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Six Exceptional Buildings on this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture award. Given to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and the built environment, the RIBA Stirling Prize is judged on a range of criteria including design vision, innovation and originality, capacity to stimulate engage and delight occupants and visitors, accessibility and sustainability, how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction. Bloomberg (London), Bushey Cemetery, New Tate St Ives, Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery, and The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre comprise the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist.

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Tropicalia wins 2018 Architizer A+Awards Jury and Public Choice Awards

Tropicalia was designed by Coldefy & Associates as a “harmonious haven”, seamlessly integrated into the local environment with an original feature: the project is self-sufficient – producing energy through the use of a double dome, creating a room in which the air is heated through a greenhouse effect. The absence of load-bearing pillars and the presence of a peripheral green wall enhance this cocoon-like atmosphere. The architecture will blend in with the scenery: the building is set partially in the ground, thus seemingly lowering its height and impact. Tropicalia will appear to rise like a small hill within the landscape.

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Architects Foundation supports women in architecture with Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship

“The opportunity to recognize Orli and honor Sho-Ping through this scholarship elevates the entire profession,” said Architects Foundation Executive Director Marci Reed, CFRE, MPA. “Sho-Ping’s legacy is thriving and Orli’s passion for architecture is proof.” Hakanoglu is the third recipient of the Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship, which honors the late architect Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, a long-time principal at Payette and a health-care practice leader who was instrumental in defining and elevating the national discourse for women in design.

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Main Library at Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey University, featuring Solarban 90 glass, earns honor

Libraries are made for learning; treehouses are built for socializing and communion with nature. Recently, with the help of Solarban® 90 glass, the new library at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico united the charms of both dwellings to earn a prestigious award from the American Library Association (ALA) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).  

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World Architecture Festival Reveals 2018 Awards Shortlist

WAF will reconvene for its eleventh edition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 28-30 November this year. This is the first time the event has been hosted in the Dutch capital, following previous editions in Barcelona, Singapore and Berlin. The 2018 awards program received more than 1,000 entries for the first time, with numbers up 20 per cent compared with 2017. Architects and designers generated 536 shortlisted entries across 81 countries.

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World Interior of the Year 2018 shortlist announced

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, the leading global interior design and architecture awards program, has announced the shortlist of 77 projects that will compete to be crowned World Interior of the Year 2018. Projects from across the globe were entered across nine diverse categories, ranging from health and educational buildings to hotels, bars and restaurants, and residential homes.

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Two Stantec projects shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival

The shortlist of projects for the 2018 World Architecture Festival (WAF) were recently announced and two Stantec Architecture projects—Cambridge Memorial Hospital Redevelopment and the University of Lethbridge Science and Academic Building (designed with KPMB Architects) have been selected for presentation from more than 1,100 entries representing 81 countries.

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May-June-2018 PRISM

Editor’s pick – Takeda Global Headquarters

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

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