The Mies van der Rohe Award, a prize for contemporary architecture presented by the European Union every two years, was won by residential projects in both categories for the first time in 2017. While awaiting the 2019 edition of the award, an exhibition opening on August 23 at the Architeckturzentrum in Vienna focuses on the finalists and winners in the 2017 competition.
SALT is a new project recently completed in Amsterdam by Dutch architectural studio MVRDV, an office building responding to the needs of today’s new creative industries. The façade with its reinforced concrete frames in relief unifies the different operative units in the building, allowing their individuality to show through the differences in the 5 x 4 m module of the windows.
The MVRDV architects made the Club House for the IJburg Tennis Club, finishing the surface of the building in an interesting manner, transferring their knowledge of the car-making industry to it for the painting
Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, a former industrial plant gas production, now one of the city’s most active centres of creativity, hosted the Frame Awards Show, the event concluding the interior design contest of the same name.
Light and art installations, games, mapping and special effects reinterpret architecture and urban spaces to offer citizens and visitors amazing artistic light shows every night during Lumiere London and the Amsterdam Light Festival.
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