Building an “O” as a high-rise
History is literally being written in Mannheim right now. Or rather it is being built. The spectacular high-rise building “O” designed by MVRDV is just one example: A total of four letters spell out the word “HOME” in the new Franklin Mitte neighbourhood.
Shenzhen is set to be home to a museum that should really be built in the sea. Although inspired by bobbing waves, the design ultimately looks like a group of clouds. And the spectacular structure has indeed been titled “Clouds on the Sea”.
Labelled presumptuous, sinister and obstructive by many New York residents, Donald Trump’s Grand Hyatt in Manhattan is set to become a thing of the past. Its replacement promises to be a sky-high improvement, according to the city authorities.
When fairy tales come true
Even though Hans Christian Andersen died long ago, his fairy tales continue to delight new generations. His Danish homeland has paid homage to him by building a stunning museum.
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.