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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
17/11/11 House of Vestas First LEED Platinum in Northern Europe 
16/11/11 Midfield Terminal Building, Abu Dhabi International Airport Airport terminal guided by environmental objectives 
15/11/11 Residence 51 Sustainable residential project in Cyprus 
15/11/11 Lido Mar, Porto Montenegro Natural ventilation at Porto Montenegro complex 
15/11/11 Campaign for sustainable galleries Sustainably climate-controlled galleries 
15/11/11 Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence, Algonquin College LEED platinum target 
14/11/11 World Future Energy Summit  
14/11/11 Lotus ECO Station Solar powered electric car charging point 
10/11/11 Plastic Bottle House Plastic Bottle House 
10/11/11 Imtech Office Building 'Very good' in accordance with the BREEAM-NL assessment 
10/11/11 Education Faculty of HAN University of Applied Sciences Netherlands' most sustainable education building 
10/11/11 Battery-Powered Building, The University of California Battery-powered building 
09/11/11 Inspiria Science Centre Merges the environment, energy and health 
09/11/11 Bacchus Marsh Library Ground Source Heat Loop technology for heating and cooling 
09/11/11 Ordos Art and City Museum Naturally ventilated spaces 
09/11/11 ECOWAN AWARDS 2012 Ecowan Awards 2012 
08/11/11 CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide CTBUH Best Tall Building 
08/11/11 Gateway Building UK's largest strawbale building 
07/11/11 Haramain High Speed Rail Project Travellers will shift to public transport, reducing energy consumption 
03/11/11 Homeless Service Center LEED 'Silver'