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POP Brixton Field School BIO4 biomass unit Bee’ah headquarters Tmat Boey Eco-lodge Singh Intrachooto Interview

Arup working with RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects on Qatar Foundation Stadium


The Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has officially unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium. The stadium is part of the Health and Wellness Precinct, within Qatar Foundation Education City and is conceived as a proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and one of the principal sports complexes in Qatar. Additionally the Health & Wellness Precinct includes an indoor aquatic centre with two Olympic size pools and a diving pool, a multipurpose sports pavilion... more

Steven Holl wins first international design competition for a public building in Mumbai


Steven Holl Architects has been selected to design a new wing for the Mumbai City Museum, also known as Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Besting competition from Zaha Hadid, OMA and Amanda Levete, plus 5 other finalist teams, Steven Holl Architects will now work in collaboration with Opolis Architects, Guy Nordenson & Associates and Transsolar on the design. The museum will be expanding to the north with a 125,000 sq ft addition, situated in Mumbai’s oldest museum garden in Byculla. Working with the site boundary... 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

More ECO News

Date Project Description
21/05/15 POP Brixton Pop Brixton, London, Carl Turner Architects 
19/05/15 Field School Education, sustainability, Jonathan Levi Architect 
15/05/15 BIO4 biomass unit Gottlieb Paludan, BIO4, Amgerværket CHP plant, Copenhagen, Copenhagen Utility, Copenhagen Local Authority, 
13/04/15 Bee’ah headquarters Zaha Hadid, Bee’ah Headquarters, Sharjah, UAE 
09/04/15 Tmat Boey Eco-lodge Tmat Boey Eco-lodge, Atelier Cole, Cambodia, Kulen Promtep Sanctuary, Wildlife Conservation Society, Building Trust, Sam Veasna Center, WCS, SVC, BTI 
31/03/15 Singh Intrachooto Interview Singh Intrachooto, Osisu, eco-design, Scrap Lab, Creative Center for Eco-design, upcycling 
10/03/15 Urban Treehouse 25 Verde, Luciano Pia, Turin, Italy, residential building, treehouse 
03/03/15 Zero Waste Textile Factory Exploration Architecture, Zero Waste Textiles Factory, India 
27/02/15 The Earth Home Project Earth Homes Project, Pakistan, Rebuilding homes, Irshad Balouch, NGO 
24/02/15 Rhijnspoor Building Rhijnspoor Building, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Team RSG, Powerhouse Company, de Architekten Cie, Marc Koehler, BREEAM Excellent 4-star rating, Dutch Green Building Council 
19/02/15 Petzl America headquarters Petzl, North America, Salt Lake City, LEED Platinum certification, sustainable architecture 
28/01/15 The Floating House Carl Turner Architects‘ new design within everyone’s reach 
19/01/15 The Flying Garden Tower Coop Himmelb(l)au’s design for the Flying Garden Tower will define the new Frankfurt Airpo 
19/01/15 The Grand Equipment Documentary (GED) Elizabeth De Portzamparc Architects wins in Paris 
14/01/15 Villa R House, residential, interiors, forest, Denmark, design 
12/01/15 Ang Trapeang Thmor Memorial Crane Reserve A new interpretation centre for heritage and wildlife conservation of Cambodia, designed b 
09/01/15 Les Pavillons Monte-Carlo Richard Martinet of Affine Design realises an innovative structure of ephemeral architectu 
05/01/15 Wellington College Performing Arts Centre Seilern Studio Architects get green light for Wellington College's new performing arts cen 
23/12/14 75 Rockefeller Plaza 75 Rockefeller Plaza to be renovated by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in 2015 
23/12/14 Waldegrave School Astudio completes sixth form centre in Twickenham to 'inspire the next generation'