learning

Lund Hagem: Midtåsen sculpture park

" Lund Hagem's Norwegian studio designed a sculpture museum to house works by artist Knut Steen on the hill overlooking Sandefjord Bay. The construction is made out of only two materials, concrete and glass, to ensure that attention is focused on the work of art in space. The layout offers a perspective on nature. "

housing

Vo Trong Nghia Architects: concrete home in Binh Thanh (Ho Chi Minh)

" The Binh Thanh house is a good introduction to the contemporary architecture of Ho Chi Minh, as seen from the point of view of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, a young but well-established Vietnamese studio. Its characteristic bare concrete façade serves as a sunshade. The work makes use of traditional local forms, interpreted with a view to achieving sustainability. "

Infrastructure

Team CS: Rotterdam Centraal Station

" Completed in 2014, Rotterdam's Centraal Station is an infrastructure connecting a number of different routes for accessing the city. This significant example of contemporary architecture was designed by the Team CS (Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en van Schooten Architecten, West 8), winners of the competition held in 2003. The roof is covered with 130,000 solar cells. "

commerce

A-Lab Arkitekturlaboratoriet: Statoil regional and international offices

" The shape and expressive surfaces of the Norwegian energy company Statoil's office complex reflect the research and innovation that are the keys to the company's operations, achieving significant results in the area of sustainability. A-Lab Arkitekturlaboratoriet's project won the competition held in 2009. "

buildings and public places

free time

Ventilated Facades

interior design

Raised floors