The WAF Manifesto

Headlines22. February 2017
By: John Hill
2016 WAF Building of the Year: National Museum in Szczecin – Dialogue Centre Przelomy (Photo courtesy of WAF)
Entries for the 10th edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), which will take place at Arena Berlin from 15 to 17 November 2017, are now open, accompanied by a manifesto "identifying key challenges which architects will need to address over the next ten years."
Serpentine Pavilion 2017, Designed by Francis Kéré, Design Render, Exterior (Image: © Kéré Architecture)
Diébédo Francis Kéré – the architect from Burkina Faso who heads Berlin-based Kéré Architecture – has been commissioned to design the 17th annual Serpentine Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens.

Koolhaas Tapped for MPavilion

Headlines20. February 2017
By: John Hill
David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas (Photo: Jane Hobson, courtesy Barbican Art Gallery)
The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the commission for the fourth annual MPavilion has been awarded to OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture. The project will be designed by partners Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten.

MoMA PS1 YAP Winner Announced

Headlines17. February 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Courtesy of Jenny Sabin Studio
Ithaca, New York's Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen has been selected as the winner of the 18th annual Young Architect's Program. The installation will take over MoMA PS1's courtyard in Long Island City, Queens, this summer.

Learning from a Master Architect

Headlines17. February 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Courtesy of MasterClass
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry will give an online master class on design and architecture as part of MasterClass's series of "online classes from world-renowned instructors."

5 Finalists for EU Mies Award

Headlines15. February 2017
By: John Hill
All images courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe
During a press conference today the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the five finalists in the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award: three cultural facilities and two collective housing projects.

2016 Europe 40 Under 40

Headlines 8. February 2017
By: John Hill
Alfredo Muñoz, ABIBOO Architecture: House H (Photo: João Morgado)
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design have announced the latest roundup of "the most promising and emerging design talent in Europe" in their biennial Europe 40 Under 40 competition.
Denise Scott Brown in Las Vegas in the late 1960s (Photo via Architect's Journal)
American architect Denise Scott Brown is the 2017 recipient of the Architects' Journal's Jane Drew Prize, "a lifetime achievement award [that] recognizes an architectural designer who through their work has raised the profile of women in architecture."
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The Times Square Alliance's ninth annual Times Square Valentine Heart was unveiled this morning during a rainy ceremony. The Office for Creative Research's We Were Strangers Once Too is billed as "a public data sculpture highlighting the role that immigrants have played in the founding, development, and continued vibrancy of New York City."
Peninsula Place aerial (Image: Uniform)
Developer Knight Dragon has unveiled the 1.4 million square foot Peninsula Place project, the first building in London to be designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, as part of the transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.