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The Olympic Games is the world’s largest sporting event, attended by thousands of competitors and watched by millions across the globe. An event of this magnitude requires intensive planning and a huge financial investment in both infrastructure and buildings. The centerpiece of the event is a stadium large enough to host the opening and closing ceremonies, the track and field events and accommodate the huge crowds the Olympics attract.

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Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, image by Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna presents its masterpieces in public. In Vienna, on about 29 busy locations – subway stations, railway stations, house walls – the museum is showing treasures from the collection: Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, Raffael, Lucas Cranach and much more. The campaign should bring the museum back to the people’s mind.

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Architecture begins with geometry. Since earliest times, architects have relied on mathematical principles. The ancient Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius believed that builders should always use precise ratios when constructing temples. “For without symmetry and proportion no temple can have a regular plan”.

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