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Why are landmarks so important to cities? They create a sense of identity and symbolize to citizens and visitors a city’s history and values. Skyscrapers frequently celebrate a city’s successful times or new advances in technology. Today’s urban city planning creates future beacons for cities which convey the new messages of sustainability, green choices and living responsibly. From aerodynamically designed glass towers to updating old landmarks with green solutions to designing state-of-the-art transportation halls and tunnels, city development can display all the advances in technology and thinking in landmarks.

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Videos show the way

The huge number of videos and films now available confirms their place as a key medium of knowledge transmission. Videos can often explain something faster and more clearly than mere words, and architects and planners are using them creatively to illustrate the future of buildings and cities.

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Striking, inviting concert halls

01.08.2019

Cities thrive on their cultural offerings. Not only do they enhance the quality of life for residents, but they also attract visitors. Making culture accessible to everyone isn’t always easy though. URBAN HUB looks at ten stunning concert halls that truly open the doors of culture to all.

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Rotating & adaptive buildings

11.07.2019

What is architecture? Is it unwieldy structures that fight the environment rather than work with it? Buildings don’t have to be static. They can move, adapt to weather conditions, and actively combat climate change. Find out what happens when buildings join the fight against climate change.

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Reinventing the sports stadium

04.07.2019

People now have virtual access to more sporting events than ever before. But there will always be something special about seeing a match live, and stadiums are using cutting-edge urban planning, architectural design, and digital technologies to offer more and better value to cities and spectators.

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Zig-zag architecture

09.05.2019

Do buildings need curves to be cool and modern? Many forward-thinking architects and “starchitects” are playing with straight lines and angles to create truly unique masterpieces. Explore the latest architectural design trends with an eye-catching use of lines and angles.

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Urban mobility and buildings

18.04.2019

World Elevator Day gets us thinking about the innovations and good planning that keep us on the move. As urban populations increase, the challenge of keeping an urban flow stress-free, uninterrupted, and safe continues to give rise to new ideas and building designs.

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Asia leads with supertalls

11.04.2019

The increase in tall buildings seems unstoppable. And nowhere is this truer than in Asia (including the Middle East). Approximately 2/3 of all buildings in the world over 150 meters are there. Even more astounding: About 80% of the nearly 150 “supertall” skyscrapers (at least 300 m) are in Asia.

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