||||||||Localised design offers an edge in the fiercely competitive Gulf market|Abu Dhabi’s vast central plaza: every detail is designed to capture local flavour|Angular, cave-like interior’s distinguish Wellington’s The Rock|Low-slung seating makes the interior “loungey, but not groovy loungey”|The Rock’s stratified exterior takes its cues from Wellington’s rugged coastline|Breath of fresh air: Maurice Mentjens’ overhauled waiting area at Schiphol|”Recognisably Dutch, but still surprising”: Tjep’s Schiphol retail unit||
15 Feb 2012

In the ascent

Words by James McLachlan

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