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Heatherwick Studio designs flood-resilient park The Cove for San Francisco

September 28, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
The Cove by EPX2

London-based Heatherwick Studio has designed an elevated work campus and park bolstered against rising sea levels caused by climate change to replace deteriorating historic piers in San Francisco. Heatherwick Studio developed The Cove in a team of 20 called EPX2 for the site of Piers 30-32 at the southern end of the Central Embarcadero Piers

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals design for skyscraper on world’s most expensive site

September 26, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Zaha Hadid Architects Hong Kong skyscraper at 2 Murray Road

UK architecture studio Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its design for a sinuous, glass, 36-storey skyscraper, which will be built in Hong Kong at 2 Murray Road on what is reportedly the world’s most expensive plot. The 36-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong’s central business district will be built alongside the Bank of China Tower by IM Pei, and in close proximity

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This week, the EU made plans for a new Bauhaus after coronavirus

September 26, 2020 India Block 0
This week on Dezeen

This week on Dezeen, the European Union unveiled plans to fund a Bauhaus-style design school as part of a €750 billion coronavirus recovery scheme. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen outlined the plans as part of her State of the Union address. “We will set up a new European Bauhaus,” said Von der Leyen.

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MVDRV enshrouds world’s “first publicly accessible art depot” with mirrors

September 25, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen by MVRDV in Rotterdam's Museumpark

MVRDV has completed the bowl-like Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam’s Museumpark, which is covered in mirrored glass and topped by a “rooftop forest”. The art storage facility, which will open to the public in autumn 2021, has been built to house the art collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in one place for

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BAAS Arquitectura’s Faculty of Radio and Television wins top prize at Brick Award 20

September 24, 2020 Dezeen staff 0
Brick Awards 20 winners

Dezeen promotion: an Indian library and a prototype house in Rwanda are among the winners at this year’s Brick Award, with a university building in Poland taking the top prize. Organised by brick company Wienerberger, the biennial award aims to celebrate “outstanding brick architecture from all around the world,” with a record 644 projects entered

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Adjaye Associates unveils “romantic and porous” Princeton University Art Museum

September 24, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Princeton University Art Museum expansion Adjaye Associates

Architecture studio Adjaye Associates has revealed its design for a new art gallery at Princeton University that will have numerous entrances to connect it to the campus. Adjaye Associates, working with Cooper Robertson as executive architect, has designed a series of pavilions wrapped in bands of alternating rough and polished stone for the art gallery. The new building will replace

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Nicholas Boys Smith to lead new government task force to “embed beauty” in the planning system

September 23, 2020 India Block 0
Portrait of Nicholas Boys Smith

Create Streets founder Nicholas Boys Smith has been appointed by UK housing secretary Robert Jenrick to lead a national design body that has been tasked with “driving up design standards” for planning applications. Boys Smith will lead a steering group that will create the government’s as-yet-unnamed architecture task force, which will work with local communities to develop

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EC president announces “New European Bauhaus” to help Europe move to a circular economy

September 21, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: EU to set up new Bauhaus

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has announced plans to create a new Bauhaus modelled on the influential design school as part of the European Union’s €750 billion coronavirus recovery plan. Speaking in her inaugural State of the Union address to the European parliament, Von der Leyen outlined her plan to create a “new

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VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/ reveal timber aquatic centre for Paris 2024 Olympics

September 21, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Paris 2024 Olympics Aquatic Centre by VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/

Dutch studio VenhoevenCS and French practice Ateliers 2/3/4/ have unveiled the designs for a timber swimming pool complex in Paris, which will be the only permanent venue built for the 2024 Olympic Games. Set to be built alongside the Stade de France stadium, which will host the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies as well as athletics events, the timber aquatic

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This week British designer Terence Conran passed away

September 19, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Terence Conran

This week on Dezeen, Habitat and Design Museum founder Terence Conran passed away and London Design Festival took place. Conran died at the age of 88 at his home in London. Tributes to the designer were lead by former Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic who said: “No one has done more to create modern Britain than Terence

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