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“The Packard Belt”, 2nd-prize Reanimate the Ruins winner in fuller detail

Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014
"Reanimate the Ruins" was another recently concluded ideas competition that challenged entrants to design a new urban center on the site of the historic Packard Motor Plant in Detroit. Entrants had to preserve original components of the decommissioned Packard while integrating new mixed-use elements for future development.…

Reanimate the Ruins winners reimagine Detroit’s Packard Motor Plant

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Reanimate the Ruins! competition calls attention to the grim industrial and economic realities of Detroit, Michigan in recent years, including filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Participants worldwide were challenged to propose ideas for a new adaptive urban center on the site…

HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition

Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013
The Jury of Melbourne's Flinders Street Station competition was unanimous in the highly anticipated selection of the final winner: the beautiful vaulted roof-scape designed by Australian/Swiss team HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron with London-based Purcell as heritage consultants. The entry…

Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013
The public is invited to vote for their favorite entry from a field of six finalists in the Flinders Street Station Design Competition, an international, high-profile architectural competition to rejuvenate and restore the historic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia. The shortlist sports some big names, including Pritzker Prize…

Hurry Up and Slow Down - 2013 Burnham Prize NEXT STOP Citation

Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013
In our previous post, we published the winning projects of the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition: NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations. The brief asked designers to envision iconic, functional and sustainable stations for Chicago’s planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. One of the finalist entries, the concept…

Winners of the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition: NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations

Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013
The Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Architecture Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition - NEXT STOP: Designing Chicago BRT Stations. Archived live stream of the NEXT STOP winners announcement…

POST+CAPITALIST CITY 4#Move - Winning Projects

Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013
The international ideas competition series POST+CAPITALIST CITY has announced the winners of its last quarter, 4#Move. Previous installments focused on the issues of 1#Shop, 2#Work, and 3#Live.

Construction Update of Reading Station Area Redevelopment by Grimshaw Architects

Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Major construction is currently under way in Reading, England as part of the Reading Station Area Redevelopment. In this new construction update video, Mark Middleton, partner at Grimshaw Architects, is on site at Reading Station and explains how the redevelopment will double its capacity and relieve a major bottleneck…

Los Angeles Metro Approves Gruen/Grimshaw for Union Station Master Plan

Posted: Friday, June 29, 2012
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved LA-based Gruen Associates, in association with London's Grimshaw Architects, as the consultant team for the creation of a master plan for the historic Union Station and its surrounding 40 acres. Metro CEO…

High Tech Bus Stop in Paris by Patrick Jouin

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012
French designer Patrick Jouin has shared with us his latest project for client JCDecaux – a high tech bus stop (free Wifi anyone?) situated at the corner of Boulevard Henry IV and Place de la Bastille in Paris. Jouin has collaborated with JCDecaux on urban furniture since…

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