Archinect - News 2014-10-23T02:52:14-04:00 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>