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Burnaby Campus Plaza Renewal / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication

July 31, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Sensitive preservation of a heritage architectural masterwork, the SFU Plaza Renewal fulfills the University’s vision for dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement. The upgrades to the outdoor central spine, a processional route of great significance to the campus, have greatly improved user experience by aesthetic renewal and improvement of the campus outdoor public space. 

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Korea National Arboretum Children’s Forest School / GEEUMPLUS

July 28, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

“Korea National Arboretum Children’s Forest School” is used as an educational and exhibition space to inform children about the importance of forests and the environment in a fun and easy way through the building and the exhibition of outdoor spaces.  The architectural concept is based on the biophilic design in which nature, ecosystem and architecture coexist. The first starting point of this project is the harmony between the building and the existing trees. We preserve the old fir and cypress trees and arrange the building around these trees. Thus, the building is surrounded by the existing trees, and the layout opens to the stream on the east side of the site where we can see the beautiful scenery naturally.

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Shanghai Astronomy Museum / Ennead Architects

July 20, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Designed by Ennead, the monumental new museum creates an immersive experience that places visitors in direct engagement with real astronomical phenomena. Through scale, form, and the manipulation of light, the building heightens awareness of our fundamental relationship to the sun and the earth’s orbital motion. At 420,000 square feet, the new astronomical branch of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum will be the largest museum worldwide solely dedicated to the study of astronomy.

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High Performance Surfing Center / Branco Cavaleiro Architects

July 9, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

A new program that arose from the needs linked to this sports activity. The proposed location for this building was a pine grove in Cabedelo, Viana do Castelo, a natural zone covering an extensive dune system. Its setting out is adjusted and adapted to the location of the existing pine trees, in an attempt to preserve its verticality, which helps define the image of the complex.

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Verdun Citadel / INCA Architectes

July 8, 2021 Pilar Caballero 0

The Verdun Citadel launches a new multi-experience path, a world premiere with wide use of glasses with augmented reality for the valorization of this heritage. In the setting of the commemoration of the centenary of the Verdun battle, the conurbation of Verdun (CAGV) highlights its remarkable military heritage by turning the citadel into a flagship where new technologies of mediation and historical heritage meet.

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Busajo Campus / StudioBenaim

July 1, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Busajo Campus is a facility dedicated to local street children, who are hosted for a specific period of time, during which they are helped to rebuild their lives and find respect for themselves and others.

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The Pyramid Viewpoint / BTE Architecture

June 19, 2021 Daniel Sánchez 0

The site is located on a peninsula overlooking the U.K.’s largest stretch of inland water, Loch Lomond. An existing cafe marks the entrance situation for visitors arriving either by car from the A82 or by boat. From the car park with adjoining jetty, a system of pathways lead onto the peninsula and continue along its exposed edges formed by big rocks, or through the site sheltered by trees and bushes. The rocks locate the site high above the water’s edge and a series of steps and easily accessible ramps lead the visitor through the sloped inside of the site. The pathways interlink, creating a parcour with rendezvous points adding emphasis to these junctions.  The topography of the site allows the surrounding landscape to be experienced as a panorama, with the site itself visible from afar, like a rock amongst water.