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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
10/12/14 International Olympic Committee Headquarters Movement, flexibility and sustainability define 3XN's concept for IOC 
09/12/14 Mumbai City Museum Steven Holl wins first international design competition for a public building in Mumbai 
04/12/14 Refugee Garden Refugee Garden in Sydney enables those awaiting visas the opportunity to give back 
03/12/14 Copenhagen Business School Extensive urban spaces anchor new campus for Copenhagen Business School 
02/12/14 Groupe Dynamite Aedifica inserts light-drenched atrium into Montreal head office of global retailer 
02/12/14 Hong Kong International Airport Midfield Concourse Aedas-designed Hong Kong International Airport Midfield Concourse tops out 
01/12/14 Moesgaard Museum  
01/12/14 Metropol Istanbul Roy Higgs International to develop retail section of mixed-use Metropol Istanbul 
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 
17/11/14 Early Childhood Center Contrast is key in Early Childhood Center by Tectoniques in French town of Autun