Kazan’s New Garden City Competition

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A Museum as Entertainment Landscape

 

The Taoyuan Museum of Arts Competition

 

Courtesy: TMOA ©Joe Shih. Architects + Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop

 

The competition for the Taoyuan Museum of Arts is similar to now what has become the typical invited format for major projects in Taiwan. In this case, 14 architectural teams submitted their qualifications, and

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Repository Library as Public-Friendly Asset

 

Southern Branch of the National Central Library and National Repository Library, Taiwan

 

Image: courtesy Taiwan National Central Library ©BAF

 

The primary reason for establishing a “Southern Branch” of Taiwan’s National Central Library And National Repository Library was logical: the main National Central Library was running out of space to

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Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall Competition

Image courtesy Ministry of Construction and Infrastructure ©Zaha Hadid Architects

 

Zaha Hadid Architects prevailed over the entries of 47 other firms to win the Sverdlovsk Concert Hall Competition in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Staging this competition in the Urals, in a remote location in European Russia from the centers of power, is testimony that culture

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Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge

 

 

The Grand Bayway by Common Ground (image © TLS Landscape Architecture) Courtesy: Resilient by Design

 

At a time when sea level rise is threatening coastal communities, California’s San Francisco Bay area, together with Miami and New York, would appear to be the most immediately threatened by this phenomenon. Assuming that

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Sandy Hook Memorial

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The San Francisco Transbay Terminal Competition

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Architecture as Political Statement in the Ukraine

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Mussolini on the Spree…and More

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Where Ecology Rules: Hsinta Ecological Power Plant Competition

 


Winning entry by Morphosis (image ©Morphosis)

 

Whether it was the establishment of a shrimp industry, general water and flood abatement, or a site for bird migration, the Hsinta Ecological Power Plant competition produced a plethora of interesting approaches to mitigate the negative effects normally associated with the introduction of a power plant. With one possible exception, each of the five finalists in this international, two-stage competition showed an extensive amount of research to support their design strategies and the underlying sustainability features.

 

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