new stadiums in qatar as the 2022 FIFA world cup kicks off
With architecture evoking a Bedouin tent, a golden vessel, and a sculptural boat, Qatar has seen the construction of astonishing stadiums ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The games will kick-off this Sunday, November 20th and will run until December 18th 2022. In celebration of the long-awaited tournament, designboom showcases a collection of the highly-anticipated stadiums, including those designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners.
new york’s ultra-thin skyscraper at 111 west 57th street
Following the completion of its exterior architecture earlier this year, the ultra-thin 111 West 57th Street offers a first look inside its living and amenity spaces. The interiors — at once luxurious and livable — are designed by Studio Sofield to harmonize with the elegance and craftsmanship of the SHoP Architects-designed skyscraper, which rises from the landmarked Steinway Hall Building.
the world’s tallest residential tower is underway in dubai
A new skyscraper is on its way to transform Dubai’s skyline with an intricate crown adorned with diamond-like spires. Fusing its rich heritage and iconic architectural and horological codes, award-winning UAE property developer Binghatti teams up with luxury jewelry and watch brand Jacob & Co to introduce the emirate’s newest monument. Set to become the tallest residential tower in the world, Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co Residences pays homage to its maker’s complex timepiece construction and high-jewelry aesthetics. Soaring high above the cityscape, the ultra-luxury hypertower forms a slender silhouette topped by an elegant crystal-like crown, emulating Jacob & Co’s renowned finely-carved gems in the sky.
the vancouver house and telus sky towers in canada
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled the first photographs of the Vancouver House and the Telus Sky towers in Canada. Captured by Laurian Ghinițoiu for the first time since their opening in 2020, the two skyscrapers stand out as curved silhouettes against their urban surroundings and embellish the skyline with impressive motifs.
qatar museums’ massive collection of public art photographed by iwan baan
Qatar Museums announces a program of new public artworks by Qatari, regional, and international artists alike which will be presented throughout Doha and the nation. The country and its public spaces will be transformed into a vast art museum stretching from its desert to the bustling Souq Waqif. The collection includes more than 100 public artworks on view for locals and the 1.5 million visitors who are expected to travel to Doha for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
a sombre skyscraper memorializes deceased laborers who built qatar’s world cup stadiums
In 2014, WEEK Architecture proposed a memorial monument dedicated to the migrant workers who have lost their lives while constructing Qatar’s stadiums for the anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup. The conceptual Qatar World Cup Memorial takes shape as an evolving, twisting megatall skyscraper composed of stacked concrete modules. Based on four modules per floor and two staircases per module, the project has a multitude of possible routes. Each of the blocks represents an individual deceased worker, and as the casualties increase, so does the height of the tower.