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.
In 2004, architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and interior designers at global design studio HOK were brought in to devise a 600,000 sq m transport hub to replace the outdated Doha International Airport. The answer is this magnificent and modern airport!
Elche is one of the 20 largest cities in Spain. It is the successor of La Alcudia which Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans had in possession at a time. Elche lost its some of its importance when it was moved from the sea, but became important for its traditional footwear industry when the railway was introduced. The “Palmeral of Elche” is an UNESCO World Heritage for its over 200.000 palm trees.
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 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!
Disneyland Paris established in 1992 is located 32 km east of Paris. Looking from above we see how the park area is formed as a circle by the road. Moreover the train track goes straight through the circle. If you look even more closely you will see how much geometry there is in the establishment!