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Design District, billed as "London's landmark new creativity hub," has opened on the Greenwich Peninsula, with a campus of sixteen buildings designed by half as many architects, including Barozzi Veiga, David Kohn Architects, and SelgasCano. John Hill


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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the six buildings in the running for the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize, which annually awards the "UK's best new building." John Hill


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Vectorworks, Inc. has announced the 2022 release of its suite of software for architecture, landscape, entertainment, and interior design industries: Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD, and Vision. John Hill


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Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has been named a recipient of the Japan Art Association’s 2021 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award, one of the world's most prestigious awards for architects and other artists. John Hill


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The Commercial Observer is reporting that Foster + Partners is working on a new design for 2 World Trade Center, the office tower they were commissioned for but then lost to BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. John Hill


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Saturday, September 11, marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Much rebuilding has taken place on the 16-acre site in these two decades. Here we present a visual tour of the current state of the WTC in Lower Manhattan. John Hill


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He lived his life with a natural cosmopolitan attitude and open-mindedness into his old age. Jörg Schlaich was a quiet and modest man, yet self-confident and without the airs and graces of many of the stars acting on the architecture stage worldwide. Jörg Schlaich died on September 4. Falk Jaeger


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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed the eight shortlisted projects in the WAF Certified Timber Prize 2021, supported for the third consecutive year by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).  John Hill


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Construction has wrapped on the Audrey Irmas Pavilion, the first religious commission for OMA New York. The building leans away from the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple to form a courtyard, bring in natural light, and create a "forward-looking" image for the congregation. John Hill


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New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced the winners of the 2021 National Design Awards, which recognizes design excellence and innovation in nine categories. John Hill


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During a ceremony held in Venice on Monday, August 30, the awards for participation in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, "How will we live together?," and for the best national pavilions were announced. John Hill


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Our URL is staying the same, but as of October 1st the office of World-Architects and its various national platforms will be located at Headsquarter, a co-working space at Talacker 41 in Zurich's first district. John Hill, Elias Baumgarten


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The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) has revealed plans for an expansion to its iconic building. When complete in 2024, the vertical addition will be named for MASP co-founder Pietro Maria Bardi, with its historic building renamed in honor of its architect, Lina Bo Bardi. John Hill


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TCHOBAN VOSS Architects recently completed Ferrum 1, a seven-story office building in Saint Petersburg, Russia, that is highlighted by a sculptural Corten steel facade. Ulf Meyer


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The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) and the Chicago Architectural Club have revealed the seven finalists in the ideas competition that calls for "new, creative visions" for Helmut Jahn's State of Illinois Center/James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. John Hill


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The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design have announced that Mecanoo is this year's recipient of "Europe's Highest Award for Architecture." John Hill


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The Jencks Foundation and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced that the 2021 recipient of the RIBA Charles Jencks Award is Indian architect Anupama Kundoo. John Hill


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Construction is underway on a 34-story tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop for Columbia University, located across the street from its Manhattanville campus and three other buildings designed by the firm. John Hill


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Updated renderings of the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) — designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot for Adelaide's Lot Fourteen development — have been released as the project is submitted for planning approval. John Hill


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On Thursday, July 29th, a 14-year-old boy jumped to his death — the fourth suicide since the climbable sculpture designed by Thomas Heatherwick opened in March 2019. The Vessel promptly closed and was immediately followed by renewed calls to install higher barriers. John Hill


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Instead of opening to fanfare this week, the Marble Arch Mound, a temporary installation designed by MVRDV for the western end of London's Oxford Street, was derided by visitors and mocked online for failing to meet expectations. John Hill


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The design of the seventh MPavilion, designed by Italy's MAP studio, has been unveiled. Called "The LightCatcher," the project will be erected in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens and start hosting events in November. John Hill


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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 16 projects from 11 countries receiving 2021 International Awards for Excellence; all projects are now in the running for the third RIBA International Prize. John Hill


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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the 478-strong shortlist for the 2020/21 WAF Awards, which will be decided at the FIL exhibition center in Lisbon at the beginning of December – delayed one year due to the pandemic. John Hill


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The National Gallery has selected a team led by New York's Selldorf Architects to work on "a suite of capital projects," including a remodeling of the postmodern Sainsbury Wing on Trafalgar Square, that will mark the London institution's Bicentenary — "NG200" — in 2024. John Hill


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Glenstone Museum has released renderings of a new building designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners that will house a major sculpture by Richard Serra. It is set to open on the museum's grounds in Potomac, Maryland, next year. John Hill


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Although the Nakagin Capsule Tower, an icon of Metabolist architecture in Tokyo designed by Kisho Kurokawa, could not be saved, plans are afoot to remove the capsules, refurbish them, and donate them to museums in and beyond Japan. John Hill


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The Park Union Bridge opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 1st, one year after the US Olympic Museum opened to the public. The bridge and building are designed by New... John Hill


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The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the winners of the 2021 AIASF Design Awards. The awards were announced during a virtual ceremony held on the last day of June. John Hill


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Alison Killing, an architect and geospatial analyst, is part of a team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner in International Reporting for a series "that used satellite imagery and architectural expertise," John Hill


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The Startup Lions Campus, designed by Kéré Architecture, has opened on the banks of Lake Turkana. The building's form, inspired by termite mounds, naturally ventilates the interior spaces and creates a local landmark. John Hill


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Delayed by the pandemic, the Domus Aurea, Emperor Nero's first-century palace, opened to the public on June 23rd. It features a new entrance by Stefano Boeri, new lighting by ERCO, and the exhibition Raphael and the Domus Aurea: The Invention of the Grotesques. John Hill


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For a small town like Arles, not far away from the Cote d’Azur, Frank O. Gehry’s tower is a landmark because of its height and twisted shape; yet even without its shininess, the building at the heart of the new art campus in France would stand out. The 11,000 stainless steel panels that cover... Ulf Meyer


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Puppy, the massive Jeff Koons sculpture that sits proudly in front of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, requires restoration work totaling 100,000€. The Guggenheim is asking the public to fund the work through donations. John Hill


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Richard Meier & Partners Architects, the firm started by its namesake in 1963, is now Meier Partners, coinciding with the 86-year-old architect's retirement and reflecting the firm's effort to move past the sexual... John Hill


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The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has announced the Next Generation prize winners in the sixth cycle of its LafargeHolcim Awards: 21 "visionary concepts" by students and practitioners up to 30 years of age in five regions. John Hill


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