Issue No.353 // 04 October 2011
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An absent Zaha reigns supreme
Luke Hayes

ZHA wins Stirling Prize for second year running despite high hopes for Velodrome

This time last year we celebrated with Zaha Hadid as she received a long-awaited Stirling Prize for the MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome, seemingly the only architectural gong missing from her now overflowing awards cabinet. Few architecture firms are able to boast two Stirling Prizes (Foster + Partners and Wilkinson Eyre formerly standing alone) however Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) can now add their name to this elite class of design excellence after this Saturday receiving a second title for the exquisite Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton - the first school building ever to win the Stirling Prize. Despite her obvious elation at the awards twelve months ago Hadid was absent from Saturday’s official ceremony, instead sending her right hand man - and WAN judge - Patrik Schumacher......more

Run to the hills
Humble boathouse replacement project in More og Romsdal, Norway utilises existing materials with outstanding results: This beautifully simple boathouse in the remote Aure Kommune region is the work of local Norwegian architects TYIN tegnestue......more

First project in Isreal for Fosters
Foster + Partners to design Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences in Jerusalem: Foster and Partners has been selected to design the new Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The global design......more

Come rain or shine...
Beach Shelters in Bexhill offer sustainable solution to tumultuous British weather: England may be in the throes of an Indian Summer but over the next few months horizontal rain is sure to pelt the graying shores as sea mist rolls over the UK’s pebbly......more

Less is more
Times Square to get a $27m makeover: New York’s Times Square is the top tourist attraction in the world according to Travel and Leisure magazine. But those familiar with the area might see it as more theme park than great urban space. A new proposal......more

Strength in numbers...
Ingenious private residence on triangular site completes in Leiden, Netherlands: As part of an eleven-project series, Pasel Kuenzel Architects has now completed this elegant private residence in the Dutch university city of Leiden. Entitled V12K0102, the 30m......more

A little gem in Australia
Eco-residence in picturesque Queensland landscape 'pride and joy' of retired couple: Though coming in at only 144 sq m in floor area, this little gem packs a punch when it comes to considered eco design. The two bedroom, two bathroom, home office......more

From around the world
Mbombela Football & Rugby Stadium
Kalzip FC Façade
Urban Design - Bjarke Ingels Group
ARCHIVE celebrates World Habitat Day
'We got a great response from a diverse group of people!' Nicole Bailey, Human Resource Executive, dwp

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