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National Maritime Museum of China


Designed by COX Architecture, after winning the international design competition back in 2013, the National Maritime Museum of China is first of its kind. Comprising four wings, focusing on the themes of "the ancient ocean," "ocean today," "journey of discovery" and "the age of the dragon", the project aims to highlight China’s maritime evolution. Covering 80,000 square meters, the three-story museum includes six display areas and 15 interconnected exhibition…

Nur Alem: Museum of the Future, Kazakhstan


In 2017, Kazakhstan hosted the EXPO International Specialized Exhibition. EXPO 2017 was designed by Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture with a special focus on the exhibition topic, Future Energy. The key architectural structure of the exhibition complex was the pavilion of Kazakhstan – Nur Alem. This is the world’s largest spherically-shaped building, measuring 100 m in height from plinth level and 80 m in diameter. Its total area is 24,000…

Elbphilharmonie Mixed-Use Complex, Germany


The Elbphilharmonie, designed by Herzog & de Meuron Office, is located in the historic Sandtorhafen, which was Hamburg’s old working harbor for centuries. The Elbphilharmonie with its impressive glass facade and wave-like rooftop rises up from the former Kaispeicher building; Hamburg’s biggest warehouse on the water. The Kaispeicher was built in 1875 and destroyed in the Second World War, it was then rebuilt and renamed Kaispeicher. 1,000 curved window…

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