“Shopping Pillow Terraces” by OFIS Arhitekti

The city council of Slovenian capitol Ljubljana approved the project “Shopping Pillow Terraces” designed by. Construction for this new mixed-use building on Ljubljana’s main pedestrian street is scheduled to start in mid-2011. “Shopping Pillow Terraces” is the result of an invited competition from 2009.

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OP Architecture Wins Special Jury Prize In International Competition For Jewish Memorial

Danish OP architecture in collaboration with Rambøll Engineering were among the five winners of the international competition for a memorial to Frankfurt’s more than 10,000 deported Jews.

135 entries from around the world participated in the first phase of the open competition, out of which 20 were anonymously selected for the second phase and further processing. The jury awarded five proposals; three second prizes and two special prizes.

The memorial is located next to the historical ‘Grossmarkthalle’ in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from which more than 10,000 Jews were collected and deported to concentration camps in the period 1941 to 1945. In the same site, the European Central Bank’s new headquarters, a high-rise designed by Austrian architectural firm Coop Himmelblau, will be erected.

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Choi+Shine Wins BSA Unbuilt Architecture Award For ‘Land of Giants’

Brookline, MA-based Jin Choi & Thomas Shine of Choi+Shine recently received the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Award for their “Land of Giants” project. The project was originally submitted for an Icelandic pylon competition, where it received an honorable mention. The competition was to find a new typology for Iceland’s high voltage power lines and pylons.

This design transforms mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design.

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NL Architects Wins 1st Place For ‘Multi Mill’, Outdoor Cultural Stage In Amsterdam

Amsterdam-based NL Architects have won the competition to design a cultural stage in the Port of Amsterdam.

A description of NL Architects’ winning entry ‘Multi Mill’ in below:

Cultural Stage

“The Port of Amsterdam commissioned Roos Burger & Yvon Yzermans, two collaborating art historians, to develop a cultural facility in Houthavens West.

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ADEPT + Sou Fujimoto Win Swedish Media Library Competition

Danish ADEPT, Japanese SOU FUJIMOTO Architects and an advisory team consisting of Topotek1, Rambøll A/S and Bosch & Fjord win the competition for a new library in Falun, Sweden, with the project “Dalarna Media Arena”. The project, which consists of a 3000m2 library and an adjoining plaza, is a part of Dalarna University campus. Dalarna Media Arena is a reinterpretation of the library – a multifunctional event- and knowledge center – targeting students and teachers as well as the local community.

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JA Joubert Architecture Wins International Competition For Masterplan In Tirana, Albania

JA Joubert Architecture, a Rotterdam-based architectural office, has won first prize in an international competition for a new neighborhood in Tirana, Albania.

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“The Vanishing Mosque” – RUX Wins “Design As Reform” Competition

The traffic design competition announced winners of its multi-discipline design competition. The winner of the Mosque category is Manhattan-based design studio RUX with their entry “The Vanishing Mosque”.

Winners were picked by the competition’s four judges: Alexander von Vegesack (Vitra Design Museum), Dr. Sami Angawi (Amar Centre for Architectural Heritage), Renny Ramakers (Droog), Rami Farook (traffic)

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Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station Competition Public Choice Awarded To Austin-Smith: Lord

Austin-Smith: Lord has recently taken the public choice prize for the Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station Competition.

Austin-Smith: Lord was one of six architectural practices chosen from over 43 international entrants to participate in a limited invitation design competition for the new £15m Stoke bus station. Other shortlisted practices included Wilkinson Eyre, John McAslan + Partners, Grimshaw, BDP and Zaha Hadid.

Following the formal submission the team were delighted to see that the practice had topped both the Council’s own public vote and The Architects’ Journal’s peer vote when the schemes were anonymously placed on websites for an ‘X-Factor’ style vote on the preferred solution.

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