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The Bauhaus Dessau. Image by Dr Volkmar Rudolf Tilman2007

Second Bauhaus Museum contest to launch next month

26-Feb-2015

An international competition for a new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau will open next month – three years after a previous competition for a separate museum in Weimar concluded

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s LSE in last five for Mies van der Rohe Prize

25-Feb-2015

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Stirling Prize-shortlisted Saw Swee Hock Building is the only UK project named among the finalists for the biggest award in European architecture

The Silverdome in Ponitac. Image by Dave Hogg from Royal Oak MI USA

Ideas contest opens for decaying Silverdome stadium

23-Feb-2015

Triple Investment Group has launched an open international ideas competition to regenerate Michigan’s decaying Silverdome stadium

Winner: Carols Nahuel Recabarren, Martinez Catalan, Manuelk Alberto and Franco Morero - UNESON Bamiyan winner

Protest over Unesco Buddha contest decision

23-Feb-2015

A petition has been launched against Unesco’s ‘unfair and unprofessional’ choice of winner in the competition for a new cultural centre in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

OD+T Budapest

Work starts on O’Donnell + Tuomey’s €34m Budapest scheme

23-Feb-2015

Work has begun on O’Donnell + Tuomey’s scheme for the Central European University in Budapest

Winner: Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Martínez Catalán, Manuel Alberto and Franco Morero of Argentina. Image courtesy ArchDaily/UNESCO

Argentinian team wins Bamiyan cultural centre contest

20-Feb-2015

An Argentinian team led by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren has won UNESCO’s hugely popular competition for a new cultural centre in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

The competition-winning design by ACME for the new headquarters of the Sächsische AufbauBank (SAB) in Leipzig, Germany.

ACME sees off big names to win Leipzig bank jackpot

20-Feb-2015

London-based ACME has won the international competition to design the new headquarters of the Sächsische AufbauBank (SAB) in Leipzig, Germany.

Foster + Partners' Apple store in Hangzhou. Image by Nigel Young

Foster completes second Apple store in Hangzhou

19-Feb-2015

[First look] Foster + Partners has completed a new Apple store in Hangzhou, China – its second commission for the world’s largest publically traded company

Pascall + Watson's shortlisted scheme for Mexico City Airport

Pascall + Watson blames bidding costs for large profit drop

18-Feb-2015

Aviation specialist Pascall + Watson has said its slump in profits was caused by the cost of entering competitions and moving its HQ to central London

Rafael Vinoly's revised proposals to overhaul Marble Arch Tower [with Lee Simmons sculpture] - approved  February 2015

Viñoly wins approval for revised Marble Arch Tower scheme

18-Feb-2015

Developer Almacantar has won the go-ahead for revised plans by Rafael Viñoly for a £450 million redevelopment of Marble Arch Tower in London’s West End

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RIBA accredits first Chinese architecture school

17-Feb-2015

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University has become the first architecture school in China to be accredited by the RIBA

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Work starts on Foster’s aquarium in Taiwan

17-Feb-2015

Construction has begun on Foster + Partners’ new National Museum of Marine Science and Technology in Taiwan

Quito in Ecuador. Image by David Berkowitz

Ecuador seeks architect to convert military hospital into hotel

16-Feb-2015

The Government of Ecuador is seeking an architect to transform an historic former military hospital into a new five-star hotel

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OS31 reveals contest-winning Canadian pop-up restaurant

16-Feb-2015

Emerging practice OS31 has completed this competition-winning pop-up restaurant on a frozen river in Canada

Israel

Alsop and Ahrends among 700 UK names pledging to a cultural boycott of Israel

15-Feb-2015

A group of 700 artists and architects, including Peter Ahrends and Will Alsop, have signed a pledge not to work in Israel while the state continues to ‘deny basic Palestinian rights’

Zaha Hadid Cambodia

Boom time for Zaha Hadid as turnover grows 26%

13-Feb-2015

Zaha Hadid’s practice has seen a huge 26 per cent increase in revenue and has added an extra 64 staff, according to its latest company accounts

Jon Jerde. Image by Joe Pugliese

Obituary: Jon Jerde (1940 – 2015)

13-Feb-2015

Architect and world-famous shopping mall designer Jon Jerde has died aged 75

Video: Grafton Architects' Institut Mines Telecom in Paris

11-Feb-2015

Grafton Architects has released this flythrough of its competition-winning scheme for the Institut Mines Telecom in Paris

Brisac Gonzalez Paris

Brisac Gonzalez wins planning for £28m Paris mixed-use complex

11-Feb-2015

Bermondsey-based Brisac Gonzalez has won the go-ahead for a £28 million mixed-use scheme in Paris

Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals in Switzerland. Image by Sanchrts

Jury disowns client's decision to appoint Morphosis in Vals

10-Feb-2015

A raft of high-profile judges have washed their hands of the decision to select Morphosis for a 100-suite hotel next to Peter Zumthor’s legendary Therme Vals spa in Switzerland

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31/44 wins planning for £400k infill house

26-Feb-2015

London-based 31/44 Architects has won planning for this new-build, infill house in south east London

The Shard by Catherine Drea

Ian Martin: 'Let’s renationalise air'

26-Feb-2015

The AJ’s columnist Ian Martin has made a stinging attack on the relentless privatisation of London’s air, space and skyline

Video: A celebration of Preston Bus Station

26-Feb-2015

A must-watch film for anyone thinking of entering the recently launched contest for Preston’s iconic building

DK-Architects

DK-Architects completes £1.8m thatched office

26-Feb-2015

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Liverpool-based DK-Architects has completed this £1.8 million thatched office in Merseyside

Green Sky Thinking launch 2014

Architects’ role is bigger than ever in green sky thinking

26-Feb-2015

Architects will host almost a third of the events at this year’s Green Sky Thinking Week (20-24 April)

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Plans approved to demolish Glasgow's 'iconic' Royal Concert Hall steps

26-Feb-2015

The steps outside Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall are to be torn down to make way for a £390 million, BDP-designed extension of the neighbouring shopping centre

The Bauhaus Dessau. Image by Dr Volkmar Rudolf Tilman2007

Second Bauhaus Museum contest to launch next month

26-Feb-2015

An international competition for a new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau will open next month – three years after a previous competition for a separate museum in Weimar concluded

Glenn Howells Eastside Birmingham

Work begins on Glenn Howells’ £30m Eastside scheme

25-Feb-2015

Work is set to start on this 21,405m² student flats scheme in Birmingham designed by Glenn Howells Architects

Allies and morrison's Leamouth South proposals

Allies and Morrison reveals new east London tower plans

25-Feb-2015

Allies and Morrison has submitted plans for a new high-rise development on the southern part of Leamouth Peninsula, east London

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Last chance to enter the Housing Design Awards

25-Feb-2015

The deadline for this year’s Housing Design Awards has been extended to 4 March

Farshid Moussavi's Fenchurch Street scheme - approved February 2015

Farshid Moussavi wins planning for Fenchurch Street office block

25-Feb-2015

Farshid Moussavi Architecture has won planning for a new office block at 130 Fenchurch Street in central London

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s LSE in last five for Mies van der Rohe Prize

25-Feb-2015

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Stirling Prize-shortlisted Saw Swee Hock Building is the only UK project named among the finalists for the biggest award in European architecture

Advocates Close by Morgan McDowell Architects

2015 RIAS Awards entry deadline looms

25-Feb-2015

The deadline to enter schemes into this year’s RIAS Awards is Thursday 26 February

The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

Project manager appointed for Mack restoration

25-Feb-2015

Gardiner and Theobald has been appointed as project manager on the restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art

Torch tower

Towering inferno: escaping from the Torch tower

24-Feb-2015

An eye-witness account of the fire which destroyed 100 of the 676 flats in Dubai’s Torch tower - once the world’s tallest residential building

Green infrastructure

UK-GBC calls for more green infrastructure in the built environment

24-Feb-2015

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called on developers to stop downplaying green infrastructure as ‘a fluffy optional extra’ and include roof gardens, streets trees and woodlands in every scheme

Steven Holl, Maggie's Centre at Barts, Smithfield

Holl’s Maggie’s centre approved – again

24-Feb-2015

Steven Holl’s revised plans for the Maggie’s Centre at St Bart’s Hospital have been approved by City of London planners today (24 February)

Hopkins' designs for a new research centre at London's Royal Free Hospital

Hopkins wins go-ahead for £42m Royal Free Hospital research building

24-Feb-2015

Hopkins Architects has won planning for a new research building at the Royal Free Hospital in north London

Video: Putting together Bystrup’s T-pylon

24-Feb-2015

Watch Bystrup’s RIBA competition-winning pylon design being manufactured in the UK

Asda supermarket store 2

Asda plans £600m investment in new stores and refurbs

24-Feb-2015

Asda has announced it will invest £600m to expand and improve its store estate in the coming year.

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