Foster + Partners’ Lusail Iconic Stadium For Qatar 2022 Is Revealed At “Leaders in Football” Conference In London

As the venue for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid, the Lusail Iconic Stadium will provide a world-class football facility for 86,250 spectators during the opening ceremony, group games and final. Reflecting Doha’s culture and heritage, the stadium is designed to be highly energy efficient and capable of performing in extreme summer climatic conditions.

The stadium has a near-circular footprint and sits on the masterplan’s primary axis, which divides the stadium precinct into two halves. Encircled by a reflective pool of water, spectators cross the ‘moat’ to enter the building via six bridges. An outer pedestrian concourse extends from the water towards an array of smaller amenity buildings and a hotel at the stadium’s perimeter.

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RIBA 2010 Award Winners

dRMM’s Clapham Manor Primary School, London, UK

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) just announced 102 buildings that were awarded for the 2010 Awards. These buildings, 93 sprawled across the UK and 9 in the rest of the EU, include 6 which were nominated for the Stirling Prize.

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New US Embassy In London By KieranTimberlake

U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Louis B. Susman, and Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Adam Namm, announced today that KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has won the design competition for the New London Embassy.

KieranTimberlake’s design met the goal of creating a modern, welcoming, timeless, safe and energy efficient embassy for the 21st century. Their concept most fully satisfied the requirements outlined in the design competition’s mission statement. The concept holds the greatest potential for developing a truly iconic embassy and is on the leading edge of sustainable design. KieranTimberlake is an architectural firm known for its commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility.

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Work On 10 Hills Place By Amanda Levete Architects Is Now Complete

London practice Amanda Levete Architects have completed the facade of an office building off Oxford Street in London.

Located at 10 Hills Place, the project consists of four glazed slashes in the aluminium surface, funneling light down into the offices.

The architects drew on technology normally used to build ship hulls.

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Clapham Manor Primary School // London // UK // dRMM

Local dRMM (Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan) recently completed Clapham Manor Primary School in London, UK. This new teaching wing – an extension to an existing Victorian board school building – offers classrooms, performance space, staff facilities, reception and improved access while maximizing play space.

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One New Change // London // UK // Jean Nouvel

In 2003, Land Securities launched a competition to find a world class architect. For one of London’s most prestigious developments. Someone with the extraordinary brilliance, shining talent and rare vision, to design a landmark that would respect its unique historical setting. To create a building of artistic integrity.

They found him in the internationally acclaimed French architect Jean Nouvel.

‘The design of One New Change is about enriching the City with a new sort of modernity, one that reaches beyond itself to speak, to contemplate and to reveal the diverse character of its surroundings. It is a contemporary building which will set up a dialogue with St Paul’s and the neighboring buildings. The proposed design is calm and deferential to St Paul’s Cathedral and provides a unique opportunity to bring the public into the site. – JEAN NOUVEL

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‘Common Of Houses’ Competition Winners Announced

'Common Of Houses' Competition

‘Common Houses’, the design entry by Jude Barber and Phil Zoechbauer of Glasgow-based Collective Architecture, has recently been announced winner of the Common of Houses Competition.

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Microflat // London // UK // Piercy Conner

The Piercy Conner Microflat is a small, efficiently designed, high quality, compact dwelling that is around two thirds the size of a conventional inner-city one bedroom flat.

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