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Five teams selected to participate in the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014
Although anyone with Internet access can do a quick search online, nothing replaces a brick-and-mortar public library for quality resources and info -- yet these centers are consistently overlooked by city policymakers. After setting up an RFQ for the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York,…

Details of RIBA European Award recipient Library and Learning Center by Zaha Hadid Architects

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014
The Library and Learning Center (LLC) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration campus (WU Wien) was recently named as one of the RIBA European Award recipients. It's also in the running to be on the shortlist for this year's RIBA Stirling Prize. Designed by…

Winners of the latest FYDA competition redefine the library for today’s digital age

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Fenn Young Designers Award (FYDA) International Design Competition from Bangkok-based Fenn Design continues to celebrate the work of the next generation of architects and designers. In the latest FYDA competition "Re-Imagining Learning", young creatives ages 18-33 were invited to submit designs of any type that…

schmidt hammer lassen & Architectus commissioned for Christchurch’s New Central Library, New Zealand

Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014
As a major project in the Recovery Plan to rebuild Christchurch after the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, schmidt hammer lassen architects — with New Zealand firm Architectus — have been commissioned to design the city's New Central Library. The 12,000 sq m building…

Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson chosen to redesign MLK Library in D.C.

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Alas! The winning team to renovate the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has been selected. That team would be Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson, who won over notable finalists Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross and STUDIOS + Freelon. Here's a…

Top three teams prep for final design presentation of MLK Library renovation

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. is one step closer to finding the architectural team for its major renovation project -- and competition is stiff. After recently submitting their proposals, the three remaining finalist teams have had their design ideas publicly displayed…

Shortlist for D.C.‘s MLK Library renovation narrowed down to 3 teams

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013
Three finalist teams have advanced into the last round of the search for an architect to renovate — or possibly redesign — Washington D.C.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Back in October, the competition had already narrowed down the list of applicants to 10 teams…

schmidt hammer lassen to design new Ningbo Central Library in Ningbo, China

Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
schmidt hammer lassen architects has been chosen to design the new 30,000 m2 Ningbo Central Library in the coastal city of Ningbo, China. In an effort to increase the number of visitors, shl's winning design will display the library's collection of more than 2 million books —…

Ten firms chosen for second stage of MLK Jr. Memorial Library renovation search

Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
The search to find the architect team to help redesign the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library continues as the competition narrowed down from 26 firms to 10 last month. These 10 teams were invited to create technical proposals on how they would approach renovating the Mies…

SANAA wins Taichung City Cultural Center competition

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The highly popular Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition just announced its much anticipated list of winners, and it's the Pritzker Prize-winning team of Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA with local partner Ricky Liu & Associates to snatch the top honors. The…

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