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Zaha Hadid Architects’ ‘Green Connect’ Proposal Selected First in Competition to Transform Vilnius Railway Station

September 24, 2021 Christele Harrouk 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has ranked first in a design competition for the redevelopment of the Vilnius railway station complex and surrounding area in Lithuania, with its ‘Green Connect’ proposal. Generating an integrated transportation hub for the 21st century with new civic spaces enveloped by nature, ZHA’s project is aligned to the city’s ongoing sustainability agenda.

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World’s Greatest Places Include Revitalized Riverfronts, Affordable Artistic Incubators and Superlative City-States

September 16, 2021 Christele Harrouk 0

Time magazine has released the World’s Greatest Places Of 2021, selecting 100 destinations from around the globe. With revitalized riverfronts, affordable artistic incubators, and superlative city-states, the list is a tribute to the built and natural environment that found a way “to adapt, build and innovate”, amidst the challenges of the past year.

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On Salone del Mobile 2021, the Democratization of Design and Environmental Qualities: In Conversation with Stefano Boeri

September 15, 2021 Christele Harrouk 0

Salone is the most important furniture event in the world, strongly connected to the city and the design culture. This year we are seeing a new expanded format to mark the 60th anniversary of Salone del Mobile, titled “SuperSalone”, a prequel to the 2022 edition, with a very accentuated focus on the materiality and the sustainable aspect.

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First Images Reveal Christo’s Wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris

September 14, 2021 Christele Harrouk 0

Work has just begun on the late Christo‘s unfulfilled intervention for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The first images by architectural photographer Jad Sylla highlight the wrapping up of the famous monument with 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue, and with 3,000 meters of red rope. Scheduled for September 18 until October 3, 2021, the temporary artwork l’Arc de Triomphe, Wrappedwill only remain on display for 16 days.

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The 2022 Edition of the EU Mies van der Rohe Award Reveals Final List of Works Competing

September 9, 2021 Christele Harrouk 0

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the second list of 85 works competing for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary ArchitectureMies van der Rohe Award. Joining the batch of first nominations announced in February 2021, the full list comprises now of 532 competing works for the EU Mies Award 2022. The shortlist of 40 will be announced in January 2022, the winners in April 2022, and the Award ceremony will take place in May 2022.

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The Audrey Irmas Pavilion, OMA New York’s First Cultural Building in California Nears Completion

September 2, 2021 Christele Harrouk 0

OMA / Shohei Shigematsu has completed its Audrey Irmas Pavilion at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the firm’s first commission from a religious institution and first cultural building in California. Expected to open in January 2022, “the new 55,000 square foot Pavilion is a response to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s vision for its campus to create a much-needed space to convene”.