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Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay named curators of Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 124

Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay named curators of Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022

Lisbon Architecture Triennale has announced Portuguese architects Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay as the Chief Curators for the 2022 edition of Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

The duo will now prepare Triennale 2022, dedicating themselves over three years to this task, starting with an exploratory period and definition of a curatorial team for its programme development.

Planned to take place in the fall of 2022, the Triennale highlights the main phases of development: an exploratory period for research, a team definition phase, a phase of structuring the programme design, ending with its implementation.

"For Cristina and Diogo, the invitation was extremely valuable," stated the Triennale.

"To participa (...)

International Open Public Competition For The Multifunctional Hall / Congress Center In Banja Luka

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 73

International Open Public Competition For The Multifunctional Hall / Congress Center In Banja Luka

The city of Banja Luka has launched an international competition for the conceptual design for The Multifunctional Hall / Congress Center in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.The idea that Banja Luka should be given a multifunctional facility, where the mentioned purposes would be connected, is precisely one step in the strategic vision of the city. In addition to local, its function and capacities should meet wider, regional needs for this type of a facility. The cultural offer is therefore expanding and creating optimal conditions for the development of concert, ballet and opera arts, since the existing capacities in the city have long been exceeded in technological and parametric aspects.

In addition to the cultural offer, the fu (...)

Competition: A New Wood – Re-imagining Red Riding Hood’s Journey through Architecture

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 82

Competition: A New Wood – Re-imagining Red Riding Hood’s Journey through Architecture

The spontaneous and natural tangle of forest formations is the exact opposite of the organized reality of built and urbanized spaces, dictated by reason and therefore perfectly decodable by it. NATURE AND META-NATURE

In its double symbolism, the nocturnal one of impenetrable, disturbing, hostile and dangerous and diurnal, luxuriant teeming with life and uncontaminated, pleasant and restful, the woods are both: the place of nothing, the labyrinth or the labyrinthine inner loss and the place of transitions. The place of life and that of death.

Between physical forest and inner forest is the woods in the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood even if according to the original fairy tale, the forest is necessarily a transition point (...)

Province Launches Design Competition for New Art Gallery

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 96

Province Launches Design Competition for New Art Gallery

The Province of Nova Scotia has launched an design competition for the New Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and surrounding public space. Architectural teams from around the globe are invited to participate in a design competition for a new provincial art gallery. The kickoff of an international design competition represents a big step toward a new art gallery for all Nova Scotians, which will be part of a new arts district on the Halifax Waterfront. Applications for tender documents close on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 02:00 PM Atlantic Time.

VisionThe Arts District will be a welcoming and inclusive public gathering place on the Halifax waterfront that showcases the best in contemporary art and public programs. Developed with Nova Scot (...)

Hopkins Architects built steel pods for interpretive centre inspired by fossilised urchins in Sharjah

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 188

Hopkins Architects built steel pods for interpretive centre inspired by fossilised urchins in Sharjah

London-based architecture practice Hopkins Architects has created six steel pods for an interpretive centre in an exceptional prehistoric and geological area in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Named Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre, the new Geology Park is located approximately 30 miles south-east of the city of Sharjah in a region of exceptional prehistoric and geological significance.

According to the architects, the project site features an abundance of marine fossils from over 65 million years ago, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient burial sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.

The new Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre, comprised of six steel pods in total - five of them are interconnected to (...)

JKMM Architects completes K-Campus office building that also acts as a showroom in Helsinki

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 187

JKMM Architects completes K-Campus office building that also acts as a showroom in Helsinki

Helsinki-based architecture studio JKMM Architects has competed the new Kesko headquarters in Helsinki, which will be a new home of the company's 1800 members who are working for the retail group specialising in groceries as well as the building and technical trade. JKMM Architects was also responsible for the interior design of the building.

Named K-Campus, the 36,000-square-metre urban city block creates a contemporary feel of the office environment which is future proofed for changes in working methods in years to come. The design of the building also provides a showcase for Kesko’s products and services.

K-Campus is located in a recent addition to the city: the Kalastama district. It enjoys a prominent position (...)

ADEPT selected to design Healing City with sustainable approach in Yanzihu, Shenzhen

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 294

ADEPT selected to design Healing City with sustainable approach in Yanzihu, Shenzhen

Copenhagen-based architecture firm ADEPT has won an invited international competition for a 900-ha future city in Yanzihu, in the greater Shenzhen area.

Named Healing City, the studio implements a set of six strategic principles that promote a sustainable approach to healthy urban living throughout the masterplan.

"The greater Shenzhen area suffers, as other megacities, from uncontrollable and rapid urban growth, creating increasingly poor living conditions, threatening the health and wellbeing of human beings," said ADEPT.

In the international competition to shape the future of a 900 ha mixed urban district, the winning proposal by ADEPT forms a new set of strategies for Yanzihu to heal the nature, people and neighbor (...)

Archhive-Books' Portable Reading Rooms Winners Announced

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 185

Archhive-Books' Portable Reading Rooms Winners Announced

Bee Breeders has announced winners for The Archhive-Books' Portable Reading Rooms competition, which looked to bring together and implement ideas from around the world that would create a simple but important space to allow more opportunities for reading. Winners of this competition, organised by Bee Breeders, were chosen based on their ability to be implemented, and also for their innovative thinking.

First prize was awarded to Lorenzo Sizzi and Müge Yürüten from Italy who proposed a 9m² wooden open-air platform topped by an enclosure of iridescent foil. Their 'Nameless Sky' project simply contained two interior seats and bookshelves accessible from the perimeter. It is a symbolic project. It forces u (...)

Rio de Janeiro welcomes World Congress of Architects

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 197

Rio de Janeiro welcomes World Congress of Architects

UIA2020RIO is planned to attract some 20,000 professionals. Speakers already confirmed for this event include Portugal's Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the Pritzker Prize – the world's leading architectural honour.

Rio de Janeiro will host the 27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2020RIO, which is the world’s largest event in the fields of Architecture and Urban Planning, scheduled for July 19 – 23, 2020. This is organised by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the Brazilian Institute of Architects (IAB).

As the host city of UIA2020RIO, Rio de Janeiro will be awarded the title of World Capital of Architecture in 2020 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org (...)

A House Renovation Completed by Ho+Hou Studio Architects in Taipei

Chaolee Kuo • Jan 23, 2020 • 86

A  House Renovation Completed by Ho+Hou Studio Architects in Taipei

Taiwan’s young architecture firm Ho+Hou Studio recently unveils a successful renewal project in the suburban Taipei. The project, named House C, is an extensive reconstruction of an existing three story house on Yang- Ming Mountain. The most important feature of the house is the beautiful panorama it commands of maintains across the valley. However, the existing structure suffered from poor maintenance and construction. Therefore, the design was a thorough reorganization of the existing house allowing the views and vistas to enter the house through a new series of interlocking spatial volumes.

Site. Image © Ho+Hou Studio

West front. Image © Ho+Hou Studio

West main entrance. Image © Ho+Hou Studio
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