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The height of Istanbul’s futuristic, ultra-tall new radio tower, which is currently under construction. Designed by Melike Altınışık Architects, the Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower has a silhouette that changes depending on where it is viewed from the city. Set to replace a host of outdated structures throughout Istanbul, it will support around 125 transmitters. It is scheduled for completion later this year.


The litre capacity of the proposed world’s first 360-degree infinity pool, which is designed for a skyscraper in London by Compass Pools. The pool, which is designed for an as-yet-unnamed five-star hotel, would occupy the entire roof of the skyscraper, and be accessed by a spiral staircase intended to rise upwards from the floor below. It is set to begin construction in 2020.


The amount retired architect Ian Brash is expected to pay after being found guilty of embezzling £358,832 from medical education charity Dr Robert Malcolm Trust while a trustee. The amount is likely to be sought under proceeds of crime legislation. Sentencing, which will determine the amount to be paid, will occur in July.


The number of entries in an international competition to redesign the Eiffel Tower, which has been won by Gustafson Porter + Bowman for the OnE scheme, which places the iconic structure at the centre of a line connecting other key structures in the area. The scheme is set to be completed in time for Paris’ hosting of the 2024 Olympic Games.



The seating capacity of the newly completed Al Janoub stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar. Designed by ZHA, the stadium was commissioned as part of wider preparations for the 2022 World Cup. Half of the seats are designed to be removable, allowing it to convert to a 20,000-seat stadium for use following the event.

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Stanley Tigerman 1930 – 2019 

Architect Stanley Tigerman, a key figure within the Chicago architectural community, has died at the age of 88. Known for his provocative plays on modernism, his work includes the 1981 Anti-Cruelty Society Building and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Centre, both in Chicago. In 1994 he founded non-profit design incubator Archeworks with Eva Maddox.

Source: Archdaily

Notre Dame renovation mandated 

Despite a number of eye-catching proposals for ways to update the French cathedral, Notre Dame will be restored exactly as it was after the French Senate passed a bill mandating the plan. The move is in part in response to a competition launched by President Emmanuel Macron to replace the destroyed spire with a contemporary alternative.

Source: The Straits Times

Arata Isozaki accepts Pritzker 

Visionary Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has accepted the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Price in a ceremony that took place in Versailles, France. Isozaki, who has been practicing since the 1960s, has over 100 built works to his name, including the Shanghai Symphony Hall, Krakow Congress Center, Qatar National Convention Center and La Caixa Forum.

Source: Architectural Record

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