Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne spoke with beloved local architect Michael Maltzan at the Central Library Tuesday night…… ……And this was what Maltzan was getting at the whole discussion–that architecture can’t be about the “large, singular gesture” anymore……
The Shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 has been announced. The six shortlisted schemes listed below were chosen from a midlist of 22 RIBA Award 2009 winners. The RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 Dinner on 17 October 2009 at Old Billingsgate, London.
The six buildings competing for this year’s title are:
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum , Denmark by Tony Fretton Architects
Maggie’s Centre , London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Bodegas Protos , Spain by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Liverpoool One Masterplan , Liverpool by BDP
5 Aldermanbury Square , London by Eric Parry Architects
Kentish Town Health Centre , London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
“This year’s shortlist really embodies the wide ranging spirit of the RIBA Stirling Prize: from a winery to health centres, from an art museum in open country to major transformations of dense inner city areas. This is a fascinating set of schemes; the judges have a hard but eagerly anticipated decision to make.”
Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down Sheikh Zayed Road, its high-rise spine……………….
“The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented across the country today with 103 buildings in the UK and Europe winning awards (97 in the UK and six in the rest of the EU).
The RIBA Award-winning buildings range from an Observatory at Kielder in Northumberland to the Liverpool One regeneration and retail masterplan, from a private house at Dungeness to Wexford Opera House in South East Ireland. Health centres, notably for Cancer, are well represented here as are retail buildings in their many forms, including John Lewis in Leicester and the Reiss and Monsoon headquarters in London. Seaside buildings and regeneration projects also feature in various guises. The architects whose work has been honoured this year range from small practices to large, international ones. There are also some multiple winners such as Allies and Morrison (4 awards), Hawkins/Brown (3 awards), BDP (3 awards), Niall Mclaughlin Architects (4 awards) and Penoyre & Prasad (3 awards)”
“The latest episode in this decades-long saga is unfolding now in Miami Beach, where Frank Gehry’s building for the New World Symphony is well under construction…….the Miami Beach City Commission took a preliminary vote to cancel Gehry’s contract for the design of a two-acre park that would connect the campus to Collins Avenue.”