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Den Helder, – School 7 in Den Helder was proclaimed Public Library of the Year 2018 at the IFLA congress. Why? Two words: Social sustainability.
Alkmaar, – In a Dutch city better known for its medieval architecture, a renovated municipality building jumps to the forefront of innovative workspaces.
Shenzhen – At the IBOBI, a kindergarten in a Shenzhen international community, VMDPE displayed the results of a detailed process of scale exploration.
Kikuchi, Japan – Nomura Co. is on a mission to strengthen the urban-identity of Kikuchi, Japan and attract a younger population with its public library design.
Utrecht – With a blank slate for a paediatric cancer centre, Dutch designers MMEK set out to reinvent the environment for an institution of its kind.
Shangwei – Studio 10 transformed the crumbling bones of an electronics factory into a temporary event hub that will later serve as an educational facility.
Graz, Austria – Innocad has taken up the challenge of dissolving the typical museum formula for the History Museum in the former Herberstein Palace.
Singapore – Trompe l'oeil is translated into digital storytelling, as Moment Factory responds to the shifting landscape of retail and travel with engaging moments of surprise.
Doha, Qatar – The national library designed by OMA invites visitors into a light-filled space in honour of education and research.
Yokohama, Japan – Hibinosekkei + Youji no Shiro, the studio behind some beautiful kindergartens in Japan, has a surprising philosophy on learning spaces for young children.
L’Alcudia, Spain – Masquespacio reinvents their quirky aesthetic for dental clinic Somriures with an expansive wooden sculpture that cleverly relates to the program.
Innsbruck, Austria – Nina Mair studio uses locally-sourced materials and hand-woven textiles to transform the Innsbruck airport lounge from sterile waiting room to cosy Alpine cabin.
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