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3XN’s Bella Sky in Copenhagen, DK nears completion Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 May 2011 07:11

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3XN has just sent us some new photographs and information on the soon to be completed hotel and conference center. Designed by the Danish firm, it is first step of the long-anticipated extension of the Bella Center; Copenhagen’s famous Congress Center. The upgrade of Bella Center intends to add an urban feeling to the place, and the extension should benefit from Bella Center’s perfect location: Situated between the old city core and Orestad; Copenhagen’s growth center, Bella Center is connected to two important worlds of activities, and furthermore it’s close to the Metro as well as the Copenhagen Airport.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 16:32
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SOM's Golden Hills 'Eco Urban Master Plan', DANANG Vietnam Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 10:00

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) has been awarded the commission to develop a Master Plan within Danang, Vietnam.  SOM’s preliminary plan for a sustainable residential community at the edge of the city is aspiring for an ecologically sensitive development.

Golden-Hills---DANANG-AERIALThe project site covers an area of 375 hectares along the Cu De River at the northern edge of the City of Danang.  The Plan incorporates a wide range of uses organised into a series of distinct districts, including a series of residential neighbourhoods, a Village Centre, a Business District, and an Education, Sports and Leisure District.

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BIG's Design for a Mosque Within a Cultural Complex in Albania Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 08:52

A design consortium including BIG won the international design competition for a new 27.000 m2 cultural complex in Albania, consisting of a Mosque, an Islamic Centre, and a Museum of Religious Harmony.
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The capital Tirana is undergoing an urban transformation which includes the restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings, the construction of a series of new public and private urban structures, and the complete reconceptualization of Scanderbeg Square. This important square is the site of the new cultural complex.

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The 2011 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:30

AIArThe American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), recognized three recipients of the 2011 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards. 

The categories of the program include (1) Excellence in Affordable Housing Design (2) Creating Community Connection Award (3) Community-Informed Design Award (no recipient selected this year) (4) Housing Accessibility - Alan J. Rothman Award.  These awards demonstrate that design matters, and the recipient projects offer examples of important developments in the housing industry.

The jury for the 2011 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards includes: Katherine Austin, AIA, (chair), Katherine Austin Architect; Luis F. Borray, Assoc. AIA, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; Claire Conroy, Residential Architect Magazine; Regina C. Gray, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; Mike Jackson, FAIA, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency; Luis Jauregui, AIA, Jaurequi, Inc. and Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, Florida International University.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 09:01
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Living City Design Competition Winners Unveiled Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 08:05

 

The International Living Future Institute and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Bestow Top Honors and $75,000 to Paris team for “visionary pragmatism”

The International Living Future Institute today announced the winners of the Living City Design Competition, which it hosted in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, at Living Future ‘11.  The competition called for teams worldwide to create powerful visualizations of how existing cities might be transformed to achieve and transcend the Living Building Challenge 2.0, the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard.

More than 80 teams submitted entries, addressing 69 different cities spanning 21 countries. Submissions were evaluated based on their ability to capture the attention and imagination of a broad audience and reassess assumptions about a future filled with high-tech, ecologically dislocated cities.  Rather than constructing new cities from scratch, submissions also focused on the premise that a “living” future will rely on retrofitting the existing built environment and regenerating the evolutionary capacity of life.

“Each of the entries represented the crucial first steps in redefining our urban ecosystems and how they work in tandem with their natural environment,” said Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute and a member of the seven-person jury panel that selected the winners.  “This process was at least as important as the impressive end results.”

 

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