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Belgium - The Atomium

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Composed of nine spheres interconnected by tubes holding stairways and escalators, the Atomium is the most popular attraction of Europe’s capital, Brussels.

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Construction was completed on time in 1958 for Expo 58, the first post-war world exhibition. At the time, there was much faith in the power and potential of science, and more especially nuclear power. This is what the structure embodied. It was designed by André Waterkeyn along with architects André and Jean Polak.

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The structure stands at a magnificent 102m and houses a permanent exhibition of the history of the building, and other temporary exhibitions with various themes. At the top, you’ll experience beautiful panoramic views of the capital city and it’s surrounds, as well as a restaurant.

Find out more on their website at www.atomium.be. or follow @atomium.official.

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Designed by the winners of 2010 Pritzker Prize, Japanese duo SANAA, The Rolex Learning Centre is the library and hub at the École Polytechnique Pédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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On first sight, the arch is unassuming. That is until you walk in to, and under the centre of the building to get to the main entrance. Bare concrete isn’t usually associated with curves, and this is what makes this building stand out. Enter and you’re greeted by an awe-inspiring scene with walls of glass and and a floorscape resembling rolling hills. It’s an unusual, yet comfortable space to be in. You can find out more about the building here.