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Olympiapark

Munich, Germany
by Frei Otto, ...

After the International Olympic Committee in 1966 awarded Munich the Olympic Games, plans were solidified for the urban redevelopment of Oberwiesenfeld, an area which up until 1939, had been used as an airfield but remained largely vacant thereafter. The olympic park was designed along the the..

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Tuwaiq Palace

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
by Frei Otto

Tuwaiq Palace is located on a plateau on the northwest side of Riyadh’’s diplomatic quarter, where it enjoys an impressive view over the city and out to the Wadi-Hanifa beyond. It was originally designed as a diplomatic club but is now used by the Saudi Government as a hospitality center that..

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During the 1970s, most of the bands played under generic roofs made from scaffolding and tarp, that were not appealing visually, so Pink Floyd set out to create something different to perform under. Frei Otto and Ted Happold were called upon to design the concert stage with big umbrellas that..

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Louvre Pyramid

Paris, France
by I. M. Pei

The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) in Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Completed in 1989, it has..

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Centre Pompidou

Paris, France
by Gianfranco Franchini, ...

In 1970 an international architectural competition was launched based on a program to build a cultural and arts complex in the centre of historic Paris set out by French President Georges Pompidou. Chaired by the French architect Jean Prouvé, the prize-winners selected by the jury were Renzo..

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Terminal One

Los Angeles, USA
by Norma Sklarek, ...

The Theme Building is an iconic landmark structure at the Los Angeles International Airport within the Westchester neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles. Construction began in April 1960 and was completed in August 1961 at a cost of $50 million.

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Winning the competition to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture has consolidated the practice’s US portfolio with arguably the nation’s most prestigious new building. Located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the..

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La Concha Motel

Las Vegas, USA
by Paul Williams

The La Concha Motel was opened in 1961[ and closed in 2004. It was designed by architect Paul Williams who was one of the first prominent African American architects in the United States and was also the architect who designed the first LAX [Terminal 1] theme building. It was located on the Las..

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