Issue No.111 // 05 October 2007
Financial growth....
Gregotti Associati

Gregotti Associati selected for extension to Pudong financial district

Milan based Gregotti Associati, together with local partner Thape, have been selected to extend the eastern part of the financial district of Lujiazui (better known as Pudong). The vast project, awarded through a restricted international consultation process by the Shanghai Government involves an area of around 850,000m² at the centre of the famous downtown area of Shanghai, where innumerable skyscrapers, including the Jin Mao, already rise up, in an urban scene that is transforming fast, with plots still to be built on and a fabric where the new towers loom up in isolation. Beginning with this ...............more

World Day of Architecture 2007
Monday 1st of October was designated the World Day of Architecture by the International Union of Architecture (UIA). The statement from UIA president Gaetan Siew, despite leading with the words, “today we celebrate,” was...........more

Out of time . . .
This new building by Peter Zumthor absorbs existing fragments from a war damaged ruin to produce a stunning contemporary result. In adopting the original plans and building on the ruins, the new building becomes part of the...........more

Going down
St Marylebone School is located in the heart of a London conservation area, in close proximity to Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed buildings. The small 'inner city' state school caters for 900 girls and had less than 5% of required outdoor...........more

Hog temple
This stunning new facility housing the national headquarters for Harley Davidson Australia provides a fitting “temple to the bike.” It contains office space, showrooms as well as training facilities, classrooms, warehousing, gymnasium..........more

Suburban style
Michael McCrum's house addition in the historic center of Larchmont, a small suburban village located just north of New York City. The existing house (originally a barn) was moved to this property around 1900 and converted into...........more

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