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The winner of the Detail Prize, Oodi Central Library, which is in Helsinki, the longest Glass Suspension bridge in China and finally a single-family home in Geneva’s suburb of Lancy.

Activate the Public: Oodi Central Library in Helsinki Wins Detail Prize

The iconic solitaire at Kansalaistori Square brings together a wide variety of public functions under its very large roof. ALA Architects have created a place for communality and public interaction with a design that has one main concern: to provide users with open areas they can occupy and utilise at their own initiative.

Architecture: ALA Architects, Helsinki
Location: Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki (FI)

Glass and Steel in Bridge Form: Longest Glass Suspension Bridge in China

The beauty of the three gorges by Lianzhou was described by a poet from the era of the Tang Dynasty. This new suspension bridge will harmoniously coexist with its natural surroundings even though it has several highly technical components.

Architecture: Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd
Location: Lianzhou, Qingyuan City, Guangdong (CN)

Hovering Residential Factory: Casa CCFF by Geneva

The architects conceived this single-family home in Geneva’s suburb of Lancy as a floating domestic factory. The structure on stilts forms a protective roof for the terrace and parking spot, which seamlessly transition to the overgrown garden.

Client: private
Architecture: Leopold Banchini Architects
Structural engineering: Ingeni
Location: 19 avenue Eugène Lance, 1212 Grand Lancy (CH)

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