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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library: A New-Generation Library with Special Facilities

Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects work together to renovate this Mid-Manhattan library located in New York. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library is a renovation project that completed in 2021 with 16,722 m2 in size. It becomes a new-generation library with new features and special facilities for business, adult learning, and young users.

Building C: The Reconstruction of the Historic Building with the Use of Selected Natural Materials

It is a refurbishment project completed by Atelier Starzak Strebicki in 2020. Building C is located at Plac Kolegiacki, a part of the gradual revitalization of the City Hall area. The program of this project is to reconstruct the historic building, creating a meeting place for residents of Poznań and guests visiting the city. Selected natural materials are used due to the historic character of the building.

Macau Central Library: A New Library Building with A Facade Inspired by Former Modernist Design of Hotel

This 15,000 m2 ongoing project offers an awesome library that will provide a forward-thinking platform for influencing its surroundings. This new library building will be located by the Tap Seac square in the historical center of Macau, situated on the site of the former Hotel Estoril. Started in 2020, Macau Central Library is designed by mecanoo with a facade inspired by the former modernist design of the hotel.

Liverpool Interlomas: A Department Store with A Flexible Facade and Sleek Stainless Steel Machine-Like Exterior

Dynamism, fluidity, and flexibility drove the facade process design of this department store. Liverpool Interlomas is a 2011 project by Rojkind Arquitectos, located in Huixquilucan with 193,750 square feet in size. This building also has a sleek stainless steel machine-like exterior that transformed into a dynamic form.

Faculty of Mathematics at Karlsruhe University: The Refurbishment of the Mathematics Building

Dating from 1964, the Faculty of Mathematics at Karlsruhe University has been upgraded in terms of energy conservation and architectural design by Ingenhoven Architects. It is possible to reduce the consumption of energy by half based on the innovative energy concept. The refurbishment of this Mathematics building is started in 2011 and completed in 2015 in Germany.

Institute for Sound and Vision: A Large Euclidian Cube with A Colorful Facade

The program of this 2006 project is offices, a museum, parking garage, archives, and also an audiovisual library in a 45.000 m2 building. Institute for Sound and Vision is designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects as a large Euclidian cube. Half of the building is buried in the ground in Hilversum, Netherlands. The main highlight of this building is its colorful facade.

Tainan Public Library: A Modern Library with the Latest Technologies

The design of MAYU and Mecanoo for this modern library can represent the meeting of histories, generations, and also cultures in one building. Tainan Public Library is located in Tainan, Taiwan with 37,000 m2 in size. It is an awesome project that realized from 2017 to 2020, designed as a home to the city’s cultural heritage, films, music, art, and also more than a million books.

The Cube Beirut: A Whole New Level to the Concept of A High Rise for Attractive Apartments

This building is designed by Orange Architects and founded in 2010 by Michiel Hofman, Jeroen Schipper, and Patrick Meijers. The Cube Beirut is a project of an intense design collaboration between the partners and the client Karim Jabbour, then Michiel left Orange Architects in April 2016. It is a whole new level to the concept of a high rise that generates attractive apartments.

Banyan Tree Riverside Residence: An Iconic and Finely Textured Silhouette with Formal Simplicity

Sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, Banyan Tree Riverside Residence comes as a distinctive architectural statement. This awesome building is designed by SCDA Architects, offering formal simplicity with crafted detailing to create an iconic and finely textured silhouette.