The north façade of the library.<br />
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Open-Air-Library
Magdeburg (Germany), 2009
The residents of a socially depressed neighbourhood have organised to collect and share books in an open-air library that they have constructed, after a participative process, with prefabricated pieces from a demolished building.
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Den Norske Opera & Ballett
Oslo (Norway), 2008
The roof of the opera house gently emerges from the waters of the port of Bjørvika to offer people who walk on it splendid views over the city and the fjord.
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Urban Activators: theater podium & brug Grotekerkplein
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2009
The insertion of a pavilion-cum-theatre programmatically revitalises the Laurenskerk cathedral square and articulates its relationship with the Delftsevaart canal.
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Paseo Marítimo de la Playa Poniente
Benidorm (Spain), 2009
The complex strip of transition between the city and beach unfolds in a colourful repertoire of sinuous forms that is sufficiently powerful to order the seafront facade and confer on it a unitary character.
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«Passage 56» / espace culturel écologique
Paris (France), 2009
Popular initiative has transformed an abandoned passageway of rue Saint Blaise into a collectively-managed ecological garden.
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Casetas de pescadores en el puerto
Cangas do Morrazo (Spain), 2008
A row of fishermen's huts dynamises the breakwater of the port with an activity that is deep-rooted in the place and attractive to the eyes of passers-by.