Toulouse Journal: New Exhibition and Convention Center built in city’s ‘innovation zone”

by Ron Bernthal MEETT, Toulouse’s new Exhibition and Convention Centre, is located in the innovation zone north of Toulouse. The project’s design firm, OMA, founded in the Netherlands, led by partners Chris van Duijn, Ellen van Loon and Rem Koolhaas, … Continue reading

New York Journal: Moynihan Train Hall Opens in Midtown

Ron Bernthal View Post Designed by SOM, the new Moynihan Train Hall, which opened on January 1, 2020, completely reimagines the travel experience at the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, and evokes the architectural heritage of New York’s … Continue reading

Paris Journal: Snøhetta-designed headquarters for Le Monde Group opens

by Ron Bernthal With the completion in late 2020 of its new Paris headquarters, designed by Snøhetta, the 1,600 employees of the Le Monde Group have been brought together under the same roof. With its new plaza and semi-transparent facade, … Continue reading

Daxing Journal: Once famous for its watermelon festival, now for the world’s largest airport terminal.

by Ron Bernthal In January, 2013, the Government of China announced the long-awaited approval for the construction of a new international airport that would reduce congestion at Beijing Capital International Airport, which is presently the second busiest airport in the … Continue reading

Zurich Airport opens large, mixed-use project.

by Ron Bernthal After a construction period of almost six years,  a new commercial district opened in November, 2020, at Zurich Airport. Named The Circle at Zurich Airport, Switzerland’s largest construction site has now been transformed into a modern, eye-catching … Continue reading

Zhuhai Journal: New Waterfront Neighborhood Adds to “China’s Most Livable City” ReputationMo Dg

By Ron Bernthal With almost two-million residents, Zhuhai is considered a “small” Chinese city, but it is certainly not an undiscovered city.  Located at the southern tip of the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong Province, Zhuhai is one of the … Continue reading

Berlin Journal: Design-Savvy New Building Opens in Former East Berlin

By Ron Bernthal The reunification of Germany in 1989 was a late bow to the “undeviating” Axel Springer, who always believed in it. In 1991, six years after Springer’s death, the German politician Peter Glotz admitted in the Bundestag (German parliament) … Continue reading

Arouca Journal: Soaring New Footbridge Opens Over Portuguese River

By Ron Bernthal Authorities in Portugal will shortly open an adrenaline raising suspension bridge in Arouca, just outside Porto, the country’s second largest city. The bridge, called 516 Arouca, is expected to open in late October, 2020, and will become the latest … Continue reading

Bilbao Journal: Basque Gamble Still Drawing Crowds

By Ron Bernthal In the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice whisper, “If you build it, they will come,” and proceeds to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his vast yellow corn field, attracting … Continue reading