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Euromaxx Highlights

In this edition: Gunther Holtorf’s drive around the world, "Bodies in Urban Spaces” by Willi Dorner, the Best Pastry Chef in the World, Misfit Models, and the BIG Architecture Bureau.

Globetrotter's Return
Gunther Holtorf quit his job, packed up his belongings and took off to see the world in his 4x4 Mercedes. Now at age 77 he returned home for good after being on the road for 26 years and travelling almost 900,000 kilometres around the globe. Today he shares his adventures with us.

"Bodies in Urban Spaces” by Willi Dorner
Dancers in colorful tracksuits suddenly coalesce into body sculptures - jamming themselves in gaps between houses or wrapping themselves around street lights. "Bodies in Urban Spaces" is Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner’s long-running project. This time his team is shaking up the Swiss city of Biel as part of the "Le Mouvement" performance art festival.

The Best Pastry Chef in the World
Jordi Roca was recently voted world's best pâtissier by Britain's "Restaurant" magazine. We went to visit him in Girona in northeastern Spain at his "El Celler de Can Roca” to check out his deserts. We also visit him at his ice cream parlor "Rocambolesc”.

Misfit Models
We profile a model agency in Berlin run by a Brit which specializes in avoiding models with perfect looks and bodies. Del Keens first made a name for himself in Britain before moving to the German capital and establishing his own model agency. He's got the elderly, tattooed, those with wild hairdos, and some with physical challenges. And more and more of them are being chosen for mainstream ads.

BIG Architecture Bureau
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his company create structures with the focus on sustainability. BIG is an international creative collective of more than 200 individuals: from architects and designers to copywriters and business experts. Among its more high-profile ventures was the Danish Pavilion for the 2010 Expo in Shanghai and the Maritime Museum in the Danish town of Helsingor in 2013.

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