A Barn by Herzog de Meuron in Berlin

 

A Flawed Plan Leads to Budget Issues

 

Competition rendering of project looking south to Mies museum ©Herzog de Meuron

 

Once considered in the forefront of modern architecture in post-WWII Europe, Berlin has had its share of questionable decisions concerning important urban projects in recent history. Beginning with the rebirth of the

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An Urban Icon Emerges

 

The Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Competition

 

Urban Confluence Silicon Valley winner: ©SMAR Architecture Studio

 

After several stops and starts over an extended period of time, the winner of the Urban Confluence Design Competition was named in early March, 2021. SMAR Architecture Studio’s The Breeze of Innovation, which prevailed over two other

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From Anthropology to Architecture: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Competition

 

Image: ©KPMB Architects

 

Not to be outdone by other Canadian provincial capitals, Halifax has chosen to make its own ambitious museum statement on the city’s waterfront. New museums in Vancouver, BC, Calgary and Fredericton, New Brunswick, the latter two by KPMB Architects, are either in development or already under construction. Saskatoon’s Remai

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Modular Wood Construction in the Spotlight: Urban Adaptation Competition

 

Image ©Francesco Allaixand Julio Orduña

 

Recently we are beginning to see a resurgence of wood as a primary building material, not only for detached residential housing, but also for multi-family and commercial urban structures. Masonry, steel, and composite materials are still the bread and butter of the construction industry; but wood

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Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Germany

University Clinic, Würzburg, Germany – Neurology / Women’s and Family Clinic

Sponsor: Freistaat Bayern (Staatliches Bauamt Würzburg) Administration: [phase eins], Berlin Type: open, RfQ, limited, anonymous Number of participants in Phase 1: 20 Number of participants in Phase 2: 5-10 Eligibility: Architects residing in countries belonging to EU or WTO Language: German Timetable: 28 January

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An Ultimate Destination for Naturalists

 

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Competition

 

Aerial view ©Snøhetta

 

Until now, the establishment of presidential libraries at the conclusion of their terms has followed the founding of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library after World War II. The first exception to this was the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, established in 1962.* Now a

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San Jose’s Search for an Urban Icon

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Uusi Kansallinen – National Finnish Museum Competition: Following a Time Honored Paradigm

 

Aerial view of site – Courtesy National Finnish Museum

 

When major cultural institutions in Finland plan a new building project, one can almost always assume that an open competition will be the vehicle by which the client settles on the building’s design. The only question is, will this be organized

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Senses and Sensitivity: The Opening of Taichung’s Central Park by Catherine Mosbach/Philippe Rahm

 

 

 

View from the south with downtown Taichung in the distance image:©Mosbach/Rahm

 

The abandonment and closing of airports, including decommissioning those that were used for military purposes, has presented design communities with several opportunities to convert them entirely to civilian purposes. Notable among those which have been the result of

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Science Island Design Competition Finalists

 

Finalist and Winning entry: ©SMAR Architecture Studio

 

Until the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1989, the occupied Baltic countries were known for their hi-tech contributions to the Soviet economy. As a carryover from that period, the Baltic nations still emphasize technology as a major factor in their economies. Thus, the establishment

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