Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, finalists, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Here's Recap #9 for the week of May 12-16, 2014:
Team Lord of Toronto was announced as the winner to design the new Canadian National Holocaust Monument in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Led by co-president of Lord Cultural Resources Gail Dexter-Lord, the team's Daniel Libeskind-designed proposal titled "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival", was selected out of six finalists who were invited to present their concepts to a jury of professionals and then to the public during the national design competition.
Four projects -- which all happen to be built in California -- have won in the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards. The annual awards program recognizes what the AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) deem as the best examples of the latest innovation and development in the housing design industry.
Playing with the "Big Apple" concept, "Vivo on High Line" by Sydney-based firm NBRS+Partners was a joint winner from Metropolis magazine's international 2014 Living Cities competition. Living Cities challenged architects and engineers to design a 40-story vertical housing tower for New York City's changing demographics.
The two-stage Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition in Taiwan has come to a close. Since our last update in January, five star-studded firms — who worked with local architects — were in the final round to become the master architect to design a new multi-functional terminal facility and expansion for the Port of Kinmen.
AIA Chicago gave a big shoutout to some of the city's best small and emerging architectural firms in the annual 2014 Small Projects Awards. The awards program promotes upcoming small firms as a resource for design excellence and also the valuable contributions of architects in even the smallest works.
Famed architect Norman Foster and acclaimed contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto each formally accepted the inaugural Isamu Noguchi Award during the Noguchi Museum's annual Spring Benefit in New York. Over 300 guests -- with some notable VIPs -- attended the festive event.
See previous recaps here.