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Grimshaw unveil Core
The most significant development at the Eden Project since the Biomes opened in 2001 Grimshaw’s fourth phase of the Eden Project in Cornwall – an education centre known as the Core – opened to the public this week. The architects collaborated with the sculptor, Peter Randall-Page, to develop the design exploring the universal rhythms found in nature and using these geometries as the basis for the design. The roof structure is based on a double-curved timber lamella grid and clad with copper. .....more
Finalists chosen for Edmonton Art Gallery The competition for the new Edmonton Art Gallery in Canada has been narrowed down to four finalists: Alsop Design Ltd (London) with Quadrangle (Toronto), Arthur Erickson/Nick Milkovich (Vancouver) with Dub Architects (Edmonton), Zaha Hadid (London) and Randall Stout (Los Angeles). .....more
Estepona gets new theatre David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with IA+B of Bilbao have won an international competition to design the new theatre for the town of Estepona, Malaga, in southern Spain. The design features a ‘link’ with the sea front, achieved by incorporating an existing unlandscaped park and removing the street that currently separates them....... …….. more
Nagakin Tower dilemma One of Tokyo’s most popular landmarks, the Nagakin Capsule Tower built in 1972 by Kisho Kurokawa is under threat of demolition. Pressure is coming from the residents who are complaining that the units are difficult to maintain. Dr Kurokawa’s visionary design captured the imagination of the public by .... More
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Zaha's Stirling entry .Zaha Hadid’s entry for the UK’s Stirling Prize, the BMW Central Building in Leipzig Germany is illustrated here. Hadid outlines the thinking behind the design.....more
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