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Architect Wins Competition to Design High-Rise in Tempere, Finlan

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14 Jun 2018, Tempere, Finland

A Helsinki- and Copenhagen-based architecture firm has won a contest to revitalize the former industrial area of Tempere, Finland. The new scheme will include a public square and a 16-story residential tower. Read more.


New Design Unveiled for 55-Story Tower in Wuxi, China

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12 Jun 2018, Wuxi, China

An architect has won a design competition to build a 55-story, mixed-use tower in Wuxi, China. The project will include a hotel, extended-stay rooms, and sky-villas. The tower’s podium features four stories of mixed-use programming, including retail. Read more.


Winner Announced for Master-Planning Competition in Novorossiysk, Russia

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06 Jun 2018, Novorossiysk, Russia

The winner of a master-planning competition for Novorossiysk’s seafront has been announced. The proposed design spans 13.9 hectares and includes nine buildings, a new fishing port, a marina, and piers. Read more.


Two Design Proposals Revealed for Tech-Focused “Unicorn Island” in Chengdu

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17 May 2018, Chengdu, China

Designs for two of the four winning entries for the Unicorn Island master plan in the capital of China's Sichuan province have been revealed. The island’s position on Xing Long Lake offers an opportunity to create a memorable new skyline. Read more.


Designs for a Ride Share Company’s Flying-Car “Skyports” Unveiled

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17 May 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Several architecture firms revealed their proposals for conceptual “Skyports,” which would facilitate urban aerial ridesharing in global cities. All designs can accommodate 1,000 takeoffs and landings per hour. Read more.


Four Teams Shortlisted for Eiffel Tower Overhaul in Paris

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09 May 2018, Paris, France

Four architecture, landscape design, and urban planning teams have been shortlisted for an overhaul of the Eiffel Tower in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The project will see the teams propose improvements to the 324-meter tower. Read more.


Shortlist Revealed for Melbourne’s BMW Southbank Site

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27 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s BMW Southbank site will be developed by one of a shortlist of prominent architects, in partnership with local Australian architects, according to Malaysia-based Beulah International, who acquired the site. Read more.


Competition-Winning Entry for Sofia Mixed-Use Project is Revealed

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20 Apr 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

An architect has released its competition-winning design for the final phase of Garitage Park, a 16.5-hectare complex in Sofia, Bulgaria. The project features three high-rises, including two residential towers and an office building. Read more.


Hybrid Wooden “Vertical Village” Complex Wins Paris Competition

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18 Apr 2018, Paris, France

A group of architects has won a design competition to build a new mixed-use development in Paris called "Vertical Village". The project will be built primarily out of timber, with only the core and lower floors made of concrete. Read more.


Shenzhen Chooses Australian Architect’s Plan for New Business District

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05 Apr 2018, Shenzhen, China

Architecture firm Hassell has won a competition to design a mixed-use precinct in Shenzhen. The master plan envisages offices connected by an elevated walkway and interspersed with parkland and cultural buildings. Read more.


Architect Appointed for Green Square Project in Sydney

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04 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has chosen a Japanese architecture firm to design a new 19-story tower in Sydney. The design of the building, which will contain 384 residential units, depicts a plant-filled exterior that is reminiscent of a vertical forest. Read more.


Toronto’s George Brown College Selects Finalists for Wooden Tower

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02 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

George Brown College in Toronto has revealed finalists for the design of a wooden tower on its campus, which will house a new Tall Wood Research Design Institute, alongside George Brown's Centre for Information and Computer Technology. Read more.


Portland’s Three Finalists for Post Office Redevelopment Don’t Include Twin Skyscrapers

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26 Mar 2018, Portland, United States

Economic development agency Prosper Portland has chosen three finalists for the city’s downtown post office redevelopment. An earlier proposal for two high-rises connected by a skybridge was not included as a finalist. Read more.


Commission Awarded for Hangzhou’s 7 Bao Station District

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16 Mar 2018, Hangzhou, China

CallisonRTKL has won an international design competition for the 7 Bao Station district, a transit-oriented development serving Hangzhou’s new central business district. The project seeks to progress the city’s status as a tech hub. Read more.


Project Brings Rooftop Farming and Canal Life to Brussels

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15 Mar 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen has been chosen to develop a large urban regeneration project in Brussels. Called Key West, the development will include housing as well as space for local production facilities such as microbreweries. Read more.


Shortlist of Architects Announced for 505 George Street in Sydney

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15 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Six architect teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design what could become one of Sydney’s tallest skyscrapers. The mixed-use tower will include retail, apartments, two child-care centers, and a premium hotel. Read more.


Moscow to Welcome “Parachute Hybrids” Residential District

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01 Mar 2018, Moscow, Russia

An architect has won an international competition to design a new residential quarter in Moscow. The firm has proposed a new building typology that combines residential bar and slab structures with supplemental programming suspended above. Read more.


Architect Wins Competition for Dual-Tower Mixed-Use Complex in Rotterdam

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22 Feb 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands

An architect has won a design competition for the third phase of Weenapoint, a mixed-use development in Rotterdam. Located near Rotterdam Central Station, the scheme will include 17,000 square meters of office space, retail, and 300 residences. Read more.


Plans Unveiled for Trio of Residential Towers in Basel

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21 Dec 2017, Basel, Switzerland

A Swiss architecture practice has won a competition to design a new master plan for Basel's Nordspitze area, including three slim, cylindrical residential skyscrapers. A new city park will fill the space around the towers. Read more.


Winner Selected for Brussels Delta Tower Competition

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05 Dec 2017, Brussels, Belgium

A Japanese/Belgian design team has won an international design competition for a new tower in the outer Brussels municipality of Auderghem. The scheme would activate a triangular site at a prominent city corner. Read more.


Design Selected for Huafa International Seafront Garden in Zhuhai

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04 Dec 2017, Zhuhai, China

With the recent design competition win of Huafa International Seafront Garden, an international partnership of architects and designers has been selected for a third major project in the Shizimen CBD, a new financial hub of Zhuhai, China. Read more.


Danish Firm Wins Competition for Toronto Condo Complex

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16 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A Danish architecture firm has won a competition to build a residential complex in Toronto, which will comprise a pair of tower peaks covered in rippling terraces inspired by the waves of the nearby lake. Read more.


Winner Announced for High-Rise Residential Tower Competition in Strasbourg

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15 Nov 2017, Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg's mayor, Roland Ries, has announced the winner of the architectural design competition for a residential tower. The site is located near the Rhine River, within the Presqu’ile-Citadelle neighborhood. Read more.


Second-Place Design Revealed for Paris’s Tour Montparnasse Competition

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27 Sep 2017, Paris, France

The second-place design has been revealed for the competition to renovate the Tour Montparnasse in Paris. This alternative proposal features a faceted façade and a rounded floor plan shape. Read more.


Design Competition Winners to Create “Living Canvas” in Shenzhen

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26 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

The winning team from an international design competition involving 70 architects will build the 80,000-square-meter Bao’an Art and Culture Center in Shenzhen in the style of a "living canvas." Read more.


Local Architecture Firm Wins VIA Campus Design Competition in Denmark

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19 Sep 2017, Horsens, Denmark

A local architecture firm has won a competition for the new VIA University College and the Innovation House. Together, the schemes comprise 35,000 square meters, and will constitute close to half of the new combined campus area. Read more.


Melbourne Architecture Firm Wins Parramatta Tower Design Competition

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12 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A design by a Melbourne architecture firm, which drew its inspiration from the nearby Parramatta River, has been selected for a 26,000-square-meter office tower at 32 Smith Street in Parramatta. Read more.


Architects Selected to Design Sustainable Housing Complex in Eindhoven

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14 Jul 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team of architects has won a competition to design a “progressive residential development” in inner-city Eindhoven. Known as Nieuw Bergen, the complex will offer high-quality, sustainable residences for the neighborhood. Read more.


Saxophone-Inspired Tower Wins Design Competition in Rotterdam

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13 Jul 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Architects have won a competition to design a new tower for Rotterdam. The Sax, which comprises two interconnected towers, will rise between the New Luxor Theater and the Boston and Seattle residential areas. Read more.


Multi-Tower Design Wins Eindhoven Design Competition

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20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.