL: Mr. de Meuron, Mr. von Gerkan and Mr. Ingenhoven, architecture's reputation in this country is worse than ever. How much of the blame do you bear?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Stuttgart's train station, Hamburg's concert house and Berlin's airport: Three projects in Germany are currently competing to be seen as the country's most disastrous. SPIEGEL spoke to the star architects behind the construction sites.</p> Herzog & de Meuron selected to design the National Library of Israel Archinect 2013-04-29T16:44:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T09:43:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="627" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After extensive discussions, the panel decided to recommend the Swiss office of Herzog &amp; de Meuron to be the architects for the National Library of Israel. The panel, which was already aware of the many significant works of these Pritzker prize laureates, was extraordinarily impressed by the commitment shown by Jacques Herzog &amp; Pierre de Meuron, as well as by the strengths and promise of their architectural approach...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herzog & de Meuron-Designed NYC Tower Hits the Market sara@curbed 2013-02-20T17:23:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:56-05:00 <img src="" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-stalled Tribeca building announced its comeback in October, only a week before resuming construction. Now the Herzog &amp; de Meuron-designed tower is officially on the market. Nine listings have popped up on StreetEasy, ranging in price from a 2BR for $3.625 million to a 4BR penthouse for $24 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Herzog &amp; de Meuron's glassy Tribeca tower is, after many years, finally on the market, with prices starting at $3.625 million.</p> Herzog & de Meuron to build one of London's tallest residential towers Archinect 2013-01-24T19:48:00-05:00 >2013-01-25T12:20:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Swiss practice is one of three that have been commissioned by Canary Wharf Group to design the first phase of the Wood Wharf development. Allies &amp; Morrison has been appointed to design two new office buildings which will sit either side of the western end of the high street. The offices, aimed at IT services and new media companies, will sit above two storeys of retail.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> eleven eleven, a film on H&dM's Miami parking garage Archinect 2012-12-12T14:41:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T13:33:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's known as Eleven Eleven, and it has changed people&rsquo;s perception about what a utilitarian structure can be; and has ignited conversations worldwide about its design and use. This garage has reshaped the urban fabric of the city and people are going there to get married, relax, and enjoy a cocktail.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ground-breaking for Herzog & de Meuron's Porta Volta in Milan Archinect 2012-11-21T12:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-13T18:50:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a press conference held on the construction site today, the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli celebrates the ground-breaking for the new Porta Volta. The project comprises the 2&rsquo;500 sqm Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, an 7&rsquo;500 sqm Office Building and a generous 15&rsquo;000 sqm Green Area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>