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inFORM studio
Ann Arbor District Library – Traverwood Branch


In 2005, The Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) purchased approximately 4 acres of property for a new branch library to serve the Northeast quadrant of the city of Ann Arbor. This was to be the third branch library constructed by the current administration since 2002 and would replace a 4000 sq.ft. branch library within an […]


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b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Regeneration of the Waterfront of Port of Porto Alegre


The architectural practice b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, the designers of the Lleida Alguaire Airport or Torico Square, will now tackle the revitalisation of a 2.5-km stretch of waterfront in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in collaboration with Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados. The project is aimed at transforming the Cais Mauá dock area – a rundown, disused part […]


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inFORM studio
Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center (CCEAC)


The city of Korla has announced that inFORM studio has been selected as the winner of an international design competition for the Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center in Korla, China. It will be a symbol of a progressive future for the region of Xinjiang. The conceptual proposal embraces the master plan vision for an […]


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Studio ST Architects
Mediatheque


Rather than lamenting the disappearance of the book, the mediatheque project celebrates the opportunity to use space to experience the spectrum of available information from printed books to digital media and computerized information retrieval systems. In contrast to the traditional library where the books and bookshelves wrap around a room creating the space for reading, […]


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Regino Cruz Architectos
Estoril Congress Centre


The Estoril Exhibition and Congress Centre is the 1998 international competition-winning project for DTCE, promoted in order to create an additional focus of economic growth and tourist development in the Estoril region. A key element for this new increase, the Congress Centre is modern, functional, of high quality, innovative, lasting and in harmony with its […]


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Vonsung
The Pushkinsky Jewel


The Pushkinsky Cinema was built to display the most important cinematic productions in Russia.  Built at Pushkin Square, it became the landmark of the country’s film festivals, a palace for the Moscow International Film Festivals (MIFF) for movie protagonists and moviegoers from Moscow and abroad. Our proposal for the cinema’s architectural shape is dictated by […]


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Park Associati & Cino Zucchi Architetti
Salewa Spa Headquarters


The new headquarters of Salewa, one of the most important manufacturing firms in Bolzano, is integrated into the landscape at the point where the city of Bolzano meets the uncontaminated nature of the mountains. As well as housing new work spaces, the building aims to provide a space of interaction and communication between the company […]


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Enota
Pegan Petkovšek National Gymnastics Centre


The National Gymnastics Centre Pegan Petkovšek is part of the comprehensive renovation of Svoboda Sports Park in Ljubljana. It is the first of the three sports halls that are to be built on the western edge of a belt between an access street on one side and a large greened park layout with sports grounds […]


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Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Prospect.1 Welcome Center


In late 2008, the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States, exhibited 81 artists in museums, historic buildings, and found sites throughout New Orleans. The welcome center structure created for this art biennial is housed in one of these found spaces – a historic warehouse in downtown New Orleans – […]


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parallellab
Up Side Down Bangkok


Bangkok is a city in constant evolution and needs to search out solutions to improve its inter- connectivity. For this reason, elevated expressways skim through the Thai capital in order to bring forth its expansion, offering a radical though efficient solution to its congestion.Yet, in providing an answer, the expressways also undoubtedly alter the urban […]


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map-lab
ResilienCity


The International Living Future Institute launched the Living City Design Competition in 2010, seeking designs for our cities in the year 2035. map-lab’s submission was ResilienCity. ResilienCity seeks to set the vision for the future of Boston’s Innovation District, a new neighborhood built on greyfield and brownfield sites that will provide residences and workplaces for […]


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Leeser Architecture
Museum of the Moving Image


“The new Museum of the Moving Image is the finest recent American example of radical design…” Wall Street Journal Completed in 2011, the Museum of the Moving Image houses a comprehensive collection dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. Leeser Architecture’s expansion and renovation […]


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FJMT
Bayside Police Station


We have sought to escape the existing architectural paradigms of the contemporary police station, characterised as they are by opacity, security and fenced compounds. Instead, an emphasis is placed upon the police station as a truly public community building: inviting, accessible and part of the civic fabric of the neighbourhood. However, the same strict technical […]


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Atelier Oslo and Lund Hagem Arkitekter
Deichman Library


The Diagonale solution for the new Deichman Library proposes: To divide the site into three buildings. By doing this, we give each building a human scale and integrate the project into the city. To place the Library on the site towards the Opera. Library visitors are offered the best views towards the city, the fjord […]


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Salto AB
Sõmeru Community Centre


Sõmeru Community Centre is located just outside the North-Estonian town of Rakvere, on an open field near the highway in Sõmeru parish. Instead of erecting different buildings for their many needs, the parish decided to combine multiple functions in one single building. The multipurpose community centre houses the parish administration, a library, and a club […]


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Erik Giudice Architects
Stockholmsporten


The project’s center is a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that connects the neighborhoods and countryside on the road’s four sides, a work of art and a sculptural landmark: a new symbol for Stockholm. The artwork interacts with the magnificent landscape and creates a connection in time and space between nature, city and infrastructure. The bridge […]


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Grimshaw Architects
Newport Station


Grimshaw, in association with Atkins, are redesigning Newport Station as part of a citywide regeneration masterplan by Newport Unlimited. As Newport is the first city reached by passengers between England and Cardiff, the station is a highly visible structure. Network Rail were keen that the new station should provide a striking civic building that would […]


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ZERAFA Architecture Studio
airBaltic Terminal


The design of the proposed new airBaltic Terminal at Riga International Airport provides us with an exciting opportunity to look critically at the prevailing airport typologies, especially as they relate to a new smaller, single airline terminal of the future. Over the last 20 years, airport design has focused primarily on creating non-hierarchical spaces contained […]


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Brière, Gilbert + Associés
The Montarville – Boucher la Bruere Public Library


The Montarville – Boucher la Bruere Public Library is located in the downtown core of Boucherville, a town of 40,000 situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River just east of the Island of Montreal. Built more than 25 years ago, the municipal library needs to expand and reconfigure its existing facilities so that […]


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Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum


Situated adjacent to the original 1967 University Art Museum (a replica of an antebellum plantation home designed by noted Louisiana architect A. Hays Town) this new museum building serves as a backdrop to the original and defines the edge of a new sculpture garden and plaza. Conceived of as a tightly wrapped solid, the construction […]


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