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Paradise Masterplan in Birmingham, first stage completed

18-11-2021

Paradise Masterplan in Birmingham, first stage completed

In Birmingham, Two Chamberlain Square is an eight-storey office building with columns and glass façades. Designed by the Glenn Howells Architects (GHA) studio, it is the second building to be completed within GHA’s larger Paradise Masterplan, marking the completion of the first phase of the project. A major milestone therefore for the redevelopment of the English city.

Asti Architetti redesigns and redevelops a part of the city in Milan

21-09-2021

Asti Architetti redesigns and redevelops a part of the city in Milan

The Asti Architetti studio has designed the redevelopment of an important urban block in the city of Milan. The project, “il Cortile della Seta” involved a typical courtyard building located between Via Moscova and Via Solferino. The architects redesigned the street front of the four above-ground levels, the covered courtyard and the new glass roof.

3LHD’s urban revitalization of the former Gredelj industrial zone in Zagreb

10-05-2021

3LHD’s urban revitalization of the former Gredelj industrial zone in Zagreb

"Re-use architecture", a European conference on architectural policy held in Zagreb on April 22 and 23, saw the presentation of a study of urban revitalization of the former Gredelj industrial zone in the city centre: a global multidisciplinary planning initiative involving a number of professionals, including architectural studio 3LHD.

Carlo Ratti Associati’s Hot Heart for the city of Helsinki

25-03-2021

Carlo Ratti Associati’s Hot Heart for the city of Helsinki

The international Helsinki Energy Challenge launched by the government of the city of Helsinki to reduce polluting emissions in cities is over. Helsinki is one of the world capitals most active in combatting climate change, aspiring to achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2030. The Hot Heart solution proposed by the transdisciplinary team led by Carlo Ratti Associati is one of four Challenge winners aiming to make the city carbon-neutral in the near future.

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT wins the competition for redevelopment of Shanghai’s Century Square

23-12-2020

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT wins the competition for redevelopment of Shanghai’s Century Square

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT has won the competition for redevelopment of Shanghai’s Century Square. The square in East Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s busiest shopping street, has always hosted events and performances; EMBT transforms it into a kaleidoscope reflecting the fabric of the city around it and providing the city with a new green space.

UNStudio’s geothermal cathedral for the Socio-Technical City of the future

19-06-2020

UNStudio’s geothermal cathedral for the Socio-Technical City of the future

A project for the future of the Hague combining sociological and technological requirements in an interesting and original blend.

Farewell to architect and urban planner Michael Sorkin

03-04-2020

Farewell to architect and urban planner Michael Sorkin

Architect, urbanist and prolific writer Michael Sorkin passed away on 26 March due to complications caused by the Covid-19 virus. The news was announced on the web site of Terreform, the urban research studio Sorkin founded in 2005 to investigate forms, policies, technologies, and practices yielding equitable, sustainable, and beautiful cities.

Farewell to architect Vittorio Gregotti

20-03-2020

Farewell to architect Vittorio Gregotti

In this difficult time under lockdown, Italy says farewell to one of its most important twentieth-century architects and urban planners, Vittorio Gregotti, who passed away on March 15 in Milan. Milan’s Bicocca district and Palermo’s ZEN are among his best-known works, but Gregotti also played an important role as a teacher and above all a promoter of architecture through articles in architecture magazines, above all Casabella, of which he was editor-in-chief for about 15 years.

Kiruna Forever exhibition ArkDes Stockholm

11-03-2020

Kiruna Forever exhibition ArkDes Stockholm

The exhibition called Kiruna Forever, produced by ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design examines the relocation of the town of Kiruna in Sweden’s far north, caused by mining activity. How do you move a town and what does this mean for its residents?

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