Slotting into its industrial setting like a sleek ocean liner, the modern office building Imparo, while inexpensively constructed and technologically simple, brings and glamour and a sense of quality to an otherwise inauspicious commercial zone on the outskirts of Ljubljana.
Architect Abiro Location Ljubljana Vič - Slovenia Company involved voestalpine Stahl GmbH & Armat Website www.voestalpine.com/colofer
The regeneration of the Belgian steel town of Seraing, on the outskirts of Liège, began more than 10 years ago. Among the most striking of buildings to herald the municipality’s metamorphosis is the L’Orangerie, a rectilinear golden filigree-clad building occupied by CMI (Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie) and constructed by Willemen Groep company Franki.
Architect Reichen et Robert & Associés Location Seraing - Belgium Company involved Novelis - CMI - Metal Yapi Website www.novelis.com
Cité du vin de Bordeaux
La Cité du Vin is a new museum and exhibition centre dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of the French wine industry. Situated at the junction of the Garonne river and Atlantic Ocean in Bordeaux, the centre aims to reinforce and celebrate France’s long heritage of wine making.
Architect X-TU Architects (Anouk Legendre & Nicolas Desmazières) Location Bordeaux - France Company involved Euramax Coated Products - Alucoil Website www.euramax.eu - www.alucoil.com/europe