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ARPT Headquarters, Algiers, Algeria
Mario Cucinella Architects won a competition to design Algeria’s telecommunication agency headquarters. Exquisitely bold, the proposal is rooted in the traditional Mediterranean architecture and it is a re-interpretation of the Algerian landscape and the sand dunes.
The very shape of the building came as a result of a desire to create a structure which would work according to the sustainable, bio-climatic principles and which would successfully incorporate natural passive cooling techniques of the past, such as tu’rat. The new headquarters building is aerodynamic and convex... >>>