Designed by newcomer architects Anttinen Oiva, Helsinki University's new main library - the largest academic library in Finland - is wedged inbetween dense city blocks in downtown Helsinki.
The transformation of Marseille’s Vieux Port, by Foster + Partners, was one of a series of projects completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013.
While most buildings remain in their place for decades, they can still express dynamic movement and fluidity. At least that is what the latest work one of the world's leading female architects, wants you to believe. With bundles of flowing curves around every corner, Hadid's new University of Economics Library and Learning Centre (LLC) in Vienna resembles a fancy stream-lined car rather than a traditional building. Situated at the center of a new university campus in Austria's capital, it is the biggest, tallest and most striking piece of architecture of the entire campus area.