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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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J. Van Breda & C° Bank, Hasselt (Belgium)

The Maks.architectuur firm was awarded the design of a new regional office for the J. Van Breda & C° Bank on the outskirts of the city of Hasselt, in the Belgian province of Limburg.

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New Limassol Port Passenger Terminal (Cyprus) 

Transport terminals, whether for travel by air, land or sea, could be divided into two main categories. On the one hand, “functional” terminals, which are so focused on efficiency that they become banal and anonymous – anthropologist Marc Augé referred to these as “non-places”. On the other hand, “dream-like” terminals, whose architecture evokes the magic and wonder of travel. The Limassol terminal ferry definitely falls into this second category, joining a line of iconic buildings that could have the emblematic TWA(*) terminal as their figurehead.

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Stonehenge Visitor centre (United kingdom)

Does modern architecture suit all environments?  What is the best way to approach building next to a world famous monument as iconic as Stonehenge, which today could be perceived as Land-Art but was actually built between 2,800 and 1,100 B.C.? The new building designed by architects firm Denton Corker Marshall offers a proud welcome to visitors coming to admire the megaliths. One million visitors are expected every year.

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Which? Headquarters, London (UK)

The headquarters of the English consumers’ association Which?, located in the London borough of Camden, underwent a major redevelopment operation, led by the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates London architecture firm.

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Raket School, Kiruna (Sweden)

Kiruna is a town with a singular destiny. Its eighteen thousand inhabitants live in the northernmost town in Sweden, in the heart of Lapland, 145 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. In 1900, the presence of iron ore and gold justifi ed the creation of a town in this isolated inhospitable territory with an extremely harsh climate.

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Collective housing, Brooklyn, New York (USA)

The imposing Domino factory has been located in Brooklyn for more than 150 years and is no ordinary building. It is a historic New York city monument, and there was a time when more than half the sugar consumed in the union was produced within its walls. It was inconceivable that the end of refining activities and closure of the site in 2004 should lead to the disappearance of this major element of industrial heritage, ideally positioned on the east bank of the East River, facing Manhattan, at the landing of the Williamsburg Bridge.

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