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Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

Nowadays bicycles are not only used for sports or as a recreational activity, as more and more people are choosing bicycles as their main means of transportation.

Architecture plays a fundamental role in promoting the use of bicycles, as a properly equipped city with safe bicycle lanes, plentiful bicycle parking spots, and open areas to ride freely will encourage people to use their cars much less.

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Minerva School / Sweco Architects

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Lund District Court / FOJAB arkitekter

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Markets: Examples in Plan and Section

Throughout history, markets have provided an important function in the exchange of foods, books, spices, everyday items, and even ideas. From Mexican Tianguis to North African Souks, they played an essential element in the configuration of urban spaces.


Different architects have approached this challenge, where spatial distribution plays a fundamental role in creating adequate logistics and circulation.

We've selected 20 markets and their plan and section to inspire your next project. 

Klagshamn's Equestrian Center / FOJAB arkitekter

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Klagshamn, Sweden
  • Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Swisspearl, Finja, Martinsons, Stanly Plåt AB

Isblocket (The Ice Block) / FOJAB arkitekter

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  • Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ifö Electric AB, DEKO, Mora Armatur

40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The jury has chosen from 355 nominated works and the shortlist highlights the opportunities and the trends of today’s European territory: cities, housing, heritage, and memory. The five finalists will be announced in mid-February and the winner and the Emerging Architect in mid-May.

A third of the works tackle the challenge of contemporary architecture in relation with built heritage and a third of the work tackles the contemporary challenges of housing. The management of the historic urban landscape will be among the priorities highlighted by the ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage' in 2018.

"I would want the shortlisted schemes to demonstrate an interest in making places, in exploring convention and known typologies, in celebrating the pleasures of everyday use by a consideration of detail and an unspoken resistance to the current global tendency towards a self-referential architecture, one that belies context and the act of inhabitation." - Stephen Bates, Chairman of the Jury.

Seen the shortlist after the break.

MAX IV / Snøhetta + FOJAB arkitekter

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Sjöjungfrun / Juul Frost Architects

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Malmö, Sweden
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  20000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Finja, Strängbetong

The South Entrance / Tengbom

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Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Architects: Tengbom
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  550
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Moelven, Alumeco, Nordskiffer, Närkesten

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall / Tengbom

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Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects: Tengbom
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1970
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Scanlight

Campus Örebro: Nova House / Juul Frost Architects

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Helsingkrona Student Nation and Housing / FOJAB arkitekter

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Lund, Sweden

Skyttelbron Bridge / Metro Arkitekter (Sweco Architects)

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Media Evolution City / Juul Frost Architects

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