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KPF Unveil new design for Shanghai tower
Asian landmark takes shape
The overall redesign and programmatic configuration of the Shanghai World Financial Centre will support the building’s role as a major Asian Landmark and a symbol of the redevelopment in Shanghai. A square prism design (used by the ancient Chinese to represent the earth) is intersected by “cosmic arcs” accentuating the building’s vertical ascent. This geometry is further dramatised by carving a sky portal into the upper levels of the building. Reinforcing the fundamental geometry of the building, the sky portal widens .............more
Even before Europe’s tallest building, the proposed London Bridge Tower (the Shard of Glass) has broken ground, a second tower on the same site, also by Renzo Piano has been unveiled. Piano says of the new building, “My vision is that New London Bridge House becomes a building with its own character; strong compelling and visible, yet not competing with the Shard." The £400 million office and shopping .............more
Keith Williams Architects has been appointed to work on the design of a new opera house for the world famous Irish opera festival. The practice will work in association with the architectural team at the Office of Public Works in Dublin. The €30 million project, which received final ministerial funding approval in December, is scheduled to start on site in summer 2006, and will be finished in time for the autumn season 2008. The new building has been conceived.............more
Studio Daniel Libeskind was asked to work on a pro-bono basis for a UK charity “Unawatuna 2612” to develop a master plan for re-building the community, which all associated agencies could also use as appropriate, as well as to plan up to 150 houses and a variety of public buildings. SDL accepted with full professional commitment the commission to respond in as comprehensive and humanistic manner as possible, to help one’s fellows in .............more
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