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London Gate, United Kingdom

Monday 26 Jul 2010

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London Gate by WAN Editorial in United Kingdom
London Gate by WAN Editorial in United Kingdom
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27/07/10 niko, Toronto
Yikes, is this guy putting a Vulcan mind meld on these Jury members? Did he supply the catering for the jury deliberations?
Something doesn't smell right.
27/07/10 lz, nyc
Well, it's not April Fools Day, but it might as well be, what a joke. The same guy, same silly text, same non architecture, same nonsense concept wins again.
Now The Architecture Foundation find themselves in the company of the clown jury who awarded the Thyssenkrupp Dubai Competition to this rubbish.
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26/07/10 martin, Vienna
come on.......not again!!!!......are you kidding us all?.......It is really so easy to win competitions with this ( use an adjective as you wish) scheme over and over?
If you find an interesting competitions in the next months, please dont enter, cause Mr Donis will for sure win with this........dont know again how to call it..........design????
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Donis wins first prize in the international competition ‘A New Landmark for Aldgate’ 

The Architecture Foundation, on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, has selected the ‘London Gate’, designed by Fernando Donis, as the winner of the competition to design a new gateway to the City of London.

For the competition, nearly 100 designs from around the world were presented and judged by a panel including Alderman Mike Bear, City of London; Achim Borchardt Hume, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery; Roger France, Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects; Sarah Ichioka, Director, The Architecture Foundation; and Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture. Participants were required to design a New Aldgate, a temporary landmark on the eastern edge of the City of London, to stand for the duration of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, to open in January 2012.

Rather than creating an entirely new landmark, the ‘London Gate’ will regenerate the City (London’s historic financial centre) by reinventing the antique Ald-gate into a modern outlined ‘access’ for the public at High Street 2012, connecting the East of London and celebrating the Olympic Games. Rather than only functioning as a horizontal gateway, the project also allows vertical access via a glazed elevator platform within it, running along the structure. The scheme works as a public ‘naked’ tower amidst the extravagance of privacies; a post-and-lintel type measuring 100 m by 12 m part of a system of architecture.

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