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SOCIAL NETWORK beachfront installation wins MAPPELAB x MAXXI competition

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014
SOCIAL NETWORK by Italian architecture team Matilde Mellini and Andrea Tabocchini takes a tangible approach to the common phrase. The beachfront installation won this past summer's DM-KM278 2014, an international competition hosted by MAPPELAB magazine and the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome.…

Rotterdam named as Europe’s Best City in 2015 Urbanism Awards

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
After facing tight competition with the cities of Aarhus and Turin, Rotterdam recently received the top winning title of the European City of the Year in the 2015 Urbanism Awards. Established to promote and learn from the best cities, the award is one of five given by the

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter to design Wadden Sea Centre in UNESCO heritage site

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter was recently appointed to design the Wadden Sea Centre for the city of Esbjerg. The Centre will be built at the Wadden Sea, which is Denmark's largest national park and a UNESCO-appointed World Heritage site. Other previous competition wins from Dorte Mandrup include…

Seven big-name firms to compete for New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
After the original Liget Budapest design competition didn't have an ideal outcome, The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Városliget Zrt is still hunting for the winning proposal of Budapest's new National Gallery and Ludwig Museum. And the stakes are already high for the commission. The…

The Architect of the Year Awards 2014 shortlist

Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014
The 2014 shortlist for the Architect of the Year Awards is out. Established in the UK back in 2004 and organized by BD, the awards celebrate top-notch architectural works in 13 categories. This also includes the Young Architect of the Year Award that is open to…

OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen to design new Radio Télévision Suisse in Lausanne

Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Belgian architects OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen faced stiff competition to win the new Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) building at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)/University of Lausanne (UNIL) campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. After five months of evaluation, the 10-member…

The winner of “Ideas for Prishtina / The Award for Urbanism ‘Rexhep Luci’” in Kosovo

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014
The Kosovo Architecture Foundation (KAF) and the Municipality of Prishtina in Kosovo recently concluded their "Ideas for Prishtina" competition. The competition looked to the global architecture and design community for inspiration by having entrants submit their ideas on new urban-planning solutions to reshape and improve the city of…

Winning ideas for the MADRID Digital Arts Museum competition

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The MADRID Digital Arts Museum competition invited students and professionals to examine the multi-faceted relationship of digital technology with the contemporary museum and the use of vacant urban spaces. In forming their ideas, entrants also questioned technology's role in exhibition design, how it affects public accessibility to culture,…

OOIIO’s “Culture Square” wins Plaza del Salvador Rehabilitation in Spain

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Plaza del Salvador in Talavera de la Reina, Spain will be getting a restoration by OOIIO Architecture, who won 1st place with their "Culture Square" proposal in an open international competition. Described by the OOIIO team as an urban intervention, the proposal aims to not…

What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition reeled in a whopping 1,715 entries from 77 countries. Although the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the competition this past summer, the idea of proposing a new Guggenheim Museum for the city of Helsinki has already stirred

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