The Uusi Kansallinen (‘the New National’) architecture competition held this year sought proposals for the design of an annex to the National Museum of Finland. A total of 185 entries were submitted. JKMM Architects’ submission Atlas was selected as the winner, and will receive a prize of EUR 80,000.
LocHal Public Library in Tilburg, the Netherlands, has been declared the World Building of the Year 2019 at the 12th annual World Architecture Festival (WAF), held in Amsterdam. The scheme was designed by Civic architects (lead architect), Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, and Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse.
A 19-century munitions warehouse on Governors Island in New York Harbor has opened its doors as the city’s newest venue for the arts. Spearheaded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), the project is the latest piece in the ongoing transformation of a former military base into a vibrant cultural destination.
The Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, has reopened Frazer Hall, a mid-century dormitory building. This facility was identified as a priority renovation project in architecture and urban design firm Cooper Robertson’s 2017 master plan for the university.