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“Social Value Underpins How We Design”: Matthew Ollier on Hawkins\Brown and Expanding to Los Angeles

October 1, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

Architecture is defined by the ways people bring spaces to life. For Matthew Ollier, Partner and architect at Hawkins\Brown, the best buildings encourage interaction, collaboration and exchange. Currently, Ollier is leading the development of the firm’s expansion into the North American market in Los Angeles. In an interview with ArchDaily, Ollier shares the team’s approach to community engagement and building social value.

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SOM Transforms Chicago’s 100-Year-Old Cook County Hospital

October 1, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have transformed the historic Beaux-Arts Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Designed to help anchor the neighborhood’s resurgence, the project team worked to preserve, restore, and adapt the former hospital building as the first phase of a proposed $1 billion redevelopment plan. The proposal aims to revitalizes the surrounding Illinois Medical District and provide new amenities to the area.

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Snøhetta Unveils New Cheongju City Hall in South Korea

September 30, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

Snøhetta has won the international architecture competition to design the new city hall in Cheongju, South Korea. Working with local partner Tomoon Architects and Engineers, the team proposes new connections to the urban context to promote a sense of shared ownership for citizens and visitors alike. The design aims to create an open, inclusive city hall for Cheongju that will serve as a symbol of collaboration and civic engagement.

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OMA’s New Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Centre Opens in France

September 29, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

OMA’s new MEETT Exhibition and Convention Centre in Toulouse has officially opened. OMA Partner Chris van Duijn led the development, the third largest parc des expositions in France outside of Paris. The masterplan of MEETT was conceived as an active strip – ‘une bande active’ – forming a physical border between urban development and countryside. The project was made to help organize an integrated development approach for the city.

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“Design is All About People”: Joshua Sanabria Explores Storytelling, Media and Alternative Paths

September 29, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

Storytelling is at the heart of architecture and design. For Josh Sanabria, CEO of independent media company DesignClass, great stories foster curiosity and creativity. Moving between design and technology, Sanabria has launched numerous competitions and interactive classes to celebrate design and advocate its impact. In a new interview with ArchDaily, Sanabria explores storytelling, media and technology, as well as how designers can create meaningful impact through their work.

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ZJA Unveils “Dune Landscape” and New Landmark for the Belgian Coast

September 28, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

Amsterdam-based architecture firm ZJA has unveiled the winning proposal for a new architectural landmark and “dune landscape” along the Belgian coast. Submitted as part of the Nautilus consortium, the design aims to seamlessly connects the building with its surrounding landscape in the municipality of Middelkerke. The project also hopes to work on flood risk management and make the seawall car-free to connect Epernay square to the sea.

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Three Finalists Selected for Nova Scotia’s New Waterfront Art Gallery

September 25, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has announced three finalists in the competition to create a new gallery along the Halifax waterfront. As a central component of a new arts district, the design will be part of a larger public gathering place along the Salter Block that showcases contemporary art and public programs. The design aims to increase opportunities to access and experience art, celebrate diverse stories through the arts, and enhance the waterfront experience.

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Explore Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone Through the Lens of Darmon Richter

September 24, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

British researcher Darmon Richter has completed a series of journeys into the Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl. Captured through the book Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide, Richter’s documentation explores an area the size of a small country, and in turn, ventures deeper than any previously published account. Through a series of photographs, his work reveals forgotten ghost towns and monuments lost deep in irradiated forests.