The shape and design of the pavilion’s biomorphic outer shell are the product of an intense formal exploration of parametric design strategies in dialog with traditional Arabian ornamentation. Butterfly Pavilion – Noor Island designed by 3deluxe in Sharja
The Butterfly Pavilion is the icon design element of Noor Island. Together with numerous installations and small structures, light and media objects, unusual plants and a musical soundscape it gives rise to a holistic, multisensory experience. An oasis of peace and tranquility amidst a sea of...
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Pyramidal Green Roofs / Biesbosch Museum Island designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen in Werkendam, Netherlands © Ronald Tilleman
After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition that explains the historical...
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  Kulturpark designed by zerozero architects in Košice, Slovakia © Tekel
Kulturpark was the subject of an open international competition held in 2009, in preparation for the European Capital of Culture. The two phase competition was won by national firm zerozero architects. Previous State Objective description of starting-point situation prior to the intervention. History...
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Aquatic Center in Medellin, Columbia designed by LCLA Office
In March 2008 an open international competition was held for a new Aquatic Center to host the XI Medellin South American Games. Clearly the competition brief was asking for a compact building in which to host professional swimming competitions, synchronized swimming events and two pools for training. However Medellin...
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Plaza Paving Pattern / Zamet Centre designed by 3LHD in Rijeka, Croatia © Damir Fabijanic
Situated in Rijeka's quarter Zamet, the new 16,830 m2 Centre Zamet designed by Studio 3LHD hosts various facilities: sports hall with a maximum of 2380 seats, local community office, city library, 13 commercial and service facilities and a garage with 250 parking spaces. One third of...
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Redevelopment of Place d’Armes by Groupe IBI-CHBA in Montreal, Canada © Bernard Bertaut
A story set in stone: Redevelopment of Place d'Armes conducted by Groupe IBI-CHBA and Temporary Large Parks and Greening Site Direction, Ville de Montréal. As an important witness of Ville-Marie's history, from its early beginnings to one of Canada's economic centers, Place d'Armes proudly reflects Montreal's...
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Aerial View of the New Holland Island Cultural Center Masterplan by WORKac in Saint Petersburg, Russia
New Holland is an 8-hectare island in the heart of St Petersburg. Conceived by Peter the Great for the Russian Navy, it became Russia's first military port and was inaccessible to the public for 300 years. After a brief opening to the public, the first phase of WORKac's completed...
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Jade Bamboo Culture Plaza by URBANUS in Shenzhen, China (13).jpg
Prior to its massive urban development began in the early eighties, Shenzhen was more or less hilly terrain. Today, most of the hills have been cut flat and the original topography is hardly visible. The Jade Bamboo Park and Culture Plaza `Cuizhu` designed by URBANUS is one of the...
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