Portsoken Pavilion, a sculptural monocoque structure by Make Architects, has been unveiled as part of the City of London Corporation’s transformation of a 1960s gyratory into a high-quality, new-millennium public space.
Dominique Coulon designed the new Regional Court and Industrial Tribunal of Montmorency in France: a building that fits perfectly into the urban fabric of Montmorency, north of Paris, while providing the town with a new landmark.
Julien De Smedt architects is at the centre of the group of designers now working on another important urban project after Copenhagen’s Islands Brygge Park in 2003. The opposite shore of the canal has been redeveloped with a walkway over the water equipped to host sports activities and outdoor events, with the aim of reconnecting the city centre with the port and revitalising what was historically an industrial area.
Surprising everyone with their plans for the expansion of Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium in Denmark, the architects of well-known studio BIG (Bjarke Ingles) have opened a new chapter in their philosophy of architecture. In the new central courtyard which forms the wooden roof of the gym below, the architects make the most of the potential of the cladding material to design a unique construction linking the historic building with the contemporary world.
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