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Hassell and MVRDV entered Resilient by Design's Bay Area Challenge ideas contest with the aim of protecting San Francisco and its region from the negative effects of climate change and natural disasters


MVRDV in the HASSELL+ team (HASSELL, Deltares, Goudappel, Lotus Water, Hatch, Civic Edge, Idyllist and Page & Turnbull) are through to the next phase of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge with the allocated... more

The coastal city of Cape Town in South Africa urgently needs to control water usage as cities across the globe deal with effects of climate change and its growing influence on urban design


Cape Town, in the Western Cape of South Africa, has issued new water restrictions as the city comes close to completely running out of water. Cape Town officials anticipate the city’s water supply will possibly cut off due to drought on April 12 — otherwise known as “Day Zero.”... more

Like many other towns across the globe Randers is threatened by climate change, this project from C.F. Møller aims to curb its effects


’Storkeengen’ (Stork Meadow) is a new landscape project that, like an architectural multi-tool, creates cloudburst and storm flood protection, strengthens urban nature and brings the town of Randers in Denmark even closer to the Gudenå River. In cooperation with Orbicon, C.F. Møller Landscape has developed the project for Randers Municipality and Vandmiljø Randers. The project's technical... more

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Date Project Description
22/04/14 The Future of Sustainable Housing Trio of flood-resistant houses costing less than $2,000 constructed in Cambodia 
16/04/14 Korea University Business School Hyundai Motor Hall Samoo reconfigures challenging site for new Business School to provide easier access 
11/04/14 New North Zealand Hospital C.F. Møller releases shortlisted design for New North Zealand Hospital competition 
11/04/14 Statoil Swedish firm Wingårdhs wins Statoil project 
11/04/14 Wenzhou Tower  
10/04/14 Barclays Center Green roof to grace the Barclays Center 
09/04/14 Al Qassim Green University  
08/04/14 One Church Square £5.5m housing project by Paul Davis + Partner respects neighbouring listed church 
04/04/14 Tesdorpfstrasse 8  
03/04/14 African Games Stadium $500m PTW-designed African Games Stadium to complete in Brazzaville by 2015 
01/04/14 Century City Mall  
01/04/14 Pop-Up Passive House  
28/03/14 The Old Mine Disused mine in Walbrzych, Poland finds new life as modern science and art centre 
27/03/14 North West Cambridge Development Go-ahead given for North West Cambridge Developments 
26/03/14 School of International and Public Affairs Arquitectonica's School of International and Public Affairs achieves LEED Gold 
25/03/14 Seaport Square Civic and cultural projects to anchor South Boston’s Innovation District 
21/03/14 Leadenhall Street Rooftop Pavilion Green light for BuckleyGrayYeoman's two-storey rooftop pavilion in the City of London 
20/03/14 Nice Méridia Urban Technopolis Work to commence imminently on first phase of Nice Méridia Urban Technopolis 
20/03/14 Aarau Station Forecourt and Bus Station Vehovar & Jauslin and formTL completes world's largest air-supported membrane structure 
19/03/14 China Communications Bank Headquarters