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Fentress Architects launches $15,000 competition to envision airport of the future

April 8, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Fentress Global Challenge: airport of the future

Dezeen promotion: the Fentress Global Challenge is inviting students to design an airport terminal for 2100. Organised by US studio Fentress Architects, the 2021 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) is looking to find “forward-thinking concepts for an airport of the future”. The eighth edition of the ideas contest invites students and recent graduates from architecture and engineering courses to design

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Tonkin Liu creates swing bridge to access Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace Park

March 31, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Tonkin Liu creates swing bridge to access Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace Park

Architecture studio Tonkin Liu has built a biomimicry-informed pivoting bridge to an island containing 19th-century concrete models of dinosaurs in Crystal Palace, south London. Built to replace a structure that was removed in 2017, Tonkin Liu’s swing bridge provides access to a group of 167-year-old concrete dinosaurs on an island in Crystal Palace Park. Believed to

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POAL Car Handling Facility / Plus Architecture

March 27, 2021 Pilar Caballero 0

The new Car Handling Facility was designed with a simple vision in mind: to create a functional piece of architecture to maximise efficiencies for port operations whilst also providing a structure that would stand the test of time and illicit a positive response from the public.

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Sheep Shed / WARC

March 26, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

This winter home for sheep is situated in the courtyard of a heritage farm in the Dutch town of Hummelo. The scale of the surroundings and the proximity of a 19th-century farmhouse required a modest and accurate design for an ancillary structure easily set in the hierarchy of buildings. This led to an abstract interpretation of a common local barn.

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Metrick Cottage and Boathouse / Akb Architects

March 24, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Set amid an enclave of seasonal, waterfront homes, Metrick Cottage is a one storey, semi-charred, wood-clad, residence and boathouse situated in Lake Joseph, Ontario. This multi-generational family retreat draws inspiration from the rugged beauty that surrounds it to create a warm, elegant, and eco-friendly home.

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“World’s first full-scale ship tunnel” gets go ahead to be built in Norway

March 17, 2021 James Parkes 0

The 1.7-kilometre Stad Ship Tunnel, which will have a pair of stone entrances designed by Snøhetta, has been given the green light and construction is now set to begin in 2022. The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) received an assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications to begin preparing for the construction of the

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Man-made rock pools at San Diego Bay waterfront double as coastal defences

March 5, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Man-made rock pools installed at San Diego Bay

A group of geometric concrete blocks that mimic rock pools have been installed at San Diego Bay in California by eco-engineering company Econcrete to prevent flooding while providing habitats for marine life. The project, named Coastalock, is a coastal defence system with textured and indented surfaces that encourage organisms to latch on and colonise it.

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Danube Vert Car Park / COSA Colboc Sachet architectures

March 5, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

At the intersection of avenue du Rhin and rue Alfred Kastler, îlot-I, fronted by Danube Vert, marks the entrance to the Strasbourg eco-neighborhood and raises questions about changes in transport modes and the future role of the car. The eco-neighborhood has lofty ambitions: no parking in public space but two silo car parks located on either side of the district. Moreover, no assigned parking spaces, but dynamic space sharing between visitors, daytime residents (workers) and night-time residents (inhabitants), which creates a point of urban dynamism, encourages green travel by bicycle or tram, and reduces the acquisition cost of the apartments. To protect the block from the impact of traffic, the car park structure forms a barrier on the busiest intersection.

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Construction begins on Foster + Partners’ Red Sea International Airport in Saudi Arabia

February 26, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Foster+ Partners Red Sea International Airport in Saudi Arabia

Work has started on building a Foster + Partners-designed international airport on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, which was “inspired by the colours and textures of the desert landscape”. Named the Red Sea International Airport, the building was designed by Foster + Partners as part of The Red Sea Project tourist development. Earlier this year construction

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South Wing Expansion / Alexandros N. Tombazis and Associates | AVW Architecture

February 21, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

The Expansion of the main terminal building of Athens International Airport (AIA) was instigated by the new European Security Regulatory Framework enforced in 2019, in order to cover a critical increase in Extra Schengen’s operational needs. The terminal building, approx. 168.000 sqm and almost 800m in length, had to extend by an additional 10% to cover the additional capacity requirements.