Berlin Neues

David Chipperfield has won the main prize for the reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin. The architect pop-up special jury mention has been for Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdrro Spaniards by the Collage home from Girona. This Monday have known the winners of the prize for contemporary architecture of the Union European Prize Mies van der Rohe 2011. The winner of the 2011 award has been David Chipperfield, in collaboration with Julian Harrap, the reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin. The emerging architect special mention has been the Spaniards Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdrro by the Collage home from Girona.

343 Pre-selected works (36 in Spain), the jury had chosen six finalists: Neues Museum in Berlin, David Chipperfield Architects. Theatre Bronks, in Brussels, of Martine de Maeseneer and Dirk Van den Brande MAXXI: National Museum of art of the 21st century, in Rome, of Zada Hadid, Patrick Schumacher and Gianluca Racana. Concert House Danish Radio Copenhagen, Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Museum of the Acropolis, in Athens, Bernard Tschumi. Centre for rehabilitation Groot Klimmendaal, Arnhem (the Netherlands), Koen van Velsen. A Museum from the Neues Museum in Berlin, originally designed by Friedrich August Stuler in the 19th century, was damaged after the second world war.

The restoration works started in 2003. The Chipperfield project combines old and new elements to create a multilayer building. The British architect ensures that the reconstruccion of the Neues Museum is proof of the efforts of the team of profesionales, but also the compromiso of the client and the municipales autoridades to engage in this discussion riguroso and structured. The President of the jury, Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, believes that the reconstruction of the Neues Museum is an extraordinario milestone because rarely, an architect and a client have conseGuido realizar a task of such importance as compleja and historica; SPEcially, to implicar maintenance and new construction.

Chicago International

Marathon captures every year more and more runners considerations the meaningful, national international competition planning the fascination. Ambitious athletes from all over the world seeking the Supreme discipline of running. Rising numbers of participants such as the wealth of the marathon events demonstrate an unbroken boom. Today, almost every major city aligns a run; the track selection is huge. In addition to the venues, even the marathon types differ.

Mountain, desert and night marathons until to the normal”City Marathon must individual performance on varied terrain and be internationally verified. The marathon selection should be well-planned. An individual guide before starting seat booking helps to make the final decision. Top Act or family? Up to large events with nearly 50,000 runners the number vary from less than 1,000 participants considerably. Here, each athlete personally must weigh the pros and cons. Great run events, such as the Marathon majors Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York, are optimally organized due to the high number of participants, provide the best possible support and are enthusiastically accompanied by thousands of spectators along the route. Here starts the runner in an international environment with top athletes. For ambitious runners an additional performance test.

Smaller races are outfitted with a family”atmosphere. No exuberant victory bonuses, no elite runners, a manageable field of participants, less competitive pressure and inevitably less viewers. On the plus side, routes are often lovely villages and a small, but fine”local audience, which equally fires regional matadors. Shorter journey times, reduced registration fees or the possibility of a training Marathon”in favour of the barrel around the corner”. Near or far? The marathon destinations in Germany such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich are highly frequented and guarantee sustainable running experiences and an international field of participants. Anyone looking for the sporting claim beyond the country’s borders, will be shown again the many of international racing events before the election.

New York City Marathon

Five run lessons that we mortals of the running elite can learn. With the New York City Marathon the marathon autumn leaves to slowly end. A good time for a little retrospective: What remains? What can we learn as mortals? Lesson 1: take your time between two marathon runners at the New York Marathon that even at the World Championships in August in Moscow at the start were in New York relatively poorly cut. A few weeks ago not sufficient clearly to regenerate from Moscow and to build for a new marathon. On the other hand, the amount of time is too long to keep a high point. Translated for mortals: what is true for the pros, also applies to us.

If you zoom really want to run on your maximum capacity you must give enough time to prepare. Run up a spring and a fall marathon. It helps also to focus not only on marathons. The elite group of the Hanson-Marathon project takes as Guide to run three marathons in two years. So you have at least a Halbjahressaison you to focus also on lower distances and your training to loosen up a bit. If you ever just the same train, expect no new results. Lesson 2: the outer circumstances respect In advance of the New York City Marathon was (as in the last years) speculated again about new (distance) records.

Against the prevailing conditions (strong headwinds on the first half), but even the strongest runner in the world could achieve no best time. The elite field has almost closed adapted to the severe conditions and ran a relatively slow first half. Translated for mortals: also for us is that we need to adjust the weather. Even though we half a year on the new to trained personal best, it makes no sense to Devil come out to only run the desired speed then the final part of the marathon miserably to enter.