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KCAP + ORANGE win first prize Vasilievsky Island competition

KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role ...

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Great timelapse showing construction first canal FredericiaC

The construction progress of the first canal and the emerging of the public spaces of FredericiaC is progressing. The canal is a key element in KCAP's urban plan for the ...

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Transformation Cruquiuseiland Amsterdam

Dutch area and real estate developer AM has acquired the property of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) at Cruquiusweg in Amsterdam and will transform the current location of Chubb Fire & ...

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Ruurd Gietema speaker at Next Level – Urban planning without boarders, December 3rd

Next Level – Urban planning without boarders. Learning from international experiences is the title under which the Dutch Creative Industry Fund gathers various experts to discuss: - how do international design ...

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KCAP newsletter is out. Enjoy reading!

KCAP's newsletter is out. Enjoy reading!

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Parkstadt Köln Süd presented

KCAP in team with Atelier Dreiseitl and office03 presented its final design for the Parkstadt Süd development in Cologne. The area comprises of a 115 ha site in the South ...

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Urban vision Noordelijk Havenhoofd, an impulse for Scheveningen

In the coming years, the Northern pier of Scheveningen will be redeveloped and transformed with a program that combines the current fishing industry with recreation. KCAP created the urban vision ...

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Create@Müllerpier in 1:50

The first cohesive design model for the Create@Müllerpier ‘build your own house’ development on Rotterdam’s Müllerpier has been put together in a workshop with all future owners, their architects, the ...

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Kees Christiaanse in interview with Blauwe Kamer

Kees Christiaanse in interview with Dutch landscape magazine Blauwe Kamer about building and development in Zwitserland and the Netherlands.Click here to read the article (in Dutch).

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Kees Christiaanse at Bauwelt Kongress 12-13 November: Zukunft Energiewende

On November 12th starts the 2-day Bauwelt congress 2015 'Energiewende' (energy turn/transformation) with as main question: how radically will architecture and urban planning have to change? The congres links to ...

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Design charrette Stadlab Feyenoord with Alexandros Washburn

Yesterday, the design charrette Stadlab Feyenoord was held at KCAP. The workshop took place in the framework of the Stadmakers Congres 2015 tomorrow in Rotterdam and was organised by Rotterdam ...

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KCAP joins panel at Archithese conference about urban planning in Zurich and surroundings

On October 30th, Anouk Kuitenbrouwer, associate at KCAP Zurich, will be one of the panel members in the Archithese conference Zürich – Räumlicher Stand der Dinge.Various architects and urban planners will discuss ...

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Vanke Minhang 2nd phase conference

In late September the 2nd phase of the Vanke Minhang Qibao International Business Park was presented in a conference held in Shanghai.For an audience of about 500 people, including the ...

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Case study by Kees Christiaanse for Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)

Last year Kees Christiaanse contributed in the 4th workshop organised by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) with a lecture about the Schiphol airport region. The aim was to discuss the ...

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Masterplan OlympiaCity Hamburg 2024 exhibited at city hall Hamburg

Until October 25th, the masterplan for OlympiaCity 2024 can be seen at the city hall of Hamburg. Click here for more information. Also recently, an official information brochure has been released. Click ...

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KCAP in NRC Cultuur Top 100

KCAP is listed as one of 7 architects in the Culture Top 100 of the Dutch daily NRC. Who perfomed the most abroad in 2014? Who was published the most often ...

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KCAP again at '100 architects of the year' exhibition Korea

For the second time, KCAP joins the '100 architects of the year' exhibition in Korea. In the framework of the World architects congress -UIA Seoul 2017, the Korean Institute of ...

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KCAP at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven

From October 17th to 25th, the annual Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven takes place. Within the larger exhibition framework, Deerns, who is also located in Eindhoven, organizes an exhibition with ...

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Meet KCAP at Holland Property Plaza, hall A2, stand 320, Expo Real

KCAP Architects&Planners would like to meet you at Expo Real 2015 in Munich! The team of KCAP is pleased to welcome you between 5th and 7th of October at Holland Property ...

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KCAP awarded third prize in urban competition Elbbrücken Hamburg

The Elbbrücken quarter is located on eastern end of HafenCity, the tip of Baakenhafen where next to the Elbe bridges the S-and U-Bahn station is located. This situation implies that ...

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Project RINKKAAI wins competition in Ghent, Belgium

A new city quarter with more than 300 apartments, public and local commercial functions, public spaces and a new neighborhood park will develop along Fabiolalaan in Ghent, located close to ...

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KCAP selected for masterplan Riverside area in Zuchwil

KCAP’s urban design for the transformation of the former industrial site Sulzerareal has been chosen as favourite design from 4 competing design teams. The 17 ha site with its direct ...

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Kees Christiaanse receives prestigious RIBA International Fellowship

Kees Christiaanse receives the prestigious lifetime honour ‘RIBA International Fellowship’. Today, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced 9 new 2016 RIBA International Fellowships which reward the particular contributions non-UK ...

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Design De Mastentop approved

The design of the sustainable housing tower De Mastentop in the Antwerp Nieuw Zuid development has been approved by the 'Buildings Aestetics Committee' (welstand) of Antwerp. De Mastentop is a ...

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KCAP in city development seminar and conference during Dutch Days Chongqing, September 17 and 18

From September 16-21, the Netherlands Consulate-General in Chongqing organizes the Dutch Days in Chongqing. Chongqing is new territory for the Dutch Days as the latest addition to the growing list ...

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Ruurd Gietema 7 September at PROestate Moscow: Back to architecture and urban planning

Back to architecture and urban planning The most important task for the coming 20 years is to design good living environment for the citizens. For these coming 20 years, we need ...

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Urban Gardening event at Europaallee, Zurich

Last Thursday, an Urban Gardening event took place at Europaallee. Various vegetables and herbs were planted earlier and were now ready to be harvested. The public was invited to help harvesting ...

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Great interest in Create@Müllerpier

Great interest for the 'self builder plots' on Rotterdam's Müllerpier. All 18 plots of phase 1 have been sold or are reserved as option. KCAP has developed the architectural concept ...

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RTV Utrecht film portrait of P+R De Uithof for Rietveldprijs 2015

All 8 shortlisted projects of the RTV audience award/Rietveldprijs have been portrayed by RTV Utrecht. Watch the film portrait here. Click here to cast your vote for P+R De Uithof by KCAP/studioSK.

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Scheveningen regains popularity

Scheveningen is regaining popularity. The Dutch daily Telegraaf states today 5 reasons to visit the biggest sea resort of Nort-West Europe and gives 5 perspectives for 2020. KCAP's urban plan ...

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KCAP 25 years - an inviting retrospective

This publication is based on the celebration of the 25th anniversary of KCAP Architects&Planners on December 12th, 2014 in the Red Apple in Rotterdam. Enjoy reading (in Dutch) online. Click here to ...

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Development progress Europaallee Zurich in 3d movie

The development of Europaallee Zurich in the coming years, based on KCAP's masterplan for the area, is now shown in a 3d movie. Click here to view the animation by Europaallee.

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Opening Red Apple Marina

Last Sunday, the Red Apple Marina was officially opened as part of the first Wijnhaven Festival in Rotterdam. The Red Apple Marina is an initiative of Wijnhavenisland inhabitants and entrepreneurs with ...

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Cast your vote for P+R De Uithof for the RTV Publieksprijs I Rietveldprijs Foundation

P+R De Uithof by KCAP/StudioSK is shortlisted for the RTV Utrecht Publieksprijs 2015, the audience award of Rietveldprijs! Cast your vote until September 30th!

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Kees Christiaanse on Korean TV

Recently, the Korean TV Channel A made documentary in 4 parts about redevelopment of harbour cities. Amsterdam is one of 4 cities they documented with various interviews and site visits. ...

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Most recent design variant masterplan Olympic City Hamburg presented

Yesterday, the citizens of Hamburg discussed the masterplan for Olympic City on the Kleiner Grasbrook site and the long-term urban development of the area. The design team with a.o. Kees Christiaanse presented ...

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June 25: Ruurd Gietema speaker at Rotterdam Vastgoed 2015

Ruurd Gietema will be one of the speakers at the real estate conference Rotterdam Vastgoed 2015 on June 25th. He will present HafenCity Hamburg as international case. Click here for more ...

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June 23rd: second public presentation of masterplan Olympic City Hamburg 2014

After the first event in late May, the second public presentation of the current masterplanning status for Olympic City in Hamburg will be presented on June 23rd. Kees Christiaanse will co-present ...

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Presentation by Jeroen Dirckx at Beyond Big Plans Seoul on youtube

Jeroen Dirckx's presentation during Beyond Big Plans conference in Seoul in March 2015 is now on YouTube. Check it out!

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Red Apple tours at Rotterdam's Day of Architecture fully booked

Much interest for the Red Apple at Rotterdam's Day of Architecture next Saturday: all tours to the 37th floor are now already fully booked! We wish all participants a nice tour. ...

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Fountainhead exhibited at Borneo Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam

Tomorrow at Borneo Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam: opening of the exhibition about unbuilt plans at IJ-Oevers Amsterdam. KCAP's design for the Fountainhead is one of the showcased projects. The exhibition is ...

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Jeroen Dirckx in MEDIATING [INFRA]STRUCTURES in Brussels, June 13

Jeroen Dirckx will join Saturday, June 13 'Mediating (Infra)Structures', the first of three talk-events organised by do-tank City3 together with architect Lars Fischer of common room and researcher Janina Gosseye of TU Delft. 'Mediating [Infra]Structures is ...

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Kees Christiaanse today keynote  speaker in 'Polycentric City Regions in Transformation' conference

Kees Christiaanse will be keynote speaker at today's international conference 'Polycentric City Regions in Transformation' organised by the TU Dortmund and held at Zeche Zollverein in Essen, Germany. The conference ...

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KCAP selected finalist in competition JinShan Waterfront in Shanghai

KCAP has been selected as finalist in the second stage of the competition JinShan Waterfront in Shanghai. The competition is for a 580ha new town development along the 23 km2 ...

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KCAP's TRANSFORMATION newsletter is out!

KCAP's TRANSFORMATION newsletter is out! With cities and their architecture in a constant state of change, the vacancy and deterioration of buildings and urban environments are a constant threat. At times ...

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Meet KCAP at Transformatieplein at PROVADA on June 2, 3 and 4

We are happy to welcome you at Transformatieplein during the Dutch real estate fair Provada. You will find us in hall 9, showcasing our latest transformation projects. Over the years, we ...

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Lecture Ute Schneider at 'Transformation, a serious challenge!'

Today, Ute Schneider is one of the speakers in the pre-Provada symposium 'Transformation, a serious challenge!', organised by Holland Property Plaza at Cruquius area in Amsterdam. The lecture will be about ...

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KCAP in cooperation with international team commissioned for masterplan Olympic City Hamburg

The Ministry of Urban Development and Environment Hamburg (Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt) in cooperation with HafenCity Hamburg has commissioned the preparation of a masterplan for the new city district ...

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Kees Christiaanse speaker at Metropolitan Solutions Conference Berlin

Kees Christiaanse is one the speakers in the 'Baumeister TOPOS Cities initiative' during Metropolitan Solutions Conference in Berlin. On May 22nd, he will give a lecture about 'Open City' and will ...

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Today in Migros Magazin: Kees Christiaanse about urban planning in Switzerland

Today in Swiss free Migros Magazin: interview with Kees about urban planning in Switzerland.

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Lecture Ruurd Gietema at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou

Tomorrow, May 19th, Ruurd Gietema will give a lecture at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou with as topic 'planning the city of the 21st century'.

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P+R De Uithof shortlisted for Rietveldprijs

P+R De Uithof in Utrecht by KCAP/StudioSK is one of 8 shortlisted projects for the prestigious Rietveldprijs. This biannual award is granted to excellent architecture realised in Utrecht. Up from late ...

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Book launch 'Die Stadt als Ressource'

The book 'Die Stadt als Ressource' offers insights into the teaching at the Chair of Kees Christiaanse at ETH Zurich and provides new ideas for the discourse on sustainable urban ...

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KCAP Design Salon Chongqing

On March 25th, KCAP was invited to host a design salon at the Dutch Consulate in Chongqing. The aim was to share KCAP's experience and discuss the future possibilities of ...

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Kees Christiaanse jury member in Porsche Design Tower competition Frankfurt

Kees Christiaanse is one of the jury members in the Porsche Design Tower competition in Frankfurt. 20 international architects present their design to the jury experts today, March 27th. The assignment is ...

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Kees Christiaanse: 'Taming Tall Buildings' Autistic Tendencies'

Kees Christiaanse about 'Taming Tall Buildings' Autistic Tendencies' in an interview in the journal of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Click here for the article.

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Contract Tower Striga 1 Antwerp signed

On Monday, March 23rd, the contract for the project Tower Striga 1 in Antwerp was officially signed between developer Stadsontwikkeling Antwerpen NV and KCAP. KCAP works together with evr-Architecten and Bureau Bouwtechniek. The ...

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Ruurd Gietema keynote speaker in 'Reclaiming the Inner City Fringe' conference Oslo

Ruurd Gietema is the keynote speaker at the 2-day conference «Reclaiming the Inner City Fringe - international conference on urban transformation» in Oslo. He will hold the keynote speech as ...

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Looking for an internship at KCAP? Meet KCAP 18 March at BAU TU Delft

On March 18th, KCAP is present at BAU - business at university, the career event at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft. Interested in an internship ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM ...

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KCAP selected for Progetto Flaminio competition in Rome

KCAP is selected as one of 6 finalists out of 246 entries from 20 countries for the 'Progetto Flaminio' competition in Rome. The Competition aims at the regeneration and development of ...

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'Beyond Big Plans. Let's reinvent planning' symposium in Seoul, 12-15 March

From 12 to 15 March, the 3-day ISOCARP Pre-event 'Beyond Big Plans. Let's reinvent planning' will take place in Seoul. This international symposium with workshops and exhibition attracts is being co-organised by ...

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Public lecture Kees Christiaanse at HKU, Shanghai Study Center, 9 March

On 9 March, Kees Christiaanse will lecture within the Spring 2015 public program of the Hong Kong University, Shanghai Study Center. He will explore the characteristics and mecha­nisms of the Big Project or Grand ...

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KCAP's first newsletter is out

KCAP's first newsletter is out with as topic HOUSING. In our continual effort to create high-quality living environments, we face many of the most challenging tasks of our time. In ...

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Great interest to live in FredericiaC

After FredericiaC had signed the agreement for the development of a plot at the canal last month an overwhelming interest in buying or renting a house has reached the company. ...

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Kees Christiaanse's speech at 25 year KCAP published in De Architect

KCAP celebrated its 25th anniversary on December 12th in the Red Apple in Rotterdam. The celebration started with three speeches, one of which by Kees Christiaanse - a great statement ...

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Winning design Frankfurt Riedberg competition exhibited until February 13th

The designs of the Frankfurt Riedberg competition which KCAP recently won together with B&V Braun Canton, TOPOTEK 1 and Deutsche Wohnwerte are currently exhibited at Frankfurt's city planning department and ...

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Public lecture by Kees Christiaanse at PAM Kuala Lumpur on February 4th

On February 4th, Kees Christiaanse will give a public lecture at Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), the Malaysian Institute of Architects in Kuala Lumpur.The lecture with the title 'Grand Projets' will explore ...

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Now available: video of panel discussion with Kees Christiaanse at INTI conference about Shenzhen

On December 12th 2014, Kees Christiaanse joined the INTI (International New Town Institute) conference “Shenzhen: From Factory of the World to World City” and participated in a panel discussion with Huang Weiwen, ...

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Kees Christiaanse about Cedric Price

In Maastricht, Bureau Europa presents the third iteration of an exhibition of the work of architect Cedric Price and the first public appearance of some of his selected projects in ...

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Lecture Ruurd Gietema at AA London, Monday January 19

On Monday, January 19th, Ruurd Gietema will give a lecture at AA Architectural Association in London with 'Pulling Strings Only When Things Go Wrong' as title. Click here for more information.

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KCAP 25 years in De Architect

Today, a short report about KCAP 25 years is published by De Architect.

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Interview Kees Christiaanse: The sensible quality of waterfronts

In late December the Dutch monthly Stedenbouw & Architectuur released in its issue about renovation and transformation an interview with Kees Christiaanse: 'The sensible quality of of waterfonts'. Click here to ...

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What is Architecture?

KEES CHRISTIAANSE: 'Architecture is the translation of a program into material form.'Click here to view the interview.

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Europaallee Zurich in 'Constructing Text' exhibition S AM Basel

The  exhibition 'Constructing Text' at the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM highlights various projects to show how architecture can be spoken and written about. KCAP's masterpplan Europaalle Zurich is one of the selected ...

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Agreement for construction of first block in FredericiaC signed

FredericiaC has signed an agreement with the housing association Futura Fredericia and a private investor for the construction of 56 apartments and 600 m2 office space next to the first canal ...

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KCAP's Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool is nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award

The aim of the award is to highlight recent, excellent examples of architectural creativity of works which are less than two years old and to underline that modern architecture is socially ...

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