Location: Barcelona, Spain
Firm: Estudio Barozzi Veiga

Italian-born Fabrizio Barozzi and Santiago native Alberto Veiga are a dynamic design duo, creating thoroughly modern buildings that respond formally to the individuality of their surroundings. For the recently completed Szczecin Philharmonic Hall in Poland, they mimicked the steeply sloped roofs of the village's traditional architecture in the jagged facade. The glass exterior brings a contemporary look while reflecting, quite literally, the city around it.

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