At the beginning of the week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Here's Recap #24 for August 25-29, 2014:
‘Klang3’ by ruestungsschmie.de (above) and the rest of this year's annual Genius Loci Weimar competition winners had the chance to project their videomapping skills onto some of Weimar's historic buildings in front of over 15,000 festival-goers during the two-night event. Find video clips of each winner on Bustler.
Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Taiwan is coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. According to OMA, the center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Public Loop invites public engagement from both inside and outside the Center.
Twenty semi-finalists, including the Earth Roofs in the Sahel program pictured above, were selected for the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Every year, the highly competitive international challenge searches for the most inventive -- and effective -- holistic solution strategies to the world's most pressing problems.
Construction is finally set to start for Mecanoo's Cultural Complex in Shenzhen, the Dutch firm's first project to be built in China. Back in 2011, Mecanoo won the competition to design the new 95,000 m2 development in Shenzhen's Longgang district. Featuring three cultural centers and a 5-floor Book Mall, the complex aims to become a lively public destination that connects with the surrounding city.
In their latest design, Holm Architecture Office (HAO) in collaboration with Archiland International shared the details of their first-prize proposal for the 49.2 acre / 200,000 m2 Binhai Eco City Master Plan in Binhai, Tianjin, China. On top of that, HAO's master plan is a finalist in the World Architecture Festival 2014 in Singapore next month.
"Sight" by Michal Pajakiewicz and Magdalena Rolka from Moscow is one of several highlighted entries from the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative ideas competition in Copenhagen. Situated near the iconic Little Mermaid, "Sight" is a, well, "eye-catching" reminder about the realities of climate change and its future effects.
Opening this past weekend on the island of Sandhornøy, SALT celebrates the rarely traversed arctic landscape and promotes Norway's contributions to art and design history. The SALT architectural structures will be on display until September 2015 before beginning an international tour through the Arctic Circle.
See previous recaps here.