Lie-Ins And Tigers|||||||||||||Uruguayan-born star architect Rafael Viñoly, who is famed for architecture that sparks dispute|This render shows 20 Fenchurch, known as the Walkie Talkie, in the context of the London skyline|The view from the Skygarden on top of the Walkie Talkie gives an incredible perspective of the city|Open to the public, the Skygarden may become a destination in its own right, even though the rest of the building is dedicated to offices|The Walkie Talkie looms over the city, visible from every side street|The street view of 20 Fenchurch, showing its dramatic impact on surrounding buildings|The mixed-use plan for Battersea includes 3700 new homes, 1.5 million sq ft of office floor space and community facilities plus restaurants, hotel, and retail space|The New Domino project in New York is a riverside redevelopment similar to Viñoly’s plans for Battersea|New Domino will include 660 units of affordable housing plus 4 acres of public park space, including a riverfront esplanade running along Brooklyn’s East River|Mahler 4 is an office tower in Amsterdam, which is part of an ambitious urban redevelopment programme|Viñoly’s design for the Colchester Arts Centre, dubbed the Golden Banana, is due to be completed next year, despite delays and other problems|Developed with Frederic Schwartz, Viñoly’s design for Ground Zero made it to the final stage of two and gained him international fame||
24 Sep 2010

Controversial maverick: Rafael Viñoly

Words by Kerstin Zumstein

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