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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
18/09/14 Butterfly Square Weatherhead Architecture's residential 'town centre' scheme on the west Coast of Sweden 
12/09/14 Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Foundation Building Modo Studio completes Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Foundation Building in Laives, South-Tyrol 
12/09/14 Yesan Government Complex Yesan Government Complex handed to Samoo after sustainable competition entry 
11/09/14 Balance Gunesli AVCI Architects-designed Balance Gunesli in Istanbul to start construction in 2015 
11/09/14 Passive House Apartments Potential new residents invited to test out Chinese home built to Passive House Standard 
08/09/14 The University of Southern Denmark: Kolding Campus  
05/09/14 PLAYscapes Skatepark  
05/09/14 Mesa City Center Shortlisted designs released for development of Mesa City Center in Arizona 
05/09/14 Portside Old Mutual and FirstRand Bank join forces to complete 32-storey tower in South Africa 
04/09/14 Mexico City International Airport Competition for one of the largest airports in the world won by Foster + Partners, FR-EE a 
03/09/14 The Silo  
03/09/14 The Energy Tower Erick van Egeraat-designed Energy Tower to supply electricity & heat power for Roskilde 
01/09/14 Novartis’ Australian HQ HDR | Rice Daubney releases concept design for Novartis’ Australian HQ in Sydney 
22/08/14 Summit House Astudio awaits verdict on London office redevelopment for Low Carbon Workplace 
15/08/14 Phoenix Valley Phoenix Valley by studio505 integrates existing canal to form sheltered courtyard 
14/08/14 Leatop Plaza JAHN's Leatop Plaza granted LEED Gold Certification two years after completion 
12/08/14 Australia Post’s NSW Headquarters Australia Post continues to connect people through rejuvenated Sydney headquarters 
12/08/14 Waterbank Campus First 'Waterbank Campus' in Africa blends sports with agriculture and water collection 
11/08/14 The Rabothytta Jarmund/Vigsnæs designs hardy refuge hut in Okstindan Mountains 
08/08/14 Big Data Institute, University of Oxford Make Architects achieve planning permission for fifth project at University of Oxford