Henning Larsen builds town hall that bridges a river on the Faroe Islands

The Eysturkommuna Town Hall, designed by Scandinavian firm Henning Larsen, bridges across a river to physically and symbolically connect two formerly separate municipalities on the Faroe Islands. Designed to serve the municipality of Eystur, the town hall is located in the small town of Nordragota on the eastern coast of the Faroe Islands – a self governing archipelago in the North

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Sleth extends postmodern town hall in Denmark with curving glass volumes

Scooped glass wings form this extension designed by Danish studio Sleth for a postmodern town hall in Tønder, southern Denmark. Sleth won a competition to extend and renovate Tønder Townhall, which was originally designed by Danish modernist Jakob Halldor Gunnløgsson. Completed in 1981, the patterned brick building is considered locally to be of postmodern style. The 3,000-square-metre extension intentionally contrasts the

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LAN Architecture completes French town hall with a perforated metal skin

Perforated steel mesh wraps this town hall in northwest France by LAN Architecture, creating a skin that changes from opaque to transparent when illuminated at night (+ slideshow). Paris-based LAN Architecture – whose previous projects include a gymnasium with a copper-hued facade and a renovation of a Brutalist tower – designed the municipal administration and training building for the town of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande. The majority of More

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Manuelle Gautrand divides exhibition centre into 13 orange-hued blocks

Thirteen gabled blocks come together to form this orange-toned events building in Saint-Louis, a French town on the outskirts of Basel (+ slideshow). Designed by Paris-based Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, the Forum of Saint-Louis provides a venue for sports, exhibitions and cultural events in the town, which sits right on the French-German-Swiss border. To break down the size of the More

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Pitsou Kedem’s Lago events complex contrasts opaque and translucent materials

Architect Pitsou Kedem has completed an events hall in Rishon LeZion, Israel, featuring translucent glass-plank facades designed to “glow like a firefly” at night (+ slideshow). The Lago complex is situated next an artificial lake on the outskirts of the city, and was designed by Tel Aviv-based Pitsou Kedem to accommodate the largest banqueting hall in Israel. The More

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