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MVRDV to return Seoul waterfront to nature as public park

MVRDV, working with local studio NOW Architects, have won a competition to redevelop Seoul's Tancheon waterfront as a public park called The Weaves, with a mix of natural ecosystems, pathways and places for recreation. Commissioned by the government of Seoul, the project covers a 630,000sq m (6,800,000sq ft) area between the city's former Olympic Stadium and its central business district in Gangnam, as well as a stretch along the Han River. Sections of the site are currently built up with
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JCFO are building a park on top of San Francisco's Presidio Parkway tunnels

Work has begun on a new James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) -designed park being built on top of the Presidio Parkway highway tunnels in San Francisco. The Presidio Tunnel Tops project will cost $118m (€106m, £91m) and was made possible when the section of highway, which previously divided the Presidio national park, was moved underground. Covering 14ac (7ha), the park will provide a mix of amenities and nature, with input from 10,000 members of the community having helped shape its
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Studio One Eleven make adaptive reuse of industrial buildings for mixed-use campus

Studio One Eleven are repurposing three former factory buildings in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles to create a new 1.8ac (0.7ha) mixed-use campus that will reanimate a derelict site and recall its heritage. The industrial typology of the local area sees the design for 2110 Bay Street making adaptive reuse of the three structures with the final result to be a mix of old and new. The frame of an industrial shed will be retained, with sections then
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BIG's Andreas Klok Pedersen discusses the sweeping design of the Portico in CityLife Milan

Earlier this month, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) unveiled their designs for the Portico – a 53,500sq m (577,000sq ft) development comprising two courtyard buildings joined by a 140m (459ft)-long hanging canopy. Designed by BIG's London office, headed by partner and design director of BIG London Andreas Klok Pedersen, the Portico sits on the last two plots of the CityLife mixed-use district in Milan. Describing the design to CLAD, Pederson said: "The project invites people in and it also almost frames
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Pier 55 and East Midtown Greenway updates continue Manhattan Waterfront Greenway development

The development of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is continuing as the East Midtown Greenway breaks ground along the East River, designs are released for the Hudson River Park's Pier 97 and Pier 55 becomes "Little Island". The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32mi (51km) continuous pedestrian and bike route around the waterfront of Manhatten Island. Its three main sections are the East River Greenway, the Harlem River Greenway and the Hudson River Greenway. While large sections of the Manhattan Waterfront
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OMA to develop Eindhoven industrial site into mixed-use district

OMA and Being Development have won a competition to redevelop Eindhoven's Van der Meulen-Ansemsterrein (VDMA) former industrial site into an urban hub with public, green and cultural spaces, as well as residential and commercial elements. The redevelopment is aimed at addressing the needs for local housing, space for leading technology companies and more exciting public realm in the city. It will create a hub between the city centre, the station and the surrounding residential areas. The 75,000sq m (807,000sq ft)
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FaulknerBrowns are involved in the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project and have designed the water sports centre and oyster hatchery

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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Jacques Herzog has described PAMM as a ‘naked structure’ where everything is visible from the 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
FEATURE
The latest concept design for the West Kowloon Cultural District was unveiled in July 2014

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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West Kowloon Cultural District

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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The Toronto Velodrome project is one of many the practice is working on oversees

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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The aquarium and wildlife centre at the Frost Museum of Science will contain a microcosm of Florida’s animal, fish and plant life

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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