The cigar-like shape of Barcelona’s 38-storey Torre Agbar was inspired, according to its principal architect Jean Nouvel, both by the image of a geyser rising into the air and the profile of the nearby mountain of Montserrat.
Images courtesy of Rafael Vargas
Architect Jean Nouvel Location Barcelona - Spain Company involved Alucoil Website http://www.alucoil.com
The new campus of the Arcus College in Heerlen, in the southeast Netherlands is a regional provider of vocational training for the Limburg province. It was designed, says architect IAA Architecten, “to meet the challenges of contemporary vocational education, anticipating future developments in this field and creating an optimised learning environment for a new generation of students”.
Photography: Little Planet www.littleplanet.be
Architect IAA Architecten Location Heerlen - The Netherlands Company involved ArcelorMittal & Jack Muller Website industry.arcelormittal.com
INP Gymnasium complex
Taking architecture “further than a mere building” is how architect Marc Laurens, from Toulouse-based practice Laurens & Loustau Architects, describes the recently completed INP gymnasium complex at the new Toulouse-Labège university campus in southwest France.
Architect Marc Laurens, Pierre Loustau Location Toulouse - France Company involved ArcelorMittal Website http://www.arcelormittal.com/construction