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 #18 for the week of July 14-July 18, 2014:
The Architecture League and the Center for an Urban Future selected the five interdisciplinary teams to participate in their "Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study". The initiative seeks to address the various issues that New York's branch libraries face as city policymakers continue to overlook them.
One Central Park has gained plenty of recognition in recent weeks like winning a regional award in CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings, being shortlisted in the upcoming World Architecture Festival Awards, and receiving a Commendation in Australia's NSW Architecture Awards 2014. What do you think of the project's design?
Steven Holl was announced as one of six 2014 laureates of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award, bestowed by the Japan Art Association. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize, and comes with a cash prize of 15 milion yen (approx. US$150,000).
It's that time of year again. Six buildings were just announced for the 2014 shortlist of the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for best new building in the UK. As expected, notable contenders are on the list. ("Spoiler" alert: Zaha Hadid is on there.)
Team Rhome's "Rhome for Dencity" of Universitá Degli Studi di Roma TRE won first place in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in Versailles, France. For two years, the 20 student teams worked to build a full-scale, fully functioning solar-powered house to showcase at the international competition.
This initiative is already a "win" in itself. Upon the recent grand finale of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Architecture for Humanity made the timely announcement of the completion of the 20 community centers in the Football For Hope program and partnership legacy of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Upcoming Event bonus:
LEGO Architecture is making its European debut in the "Villa Pennisi in Musica" event at the 19th-century Pennisi Villa in Italy. By using LEGO Architecture to form their ideas, architecture students will find solutions to design and build a wooden acoustic shell for outdoor chamber music performances -- in less than 10 days.
See previous recaps here.