I LOVE looking at architectural models. Over the next couple of days I will include pictures of models, drawings and photographs that are in the MoMA exhibit Small Scale Big Change: New Architecture of Social Engagement. It's all about local needs in underserved communities. This is of a school or arts organization in L.A.
I do not think it looks like a river, but it does look like a mini city.
I actually like Bertrand Goldberg's buildings, but I also like curvy/circular shapes. I found this design more appealing, probably because it's more organic. Our tour-guide told us this group of buildings is not as well maintained as Marina City.