Behind our sixth A-Zdvent calendar window is British architect Norman Foster. One of his most famous buildings is the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters completed in 1986 (pictured) and his firm Foster + Partners this week revealed its collaboration with designer Thomas Heatherwick on a finance centre that is currently under construction in Shanghai.
Behind our fifth advent calendar window is Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, who was awarded the 2011 Pritzker Prize and designed the red concrete museum dedicated to artist Paula Rego (pictured) in his home country.
News: Dubai has won the bid to host the World Expo 2020 with a masterplan by architects HOK, beating Zaha Hadid's rival proposal for a lagoon-side park in the Turkish city of Izmir (+ slideshow). More »
Portuguese studio Tiago do Vale Arquitectos has renovated a townhouse in Braga that was built as a servants' house in the late nineteenth century and modelled on the style of an Alpine chalet (+ slideshow). More »