Houston Endowment Competition

 

View to winning entry ©KDA

 

Foundation non-profits are no strangers to good architecture. Ford Foundation’s forward-looking headquarters in New York City by Roche Dinkeloo was an early example of a non-profit using architecture as a vehicle for serving to brand it as a progressive institution. In 2001 the California Endowment went one

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Xingdong New Area Urban Design Competition: City of the Future

Winning entry by Cui Kai (© Cui Kai)

 

Master plans have been around for ages; but master plans for very large cities with all their support systems are relatively new. Milton Keynes (MK), located in Buckinghamshire in southern England, and begun in the late 1960s, is one of the most successful of the

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Investigating Chicago’s Most Complex Infrastructure Issue

 

The O’Hare International Airport Competition

 

Winning entry – Studio-ORD

 

The updating and modernization of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has been well overdue. Aside from occasional problems caused by Chicago’s winter storms, congestion at the airport has led air travelers to avoid the airport when catching a connecting flight is on the agenda.

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A Quest to Memorialize a Serious Hate Crime: The Pulse Memorial Competition

Winning entry by Coldefy & Associés (image © Coldefy & Associés)

 

In these times when political emotions run high and gun violence is the norm, not the exception; and when emotions no longer are held in check, but encouraged by our leaders, minorities become easy targets for those who adhere to ideologies based

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Babyn Yar Ukrainian Memorial Competition

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1st Prize Entry by querkraft architekten (Image © querkraft architekten)

 

 

Memorials to commemorate atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II have taken many forms. Holocaust museums such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. by Pei Cobb Freed or the Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, all endeavor to paint a broad picture, including narratives covering most of the major events and sites. Former concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Dachau, Theresienstadt and Buchenwald have been frequent tour destinations. In the case of Buchenwald, the local city of Weimar has placed pictures of “Witnesses” throughout the downtown area as a reminder of the Nazi legacy.

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A Cultural Cluster as Community Asset in Detroit

DIA Plaza: Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Connection Competition

 

Aerial view – winning entry by DSQ (image © DSQ)

 

The Space Between Buildings

 

Detroit’s Dia Plaza competition is hardly unique in initiating a search for urbanistic solutions to a cultural cluster. Vienna, Berlin, Mesa, Fort Worth, Chicago’s Millennium Park and Paris’ Parc

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A New City University Takes Shape

MK:U’s Forward Looking Model Explored in Detail

Winning entry by Hopkins Architects (© Malcolm Reading Consultants / Hopkins Architects)

 

Milton Keynes, known simply as MK, represented one of the more significant results of the UK’s “new town” programs from the 1950s and 60s. Situated almost equidistant between Oxford and Cambridge, and within easy

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A New “Smart City” as Education Hub

Winning entry by Hopkins Architects with Prior + Partners (© Malcolm Reading Consultants / Hopkins Architects)

 

In an ambitious plan to facilitate hi-tech research and development, the MK:U competition was launched in January 2019 to seek a masterplan for a new university. The site of the new university at MK is located at

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Transforming Buffalo’s DL & W Rail Corridor

 

 

 

Reconstituting an Abandoned Rail Line

 

 

Aerial view: courtesy WNYC

 

The Rails to Trails program, which gained momentum after the1984 Federal Land Banking Law—supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy—has seen over 24,000 miles of trails established where rail lines once existed. Some sites were strictly urban, while others, sometimes

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A Paean to its Founders in Weimar

 

New Bauhaus Museum Commemorates an Anniversary

 

2012 COMPETITIONS Annual with Weimar Bauhaus Competition WInner Design Image: ©Heike Hanada

As projected, the Weimar Bauhaus Museum, one of two new Bauhaus museums scheduled to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Germany, has opened its doors

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