Archinect - News 2015-08-04T07:53:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/132350783/get-a-peek-of-steven-holl-s-ex-of-in-experimental-artists-residence-in-rhinebeck-ny Get a peek of Steven Holl's "Ex of In" experimental artists' residence in Rhinebeck, NY Justine Testado 2015-07-20T19:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-23T03:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k36yswmt8n28tgm1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A handful of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>-designed buildings will be popping up in the next few years, with the groundbreaking of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129348666/construction-kicks-off-for-steven-holl-designed-maggie-s-centre-barts-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maggie's Centre Barts in London</a> last month and construction of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127735214/construction-of-steven-holl-designed-queens-library-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queens Library</a> already underway in New York. Steven Holl Architects recently announced the groundbreaking of another New York-based project called the Ex of In House, slated for completion in May 2016 in the village of Rhinebeck.</p><p>Located in a rural forest landscape, the house is a physical manifestation of the firm's ongoing research project "Explorations of 'IN'". Established in June 2014, the research project explores and challenges the clich&eacute;s of architectural language and commercial practice, including drawings and studies entitled with colorful names like Triple Venn Diagram Mutilation and Hybrid Combinations: Tesseract within a Cubic Sphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fyc4xyec0nau6a3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zykcgpk4y3qlrrbb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op4f2upmqb5onxjb.jpg"><br>&uarr; <em>Models and watercolor drawing by Steven Holl</em></p><p>As a non-profit extension of the locally based&nbsp; <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"T"Space art gallery</a>, the 918 square-foot artists' residence aims...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129348666/construction-kicks-off-for-steven-holl-designed-maggie-s-centre-barts-in-london Construction kicks off for Steven Holl-designed Maggie's Centre Barts in London Justine Testado 2015-06-11T20:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-12T12:36:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntuofrl46b0dnhsq.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A groundbreaking ceremony yesterday marked the beginning of construction for the new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.maggiescentres.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maggie's</a><a href="http://www.maggiescentres.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Centre</a> Barts that's coming to Northeast London next year. The 18 Maggie's Centres across the UK offer free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their loved ones. During the ceremony, a large banner thanking everyone involved in the project was unveiled on site and a time capsule to be opened in 2065 was compiled -- in tradition with every Centre that is built. The capsule consisted of a signed watercolor print from Steven Holl, framed Hong Kong bank notes from British bank institution HSBC, and archive materials from St. Bartholomew&rsquo;s Hospital.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvcl8hss5gjt120e.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u13ftgqld1xs1u1u.jpg"></p><p>The new Centre will be built on a 725 m2 site within the richly historic grounds of the 12th-century St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London's oldest hospital. With Steven Holl commissioned for architectural design in association with UK firm JM Architects, the Barts Centre will be a more vertical "vessel within a vessel withi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127791434/mad-blurs-boundaries-with-the-clover-house-kindergarten-and-teacher-housing MAD blurs boundaries with the Clover House kindergarten and teacher housing Julia Ingalls 2015-05-23T11:06:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T04:51:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nubpsh6jv52nb228.jpg" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Exterior becomes interior, public space overlaps with private space, and society is integrated into nature: or is it? These are but a few of the concepts seemingly behind the design of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a>'s Clover House, a Kindergarten adjacent to a Japanese rice paddy field that also serves as a private residence for the teachers of the school at night. The house had its official groundbreaking on May 13th, and has attracted international press attention for its undulating paper-like shell and innovative spatial configuration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yd8f5uvnd6qo24qe.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otroqsifnzmuc7f7.jpg"></p><p>Built over a pre-existing 105 square meter row-house, the MAD design incorporates the existing wooden mass-produced home by removing its walls and draping a new exterior over the frame. This purposefully fosters a sense of community among the schoolchildren, which is in keeping with the school's stated mission to create openness and emotional bonds between its students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0mbn6dfoomx22x7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ks3imhzesogg0hey.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6y6odkwmmugd68zp.jpg"></p><p>But is the design itself actually articulated and reflective of its surroundings, or is it just another flas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T14:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap91efcssbgypskb.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City this week will officially break ground on a spot near the Staten Island Ferry terminal where the world&rsquo;s tallest observation wheel will rise &mdash; unless Dubai builds a bigger one first. The Dubai Eye started erecting its 690-foot wheel a week ago. [...] The 630-foot New York Wheel seeks to dethrone the 550-foot High Roller in Las Vegas as the tallest in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58161234/mayor-bloomberg-unveils-plans-to-build-world-s-tallest-ferris-wheel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plans To Build World's Tallest Ferris Wheel</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egjfb8zqt0a47dg5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlcxynm5emptg9p3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/ujsg6n9qx18ryppm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trqjm7oiz8hl67bl.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125374469/robot-gives-a-helping-hand-as-taubman-college-breaks-ground-on-new-school-addition Robot gives a helping hand as Taubman College breaks ground on new school addition Alexander Walter 2015-04-15T18:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:41:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iyeg7t7xauuojjc3.jpg" width="514" height="589" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On April 15, 2015, University of Michigan's President Mark &#8203;Schlissel and Taubman College Architecture and Urban Planning Dean Monica Ponce de Leon broke ground with donor, A. Alfred Taubman on the new wing of the Art &amp; Architecture building. [...] The ceremonial shoveling of the ground was performed by Taubman College's Kuka robot, normally used for architectural digital fabrication research, painted maize and blue for the occasion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95947337/university-of-michigan-revives-plan-for-architecture-school-addition-and-doubles-budget-to-28m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Michigan revives plan for architecture school addition and doubles budget to $28M</a></p><p>Also, don't miss our recent <em>Dean's List </em>feature with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon</a>, the Dean at UM's Taubman College.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124830674/there-s-still-hope-blighted-new-orleans-lot-will-become-playground-that-gets-kids-excited-about-architecture There's still hope: Blighted New Orleans lot will become playground that gets kids excited about architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-08T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:37:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tqaxhmqzwm0fjr9.jpg" width="500" height="889" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students at several Central City schools soon will have a permanent place to learn about architecture, design and city planning after officials from PlayBuild, a nonprofit focused on architecture education, broke ground Tuesday on a &ldquo;design playground&rdquo; in New Orleans. The 2-year-old organization, along with Palmisano Contractors, is converting a vacant lot at Thalia and Willow streets into a space for children to play and learn.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about&nbsp;Playbuild NOLA (or find ways to get involved) <a href="http://www.playbuild.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121070622/big-s-telus-sky-tower-breaks-ground-in-calgary-canada BIG's Telus Sky Tower breaks ground in Calgary, Canada. Justine Testado 2015-02-19T09:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T14:46:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0ku9yuax9tgtbs2.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>BIG and Dialog's TELUS Sky Tower recently broke ground along 7th Avenue block in the heart of Calgary, Canada, a city full of corporate towers surrounded by low-density suburban neighborhoods. Unveiled i<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76682209/canadian-telecom-giant-telus-taps-big-for-landmark-tower-in-calgary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">n 2013</a>, the 761,235 sq.ft commercial tower integrates both working and living environments into one structure that aims to make Calgary's city center more varied and walkable. The tower's textured glass fa&ccedil;ade complements yet stands out from its environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqudji392zpp9849.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dq3yj7q5vpiquqol.jpg"></p><p>According to the TELUS Sky website, the 59-story tower will begin with dining and retail spaces as well as access to adjacent buildings. The tower also has 26 floors of office spaces ranging from 7,636 sqft-18,997 sq.ft, followed by 29 floors of residential spaces consisting of 326 executive rental suites.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtaai518h1aqggv8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3p/3pb6ex44vavrnktf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvu45a7tdpme6b2z.jpg"></p><p>"The large floor plates for workplaces recede to achieve the slender dimensions&nbsp;of residential floor depths. The texture of the fa&ccedil;ade in a similar fashion evolves&nbsp;from a smooth glass fa&ccedil;ade enclosing the work space to a three-di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118427416/boston-s-tallest-new-skyscraper-in-40-years-breaking-ground-today Boston’s tallest new skyscraper in 40 years breaking ground today Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88cb418d749499a4108fad0c72ffad03.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Wednesday, developer Richard L. Friedman will formally kick off construction of the tallest skyscraper to be built in Boston in 40 years &mdash; a 700-foot tower at 1 Dalton St. that will include the city&rsquo;s second Four Seasons Hotel and some of its most expensive condominiums. [...] The skyscraper at One Dalton is being designed by Hancock Tower architect Harry N. Cobb, of Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners, in collaboration with Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven Associates Inc.</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/115279972/steven-holl-s-kennedy-center-expansion-project-in-d-c-breaks-ground Steven Holl's Kennedy Center Expansion Project in D.C. breaks ground Justine Testado 2014-12-05T18:42:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T22:23:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rjq7d2xr73l7rdn.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the saying goes, history likes to repeat itself. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. broke ground yesterday on the Kennedy Center Expansion Project. The ceremony also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Center's original groundbreaking in 1964.&nbsp;</p><p>The event featured remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter,&nbsp;Kennedy Center Trustee (and John F. Kennedy's granddaughter) Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, as well as Steven Holl. During the ceremony, Rubenstein used the same gold-plated shovel that President Lyndon B. Johnson used to break ground for the Center on December 2, 1964.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ya/yamd1hbblgj28bud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kv6a62wm3bntnsiz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g56ekg51j7nlbiek.jpg"></p><p>Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy designed the expansion with BNIM Architects. The Expansion Project, which was announced in 2013 and is being paid for entirely by private funds, will be built south of the current facility as an interactive space for artists to engage with the community. Th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113424294/d-c-breaks-ground-on-housing-for-homeless-vets D.C. Breaks Ground on Housing for Homeless Vets Alexander Walter 2014-11-11T15:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T20:16:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd08264ee3dee353f7b53c48f852df9d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence is a 124-unit apartment building designed by Sorg Architects. The $33 million building is a striking stack of white, metal-paneled blocks, staggered with views facing the Capitol and the Mall. What makes the building truly distinctive, though, is that the space enables case managers and social workers to work onsite with veterans in tandem with the D.C. VA Medical Center. Sixty units will be set aside permanently for homeless veterans [...].</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/112585338/new-c-city-museum-district-breaks-ground-in-the-netherlands New "C-City" museum district breaks ground in The Netherlands Justine Testado 2014-11-01T12:03:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T15:49:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hulc3g02zgteegf.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continium.&nbsp;Cube. Columbus. What sounds like characters in a comic book series is really the three defining components in "C-City", a new museum district located at the entrance into the Dutch-German border town of Kerkrade. Designed by Rotterdam-based <a href="http://www.shifta.nl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shift Architecture Urbanism</a>, the &euro;20.5 million project recently broke ground and is currently scheduled to open by the end of 2015.</p><p>C-City will bring technology, science, and design in one integrated museum district. Next to the existing Discovery Centre Continium will be the C-Square, a sunken-square space for&nbsp; student labs, restaurants, and other public amenities. C-Square will also serve as an underground pathway landscape that connects all of C-City's facilities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/arj0xcg6t7gf6i54.jpg"></p><p>The Continium will also be joined by the Cube and Columbus buildings. The Cube will house The Netherland's first design museum whereas Columbus was designed as an inverse planetarium theater &mdash; making it the first building of its kind in Europe. In addition to the museum gall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100729279/daniel-libeskind-s-60-story-century-spire-breaks-ground-in-metro-manila-philippines Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire breaks ground in Metro Manila, Philippines Justine Testado 2014-05-30T20:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:24:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wu/wu2hz4vdy2znaq5j.jpg" width="514" height="736" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Daniel Libeskind is at it again with the recent unveiling and groundbreaking of Century Spire, a 60-story tower that will be built in the city of Makati in Manila, Philippines. Showrooms officially opened on May 28, and Libeskind joined Century Properties and Armani/Casa officials at the groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting. The tower is scheduled for completion in 2018.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> collaborated with Robbie Antonio of major Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio in designing the office and residential tower &mdash; which they all believe will reshape Metro Manila's skyline (It <em>sure </em>will...)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zm1j0ml4n8to2plu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eq4mluo8k3fcjc8s.jpg"></p><p>So, Archinecters, any thoughts on Libeskind's latest project? (I know you do). Feel free to share them in the comments below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100707493/new-u-s-embassy-in-the-hague-netherlands-breaks-ground New U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands breaks ground Justine Testado 2014-05-30T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-05-30T13:51:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdpdlr4o9omoec3u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over in The Hague in The Netherlands, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) celebrated the groundbreaking of the new U.S. Embassy earlier this week. Located on a 10-acre site in the Wassenaar municipality, some features of the $206 million project will include a chancery office building, a U.S. Marine Corps residence, a utility building, and multiple access pavilions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/450/moore-ruble-yudell-architects-planners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moore Ruble Yudell Architects &amp; Planners</a> of Santa Monica, CA will be project architect with Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, AL for construction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/ern0w6za9f8c4loo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxi517q4jftroxj3.jpg"></p><p>Find more about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/new_u.s._embassy_in_the_hague_netherlands_breaks_ground/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96044764/new-york-s-hudson-yards-starts-next-phase-as-deck-begins New York’s Hudson Yards Starts Next Phase as Deck Begins Alexander Walter 2014-03-19T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T00:25:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb1c22277d9ef669624c1a65a029f4bf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hudson Yards, the $20 billion Related Cos. development on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side, is taking a key step forward as work begins on a platform over the area&rsquo;s rail depot designed to support three skyscrapers. [...] Building the 37,000-ton platform enables the start of almost 6 million square feet (560,000 square meters) of construction on the eastern half of the 26-acre (11-hectare) yards, said Stephen Ross, the New York-based developer&rsquo;s chairman and founder.</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/86471663/kierantimberlake-s-u-s-embassy-in-london-celebrates-groundbreaking KieranTimberlake’s U.S. Embassy in London celebrates groundbreaking Justine Testado 2013-11-13T20:35:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:33:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tggvys0tgprwdq82.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations announced the groundbreaking of the KieranTimberlake-designed U.S. Embassy in London on Nov. 13. KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was named as the project architect after winning the Department of State competition back in 2010.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see previous news posts about the U.S. Embassy in London project, click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/361294/u-s-london-embassy" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86073205/reiser-umemoto-announces-groundbreaking-of-kaohsiung-port-terminal Reiser + Umemoto announces groundbreaking of Kaohsiung Port Terminal Justine Testado 2013-11-08T15:47:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T23:30:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbvbpbe2lw005p78.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two years of planning, Reiser + Umemoto announced the groundbreaking of the Kaohsiung Port Terminal happening this month in the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The architecture firm won the 2010 international competition to design the cruise ship terminal and port service center. Reiser + Umemoto also celebrated the groundbreaking of another major Taiwanese development they won, the Taipei Pop Music Center, on June 19, 2013.</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/85923793/saa-and-benoy-reveal-design-for-changi-airport-terminal-4-in-singapore SAA and Benoy reveal design for Changi Airport Terminal 4 in Singapore Justine Testado 2013-11-06T17:31:00-05:00 >2013-11-06T19:45:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ze/zedxskt6r56wpevz.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SAA Architects from Singapore and UK-based Benoy unveiled the design concept for the Changi Airport Terminal 4 during the T4 groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 5. SAA won the commission from the Changi Airport Group back in mid-February 2013.</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/78227053/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-breaks-ground-on-west-8-designed-the-hills-project-at-governors-island NYC Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on West 8-Designed ‘The Hills’ Project at Governors Island Alexander Walter 2013-07-29T17:51:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:48:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7mkzm55z66n65nbr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg broke ground on The Hills, a new public park land on Governors Island designed by Rotterdam-based landscape architects West 8. Made of recycled construction and fill materials, The Hills will rise 34 to 90 feet above sea level, and the summit of the tallest Hill will provide visitors with a 360-degree panorama of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline.</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/74509254/schmidt-hammer-lassen-breaks-ground-on-green-valley-project-in-shanghai schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Green Valley Project in Shanghai Alexander Walter 2013-06-03T14:33:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T01:05:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/sw3fyo8ck321ppgu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects together with local architects East China Architecture and Design Institute, and Shanghai Expo Construction Development Company last week celebrated the ground breaking for, and start of construction of, the new Green Valley project on the site of the former 2010 Shanghai Expo.</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/71506057/big-s-marknagil-education-center-breaks-ground-on-faroe-islands BIG’s Marknagil Education Center Breaks Ground on Faroe Islands Alexander Walter 2013-04-18T21:31:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:27:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orcjju1q8q3sd9ou.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It seems to be big groundbreaking week for Danish firms right now: yesterday we reported about schmidt hammer lassen architects kicking off construction of their enormous International Criminal Court campus in The Hague, The Netherlands, and now we're also hearing of BIG breaking ground on the Marknagil Education Center&mdash;soon to become the biggest building on the Faroe Islands.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Together with local architects Fuglark and a team of consultants, BIG had won the competition for the 19,200 sqm / 206,667 sq ft educational facility back in 2009.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71430848/schmidt-hammer-lassen-designed-international-criminal-court-breaks-ground-in-the-hague schmidt hammer lassen-Designed International Criminal Court Breaks Ground in The Hague Alexander Walter 2013-04-17T18:47:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:25:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fe/feu5bqycdlx8lh96.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The groundbreaking ceremony for the first permanent premises of the International Criminal Court [...] took place yesterday, April 16, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The 54,500 sqm / 586,633 sq ft building complex designed by Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015.</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/67665085/allied-works-breaks-ground-on-new-tasting-room-for-oregon-winery Allied Works Breaks Ground on New Tasting Room for Oregon Winery Archinect 2013-02-15T20:19:00-05:00 >2013-02-18T18:16:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7myp032gecaz4pn2.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Construction has begun on a new Tasting Room for Sokol Blosser Winery in the Willamette Valley wine region. Designed by Brad Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture, the new building will provide a range of spaces for sampling Sokol Bosser&rsquo;s wines and viewing their Yamhill County estate. One of the founders of Oregon&rsquo;s wine making industry, the Sokol Blosser family has been producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and other varietals since 1978.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dxyx658mrz4hpqmf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In 2012, the winery commissioned Allied Works to develop a master plan and design a new tasting room and event space that would be the showpiece of the 100-acre estate. The project will be the first to bring internationally-recognized, contemporary architecture to the heart of the Oregon wine country.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qwb1v6txzamsprz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Commenting on the new building, founder Susan Sokol Blosser stated, &ldquo;In 1977, when we built the first tasting room in the state, we chose John Storrs, the most celebrated Oregon architect of the time. Thirty-five years lat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66643308/construction-begin-on-zaha-s-softbridge-building-at-oxford-university Construction begin on Zaha's Softbridge Building at Oxford University Archinect 2013-01-31T16:33:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:12:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fs09y4gajqwwu82i.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Zaha Hadid visited Oxford to celebrate the start of construction works at St Antony's College.</p> <p> Dubbed the 'Softbridge', the new building will be known as the The Investcorp Building on completion in the summer of 2014.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iw/iw2rjsc9vxfqyupw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The building has been made possible through a generous donation of &pound;11 million funded by the international alternative asset management firm, Investcorp. The guest of honour at the ground-breaking ceremony was Investcorp's Executive Chairman and CEO, Mr Nemir Kirdar.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oe/oe6gtqtr1kv4xnsy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The three-storey Softbridge building will form a suspended 'bridge' between numbers 66 and 68 Woodstock Road and provides 1,200 square metres of floor-space. Its new lecture theatre, replacing the cramped rooms where public seminars are currently held, offers 125 seats and disabled access. The building will also house a new library and purpose-built archive facility, doubling the amount of space currently available.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e27kwzf4hk5qnx0c.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Mr Nemir Kirdar said: 'Investcorp was founded to create a bridge betwee...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60053501/aarvli-resort-by-serie-architects-starts-construction-in-goa-india Aarvli Resort by Serie Architects Starts Construction in Goa, India Alexander Walter 2012-10-25T19:57:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:34:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moluqazk8uwlkemo.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London/Mumbai-based firm Serie Architects has shared with us their latest project, Aarvli Resort, which just broke ground in India. Completion of the proposed eco-resort is scheduled for late 2013.</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/38286227/obama-to-speak-at-african-american-history-museum-s-groundbreaking Obama to speak at African American history museum’s groundbreaking Archinect 2012-02-16T13:15:33-05:00 >2012-02-16T18:32:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/57061608393d638dd3e5b2001d11bbfa.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>President Obama will speak at the official groundbreaking next week for the Smithsonian's new African American history museum in Washington, museum officials announced. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be situated on the National Mall and is expected to be completed by 2015 at an estimated price cost of $500 million, half of which is expected to be paid by the government.</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>