Once Europe’s largest freight station, Brussels’ monumental Gare Maritime is now the largest European CLT project. Neutelings Riedijk Architects have transformed the historic structure into a covered district, giving it a sustainable new lease of life using cross-laminated timber.
Where aircraft used to take off and land, a new project aims to work on how to save the world. Berlin Tegel is due to be transformed into a research park for climate protection strategies and a smart model residential district for the future.
The old harbour district Katendrecht has long since morphed into the trendy quarter of Rotterdam. And soon it will be one gem richer: the master plan by Powerhouse Company is transforming the site of the historic Codrico factory into a sparkling mix of old and new.
Traditionally, people in Denmark leave their country to go skiing. But now the CopenHill waste incinerator provides them with a ski slope all year round. Seriously! It is all thanks to a truly spectacular architectural project.
There is always a buzz of interest when leading design city Shenzhen announces a new project: over 70 architectural firms from all over the world submitted designs for the new Shenzhen Natural History Museum in China. In the end, the 3XN team was awarded the contract for their truly spectacular design.
With its textile facade made of carbon fibre, Germany’s Texoversum is a showcase for textiles as a general purpose technology.
The newly built art depot of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam can be considered a work of art in its own right. The architects at MVRDV have designed a massive, mirrored “bowl” with trees growing out of its “lid”. This new building can be admired already – even before the art objects have been installed.
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A tribute to the Bauhaus era, a constructional climate concept, and vertical neighbourhoods. The Tel Aviv Arcades by Studio Precht take a fresh look at skyscraper design.