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Nouvel design to combine with the exhibition architecture of Nathalie Crinière

14/01/2009

Agence France-Museums, in partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), have announced the firm of Nathalie Crinière as exhibition designers for for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of the five major institutions being planned for Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Cultural District.

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The International firm take their first tower in Malaysia to its capital

14/01/2009

A 30-storey building, fronting the street Jalan Sultan Ismail, will be the first building in Malaysia created by internationally acclaimed New York architects Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF). The Class 'A' Green building, close to the iconic Petronas Towers, is destined to be the Malaysian headquarters of leading property and real estate group Mulpha Properties.

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Local firm wins with design for National Orchestra concert hall in Katowice

14/01/2009

The architectural competition to design the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s (NPRSO’s) concert hall has been won by Konior Studio, a local firm preaching ‘architecture in context’. The 1.34 million sq m of area in Katowice, Poland, and inclusive building will now be developed to create the ‘best solution for the new seat of the National Symphony Orchestra’ as according to the Konior design.

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From the HEARTS of architects

14/01/2009

The National Taiwan University have selected J.J. Pan and Partners in collaboration with HKS, Inc. to design the National Taiwan University Cancer Center and Proton Center. The 1.3 million-sq ft, 500-bed cancer center includes proton therapy with four rotating beam rooms; radiation therapy including eight linear accelerators; chemotherapy with 150 positions; an outpatient clinic with 60 E/T rooms; surgery department with 10 operating rooms; and a prevention medicine and stem cell transplant center.

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City Tower, Rotterdam, Netherlands

14/01/2009

World War II saw the destruction of many cities around Europe and not least hit was the city of Rotterdam. While devastating on a human and financial scale this allowed the city to evolve into what is now considered as the ‘high rise city of the Netherlands’. But local architect Jan Willem van Kuilenburg, principal of Monolab Architects has derided this label as ‘a joke’ calling for an extension to the local authorities’ planned high rise zone to the south and proposes Rotterdam's first super-tower, the 450 m high City Tower.

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