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Two men walk through the Grotto Hall ("Grottensaal") of the 18th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site New Palace in Potsdam, Germany. After restoration work that lasted several years and cost several million euros, the hall reopens today.
Ralf Hirschberger/AP Images Two men walk through the Grotto Hall ("Grottensaal") of the 18th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site New Palace in Potsdam, Germany. After restoration work that lasted several years and cost several million euros, the hall reopens today.

From the Magazine: Synthesis Design + Architecture combines digital modeling and hand stitching to create the Pure Tension Pavilion, which won a 2015 R+D Award. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: Two 20th century buildings in Havana and Washington, D.C., open as embassies once again, and designers incorporate nature scenes in laminated architectural glass.

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Infographic of the Day: The three pavilions of the Kennedy Center expansion, by Steven Holl Architects. [Washington City Paper]

Six More Stories for Tuesday:

London will hold its first Design Biennale in 2016 with a theme of "Utopia by Design" at the Somerset House. [Dezeen]

Architect Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA's tips for building a sandcastle. [The Guardian]

Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, will design a high-end housing and office structure in London—the first project in the U.K. for the Japanese architect. [Designboom]

The AIA partners with the "Every Body Walk!" initiative. [AIA]

A London photographer constructs (and shoots) architectural miniatures using food. [CityLab]

Oppenheim Architecture is opening an office in New York City. [Oppenheim Architecture]

Awards: Enter Now!

An open, international competition has begun for a World War I Memorial on a 1.8-acre site within Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park. Stage 1 design entries are due today.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

The 2A Asia Architecture Award 2015 Competition, which aims to celebrate architecture and design projects located in Asia, has extended its deadline to July 30.

The Architectural Imagination exhibition, hosted by the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, is accepting Expression of Interest forms from architects until August 13.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a 241,000-square-foot Center for Architecture, Design, and Education, on a prominent downtown site near Millennium Park. The top prize is $10,000, and Chicago Public Schools students will award a special $1,000 prize. Submissions are due Sept. 9.

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