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Category: Cultural

September 08, 2014 /

Vienna University of Economics Library and Learning Centre
Zaha Hadid Architects
Vienna, Austria

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.

MAR - Rio Art Museum. Image © Leonardo Finotti
May 15, 2014 /

MAR – Rio Art Museum
Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio’s most recent museum, the Rio Art Museum - or MAR, as it's known by its Portuguese acronym - is one of the flagships in the city's $3.8 billion plan to renovate and revitalize its run-down port district. It is also a tactful conciliation of old and new.

April 23, 2014 /

Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Zaha Hadid Architects
Seoul, South Korea

The so-called 'creative industries' are what almost all major world cities want to be known for and base their future economy on. So, how does a city become a 'design city'? Mayors everywhere in the world are currently pondering this question. Oh Se-Hoon, the former mayor of Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, who preferred landmark construction projects over welfare programs, spent 450 million dollars on a fancy, sleek new building called the Dongdaemun Design Plaza - or DDP for short.

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