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The Tirana Pyramid. Image by Diego Delso

Re-use ideas sought for Albania’s Communist-era pyramid


The Albanian Ministry of Culture has launched an open international ideas competition to rethink Pyramid Square in Tirana

Qatar World Cup 2022 Al Wakrah Stadium model 1

Ex-construction minister 'shocked' by Hadid's Qatar stance


Former construction minister Nick Raynsford has demanded Zaha Hadid use her influence to improve site conditions in Qatar following revelations that hundreds of workers have died building World Cup projects in the Gulf state

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Applications to study architecture from overseas students rise


The number of applications from overseas students looking to study architecture in the UK has continued to rise now accounting for a third of the total

The cathedral in Christchurch following the earthquake

Contest opens for Christchurch earthquake memorial


An international design competition has been launched for a £3.5 million memorial to the 185 victims of the Christchurch earthquake

New image of Wilkinson Eyre's competition-winning Barangaroo hotel tower project in Sydney, Australia

New images of Wilkinson Eyre’s Barangaroo tower revealed


Wilkinson Eyre has unveiled fresh images of its competition-winning hotel tower scheme for Barangaroo in Sydney

Torre de David in Caracas. Image by Saúl Briceño

Venezuela evicts Torre de David squatters


Venezuelan officials and soldiers have started evicting thousands of residents living inside the half-completed Torre de David skyscraper in Caracas

Perth in Australia. Image by JJ Harrison

Architect sought for Aubin Grove train station in Perth


The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia is seeking a design team for a new £31 million train station in Perth

NBBJ's rejected proposal for a new Children’s Hospital of Ireland in Dublin

BDP wins contest for Irish mega-hospital


BDP has seen off five other teams, including a bid led by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, to win the competition to design Dublin’s €650 million New Children’s Hospital (NCH)

Jerusalem, Israel. Image by Acroll

Growing pressure on RIBA over 'dismissed' Israel motion


The RIBA is facing renewed pressure ‘to resurrect’ its motion against the Israeli Association of United Architects amid escalating tension in the region


Mont Saint-Michel causeway opens to pedestrians


Dietmar Feichtinger Architects has completed this 760m-long link connecting the historic Mont Saint-Michel to the French mainland opened to the public today (22.July)

The Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Image by Vfp15

Russia opens contest for kindergartens in extreme climates


The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has launched an open international competition for a series of new kindergartens in the country’s most inhospitable regions

Original designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, drawn up in 1947 for Dr and Mrs Arthur O’Keeffe

Video: Frank Lloyd Wright


The team behind plans to build an unrealised Frank Lloyd Wright house near Bristol have released this video of their proposals

The Kendall Square business district in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Image by Shinkuken

Public realm contest launched for Cambridge, Massachusetts


The City of Cambridge in the USA has launched a design competition to upgrade the public realm in its Kendall Square business district

Kettle Collective's competition-winning proposal for a new Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai

Kettle wins Dubai conference centre contest


Kettle Collective has won an open international competition for a new Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai

Steven Holl. Image by Mark Heitoff

Steven Holl wins Praemium Imperiale


Steven Holl has won the prestigious Praemium Imperiale award for architecture - an accolade worth £86,000

The RDS Arena in Dublin. Image by Hoops341

RIAI opens design contest for Dublin arena


An open international design competition has been launched for the £16 million overhaul of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Arena in Ireland

Zaha Hadid Architects' reworked designs for the Tokyo National Stadium

Protesters still unhappy with Zaha’s Tokyo Stadium


Objectors to Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium are still unhappy with the practice’s proposals, despite a number of changes to the designs

Foster + Partners' proposal for the RMK headquarters in Yekaterinberg, Russia

Fosters unveils designs for Russian headquarters


Foster + Partners has revealed designs for a new headquarters for Russian copper manufacturer RMK in Yekaterinberg

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BIG completes maze at America’s National Building Museum


Danish star BIG has completed this all-timber maze at the National Building Museum in Washington

Zaha Hadid Architects' reworked designs for the Tokyo National Stadium

Zaha reworks Tokyo Stadium after fierce opposition


Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has reworked and ‘refined’ designs for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Stadium in the wake of local opposition

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