Spijkenisse, Netherlands

MVRDV’s Book Mountain, in the center of Spijkenisse’s town market square, has taken out the internationally acclaimed Red Dot design award for “high quality design” in the Architecture and Urban Design category. The jury selected MVRDV’s Book Mountain from 4,662 entries, praising the project for its “exceptional quality and refined detail solutions”.

Book Mountain, Spijkenisse   -   Image: scagliolabrakkee.nl via MVRDV

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Madrid, Spain

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has completed his latest temporary pavilion at the campus of the IE Business School in Madrid. A neutrally-hued events space formed of 173 paper tubes held together with timber joints resting on paper columns, the IE’s Paper Pavilion will be used for meetings, presentations and events receptions over the coming months.

IE’s Paper Pavilion   -   Image: Fernando Guerra, FG + SG Studio

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Engineers have discovered structural problems with the roof of a Rio de Janeiro Olympic stadium, forcing it to be closed indefinitely. The recently built João Havelange stadium is scheduled to host athletics events at the 2016 Games, but safety concerns over potential dangers for spectators in certain wind and temperature conditions have resulted in the city's mayor to order its closure.

João Havelange stadium, Rio de Janeiro

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Amsterdam Netherlands

With the 3-D printing revolution taking over design, engineering, and products, food has become the latest frontier to be tested by Freedom of Creation founder Janne Kytannen. To demonstrate how advances in 3D printing could transform the way we design, live and even eat, Kytannen has produced plastic and plaster pasta, breakfast cereal and burger printed models.

Janne Kytannen's 3D printed burger

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Stockholm, Sweden

A total of 12 firms including OMA, Herzog & Meuron, SANAA and BIG have been shortlisted to design the new headquarters for the Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Sweden. The building is set to become the new home of the Nobel Foundation, which has been based in Stockholm since 1900.

Stockholm, Sweden - home of the Nobel Foundation

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