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London Centre for Music by Diller Scofidio+Renfro

London Centre for Music by Diller Scofidio+RenfroImage courtesy of Diller Scofidio+Renfro

London Centre for Music by Diller Scofidio+Renfro
Location: London, UK
Status: Completed

The Centre for Music would turn the Barbican’s inwardly focused campus inside out, providing ample, light-filled public space, a world-class concert hall, and much needed learning and outreach spaces. The Centre would be a beehive of activity both day and night-a place where music of all kinds is made, learned, experienced and shared. It would be a place where people want to spend time, even without a concert ticket.

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Binck Blocks – The Hague

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Binck Blocks – The Hague
Location: The Hague
Status: Ongoing

Binck Blocks is an innovative, 115-meter-high tower residential tower in The Hague. With its sturdy silhouette in the city skyline, Binck Blocks will become the entrance to the new district of Binckhorst, a landmark that serves as point of reference from all over the city. The design is a stacked city district with six vertical ‘neighbourhoods’, each featuring a different housing typology. The building has an innovative, creative and rough edge and represents high circular ambitions. Now Binckhorst is still a fairly monotonous industrial area, but this tower gives a clear signal that you will live here pleasantly and sustainably in the near future.

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Vanke 3D City by MVRD

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Vanke 3D City by MVRD
Location: Shenzhen, China
Status: Ongoing

The ambition for Vanke Group’s headquarters building in Shenzhen was not only to provide office space for the real estate company’s own staff, but to form a vibrant mixed-use city block containing leasable offices, retail space, a restaurant, a hotel, and plentiful outdoor spaces. This program was proposed to occupy two lots separated by a road. In response to this condition, MVRDV proposed a stack of eight blocks that connects these two plots and bridges the road – a unique and forward-thinking design feature which has received support from the city government – to create a single 250-metre-tall building with a total of 167,000 square meters of floor space.

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CHICAGO SPIRE TOWER

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CHICAGO SPIRE TOWER
Location: Chicago, United States
Status: Finished

Proposed for a prominent 2.2-acre site on North Water Street, adjacent to Lake Shore Drive and near the entrance to Navy Pier, the Chicago Spire Tower will rise to a height of 1458 feet (444 meters) at its roof and approximately 2000 feet (610 meters) at the tip of its spire, making it the tallest building in the United States. Calatrava’s tall and slender design form with glass facade that appears to ripple downward in waves, like the folds of a cloak swirling around a figure is achieved by means of a structural innovation.

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CITTÀDIMILANO – Giorgio Andreotta Calò

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CITTÀDIMILANO – Giorgio Andreotta Calò
Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milano
February 14 – July 21, 2019

Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Venice, 1979; he lives and works in Italy and the Netherlands) is one of the most remarkable Italian artists of recent years and represented Italy at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). His works include sculptures, large-scale site-specific installations and spatial works that transform both fragments of buildings and entire landscapes; they are often designed to be included in a rich patchwork of self-referencing connections, in part through the use of natural elements dense with symbolic meanings, such as water, light and fire.

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Muttrah Fish Market

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Muttrah Fish Market
Location: Muscat, Oman
Status: Completed

West of Muscat, on the coast of Gulf of Oman, a new fish market has taken the stand as a new landmark on the waterfront along the lively corniche in Muttrah. The Snøhetta designed Muttrah Fish Market is created to serve as a focal point for the community of Muttrah, while simultaneously functioning as a hub for Oman’s thriving fishing industry.

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David Adjaye: Making Memory

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David Adjaye: Making Memory
The Design Museum
Until May 5, 2019

How can a building shape our perception of events – and how can architecture, rather than words, be used to tell stories? Discover new monuments and memorials by celebrated British – Ghanaian architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE. Get a first peek at ongoing work and explore the influences behind the highly acclaimed Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. and more.

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