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Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport

Located in the heart of Mumbai, the new hub adds 4.4 million square feet of space to accommodate 40 million passengers per year. By orchestrating the complex web of passengers and planes into a design that feels intuitive and responds to the region’s rocketing growth, the new Terminal 2 asserts the airport’s place as a preeminent gateway to India. The primary design feature of the building is a long-span roof covering a total of 70 000 m2, one of the largest roofs in the world without an expansion joint. The Terminal also includes the largest and longest cable wall system in the world.

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Grotto Sauna

Perched at the northwest edge of an island in Georgian Bay, Canada, the Grotto Sauna is a feat of old-world craftsmanship and new-world sustainability made possible by cutting-edge technology. When the clients - avid architecture and design enthusiasts - commissioned the studio to build a sauna, they wanted “to be surprised” by the out-of-the-ordinary and to be part of a creative storytelling process. Inspired by an Italian grotto - a secret and sacred water-filled cave - the experimental design pays homage to the extremities of the landscape to forge a compelling architectural experience.

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Tsingtao 1903

This is the starting point of "Community Pubs Plan" of Tsingtao Beer Company and it is also the very first store. An experiential chain store of beer culture is born and it is low cost, fast to replicate, of unified identity and most importantly it is also environmentally friendly, as almost all of the materials are recycled or reused. "Tsingtao beer" as a brand with more than 100 years history, needs a series of events to reenergize and the followed up design of "Community Pub Plan" is an important component.

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ICE Krakow

ICE Krakow Congress Centre is a modern venue dedicated to cultural events: music, ballet and theatre performances as well as congresses – comprised of three main halls with 1915, 600, and 300 seats, and a multifunctional conference area of 550 sq.m. Designed at the highest standards of acoustics and mechanics, it surpasses international congress organization norms. An asset of ICE is also its unique location opposite Wawel Castle. The building boasts a glass façade facing the Vistula embankment with the multi-storey foyer offering a panoramic view of Old Krakow.

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Lin Mao Sen

Arts and crafts:A return to natural convergence is subtly weaved into the ceiling line for a sense of relaxation. The materials are reflected with an ecological perspective, integrating old concepts with new to generate a sense of freedom. Colorful rhythm:Peacock blue and mustard yellow saturation, fusion lines and staggered surface relationship, and a background with subtle oriental heritage all extend the continuity of space. The interpretation of the contemplation of environmental heritage blends old and new concepts and matches them to the pattern of ritualistic attempt.

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Raw

The restaurant design tells a parallel tale about Raw and how chef André’s food can be experienced. From the bustling streets of Taipei into the restaurant, diners step across a wooden path into a tranquil space welcomed by a lounge area which forms a gentle transition from the city. As guests enter the main space, the centralized dining area is surrounded by the wooden structure begun at the entrance. The wooden structure is the centrepiece of RAW, deliberately placed after examining the settings and dimensions, which is complemented by an interior that diners experience in stages.

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