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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... 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

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... more

More ECO News

Date Project Description
12/09/14 Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Foundation Building Modo Studio completes Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Foundation Building in Laives, South-Tyrol 
12/09/14 Yesan Government Complex Yesan Government Complex handed to Samoo after sustainable competition entry 
11/09/14 Balance Gunesli AVCI Architects-designed Balance Gunesli in Istanbul to start construction in 2015 
11/09/14 Balance Gunesli AVCI Architects-designed Balance Gunesli in Istanbul to start construction in 2015 
11/09/14 Balance Gunesli AVCI Architects-designed Balance Gunesli in Istanbul to start construction in 2015 
11/09/14 Passive House Apartments Potential new residents invited to test out Chinese home built to Passive House Standard 
11/09/14 Passive House Apartments Potential new residents invited to test out Chinese home built to Passive House Standard 
08/09/14 The University of Southern Denmark: Kolding Campus  
05/09/14 PLAYscapes Skatepark  
05/09/14 Mesa City Center Shortlisted designs released for development of Mesa City Center in Arizona 
05/09/14 Mesa City Center Shortlisted designs released for development of Mesa City Center in Arizona 
05/09/14 Portside Old Mutual and FirstRand Bank join forces to complete 32-storey tower in South Africa 
04/09/14 Mexico City International Airport Competition for one of the largest airports in the world won by Foster + Partners, FR-EE a 
03/09/14 The Silo  
03/09/14 The Energy Tower Erick van Egeraat-designed Energy Tower to supply electricity & heat power for Roskilde 
01/09/14 Novartis’ Australian HQ HDR | Rice Daubney releases concept design for Novartis’ Australian HQ in Sydney 
01/09/14 Novartis’ Australian HQ HDR | Rice Daubney releases concept design for Novartis’ Australian HQ in Sydney 
01/09/14 Novartis’ Australian HQ HDR | Rice Daubney releases concept design for Novartis’ Australian HQ in Sydney 
22/08/14 Summit House Astudio awaits verdict on London office redevelopment for Low Carbon Workplace 
15/08/14 Phoenix Valley Phoenix Valley by studio505 integrates existing canal to form sheltered courtyard