A Pean 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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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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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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The San Francisco Transbay Terminal Competition

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University College Dublin’s Ambitious Plan

 

Competing for an Arrival Experience and Plan at UCD

 

Winning design: Image:©Steven Holl Architects and Malcolm Reading Consultants

 

A designer of hospitals once remarked that a full vacant floor should be added to every new hospital facility to accommodate the rapid changes in the technical demands of the industry. Although on

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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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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.

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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

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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

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