Issue No.400 // 04 September 2012
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WAN's top 100

In celebration of our 400th issue of News Review, here are the top 100 most viewed projects of 2012

Today we celebrate the 400th issue of our weekly News Review with a run-down of the top 100 most viewed projects on World Architecture News this year. Topping the list is the shortlist announcement for the 2012 WAN Hotel of the Year Award, closely followed by a news report on Deep Ocean Technology's Water Discus Hotel in Dubai, where an international collaboration has moved one step closer to realising this futuristic underwater hospitality centre. In compiling our Top 100 thus far in 2012, it soon became clear that tall towers are high up on the list of WAN readers' favourites with Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill's Dancing Dragons, Atkins' Ad Astra Tower in Batumi, Georgia and Skidmore, Owings and Merrills' One World Trade Centre in New York all making the top ten. These established names were joined by the similarly well-recognised Santiago.......more

Frank Gehry to design Facebook HQ
Frank Gehry is to design the new campus for the social media pioneers, thought to be the largest open-plan office in the world: Facebook has announced that their latest office design - the headquarters in San Francisco - will be designed by......more

Approval for Erick van Egeraat
Renowned Dutch architect receives green light for new university building in Moscow: Erick van Egeraat's design for the new Sberbank University has been formally approved by the Moscow regional state expertise. The Dutch architect won the.....more

Rem Koolhaas receives recognition
RIBA name the founder of OMA and Pritzker Prize-winner Rem Koolhaas as the latest recipient of the Jencks Award 2012: The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has just announced that Rem Koolhaas, founder of OMA, is to receive the 2012.....more

A makeover in Memmingen
Ageing home given a fresh look to interior and exterior by Soho Architektur: Located in the southern parts of the historic centre of Memmingen, Soho Architektur built a townhouse with two housing units. Designed as a 'three-window house' its appearance......more

Common Ground winners announced
Golden Lions awarded to Japan and Urban Think Tank with Justin McGuirk: The winners of the la Biennale di Venezia 13th International Architecture Exhibition: 'Common Ground' have been announced today. Directed by David Chipperfield, the......more

A Walk in the Park
A Garden of Natural History planned alongside a new Natural History Museum: A new Natural History Museum has been planned in the heart of Copenhagen. Its location is within the historical setting of the city's Botanical Garden. It is the result of the......more

From around the world
Melkwegbridge, Purmerend
First engineering jury gives their comments on Fast + Epp
WAN's Elena Collins reports from the Venice Biennale
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