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Press Release Jan 09

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  • 1. PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 16, 2009 ATHENS, GREECE THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT NEW CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE FROM THIRTY-EIGHT NATIONS OPENS AT CONTEMPORARY SPACE ATHENS The world’s foremost architectural solutions for the designs of new skyscrapers, corporate buildings, cultural institutions, arts facilities, bridges, memorials, high-tech headquarters, sacred spaces, airports, private homes, industrial structures, and urban planning projects from Paris to Hong Kong opens at Contemporary Space Athens on February 19, 2009. Contemporary Space Athens, located at 46-48 Megalou Vassiliou in the center of the Greek Capital, is a bold, new experimental platform organized by The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design to bring state-of-the-art architecture, design, and art to a European public audience through exhibitions, lectures, symposia, award programs, and events. quot;New World Architecture,quot; which continues through April 19, features one hundred and fourteen (114) new distinguished buildings and urban schemes selected in last year’s prestigious International Architecture Awards® program for 2008. The International Architecture Awards is the only global Awards Program in architecture of its kind, which was conceived and presented by The Chicago Athenaeum and in partnership with The European Center to give an important overview of current design and architecture on a world scale. The Awards Program draws important public and professional focus for the celebration and recognition of the most important key buildings produced in this decade, underscoring the highest level of imagination and inspiration of the “best of the best” architectural minds practicing design today. The awarded projects challenge new approaches to design that are beyond the envelope of the everyday, while providing cities with key civic buildings that celebrate and harmonize architecture as a high art while finding answers to the complicated problems of environment, social context, improving quality of life, identity, and sustainability. —MORE—
  • 2. The current exhibition opening in Athens features the latest new buidings by the world's most prestigioius architecture offices from 34 nations: Austria, Australia, Azberbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Burkino Faso, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Portual, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and United Emerites, Vietnam, and The United States. Out of the one hundred and fourteen (114) projects selected for awards and exhibition, Great Britain received the highest number of fourteen (14) awards followed by China and The United States with ten (10) and with Germany having eight (8) awards. The Netherlands was awarded with six (6) distinguished awards. Both Canada, Japan, and Mexico won five (5) awards and Austria, France, Portugal with four (4) awards each. quot;The International Architecture Awards,quot; states Ioannis Karalias, Chairman, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Director of Contemporary Space Athens, quot;are the most prestigious international architecture awards in the world. It is the premier venue for innovative and excellent design; works by world class architects share the same platform with the relatively unknown, resulting in a comprehensive and global review of contemporary architecture theory and practice.” The French firm of Christian de Portzamparc won three (3) awards for new buildings in Brazil, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands and the British firm of Foster + Partners received four (4) awards for projects in Germany, France, and the United States while the New York, Chicago, London, and San Francisco offices of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill won a total of nine (9) awards for towers, planning projects, and masterplans in Egypt, China, Austria, Kuwait, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and the USA. One of the boldest and largest projects awarded in 2008 is Christian de Portzamparc's Cidade da Musica in Rio de Janerio—an absolute masterpiece of poetry and materials and an overwhelming scale that will bring an instant landmark to this Brazilian city. Equally poetic is the Poster + Partners' Millau Viaduct—a mesmerizing marriage of advanced engineering and striking architectural design. Staggering and expressive are the words for the CCTV Television Headquarters in Beijing by Rem Koolhaus and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Koolhaus' design will be, for certain, one of this Century's most notable hallmarks in the history of art and architecture. Some of the most dazzling achievements are commissions built for public and civic architecture. The Civil Justice Centre in Manchester by Denton Corker Marshall is a beautifully executed response to a complex program that makes a striking contribution to the regeneration of this British city. Likewise the Antwerp Law Courts by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with it's stunning sail-like timber roof. Henning Larson's —MORE—
  • 3. calm Reykjavik, but nonetheless takes its influence from the dramatic Icelandic landscape and the ever changing colors—from a indigo blue to a fiery red. David Chipperfield's Museum of Modern Literature, a building in Marbach am Necker, Germany, combines modernism and .monumental Icelandic National Concert and Conference Center is bold and geometric as it stands in more classicism with reductive clarity, embodied in materials that give architectural language a calm, sensual yet highly physical presence. The latest, towering skyscraper designs include Edificio Caja Sol in Seville, Spain by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, which rises like a majestic giant cylinder with grace, harmony, and tremendous proportional clarity. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Tyrol Tower in Wörgl, Austria mirrors the surrounding Alps with great harmony and force in an abstraction of building and landscape while the firm's Infinity Tower twists as it soars in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Norman Foster's Hearst Headquarters in New York combines an old tower base with an new tower to form a powerful reinterpreted aesthetic. Foster's New York building is one of the first, most cohesive Green towers in the USA. Hotel Crescent in Baku, Azerbaijan by Heerim Architects and Planners Co., Ltd. of Korea features a highly abstract cresent moon tower incorporated into the overall hotel scheme and parti. Adia Headquarters in Abu Dhabi by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (International) PA folds, twists in a way that makes the skyscraper seem like flexible, bendable materials. Wageningen University and Research Centre, Atlas Building in Wageningen, The Netherlands by Rafael Vignoly Architects PC., features a gridded structure over the building as a poetic gesture to the landscape and to the otherwise simple geometry of the building it conceals. Top Code in Imola, Italy by Cristofani & Lelli Architects is a highly intellectualized play of building skin and window fenestration as the tower leaps skyward. Scala Tower in Copenhagen by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is another contorted abstraction for the new urban edifice. A new form and residential thinking comprises the exhibited private homes and multi-family buildings in the exhibition. Reflection of Mineral in Tokyo, Japan by Atelier Tekuto Co takes the form of a severe geometric and faceted form much like a crystalized rock. Lighthouse in Watford, Great Britain by Sheppard Robson features a large curved shape that gives volume to the house while provides shelter as a roof. Hidden House in Klodzko, Lower Silesia, Poland by KWK Romes Architects is the extreme of geometry and minimalism. Guna Villa in Jurmala, Latvia by gmp-von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects takes a cubist form in deliniating living spaces. House in Martinhal, Marthinal, Algrave, Portugal by ARX Portugal Architectos, Ida. carries the same severe geometry but elongated. Casa No Geres in Porto, Portugal by Carcia Correia Lda. cantilevers over a ravine with brute force and utmost elegance. A high urban aesthetic marks the Old and New Harbour Bremerhaven in Bremerhaven, Germany by Latz + Partners, where sympathetic historic preservation and new construction blend into a harmonized urbanism of —MORE—
  • 4. the highest architectural quality and standard. Haus im Haus Der Handelskrammer in Hamburg, Germany by Behnisch Architekten is another significant example where renovation and preservation are combined to create a contemporary environment sensitive to history and a profound respect for the landmark building. Samir Kassir Square in Beruit, Lebanon by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architects reinterprets and reconstructs this historic square using refined, contemporary materials and planning techniques that welcome and embrace the public while honoring the past. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's master plan for Alexandria, Egypt is one of the largest projects awarded in 2008 and in the exhibition that demonstrates that the best architectural plans and intentions can transform the lives of millions. quot;New World Architecturequot; is curated by the Finnish Architecture Jouralist and Critic, Christian K. Narkiewicz- Laine, Museum President of The Chicago Athenaeum. The exhibition is organized by Lary L. Sommers, Director of Administration, The Chicago Athenaeum and Kieran Conlon, Director/COO, The European Centre in Dublin, Ireland. The new Contemporary Space Athens is centered in Rouf—the fashionable redevelopment area in central Athens—a former, run-down industrial neighborhood that is now being transformed into a new cultural area with the opening of museums and cultural institutions, galleries, restaurants, night clubs, apartment towers, and studio spaces for young city artists. Greece’s innovative Athens School for the Arts is located nearby and the site has already been pioneered with the opening of a new annex for the Benaki Museum converted from an old Rouf factory building. In addition to the renovation of the buildings into open galleries and Museum offices and workspaces, and a GOOD DESIGN Cafe, plans for the new centre also include a public outdoor sculpture area dedicated to experimental new works, performance spaces, and innovative media that will visually enhance the area and bring a new urban life and cultural vitality to Rouf. “In my opinion, a new cultural space, dedicated to contemporary ideas that is innovative and experimental, would be welcomed in the City of Athens,” states Christophe Farnaud, Ambassador of France. “The European Centre’s new facilities can have a profound impact on local Athenians and international tourists that come to Greece with its unique public education outreach and educational mission. The Embassyof France is very happy to cooperate with The European Centre on developing new cultural programs and exhibitions and on future educational partnerships.quot; In Greece, the new Contemporary Space Athens is headed by the Greek architect, Ioannis Karalias, —MORE—
  • 5. Museum Vice President, The Chicago Athenaeum, and Chairman, The European Centre. Mr. Karalias has been Museum Vice President of The Chicago Athenaeum since 1988 and has relocated to Athens to guide operations in both Greece and Ireland and to direct the institution’s programming worldwide from a European base. The European Centre is headquartered in Dubin, Ireland with an office in the United States. “We are very pleased to develop this new museum space in the center of Athens,” states Mr. Karalias.quot;We plan to contribute significantly into the cultural life of Athens and Europe as a whole. The total program for Contemporary Space Athens represents a considerable cultural investment by our institution inside the European Union to bring to our European audience the best new public education programs on the themes of modern art and modern design and as a way to serve our institution’s ever-growing audience of European architects, designers, artists, developers, professionals in real-estate and business, corporate executives, manufacturers and general public.” For more information, contact: quot;NEW WORLD ARCHITECTUREquot; February 19-April 19, 2009 CONTEMPORARY SPACE ATHENS 46-48 Megalou Vassiliou GR-118 54 Rouf Athens Greece TEL +30/210 342 8511 FAX +30/210 342 8512 Hours of Operation Wednesday-Friday 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday-Sunday 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM Closed Monday and Tuesday Photographs for Publication Available Upon Request The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies 28 Butlers Court, Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2 Ireland TEL/FAX +353/(0) 1 6708781
  • 6. THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2008 Check List Page One MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM HOUSE IN WAKABADAI CASA KIKE Stuttgart, Germany Kawasaki City, Japan Cahuita, Costa Rica Architects: UNStudio Architects: Satoshi Okada Architects: Gianni Botsford Architects Client: Daimler Real Estate Architects Client: Keith Botsford Contractor: Züblin International GmbH Client: Noritomo Mori Atelier Contractor: Lechenne Construction Contractor: Tsukasa Kenchiku Keikaku Structural Engineers: Tall Engineers Ltd. LA PHILAMONIE DE LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg City, Luxembourg COLIN'S HOUSE Architects: Christian de Portzamparc Tamariu, Spain THE SAVILL BUILDING Client: Cultural Ministry/ABP Architects: Archikubik Berkshire, Great Britain Contractor: INCA Client: Conlin Clarke Architects: Glenn Howells Engineer: Carles Gelpi Architects Client: The Crown Estate CIDADE DA MUSICA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil SOLAR STANDARD Contractor: Verry Construction Ltd. Architects: Christian de Portzamparc Kotovo, Russia Client: City of Rio de Janiero Architects: driendl*architects SCALA TOWER Client: RIGroup Copenhagen, Denmark Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group DE CITADEL Almere, The Netherlands THE SALT HOUSE Client: Centerplan Architects: Christian de Portzamparc Essex, Great Britain Client: Bouwfunds MAD Architects: Alison Brooks SHOWROOM KIEFER TECHNIC Client: Eurowoningen BV Associates Ltd. Bad Gleichenberg, Austria Client: Withheld Architects: Giselbrecht + Partner PAVILLION 8 LES DOCKS QUAI Contractor: E. O. Jones + Sons Client: Kiefer Technic RAMBOUD Structural Engineers: Price & Myers Contractor: Mandlbauer GmbH Lyons, France Architects: Odile Decq Benoît Cornette Archi- BURGO OFFICE TOWER SCHANERLOCH BRIDGE tects and Urban Planners Porto, Portugal Dornbirn, Austria Client: Rhône Saône Developpement Architects: Souto Moura Arquitectos, S.A. Architects: Marte.Marte Architekten Client: Burgo Fundiários S.A. Client: City of Dornbirn LEONARDO GLASS CUBE Contractor: San José HEATHROW AIR TRAFFIC Bad Driburg, Germany Architects: 3deluxe REFORM WINDOWS FACTORY CONTROL TOWER Client: glaskoch B. Kock Jr. GmbH & Steyr, Austria London, Great Britain Co. KG Architects: Hertl.Architekten ZT KEG Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Client: Reform Fenster Ges. Partners PUBLIC LIBRARY AMSTERDAM m. b. H. Client: BAA plc Amsterdam, The Netherlands Contractors: ARGE Reform Ges. m. b. H. ANTWERP LAW COURTS Architects: Jo Coenen & Co Architekten Brussels, Belgium Client: City of Amsterdam, DMO THE RED RIBBON—TANGHE RIVER Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Contractor: De Nijs en Zonen PARK Partners Qinhuangdao City, People's Republic of Associate Architects: VK Studio MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF China Client: Regie Der Gebouwen POLISH JEWS Architects: Turenscape (Beijing Turen De- Warsaw, Poland sign Institute) THE MAGGIE'S CENTRE FIFE Architects: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamaki Associate Architects: Peking University Scotland Associate Architects: APA Kurylowicz & As- Graduate School of Landscape Architecture Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects sociates Client: The Landscape Bureau Client: The Maggie's Centres Client: State of Poland Contractor: The Landscape Bureau Client: City of Warsaw WIND AND WATER CAFE Exhibition Design: EVENT XI GALLERY Binh Duong, Vietnam Communications Ltd. Busan, Korea Architects: Votrongnghia Co. Ltd. Structural Engineers: ARBO Projekt Architects: Mass Studies Client: VNLL Corporation Client: GS Engineering & Contractor: Nghiem Dinh Toan RENOVATION AND EXTENSION Construction OF THE ORANGERIE MUSEUM Contractor: GS Engineering & SAMIR KASSIR SQUARE Paris, France Construction Beirut, Lebanon Architects: Agence D'Architecture Architects: Vladimir Djurovic Brochet-Lajus-Pueyo Landscape Architecture Client: Solidere Contractor: AG Contracting
  • 7. INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2008 Check List Page Two ANN DEMEULEMEESTER SHOP TOP CODE HAZELWOOD SCHOOL Seoul, Korea Imola (RA), Italy Glasgow, United Kingdom Architects: Mass Studies Architects: Cristofani & Lelli Architetti Architects: GM+AD Architects Client: Handsome Corp. Client: Imola Torre srl. Client: Glasgow City Council Education Contractor: Geomang Design Co., Contractor: Edile Carpentieri srl. Services Ltd. Contractor: Lock Street Structural Engineers: TEO Structure OLD/NEW HARBOUR BREMERHAVEN Co., Ltd. Bremerhaven, Germany TITAN CRANE CLYDEBANK Mechanical/Electrical Engineers: Architects: Latz + Partner Glasgow, United Kingdom HANA Consulting Engineers Co., Associate Architects/Landscape Architects: Collective Architecture Ltd. Architects: Latz.Riehl.Partner Client: Clydebank Re-built Landscape Architects: Garden in Project Management: B!S (Bremerhavener Contractor: Maclean & Spiers Forest Co., Ltd. Gesellschaft fur Investitions-und Strukturför- derung) RUTH DEECH BUILDING AT NESTLED BOX Client: BEAN Bremerhavener Entwick- ST. ANNE'S COLLEGE Tokyo, Japan lungsgesellschaft Alter/Neuer Hafen GmbH. Oxford, Great Britain Architects: Tomoyuki Utsumi/Mil- Consultants: Nautik und Technik Architects: Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox ligram Studio Building Contractor: Fa. Geidel Associates (International) PA Associate Architects: Van Strassen-und Tiefbau GmbH. Client: St. Anne's College Structural Design Studio Structural Engineers: Planungsgesellschaft Contractor: Leadbitter Client: Toyoji Tamura Dittrich Engineers: WTM Engineers UNICORN THEATRE PERIMETER INSTITUTE FOR Engineers: KSF Engineers London, Great Britain THEORETICAL PHYSICS Lighting: Pfarré Lighting Design Architects: Keith Williams Architects Waterloo, Canada Contractor: Bauunternehmubg Client: Unicorn Theatre Architects: Saucier + Perrotte Archi- Contractor: Mansell Construction Services tectes HAUS IM HAUS DER HANDELSKAMMER Client: Perimeter Institute for Theo- HAMBURG LUFTHANSA AVIATION CENTER retical Physics Hamburg, Germany Frankfurt a. M., Germany Contractor: Eastern Construction Architects: Behnisch Architekten Architects: Ingenhoven Architects Client: Handelskammer Hamburg Client: Deutsche Lufthansa AG ASSYAFAAH MOSQUE Singapore, Singapore VISITOR CENTRE AT BLIGH STREET SYDNEY Architects: Forum Architects HORTPARK Sydney, Australia Client: Majlis Ugama Islam Singa- Singapore, Singapore Architects: Ingenhoven Architects pura (MUIS) Architects: MKPL Architects Associate Architects: Architectus Contractor: Evan Lim & Co. Pte., Client: National Parks Board Client: DB RREEF Ltd. Contractor: Quek Hock Seng Construction Pte., Ltd. MUSEUM OF MODERN LITERATURE STYIM Marbach am Necker, Germany Tokyo, Japan CHOCOLATE MUSEUM Architects: David Chipperfield Architects Architects: Ascot Corp. Toluca, Mexico Client: Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marback Architects: aat + makoto yokomizo, Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos architects Client: Néstle de México, S.A. de C.V. HOUSE IN MARTINHAL Architects: Hase Architect, Inc. Martinhal, Algarve, Portugal Associate Architects: Structured CASA NO GERES Architects: ARX Portugal Architectos, Ida. Environment Porto, Portugal Client: Withheld Client: Ascot Corp. Architects: Garça Correia Lda. Contractor: Withheld Contractor: Nishimatsu Client: Ferreira Construction Co., Ltd. Contractors: Vila-Meã HOTEL BOUTIQUE LA PURIFICADORA Puebla, México CENTRAL MARKET OF KOUDOU- NEW MERCEDES-BENZ Architects: Legorreta & Legorreta GOU MUSEUM Associate Architects: Serrano Monjaraz Koudougou, Burkina Faso Stuttgart, Germany Aquitectos Architects: Laurent Séchaud, Archi- Architects: hg merz architekten Client: Plus Arrendamientos tect, The Swiss Agency for Develop- museumsgestalter Contractor: Grupo Huitzilin S.A. de C.V. ment and Cooperation Client: Daimler Real Estate GmbH. Associate Architects: Mas Foulaquier THE ICELANDIC NATIONAL CONCERT & Client: Koudougou Municipality MORA RIVER AQUARIUM CONFERENCE CENTRE Contractor: Etablissement Public Mora, Portugal Reykjavik, Iceland Communal Pour Le Développement Architects: Promontório Architects Architects: Henning Larsen Architects/Bat- Client: Municipality of Mora eriid Contractor: Teixeira Duarte Associate Architects: Olafur Eliasson Client: Portus Contractor: IPC Iceland Prime Contractor
  • 8. INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2008 Check List Page Three THE YOUNG VIC GUNA VILLA CENTURY LOTUS SPORTS London, Great Britain Jurmala, Latvia CENTER Architects: Haworth Tompkins Architects: gmp-von Gerkan, Marg and Part- Foshan, People's Republic of China Client: Young Vic Theatre ners Architects Architects: gmp-von Gerkan, Marg and Part- Company Client: Vincents ners Architects Contractor: Verry Construction Contractor: Vincents Associate Architects: Chinese Partner Prac- tice: South China University, COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY AND RE- Architectural Design and Research Institute AND ARTS SEARCH CENTRE, ATLAS Client: Foshan Sports Site Mountain View, California, USA BUILDING Construction Center Architects: Mark Cavagnero Associ- Wageningen, The Netherlands ates Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects PC. WADI Client: Community School of Music Architects: Van den Oever, Zaaijer en Part- Doha, Qatar and Arts ners Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP. Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten Client: Wageningen University and Client: Qatar Petroleum Contractor: Van den Oever, Zaaijer en Part- cb 29/30 ners OVAL LINGOTTO México City D.F., México Turin, Italy Architects: dellekamp arquitectos BATHHOUSE Architects: HOK Sport Architecture Client: Hospitales de México Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Associate Architects: Studio Zoppini As- Contractor: Factor Eficiencia S.A. Architects: Ricardson Sadeki sociati de C.V. Client: Clarissa and Heidar Sadeki Client: TOROC Agencia Contractor: Costruzioni Cimolai Armando GEUZENVELD WATERCUBE—NATIONAL SpA. Amsterdam, The Netherlands SWIMMING CENTRE BEIJING Architects: FARO Architecten Beijing, People's Republic of China AL SHARQ TOWER Client: Het Oosten Woningcorporatie Architects: PTW Architects Dubai, United Arab Emirates Principaal Associate Architects: China State Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP. Contractor: Bouwbedrijf van der Construction & Engineernig Corporation Client: Al Sharq Investments Waal Associate Architects: Shenzhen Design Insti- tute (CSCEC+Design) LIGHTHOUSE REFLECTION OF MINERAL Client: People's Government of Beijing Watford, Great Britain Tokyo, Japan Municipality Architects: Sheppard Robson Architects: Atelier Tekuto Co. Client: Beijing State-owned Assets Manage- Client: Kingspan Client: Susumu Kamata ment Co., Ltd. Contractor: Home Builder Co., Ltd. Contractor: China State BARD COLLEGE, THE GABRIELLE H. Construction & Engineering Corporation REEM AND HERBERT J. KAYDEN CEN- RESIDENCE ON STEIGER ISLAND TER FOR SCIENCE AND Amsterdam, The Netherlands UNIVERSITY TOWN LIBRARY COMPUTATION Architects: FARO Architecten Shenzhen, People's Republic of China Annadale-on-Hudson, New York, USA Client: Withheld Architects: RMJM HK LTD. Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects PC. Contractor: Kerkhofs Montagebouw Client: Shenzhen Public Works Bcrean Client: Bard College Contractor: Shenzhen Jian An Group Contractors: Daniel O'Connell's Sons HOUSE IN KOMAE Tokyo, Japan ENTER—SIPOO HIGH SCHOOL AND PIERRE DANSEREAU SCIENCE Architects: Makoto Yamaguchi IT—COLLEGE COMPLEX Architectural Design Sipoo, Finland Montreal,Canada Client: Akio Shimazu Architects: K2S Architects Ltd. Architects: SAIA Barbarese Topouzanov Contractor: Heisei Construction Co. Client: Sipoo Community Architectes Client: KEUDA: Training Architects: Tetreault Parent Languedoc and BIRD OBSERVATION TOWER Consortium of Central Uusimaa Associates Heiligenhafen, Germany Contractors: YIT Construction Ltd. Client: University of Quebec in Montreal Architects: gmp-von Gerkan, Marg Contractor: Hervé Pomerleau and Partners Architects ADIA HEADQUARTERS Construction Inc. Client: NAB Heiligenhafen Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PORCIUNCULA DE LA (International) PA MILAGROSA CHAPEL Client: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority La Calera, Columbia (ADIA) Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos Contractor: Samsung Engineering & Con- Client: Beatriz Duran struction
  • 9. INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2008 Check List Page Four MANCHESTER CIVIL JUSTICE HEARST HEADQUARTERS GARDINER MUSEUM CENTRE New York, New York Toronto, Ontario, Canada Manchester, Great Britain Architects: Foster + Partners Architects: Kuwabara Payne McK- Architects: Denton Corker Marshall Associate Architects: Adamson As- enna Blumberg Architects Client: Allied London Properties sociates Client: Gardiner Museum Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease UK Client: The Heart Corporation Contractor: Urbacon Contractor: Turner Construction QINGDAO OPERA HOUSE AVE FENIX FIRE STATION Qingdao, People's Republic of China HOTEL CRESCENT México City D.F., México Architects: RMJM HK LTD. Baku, Azerbaijan Architects: at103 + bgp arquitectura Client: Qingdao Keda Construction Architects: Heerim Architects & Plan- Client: Government of México Engineering Agency Co., Ltd. ners Co., Ltd. Contractor: SARE S.A. Client: GiLAN insaat (holding) RAJKIRI LOBLOLLY HOUSE Phuket, Thailand CCTV TELEVISION Taylors Island, Maryland, USA Architects: NagaConcepts HEADQUARTERS Architects: KieranTimberlake Associ- (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Beijing, People's Republic of China ates LLP. Client: NagaProperties Ltd. Architects: Office for Metropolitan Client: KieranTimberlake Contractor: NagaProperties Ltd. Architecture Associates LLP. Associate Architects: ECADI Contractor: Bensonwood Homes PARK ZANDWEERD Client: China Central Television Deventer, The Netherlands Contractor: Ove Arup + Partners FOUR SEASONS CENTRE FOR Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Mer- THE PERFORMING ARTS rill, LLP. DRESDEN STATION Toronto, Ontario, Canada Client: Le Clercq Planontwikkeling REDEVELOPMENT Architects: Diamond and Schmitt Dresden, Germany Architects Incorporated AATRIAL HOUSE Architects: Foster + Partners Client: Canadian Opera Company Opole, Poland Client: Deutsche Bahn AG Station & Contractor: PCL Constructors Architects: KWK Promes Service Canada Inc. Client: Withheld Contractor: Heitkamp Ingenieur-und Contractor: ART-BUD Kraftwerksbau GmbH SCULPTURE BUILDING AND GAL- LERY HIDDEN HOUSE MILLAU VIADUCT YALE UNIVERSITY Klodzko, Lower Silesia, Poland Millau, France New Haven, Connecticut, USA Architects: KWK Promes Architects: Foster + Partners Architects: KieranTimberlake Associ- Client: Edward Labowicz Associate Architects: Virlogeux ates LLP. Contractors: ART-BUD Michel Client: Yale University Client: French Ministry of Contractor: Shawmut Design and 100 VE—UNILEVER LONDON Equipment, Transport, Housing, Construction HEADQUARTERS Tourism and Sea London, Great Britain Contractor: Eiffage TP NOYES COMMUNITY Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox As- RECREATION CENTER sociates (International) PA SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Ithaca, New York, USA Client: Unilever Plc. Washington, D.C., USA Architects: KieranTimberlake Associ- Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease Architects: Foster + Partners ates LLP. Associate Architects: SmithGroup Client: Cornell University PENRITH CAR PARK Incorporated Contractor: Pike Construction Cumbria, United Kingdom Client: Smithsonian Institution Architects: Sheppard Robson Contractor: Hensel Phelps JIANIANHUA CENTER Client: Lowther Manelli Construction Company Chongquing, People's Republic of China POST GRADUATE RESEARCH CROSSHARBOUR TOWER Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Mer- LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY London, Great Britain rill LLP. COLLEGE CORK Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Mer- Client: Chongquing Financial Cork, Ireland rill, LLP. Architects: Wilson Architecture Client: Ballymore Properties Limited ZACATECAS Associate Architects: Shepley Bul- México City D.F., México finch Richardson & Abbott VICAR THEATRE Architects: bgp arquitectura Client: University College Cork Vicar, Almeria, Spain Client: Ambitus Inmobiliara Contractor: Michael McNamara & Architects: Carbajal Solinas Verd Co. Arquitectos FASHAM COMPLEX Client: Municipal Councillor for Tehran, Fasham, Iran Culture Architects: Tarh o Amayesh Contractor: Halsa S.A. Client: Megaps Co. Contractor: Tarh o Amayesh
  • 10. INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2008 Check List Page Five SETRE CHAPEL NORMANDY AMERICAN Kobe, Japan CEMETERY VISTOR CENTER Architects: Ryuichi Ashizawa Archi- Normandy, France tects & Associates Architects: SmithGroup Client: Holonic Corporation Associate Architects: John Lampros Architectes Contractor: Nakata Construction SARL Corporation Client: American Battle Monuments Commission FOSHAN PEARL GYMNASIUM Contractor: American Battle Monuments Com- Foshan, People's Republic of China mission Architects: Mitsuru Senda + Environ- ment Design Institute AL HAMRA FIRDOUS TOWER Associate Architects: Kuwait City, Kuwait The Architectural Design & Re- Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. search Institute of Guangdong Client: AJIAL Real Estate and Entertainment Province Client: Foshan Sports Site Construc- BEIJING FINANCE STREET tion for the 12th Beijing, People's Republic of China Provincial Sport Event Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Contractor: Guangzhou 3rd Con- Client: Financial Street Holding Co., Ltd. struction Engineering Co., Ltd. KILLBEAR VISITOR CENTRE COVERED PEDESTRIAN SPACE Nobel, Ontario, Canada New York, New York, USA Architects: HOK Architects Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Client: Killbear Provincial Park Merrill LLP. Contractor: M. J. Dixon Construction Ltd. Client: Brookfield Properties EDIFICIO CAJA SOL SNAIDERO USA SHOWROOM Sevilla, Spain Coral Gables, Florida, USA Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Architects: Giorgio Borruso Design Client: Edificio Triana S.A. Client: Snaidero USA STACK RESTAURANT ALEXANDRIA EGYPT MASTER Las Vegas, Nevada, USA PLAN Architects: Graft LLC. Alexandria, Egypt Client: Stack Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Client: EMAAR Properties Client: Ministry of Culture, Egypt INFINITY TOWER Dubai, United Arab Emirates Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Client: Cayan Investment & Devel- opment Contractors: Arabtec Construction LLC. TYROL TOWER Wörgl, Austria Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Client: AMB Invest GmbH THE NEW BEIJING POLY PLAZA Beijing, China Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Client: China Poly Group Corporation

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