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22 Bishpsgate Tower, London


The 62 storeys of 22 Bishopsgate, designed by PLP Architecture, is the tallest tower at the heart of the City of London’s financial district. PLP worked with engineers from Formula 1 to model every 10 centimeters of the building and the impact it would have on wind flows. The engineers created large-scale canopies, similar to those on the back of a race car, made out of steel and glass…

Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall, Russia


Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Yekaterinburg is Russia’s third largest economy. The city has built a rich musical tradition and established its reputation as a cultural and artistic center. For the design of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra’s new home, Zaha Hadid Architects “echoed the physical aspects of sound waves” to create an inspirational venue meeting the orchestra’s…

The Helix; Amazon's New Headquarter


Amazon has unveiled proposed development plans for the second phase of its Virginia headquarters. Designed by architects NBBJ, the same firm behind Amazon’s ‘Spheres’ on their Seattle campus, the project includes three 22-story office buildings that will run on 100% renewable energy and ‘The Helix’ at the center of the project. The proposed 2.8 million square feet design seeks to re-envision the future of work to better…

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