Spiralling memorial by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects is dedicated to Israeli soldiers

February 26, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Israeli practice Kimmel Eshkolot Architects has created a memorial dedicated to Israel’s fallen soldiers at the country’s national cemetery in Jerusalem. The memorial incorporates more than 23,000 commemorative bricks, each engraved with the name of a soldier and the date of their death. Creating a “wall of names”, the bricks form a 250-metre long corridor that spirals

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dRMM’s Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier up for sale as charity goes under

February 22, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Hastings Pier has been put up for sale less than four months after winning UK architecture’s top accolade, following the charity behind the project going into administration. Hastings Pier Charity, which was responsible for the dRMM-designed renovation of the pier on the south coast of England, suffered financial difficulties and was placed into administration in November

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Zaha Hadid Architects proposes pedestrianising London

February 21, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has proposed creating a network of pedestrian routes across London to reintroduce walking as a viable form of transport in the city. The research initiative named Walkable London suggests building on the plans to make Oxford Street a car-free zone, creating a pedestrian network that would become “an integral part of the city’s transport infrastructure.” The proposal

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World’s tallest timber tower proposed for Tokyo

February 19, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has revealed plans for the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, a 350-metre skyscraper that would also be the country’s highest. Sumitomo Forestry, the lumber arm of one of Japan’s largest corporations, is proposing the 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to mark the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. Named W350, the ambitious

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World’s tallest timber tower proposed for Tokyo

February 19, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has revealed plans for the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, a 350-metre skyscraper that would also be the country’s highest. Sumitomo Forestry, the lumber arm of one of Japan’s largest corporations, is proposing the 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to mark the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. Named W350, the ambitious

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Populous to build spherical music venues in Las Vegas and London

February 14, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Stadium specialist Populous has revealed plans to build spherical music and entertainment venues for the Madison Square Garden Company, in Las Vegas and London. The company behind New York’s Madison Square Garden (MSG) has released plans to create large-scale venues on both sides of the Atlantic. Both designed by Populous, the distinctive venues will be branded MSG Spheres. According

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Eurotunnel “very interested” in Boris bridge between England and France

February 14, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The French operator of the Channel Tunnel has given the Boris bridge proposal a boast, by writing a letter to the UK prime minster in support of a second permanent connection between England and France. In a letter seen by the Telegraph, the chief executive of Eurotunnel Jacques Gounon, said that he was “very interested” in the

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David Chipperfield wins competition to design Hamburg’s tallest tower

February 13, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

David Chipperfield Architects is set to build a 230-metre-high skyscraper on the River Elbe in Hamburg, expected to become the city’s tallest building. Named Elbtower, the competition-winning design is for a tapered skyscraper that will act as a counterpoint to Herzog and de Meuron’s nearby Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The tower is designed by David Chipperfield’s Berlin office for developer SIGNA Prime

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David Chipperfield wins competition to design Hamburg’s tallest tower

February 13, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

David Chipperfield Architects is set to build a 230-metre-high skyscraper on the River Elbe in Hamburg, expected to become the city’s tallest building. Named Elbtower, the competition-winning design is for a tapered skyscraper that will act as a counterpoint to Herzog and de Meuron’s nearby Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The tower is designed by David Chipperfield’s Berlin office for developer SIGNA Prime

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Zaha Hadid Architects and Es Devlin longlisted to create “iconic gateway” at London’s Old Street

February 12, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM and Es Devlin are among the 39 design teams that have been longlisted to design a public space to replace the roundabout at Old Street in London. Also in the running to create the “iconic gateway” are British practices Hawkins\Brown, Paul Cocksedge Studio, Coffey Architects, Tonkin Liu, Mae Architects and Nicholas Hare Architects. The

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