Archinect - News 2017-09-21T19:23:16-04:00 Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP Ayesha Ghosh 2014-09-22T16:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T22:00:19-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This past Wednesday, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>&nbsp;of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSAPP lecture</a> of the semester. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos</a> gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sejima began her lecture by explaining her choice of &ldquo;Canopy&rdquo; as her theme, an idea that is central to her, both as a part of SANAA and independently. &ldquo;I like to make a space like a park, because a park is a place where different kind of people can gather,&rdquo; stated Sejima, describing her desire to create an architecture that allows diverse groups of people to come together to both share and create their own space. By developing the concept of a canopy, Sejima creates a direct connection with the building and the environment, in a similar way that parks connect people with each other and the environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Starting with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne</a>, Switzerland and conclud...</p> 3xn to design the new International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne Justine Testado 2014-04-22T18:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T12:52:06-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>3xn was chosen by the International Olympic Committee as the architectural partner to design the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC selected the Danish firm after a collective decision by the IOC Architecture College during a March 25 meeting... The design for the new headquarters will be revealed at a later date arranged by the IOC.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning concept for the IOC Headquarters will be located on a 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva providing an &lsquo;Olympic campus&rsquo; of administrative buildings for 500 employees. 3xn has worked continuously on their proposal since last July when they were <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted with 12 international all-star practices</a>.</p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more info.</p> International Olympic Committee Announces Design Shortlist for Its New Lausanne HQ Alexander Walter 2013-07-03T14:47:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:52:12-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed a shortlist of twelve architectural firms aspiring to design its new Olympic headquarters on a site by Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland. The list surely doesn't lack any star power, featuring names like OMA, Toyo Ito &amp; Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, 3xn and Farshid Moussavi Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The shortlisted firms are:</p> <ul><li> Jean Marc IBOS - Myrto Vitart</li> <li> XDGA - Xaveer De Geyter Architecten B.V.B.A.</li> <li> Brasil Arquitetura Ltda.</li> <li> Groupe 3 Architectes S.N.C</li> <li> AL_A - Amanda Levete architects Ltd</li> <li> Toyo Ito &amp; Associates, Architects</li> <li> Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)</li> <li> Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos GmbH</li> <li> PIUARCH S.r.l</li> <li> 3xn</li> <li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro</li> <li> Farshid Moussavi Architecture</li> </ul> Behnisch Architekten wins Architectural Competition for Agora Cancer Centre in Lausanne behnischpr 2013-01-24T19:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:07:49-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Behnisch Architekten's Stuttgart office has won the two-stage architectural competition established by the ISREC Foundation (Swiss Institute for experimental cancer research) to create a new home for the AGORA - Cancer Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. The AGORA - Cancer Centre exists specifically to bring together scientists and practitioners under one roof as part of a community of expertise. The opportunity for enhancing communication within the new building was a major focus of the competition. The project represents an outstanding architectural and programmatic challenge wherein integrating the building&rsquo;s diverse requirements within an extremely heterogeneous and tight urban fabric places great demands on the design concept. The scheme of Behnisch Architekten was selected for its ability to address these concerns in a very holistic architectural yet functional way. Set for completion in 2016, the new Cancer Centre will accommodate 400 researchers and clinicians.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Design</strong><br> B...</p>