Fiandre confirms its collaboration with the Archmarathon Awards as the sole sponsor of the ceramics section of the international architecture contest held by Publicomm. The 2017 special edition will be held at Miami’s Faena Forum, designed by OMA.
behnisch + studio jantzen team up for santa monica parking structure
Location: Wolfsburg, Germany Background: Volkswagen's Autostadt—an automotive-themed amusement park—includes a car museum, driving courses, car-factory tours and these 20-story car silos.
Why It's Unique: Parking for the structure is likewise self-contained: The lower third of the 65-story towers is a continuous up-spiral parking garage with space for 896 vehicles each. The garage was made famous in the 1979 feature film The Hunter, in which Steve McQueen, playing a bounty hunter, is involved in a high-speed car chase up one of the parking spirals. At the top, McQueen's target loses control of a 1980 Pontiac, careens out of the building and plunges into the Chicago River…
Gallery of Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park / OMA - 44