World Architecture News September 2008: Buildings across the Globe, Images

Global Architecture News September 2008

Architectural Design Developments + New Property Designs – World Built Environment

Global Architecture News – September 2008

World Architectural Projects – Highlights in Sep 2008
This is the e-architect archive page for Architecture News September 2008.

Ekaterinburg Tower : RMJM

Zlota 44 Tower, Poland, Eastern Europe
Date built: 2008-
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Libeskind Building Poland - Architecture News September 2008
ipicture © Aldinger & Wolf
Zlota 44 Tower : Studio Daniel Libeskind
Zlota 44, an impressive 192m high tower, will be a luxury apartment building at the very heart of Warsaw. Dubbed the “Glass Wing” because of its sweeping glass façade and bending walls, Zlota 44 will bring life and brightness to the city center. The impressive, 54-story edifice will house 251 fully finished and equipped apartments with facilities such as concierge service, sun terrace, 25m long steel swimming pool, sauna and spa. Its spectacular form, environmentally friendly technology and ultra modern architecture will make it one of the most innovative and groundbreaking projects ever offered in Poland.

Villa at Toten, Norway, Northern Europe
Date built: 2008
Design: Jarmund/Vigsnæs arkitekter : Architect Studio
Norwegian home design by JVA
picture from JVA
Villa at Toten
Toten is a traditional district in Oppland county in the eastern part of Norway. It consists of the municipalities Østre Toten and Vestre Toten. The combined population of Toten is approximately 27,000.

One Bryant Park : Cook + Fox Architects
This Manhattan building’s base is derived from and enriches the site’s complex pedestrian and transit circulation patterns. The verticality of the building’s massing, spiraling up to the tip of the tallest spire, responds to the Midtown Manhattan skyline. The configuration of the base addresses the local pedestrian and transportation thoroughfares.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris : Recent Projects

International Architecture Awards : Winners

14 Sep 2008
Lyons Restaurant, Docks Quay Rambaud, Lyon, France
Design: Odile Decq Benoît Cornette
Docks Quay Rambaud
image © Odile Decq – Labtop
Archipel Restaurant Lyons : Odile Decq Benoît Cornette
Between the two rivers, Rhone and Saône, the renovation of the docks is starting a new story: the bank for arts. New programs dedicated to the culture, to relax and to walk keeping the link and the imaginary with the industrial history of the site.

Sep 2008
Birmingham New Street Station
Design: Foreign Office Architects
Birmingham New Street Station
The £600 m Gateway project will create a concourse that is three-and-a-half times bigger than at present and enclosed by a giant light-filled atrium more accessible. It will also form brighter and clearer platforms, serviced by 42 new escalators and 14 new lifts an iconic new station façade. The development will add to Birmingham’s growing reputation for good design better links to and through the station for pedestrians with eight new entrances.

Venice Biennale Pavilions : Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects have authored several hundred projects – over a period of 30 years – in a unified effort: the quest for architecture to take on the dynamic complexity of contemporary society. At the same time there is a cumulative build up of virtuosity, resolution and refinement.

Charleroi Museum of Photography : l’Escaut Architecture
Hidden within a traditional block of houses, the new extension to the Museum of Photography in Charleroi takes roots in the orchard of a former Carmelite convent. The building is inside the enclosure of the convent, which hides a big garden which has several trees registered with the Heritage Inventory.

Logroño Eco City : MVRDV
The government of the Spanish province and autonomous community Rioja has decided to go ahead with the development of the extension to Logroño. The Eco-City designed by MVRDV in collaboration with GRAS foresees the construction of 3,000 social homes and complementary program.

Jewish Museum Berlin : 5 Millionth Visitor

VNF Headquarters : Odile Decq Benoît Cornette

Princeton Arts Complex : Steven Holl Architects

NGBCE Strasbourg : Art & Build Architect

Tangier Passenger Terminal : ODBC / Khalid Molato

Villa Foscari La Malcontenta : Zaha Hadid Architects

Al-Birr Foundation Tower : Perkins+Will

56 Leonard Street : Herzog & De Meuron / Anish Kapoor

Westside Shopping Centre : Daniel Libeskind

23 East 22nd Street : Office for Metropolitan Architecture

C42 Citroën added : Manuelle Gautrand

HL23 : Neil M. Denari Architects

Beijing South Railway Station : Farrells

Tirana Lakeside Competition : MVRDV

America’s Cup Building : European Grand Prix

John Madejski Academy : Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Architecture News Aug 2008

The Shard, London : Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Snow Russia, Sochi : Asadov Architectural Studio

NEO Bankside, London : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Buildings for the World Architecture News in September 2008 page welcome