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Disused Singapore railway line. Image by Calvin Teo

Singapore opens green corridor contest for disused railway


Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority has launched an international competition to regenerate a 24-kilometre stretch of disused railway

Phil Holden [Pascall + Watson]

Change at the top as Pascall + Watson chief retires


Transport specialist Pascall + Watson has appointed Steve West to replace outgoing managing director Phil Holden

Sutherland Hussey Harris

Sutherland Hussey rebrands


Edinburgh-based Sutherland Hussey Architects has changed its name to recognise the contribution of long-term equity partner Colin Harris

Morphosis' proposed 7132 Tower in Vals, Switzerland

Alpine fantasy? Morphosis reveals Europe's tallest skyscraper in Switzerland


Super-tall tower by Thom Mayne’s practice proposed next to Peter Zumthor’s legendary Therme Vals spa

Serpentine pavilion 2015 - SelgasCano

Revealed: first images of 2015 Serpentine Pavilion


Madrid-based SelgasCano has revealed its designs for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion

VIDEO: Animation of Zaha Hadid's Bee’ah HQ


Middle East waste management company Bee’ah has released this animation of its proposed Zaha Hadid-designed HQ in the United Arab Emirates

Aerial photo of The Settlement Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

RIBA contest opens for world’s remotest inhabited island


The RIBA has launched an international competition to overhaul government buildings on the remote island of Tristan in the South Atlantic Ocean


Belsize unveils £4.9m Saudi scheme


[First look +plans] Belsize Architects has unveiled this 9,000m² office and retail scheme in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Poznań in Poland. Image by Monika Mężyńska

Contest launched for 100ha Poznań urban district


The City of Poznan and Polish State Railwayshave launched an international design competition for a new mixed-use urban development

New Egyptian capital, designs by SOM

SOM reveals plans for new Egyptian capital


The London office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has revealed plans for a massive new urban extension to Cairo which will become Egypt’s ‘new governmental and business capital city’

OAC’s competition-winning mixed-use masterplan in Xi’an for the UNESCO-protected Daming Palace and the neighbouring 20th Century Dahua Wool Spinning Factory

OAC reveals pair of Far East contest wins


[First look] Office for Architectural Culture (OAC) has revealed competition-winning schemes for a 500-hectare masterplan in Xi’an, China and a presidential library in Taipei, Taiwan

Shortlisted: Quadrangle Architects (Toronto), aLLDesign (London), Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Toronto)

Revealed: Alsop’s entry for Toronto ferry terminal contest


The first images of Will Alsop’s shortlisted bid to regenerate Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park have been revealed

Adjaye Johannesburg

Adjaye reveals Johannesburg housing plans


David Adjaye Associates has unveiled plans for a mixed-use scheme in Johannesburg, South Africa


Pritzker winners pay tribute to Otto


Previous winners of the Pritzker Prize, including Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban and Renzo Piano, have paid tribute to Frei Otto

AZPML's competition-winning scheme for a 31-storey skyscraper in Vienna

AZPML wins Vienna skyscraper contest


[First look + plans + project data] Alejandro Zaera-Polo’s practice, AZPML has defeated Dominique Perrault and Coop Himmelb(l)au in the contest for a 31-storey skyscraper in Vienna

Toronto. Image by Benson Kua

Toronto opens public realm contest for new rail line


Toronto’s transport authority Metrolinx has launched an international competition for a series of pedestrian-friendly public realm projects on its new Sheppard East Light Rail Transit line


Zaera-Polo hits out at plagiarism rumours following Princeton exit


Alejandro Zaera-Polo has finally hit back at plagiarism rumors which have surrounded his resignation as dean of Princeton School of Architecture

Lough Derg in Ireland. Image by Ludraman

Hunt begins for Lough Derg visitor centre architect


South Tipperary County Council is seeking an architect for an interpretation centre and visitor experience overlooking Lough Derg – Ireland’s second largest lake

tThe Wien Museum in Vienna. Image by Clemens PFEIFFER

Vienna Museum contest opens for pre-registration


The City of Vienna has announced a design competition for a £42 million overhaul of its municipal museum


Schumacher and Beigel pay tribute to ‘profound’ architect Frei Otto


Zaha Hadid Architects’ partner Patrick Schumacher and academic Florian Beigel have paid tribute to Frei Otto, the influential German architect who died just hours before being revealed as the 2015 Pritzker Prize Laureate

RCKa Acoustitch

RCKa completes office foyer artwork


RCKa has completed its contest-winning ‘Acoustitch’ artwork in the foyer of the Crown Estate’s 11 Waterloo Place

Burrell Collection

Glasgow set to begin search for Burrell Collection design team


Glasgow City Council will launch a bid to find a project management -led design team for the refurbishment of Barry Gasson Architects’ Burrell Collection building if a funding package is approved later this week.

Brighton, England. Image by Garry Knight

RIBA opens Brighton in-fill housing contest


The RIBA has launched an open design contest for a series of ‘challenging’ residential sites in Brighton

Wimbish Passivhaus by Parsons + Whittley

It’s official: goodbye Code for Sustainable Homes


The government has officially put an end to eco-housing yardstick, the Code for Sustainable Homes

Carmody Groarke, Glyndebourne Art Pavilion

Carmody Groarke designs Glyndebourne art pavilion


The winners of this year’s AJ Small Projects Award Carmody Groarke has revealed plans for this temporary art gallery at Glyndebourne in East Sussex

Nicholas Grimshaw

Grimshaw: 'Demolition of The Ship would be a great loss to me'


Nicholas Grimshaw talks to the AJ about proposals to demolish his award-winning former Western Morning News headquarters in Plymouth

Phil Holden [Pascall + Watson]

Change at the top as Pascall + Watson chief retires


Transport specialist Pascall + Watson has appointed Steve West to replace outgoing managing director Phil Holden

Croydon College Green - and Fairfield Halls - by Rick Mather Architects

Rick Mather takes on Fairfield Halls revamp


Rick Mather Architects has become the latest practice to have been given the task of revamping Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

Beach House by Dualchas Architects

RIAS/RIBA 2015 Awards shortlist revealed


Schemes by Steven Holl, Malcolm Fraser, Dualchas, Reiach and Hall, and Page\Park are among those shortlisted for the 2015 RIAS Awards

Museum of London

C20 Society: 'We won't call for Museum of London listing'


The Twentieth Century Society has told the AJ it will not call for Powell & Moya’s 1976 Museum of Building at the Barbican to be listed

Cefn Castell, Criccieth by Stephenson: ISA Studio

Revealed: RSAW Awards shortlist


The buildings in the running for the RIBA/RSAW Wales Awards have been revealed

Sutherland Hussey Harris

Sutherland Hussey rebrands


Edinburgh-based Sutherland Hussey Architects has changed its name to recognise the contribution of long-term equity partner Colin Harris

Sutherland Hussey Harris Sessay Pavilion [March 2015]

Sutherland Hussey Harris submits Sessay Pavilion


Newly rebranded practice Sutherland Hussey Harris has submitted plans for its competition-winning community hub and sports pavilion in Sessay, North Yorkshire

Jeremy Foster

New practice: J Foster Architects


The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

Hush House offices to residential conversion in Chester by Ian Simpson Architects. Image by Ian Lawson

Ministers baulk at extending office-to-resi relaxation


Proposals to extend a rule-relaxation allowing offices to be converted into homes without planning permission are absent from a new raft of reforms unveiled by ministers this week

Fitzjames Teaching and Learning Centre by Feilden Fowles

Revealed: 2015 RIBA South West Awards shortlist


Projects by Feilden Fowles, AHR, Glenn Howells and S333 have been shortlisted in the RIBA South West Awards

Horizon – Priestman Goode

Revealed: finalists' designs in RIBA’s Tomorrow’s Train contest


The three finalists in the RIBA competition to design the train carriage of the future have been announced

Hugh Broughton Architects' Henry Moore Foundation scheme [March 2015]

Work starts on Henry Moore Foundation archive


The second phase of Hugh Broughton Architects’ redevelopment of the Henry Moore Foundation’s complex has started on site

Theis + Khan church

Theis + Khan wins planning for church-led housing scheme in Watford


Theis + Khan has been given the go-ahead for a church and housing scheme in Watford

PV panels

Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020


Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels

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