Issue No.221 // 08 December 2009
 
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The great and the good
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Announcing the winners of WAN Awards 2009 Commercial Sector

It was always going to be the biggest. Of the six sectors, the fifth in 2009, the Commercial Sector Awards were always going to be the most competitive and hard fought. Winning an award in this sector can have significant value for both the architect (winning new business) and the client (increased property value and/or letting demand). So it came as no surprise that the volume and quality of entries broke all previous records with many of the top firms vying for the winning position. Over the two categories, Built and Un-built, the range and scope of the projects impressed the judges. Projects reaching the shortlist ranged from a stunning cafe......more

Viñoly's Vdara opens
Megalithic CityCenter hotel adds sparkle back to the Las Vegas development: Rafael Viñoly's 1,495 room Las Vegas hotel opened yesterday (1 Dec) bringing the completion of the $8.5billion CityCenter MGM development a giant step closer to......more

Vertical horizons
London's Shard continues skyward: Despite the credit crunch, despite the collapse of half of the world’s financial system, despite the latest credit crisis in Dubai, the Shard, Europe’s tallest tower continues to rise out of the ground. That was the message......more

Turning down the heat
Côtes d’Azur high school receives designer cooling solution: N+B Architectes were tasked with creating a flexible and sustainable solution for a school struggling in the sweltering Côtes d’Azur climate in France. The solution, which added a......more

Stadium 'super-idea'
Alternative design proposal submitted for Winter Olympics complex: Asadov Architectural Studio, Project-KS and Grado Project Company have submitted an alternative design concept to the State Corporation, Olympstroy for the 2014 Winter Olympic......more

Unity through diversity
Three approaches to the individual faces of the Hotel Missoni: Allan Murray Architects were commissioned in late 2003 by Kilmartin Property Group and HBOS to design a new mixed use development for the site of the former Lothian Region Council......more

Iconising sustainability
World Sustainability Centre winner chosen: The Sustainability Centre Foundation, the Delft University of Technology and the Cartesius Institute have chosen their winner for the World Sustainability Centre Afsluitdijk design which could......more

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