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Bruno Gaudin Architectes Library La Contemporaine campus of the Université Paris Nanterre

15-10-2021

Bruno Gaudin Architectes Library La Contemporaine campus of the Université Paris Nanterre

On the campus of the Université Paris Nanterre, the new building of the “Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine” designed by Atelier Bruno Gaudin Architectes, has been completed. The building, constructed at the entrance to the university campus, houses the library, the archive centre, the museum and the offices of La Contemporaine. This is a major French institution, a point of reference in the field of humanities and social sciences studies that preserves and collects documents and objects relating to the contemporary history of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The six finalist architectural works of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2021

27-09-2021

The six finalist architectural works of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2021

On 16 September the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the six finalists contending for its most prestigious award, the RIBA Stirling Prize, now in its 25th year. From the six buildings competing for the title of Best Architecture in the UK, the following projects were selected: 15 Clerkenwell Close by GROUPWORK, Cambridge Central Mosque by Marks Barfield Architects, Key Worker Housing by Stanton Williams, Town House (Kingston University London) by Grafton Architects, Tintagel Castle Footbridge by Ney & Partners and William Matthews Associates for the English Heritage, Windermere Jetty Museum by Carmody Groarke.

New developments in Chinese museums: three exemplary cases

08-09-2021

New developments in Chinese museums: three exemplary cases

In recent years China has worked hard on adding to its number of significant museums. China’s new museums, which have attracted a lot of international attention, are monumental structures containing not only exhibitions but commercial spaces, promoting awareness of local history in their aesthetic and formal choices.

Snøhetta Ordrupgaard Museum Extension and Landscape

24-08-2021

Snøhetta Ordrupgaard Museum Extension and Landscape

The Snøhetta architecture firm drew inspiration from the paintings of the French Impressionists for the new Ordrupgaard Museum extension and landscape project recently completed near Jægersborg Dyrehave, to the north of Copenhagen in Denmark. The museum contains one of the most comprehensive collections of French and Danish art from the XIX and XX centuries, and had already been extended in 2005 to a project by architect Zaha Hadid.

Opening of the Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (MUSAN) in Cyprus

12-08-2021

Opening of the Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (MUSAN) in Cyprus

A few days ago, the Museum of Underwater Sculpture (MUSAN) opened in Cyprus, featuring the works of artist Jason deCaires Taylor, one of the most famous representatives of the eco-art movement. The creation of MUSAN resulted from the joint effort of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, the municipality of Ayia Napa, and the Cypriot Ministry of Tourism.

Guggenheim Bilbao, exhibition The Roaring Twenties

10-08-2021

Guggenheim Bilbao, exhibition The Roaring Twenties

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao offers a series of exhibitions that remind us that the spectacular container designed by Frank O. Gehry is a must-see for lovers of art as well as architecture. We recommend a visit to the exhibition "The Roaring Twenties", a collaboration between the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Kunsthaus Zurich.

UAD designs new Museum and Library in Jiashan, China

04-08-2021

UAD designs new Museum and Library in Jiashan, China

UAD – The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zheijiang University Co., Ltd. – has recently completed a new cultural complex in Jiashan, China. The city is an eco-friendly and green development demonstration area in the Yangtze River Delta, thus playing the important role of a laboratory for implementing new architectural and social solutions.

16 projects selected for the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021

28-07-2021

16 projects selected for the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021

A major modern art museum in Shanghai and a new entrance building and visitor centre to the Museum Island in Berlin, a pedestrian and cycle bridge through the heart of Copenhagen, a beautiful artists’ home in Sri Lanka, a new hospital where the healing power of nature becomes a central element: these are just a few of the sixteen architectures selected for the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021, the important biennial awards handed out by the Royal Institute of British Architects. In November, the winner of the RIBA International Prize 2021 will be selected from these sixteen finalist projects.

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