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Girimun Architects
Nanxiang Mall


This lifestyle shopping mall is located at the fringe of a compound of high-rise apartments and serves the residents of a high-end suburb of Shanghai built around a giant man-made artificial lake. Originated at the lake, a canal waterfront system of pedestrian-friendly walkways culminates on this plot. The design is therefore driven by the integration […]


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UA Studio 7
Shenzhen Bay “Super City” International Competition


According to the latest Shenzhen City Master Plan, the Central Shenzhen Bay region will become the most important pole in Shenzhen and Hong Kong metropolitan area. The planning goal is to create in the Shenzhen Bay a world-class city center, “super headquarters base”, “major economic center”, “super regional environment” and “super city image” being the […]


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IGLO Architects
Izmir Sales Office


This is the design and projects of the sales office for a mixed use building including residences, offices, a shopping mall and a marina on the coast of İzmir. All existing buildings on site were demolished except for one which was on the edge of the site which did not obstruct the construction of the […]


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Studioninedots
De Alliantie headquarters


In the coming years, the 3.5-hectare Lucent site in Hilversum will be transformed into a vibrant new mixed-use residential/commercial development. Centrally located close to the train station and city centre, the area is appealing for living and working. The heritage of the site is characterised by industrial manufacture. Both the Ripolin paint factory (early twentieth […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Bee’ah Headquarters


Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading fully integrated environmental and waste management company has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to build its new Headquarters building in Sharjah, UAE, following the 2013 international competition. The new Headquarters building is part of Bee’ah’s ongoing investment to transform attitudes and behaviours in individuals, communities, businesses and cities by providing the […]


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MLA+
Two major projects in China and Russia


MLA+, the international arm of Maccreanor Lavington Architects, has won two competitions for new residential neighbourhoods in China and Russia respectively. The company was selected by China’s biggest residential developer, Vanke China, to design a 150,000sqm scheme in Shenzhen. The project is part of the wider regeneration area of Liuxiandong, a former peripheral industrial site […]


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Steven Holl Architects
John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Expansion


In his final State of the Union address, President Kennedy said “to further the appreciation of culture among all the people… to increase respect for the creative individual, to widen participation by all the processes and fulfillments of art—this is one of the fascinating challenges of these days.” As the living memorial that bears his […]


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FR-EE
New Latin American Art Museum


For the last 15 years, Miami has experienced a boom, evident in the architectonic explosion and other initiatives, such as Art Basel Miami Beach, which has seduced the international audience since 2002. Today, Miami is some sort of lab in which global tendencies converge with local characteristics. Miami’s peculiar rise translates in a high life […]


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BURO II & ARCHI+I
Zuidzicht Hasselt [in progress]


Master plan and design for 300 residential units along the canal in Hasselt. Precast Concrete Awards 2014, Federation for concrete industry FEBE. Nomination category Precast in Buildings. Urban setting This project in Hasselt is sited in an inner-city redevelopment zone where a former industrial site north of the centre is being redeveloped around a canal […]


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AHMM
Canalside heritage and high street combine as Brentford Waterside masterplan gets ‘green light’


AHMM, Glenn Howells Architects and Maccreanor Lavington, working collaboratively, have gained approval for Brentford Waterside masterplan, as part of the design team appointed by Ballymore. The visionary one million square foot masterplan is driven by a heritage strategy that aims to reinstate the character of the industrial site’s historic yards, together with reinvigorating and reconnecting […]


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SYAA
Natural Science Museum Complex in Romania


PROJECT GRANTED WITH THE GRAND PRIZE Object of the contest: the building of a Natural History Museum Complex on the site that currently hosts the Dolphinarium in Constanta, modernizing the dolphinarium, building of an aquarium, an exotarium and the design for a botanical garden. The construction of a Modern Museum of Natural Science, equipped according […]


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Ian Simpson Architects
Verde, major student accommodation complex in Newcastle


Verde, a major new student accommodation complex in the centre of Newcastle, by Ian Simpson Architects, has started on site. Located on the Science Central site in the city centre, the new £21m complex will house 543 student residential bedrooms. Work on the site is expected to last for just under two years with the […]


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Girimun Architects
Chengdu Towers


This mixed-use master plan for three adjacent sites sided by the East Second Ring Road of Chengdu features a 260,000 sqm commercial development that connects the future metro station into a loop of retail, 2 office towers, hotels and serviced apartments revolving around an open inner court of sunken plazas. Adjacent to it, an equally […]


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Quixotic Architecture
Freckles


“At a certain garden of which I cannot remember the name, there was an announcement to all magicians of the planet Earth to perform the best trick ever to be seen. Between hundreds of entrants there was a one magician in particular who declared to catch the Sun. Everyone laughed and felt sorry for him. […]


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TheeAe LTD.
The Guggenheim Helsinki Museum


The environment present in the city is the cityscape that creates the characterisc of the town. It is a form of elevation that our eye can capture. It may be an expression of our needs to survive in the town. Furthermore, it would generate emotional and sentimental effusion by creating a memory out of it. […]


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Behnisch Architekten
The Largest Commercial Energy Positive Building in New England


Artists for Humanity’s expansion in Boston’s Innovation District will be a pioneering and iconic facility that generates more energy than it uses. Flagship building will support programs for under-resourced youth that promote self-sufficiency. Behnisch Architekten, internationally renowned architecture firm and sustainability experts, unveiled the first image of the EpiCenter Expansion, a new multi-use building for […]


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Girimun Architects
Crystal City Zhongguancun Master Plan


The regeneration of the central landscape piece of the Business Technology Park in the heart of Zhongguancun will give place to this unique destination of shopping, entertainment, gardens and outdoor events. The four-storey development integrates with the landscape forming a new gentle topography for the site amongst indoor and outdoor spaces and activities. A sinuous […]


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SPARK architects
Home Farm in Singapore


SPARK unveils Home Farm – a concept for the next generation of retirement housing for Singapore. The bold conceptual project proposes the combination of apartments and facilities for seniors with vertical urban farming. SPARK’s aim is to generate discussion about the many potentials that can emerge from the mixing of two typically separate realms. The […]


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Girimun Architects
Pentagon Complex


Located in Haridwar, a touristic destination in Northern India, the 65,000 sqm mixed-use complex comprises of a shopping mall, office suites above and a business hotel operated by Radisson Group. Distribution of functions, access and circulation are carefully resolved to achieve a highly integrated mix of activities without jeopardising the desired degree of separation between […]


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AAIMM
Renatur


AAIMM has been awarded first prize in the category of unbuilt projects in the area of Urban Planning and Landscape IX 2014 AJAC Awards (Agrupació Joves Arquitectes de Catalunya), sponsored by the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) for its RENATUR project. The project promotes re-naturalizartion of the southern part of Milano, an area on […]


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