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Qatar National Library

Architecture | May 3, 2018

Image 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 […] Read more


ELBTOWER

Architecture | April 26, 2018

Image 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. Read more


ONE BANGKOK

Architecture | April 12, 2018

Image courtesy of SOM ONE BANGKOK Location: Bangkok, Thailand Anticipated Completion: 2025 SOM, working with a team of local and international architecture and landscape architecture firms, is leading the design of a 16-hectare master plan in the heart of Bangkok. Adjacent to the city’s popular Lumphini Park, One Bangkok is the largest private-sector development in […] Read more


Humanistiska Teatern

Architecture | April 12, 2018

Image courtesy of White Arkitekter Humanistiska Teatern Location: Uppsala, Sweden Status: Completed in 2017 Humanistiska Teatern is the newest addition to the campus at Uppsala University; an arena designed to stimulate open and democratic dialogue, for faculty and public alike. This is not a space for passive audiences, but a place where everyone can participate within […] Read more


Paracas Museum

Architecture | April 10, 2018

Image courtesy of Barclay & Crousse Architecture Paracas Museum Location: Paracas, Peru Opening to the public: 2016 An archaeological museum must find the delicate balance between heritage conservation exposed and release to the public. A site museum, as the Paracas, acquires the additional challenge of having to integrate into the landscape that was the cradle […] Read more


FONDAZIONE PRADA

Architecture | April 9, 2018

Image courtesy of Fondazione Prada FONDAZIONE PRADA Location: Milan, Italy Opening to the public: 2018 The Milan venue of Fondazione Prada, conceived by architecture firm OMA – led by Rem Koolhaas – expands the repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhibited and shared with the public. Characterized by an articulated architectural configuration which combines seven […] Read more


The National Museum of Qatar

Architecture | March 28, 2018

Image courtesy of Jean NOUVEL The National Museum of Qatar Jean NOUVEL – Ateliers Jean Nouvel Al Corniche St, Doha, Qatar Status: Under Construction One place was symbolically destined to fulfill this role:  the cradle of the Al Thani family in Doha; a modest, noble, simple palace from where this twentieth-century adventure began. It stands at […] Read more


Longfor U City

Architecture | March 27, 2018

Image courtesy of WoodbagotsTM Longfor U City Chongquing, China Status: Completed 2017 Longfor U City is a significant project that will position another Woods Bagot mixed-use within the Chongqing city area. Aligned with a multitude of programmatic requirements, the development combines residential, for-sale and self-owned retail and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) towers within a 60,500m² site.  Read more


Damião de góis museum

Architecture | March 26, 2018

Image courtesy of Spaceworkers Damião de Góis Museum Location: Alenquer, Portugal Status: Completed in 2017   Intervening in an existing building is in itself a good challenge, when we have added centuries of history to the pre-existence, the challenge is even greater. The intervention focuses on the creation of an exhibition structure, alluding to the […] Read more


EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART…

Architecture | March 10, 2018

Image courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects Emily Carr University of Art + Design New Campus Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Status: Completed in 2017  The new Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver provides a multitude of places both indoors and out for informal gathering, presentation, making and remaking, which is at the […] Read more


Wynyard Walk by Woods Bagot

Architecture | March 1, 2018

Image courtesy of Woods Bagot Wynyard Walk Location: Sydney, Australia Status: Completed in 2016 Connecting one of Sydney’s busiest transport interchanges to Barangaroo through architectural expression, Wynyard Walk has created a unified identity and civic presence, delivering a socially sustainable piece of infrastructure to Sydney’s CBD. Read more


Jurong Lake District – New…

Architecture | February 14, 2018

Image courtesy of KCAP Jurong Lake District – New central business district of Singapore Singapore, Republic of Singapore Status: to be completed in 2026 The Jurong Lake District regional centre in west Singapore will be developed into Singapore’s 2nd Central Business District based on a masterplan by a multi-disciplinary team lead by KCAP. The smart, sustainable and […] Read more


Calgary’s New Central Library and…

Architecture | February 12, 2018

Image courtesy of Snøhetta New Central Library and Library Plaza Snøhetta and DIALOG Calgary, Canada Status: Under Construction In 2013, Snøhetta and DIALOG‘s competition-winning design was selected for the new Calgary Public Library.  Following a two year process of community engagement, the new design will realize the city’s vision for a technologically advanced public space for […] Read more


University of Bristol, Life Sciences…

Architecture | January 27, 2018

Image courtesy of Sheppard Robson University of Bristol, Life Sciences Building Location: Bristol, UK Status: Completed Sheppard Robson’s competition-winning design responds to the University’s vision of creating a world-class research and teaching facility which will attract international students and academics. The architectural ambition of the project was to create a building that respects the neighbouring […] Read more


University of Bergen, Faculty of…

Architecture | January 10, 2018

Image courtesy of Snøhetta University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design Bergen, Norway Status: Completed 2017   October 11, 2017, marked the official opening of the Snøhetta-designed Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) in Bergen, Norway. Replacing the former Bergen Academy of Art & Design (KHiB), the new KMD has undergone a […] Read more


Chaoyang Park Plaza – Impression…

Architecture | December 17, 2017

Image courtesy of MAD Architects Chaoyang Park Plaza – MAD Architects Beijing, China Status: Completed   MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has completed “Chaoyang Park Plaza”, which includes the Armani apartment complex. Positioned on the southern edge of Beijing’s Chaoyang Park – the largest remaining park in Beijing’s central business district area ─ the 220,000 […] Read more


Unilever Headquarters

Architecture | December 9, 2017

Image courtesy of Aedas Unilever Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia Status: Completed 2017   Unilever Headquarters is located in the BSD Green Office Park, Jakarta’s first green office district which was also materplanned by Aedas. This new Unilever Indonesia office houses all employees from four separate offices in Jakarta under one roof. Aedas architectural and interior designs […] Read more


HEBIN THEATER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Architecture | November 27, 2017

Image courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Hebin Theater Performing Arts Center Guiyang, China Completed: 2018   The Hebin Theater provides both a signature building and a unique cultural resource for the city of Guiyang. Located on the banks of the Nanming River in the heart of downtown Guiyang, this performing arts center anchors […] Read more


Waterline Square

Architecture | November 21, 2017

Image courtesy of Scott Frances Waterline Square New York, New York 2014 – 2018   Waterline Square is a mixed-use development that completes Riverside South, a vibrant new neighborhood at the southwestern edge of New York’s Upper West Side and the new Hudson River Waterfront. The massing of 1 Waterline Square was generally prescribed by […] Read more


Minima | Maxima World Expo…

Architecture | November 20, 2017

Image courtesy of NAARO Minima | Maxima World Expo Pavillion Located in Astana, Kazakhstan Completed in July of 2017   Minima | Maxima is the latest Structural Stripes “Crawling Assembly'” from MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY. This permanent installation provides a moment of contemplation amid the busy grounds of World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Why, […] Read more


Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Architecture | November 17, 2017

Image courtesy of Aedas  Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Located: Hong Kong/PRC Completed: in 2018   As the ‘gateway’ to Hong Kong, it is considered vital to connect the station with the surrounding urban context and make arriving or departing passengers aware that ‘I am in Hong Kong’. Read more


Les Lumières Pleyel

Architecture | November 13, 2017

Image courtesy of SNØHETTA Les Lumières Pleyel St. Denis, France Status: Ongoing   Together with Baumschlager Eberle, Chaix & Morel et Associés, Ateliers 2/3/4/, MARS architectes, Maud Caubet Architectes and Moreau Kusunoki, Snøhetta has been part of the team behind Les Lumières Pleyel, a large-scale and mixed-use development project situated in the Pleyel district of […] Read more


TAIWAN CHINPAOSAN NECROPOLIS

Architecture | November 10, 2017

Image courtesy of Steven Holl TAIWAN CHINPAOSAN NECROPOLIS Located: Taipei, Taiwan Complete in 2018   On a magnificent ocean view site 40 minutes from Taipei, the Necropolis of PaoSan requires a new arrival hall to serve the complex (with 10,000 existing burial sites) and a new pavilion for 150,000 additional ashbox sites. The arrival building […] Read more


Steve Jobs Theater

Architecture | November 7, 2017

Image courtesy of Foster+Partners Steve Jobs Theater Cupertino, United States of America Status: Completed 2017 The Steve Jobs Theater embodies an extraordinary eight-year collaboration between Apple and Foster + Partners at Apple Park. Positioned atop a small hill, some way into the park, the Theater is reached via a gentle, winding walk through verdant parkland. This offers […] Read more


Taoyuan Airport T3

Architecture | November 6, 2017

Image courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour+Partners Taoyuan Airport T3 Taiper, Taiwan Status: Under Construction   The design for Taoyuan Terminal 3 synthesises the practice’s previous major airport experience with the specific brief. It has brought together the flexibility of the single span, loose fit volume of Heathrow Terminal 5 with the warmth and human qualities of […] Read more


15 HUDSON YARDS

Architecture | October 31, 2017

Image courtesy of DS + R  15 Hudson Yards Location: NEW YORK, USA Complete: 2018   The 70–story residential tower, comprising 106 affordable rental and 284 condominium units, anchors the southeast corner of Hudson Yards East at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. Opening in 2018, the tower will be the first residential building to open […] Read more


Central Embassy

Architecture | October 27, 2017

Image courtesy AL_A Central Embassy Bangkok, Thailand Status: Completed 2017   Central Embassy brings a distinguishing new silhouette in the city, one that opens out both to the street and the skyline, and extends an invitation to the people of Bangkok and the world beyond. Read more


685 First Avenue by Richard…

Architecture | October 16, 2017

Image courtsey of Scott Frances 685 First Avenue by Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP New York, USA 2015 – 2018   The 685 First Avenue site is a 32,365 SF parcel located between East 39th and East 40th Streets on First Avenue in New York City south of the United Nations Headquarters along the East River, […] Read more


Shinsegae International

Architecture | October 16, 2017

Image courtesy of Kyungsub Shin e Kevin Scott Shinsegae International Location: Seoul, South Korea Completed   In designing the 15-story headquarters for international luxury clothier Shinsegae International, the design team sought to create an iconic landmark in the heart of Gangnam-gu, one of Seoul’s largest districts. Read more


Incheon International Airport

Architecture | October 10, 2017

Image courtesy of Gensler Incheon International Airport Incheon, Korea Named Airports Council International’s “Best Airport Worldwide” for 10 years running, Incheon is a gateway to Korea and an aviation connection between Asia and the world. Read more