An old cabaret theatre from the roaring ’20s has been uncovered in the heart of Berlin by Dirk Moritz of the Moritz Gruppe. The three level music hall theatre, which was once a cabaret venue and featured a grand ballroom, a theatre, beautiful wall paintings and vaulted stuccoed ceilings has been buried in 30 tonnes of rubble since 1934. Labelled ‘The Secret Garden’, the space has been cleaned out and will be renovated by The Moritz Gruppe.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Christo, the artist who wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin, has plans to create for Abu Dhabi a colossal structure that he claims will be the world's biggest and most expensive permanent sculpture. The Mastaba, a 150-metre-high, flat-topped pyramid made out of 410,000 multicoloured oil barrels would be taller than St Paul's Cathedral and would overshadow the Great Pyramid of Giza – creating Abu Dhabi's answer to Egypt's pyramids.
Photograph: Wolfgang Volz
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Dutch studio TomDavid Architecten has won a competition to design a market square in Casablanca, with plans for a canopy of leaf-like structures. The proposals feature an elevated plaza and an underground services level, providing an infrastructure for both the legal and illegal markets that currently dominate the surrounding streets. “Both markets are vital to the economy,” say the architects.
New York, United State of America
COOKFOX Architects has designed its next version of the sustainable workplace: 510 West 22nd Street, a speculative office building set to rise beside the High Line. 510 responds directly to the neighboring elevated-rail-turned-urban-park with a biophilic approach that seeks to connect tenants with nature.
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Yinchuan Yuehai Bay, China
Experienced designers of tall buildings John Portman & Associates (JPA) have been selected by Chinese developers Greenland Group to conceptualise a pair of super-tall towers for Yinchuan Yuehai Bay Central Business District. The pair of buildings will comprise of office, hotel and boutique retail units across 3,293,757 sq ft of prime development space.
Courtesy World Architecture News