El Helicoide is a building in Caracas, Venezuela. It has the shape of a three-sided pyramid and is built on a hill. It serves as a facility and prison belonging to the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN).
It did not start out as a prison. Designed by the architects Pedro Neuberger, Dirk Bornhorst and Jorge Romero Gutiérrez, the idea included a commercial center and exhibition of industries, a 5-star hotel, a park, a club of owners and on the seventh level a show palace. The building would include a 4 km long ramp spiralling around the hill, allowing vehicles to enter the building and park inside of it.
Topped by a dome designed by Buckminster Fuller:
For more info: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/06/el-helicoide-shopping-mall-that-became.html?m=1
Found for 2 points:
- Eloy Cano
- rob de wolff
- Phil Ower
And after the hint for 1:
- Ashwini Agrawal
- Paul Voestermans
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