Franco Stella has recreated three of the ornate Baroque facades of the demolished Berlin Palace and added a fourth of his own design to create Humboldt Forum. The new-comer to Berlin’s Museum Island will in part house the collections of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art. It had a virtual opening this month, but the building won’t open to footfall until restrictions ease in 2021.
550 Madison canopy and garden by Snøhetta
The backlash against Snøhetta’s redevelopment of the postmodern AT&T Building on New York’s Madison Avenue – which proposed replacing a substantial chunk of its iconic masonary with glass – was so strong the practice was forced to abandon its plans. The revised scheme, more sympathetic to the original design of Philip Johnson and John Burgee, includes an a new partially covered garden which will open in 2021.
Bee’ah Headquarters by Zaha Hadid Architects Render by MIR ©Zaha Hadid Architects