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FR-EE Wins Hyperloop One Global Challenge

New York–based firm FR-EE has been named the winner of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge. The international competition saw 2,600 international applicants submit designs that integrated hyperloop technology as a solution to traffic woes in Mexico City. Referred to Mexloop, the winning design is poised to become one of the …

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CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s Complete Phase One of Montreal Hospital

CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s have announced the completion of the first phase of their nearly decade-long project—the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). The largest healthcare construction project in North America, the launch of the teaching institution arrives as part of the revitalization of the city’s urban core. Spread …

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Thirteenth Annual Contract Design Forum Is One Month Away

The 2017 Contract Design Forum will be held at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza at the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 18–20. Held in a different setting across the country each autumn, the Contract Design Forum is a two-day gathering of the Contract Editorial Advisory Board, invited guests …

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Jeanne Gang Named 2017 Marcus Prize Winner

Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA, founding principal of Studio Gang, has been named the recipient of the seventh Marcus Prize, recognizing architects “on a trajectory to greatness.” The $100,000 award, given by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) School of Architecture and Urban Planning, includes both a cash prize to the …

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OMA to Lead Redesign of Former Amsterdam Prison Complex

The former Bijlmerbajes prison complex in Amsterdam is poised for a full overhaul from OMA. In collaboration with FABRICations and LOLA Landscape, the firm will spearhead the transformation of the campus into the cultural hub Bajes Kwartier. Construction is slated to begin early next year. Image courtesy Robota/OMA. Spanning nearly …

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Brooks + Scarpa Unveils Seattle’s Angle Lake Transit Station

Brooks + Scarpa has completed work on the 400,000-square-foot Angle Lake Transit Station in Seattle, which will serve more than 2,500 travelers each day. The mixed-use development comprises a seven-story concrete structure clad with a facade of 7,500 custom panels of blue anodized aluminum that complement the building’s undulating form. …

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SAIC and the University of Chicago Chosen as Co-Commissioners of U.S. Pavilion at Venice Biennale

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the University of Chicago have jointly announced their selection by the U.S. Department of State to serve as co-commissioners of the United States Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Entitled Dimensions of Citizenship, the exhibition will explore the meaning …

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ZHA Named Winner of Masterplan 2030 Competition

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won the international Masterplan 2030 competition to revitalize the Old City Harbor in Tallinn, Estonia. Entitled “Streamcity,” the masterplan involves the integration of the surrounding environment to strengthen the connection between the harbor and the city over the next several years. The redevelopment will comprise …

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Christian Dior Retrospective on View in Paris

To mark 70 years of haute couture by Dior, a new exhibition on view at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris surveys the illustrious fashion designs by Christian Dior and the six celebrated creative directors who succeeded him—Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and …

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OMA Completes Lab City for the CentraleSupélec in France

OMA has completed work on its first scientific building—Lab City for the CentraleSupélec research institute. Located in Paris Saclay, the Lab City engineering school will welcome its first students beginning next month and introduce a reconfigured sense of laboratory design in order to ensure greater flexibility. Images courtesy Philippe Ruault/OMA. …