A structure made entirely out of umbrellas has suddenly appeared in the centre of Rotterdam. The social power of the encounter, with a few additions by DUS Architects and NAi, has created a spontaneous event for sharing and entertainment.
The 6 finalists for the Stirling Prize awarded by RIBA are Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Zaha Hadid architects, Mecanoo architecten, O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Haworth Tompkins.
Chilean architectural studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen's Poli House project has been awarded the first MCHAP.emerge prize. Floornature met with Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen in Venice during the second edition of the “Greenhouse Talks”.
The Aquatics Centre designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the London Olympics in 2012 has been opened to the public, adapting its structure and adding new specially designed elements such as a sculptural reception desk. The building won the 2014 RIBA National Award.
#floornaturelive: A special mention went to the Russian pavilion entitled 'Fair enough' at the 2014 Biennale in Venice. 'Fair enough' takes an ironic look at the contemporary vocabulary of commercial architecture.
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