At the start of every 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 are worth checking out.
Here's recap #87, Dec. 7-11, 2015:
Assemble is the first architecture group — and the youngest — winner in the Turner Prize's history. They ultimately won the jury's favor with their urban renewal project in Toxteth, Liverpool in the Granby Four Streets neighborhood.
First awarded in 1836, the RIBA President's Medal Student Awards are considered to be one of the highest accolades in architectural education. The program attracts the crème de la crème of research projects by Architecture I and II graduate students. (Pictured: Silver Medal winner: Finn Wilkie of The Mackintosh School of Architecture - The Glasgow School of Art. Project: ‘The Heteroglossic City: A polemic against critical reconstruction in Berlin’)
In more recent RIBA news, the organization launched the RIBA International Prize to recognize the world's best new building. Richard Rogers, pictured on the far left, will chair the Grand Jury. Registered architects worldwide can send project submissions until the February 9 deadline.
Following previous mentors like Kazuyo Sejima and Peter Zumthor, David Chipperfield was announced as the architecture mentor for the Rolex Arts Initiative 2016-17 cycle. The biennial program invites seven globally esteemed artistic figures to collaborate one-on-one with seven (very lucky) emerging young talents in their respective disciplines for a year.
The Canada Council for the Arts announced "EXTRACTION" as the winner in a national competition to be Canada's national theme for the 2016 Venice Biennale. The project investigates Canada's resource extraction industry, as a means to "radically rethink" the country's historic rise as a "global resource empire".
If only all children's hospitals looked this inviting. The Juliana's Children's Hospital by Utrecht-based Tinker imagineers won the Society of British and International Design's 2015 International Design Excellence Awards. The hospital's interior features interactive characters and playful animations that accompany young patients to help ease those jitters during their entire visit.
Morpholio held another successful EyeTime photography competition! The popular contest for designers was established by photographers, professors and students to highlight the ongoing research and investigation brewing within today's emerging design talent. Feast your eyes on this year's winning photos.
See previous Bustler news recaps.