RIBA AWARDS / EU
SAMPENSION HEADQUARTERS 3XNielsen Client: Sampension This office in Copenhagen, Denmark, promotes open working. Shutters appear solid when shut, with a fine colour; with internal lights, they dematerialise.
The building's appearance changes constantly.
£18.5 million. 9,500m 2
BMW CENTRAL BUILDING Zaha Hadid Architects Client: BMW Group, Munich Car production is central to this monumental piece of architecture in Leipzig, Germany. On entry, the extraordinary power of the building's vision is fully revealed to the visitor, while a production line flies above the heads of workers and observers.
£36.5 million. 27,000m 2
MILLAU VIADUCT Foster and Partners, with engineer Michel Virlogeux Client: AIOA (Escale) This bridge over the River Tarn in south-western France flies out over a precipice, bypassing towns, rivers and a nature reserve.
The slender concrete piers rise hundreds of feet from the floor of the valley.
£216.3 million Length: 2,460m