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Koolhaas Revamps UN Building's Modernist-Era Lounge

00:00 - 23 September, 2013
Koolhaas Revamps UN Building's Modernist-Era Lounge, © Frank Oudeman
© Frank Oudeman

Dutch designers, Rem Koolhaas and Hella Jongerius, have revamped the delegates' lounge in the United Nations building just in time for the 68th General Assembly this week. The "workshop of peace" lounge space, originally designed in 1952 by Wallace K. Harrison in collaboration with renowned modernists Le Corbusier and Oscar Neimeyer, now sports a range of pastel-colored sofas and lounge chairs, opting for minimal intervention in attempts to maximize the social space. Read more about the UN North Delegates lobby on Gizmodo.