What you have been reading on WAN during the last week

New Taipei City Museum of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Typhoons are associated with danger and destruction and are often experienced in Taiwan. However this competition entry by M-system Architecture and WSP embraces the positive aspects of this natural phenomenon and aims to harness its dynamism, beauty and structure as a form of inspiration.

Bishan Central Condominium, Bishan, Singapore
CapitaLand Residential Singapore and Mitsubishi Estate Asia Pte. Ltd. (MEA) today jointly unveiled their upcoming condominium at Bishan Central, which will be designed by renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as a distinctive example of new urban living. Located on an 11,997 sq m site in the heart of Bishan Central, one of Singapore’s choice residential areas, the condominium will comprise approximately 500 apartments across two 38-storey towers.

BP Rotterdam Refinery, Netherlands
End of May, the BP Rotterdam Refinery [BP RR] organisation moved into its unique new home designed by architecture studio GROUP A. As youngest and largest oil refinery in The Netherlands, BP RR exposes a powerful dynamism which is reflected in the new offices, situated safely in close proximity to the oil refinery. It was the aim of GROUP A to design a building that expresses and accommodates the objectives of the company, including providing a sustainable, safe and healthy working environment for the dedicated staff.

International Conventions Center of Bogota, Colombia
The Government of Colombia, the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota and Corferias have publicly announced the consortium formed by renowned architects Daniel Bermudez (Colombia) and Juan Herreros (Spain) as the winner of the international architectural design competition for a $138m International Conventions Center of Bogota.

Open City, London, United Kingdom
Open City is an annual event in London (and more recently extended to Tel Aviv, New York, Dublin, Galway and Barcelona) which throws open the doors to some of the city’s most treasured buildings so that the general public can experience these usually off-limits spaces.