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Riverstone Transit Center / ALSC Architects

July 31, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

The new Riverstone Transit Center brings the administrative staff and bus services for City Link and Paratransit to a central hub location to provide riders with a safe, clean, and convenient experience. The project includes an Administrative Building, outdoor public restrooms, and a covered waiting shelter for riders. The site includes landscaped pathways to each of the eight bus loading areas, as well as 80 parking stalls and additional space for future growth.

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Zaha Hadid Architects creates 3D-printed concrete bridge at Venice Architecture Biennale

July 28, 2021 James Parkes 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has built a 3D-printed concrete footbridge named Striatus at the Venice Architecture Biennale that is freestanding and assembled without mortar. Named Striatus, the 16-metre-long bridge was built by the computation and design team at Zaha Hadid Architects, known as ZHACODE, in collaboration with the Block Research Group (BRG) at Swiss university ETH Zurich. It was constructed from 53 hollow

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Murdoch’s Connection Bridge / Matter

July 28, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The new ‘Murdoch’s Connection’ footbridge in Hull, England opened to the public in March 2021. Following a public vote it is named after the city’s first female GP, Dr Mary Murdoch. The pedestrian bridge was designed by Arup and Matter Architecture for Highways England. It improves pedestrian and cycle routes over the heavily trafficked A63 highway and helps to reconnect the city centre to the fast-regenerating waterfront area. It has already become a distinctive new landmark for the city, a gateway to the historic Old Town area and a well-used civic space. 

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Friis & Moltke design “humane prison” in Greenland’s capital

July 27, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Anstalten prison against the landscape

New photos show Danish studios Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Friis & Moltke’s Corten-clad prison overlooking a fjord in Greenland’s capital Nuuk. The facility, called Anstalten, is the first high-security prison in Greenland, which previously relocated all of those sentenced for serious crimes to Denmark. These relocated inmates will now be given the option to transfer back

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Bus Terminal of São Luís / Natureza Urbana

July 21, 2021 Susanna Moreira 0

The architectural firm Natureza Urbana is responsible for an extensive urban revitalization of a Bus Terminal located in the historic center of São Luís, in Maranhão, bringing as design precepts the intention of qualifying public spaces, improving the interconnection with the existing heritage, and boosting the activity of local micro-entrepreneurs. Manoela Machado and Pedro Lira, partners at Natureza Urbana, were the architects responsible for the project; also, the company Hproj Planejamento e Projetos worked in partnership with Natureza Urbana, with financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Bus Terminal of São Luís / Natureza Urbana

July 21, 2021 Susanna Moreira 0

The architectural firm Natureza Urbana is responsible for an extensive urban revitalization of a Bus Terminal located in the historic center of São Luís, in Maranhão, bringing as design precepts the intention of qualifying public spaces, improving the interconnection with the existing heritage, and boosting the activity of local micro-entrepreneurs. Manoela Machado and Pedro Lira, partners at Natureza Urbana, were the architects responsible for the project; also, the company Hproj Planejamento e Projetos worked in partnership with Natureza Urbana, with financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Striatus Bridge / Zaha Hadid Architects + Block Research Group

July 20, 2021 Alexandria Bramley 0

Striatus is an arched, unreinforced masonry footbridge composed of 3D-printed concrete blocks assembled without mortar. Exhibited at the Giardini della Marinaressa during the Venice Architecture Biennale until November 2021, the 16×12-metre footbridge is the first of its kind, combining traditional techniques of master builders with advanced computational design, engineering, and robotic manufacturing technologies.

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Joris Laarman’s 3D-printed stainless steel bridge finally opens in Amsterdam

July 19, 2021 James Parkes 0
3D-printed stainless steel MX3D Bridge in Amsterdam

A 12-metre 3D-printed pedestrian bridge designed by Joris Laarman and built by Dutch robotics company MX3D has opened in Amsterdam six years after the project was launched. The bridge, which was fabricated from stainless steel by welding robots, spans the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Named MX3D Bridge, it was designed by Joris

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MX3D Smart Bridge / Joris Laarman Lab + MX3D + Arup

July 19, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The installation of the bridge is the culmination of several years of work. MX3D kicked off this project in 2015 when it proposed printing a metal bridge with its innovative large-scale, robotic 3D printing technology, creating a playful, inspiring example of how digital tools can create a new form language for architectural objects. 

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The Bicycle Garage / Tengbom

July 19, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The bicycle garage by the central station in Uppsala, Sweden, combines functionality with a robust yet graceful design that takes both environmental and social sustainability into account. It has a unique triangular shape and the exposed wooden framework is clad in glass façades with black steel moulding. The garage can hold up to 1200 of the daily commuters’ bicycles at once, with the two floors connected by a wooden ramp, making it possible to ride your bike between floors.