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 #20 for the week of July 28-August 1, 2014:
SURE Architecture's "The Endless City in Height" skyscraper is all about going with the flow while making a bold statement. The entry won first place in the international "Organic Skyscraper" Competition. See more of the winning projects here.
Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien had a quick encounter with President Obama as he presented the National Endowment for the Arts' National Medal of Arts to each of them. The medal is the highest honor from the U.S. federal government that is bestowed to artists and arts patrons.
In their third attempt to select an architect, The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the TR Warszawa Theatre chose Thomas Phifer and Partners to design the new building complex that'll house both institutions at Defilad Square. Competing bidders for the project included Henning Larsen Architects, UNStudio, Foster + Partners, and of course, many Polish studios.
It's that time of year again for the Institution of Structural Engineers to reveal the 2014 shortlist for their annual Structural Awards. The awards recognize achievement, innovation, and excellence in the field of structural engineering while also promoting the significant role of structural engineers. Pictured above, OMA's Shenzhen Stock Exchange -- structurally designed by Arup -- is one of this year's contenders.
The AIA announced the eight winners in top-notch healthcare building design and health design-related research. Winners include projects from SOM, Merge Architects (pictured above), Perkins + Will, and MASS Design Group.
Twenty-two landscape installations are currently showcased at the iconic Reford Gardens in Quebec. The award-winning International Garden Festival is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world.
See previous recaps here.