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Keukenhof by Mecanoo. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

Mecanoo frames the Dutch skies with timber triangles

LISSE – Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. In time for this year's opening, a gatehouse was realised to give the attraction a proper entrance.

Common Ground by Urbantainer. Photos Kyungsub Shin / Young Kim
 

Urbantainer breaks down the negative stereotypes of modular building

SEOUL – Built from 200 shipping containers over a 5300-sq-m area, Common Ground is the world’s largest retail platform made of container modules.

Lima Convention Centre by Idom. Photos Antonio Serrentino
 

Idom's tough concrete cube makes a bold brutalist statement

LIMA – The Lima Convention Centre in peru caters to the urban business population in both a functional and aesthetic sense.

The curved store fronts line the interior space of the new arcade with rhythm and repetition
 

ACME interweaves a new retail destination with historical traditions

LEEDS – ACME gives a nod towards local history with a modern twist on the classic Victorian arcades in a vibrant city centre in the United Kingdom.

 

SOM escapes mediocrity with a new skyscraper in Beijing's Dawangjing

BEIJING – The city of Beijing is rapidly building new business districts – and where there's a business district there must be skyscrapers. 

Large glass openings on each oblong building allow for natural sunlight to flood in.
 

gmp Architekten develops a large urban quarters on an entire city block

SHANGHAI – A new mixed-use development adopts prevalent design in the traditional Shanghai streetscape.

100PP adds a unique profile to the neighbourhood’s otherwise conventional skyline.
 

100PP by Ministry of Design

SINGAPORE – 100PP's distinctive, rather precarious form emerged from MOD's interest in maximising views and access to fresh air on the building's seafront site.

The façade of this small department store confounds the viewer’s expectations of building expression based on strict functionality.
 

Department Store by Labvert

WELS – In a small storefront in the Austrian town of Wels, form, function and finance follow each other in an endless loop.