Gallery: Jean Nouvel Reportedly Trumps Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry for New ...

 
Frank Ghery’s proposal surprisingly also was boxy, but featured a familiar shimmering wavy skin -- this time imprinted with graphics. The historic sustainability quotient behind many of these firms' work is questionable. Nouvel has done some of the most aesthetically pleasing work in the world today, and he often manages to weave low-impact building strategies into his aesthetically novel designs. We will have to see if he manages to strike the balance again on such a huge stage.

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  1. dcbsky August 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations are in order for Mr. Nouvel, but so is a warning: the Chinese are notorious for awarding a contract for a great design, then canceling it at the last possible moment for “technical reasons” while still appropriating the original design with just enough modifications to avoid – or at least greatly hinder – copyright violation.
    Good luck !

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