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his 1937 one-bedroom cabin was fully remodeled in 2012 to accommodate 21st century amenities without overpowering its original sense of character, charm and scale. Located in California. Arch.: Gustave Carlson Design
Avenues: The World School is a new private international learning community that introduces an educational model that responds to the unique educational needs of 21st-century students. Archi.: Perkins Eastman
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won first prize in the competition for the extension of Gebr. Heinemann Headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity. The design reflects both the traditional solidity of the warehouse district.
Expected to cost $1.2 billion to construct, Kingdom Tower will be a mixed-use building featuring a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory. Archi.: Smith + Gill Architectre LLP, Chicago/USA.
The concrete and glass Dallas City Performance Hall (DCPH) houses a 750-seat proscenium performance hall and support spaces under a series of linked linear pavilions with lyrically curving roofs. Arch.: SOM, Chicago
Located on a 3 million-sqm plot in the heart of the desert, between the historic cities of Doha and Al Khor the VCQ is envisioned as a modern city designed to attract middle-income Qatari citizens as well as expatriates and their families from all over the world. Archi.: MZ Architects
London Bridge Tower, which is also known as the Shard, is a 72 storey mixed use tower located besides London Bridge Station on the south bank of the river Thames. The slender pyramidal form is suited to the variety of uses proposed. Arch.: Renzo Piano
The ITEC is a 6 million sqm retail and logistics complex strategically located on a 130 hectare brown field site at Illange in Lorraine region, with 50 million potential customers within 200 km. Arch.: McAdam Architects
Al Qudra Real Estate called out to a design competition for an iconic hotel in Zayed Bay Development, as a waterfront mixed-use development on Abu Dhabi Island - United Arab Emirates. Arch.: Leeser Architecture
The Astrum luxury hotel will open in Shelkovo near Moscow/Russia at the end of 2013. Owner of the property is Shelkowskij Holding, while management of the hotel will be in the hands of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG (VI).
With their design for the Tianjin Exhibition Centre, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) won the 1st prize of an international design competition. Tianjin is now the third city where an exhibition centre of will be built.
Leeser Architecture was extended an invitation from the Mayor of London to participate in the London 2012 Olympic Park design competition. Arch.: Leeser Architecture, New York
Rising 412 meters in the center of Kuwait City, Al Hamra Tower is a landmark tower of iconic sculptural form that offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. Arch.: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - New York/USA
The new Terminal 3 at Singapore's Changi Airport, is the most recent element in a multi-phased, multi-decade master plan, is designed to be the home terminal for Singapore Airlines. Arch.: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York/USA
The 61,300 m² retail mall represents a significant expansion of Singapore’s public sphere, providing both internal and external spaces to be enjoyed by all. ION Orchard stands as a model of design and innovation. Arch.: Benoy Architects London
To create Burj Khalifa - a building that shatters all previous height records at 828m - a team of more than 90 SOM designers and engineers combined cutting-edge technology and culturally-influenced design to create a global icon that will serve as a model for future urban centers.
Designed by Shohei Shigematsu and OMA’s New York office, Coach’s newest flagship store opened on Omotesando, a prominent retail corridor in Tokyo. The flagship design features a façade of 210 stacked, translucent display boxes in a herringbone pattern.
The research center is a forward-looking institution, and the architecture looks to the future with a formal language that can expand or transform without compromising the visual character of the complex. Archi.: Zaha Hadid
The Zaha Hadid designed Aquatics Centre is located in the south of the Olympic Park in London/UK and is the main 'Gateway into the Olympic Games 2012'. It is the second highest capacity venue during the Games. Arch.: Zaha Hadid, London
Designed and planned by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer and constructed within three years in a heroic tour de force, Brasília is the only new 20th-century city to be declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
At the centre of the landmark Yas Island mega-scheme in Abu Dhabi, sits the world's first Ferrari Theme Park, designed by Benoy - a thrilling brand experience like no other. Arch.: Benoy Architects, Great Britain
With its oval form and a metal façade that almost seems to be flowing, the main building of the InterContinental Davos Hotel has become an unmistakable new landmark. Archi.: Oikios GmbH München
The Museum takes literal and figurative cues from the architectural fabric and the vibrant history of the neighborhood to create a unique institution. Arch.: Perkins Eastman, New York
International architecture practice, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has unveiled their scheme designs for the 139,000 sq metre Nanning Wuxiang Headquarters paid competition project in Nanning, Southern China.
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Azerbaijan's capital Baku at Crystal Hall. Alpine Bau Deutschland GmbH, the general contractor for the project, was contracted to design and implement a multipurpose event-venue. Arch.: gmp-Architects
The design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), which was honoured with first prize in an international competition, converts a former industrial heritage building to the north of Bologna into a modern technology park.
International architectural practice, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has won the design competition for the Palladium Tower project, in Istanbul, Turkey. The project is due for completion at the end of the first quarter, 2014.
The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) opened for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships 2011. The sports complex was designed and built by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. Arch.: gmp-Architects
Visits to Addiriyah were of critical importance to understanding how nature’s all-important role in the surrounding territory sees it serving and the configuration and even the material essence of the architecture. Archi.: Studio Schiattarella
The multifunctional yet compact "event-arena" uses it's dynamic form and lighting displays to prepare visitors for the spectacular happenings inside. Without a doubt one of these defining events is the basketball club of Antibes, which seeks to unleash 5000 spectators.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) are designing the new rehearsal building for the ballet company of Deutsche Oper am Rhein. In a consortium with HOCHTIEF Solutions, they were commissioned by Düsseldorf City Council in a PPP scheme.
In the southern Chinese city of Dongguan a basketball stadium has been completed to plans by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The building can be seen from afar and is a landmarkin the new district of Liaobu.
The design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, with JB Ferrari, for a new children’s hospital at the Lausanne University Hospital has won first prize in an international competition. The hospital is scheduled to open in 2019.
Steven Holl Architects has been selected as the winner of the new Culture and Art Center of Qingdao City competition. The 2 million sq ft project for four museums is the heart of the new extension of Qingdao.
The new building for the technical faculty of the German university Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) is to be a lighthouse project for academic learning. Archi.: 3 XN A/S Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Elbphilharmonie will be located on a historically significant site at the Hamburg harbour. It will be constructed at the point of the Sandtorhafen. It is the first industrial harbour basin Hamburg's. Arch.: Herzog & du Meuron, Basel/Schweiz
With the European Extremely Large Telescope on the horizon, ESO needed a cradle for the technological innovations that the ambitious project will require. The technical building will be the focal point of this work. Archi.: Auer+Weber
In 2013, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners were successful in winning the competition or the new construction of the German Service Centre in Foshan, a city in the south of China, which was open to German architectural practices with a Chinese partner.
The Huizhou Huamao Center is a vibrant retail, commercial, and residential destination in Huizhou City. It is the final piece of a comprehensive city master plan, presenting a momentous opportunity to reinforce the overall plan. Arch.: Perkins Eastman
Qatar Airways is leading the race in redeveloping the region’s future aviation hub, the New Doha International Airport.
The Mariinsky Theatre in the heart of St. Petersburg is one of the most famous opera and ballet theatres in the world. Now the historical building from the year 1860 has a new addition. Archi.: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The Integrated Resort is a microcosm of a city. It is a district, not a project. It must possess all the attributes that have made cities great. The Marina Bay Sands was designed by Safdie Architects, USA.
Benoy, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is delighted to announce the opening of an exciting new Marks & Spencer in the Vangarde Shopping Park in York, Great Britain.
The Meditation House has been designed as a place of contemplation and retreat blending into the natural surrounding and landscape. The project has won the prestigious 2013 World Architecture Festival Future House Award. Archi.: MZ Architects, Lebanon.
On April 30, 2008 the new museum devoted to the renowned Korean media artist Nam June Paik and designed by KSMS Architects Schemel/Stankovic Berlin was ceremonially inaugurated in Seoul.
The conversion and extension of the Chinese National Museum combines the former Chinese History Museum with the Chinese Revolutionary Museum. Arch.: gmp Architects, Hamburg
A new football stadium for Tripoli; designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). Libya is the second country on the African continent in which gmp is carrying out a project; previously, the practice completed three stadiums in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The winners of the invited international competiton for the „Nobel Quran Oasis“ have been announced in Madinah. Gerber Architekten convinced the jury with their landscape focused design and share the second prize with Ricardo Bofill-Taller de Arquitectura.
At Tesdorpfstrasse 8 in Hamburg, a new office building has been completed to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) which meets energy conservation standards and is likely to receive the gold certificate.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been successful in winning the competition for three office towers near the southern railway station in Shanghai, and have been commissioned with the design of the project.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) together with Knippers Helbig, Structural Engineers, have won first prize for the new construction of a a pedestrian and cycle bridge in HafenCity.
Perkins Eastman’s Workplace Consulting Team engaged Pepperidge Farm’s senior leadership in a series of surveys, workshops, and one-on-one meetings to develop workplace strategies and real estate guidelines to be used in the design of the new architecture and interiors.
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned with the design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
One of the advantages of the project is its location; it is placed in a corner, which is accessed by two main roads. This benefits the design and allows to think about a great entrance. Arch.: DNA Architects Barcelona
The Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China opened with its inaugural exhibition, "The Garden of Diversion". Steven Holl Architects’ first project in China, the 30,000sf museum is sited at the gateway to the Chinese International Practical Exhibition of Architecture (CIPEA).
Greig & Stephenson Architects, jointly working with MVDG Interior Architects, has designed a major upgrade to the 36,000 sq metre former Triport office complex at Schipol Airport, Amsterdam, for Schiphol Real Estate.
The Canyon Home is newly constructed residence situated on a 5-parcel lot in a sylvan setting in Berkeley Hills, California/USA. The home has a stunning view of the landscape around. Arch.: Gustave Carlson and Carolyn Lawrence.
Benoy, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers is delighted to announce the opening of The Galleria - a super-luxury retail and dining destination - on Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.
Bringing together the various agencies and functions of the United Nations regional offices in Copenhagen, the new Head Office is located at the northern harbour of Copenhagen. Architects: 3XN A/S, Copenhagen/Denmark.
The new Visual Arts Building celebrated the beginning of construction. Designed by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with BNIM, the new facility for the University will provide 126,000 sf of loft-like space for the departments…
As the organization’s first permanent home, the Institute’s headquarters are specifically designed to support the critical mission of international conflict management, and include administrative offices, research facilities etc. Archi.: Safdie Architects, USA.
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