© 2011 Dennis Hambeukers
“No matter how he looks baby, it’s the inside that counts” [lyrics from Yosh - It's Whats Upfront That Counts].
La Defense is an office building for the IRS (Belastingdienst) and the Centre for Work and Income (CWI) that doesn’t look like much on the outside, but is a magical feast of color, light and reflection on the inside. Inside the building is a public space that is an oasis of changing colors. The façades are covered in a special foil that changes color depending on light conditions and the position of the viewer. It’s a meditative space with benches that invite you to just sit and enjoy the spatial qualities. It’s one of the most spectacular public spaces I ever saw.
© Dennis Hambeukers 2011
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