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  • Mons International Congress Centre / Studio Libeskind

    Mons International Congress Centre / Studio Libeskind

    An unmistakeable sense of momentum emanates from Daniel Libeskind's latest project, a convention centre in the Belgian city of Mons. Its powerful prow bringing to mind a boat cresting a wave, the building is characterised by a graceful dynamism. Combining Libeskind's trademark angularity with a sensually rounded underbelly, the structure is a skilfully executed balance of contrasts. 


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  • Renzo Piano's Harvard Art Museums

    Renzo Piano's Harvard Art Museums

    It's hard to imagine any other architect who could match Renzo Piano's skill, dexterity and imagination when it comes to the Harvard Art Museums project. Confronted with a confined space, difficult neighbours and a high profile client, Piano has carried out a fiendishly challenging consolidation of assorted museums, resulting in a coherent whole. Without Piano's light touch, renowned versatility of design, and sensitivity to existing structures, the masterful result is unimaginable. 

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  • Theatre de Stoep - UN Studio

    Theatre de Stoep - UN Studio

    Rising majestically over the still waterscape, regally resplendent in purple and white, UN Studio's Theatre de Stoep combines a futuristic form with some serious old school glamour. Dramatic inside and out, this regional theatre has reshaped the cultural scene of the Dutch town of Spijkenisse. 

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  • Specifier Magazine Issue 116

    Specifier Magazine Issue 116

    The New Art Museums of Rio / House of Music / JA Curve Church / Fairfield Hacienda / Florence St / North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club / The Ozone House / UTS Great Hall / 2014 Venice Biennale / Meet David Karotkin

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  • North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club

    North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club

    Nothing says Sydney like the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (NBSLSC). The hedonistic indulgence of summer days at the beach combined with the understated daily heroism of the members is a part of the city’s identity. Located on a prominent national heritage site at the northern end of Bondi Beach, the club is an Australian icon.

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  • House of Music

    House of Music

    On the banks of the Limfjord, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU’s House of Music arises from the industrial landscape. Encasing world-class performance and educational facilities within a striking architectural form, the building has placed the small Danish city of Aalborg on the cultural map.

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  • Memory Wound

    Memory Wound

    On the 22nd of July 2011, a pair of terror attacks was carried out on Norway's government quarter in Oslo and subsequently at a Labour Party-run summer camp in Utøya. The horror of the events elicited a global reaction of disbelief and profound sadness. Three years on, the question of remembrance has come to the fore, with a competition to design memorial sites recently won by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg. The Memory Wound is his architectural ode to the monumental loss at the summer camp on Utøya Island.

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  • GASP!


    A neglected section of shoreline, disengaged from the community by arterial roads and a lack of access, is once again being appreciated as crowds flock to the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!). Room11’s first foray into public architecture, the award-winning GASP! brings new life to the region. 

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  • Bridgewater LINC & Child+Family Centre

    Bridgewater LINC & Child+Family Centre

    It is rare that a public building can be accurately described as welcoming. Yet Bridgewater's new LINC and Child and Family Centre is just that. Commissioned by the Department of Education, Tasmania and created by Liminal Architecture, the project brings together Service Tasmania, LINC (Learning and Information Network Centre) and the tagari lia Child and Family Centre in a single integrated building, in order to provide information, training and support services to the entire Bridgewater community.

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  • Jack Evans Boat Harbour

    Jack Evans Boat Harbour

    Marking the transition between land, river, and sea, the Jack Evans Boat Harbour frames the shifting intertidal zone of a landscape in constant flux. Commissioned by the Tweed Shire Council, designed by ASPECT Studios, and brought into being by Multispan Australia, the new recreational and aquatic promenade has revitalised the Tweed Heads community, encouraging both tourists and locals to interact with the water around them.

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