C. F. Møller Architects recently won the competition to build a new state prison on the island of Falster, Denmark. The new state prison for approximately 250 inmates is designed as a low, urban structure, centred round the various leisure and working facilities, which are connected via several streets and a central square.
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Recently the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial oganization (ACBHM, Inc.) announced the winner of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial as “Fractured Landscapes,” submitted by Columbia School of Architecture students – Patrick Lausell and Paola Marquez.
The text of the “Fractured Landscapes’ submission by the Columbia University School of Architecture students described the memorial as a “fractured landscape and a river of light (that) stitch together disjointed surfaces, expressing our hopes for peace.”
Over 700 submissions from 55 countries and a 13 entries were shortlisted back in June. The final judging panel included Daniel Libeskind and James Young.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal and Press of Atlantic City
Chelsea Larsson has just posted an interview with Diane Balmori at her Plan and Section blog. Chelsea asks Diane about her new book A Landscape Manifesto [Amazon Link] and the process of design.
read the interview at New Word: Interview with Diane Balmori, A Landscape Manifesto
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Recently MVRDV and West 8 announced that ‘Le Monolithe’ in Lyon, France is complete. The contemporary urban block with five separate volumetric volumes designed by 5 different architects including MVRDV, Pierre Gautier, Manuelle Gautrand, ECDM and Erik van Egeraat. The public plaza – ‘Cour de Loges was designed by WEST 8.
Continue reading Le Monolithe and Cour de Loges completed: West 8