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Strasbourg: an urban island in colours

A happy rainbow over the city: today, eight colourful buildings embody the urban ambition of the new Euro-metropolis.  Bringing people, neighbourhoods and functions closer together: these are some of the missions of architecture. Missions brilliantly fulfilled by the monumental ensemble NoLiStra (for NOuveau LIeu in STRAsbourg). Designed by the LAN Architecture firm, it connects the …

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Paris: a new… vertical district!

Located in the Gennevilliers district, the incredible new mixed-use project of Ateliers Jean Nouvel offers a “neighbourhood building” that responds to the latest developments in urban life, work and leisure. Its particularity: it will not extend on the surface but upwards.  Located on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Olympic and Paralympic village of …

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Amsterdam: a mixed student residence to liven up a neighbourhood

This versatile and sustainable campus, which accommodates 800 students, was designed to have a positive impact on its urban environment.  The Student Experience Amsterdam Zuidas, designed by the Dutch office Oz, is a spectacular, sustainable and recyclable building in which special attention has been paid to flexibility, with careful management of energy, environmental and social …

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Venice Biennale: public spaces for all

At the 17th Architecture Biennale, the British exhibition is called The Garden of Privatised Delights and raises the question of who owns and uses of public space. This Garden of Privatised Delights is of course a nod to the Garden of Earthly Delights , the masterpiece of Hieronymus Bosch. The exhibition “reimagines how to make …

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