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Sofitel Vienna, Austria by Jean Nouvel

The Postmodern hotel has been called an anti-urban typology, arrogantly detached from its surroundings and substituting a simulacrum for the city. WOHA was able to counteract this by literally opening its building to the surroundings, but Viennese winters do not encourage sky gardens. Instead, Jean Nouvel has created a ceiling for the city, in the form of gigantic artworks by Pipilotti Rist which cover the ceilings of the top floor restaurant and atrium of his Sofitel tower. These artworks ...

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