Located on the southern edge of the Amsterdam RAI convention and exhibition center, construction on the Netherlands largest hotel will begin in the middle of next year. The 650-room, 91-meter tall nhow Amsterdam RAI was designed by OMA and the NH Hotel Group and will be developed by COD.
Construction has started on one of Manhattans newest skyscrapers. Located at 53 W. 53rd St. the MoMA Tower, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, is to be completed sometime in 2018. Featuring a tapered profile with a roofline staggered across three irregular levels, the 1050-foot tall (82-storey) structure will house 139 apartments and is Nouvel’s first skyscraper in NYC. The tower will also have new public gallery spaces on the second, fourth and fifth floors, into which the neighboring Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will expand its galleries.
Studio Libeskind has revealed the design of three new office towers in the city center of Rome. The structures are sited at the heart of the planned tor di valle business district adjacent to the A.S. Roma Stadium. Working in conversation together, the three buildings look as if they were cut from the same block of stone. The structures are arranged around a 3,000 sq. meter public plaza and vary in height, up to 220 meters.
In 2015, a design for a home built into the side of a cliff went viral on the internet. This house was named Casa Brutale for its brutalist architectural style. Due to its popularity on the internet, recently a private client has contacted the designers at Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) with a desire to build this home.
Its construction took 7 more years than originally planned and cost 10 times the initial budget, but it was worth it. Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg’s new concert hall that opened last January, is an architectural gem.
The final pieces of an impressive bridge were assembled in Genoa, Italy. But, what is really important is that the new facility replaces Morandi, a bridge that partially collapsed in 2018, resulting in 43 fatalities.