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Based on Ernest Hemingway, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, this project designed by Austrian architects Roman Agreiter and Andreas Perkmann Berger examines the integration of a skyscraper into a fishermen community. The proposal is a cluster of sculpted volumes individually shaped according to various programs; being  the most important one, a vertical fish market that is surrounded by interior pedestrian streets with satellite programs such as restaurants, radio station, cinema, bar, café, and fitness center.

Agreiter and Perkmann explore the relationship between different programs to create a vertical city. The playfulness and careful attention to light and shadow, solid and void, and the human scale are evident characteristics of a highly integrated building to its immediate urban context.

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