Asymptote Architecture is a leading international practice at the forefront of technological innovation in the fields of architecture, masterplanning, urban design, exhibition, interiors and digital environments.
Asymptote is currently working on a broad range of commissions at sites in the United States, Europe and Asia, including a 100,000-square-meter master plan in Bergamo, Italy; the Strata Tower, an innovative, forty-story residential tower in Abu Dhabi; a Monument Bridge, also in United Arab Emirates; an Eco-Cultural Master Plan, a sustainable and cultural urban design for Baku, Azerbaijan; commercial office towers in Budapest, Hungary; and the World Business Center Solomon Tower in Busan, South Korea, a skyscraper that will be among the tallest buildings in Asia. Recently completed projects include 166 Perry Street, a high-end residential building in New York City; the Yas Hotel, a 500-room, 5-star luxury hotel adjacent to Abu Dhabi’s new Formula 1 racetrack; the award-winning HydraPier in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands.
Other recent or ongoing projects include the Kaohsiung Marine Gateway; the Lycée International de Nantes; the Circle Zurich at Zurich Airport; the Wataniyah Corporate Tower, in Abu Dhabi; a dynamic mixed-use masterplan in Ghent, Belgium; a large-scale masterplan and landmark tower design for the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, Korea; an iconic, forty-story corporate headquarters in Tbilisi, Georgia; a design for the 146-story Dubai International Financial Center; an exhibition and music hall in Vitoria, Spain; and a dramatic design for a new Guggenheim Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Asymptote’s work has been the subject of 3 monographs and is widely published internationally in professional journals as well as the general press. The work of Asymptote is also included in several private and public collections including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Frac Centre in Orléans, France. In 2004 Rashid and Couture were presented with the coveted Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts in recognition of exceptional contributions to the merging of art and architecture.
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