Touring the World of Architecture: Week 41
By Christopher William Reeves
Lots of competitions, awards and upcoming expos this week from your regular round up of Architectural happenings. The discussions are hotting up on the Nobel Foundations design choices in Stockholm. First impressions are everything as they say!
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Design Entries for the Nobel Foundation's New Stockholm
Here we have the news of 11 architectural heavyweights going head to head to win the jury's approval to design the new Nobel Foundation Building in Stockholm. This is a big catch even for the best and most well known entrants such as BIG, OMA, SANAA and 3XN. The competition is anonymous at this stage, so can you guess which design belongs to whom?
Kim Herforth Nielsen - 3XN, Denmark
Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle - BIG, Denmark
David Chipperfield - David Chipperfield Architects, England/Germany
Johan Celsing - Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor, Sweden
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal - Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, France
Lene Tranberg - Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, Denmark
Marcel Meili and Markus Peter - Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, Switzerland
Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon - OMA, Netherlands
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa - SANAA, Japan
Kjetil Thorsen - Snøhetta, Norway
Gert Wingårdh - Wingårdhs arkitekter, Sweden
As part of a two stage selection process the winner will be announced in 2014, construction in 2015 and opening somehow deemed for December 2018, although your guess is as good as mine!
Architizer Awards+ Sets the Standard
This week has seen the opening of the 2nd Annual Archtizer A+Awards. In addition to the various Architect awards, the 2014 competition will host 15 product awards. Celebrating design on all scales and emphasizing the connection between architecture and product design, the Architizer Awards+ Competition hopes to reach the staggering exposure gained in 2013 with over 1,500 entries from 100 countries and 200,00 public votes.
PARCKDESIGN2014 - Not your conventional competition
For all you crazy landscape architects out there, here is an opportunity to get involved in something a little different; a Belgian project connecting public space with urban farms. The multiple design categories are all related to creating space for producing, transforming, exchanging and sharing food. The topics are; farmhouse, experimental food garden (student competition), waste upcycling, aquaculture, animal farm and beehives.
Be quick though, the closing date for projects is the 07/10/2013.
The RIFF 2013 international Architecture Expo Conference
With winter on its way here in Northern Europe, any excuse to travel is most welcome. Luckily this is one excuse that would not only involve visiting Romania's largest city and capital Bucharest but would pose a chance to extend your network and meet some interesting people from the world of architecture. Created for architects, planners, designers and associated specialists, this years RIFF expo will bring together over 400 companies.
This Week's Video
This short video by Thomas Rhazi looks at the identity of modern China and how design and architecture is shaping the countries urbanization boom.
Last updated: February 03, 2014