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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...
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...
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...