Ms Rotterdam in the Norwegian fjords.
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The 2011 WAN (World Architecture News) Urban Design Awards showcase stunning urban architecture and landscaping from around the globe.Two winners have been announced - one has been built, the other hasn't. Tell us which ones you'd like to add to your must-visit list?
The Garden that Climbs The Stairs, Bilbao, Spain
Rome's Spanish Steps, famed for its May display of pink azaleas has a new rival for lingering and mingling in Basque, Spain. Diana Balmori's urban garden of textured grasses and flowers spill over a curvy, rusty container that drips down 30-odd grey steps.
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