Archinect - News 2017-08-23T15:54:11-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150020140/manufacturing-site-of-first-london-routemaster-transformed-into-arts-hub Manufacturing Site of First London Routemaster Transformed into Arts Hub Abigail Banfield 2017-07-30T13:31:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T00:41:47-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/os/os57kduejalm4pn9.jpg" width="583" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The manufacturing site of the first London bus in E17 has been converted to celebrate London&rsquo;s maker culture in <em>SIDESHOW</em>, an installation with interactive, family friendly elements opening mid-August. The project was undertaken by <em>U+I</em> and <em>Blackhorse Workshop</em>, the latter a &lsquo;pioneer in the maker-space movement&rsquo; which started supporting the regeneration of the Blackhorse Road Area in 2014.</p><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/t1/t1wvjmxobc7ztlp4." rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/t1/t1wvjmxobc7ztlp4.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>The installation of a giant marble run is central to the exhibition, and was created by <em>Blackhorse Workshop</em> alongside young architectural practice <em>Ehk! </em>using components of the original London Routemaster buses which were historically developed and manufactured in the space. This fascinating marble run incorporates disused bus parts as well as over 200 steel ball bearings, with the piece celebrating the history of the 3-acre industrial site, which is earmarked by U+I for development next year. Their plans are to work on a new mixed-use development, providing 337 new homes and workspaces for small busin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018483/new-rooftop-observatory-launched-at-bold-tendencies New Rooftop Observatory launched at Bold Tendencies Abigail Banfield 2017-07-25T05:36:00-04:00 >2017-07-25T05:36:29-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/gh/gh9cs33ya9decs8p.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peckham&rsquo;s famous multi-storey car park has a new addition; a new viewing gallery created by Cooke Fawcett. The young practice, based in London&rsquo;s creative Clerkenwell, was formed just two years ago, by directors Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett, after working on the Tate&rsquo;s Switch House at Stirling-prize winning practice Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</p> <p>This project, a spectacular kiosk and viewing gallery for arts space Bold Tendencies, will not only provide breathtaking views of London&nbsp;but also act as an interactive setting for installations and specially commissioned art pieces. This arts-focused structure joins (and benefits from) Peckham&rsquo;s famous rooftop hangout,&nbsp;<em>Frank&rsquo;s Bar</em>. Over the past decade, the Peckham multi-storey car park has been slowly transformed by Bold Tendancies, through a programme of culture. Immersive public space and unique views have drawn over a million visitors south of the river, to this unlikely home of the arts. &nbsp;</p> <p>Francis Fawcett: &ldquo;For an avant garde cultural institut...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014535/crowdfunding-campaign-launched-for-camden-highline Crowdfunding campaign launched for Camden Highline Abigail Banfield 2017-06-26T12:27:00-04:00 >2017-06-26T12:37:08-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/9n/9nmsh973sxinn75n.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for the latest civic development in North London; the Camden Highline. For years, the disused railway has been talked about among local residents, with many wanting to see a little bit of New York in Camden Town.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/7p/7p3gmoexn8g9rxx3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/7p/7p3gmoexn8g9rxx3.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of Camden Town Unlimited</figcaption></figure><p>Since 2016, Camden Town Unlimited have been working with Network Rail to secure the 18-metre&nbsp;wide disused railway line, which runs for almost a&nbsp;kilometre&nbsp;between the beloved, vibrant Camden Market and the newly developed Kings Cross area. The initial ambitions for the project include creating a space which is accessible to all and will provide a home for the arts, festivals, and live performance, as well as ecological and educational benefits.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6a/6ahxn66cq9gkfu9x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6a/6ahxn66cq9gkfu9x.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of Camden Town Unlimited</figcaption></figure><p>Using the famous New York High Line as a precedent, this crowd-funded project will initially work on the existing infrastructure, workshops, events, and feasibility works. The funds raised from the campaign run on&nbsp;...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150012925/mvrdv-s-ilot-queyries-blends-history-modern-sustainable-density-in-bordeaux-france MVRDV's Ilot Queyries blends history + modern sustainable density in Bordeaux, France Julia Ingalls 2017-06-16T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-06-26T12:10:24-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/0o/0oyv5ehq9solm4ka.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can architects create livable, breathable spaces that not only honor the history of a region, but anticipate the global population increase? This is partly the mission of MVRDV's 300-unit residential apartment/mixed use&nbsp;Ilot Queyries, which is located adjacent to the&nbsp;ZAC Bastide-Niel masterplan East of the River Garonne, and is&nbsp;designed to create a new neighborhood that prizes density and green, sustainable features while organically integrating the history of the region.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/et/etr4iqoqd4dpl5h3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/et/etr4iqoqd4dpl5h3.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Aerial view</figcaption></figure><p>As MVRDV's Winy Mass explains, "For the Bastide Niel master plan we make an update of the European city: based on the values of the historic city that is intimate, dense and mixed, whilst at the same time proposing new objectives like sunlight for all, even on the ground floor, new energy supplies with solar panels, integrated water system and more green spaces. The concept of the cuts of the volumes is introduced here at Ilot Queyries which can be interpreted as a pilot project of the master plan Ba...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010183/if_do-s-mirrored-pavilion-reflects-on-the-dulwich-picture-gallery IF_DO's mirrored pavilion reflects on the Dulwich Picture Gallery Abigail Banfield 2017-05-31T14:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T16:11:02-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/xx/xxny07atg0at5w6l.jpg" width="650" height="620" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>IF_DO, a &lsquo;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149966542/the-young-and-restless-practice-of-if_do" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">young and restless</a>&rsquo; practice based in Peckham, have completed their rectilinear, temporary pavilion at Dulwich Picture Gallery. For the practice, which was formed only a few years ago in 2014, this is a breakthrough project; exposing their work to a whole new audience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jb/jbnvbkur5jdmppcx.jpg"></p><p>Al Scott, Co-founding Director, IF_DO, said:</p><p><em>&ldquo;</em><em>The Dulwich Pavilion has provided a wonderful opportunity for us to create a unique public structure in an exceptional setting. We have benefitted hugely from the freedom given by our clients and support of the London Festival of Architecture. Working in close collaboration with creative engineers StructureMode and fabricators Weber Industries to realise the project has been a great experience, and vital to it</em><em>s</em><em> success.</em><em>&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fflszxfmg48mr81.jpg"></p><p>This is the first pavilion to grace the gallery&rsquo;s grounds and pays tribute the John Soane&rsquo;s iconic building design on its 200th anniversary since doors were first opened. Not only does this structure compliment and literally mirror its context, it w...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008665/disused-petrol-station-site-to-be-transformed-into-apartments-by-neubau Disused petrol station site to be transformed into apartments by NEUBAU Abigail Banfield 2017-05-23T01:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T14:54:13-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/zf/zf2q7on7305kfzu8.jpg" width="650" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A major project in north London has just received planning permission; a &lsquo;pixelated&rsquo; residential scheme will replace a historic clock tower and a derelict petrol station. The architects behind the project, NEUBAU, are an emerging practice consisting of thinkers and designers with international experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgk3ykp92wezeng5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/wabvfd5qyh71vz69.jpg"></p><p>28 apartments will be arranged in smaller six meter wide units, in a way which reduces the overall visual impact of the development. The building up of height,&nbsp;and its corner location, creates an acoustic shield created by the corner frontage has created a sheltered area behind the building for a communal garden; a &lsquo;private oasis&rsquo; for future residents.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zd/zds5npd9i0bom9vv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v6/v66otfw8pp63e8gw.jpg"></p><p>The site, a challenging corner on two very busy roads, is currently home for a disused petrol station and a large clock tower. Following a long and difficult planning process, the aptly named &lsquo;Tower Station&rsquo; development will maintain the cubic volumes of the existing tower, and its civic function at the same time, with a large mechanic...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008730/ramsa-awards-2017-travel-fellowship-to-kyle-schumann RAMSA awards 2017 Travel Fellowship to Kyle Schumann Justine Testado 2017-05-22T19:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T19:39:59-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/z3/z3a6ur7f3rbhgb0o.jpg" width="650" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern Architects</a> announced last week that they granted their 2017 RAMSA Traveling Fellowship to Kyle Schumann, a master's candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, for his submission &ldquo;Alpine Modernism: Sensitive Identities and Regional Placemaking&rdquo;.</p><p>The prize will fund Schumann's travels to&nbsp;Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, where he will study the work of architects Jo&#382;e Ple&#269;nik, Otto Wagner, Edoardo Gellner, and Edvard Ravnikar. He argues in his submission that these specific architects engaged with &ldquo;complex and often conflicting cultural histories, coupled with the challenging geography and climate of the Alpine region,&rdquo; and therefore &ldquo;necessitated an architecture intricately sensitive to material, cultural, and programmatic contexts.&rdquo;</p><p>The jury &mdash; RAMSA Partners Melissa DelVecchio, Daniel Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani &mdash; was &ldquo;intrigued&rdquo; by Schumann's clear intent &ldquo;to investigate Alpine architecture that mediates modernism and regional tradition,&rdquo; they wrote. ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007182/deflatkleiburg-wins-2017-mies-van-der-rohe-award-msa-v-named-2017-emerging-architect-recipient DeFlatKleiburg wins 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award, MSA/V+ named 2017 Emerging Architect recipient Justine Testado 2017-05-12T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T15:45:50-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/nl/nl1lq7gcgtysd4sd.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two housing projects won big today in the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award competition. Out of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992122/finalists-announced-for-the-european-union-prize-for-contemporary-architecture-mies-van-der-rohe-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalists</a>, DeFlatKleiburg&nbsp;in Amsterdam by NL Architects and XVW architectuur&nbsp;won the main Mies van der Rohe Award. The&nbsp;2017 Emerging Architect prize went to Brussels-based practice MSA/V+ for the NAVEZ social housing project.&nbsp;</p><p>DeFlatKleiburg is the first renovation project of an existing building to receive the main prize. The&nbsp;colossal megablock is 11 stories tall and 400 meters long, and comprises 500 customizable apartments. First built in the 1960s as part of city planner Siegfried Nassuth's masterplan, the Kleiburg eventually became dilapidated and was at risk for demolition. Protests in recent years prompted a competition seeking the most economically feasible solution to save the structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8z5v36268v5o5swb.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Marcel van der Burg.</em></p><p>Dutch firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69828272/nl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://xvwarchitectuur.nl/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">XVW architectuur</a> won the competition with their proposal to renovate the existing buil...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150006656/socialism-and-nationalism-on-the-danube Socialism and Nationalism on the Danube Places Journal 2017-05-09T15:57:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T15:58:14-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wn/wn87grhx4yioxf8j.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Both Vienna and Budapest can be viewed as battlefields in an unfolding European crisis of identity and confidence that threatens the continent&rsquo;s political unity and raises fundamental questions about what exactly it means to be European, to be Europe. Can we read these crises at the level of architecture?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In light of contemporary political turmoil in the region, Owen Hatherley examines key moments in the architectural histories of two quintessentially European cities, from the development of Vienna's monumental public housing to Budapest's experimentation with an ethnonationalist style.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149999686/city-of-london-s-one-poultry-to-become-design-led-creative-office City of London’s One Poultry to become design-led creative office Abigail Banfield 2017-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:44:29-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wt/wty3pg1qcwjib4ps.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Development manager General Projects, along with architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, have been commissioned to re-establish the building as a Grade A HQ office and retail building, thoughtfully designed around the evolving needs of today&rsquo;s creative sector businesses, whilst celebrating and reconstituting the building&rsquo;s original splendour as a masterpiece of modern British architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>One Poultry, </em>completed almost two decades ago in 1998, is both an iconic and striking building, located above Bank underground station in the heart of the City, with neighbours including the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England. Recently awarded Grade II* listing, <em>One Poultry</em>, with its characteristic, colourful material usage and prominent positioning, is truly a landmark building. Recent <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibitions</a>, books, and talks have focused on the history of this project; of the start of the site, and the turbulent unbuilt plans of the previous Mies van der Rohe design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/la04kxz3lf0xwcak.jpg"></p><p>BuckleyGrayYeoman's scheme,&nbsp;which will deliver 110,000sqft of inspirational Grade A offices, will maintain the solid, inspirational, postmodernist style with commissioned artwork, generous facilities, and &lsquo;gallery-style volumes&rsquo; including ceilings soaring to almost four metres.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6g/6gjz28ouih1l7w1v.jpg"></p><p>The surrounding area is soon to reflect the City&rsquo;s &lsquo;vibrant future&rsquo; too, with a new hotel from the Soho House Group and the Foster + Partners design fo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149999137/daniel-libeskind-to-design-spiraling-garden-tower-and-new-east-thiers-station-in-france Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France Justine Testado 2017-03-23T18:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T12:14:28-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ph/ph7xuyfr9hv3zsvx.jpg" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's a double-win for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a>, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real estate firm&nbsp;Compagnie de Phalsbourg.</p><p>As Toulouse's first skyscraper, the Occitanie Tower will take over the former site of the Gare Matabiau postal sorting center in the city's evolving business district.&nbsp;The &ldquo;curvaceous&rdquo; tower will be a 150-meter-tall glass structure wrapped in a spiraling &ldquo;ribbon&rdquo; of vertical gardens (designed by landscape architect Nicolas Gilsoul) that will start from street level up to the 40th floor &mdash; a reference to the Canal du Midi that winds through the city, according to the architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i4/i4kvuivdy8aldkpm.jpg"><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse.&nbsp;Rendering by MORPH.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qf/qffpwwof8a6rnel7.jpg"><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse. Rendering by LUXIGON.</em></p><p>The scheme includes 11,000 square meters of office space, a Hilton hotel, 120 apartment units...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997855/foster-partners-wins-upper-orwell-crossings-competition-in-ipswich Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich Abigail Banfield 2017-03-17T04:47:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T10:23:27-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ji/jirp6bcmrrfohjcj.jpg" width="650" height="844" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Winning the Upper Orwell Crossings Competition is Foster + Partners with two new river crossings and a strategic scheme which revives connectivity in the town of Ipswich. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k7pgp0mbdyjy43y0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abk1kx53tv410uhi.jpg"></p><p>Including the refurbishment of an existing lock, Foster + Partners have created a comprehensive way in which to revitalise the heart of the town through the improved&nbsp;connectivity and new public spaces. The project places the River Orwell at the centre, with a focus on encouraging walking and cycling in this place of natural beauty. Their approach to the site was described by Suffolk County Council as &nbsp;being a &ldquo;very appropriate response to the waterfront context and townscape, as well as acting as a catalyst for regeneration of the wider harbour area.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vl6k5cfzk2satajg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p9pv8sda9hl8dsot.jpg"></p><p>The practice, for whom &ldquo;Ipswich holds a special place in [their] hearts&rdquo; (their landmark project, the Willis Faber building,1975, was one of the first to be designed by the firm), were chosen as the winners by a panel including Sir Michael Hopkins CBE with Lady...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997049/691-new-homes-in-north-london-given-the-go-ahead-by-sadiq-khan 691 New Homes in North London given the go-ahead by Sadiq Khan Abigail Banfield 2017-03-14T11:54:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T11:54:42-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/j3/j3m1ozidjxgvf3qp.jpg" width="636" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Announcing the decisions, Khan said he had fully considered all the evidence available and was &ldquo;confident&rdquo; both high-density developments would deliver hundreds of genuinely affordable homes for Londoners. &ldquo;Building the homes Londoners urgently need will mean town centres and suburbs becoming denser, so we expect developers to continue to come up with high-quality designs which don&rsquo;t have a negative impact on their surroundings.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Overruling councillors in two north London Boroughs, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved an Allies and Morrisson scheme in Tottenham Hale and another in Harrow by Moss Architecture; both will be high-density housing developments which together will deliver 691 new homes for Londoners within 30 minutes of central London.</p><p>Khan spoke of the schemes&rsquo; close proximity to transport, and potential to provide affordable homes, as key factors in giving these developments the green-light. He also noted the changes made to these schemes to ensure the protection of &ldquo;our precious Green Belt&rdquo;. This decision comes at a time where overcrowding and unaffordable housing is prevalent in the press and in parliament. &nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149993018/di-b-do-francis-k-r-announced-as-serpentine-pavilion-2017-designer Diébédo Francis Kéré announced as Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designer Abigail Banfield 2017-02-21T11:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T13:25:43-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/mo/mobxdnf91903zwg7.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>" Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. "</p></em><br /><br /><p><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan OuwerkerkSerpentine Galleries have revealed that this year's pavilion will be designed by Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;. The pavilion's design responds to the changeable British climate, whilst being influenced K&eacute;r&eacute;'s ecological design ethos which drives his Berlin-based practice. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xosndasrhi7qqw11.jpg"></p><p>Last year's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design </a>by BIG drew in huge crowds, and acted as a discussion piece throughout the summer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c10wv5md2q03c74.jpg"><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan Ouwerkerk</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149992578/big-s-winning-design-for-the-new-san-pellegrino-flagship-factory BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory Justine Testado 2017-02-17T20:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T00:35:04-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/1g/1gj4549ixcz6wyyb.jpg" width="650" height="618" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Architetto Michele De Lucchi.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t07c7k7l64c6ljdw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fh5v8p7bt6g526m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dr/dri7a0krbqmumr2q.jpg"></p><p>At 17,500 m2, the&nbsp;&euro;90 million building pays tribute to its mountainous environment and San Pellegrino's heritage. &ldquo;Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. &ldquo;We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.&ldquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7jzu1m39sufr1xa.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jb/jbkujczapcgyoq5d.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lb/lbjo0ohymwvj8wlj.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the production facility, the new building will include offices for San Pellegrino staff and public spaces open to visitors. BIG's design reinvents elements of classic Italian architect...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149992122/finalists-announced-for-the-european-union-prize-for-contemporary-architecture-mies-van-der-rohe-award Finalists Announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award Nicholas Korody 2017-02-15T12:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:08:44-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/b5/b5uknoi9l645lrea.jpg" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe have revealed the five finalists for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &mdash; Mies van der Rohe Award. The Award, the official architecture prize of the EU, comes with &euro;60,000.</p><p><strong>This year&rsquo;s finalists are:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z9/z9t6dg45iuluggeo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lz/lzaf95u7eily2fqh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ur/ur9rdsj69p93656e.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: deFlatKleiburg, Amsterdam, NL</p><p>Offices: NL Architects and XVW architectuur, Amsterdam</p><p>Authors: Walter van Dijk(NL) and Xander Vermeulen Windsant (NL)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fc274tlafodod2i5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wl/wl21ro6dzmf2e3u0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3s52znj6okyxv2k.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: Ely Court, London, UK</p><p>Office: Alison Brooks Architects, London</p><p>Authors: Alison Brooks (UK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b5/b5uknoi9l645lrea.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8e/8e4wzogu9t8k9oxj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wh/whl80ng39fwhbean.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: Kannikeg&aring;rden, Ribe, DK</p><p>Office: Lundgaard&amp;Tranberg Architects, Copenhagen</p><p>Authors: LeneTranberg (DK) and BojeLundgaard (DK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i2/i2ktikt3eiz2nke9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/90lna9788ptfortb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1t/1t0pggrhehbr1ubl.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: Katyn Museum, Warsaw, PL</p><p>Office: BBGK Architekci, Warsaw</p><p>Authors: Jan Belina-Brzozowski (PL) and Konrad Grabowiecki(PL)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjfon9mrkzrdtjrq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9n/9n6mtwv7fiaxdbfk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o7/o7dapqzzg10z7fo1.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes/Ribesaltes, FR</p><p>Office: Rudy Ricciotti, Bandol</p><p>Author: Rudy Ricciotti(FR)</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149991952/get-lectured-kent-state-university-florence-spring-17 Get Lectured: Kent State University Florence, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-14T15:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T15:18:35-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/4z/4z89agoo7al5g348.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Here's the Spring '17 lecture series lineup for the Kent State University CAED - Florence Program.</p><p><strong>Feb 7</strong><br>Dan Dorell / DORELL.GHOTMEH.TANE</p><p><strong>Mar 7</strong><br>David Trottin / PERIPHERIQUES</p><p><strong>Apr 4</strong><br>Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos</p><p><strong>Apr 11</strong><br>Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo / 5+1AA</p><p>Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Palazzo Vettori Via Cavour 26.</p><p>More info at <a href="http://www.ksuflorencecaed.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ksuflorencecaed.net</a>.</p><p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Want another way to share your school's events? Send them to B...</em></strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149990866/peek-inside-the-new-dorte-mandrup-designed-wadden-sea-centre Peek inside the new Dorte Mandrup-designed Wadden Sea Centre Justine Testado 2017-02-07T19:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T13:44:06-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/13/13b8n2kclqpnuie7.jpg" width="650" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The newly redesigned Wadden Sea Centre is now in full operation at the&nbsp;Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark's largest national park and a UNESCO-appointed heritage site. Copenhagen-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55355636/dorte-mandrup-arkitekter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter</a>,&nbsp;who designed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149426414/perforated-sailing-tower-spotlights-denmark-s-commercial-aarhus-harbor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Sailing Tower</a>&nbsp;in Aarhus and won the&nbsp;Tr&auml;priset prize for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934533/jeanne-gang-dorte-mandrup-and-la-shed-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the R&aring;&aring; Day Care Center</a>,&nbsp;was put in charge of converting and expanding the Sea Centre&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114421352/kathryn-gustafson-yaohua-wang-renzo-piano-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/muypbcv7ikjkiko0.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hq/hq5n0oo2yeuk27vn.jpg"></p><p>The Sea Centre lets visitors learn about the unique backstory of the surrounding landscape, which is described as a resting place for some 15 million migratory birds. Costing approximately&nbsp;&euro;7.2 million (53 million DKK), the redesigned building now has&nbsp;2,800 square meters of exhibition space and large glass windows to allow ample sunlight and views of the landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7vrl5qt1v2l8aje.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qk/qkf0s143o6tw9a7v.jpg"></p><p>Dorte Mandrup envisioned the building's design as &ldquo;a new sculptural interpretation&rdquo; rooted in the region's tradition and history &mdash; and quite literally too, in that the architects wanted the building to appear as if it had emerged from the ground.&nbsp;</p><p>Based ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149990092/get-lectured-syracuse-architecture-in-florence-spring-17 Get Lectured: Syracuse Architecture in Florence, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-03T18:25:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:21:59-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/cg/cgvjt3ehp4bpm8pf.jpg" width="650" height="920" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The Syracuse University in Florence will kick off their latest lecture series on February 7, featuring speakers like Javier Galindo of JGCH, Sam Jacob,&nbsp;Yasmin Vobis of Ultramoderne and more. The school also has upcoming exhibitions and symposia.</p><p>Lectures take place in Piazzale Donatello, 25 at 17:30, unless otherwise noted.</p><p><strong>LECTURES</strong></p><p><strong>Feb 7</strong><br>Javier Galindo</p><p><strong>Feb 21</strong><br>EC&Ograve;L</p><p><strong>Feb 28</strong><br>Sam Jacob</p><p><strong>Mar 13</strong><br>Andrew Holder</p><p><strong>Mar 21</strong><br>Yasmin Vobis</p><p><strong>Mar 29</strong><br>Matilde Cassani</p><p><strong>EVENTS</strong></p><p><strong>Feb 16<br>Present Tense</strong><br>18:30-20:00, Piazzale Donatello 25</p><p>Recent ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149989851/get-lectured-uic-barcelona-foros-2017 Get Lectured: UIC Barcelona, Foros 2017 Justine Testado 2017-02-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:24:32-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/73/73hjh6akgs7lmtqt.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>On February 6, the <a href="http://archinect.com/ArchitectureUICBarcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UIC Barcelona School of Architecture</a> will launch its 2017 Foros Lecture Series,&nbsp;&ldquo;The Agency of Architecture&rdquo;,&nbsp;as&nbsp;part of their 20th anniversary celebration. Directed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9215461/dpr-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dpr-barcelona</a> co-founder&nbsp;Ethel Baraona, the series&nbsp;seeks &ldquo;to give voice to practices that constantly strive to enrich, alter or call into question that which we believe the agency of architecture should be in our own environment&rdquo;.</p><p><strong>Feb 6</strong><br>Ines Weizman / Professor of Architectural Theory + Director of the Institute ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149989837/the-future-architecture-platform-announces-winners-of-its-second-annual-competition The Future Architecture Platform Announces Winners of its Second Annual Competition Nicholas Korody 2017-02-02T12:31:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:06:40-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/pi/pijcmhb4qgdhqpco.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Future Architecture Platform is &ldquo;the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.&rdquo; In its second year, the Platform runs an open competition to choose emerging practices with innovative ideas about the future of architecture, which they then bring together in a series of events and exhibitions. One practice is chosen by public.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ea/eajfmcbu5jz4xa8t.jpg"></p><p>This year, the winner was <a href="http://arcnct.co/2jYucwN" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembling Narratives</a>, a project by Danai Toursoglou Papalexandridou of Greece. The other winners, selected by the organization, are:</p><ul><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jYqIKN" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adriana Pablos Llona (Spain) with Urban homework for Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jVOsN7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alberto Martinez Garcia, Hector Rivera Bajo (Spain) with Hidden Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jYjyWQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bika Rebek, Matt Choot (Austria) with The Invisible Blanket</a></li><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jVPgS7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Culture Territories Association (&#321;ukasz Pa&#322;czy&#324;ski, Agnieszka Ko&#322;aci&#324;ska, Jakub Andrzejewski, Hania Raniszewska, Natalia Kobyli&#324;ska, Adrian Kr&#281;&#380;lik) (Poland) with Culture Territories</a></li></ul><ul><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jYiQsp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DRRlab (Shar...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149988796/this-slick-staircase-restores-access-to-medieval-kal-castle-in-denmark This slick staircase restores access to medieval Kalø Castle in Denmark Justine Testado 2017-01-26T19:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T14:10:29-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/7x/7xhdk6mro40v91y1.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in the 14th century on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, the&nbsp;Kal&oslash; Castle ruins is one of the country's most iconic landmarks and tourist hotspots. But the medieval tower was largely inaccessible to the public, and lacked any internal structure for centuries. That all changed with a crafty intervention by Copenhagen-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/34030741/map-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAP Architects</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/35699844/mast-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mast-Studio</a>, who successfully designed a zig-zagging staircase inside the monument.</p><p>Commissioned by the Danish Ministry of the Environment, the architects completed the project in 2016. The 38 m2 staircase lets visitors enter and climb through the tower, which is 3 stories high and 2 stories deep. People can walk further up the stairs to access facade openings and balconies, where they can take in views of the surrounding landscape.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zfrltpf80skeubvr.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rpvsnbn15tbj6av9.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ld/ldqhhz8klce721pe.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cn3agqrq9bm13sb.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0aht0zpjs3pzsd2z.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The desire to allow the visitor to &lsquo;touch&rsquo; the archaeological layers of the tower, and simultaneously &lsquo;leave&rsquo; the ruin and &lsquo;levitate&rsquo; in the landscape was pivotal,&rdquo; MAP Architects writes. &ldquo;The building site was e...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149980907/big-barcode-to-design-terraced-sluishuis-complex-in-amsterdam BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2016-11-30T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:51:24-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based <a href="http://archinect.com/barcodearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BARCODE Architects</a> to design the competition-winning scheme for&nbsp;&ldquo;Sluishuis&rdquo;, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam.&nbsp;</p><p>The residential complex will be a&nbsp;&ldquo;building inside the port, with a port inside the building,&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> says.&nbsp;Showing off different silhouettes at various vantage points, the building will also include 380 apartments,&nbsp;about&nbsp;4,000 m2 of commercial and public areas, 240 underground parking spaces,&nbsp;and a water-quality program that the architects say will provide enough room for up to 30 houseboats.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5egol0tsmenteg8f.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y18nct1y4qd60apt.jpg"></p><p>Toward the water, the building block lifts up to create a large opening that allows water from the IJ Lake to flow into the central courtyard as well as bring sunlight and views into the inner apartments of the building. The block then cascades downward and reveals more of itself toward the city.</p><p>A public promenade ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149979155/latest-from-the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-two-winners Latest from the 2016 World Architecture Festival: Day Two winners Justine Testado 2016-11-17T21:12:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T18:07:30-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/om/omx3i6ggkgnh3zwq.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's Day Two at the 2016 World Architecture Festival, which concluded with seven more winners in the Completed Building category and nine Future Projects winners. Now that all the category winners have been revealed, the design teams will face off in one final round of project critiques with the super jury. One project will then be crowned as the Future Project of the Year and another will be the overall-winning World Building of the Year 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of the Day Two winners.</p><p><strong>Completed Buildings - SHOPPING: Crystal Houses by MVRDV</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ra/ray204apazfba0f2.jpg"></p><p><strong>HIGHER EDUCATION &amp; RESEARCH: Investcorp Building for Oxford University by Zaha Hadid Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ow/ow2gbljvk7g4k3g6.jpg"></p><p><strong>HOTEL AND LEISURE: Fushengyu Hotspring Resort by Aim Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/53/53ioynkl3xdifavz.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPORT: Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre by HCMA Architecture + Design</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x8/x8e1q33i470alpfs.jpg"></p><p><strong>FUTURE PROJECTS</strong></p><p><strong>COMPETITION ENTRIES: Chengdu City Music Hall by Aedas</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/iw/iwthlmmg2wrukjxu.jpg"></p><p><strong>CULTURE: Wangari Muta Maathai House by Boogertman + Partners Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xu/xu7sd2ydibq784d4.jpg"></p><p>See the rest of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5307/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-two-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978915/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-one-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149978915/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-one-winners The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners Justine Testado 2016-11-16T19:50:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T12:43:10-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/n9/n9kca7fdyefernn4.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Returning to Berlin after four years in Singapore, the 2016 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14206/world-architecture-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> is in full swing.&nbsp;Over 2,000&nbsp;architects and design enthusiasts&nbsp;flock to the two-day event to watch the live competition unfold before their eyes, as architecture teams go head-to-head to be crowned as either&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/510406/world-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Building</a>,&nbsp;Landscape, or Future Project of the Year on November 18.</p><p>As always, the competition attracts a high caliber of projects all vying to win big. Day One ended with the announcement of the&nbsp;Completed Building and Future Project category winners.&nbsp;Check out the projects below&nbsp;&mdash; and be on the lookout for the Day Two&nbsp;winners tomorrow!</p><p><strong>COMPLETED BUILDINGS</strong></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING/House of the Year: House MM by OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lr/lrevkgcepkukx4xi.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CIVIC + COMMUNITY: Salburua Civic Center by IDOM</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/i9/i9iezrbomhtg96pf.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CULTURE: National Museum in Szczecin by Robert Konieczny-KWK Promes</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ye/ye9jp4lgreu1iomd.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>DISPLAY: The Waterfront Pavilion by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/5n/5n3ekj7zxy10zf5d.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING: Aluminium Tip by Babin + Renaud</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/mq/mqjak9txd52i736d.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>MIXED USE: Malm&ouml; Live by schmidt h...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149976520/herzog-de-meuron-s-elbphilharmonie-will-open-on-november-5 Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie will open on November 5 Justine Testado 2016-11-03T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:34:46-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/d8/d8o4lhguxh0ghxqb.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>'s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg will finally welcome its first guests on November 5, following nearly a decade tainted with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90758694/hamburg-concert-hall-blame-game-begins-in-800-million-hall-saga" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cost overruns and planning delays</a>. Located in the rapidly developing HafenCity district, the crown-shaped concert hall proudly announced its completion this past Monday to the city&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/11/01/herzog-de-meuron-elbphilharmonie-hamburg-completed-lights/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in giant gleaming letters</a>&nbsp;that spelled out &ldquo;FERTIG&rdquo;, or &ldquo;Completed&rdquo; in German.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g3ypzign4s1czv7k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fm/fmz349c7eotu3xcx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vf/vf3bw54bzl1382az.jpg"></p><p>Starting Saturday, the City of Hamburg will hand over day-to-day management to HamburgMusik. The complex includes three concert halls (the largest one seating 2,100 and designed by acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota), a music education area, and a &ldquo;Plaza&rdquo; where guests can take in&nbsp;panoramic views of the surrounding harbor. The restaurants, cafes and bars, and the hotel will also open. However, it seems the grand opening festivities will begin when the Elbphilharmonie hosts its first concert on January 11.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3j/3j7ic9df2vgfe1ge.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aa/aazafuj2xqorl4jm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f6/f6elu8efrok0b4e8.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/km/kmvcksejmqt1cmvw.jpg"></p><p>You can also check out a cross-section of the project in the gallery below.</p><p>Previous news about t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149970286/closer-look-zaha-hadid-s-new-floating-port-house-in-antwerp Closer look: Zaha Hadid's new “floating” Port House in Antwerp Justine Testado 2016-09-23T18:07:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T17:04:23-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ym/ympl7d27dtqge7nw.jpg" width="650" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The glistening Port House in Antwerp is Zaha Hadid's latest project to be completed posthumously. But the glass building isn't mere folly. Built atop a disused historic fire station, the striking landmark operates as the new headquarters for the Port of Antwerp, Europe's second largest port.</p><p>ZHA was selected to design the new extension following a competition, in which the main objective was to preserve the original fire station, according to Port of Antwerp president Marc Van Peel. All five shortlisted competitors proposed a new structure above the building, but the Port deemed Zaha's design as &ldquo;the most brilliant&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgf3tyadlm1o5adv.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/laa6xfgsnqd3269w.jpg"></p><p>At 111 meters long and 21 meters high, the new glass extension &ldquo;floats&rdquo; above the old fire station. &ldquo;Like the bow of a ship, the new extension points towards the Scheldt, connecting the building with the river on which Antwerp was founded,&rdquo; ZHA describes.</p><p>The building&nbsp;also shows off a glazed facade of transparent and opaque triangular facets that allow sufficient natural l...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149970030/introducing-bjarke-ingels-floating-student-housing-urban-rigger Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-22T12:48:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T17:04:23-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/pl/plfmt6xuq49wvc3c.jpg" width="650" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Bjarke Ingels has found the elusive silver lining in global sea level rise and the European affordable housing crisis in the form of "Urban Rigger," a series of inexpensive student housing complexes that are designed to float in the sea, especially in those cities which have dense urban cores next to the waterfront. The idea here is to provide students with affordable digs that are close to class while simultaneously making the most out of changing climate conditions and post-industrial port repurposing. The first complete Urban Rigger has already been assembled in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3691/copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/ujway5j3sgyzcnlk.jpg"></p><p>According to an article in <a href="https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063804/bjarke-ingelss-next-project-reinventing-student-housing?partner=rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FastCompany</a>, "Each unit, which can house 12 students at once, is composed of modular shipping containers. These modules are powered by a photovoltaic array and use a heat-exchange system that draws upon the thermal mass of water to warm and cool the interiors. Meanwhile, an aerogel developed by NASA insulates the interiors."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oz/ozzf38v52e8rg9gf.jpg"></p><p>For the latest on Bjarke Ingels:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149968931/get-lectured-syracuse-architecture-in-florence-fall-16 Get Lectured: Syracuse Architecture in Florence, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-16T14:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T18:07:40-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/1i/1iiiz3ej4gqub32m.jpg" width="650" height="920" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>In addition to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>'s ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968039/get-lectured-syracuse-university-fall-16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lecture series</a>, their study-abroad studio in Florence will soon feature their own lineup of speakers starting next month. Here they are:</p><p><strong>Oct 6</strong><br><strong>Point Supreme</strong> co-founders Konstantinos Pantazis and Marianna Rentzou from Athens</p><p><strong>Oct 7<br>Curtis Roth</strong>,&nbsp;a Fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart; Assistant Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at OSU</p><p><strong>Oct 11<br>Bryony Roberts</strong>,&nbsp;Visiting Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149964516/as-refugees-flood-into-the-country-germany-experiments-with-new-urban-planning-strategies As refugees flood into the country, Germany experiments with new urban-planning strategies Nicholas Korody 2016-08-22T12:37:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T00:37:56-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/y7/y724v714su7ec0pl.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since August of 2015, Germany has become home to more than 1.1 million refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers. This influx has German architects and urban planners asking the question: &ldquo;Do we have a refugee crisis on our hands? Or a housing crisis combined with huge challenges to the ability of cities, job markets, and schools to integrate the newcomers?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>[Doug Saunders]&nbsp;cautions that arrival cities are &ldquo;where the new creative and commercial class will be born, or where the next wave of tension and violence will erupt.&rdquo; The difference, he adds &ldquo;depends on how we approach these districts both organizationally and politically, and, crucially, in terms of physical structures and built form.&rdquo;</em></p><p>For more on the mass migrations transforming Europe, Africa and the Middle East, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149946026/photographing-the-jungle-of-calais-refugee-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographing the 'Jungle' of Calais' refugee camp</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950085/fire-breaks-out-at-refugee-camp-in-the-duesseldorf-airport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fire breaks out at refugee camp in the Duesseldorf airport</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944739/kenya-moves-to-shut-down-dadaab-the-world-s-biggest-refugee-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kenya moves to shut down Dadaab, the world's biggest refugee camp</a></li></ul>