Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Olympic House opens its doors to the public
OLYMPIC

Olympic House opens its doors to the public

IOC News In parallel to the 2019 European Heritage Days, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will open its doors to the public on Friday 13 September from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday 14 September from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lausanne residents, visitors to the Canton of Vaud, Olympic Games fans and those who are simply curious will...
Tokyo 2020 Launches “Make the Beat!” – a project inviting fans worldwide to energise venues and encourage athletes
OLYMPIC

Tokyo 2020 Launches “Make the Beat!” – a project inviting fans worldwide to energise venues and encourage athletes

Tokyo 2020 The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee launched “Make the Beat!”, a project fusing sound, technology and social media, to allow fans from all over the world to take part in energising venues and encouraging their favourite teams and athletes. “Make the Beat!” will introduce fans to the official Tokyo 2020 beat, a melodic rhythm that spectators can...
Dubai contractor Arabtec mulls merger with Abu Dhabi’s Trojan
INDUSTRY

Dubai contractor Arabtec mulls merger with Abu Dhabi’s Trojan

Dubai-based construction firm Arabtec Holding is mulling a merger with Trojan Holding, a construction company in Abu Dhabi, it announced in a bourse statement on Tuesday. The two companies have “commenced a review of the possibility of combining their construction businesses”, Arabtec said. “In the event an agreement is reached between the two parties following the technical, financial, and legal...
Indonesia Groundbreaking Paviliun Menuju Dubai Expo 2020
EXPO

Indonesia Groundbreaking Paviliun Menuju Dubai Expo 2020

Groundbreaking Paviliun Indonesia di Dubai World Expo 2020 Dubai, Cyberthreat.id - Indonesia menandakan partisipasi di Dubai Expo 2020 dengan peletakan batu pertama (groundbreaking) pembangunan Paviliun Indonesia di Dubai, Senin (9 September 2019). "Peletakan batu pertama ini adalah momentum penting dan menggembirakan karena menandai adanya capaian baru dari rangkaian tahapan partisipasi Indonesia pada Expo 2020 Dubai," kata Dirjen Pengembangan Ekspor Nasional...
Besix breaks ground on Expo 2020 Dubai's Belgium Pavilion
EXPO

Besix breaks ground on Expo 2020 Dubai’s Belgium Pavilion

Ground has been broken on Expo 2020 Dubai's Belgium Pavilion. Ground has been broken on Expo 2020 Dubai 's Belgium Pavilion, the sustainability-led zero-waste building within Expo 2020 Dubai's Mobility District that was “co-created” by Assar Architects, Vincent Callebaut Architectures, and “scenographers” from Krafthaus, and for which Besix – in which Orascom Construction Industries acquired a 50% stake in Besix...
Manlift signs three-year contract with EXPO 2020 Dubai to operate an on-site depot including a workshop and IPAF training centre
EXPO

Manlift signs three-year contract with EXPO 2020 Dubai to operate an on-site depot including a workshop and IPAF training centre

Aerial work platforms, Manlift group, Expo 2020, Dubai Manlift Middle East has signed a three year contract with EXPO 2020 Dubai to facilitate an on-site depot including workshop and IPAF training centre. The 2000 m 2 depot is located within the EXPO site to enable fast delivery and pick up of machines, maintain the highest level of productivity and uptime...
Mahdi Afzali on Iran Leading Participation in 2020 World Expo
EXPO

Mahdi Afzali on Iran Leading Participation in 2020 World Expo

TEHRAN. (Iranart) – The director of Institute for Development of Contemporary Arts says Iran intends to have a meaningful presence in the Expo 2020 Dubai in a bid to draw international attention. The Great Exhibition or World's Fair is one of the most important mega events in the world. It takes place once in five years. It was the first...
EVENT/EXHIBITION

Samsung KX in London: A New Kind of Experience Space

The New Showcase in London celebrates local culture & Samsung-powered innovations Samsung Electronics today announced the official grand opening of the Samsung KX experience space at King’s Cross, London. The new 20,000-square-foot brand showcase located at London’s Coal Drops Yard is a destination that brings together local culture and unique innovation with the global community including both London residents and...
The Best Architecture Projects of 2019 According to Time Magazine
ARCHITECTURE

The Best Architecture Projects of 2019 According to Time Magazine

The World's Greatest Places of 2019 list by Time magazine celebrates 100 destinations in the world to visit, stay, eat and drink. Selected by the global team of editors of the publication, the places have been evaluated based on quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and social impact. We have shortened this list and selected the architectural projects that have previously appeared...
Olympic Highlights 02/09/2019
OLYMPIC

Olympic Highlights 02/09/2019

IOC News IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT The IOC President, Thomas Bach, attended the 32 nd Congress of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) chaired by IOC Member Marisol Casado. President Bach congratulated the ITU for leading the way in embracing Olympic Agenda 2020, which he said is “not just for the IOC or the Olympic Games, but a roadmap for every sport...
DESIGN

Aston Martin Will Now Design Automotive Lairs for Your Car

Aston Martin has announced a new design service to create “automotive lairs” for car owners and enthusiasts. Called Aston Martin Automotive Galleries and Lairs, the service aims to create one of kind spaces and luxury garages. The team believes the new service is an opportunity for clients to work with the Aston Martin Design Team and with renowned architects alike....
EVENT/EXHIBITION

Exhibit Columbus 2019 explores architecture and community in Indiana

The Exhibit Columbus biannual event launched this weekend in Indiana, touching upon themes around architecture and community. Columbus, Indiana bills itself as ‘Unexpected, Unforgettable’. The slogan is fitting. This small town of approximately 50,000 people is the site of Exhibit Columbus – a biennial event that draws designers, architects and tourists from around the world. The exhibition highlights the role...
ARCHITECTURE

What are Kinetic Facades in Architecture?

For most of the history of architecture, interesting facades were achieved through materiality or ornamentation. From the elaborately painted friezes of the Parthenon to the glass exteriors of modern skyscrapers, architecture was primarily static, only ‘changing’ as the environment would change and affect the material of the façade in differing ways, be it rain, light, rust, etc. Galleria Centercity facade....
Chef Kuruvita at Expo 2020 Dubai
EXPO

Chef Kuruvita at Expo 2020 Dubai

Chef Peter Kuruvita with Minister Malik Samarawickrema, Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara, EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte and officials. Sri Lanka’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai is geared to ensure the strengthening of the country’s trade, tourism, and investments. In this regard, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) plays a critical role with private and State organisations to landmark Sri Lanka’s...
PICTURES: Progress on Expo 2020 Dubai's Thailand Pavilion
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PICTURES: Progress on Expo 2020 Dubai’s Thailand Pavilion

Construction site of Expo 2020 Dubai's Thailand Pavilion. Construction progress has been noted on the ‘Mobility for the Future’-themed Thailand Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai, with Arcade Star Construction involved as main contractor for the project on which foundation works are nearing completion. Site development was revealed by the team behind the Thai pavilion on its official Instagram and Twitter...
Creating 'The World's Largest B2B2C Platform For Live Events': Q's With Festicket CEO Zack Sabban & Event Genius MD Reshad Hossenally
INDUSTRY

Creating ‘The World’s Largest B2B2C Platform For Live Events’: Q’s With Festicket CEO Zack Sabban & Event Genius MD Reshad Hossenally

Annie Mac Presents Lost & Found Festival 2019 Event Genius provided access control, ticketing, cashless wristbands etc. to the festival in May of this year Festicket has acquired ticketing and cashless company Event Genius for an undisclosed sum in a sale that also includes Ticket Arena, the consumer facing event marketplace of the Event Genius platform. Festicket enables music fans...
Six projects win in 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Six projects win in 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Aerial view of the pool from the beach, Almetyevsk, Public Spaces Development Programme, various locations, Tatarstan, Russian Federation. Photo: Ivan Petrov. The 2019 edition of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture has come to a close with the reveal of the winning projects. Established in 1977 by the Aga Khan and bestowed every three years, the $1 million prize recognizes...
The truth about exhibition recruitment
INDUSTRY

The truth about exhibition recruitment

Blurred, defocused background of public exhibition hall. Business tradeshow or stock market, organization or company event, commercial trading fair, or shopping mall marketing advertisement concept Katherine Crowther, community co-ordinator at event management course provider The Event Academy, says the exhibition industry’s ‘recruitment issue’ may not be all it seems. The latest event industry trend report from Event Academy was published...
New Beirut design store offers a twist on Mediterranean maximalism
INTERIOR

New Beirut design store offers a twist on Mediterranean maximalism

Inside new store Images D’Orient in Beirut, designed by Rabih Geha Architects (RG/A) Images D’Orient presents a contemporary take on Mediterranean form and pattern, that, when applied to coasters and trivets, tableware and tray tables, has earned it a spot in design stores and museums in over 50 countries. For its first bricks-and-mortar store, the brand has returned to its...
Air Canada to increase direct flights to Dubai
EXPOTRAVEL

Air Canada to increase direct flights to Dubai

Air Canada plans to increase its direct flights to Dubai from Toronto ahead of Expo 2020, the Canada Expo 2020 organisers has announced. "This fall, @aircanada will be increasing its direct flights to Dubai from Toronto. One more reason to look forward to Expo2020!, the official account of Canada's participation in the upcoming mega event tweeted. As the first World...
Construction work on Finnish Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai begins
EXPO

Construction work on Finnish Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai begins

Project launched this week is expected to be topped out this year Construction work has begun on Finland’s Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, which is scheduled to launch on October 20, 2020, a senior Finnish official has confirmed. In a statement, Severi Keinälä, commissioner-general Finland at Dubai Expo 2020, said that construction work was launched on 26 August, 2019...
Toray picks Kunihiko Morinaga for Japan's Expo 2020 Dubai uniforms
EXPO

Toray picks Kunihiko Morinaga for Japan’s Expo 2020 Dubai uniforms

Expo 2020 Dubai's Japan Pavilion. Chemicals company Toray Industries – one of the sponsors of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Japan Pavilion, on which ground was broken on 26 August with Obayashi Middle East as main contractor – has picked Kunihiko Morinaga, known for his 2003-founded Anrealage brand, to design the uniforms that it will supply for attendants at the Japanese- and...
Singapore to showcase green pavilion at World Expo in Dubai next year
EXPO

Singapore to showcase green pavilion at World Expo in Dubai next year

A canopy walk amid lush vertical greenery and an open platform offering vantage points - these are some of the displays that visitors will get to experience at the Singapore Pavilion at next year's World Expo in Dubai. Titled "Nature. Nurture. Future", the 1,550 sq m pavilion will have the ambience of a tropical garden, to showcase Singapore's City in...
US Paralympians to have own hospitality house at Tokyo 2020
OLYMPIC

US Paralympians to have own hospitality house at Tokyo 2020

United States Paralympians will have their own base at Tokyo 2020 after Toyota announced a partnership with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) for a Team USA hospitality house at the Paralympic Games. It is the first time the US will have a hub at a Paralympics for athletes, delegation members, partners and donors. Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long,...
IOC and Dow to accelerate Olympic Movement’s climate action
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IOC and Dow to accelerate Olympic Movement’s climate action

Olympic News In a joint initiative, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its Official Carbon Partner, Dow , will incentivise and support the International Sports Federations (IFs) and the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in recognition of their tangible climate action. The new initiative is part of the IOC’s commitment to support and lead the Olympic Movement, including the IFs and...
Designing for Each Learner Through Digital Experience
INTERIOR

Designing for Each Learner Through Digital Experience

This article is part of our series on Stories of Belonging – engaging diverse users through an inclusive process in order to design for equitable outcomes. Through our research, we’ve found that learning performance tracks to engagement. According to Dr. Brian Ralph at William Peace University, “the higher the amount of engagement a student has with an institution, the higher...
Bhutan to participate in World Expo 2020 in Dubai
EXPO

Bhutan to participate in World Expo 2020 in Dubai

For the first time, Bhutan will participate in the World Expo 2020 Dubai, in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) in October next year along with more than 190 countries. World Expo features culture, collaboration and innovations of the participating countries. This will give Bhutan an opportunity to showcase and promote Bhutanese products in the international market. Bhutan will be taking...
1st Prize Proposal for Latvian Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020
EXPO

1st Prize Proposal for Latvian Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020

Courtesy of Mailitis Architects The winning proposal for the Latvian Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020 is designed by Malitis Architects . “Sounding Forest” is the holder of the 1st prize position in a national competition in Latvia . The interactive project puts in place an artificial forest made of piano strings, generating a playful dialogue between the installation and the...
Obayashi Mideast begins work on Expo 2020 Dubai's Japan Pavilion
EXPO

Obayashi Mideast begins work on Expo 2020 Dubai’s Japan Pavilion

Expo 2020 Dubai's Japan Pavilion. Ground has been broken on Expo 2020 Dubai's Japan Pavilion, an Opportunity District structure – featuring an Arabesque- and Asanoha-inspired 3D façade – designed by Yoko Nagayama and NTT Facilities for which Obayashi Middle East is working as construction contractor. The pavilion is inspired by Japanese Origami shapes "that symbolise the respect shown to others...
What will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues look like?
OLYMPIC

What will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues look like?

In a year’s time Japan will host the 2020 summer Olympics. Ike Ijeh discovers that some arenas orginally built for the 1964 summer games in Tokyo will be recycled for use in the next Olympiad Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Tokyo 2020 The Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a year’s time may well be the last Olympics of its kind. In...
SAS seeks youth teams for exchange programme in new Olympic campaign
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SAS seeks youth teams for exchange programme in new Olympic campaign

SAS is starting its campaign Future Olympians in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The campaign is aimed at finding three Scandinavian youth teams for an exchange programme that will take them to Japan to meet local athletes in basketball, track and field, and karate in the run-up to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. The campaign is part of SAS’s...
EXPO

Budji + Royal highlights nature, not technology, in PH pavilion at 2020 Dubai World Expo

Designing the Philippine pavilion for the World Expo 2020 Dubai, Budji + Royal Architecture + Design will build an experiential outdoor installation to emphasize nature rather than high technology. The pavilion will be called “Bangkota,” according to principal architect Royal Pineda. The word is ancient Tagalog for “coral reef.” Like the reefs that grow into colonies and open out to...
Justin Bieber's choreographer Parri$ to stage series of dance shows at Expo 2020 Dubai
EXPO

Justin Bieber’s choreographer Parri$ to stage series of dance shows at Expo 2020 Dubai

Parris Goebel will curate entertainment and cultural programmes for the New Zealand pavilion Celebrity choreographer Parris Goebel has been appointed head curator of the entertainment and cultural programme for the New Zealand pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Celebrity choreographer Parris Goebel has been appointed head curator of the entertainment and cultural programme for the New Zealand pavilion at Expo 2020...
India begins construction of Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion
EXPO

India begins construction of Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

India's Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, said he had attended a meeting with senior officials of the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry to discuss and review deadlines and plans to build India's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. India's Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, said he attended a meeting with...
Pavilionul Romaniei la Expo2020 din Dubai
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Pavilionul Romaniei la Expo2020 din Dubai

Pavilionul Național al României pentru Expoziția Mondială 2020 din Dubai, ar putea fi realizat de Biroul de arhitectură Cumulus Arhitecture SRL care a câștigat locul I la concursul de soluții organizat de Ministerul Afacerilor Externe în parteneriat cu Ordinul Arhitecților din România filiala București. Premiul constă în invitaţia la procedura de negociere fără anunţ prealabil pentru încheierea contractului de proiectare,...
8 Music Videos Where Stunning Architecture Plays a Starring Role
ENTERTAINMENT

8 Music Videos Where Stunning Architecture Plays a Starring Role

The Jonas Brothers filmed the video for their song "Sucker" at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, U.K. Forget intricate choreography, CGI effects, and unexpected cameos. Some of the best, most eye-catching music videos simply rely on the right location to provide the perfect visual representation of a song, and often, it's a stunning building that does the trick. Below, Architectural Digest...
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