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01.11.2016 

Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital 

LAVA has designed the exhibition “Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital” which runs at th  ...read more

17.03.2017 

JACQUES FERRIER / IMPRESSIONISM 

Opening: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7 p.m. Welcome: Ulrich Müller Introduction: Finn G  ...read more

27.04.2017 

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 

Anticipating a better tomorrow… Harness the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spir  ...read more

29.04.2017 

Future of Design 

FUTURE OF DESIGN Accomplished designers and researchers will pair with emerging archite  ...read more

The new plaza on Broadway radically carves out 2.5 acres of pedestrian-only space at Manhattan's core, transforming a congested vehicular district into a world-class civic space
With an average of 45m visitors each year, Times Square is the most visited destination in New York and the United States. On the 19th of April, the NYC Department of Transportation, Department of Design and Construction, Snøhetta, and the Times Square Alliance celebrated the completion of a reinvented Times Square, as the revamped “Crossroads of the World” embraces its role as a stage for public life and freedom of expression. Following the closure of Broadway to car traffic in 2009, Snøhetta’s design for the permanent pedestrian plaza cleared out decades of old infrastructure cluttering the square while creating a unified ground plane from building front to building front. Ten 50 ft long granite benches allow pedestrians to move through the area more comfortably, complementing the energy of the lights and excitement above. Since its completion in 2016,

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