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3XN completes sinuous Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland

WA Contents • Jun 20, 2019 • 78

3XN completes sinuous Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland

Danish architecture firm 3XN has completed the new headquarters of the International Olympic and Paralympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. The sinuous building is set to open to the public on June 23, 2019.

First images, captured by Adam Mørk, show the different perspectives and details of the building that will house the IOC (International Olympic Committee) staff accommodating 500 employees currently spread across Lausanne in four locations - under one roof at a single site.

On June 23rd, during the worldwide celebration of Olympic Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will inaugurate its new headquarters, Olympic House. 3XN first released its preliminary concept in 2015.

3XN's design follows key (...)

The Big 5 Construct Nigeria will explore construction portfolio of Nigeria in September 9 – 11, 2019

WA Contents • Jun 20, 2019 • 96

The Big 5 Construct Nigeria will explore construction portfolio of Nigeria in September 9 – 11, 2019

The Big 5 Portfolio of international construction events (including the largest construction exhibition in the Middle East) is launching in Nigeria from 9 – 11 September 2019 at Landmark Centre, Lagos.

dmg events' The Big 5 Construct Nigeria 2019, the largest gathering of Nigeria's construction industry, will explore the growing market of Nigeria. Over 200 exhibiting companies and 5,000 attendees are expected at The Big 5 Construct Nigeria, as construction expenditure in the West African country reached USD 2.2 billion in 2018.

World Architecture Community is Supporting Association of The Big 5 Construct Nigeria 2019. You can still register to the event via the website with free entry. You can also request a stand b (...)

The Big 5 Construct Egypt exploring latest developments will take place on 2-4 September in Cairo

WA Contents • Jun 20, 2019 • 119

The Big 5 Construct Egypt exploring latest developments will take place on 2-4 September in Cairo

Egypt’s largest construction event, The Big 5 Construct Egypt, will return for its second edition to the Egyptian International Exhibition Centre (EIEC) in Cairo from 2 to 4 September 2019, announced organisers dmg events, a subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT). The event is held in partnership between dmg events and ACG-ITF, a leading organizer of the largest international exhibitions in Egypt.

After The Big 5 Construct Egypt's successful launch last year which brought together over 11,000 construction industry professionals from 60 participating countries, the event is returning bigger and better in 2019 to bring you everything infrastructure and construction for building the new Egypt. World Architecture (...)

Foster + Partners releases design for Uber Air Skyport in Santa Clara

WA Contents • Jun 20, 2019 • 250

Foster + Partners releases design for Uber Air Skyport in Santa Clara

Foster + Partners has released design for the new Uber Air Skyport in Santa Clara showcasing what aerial ridesharing hubs could look like in the future in the Bay Area.

Developed by Related Companies and Uber Elevate, a new vision designed by Foster + Partners will elevate the mission of Uber in air network for a future skyport at Related’s 240-acre Santa Clara development to illustrate the benefits aerial ridesharing could provide for the Bay Area and other cities in the future. Foster + Partners' new skyport is designed as part of Related’s new mixed-use development in Santa Clara designed by Foster + Partners. A new world-class destination will be built in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Uber Air, an app-base (...)

New Expansion Plans Revealed for Grimshaw Architects-designed Heathrow Airport

WA Contents • Jun 20, 2019 • 186

New Expansion Plans Revealed for Grimshaw Architects-designed Heathrow Airport

The Heathrow Airport has unveiled "preferred expansion plans" for Grimshaw Architects-designed Heathrow Airport masterplan. The new plans have been unveiled for the Airport Expansion Consultation process which will run until 13 September 2019, and it will give users the opportunity to provide feedback on Heathrow’s proposals for the future layout of the airport, including the new runway and other airport infrastructure such as terminals and road access.The new plans include details of tough new measures to reduce emissions revealed, as well as the Heathrow Airport's preferred plans for noise respite and they also propose ban on scheduled night flights.The Heathrow will run a 12-week statutory consultation on expansion, which is th (...)

Call for registrations to Design That Educates Awards 2020

WA Contents • Jun 20, 2019 • 137

Call for registrations to Design That Educates Awards 2020

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) has launched its new edition to recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that can educate for 2020. The design itself may provide an informative and educational layer that guides us through the increasing complexity of our environment. It can showcase specific possibilities and challenges, explain sociocultural factors and influences, or even outline new scenarios for future development. Each year, the esteemed panel of judges selects the outstanding ideas and implementations in the categories of architectural design, product design, universal design, and responsive design.

All architects and designers can register to the competition (...)

Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition Launched

WA Contents • Jun 20, 2019 • 181

Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition Launched

Houston Endowment (HE), a leading philanthropic organization based in Houston, Texas, U.S., and design competition organizers, Malcolm Reading Consultants, have launched the global search for an outstanding design team of architects and landscape architects for the philanthropy’s new headquarters.

The Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition welcomes international, emerging and diverse teams and no design required at first stage − architect-led teams are asked to submit details of team, experience, and approach before Monday 15 July 2019.

The initiative, on a site adjoining Spotts Park near downtown Houston, will embed Houston Endowment in the community, and strengthen its work bringing people together (...)

The Idea-Tops Award 10th Anniversary Global Promotion Launched in New York

WA Contents • Jun 20, 2019 • 314

The Idea-Tops Award 10th Anniversary Global Promotion Launched in New York

On June 14th, the 10th anniversary global promotion of the International Space Design Award – Idea-Tops was launched in New York, United States. Idea-Tops Award aims to identify and praise designers and works that pursue innovation and greatness in the form of technology application, artistic performance and reproduction of cultural characteristics.

Idea-Tops also aims to create the world's most ideological and influential design award. Idea-Tops Award is highly praised for the designers’ never-ending wisdom, advanced innovative ideas and goodwill towards humanity and environment.

The Award is highly recognized by designers for its professionalism, academics and international influence. As an important award i (...)

Atelier TeamMinus completes Piazza & Art Space activating its own environment in Beijing

WA Contents • Jun 19, 2019 • 449

Atelier TeamMinus completes Piazza & Art Space activating its own environment in Beijing

Beijing-based architecture practice Atelier TeamMinus has completed a dynamic urban space consisting of a piazza and an art space underneath in the Gujiaying horticulture village of Beijing, China.

Named Piazza & Art Space, a dynamic pizza activates its surrounding with dynamic movements that lead to the subterranean art space below. The pizza and art space covers a total of 1280 square meters in total.

Situated in the center of the Gujiaying horticulture village, the whole building features a piazza made of traditional tiles bending upwards, revealing the subterranean art space below.

A frame at the southern end of the piazza pays tribute to a legendary stage that had existed here by the turn of the 20th century, (...)

Icelandic Pavilion presents a hypernatural world with colored neon hairs at Venice Art Biennale

WA Contents • Jun 19, 2019 • 465

Icelandic Pavilion presents a hypernatural world with colored neon hairs at Venice Art Biennale

Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir of Shoplifter has cerated a hypernatural world by using thousands of colored neon hairs in the interior of a warehouse in the island of Giudecca for the 2019 Venice Art Biennale in Italy.

The installation, named Chromo Sapiens, sits in the realm between visual arts, performance and fashion, anchored in a fascination with pop culture and mass production, combined with a keen sense of humor, joy of craft, and miraculous ability to transform synthetic materials into sculptural environments.

The theme of the 2019 Venice Art Biennale is "May You Live In Interesting Times" and curated by Ralph Rugoff. This year's theme highlights artworks whose forms function in part to call attention to (...)