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
Pôle Agro-alimentaire du Grand Lyon
Echoing the vibrancy of fresh fruit and vegetables, the Pôle Agro-Alimentaire du grand Lyon is a playful and practical element of the recently relocated wholesale fruit and vegetable market, le Marché de Gros Lyon-Corbas, from where produce from the region is distributed to retailers and restaurants throughout 55 French departments and beyond.
Architect AIA Architectes – Albert Constantin Location Lyon - France Company involved Miralu Website http://www.miralu.fr
Amstelveen Theater tower
While both bigger and better - in terms of functionality - than the original 1975 edifice it replaces, the newly restored Amstelveen Theater tower is perhaps most remarkable for its shimmering golden façade, which is pimpled with regularly positioned, 13cm-deep hydroformed hemispheres.
Images courtesy of Jannes Linders
Architect Benthem Crouwel Architects Location Amstelveen - The Netherlands Company involved Elval Website http://www.elval.gr