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  • The Gyula Trebitsch school at Hamburg will be extended and the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to build the extended replacement building to their designs. This was the result of the design commission negotiated under VOF (German procedure for commissioning freelance services) following the competition win. The new building for […]


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  • Will Alsop’s RIBA award-winning Blizard Building completed in 2005 has been such a huge success that the Queen Mary University commissioned aLL to design an extension to the building. The Blizard Building was developed with channeled information from detailed client consultation workshops and resulted in a transparent box which reveals the university research inside. Huge […]


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The fourth extension of the German National Library in Leipzig is bold and unconventional. According to the architect, Gabriele Glöckler: “The concept ‘envelope– cover – contents’ translates the function of the building into architecture. “Function creates form”, is the architect’s motto. “The contents are protected by a compact cover around the repository area. A lighter […]


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The Catalan architect Josep Lluís Mateo, founder of the Mateo Arquitectura practice, presents the new head offices of the PGGM insurance company in the city of Zeist. “The aim of the project is to extend the central offices of Dutch pension fund PGGM, duplicating their current surface area on the site in Zeist, near Utrecht. […]


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The offices of Heenan Blaikie LLP in Toronto, Canada, won the Shaw Contract Group’s 2010 “Design Is…” international award for innovative new spaces category, beating out other 250 entries from 15 countries and designed by the Montreal firm id+s Design Solutions. For the Montreal-based design firm, winning the mandate to design the offices of Heenan […]


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