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Heller Manus Architects Selected to Lead the Design and Construction of Guangzhou’s Southern Axis (Updated) Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Manus   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00

Ganzhou_01Heller Manus Architects was awarded the contract to design the master plan for a crucial portion of Guangzhou’s growing metropolitan area. With a population of 10 million, Guangzhou is China’s third largest city and covers more than 3,720 square kilometers or nearly 1,450 square miles. Beating out several other entries, Heller Manus’ proposal was selected by a commission of nine jurors including notable planning and architectural experts in China.

Additionally, members of the Guangzhou public were asked to cast votes for their favorite design plan during a two week public viewing phase.

 

 

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 16:00
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Steven Holl Architects to Design New Building for Glasgow School of Art Print E-mail
Friday, 11 September 2009 07:33

SHA_Glasgow_School_of_Art_01aJM Architects, has won the international design competition for the new building of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) on the site opposite Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Masterwork.

The new building will significantly enhance the teaching, learning and research facilities available to GSA students and staff and the access, which the public will have to their work. The competition to find an architect-led team that will ultimately create the building design, was organized by GSA.

The Selection Committee, chaired by Barcelona-based architect David MacKay, selected Steven Holl Architects with JM Architects by unanimous vote.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:18
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BIG to design a Sustainable Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China. Print E-mail
Written by BIG   
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 14:04

BIG, in collaboration with ARUP and Transsolar, was awarded first-prize in an international competition to design Shenzhen International Energy Mansion, the regional headquarters for the Shenzhen Energy Company.
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The purpose of the international design competition was to find a sustainable and efficient solution for the Shenzhen Energy Company office headquarters. Located in the centre of Shenzhen, the 96,000 square meter project will be integrated with the surrounding environment and designed to withstand the tropical climate of the city. BIG’s winning proposal was selected by the jury experts from Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau chaired by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and client representatives.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 10:51
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Intriguing Architecture - OMA's Interlace residential complex in Singapore Print E-mail
Friday, 04 September 2009 08:20

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Ole Scheeren of OMA introduces a new residential typology to Singapore with The Interlace, a large-scale complex of interconnected apartment buildings stacked in an innovative hexagonal arrangement, developed by CapitaLand and Hotel Properties Limited.



The Interlace is located on an elevated eight-hectare site, bounded by Alexandra Road and the Ayer Rajah Expressway, amidst the verdant Southern Ridges of Singapore. With about 170,000m2 of gross floor area, the development will provide 1,040 apartment units of varying sizes with extensive outdoor spaces and landscaping. The site completes a green belt that stretches between Kent Ridge, Telok Blangah Hill and Mount Faber Parks.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 17:17
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BIG to design Kazakhstan’s new National Library in Astana Print E-mail
Written by BIG   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:33


Invited as one of five pre-selected architect led teams, BIG was awarded first prize in an open international design competition which included 19 entrants among others Lord Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid.

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The new National Library, named after the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, encompasses an estimated 33.000m2. The winning proposal was chosen by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan K. Masimov together with Astana’s akim I.Tasmagambetov and a council of architects. The design was hailed as being both modern and rational and anchored in a classical vocabulary of traditional libraries. The circular organisation of the archive at its inner core combines the clarity of a linear organisation with the convenience of an infinite loop.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 10:51
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The Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 06:05

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ pavilion design for Chicago’s Burnham Plan Centennial celebrates the city’s ongoing tradition of bold plans and big dreams.



The project encourages reinvention and improvement on an urban scale and welcomes the future with innovative ideas and technologies whilst referencing the original organizational systems of Burnham’s plan. The design aims at continuing Chicago’s renowned tradition of cutting edge architecture and engineering, at the scale of a temporary pavilion. It triggers the visitors’ curiosity and encourages them to consider the future of Chicago.

Images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects © Michelle Litvin

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2009 07:44
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BIG's the Mountain receives the Award of Excellence Urban Land Institute Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 07:22

Undoubtedly, BIG's the Mountain housing project stands out for its originality. The architects had overcome the restrictions that usually bind the housing developments to propose a set of buildings that are quite unique.
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It is therefore not surprising to see the project getting the recognition that it deserves. he Mountain has been selected as a winner of an Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2009 Award for Excellence: Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) competition. The Awards for Excellence competition is widely regarded as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. The awards recognize the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design. The criteria for the awards include leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnership, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial success.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:36
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