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ARCHITECTURE

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Philarmonic Hall Szczecin / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

The Szczecin Philharmonic (Poland), designed by Barozzi Veiga, is presented as the new icon of the city and a landmark in and outside Poland. It consists of two concert halls with capacity for 951 and 192 spectators. Built in the city centre of Szczecin, this music hall is shaped like the city landscape. Its takes influence from the surrounding dropping roofs, and church towers. At the same time however, the building contrasts the industrial architecture of Szeczecin’s ship yard and harbour...
© Philip Vile

Everyman Theatre / Haworth Tompkins Architects

After 10 years of design led by Haworth Tompkins and Charcoalblue and two years of construction by Gilbert-Ash the new Everyman opened in March 2014. The building is the production base for both the Everyman and Playhouse theatres as well as the company’s extensive youth, education and outreach activity. Designed from the outset to meet high environmental and accessibility standards,...
© Hufton + Crow
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MUSE – Museo delle Scienze / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The new science museum opened in July 2013 forms the heart of the new Trento quarter designed by Renzo Piano. MUSE tells fascinating stories about mountain environments, from the beautiful local Dolomites through to the tropical setting of the Tanzanian Eastern Arc. MUSE – The Science Museum of Trento is one of the most innovative museums in Italy. Mixing scientific information and practical experimentation, it launched a new way of interacting with the public...
© Hufton + Crow
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Apple Store Stanford Shopping Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

A stunning new Apple Store. In collaboration with Apple Retail Development and a team of consultants, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed this two-room, pavilion-like store for a unique location within Palo Alto's Stanford Shopping Center. The store replaces and expands a mini-store nearby in the same mall that opened in 2004. The store's architecture is new for the chain, but will also appear next year at new stores in Portland (Ore.) and Aix-en-Provence (France)...
© Fender Katsalidis Architects
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Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) / Fender Katsalidis Architects

Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Designed by renowned Melbourne architects Fender Katsalidis, the 9,000 sqm predominantly subterranean building appears to have been enveloped by the surrounding landscape. Conceived by its Tasmanian self-made millionaire and art collector-owner, David Walsh, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is located within the grounds of the Walsh-owned Moorilla Estate winery, 12km north of Hobart on the Berriedale Peninsula...
© SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill
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Pearl River Tower / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China by SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill, a 71-story building whose unique structural form is one of the most energy-efficient skyscrapers in the world, supertall buildings ever constructed. Its sculpted body directs wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical floors, where traveling winds push turbines that generate energy for the building. Other integrated sustainable elements include solar panels,...
© Rafael Vargas
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Encants Barcelona Market / b720 Arquitectos

The Mercat dels Encants / Fira de Bellcaire (Barcelona’s flea market), the transfer to the new market, designed by b720 Arquitectos. The new market “Mercat dels Encants” in Barcelona acts as a mediation device between the renovated Plaza de las Glorias, and the axis of the Meridiana, an area popularly known as “el Bosquet de les Glòries”...
© Benjamin Benschneider
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Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects LLP

Federal Center South Building 1202 is a 209,000-square-foot office for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwest District. Located within the Federal Center South campus on the edge of downtown Seattle, the new regional headquarters redevelops 4.6 acres along the Duwamish Waterway. It is adjacent to the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant designed by Albert Kahn, on a brownfield site previously occupied by a non-historic warehouse...
© Virgile Simon Bertrand
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Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) / Zaha Hadid Architects

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) by Zaha Hadid's latest structure is an over 300,000 square-foot cultural complex in Seoul that contains a landscaped park, exhibition halls, labs, and seminar rooms. The building has a facade made up of approximately 45,000 aluminum panels that was created using advanced three-dimensional digital construction technologies. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a blend of traditional buildings, relics and cutting-edge modern multicultural facilities...
© Christoph Bonke
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Städel Museum / Schneider + Schumacher

This spectacular extension of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt inserts huge new galleries for contemporary art beneath the 19th-century museum’s courtyard garden, lit by 195 large round windows embedded in the lawn. Local architects schneider+schumacher simply excavated the inner courtyard and covered it again with a slightly bulged grass roof that can be walked on and now defines the topography of the garden...
© Roland Halbe
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MuCEM Museum / Rudy Ricciotti Architecte

This is this first national museum to be entirely dedicated to the art of Mediterranean Civilizations was designed by innovative architecture Rudy Ricciotti. The first structure on this scale built of ultra high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC), a new material that can be cast without reinforcement and has outstanding strength, ductility and durability characteristics...