Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Check out Recap #11 for the week of May 27-30, 2014:
The Korean pavilion is one of the many insightful exhibitions that'll be showcased in the Venice Biennale this year. Titled "Crow's Eye View", the pavilion explores the divided state of North and South Korea, and extends that discussion to the global state of architecture itself.
For Catalonia's second year at the Venice Biennale as a Collateral Event, "Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice" will showcase pivotal projects that blend the traditional and the contemporary throughout the last century of Catalonia's architectural history. The proposal won in a juried competition hosted by the Institut Ramon Llull.
It's no surprise that the stakes are high to design the Gothenburg tower in Sweden, a mixed-use tower that will be the tallest building in the Nordic region. The well-known finalists have anonymously submitted their proposals in the last round. They include Zaha Hadid, SOM, Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor, Ian Simpson Architects, and Manuelle Gautrand Architecture.
Peter Zumthor chose Paraguayan architect Gloria Cabral as Architecture protégée for the prestigious 2014-2015 Rolex Arts Initiative. Zumthor, the 2009 Pritzker Prize laureate who was appointed as this year's Architecture mentor, will collaborate with Cabral for one year. Cabral was selected out of four other Architecture finalists announced this past April.
New York City's Storefront for Art and Architecture recently revealed the winning entries of WorldWide Storefront (WWSF). The initiative aims to engage worldwide discussion on various topics that intertwine urbanism, contemporary art, and architectural practices. Winning entries will begin at the same time starting this September.
As political upheaval continues in Kiev, Ukraine, the adaptive "user generated" Kyiv FORUM by Erik Herrmann and Ashley Bigham is a timely project. The proposal was recently selected to be exhibited at the annual CANactions Festival, the largest architectural event in Ukraine.
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. Libeskind collaborated with Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio in designing the tower -- which they all believe will reshape Metro Manila's skyline (It sure will...)
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