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    YULIN Artistic Center - Challenge Design

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    YULIN Artistic Center - Challenge Design

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    Innovation Curve - Form4 Architecture

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    Lone Tree Pedestrian Bridge - Fentress Architects

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    Virtua Samson Cancer Center - FCA

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    Virtua Samson Cancer Center - FCA


Improving lives: Global architecture for craft, care and car avoidance

Alison Carter
18 Jun 2019

An artistic sanctuary, a three legged building for cancer care and pedestrians avoid 90,000 cars - life enhancing architecture for WAN Awards.

Topping the cliff in Longxing, Chongqing, The YULIN Artistic Center by Challenge Design, an entry in the Wood in Architecture category, overlooks the panoramic scenery far into the distance. The simplicity of materials and construction reflects the minimalist design concept and follows the natural landscape. By making full use of the dramatic height drop and ingenious angles, the centre moulds into the natural part of the mountain and can be seen from a mile away.

Virtua Samson Cancer Center - FCA is an entry in the Adaptive Reuse category. The 48,000 square-foot Virtua Samson Cancer Center opened its doors to patients in October 2018. The facility in Moorestown, NJ, USA, provides a full range of oncology services to the South Jersey residents in a White Box,  “supported” by three white column legs, with an implied fourth leg absent. This reflects that cancer isn’t a normal event, the White Box isn’t a normal, straightforward entry point – it’s off-balance.

An entry in the Commercial category the Innovation Curve, entered by Form4 Architecture, is a 24,702 square-meter, LEED Platinum campus on the edge of the Stanford Research Park. The mid-level blue horizontal ribbon shading element follows the shape of the classic R&D timeline; from creative spark, though trial and tribulation, to welcome success. Ever conscious of the importance of sustainability, the envelope shading strategy, conceived in a lyrical way, takes on a form evocative of this entrepreneurial spirit.

The Lone Tree Pedestrian Bridge entered by Fentress Architects in the Transport category meets the needs of a thriving residential and business community with a fast-growing population in the City of Lone Tree, Colorado.  Children, walkers, joggers, and bicyclists no longer have to avoid Lincoln Avenue’s 90,000 cars a day, this essential connection between the north and south areas of Lone Tree unites open parkland, businesses, schools, and residential communities.


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