This week, we're sharing projects from Chicago to Brooklyn, Berlin to Shenzen, and other stops in between. In addition to the projects that we give more detailed coverage, we like to highlight some of the work that architecture firms share with us every day through the Project Gallery—the user-generated portion of our site. So far, we have more than 14,000 projects, most of which were directly uploaded by firms to share with us and our readers.

In this weekly roundup, we showcase some of the coolest new projects to be added to the gallery—thanks to architects like you.

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The 300
Huntsman Architectural Group

"The 300 is a 1970's highrise located along the Chicago River with 360-degree views of downtown. The building's "awakening" - a complete rebranding and renovation differentiates the property in a competitive submarket. The new vision for the building is defined by a boutique hospitality environment that welcomes and inspires tenants and visitors."

Aedas MLP

Shenzhen Luohu Chuanbu Street Shanty Town Project
Shenzen, China

"Luohu is Shenzhen’s oldest urban district and reaps the geographical advantages of being proximal to Hong Kong as the district rapidly develops, reforms, opens up and showcases the notorious ‘Shenzhen speed’ to the rest of the world. With the rise of the finance and technology industries, land in Luohu is growing sparse, and it is becoming more challenging to adapt to the fast-pace economy with old housing and crowded shanty towns engulfing the city. … The Aedas Architect team ensured for: the revitalisation of old neighbourhoods, a comprehensive urban update, and the development of an international pioneer city for sustainability. The regeneration of the city will be a model for high-quality economic development and make Luohu the gateway to economic growth."

Mark Wickens

Sherman Apartment
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sonya Lee Architect

"Our clients came to us with various scenarios of how they wanted to use their ground floor apartment in their multi-generational Brooklyn brownstone, ranging from renting it out as a separate apartment to using it as a home office with potential client meetings to an overflow entertainment area with long term visiting guests. Flexibility was critical. Compact and efficient was essential. Ease of use for varying ages and needs was fundamental."

Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

The Pavilion at Grace
Providece, R.I.
Centerbrook Architects and Planners

"Grace Episcopal Church has been part of downtown Providence since 1844. Designed by the foremost architect of the time, Richard Upjohn, it is on the National Register of Historic Places as the first asymmetrical Gothic Revival church in America. In 1912, another renowned architect, Ralph Adams Cram, designed the chancel. The historic church provides a quiet sanctuary from the street's bustling hotels, restaurants, shops, and clubs. In contrast, the new Pavilion is transparent. Its glassy front conveys the church is open to all and an active part of the community."

Adam Mørk

Cube Berlin
3XN Architects

"This sculptural, iconic building features pioneering smart office technologies, and is situated in the heart of Berlin on the historically significant site, Washingtonplatz. As one of Berlin’s new emerging public spaces, this site provides the ideal setting for this new landmark that showcases latest advances in sustainability, design, digitization, and comfort. Cube Berlin is an integral part of the Europacity masterplan - an emerging urban district surrounding the Berlin main train station."

#Estaesmiplaza Device
Madrid, Palma, and other locations in Spain
Conjuntos Empáticos

"The plastic membrane of the structure serves as a medium for hosting collective interventions or simply moments of relaxation, such as a small concert, games or collective drawings, thus encouraging the social as a form of interaction. In this way, the inflatable structures behave like organisms capable of awakening the restlessness of the passer-by due to their lightness, materiality and surprise effect, characteristics that guarantee a sensorial experience propitiated by the environment and the public space."

Garrett Rowland

Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
New York

Last week, The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its annual COTE Top Ten Awards, which recognize projects at the forefront of merging design and sustainability. One of this year's winners is Gensler's renovation of the Ford Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in New York, which was designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates in 1968 (the project also won a 2020 AIA Interior Architecture Award). The COTE jury noted that: "The new design adds adjustments and changes to its planning that make it more public and equitable. The garden is reestablished as a public oasis that invites the community in, and following the current values of the Ford Foundation, the building makes room for like-minded partners in a more collaborative structure." To learn more about the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, and the other winners, check out our coverage of the announcement.

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