Pikachu named among Japan ambassadors to Expo 2020 Dubai
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Pikachu named among Japan ambassadors to Expo 2020 Dubai

Pokemon video game character Pikachu is displayed at a Pokemon store during a press preview in Tokyo on November 19, 2019. (AFP) Tokyo Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama on Thursday named seven Japan Pavilion ambassadors, including the Pikachu character of the anime series Pokemon and pop group Kanjani Eight, to Expo 2020 Dubai. A Pikachu doll attended the appointment event...
LocHal Public Library Named 2019 Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival
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LocHal Public Library Named 2019 Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival invites shortlisted architects from around the world to present their projects in a range of categories, the winners of which are invited to present in front of a Super Jury for final selection. In the 2019 version of the festival, LocHal Public Library by Civic Architects has been named the World Building of the Year concluding...
snøhetta wins competition to design the new xingtai grand theater in china
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snøhetta wins competition to design the new xingtai grand theater in china

snøhetta announces its success in a recent competition to design the xingtai grand theater in china . the winning project, which forms part of a new masterplan for the hebei province, intends to create a new cultural beacon for the rapidly modernizing city of xingtai. combining contemporary architecture with ancient eastern chinese philosophy, the first-prize scheme strives to provide for...
Zaha Hadid Architects Completes China’s Newest Cultural Center
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Zaha Hadid Architects Completes China’s Newest Cultural Center

The all-white exterior of China's new Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre. Another day, another Zaha Hadid Architects masterpiece. The most recent completed project by the esteemed firm is the Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre, located in Changsha, the capital city of China’s Hunan province. Changsha is in the midst of a massive overhaul—a $130 billion stimulus...
World Architecture Festival 2019: Day Two winners announced
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World Architecture Festival 2019: Day Two winners announced

Winner in the Completed Building Hotel and Leisure category: Lindis Lodge by Architecture Workshop © Patrick Reynolds Photography World Architecture Festival just wrapped up Day Two of the high-profile, three-day event in Amsterdam. After yesterday's announcement of the Day One winners , another field of shortlisted projects from around the world were presented by their architectural design teams today, and...
Expo 2020 Dubai souvenirs now available from ENOC’s 'ZOOM' stores
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Expo 2020 Dubai souvenirs now available from ENOC’s ‘ZOOM’ stores

DUBAI, 8th December, 2019 (WAM) -- ENOC Group, the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, has begun selling Expo-licenced merchandise at its ZOOM convenience stores, including Expo-branded souvenirs that include pins, magnets, stickers, keychains, notebooks, mugs, T-shirts, coffee, date bars and camel soap. All the products are manufactured by small and medium enterprises, SMEs, registered with the Expo...
Thematic exhibition explored the "collective city" at the Seoul Biennale 2019
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Thematic exhibition explored the “collective city” at the Seoul Biennale 2019

Dezeen promotion: this year's thematic exhibition at the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism looked at how a "collective" practice can challenge the way cities are developed. Titled Collective City, the thematic exhibition was curated by Beth Hughes, current head of programme for architecture at London's Royal College of Art . It ran as part of this year's Seoul...
An institution on a small Arctic island makes a big statement about the climate
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An institution on a small Arctic island makes a big statement about the climate

Longyearbyen, Norway – Halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole on the archipelago Svalbard, Longyearbyen isn’t exactly the easiest destination to get to. It’s often referred to as world’s northernmost ‘city’ at 78 degrees north of the equator. While its population barely tops 2,000, the island-settlement is home to institutions that protect its unique history and geography – an...
Costa Rica contará con un sorprendente pabellón en Expo 2020 Dubai
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Costa Rica contará con un sorprendente pabellón en Expo 2020 Dubai

El pabellón de Costa Rica destacará su Plan de Descabonización y contará con una extensión de 400 metros cuadrados. A casi un año del inicio de la exposición universal Expo 2020 Dubai, representantes de 192 países se reunieron en Emiratos Árabes Unidos. Fue la delegación de Costa Rica que avanzó a la ejecución de este gran proyecto que busca atraer...
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