OMA’s Axel Springer media campus near complexion in Berlin

OMA's Axel Springer Campus - Photo by Niels Koenning - Courtesy of OMA.

Digital technologies are shaping the way we read the news as well as the spaces where the news are written. Rem Koolhaas’ OMA has almost completed the media campus for the publishing company Axel Springer; the building reflects the sector’s print-digital transition and aims to “absorb the question marks of the digital future”.

Gay urbanization: once upon a time a gay bar

Female security guard at SHE lesbian club in London SoHo - Photo by Chris Golberg Flickr CC.

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.

Unbuilding Walls: the German Pavilion imagines a borderless world starting from Berlin’s urban regeneration along the city’s former death-strip

Unbuilding Walls. Germany Pavilion @ Venice Biennale 2018 - Photo by Jan Bitter - Courtesy of the German Pavilion.

Germany Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 features a black wall which unfolds as visitors walk in. The Unbuilding Walls exhibition responds to current debates on protectionism and explores the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon. On show how Berlin’s former border zone was transformed into culturally vibrant spaces and how people deal with ‘infamous’ border walls across the globe.