Watching Buildings Being Built

Aarhus School of Architecture

Today, I thought I’d share three videos of three very different projects under construction right now. The projects are all quite different, and this is in no way a comparison of the three. But they are all interesting to different people and are being realized to vastly different scales.

The first is of a summer pavilion being built this month by students at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark. It has the shortest timeframe for construction of these three projects (it helps that it’s the smallest and has the fewest amount of parts) and it’s always nice to see students build real stuff. As a bonus, the snippets of structure that we can see look good. Expected completion: the end of the month.

The second is an ongoing project by Herzog and de Meuron where they are being asked to add onto the building that they successfully renovated from a derelict power station into a much-loved modern art museum. How successful was the renovation? So successful that it’s getting an addition. But it won’t be opening to the public until December 2016. Until then you can see daily updates to the construction here.

Tate Modern Addition Herzog and de Meuron

The third video is another building project in London, the Leadenhall Building, which is nearly halfway through construction. Designed by Richard Rogers (and mostly people who work for him) the project has earned a rather obvious nickname: the cheese grater. Expected completion: 2014. The project should not be confused with The Shard.

Richard Rogers Cheese Grater London

Alex Dent

June 27, 2013 / By