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Zaha completes in Wolfsburg
Phaeno Science Centre
Zaha Hadid completes the Phaeno Science Centre, the first of its kind in Germany. Conceived as a mysterious object giving rise to curiosity and discovery, the project is based on an unusual volumetric structural logic. The floors are neither piled above each other nor could they be seen as a hall with a large roof spanning from one side to the other. The visitor is faced with a degree of the complexity and strangeness, which is ruled by a very specific system. The area in front of the station grows wider inside the building. .............more
Sydney based architects Johnson Pilton Walker have won an open competition for the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia's capital. The building will be the first major public building to be constructed in the Parliamentary Zone for almost 20 years, and will be only the fourth purpose built portrait gallery in the world. The 8,000 sq. m building will house around 500 portraits in a series of historic and contemporary galleries and includes a range of public and.............more
Japan’s new National Art Center, located in the Roppongi district at the center of Tokyo is made up of seven enormous column-less display rooms, each 2000 m2, a library, an auditorium, a restaurant, a cafe and a museum shop. The floor area totals 45,000 m² making it the country’s largest museum. Displays will include both fixed and travelling exhibits. Medium and small sized public exhibits.............more
A strategic 32.5 km (14 mile) bridge linking mainland Shanghai with Yangshang port opens this month in Donghai just outside Shanghai. Yangshang is expected to become the biggest deep-water in northeast Asia when completed in 2010. Construction of the 's' shape bridge took just two .............more
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