The world of architecture and design kept spinning really fast in 2015 keeping us busy with the latest news in the realm of competitions and events. From cultural centers in Afghanistan to Bauhaus museums in Germany, from skyscraper designs of the future to conceptual visions of the built environment, from science centers in Vietnam to Guggenheim museums in Finland — we've covered all the architectural highlights this year.
From the overwhelming number of news stories, we have picked out the 10 most-visited articles from the past year. Scroll down for the digs.
Wishing all our readers a happy new year and hope to see you again in 2016! (We'll have a VERY exciting announcement to make soon...)
The winning proposal has been selected for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre! The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan initiated the project as one step forward in the country's path towards reconciliation, peace restoration, and economic redevelopment after enduring years of political conflict. – read more
The winners of d3's Unbuilt Visions 2014 competition have finally been revealed. Open to all makers of the built environment, the annual competition promotes the value of conceptual and unbuilt work to highlight critical debate and advance global architectural discourse. – read more
The Jacques Rougerie Foundation recently revealed the results for their fourth International Architecture Competition, based on the Foundation's mission to provide creative opportunities for young architects and designers. The competition's topics focus on the elements of Water and Space. – read more
In preparation for the Bauhaus centennial anniversary in 2019, the Foundation Bauhaus Dessau and the City of Dessau-Roßlau announced the Bauhaus Museum Dessau open competition this past March. Yaohua Wang (whose intricate works we've previously featured), Dingliang Yang, Tianci Han, Shouquan Sun, and Yitao Wang of architecture practice Preliminary Research Office entered the global competition with their proposal "Bulging Wall(s)". – read more
Year after year, the eVolo Skyscraper Competition continues to be a popular hit. The sky is indeed the limit for the worldwide competition, which gave participants complete freedom with their skyscraper designs. At the same time, entrants also had to examine the skyscraper's definition, purpose, and the potential for vertical living in the 21st century. – read more
Barkow Leibinger, Neutelings Riedijk, NMDA, Dominique Perrault, and Coop Himmelb(l)au were among a star-studded list of teams in a closed competition to design the Frankfurt Tower, an upcoming residential structure for luxury brand Porsche Design. In the end of the competition, the jury selected German firm Grüntuch Ernst Planungsgesellschaft from Berlin as the winner. – read more
The big reveal of the winning Guggenheim Helsinki concept is a matter of weeks away, so start making those predictions now. In the meantime, the competition continues to tease us with the Stage Two versions of the six finalist proposals. – read more
After a not-so-ideal turnout in its first run in 2014, The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Városliget Zrt's Liget Budapest Design Competition 2.0 is a stark contrast! A few months after the architects for three of the development's buildings were announced, Snøhetta and SANAA tied for first prize for Budapest's soon-to-be-renovated National Gallery and Ludwig Museum. – read more
As research and technology advance, architects continue to blur the line between the built environment and nature. Back for its fourth edition, OPENGAP's INNATUR 4: Nature Interpretation Center ideas competition invited entrants around the globe to come up with new, minimally disruptive strategies that integrate architecture into a natural environment. – read more
The competition results were recently announced for the upcoming University of Science and Technology Hanoi in Vietnam. Organized by [phase eins], the competition started with a total of 47 applications, the jury shortlisted six proposals. Finally, the jury convened in December and selected French firm AS. Architecture Studio from Paris as the competition winner. – read more
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