The formation of Deltares in 2008 grouped all the knowledge in the Netherlands relating to delta issues in a single research institute. The aim of merging the different disciplines was to allow the Netherlands to develop better solutions for new challenges such as sea-level rise, extreme precipitation and falling land levels.
Architect Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur Location Delft - The Netherlands Company involved Euramax Coated Products Website http://www.euramax.nl
Park Inn Hotel
Clever use of colour and gloss levels on the aluminium façade of a southern Swedish hotel creates a subtle effect that shifts with the weather.
Architect Anders Blomqvist (Horisont Arkitekter) Location Lund - Sweden Company involved Arconic Architectural products Website www.alcoaarchitecturalproducts.com
Copenhagen aquarium "The Blue Planet"
Inspired “by the shape of water in endless motion”, Denmark’s new national aquarium, the Blue Planet, is northern Europe’s largest and most modern.
The whirlpool concept on which this unusual edifice originates is, according to Copenhagen-based architectural practice 3XN: “in a narrative about water, and as an image, is at once both abstract and figurative”. The practice also cites shoals of fish and swirling starlings for influencing the vortex-like form of the building.
Images courtesy of Adam Mõrk
Architect Architects 3XN Location Copenhagen - Denmark Company involved Novelis Website http://www.novelis.com