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LAN Architecture
Le Grand Palais des Champs Elysées


The new grand palais: an example of modernity To our contemporary eyes, the Grand Palais is both an idea and a symbol of modernity. It is a hybrid building in terms of its architecture, its usage and its history. Neither a museum nor a simple monument, its architecture has an identity all its own, centered […]


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Mateo Arquitectura
Monument to Freedom and Unity


The purpose of the Leipzig Freedom and Unity Memorial is to commemorate the “Peaceful Revolution” of 1989 that made Leipzig a decisive place for the fall of the Berlin wall with the construction of this monument. Project description written by Josep Lluís Mateo for the competition. Surface versus mass (horizontal versus vertical) There is an axis that […]


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Norman Disney & Young
Princes Pier


Princes Pier, adjacent to Station Pier in Port Phillip Bay, is one of Melbourne’s most important cultural assets both as an exemplar of a pre-containerised shipping facility and as a place rich in Australia’s wartime, maritime and multicultural history. Built between 1912 and 1915, it was constructed by the Melbourne Harbour Trust as a second railway […]


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Asadov Architectural bureau
Zvezda Svobody


“Liberty Star” ( Zvezda Svobody)  is a monument symbolizing the present and the future of independent Azerbaijan. It will be situated in Nagorny park, on one of the picturesque slopes of the so-called Baku amphitheater with the view to the entire city. Basis for the composition of the complex is the emblem of Azerbaijan with […]


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Quixotic Architecture
Chopin 2010


2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fyderyk Chopin. Although many events and concerts will be organized – not only in his Polish homeland but around the world – Warsaw will be the capital of celebrations throughout the year. This project was designed to commemorate one of the great Masters of romantic music; […]


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Elemental Architecture
Women’s Rights National Historical Park


The National Park Service joined forces with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor an open competition to design a monument to the first women’s rights convention in America. The fragmentary remains of the gathering place and the surrounding land would be the centerpiece of the newly established Women’s Rights National Historical Park. An […]


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Zecc Architecten
Residential Church XL


Context – In the Netherlands there are hundreds of empty churches. Since 1970 more than 1000 churches are closed by church communities. More than 1/3 was demolished and half of the Catholic churches were thrown down. The coming years another 1000 churches will lose their original function. Fewer people go to church and the costs […]


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