Chengdu’s Natural History Museum Competition

Winning design courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (All images © Steelblue)

 

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCP) in collaboration with China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Corp Ltd. has prevailed over a strong field to win the competition for a Natural History Museum in Chengdu, China. The other finalists included Zaha Hadid

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School as Civic Hub

Prague’s LOŠBATES School Competition

 

First prize entry © Pelletier de Fontenay / Valerio Sartori (image courtesy CCEA MOBA)

 

Sponsored by LOŠBATES, an administrative entity established by four adjacent municipalities on the outskirts of Prague, this competition for a primary and secondary school, won by the Canadian firm, Pelletier de Fontenay with Valerio

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Russian Open Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing

1st category prize entry by AKVS (Image courtesy STRELKA-KB, © AKVS Architecture)

 

 

Of all the nations that had been part of the Soviet Bloc after World War II, only the Russian Federation itself has lagged behind most of its neighbors in the design and construction of affordable housing. During that post-Cold War

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SMÍCHOV ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: An International competition in Prague

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Movies in the Park: Garage Screen Summer Cinema Competition in Moscow

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Network Rail Footbridge Design Ideas Competition

 

Winning design © Gottlieb Paludan Architects with Strasky, Husty and Partners

 

 

The U.K. is no stranger to pedestrian bridge competitions. Both the Salford Pedestrian Bridge competition (2013) and Tintagel Castle Pedestrian Bridge (2014) were commissioned by virtue of a request for qualifications and the shortlisting process. Both were administered by the

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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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