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GCoM-SA and C40 cities Tech Spot #99: Hi-tech green energy Resilient by Design Cape Town Storkeengen Sustainable buildings

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
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' 
18/12/14 Bee’ah Headquarters Zaha Hadid Architects reveals LEED Platinum Headquarters for Bee'ah in Sharjah 
17/12/14 Gorky Park and Serp and Molot masterplan New LDA Design masterplan recognised by the UK Landscape Institute Awards 
16/12/14 The Edge PLP Architecture's Deloitte HQ achieves BREEAM's highest ever rating with 98.36% 
15/12/14 Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center WAN attends official opening of former WAN AWARDS shortlisted scheme in Anaheim 
11/12/14 Sadovniki Park Sadovniki Park in Moscow given a revamp by LDA Design with Alphabet City