Issue No.298 // 17 August 2010
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Winners of Civic Buildings WAN AWARDS 2010 revealed

The quality of entries for this year’s Civic Buildings category was so high that even the longlists of 25 had to be expanded to 32 to accommodate judges’ requests. This set the pace for the awards and the competition was so hot that even at the 11th hour, a request for three joint winners was tabled in the un-built category. The stalemate was finally resolved with two joint winners and a one highly commended. As such, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the winners of the Civic Buildings Unbuilt category are Hariri Pontarini Architects......more

Hear them roar
East meets west as giant digital origami tigers go on display in Berlin for WWF: Adopted by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), these 2.5m by 7m origami tigers are currently on display in Washington Square, outside Berlin’s central station to raise aware.....more

Gehry reworked
Frank Gehry’s Santa Monica Place Mall gets a much-needed upgrade from Omniplan: This weekend marked the official reopening of Frank Gehry’s modernised Santa Monica Place Mall in California. Crowds stormed the gates, bodies flooding the complex......more

Picture perfect
Intimate portrait of James Byres to go on show at Paris Biennale in September: A recently-discovered portrait of James Byres (1733-1817), the Scottish 18th century architect, art dealer and antiquary, will be exhibited by Bernheimer-Colnaghi at the......more

Just say Yas
O1A present sumptuous new project - Yas Island Yacht Club in Abu Dhabi: Perched on the water's edge on 25 sq km Yas Island is an undulating, voluptuous new form courtesy of Omiros One Architecture. The Yas Island Yacht Club proudly stands......more

Taj Mahal Palace brought back to life
India's celebrated Taj Mahal Palace reopens this Sunday after extensive terrorist damage: Mumbai’s imposing Taj Mahal Palace and Tower – now officially renamed as The Taj Mahal Palace – it to be reopened on Sunday 15th August after extensive......more

Made in China
China Merchants Zhangzhou attempt to replicate home town of Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali is one of the most frequently imitated artists in the world, but it seems he has started to inspire more than just surrealist paintings. It has been reported that......more

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