This week on Dezeen

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One World Trade Center

This week One World Trade Center topped out in New York, where we've just landed for our Dezeen and MINI World Tour. Read on for a recap of what Zaha Hadid, OMA, BIG and Herzog & de Meuron have been up to in the last seven days, plus Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Reeperbahn by South Korean production duo Save Martin is one of the tracks we'll be playing at new furniture show INTRO NY in New York this weekend.

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Miami Beach Convention Center by OMA

OMA (above) and BIG (below) went head-to-head in Miami for the competition to design the new Miami Beach Convention Center.

Miami Beach Convention Center by BIG

Zaha Hadid Architects won a competition to design a metro station for Riyadh in Saudi Arabia (below), while Foster + Partners revealed plans for two London skyscrapers and Wilkinson Eyre Architects won a competition to design a skyscraper on the harbourfront in Sydney.

Zaha Hadid wins competition for Saudi Arabian metro station

Herzog & de Meuron was granted planning permission for a school of government and public policy at the University of Oxford in the UK and the Prince of Wales was under fire over plans to export the principles behind his controversial Poundbury development to Bahrain.

Torus by N Maeda Atelier

Our most popular stories featured a combined house and pet shop in Japan (above) and an apartment block with mirrored balconies that stick out like open drawers (below).

The Avenue on Portage by 5468796 Architecture

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  • Bernie Bernake

    "Read on for a recap of what Zaha Hadid, OMA, BIG and Herzog & de Meuron have been up to in the last seven days"

    I'm sorry, but this is a really very sad strap line. Architecture is far more than the half-dozen egos that constitute these four firms. Elsewhere, Dezeen exhibits excellent taste in bringing little-known designers to a wider public and really does not need to devote so much space to practices whose brand has exceeded their design quality.

    I sincerely hope to see the the hagiography dampened down and more about design than about names.