THE HOLL SHEBANG

Departures, May 2010
"While big urban development projects have become a larger and larger part of Holl's practice, he's best known for inventive cultural buildings, such as the Cite de l'Ocean et du Surf, in Biarritz, France, opening in early 2011. ... the design revolves around a central plaza that Holl describes as 'open to sky and sea, the horizon in the distance.' It proves he's still capable of simple, poetic gestures."
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