buildings and public places

Herzog & de Meuron: Expansion of Unterlinden Museum in Colmar

" By expanding Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, Herzog & de Meuron make space for the museum’s modern art collections and for temporary exhibitions. The city of Colmar obtains the reopening of the Sinn canal and the new Unterlinden Square through a project that establishes continuity with the forms and proportions of the historic Unterlinden Museum. "

Chyutin: The National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev

" Chyutin Architects built the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel. The weight of the concrete buildings around the complex is dissolved in its glass façades. The ground floor literally and metaphorically raises up the NIBN, with the offices and laboratories on its upper levels.

ANMA: Hexagone Balard defence department, Paris

" The French Department of Defence has a new home, Hexagone Balard: a 163,000 square metre complex in the 15th arrondissement in Paris. Designed by ANMA, Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés, the complex brings together parts of the defence department that were formerly scattered around the city in a monumental building with a green heart.

be baumschlager eberle and the Maison du Savoir in Belval

" be baumschlager eberle’s Maison du Savoir stands on the site of the former Belval steel mill, a pre-compressed concrete structure with a double shell of steel controlling solar radiation in the building.

Snøhetta Ryerson University Student Learning Center Toronto

" Snøhetta's lastest project investigating the theme of learning is Ryerson University Student Learning Center in Toronto: eight floors with a flexible layout and a glass skin translating into a non-stop dialogue between architecture and the city. "

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