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Cultural Architecture

8.1

Naoshima Hall / Hiroshi Sambuichi

Designed by architect Hiroshi Sambuichi and completed in November 2015, Naoshima Hall is a public hall built in the Honmura district for the residents of Naoshima Island. The Naoshima Hall project, places a beautifully nuanced building in Honmura, an old castle town on the island’s eastern edge. It is known to many for its impressive collection of art and architecture - as a part of the Benesse Art Site...... Read More...
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The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum / FJMT studio

Architect Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp - FJMT studio designed a unique, poetic building. The Waterfront Pavilion is a state of the art $12 million waterfront attraction located at Darling Harbour. It showcases the danger and drama of military life at sea, through a high-tech immersive journey that reveals the inner workings of the navy like never before. To the general public, this experience is called Action Station...... Read More...
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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...... Read More...
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Newport Street Gallery / Caruso St John Architects

Newport Street Gallery is the realisation of Hirst’s long-term ambition to share his art collection with the public. Designed by architects Caruso St John, the gallery spans 37,000 square feet and includes six exhibition spaces – one with a ceiling height of eleven metres – split over two levels. Caruso St John have created a stunningly versatile space from a number of linked buildings, with beautifully crafted staircases and superb details including tactile brick facades that blend the street externally and create a succession of wonderful gallery spaces...... Read More...
7.4

Great Amber Concert Hall / Volker Giencke & Company Architects

GREAT AMBER - Concert Hall as a new landmark of Liepaja. Designed by Graz architect Volker Giencke, the Great Amber Concert Hall is due to be inaugurated on 7 November 2015 in Liepaja, Latvia, thus finalising the first – and most momentous phase – of this multistage project envisioning the construction of a cultural urban district...... Read More...
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THREAD Artist Residency & Cultural Center / Toshiko Mori Architect

In the remote village of Sinthian in southeastern Senegal sits the Thread residency – one of the world’s newest centers of creative production and interdisciplinary exchange. Melding the vision of artists Josef and Anni Albers, the futuristic designs of architect Toshiko Mori, Sinthian building and craft traditions, and complex environmental and sustainability needs of the region, Thread has emerged as an exciting vision for what an international residency can be...... Read More...
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Petersen Automotive Museum / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The Petersen Automotive Museum​ reopened to the public on December 7, 2015. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the new exterior wraps the museum with ribbons of stainless steel that evoke motion, speed and the lines of a bespoke automobile. At night, the color and steel forms will be lit with LEDs from within to accentuate the sculptural facade of the building...... Read More...
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Biesbosch MuseumEiland / Studio Marco Vermeulen

After an extensive renovation that lasted nine months, The Biesbosch MuseumEiland in the netherlands has reopened to the public. The existing museum building be expanded with 1000m2 of exhibition space, restaurant, offices and a visitor center. The island is designed as sweetwater tidal park with a unique water playground. The museum's garden roofs are embedded into the environment providing great views over the surroundings.... Read More...
7.3

Tippet Rise Art Center / Cathy and Peter Halstead

Transformative connections between music, art, and nature by Cathy and Peter Halstead, set on an 11,500-acre working ranch in the shadow of the Beartooth mountains, just north of Yellowstone in Fishtail, Montana. Tippet Rise is anchored in the belief that art, music, architecture and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience...... Read More...
8.2

Elizabethan Theatre, Chateau d’Hardelot / Studio Andrew Todd

This scheme for a 400-seat Elizabethan theatre will be built by mid-2015 for the Department du Pas de Calais and the Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordial at the Chateau d'Hardelot on the Cote d'Opale south of Calais. The building is made almost entirely of wood (except the basement level),...... Read More...
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Guangzhou Opera House / Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects in Guangzhou is situated on the banks of the Pearl River. The spectacular building comprises a large concert hall for 1,800 spectators and a smaller multifunctional theater, both erected on a pedestal. Hadid’s design work was inspired by river pebbles made smooth by flowing water...... Read More...