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VORM to lead isle of Oostenberg makeover

Werkspoorhal, an industrial hall on the urban island of Oostenberg will be reshaped into a public monument and community centre by a team of architects recruited by Dutch developer, VORM. The new complex – set to be designed by Netherlands-based firms LOLA, OZ, Workshop, Flux Landscape, and BETA – will occupy the docklands near Roest, Amsterdam's popular beach. Its facilities and amenities will include space for art exhibitions as well as a quayside boardwalk and open market. In the pipeline
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3XN’s Bergen masterplan makes arena the city’s hub

Nygårdstangen Utvikling—a consortium consisting of developer Olav Thon, building management firm EDG Property and construction company Rexir— has commissioned Denmark-based architects 3XN to design a masterplan proposal for the city of Bergen, Norway. Bergen City has ambitious plans for itself as a Unesco World Heritage Site and, in response, 3XN has created an equally bold masterplan that makes a new arena the of epicentre it. Despite its World Heritage status, the city’s central area is currently is seen by locals
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Ross Barney redesign environmentally-friendly flagship McDonald's in Chicago

McDonald’s and Ross Barney Architects have collaborated on a recent project in the United States, showcasing a one-of-a-kind modern and environmentally-friendly fast food restaurant. The 19,000sq ft (1765sq m) steel and timber restaurant was inspired by McDonald’s commitment to sustainability, according to the restaurant, and is unlike anything in their current collection of over 37,000 restaurants. The glass facade is covered by a canopy of solar panels, which stretch far beyond the exterior of the walls. The solar panels help
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Snøhetta and NH Architecture reimagine leisure in Melbourne with AU$479m projects

Norway’s Snøhetta and Melbourne, Australia’s NH Architecture have been appointed to reimagine the Arts Centre Melbourne in Australia. The building, originally designed by Australian modernist Roy Grounds and completed in 1984, will be redesigned with modern technological advances in mind. The development of the Arts Centre is being supported by the government of Victoria as part of the AU$208m (US$152m, €132m, £119m) first stage of the transformation of Melbourne’s art precinct. A new fourth arts campus will connect to the
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Renzo Piano’s first US residential project offers 35-acre public park

A 35-acre public park, which will also complete the Miami Beach boardwalk, will accompany Eighty-Seven Park – Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano’s first foray into the US residential market in Miami, Florida. Eighty Seven Park’s developer, Terra, is putting $10m (€8.5m, £7.6m) towards the North Shore Park transformation with plans to create an environment that will enhance the neighborhood and “bring the North Beach community closer together”. The park project is in conjunction with Eighty Seven Park and being led
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Buro Ole Scheeren announce new Vancouver project

German architecture firm Buro Ole Scheeren today announced their latest project in Vancouver, Canada – their second venture into the city following the 2015 commission 1500 West Georgia. The project, named Barclay Village, will be a mixture of residences with public amenities, communal spaces and a network of green areas that extend to the building’s top floors. It will be located in Vancouver’s West End at the midpoint between Davie and Robson Villages. Barclay Village has been commissioned by Bosa
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OMA has repurposed a hotel to create retail space. Its car park has vehicle elevators, which are visible from outside

This is Miami

"The idea of selling a better lifestyle has been rooted in everything that has happened in Miami over the past 80 to 100 years. Chad Oppenheim"

It’s always been a city with a big personality and the new projects taking shape in Miami are as bold and ambitious as ever. Alice Davis investigates
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Aberdeen Aquatics centre will provide training facilities for the Commonwealth Games this summer

Interview: FaulknerBrowns

Mike Hall

"If I was a diver, I couldn’t wait to be poised on the 10m platform so close to the spectators in such a dramatic intimate environment."

Mike Hall, sports partner, talks about FaulknerBrowns' innovative designs for the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre
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The landscape design is by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers, West 8 and ACLA

West Kowloon Cultural District

"We’re going into unknown territory. That’s where real innovation can occur"

It’s an ambitious experiment for Hong Kong, but will the West Kowloon Cultural District turn out to be a white elephant or a new model for development in the city?
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Lee Valley White Water Centre in London

Interview: FaulknerBrowns

Mike Hall

"If I was a diver, I couldn’t wait to be poised on the 10m platform so close to the spectators in such a dramatic intimate environment."

Newcastle-based architects FaulknerBrowns have made their name as specialists in providing complex sports venues. We talk to senior partner Mike Hall about the practice, his career and the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre, which opens at Aberdeen Sports Village later this year
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Retailers were able to design their own façades

This is Miami

"The idea of selling a better lifestyle has been rooted in everything that has happened in Miami over the past 80 to 100 years. Chad Oppenheim"

Among the most stylish cities in the world – with an attitude to boot – Miami is booming. Alice Davis rounds up the projects taking the South Florida city to a whole new level

Miami’s diverse people and history are reflected in its architecture, from its famous 1930s Art Deco District to its glamorous skyscrapers, condominiums and hotels – there’s no place for feeble architecture
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Bing Thom’s Xiqu Centre is purpose-built for Chinese opera performances

West Kowloon Cultural District

"We’re going into unknown territory. That’s where real innovation can occur"

White elephant or a new model for development in Hong Kong? Christopher DeWolf takes a look at the ups and downs of the $1.8bn waterfront project
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