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Category: Awarded

Liepāja Thermal Bath receives 2016 AAP American Architecture Prize

Steven Christensen Architecture Awarded at 2016 AAP American Architecture Prize for Recreational Architecture

Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California has been named a winner in the first annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide.

The design for Liepāja Thermal Bath and Hotel originates from a keen interest in the formal associations of the dome throughout architectural history, and more precisely, its role within the typology of the public bath.
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M+M Creative Studio Named the Award Winner of the 2016 International Space Design Award IDEA-TOPS for ‘The Best Office Design Award’

Architectural and interior design firm M+M Creative Studio has been honored by the 2016 International Space Design Award, IDEA-TOPS as the winner of “The Best Office Design Award” (awarded December 6, 2016 in Shenzhen, China) for its work on the new corporate headquarters of car shopping company Edmunds.com in Santa Monica, California, USA. The Edmunds.com Headquarters commercial office space was recognized as the winner in this category from over 650+ entrants from around the globe by IDEA-TOPS, which honors and recognizes the best design in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, graphic design, art installation, urban design with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture and design worldwide.
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Revolution 4.0 / by Abdullah Ahmed N Al Dabbous

An Urban Empowerment of Cairo’s Street Children
The award-winning project is an extraction of Abdullah Al Dabbous’s Masters thesis at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

The project stresses the adaptability of Cairo’s unused urban spaces (e.g. spaces under motorway flyovers ) to meet the needs of street children and provide both learning and opportunities for advancement without uprooting them—in other words, by dealing with street children as positive economic assets rather than liabilities.
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Mecanoo wins Shenzhen North Station Urban Design competition

With a scheme of twelve staggering skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network and a beautiful green urban park, Mecanoo architecten has been named the winner of the urban design competition for the Shenzhen North Station business district. The 1,36 million square metres development encompasses offices, retail space, apartments and a hotel, integrated with Shenzhen North railway and metro station.

Mecanoo’s proposal aims to create a strong identity for the neighbourhood. The main buildings of the business district are set around a central urban park and vary in height between 278 and 428 metres. By situating the transportation nodes on the subterranean levels, the public park appears as an open green space, something the area currently lacks.

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Walker Warner Architects Honored by AIA San Francisco for Quintessa Pavilions

The thoughtfully designed wine tasting pavilions are sustainably built and one with nature.

San Francisco, United States, 2017-07-05 – Walker Warner Architects has been awarded a coveted Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIA SF) chapter for the newly completed Quintessa Pavilions in Napa Valley, Calif. The firm designed the original Quintessa Estate Winery in 2003. Walker Warner Architects’ portfolio of estate projects and custom residences in the Western United States and Hawaii showcases simple elegance and sensitivity to the environment.
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World Architecture Community Awards Winners Announced!

World Architecture Community is proud to announce the Winners of the 24th Cycle of the World Architecture Community Awards 10+5. Again, we had a great list of projects from all over the globe, spanning from Lithuania to India, from Brazil to Oman, from Iran to the United States, overall from 17 different countries.

10+5 projects were selected by the votes of our jury composed of Honorary Members and Winners of earlier cycles (10) and by the rates of World Architecture Community Members (5), in each of the 3 categories, namely Realised, Designed and Student.

You may now consult all of the awarded projects at the World Architecture Community WA Awards Winners section. Three of these winners are listed below, but make sure to review all of the winners.

Bamboo Art Pavilion / by Akasha

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Bamboo is very common in Vietnam and other tropical countries as well. Bamboo is free self-element by mean of anti- manipulation processing, but difficult of construction. In Vietnam our local great masters had knowed and transfered a best simple detail of connecting them together by only a short bamboo sticks.
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20 Projects Shortlisted for US$ 1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Lisbon, 30 April 2013 — The shortlist of nominees for the 2013 cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture was announced today by the Master Jury. The 20 nominees for the US$ 1 million prize range from a modern high rise apartment block to a bridge. Shortlisted projects are located in Afghanistan, Austria, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Palestine, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The shortlist includes:
1. Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School, Herat, Afghanistan
2. Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria
3. Gaoligong Museum of Handcraft Paper, Gaoligong Mountain, China
4. Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort, Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
5. Mbaru Niang, Wae Rebo Village, Flores Island, Indonesia
6. Apartment No.1, Mahallat, Iran
7. Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz, Iran
8. Reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp, Tripoli, Lebanon
9. Hassan II Bridge, Rabat, Morocco
10. Mohammed VI Soccer Academy, Salé, Morocco
11. Preservation of Sacred and Collective Oasis, Guelmim Region, Morocco
12. Revival of Birzeit’s Historic Centre, Birzeit, Palestine
13. Girubuntu Primary School, Kigali, Rwanda
14. Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, Limpopo, South Africa
15. Post-Tsunami Rehabilitation of Kirinda Houses, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
16. Hospitals in Sudan, Khartoum and Nyala, Sudan
17. Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, Damascus, Syria
18. Kantana Film and Animation Institute, Nakhon Prathom, Thailand
19. The Met, Bangkok, Thailand
20. Thula Fort Restoration, Thula, Yemen

Farrokh Derakhshani, the Director of the Award, remarked: “The Master Jury, which includes some of the most prominent architects of our time, made interesting choices this year. For example, they chose schools in Afghanistan and Syria, but they also chose a hospital in Sudan, a high rise in Bangkok and the reconstruction of a refugee camp in Lebanon. In many ways, the choices reflect a central preoccupation of the Award: the impact of buildings and public spaces on the quality of life. Now this seems fairly mainstream, but we must remember that the Aga Khan Award has been talking about “human scale” and “sustainability” since 1977.”
The Award’s mandate is different from that of many other architecture prizes: it selects projects — from innovative mud and bamboo schools to state of the art “green” high-rises — that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life. Since the Award was launched 36 years ago, over 100 projects have received the award and more than 7,500 building projects have been documented.

The shortlisted projects are now being technically reviewed by a select group of architects, urban planners and engineers. The reviews, which emphasise both the impact on the quality of life and architectural excellence, will be submitted in June to the Master Jury for closer evaluation. Five to six finalists will then be selected and announced at a ceremony to be held in Lisbon in September 2013

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