Makoto Sei Watanabe, born in 1952, is one of the architects who, over recent years, have devoted most effort to studying how metropolises are being transformed, concentrating most on the development of technologies which change habits and lifestyles.
A new piece has been added to the mosaic of buildings, installations and urban icons that make up the "fabric" of Berlin and define its skyline: Meinhard von Gerkan and Jürgen Hillmer's new central station took ten years to build and cost more than 700 million euros.
Static yet articulate, regular yet complex: Cordoba bus station is more than a crossroads and a place of passage. Its carefully designed structure won Cèsar Portela the Spanish National Architecture Prize in 1999.
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