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Murinsel (Island in The Mur), Graz

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The Murinsel in Graz, Austria, is actually not an island at all, but an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. This landmark of Graz was designed by New York City artist Vito Acconci on the occasion of Graz becoming the 2003 European Capital of Culture.The building is in the form of a giant sea shell and measures 47m in length. Two footbridges connect it with both banks of the Mur. The center of the platform forms an amphitheatre. Below a twisted round dome there is a café and a playground.
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  • European culture capital for appointment in 2003 was built this "space" conch or shell that towers over the river and is connected by pedestrian bridges to the shore. Inside a shop, a restaurant and bar and an exhibition space. Bold construction which, frankly, doesn't excite me in relation to the urban context and the place ... If you want to satisfy your curiosity and you have time available ... otherwise you can do without
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  • The island is through, so don't worry about that when you reach there, you end up in a restaurant where you will (after finding out prices) get shut out again. You don't want it to be compared with the romance of historic bridges-it is another world. Fortunately, it's not a spray-painted with or otherwise zhanobené (in Graz, a total classic, unfortunately) and I think this technical wonder forever remember.
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  • Is not an island but a floating platform made when the city was cultural capital of Europe. a kind of metallic shell with an amphitheatre and a trendy cafes. Curious structure in the middle of the river connected to the shore by footbridges.
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  • An engineering marvel.
  • Must-see in Graz
  • To do this, everyone should make a picture.
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