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Safdie Architects – Latest Buildings + Designs

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14 Aug 2016
ArtScience Museum, Singapore is an International Architecture Awards Winner in 2016

International Architecture Awards 2016

ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Safdie Architects ArtScience Museum building
image Courtesy of the WKCDA
ArtScience Museum, Singapore

12 Jan 2016 + 17 Sep 2015
Moshe Safdie’s First New York Building
West 29th Street, Midtown, New York City, NY, USA
West 29th Street Building by Safdie Architects
image © Safdie Architects
Moshe Safdie’s First New York Building

16 May 2013
Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel
Design: Safdie Architects
Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem
photo from Mamilla Hotel
Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem
A significant cultural, architectural and touristic evolution of the urban fabric of one of the world’s most iconic and timelessly beautiful cities happens this June with the opening of the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Jerusalem and Israel: Mamilla Hotel. Located in a remarkable position in the city centre with breath-taking views of the Old City walls, the Tower of David and Jaffa Gate, the Mamilla is a contemporary, world-class hotel that combines a distinctly international outlook with the unique cultural heritage of this most magnetic, frenetic, incredible city.

added 29 Jan 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, United States of America
Architect: Safdie Architects
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
picture : Timothy Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Bentonville

19 Jul 2012
West Kowloon Cultural District Competition, China
Shortlisted Design Team for First Arts Venue
West Kowloon Cultural District
Courtesy of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
West Kowloon Cultural District Competition

Shortlist of five design teams invited to submit proposals for the design of the Xiqu Centre, one of the first landmark buildings for the WKCD, scheduled for completion at the end of 2015.

Shortlisted design teams:
– BTA & RLP Company Limited
– Foster + Partners with O Studio Architects
– Mecanoo architecten / Leigh & Orange
– Safdie Architects LLC
– Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. (in collaboration with Diamond and Schmitt)

“A great opera house must be a perfect instrument. It must have great acoustics and sightlines, and its stage facilities should encourage the most diverse and imaginative productions.

A great opera house must also celebrate the ritual of partaking in the artistic and cultural life of the community. It must be an extroverted building — inviting, transparent, making the life within it visible to the city around. As a place for the production of traditional Chinese opera, the design for the Xiqu Centre must connect the past with the present and point to the future. To totally belong, it must capture the essence of Chinese history and culture, while pointing forward to China’s great future.

It must be a design that “might have always been there”, and is also clearly of today. To be truly iconic, the design must draw on all these facets: the perfect instrument, celebrating public life, rooted in its culture. We will seek these qualities as we aim to create a truly timeless, iconic structure.”

-Moshe Safdie

Design Team Composition

Our team is organised by Safdie Architects as the lead design firm, assisted by A+T Design, Ltd. in Hong Kong and advised by Joanna Lee of Museworks on the Xiqu art form. We have chosen to collaborate with Arup, a global leader in complex building engineering and Peter Walker and Partners of Berkeley, California for the landscape design.

This core team has also proven their willingness to embrace new challenges and work together to break new ground in building form and integrated project design and delivery.

Moshe Safdie – Recent Designs

15 Sep 2011
Bishan Central, Singapore
Bishan Central
image from Moshe Safdie
Bishan Central
CapitaLand Residential Singapore and Mitsubishi Estate Asia Pte. Ltd. (“MEA”) today jointly unveiled their upcoming condominium at Bishan Central, which will be designed by renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as a distinctive example of new urban living.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
image Courtesy of the WKCDA

ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Safdie Architects LLC with Aedas Architects
ArtScience Museum
image Courtesy of the WKCDA
Marina Bay Sands – major building
The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, conceptualized and designed by architect Moshe Safdie as the first museum dedicated to the dynamic interplay between art and science, opened to the public on Feb 19, 2011. Designed as part of the Government of Singapore’s vision that Marina Bay Sands feature an iconic cultural building on the promontory, the ArtScience Museum is grounded around a circular base with 10 extending finger-like structures that house 21 naturally lit galleries.

Moshe Safdie Book : Second Monograph by the Practice

Moshe Safdie – Key Projects

Major Buildings by Safdie Architects, alphabetical:

Holocaust History Museum, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
Holocaust History Museum
photo © Timothy Hursley

Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, India
Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex
photo © Ram Rahman

Yitzak Rabin Centre for Israeli Studies, Tel Aviv, Israel

Performing Arts Center, Kansas, USA

More projects by Moshe Safdie and Associates online soon

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Safdie Architects – Background

Safdie Architects is an international architectural and urban planning practice founded in 1964 and led to the present day by Moshe Safdie Architect. Deeply committed to the creation of architecture that responds to local and regional characteristics of landscape, climate, cultural heritage, and contemporary life, Safdie is recognized for creating welcoming buildings and public spaces that contribute in meaningful ways to their setting while catalyzing a vibrant public life.

The design of cultural institutions is a cornerstone of our practice. Our most recent performing arts projects are notably successful for the revitalisation of their communities, ranging from the acclaimed Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri in the US to the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore.

Moshe Safdie
photograph : Stephen Kelly

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