Tech giant Apple has previewed Apple Marina Bay Sands, the company’s first store to sit directly on the water. Appearing as a sphere floating on the iridescent Marina Bay, the store introduces a new retail experience at one of the most iconic locations in Singapore.
First inaugurated in 1938, the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland, has reopened after an extensive modernization and rebuild. While the four-year renovation project was carried out with respect toward the stadium’s original modernist architecture, new functionalities have been added and comfort and safety have been increased to match the demands of the future.
Diamond Schmitt Architects have designed a new and innovative campus for York University that will rise in Markham, Ont., adjacent to Toronto. The Markham Centre Campus (MCC) is the first public university in York Region. It features a vertical campus building that is fully integrated with the area’s diverse, growing network of commerce, athletics, arts, and entrepreneurial communities.
Located at the 900 St. Clair West building, Toronto, a new LCBO’s framed glass façade will add a modern edge to the retail experience while allowing the retail store to seamlessly integrate into a neighbourhood that is quickly becoming well-known for its restaurants, green spaces, and multi-generational population.
A new building planned for the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough will create a major student hub on the north part of the campus. The Instructional Centre 2, or IC-2, will have nearly 18,500 m2 (1719 sf) of academic space, including 21 technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls, labs, as well as study spaces, lounges, and open seating areas.
The Vancouver City Council has unanimously approved Kohn Pedersen Fox’s (KPF’s) design for the 601 West Pender Street project. Sensitive in both scale and materiality, the building replaces a six-storey parking structure in the city’s Central Business District with a retail base covered by a planted pedestrian canopy, an enhanced Alley Oop laneway, 29 floors of state-of-the-art workspace, and crown amenities with panoramic views of the city.
Software company Atlassian plans to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building for its new headquarters in the tech precinct of Central Station, Sydney, Australia. The tower will be 180-m (590-ft) high.
Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Nordisk Film Cinemas have presented proposals for Palace on Axeltorv, a ‘cinematic ziggurat’ in Copenhagen, Denmark. A ziggurat is in reference to a rectangular stepped tower often found in ancient Mesopotamia.