The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies has named Latvia's Austris Mailītis among the most promising talents of Europe in its "Europe 40under40" list of the most important and emerging young architects and designers, eng.lsm.lv reports.
Mailītis was included on the list for his design of the Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre in China, a structure resting on a slope covered in cypress trees on Songshan Mountain in China. It features a wind tunnel allowing monks to levitate. The making of the project is a subject of a Latvia-made documentary.
The prize-winning project was designed by a team of architects including Valters Murāns, Ints Menģelis, Kārlis Melzobs, Dina Suhanova, Andra Odumāne, and Jekaterina Olonkina.
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