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OMA Designs New Headquarters for Belgium’s National Railway Company

February 25, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

OMA and partner Reinier de Graaf, together with Jaspers-Eyers Architects, have won the competition to design the new headquarters of Belgium’s National Railway Company in Brussels. The design preserves three monumental buildings in the Brussels-South train station along Fonsny Avenue. At 75,000 square meters, the headquarters project brings all departments under the same roof with work space for 4,000 employees.

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Five Firms Design Western Australia’s First Large-Scale Timber Building

February 19, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

A team of five firms have come together to design the first large-scale timber building in Western Australia. Lyons Architecture is working with Officer Woods, The Fulcrum Agency, STH and Aspect Studios on the new academic building at Murdoch University in Perth. Constructed from locally sourced timber, the four-story project will include offices, learning spaces, and informal gathering areas.

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“Architecture Doesn’t Exist Without People”: Smith-Clementi on Starting Practice Anew

February 18, 2020 Eric Baldwin 0

Architects Julie Smith-Clementi and Frank Clementi have changed the built environment of Southern California and Los Angeles for over three decades. Together, the duo recently launched Smith-Clementi, a new multidisciplinary design practice working at the intersection of urbanism, architecture and product design. Following a “plates to parks” design philosophy, the duo is transforming the built environment at multiple scales.