Bruno Erpicum & Partners: two honorable mentions in the Re-Thinking the Future Sustainability Awards

Houses Genets3 and AibsS are finalists in the residential category, behind Sanjay Puri, LAN and Page Architects.

All rights reserved Ⓒ Jean Luc Laloux

All rights reserved Ⓒ Jean Luc Laloux

 

The Indian-based association’s international awards program recognizes both conceptual and built projects that set new standards in various design disciplines, including architecture, interior design, urban design, and landscape design. Their mission is to  develop an architectural language that will “sustain and survive the impacts of climate change taking sustainability one step ahead.

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Jorge Mealha’s Main Building in Óbidos Technology Park, nominee for Mies van der Rohe 2015

The project seeks to use this idea of large green space punctuated by very clear and simple pieces of architecture that survive over time, as main leitmotiv in the building.

 

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The design of the central  building and main square of Obidos Technology Park, by the architect Jorge Mealha was appointed to the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.

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Data Center PT by Carrilho da Graça, nominee for Mies van der Rohe 2015

The building is a large cube-like structure in a natural context, hosting a data processing center and offices.

 

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Data Center PT ( Ⓒ Portugal Telecom. All rights reserved.)

 

The European Comission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the projects nominated in each country for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, with over 420 nominees from the 27 different countries participating in the European Union’s Cultural Programme. It is expected that the 80.000€ prize winner finalist shortlist will be announced briefly.

One of the Portuguese nominees has been Carrilho da Graça’s Data Center for Portugal Telecom, situated in Covilhã. The building is a large cube-like structure in a natural context, hosting a data processing center and offices.

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Discover Herzog & deMeuron’s “Triangle” in Pavillon de l’Arsenal

From October 31st, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris will host Herzog & de Meuron’s “Triangle”, an exhibition on the controversial skyscraper by the Swiss firm.

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With over 60 process models gathered together for the first time, construction details, unpublished images and animation films, Pavillon Arsenale invites you to understand and discover “Triangle”, an exhibition imagined and put together by Herzog & de Meuron. The context, settlement, materials perception and environmental strategies are explained with detail, focusing on the technical innovations of the work.

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“Nove Novos. Emerging Architects from Brazil” at CIVA Brussells

Open from October 22 to December 12, the exhibition will showcase the works of ten under-fourty architects from Brazil.

 

Pavilhao Humanidade 2012 Ⓒ Leonardo Finotti, Carla Juaçaba

Pavilhao Humanidade 2012 Ⓒ Leonardo Finotti, Carla Juaçaba

 

Nove Novos is an exhibition on contemporary Brazilian architecture, centered on the work of the youngest generation of architects in this country.  Overshadowed by the work of fellow prestigious architects Oscar Niemeyer or Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the buildings of these young architects are representative of an economically dynamic country with an architecture aside from the white, curvaceous forms and bold, sweeping lines.

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“Souto de Moura: projects and competitions” opening in Madrid

The exhibition, organized by Fundación Arquitectura COAM, will showcase the Portuguese architect’s work for the first time in Spain.

 

(…) Architecture can not be a halftone. You can not do something that does not appeal to your customer or something you don´t like. You can not do something you do not believe or something that your client does not understand. All that goes wrong. It is therefore essential to talk. And talk is to know each other.
Eduardo Souto de Moura

 

On the occasion of the Ninth Week of Architecture of Madrid and within the activities of the XII Mostra Portuguesa, on Friday October 3, 2014, at 18: 00h,  the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura gave a lecture entitled “Eduardo Souto de Moura: recent projects” at LA SEDE COAM, the Madrid association of architects. (See video below) Additionally, an exhibition titled “Eduardo Souto de Moura: proyectos y concursos” was inaugurated by the architect on the same day.

The exhibition, organized by Fundación Arquitectura COAM (COAM Architecture Fundation) and Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid COAM, with the collaboration of the Portuguese Embassy in Spain and the Camões- Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, will be available to visitors in the Ground Floor of LASEDE COAM (c/ Hortaleza, 63) from October 3rd to January 15th.

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Cloudscrapers. A century of skyscrapers in Milan

From November 6 to December 6 the Polytechnic University of Milan and the Riccardo Catella Foundation recount the story of Milan skyscrapers.

 

Milan Cloudscraper

 

Milan, as told in the exhibition “Cloudscrapers. A century of skyscrapers in Milan” hosted from November 6 to December 6 at the Riccardo Catella Foundation,  via Gaetano De Castillia 28, is a rising city. It is a city designed by the silhouettes of the Velasca and Pirelli Towers, but also by the Lombardy regional government’s new headquarters,  the  Unicredit Tower by Cesar Pelli and the Porta Nuova Business District.

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“Future under construction” at Paris-Saclay University

Round tables, lectures and over thirty architects’ presentations next to models, plans and chronograms, all between days 28 – 30 of November.

 

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Right now, at the moment when the operational phase of the works in Paris-Saclay University is taking place, this public institution is proud to present a general update on the project in its scientific, economic, architectural and urban aspects. Round tables, lectures and over thirty architects’ presentations will take place next to many models, plans and chronograms between days 28 – 30 of November. These three days will be followed by a longer-lasting exhibition of the Paris-Saclay projects until December 20th.

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Quito’s Pan-american Biennale 2014

One of South America’s most relevant architectural events has just taken place in Ecuador, from November 17th to 19th.

 

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The Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito (Quito’s Panamerican Architectural Biennale) started its XIX edition on November 17th, under the motto of “From the house to the city, from the city to the house”. This event, honoured by Ecuador’s National Assembly and considered as one of the most relevant of its kind in South America, enables since 1978 a meeting point for architecture professionals to show their work and share contemporary ideas in an inclusive, discussion-friendly environment.

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Cruz y Ortiz, 2014 Spanish Gold Medal for Architecture

Antonio Cruz Villalon and Antonio Ortiz García from Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos has just received the Spanish Gold Medal for Architecture 2014. The Gold Medal for Architecture is the most prestigious award from the Superior Council.

Antonio Cruz Villalon and Antonio Ortiz García from Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos has just received the 2014 Spanish Gold Medal for Architecture, an award given by the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España ( Spanish Superior Council of Architecture Colleges) (CSCAE)  every two years to an architect with the aim of contributing to the highest social and cultural level of architecture. The Gold Medal for Architecture is the most prestigious award  from the Superior Council.

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