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Alfons Soldevila Barbosa, David Soldevila Riera and Alfonso Soldevila Riera

Alfons Soldevila Barbosa, David Soldevila Riera and Alfonso Soldevila Riera

Alfons Soldevila Barbosa, David Soldevila Riera and Alfonso Soldevila Riera Soldevila Architects In our case, the most difficult issue was to work with a 60 meter-deep void. The challenge was to avoid the vertigo effect… What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have [&hellip

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Andrea Maffei

Andrea Maffei

Andrea Maffei Andrea Maffei The most difficult issue was the dimension of the Bologna station project and its relationship with the context all around. The size of a new station of such importance always… What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced [&hellip

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Architekturburo Zeytinoglu Architects

Architekturburo Zeytinoglu Architects

Architekturburo Zeytinoglu Architects Shanghai World Expo Actually, there is nothing new about amorphous-shaped houses, but the design process has changed dramatically. Special software for computer-supported design allows the generation of new building techniques that cause new social discussions… What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge [&hellip

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Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel UN Studio We have often said that the concept of the architect has changed a great deal in just the last ten years and is continually changing. In recent years this has required the expansion of specializations; of the sustainable, infrastructural and material knowledge… What was the single hardest issue to predict [&hellip

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Bernard Tschumi

Bernard Tschumi

Bernard Tschumi Bernard Tschumi Architects The most challenging part of the project was to make it simultaneously a powerful architectural concept and to support the audience experience with the architecture.This can be quite complex with spaces that have large spans, such as a concert hall for six thousand people… What was the single hardest issue [&hellip

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Helen & Hard Architects

Helen & Hard Architects

Helen & Hard Architects Shanghai World Expo We aimed to combine the architecture with the exhibition and the infrastructure in a “forest” of 15 trees. In addition, we wanted to design the trees according to a specific use of the pavilion after Expo. To acheive this interwoven space, a close collaboration with all involved … [&hellip

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Kohn Shnier Architects

Kohn Shnier Architects

Kohn Shnier Architects Schools As a school specializing in young students gifted in the arts, we had a mandate to provide a building which performs at a higher level than many public schools in the city. Examples of this include, sprung floors for the dance… What was the single hardest issue to predict about working [&hellip

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Mahlum

Mahlum

Mahlum Schools The narrow, north-south oriented site presented an immediate challenge. In order to align classrooms for optimum daylighting, we developed compact learning clusters that extend east from a grand hall that follows the site’s length. This… What was the single hardest issue to predict about working within this building type and/or the most unexpected [&hellip

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Gilles Saucier

Gilles Saucier

Gilles Saucier Saucier + Perrotte Architectes The subject of what type of museum this could be was an interesting challenge. The idea of representing music is often about treating sound as a material, but in the case of the National Music Centre with its collection… What was the single hardest issue to predict about working [&hellip

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Lehmann Fidanza & Associes

Lehmann Fidanza & Associes

Lehmann Fidanza & Associes Schools The greatest challenge was the search for an adequate typological-spatial solution to the issue of a primary school building. The ramp and the schoolroom shape derive from this search and are not the formal point of initiation. The… What was the single hardest issue to predict about working within this [&hellip

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LARRAZ ARQUITECTOS

LARRAZ ARQUITECTOS

LARRAZ ARQUITECTOS Schools Without a doubt, the fact of projecting a building for three year old children. A nursery is the first public space that they are going to inhabit out of their home, in a time of their life that is going to condition their future adult capabilities… What was the single hardest issue [&hellip

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Craig Hodgetts

Craig Hodgetts

Craig Hodgetts Hodgetts + Fung The Wildbeast was to be a chameleon, transforming from classroom to recital hall to outdoor performance shell and, while those functions could be technically accomplished, there were both physical constraints and symbolic goals which were… What was the single hardest issue to predict about working within this building type and/or [&hellip

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Peter Gluck & Partners

Peter Gluck & Partners

Peter Gluck & Partners Schools School buildings have historically been designed for the pedagogy of the day; as pedagogies change, the buildings are difficult to reconfigure. For this infill site, the challenge was to create a structure and façade that allowed for great program flexibility… What was the single hardest issue to predict about working [&hellip

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Snøhetta

Snøhetta

Snøhetta Craig Dykers The overall experience of a performance in a theater is difficult to gauge accurately because there a multiple of interacting forces that are mostly invisible, such as acoustics and sight lines. Furthermore there are a number of moving features like stage lifts, curtains… What was the single hardest issue to predict about [&hellip

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Mass Studies Architects

Mass Studies Architects

Mass Studies Architects Shanghai World Expo For the Korean Pavilion for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, we had to work with another quintessential condition of faster, bigger, and cheaper, but at a much more extensive level. Korea took one of the 10 largest sites… What was the most difficult issue about working within this [&hellip

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José Adrião Architects

José Adrião Architects

José Adrião Architects Schools The fact that this a Elementary School and that we are dealing with four to ten year old kids make this project very stimulant. The project ideas are very simple. We have decided to work with archetypal forms… What was the single hardest issue to predict about working within this building [&hellip

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BiCuadro Architects

BiCuadro Architects

BiCuadro Architects Shanghai World Expo Matching the Chinese globalized environment with the philosophy of our design strongly oriented on representing the Italian lifestyle and high quality standards. Two different approaches that hardly go together nowadays, as global and local… What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected [&hellip

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