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A closer look at “The False Mirror”, the Europan 13 Norway Trondheim 1st-prize winner

Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016
In response to the Europan 13's "adaptable city" theme, the Norway competition for the city of Trondheim sought the best proposals that would improve the city's current urban design, while also acknowledging local typology, morphology, and culture. "The False Mirror", created by an architectural team who calls…

A closer look at this urban “SEAMbiosis”, 1st-prize winner for Europan 13 Gjakova, Kosovo

Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016
Europan 13 was another success with a plethora of winning proposals for sites all around the European continent. For the historic city of Gjakova, the designated site in Kosovo, architects Erblin Bucaliu, Rrita Pula, Dea Luma won first place for their proposal titled "SEAMbiosis". The urban…

The winning Hamburg Hybrid Housing ideas

Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015
CTRL+SPACE launched the Hamburg Hybrid Housing competition to explore the ongoing search for feasible housing solutions, as major cities including London, New York, Tokyo, and — in this case — Hamburg continue to change. The competition also questions how increasing urban density can benefit urban planning and housing…

A quick rundown on the Europan 13 results

Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Another edition has concluded for Europan! The Europe-wide competition recognizes the best urban and architectural proposals for assigned sites throughout the continent. Young architects and professionals under 40 had to respond to the Europan 13 theme: "The Adaptable City: Self-Organization – Sharing – Project (Process)", an increasingly globally relevant…

Richard Rogers wins the ULI 2015 J.C. Nichols Prize

Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015
Pritzker Prize laureate Richard Rogers was named as the 2015 winner of the J.C. Nichols Prize, as announced by the Urban Land Institute today. Named after founding ULI member and developer J.C. Nichols, the prestigious prize honors an individual (or an individual representing an institution) who has demonstrated…

Flashback: Gowanus Urban Field Station by Office of Architecture, an Axis Civitas Honorable Mention

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015
Earlier this month, Gowanus by Design's Axis Civitas competition concluded with a fantastic set of urban strategies that would help restore and preserve the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Among the top-winning submissions was "Gowanus Urban Field Station" by Aniket Shahane, Ivan Kostic, and Valentin…

Axis Civitas winners propose urban strategies for Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood

Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2015
For their third annual competition, Gowanus by Design organized Axis Civitas to explore the potential development of the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, and to address the lack of a sustainable urban strategy that would restore and preserve the area. The two-component competition required…

Five shortlisted teams advance to Stage 2 of Singapore Rail Corridor project

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore recently announced the five shortlisted architecture + landscape architecture teams in a two-stage RFP for the Singapore Rail Corridor project. Stretching from north to south of Singapore through various cityscapes and natural landscapes, the Rail Corridor is a 24 km-long railway…

Arid Lands Institute’s Drylands Resilience Initiative wins $100K 2015 Latrobe Prize

Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The Woodbury University Arid Lands Institute's "Drylands Resilience Initiative" was honored with the AIA College of Fellows 2015 Latrobe Prize. Named after architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the biennial prize is awarded for a two-year research program that can lead to significant advances in the architecture profession. …

A look at OAC’s winning restoration masterplan near UNESCO Heritage Site Daming Palace in Xi’an

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015
London-based practice Office for Architectural Culture was recently selected to design the redevelopment masterplan that will include a portion of the Daming Palace Heritage Park -- designed by Australian/Chinese practice IAPA --  in Xi'an, China. Historically rich Xi'an is home to several other…

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