International Architecture Awards 2007

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International Architecture Awards 2007

Winners : 2007

16 Apr 2007

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RUSSIAN ARCHITECTS SELECT FIFTY-SEVEN BUILDING DESIGNS IN TWENTY-FOUR NATIONS TO WIN THE WORLD’S 2007 PRESTIGIOUS
INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

APRIL 16, 2007, Chicago, Illinois – The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and co-presented by Italy’s prestigious design publication, Abitare magazine, announce fifty-seven (57) new distinguished projects and urban schemes selected in this year’s prestigious International Architecture Awards® program for 2007.

In a matter of several years, The International Architecture Awards have become a global event on a grand scale—the most important barometer for the future direction of new architectural design and thinking today—celebrating, recognizing, and highlighting the world’s foremost architectural solutions for the designs of new skyscrapers, corporate buildings, institutions, arts facilities, airports, private homes, industrial structures, and urban planning projects from London to Singapore.

The International Architecture Awards is the only global Awards Program in architecture of its kind, which was conceived and presented by the Museum to give an important overview of the practice of architecture on a world scale.

The Awards Program draws important public and professional focus for the celebration and recognition of the most important key buildings produced in this decade, underscoring the highest level of imagination and inspiration of the “best of the best” architectural minds practicing design today. The selected projects challenge new approaches to design that are beyond the envelope of the everyday, while providing cities with key civic building that celebrate and harmonize architecture as a high art while finding answers to the complicated problems of environment, social context, improving quality of life, and sustainability.

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And the list of this year’s winning schemes is impressive drawn by some of the world’s most talented thinkers from large and small architectural practices around the world. The glossary of entries is a “Who’s Who” in international architecture today.

For the 2007 International Architecture Awards, the Museum received hundreds of submissions from design firms in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. The submissions ranged from the latest new corporate high-tech headquarters to smaller planning projects, bridges, memorials, sacred spaces, and private residences. All submitted projects were designed by architects in their countries of origin or abroad for both built and unbuilt projects alike, as of January 1, 2003.

This year’s jury for awards took place in Moscow and was organized by the Union of Architects of Russia at the end of February and included some of the most important young and established Russian architectural practitioners employed today:

• Yury Gnedowskiy, President, Union of Architects of Russia, People’s Architect of the
Russian Federation and Chair of the Jury
• Vladimir Yudintsev, Architect, Moscow
• Georgiy Solopov, Architect, Moscow
• Alexander Larin, Architect, Moscow
• Andrey Kaftanov, Architect, Council Member, Union of International Architects (UIA)
• Dimitriy Serebryakov, Architect, Moscow
• Andrey Osokin, Architect, Moscow
• Maria Kiernan, Architect, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

The International Architecture Awards is curated and organized by Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, President, The Chicago Athenaeum and assisted by Lary L. Sommers, Director of Administration/Marketing and Ioannis Karalias, Museum Vice President, The Chicago Athenaeum, and Kieran Conlon from the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies.

The geographic range in this year’s Awards Program attests to the global significance of this program organized by The Chicago Athenaeum.

Out of the fifty-seven (57) project selected for awards, Japan received the highest number of nine (9) awards with Germany and Italy at six (6) awards followed by the United Kingdom with five

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(5) awards and Spain with four (4) awards. The United States, Mexico, and Austria had three (3) awarded buildings with Switzerland, China, and Saudi Arabia for a total of two (2) awards. Ireland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Australia, India, Denmark, South Korea, Egypt, South Africa, Singapore, Sweden, and Israel/Jordan each had one (1) awarded project. The total number of countries with awarded projects was twenty-four (24).

The Austrian firm of Coop Himmelb(b)lau won four (4) awards for projects in South Korea, Germany, Egypt, and Spain while Skidmore, Owings & Merrill won a total of five (5) awards for projects in Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Israel/Jordan, and the USA.

One of the boldest and largest projects awarded in 2007 is the new Madrid Barajas Airport by Richard Rogers Partnership in Madrid, Spain, which is a poetic marvel of form and function married to state-of-the-art technology. Staggering and expressive are the words for the Berlin Central Station by gmp-von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects in Berlin and for the high-art exposition facility, Nuovo Polo Fiera Milano, by Massimilano Fuksas Architect in Rho-Pero, Italy.

Two urban bridges of the highest caliber were awarded: the Sean O’Casey Bridge by Brian O’Halloran & Associates in Dublin and the Lugner Suspended Bridge in Glass by Architekturstudio Bulant & Wailzer in Vienna. Both bridges are brilliant aesthetic performances of engineering and far-reaching design skill. A new Danish prison was also awarded in East Jutland by Friis & Molke A/S, which might signal a new trend that tomorrow’s prisoners might be housed in awarded design and a far cry from the nightmarish days of gulags and Alcatrazes of the past.

The majority of awarded projects for 2007 displayed a dizzying, almost hypnotic sense of geometric contortions. The Space of Contemporary Artistic Creation by Coop Himmelb(l)au in Cordoba, Spain is indicative of the continuing trend to stretch the box into an enthralling geometric labyrinth. Also overpowering in form are the mesmerizing shells of the Wellness Center “Bergoase” by Studio arch. Mario Botta in Arosa, Switzerland. A hard-edge abstraction is the giant cube for ARB Bank Headquarters by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. The St. Andrew’s Beach House by Sean Godsell Architects in Victoria, Australia is total sculpture as a house. All of these awarded hard-edge geometric designs are destined to become icons of our time and place in architectural history.

The architecture of the memorial had a priority in this year’s awards with most of them commemorating the highest of human tragedies and disasters. The most austere are the Sachsenhausen Memorial

“Station Z” by hg merz architekten museumgestalter in Oranienburg, Germany and the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Memorial by Mathew Ghosh Architects Pvt. Ltd. in Bhospal, India. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Foundation symbolizes something entirely different memoralizing the life of a humanist in the most humane form. Bridging the Rift by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill on the Israel/Jordan border demonstrates that good architecture could and should be the instrument of world peace.

“The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. have organized this annual Museum program, The International Architecture Awards, as a way in which to draw significant world
attention to new buildings and urban planning projects being built and designed globally by the best and most prestigious international architecture offices and design firms,” states Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine.

“The wide geographic distribution of these awards attests to the importance of the program,” Mr. Narkiewicz-Laine adds. “There is no one, single architecture program in existence today that brings together the latest cutting-edge international architecture today as one cohesive universal representation or platform for world design. The Museum is honored to provide a focus that allows an exploration and analysis for current stylistic directions and philosophical thinking that is apparent in contemporary design today.”

“The program has a unique educational mission and public profile with the intent of promoting and celebrating the latest, most cutting-edge international design to a national and international audience,” Mr. Narkiewicz-Laine continues.

The awarded projects for 2007 and other selected works will form an exhibition, “New World Architecture” to open as an exhibition in 2007. (Location to be announced.) Also shown will be the winning projects selected from the Museum’s annual “American Architecture Awards” for 2007, which recognizes the best new building design in the United States.

All Awarded Projects for 2007 can be seen on the Museum’s website at www.chi-athenaeum.org. The 2008 deadline for submissions for “The International Architecture Awards” is DECEMBER 1, 2007 for buildings designed and/or built between 2004-2007.

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INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2007

Check List

SOKA-BAU COMPLEX
Wiesbaden , Germany
Architects: Herzog + Partner
Client: SOKA-BAU
SEAN O’CASEY BRIDGE
Dublin, Ireland
Architects: Brian O’Halloran & Associates
Client: Dublin Docklands
Development Authority
Contractor: John Mowlem
Construction Ltd.
SACHSENHAUSEN MEMORIAL “STATION Z”
Oranienburg, Germany
Architects: hg merz architekten
museumsgestalter
Client: Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten
“MOTENASHI” DOME
Kanazawa, Japan
Architects: Shirae Associates
Associate Architects: Nihon
University
Client: Kanazawa City Office
Contractor: Sihmizu Corporation
BERLIN CENTRAL STATION
Berlin, Germany
Architects: gmp-von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects
Client: Deutsche Bahn AG
NEW REGIONAL
HEADQUARTERS SÜDWESTMETALL
Heilbronn, Germany
Architects: Dominik Dreiner,
Architect
Client: Südwestmetall
THEATRE STUDIO FOR
UNIVERSITY
Brno, Czech Republic
Architects: ARCHTEAM
Associate Architects: RADArchitekti
Client: JAMU
SIEEB SINO ITALIAN
ECOLOGICAL AND ENERGY
EFFICIENT BUILDING
Beijing, Peoples’ Republic of China
Architects: Mario Cucinella Architects
Client: Italian Ministry for
Environment and Territory (Italy) and Ministry for Science and Technology (Peoples’ Republic of China)

AGC MONOZUKURI QUALITY
MANUFACTURING TRAINING CENTRE
Kanagawa, Japan
Architects: Takenaka Corporation
Client: Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
Contractor: Takenaka Corporation
222 RESIDENCE
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
Client: Withheld
Contractor: Lingo Construction
RECTORIA DE LA UNVERSIDAD
DE MONTERREY
Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Architects: Bernardo Hinojasa Rodriguez
Client: Universidad de Monterrey
HORIZON HOUSE
Atami, Japan
Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Associate Architects: Wada Structural
Engineer Consultant
Client: Withheld
Contractor: Daido Kogyo Co., Ltd.
CHOKKURA PLAZA & SHELTER
Tochigi, Japan
Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Client: The City of Shioya-gun, Tochigi
Contractor: P.T. Morimura & Associates
SSM/KANNO MUSEUM
Shiogama-City, Miyagi, Japa
Architects: Hitoshi Abe + Atelier
Hitoshi Abe
Client: Kanno Museum
Contractor: Kajima Corporation
Contractor: Takahashi Kogyo Co., Ltd.
KUMU/THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE
ART MUSEUM OF ESTONIA
Tallinn, Estonia
Architects: Vapaavuori Architects
Client: Government of Estonia
Client: Art Museum of Estonia
Client: Kesseu/Art Museum Construction Foundation
Contractor: AS Merko Ehitus
Contractor: AS Eesti Ehitus
NUOVO POLO FIERA MILANO/NEW MILAN
TRADE FAIR
Rho-Pero, Italy
Architects: Massimilano Fuksas Architect
Client: Fondazione Fiera Milano
Contractor: Astaldispa Vianini S.p.A.,
Pizzarotti
STADIUM SIENA
Siena, Italy
Architects: Michele Piccini Architect
Client: Municipality of Siena
SHANGHAI QIZHONG FOREST SPORTS CITY TENNIS CENTRE
Shanghai, Peoples’ Republic of China
Architects: Mitsuru Senda + Environment Design Institute
Planners/Associate Architects: Naomi Sato Architects
Associate Architects: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design Research Co., Ltd.
Client: Shanghai Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Centre
Contractor: China Construction Third
Engineering Bureau
Contractor: Beijing Special Engineering Design and Research Institute
Contractor: Jiangnan Heavy Industry
Co., Ltd.
JKS WORKSHOPS
Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom
Architects: gm+ad Architects
Client: Clydebank Re-Built Ltd.
Contractor: Luddon Construction
ST. ANDREWS BEACH HOUSE
Victoria, Australia
Architects: Sean Godsell Architects
Client: D. McNair
Contractor: R. D. McGowan Building
LEAMOUTH PENINSULA
London, Great Britain
Architects: Skidmore, Owings &
Merrill LLC.
Associate Architects: Martha Schwartz Partners
Client: Ballymore Properties Limited
ARB BANK HEADQUARTERS
Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
Architects: Skidmore, Owings &
Merrill LLC.
Client: Al Rajhi Banking & Investment
AL RAJHI BANK HEADQUARTERS
Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
Architects: Skidmore, Owings &
Merrill LLC.
Associate Architects: Mohamed Harasani Architects
Client Al Rajhi Banking & Investment
BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY MEMORIAL
Bhopal, India
Architects: Mathew Ghosh Architects
Pvt. Ltd.
Client: EPCO
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MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT
Madrid, Spain
Architects: Richard Rogers
Partnership
Associate Architects: Estudio Lamela
Client: AENA
Contractor: UTE Terminal (ACS,
FCC, Ferrovial, Nesco, Safyr
Contractor: UTE Satelite
(Dragados,m OHL)
Landscape Architects: dosAdos
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
FOR WALES
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Architects: Richard Rogers
Partnership
Client: National Assembly for Wales
Contractor: Taylor Woodrow
Construction
Landscape Architects: Gillespies
RE-TEM CORPORATION
TOKYO FACTORY
Tokyo, Japan
Architects: Taku Sakaushi/O.F.D.A.
Associates
Associate Architects: Takeshi
Nakashima/ O.F.D.A. Associates
Client: Re-Tem Corporation
Contractor: Shimz Corporation
HOTEL CONDESA DF
Mexico City, Mexico
Architects: Higuera + Sanchez
Architects: IMH
Client: CONDESSA df
Contractor: Higuera + Sanchez
AMSTERDAM 315 MULTIFAMILY HOUSING
Mexico City, Mexico
Architects: Higuera + Sanchez
Client: Higuera + Sanchez
Contractor: Higuera + Sanchez
LUGNER SUSPENDED BRIDGE
IN GLASS
Vienna, Austria
Architects: Architekturstudio
Bulant & Wailzer
Client: Lugner Söhne Stiftung
Contractor: Waagner-Biro
Structural Engineers: Vasko + Partners
NEW STATE PRISON IN
EAST JUTLAND
Horsens, Denmark
Architects: Friis & Moltke A/S
Client: Ministry of Justice, Department of Prison and Probation, Building
Division
THEATER 11
Zurich, Switzerland
Architects: EM2N | Mathias Müller | Daniel Niggli Architekten AG | ETH | SIA | BSA
Client: MCH Messe Zuerich AG
Contractor: Bauengineering.com AG
REHABILITATION OF SANTA CATERINA MARKET
Barcelona, Spain
Architects: Miralles/Tagliabue-EMBT
Client: Foment de Ciutat Vella S.A.
Contractor: COMSA Empresa
Constructors
31 VERNON STREET OFFICE
BUILDING
London, Great Britain
Architects: Terry Pawson Architects
Client: Thomas Gatacre
Contractor: Acuity Management
Solutions
BCC-BUSAN CINEMA COMPLEX
Busan, South Korea
Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Prix & Swiczinsky & Dreibholz ZT GmbH
Associate Architects: Heerim Architects & Planners Co., Ltd.
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
Munich, Germany
Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Prix & Swiczinsky & Dreibholz ZT GmbH
Client: Freistaat Bayern-Staatshochbauamt
SPACE OF CONTEMPORARY
ARTISTIC CREATION
Cordoba, Spain
Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Prix & Swiczinsky & Dreibholz ZT GmbH
Client: Consejeria de Cultura Empresea Pública de
Gestion de Programmes Culturales
Contractor:
Structural Engineers: B+G Ingenieuere, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH
THE GREAT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Cairo, Egypt
Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Prix & Swiczinsky & Dreibholz ZT GmbH
Associate Architects: Arge Eiger Nord Wien
Client: The Egyptian Ministry of Culture, under the Patronage of UNESCO
Structural Engineers: B+G Ingenieuere, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH
USASAZO SECONDARY SCHOOL
Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
Architects: Noero Wolff Architects
Client: Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape,
Provincial Government
Contractor: NR Construction
GALLERY IN KIYOSATO
Hokuto City, Yamanashi, Japan
Architects: Satoshi Okada
Architects Inc.
Client: Standard & Chartered
Bank, Japan Branch
GALZIGBAHN CABLE CAR
STATION
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
Architects: driendl*architects
Client: Arlberger Bergbahnen AG
Contractor: Arlberger Bergbahnen AG
WELLNESS CENTER “BERGOASE”
Arosa, Switzerland
Architects: Studio arch. Mario Botta
Associate Architects: GPL Tschuggen Arosa Salvatore
Client: Tschuggen Grand Hotel
PASTORAL CENTER AND CHURCH SANTO VOLTO
Turin, Italy
Architects: Studio arch. Mario Botta
Client: Archbishopric of Turin
FISH MARKET ISLET
Treviso, Italy
Architects: Studio Architetto Toni Follina
Client: Comune di Treviso
(Treviso Municipality)
Contractor: Impresa Setten
Genesio S.p.A.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED,
CENTRAL PLANT
Merced, California, USA
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
Associate Architects: Arup
Client: Reed Smith
Contractor: Swinerton Inc.

BRIDGING THE RIFT
Israel/Jordan Border
Architects: Skidmore, Owings &
Merrill LLP.
Client: Bridging the Rift Foundation
STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL
OF BUSINESS UNIVERSITY
OF MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Associates PC.
Client: University of Michigan
Contractor: Gilbane/Clark Joint Venture
INCS “ZERO” FACTORY
Nagano, Japan
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Associates PC.
Client: INCS, Inc.
Contractor: Maeda Corporation
MINT TOY MUSEUM
Singapore
Architects: SCDA Architects Pte. Ltd.
Client: Bullworks Pte. Ltd.
Contractor: Actus Builders Pte. Ltd.
TEN ROW HOUSES IN
RUGINELLO-MILAN
Milan, Italy
Architects: Roccatelier Associati
Client: Frigerio Appalti
Contractor: Frigerio Appalti
VILLA BIO
Barcelona, Spain
Architects: Cloud 9, SL.

Client: Perimetralia
Contractor: Carlos Fontecna &
Giovanna de Uzin
ASPLUND LIBRARY ADDITION
Stockholm, Sweden
Architects: Macrae-Gibson Architects
Client: Asplund Library
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES
MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN
London, Great Britain
Architects: Gustafson Porter
Client: The Royal Parks
Contractor: Geoffrey Osborne
WINECENTER
Kaltern, Caldaro, Italy
Architects: feld72 Architecture and Urban Strategies
Client: Kellerei Kaltern-Winegrowers Cooperative
Contractor: Bernard Bau GmbH
THEATRE/FESTIVAL AND
CONVENTION CENTRE
Bregenz, Austria
Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller
Architekten
Client: Municipality Bregenz, Federal Province of Vorarlberg, State Austria

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