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Beauty Showcase

Beauty Showcase

The Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV) is an architectural path for the general public, who can discover or rediscover the historical landmarks of the city of Montpellier. The event invites visitors to go in contact this rich heritage by offering installations scattered around the city. In Montpellier, it takes place in the historic town and offers a path connecting mansions and courtyards, mostly private, that are usually not visible to visitors. 

Auditorium-Transformer

Auditorium-Transformer

Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen has broken ground on sustainability-minded project—the Shaw Auditorium for The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Designed with modular seating, the multipurpose auditorium will be a flexible space that can accommodate a wide range of cultural events from concerts and musicals to conventions and exhibitions.

Volo-Port for air taxis

Volo-Port for air taxis

UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and the German air taxi company Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing). 

Notre-Dame-de-Paris – a Part of The French Fate

Notre-Dame-de-Paris – a Part of The French Fate

On the evening of April 15th, 2019, the world held its breath as the Notre-Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames. A few hours later the centuries-old cathedral had lost its entire roof, spire, and was severely damaged. 

Super Park for Dubai

Super Park for Dubai

Toronto & Dubai based Machou Architects Group has designed the world’s longest urban agriculture park for Dubai. Designed to transform the city’s most vital highway into an eco-valley, the project has been developed in response to the lack of functional public spaces and sustainable outdoor spaces. Reimagining Sheikh Zayed Road, the project centers on Dubai’s main transportation artery and its primary link to other cities.

Wild Mile Chicago

Wild Mile Chicago

SOM has revealed their design for the world’s first floating eco-park along the Chicago River. Called Wild Mile Chicago, the project is sited between Chicago and North avenues along the east side of Goose Island. A group of ecologists and activists called Urban Rivers is working with the city to realize the plan. 

The Sainsbury Wing – a Sample of Architectural Excellence

The Sainsbury Wing – a Sample of Architectural Excellence

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is honoring the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in London—designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA)—with its Twenty-five Year Award. This award is conferred on a building that has set a precedent for the last 25–35 years and continues to set standards of excellence for its architectural design and significance. 

Concert Hall as a New Public Plaza

Concert Hall as a New Public Plaza

Zaha Hadid Architects have been selected by the jury of the international design competition to build the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia. 

RED7 – Exclusive living on the Garden Ring

RED7 – Exclusive living on the Garden Ring

Fedor Bron, Associate Director of MVRDV, presented the first MVRDV’s Russian Project – RED7, during the 24th International Exhibition of Architecture and Design. RED7 is a new addition to the centre of the city that will contribute to the grand character of Moscow’s central ring.

The Time of Jeanne Gang

The Time of Jeanne Gang

TIME Magazine has named Jeanne Gang to the 2019 TIME 100. The Founding Principal of architecture and urban design practice Studio Gang, she is only architect included on this year’s list, which recognizes the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal has said of the list in the past, “TIME’s annual list of the world’s most influential people is a designation of individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now.”

“Domino Effect” Charges with Positive

“Domino Effect” Charges with Positive

Light and musical installation “domino effect” brightening up Place des Festivals this winter in Montreal. As part of the novel winter experience provided by Luminothérapie, domino effect consists of 120 dominos distributed across several stations. Size of one domino: 390 × 775 × 80 mm, weight – 7 lbs, material – plastic. Dominos are designed to be as light as possible while remaining durable to allow for optimal handling

Spin the Pedals!

Spin the Pedals!

Love Sculpture at Sakura Lake Sports Park  in Weihai, China, is a colossal light sculpture. Standing 42 meters tall, the flowing figure appears as if it has emerged out of the blue water. The torus-shaped sculpture has 12 lines of LED lights around its circumference. The 1,600 meters of LED RGB lights transform the sculpture into a magnificent circle of colors. 

Ice Arena under the Soaring Roof

Ice Arena under the Soaring Roof

At the foot of the Harz Mountains, in the Schierke district belonging to Wernigerode, a historic and listed ice stadium has been renovated. The project Feuerstein-Arena is awarded with the German Design Award 2019. GRAFT won a Europe-wide architectural competition to renovate the ice rink in 2013 with its proposal for a unique roof construction. The competition brief outlined the need to transform the facility into a multi-functional arena for year-round use that can host not only sports but also cultural events regardless of the weather.