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ARCHITECTURE

8.1

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

A world-class cultural resource, a gift to a community, a beacon of sustainability, a tribute to a legacy, a symbol of the future. Designed by architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), the project is an ecologically sustainable multifunctional centre located about 4.5 km from central Athens, on a 232,000 m² site consisting largely of public parkland...
7.9

Blavatnik School of Government / Herzog & de Meuron

The building was developed by internationally renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron. The Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford is an elite institution that prepares its students for leading positions in politics and business. The new building is situated in heterogeneous fabric on the edge of the historic centre and houses departments that had previously been located in a variety of buildings in a single building...
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Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, The design is led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler as executive architect. Located on the CUMC campus in the Washington Heights community of Northern Manhattan, the 14-story facility will aim to achieve LEED Gold certification and incorporate technologically advanced classrooms, collaboration spaces, and a modern simulation center...
8.2

PATCH22 / FRANTZEN et al architecten

Patch22 by FRANTZEN et al architecten is the highest wooden apartment building of the Netherlands, The most unusual feature of the building is the use of a wood as the main structure for the 30m-tall building. Moreover, the wood has largely been left visible, making this a key factor in the ambience of the apartments and the exterior...
6.9

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...
8.4

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...
8.2

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...
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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...