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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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31/10/11 Proposed Information Technology Park at Thane Climate responsive facade 
28/10/11 Siemens Headquarters DGNB Gold and LEED 
27/10/11 Ropemaker Place BREEAM 'Excellent' 
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02/09/11 10,000th LEED Building Certified Building 10,000th LEED commercial building 
30/08/11 King Abdullah Financial District Sustainable Urban Green Community Saudi Masterplan 
30/08/11 WAN AWARDS 2011- Product of the Year Product of the Year 
25/08/11 Texcoco Lake Ecological Park / Papalote Verde Children's Museum Expected to become Mexico's first LEED Platinum building 
20/07/11 King's Reach Tower Design targets a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating 
18/07/11 Male International Airport LEED Silver Certification 
06/07/11 Town Hall Bronckhorst Highest possible Green Calc A+ Label 
19/05/11 Process Zero: Retrofit Resolution Living wall 
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