Buildings of 2012 – Architecture of the Year

Architecture in 2012, Buildings of the Year, Architects, Designs, Images

Buildings of 2012 : Architecture of the Year

e-architect Selection of Key Architecture from 2012

Major Buildings from 2012

e-architect have selected some key buildings and designs from 2012.

Our parameters? Architecture that stimulates, buildings that question, designs that show innovation.

We aren’t saying these are the ‘best’ buildings of 2012, merely a selection of ones that have moved us.

We asked a selection of architecture critics to pick out the key buildings of the year but we’re deliberately not considering the complex task of selecting ‘winners’.

[Adrian Welch, e-architect editor]

19 + 18 Dec 2012 – Here are the views of our selected architectural critics:

– Professor Alan Dunlop, Scotland / China

– Milos Stipcic, Spain

– Karolina Szynalska, England

Architecture of 2012

We’ve divided up completed buildings and designs.

Buildings / designs are listed in chronological order, most recent first:

Major Buildings completed in 2012

Lazika Municipality Building, Georgia
Design: Architects of invention
Lazika Municipality Building Georgia
photo : Nakanimamasakhlisi

DNB Bank Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Design: MVRDV
DNB Bank Headquarters
photo : Jiri Havran

Louvre Lens Museum, France – building news
Sanaa / Imrey Culbert / Catherine Mosbach
Louvre Lens Museum
photograph © Iwan Baan

Nanterre Apartment Block, Nanterre, France
Design: X-TU Architects
Nanterre Apartment Block France
photo : Luc Boegly

Bicentennial Civic Center in Córdoba
Design: GGMPU Arquitectos + Lucio Morini
Bicentennial Civic Center Córdoba
photo : Claudio Manzoni

Tower of Ring, Tianjin, China
EASTERN design office + Kawaguchi & Eng
Tower of Ring China
image from architects

SICEEP Darling Harbour, NSW, Australia
HASSELL + Populous
Sydney new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct design project Sydney Building
image : HASSELL + Populous

Battersea Power Station, London
various architects
Battersea Power Station proposal
picture of proposals

Phoenix Observation Tower, Arizona, USA
BIG
Phoenix Observation Tower Arizona
image from architect

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Sydney
Frank Gehry
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building UTS Business School Sydney UTS Building Sydney
image : Gehry Partners, LLP

Tanmen Fishing Museums, Hainan, China
Design: Office for Architectural Culture (OAC)
Fishing Museums Building
picture from architects

The Grove at Grand Bay residences, Miami
Design: BIG + others
The Grove at Grand Bay residences Miami
image from BIG

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, USA
Design: Herzog & de Meuron
Parrish Art Museum Building
Parrish Art Museum

House Yamasaki, Hyogo, Japan
Design: Tato architects
House in Yamasaki
photo : Ken’ichi Suzuki

Bing Concert Hall, San Francisco, CA, USA
Design: Ennead Architects
Bing Concert Hall Building
photo © Jeff Goldberg

Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Holland
Benthem Crouwel Architects
Ziggo Dome Amsterdam
photo : Jannes Linders

Blue Planet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: 3XN
Blue Planet Aquarium
photo from architects

Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne
Lyons
Swanston Academic Building
image : John Gollings

Urban Collage, Champigny-sur-Marne, France
Maison Edouard François
Urban Collage Building
photograph © Paul Raftery

House on the Cliff, Alicante, Spain
Design: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Casa del Acantilado Alicante
photo : Diego Opazo

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Building
photo © 2012, Eli Broad

Malopolska Garden Arts Krakow, Poland
Design: Ingarden & Ewy Architekci
Małopolska Garden of Arts Building
photo © Krzysztof Ingarden

Bodrum Houses, Yalikavak, Turkey
Design: Richard Meier & Partners
Bodrum House
Richard Meier & Partners

Louvre Lens Museum, France – building news
Sanaa / Imrey Culbert / Catherine Mosbach
Louvre Lens Museum
image © architects

Galaxy Soho, Beijing, China – launch news
Design: Zaha Hadid, Architect
Galaxy Soho Beijing
photograph : Iwan Baan

Observation Tower at Circuit of the Americas
Design: Miró Rivera Architects
Austin Observation Tower
Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Design: Farshid Moussavi
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Building
photo : Dean Kaufman

La Muna, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Design: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Aspen House
photo : Laziz Hamani

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Saucier + Perrotte / HCMA
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vancouver
photograph : Marc Cramer

Nakahouse, Hollywood Hills, California, USA
Design: XTEN Architecture
Nakahouse
photograph : Steve King

O-14 tower building, Dubai, UAE
Reiser + Umemoto – RUR Architecture
O-14 tower building
photo : Nelson Garrido

JKC1 Singapore
Architect: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
JKC1 Singapore
photo from architects

Plaza of Spain in Adeje, WAF New & Old win
Menis Arquitectos SLP
Plaza España in Adeje
photograph ® Simona Rota

Book Mountain, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
MVRDV
Book Mountain Rotterdam
picture : Jeroen Musch

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Design: BenthemCrouwel Architects with Arup
Stedelijk Museum Building
photograph : John Lewis Marshall

Aberdeen Library University, Scotland – news
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Aberdeen University Library
photograph : Adam Mørk

SADAR+VUGA – Latest Design : Vander Urbani Resort, Slovenia
Hotel Vander Building
photo : Miran Kambi

Yurihonjo City Cultural Center building, Japan
chiaki arai urban and architectural design
Cultural Center Kadare Building
photograph copyright 2012 Taisuke Ogawa

OCT Clubhouse, Shenzhen, China
Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP
OCT Clubhouse Building
photo courtesy of Roland Halbe

Wuxi Grand Theatre Building, China
Architect: PES-Architects
Wuxi Grand Theatre Building
photograph : Pan Weijun

Pierrevives, Montpellier, France
Zaha Hadid Architects
Pierresvives Building
photo © Hélène Binet

Toblerone House, São Paulo, Brazil
studio mk27
Toblerone house São Paulo
photograph : Nelson Kon

V4 House, São Paulo, Brazil
studio mk27
V4 house São Paulo
photograph : Nelson Kon

Autofamily House, Poland
KWK PROMES Robert Konieczny
Autofamily House
picture from architects

Barin Ski Resort, Tehran, Iran
RYRA Studio
Barin Ski Resort Building
picture from architects

Stacking Green, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Ho Chi Minh City House
photograph : Hiroyuki Oki

Cloud House, Melbourne, Australia
Architect: McBride Charles Ryan
Cloud House
photo : John Gollings

De Kameleon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
NL Architects
Kameleon Building
photo : Marcel van der Burg

London Olympics Aquatics Centre, UK
Zaha Hadid Architects
London Olympic Pool
photo : Hufton + Crow

Steelband Project, Vannes, north west France
Atelier Arcau
The Steelband Building
photo from architects

Platforma Artes Guimarães, Portugal
Pitágoras Architects
Building in Guimarães
photograph : Joao Morgado

Gardens by the Bay Conservatories, Singapore
Wilkinson Eyre Architects / Grant Associates
Conservatories at Bay South Garden Singapore
picture © Craig Sheppard

King’s Cross Concourse, London
John McAslan & Partners
Kings Cross Concourse
image : Hufton + Crow

BAF Building, Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico
ARQme
BAF Building
image : Jacob Sadrak

CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, China
OMA
China Central Television Headquarters
photograph : Iwan Baan

Bilbao Arena, Spain
Idom UK
Bilbao Arena Building
photo : Jorge Allende

Architecture News Jun 2012
We feature selected buildings below that have recently appeared on the architecture news. A wider selection can be found in the monthly architectural news pages. We try to choose major buildings / designs that have created the most interest for our readers.

EYE Dutch Film Museum, Amsterdam
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Dutch Film Museum Building
photo copyright Rene den Engelsman

Biomedical Research Centre Pamplona
Vaillo & Irigaray + Galar
Biomedical Research Centre Pamplona
photo © Ruben P. Bescós, rubenbescos(at)gmail.com

Maggie’s South West Wales, Wales
Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates
Maggies South West Wales
photograph : Thore Garbers

House in Gloucestershire, England
Found Associates
House in Gloucestershire
photo © Hufton & Crow

Shelter byGG, Guimarães, Portugal
Gabriela Gomes
Guimarães Building
photograph : Joao Morgado

Olympic Stadium Kiev, Ukraine
gmp – von Gerkan, Marg & Partners
Kiev Stadium Building
photograph : Marcus Bredt

National Stadium Warsaw, Poland
architects consortium gmp International
Stadium Building Warsaw
photo : Marcus Bredt

AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
Cox Architects & Planners with Arup
AAMI Park Building
photo : John Gollings

Hen House Building, Sweden
Architect: Torsten Ottesjö
Hen Coop Building
photograph © David Relan

BMW Guggenheim Lab in Berlin, Germany
Atelier Bow-Wow
BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin
Christian Richters © Solomon R. Guggenheim F.

Xieira House Leiria, Portugal
Design: A2+ ARQUITECTOS
Xieira House
photo : FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura

Raif Dinckok Cultural Center, Turkey
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Raif Dinckok Cultural Center Building
picture Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects

Municipal Auditorium Teulada, Alicante, Spain
Francisco Mangado
Municipal Auditorium Teulada
photo : Juan Rodríguez

Architecture News May 2012

We feature selected buildings below that have recently appeared on the architecture news. A wider selection can be found in the monthly architectural news pages. We try to choose major buildings / designs that have created the most interest for our readers.

JOH 3, Berlin, Germany
J Mayer H Architects
Berlin-Mitte Apartmenthouse
photo © L Paffrath

Knoll Ridge Cafe, New Zealand
Harris Butt Architecture
Knoll Ridge Cafe Building
photograph : Simon Devitt

The Oct Design Museum, Shenzhen, China
Studio Pei-Zhu
Oct Design Museum Building
photo : Studio Pei-Zhu

Building Academy Salzburg, Austria
soma architecture
Building Academy Salzburg
photo © Florian Hafele, Innsbruck, Austria

Daeyang Gallery and House, South Korea
Steven Holl Architects
Daeyang Gallery and House
photograph : Iwan Baan

Pousada de Cascais, Portugal
Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
Pousada de Cascais
photograph : Joao Morgado

Crystal Hall Baku, Azerbaijan
gmp Architects
Eurovision Song Contest Venue Azerbaijan
photograph © Marcus Bredt

Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain
Jürgen Mayer H Architects
Metropol Parasol
picture : David Franck

Casa La Peña, Valle de Bravo, México
R-Zero Studio
Casa La Peña
picture from architects

Baku Flame Towers, Azerbaijan
HOK International
Baku Flame Towers
picture from architect

Madrid Architects’ Association, Madrid, Spain
Gonzalo Moure
COAM Madrid Headquarters Building
photo : Jorge Crooke Carballal

Yale University Art Gallery, CO, USA
Ennead Architects
Yale University Art Gallery Building
photo © Christopher Gardner, 2012

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, Modena, Italy
Architect: Jan Kaplický
Enzo Ferrari Museum Modena
photo © Andrea Morgante

Arnhem Central Platforms, The Netherlands
UNStudio
Arnhem Central Platforms
photo : Tim Snoek

Expo Yeosu Pavilion, South Korea
soma architecture
Expo Yeosu Building
photo © soma architecture

One Raffles Place Tower 2, Singapore
SAA
One Raffles Place Tower 2 Singapore
photo : SAA Architects

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, London
Herzog & de Meuron & Ai Weiwei
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 London design
image © Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland
TODD Architects / Eric R Kuhne & Associates
Titanic Belfast Building
picture : Christopher Heaney

Dream Downtown Hotel, New York City, USA
Handel Architects
Dream Downtown Hotel
photo : Bruce Damonte

Reflections at Keppel Bay Singapore
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Reflections at Keppel Bay
photograph © Courtesy of Keppel Bay Pte Ltd

Domkyrkoforum Visitor Centre, Lund, Sweden
Carmen Izquierdo
Lund Building
photograph : Åke E:son Lindman

Menis Arquitectos, Canary Islands
Sacred Museum & Plaza, Adeje
Sacred Museum Adeje Building
photo ® Simona Rota

Casa Syntes Pinto, Madrid, Spain
dosmasuno arquitectos
Casa Syntes
photograph : Miguel de Guzmán

Architecture News Apr 2012

MAAVC, Portugal
Camilo Rebelo and Tiago Pimentel
MAAVC Building
photo © Cláudio Reis

Easter Sculpture Museum, Albacete, Spain
Exit Architects
Easter Sculpture Museum Albacete Salburúa
photograph : Fernando Guerra

University Senate Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Chyutin Architects
Be'er Sheva Building
photograph : Ardon Bar Hama

Iglesia de la Consolacion Cordoba, Spain
Vicens + Ramos, Architects
Iglesia de la Consolación Córdoba Parish Church of Solace in Cordoba
photo : Vicens + Ramos

Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Norway
ALA Architects with SMS Arkitekter
Kilden Building
picture : Tuomas Uusheimo

Spira Performing Arts Center, Sweden
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Spira performing arts center Building
photograph : Ulf Celander

City Hall Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
3XN Architects
City Hall Nieuwegein
image © Adam Mørk

Victoria Tower, Kista, Sweden
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Victoria Tower Kista Building
photograph : Tord-Rickard Söderström

Mestia Buildings, Georgia
J. MAYER H. Architects
Mestia Building
photo from architects

Sandworm, Wenduine coastline, Belgium
Marco Casagrande / C-Laboratory
Sandworm Structure
photograph : Nikita Wu

The Scarab Building, France
SAREA Alain Sarfati Architecture
The Scarab Building
photo © Philippe Ruault

La Maison Hermès Dosan Park Seoul, Korea
RDAI
La Maison Hermès Dosan Park Seoul
picture © Masao Nishikawa

Olive Oil Factory Marmelo Mill, Portugal
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Oil Factory Herdade do Marmelo
FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Vila Tugendhat Renovation, Czech Republic
orig. Mies van der Rohe
Tugendhat Villa Brno
image : Colin Eaton

Hatert Tower, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
24H>architecture
Hatert Tower Building
photograph © Boris Zeisser

New York by Gehry, NYC, USA
Frank Gehry
Rippling Building New York
picture : dbox

House in Juso, Portugal
ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva
House in Juso
photograph : Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

OASIS voestalpine, Linz, Austria
xarchitekten
Oasis voestalpine building
photo : David Schreyer

Sumatrakontor, Hamburg, Germany
Erick van Egeraat
Sumatrakontor Building
photo : J Collingridge

Military History Museum, Dresden, Germany
Daniel Libeskind
Dresden Military History Museum
photo © Hufton+Crow Photography

Hansar Bangkok, Thailand
WOHA
Hansar Bangkok
photograph © Patrick Bingham-Hall

Jameson House, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Foster + Partners
Jameson House
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Origami Building, Paris, France
Manuelle Gautrand
Origami Building
© photoVincent Fillon

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Building
© Nic Lehoux / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Timmelsjoch Experience, Austria
Werner Tscholl
Timmelsjoch Experience Building
photo : Alexa Rainer

Oshikamo House, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
Oshikamo House
photograph : Toshiyuki Yano

Natural History Museum of Utah, USA
Ennead Architects, LLP with GSBS
Natural History Museum of Utah Building
photograph © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Roca London Gallery, England
Zaha Hadid Architects
Roca London Gallery
image from architects

London 2012 Velodrome, England
Hopkins Architects
London Olympic Velodrome
photo from fd

Central Saint Martins, London, UK
Stanton Williams
Central Saint Martins
photo © Hufton+Crow

Busan Cinema Centre, South Korea
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Busan Cinema Center
photo © Woochang Choi Korea

Evelyn Grace Academy, south London
Zaha Hadid Architects
Evelyn Grace Academy
picture : Luke Hayes

Museum of Liverpool, England
3XN Architects
Museum of Liverpool Building
photo © Philip Handforth

Universiade in Shenzhen, China
von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Universiade in Shenzhen
photo © Christan Gahl

Hotel Lone, Rovinj, Croatia
3LHD architects
Rovinj Hotel Croatia
photo : 3LHD

Porta Fira Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
Toyo Ito & Associates / b720 Fermín Vázquez
Porta Fira Hotel
photo from FCC

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
Zaha Hadid Architects
Riverside Museum Glasgow
photograph © Tom Manley Photography

Cais das Artes Project, Brazil
Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos
Cais das Artes Project
picture : Metro Arquitetos

The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK
David Chipperfield Architects
The Hepworth
photograph © Iwan Baan

Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland
Henning Larsen Architects + Olafur Eliasson
Harpa
picture Courtesy of Harpa © Hörður Sveinsson

Museo Soumaya, Mexico
FREE | Fernando Romero EnterprisE
Soumaya Museum
photograph : Adam Wiseman

Bitexco Financial Tower, Vietnam
AREP Architects
Bitexco Financial Tower
image : AREP Architects

One Hyde Park, London, England
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
1 Hyde Park
picture © mattchungphoto.com

Guangzhou Opera House, China
Zaha Hadid Architects
Guangzhou Opera House
photograph : Virgile Simon Bertrand

Las Arenas Barcelona, Spain
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Las Arenas Barcelona
picture : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
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One World Trade Center, NY, USA
SOM Architects
One World Trade Center
photo : Wrightstyle

Peruri 88 Jakarta, Indonesia
Design: MVRDV / Jerde / Arup
Jakarta Tower Building
image from architects

Kasumigaoka National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Zaha Hadid Architects
New National Stadium Tokyo
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Sliced Porosity Block, Chengdu, China
Steven Holl Architects
Sliced Porosity Block
image : Steven Holl Architects

425 Park Avenue, New York, USA – news
Designs by the four shortlisted Architects
425 Park Avenue New York
image from architects

House for Naomi Campbell, Moscow, Russia
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Moscow house
picture from architects

PHTV International Media Center, Beijing
BIAD UFo
Phoenix International Media Center
photo from architects

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
Herzog and de Meuron
Elbe Philharmonic
© José Campos josecamposmoreira(at)gmail.com

Cross Towers Seoul, Korea
BIG
Cross Towers
image : MIR

Scotts Tower, Singapore
UNStudio
Singapore Tower
picture © UNStudio

Duo Towers, Paris, France
Jean Nouvel
DUO Tower Buildings
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel

V&A Exhibition Road Project, London, UK
AL_A
V&A Boilerhouse Yard
render © Amanda Levete Architects

Stonehenge Visitor Centre, England
Denton Corker Marshall Architects
Stonehenge Visitor Centre Building
image from architects

Copenhagen Arena, Denmark
Architects: 3XN
Copenhagen Arena Building
image © 3XN

Addis Ababa Stadium, Ethiopia
LAVA with JDAW
Addis Ababa Stadium Building
picture from architect

Diagonal Tower, Seoul, South Korea
SOM
Diagonal Tower Building
image © SOM/Crystal CG

MÉCA Bordeaux, France
BIG + FREAKS freearchitects
MÉCA Building Bordeaux
image from architects

Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
BCMF Arquitetos
Mineirão Stadium Building
image : BCMF Arquitetos

Design Museum, London, UK
John Pawson / Rem Koolhaas
Design Museum London
photo © Luke Hayes

Columbia University Medical Center, NY, USA
Design: Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Gensler
Columbia University Medical Center Building
image from architects

Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims, France
David Chipperfield Architects
Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims
image © David Chipperfield Architects

Yongsan Tower Building, South Korea
REX
Yongsan Tower Building
image : Luxigon

The Leadenhall Building, London
RSH+P
122 Leadenhall Street
image : Cityscape

Library of Birmingham, England
Mecanoo
Birmingham Library
courtesy BCC

SFMOMA Expansion, San Francisco, USA
Snøhetta – news
SFMOMA Expansion
image © Snøhetta

Vejle Harbour development, Denmark
Studio Olafur Eliasson + others
KIRK KAPITAL
image © Olafur Eliasson

Yingkou Convention and Exposition Center
2DEFINE Architecture
Yingkou Convention and Exposition Center
picture from architects

Angkasa Raya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ole Scheeren
Angkasa Raya Tower
image © Buro-OS

Emmen Theatre and Zoo, The Netherlands
Henning Larsen Architects
Emmen Theatre Zoo Building
picture from architects

Chicago Navy Pier Competition, USA
James Corner Field Operations
Chicago Navy Pier
photograph Courtesy Navy Pier, Inc.

Expo Yeosu Pavilion, Korea
soma architecture
Expo Yeosu Building
image from architect

Yuan Ze University Buildings, Taiwan
Santiago Calatrava
Yuan Ze University Buildings
rendering courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC

Hôtel de Police Charleroi, Belgium
Ateliers Jean Nouvel / MDW Architecture
Hôtel de Police Charleroi
© Ateliers Jean Nouvel / MDW ARCHITECTURE

Museum of Bihar, Patna, India
Maki and Associates
Museum of Bihar in Patna Building
image from competition organisers

Dancing Dragons, Seoul, South Korea
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Yongsan Towers Seoul
image © AS+GG

Scitech Redevelopment Beijing, China
UNStudio
Scitech Building
image : UNStudio

Green Climate Fund Bonn, Germany
Design: LAVA
GCF Bonn Building
image : MIR

The Blade, Seoul, South Korea
Dominique Perrault Architecture
The Blade Building
image : 2012 © Luxigon / DPA / Adagp

Beach and Howe Tower, Vancouver, Canada
BIG
Beach and Howe Tower
picture from architects

Union Station Masterplan, Los Angeles, USA
UNStudio + EE&K
Los Angeles Union Station Proposal
image : UNStudio

Dancing Towers, Seoul, South Korea
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Dancing Towers Buildings
picture © Crystal

Harmony Tower, Seoul, South Korea
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Harmony Tower Seoul Building
picture © Crystal

VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, VA, USA
Steven Holl Architects
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
image courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Datong Art Museum, China
Foster + Partners
Datong Building
image : Foster + Partners

Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Kingdom Tower
image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Velo Towers Seoul, South Korea
Asymptote Architecture
Velo Towers Korea
picture © Asymptote Architecture

Maggie’s Centre in Aberdeen – building news
Design: Snøhetta, Architects
Maggie's Aberdeen Building
picture from architects

The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE
Design: MZ Architects
Al Ain Stadium Building
image from LA

DUO Towers Singapore
Ole Scheeren – building news
DUO towers Singapore
image © Buro-OS

International Music & Dance Centre, NL
Neuteling Riedijk Architects
Internationaal Dans en Muziek Centrum Den Haag
© Neutelings Riedijk Architects

New Institute Building for FOM, Duesseldorf
Design: J. MAYER H.
Neubau der FOM Hochschule Duesseldorf
image from architects

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