Maritime Centre Vellamo
A giant wave appears to rise 30 m from the waterfront in Kotka, southeastern Finland. Set in the area that has been the heart of the town since the 1870s, this is Maritime Centre Vellamo, a dominating steel structure with a multi-coloured surface that reflects and changes with the light.
Architect Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architectys Location Kotka - Finland Company involved Rautaruukki Website http://www.ruukki.com
How do you house students at a new university? This was the dilemma that faced architects Te Kiefte Architecten when asked to provide temporary student accommodation for a new university that was founded at The Hague in the Netherlands. Eventually the university will build permanent accommodation but for the present it needed studio rooms for 122 students – plus some common facilities – with a planned lifespan of five years.
Architect Te Kiefte Architecten Borne Location The Hague - The Netherlands Company involved Grupo Andalucia Website http://www.grupoandalucia.org
A smoothly curving, silver-coloured titanium-aluminium alloy roof is the crowning glory of an impressively large and recently completed ice-skating rink in the city of Lublin, in southeast Poland.
Architect Paul Teplov Location Lublin- Poland Company involved Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products & Punto (system supplier) Website www.hydro.com