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12 Aug 2016

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Grove at Grand Bay, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Grove at Grand Bay
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Coconut Grove Miami Buildings by Bjarke Ingels – BIG
This sold-out development mark Bjarke Ingels’ first completed condominium design in the USA. The pair of twisting 20-story glass towers has helped lead the rejuvenation of Coconut Grove’s business district, which is coming alive with upscale retailers and restaurants ahead of new residents moving in.

8 Jun 2016

Bjarke Ingels Group News

BIG Office in London

BIG has opened a London office.

The Danish architects have taken on former Rogers Stirk Harbour partner Andy Young as technical director.

Operations director is Lisa Melvin, rom Heatherwick Studio.

The office, in King’s Cross, has sixteen staff.

The news follows the winning of the Google HQ project at King’s Cross., a public realm project at Battersea Power Station and design for Sellar at Canada Water in South East London.

Architect Bjarke Ingels announced the news at the opening of his first built project in the UK, the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion.

BIG’s main office is in Copenhagen with a smaller studio in New York.

8 + 7 Jun 2016

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 by Bjarke Ingels

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016

16 May 2016
New Washington Redskins Stadium, USA
Washington Redskins American Football Stadium Design
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Washington Redskins Stadium Building design by BIG
60,000-seater building wrapped in a golden metal mesh, a single ‘bowl’ where all spectators can see each other, surrounded by a moat’

27 + 26 Apr 2016

BIG’s designs are added to The Museum of Modern Art’s Collection

Architectural models of two of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group’s major buildings in Copenhagen – the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy plant currently under construction and the 8 House are now part of MoMA’s design collection. In addition, illustrations, renderings and films, including Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine’s film Infinite Happiness are incorporated in the Collection.

Amager Waste to Energy plant model by BIG at The National Building Museum:
Amager Waste to Energy plant model at The National Building Museum,  photo : Joe David
photograph : Joe David

MoMA’s design collection contains 28,000 works ranging from large-scale design objects to works on paper and architectural models. The 22 x 90 x 47″ model of the Waste-to-Energy plant provides a 1:200 scale of the power plant in Copenhagen due to finish construction by 2018. The power plant will provide energy to the citizens of Copenhagen and surrounding municipalities, while allowing to ski and hike on its roof all year round.

The original 1:100 model of the 8 House from 2007 offers a unique look of the 600 000sq ft mixed-use building in Copenhagen which completed in 2010. Rather than a traditional housing block, the 8 House stacks all ingredients of a lively urban neighborhood into horizontal layers of typologies connected by a continuous promenade and cycling path up to the 10th floor creating a three-dimensional urban neighborhood where suburban life merges with the energy of a big city, where business and housing co-exist.

A model of the 8 House from 2007. Bjarke Ingels explains the design:

8H – The 8-House from BIG on Vimeo

The French-Italian film duo Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine documented the life in and around the 8 House over a month in 2014. Conceived as a personal video diary, the film explores how life emerges once the cranes have left and the buildings are complete. The film is included in MoMA’s Collection as one of the 16 films produced by Beka Films.

Amager Waste to Energy plant model at The National Building Museum:
Amager Waste to Energy plant model
photo : Joe David

The Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design collection surveys major figures and movements from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. From its inception in 1932, the collection has been built on the recognition that architecture and design are allied and interdependent arts, so that synthesis has been a founding premise of the collection.

25 + 21 Apr 2016

Bjarke Ingels Named to TIME 100 Most Influential List

Rem Koolhaas ‘Highflyer of skylines’ article

architect Bjarke Ingels

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. His former boss, architect Rem Koolhaas, penned the introductory essay, which noted his “lack of angst” and visionary projects, more aligned with Silicon Valley and today’s zeitgeist than the cliche of architect as tortured genius.

The recognition adds to an already impressive year for Bjarke Ingels and his transatlantic architecture studio, which has seen the release of a new stadium design for the Washington Redskins, an invitation to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, and the completion of his Tetrahedron residential project in New York.

Past architects honored by TIME include Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra.

Website: Bjarke Ingels on TIME 100 Most Influential List

Amager Bakke – Waste-to-Energy Plant Building, Copenhagen, Denmark
Amager Bakke Copenhagen
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9 Mar 2016 – Exactly three years ago today, Amager Bakke kicked off construction in Copenhagen, report BIG. The pow(d)er plant is expected to open to the ski-loving adventurers from the city and abroad by 2018.
Amager Bakke Copenhagen Building by BIG

NYPD 40th precinct police station, NYC, USA
NYPD 40th precinct police station by BIG
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NYPD 40th precinct police station building by BIG
Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled its design for the NYPD 40th precinct police station in New York that will consist of intersecting blocks clad in concrete, metal and glass. The 45,000 sqft (4,180 sqm) station is designed by BIG for the New York City Police Department’s 40th precinct. It will be located in the Melrose neighbourhood of the Bronx.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Expansion – Delaware Park, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York State, USA
3 Mar 2016 – The Albright-Knox Art Gallery aims to create a public space that could rival Canalside while expanding and remaking one of the city’s most recognizable institutions. BIG is one of the five international architects considered for the $80 million expansion.

2 World Trade Center – Honor Award, NYC, USA
1 Mar 2016 – “The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter announced today the winners of its 2016 Design Awards. 2 World Trade Center wins the Honor Award, the highest level for achievement recognizing conceptual work specific to the New York area. You will be able to check out the project during the 2016 Design Awards Exhibition, kicking off at the Center for Architecture next month”

Serpentine Pavilion 2016, Kensington Gardens, London, UK
Serpentine Pavilion 2016 by Bjarke Ingels
image by architects studio, courtesy of Serpentine Gallery
26 Feb 2016 – “The Serpentine Wall embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form ret rigorous, modular yet sculptural, both transparent and opaque, both box and blob.”
Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Lower Manhattan Shoreline Proposal, NYC, USA
Lower Manhattan shoreline by AECOM, including BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, ONE Architecture, Dewberry Engineers
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19 Feb 2016 – New York City’s Economic Development Corporation has announced the winning team AECOM, including BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, ONE Architecture, Dewberry Engineers and others to transform and protect the Lower Manhattan shoreline from future flooding and rising sea levels.

King West Towers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
King West Towers by BIG Toronto
King West Towers in Toronto – 23 Feb 2016
This Toronto complex by BIG blends an unusual stack-of-blocks form. The stpped mass is reminiscent of their world-famous 8 House in Copenhagen. Closer to Toronto another similar architectural design is ‘West 57th Street’, a 600-unit 80/20 residential building, Bjarke Ingels Group’s inaugural North American project.

66 Hudson Boulevard New York City Tower
Hudson Boulevard tower NYC by BIG
rendering : Tishman Speyer
66 Hudson Boulevard Tower in New York by BIG – 8 Feb 2016
One of the largest remaining development sites in the Hudson Yards rezoning: the building for Tishman Speyer will stand 1,005 feet to its pinnacle, rising 65 floors and containing 2.85 million square feet overall.

76 Eleventh Avenue Towers, NYC, USA
76 Eleventh Avenue New York Towers
renderings : BIG
76 Eleventh Avenue Towers – 17 Jan 2016
This pair of tower buildings will be 28 and 38 floors, the tallest being 402 feet high.

2 WTC New York Towers, NY, USA
2 WTC New York by Bjarke Ingels
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2 WTC New York by Bjarke Ingels – 19 Jan 2016
Rupert Murdoch has dropped his plans to relocate 21st Century Fox and News Corp. to 2 World Trade Center. World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein declared himself “disappointed” by the news.

Washington Redskins New American Football Stadium by BIG
Washington Redskins Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
photograph courtesy Wikipedia Commons ; Author: MSGT KEN HAMMOND ; Date: 1988
New Washington Redskins Stadium – 8 Jan 2016
There seems to be no stopping Bjarke Ingels! The up-and-coming Danish architect’s next major US project looks like it will be a new stadium for the Washington Redskins in Washington DC.

Blåvand Bunker Museum, Jutland, Denmark – 18 Nov 2013
Design: BIG, architects
Blåvand Bunker Museum
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Claus Kjeld Jensen, director of the Museum of Varde City and District: “We wanted a museum that was fully integrated into the landscape while at the same time being architecturally outstanding – functional, spectacular and invisible. BIG has created a harmonious and beautiful building that stands out in enormous contrast to the brutal Tirpitz bunker (adjacent to the new Museum), yet the design pays respect to the unique dune landscape. It is a fantastic place where we will be able to convey the big stories of Jutland. Thanks to the generous donation from the A.P. Møller Foundation this now becomes a reality.”

BIG Architects Monograph – 21 Oct 2013
BIG Architects Monograph
photo from Arquitectura Viva
A monograph devoted to the Danish studio BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group just released by the publisher Arquitectura Viva.

New Danish Maritime Museum, Sjælland, eastern Denmark – 18 Oct 2013
New Danish Maritime Museum
photo : Rasmus Hjortshøj
Danish Maritime Museum Building
Part of the Kulturhavn Kronborg: In the presence of Her Royal Highness Queen Margrethe II, BIG celebrated the completion of the New Danish Maritime Museum on October 5.
The new 5.000 m2 Danish Maritime Museum is located at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Helsingør, just north of Copenhagen in a unique historical context adjacent to one of Denmark’s most important buildings, the Kronborg Castle – also known from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Superkilen Book – urban landscape in Copenhagen, Denmark – 25 Sep 2013
Design: BIG / Topotek1 / SUPERFLEX
Superkilen Copenhagen
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Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is expanding its acclaimed list of architectural reference books with Superkilen – the first time that a public project is documented in such detail. The book celebrates the dawn of a new type of urban public space. Superkilen is a kilometer long urban space wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark.

Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland, Sjælland, eastern Denmark
Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland
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Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland – 2 Sep 2013
Design of a new super hospital building in north east Denmark

TELUS Sky Tower, Calgary, Canada – 10 Jul 2013
Design: BIG
TELUS Sky Tower Calgary
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Just in time for the Calgary Stampede, BIG presented its design for a new architectural landmark for one of Canada’s leading telecommunication companies TELUS in Calgary’s downtown core. The 750,000 square foot tower creates a dynamic community by blending urban living and working seamlessly.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, USA
Design: BIG + West 8 + Fentress + JPA
Miami Beach Square
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Miami Beach Convention Center – 14 May 2013
The architects propose to roll out an urban fabric of paths and plazas, parks and gardens that forms an archipelago of urban oases throughout the site. At the heart of it – we introduce a central square to become the pivoting point of the entire neighborhood. Becoming the front door to the convention center, and the convention hotel, a front lawn to the revitalized Jackie Gleason Theatre, a town square for the city hall, an outdoor arena for the Latin American Cultural Museum, and the red carpet for the big botanical ball room.

Faroe Islands Education Centre
BIG with Fuglark, Lemming & Eriksson, Sámal Johannesen, Martin E. Leo, KJ Elrad
Torshavn Building
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Faroe Islands Education Centre
Integrating the dramatically sloped landscape, the project is designed as a vortex, radiating out toward the surrounding environment while at the same time focusing inward on the school’s inner landscape for learning. The three schools under one roof create the synergetic effect of a vertical campus where at the school’s heart an open rotunda space creates a natural gathering point across floor levels and academic interests.

EuropaCity, Paris / Roissy, France
Design: BIG
EuropaCity Paris
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EuropaCity – 17 Apr 2013
The new urban center EuropaCity is located between Paris and Roissy in France’s most populated region Île-de-France. EuropaCity will offer a mixture of retail, culture and leisure on an unprecedented scale around the defining theme of the European urban experience, diversity and culture. The winning team was selected among proposals from Manuelle Gautrand, Snøhetta and Valode & Pistre.

Smithsonian Institution Master Plan, Washington DC, USA
Design: BIG
Smithsonian Institution Building
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Smithsonian Institution Master Plan – 13 Mar 2013
BIG leading a Core Design Team including Surface Design, Traceries and Robert Silman Associates, further supported by Atelier Ten, GHT Limited, Wiles Mensch, Weidlinger Associates, VJ Associates, Protection Engineering Group and FDS Design Studio is today officially announced as the winning team to rethink the historic Smithsonian campus, world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.

LEGO museum, Jutland, Denmark
BIG, Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and COWI is the winning team to design the new experience center for LEGO to be located in Billund, the home of the LEGOLAND theme park. The LEGO House will welcome approximately 250,000 visitors annually, serving as a new focal point of Billund city life. Construction of The LEGO House is expected to start in 2014 say the architects.

Amager Bakke – Waste-to-Energy Plant Copenhagen, Denmark – news
Design: BIG
Waste-to-Energy Plant Copenhagen Ski Slope
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Amager Bakke – 5 Mar 2013
Located in an industrial area near the city centre the new Waste-to-Energy plant will be an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the cityscape of Copenhagen. The project is the single largest environmental initiative in Denmark and replaces the adjacent outdated Amagerforbraending plant, integrating the latest technologies in waste treatment and environmental performance.

Superkilen, Copenhagen, Denmark – award
Design: BIG + Topotek1 + Superflex
Superkilen Copenhagen
image : Iwan Baan

Superkilen masterplan designed by BIG + Topotek1 + Superflex has a great start to 2013 receiving a 2013 AIA NATIONAL HONOR AWARD and a citation as the best Urban Design in the Annual Design Review of ARCHITECT magazine.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected Superkilen as one of the winners of the 2013 Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design.

Phoenix Observation Tower, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
BIG
Phoenix Observation Tower Arizona
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Phoenix Observation Tower – 20 Dec 2012
Designed as a major attraction in the Valley of the Sun: conceived as a concrete tower with an open-air spiral sphere at the top. Three glass elevators connect the ground with the spiraling sphere above.

The Grove at Grand Bay residences, Miami, Florida, USA
Design: BIG + others
The Grove at Grand Bay residences Miami
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The Grove at Grand Bay residences – 7 Dec 2012
BIG + Raymond Jungles + Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates + Esrawe + Desimone + HNGS, transform the Coconut Grove Waterfront with twisting towers in South Florida, USA.
The Grove at Grand Bay residences, located on the former site of the Grand Bay Hotel and just minutes from key areas including the airport, downtown Miami and Coral Gables shall leave an imprint on the South Bayshore Drive community, redefining luxury and breathing new life into Coconut Grove for decades to come.

BIG at the 13th la Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Design: BIG + TENU, Julie Hardenberg and Inuk Silas Høgh
Connecting Greenland
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Venice Biennale Denmark Pavilion – 22 Aug 2012
BIG in collaboration with TENU, Julie Hardenberg and Inuk Silas Høgh present Connecting Greenland: AIR+PORT as a part of the exhibition “POSSIBLE GREENLAND” at the Danish Pavilion, exploring the potentials and challenges that Greenland is facing as the country gains global attention.
Venice Biennale

Recent BIG architects Designs

Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, Bordeaux, France
Design: BIG + FREAKS freearchitects
MÉCA Building Bordeaux
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BIG Architects – latest design : MÉCA Bordeaux – 20 Jun 2012
Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building.

Tampere Waterfront Development, central Finland
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Finnish Waterfront Development
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Tampere Waterfront – 8 May 2012
BIG wins the competition to revitalize the city center of the third largest city in Finland.
The invited design contest calls for a strong architectural master plan, comprising residential, commercial and cultural programme, forming a new urban area around the existing Ratina sports stadium in one of the most rapidly developing regions in Finland. BIG is selected as a winner of the competition by Finnish developers Rakennustomisto Pohjola & YH-Länsi, among proposals from Swedish Wingårdhs, German Behnisch Partner and Finnish JKMM.

Cross Towers, Seoul, South Korea
BIG
Cross Towers Seoul
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Cross Towers Seoul – 3 May 2012
BIG’s residential towers in the Yongsan International Business District revitalize the Han riverfront into a new commercial and residential center for the citizens of Seoul. Situated at the south-east edge of the Yongsan master plan designed by Studio Liebeskind for the Korean development group Dreamhub, BIG’s Cross # Towers will contribute to the developing skyline of Seoul and become a recognizable marker of the new cultural and commercial center of the city.

Beach and Howe Tower, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Beach and Howe Tower
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Beach and Howe Tower – 12 Apr 2012
The 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe mixed-use tower by BIG + Westbank + Dialog + Cobalt + PFS + Buro Happold + Glotman Simpson and local architect James Cheng marks the entry point to downtown Vancouver, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure to the Vancouver skyline.

Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, USA
BIG + Architectural Nexus
Kimball Art Center Building
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Kimball Art Center Building – 13 Feb 2012
BIG + Architectural Nexus + Dunn Associates + VBFA + Envision Engineering + Big D design the winning proposal for the renovation and expansion of Kimball Art Center in Park City, projected for completion by Mid-2015 The Kimball Art Center, home to Sundance House during the Annual Sundance Film Festival, invited an international group of architects to submit designs for an interior renovation of the existing Kimball Art Center and the construction of a new building directly adjacent to the original, located centrally in Park City, Utah.

BIG ♥ NYC : Times Square – interactive heart installation, USA
Times Square heart installation
photo © Ho Kyung Lee
Times Square interactive heart – 9 Feb 2012
BIG + Times Square Alliance + Flatcut + Local Projects and Zumtobel celebrate the Valentine’s Day with an interactive heart installation at Times Square, New York utilizing the flow of people, air and touch to bring the heart to life.

9 Feb 2012
BIG longlists for the Waller Creek competition
BIG + Civitas + local architectural consultant Specht Harpman are one of the nine lead design teams chosen for Stage II of the Design Waller Creek competition, Austin, Texas, USA, to re-envision the Waller Creek stretch into a vibrant, livable and workable district.

Transitlager, Dreispitz, Basel, Switzerland
Transitlager Basel
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Transitlager Basel – 25 Oct 2011
BIG wins an invited competition to renovate and extend an existing 1960’s concrete warehouse situated in a Basel industrial district which is being transformed into an alternative Arts District

Cultural Centre, Albania
BIG, Martha Schwartz Landscape, Buro Happold, Speirs & Major, Lutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management
Cultural Complex Albania
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Cultural Centre Albania – 4 May 2011

E2 Competition, Finland
BIG + others
E2 Competition
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E2 Competition Finland – 15 Mar 2011

West 57th, New York City
Design: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
West 57 New York City
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West 57th Street – 7 Feb 2011
Durst Fetner Residential announced the design of West 57, a 600-unit 80/20 residential building on West 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. The building is designed by renowned Danish Architect firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and is their inaugural North American project.

8 House, Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark
BIG
Big House
photograph : Ty Stange
8 House, Ørestad

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group : Practice Profile

BIG Architects – Major Projects

Developments by BIG, alphabetical:

Greenland National Gallery of Art, Denmark
BIG + TNT Nuuk +
Ramboll Nuuk + Arkitekti
Greenland National Gallery of Art
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Greenland National Gallery of Art
Kaufhauskanal Metrozone, Germany
Architects: BIG Architects; Landscape Architects: Topotek1
Kaufhauskanal housing
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Kaufhauskanal housing, Hamburg
Mountain Dwellings – VM Houses Phase 2, Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark
VM Mountain Dwellings
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VM Mountain Dwellings
Museo Tamayo, nr Mexico City
BIG with Michel Rojkind Arquitectos
Museo Tamayo
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New Tamayo Museum
National Library in Astana, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan National Library
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Kazakhstan National Library
Shanghai Expo Danish Pavilion, China
Shanghai Expo Denmark Pavilion
photograph : Iwan
Shanghai Expo Danish Pavilion
The World Village of Women Sports, Malmo, Sweden
World Village of Women Sports
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World Village of Women Sports
Zira Zero Island
Azerbaijan
Zira Zero Island
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Zira Zero Island

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