Design & Build Review: Issue 29

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In this issue, with the 2016 Olympic Games just weeks away, we consider Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park. Brazil has faced numerous challenges in the run up to the event, but the park’s construction has remained on-track. In this special photo feature, we compare the proposals to the reality.

We also look at the future of Zaha Hadid Architects. The pioneering practice has for many years been one of the most high-profile architecture firms in the world, but can it really survive without its ‘starchitect’ founder?

In Denmark, construction is underway on the world’s most advanced radiotherapy centre. Designed to deliver Proton Therapy to patients suffering from rare or hard to treat forms of cancer, it requires an unusual structure to house the enormous equipment required. We look at the difficulties and considerations raised by this new type of healthcare structure.

In February the European Commission published their strategy on heating and cooling, which aims to make the building sector "smarter, more efficient and sustainable". Here the Architects’ Council of Europe outlines its response.

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Plus we look at the some of the buildings that have defined legendary architect Norman Foster’s career, consider the portfolio of a promising architecture student and look at some of the latest materials, fixtures and fittings.

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In this Issue

Triumph and Tribulation in Rio
With the Olympic Games just around the corner, is Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park ready to host the world? This special photo feature checks out the original masterplan for the Olympic Park and takes a tour of some of the new arenas and facilities.
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Zaha without Zaha
Zaha Hadid Architects has been at pains to say that the firm will continue without Zaha Hadid, but can it really survive without its ‘starchitect’ founder? We find out more.
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Designing a Protontype
Construction is underway on the world’s most advanced radiotherapy centre in Aarhus, Denmark. Mette dan-Weibel, partner and principal for health at Aarhus Arkitekterne, walks us through the winning bid.
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Smarter Homes: Designing for the Occupant
In February the European Commission published a communication presenting a new strategy on heating and cooling, aiming to make the building sector "smarter, more efficient and sustainable". The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) adopted its response to this communication at its last general assembly in April.
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A Career in Buildings: Norman Foster
Norman Foster is one of the most prolific architects alive, having forged a pioneering high-tech style that has become almost synonymous with contemporary Western architecture. Here we look at some of the buildings that have defined his remarkable career.
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Future Greats
Each month we sift through the portfolios of hundreds of students and recent graduates to find those we think are destined for greatness, and this month it’s the turn of an architecture student based in Curitiba, Brazil.
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New In
There’s always something new in the world of materials, fixtures and fittings. Here we take a look at some of the products that have caught our eye this month.
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Next issue preview

In the August issue of Design & Build Review, we’ll unearth the planning scandal behind a major residential project in one of Glasgow’s most prestigious conservation areas.

Plus we’ll speak to architect Sophie Nguyen about her use of bold, block colour, and consider the designs shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

There’s also a look at some pioneering hospitality developments, as well as a visual retrospective of innovative conceptual architect Toyo Ito.

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