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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

The first-prize entry in reviving Tirana’s iconic Pyramid Square in Albania

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
In the Lost Architecture - Envisioning New City Squares competition that took place during Tirana Architecture Week 2014, students and working architects under 40 got to send their ideas on how to improve Pyramid Square in Albania's capital city, Tirana. The open competition sought design solutions that…

COBE + Lundén Architecture’s winning traffic hub entry for Tampere, Finland

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Finnish city of Tampere recently found the winning design for the Tampere Travel and Service Centre by a collaborative team led by Danish architecture firm COBE + Finnish practice Lundén Architecture, with Rambøll Finland and Newsec. Titled "ReConnecting Tampere", the new Travel and…

MVRDV + morePlatz to design new Hafenspitze ensemble in Mainz, Germany

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014
MVRDV + morePlatz recently won the Hafenspitze competition to design a new landmark office tower development at the Port of Mainz in Germany, an area that is transitioning from being an industrial town to an urban culture focal point. Construction of the two office…

Register early for the Rome Community Ring open competition

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014
You can register now for the Rome Community Ring, the latest from Young Architects Competitions. The open competition will focus on how to convert the former military architecture of Forte Portuense in Rome into a cultural leisure public space that has potential for future urban redevelopment. All…

A closer look at UNStudio’s new Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, the Theatre de Stoep designed by UNStudio recently celebrated its grand public opening, not long after the theater was completely realized. Inspired by the type of liveliness only experienced through live theater peformances, the new cultural theater features undulating edges…

Petropolis of Tomorrow’s “FrequenCity”, currently at the FRAC’s “The City as a Vision”

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014
Petropolis of Tomorrow's "FrequenCity" is part of an impressive collection of projects in the current "The City as a Vision" exhibition at the FRAC Centre in France, happening now until February 22, 2015. As a tribute to historian and critic Michel Ragon -- who wrote…

Snøhetta chosen to design Norway’s new colorful banknotes

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Norway's central bank, the Norges Bank, will be rolling out some fresh Norwegian banknotes, artistically designed by Snøhetta and graphic design firm The Metric System with Terje Tønnessen. The winners went up against six other designers in an invited competition by Norges Bank, who revealed…

Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge for Europe

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Michael Bloomberg's Bloomberg Philanthropies revealed the winners of its first European edition of the Mayors Challenge. More than 150 top cities from 28 European nations entered the competition, which asked participants to send their most innovative ideas that address Europe's timely pressing issues like unemployment, energy efficiency,…

World War I International Memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette to be inaugurated in November

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Upon the centenary commemoration of the tragic events that occurred in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region during the Great War, the International Memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in France will be officially inaugurated on November 11, 2014. Designed by architect Philippe Prost -- who had the winning proposal in a…

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