BLF New Headquarters Competition in Lebanon

February 25, 2016

BLF New Headquarters Competition in Lebanon

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Prof. Luca Molinari of Milan was recently engaged by Banque-Libano Française to organize and administer an international competition for the choice of a designer for the New Banque-Libano Française Headquarters in Beirut (http://www.blfheadquarters.com/).

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Laval University School of Architecture “Emblematic Addition

Honoring the Old, In with the New

Laval University School of Architecture “Emblematic Addition” Ideas Competition

by Stanley Collyer

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Addressing an addition to a centuries-old seminary building in the heart of historic Québec—designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site— would represent a unique challenge to any architect. To probe the boundaries of this scenario, the Laval University School of Architecture, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, sponsored a one-stage ideas competition, open to professionals and students alike for an “emblematic addition” to the heritage building where it resides.

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National University Hospital in Reykjavik, Main building – Tender for the Architectural and Technical Design based on pre-design.

Type: Open, Tenders

Language: English

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25 June 2015 – Deadline for submission of tenders

Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.

Challenge: The main building is 6 storeys above ground and 2

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29 Feb 2016 – Special Registration Deadline 1 April 2016 – Early Registration Deadline 2 May 2016 – Late Registration Deadline 18 May 2016 – Project Submission Deadline

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Berlin’s 20th Century Art Museum Competition: Eight Designs Advance

by Stanley Collyer

Bilderstrecke zu: Berliner Kulturforum: Wenn die Kunst im Boden
©FAZ Aerial view of site

Adding on to Mies van der Rohe’s famous Museum of the 20th Century is no small challenge for any architect participating in this competition. If symbolism wasn’t enough, the site is surrounded by distinctive structures, including Hans Sharoun’s Philharmonic Hall and National Library, the latter located just across the street, and the Matthias Church. Although the selected site next to the current museum was a controversial call, the sponsors of this international competition decided against moving it to another location. One of the unintended consequences of that decision would have to be the size and appearance of the addition. To what extent would it be competing with the existing Mies museum, not only in its siting, but also its architectural expression?

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Book Review: Competing Modernisms

Competing Modernisms: Toronto’s New City Hall and Square

 

George Thomas Kapelos (author)

Christopher Armstrong (Introduction)

Dalhousie Architectural Press (2015)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Toronto’s 1958 competition for its New City Hall and Square was anything but regional in nature. When the City Hall project was in a gestation stage, there

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Strategizing for Expansion: Mälerdalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden

by Gretchen Milliken 3XN-1

Winning entry by 3XN (image © 3XN)

The intention of the Mälardalen University competition is to evoke a holistic architectural approach to the design one of Sweden’s largest universities with 12,000 students and over 900 faculty and employees. The University is well known for its strong partnerships with regional businesses and municipalities with a focused curriculum on education, health, technology and economics. Six established research departments further strengthen the University’s program, the flagship being Innovation and Product Development.

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Competing Modernisms:
Toronto’s New City Hall and Square
George Thomas Kapelos (author)
Christopher Armstrong (Introduction)
Dalhousie Architectural Press (2015)
Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Competing Modernisms

Toronto’s1958 competition for its New City Hall and Square was anything but regional in nature. When the City Hall project was in a gestation stage, there was certainly enough pressure from locals to limit the competition to Canadian architects—or even Ontario. By expanding the scope of the competition internationally, the event became global, and the result was to bear this out. Not only was the winner, Viljo Revell, from Europe, but two of the high profile jurors, Eero Saarinen and Ernesto Rogers, were non-Canadians

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2014_annual_cover The 2014 COMPETITIONS
Annual is still available.
Among the featured articles
are two Chicago competi-
tions, the Calgary Library Competition, and the Mumbai City Museum.

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