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Kennedy Town swimming pool, Hong Kong (China)

Hong Kong has to make a place for itself between sea and mountains to construct its buildings. Everything is considered to reconcile growth and shortage of land. When vertical densification, burying infrastructures under hills, taking land back from the sea are not possible, programmatic acrobatics can be a solution.

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Optus Stadium in Perth (Australia)

The Optus Stadium, a key element in a vast rehabilitation project to the east of Perth’s city-centre, in Western Australia, was designed jointly by the Hassel Studio, Cox Architecture and HKS Architects firms.

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College of Music, Bernay (France)

The building had been unused since the end of the 1960s, until when it housed the former abattoirs of the small town of Bernay. Since classes began here in September 2010, the sound of music can be heard from within it. 

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Marco Polo Residence, London (United Kingdom)

Designed by architect Scott Brownrigg as part of the rehabilitation of the Nine Elms industrial neighbourhood in the southern suburbs of London, the two buildings of the “Vista, Chelsea Bridge” programme overlook Battersea park to the west and the train tracks leading to the city-centre on the east.

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Atlas Garden, Stockholm (Sweden)

The return to cities is an urban phenomenon of the early 21st century that has led to even the most ordinary constructions located in the extended perimeter of urban centres being upgraded. The completion of the Atlas Garden, a 7,300 m² office building located close to the Central station in Stockholm, is a good example of this.Although situated at the heart of the city, the building to be renovated was located in a particular environment.

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House in Santander (Spain)

Opening onto the ocean without turning its back on land: this was the request which gave birth to a “flexible black box, which merges into the landscape” of the Costa Verde. 

 

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Conquest 1326 Panorama Museum, Bursa (Turkey)

Located in the historic part of the city of Bursa, in north-western Turkey, the Panorama 1326 Fetih museum is exceptional: its dome is 42 metres in diameter, making it the largest panoramic museum in the world.

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Port Melbourne House, Melbourne (Australia)

An inconspicuous extension triples the surface of a historic house in Melbourne.

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Reconversion and extension of the former hospital, Meursault (France)

Meursault leaves room for doubt! Are the zinc-clad parts of the former leprosarium a recent graft or an older artefact?

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Schifferhus & Lotsenhus, Wismar (Germany)

The “old port” in the Hanseatic city of Wismar, located in the northwest of Germany, on the Baltic sea, is part of the site that was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2002.

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