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Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art museum in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Its name derives from the Musée du Louvre in Paris, with which it cooperates closely.

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Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi
© Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Somji

BLOX - Danish Architecture Centre

The white and green frosted glass facade is non-transparent to the outside and forms interlocking geometries. An abundance of glass – in stark contrast to the surrounding historical old town district of Copenhagen with red clinker facades that are typical to Denmark.

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BLOX - Danish Architecture Centre
Rasmus Hjortshøj

Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall in the west of HafenCity in Hamburg. The aim was to create a new landmark for the city and a "cultural flagship for all citizens".

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Elbphilharmonie
Uli Stock

Imperial West Tower

The 140 metre high residential tower of the Imperial College with its elemental façade with glass and terracotta surfaces announces the architecture of the campus from afar.

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Imperial West Tower

Refectory Campus Garching

The new refectory on the Garching campus has a main usable area of over 5,000 sqm and will "get a different character than the other buildings in Garching," says architect Andreas Meck. The building will have a "flat, wooden outer shell. Quite deliberately. Because this is a material that – in this form – does not yet exist on the campus."

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Refectory Campus Garching
© Michael Heinrich - www.mhfa.de

Municipal library Stuttgart

The Stuttgart City Library presents itself like a cubic crystal. Its uniform outer shell of modular squares consists of translucent glass blocks framed by exposed concrete frames - behind which a glass inner skin is attached.

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Municipal library Stuttgart
© pjt3_CC

Geosciences, University of Münster

The building is a solitaire with a calm horizontally-structured facade into which volumes are inserted to break the rhythm. The seminar rooms and library as well as the main entrance are articulated as green volumes to highlight their special function and, with vertical sun shading elements, provide a structure and clear expression of the functions.

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Geosciences, University of Münster
© Jörg Albano-Müller

Anna Freud Centre Campus Building

The building is located in a central location near King's Cross in London and extends the existing warehouse of the chocolate factory by a building that extends up to three storeys at the rear and up to five storeys at the front of the property along the street.

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Anna Freud Centre Campus Building
© James D. Evans

RheinMain CongressCenter

Using natural stone, timber cladding and metal glass elements, a dialogue is established between the new building and neighbouring museum and ministry. High colonnades wrap round the building on all sides in response to the 'Kurhaus' (former spa house), 'Staatstheater' (State Theatre) and Bowling Green. These projecting colonnades, the public entrance and green spaces connect the building to the city.

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RheinMain CongressCenter
© Thomas Ott

Brent Civic Centre

The Civic Centre is a multipurpose community centre which is located opposite the Wembley Arena and Wembley Stadium and contains theatre, concert and festival halls for weddings etc.

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Brent Civic Centre
Mick Baker

Musée d’Ethnographie

The spaciousness and openness of the entrance building is symbolic of the range and diversity of exhibits which come from over a hundred cultures on five continents.

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Musée d’Ethnographie
© Musée d’Ethnographie, Genève, Blaise Glauser

Tate Modern Annexe

The London Tate Gallery of Modern Art is the most visited museum of contemporary art in the world. The new building is linked to the old Tate Gallery building.

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Tate Modern Annexe
Iwan Baan

Blavatnik School of Government

The design of the new five-storey building for the Blavatnik School of Government is meant to complement the ensemble of historical buildings of the British university town Oxford with its famous towers and college courts in its own deliberate way.

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Blavatnik School of Government
John Cairns

Technikum Dresden

The Technikum houses the state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops of the inter-disciplinary teaching and research centre at the Faculty of Electrotechnology and Information Technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden.

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Technikum Dresden
Michael Moser

Zhuhai Theatre

The Zhuhai Grand Theatre with its splendid, scallop-shaped twin structure was solemnly opened in October 2016 after six years of construction. The two scallops symbolise the sun and the moon.

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Zhuhai Theatre
ken-men

Altenburgschule

More space for learning and playing! This is exactly what the authorities in the regional capital Stuttgart achieved by increasing the available space at the "Altenburgschule" and neighbouring "Steigschule".

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Altenburgschule
Kai Loges/die arge lola

Flora

The former Palm House, was built in 1863 in the symmetrically planned botanical garden in Cologne. Originally built according to the vision of a "glass palace", the Flora was destroyed during the war and a series of conversions followed.

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Flora
Uwe Aranas

Sachs Exhibition of ZF Friedrichshafen

A screen wall made of metal fabric forms a new element which is set forward from the building and echoes the brick facades behind it and lends the building a more commanding presence on the street. The entrance to the museum area itself is signalled visually by a glass canopy and a revolving door which is also used as a barrier-free escape door.

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Sachs Exhibition of ZF Friedrichshafen
© Gerhard Hagen

GRIMMWELT

GRIMMWELT is sited on the southern edge of the vineyard in the middle of an attractive heritage protected park landscape. The special atmosphere of the site is shaped by terraces, old stone steps and fragments of walls.

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GRIMMWELT
© Harry Soremski

Paper Museum Düren

The paper museum, founded in 1990, is proof of the importance paper has come to assume in the history of Düren, both in terms of its urban development, and also industry and culture.

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Paper Museum Düren
© Wolfgang Hünerbein

Kulturhaus Aue

The protected monument Kulturhaus Aue (known as the Erzgebirge District Cultural Centre since 2008) was built in the 1950s by SDAG Wismut, a mining company with a core workforce of around 45,000 employees, and was initially used by the organisation as an arts and leisure centre.

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Kulturhaus Aue
Gretsch-Unitas