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Slideshow: Stepped, inverted library with sunken patios completed in Taiwan

The library’s delicate design pays homage to the varied cultural influences on Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, and the tropical climate in which it is located.

World Engineering Day highlights sustainability, women

This week marks the second annual World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, which puts the engineering profession at the center of building a better world.

Slideshow: Winning cycle and pedestrian bridge design features restrained curves

The bridge in Heidelberg, Germany, will connect the city’s central train station with an express bike pathway on the opposite riverbank.

Why should engineers join together theory and practice?

David Blockley, Ph.D., F.IStructE, F.ICE, author of Building Bridges: Between Theory and Practice, talks about the huge gaps between what engineers know, what they do, and why things go wrong.

Slideshow: ‘Train Station in the Forest’ nears completion in China

The project includes three elements: a large underground transit hub, expansive plazas and parkland amenities, and a faithful reconstruction of the site’s historical train station.

Slideshow: Shanghai school ‘village’ welcomes library, theaters

The new library and theaters at the Shanghai Qingpu Pinghe International School occupy a building that is a curvy, visual mashup of the silhouette of a blue whale and an ocean liner.

New material excels at removing copper from water

Researchers have developed a new material that shows great promise as a means of removing copper — which is linked to disease and organ failure — from contaminated water sources.

Slideshow: Design unveiled for maritime center to be built in Rotterdam’s harbor

The maritime center will be accessible via two bridges and will be more or less visible as the tide ebbs and flows up to 2 m in height.

Slideshow: Le Monde Group’s headquarters spans challenging site

The building’s two seven-story cantilevering volumes are connected by an archway that crosses a new public plaza.

European museum will boast sculptural spiral stairway, observation deck

Work on the FENIX Museum of Migration in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has begun.