Taekwondo-Won Building, Republic of Korea
Design: Samoo Architects & Engineers
photograph : Seung Hoon Yum
The Arena was designed with the motif of Taeguk, an iconic geometry that symbolizes Korea and forms the center of the Korean flag. Three masses each symbolizing human, heaven, and earth intertwines at the arena forming the Taeguk geometry which can be easily recognizable on the roof. The arena is designed to hold up to 5,000 people with a clear line of sight that guarantees maximum visibility of the Taekwondo matches. With flexible arrangements, the arena can host 6 matches simultaneously with separate circulation routes for participants, audience, media, and staffs.
Doha Building Photos, Qatar
photograph © Pygmalion Karatzas
Exclusive photos of the most interesting new buildings in Doha such as the Museum of Islamic Art, the Qatar National Convention Centre, Weill Cornell Medical College, Ceremonial Court at Education City. One of the most intriguing buildings is the Burj Qatar Tower designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The Torch
by architect Hadi Simaan is also a really interesting take on skyscraper design.
Blåvand Bunker Museum, Denmark
Design: BIG, architects
image : BIG
Mayor Gylling Haahr: “The new museum will be a cultural landmark attracting tourists to Varde as well as benefitting business in the region. I am deeply grateful to the A. P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation for this donation as it will contribute greatly for future generations to have access to knowledge about the history of Denmark.”
The Blåvand Bunker museum contributes further to BIG’s experience with museum design – playfully integrating landscape with cultural programs while preserving historic value and the natural environment.
Parramatta Towers Competition, western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Design entry: Esan Rahmani Architects
image from architects
This is an entry to the architectural competition for Stages 5 and 6 of the Parramatta Square Precinct development, Sydney.
A pair of futuristic, conical commercial office towers wrapped in photovoltaic panels and topped with wind turbines has become one of four proposals being considered for construction in Parramatta Square.
the shortlisted architects are:
- Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
- Johnson Pilton Walker
- Bates Smart
- Mario Cucinella Architects
World’s Most Colourful Towers
Dynamically coloured buildings from across the globe – photos + information
photo © Jaume Castañé
Colorful buildings do not just provide a welcome change from uniform-appearance blocks: bright colors also have a positive effect on the mood and on the memory and reaction times of those looking at them, as researchers at the University of Essex in England have recently discovered.
The shimmering facade of Mercury City building in Moscow is captivating with its shiny copper surface that reflects the sun and creates a real landmark. The skyscraper, which is around 339 m high, creates an important new part of the ever-changing the skyline of the Russian capital.
Heydar Aliyev Centre Building, Baku, Azerbaijan – new info + images
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
photograph : Hufton + Crow
The design of this iconic new building forms a continuous, fluid connection between the surrounding plaza and the building’s interior. The plaza is accessible to all citizens: it rises to envelop a public interior with event spaces dedicated to the collective celebration of Azeri culture.
The building cleverly blurs the conventional differentiation between architectural object and urban landscape, interior and exterior. Like the recent buildings in Montpellier (France) and Guangzhou (China) it establishes this architecture practice as one of the absolute best in the world.
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