Issue No.213 // 13 October 2009
 
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Construction of Hamburg's cultural jewel reaches mid-point

When people ask where you live they tend to expect a rather drab response. When people ask the lucky homeowners of this new development in Hamburg where they live, the answer will be much more arresting: "I live in Elbphilarmonie," they will say, and the interrogator shall be dumbstruck. Having occupied the books at Herzog & de Meuron since 2003, Elbphilarmonie is one of the most anticipated builds in the German metropolitan city. Designed as the icon of the new cultural epicentre on Hamburg's harbour, the......more

UNstudio win the toss for Dalian
China chooses iconic play on traditional football stadium: UNstudio has won the limited competition for a 40,000 spectator football stadium for the most successful club in the Chinese Super League: Dalian Shide FC. The stadium will be built in the club’s......more

Mega-project set for Qatar
KEO design vast tower complex for Qatar Financial District: KEO International Consultants have released their monumental designs for BARWA’s prestigious Financial District Project in Doha, Qatar. The comprehensive designs for the mixed use complex......more

A symphony for sight
Toronto's last 'jewel in the crown' for cultural foundation completes: Catalysed by the ‘Bilbao effect’, Toronto has seen its latest cultural by-product, the Royal Conservatory’s Telus Centre for Performance and Learning develop into a feast for the eyes as......more

The modern age of Krakow
Futuristic SOF hotel brings new era of design to upcoming business destination: When you think of Krakow you may be imagining some of the World Heritage Site’s 6,000 picturesque and historic buildings, most of which were virtually untouched by air......more

Gehry part two
Full steam ahead for Gehry’s Weisman Art Museum: Despite a weak economy, which caused many cultural projects around the globe to be put on hold, the Weisman Art Museum’s multimillion-dollar expansion project at the University of Minnesota is happily......more

Looking to the heavens
Spectacular new church intended to symbolize the arched vault of the heavens: Manfredi Nicoletti has presented this dramatic design for a church to act as the central structure in the new 2000 home satellite district of Segrate, Santamonica, located in the......more

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