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Fruit and Energy Farms

Kniwsta, Sweden
by Marjetica Potrč, ...

With its Fruit and an Energy Farms, the Thunmanskolan's schoolyard in Knivsta (Sweden) displays the processes of harvesting energy from the sun and the wind, through man-made technology and photosynthesis. What is more, the two farms point to a new balance between the urban and the rural - to the..

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Gando Primary School

Gando, Burkina Faso
by Francis Kere

As a native of Burkina Faso, Diébédo Francis Kéré grew up with many challenges and few resources. When he was a child, he travelled nearly 40 kilometers to the next village in order to attend a school with poor lighting and ventilation. The experience of trying to learn in this oppressive..

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Barbican Estate

London, United Kingdom
by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

The estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II.The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the earlier, ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate immediately North of Barbican. The estate of 40 acres..

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The Shard

London, United Kingdom
by Renzo Piano

The Shard and formerly London Bridge Tower is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development. The Shard is with 309,7 m the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the tallest building in the European Union, the fourth-tallest building in Europe and..

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The Gherkin

London, United Kingdom
by Foster + Partners

The Gherkin is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London. With 41 stories it is 180 metres tall and stands on the former sites of the Baltic Exchange and Chamber of Shipping, which were extensively damaged in 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the..

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Leadenhall Building

London, United Kingdom
by Richard Rogers

On the place of today's Leadenhall Building has been standing a 14 storeys building completed in 1969 and designed by Gollins Melvin Ward Partnership. The two buildings had a central concrete core and suspended floors on the exterior of the building. The building was extensively damaged by an IRA..

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Lloyd´s Building

London, United Kingdom
by Richard Rogers

It was designed by architect Richard Rogers and built between 1978 and 1986. Bovis was the management contractor for the scheme. Like the Pompidou Centre (designed by Renzo Piano and Rogers), the building was innovative in having its services such as staircases, lifts, electrical power conduits..

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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Lisbon, Portugal
by Pedro Cid, ...

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum was founded in conformity with Calouste Gulbenkian's last will and testament, the museum accommodates the art collection of the similarly-named Foundation, that includes ancient and, some, modern art. The buildings are part of their own isolated campus in Palhavã in..

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