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 #13 for the week of June 9-13 2014:
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition -- otherwise known as the 2014 Venice Biennale -- opened on a high note with the awards ceremony at the Giardini in Venice. A few of the winners included Phyllis Lambert, Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation, and Korea's "Crow's Eye View".
Ieoh Ming Pei, the now 97-year-old famous architect, was named the 2014 recipient of yet another prestigious award: the International Union of Architects Gold Medal. The UIA Gold Medal honors an architect's life and work in the course of more than 60 years and five continents in modern architecture history.
Miami has joined the U.S. alternative transportation movement that's gained more attention in just the past couple months. To help promote the value of better infrastructure and alternative modes of city transit, local non-profit group DawnTown hosted the Alternative Mobilities ideas competition.
In the latest Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards, Aedas triumphed again with two preservation/renewal projects: "Art Community": Revitalisation Project in Wan Chai, Hong Kong and Center 66 in Wuxi, China. As the highest architectural awards program in Hong Kong, the HKIA Awards recognizes architectural excellence designed by its members.
Zerafa Studio in collaboration with Gregory T Waugh, Architect were chosen to design the Orange County Crime Victims' Memorial in the city of Irvine, California. The New York-based winning team was selected out of five finalists in the two-stage international competition.
Family-owned Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet have chosen BIG, HG Merz, Luchinger & Meyer, and Muller Illien to design the new extension of their headquarters in La Vallée de Joux, La Brassus, Switzerland. Titled "Maison des Fondateurs", BIG's proposal showcases a spiral-shaped museum that appears to emerge right from the ground.
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