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Flores & Prats Architects + Duch-Pizá. Casal Balaguer, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

May 21, 2016
The new Cultural Center Casal Balaguer, designed by Flores & Prats with Duch-Pizá, is completed. The project is a renovation of a historical house in the center of Palma de Mallorca. After a two- decade long process that had architects Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats confront themselves with the physicality of history, a new surprising life has been given to the building.

Image MEDIA AGENCY, in charge of communication for this recently completed project, is ready to provide materials on it to interested journalists. Please visit http://www.image-web.org/press_area/projects or contact us at press@image-web.org to receive the full press kit.
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Mork-Ulnes Architects. Troll Hus in Sugar Bowl, California.

February 22, 2016
Mork-Ulnes Architects just completed a cozy, contemporary and eco-friendly retreat in a ski village perched atop Lake Tahoe's Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada, in northern California. Troll Hus was commissioned by a retired couple as a second home for their three children and partners, and seven grandchildren. A pleasant mountain haven for an extended family of fifteen, with a constant visual reference to nature.

Image MEDIA AGENCY, in charge of communication for this recently completed project, is ready to provide materials on it to interested journalists. Please visit http://www.image-web.org/press_area/projects or contact us at press@image-web.org to receive the full press kit.
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Parco Centrale di Prato international competition.

February 16, 2016
The Municipality of Prato in Italy recently launched an international two-phase design competition for a new 3-hectare urban park in its historical center. This is a unique opportunity for this city in Tuscany to express a new, contemporary urban vision. For designers, this competitions may represent an occasion to reconsider the relationship between the historical city and the environment, today.

The deadline for applications is February 29, 2016. By mid-March the international jury -presided by Bernard Tschumi and including Michelle Provoost, Sébastien Marot, Roberto Zancan, and Francesco Procopio- will select a maximum of ten entrants who will be admitted to the competition phase. By the end of June a winner will be announced who will be commissioned with the project for the Parco Centrale di Prato.

When the Municipality of Prato entrusted us with media relations for this competition, we put into play all our experience and our network of contacts, so as to establish the best possible relationship between the city of Prato and the best designers who are active at a national and international level. At Image we are aware of the needs public administrations have and we hence based out actions on strong immediacy and accessibility. Our team is supporting the entire development of this program and our press office is constantly active to report on the competition process, to highlight the most prominent topics and to stimulate an active participation both on the part of citizens and of the widest community of professionals.

Please visit the official website and follow the evolution of the competition on its active social media pages
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In South Korea, to refine the agenda for the Seoul Architecture Biennale.

October 23, 2015
Marco Brizzi, director at Image and editor-in-chief at The Architecture Player, is in Seoul, South Korea, invited by Young Joon Kim and Alejandro Zaera-Polo to participate in a series of meetings aimed at refining the agenda and the topics for the Seoul Architecture Biennale, scheduled to open in 2017. Several items are being discussed, also on the occasion of a two-day symposium that sees the participation, among others, of Aaron Betsky, Beatriz Colomina, Joseph Grima, Francisco Sanin, Saskia Sassen, and Mark Wigley.

An exhibition"RE : CITY. VIDEO STORIES ON THE ARCHITECTURE TO COME"conceived by Image and made in collaboration with The Architecture Player, offers additional elements for discussion and reflection. 

RE : CITY has been conceived as an interlocutory device aiming at investigating how architecture visions are expressed by architects, in video. Projects are offered as a 40 years long journey through the most diverse and speculative explorations of the future living environment, ranging in scale from the Planet, the Megacity, the City, all the way to the Building and the Apartment.  From early architecture films by Superstudio to the most recent videos by BIG, through other great visions by some of the greatest architectural offices of our times.

All exhibited works are part of the Architecture Player project www.architectureplayer.com

Among the short films' authors, we con mention: Superstudio, MVRDV, FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise, Squint/Opera, John Szot, ArtefactoryLab, Taller de Casquería, Jordi Bernadó, 15-L. Films, MIR, Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation, UNStudio,  Imagen Subliminal, Gabriel Kogan, Pedro Kok, Yung Ho Chang.
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Image and the Architecture Player participate in ADFF in New York City.

October 02, 2015
Image and the Architecture Player participate in ADFF Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, as part of the ADFF Short Films Walk. The event will take place on October 7, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm. The Walk will connect ten SOHO design showrooms where a selection of short architecture film will be screened, as a warm-up event for the ADFF that will take place the following week. 

Image will contribute to ADFF with a series of short films selected by the Architecture Player. Among them: Adrià Goula, "Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Castelo Branco” (architecture by Mateo Arquitectura); Pablo Curto, “Simply" (architecture by NO.MAD); German Valenzuela, "Cancha Tiro y Lado. A place for play”; Imagen Subliminal, "El Espinar House” (architecture by Miguel de Guzmán); Pablo Casals-Aguirre, "Mexico Public Library José Vasconcelos” (architecture by Taller de Arquitectura X).