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Tulip tower by Foster + Partners set to be given go-ahead

October 18, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A render of the Tulip by Foster + Partners has been approved by the City of London planning committee

UK housing secretary Michael Gove is expected to approve the construction of the Tulip tourist attraction designed by Foster + Partners, overruling London mayor Sadiq Khan’s previous decision to refuse planning permission. Gove is preparing to give the controversial 300-metre-high tower by Foster + Partners the go-ahead within the next month according to a report in the Telegraph newspaper.

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ST/SongEun Building by Herzog & de Meuron opens to public in Seoul

October 15, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Aerial view of ST/SongEun Building

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has released more photos of its ST/SongEun Building, a wedge-shaped art institute that is now open in Seoul, South Korea. The pointed concrete structure, which is located in the Chung Dam District, is Herzog & de Meuron’s first realised project in South Korea. The ST/SongEun Building contains art

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Stefano Boeri Architetti covers Palazzo Verde in Antwerp with greenery

October 13, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Balconies of Palazzo Verde in Antwerp

More than 1,000 plants adorn the exterior of the Palazzo Verde housing that Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti has recently completed in Belgium. The L-shaped residential block in Antwerp incorporates a total of 1,200 plants, 86 trees and 1,000 shrubs – equating to 780 square metres of greenery. Palazzo Verde, which translates as Green Palace,

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Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi announces 2025 opening date

October 8, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Render of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi by Frank Gehry

The long-awaited Guggenheim museum in Abu Dhabi by architect Frank Gehry is set to open in 2025, nearly 20 years after plans were unveiled and 14 years after construction began. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is currently being constructed on Saadiyat Island – a cultural district under development off the coast of the UAE capital. At 42,000-square-metres,

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Short film offers tour of Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names by Studio Libeskind

October 7, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names by Studio Libeskind

This video guides viewers around a memorial by Studio Libeskind in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which is dedicated to the Dutch victims of the Holocaust. The Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names was designed by Studio Libeskind with local office Rijnboutt to honour the 102,000 Jews, Sinti and Roma people who were killed by Nazis during the second world war.

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Zaha Hadid Architects designs sweeping bridge across Vilnius railway station

September 29, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Green Connect railway station bridge

UK studio Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a 46-metre-wide bridge with a curved timber roof for Vilnius railway station in Lithuania as part of a renovation project called Green Connect. Green Connect is being carried out to modernise the station and the adjacent public square, offering improved public spaces and links throughout the city. The

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Luca Poian Forms designs decorative brick mosque for Preston

September 29, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A brick mosque render

A sculptural facade modelled on traditional Islamic architecture is the focal point of the Brick Veil mosque that London studio Luca Poian Forms has proposed for a site in Preston, England. If built, the elliptical brick mosque will be positioned on an elevated hilltop site surrounded by roads on the northern edge of the city.

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Studio Libeskind completes angular Holocaust memorial in Amsterdam

September 24, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Walls of Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names

A labyrinth of brick walls and angular mirrors define the Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names, which Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind’s studio has completed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Located on Weesperstraat street close to the Jewish Cultural Quarter, the memorial was realised by Studio Libeskind with local studio Rijnboutt to commemorate 102,000 Dutch victims of the

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Failure to teach net-zero architecture skills “is negligent and verges on denialism” says Anthropocene Architecture School founder

September 24, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The Anthropocene Architecture School logo

Architecture schools must prioritise teaching students net-zero design skills to effectively prepare them for future work, says Anthropocene Architecture School founder Scott McAulay. Speaking to Dezeen, McAulay said that if the industry is to help alleviate climate change, emerging architects must be taught how to eliminate carbon emissions from the built environment, which is responsible

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