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The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall has been awarded winner of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture. The Emerging Architect Prize went to the Catalan studio ARQUITECTURA-G for their Luz House.
The Jury, leaders of the architecture and design fields, selected 3 winners and 15 honorable mentions. The first place went to an urban mega-structure from Poland, other winners come from India and Russia.
The 25th MIPIM Awards took place on 12 March 2015 during MIPIM, the world’s property market. The 12 winning projedcts were announced at a ceremony held in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
Glass-fronted office buildings are some of the biggest energy consumers, and regulating their temperature is a big job. Now a façade element developed by Fraunhofer researchers harnesses solar thermal energy.
Frei Otto, the German architect who designed the tented roof of Munich’s Olympic Stadium learned of the award shortly before he died at age 89. Otto was an architect, visionary, ecologist, pioneer of lightweight materials, teacher and collaborator.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded One Central Park, Sydney, Australia, the title of "Best Tall Building Worldwide" at the 13th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony for its iconic character.
The Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects has taken the Arnold Laver Gold Award in the Wood Awards 2014 competition - the flagship for wood in the best of British architecture, furniture and design. The Furniture Awards and two special awards were chosen, too.
At the recent World Architecture Festival (WAF) the Alex Munroe Studio by DSDHA in London, UK was awarded the inaugural Wood Excellence Prize chosen from a shortlist of projects from around the globe.
Experts from Germany and abroad were informed by means of specialist presentations on topics such as "Environment and Health" and "Markets and New Technologies for Wood-Based Materials" at the 9th Symposium in Hanover.
When many countries in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa gained their independence, experimental and futuristic architecture became a symbol for national identities. The exhibition in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery in Germany presents this period of more recent architectural history.
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