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.
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.
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.
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).