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Twisting Frank Gehry tower housing contemporary art centre takes shape in Arles

New construction images have been revealed showing a typically sculptural Frank Gehry-designed tower rising in Arles, southern France. The twisting, mountain-like building will be the new home of LUMA Arles, an experimental contemporary art centre where artists, researchers, and creators collaborate on multidisciplinary exhibitions and projects. Facilities will include studios, workshops, galleries, a café and restaurant, and a large glass atrium open to the general public. When complete, the tower will climb 56m (183.7ft) above Victor Hugo Avenue. Constructed using
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Revealed: Six design teams shortlisted to bring fire-ravaged Clandon Park mansion back to life

British conservation charity the National Trust has announced a shortlist of six architects in the running to rebuild Surrey’s Clandon Park: a historic Palladian mansion that was gutted by a fire in 2015. An international design competition, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, was launched in March 2017 to find a multi-discipline team to restore the 18th century Grade I listed building. Sixty groups submitted designs for the re-imagined building, which will include galleries, a visitor centre, a cafe and retail
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Construction begins on London music venue linking culture and Crossrail

Construction is underway on two new live music venues and a leisure-filled “urban gallery” in central London, designed by British architects Orms. The St Giles Circus scheme, which is being overseen by real estate firm Consolidated Developments, will see two new buildings created and two other listed properties refurbished near the crossroads of Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, New Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road. The larger of the new structures will be a 36,000sq ft (3,344sq m) curated space
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Architect behind World Trade Center theatre complex promises development to be 'an extraordinary tool for the creation of new art'

The performing arts centre under construction at the heart of the World Trade Center campus in New York will be one of the most innovative of its kind ever built, the project’s lead architect has told CLADglobal. Speaking in an exclusive interview, Joshua Prince-Ramus said that the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center would become "a really extraordinary tool for the creation of new art,” adding that his firm Rex Architecture have “no alibi” if the project fails to live
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Atelier Global triumph in design competition for Shenzhen's vast cultural 'Book City'

Architecture practice Atelier Global have won an international design competition to design Shenzhen Book City; a vast mixed-use leisure district in the Chinese metropolis. Anchoring the Long Hua arts district, the six-storey building will feature a library, bars and restaurants, shops and rooftop sports facilities. Cultural spaces on all four sides will integrate with the building and flow into a large area of public realm in the atrium. Landscaped terraces will create additional places for citizens to meet and socialise.
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AART Architects win design competition for Old Bergen Museum in historic wooden city

Danish studio AART Architects have won an international design competition to create a new visitor centre for one of Norway's largest open-air museums. In the 1800's, Bergen was the largest wooden city in Europe, with timber houses forming the setting for vibrant streets and squares. This historic urban environment is celebrated at the Gamle Bergen Museum (the Old Bergen Museum), which organised the competition to identify a design for its visitor centre expansion. AART Architects, in a team with landscape
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Interview: Dutch master: UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel

"Making buildings more healthy is definitely the future"

UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel shares what he’s learned from projects including the Mercedes- Benz Museum and the Theatre de Stoep
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The architect and client worked with English Heritage and English Nature to restore the historic buildings

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

"Thomas Heatherwick has a long relationship with Bombay Sapphire"

With a long-standing relationship, Thomas Heatherwick and Bombay Sapphire had a shared vision for the gin maker’s new attraction. We find out how they worked together to create this unique project
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Visitors walk through the museum via two ramps that spiral down around a central atrium

Interview: Dutch master: UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel

"Making buildings more healthy is definitely the future"

UNStudio co-founder Ben van Berkel talks about healthy buildings, theatre design and his fascination with art and commerce. Alice Davis reports
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The visitor centre and brandland – with the dazzling glasshouses – sits at the heart of the historic site

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

"Thomas Heatherwick has a long relationship with Bombay Sapphire"

Faced with a complex and challenging site, Bombay Sapphire and Thomas Heatherwick Studio had to work closely on the gin maker’s new distillery. Alice Davis finds out how their relationship helped this unique project take shape.
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