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OMA + OLIN Selected to Design D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park

© OMA & Luxigon

© OMA & Luxigon

The competition jury for Washington D.C.‘s 11th Street Bridge Park has unanimously selected OMA + OLIN‘s design to turn the ageing freeway structure over the Anacostia River into an elevated park and new civic space for the city. With their dynamic intersecting structure, OMA + OLIN saw off competition from three other teams composed of: Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), NEXT Architects and Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Stoss Landscape Urbanism and Höweler + Yoon Architecture; and Balmori Associates and Cooper, Robertson & Partners.

Partner at OLIN Hallie Boyce commented, “The 11th Street Bridge Park project is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the civic fabric of Washington, D.C. through the design of an iconic, multi-functional landscape which promotes the health of the river and its adjacent communities acting as a model both nationally and globally.”

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Image Courtesy of: OMA & Luxigon

Article Written by: Michael Aynsley

Source: ArchDaily

AIA New York Honors Rebuild By Design With Its Community Development Award

The BIG U, by BIG. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org

The BIG U, by BIG. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded its 2014 Community Development Award to the Rebuild by Design competition organized by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. The results of the competition were announced in June this year, with six schemes, including proposals by BIG and OMA awarded a total of $920 million to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and improve the resilience of the coastline in the region.

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Written by: Rory Stott

Image Courtesy of: rebuildbydesign.org

Source: ArchDaily

Five Buildings Compete to be Named “World’s Best Highrise”

Bosco Verticale, Milan / Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher

Bosco Verticale, Milan / Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher

Rem Koolhaas, Steven Holl, Jean Nouvel and Stefano Boeri are the masters behind five skyscrapers competing to be crowned the “World’s best.” Chosen as finalists for the 2014 International Highrise Award (IHA), the four practices are in the running for a prestigious title and €50,000 prize.

Award organizers from the City of Frankfurt/Main, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and DekaBank at Frankfurt’s Paulskirche will announce a winner in mid-November. The chosen skyscraper will be selected by an esteemed, multidisciplinary jury based on the criteria ranging from future-oriented design and innovative building technology, to the building’s integrative urban development scheme and cost-effectiveness.

“Good architecture requires a willingness to take risks and a desire to try things out. All the finalists took this approach – there can be no innovation without experimentation. Our shortlist comprises three different prototypes of the future,” commented Jury Chairman Christoph Ingenhoven.

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Written by: Karissa Rosenfield

Image Courtesy of: Brett Boardman

Source: ArchDaily

4 Visions Released for D.C.’s First Elevated Park

11th Street Bridge Park—the Anacostia Crossing  © OLIN / OMA

11th Street Bridge Park—the Anacostia Crossing © OLIN / OMA

 

OMA, Höweler + Yoon, NEXT Architects, and Balmori Associates are amongst four interdisciplinary teams competing to design Washington D.C.’s first elevated public park. As part of a six month nationwide competition, the shortlisted teams have just released their preliminary design proposals for what will be known as the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Suspended over the Anacostia River, the multi-use park aims to re-connect two disparate city districts and re-engage residents with the riverfront by offering a 21st century civic “playscape.” Education and performance spaces, as well as a cafe and water sport areas will all be included in the masterplan.

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Written by: Karissa Rosenfield

Image Courtesy of: OLIN / OMA

Source: ArchDaily

MCHAP Recognizes OMA, Holl, HdM as Finalists for Most Outstanding Projects in the Americas

MCHAP's Seven Finalists

MCHAP’s Seven Finalists

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) has just announced the seven finalists – drawn from a shortlist of 36 projects – at an event in Santiago, Chile.

To determine the finalists, the five jury members – Francisco Lienur, Sarah Whiting, Wiel Arets, Dominique Perrault, and Kenneth Frampton – spent the last twelve days visiting projects, speaking with the architects, users and owners of the spaces, and entering into intense debate among each other.

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Written By: Vanessa Quirk

Image Courtesy of: MCHAP

Source: ArchDaily

Top Designs from Milan Design Week 2014

fabio novembre‘s ‘we dance’ sculpture for the LEXUS DESIGN AMAZING exhibition

Fabio Novembre‘s ‘we dance’ sculpture for the LEXUS DESIGN AMAZING exhibition

Designboom has compiled images for the Top designs from this years Milan Design Week. We have posted some select images from the article below. Please click HERE to read the full article

Written By: Nina Azzarello

Source: Designboom

Ingo Maurer shows whimsical table lamps which are a nod to Mickey Mouse and Disney.

Ingo Maurer shows whimsical table lamps which are a nod to Mickey Mouse and Disney.

‘melathron’, pure structural engineering applied to lamp design by michele de lucchi for artemide.

‘melathron’, pure structural engineering applied to lamp design by michele de lucchi for artemide.

nao tamura (installation design) / aya nishina (sound design) / takeshi miyakawa (design engineering) installation at LEXUS DESIGN AMAZING exhibition.

nao tamura (installation design) / aya nishina (sound design) / takeshi miyakawa (design engineering) installation at LEXUS DESIGN AMAZING exhibition.

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Metal

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, their new product catalog, they’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: metal.

Check out the projects HERE

Written by: Eric Baldwin

Source: ArchDaily

ArchDaily's 10 Projects Inspired by Metal

ArchDaily’s 10 Projects Inspired by Metal