Weekend edition: Zaha, Herzog, West 8, and Pittsburgh

Happy Memorial Day!

Weekend edition: Zaha, Herzog, West 8, and Pittsburgh

The pleats turn into eaves that connect with a bronze brise soleil. (Courtesy Hufton+Crow)

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!

Aerial photo of a white, rounded stadium with curves
An aerial photo of the curvaceous new Al Janoub Stadium (Courtesy the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy)

Zaha Hadid Architects’ 2022 World Cup Stadium in Qatar opens

The curvaceous, ship-inspired 2022 World Cup Al Janoub stadium designed by ZHA is now open to the public in Qatar and ready for local soccer games.

Aerial photograph of Pittsburgh skyline with collaged in building designs
Aerial composite of Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill, including the proposed Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (Skidmore Owings & Merrill), and Washington Plaza Apartments (I. M. Pei & Associates), from an Alcoa advertisement, circa 1965. (Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives)

New book grapples with ambitious, contentious moment in Pittsburgh’s urban history

Sarah Rafson reviews “Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance” and its take on the city’s modern architecture.

Collage of people sitting in an outdoor amphitheater beside a river
A rendering of the Artpark amphitheater, which will be carved from the earth (Courtesy SO-IL and West 8)

SO-IL and West 8 team up for an Artpark outside Buffalo, New York

SO-IL, West 8, and theater and digital design consultants Charcoalblue, have been chosen to help bring Western New York’s Artpark into the 21st Century.

Photo of the exterior of the Brooks Museum of Art
The existing home for the Brooks Museum of Art (Michael Gäbler/Via Wikimedia)

Herzog & de Meuron will design new home for Tennessee’s oldest museum

Herzog & de Meuron will work alongside local powerhouse archimania to bring the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art into the 21st century.

Photo looking up at the Big Ben
(Kate Krivanec/Via Unsplash)

How the U.K. forged a path to global BIM standards

Phil Bernstein charts the path to global BIM standards and how the U.K. led the way in building information modeling regulation.

Happy Memorial Day! See you Tuesday.