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 #16 for the week of June 30-July 3, 2014:
Starting from 76 nominations to seven Category winners, Zaha Hadid is the first woman and also the first in the Architecture category to win the widely recognized Design Museum's Designs of the Year Award 2014 with her Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Over 18,000 users participated in the Designs of the Year's first online Social Vote, which designer Dave Hakkens won with Phonebloks.
* Read about the controversy surrounding Hadid's win here.
Decked out in 8-foot diameter white balloons, DRIFT by Brooklyn-based stpmj will add a festive note at the Centennial Festival of Riverboats taking place in Louisville, Kentucky on October 15, 2014. stpmj team members Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim won first place for the pavilion in the festival's international design competition.
INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors revealed 60 nominees -- including the Camper Showroom/Office by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office above -- who will compete for the high-caliber World Interior of the Year 2014. Nominees will go head-to-head against each other through live presentations and debates during the event this October in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
As Portland, Oregon continues to grow, the competition looked for inventive solutions that will create new public urban spaces and "re-stitch" two neighborhoods back together. chadbourne + doss architects was chosen out of over 40 submissions with their entry "Five Bridges".
In one of RIBA's recent announcements, four shortlists for the President's Awards for Research 2014 were unveiled. In the universal quest for architectural innovation, the awards promote the significance of research in the architectural profession and acknowledge outstanding research projects by students, academics, and practitioners.
Designed by PKMN Architectures + Ciclostile Architettura, PICNICTOPIA was one of five finalists in the YAP MAXXI 2014 competition, the Italian edition of MoMA PS1's Young Architecture Program (YAP) for a temporary sustainable outdoor installation to host summer events. The team's proposal looked to the summer pasttime of picnicking for its ziggurat-like design.
See previous recaps here.