“Let’s save some of the Whitechapel Fatberg”

The 130-tonne “fatburg” discovered below the streets of east London earlier this month serves as a reminder of how sophisticated Victorian engineering has liberated people from having to think about waste, says Will Wiles. In 1965, American sculptor Claes Oldenburg proposed an object of quite unforgettable brute simplicity for New York City. Oldenburg may be best

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Apple store was proposed for Garden Bridge in return for sponsorship

Boris Johnson had secret talks with Apple over a ‘mad’ mid-bridge store during a 24-hour visit to the tech company’s San Fransisco headquarters to secure funding for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge. The idea for an Apple retail store on the middle of bridge was suggested by the tech giant in return for sponsoring the project,

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“The more we build in areas that endanger us, the more we erect defensive systems”

Disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are inevitable when we construct cities in harm’s way, says Aaron Betsky, who believes we have designed ourselves into a Catch-22 of create and protect. It could have been worse. That is the best you can say about the twin natural catastrophes that hit Texas and Florida recently. The

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FR-EE plans Hyperloop corridor to create Mexican “megalopolis”

A team led by Fernando Romero’s Mexican studio FR-EE has won a competition to design a Hyperloop high-speed transport line, which will link urban areas from Mexico City to Guadalajara. The Mexloop is set to become one of the world’s first Hyperloop corridors, and will connect central Mexico’s major metropolises to form a “megalopolis”. FR-EE

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KAAN Architecten unveils new glazed terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Dutch studio KAAN Architecten has been selected to design a new terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, beating competitors including MVRDV, SOM, OMA and UNStudio. KAAN Architecten’s winning 100,500-square-metre Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal will cater to 14 million passengers a year, alongside the 50 million already served in the existing airport. It will be built on the Jan

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Florence to adopt Stefano Boeri’s “anti-terror” planters proposal

Stefano Boeri’s proposal to use trees and planters to protect against terror attacks instead of “ugly” military-style barriers is to be implemented in Florence, mayor Dario Nardella has announced. The Italian architect voiced his concerns about the negative impact of the barriers being installed in European cities following the recent vehicle-led terror attacks in Barcelona, London, Nice and

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins Tallinn port contest

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a masterplan for Tallinn’s port, boasting a new cruise ship terminal as well as office and housing districts intended to spark regeneration around the waterfront of the Estonian capital.  London office Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) saw off competition for the Masterplan 2030 contest from two other finalists – Alejandro Zaera Polo’s practice Alejandro Zaera-Polo Maider Llaguno Architecture and the

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“The Garden Bridge’s cancellation provides an opportunity that mustn’t be wasted”

Now that the Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge has been officially scrapped, its time to think again about London really needs, says Owen Hatherley. The cancellation of the Garden Bridge is one of those rare and precious moments where concerted campaigning, from a variety of groups, over several years, has managed to have a decisive effect. In the

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Stefano Boeri proposes trees instead of barriers to protect against terror attacks

Following the recent terror attacks in Barcelona, Italian architect Stefano Boeri has suggested that European cities be redesigned to include trees with bulky planters rather than concrete barriers to prevent vehicles targeting pedestrians. Boeri, known for his plant- and tree-covered buildings, made the statement in response to string of vehicle-led terror attacks in Barcelona, Nice, Berlin, London and other locations

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World’s largest bicycle parking garage opens in Utrecht

Ector Hoogstad Architecten has completed the first stage of the world’s largest bicycle parking facility, in Utrecht’s Central Station area in the Netherlands. Located below the city’s new Station Square – also designed by Ector Hoogstad Architecten – the garage currently offers 6000 parking spaces over three levels. Another 1,500 parking places will be added over the next few

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SANAA completes cloud-shaped port terminal building for Naoshima island

SANAA has built a small passenger terminal shaped like a cloud for a port on the Japanese island of Naoshima, which is famed for its contemporary art scene. Japanese duo Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa and their firm SANAA designed the terminal for passengers waiting to disembark the island – giving them a place to park their bicycles or

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Cassidy Reid devises Hyperloop network to “make Europe great again”

Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Cassidy Reid has designed a concept for a high-speed transport network based on Hyperloop to create infrastructural and cultural corridors across Europe, and shrink travel time between cities. Connecting London to Krakow in just one hour and ten minutes, and passing through Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt and Prague, Reid’s Pan-European Corridor network leverages newly developed Hyperloop

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge officially scrapped

The final nail in the coffin for the controversial Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge has come today, as the trust behind the project announced its closure following lack of support by London mayor Sadiq Khan. The Garden Bridge Trust, the charity set up to build and run the £200-million Garden Bridge, announced its closure and the end of the project this morning.

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“Stunning” car park will be demolished to make way for Eric Parry-designed hotel

The demolition of a brutalist-era car park behind London’s Oxford Street has been approved to make way for a hotel designed by Eric Parry Architects. Westminister Council has approved the demolition of the Welbeck Street car park, which was designed by Michael Blampied and Partners in 1971 for the department store Debenhams. It will now be

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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge traverses a Swiss valley

Brave hikers in the Swiss Alps can now walk almost half a kilometre across this thin metal suspension bridge to reach trails on either side of a huge valley. The Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke, also known as the Europe Bridge, gently swoops across Switzerland’s deepest valley, which stretches between the popular ski resorts of Zermatt and

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Ring-shaped concourse proposed for major renovation of Los Angeles’ Union Station

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released a movie detailing its proposal to extend the city’s historic Union Station building with a ring-shaped, glazed passenger concourse. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) created the video to visualise the design as part of a major overhaul of the station, which was built in 1939 in the city’s

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New designs unveiled for Norwegian government headquarters following 2011 terrorist attack

The part of Oslo’s government quarter damaged during the 2011 terrorist bombing will be replaced by one of two proposals – one by a team including Haptic and Nordic, and another by a team featuring A-Lab and LPO Architects. Statsbygg, the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property, organised a competition calling for proposals to redevelop the Regjeringskvartalet, an area containing several ministry buildings,

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Loop NYC driverless-car proposal offers Manhattanites more time and green space

New York studio Edg has proposed converting some of Manhattan’s major roads into public-transit highways for driverless vehicles, in order to reduce travel times and turn the island’s central thoroughfares into landscaped parks. Edg’s project, named Loop NYC, envisions swapping existing cross streets and highways for “driverless expressways” that could shuttle people around the city

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New Burkina Faso parliament building “responds to needs of the people” says Diébédo Francis Kéré

Movie: in this exclusive Dezeen movie, Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains how he is rebuilding his country’s National Assembly to be “more than just a simple parliament building”. In 2014, the Burkina Faso parliament building was set ablaze during the country’s revolution, putting an end to 31 years of dictatorial rule. Kéré is now leading the scheme

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Fortunen completes toilet block with views of a Norwegian waterfall

Visitors to Norway’s Skjervsfossen waterfall can watch the Storelvi river rush by through a glazed floor panel in the restrooms of this service building, which is clad in local stone to accentuate its connection with the surrounding landscape. Bergen-based architecture studio Fortunen designed the small service building containing two restrooms and a technical room at the

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Qingdao Cruise Terminal’s angular facade references boats’ sails

The folded steel facade and roof structure of this terminal for cruise liners in the Chinese city of Qingdao is informed by the sails of boats that set out from nearby harbours. Shenzhen firm Mozhao Atelier and Jing Studio designed the Qingdao Cruise Terminal for a site on the pier lining the entrance to the city’s main

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STGM wraps rural Quebec fire station in black aluminium

This contemporary firehouse by Canadian studio STGM Architectes features facades made of metal, glass and wood, with interior spaces awash in white finishes and natural light. Called Fire Station #5, the building is located on the outskirts of Lévis, a town that sits along the St Lawrence River in Quebec. Encompassing 1,500 square metres, the fire station

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Trump touts solar-panelled Mexico border wall as cost-saving solution

US President Donald Trump has suggested that his controversial wall proposed for the country’s border with Mexico could be covered with solar panels, to provide cheap energy and help foot the bill. Trump told supporters at a rally in Iowa last Wednesday that he was the one who came up with the plan. “Pretty good

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Gardens separate rooms wrapped in brick, stone and wood at Mexican courthouse

An oval stone wall encloses brick and timber volumes that offer varying levels of privacy and connection with the gardens at the centre of this courthouse in Pátzcuaro, Mexico, by Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo. The courthouse was designed by Rocha and Carrillo’s architecture studio in response to a requirement to update all of Mexico’s justice facilities so that

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Sewage plant by Padilla Nicás Arquitectos features asymmetric pitched roofs

Buildings with irregular profiles and juxtaposing cladding materials help to break up the volumes and reduce the visual mass of this sewage treatment facility in the Spanish town of San Claudio. Madrid studio Padilla Nicás Arquitectos developed a design for the facility near Oviedo that comprises a series of structures with different uses and corresponding forms

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Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Oculus continues to leak

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s transportation hub at New York’s World Trade Center has sprung another leak, but so far no one is taking responsibility. The building, known as the Oculus, started to let in water after an intense downpour of rain that took place in New York City in early May this year. As with a leak in

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes first phase of high-speed rail station in Naples

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the first section of a new high-speed train station on the outskirts of southern Italian city Naples, which is set to open this weekend. Napoli-Afragola High Speed Train Station was conceived as a bridge, with the concourse elevated above the train tracks. London-based Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) envisions that it will be

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Vertical farm designed to produce food amidst Shanghai’s skyscrapers

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative series investigates a design for a hydroponic vertical farm nestled among the skyscrapers of Shanghai. US architecture firm Sasaki Associates has designed the farm to produce food for the inhabitants of China’s largest city. The farm’s output will largely consist of leafy greens like kale, spinach and lettuce, which are

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China proposes modern-day Silk Road with transcontinental infrastructure project

Chinese president Xi Jinping has revealed plans for the world’s largest-sprawling infrastructure project – the Belt and Road – which aims to develop trade links between China, Central Asia, Europe and Africa. Billed as the contemporary equivalent to the ancient Silk Road trade routes that once spanned Eurasia, the vast multi-billion-dollar building project would see over 60 countries linked

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MVRDV transforms 1970s highway into “plant village” in Seoul

Dutch studio MVRDV has converted a former overpass into a plant-covered walkway in Seoul, which follows a kilometre-long route above the traffic. South Korea’s answer to New York’s High Line, the 983-metre-long park occupies a stretch of the 1970s highway destined for demolition. It now contains 24,000 trees, shrubs and flowers set into cylindrical planters. The walkway, called

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Metal cube by SOM houses emergency call centre for New York City

Textured facades and a grassy berm help soften the boxy appearance of this high-security emergency facility in New York, designed by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The Public Safety Answering Center II, or PSAC II, occupies a prominent nine-acre (3.6-hectare) site in the Bronx – one of New York’s five boroughs. The building sits

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Archi-Union’s Qiandao cable-car station features stacked forms that lean out towards a lake

Chinese studio Archi-Union based the tiered form of this cable-car station on an abstracted geometric model of the mountains surrounding its site on the shores of Qiandao Lake. The Shanghai-based architecture office was invited to develop a proposal for the Qiandao Lake Cable Car Station in 2013, as part of a planning and architecture project

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Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital combines concrete and brick with colourful details and big windows

Sheppard Robson and John Copper Architecture have completed a children’s hospital in Johannesburg, which features brick facades and large windows that allow patients to take in the landscaping. Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is a 200-bed, eight-theatre paediatric facility serving the children of South Africa. The country’s former president was dedicated to improving medical care for children

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company plans to beat traffic with underground “car skates”

Elon Musk has revealed a plan for easing city congestion that would see an underground network of tunnels transporting cars on high-speed skates travelling at 130 miles per hour. The entrepreneur and Tesla founder presented his vision for The Boring Company along with a video during a TED Talk last week in Vancouver. He founded

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London mayor pulls plug on Garden Bridge

London mayor Sadiq Khan has withdrawn support for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge by refusing to sign the vital financial guarantees that would allow building to go ahead.  In a letter addressed to the Garden Bridge Trust chair Mervyn Davies today, Khan said he would not guarantee funds for the bridge’s operation and maintenance. He cited the potential for spiralling construction costs

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Nordic doubles the size of Oslo Airport with curved extension

Nordic Office of Architecture has added a 300-metre-long extension with a curved roof to the airport in Oslo it designed in the 1990s. Oslo-based Nordic has doubled the size of the Norwegian airport with the addition of the 140,000-square-metre extension. It increases the capacity of the airport to 35 million passengers a year. The project included the expansion of the existing terminal and

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Sasaki designs hydroponic vertical farm for Shanghai

Architecture firm Sasaki has designed this hydroponic vertical farm for Shanghai, where leafy greens will be grown on rotating loops housed in a huge greenhouse. The local studio designed the urban farm as part of the Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District, which will be built on a site between Shanghai’s main international airport and the city centre, and divided by a canal.

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vPPR converts former Shoreditch warehouse into shops and flats linked by private walkway

A public and private street flank this former warehouse in east London, which local studio vPPR has converted into a mixed-use development containing shops and apartments. The building is situated on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch – a popular shopping destination home to some of the city’s trendiest brands and boutiques. vPPR was tasked with reviving the imposing brick warehouse and

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Latticed-bamboo bridge by Mimesis Architecture Studio references Jiangsu’s craft traditions

Mimesis Architecture Studio designed this bamboo-lined bridge in China’s Jiangsu Province to celebrate the region’s ancient craft industries. The Wuxi Harbour Bridge takes a slightly curving course across Lake Taihu in Dingshu Town, stretching almost 100 metres across the water to provide a crossing for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge’s steel structure forms a series of triangular frames that are lined with

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Ennead Lab proposes electric car charging tower as “the future of roadside architecture”

Towers for charging electric cars replace roadside petrol stations in this concept developed by Ennead Architects in response to emerging transportation technologies. The New York and Shanghai firm’s innovation incubator Ennead Lab was asked to develop the proposal for the site of a petrol station in the Chinese city, and devised a prototype for a future

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“Perhaps architects should work on Trump’s wall”

For some architects, the decision not to bid for Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall is easy. But Aaron Betsky questions whether working the project is as unethical as it first seems in this Opinion column. “For us it is very simple. We are a small firm and we all agree. We are not going to

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Architects and contractors defend “ethical” decision to bid for Trump wall

Companies from both sides of the US-Mexico border have defended their decision to submit proposals for Donald Trump’s wall, saying they do not see any ethical issues. Responses to the US Department of Homeland Security’s call for proposals are beginning to surface, and a handful of the architects and contractors behind the designs have spoken

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Red cycle path by NEXT and Rudy Uytenhaak snakes over Utrecht school and canal

This vivid red bicycle track was designed by NEXT Architects and Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau to wind over the roof of a school in the Dutch city of Utrecht, and continues to bridge over a canal. Amsterdam-based NEXT Architects and Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau integrated the cycle and pedestrian bridge with a school and a public garden to provide a new route across the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. “In one

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MAD and Stefano Boeri propose crinkled towers and vertical forests for Milan’s disused railway yards

MAD, Stefano Boeri Architetti and Mecanoo are among five architecture studios to unveil proposals to completely transform unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. Milanese practice Cino Zucchi Architetti and Barcelona studio EMBT Miralles Tagliabue also developed ideas to reinvigorate the seven disused railway yards. The five proposals emerged from a workshop held in December 2016, which invited architects to reimagine

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Garden Bridge should be ditched, finds financial inquiry

The plug should be pulled on the contentious Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge, despite over £45 million of public money already bound up in the project, according to a new report. Labour politician and former chair of parliament’s public accounts committee Margaret Hodge was asked to carry out the review by London mayor Sadiq Khan to assess whether the

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Foster + Partners to design seven new stations for Sydney Metro

Foster + Partners has won a competition to create a chain of seven stations along an extension of the Sydney Metro, which will tunnel beneath the city’s harbour. Norman Foster’s London-based practice will design stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Martin Place, Pitt Street, Waterloo and Barangaroo – where fellow London architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has just completed a trio of skyscrapers. The

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Snøhetta designs terraced stone entrances for Norway’s huge Stad Ship Tunnel

Snøhetta has designed a pair of grand stone arches for the entrance points of a 1.7-kilometre shipping tunnel, which will cut through a peninsula to bypass a particularly dangerous stretch of Norway’s coast. The 37-metre-high and 36-metre-wide Stad Ship Tunnel will pass through the narrowest part of the weather-beaten Stad peninsula between Kjødepollen and Moldefjorden. Snøhetta designed a set of

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“MIPIM is one big performance with the purpose of speaking cities into existence”

Is it possible to speak buildings into being? The exhibitors at annual property fair MIPIM may try, but they need to come up with far more extreme fictions, says Sam Jacob in his latest Opinion column. “The beginning, as every one knows, is of supreme importance in everything, and particularly in the founding and building of a city,” so says

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Trump pledges $2 billion to Mexico border wall in budget proposal

US President Donald Trump’s first budget plan includes a sizeable downpayment on his promised wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico. Revealed yesterday, Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget calls for $2.6 billion to be spent on “tactical infrastructure” and other security technology at the border, with $2 billion reserved for the construction of

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Foster + Partners to create a pair of river bridges in southeast England

Foster + Partners has been selected to create two new bridges across a river in Suffolk, England, which will be divided up into strands to offer separate routes for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.  Foster + Partners won a contest to design a new crossing over River Orwell in Ipswich. Its design for the Upper Orwell Crossings consists of two bridges, separated into different strands to

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Rob Hootsmans adds serrated glass extension to stone-clad Dutch courthouse

Architect Rob Hootsmans has renovated a 1970s courthouse in the Dutch city of Zwolle and added a “transparent and approachable” extension featuring sawtoothed glass facades. Zwolle’s existing courthouse was designed by architect Jo Kruger in 1977 and features robust, sculpted facades clad in chalk stone. Hootsmans’ Amsterdam studio was asked to sensitively restore, upgrade and extend the

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US-Mexico border wall tender calls for 30-foot-tall concrete barriers

The tender for President Donald Trump’s Mexico border wall has been amended, with more details added about the design requirements and the deadline for submissions extended. The US Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection updated its notice to give bidders more information about the project, and due to a “revision of strategy” based

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MVRDV’s letter-shaped housing blocks spell out HOME across old army barracks site

MVRDV has revealed its plans to redevelop the former Mannheim US Army camp in Germany, creating a green mound from demolished barracks and four residential towers that spell out the word home. The Dutch firm’s designs for the 144-hectare Franklin Mitte neighbourhood in Mannheim are intended to introduce density and diversity to the monotonous plan of barracks. Aimed at local families leaving

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Dissing + Weitling builds “world’s longest” elevated cycling path in China

Danish office Dissing + Weitling Architecture has completed an elevated cycling path in Chinese city Xiamen, which the architects claim is the longest of its kind in the world. The Copenhagen-based architects designed the Xiamen Bicycle Skyway to cover five major residential areas and three business centres in Xiamen – a city in China’s Fujian province. The 7.6-kilometre route is elevated five

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Garden Bridge inquiry finds “robust and informed decision-making” behind use of public funds

The charity set up to deliver Thomas Heatherwick’s £185 million Garden Bridge has acted legally and responsibly, according to a formal inquiry called for by London mayor Sadiq Khan. The review – launched following a series of complaints about the project’s procurement and finances – found that the Garden Bridge Trust is “operating in compliance with charity law” and has “proper financial controls in place”.

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Architects will have five days to submit proposals for Trump’s border wall

US president Donald Trump is speeding ahead with his plans to build the controversial wall along the country’s border with Mexico, with a deadline for prototype proposals set for early next month. Last week, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a notice outlining its intent to open calls for the design and construction of

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Architecture students build latticed-wood community centre in German refugee camp

Architecture students from Germany’s University of Kaiserslautern have built this wooden community centre for a refugee camp in Mannheim, which is fronted by a latticed screen. The pavilion, designed by students Sandra Gressung, Sascha Ritschel and Tobias Vogel, provides a sheltered communal area for refugees arriving in the camp located on the former US Army’s Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim. Eighteen students from

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McGregor Coxall proposes wetland “bird airport” for northern China

Landscape architects McGregor Coxall has won a competition to design a wetland sanctuary in Tianjin, offering migrating birds a stopover to fatten up and breed. The Lingang Eco Park contest called for a landfill site in the city’s Lingang area to be transformed to create pockets of wetland, parkland and an urban forest along the East Asian–Australasian Flyway (EAAF). This route

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Competition: win a book documenting the unusual bus stops of the former Soviet Union

Dezeen is giving away three copies of a book documenting 500 unusual bus stops across the former Soviet countries, including Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Georgia. Back in the USSR is by German photographer Peter Ortner, who captured bus shelters in a variety of shapes, colours and materials on a seven-year journey across the globe. “At first I

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“Crystalline” roof by Theo Hotz zigzags over Vienna Central Station

A+Awards: Swiss firm Theo Hotz Partner Architekten has created an undulating cover for platforms at Vienna’s Central Station, which received an Architizer A+Award last year. The new sculptural roof was added during an overhaul of the station, located south of the city centre in an area undergoing extensive regeneration. The project formed part of a

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Donald Trump to “design or negotiate” cheaper option for Mexico border wall

US president Donald Trump has vowed to lower the cost of the wall he plans to build along the country’s border with Mexico by using a cheap design. Trump suggested that his involvement in the design of the controversial wall would help to bring down the estimated $21 billion (£16.8 billion) it will take to

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Elliott + Associates wraps Chesapeake car park in white fins

A+Awards: vertical fins clad this Architizer A+Award-winning car park in Oklahoma City to disguise its function by day but reveal the vehicles inside at night. The parking garage is one of four designed by local firm Elliott + Associates Architects for the Chesapeake Energy Corporation, as part of a wider development of office buildings and

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Concrete colonnade fronts motorway maintenance centre in Salzburg by Marte.Marte Architects

Three salt silos rise above the four long concrete volumes that make up this motorway service centre designed by Marte.Marte Architects for Salzburg, Austria.  Feldkirch-based practice Marte.Marte Architects designed Motorway Maintenance Centre Salzburg to nestle into a sloped site between the A1 Motorway and the Freilassing Dual Carriageway. Each of the four blocks are occupied by a different function, including offices, workshops,

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Undulating roof covers Benthem Crouwel’s rail and bus station in Utrecht

A wave-like roof covers this vast transport hub in Utrecht designed by Dutch firm Benthem Crouwel Architects for the largest railway station in the Netherlands. Made up of train, bus and tram platforms, the new Utrecht Central Station is three times the size of the city’s original transport hub. It is the third Dutch station completed by Benthem

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Garden Bridge faces uncertain future after accounts reveal risk of “substantial” cost increase

The future of Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge has been thrown into question again, after it emerged that costs could rise well above the estimated £185 million, and that the charity behind the project is at threat of liquidation. The proposed bridge across London’s River Thames has faced numerous obstacles over the past two years, but its stated price tag has only

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Invisible Studio designs composting toilet for woodland workshop

This long drop composting toilet by Invisible Studio provides facilities for the practice’s self-built woodland workshop, and was built using offcuts from the project. Invisible Studio founder Piers Taylor recruited a team of unskilled volunteers and friends to build the toilet from materials scavenged from the surrounding woodland. This meant the toilet could be delivered for free. The stilted structure is

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Elliptical cheese factory wraps glazed viewing courtyard

This boutique dairy factory in western Turkey by Slash Architects and Arkizon Architects wraps a glazed courtyard offering visitors glimpses of the cheese production within. The Farm of 38° 30° is named after the coordinates of its site in a valley near the village of Afyon Tazlar, in Turkey’s Afyonkarahisar Province. Istanbul-based Slash Architects and Arkizon Architects wanted to elevate the factory

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New York’s JFK airport to receive $10 billion revamp

The governor of New York has announced a major overhaul for John F Kennedy International Airport in Queens. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the vision – which will aim to “transform the airport for the 21st century” – during a presentation yesterday. The proposal calls for a unified interconnected terminal layout, as well as improved road

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“Architecture that constructs a better world, not better bubbles, is the true task in this new year”

With Donald Trump’s presidency looming, Aaron Betsky’s latest Opinion column stresses the need for architecture that will bring America’s isolated communities together, and not just benefit the world of pick-up-truck drivers. We live in a pick-up nation, and we have elected a president who represents that particular mobile bubble. Those of us who live in

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Concave roofs collect rainwater for arid areas in proposal by BMDesign Studios

Bowl-shaped vessels would collect rainwater on the roofs of buildings located in hot and dry climates in a proposal by Iranian practice BMDesign Studios. Tehran-based BMDesign Studios – one of many offices contributing to Iran’s booming architecture scene – drew up the concept when planning a primary school in Iran’s Kerman province. Taking into consideration the arid climate of its site in

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