Issue No.163 // 14 October 2008
Barcelona countdown begins

What can you expect from the first ever World Architecture Festival?..

Only seven days remain before 224 architecture firms from around the world prepare to compete for one the most prestigious awards ever. Showcasing all of the 722 projects submitted, the World Architecture Festival is the first event of its kind dedicated to architecture and architects from across the globe. Paul Finch, Editor of Architectural Review and Director of the awards, said that they wanted to “create an event where architecture was first in the chain”. Participants at the event......more

Welcome to the mile high club
Nakheel Tower to become world’s tallest concrete structure: The latest design attempting to breach the dizzying heights of the Burj Dubai has been revealed as the multibillion dollar Nakheel Tower. Designed by the developments wing of major investment......more

Bold elegance scoops Eric Parry two awards
Eric Parry Architects wins two British Council for Offices awards for Aldermanbury Square: Eric Parry Architects’ 5 Aldermanbury Square project has scooped two awards at the British Council for Office’s (BCO) awards ceremony held on the 7th of......more

Doha's beacon of the night
The fast growing city's skyline welcomes new high-rise with a twist: The QIPCO Holding ‘Tornado Tower’ in the commercial hub area of Westbay in Doha is nearing its completion date of November 2008.The distinctive shape created by Munich based......more

Let the Seoul reshape commence
Connecting North and South Eunpyeong with a vibrant 24/7 hub: South Korea’s capital is undergoing a dramatic modern renovation under the instruction of Oh Se-hoon, Seoul's Mayor. With world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind taking the helm at......more

The grass is looking greener
Planning permission granted for Ushida Findlay Architects' unique eco-residence: Ushida Findlay Architects (UFA) and Holmes are celebrating after receiving planning permission to build a unique eco-friendly residence for five branches of a single......more

Paris’s new promenade
It’s all in the details as Tour Granite receives this curving walkway masterpiece: Linking up the west part of the Parisian financial district La Defense with Nanterre via the Tour Granite, this 90 m long footbridge winding through a......more

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