Benetton HQ Tehran by AquiliAlberg

Competition entry by Milanese Architects AquiliAlberg All images and information courtesy of AquiliAlberg; © by AquiliAlberg Architects The designers of AquiliAlberg have sent us their design for the Benetton headquarters competition – we share it with you on desMena: An office design that receives its identity from interweaving form and structure In Persia, language has […]

Darat King Abdullah II, by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

A performing arts centre for the Jordanian capital Amman, designed by Austrian architects Delugan Meissl. All images and information courtesy of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects; © by Delugan Meissl; See project details below for detailed credits. Delugan Meissl architects have sent us some information on their performing arts centre project in Amman, Jordan and we […]

Skywalks in King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh by Henning Larsen Architects

A network of footbridges envisioned by Henning Larsen Architects to minimize private motoring in the new King Abdullah Financial District. All images and information courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects; © by Henning Larsen Architects Winning design of an international competition by Danish Architects Henning Larsen Skywalks in King Abdullah Financial District The vision behind Henning […]

Multi-purpose Arena by 3XN

Danish architect’s design of a powerful whirlwind is aimed to achieve LEED platinum All images and information courtesy of 3XN; © by 3XN 3XN design a multipurpose arena that blends functionality, flexibility and sustainability in one iconic structure The centrifugal power of the whirlwind is interpreted into this dynamic and vibrant Arena design, reflecting the […]

Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza by Loos Architects

Entry for the architectural competition in 2002 All images, graphics, plans and information courtesy of Loos Architects; © by Loos Architects The competition for the design of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) was the largest architectural competition in history with 1557 entries from 82 countries. After we presented the winning design by Heneghan Peng here […]

The Edge, Dubai by OAB

Mixed use development designed by Office of Architecture in Barcelona All images and information courtesy of OAB; © by OAB; please note detailed project credits at the end of this post The Office of Architecture in Barcelona has provided desMena with this material on one of their Mena projects. THE EDGE The Project is based […]

Commercial-Residential Complex in Mashhad by BRT and DC[4s]

German architects BRT, in collaboration with Iranian architects Design Core [4s] win design competition in Iran All images and graphics courtesy of BRT; © by BRT;  See detailed credits at the end of this post Winning entry in a design competition for a commercial- residential complex in Mashad, second largest city of Iran German architects […]

ADIC Towers Abu Dhabi designed by Aedas

Winning competition entry for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council All images, plans and information courtesy of Aedas; Images and plans © by Aedas Sustainable design derived from regional building tradition Aedas has won an international competition to design a landmark development for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC). The project will transform a total site […]

Grand Museum Of Egypt by heneghan.peng.architects

Winning entry for the international architectural competition to design the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. site model showing museum interior; image by Richard Davies All information and images courtesy of heneghan.peng.architects. heneghan.peng.architects are the designers behind the winning entry for the GEM. This competition attracted 1557 designs from 83 countries, most likely the largest global […]

‘design as reform’ – traffic design competition vol.2

traffic announces the second traffic design competition entitled ‘design as reform’ image and text courtesy of traffic, image © by traffic Traffic gallery anounces its  second design competition: