Weekend Edition: Schumacher sues, Björk debuts, and more


Weekend Edition: Schumacher sues, Björk debuts, and more

The Statue of Unity sits on its own artificial island in the Narmada River. (Courtesy the Prime Minister's Office of Narendra Modi)

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

Patrik Schumacher
Patrik Schumacher (Matthew Joseph)

Patrik Schumacher sues to become sole executor of Zaha Hadid’s estate

Seeking to oust the other three executors of Zaha Hadid’s $90 million estate, Schumacher has filed a claim with London’s High Court.

Promotional photo of for Björk for her forthcoming Cornucopia show at The Shed
Icelandic pop pioneer Björk will premier Cornucopia, a new concert at The Shed, which will be New York’s newest major cultural institution in 2019 (Courtesy Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones)

Björk announces new show for The Shed in New York City

Icelandic pop pioneer Björk will be world premiering Cornucopia at The Shed, the cultural institution set to open in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.

A photo of the dual-core system during the statue's construction.
A photo of the dual-core system during the statue’s construction. (Vijayakumarblathur/Wikipedia)

Michael Graves Architecture completes the world’s tallest statue

The nearly 600-foot-tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat, India, depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an integral figure in the independence movement.

Rendering of The Gulch Atlanta
In a tight vote last week, the Atlanta City Council approved a mega-development for an underutilized plot of land in the heart of downtown. (Courtesy CIM Group/Perkins + Will)

Atlanta council members green light controversial $5 billion Gulch project

Last Monday, in a midnight vote before election day, the Atlanta City Council approved a proposal to redevelop “The Gulch,” a 40-acre swath of the city.

AIA Carl Elefante
2018 AIA President Carl Elefante and leadership outlined the top six issues the organization will focus on as the new Congress forms. (Courtesy AIA National)

AIA outlines 6 key post-election issues to pursue with new Congress

Following last week’s midterm elections, the AIA held a “Post-Election Debrief” to outline six key issues it’s set to focus on with the new U.S. Congress.

That’s it; have a great weekend!