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26-02-2015 > Third Time Lucky For Nouvel Skyscraper Designs

Tour Hekla, ParisSince 2013 Jean Nouvel has been working on Tour Hekla, a new skyscraper to stand in Pari's La Defense, the main tall building cluster of the French capital. Developed by Hines and AG Real Estate, it will have 47 floors and consist almost entirely of office space.

04-12-2014 > New Plans For Dublins Bolands Mill

Bolands Mill, DublinBefore the Great Irish Crash, Bolands Mill was a site on the dockside of Grand Canal Docks in central Dublin where Treasury Holdings planned on constructing a 100 metre tall tower. Those plans came crashing down, but the attractive position of the site remains and new proposals have finally surfaced six years on.

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26-11-2013 > Montpellier Picks Body Museum Winner

Museum of the Human Body, MontpellierBIG has won the International Design Competition for their innovative Museum of the Human Body that will begin building in 2016 in Parc Marianne, Montpellier, France.

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17-06-2013 > New Elevator Tech Promises Lift Revolution

No ImageOne of the biggest limiting factors of how tall a building can go is the current vertical transportation technology limits. A new breakthrough by KONE however may have raised this just a little more thanks to a new steel rope method.

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25-11-2012 > Credit Agricole Assurances Look To New HQ

IMEFA 52, ParisThe high-rise renaissance of Paris continues with plans by Jean Paul Viguier who has designed a new building for French financial firm, Credit Agricole Assurances.

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27-10-2012 > Berlin Plot Finally Set For Tower

Upper West, BerlinBlock by block the past two decades have seen Berlin unmistakably transformed into the new capital of Germany with a series of impressive and high quality public and commercial buildings. This trend looks set to continue with the proposals for a new tower to stand next to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche which was badly damaged in world war two and remains in a semi-ruined state today as a memorial.

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11-09-2012 > An Egg Shaped Europa

Europa, BrusselsBrussels is arguably the Washington DC of Europe with numerous institutions of the European Union located there. The newest of these could soon be Europa, an extension to the existing Residence Palace.

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03-09-2012 > Watery HQ For French Fashion Firm In Stockholm

L'Oreal Headquarters, StockholmLuxury French firm L'Oreal has been planning a new landmark headquarters in Stockholm that relies more on the design to create a sense of presence than an overbearing height.

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21-11-2012 > Liberty Hall Overhaul Refused Permission

Liberty Hall, DublinPlans to redevelop Liberty Hall, a much-detested high-rise building in Dublin have been rejected by An Bord Pleanįla, the planning board.

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20-10-2012 > Futuristic Museum Touches Down In Lyon

Musee de Confluences, LyonTo the untrained eye it may look like Battlestar Galatica has landed in the French city of Lyon, but this exists in reality, not science-fiction, as a spanking new museum - Musee de Confluences.

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06-09-2012 > Solidarity Centre Rises

Solidarity Centre, GdanskJust over thirty years ago one of the seminal events in Cold War history happened in Poland - the Solidarity strikes. As the first non-communist trade union in Poland it recruited almost a third of the working population of the country, and despite many deaths had a lasting impact on the country.

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27-08-2012 > Largest Jigsaw In Paris Takes Shape

The Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, ParisThe Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation may have a slightly Zoolander-esque ring to it, but there's nothing fictional about the new art centre that is taking shape in central Paris.

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