Rem Koolhaas: EuroDisney

Rem Koolhaas (1944), Interior view of the EuroDisney Hotel, Marne-la-Vallée, France, 1988. Print on translucent paper, 532 × 665 mm. DMC 1797.

Looking up toward a glass ceiling, the drawing shows the atrium of this luxury hotel – a ‘bridge’, which was to connect an island to a park creating a sequence of flowing, layered landscapes both inside and outside. Using sinuous forms, rising to a view of the sky, Koolhaas turns an atrium in a flat, former urban wasteland into a self-contained and playful mountain topography of its own.