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16
Dec

ACF* Conference 2012

Author: Mieke, Posted: December 16th, 2011

ACF

ACFx Conference 2012
International Summit – Architecture Corporate Foresight Conference

On 2nd February 2012 the first ever Architecture Corporate Foresight conference (short: ACFx), is scheduled to take place, with high-profile contributors, in the mountains above Ischgl.
Members of the elite fields of architecture, communication and design are set to meet at this ACFx conference, where trends and developments, and the impact of the digital world and the world of media will be discussed. This conference will provide a platform for the interdisciplinary exchange of technology and ideas, and can hence be classed as unique. Renowned speakers have
been contacted, many of whom have already confirmed their participation. These include: Bjarke Ingels, founder of the BIG Group; Lidweij Edelkoort, world-famous trend researcher, Assaf Biderman, Associated Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Jürgen Mayer H., Jürgen Mayer H. architects; Dr. Alexander Rieck from the Fraunhofer Institute IAO; Steve Rogers, EMEA Director at Google, and Sebastian Raßmann from Trendone.
See here the list of all speakers  at ACFx.

In a galaxy far, far, away……NO! The future is NOW!
Our world is fast-paced. Much – including architecture – is changing with breath-taking speed, and rarely do we anticipate in which direction trends and developments will turn. This first  ACFx conference offers an opportunity to profit from the knowledge and work of experts and eminent authorities, to talk with them and look to the future together. A wide range of subjects will be covered
by this conference: from megacities and trend research to start-up ideas and future home, life and work trends. Furthermore, the conference aims to show how the internet and the digital world can be put to optimal use and integrated into strategies. To date, these channels have rarely been made use of in architecture, even though they open up a whole realm of possibilities.

There will be 4 panel discussions held, with the following topics:
- Urban environment : Big, bigger, megacity!
- Trend research: Minds of tomorrow
- Start ups: Creative, sexy, intelligent
- Temporary Corporate Space: future working & living

The conference invites participants to discover more about architectural trends and urban developments, and about new ideas and the potential of the digital world. To find out more about the individual speakers, the programme and event partners or to register,
please see www.acf-conference.com.

ACFx takes place during World Architects Masters 2012.

WAM Open

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12
Dec

Architecture Calendar 2012

Author: Mieke, Posted: December 12th, 2011

Calendar 2012

Are you looking for a nice present to wish your loved ones, colleagues or architecture friends a happy 2012?
Check out this great architecture calendar! It’s made and produced by the photographer Dirk Verwoerd; a dedicated MIMOA fan and contributor of lots of photos on MIMOA.
This photo calendar is an exclusive and pleasant present for years now. Since 11 years it has been printed with attention and delivered in a special designed cd box, which can be used as a stand as well.

Buy a gift and support SOS Kinderdorpen.
Of the first 500 sold calendars, 50% of the profit goes to SOS Kinderdorpen, a Dutch charity organisation, that helps children worldwide in 133 countries to grow up in a loving home. And of every copy sold over the 500 ex., the complete revenue goes to SOS Kinderdorpen.
Last year the donation amounted to € 931,-. Ofcourse we hope that Dirk can exceed this amount this year. So every order counts…

Order details
Click here for a preview and order details of the calendar.
If you prefer to order greater amounts, or if you would like your logo to be printed on it, or if you have any other question, please contact Dirk Verwoerd.

Calendar 12 months

7
Dec

Go West exhibition: Allmetropolis

Author: Mieke, Posted: December 7th, 2011

Allmetropolis

Allmetropolis: learning from China’s new megacities.
What would happen if Europe created a Special Economic Zones following the Chinese model? That is the central theme of Allmetropolis, an exhibition presented by Go West Project during the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Biennale of Architecture, that opens Thursday 8 December.

To discover what Europe could learn from the China’s model for urban growth, Go West Project will compare two regions that started their urban growth at the end of the 1970s: one, Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in China, the other, the manmade island of Flevoland in the Netherlands. Both are located in a river delta in the hinterland of an international metropolis, respectively Hong Kong and the Randstad conurbation with Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.

In the exhibition Allmetropolis, Go West Project compares policy, economy, residential areas and future plans of the two regions. It then poses the question what would happen if Flevoland would implement China’s successful model for growth, meaning it would transform itself into a Special Economic Zone with preferential tax policies compared to the surrounding area, less strict rules for migration and the development of heavy infrastructure.

This research project addresses consequences of current international developments where Europe is increasingly looking at China for financial help to solve the debt crisis. When Europe wants to attract Chinese investors, it’s not more than logical to have a close look at Chinese models for investment and growth.

In September, architect Daan Roggeveen and journalist Michiel Hulshof of the Go West Project published their book How the City Moved to Mr Sun about developing megacities in the heart of China. With their new project Allmetropolis they want to start a discussion about the question what Europe could learn from China’s growth

Allmetropolis
Venue: B10, OCT, Nanshan, Shenzhen
Exhibition from 8 December 2011 – 18 February 2012

>> More info about Allmetropolis
>> Order here the book ‘How the City Moved to Mr Sun’
>> More information about the book ‘How the City Moved to Mr Sun’
 

Go West Project
 

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30
Nov

Wonderland : book launch

Author: Mieke, Posted: November 30th, 2011

Wonderland book

WONDERLANDS MANUAL
How to manage architectural start-ups?

 
In the recently published Manual for Emerging Architects, wonderland, the platform for european architecture, answers many questions regarding how to start a practice. The manual comprises experts’ contributions, teams’ firsthand accounts as well as surveys on how to conceive, establish, develop and run an architectural practice nowadays.
 
Wonderland is a network for European architectural offices. Since 2002 the think-tank has been exploring the professional, economic, and social aspects of the profession. Wonderland fosters inter-European exchange through international collaborations and symposia, conducting research on current issues related to architecture or urban planning and sharing the results at exhibitions and in publications. Based on the experiences of offices throughout Europe, the newest publication casts light on the every-day challenges emerging architects can expect to come across.

The book comprises of contributions by Tore Dobberstein, Hans Ibelings, Michael Obrist, Kari Juhani Jormakka, Tatjana Schneider and many more as well as interviews with Tomas Sieverts or Dickon Robinson. 

Wonderland’s Manual for Emerging Architects is an indispensable handbook for architects at the beginning of their careers, offering them support on finding their own way into the realm of planning and building by making informed career decisions. The editors of the book are interested in lecture or workshop opportunities to share their knowledge and experience with as many architects as possible. 

Book launch:
Book presentation and discussion
Date: 30th of November at 19:00
Location: KUNSTHALLE wien project space, Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Vienna
Discussion participants: Hans Ibelings (chief editor A10), Tatjana Schneider (Spatial Agency – GB), Silvia Forlati and Anne Isopp (book editors), Hannes Schreckensberger (chairman Wonderland)

How to purchase the book:

Wonderland, Silvia Forlati, Anne Isopp
Wonderland Manual for Emerging Architects

352 pages, 100 illustrations in color, hardcover
ISBN 978-3-7091-0822-2
38,45 EUR (AT)

Order now! 

 

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21
Sep

WAM open 2012

Author: Mieke, Posted: September 21st, 2011

WAM Open 2012

WAM open 2012 – Break the ice & WAM open – ACF Conference
Conference and Competition on the highest Level in Ischgl

Ulm/Ischgl – The second international Architects’ World Cup for Skiing and Snowboarding (WAM open) will be held from 2nd -5th February 2012. The World Cup, under the slogan "Break the ice", will take place in the exciting destination of Ischgl in Tyrol, Austria. Sport-loving architects and interior designers from around the world will be able to test themselves in the disciplines of giant slalom and parallel slalom at the "WAM open" 2012. As a preview to the championship, the conference "ACF – Architecture Corporate Foresight" will be held 2,624 m high above the clouds in Ischgl, and will focus on the architecture industry’s perspectives for technological development.

This distinctive event, enhanced by stunning alpine scenery, infectious enthusiasm for sports, and professional inspiration, offers the ideal setting to make new contacts or deepen existing ones. At the "WAM open 2012 – Break the ice", experience, spontaneity, and participation matter, as well as international connections. In short – "Breaking the ice" between nations and between companies and their target groups.

Initiator and organiser for the “WAM open” is the ap35 GmbH – Agency for Architecture Management & Relationship Marketing – which is headquartered in Ulm.

Visit the website of WAM open 2012 for more information: www.wam-open.com

WAM open 2012

Ischgl

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21
Sep

25% discount to visit WAF 2011

Author: Mieke, Posted: September 21st, 2011

 

Get 25% discount to visit World Architecture Festival 2011!
Quote VIP code MPEMAIL to claim your discount, when buying online at: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com. Download the WAF discount voucher for more info.

Download the WAF visitors brochure here for more information.
The World’s biggest architecture festival awards programme!

704 entries, 362 practices entering, 284 shortlisted projects going head to head!
See here the full list of projects which have been shortlisted to be presented in front of the international juries, live at WAF in Barcelona.

Attend WAF 2011 to:
- Be inspired by the world’s most exciting design projects of the last year – hear directly from all shortlisted WAF awards entrants and see their projects up close in the WAF awards gallery

- Exchange ideas with over a thousand architects, designers and commentators representing over 40 countries – broaden your horizons and make new contacts

- Establish valuable contacts and meet representatives from WAF’s international media partners at exclusive drinks reception, parties and fringe events

- Take away vital insight and knowledge that will inform your future work – be enlightened and updated with two days of future focussed talks and seminars with the world’s leading industry voices

- Experience Barcelona through the eyes of local designers with WAF’s guided design tours and get the inside track on the city’s established and emerging architecture scene

- Book your tickets to the world’s biggest architecture festival awards programme today!
MIMOA will be there too, so we look forward to seeing you in November in Barcelona.

Get in touch with WAF:
Call them on: +44 (0) 20 7554 5800
Email them at: info@worldarchitecturefestival.com
Online at: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

27
Jun

How the City Moved to Mr. Sun – China’s new megacities

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 27th, 2011

How the city moved to Mr. Sun
Go West Project research leads to book about China’s new megacities

SHANGHAI – ‘How the City Moved to Mr. Sun’ is the titel of the new book of the Go West Project, a multidisciplinary research lab focusing on the development of China’s emerging megacities, started by China correspondent Michiel Hulshof and architect Daan Roggeveen.

During two years of research, the Go West Project visited unexplored megacities like Wuhan, Zhengzhou or Chongqing, that are transforming at breakneck pace into huge metropolises with many millions of inhabitants. In size they rival global cities like Rio de Janeiro, London and Moscow, but their names are unknown in the rest of the world.

In ‘How the City moved to Mr. Sun’ they lift the veil from these unexplored megacities in the heart of China. The book presents in detail the mass of humanity washed up in this unstoppable process: farmers who demolish their homes and build their own high-rise apartment blocks, torn down again by city authorities in the name of progress. Architects, complaining that the cities grow faster than they can design them. Chinese officials, surprisingly frank about the darker sides to this story of success.

Highly readable, full of insightful analysis and deeply human stories of modern city life, this book challenges assumptions about the nature of Chinese society, and asks the question: can China transform its triumph of brick and concrete into a model that will conquer the world?

‘How the City Moved to Mr. Sun’ will be published in September 2011, but can be pre-ordered at a discount until July 31, 2011.

>> Check order details here
>> More information about the book
 

Go West Project
 

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3
Apr

World Class Cities 2011

Author: Mieke, Posted: April 3rd, 2011

Istanbul

NOTE: Due to the recently announced Turkish national elections, the organization of World Class Cities has decided to postpone World Class Cities 2011 to the new dates of 12-13 October, 2011!

For the first time in history more people are now living in cities than in the countryside. With this trend set to accelerate in the next decade, urban environments face growing pressure on their existing assets and to deliver new and improved infrastructure for both citizens and commerce.

World Class Cites – 12-13 October, 2011, will bring together the key stakeholders working to improve the built urban environment through better management, design, engineering construction and maintenance so as to improve the liveability of cities and ensure long-term sustainable development and growth.

World Class Cities is the industry event for 2011 where you can network with mayors, local government decision makers and key clients about how they plan to transform their urban environments into more sustainable and liveable cities for the future.

Contact & links
www.world-classcities.com
12-13 October, 2011, Istanbul
Download here the official conference brochure

Please call 0845 056 5299 or email constructconferences@emap.com quoting MIM-25DIS to receive your 25% off the standard booking rate!

World Class Cities

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31
Mar

World Architecture Festival 2011

Author: Mieke, Posted: March 31st, 2011

World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning to Barcelona for its fourth successive year. Calling architects from all over the globe, the search begins for the best buildings in the world: World Architecture Festival Awards opens for entries!

WAF Awards
The search has once again begun to find the best buildings in the world as the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011, the world’s largest architectural awards programme, opens for entries 1st April. Deadline for entries is 30th June 2011.

Save 25% on all WAF entries and visitor passes now!– that’s a saving up to €142.50 per entry. Plus! this year all WAF entries and visitor passes are buy one get one free.
To claim this discount quote VIP code MPEMAIL when entering online at:
www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

Architects from around the globe are invited to follow in the footsteps of last year’s World Building of the Year winner – Zaha Hadid Architects, MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts – and submit entries to find the best examples of new world architecture.
The WAF Awards embrace a range of entrants, from leading global architectural firms to small practices (unknown outside their own country), competing as equals on a global stage. More than 500 entries were received last year from more than 55 different countries.

MAXXI National Museum
 
Every project entered is showcased in the Festival gallery for delegates, architects, clients and critics to see at WAF. Shortlisted entrants present their projects live to international judging panels and delegates during the Festival, which takes place in Barcelona from 2nd- 4th November 2011, as they compete for a coveted WAF Award.
The Awards are divided into three main sections: Completed Buildings, Structural Design, and Future Projects (for designs in progress). Each section includes up to 15 categories in order to maximise the opportunity to enter. There are a total of 30 awards to be won.

This year’s super-jury comprises
Michael Sorkin, principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, New York;
Ben van Berkel, Co-founder of UNStudio, Rotterdam;
Jo Noero, Principal of Noero Wolff Architects, Cape Town;
Odile Decq, Principal of ODBC, Paris;
Professor Kongjian Yu, Principal of Turenscape, Beijing, a double category winner in previous WAF awards.

Barcelona, 2-4 November 2011
Renowned as one of the world’s greatest cities for architecture, Barcelona will again play host to WAF which this year takes place from 2nd to 4th November 2011. The Festival will include a packed programme of presentations, seminars, exhibitions, and keynote addresses from international participants, and a student competition. WAF is a key event in the global architectural calendar following the inaugural event in 2008, and has since has attracted more than 5.000 delegates from around the world.

Theme: Difference
This year’s talks progamme will focus on ‘Difference’, and how architects have responded to political, cultural, ethnic, gender, social and economic differences across the world. The ‘Difference’ thematic feature and speaker programme will also include case studies of showing how materials, construction techniques and software programs are making a difference to way in which architects think about design.

Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director:
“The World Architecture Festival Awards celebrate the achievements of a huge variety of architectural practices. Unsung local buildings take on internationally acclaimed projects in what is the world’s biggest architecture contest. We are once again looking forward to presenting prizes that are internationally recognised by architects and clients alike.”

Contact & links
WAF takes place in Barcelona, 2 – 4 November 2011
Entries open 1 April – 30 June 2011
Use the code MPEMAIL to receive 25% extra discount on the web
Download the WAF 2011 launch brochure for full information.
For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

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12
Mar

Winners announced – 2011 Evolo Skyscraper Competition

Author: Naomi, Posted: March 12th, 2011



On March 7
eVolo Magazine
announced the winners of the 2011 Skyscraper Competition. The award seeks to discover young talent and outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design.

Among the honorable mentions there are “waterscrapers” that clean oil spills and desalinate sea water, inverted skyscrapers for a floating Olympic villa, recycling towers, research skyscrapers that harvest lightning power, vertical cemeteries and amusement parks, sports skyscrapers, fish farms, and “living mountains” for desert climates. Other proposals use the latest building technologies and parametric design to configure environmentally conscious self-sufficient buildings.

These are the three winners of 2011



The first place was awarded to Atelier CMJN (Julien Combes, Gaël Brulé) from France for their ‘LO2P Recycling Skyscraper’ in New Delhi, India. The project is designed as a large-scale wind turbine that filters polluted air with a series of particle collector membranes, elevated greenhouses, and mineralization baths.


The second place was awarded to Yoann Mescam, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, and Xavier Schirr-Bonnans from France for a dome-like horizontal skyscraper that harvests solar energy, collects rainwater, and preserves the existing urban fabric at ground level thanks to its large skylights and small footprint.


The recipient of the third place is Yheu-Shen Chua from the United Kingdom for a project that re-imagines the Hoover Dam in the U.S. as an inhabitable skyscraper that unifies the power plant with a gallery, aquarium, and viewing platform that engages the falling water directly.

You can review these, and more skyscraper designers in the eVolo Limited Edition Book, showcasing the best 300 proposals from the past six years the competition is running.