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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…

2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards recipients - Regional and Urban Design

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015
Our third and final list for the 2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards is the winning projects for Regional and Urban Design. Every year, the AIA highlights some of the world's exemplary projects in Regional and Urban Design as well as in Architecture and Interior Architecture. See which…

Project Meganom consortium to design Moscow River-adjacent urban development

Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014
The consortium led by Russian architecture firm Project Meganom has the winning design concept for the urban developments planned for the Moscow River's adjacent territories. The winning team includes Gillespies (UK); Strategy Partners Group (Russia); John Thompson and Partners (UK);

A look into Estudio Lunar’s Ørestad Syd masterplan proposal in Denmark

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Five teams were invited to participate in a restricted competition to propose a masterplan for the final expansion of the developing Ørestad Syd (South Ørestad) district, which is near the heart of Copenhagen. Rotterdam-based Estudio Lunar, who collaborated with Henrich + Artigues and

First 6 teams, including NMDA, 3XN, MAD Architects, to compete for Porsche residential tower

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014
Luxury brand Porsche Design recently launched a closed invite-only competition to find the architect for their Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The winning proposal will have the most fitting urban architectural concept along with ideas for the surrounding outdoor spaces. The project will be Porsche's debut…

The winner of “Ideas for Prishtina / The Award for Urbanism ‘Rexhep Luci’” in Kosovo

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014
The Kosovo Architecture Foundation (KAF) and the Municipality of Prishtina in Kosovo recently concluded their "Ideas for Prishtina" competition. The competition looked to the global architecture and design community for inspiration by having entrants submit their ideas on new urban-planning solutions to reshape and improve the city of…

Future Ground finalist teams to begin developing land reuse solutions for New Orleans

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Van Alen Institute and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority announced the three teams that will advance in Future Ground. The competition seeks the best reuse strategies for the vacant lands that still remain nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The competition began when…

Arup Germany/SolarLeaf, Studio Tamassociati, and Elemental win in 2014 Zumtobel Group Award

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
The winners for the 2014 Zumtobel Group Award were recently honored at an awards ceremony in London. From 356 submissions to 15 nominated projects, a total of three winners were selected for the categories: BUILDINGS; URBAN DEVELOPMENTS & INITIATIVES; and the newly added APPLIED INNOVATIONS. (Learn more…

FORA announced as official winner to redesign Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Central Square

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Since our last update, the Municipality of Plovdiv in Bulgaria recently announced Portuguese architects FORA as the official winners of the international Plovdiv Central Square Competition. The competition pool started from 125 submitted entries from 41 countries down to three finalists. The public then…

A closer look at HAO’s winning Binhai Eco City Master Plan design in Tianjin

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Since Danish architect Jens Holm established Holm Architecture Office (HAO) in 2010 in New York, the office has participated and won in various competitions. In their latest design, HAO -- in collaboration with Archiland International -- shared the details of their first-prize proposal for the 49.2…

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