MIMOA newsletter #45

holidaysWe're back on August 9

MIMOA will close her office for holidays from July 25 till August 9, 2011
You're still able to upload new projects ofcourse, but we won't be able to publish them online within the 48 hours that we normally strive for. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we will do our very best to catch up with it after August 9.

And don't forget to create your own MIMOA architecture guide and download the MIMOA iPhone app before you leave!
Happy holidays everyone!

How the City Moved to Mr. Sun 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. 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.


Latest additions

Here's a list of projects that have recently been contributed by MIMOA members:


Walker Arts Center Expansion

address: Hennepin Ave 1750, Minneapolis Minnesota 55403, United States
architect: Herzog and De Meuron
contributed by:



address: Zdraviliska cesta 24, 3254 Podcetrtek, Slovenia
architect: Enota
contributed by:


Podcetrtek Sports Hall

address: Zdraviliska cesta 23, 3254 Podcetrtek, Slovenia
architect: Enota
contributed by:


Hunsett Mill

address: Paradise Place, DN14 5DL Goole, United Kingdom
architect: Acme Space

contributed by: ACME


address: Boulevard Jean-Jaures 7-9, 78800 Houilles, France
R+H architecture
contributed by: Rhplus

Glass Terrace Utrecht

address: Achter de dom 16-18, 3512 JP Utrecht, Netherlands
architect: Emiel Lamers Architecture
contributed by:

Latest Guides

All MIMOA visitors can create and download their own personal architecture guide: the Mi guide. Here are some selected Mi guides that other MIMOA-members have been making >>
architecture guide russia

architecture guide tallin

architecture guide chicago

More information

MIMOA is a free user generated Modern Architecture guide with addresses and maps. It provides exactly the information you need to visit and find buildings, bridges, parks, squares, interiors and public art. Everybody can contribute projects to MIMOA, and everybody can create their own personal architecture guide out of all these projects. It is the best source of information for your city trip with all Modern Architecture in one view.

MIMOA is also available on your iPhone
MIMOA features almost 4.000 architectural projects around the world. The extensive (and growing!) database is also available as a mobile travel guide: on the iPhone. With exact locations, photos and detailed information the MIMOA iPhone app puts everything you need at your fingertips.

Get the worldwide architecture guide on your iPhone now.

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