Southwest from Paris, just 1km from the Porte de Versailles and within view of the Eiffel Tower, the town of Issy-les-Moulineaux sits on the bank of the River Seine. It has undertaken a commitment that all its major buildings should be of high environmental quality, and this is evident in one new structure, with its green roof and its river frontage half hidden behind trees planted on the upper levels. It is therefore surprising at first to discover that this building in such a prime position is fulfilling the decidedly unglamorous function of a plant for sorting and treating waste.
Architect Dubosc & Associés Location Issy-les-Moulineaux - France
Las Arenas de Barcelona
Barcelona’s historic bull ring Las Arenas, constructed at the very end of the 19th century, fell largely into disuse during the 1970s, owing to the declining popularity of bull fighting in Catalonia.
Images courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) (Richard Rogers) Location Barcelona - Spain Company involved Miralu Website http://www.miralu.fr
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