Photo courtesy of Aedas Related Links: 2014 Global Best Projects Winners Aedas' The Star Website American visitors might have difficulty deciding whether to go shopping or take in a show, but at the The Star they can do both. Singapore's award-winning entry in the Retail/Mixed-Use category creatively offers a nod to art and commerce in a fanciful structure designed to serve both. The dynamic design houses a performance space comprising two levels and stalls with high-quality sound and lighting systems for an audience of 5,000 people. Outside the hall but within the iconic structure is an upscale shopping mall, accessible
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.