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Istanbul’s first true contemporary gathering space, Istinye Park is a vibrant new retail and entertainment destination situated above a natural topographical “amphitheater” of master-planned mid-rise residential neighborhoods. The project consists of three conceptually and architecturally distinct elements – a grand central entertainment rotunda, an open-air lifestyle center and a glass-roofed indoor retail area – combined into one multifaceted omnicenter. Master-planned on over 13 hectares, Istinye Park ..............more
South Africa. A new Museum will be the centrepiece of a new cultural and leisure development of the Spier Estate. The building features a large free soaring canopy above soft African forms, sitting on a solid stone plinth...............more
Utrecht. This unusual brief required an industrial building to combine as an acoustic barrier for the busy A2 highway. The dominant design principle in the 1.5 km long building is the use of long continuous lines forming smoothly stretched shells on both sides of the barrier. A design speed 120 km/h was used for the acoustic calculations...............more
Bern. A sustainable house in Bern, clad in copper, with high energy efficiency House Faraday is located in the Lorraine district of Bern, a workers’ neighbourhood of old clapboard residential houses alternating with dull post-war buildings. The area has evolved over the last two years into an "alternative” urban village. Fuelled by earth probe, the house is well insulated and with controlled ventilation...............more
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