Monday, October 22, 2018 : Bio-architecture Formosana to design Taiwan's National Central Library and Repository Southern Branch

Taiwanese practice Bio-architecture Formosana (BAF) recently won first place in the design competition for the new Southern Branch and digital preservation center for Taiwan's National Central Library and National Repository Library, located in the Xinying District in Tainan. With a total area of 57,100 m2, the Southern Branch will provide upgraded services for the public and is set to be the largest national library in southern Taiwan. Additionally, the National Repository digital preservation center will serve as a major resource for the country's valuable academic digital materials.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

architectural record:Nicholas Grimshaw Wins 2019 RIBA Gold Medal

RIBA Gold Medal

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named British Architect Nicholas Grimshaw recipient of the 2019 Gold Medal for lifetime achievement.

Known for Modernist public buildings and infrastructure projects—including the International Terminal at London’s Waterloo station, the 1994 RIBA Building of the Year Award, and the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, an ecological attraction with distinctive ETFE-clad biome domes—Grimshaw founded his firm in 1980. Today, the practice employs over 600 people in offices across the globe.


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