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27 Feb 2017

Winner announced for Kenyan ecovillage design competition

Australian charity One Heart Foundation has announced the winner of its international competition to masterplan and design an ecovillage for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya. Edric Choo and his team from Malaysian architectural firm O2 Design Atelier (O2DA) won the competition from a pool of 45 entries spanning 21 countries, including Australia, the USA, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Estonia, South Africa and Kenya. The winning team will work with Melbourne-based architectural firm Clare Hopkins Clarke to deliver the project. The winning design responds to […]

27 Feb 2017

National Flower, Global Ambition – DeciBel Unveils the Hanoi Lotus Centre

Australian firm deciBel(Architecture) has released images of their proposed multi-purpose theater and cultural center in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam’s national flower, creating a city-defining piece of public architecture to place Hanoi and Vietnam on the global stage. Situated along an arterial road connecting the city center with Noi Bai Airport, the Hanoi Lotus will act as an urban gateway for locals and tourists. Emerging from a 19ha stormwater mitigation lake, the Lotus will respond to Hanoi’s increasing artistic, cultural […]