University College Dublin’s Future Campus Competition Finalists

Entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (© Diller Scofidio + Renfro) Six design teams have been selected as finalists in the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition.     The teams’ urban design visions for an Entrance Precinct Masterplan and concept designs for a new circa €48m Centre for Creative Design are now available to view on the competition website at:https://competitions.malcolmreading.com/universitycollegedublin/shortlist     The brief ... Read more...

Addressing Affordable Housing in Bentonville

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Adelaide Contemporary Art Museum Winner Announced

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Maiden Memorial Competition

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The Aalto Connection

A Famous Name Attracts 674 Entries   Winning entry by Sini Rahikainen, Hannele Cederström, Inka Norros, Kirsti Paloheimo, Maria Kleimola Images courtesy ©Alvar Aalto Foundation     Extensions to buildings are normally regarded as significant projects by most architects, whereas linking two existing structures might appear as a lesser priority. On rare occasion of such a significant linkage, which took place ... Read more...

WHY ANOTHER BUILDING?

  SMAR Architecture Prevails in Final Round in Lithuania   Image: ©SMAR Architecture Studio   After several near misses in some recent high profile competitions, Aalto Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Lima Museum of Contemporary Art, SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid/Western Australia) was rewarded with the commission for the Science Island project in Kuanas, Lithuania. Against some stiff competition from 144 ... Read more...

Paying Homage to a Storied Parliament Building

The Reichstag Visitors Center in Berlin/Tiergarten Winning entry by Markus Schietsch (Image ©Markus Schietsch Architekten)   If ever there was a pressing need for a facility acting as arrival feature and processing point for a world-renowned landmark structure, a Visitors Center for the Reichstag had to be at the top of the list. Because it does house the ... Read more...

World Heritage Bernau Bauhaus Visitors Center

  From Storied Restoration to Prime Time Destination   Winning entry ©Steimle Architekten   When we first included an article in COMPETITIONS about the restoration of Hannes Meyer’s Berlin Trade Union School in 2007, little did we anticipate that this subject would resurface on several occasions over the years. With the initial publication of the article,* copies went out to ... Read more...

K2K Planning Competition (Kensington / Kingsford)

  Finetuning a Sydney Suburb’s Future     Winning Entry: ©James Mather Delaney (JMD Design}   Competitions in Australia have become more commonplace than could have become anticipated two decades ago. It was in the early 1990s that Sydney’s mayor, Frank Sartore, decided that competitions could improve on the rather mediocre architecture so prevalent in the city at that time. ... Read more...

Taichung Tower 2 Competition

  A Final Building Block for the Taichung Cultural Center   Night view of tower ©Elizabeth de Portzamparc   Everyone is well aware of the measures one encounters when entering almost any tower, residential or office, in this era of high security. We are not just talking about protecting the occupants of a residential highrise, but rather the separation ... Read more...