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 #14 for the week of June 16-20, 2014:
In the 2030 Transformation challenge, architecture and engineering students lent their skills and ideas to design a high-performance building based on current industry needs and regulations to be located in a community in need. For the winner, in addition to having their proposal realized, they also received a paid internship at Perkins Eastman.
Morocco-France duo of Sofia Bennani and Alexandra Singer‐Bieder recently won the Young Talent Prize for their public installation, "Straw-K", in the inaugural Africa Design Award 2014. The installation was made of more than 200,000 plastic tubes melted together, and tested out by students at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture hall in Paris.
London practice Coffey Architects has the winning design for the new Science Museum Research Center at the infamous Science Museum in London. The light-filled design for the new research center will showcase the Wroughton Library's vast collection to academic researchers and create a welcoming appeal for the general public.
Out of five big-name architecture finalists, the London office of SOM and Copenhagen-based firm Entasis won with their design, titled Polestar Tower, to build Scandinavia's tallest tower in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Three prize winners and six honorable mentions were announced at the end of the international Rebirth of the Bath House competition, where entrants proposed flexible designs to renew a bath house that was designed in 1902 by Paul Max Berchi in the iconic Liepaja Seaside Park in Latvia.
"Poor But Beautiful" shows some love to the public parking structure, in all its giant clunky concrete glory. The ideas competition invited designers to create a multi-story parking garage along with a contributing secondary function (cinema, cemetery, shelter, etc) for Manhattan.
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