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Category: Cultural

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.

April 14, 2014 /

Biomuseo
Gehry Partners, LLP
Panama City, Panama

The Biomuseo by Frank O. Gehry is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, on the Amador Causeway. The purpose of the museum is to change the way we see, understand and preserve our environment.

Phoenix Media Center seen from the air. Photo by Kevin Holden Platt
March 03, 2014 /

Phoenix Media Center
Shao Weiping
Beijing, China

Architect Shao Weiping’s unveiling of the Phoenix International Media Center, which resembles a DNA-like double helix that has been wrapped into a loop, adds a new icon of advanced engineering and parametric design to Beijing’s ever-morphing skyline.

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