Much of today's Plaza de España and the cargo docks of the Muelle de Enlace is reclaimed land anchored in the steep drop of the Atlantic Coast. Anything that is constructed there is essentially an additional crust, a new layer superimposed on what is for the most part landfill.
The competition for the Munch Area in the Bjorvika neighborhood involved an opportunity to develop a complete city fragment, with the Munch Museum as the focus, in an enclave soon due to become essential for Oslo's life and image.
The original building of the Chopo Museum is a product of late 19th century technology. The structure was manufactured just before the turn of the century in Oberhausen, Germany, as a pavilion for an exhibition on industry and art in Düsseldorf.
Designed and completed in only four years, Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport opened ahead of schedule for the 2008 Olympics.