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Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville . Caen

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Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is a public library for the metropolitan region Caen la Mer in Normandy, France. The 12,000 m2 multimedia library is located at the tip of the peninsula that extends out from the city of Caen to the English Channel. Its key position – between the city’s historic core and an area of Caen that is being developed – supports the city’s ambition for the library to become a new civic center. The library’s glass facade visually connects the adjacent park, pedestrian pathway and waterfront plaza to the interior and together with two large ground floor entrances at both sides of the building, enables a fluid interaction of the library with its surroundings. On the upper floors, the urban belvedere provides unobstructed views in all four directions. Continue reading OMA . Barcode

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RFK Stadium-Armory Campus . Washington

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Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, has presented proposed short-term redevelopment options for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus. The recommended program elements come from community, stakeholder and city official feedback and will create a holistic path for the long-term vision of the greater site. Alongside Events DC, the DC-based project management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey and the design team at OMA New York took the feedback received to update the proposal for the Campus, with a particular focus on the short-term elements that provide positive economic and community benefits Continue reading OMA

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Ministry Of Sound II . London

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Between the end of the 1960s and the early 2000s nightclubs in Europe were the outposts of progressive social and cultural change, acting as the experimental labs of an evolving society. A different architectural narrative emerged; a space able to reconcile the dynamic relationship between body, culture and place. Continue reading OMA

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Kota Tua . Jakarta

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Kota Tua – a National Treasure in Indonesia – abandoned for nearly 70 years. After 300 hundred years of existence, and several 21th century failed attempts to restart the district, could this be the moment of return? Continue reading OMA