Archinect - News 2017-08-21T02:44:04-04:00 FUKSAS wins Chengdu Tianfu Cultural and Performance Centre competition Archinect 2012-12-20T14:12:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T07:08:36-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have won the international competition for the construction of the first cultural center in the city of Chengdu. This city is the capital of Sichuan province and was hit by a terrible earthquake in 2008.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Studio Fuksas has other projects still going on in China and precisely in Shenzhen: the Guosen Tower and the Terminal 3 of the Bao'an International Airport that will be completed by next summer. Besides these projects Studio FUKSAS is preparing to realize this new one in the People&rsquo;s Republic of China whose worth is 1 billion and 200 million yuan (150 million euro). The cultural complex consists of four buildings of elliptical shape with a spiral structure. The design concept is inspired by ancient symbol of the city of Chengdu (a circle with a sun with rays spiral) and demonstrates the willingness of the Chinese community to look at the future, focusing on art and culture.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The project of Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas was conceived as a ...</p> PLANT Partners Receive Faculty of Engineering Team Alumni Achievement Medal PLANT Architect Inc. 2012-11-23T11:34:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:07:43-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="244" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> PLANT partners Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, and Mary Tremain have been awarded the 2012 Faculty of Engineering Team Alumni Achievement Medal from the University of Waterloo. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 22 November 2012 at the annual Dean of Engineering Dinner in Waterloo, Ontario, where Dean Pearl Sullivan presented the medal to the team. Since 2005, this prestigious award has established a tangible recognition of the professional achievements, volunteer leadership, and research excellence of Waterloo Engineering alumni.</p> <p> Rapoport, Pommer, and Tremain founded PLANT Architect Inc. in 1997, using their academic experience as a launching pad for their collaborative practice. Since that time, the partners have moved beyond architecture, branching into the domains of landscape, ecology, furniture, art, graphic design, and public space.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are thrilled to receive this award from the institution that set our careers in motion,&rdquo; said PLANT partner Lisa Rapoport. &ldquo;It is ...</p> Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture win competition to design world's 4th tallest building Paul Petrunia 2011-06-21T18:18:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T17:51:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Chicago-based architects, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, have just shared with us news that they have won the competition to design China's Wuhan Greenland Center. Press release follows...</p> <p> CHICAGO, June 21, 2011&mdash;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture</a> is pleased to announce that it has won an international competition to design Wuhan Greenland Center, which at 606 meters (1,988 feet) will likely be China&rsquo;s third-tallest building, and the fourth tallest in the world, when completed in about five years. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer in Wuhan near the meeting of the Yangtze and Han rivers.</p> <p> A project of the Shanghai-based Greenland Group, the 119-level Wuhan Greenland Center will be comprised of about 300,000 square meters of floor area, including about 200,000 sm of offices, 50,000 sm of luxury apartments and condominiums, a 45,000 sm five-star hotel, and a 5,000 sm, 27-meter-tall private club with spectacular views at the tower&rsquo;s penthouse level.</p> <p> AS+...</p>