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Arup working with RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects on Qatar Foundation Stadium


The Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has officially unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium. The stadium is part of the Health and Wellness Precinct, within Qatar Foundation Education City and is conceived as a proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and one of the principal sports complexes in Qatar. Additionally the Health & Wellness Precinct includes an indoor aquatic centre with two Olympic size pools and a diving pool, a multipurpose sports pavilion... more

Steven Holl wins first international design competition for a public building in Mumbai


Steven Holl Architects has been selected to design a new wing for the Mumbai City Museum, also known as Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Besting competition from Zaha Hadid, OMA and Amanda Levete, plus 5 other finalist teams, Steven Holl Architects will now work in collaboration with Opolis Architects, Guy Nordenson & Associates and Transsolar on the design. The museum will be expanding to the north with a 125,000 sq ft addition, situated in Mumbai’s oldest museum garden in Byculla. Working with the site boundary... more

Bosco Verticale wins International Highrise Award as ‘prototype for cities of tomorrow'


A high-rise ‘urban forest’ in Milan has been selected winner of the International Highrise Award 2014 as presented by the City of Frankfurt am Main with Deutsches Architekturmuseum and DekaBank. Bosco Verticale was designed by Boeri Studio (now Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca & La Varra) with developer Hines and engineers Arup. The awards jury stated that they viewed the design as ‘a prototype for the cities of tomorrow’. The 40,000 sq m development is formed of two residential towers at 110m and 76m in height... more

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Date Project Description
19/03/14 China Communications Bank Headquarters  
14/03/14 Dunbar Place Make Architects completes first residential building in Hong Kong: Dunbar Place 
12/03/14 Kénitra High-Speed Railway Station Silvio d’Ascia Architecture designs high speed railway station in Kénitra 
12/03/14 York House Senior School Light-drenched entry point inserted into York House School by Acton Ostry Architects 
06/03/14 Bombay Sapphire Distillery BREEAM Award for Industrial Design given to 18th century paper mill-turned-distillery 
04/03/14 Taiwan High Speed Rail’s (THSR) Hsin Chu Station Mall 15,000 sq m retail facility by Benoy to support Hsin Chu High Speed Rail Station 
03/03/14 Emerson College  
28/02/14 Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse PBI-funded courthouse in Long Beach takes home Commercial Real Estate Award 
25/02/14 Menil Drawing Institute The Menil Collection unveils design for new drawing institute in Houston, Texas 
24/02/14 Flavours Orchard Three districts of plus-energy homes posed by Vincent Callebaut Architectures 
21/02/14 Allahabad Masterplan Studio Symbiosis presents masterplan for Allahabad at the meeting of 3 rivers 
21/02/14 The Immersery HASSELL repurposes water infrastructure into accessible 'cloud' pavilion in Melbourne 
19/02/14 Largescale Climate Adaptation Project Schonherr A/S, BIG & Rambøll unveil major climate adaptation scheme for Kokkedal 
19/02/14 National Research Center for Endangered Species 16,030 sq m Research Center for Endangered Species posed for Yeongyang-gun 
19/02/14 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation Martinez + Johnson and Mecanoo selected for MLK Jr. Memorial Library Renovation 
17/02/14 Tighthouse A Brooklyn Brownstone receives a successful Passive House makeover 
14/02/14 MiCasa Mature art collection dictates private house design in Kings Langley 
13/02/14 Reversed tributary housing system: Reversed tributary housing system 
13/02/14 La Vita 14-storey La Vita tower is first scheme in Nanjing to implement chilled beam system 
13/02/14 RKM 740 Rippled facade comprised of 'cloud-like' elements defines J. Mayer. H's latest project