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6.6

72 Screens / Sanjay Puri Architects

Designed by mumbi-based firm - Sanjay Puri Architects, 72 Screens designed in response to the climate of the city with extreme summers of 45⁰C average temperatures, this 6 level office building is sheathed in folded triangular GRC screens creating an energy efficient building while forming a sculptural presence...
7.9

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay / Michael Wilford & Partners + DP Architects

Designed by Singapore’s DP Architects and London’s Michael Wilford & Partners, this performing arts centre comprises two main venues, a 1,800-seat concert hall and a 2,000-seat theatre, with some of the most state-of-the-art acoustics in the world. Opened in 2002, the distinctive aluminium cladding on the exterior has earned it the local nickname, the ‘durian’...
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Eight Spruce Street ( Beekman Tower) / Gehry Partners, LLP

The 867 ft, 76-story iconic Beekman Tower, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, is New York City’s tallest residential tower. Located in the middle of the block bounded by Nassau, Beekman, Spruce and Gold Streets, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, the 1.1 million SF mixed-use building has redefined the skyline of Downtown Manhattan.
7.7

JTI Headquarters / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

The building, which further anchors the company and its thousand employees in the city center, offers a fresh perspective on Geneva's urban landscape. Designed by the London office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc. (SOM), known notably for the One World Trade Center in New York and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the building was designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape...
6.7

BOONTHESHOP / Peter Marino Architect

BOONTHESHOP has a new 27,000-square-foot flagship in Seoul, designed by Peter Marino. BOONTHESHOP is a top address in the South Korean Fashion scene. Since its foundation in 2000, the growth curve has been going up steeply. This Korean clothes brand has specialised in the premium male segment of the 50 million inhabitant country. The concept mixes commercial brands with young, relatively unknown designers...
7.2

Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade / Jun Aoki & Associates

This new Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo’s fashionable Ginza shopping district, designed by Jun Aoki & Associates, with a patterned and perforated shell based on the brand's monogram. The panels mask the steel-framed reinforced concrete structure of the building beneath...
6.7

Dutch Embassy Ethiopia / SeARCH

The Dutch embassy just outside Addis Ababa occupies a five-hectare steeply sloping site covered in eucalyptus trees. The historical villa on the edge of the site has been extended, while the chancery, ambassador's residence, three staff dwellings and the gatehouse are all new...
7.6

Antwerp Law Courts / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Richard Rogers Partnership (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) designed this project with shimmering peaks forming the dramatic roof structure, perhaps with reference to the sailboats on the river Schelde or, if one knew that these were law courts, the fins of circling sharks. The hyperbolic paraboloid shell structure was the result of two years development...
7.5

Lazika Municipality Georgia / Architects of Invention

London and Tbilisi firm Architects of Invention has completed a public services building on stilts for a city that doesn't exist yet in Georgia. The striking Municipality Building located in the new city of Lazika, Georgia, is a landmark designed to spearhead the development of a whole new city with major regional significance. Building on the success of the Prosecutors Office, Engenuiti has partnered once again with Architects of Invention to design and develop this challenging new office building...

Stadshuis Nieuwegein City Hall / 3XN

The ‘Stadshuis’ - City Hall - of Nieuwegein designed by 3XN, mix traditional city hall features of offices and service with a library, a multi-cultural centre, and commercial facilities. In this way, the city hall becomes a part of the everyday life of the town...
7.1

Court Of Justice in Hasselt Belgium / J. Mayer H. Architects

The new fourteen- storey court of justice building alongside the railway line, designed by the temporary twins organisation (consisting of jurgen mayer H. architects, a2o architects and lens°ass), is the new home for all the judicial services formerly spread throughout the city. the Hasselaar is a feel-good building with colours reminiscent of the 1970s and a façade pattern that evokes the veins of a leaf and the structure of a tree...

Mennonite Church / FARO Architecten

FARO Architecten created a simple volume with some contemporary updates, incorporating several sustainable strategies to appeal to modern sensibilities. Design a church according to the traditional Mennonite principles: a sustainable building, with the user in mind and a space for gathering and meeting...

Sayama Forest Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

On the boundary between the forest and cemetery Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP designed a tree shrouded chapel for offering prayer to the forest. They created a plan for the Chapel on a triangular plot of ground and surrounded it with trees through which the visitor has a glimpse of the deep forest beyond. The upper edges of the walls tilt inward to avoid tree branches and the two main pillars lean toward each other like praying hands to form a gassho‐style roof...

Sunset Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura

Sunset Chapel designed by BNKR Arquitectura is a beautiful 120 sqm project. It is located in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. The architects had a special job this time, they had to design a wedding chapel where many couples will celebrate their first day of married couple...

The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs / E. Fay Jones

The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark., The small but soaring glass and cross-braced pine chapel, designed by the late E. Fay Jones, the 1990 AIA Gold Medalist, nestles into an eight-acre woodland setting on a sloping hillside in the Ozark Mountains. It stands 48 feet with 24-foot-wide by 60-foot-long dimensions for a total of 1,440 square feet. Its 425 windows, made of 6,000 square feet of glass, filter woodland light across its upward diamond-shaped pine trusses to form ever-changing patterns of light and shadow throughout the day and night...

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7.6

MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology / AL_A – Amanda Levete Architects

Designed by British architect, Amanda Levete of AL_A, On 5 October 2016, the EDP Foundation will officially open the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) on the Tagus River in Belém, Lisbon. The initiative is at the heart of an exciting urban revitalisation along one of Lisbon’s most historic waterfront neighbourhoods...
7.7

Seashore Chapel / Vector Architects

Beijing studio Vector Architects has built a concrete chapel on a Chinese beach. The Seashore Chapel, It should be seen first and foremost as a work of art. The Vector Architects studio imagined the church as an old boat that had floated over the sea a long time ago and finally landed on this shore. The building features a steeply pitched roof, concealed stained-glass windows and a generous balcony facing the ocean...
7.8

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium / Pattern Design

The iconic new Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium, located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, City of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. It is the home stadium of Al Ain FC of the UAE Pro-League. The Stadium Features a floating steel cantilever roof clad with polycarbonate and tension membranes. The state-of-the-art stadium is the centerpiece of a mixed-use development that includes an adjacent sports center as well as hotel and further commercial facilities...
9.1

Shanghai Tower / Gensler

The Shanghai Tower was designed by the American architectural firm Gensler, with Chinese architect Jun Xia leading the design team. The tower takes the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other, totalling 121 floors, all enclosed by the inner layer of the glass façade. Between that and the outer layer, which twists as it rises, nine indoor zones provide public space for visitors. Each of these nine areas has its own atrium, featuring gardens, cafés, restaurants and retail space, and providing 360-degree views of the city...
8.4

German School Madrid / Grüntuch-Ernst Architects

The German School in Madrid, which was inaugurated in October 2015, is Germany's largest civilian construction project abroad. Comprising an elementary school, high school, kindergarten, gymnasium, auditorium, canteen as well as a covered courtyard, the area covers over 27,000 sqm. The building is a complex monolithic reinforced concrete construction that consists of five structures connected by a wide-span dome with a steel shell that resembles pergolas...
8.4

Antwerp Port House / Zaha Hadid Architects

The design for the new building was chosen on the basis of an international architectural competition. Designed by the renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the spectacular structure is suspended on two pillars above the historic building. The Antwerp Port Authority needed a new headquarters and wanted to bring all its staff, currently distributed across several buildings, together under a single roof...
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Kustwerk Katwijk Underground Parking Garage / Royal HaskoningDHV

The special parking garage in the Dutch town of Katwijk is an integral part of the town’s new water defence system, protecting the town against the North Sea. Commissioned by the city of Katwijk, Royal HaskoningDHV drafted the architectural design of the parking garage and translated this into a thorough master plan. Based on this master plan, Ballast Nedam and ZJA drafted the integral design (architectural, functional, structural and installation) for the realization of the parking garage...
7.9

Nørreport Station Copenhagen / Gottlieb Paludan Architects + COBE Architects

Nørreport Station is the busiest station in Denmark with roughly 250,000 people bustling through it daily. The new Nørreport station is composed of a series of rounded, floating roofs, mounted on striking glass pavilions. The redesign and redevelopment of Nørreport Station is the outcome of the collaborative efforts of Gottlieb Paludan Architects and COBE. Urban Life, passenger flow, transparency and accessibility are key values of the project...
8.2

Kamikatz Public House – RISE & WIN Brewing Co. BBQ & General Store / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

Kamikatz Public House is a private-sector business which sympathises with the principles of this town. This project was launched with the concept of integrating a shop that sells household sundries, food, beer by weight, a brewery and a pub. As the word “pub” comes from “public house,” Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP decided that they would bring the principles of the community, the wisdom and ways of the people, towards creating waste into form, through architecture...