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SongEun ArtSpace & SAMTAN . Seoul

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The new SongEun building provides art spaces for the SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation. Established in 1989 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary art, the foundation supports young Korean artists through the annual SongEun art award and presents significant exhibitions of international artists. In addition to the art spaces on the lower floors, office spaces are located on the upper floors. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron

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St. Jakob Tower . Basel

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The St. Jakob Tower scheme provides its setting with a vibrant urbanistic focus. In the manner of a “gateway building” it marks a key entrance point into Basel and is particularly eye-catching for drivers on the nearby motorway. The new Mercedes-Benz Showroom slots easily into the urban terrain between the St. Jakob sports and events venue and the Birs river. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron

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Central police station . Hong Kong

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The former Central Police Station and Victoria Prison is a walled compound of heritage buildings at the commercial centre of Hong Kong Island. Established by the British after 1841 as the colony’s main police station, magistracy, and prison, the site is one of Hong Kong’s most important remaining historic monuments. Following its decommission in 2005, the entire compound was vacated, leaving a set of open grounds and a collection of unique buildings. From an urban perspective, it is a rare “courtyard” in the middle of one of the densest cities in the world. As a historical presence, the site reveals the city’s colonial past, standing in sharp contrast to the surrounding commercial towers of today. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron