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Smithsonian Institution Master Plan, Washington DC, USA
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Smithsonian Institution Building – 13 Mar 2013
BIG leading a Core Design Team including Surface Design, Traceries and Robert Silman Associates, further supported by Atelier Ten, GHT Limited, Wiles Mensch, Weidlinger Associates, VJ Associates, Protection Engineering Group and FDS Design Studio is today officially announced as the winning team to rethink the historic Smithsonian campus, world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.
Global Vascular Institute Building, Niagara Medical Campus, New York, USA
Cannon Design Architects
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Global Vascular Institute Building – 23 Feb 2012
This 10-story development is a major addition to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The Global Vascular Institute and Clinical & Transitional Research Center/Incubator is a joint venture between the University at Buffalo and Kaleida Health.
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Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Jean Nouvel, Architect
photo © Jean Nouvel ; photograph: Georges Fessy
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One of the strongest buildings of President Mitterrand´s “Les Grands Projects”
Famous for its arabic-inspired fenestration where small oculi open & contract to allow varying levels of light in. The Institue du Monde Arabe was a result of one of the first Grands Projet architecture competitions. Much of the builidng is quite dark inside, with some rather leftover spaces, especially in the Lower level. The overall massing and clever orignailty of the architecture however make it a Paris building well worth visiting.
Commonwealth Institute Redevelopment, London, UK
OMA, Architecture Competition winner
image © OMA
The Commonwealth Institute has stood empty and been closed to the public since 2002. In 2006, the grade II* listed building (one of the highest protection ratings possible in the UK), was threatened with demolition after a (failed) government proposal to delist it. OMA’s design seeks to save the building by re-injecting life into the modernist monument while retaining its distinctive copper roof and parabolic form. Three new residential buildings will integrate into the fabric of the site, and aim to create a boost for the western end of Kensington High Street.
Institute of Criminology Building, Cambridge, England
Design: Allies & Morrison, Architects
image : Isabelle Lomholt
Institute of Criminology Building
A clean-cut building located on the University’s Sidgwick Campus in a simpler and fresher style than typical Allies & Morrison buildings
Smithsonian Institute Redevelopment – Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, Washington DC, USA
Design: Foster + Partners
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Now designated as a National Historic Landmark, the former United States Patent Building building was rescued from impending demolition in 1958 by President Eisenhower, who transferred it to the Smithsonian Institution for use as the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The enclosure of the building’s grand central courtyard was prompted by a desire to transform the public’s experience of the Smithsonian’s galleries and provide the Institution with one of the largest spaces in the state.
Crown Hall IIT, Illinois Institute of Technology building, Illinois, Chicago, USA
Mies van der Rohe, Architect
Chicago IIT building : classic International style architecture
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Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Bremerhaven, Germany
Steidle + Partner
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