Cultural Facilities

Rendering courtesy of Methanoia via ZHA

October 27, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The futuristic curves that have become a staple for ZHA-designed buildings are also on full displ...

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HLM Architects' proposal for the new Moscow Circus School looks like it's about to take flight. Its design used a bug's wing casing as its model. Image: Arch Daily

September 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The proposal would make the school’s activities more transparent to the public.

Rendering courtesy of OPEN via ArchDaily

September 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OPEN, SANAA Ateliers Jean Nouvel and David Chipperfield Architects are the final four firms c...

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Rendering courtesy of Forbes Massie/ Heatherwick Studio

September 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation is designed by British architect Thomas Heatherwick and will be the centerpiece...

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Rendering courtesy of Luxigon

September 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The cube-shaped building is clad in translucent book-matched marble.

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Pa...

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Image courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation via Dezeen.

August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design proposal won a competition organized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation a...

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Main Concert Hall. Image courtesy of Sydney Opera House

August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acoustical improvements will be made alongside upgrades in accessibility, efficiency, and flexibi...

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Los Angeles Convention Center. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Build...

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New buildings on the Youth Campus of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming will aim at becoming the first in a national park to achieve the Living Building Challenge certification. Image: Hennebery Eddy Architects 

August 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The money will support new eco-friendly and efficient buildings on the park’s Youth Campus.

Rendering courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. via ArchDaily

August 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The arts center will foster creativity for making and presenting works across all disciplines

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Infrastructure technology would allow The Shed to roll out and expand, to serve as galley, exhibit, and performance space. Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group

August 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Shed could become the permanent home for New York’s Fashion Week event.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Public.Resource.Org/Creative Commons.

June 30, 2016 | BD+C Editors

With experience designing cultural and academic facilities, Williams and Tsien got the nod over o...

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Rendering courtesy Triptyque Architecture via Inhabitat

June 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The garden would filter as much as 20% of CO2 emissions while also providing a place f...

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AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the...

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The entry portal to the Naval Cemetery Landscape, which converts a former naval cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y., into a vibrant public space that pays tribute to war veterans. Image: Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

May 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The site is one of six where TKF Foundation is studying the relationship between nature, the buil...

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SkyLine pod. Courtesy of Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond, via ArchDaily.

May 06, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond designed a "gondola" network that will connect the...

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Diamond Schmitt designs multi-purpose Buddy Holly Hall for a variety of performing arts

Diamond Schmitt's Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, Texas. Renderings courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click images to enlarge.

May 04, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The spacious and versatile complex can hold operas, plays, rock concerts, and conferences.

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World’s largest cultural center planned for Dubai

Dubai Opera House. Rendering courtesy Emaar.

May 04, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Opera District will have a 2,000-seat theater and three residential complexes.

 

Studio Dror designs geodesic dome to pair with the Montreal Biosphère

Interior view of the vegetation-covered aluminum frame dome. Renderings courtesy Studio Dror. Click here to enlarge.

April 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The aluminum dome, which honors the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, can host events year-round.

Two milestones recognized as Diamond Schmitt designs upgrades to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Rendering courtesy Diamond Schmitt. Click here for larger view.

April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Renovations, including a new tower, stage, and lounge, will be completed in 2017, the year of Can...

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Studio Libeskind designs angular Kurdish museum rich with symbolism

Rendering: Hayes Davidson. Click here to enlarge.

April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum consists of four geometric volumes separated by somber and uplifting divisions.

Rendering courtesy © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

April 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Among the unique design features is a movable set of structural audience “towers” that allows for...

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A proposed 300-meter-tall tower, to be located at Dubai's Marina, would offer extreme-sports enthusiasts the chance to scale its heights, rappel its sides, and base jump from three different platforms. Rendering: 10 Design

March 31, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The design incorporates Everest-like base camps for different skill levels.

PAB Architects designs marketplace to centralize Senegal street vending

Images courtesy PAB Architects. Click images for larger view.

March 21, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Senegal City Market project consists of groups of store modules and is expected to expand to...

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OMA’s first UAE project transforms warehouses into multi-purpose art district venue

Renderings courtesy OMA

March 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Moveable walls will provide different spatial configurations for events and gatherings, and large...

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China bans ‘weird’ public architecture, gated communities

Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. Photo: Jon/Creative Commons.

March 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Directs designers of public buildings to focus on functionality.

 

The Guest Welcome Center at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in Alabama will include a Great Hall that could hold up to 350 guests. Image: Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors.

February 25, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 30,000-sf facility will feature three rental spaces of varying sizes.

Rendering courtesy NYC Parks Department

February 24, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The piazza replaces an earlier design for the space that called for a bowl-shaped garden.

Construction begins on Foster + Partners’ Norton Museum of Art expansion project

View of the family gallery planned for the Norton Museum of Art. Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

February 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Florida museum is adding gallery space, an auditorium, great hall, and a 20,000-sf garden....

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