Its undulating form created by the envelope of balconies is intended to be « a distinctive architectural statement », while complementing the organic forms of some of the city’s most notable buildings.
RIBA announced the 2020 RIBA International Prize jury and stated that it will be led by French architect and urban planner Odile Decq with the participation of Es Devlin, Jeanne Gang, Rossana Hu, and Gustavo Utrabo.
« French architect Odile Decq’s steel structure with glass panels might look like a lightbox, but it was designed as a minimalist ode to the 18th century. Inside the space are lacquered tables and lamps made of aluminum, carbon fiber, and methacrylate… »
Alessi revisits the JM14 tray and JM17 basket by Jasper Morrison and the Twist Again fruit bowl by Odile Decq, all in steel with voluptuous red or black epoxy resin skins featuring relief decoration resulting from a granulation process.