Messner Mountain Museum Corones by Zaha Hadid Architects

This week, Zaha scaled a mountain and Libeskind proposed a pyramid

This week on Dezeen: our roundup of this week's top stories kicks off with Zaha Hadid's mountain-top museum (pictured), and also includes Daniel Libeskind's pointy tower proposal for Jerusalem.

Opened this week, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones by Zaha Hadid features underground galleries and a cantilevered viewing platform, and is the last of six structures commissioned by renowned climber Reinhold Messner to complete.

Pyramid Tower by Daniel Libeskind
Pyramid Tower by Daniel Libeskind

Studio Libeskind won planning permission to build a 105-metre-high pointed skyscraper in the centre of Jerusalem. The unique shape of the structure was informed by the site's historic context, according to Libeskind.

Apple campus visitor centre
Apple campus visitor centre

Images emerged revealing plans for a visitor centre at the Foster + Partners-designed Apple Campus 2, which is itself reportedly $2 billion over budget, and OMA unveiled designs for a new science and sports facility at a historic English college.

Aircraft design by KLM and Delft University of Technology
Aircraft design by KLM and Delft University of Technology

Dutch airline KLM released concept designs for a long-distance aircraft featuring wings that merge with its body, and a proposal was made to demolish New York's ageing LaGuardia Airport.

Zaha Hadid's Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium
Zaha Hadid's Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects hit back at the Japanese government for scrapping its Olympic stadium design, while permission was granted for Anish Kapoor's iconic sculpture at London's Olympic park to host the "world's longest and tallest tunnel slide".

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II blue
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II blue

Converse redesigned its classic Chuck Taylor All Star trainer for the first time in over 90 years and Royal College of Art graduate Adam Roberts reimagined traditional machiya houses in Japan as stacked tower blocks.

The Nook, Monmouthshire by Hall + Bednarczyk Architects
The Nook, Monmouthshire by Hall + Bednarczyk Architects

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a sandstone-clad house in Wales designed to resemble local barns, Patricia Urquiola's modular Salinas system based on her grandfather's kitchen and a larch-clad shelter built to protect Roman ruins.

Chedworth Roman Villa by Feilden Clegg Bradley
Chedworth Roman Villa by Feilden Clegg Bradley

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