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Noble Quran Oasis by Mecanoo

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jun 2014 5:53 am | Other

The Noble Quran Oasis competition which wants to create a spatial and visual experience in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, received a proposition from the Mecanoo architectural practice from the Netherlands and it involves a structure which references the ancient Islamic cities through its poetic aspect that are inspired by the Arabic calligraphy. The arid landscape wants to encourage growth through culture and the structure takes care of the guests by ensuring an intimate retreat. The city is located in a…

Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Aug 2013 4:52 pm | Other

The city of Birmingham, England received a new public library with rooftop gardens and a sunken amphitheater designed by the Mecanoo studio. The project attracts the attention through the impressive façade created with interlocking metal rings which are even more original when placed between a block from the 1930s and a theater built in the 1960s. The library is in the Centenary Square fronting one of the three piazzas and its shape is comprised of four rectangular volumes that give…

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