Giza, Egypt

The site for the Grand Egyptian Museum is located at the edge of the first desert plateau between the pyramids and Cairo. The design of the museum utilises the 50m level difference to construct a new ‘edge’ to the plateau, a surface defined by a veil of translucent stone that transforms from day to night.

The Grand Egyptian Museum

Courtesy Heneghan Peng Architects

Coruna, Spain

The redevelopment of Lugo's former prison is now underway with the space being transformed into a new cultural centre. The architects, CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos, have taken the original spatial arrangement with the small space of cells and the prominence of discipline into the design concept. Unlike its past, the prison will now be open to the public and act as a display for the appreciation of cultural and social values.

Image CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos

Courtesy World Architecture News

New York, United States of America

The first office tower to rise from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, One World Trade Center has been celebrated recently through the release of thirteen new renderings released by The Port Authority and Durst Organization. The thirteen new images show several design changes, including the removal of the outer casing on the spire at the top and the introduction of a series of glass fins across the façade at the building's base.

Image: Port Authority of New York and new Jersey

Courtesy World Architecture News

Toronto, Canada

Torronto’s Yonge Street is basking in the sudden love of a city excitedly rediscovering itself. The road has been narrowed to two lanes, and the remaining space handed over to outdoor patios, planter gardens and seating areas. Dreamed up by the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Association, the project is part of an urban “experiment” intended to test whether Toronto has any hope of realizing its urban potential.

Image: The Star

Courtesy The Star