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Grow old gracefully at SPARK's Home Farm alternative retirement concept in Singapore


Retirement housing continually crops up in industry discussion as an area that needs focus and development, with many purpose-built communities for the older generations lacking the facilities required to keep the mind and body stimulated and, in turn, functioning at optimum capacity. This is issue has been touched upon in the past on WAN by AHMM’s Paul Monaghan and Walt Miller at JPA. This latest offering from SPARK is a response to the current situation in Asia... more

Bosco Verticale wins International Highrise Award as ‘prototype for cities of tomorrow'


A high-rise ‘urban forest’ in Milan has been selected winner of the International Highrise Award 2014 as presented by the City of Frankfurt am Main with Deutsches Architekturmuseum and DekaBank. Bosco Verticale was designed by Boeri Studio (now Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca & La Varra) with developer Hines and engineers Arup. The awards jury stated that they viewed the design as ‘a prototype for the cities of tomorrow’. The 40,000 sq m development is formed of two residential towers at 110m and 76m in height... more

Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw and T.C.L. wins Sydney park competition


A team of Andrew Burges Architects with Grimshaw and T.C.L. has been announced as the winner of an open design competition to create a leisure and fitness development in the Green Square district of Sydney. Advertised by WAN’s Business Information Service in March 2014, the competition looked to establish a multipurpose development where local residents could ‘meet and gather, play and exercise’. The winning proposal includes: a 50m heated outdoor pool for lap swimming and play; a 25m program pool for swimming lessons; an indoor leisure pool with toys... more

More ECO News

Date Project Description
28/11/14 Dongfeng Shopping Mall Sculptural 350,000 sq m shopping mall for Zhengzhou unveiled by amphibianArc 
26/11/14 Kolla School Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture completes 11,000 sq m Swedish Passive House school 
26/11/14 Home Farm Grow old gracefully at SPARK's Home Farm alternative retirement concept in Singapore 
25/11/14 Les Teintureries Pierre Vurpas et Associés re-imagines former dye works to create edgy business hub 
25/11/14 North Beach Branch Library Leddy Maytum Stacy's North Beach Branch Library opens as part of wider development 
21/11/14 Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw and T.C.L. wins Sydney park competition 
21/11/14 Bosco Verticale Bosco Verticale wins International Highrise Award as ‘prototype for cities of tomorrow' 
20/11/14 Kline Athletic Center, Dickinson College Phase I of Kline Athletic Center renovation and expansion completes in Carlisle 
20/11/14 Office Development Six-tower office complex pitch sees Rocco Design Architects win invited competition 
18/11/14 Grand Hyatt Dalian 44-storey Goettsch Partners-designed hotel for China Resources Land Ltd now open 
18/11/14 Mesa City Center Mesa, Arizona to gain sculptural new city center addition 
18/11/14 Mesa City Center Mesa, Arizona to gain sculptural new city center addition 
17/11/14 Early Childhood Center Contrast is key in Early Childhood Center by Tectoniques in French town of Autun 
14/11/14 Køge North Station COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI secure commission for grand Danish station 
14/11/14 Smithsonian Institution South Mall Campus BIG releases designs for redevelopment of Smithsonian South Mall Campus 
14/11/14 Smithsonian Institution South Mall Campus BIG releases designs for redevelopment of Smithsonian South Mall Campus 
12/11/14 Garden Bridge Lambeth Council approves Garden Bridge 
12/11/14 IBS Headquarters Phase I Samoo wins commission for IBS HQ Phase I with quad-based green complex 
10/11/14 WAN AWARDS Project of the Week WAN AWARDS Project of the Week 
07/11/14 Villa Pruhonice Technologically advanced private villa completes in village on outskirts of Prague