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Ricardo Bofill

Sant Just Desvern, Spain
born 1939, Barcelona

Ricardo Bofill, born December 5th, 1939 in Barcelona, Spain, is a Spanish-Catalan postmodernist architect. He studied at the School of Architecture in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1963 he founded a multidisciplinary group formed by architects, engineers, sociologists and philosophers, creating the..

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experimenta Heilbronn

Heilbronn, Germany
by studioinges

The Berlin office studioinges won the competition for the redevelopment and extension of an old oilseed-warehouse from the 30´s into a Science Centre for science and technology in Heilbronn in 2007 against well-known competitors. Studioinges realised the redevelopment of the warehouse – known as..

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Nun’s Island is part of the Hochelaga archipelago located immediately southwest of Montreal. It’s urbanization followed the opening of the Champlain bridge in 1962 under an ambitious master plan carried out by Metropolitan Structures, a real estate giant who had built numerous projects in Chicago..

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SESC Pompeia

São Paulo, Brazil
by Lina Bo Bardi

With this steel barrel factory/”culture factory” conversion, Lina Bo Bardi revolutionized São Paulo’s attitude to its obsolete industrial estates.

Between 1977 and 1986, the old brick sheds were transformed into exhibition spaces, a library and a series of workshops. The SESC Pompéia also..

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Korjaamo is one of the largest cultural centres in Northern Europe producing topical events across different fields from theatre and music to fine arts. The recreational building Korjaamo Cultural Factory is located in Töölö, Helsinki. The newly opened Third Space is a unique combination of eight..

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La Fabrica

Barcelona, Spain
by Ricardo Bofill

In 1973 Ricardo Bofill found a disused cement factory, an industrial complex from the turn of the century consisting of over 30 silos, subterranean galleries and huge machine rooms, and he decided to transform it into the head office of Bofill's practice - Taller de Arquitectura. Remodelling work..

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GONG

Ostrava, Czech Republic
by Josef Pleskot

Josef Pleskot, the Czech architect designed the “Gong” - a multifunctional auditorium.

National Cultural Monument - a unique Gas Container built by Vítkovice ironworks in1924 was converted into a multifunction auditorium with the name GONG. The new unconventional centre was created as a..

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Built in the 1920s for Fiat, Lingotto was the largest and most modern car manufacturing plant in Europe, both architecturally and in terms of car production. The 500m-long, five-storey building, had a volume of one million cubic metres, and was equipped with a rooftop test track. Fiat Lingotto..

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Conversion, restoration and connection of two apartments in a semi-detached house in Berlin, Germany.

The upper apartment of a two family house from the 1930s located in the south-west of Berlin had to be rebuilt and restored.
The future pastor´s flat of the church community of Schlachtensee..

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[h]A location that speaks volumes[/h]
Some years ago, the site in question was opened up towards the Leonhardstraße to create an urban ensemble consisting of three buildings belonging to the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Palais Meran, mumuth (House of Music and Music Drama) and..

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[h]Smoothly and calmly[/h]
Erected in 1885, Feldbach District Court is located in a typical small town environment set amidst 1960s residential housing, a playground, the old monastery by the park, a Joker casino and an inn, all of which form a characteristic backdrop to the building as a place..

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