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World Architecture News: Overall Winner
Sabah Al-Salem University College of Education won the World Architecture News Overall Winner (unbuilt category) award. Jurors were impressed with the urban scale, grandeur and conceptual thoroughness of our design: "the circulation forms almost like a fault line through the building, so it's like a horizontal strata that gradually meanders through the different floor plates." Juror Karim Benkirane detailed his thoughts: "The concept is powerful. I am seduced by it. It's presented so beautifully and the detailing is gorgeous.
Sail Tower wins Tall Building award at MIPIM
This 240m high, 60-story tower has 242 luxury hotel rooms and 104 serviced apartments and condominiums and a GSM of 62,791m2. This mix is orientated to maximise views of the water, and stacked so that balcony size and depth increase with height. This in combination with balcony sails and LED fixtures means the night-time appearance of the elevation can be programmed. The judges felt that this project was architecturally complete in the fullest sense.
Kuwait Teaching School Wins WAN Award
World Architecture News announced that the winners of its 2012 WAN AWARDS Education Sector included Perkins+Will's Kuwait Teaching School in Shidadiyah, Kuwait.
Perkins+Will Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners in a joint venture wins Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Competition
Perkins+Will Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners with Plant Architect, Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architect and Adrian Blackwell are the winning team in the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Competition at Toronto City Hall. Chosen by a distinguished jury from four finalists and 48 entries world-wide, the Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners / Plant Architect team's scheme aims for LEED Gold Certification. Read more on the World Architecture News website.
Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul
Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul has been servicing patients for more than 95 years and is the oldest and largest hospital in Medellin, Colombia...
Healing Gardens Make Hospital Stays a Walk in the Park
A healing garden goes out of its way to "connect to that primal biophilia," explains Robin Guenther who is featured in the latest What's Happening from Environmental Building News.
Between Master Plan and Construction Come Teamwork and Flexibility
This recent article published by Inform discusses the master plan and training facility developed for Newport News Apprentice School of Shipbuilding. The project involves a complex site, tight deadlines and public private partnerships with Armada Hoffler Development, Newport News Shipyard and the City of Newport.
Sustainability in the UAE
Inspired by the natural elements of the United Arab Emirates, Robert Goodwin explains to World Architecture News the reasons behind three forward thinking sustainable designs: Dubai Tower, Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters and the Kempinski Hotel and Residences SailTower.
University of the Arts, New Campus Facility
We designed a new campus facility for the University of the Arts London at Central Saint Martins close to King’s Cross station within an existing 400,000-square-foot building. The 22-week fit-out project transformed the Granary Complex, which was originally built as part of a group of Victorian buildings in the Eastern Goods Yard. The long-term project focus was to improve UAL estate facilities by combining various sites into one flexible, purpose-built facility within a campus based environment.
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