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Architects propose sandy-formed, stone age-looking designs for Cottesloe Beach Pavilion in Australia

WA Contents • Jul 23, 2019 • 167

Architects propose sandy-formed, stone age-looking designs for Cottesloe Beach Pavilion in Australia

The Minderoo Group has unveiled four finalists competing for the Cottesloe Beach foreshore and the Indiana Tea House building which will be built along Perth’s Cottesloe Beach in Australia.

West Australian investment group Minderoo Group launched a competition to reinvigorate the Cottesloe Beach foreshore and the existing Indiana Tea House building which was completed in 1996. The Minderoo Group has selected four finalists and unveiled their first design concepts for a public review which was published on the company's website. The selected finalists include: Durbach Block Jaggers Architects - OHLO Studio and ASPECT Studios (NSW + WA), Kerry Hill Architects with Aspect Studios (WA) and Dangar Barin Smith, Neeson Murcutt + N (...)

Next Office designs mixed-use tower with suspended volumes in Shiraz

WA Contents • Jul 23, 2019 • 239

Next Office designs mixed-use tower with suspended volumes in Shiraz

Iranian architect Alireza Taghaboni's firm Next Office has released design for a new mixed-use tower in Shiraz, Iran. The 24-storey tower is currently under construction ad will create a strong landmark in the north of Shiraz and adjacent to Afarinesh Boulevard.

Named Afarinesh Tower, the tower will consist of housing, a cinema, sports area, and mixed-use retail program. The striking aspect of the tower is the floating volumes that are suspended in the air.

These two floating masses will be designed for the cinema, where these spaces lose their initial rigid order when it is conceived as the recreational areas. As the tower climbs up, it changes the floors’ levels and creates different voids.

The architect t (...)

Kengo Kuma selected to design the new expansion of the Gulbenkian Garden in Lisbon

WA Contents • Jul 23, 2019 • 163

Kengo Kuma selected to design the new expansion of the Gulbenkian Garden in Lisbon

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been selected to design the new expansion of the Gulbenkian's Garden in Lisbon, Portugal. According to Publico, Kuma's choice was reported two weeks ago by the weekly Expresso and the choice of Kengo Kuma would be presented publicly on July 19 - since the decision came "unanimously". Kengo Kuma and Associates has not made an official announcement yet.

The Gulbenkian Foundation's garden is situated in Lisbon, and reportedly, the acclaimed architect will design the new expansion as well as the new entrance to the former Center for Modern Art (CAM), now called the Modern Collection of the Gulbenkian Museum.

According to the chairman of the board of directors of Gulbenkian, Isabel Mot (...)

ETH Zurich and NCCR DFAB's monolithic columns present new tectonics of concrete printed architecture

WA Contents • Jul 23, 2019 • 255

ETH Zurich and NCCR DFAB's monolithic columns present new tectonics of concrete printed architecture

ETH Zurich, in collaboration with NCCR DFAB, has revealed an installation of a group of concrete columns that have been produced by using 3D-printed technology to present new tectonics of concrete printed architecture.

The installation, named Concrete Choreography, was created for the Origen Festival in Riom, Switzerland and the high-tech concrete show includes consists of nine, individually designed, 2.7-metre tall columns.

Video courtesy of NCCR DFAB

Each column was produced with 3D-printed concrete at full height in 2.5 hours with the process developed at ETH Zurich, with the support of NCCR DFAB.

A group of students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Digital Fabrication and Architecture explore the unique (...)

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos completes small food shop with green elements in Spain

WA Contents • Jul 23, 2019 • 185

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos completes small food shop with green elements in Spain

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos has completed a small food shop with green infills in the centre of Elda, Alicante, Spain. Called Kekomo, the architects converted an existing commercial building into a new shop with 60-square-metre space dedicated to the public.

Kekomo is a place selling ready-made meals where the outstanding features of its service are innovation in the variety of Japanese influenced dishes and preparation based on traditional techniques.

The premises open onto Pi y Margall Street in Elda where the façade is faced with tiles of artisanal aesthetics which combine several models in graphite grey.

The neutral, dark façade is intended to avoid taking attention away from the warm interior and t (...)

Call for applications to Norman Foster Foundation's Robotics Atelier in Madrid

WA Contents • Jul 23, 2019 • 375

Call for applications to Norman Foster Foundation's Robotics Atelier in Madrid

The Norman Foster Foundation has announced the open call for submissions to award ten scholarships for students to take part in the third edition of the Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier, with the support of the Rolex Institute. Application deadline is 25th August 2019, 24:00 CEST (Madrid time).

How will robots influence the future of design processes and the built environment?The Robotics Atelier 2019 will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 4 – 8 November 2019. As usual, the Atelier will gather a team of ten granted scholars drawn from diverse backgrounds of architecture, arts and humanities, computational design and digital fabrication that will explore new opportunities combining emerging technologies and experimenta (...)

OMA reveals design for polyhedron International Conference and Exchange Center in Shenzhen

WA Contents • Jul 22, 2019 • 633

OMA reveals design for polyhedron International Conference and Exchange Center in Shenzhen

OMA has won an international competition to design the International Conference and Exchange Center (IFEC) in Shenzhen, China - the studio saw off seven international architecture firms in the competition.

The project, led by OMA Partner and Director of OMA projects in Asia Chris van Duijn, will combine large scale conference facilities with a 400-room hotel and public program. Located at the waterfront of Qianhai, the New District in the Pearl River Delta, IFEC will form a beacon for the ships sailing along the 21st century maritime silk road.

The complex functions as a connector between Qianhai’s future main public transport hub and a waterfront park, which links the various Qianhai districts through a shared public a (...)

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

WA Contents • Jul 22, 2019 • 1049

Plano Humano Arquitectos creates dynamic building with automated wooden shutters in Lisboa

Lisboa-based architecture firm Plano Humano Arquitectos has converted an old service building into a new apartment with automated wooden shutters that add new texture to the existing streetscape in Lisboa, Portugal.

The new apartment, called Edificio Lisbon Wood, was transformed from a state service building - the tourism general offices, into a new apartment that contains 15 residential units and 2 shops, connected by common leisure spaces, such as gardens, a gym and a spa.

The architects wanted to give a new life to an existing building, within it's story and excellent location. The project, covering 3,882-square-metre area, intended to provide the building with features of a current architecture. The firm used new mater (...)

BIG, RCR Arquitectes and MVRDV among shortlist to compete for EU TUMO Convergence Center

WA Contents • Jul 22, 2019 • 515

BIG, RCR Arquitectes and MVRDV among shortlist to compete for EU TUMO Convergence Center

Strong shortlist has been announced for the EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Science competition in Yerevan, Armenia. Three giant firms, BIG -Bjarke Ingels Group, Pritzker Prize-winning firm RCR Arquitectes and MVRDV were selected as the finalists who will proceed to the next phase of the EU TUMO Convergence Center architectural competition.

After three weeks of competition, the competition received submissions from 67 firms across 24 countries and two weeks of jury deliberation, now three international firms were selected to compete in the next phase.

BIG, RCR Arquitectes and MVRDV were selected by a jury led by Hashim Sarkis, dean of the MIT Department of Architecture and Urban Planning and curator of t (...)

The BIG 5 Construct Qatar returns to support $150 billion of planned projects in Qatar

WA Contents • Jul 22, 2019 • 600

The BIG 5 Construct Qatar returns to support $150 billion of planned projects in Qatar

After a successful launch edition, The Big 5 Construct Qatar will return on 23 - 25 September 2019 at Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre (DECC). Qatar has over $150bn of known planned and un-awarded projects, according to a report released by The Big 5 Construct Qatar and MEED Projects.

dmg events' The Big 5 Construct Qatar 2019, will be a great platform for you to sell your current products to new clients and remind those people you’ve worked with before that you’re at the top of your game. Construction and transport projects make up approximately 86% of the total current value of planned projects in Qatar.

World Architecture Community is media partner of The Big 5 Construct Qatar 2019. You can still register to (...)