Koekelberg – Brussels, Belgium

Location | Koekelberg, Brussels, Belgium

Among the 19 municipalities in Brussels, Koekelberg is the smallest municipality in terms of population. In the bottom of the picture we see Boulevard Leopold II which links Koekelberg Basilica (not in the picture) to the city centre. In 1958, a viaduct 10 meters high, was installed on top the boulevard. However this structure was dismantled after 30 years as the road planning, car park, lighting and street furniture became an more important factor. Koekelberg is famous for its Basilica which is one of the worlds biggest among Roman Catholic churches.

Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar

Location | Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar

The stadium takes 40.000 people, and has a roof on the western side of the stadium. It will be one of the stadiums where the 2020 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar. It was built in 1976 and is a source of pride and symbol for the country’s sporting ambitions. It is being renovated for FIFA World Cup and will use green technologies, such as a metro line line to the stadium, to conform to the commitment to sustainability.

Port Ariane, France

Location | Port Ariane, Lattes, France

Port Ariane is a port located in Lattes. Lattes is a small commune with about 16.000 inhabitants. The city centre experience flooding once in a while so dykes and a spillway was built in the last years. If you look at the water in the picture we see a circle-shaped water area with a small park located in the middle. Quite fascinating and nice design!

Fort Bourtange, Netherlands

Location | Fort Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands

Fort Bourtange is a star fort built in 1593 in order to control the only existing road between Germany and Groningen city. The the canals and lakes were used as moats, but did not have as great effect as assumed. After several battles the fort was used as a defensive are on the German border until 1851, when it was used as a village. Now the fort only serves as a museum for visitors.

Hitachi seaside park, Japan

Location | Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park has an area covered with Kochias, bright magenta coloured plants, The park is 470 acres where you can rent bicycles, take a train around the park, go through all the different gardens or go for some thrills at the amusement park. On a bright and cloud-free summer day you will love the view from the hill top looking down at the flowers and the Pacific Ocean.