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The Unbelievable Challenge winners reimagine Santa Claus’ logistics center

Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014
In the Unbelievable Challenge, young architects and designers worldwide got into the holiday spirit by sending their ideas for Santa Claus' new logistics center in Oulu, Finland. With Santa as an imaginary investor, the center not only had to be magical, it had to logically suit its context…

420 projects nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe 2015 Award

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Competition is already running high as expected for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. A total of 420 projects will go head-to-head for the prestigious €60,000 prize. Established in 1987 by the European Commission and the Barcelona City Hall, the biennial…

Results of [AC-CA]‘s MILAN World Expo info pavilion competition

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Believe it or not, we're already at the end of 2014. That means there's only a couple of months until the Milan World Expo 2015, which starts May 1 through October 31, 2015. [AC-CA]'s [MILAN] World Expo Pavilion competition invited the international architecture and design…

Atelier Thomas Pucher’s winning District Two Plus proposal in Vienna

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014
Atelier Thomas Pucher from Austria recently won the Viertel Zwei Plus ideas competition, where participants designed proposals for the new expansion of Viertel Zwei — or District Two — in Vienna. The new expansion, titled Viertel Zwei Plus, will add to the existing office and working…

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…

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