Issue No.223 // 22 December 2009
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As 2009 comes to a close Zaha Hadid tops WAN 100 Most Viewed Projects list

Architecture's most favourite designer is Zaha's official. Having yet again topped a WAN's 100 Most Viewed list the vivacious architect has proven that the toils of one of the toughest financial years since her career began have had no bearing on her pulling power. Hadid's Dorobanti Tower project was viewed over 16,500 times this year but she also dominated the Top 100 with 11 projects on the list, 7 of which appeared in the Top 20. The top five projects proved to be some of the most controversial throughout the year with Dorobanti Tower described as......more

Peaking through the mountains
Mountainous inspiration for Rossignol world headquarters: The world headquarters of Rossignol, a leading manufacturer of skiing equipment, has been designed by Hérault-Arnod Architects and, set in the French Alps, takes inspiration from its......more

A heavy head
Heavily cantilevered steelworks headquarters completes in Linz: Offering 'intelligent steel solutions' to their customers, voestalpine chose a design for their new office in Linz, Austria that would act as a bold structure to lead by example. Penned by......more

Koolhaas returns home
De Rotterdam will be the largest building in the Netherlands: Rem Koolhaas is finally set to crown his home city of Rotterdam with a new landmark tower after years spent with the project on hold. Designed by Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan......more

A game of two halves
Allies and Morrison first to convert football stadium for residential use: Built on what was once home to Arsenal Football Club, Highbury Square is the first conversion of a former football stadium for residential use. Designed by Allies and Morrison......more

BIG education centre for Faroes
BIG wins largest ever commission on the Faroe Islands: BIG, in collaboration with Fuglark, Lemming & Eriksson, Sámal Johannesen, Martin E. Leo and KJ Elrad have won the largest ever commission on the Faroe Islands for a 19,200 sq m Education Centre......more

Bound fore Hersham
Subterranean hotel proposed for Surrey golf complex: Strict planning regulations in London's Green Belt have allowed hotel and resort architects ReardonSmith to innovate a subterranean hotel bound for Hersham Golf Club in Surrey. Plans are now......more

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