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Call for registrations to International Drawing Competition

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2020 • 138

Call for registrations to International Drawing Competition

Archue – A complete Architecture Platform presents "International Drawing Competition". Archue's first competition celebrating the talent of architecture and design students and young professionals through a single drawing.

This competition is in no way limited to architecture and we very much welcome those from other arts and design industries. At Archue we truly believe in the power of a drawing to communicate and represent more than what you see on the surface and are excited to judge an array of innovative and high quality works.

You can submit any drawing be it an axonometric, Isometric, 3D render, Visualisation or Sketch. Drawings can be related to any domain.

Awards

* Prize money is totally dependent (...)

Opposite Office reveals plans to transform Berlin's Brandenburg airport into a superhospital

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2020 • 295

Opposite Office reveals plans to transform Berlin's Brandenburg airport into a superhospital

Munchen-based architecture studio Opposite Office has revealed plans to transform Berlin's Brandenburg airport, which is under construction since 2006, into a superhospital for coronavirus (Covid-19) patients.

The office explained its proposal in an open letter sent to the German minister of health Jens Spahn. Opposite Office founder Benedikt Hartl aimed to transform the new Berlin airport to treat the coronavirus patients, saying that could be a better way to evaluate the airport's spaces.

The airport project is highly controversial in public and an example of the inability of realisation of major construction projects in Germany.

The office said "The new Berlin airport is an example of incorrect planning and (...)

UNStudio revives retail store in Eindhoven with light-filled glass façade elements

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2020 • 350

UNStudio revives retail store in Eindhoven with light-filled glass façade elements

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has completed the refurbishment of a retail store in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by adding light-filled glass 3D elements to the façade.

Called 18 Septemberplein, the project was renovated as part of Pan-European retail real estate investment manager Redevco’s redevelopment plans for the 9,000-square-metre and four-storey 18 Septemberplein C&A building which is a significant piece of protected post-war architecture.

UNStudio was invited to restore and connect this historical building to its existing urban context.

The C&A building was designed by Jan van der Laan and opened to the public with great fanfare in 1952, the building was long held in high regard.

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Chu Chih-kang Space Design releases Wuguan Books in Taiwan

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2020 • 180

Chu Chih-kang Space Design releases Wuguan Books in Taiwan

Taiwanese architecture and interior design studio Chu Chih-kang Space Design has released the Wuguan Books in the Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City of Taiwan.

Stepping into Wuguan Books is like entering a space where you say goodbye to the world you live temporarily.

Here all baggage that identifies your social images can be unloaded from the shoulders, so that you can walk forward with the soul only. Behind the door curtains, a fantasy world is waiting for you to explore.

It is about soul reading

Driven by our desires, feelings, memories, moods and bound by social conventions, we play the roles as we are expected to. However, buried deep down, the soul displays the truest, honest, unchangeable self. Wuguan Boo (...)

Salon Alper Derinbogaz renovates historic arcade passage with angular perforated panels in Istanbul

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2020 • 270

Salon Alper Derinbogaz renovates historic arcade passage with angular perforated panels in Istanbul

Istanbul and Berlin-based architecture studio Salon Alper Derinbogaz has renovated a historic arcade passage with white angular perforated panels in the Istiklal Street of Istanbul, Turkey.

Named Fitas Passage Adaptive Re-use, Alper Derinbogaz’s adaptive re-use project brings life back to one of Istiklal Street’s original arcade buildings with more fresh and contemporary look.

The Fitas Passage was originally built in the 1960s and known as one of the modern examples of these arcade buildings in Istiklal Street, a significant axis in the heart of Istanbul. The Istiklal Street is a vibrant pedestrian avenue that has witnessed radical changes in the urban fabric over the years.

Image © Marc Goodwin

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WAF and INSIDE still planned for December, but deadlines extended for your awards entries

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2020 • 250

WAF and INSIDE still planned for December, but deadlines extended for your awards entries

The World Architecture Festival and World Festival of Interiors (INSIDE) have announced that the annual event is scheduled for 2-4 December, in Lisbon, but deadlines have been extended for your awards entries.

Paul Finch, Programme Director of WAF, said: "With our annual Festival scheduled for 2 – 4 December, in Lisbon, we are preparing for the event in the typical way."

"Designers and architects from across the globe are continuing to submit their online awards entries as usual. We are fully aware that the current situation may be causing disruption to your practice and have therefore amended our entry deadlines to the following:"

Early bird entry deadline, saving £75: 4 MayFinal entry deadline: 14 August (...)

Michael McKinnell, co-designer of Boston's City Hall, dies from coronavirus complications

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2020 • 519

Michael McKinnell, co-designer of Boston's City Hall, dies from coronavirus complications

British-born American architect Michael McKinnell, co-founder of the Kallmann McKinnell & Wood, has died at 84 from coronavirus complications on March 27, 2020, reported The Boston Globe.

The architect was tested positive for Covid-19 and he was at 84, according to McKinnell's wife, Stephanie Mallis, who had also been a partner at the firm.

Michael McKinnell was the co-designer of acclaimed Boston City Hall in Massachusetts and he was known for his love-or-hate brutalist building. Michael McKinnell and his partner, Gerhard Kallmann won a competition in the early 1960s to design Boston’s City Hall.

Boston's iconic city hall in the 1960s. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Daniel Schwen.

The ot (...)

A Brick Sculpture To Work In: Satish Gujral-Designed Embassy of Belgium, New Delhi

Sarbjit Bahga • Apr 2, 2020 • 691

A Brick Sculpture To Work In: Satish Gujral-Designed Embassy of Belgium, New Delhi

Satish Gujral - India's most versatile artist-turned-architect, painter, sculptor, muralist, graphic designer and writer left for his heavenly abode on 26 March 2020 at the age of 94. WAC published 'A Tribute' to this multifaceted personality on 29 March 2020. In this essay, the author touched briefly some architectural creations of Satish Gujral. During his four-decades of the architectural journey, Gujral designed many large scale buildings and complexes apart from several houses. Prominent among these are the Embassy of Belgium, New Delhi, India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture, Mauritius, Al-Moughtara Farm, Riyadh, Goa University, Goa, Computer Maintenance Corporation Office, Hydera (...)

GWP Architects unveils design for Fengsheng 101 Tower in Guangzhou

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2020 • 444

GWP Architects unveils design for Fengsheng 101 Tower in Guangzhou

Guangzhou-based architecture firm GWP Architects has unveiled design for a new mixed-use tower in Zengcheng, Guangzhou, China.

Named The Fengsheng 101, the project is located next to Lixin Avenue in Zengcheng. The north side overlooks Nanxiang Mountain and the south side overlooks Guangzhou Pearl River New City.

The project has will cover approximately 81,000 square meters and will reach at 200 meters, including a mixed-use program - hotels, offices, apartments, and commercial stores.

Inspired by the image of sailing, the shape is generated with the core of the building as the axis, divided into two parts from north to south.

Down the trend, it lightly fell on the podium to form a canopy space, cleverly integr (...)

WA Awards 33rd Cycle Winner Posters And Certificates Are Ready To Download

WA Contents • Apr 1, 2020 • 878

WA Awards 33rd Cycle Winner Posters And Certificates Are Ready To Download

World Architecture Community has announced WA Awards 33rd Cycle Winner Posters and Certificates!

You are invited to Download! We present 44 Winner Posters and 50 Certificates for the 33rd Cycle of WA Awards. Please visit your project page to download or preview your high-resolution Winner Posters and visit your "My Winner Page" to download your Winner Certificates.

Please see WA Awards 33rd Cycle Winners!

One Cycle ends and another begins, so if you want to see your projects potentially awarded, the best is to participate. The 34th Cycle of WA Awards is now open for submissions, so hurry up and participate to the WA Awards 34th Cycle now.

If you are a Student or an Academic Member of any University, you can sen (...)