Uncharted Territory: Peter Bellerby’s hand-built globes — Freunde von Freunden
This aquarium is housed in a stunning Art Nouveau building at the edge of Sempione Park next to the Civic Arena. After undergoing major renovations, the building reopened in 2006 with a new section dedicated to the marine world and another dedicated to fishing. There is free admission on the first Sunday of every month.
Timberyard Social Housing, Dublin, 2009
Trampoline Bridge in Paris by AZC Architecture.
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The Pergamon Museum lies on Museum Island, between the river and the Spree Canal; reaching it is like crossing a moat to enter a fortress. Inside, the major exhibit is the spectacular Pergamon Altar, dedicated to Zeus and Athena and dating from 180-160BC. This was one of many pieces looted by German archaeologists in the Middle East at the beginning of the 20th century and the museum was designed specifically to accommodate it.
Berlin's Reichsbahnbunker, built in 1942, has lived many lives—first as an air raid bunker, then as an East German banana storage facility, and finally as a techno club before shutting down. After four years of renovation, the building was reborn in 2008 as Sammlung Boros, a private contemporary art collection. Open only by appointment, the gallery features artists such as Ai Weiwei, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Olafur Eliasson.