Sochi Olympic Cauldron
The centre of the circular Medals Plaza in Sochi, Russia, where the winners of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games received their medals, is occupied by a curiously shaped, glistening structure rising some 46m above the ground.
Credits: Dmitry Tararin | Alcoa Architectural Products® | Kalzip
Architect Dmitry Tararin Location Sochi - Russia Company involved Alcoa Architectural Products & Kalzip Website www.alcoaarchitecturalproducts.com
When the sun is setting in Soweto, South Africa, the walls of the new Soweto Theatre glow in a warm gold colour. In fact, these walls are clad in a grey colour, but their double curvature means that they reflect their surroundings, picking up not only the warm tones of the low sun but also the green of nearby trees. This visual richness is simply one manifestation of the wealth of ideas and ambition that are invested in a building that will serve both the local community and the national and international visitors who already come to the township, bringing much needed tourist income.
Architect Afritects (Tony de Oliviera) Location Soweto - South Africa Company involved ArcelorMittal Website http://www.arcelormittal.com
Sports Centre Odessa
Since we all know the story of the tortoise and the hare, a tortoise may not seem the most obvious choice of building form for a sports complex. But it is the form that architect Yuri Seryogin picked for the Yuzhny Sports Complex in Odessa, Ukraine, a building that also has an associated hotel. Other facilities include a children’s play area and a park.
Architect Jury Serjogin Location Odessa - Ukraine Company involved Novelis Website http://www.novelis.com