Striking Concepts: The Architectural Projects Unveiled This Month

There always new eye-catching project designs being unveiled, many of which go on to become striking realised structures. Here we look at some the latest to catch our eye

The Abrahamic Family House

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Architects: Adjaye Associates

In September, Adjaye Associates was announced as the winners of The Abrahamic Family House competition, which sees three religions brought together on Saadiyat Island through the creation of a mosque, synagogue and church. Designed to encourage inter-religious dialogue, the project sees the three structures – each with their own unique but harmonious design – set within a secular visitor space.

Image courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital

Shanghai, China

Architects: Foster + Partners

Designed to challenge the traditional hospital model, this general medical hospital design is designed to create a new type of patient experience, incorporating social spaces that connect key specialties. The hospital’s functional spaces are grouped around the central atrium, with a modular plan designed to make future changes easy to achieve. The project also includes significant green spaces, which have been included to help improve patient wellbeing and recovery.

Image courtesy of Foster + Partners


Prague, Czech Republic

Architects: Heatherwick Studio

A regeneration project focusing on a historic 18th century riding hall in the heart of Prague, Savarin is designed to create a new shopping destination that connects numerous heritage buildings into a celebrated public space. It will see several historic buildings restored, alongside the creation of three new structures that will all be joined to create numerous courtyards and passages across the site. The project also includes stepped green terraces and staircases to provide additional public spaces with cross-city views.

Image courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Viper Room

Los Angeles, USA

Architects: Morphosis

Providing a new home for LA’s iconic Viper Room night club, this dramatic mixed-use development is designed to be a new addition to the city’s Sunset Strip. At 369,000 square feet, the project will also house 41 residential units and a 115-room hotel, as well as a gym, rooftop pool and movie screening room. Consisting of two connected towers, the project is set to begin construction in May 2021, pending planning approval.

Image courtesy of Morphosis

Wildflower Studios

New York, USA

Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group

Designed to house the creative efforts of Wildflower Development Group, an entertainment company owned by actor Robert De Niro, this production studio is intended to be built in the New York borough of Queens. Spanning 650,000 square feet, it will house film and television production facilities, including stages, lounges, production-support areas and open and private offices.

Image courtesy of BIG