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VENICE BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2018 – “FREESPACE”

VENICE BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2018 - “FREESPACE”Image courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

VENICE BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2018 – “FREESPACE”
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
From May 26 to November 25, 2018

Open to the public from Saturday May 26th to Sunday November 25th 2018, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, titled FREESPACE, will be curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta

 

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida EscobedoImage courtesy of Serpentine Gallery
 

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo
Serpentine Gallery, London
From 15 June to 7 October 2018

Architect Frida Escobedo, celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

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Lane 189 by UNStudio

Lane 189 by UNStudioImage courtesy of UNStudio

Lane 189 by UNStudio
Location: Shanghai, China
Status: Completed

Lane 189, located in the Putuo district in central Shanghai, combines retail, restaurant and office spaces in an organisation that rearranges the typical mall into a vertical city centre that offers opportunities for shopping, strolling, eating, gathering and relaxing.

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Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi AirportImage courtesy of Safdie Architects

Jewel Changi Airport
Location: Singapore
Status: Under construction

Jewel Changi Airport re-imagines the center of an airport as a major public realm attraction. Jewel offers a range of facilities for landside airport operations, indoor gardens and leisure attractions, retail offerings and hotel facilities, all under one roof. A distinctive dome-shaped façade made of glass and steel adds to Changi Airport‘s appeal as one of the world’s leading air hubs.

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Waterfront Culture Center

Waterfront Culture CenterImage courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates

Waterfront Culture Center
Location: Paperisland Copenhagen, Denmark
Status: On Going

Kengo Kuma & Associates won the 1st prize for the international competition to design the Waterfront Cultural Center in collaboration with Cornelius+Vöge Aps (Associate Architects), Søren Jensen engineers (Engineering Design) and Niels Sigsgaard (Consulting architect).

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Qatar National Library

Qatar National LibraryImage courtesy of OMA

Qatar National Library
Location: Doha, Qatar
Status: Completed 2017

Qatar National Library contains Doha’s National Library, Public Library and University Library, and preserves the Heritage Collection, which consists of valuable texts and manuscripts related to the Arab-Islamic civilization. The public library will house over a million books and space for thousands of readers over an area of 42,000 m2. The library is part of the Education City, a new academic campus which hosts satellite campuses from leading universities and institutions from around the world.

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ELBTOWER

ElbtowerImage courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

ELBTOWER
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Status: under construction

Situated on an exposed riverside site near the well-known Elbbrücken, this new mixed-use building acts as an entrance marker on the eastern edge of the Hafencity quarter and forms a counterpoint to the Elbphilharmonie to the west.

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