Diller Scofidio + Renfro Beat Out Strong Competition at Aberdeen City Garden Project

From Archinect a multilevel interconnected web surface is created as a structural response to the multiplicity and heterogenous needs of a dense  urban area brings an integral thickened surface – Stan Allen’s ‘Mat Urbanism: The Thick 2-D” With a now familiar idea diagram from a rubber band  the design displays D&S’s out of the box thinking.
Aerial view of the winning proposal by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Keppie Design and OLIN (Image: Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants)
Aerial view of the winning proposal by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Keppie Design and OLIN (Image: Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants)

Diller Scofidio + Renfro have won the Aberdeen City Garden Project design competition which seeks to transform the center of Aberdeen, Scotland. New York City-based DS+R collaborated with local Scottish architects, Keppie Design and landscape architects OLIN, on this project and emerged as winners from a head-to-head race with another finalist team led by Foster + Partners. — bustler.net

Image: Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants

 

Malcolm Reading, the competition organizer, commented:

‘This is such an exciting outcome and a great coup for the city. This ingenious and inspiring design for Aberdeen’s key public space gives the city a new social landscape but one rooted in its extraordinarily rich heritage and natural assets.

‘The runner-up concept, by Foster and Partners was outstanding, elegant and thoughtful, but did not, in the end, persuade the Jury that it could match the promise of connectivity, excitement and spatial diversity of the winning scheme.’

Check the Bustler article to also see the projects of the five shortlisted teams led by Foster + Partners, Gustafson Porter, Mecanoo, Snøhetta & Hoskins, and West 8.

Vertical Villages for European Snowbirds by OFF + PR

via bustler 

ack in February, we reported on the winners of the Solar Park South international design competition in Calabria, Italy which played with the theme of a ‘Solar Highway’, re-using sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The winning team, comprising French firms OFF architecture (Tanguy Vermet, Manal Rachdi, Ute Rinnebach, Marina Daviu, Clement Gerard), PR architect(Philippe Rizzotti) and Samuel Nageotte, just shared their awarded entry in all its detail with us.

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Winning design of the Solar Park South competition by OFF archietcture, PR architect and Samuel Nageotte

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SLA & Henning Larsen Architects’ Healing Architecture Wins in Herlev, Denmark

From Bustler this new competition winning entry which includes Danish Landscape Architects SLA, whose Stig L. Andersson whose transformation of urban spaces to create the experience of nature rather than it’s imitation I have long admired:

Danish practice Henning Larsen Architects and the consortium consisting of the architecture companies Friis & Moltke and Brunsgaard & Laursen, the engineering companies NNE Pharmaplan and Orbicon Leif Hansen, the consulting company Norconsult and landscape architects SLA have won the competition for the extension of Herlev Hospital, just outside of Copenhagen.

The competition was launched internationally in December 2009, and five consortiums were selected to participate in May 2010. The project proposals were submitted in late October, and, on April 12, the winner was announced. The architecture companies of the other four consortiums included schmidt hammer lassen architectsVilhelm Lauritzen ArchitectsC.F. Møller and Dissing+Weitling.

 Competition-winning design for the Herlev Hospital extension by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Friis & Moltke, Brunsgaard & Laursen, NNE Pharmaplan, Orbicon Leif Hansen, Norconsult, and SLA, Image: Henning Larsen Architects

Competition-winning design for the Herlev Hospital extension by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Friis & Moltke, Brunsgaard & Laursen, NNE Pharmaplan, Orbicon Leif Hansen, Norconsult, and SLA, Image: Henning Larsen Architects