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Guangzhou Opera House, China : Zaha Hadid Architects
Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, this new Chinese opera house building sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location. The building is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural development. Its unique twin-boulder design enhances the city by opening it to the Pearl River, unifying the adjacent cultural buildings with the towers of international finance in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang new town. The 1,800-seat auditorium of the building houses the very latest acoustic technology, and the smaller 400-seat multifunction hall is designed for performance art, opera and concerts in the round.

Intercity Vienna, Austria : competition design by SADAR+VUGA
Intercity Vienna - Architecture News February 2011
image from architects office
The proposal for the design of the Intercity is based on three starting points. The proposal is to build six hexagonal buildings (baukoerper) that would be sitting on four islands (insel). Four wider and two narrower buildings would be constructed in a way that follows the construction context and at the same time they allow the best environmental conditions within the area.
The four of the buildings around the central area would have business surfaces. Each typical floor of a business building can be separated into several business units.

ArtScience Museum, Singapore : Safdie Architects
ArtScience Museum - Architecture News February 2011
photo : Timothy Hursley
Based upon Moshe Safdie’s philosophy that art and science together can excite and inform visitors in a new way, the ArtScience Museum’s exhibition programming will focus on investigations into how the individual disciplines of fine art, scientific experimentation, media, technology, design and architecture relate to and enrich each other.

London Olympics Velodrome, UK : 1st Building Complete
London Velodrome
photograph from ODA
The 6,000 seat Velodrome will host the Olympic and Paralympic track cycling events in 2012. After the Games, the legacy Velodrome will be used by elite athletes and the local community and will include a café, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities. The ODA started work on the Velodrome in March 2009.

Tampa Covenant Church Florida, USA : Alfonso Architects
Tampa Covenant Church - Architecture News February 2011
photo : Al Hurley
This modernist project is a combination of new construction and renovation. The project includes a 25,000 sq. ft. building that provides a sanctuary, administrative offices and classrooms for the congregation of four hundred-fifty.

Barangaroo South Office Towers, Sydney : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Barangaroo South Office Towers Buildings Sydney
image courtesy of Lend Lease
The designs for the first of the three office towers at Barangaroo South have been further refined. Its tapered and curved profile creates a more elegant and streamlined appearance, improves the spaces and relationship between the towers and the views through and from within the buildings.

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, USA : Rafael Viñoly Architects
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building San Francisco - Architecture News February 2011
photo Courtesy Bruce Damonte
Located on a steeply sloping urban hillside, the Dolby regeneration medicine building presented the design team a unique challenge: executing a horizontal structure on an uneven site. The architectural office responded by creating a beautifully sinuous, serpentine building that makes use of every foot of available space.

West 57th Street, New York City : BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. 8 Feb
W57 New York City
picture from architects firm
This structural frame for this 940,000-square-foot (87,330 square metres) Manhattan tower was completed in Summer 2015, and interior work will continue for the next few months. The developer is The Durst Organisation.

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