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Chinese Architect Ma Yansong Brings Green Futurism to Europe

After sweeping architectural contests in Rome and Paris, Ma was invited to outline a master plan for a 200,000-square-meter commercial and retail project in Amsterdam's Zuidas business district. He unveiled architectural drawings for structures that resemble a cluster of crater-tipped mountains. Echoing Taoist paintings of peaks and pagodas, its volcano-shaped towers will be linked with a meandering series of courtyards, waterways, and pavilions that organically unite the complex. (Caption...

After sweeping architectural contests in Rome and Paris, Ma was invited to outline a master plan for a 200,000-square-meter commercial and retail project in Amsterdam's Zuidas business district. He unveiled architectural drawings for structures that resemble a cluster of crater-tipped mountains. Echoing Taoist paintings of peaks and pagodas, its volcano-shaped towers will be linked with a meandering series of courtyards, waterways, and pavilions that organically unite the complex. (Caption...
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After sweeping architectural contests in Rome and Paris, Ma was invited to outline a master plan for a 200,000-square-meter commercial and retail project in Amsterdam's Zuidas business district. He unveiled architectural drawings for structures that resemble a cluster of crater-tipped mountains. Echoing Taoist paintings of peaks and pagodas, its volcano-shaped towers will be linked with a meandering series of courtyards, waterways, and pavilions that organically unite the complex. (Caption: Spiegel, image: Ma Yansong/MAD)



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