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The Red Line / BIG. The invited design contest calls for a strong architectural master plan, comprising residential, commercial and cultural programme, forming a new urban area around the existing Ratina sports stadium in one of the most rapidly developing regions in Finland.

The Red Line / BIG

BIG is selected as a winner of the competition by Finnish developers Rakennustomisto Pohjola & YH-Länsi, among proposals from Swedish Wingårdhs, German Behnisch Partner and Finnish JKMM. Colorful Guizhou Brand, Research & Development Center / Huasen Architects Colorful Guizhou Brand, Research & Development Center (8) – ArchDaily. 50 Ideas for the New City. The Omnibus is all about ideas.

50 Ideas for the New City


Fotoshop visuals. Uni. Terminal. Kuwait International Airport by Foster + Partners. Foster + Partners have unveiled designs for an new international airport in Kuwait.

Kuwait International Airport by Foster + Partners

Each terminal will have three symmetrical wings, with each facade spanning 1.2 kilometers. The airport will accommodate 13 million passengers a year, with the possibility to expand for 50 million passengers. See all our stories about Foster + Partners here and more airports here. Here's some more information from Foster + Partners: Designs unveiled for Kuwait International Airport Kuwait International Airport is planned to significantly increase capacity and establish a new regional air hub in the Gulf – the project’s strategic aims will be matched by a state-of-the-art terminal building, which will provide the highest levels of comfort for passengers and will set a new environmental benchmark for airport buildings.

The terminal has a trefoil plan, comprising three symmetrical wings of departure gates. We are pleased to have this opportunity to reveal our designs.


Waterfront. Lake Sanyon Arts and Cultural Square Competition Proposal / Chi Wai Chan. Stade Bordeaux Atlantique by Herzog & de Meuron. Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed a stadium for Bordeaux that will host football matches for Euro 2016.

Stade Bordeaux Atlantique by Herzog & de Meuron

Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota awarded to Herreros Arquitectos in collaboration with Daniel Bermudez. Herreros Arquitectos in collaboration with Daniel Bermudez, were recently awarded the design of the Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota.

Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota awarded to Herreros Arquitectos in collaboration with Daniel Bermudez

Beating some of the world’s most prestigious architects, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Rem Koolhaas, Diller & Scofidio, Snøhetta, and Dominique Perrault, the winning design is defined as an urban experience, in which its inhabitants and strangers will come together to share their common interest in knowledge, innovation and the strength of civil society. Aspiring to obtain the Gold-status LEED certificate the new 70,000 sqm Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota will be the maximum exponent of Colombia’s ability to apply state-of-the-art technology as well as of the country’s commitment to the environment An exhibition devoted to Herreros Architectos’ recent work is currently on display at the ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur Gallery in Oslo.

West Gate Office Building / Studio Kalamar. SOM’s Design Chosen for Nanjing Waterfront Sustainable Redevelopment. Modern urban living, commerce and tourism are a part of the new multi-district redevelopment plans for Nanjing’s Yangtze Redevelopment.

SOM’s Design Chosen for Nanjing Waterfront Sustainable Redevelopment

Selected by Beijing based MCC Real Estate Company, SOM has imagined a scheme that will create a new area of neighborhoods, shopping districts and corporate skyscrapers embodying a new identity for Nanjing and a mixed-use cityscape for its people. Toronto Central Waterfront / West 8 and DTAH. The Central Waterfront, 3.5 km of Lake Ontario shoreline immediately adjacent to the downtown business district, is one of Toronto’s most valuable assets.

Toronto Central Waterfront / West 8 and DTAH

Yet, despite decades of planning and patchwork development projects, there is no coherent vision for linking the pieces into a greater whole – visually or physically. In this context, the fundamental objective of the project is to address this deficiency by creating a consistent and legible image for the Central Waterfront, in both architectural and functional terms. Landscape Architects: West 8 urban design & landscape architecture and DTAH Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Collaborators: Schollen & Company, Diamond + Schmitt Architects, Arup, Halsall Associates, David Dennis Design, Mulvey + Banani Client: Waterfront Toronto Project Area: 3.5 km length Project Year: 2006–2011 Photographs: Courtesy of West 8 Quay to the City – temporary installation Timber wavedecks Queens Quay Boulevard.

Kuwait International Airport / Foster + Partners. Just a few days ago, Foster + Partners revealed their plans for the Kuwait International Airport, a project designed to attain a LEED Gold standing for the passenger terminal, marking the first in the world of its kind.

Kuwait International Airport / Foster + Partners

Situated in a desert climate, the environmentally responsive building is sheltered from the sun’s harsh rays with an amazing roof canopy which offers a sense of fluidity and lightness to the terminal. ”Its design is rooted in a sense of place, responsive to the climate of one of the hottest inhabited environments on earth and inspired by local forms and materials,” explained the architects. More images and more about the airport after the break. The terminal’s trefoil plan of three symmetrical departure gate wings was generated by aviation forecasts and will allow the airport to accommodate 13 million passengers upon completion. As part of a larger flexible masterplan, the airport was strategically located to enable future expansion for up to 50 million.

Guzhen Center / Volkan Alkanoglu. Based on the integration of light and illumination effects, the Guzhen Center, designed by Volkan Alkanoglu, will be an outstanding exhibition space that functions for its occupants, inspires its visitors, and resonates with a global audience.

Guzhen Center / Volkan Alkanoglu

With a commitment to innovation and technology, the project will feature an unparalleled design vision and become a significant addition to the city of Guzhen. More images and architects’ description after the break. Guzhen is traditionally known for lighting design and the exhibition center will mainly be used to showcase manufacturers of this discipline. The large interior space is divided into a functional floor grid, while the roof playfully delineates towards a more dynamic organization. Jeju World Natural Heritage Center / poly.m.ur. Jeju is an island formed by volcanic activities and celebration of its distinctive geological features was one of the main objectives of the brief.

Jeju World Natural Heritage Center / poly.m.ur

The design started from answering the brief which explicitly requested that the scheme to symbolise the volcanic landscape of Jeju consists of caves and mounds. poly.m.ur viewed these two geological feature in terms of their morphological forma-tions – one as constructive space (volcanic mounds) and the other one as subtractive space (volcanic caves), and were repre-sented in the formation of the massing of our scheme. poly.m.ur also wanted the centre to be recognised as a ‘place’ rather than an ‘image’, a direct representation of volcanic forms, while its inspiration taken from the volcanic form is still recognisable. V&A's new extension: the proposals - in pictures. Taichung Convention Center / MAD Architects. MAD Architects shared their recently completed design for the Taichung Convention Center with us. Kangaroo - Mesh Relaxation - Tutorial 2.