Wildfire – Fastest Wooden Coaster in Europe

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Wildfire is a wooden roller coaster at Kolmarden Wildlife Park located in Braviken, Sweden. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, the roller coaster is the fastest wooden coaster in Europe, and second tallest wooden coaster in the world. Wildfire offers a world-beating combination of three inversions, a near-vertical free fall angle of 83 degrees and a top speed of 113 km/h.

Facts:
Height: 57 m (187 ft)
Drop: 49 m (161 ft)
Length: 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Speed: 113 km/h (70 mph)
Inversions: 3
Duration: 2:00
Opening date: June 28, 2016
Cost: SEK 110 million

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Biblioteca Vasconcelos – Public Library in Mexico City

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Mexico City is one of the largest, most polluted and agresive urban environments in the planet. The Library is located in a building from the late eighteenth century, in the historic center of the city, The buildings and gardens generate a new pole of urban ecological regeneration that expands over a densely populated area. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, designed by Alberto Kalach, is a recent addition to the urban landscape and is a dual purpose facility serving as both a public library and a botanical garden. The library offers all readers a collection of over 580,000 books, collections of multimedia material, children’s books, books in Braille and music. All distributed over more than 40,000 linear meters of pendant shelf steel. It is spread on 38,000 square meters.

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The Mirrorcube – ThreeHouse in Sweden

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Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Lulea airport. The Mirrorcube is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings. The dimensions are 4x4x4 metres. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass. The six windows provide a stunning panoramic view. The Mirrorcube offers excellent accommodation for two people with a double bed, bathroom, lounge, and rooftop terrace.

The Mirrorcube, 2010, Treehotel in Harads, Sweden.
Founder: Britta Jonsson Lindvall & Kent Lindvall.
Architects: Tham & Videgard Arkitekter.

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