In this week’s architecture and design video round-up (above), Paris-based architecture studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel has been chosen as the winner of an international competition for Shenzhen’s seaside opera house. Also in China, local practice Neri&Hu has realised a “fortress-like” headquarters for Swiss elevator manufacturer Schindler.
Now open to the public, the 2021 iteration of ‘The National’ is showing across three of Sydney’s institutions: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Plus, spend five-or-so minutes getting to know Luca Vezzosi, the newly appointed director of architecture at Mim Design.
For more information on each of these stories, see below.
- Shenzhen opera house: The designs by Ateliers Jean Nouvel for Shenzhen’s seaside opera house have been greenlighted after the Paris-based studio secured the top spot in an international architecture competition. Read more.
- Schindler HQ by Neri&Hu: Recycled bricks define the “fortress-like” headquarters of elevator manufacturing giant Schindler, a development by Neri&Hu which signals a new chapter in the Swiss company’s corporate masterplan. Read more.
- ‘The National 2021′: The third iteration in a series of biennial surveys, ‘The National 2021: New Australian Art’ showcases the varied and vital work being made by Australian artists, including Isadora Vaughan’s presentation Bilirubin Bezoar (pictured). Read more.
- Five (or so) minutes with… Italian-born Luca Vezzosi draws upon an early education in fine art and experience at established Australian architecture firms in his new role as director of architecture at Mim Design. Read more.
Prepare for an evening at the opera in Shenzhen and travel the moving walkways of Schindler’s new corporate HQ.