The main entrance to the plaza and to the complex is designed like a cleft carved into the rock of a canyon. The courtyard is closed towards the desert, and constitutes an inner world that is protected against the winds and shaded from the sun. The use of an inner courtyard is a characteristic element of residential and public buildings in the Mediterranean and desert regions. The Senate Hall is shaped like an inclined cone, cladded with sandstone bricks, and stands apart, several meters in front of the main building, thus creating a tension between them.
The non-perpendicularity between the imaginary line connecting the points of mooring and the axis of the valley provided the opportunity for the layout of the bridge deck to install, rather than a rupture, a slip of the Euclidean paradigm. A curved line in three sections, the middle section normal to the slopes and perpendicular to the axis of the valley, and inflecting at each end drawing a serpentine figure connected at both ends at the pre-determined landing points.
Cladded in white, and black in the soffits, the Carpinteira bridge draws a portico, almost abstract over the river and the landscape, installing a new framework of visual and physical relations, thus providing a re-mapping the territory. The bridge not only encourages us to cross it by necessity, but also to physically wander, because it is able to make coexist, in itself and the landscape it reveals.
Dominique Perrault is the chosen designer of a new 300 meter high tower, called The Blade, located within the future Yongsan International Business Center in Seoul. In 2008, Dreamhub, a consortium of thirty of the largest Korean companies, has launched an international urban planning competition for the master plan of Yongsan International Business center. The chosen master plan named "Archipelago 21" was proposed by Daniel Libeskind. In September 2011, Dreamhub ordered fifteen renowned international architecture studios to design towers within the master plan, which is expected to become a new symbol and growth engine for the 21st century.