Nanyang Technological University - Singapore - by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio has done it again! The Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), was designed by Heatherwick Studio and executed by lead architect CPG Consultants, is a new educational landmark for Singapore.

As part of NTU’s redevelopment plan for the campus, the Learning Hub is designed to be a new multi-use building for its 33,000 students. Instead of the traditional format of an educational building with miles of corridors linking box-like lecture rooms, the university asked for a unique design better suited to contemporary ways of learning.

With the digital revolution allowing learning to take place almost anywhere, the most important function of this new university building was to be a place where students and professors from various disciplines could meet and interact with one other.

Italy Pavilion Expo Milano 2015 - Milan, Italy - by Nemesi Architects

The Italian Pavilion project, won by Italian based studio Namesi Architects continues with the construction of the project awarded by Expo 2015 S.p.A.

The construction of the Palazzo Italia,a building of approximately 12000 sq. m. destined to be used for exhibition areas, offices, institutional and event spaces and pavilions situated along the Cardo, for a further 9000 sq. m. of area devoted to exhibition spaces.

The Palazzo Italia is the symbolic heart of the whole project, destined to remain even after the end of the Event.

New Whitney Museum Building - New York, USA - by Renzo Piano Architects

New Building for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano will open in Downtown Manhattan on May 1, 2015.

Construction Nears Completion; Building Will Showcase the Whitney’s Unsurpassed Collection as Never Before, Provide Unprecedented Space for the Museum’s Exhibitions and Programs, and Contribute to the Energy of a Vibrant Downtown Neighborhood.

One of the most significant cultural projects in New York City in this decade, the Whitney Museum of American’s Art’s new 220,000-square-foot building, located at 99 Gansevoort Street between Washington Street and the Hudson River in downtown Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, is nearing completion and scheduled to open on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Home to the French National Solar Energy Institute - Chambery, France - by Atelier Michel Remon architecte

Located at the southern end of the Savoie Technolac science and technology park in the city of Chambéry, HELIOS was completed by French based studio Atelier Michel Remon architecte.

The project is home to the head offices of the National Solar Energy Institute (INES) whose aim is to promote the development of solar energy.

Delivered in December 2013, the building houses the institute’s laboratories, the directors’ offices, as well as the administrative services and training department, covering an area of 7,500 sq.m.

The building, which is home to all the divisions working to promote and develop solar energy, showcases the design and implementation of these new concepts and techniques. The energy requirements listed in the 2007 call for tender were used as the driving force behind the project.

The New School - New York, USA - by SOM Architects

The building was completed by American based studio SOM Architects. Located at the intersection of 14th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan, this new multipurpose facility is the “heart” of The New School.

The LEED® Gold building provides space for all aspects of a traditional campus, with 200,000 square feet of academic space on the first seven floors and 150,000 square feet for a 600-bed dormitory on the levels above.

Interactive spaces are dispersed vertically throughout the section to activate all levels of the building. Tying them together are three iconic stairs that weave their way through the building, providing ample opportunities for encounters.

New Train Station - Delft, The Netherlands - by Mecanoo Architecten

The project was completed by Dutch based studio Mecanoo Architecten. The station hall and municipal offices form a new landmark in Delft.

The complex is located above a new underground train station, with the municipal offices accommodating one thousand employees. When the station is operational, the old railway viaduct that divided the inner city of Delft will make way for an extension of the city centre, a park and canal.

Designed without an apparent front or rear, the glass building is compact and flexible. Incisions in the glass volume echo the networked structure of lane ways in the historic city and admit daylight deep into the building. Lowering the roof line at the corners reduces the building height to enable a gradual transition to the surrounding buildings.

Lowe Campbell Ewald Headquarters - Detroit, USA - by Neumann Smith Architecture

A creative space for a creative company was developed by American based studio Neumann Smith Architects.

Advertising agency, Lowe Campbell Ewald, has breathed new life into a 100-year old building, setting a precedent for re purposing long vacant Detroit buildings, shining the light on historic preservation and anchoring the creative sector’s place as a strong economic engine for Detroit.

In 2012, advertising agency Lowe Campbell Ewald examined several options for relocating their corporate headquarters before falling in love with the “bones” of the former J.L. Hudson Co. warehouse connected to Ford Field in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

Douro Marina - Vila Nova, Portugal - by Barbosa & Guimarães Arquitectos

The project was developed by Portuguese studio Barbosa & Guimarães Arquitectos. A linear building, which stretches along the existing car park, defining the boundary between pedestrian and automobile.

Distributed by a two-storey building, the longitudinal span integrates the reception, changing rooms, workshops, administration offices, secretarial, two training rooms, meeting room and a set of commercial spaces.

The two perpendicular buildings, also with a two-storey height, will be occupied by a restaurant on the first building and a spa/gymin the second building.

La Comédie De Bethune - Bethune, France - by Manuelle Gautrand Architects

The project was developed by French based studio Manuelle Gautrand Architects. Firstly named “National Drama Center of the Nord Pas de Calais” then “Theater of the Northern Countries” and finally renamed “La Comédie De Bethune”.

by Agathe Alexis and Alain Barsacq who managed it from 1992, this theater distinguishes itself by its location in the heart of a territory marked by the crisis.

Since the 1980s, culture has become a priority in the development of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais area; “La Comédie De Bethune” reflected the will of the elected representatives of the department to be equipped with a National Drama center.

Place of reference and artistic excellence where the theater can express itself in all its forms and reach all audiences, the building contributes strongly to the attractiveness of the area and represents the most emblematic cultural equipment of the city. 

The new stair for the Wellcome Collection - London, UK - by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

The project was designed by Stirling Prize winning superstar architects Wilkinson Eyre, the stair spirals asymmetrically through three floors of the building and serves to bring brand new galleries and remodeled spaces together. 

The 17.5 metric ton steel structure is sculpted into a flowing, swirling form, enticing visitors to explore a bigger, bolder Wellcome Collection.

A spectacular new stair is unveiled as Wellcome Collection nears completion of a £17.5million expansion of its venue.