Forming a major element in the new urban strategy for the city named "Madrid Rio", the Arganzuela Footbridge is already called "the jewel of the Rio" by the residents.
The Olympic Tennis Center is located in a former slum housing area in the middle of a busy motorway and train network.
Dominique Perrault and his team won the international competition to design the new building for the Mariinsky Theater; the first major work of modern architecture to be built in the imperial capital.
"The grands projects of President of the Republic, François Mitterrand, are all closely associated with a site and history; in short, a place with a name."
This project is bound up with the reunification of the two Germanies. It is related to the wish of a city, Berlin, about to become the capital, to be nominated for the Olympic Games of the year 2000.
The complexity of the site, through its relationship to the greater campus and the city of Shinchon, demanded a "larger than site" response, an urban response, a global landscaped solution, weaving together the tissue of the EWHA campus with that of the city.